Game 73: Citi, the other New York park

Quick Hits: Nady, A-Rod, Jeter, Andy Phillips
Game 73 Spillover Thread

The Yanks make their first and only trip to Citi Field this weekend. Hopefully the Yanks will be as well-represented at Citi as the Mets were at The Stadium.

CC Sabathia left his previous start after 1.1 innings with biceps tendonitis, but after working out this week was deemed fit to pitch. That’s a relief for the Yanks, who want nothing more than to add a third game to their two-game rush. CC has given the Yanks the best chance to win all year, and tonight is made all the better because they’re facing the best of what the Mets will throw in Mike Pelfrey.

After tossing 200 innings to a 3.72 ERA last season, Pelfrey has been a bit of a disappointment this year, adding a full run to his ERA over his first 76 innings. Looking at his peripherals, it’s pretty obvious why. His strikeouts are down and his walks are up, leaving his K/BB ratio at a paltry 1.26:1. The saving grace is that he’s continued allowing home runs at a very slow pace, which is in large part why his FIP is 4.38.

The Rays hit Pelfrey well in his last outing, smacking eight base hits for four runs over five innings. He fared a bit better in his previous start at Camden Yards, where he held the Orioles to two runs over 5.2 innings. He also started against the Red Sox back in May, and that was perhaps his best outing of the year, a seven-inning, two-run affair in which he struck out six and walked just one.

As you might have heard, the Mets lineup at this point is nothing to write home about. They’re missing a number of key players, including Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, and Jose Reyes. When you go from those guys to Nick Evans, Jeremy Reed, and Alex Cora, you know you’re going to be in a bit of trouble.

On a final note before the lineups, CC Sabathia mentioned his 120-pitch outings from this year as a possible cause of his biceps tendonitis. I’d expect Girardi to pull him somewhere around 110 maximum. The bullpen picked up 5.1 innings for Andy Pettitte last night, so it might seem a bit taxed. That might not be the case, though, as the Yanks have a fresh Brian Bruney and Phil Hughes ready to take the bridge to Mo, who for his part tossed only six pitches in his one-out save.

Lineup:

Gardner, CF
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Melky, RF
Cervelli, C
Pena, SS
Sabathia, SP

Jeter’s out with an illness. There’s basically four, maybe five pitchers in the lineup tonight. Woo hoo.

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Quick Hits: Nady, A-Rod, Jeter, Andy Phillips
Game 73 Spillover Thread
  • BigBlueAL

    Cervelli catching again???? Especially w/o Jeter and Swisher in the lineup, how the hell do you also sit Posada for basically no reason????

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

      This is sarcasm, right?

      • BigBlueAL

        Honestly, is there ever a freaking comment that isnt praising the Yankees that you dont take issues with????

        Im sorry it makes no sense to sit Posada for the 2nd time in 3 days when you know Jeter cant play and you are also sitting Swisher. Im not saying they are screwed and are bound to lose, hell they could score 10 runs tonight with that lineup, but Im sorry sitting Posada makes no sense when you already are committed to having to sit Jeter and also plan to give Swisher a day off.

        Shit its not freaking illegal or being an asshole/stupid fan for 1st guessing a move made by Girardi once in awhile.

        • whozat

          If you don’t think TSJC second-guesses Girardi, you have selective memory.

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

            Thank you.

            There’s plenty of Girardi decisions that warrant second guessing.

            Giving players rest isn’t one of them. Not giving them enough rest may be a valid topic of discussion. But giving regulars a day off, even multiple regulars at a time, is not a valid criticism of Girardi. This crap tires me more than about anything else.

            Players need days off. Managers give them days off. It’s fine. End of story.

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

              Exactly. Believe it or not, its June. Not the 7th game of the World Series. Fans want to win every game, but a manager has to think at least a few days in advance.

              That’s why Mo, Bruney and Hughes don’t pitch every day despite the fact that some people want them to.

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

          He just caught a four hour game in 90-something degree heat. And he caught the day before. I have no issue with it.

          • whozat

            He didn’t catch on 6/24, at least not according to b-ref. That was the day Joe got tossed and Cervelli hit the HR right after.

            I wonder if Jeter and Jorge put THEMSELVES under the weather…

            • BigBlueAL

              Right, Posada didnt catch on Wed. Again Im not trying to make that big a deal about it but when you do give players days off, which he certainly should do, dont do it on days when basically 3 regulars are getting days off and you are in an NL stadium.

              Like I said hell they could score 10 runs tonight and I will be thrilled but you cant say this lineup makes much sense.

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

                No. You can’t say that this lineup is optimal.

                It does make sense, though.

                • pat

                  i love lamp.

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

                  60% of the time, this lineup works every time.

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

            Thank you.

            Here’s the list of big league managers who never have multiple regulars resting on the same day several times a season:

            (none)

            [end of list]

        • JP

          Honestly, is there ever a freaking comment that isnt praising the Yankees that you dont take issues with????

          Ding ding ding ding!!!! We have a winner! Where were you yesterday when I needed you, BigAl?

          • BigBlueAL

            Sorry I was more into the NBA draft last night.

            Although Im cool with TSJC so I was kinda being a bit sarcastic, although there are other people who do sometime annoy me with their constant criticism of anybody who dare take issues with or criticize something anybody on the Yankees do.

            Of course I do understand and get annoyed with the people who overdo their whining and bitching as well and their declarations that this team sucks and stuff. I try to be right in the middle where I do criticize but dont try to overdo it because I do believe this team is very good and I just get frustrated when I feel they are underachieving and making questionable moves/decisions.

            In the end though like most people here I just want them to win and will be watching and rooting for them every game as I always do good or bad.

            • JP

              Me too–meaning I like most people here, and I’m cool with TSJC most of the time.

    • Lanny

      No reason? Catchers can’t play everyday and CC works well with Cervelli. It’s not like he’s not going to pinch hit in the late innings.

  • whozat

    Wow. I’ll tell ya…CC _better_ be healthy. He’s not going to get a lot of runs, unless Tex and ARod drive Damon in a couple times each.

    • whozat

      That said…I’d be pretty stoked to see CC crank a booming double to the wall to score Cervelli or something like that :-)

    • Accent Shallow

      Even if he’s not healthy, look at the Mets lineup.

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

    Jeter’s out with an illness.

    It’s name was Shelley, Tanisha, Monica, and Rosa.

    • BigBlueAL

      Dont forget Jordana, Jessia, Laura and Mariah.

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

        Nah. He’s 35. Too old for nine-somes any more.

        Four chicks at a time is his new limit. It’s sad, but what are you gonna do?

        • whozat

          Take PEDs?

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

          You’re N-E-V-E-R too old for ninesomes.

          That’s why God gave us Viagra.

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

        And Carlos. Wait, what?

        • BigBlueAL

          LMFAO

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

          (golf clap)

    • whozat

      Giggity.

  • Randi

    Will there be a delay? whats the deal,I live in great neck LI and it is raining… HARD

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

      No official word, but the tarp is still on the field, so yearh, there will be a delay.

      • whozat

        Nice. I might be able to see the movie star that’s coming to work today and STILL watch the game!

        It’s some woman who has both spoken at Comic-con and been in a billion-dollar-grossing film. Supposedly, she’ll be around at 4:30…

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

          Demi Delia?

          • whozat

            I dunno. I’ll apparently find out in a couple minutes. I have a *ahem* special friend who works in the security office, and she informs me that if I’m in the right place at the right time I should get to see our special visitor without having to go to the long and boring company meeting this afternoon.

            • Whozat

              It’s Natalie portman. Real short.

              • pat

                Niice, long island’s own.

  • Dela G

    Man this lineup sucks

    • whozat

      No, it’s WAY better, see, because it’s SO much less reliant on home runs. They’ll be able to bunt and sacrifice their way to one, maybe two runs! It’s so much better than scoring 5 runs on two walks, a three-run jack and a pair of RBI doubles.

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

        They’re in a NL park, therefore they have to play NL ball. Look it up, it’s in the rulebook.

        • Dela G

          haha i feeel like i am looking at the astros lineup

          • whozat

            All Brad Ausmus, all the time.

            • Dela G

              i’m glad you got that joke

              i remember watching the astros last year and they had 2 pitchers batting every night (ausmus, [insert starter’s name here])

              • whozat

                He went to my alma mater. He’s the last alum we had make the bigs.

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

                  Is your alma mater the University of Northern Iowa? The school that just mercy-killed their baseball program? That’s my guess.

                • Dela G

                  glad to hear you went to dartmouth, my uncle went there too!

                • Jack

                  Mercy-killed? UNI didn’t have the funding to keep the program around. I wouldm’t call that a mercy kill.

    • BigBlueAL

      Dont criticize this lineup!!!!

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

        Hyperbole and multiple punctuation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • BigBlueAL

          Nah I only added 4 exclamation points it wasnt that bad.

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

            Fair enough.

  • ARX

    So nice of the rain to wait for us to get back to NY.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Wait? In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been raining in New York for about three weeks straight now.

      • ARX

        But it didnt follow us on the road and rain us out.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I’d still take this line up than have to deal with the issues the Mets have.

    Jeter has the flu, not a broken ankle.

    • whozat

      “flu-like symptoms”?

      Hangover? Maybe Jorge has the same. Jeter WAS his best man, after all.

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

      Actually, its a little of both. He has dance fever.

      Listening to Michael Jackson all night.

  • pat

    Anybody see transformers? I’m goin tonight is it worth it?

    • whozat

      I understand that it was too long, but Megan Fox is still hot, so it’s kinda a wash.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Saw it today, kind of long but it was still great. If you liked the first one then you’ll like this one. And how dare you call Megan Fox hot. Megan fox is insanely super awesomely hot, not just hot.

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

          If you liked the first one then you’ll like this one.

          So, you’re saying I should bring a razor blade and a cyanide capsule?

          • pat

            Tommie u wouldn’t know a good movie if one wrapped your face in cellophane and defecated on it.

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

              And if anybody knows about having their face covered in cellophane and feces… it’s pat.

              OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH, BURN!!!!

              • pat

                I prefer to have my ladies sit on a glass coffee table while i lie below it stallone style. It’s much more sanitary that way.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Now I know you dislike the first one and I think I know why. You like many people suffered a tragic emotional blow that a guy like Shia LaBeouf was able to make out with the goddess Megan Fox. The fact of seeing her with another guy made it hard to watch the movie for some people. I know you’re pain but I as able to like it.

        • pat

          Hah yeah i’m not expecting much it’s been a long week and I just wanna see some shit get blown up.

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

            Go read the Rotten Tomatoes page on Transformers. Some very funny reviews. Even Roger Ebert got in on the bashing.

      • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

        It was long but it wasn’t bad even without Fox so overall is was very good.

    • Dela G

      terrible movie

      like charles barkley turrble

    • ARX

      Im going to do what I did for the first TF flick, wait for it on DVD, and fast forward thru any scene where humans open their mouthes.

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

        That sounds like a good plan. After watching the first one, my first comment was “That movie would have been awesome if it was only 10 minutes long.”

      • Jamal G.

        Funny, with the movies I watch, I usually fast forward to scenes where humans open their mouths. ;)

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

            Eh, not into, how can I say this in a PC way… ginormous knockers.

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

              Somewhere in the visitors clubhouse, Alex Rodriguez sheds a single tear.

    • Jamal G.

      Per my tweets:

      You know, Transformers wasn’t horrible. It could’ve been an actual decent movie if not for the lame one-liners and love story forced in there. Then again, the lame-ass comedy in-general and the love story (Meagan Fox’s sex appeal was underused) was 40% of the script.

  • JobaJr

    Is it safe to say the Nady-Marte deal was a bust now that Nady may be out for the season?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      A bust would imply that the players we gave up were any good.

      • JobaJr

        Tabata and McCutchen are top prospects.

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

          That’s more of an indictment of the Pirates than it is praise of Tabata and McCutchen.

          Oh, and you probably mean Ohlendorf, not McCutchen. If McCutchen is NOT a “prospect”, top or otherwise.

        • whozat

          Tabata was.

          He also has been hurt and bad since the trade.

          • JobaJr

            Tabata is only 20 years old!

            • Drew

              So your saying it’s too early to see? Same with Marte, he can come back and be our most productive bullpen arm. Give it time.

              • JobaJr

                Whatever.. Maybe I just hate Cashman…

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

                  That.

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

            Yeah, he’s done absolutely nothing above A-ball, except bitch and moan and get hurt.

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

              Yeah… I miss him too.

        • pat

          If by top you mean not top then yes they are top prospects.

        • Accent Shallow

          Tabata could still come back to hurt us, but he’s not exactly lighting up the minors at the moment. McCutchen is 26 (!) and is pitching well in AAA, but not exceptionally well. Karstens and Ohlendorf are dreck, in my opinion.

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

          McCutchen’s a top prospect? He’ll be 27 in 2 months and has yet to throw a pitch in the bigs.

          http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....erId=29445

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Well, no, because it fit our needs at the time.

      But it hasn’t worked out that well for either team, really.

    • Ant

      It’s not fair to judge a trade like that. At the time of the trade it made perfect sense. The yankees were on a push to make the playoffs and Nady and Marte made us a better team and gave us a better chance to reach the playoffs.

  • Jake H

    Will they play the game?

  • mick

    This is a very good defensive lineup…maybe our best…we’ll be ok tonight!

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

      In a big ballpark that doesn’t yield many HR’s. Nothing wrong with it.

  • Yankees Brawl

    any idea when will 1st pitch be?

  • thebusiness

    Posada and Swisha shouldn’t have been sitting on the same day to start with, but now that Jeta is out he should at least put one back in.

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

      No.

      • thebusiness

        If you say so…

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

          (holy crap, that WORKED!)

          • Damien

            Pena and CC are the RBI men tonight!

    • BigBlueAL

      No, all managers give 3 regulars days off at the same time. Well Jeter is understandable because he is sick so its only 2 regulars and Swisher sitting is not that bad but I agree with you as I mentioned above no reason for Posada to be sitting today but whatever Im done with this rant, I just want the game to start.

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

        [extends handshake of peacemaking]

        • BigBlueAL

          Of course I extend right back.

          • Drew

            Bunch a damn pansies
            /ironhorse’d

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

              The thing that makes this even funnier is that The Iron Horse is back and commenting again.

              Tamed, but back.

              • Salty Buggah

                really? when did he return?

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

                  I saw a post from him earlier today. Hold on, I’ll find it.

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

                  hmmm interesting…can we still make ironhorse jokes while he’s around?

                • Drew

                  meme’s have lives of their own. We can not control the urge to use them when necessary.

          • Salty Buggah

            what a bunch of homo-pansies in the positive posse

            /ironhorse’s

  • thebusiness

    SNY is playing the 7/10/99 Yankees/Mets Game.

    Jeter hits cleanup but I presume the Mets won that game.

  • Jersey

    I just heard on WCBS that Nady is officially done for the year…is that news or am I just late?

    • Drew

      Pete Abe reported it a lil while ago. It wasn’t “official” until then I guess.

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

      is that news or am I just late?

      Both.

  • John

    This is just Girardi’s scheme to put the best defensive lineup out there in the grand canyon that is Citi Field.

    • Accent Shallow

      This is probably the best defense the Yankees can field, although the way Damon’s played recently, I might take Swisher over him.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    I’ve been trapped on an airplane on the runway for the past 2hrs 30min…..my laptop only has 30min of battery life…so where do I go to pass the time…RAB..

    • LiveFromNewYork

      We’re honored.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I’m pretty well fucked….not getting out of Hartford tonight.

        • Accent Shallow

          Go get drunk and pick up some high school girls.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            and then he’ll go to jail and never get out of Hartford…which is hell.

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

      Ran out of porn, huh?

    • Zach

      Get stuck on a runway in Alabama for 5 hours on your way back from California and then I’ll feel bad for you :)

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

        I feel bad for you already for going to Alabama.

        • Zach

          Trust me, wasnt planned. Had to switch over in Atlanta, bad storm hits, circle around until we went low on fuel and landed in Alabama, waited hours for the correct fuel truck to arrive. Then get to Atlanta at 2am and your connection is already gone and the next one isnt taking off til 9am.

          • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

            Alabama isn’t that bad…if you don’t mind the heat…humidity…bugs…heat…constant criticism and judgement…heat…requirement fir every flight to go thru Atlanta…heat…

  • Salty Buggah

    It sucks that Nady is out, he would have provided awesome depth with his prodigious power (read that in a scouting report)

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah without Nady our team is terrible! Now we have Swisher! Look at his average!! .240!!!!! That and his more K’s than hits thing makes him a bad player! Forget UZR, OBP, or OPS. Swisher is sooooo bad!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Oh that was not a mock to you but the people who actually think that way.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          Yeah I was looking forward to Nady coming back but I’m not jumping off any of the many bridges I would have to choose from.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah I mean I think Nady is a good player as well. Having him on the team could help a lot. Unfortunately he can me out for the whole season. But the amount of people thinking Nady being a tremendous boost over Swisher is unbelievable.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, I just missed Lou Piniella’s post-game press conference on ESPN talking about his incident with Milton Bradley. Anyone know exactly what happened??

    • Accent Shallow
    • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

      He said something to the effect of, Milton has done things like this (helmet throwing and what not) numerous times this season and I looked the other way, this time, I’m done. I told him to get changed and go home. Hopefully I can put him in the lineup tomorrow and it won’t happen again.

      • Zach

        Not only are the umps out to get Milton, now his own manager is out to get him too

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          Bradley for Nady?

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    We’re just giving the Mets a chance by playing a comparable lineup. afterall. CC would be like the 3rd best hitter on their lineup.

    • Randi

      IETC.. lol CC is a good hitter. should be cool seeing. Somebody said it before, we’re putting our best defensive lineup on the feild so that’s always a great sign. We should be okay, but I think the yanks are like 0-10 in rain delayed games this year. does anyone have a stat for this? i feel as if we always lose these games

  • LiveFromNewYork

    A homeless lady on the subway: “The saddest thing that happened this week was euthanizing 800 Canada geese around LaGuardia. THAT is the saddest thing. There was one Ed McMahon, one Farrah Fawcett and one Michael Jackson, but there were EIGHT HUNDRED GEESE!”

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

      Dead animals tend to elicit lots of sympathy.

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

        No, but that actually is pretty freaking sad. Those are the geese that I always see at Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

        • LiveFromNewYork

          It is. And animal experts say it’s not going to really address the problem.

          And the geese hang out here because humans interrupted their natural migratory patterns by feeding them.

    • Marcus

      Wow, that is amazing.

    • mick

      Geese are great to eat….they should be fed to the homeless instead of discarded in a dump somewhere.

      • pat

        Unfortunately they were all gassed, you can’t eat them after that.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          yeah they could have at least fed a bunch of homeless people. Not her but her friends.

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

      You should have told her plane crashes with 200 dead people are sadder than 800 dead Geese.

      I’m all for non-lethal means if there are some available, but those Geese fly into the engines and get killed anyway, and could take a plane down with them.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        For 800 geese and all those flights, the odds are kinda low for them to take out a plane. Usually the geese lose bigtime and the plane keeps going. And the euthanizing isn’t really going to be a long-term solution.

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

          If Y-O-U were on that plane (or someone you love) would you be willing to take that chance?

      • pat

        That was my next point. If not for The Mariano Rivera of aviation, our boy Sully, all the passengers, crew and innocent bystanders would have been killed. The public outrage that something had not been done about the geese and how the accident could have been prevented would have been tremendous.

      • mick

        Agreed on the non lethal means,but until a solution is found that returns these geese to their natural flyways they will be a danger,however small, to aircraft.If they must be destroyed they should not be wasted.Seems cruel but before someone complains they should ask themselves if they enjoyed their turkey last Thanksgiving.

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

    Final Jeopardy:

    Category: 19th Century American Literature
    Answer: At the end of the novel, the title object “ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world’s scorn and bitterness”.

    (nobody should get this wrong. This is a layup.)

    • LiveFromNewYork

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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

        Wrong color. Incorrect.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          Red red red

        • LiveFromNewYork

          You are a tough grader. I wrote that to not give it away. Pooey on you-ey

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

        ICWUDT

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

      The Scarlet Letter

    • pat

      A

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jeter: flu or hangover?

  • Jamal G.

    Per Twitter, Sweeny Murti says the tarp (I’m stil chuckling at that TARP-on-Citi-Field joke) is being lifted.

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

      There’s gotta be some sort of sponsorship tie-in there.

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

      Let me guess

      “….but Citibank is still covered by the TARP funds from Washington”

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I see sunshine. I see sunshine.

    Perhaps I am hallucinating. Anyone else in NYC see sun?

  • Accent Shallow

    First pitch at 8. I’m in Jersey Shitty, and I see both sun and rain.

    • Drew

      Same here, but it appears the heavens will be opening up shortly.

      • Accent Shallow

        You’re in JC too? Where at? I’m in Journal Square

        • Drew

          Nahh I’m in shitty jersey not jersey shitty.
          Reading comprehension fail.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pete Abe says first pitch at 8.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He’ll be bellying up to the nacho bar until then.

      • Accent Shallow

        Listen, I hate fat people as much as the next guy, but why does Pete Abe attract so much venom?

        • Nigel Incubator-Jones

          I hate fat people as much as the next guy

          I love that this is a given.

        • pat

          Ummm, he’s a jerk? If you say something in his comment section that contradicts him he will delete your comment? If you send him an email for a story or something he won’t give you credit? He went onto lane Meyer’s draft blog and questioned his credentials?

          Take your pick.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Or the unnecessary articles/comments about A-Rod. We get it, you don’t like him because of PED’s, let it go.

          • Nigel Incubator-Jones

            John Cusak’s character from “Better Off Dead” has a draft blog? Do the Howard Cosell impersonators have one too?

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

              TWO DOLLARS!

        • LiveFromNewYork

          I don’t hate fat people and I rarely do fat jokes except for him and fatcessa because I don’t like those two jerks and fat jokes hurt.

  • Randi

    Does anybody know what the Yankees record this year when game is delyed or it is raining?

    • Dela G

      well the yankees lost the last game delayed by 5 hours and 26 mins to the nats…

      • Randi

        They also lost the boston game where it was raning. I’m trying to think i really cant think of a time they’ve won in 09′ where the weather was inclimate

        • Randi

          Anyone?????

          :/

          cant a gal get some recognition.
          we should have avatars with user pics :)

        • Salty Buggah

          It’s God, err Mo, crying early because he knows his beloved Yanks will lose.

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

      Be honest, you’re just killing time by asking that question.

  • pat

    Ugh, imagine if the Worlds Most Incompetent GM Who Only Buys Free Agents hadn’t traded for Swisher this offseason? Who the hell would be playing RF? Melky? Shelly? Angel Berroa?

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

      Yep; the Swisher trade looks even better now.

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

        Plus, the ChiSox DFA’d Betemit. We could bring him back for nothing, meaning the trade would have been effectively for nothing of MLB value.

        That’s a steal and a half.

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

          I forgot that they DFA’d him. Wow.

    • Salty Buggah

      It was definitely a tip from Theo

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

    Memo to Dan Abrams:

    They cancelled your show. It sucks, I know. But, before you come do a spot on Hardball with Chris Matthews, shave your beard.

    You look like you don’t give a shit. You’re never gonna get a new show if you go on other people’s shows looking like you don’t give a shit.

    • Dela G

      haha dan abrams may be a brilliant lawyer, but he is a terrible tv host

    • BigBlueAL

      I feel like an idiot because the only real political show I watch is Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

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

        No HBO for me anymore. I loved that show.

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

        I’ve always liked you Al, but now I like you even more. Don’t ever change.

    • Jose

      He served as General Manager of MSNBC for a time. He is still Chief Legal Analyst of the network and CEO of his company Abrams Research.

      He really doesn’t care how he looks on other shows. It really doesn’t matter to him.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Urgh My 9 already sucking. My 9 or SNY for today?

  • Jay

    Been a while for me…
    But I’m breaking my silence to says its game time…

    P.S.

    Dear Doubters,

    The B squad will get it done. So root for your team for a change.

  • Ivan

    5 mins til game time.

  • Teix is the man

    note yo kay: lumber and slumber don’t rhyme

    • Nigel Incubator-Jones

      I’m in CA listening to a pirated Yankee broadcast by Christian Slater.. Why don’t they rhyme?

      • Teix is the man

        i’m just messin’. kay just annoys me!

  • Ivan

    Yo Tommie, wouldn’t it be better if the Knicks drafted Jennings rather Hill. To me, Jennings has a chance to be a perinial AS, while Hill just reminds me of a better version David Lee.

    • BigBlueAL

      If Hill becomes a better version than Lee, that would be great.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gardner is getting the rookie strizeone. Not a fan.

    Hey, justice!

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

    Gardnerian hit.

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

    Starting the night off right, Brett. Let’s go, Yanks!

  • Dela G

    GRIT GUTNER WITH THE BASE HIT!

  • Dela G

    wow that K zone gardner got was incredible

    it was almost like the entire area was a strike opportunity

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn SNY said Tex is only hitting .246 as a LHB. I didnt realize his splits have been that dramatic this season.

    • Dela G

      i say he go to the right side all the time, doesn’t hurt to do so

      • BigBlueAL

        Well he does have 16 HR LH so his average is alot lower but I assume his power numbers are pretty much the same from both sides.

  • Teix is the man

    cc’s like, ‘punks, wait till i get up to bat!’

  • Nigel Incubator-Jones

    If Girardi goes out now and argues Balls and Strikes, and gets ejected, how many runs do the Yankees score?

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

      At least 10. Per inning.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh jeez, A-Rod . . .

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod with an Andruw Jones like swing on that 1st pitch.

    • Dela G

      haha yeah it was very andrew jones like

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

      And coincidentally, A-Rod’s career is in an immense downward spiral towards the depths of obscurity like Jones was last year.

      /Olney’d

      • BigBlueAL

        Thats twice tonight you made me LMFAO. You are on a roll.

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

    Unclutch.

    • Damien

      Passing the baton.

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

        Clogging the bases.

  • Salty Buggah

    Tex seemed to have hit it far on Gameday

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

      He did, warning track.

      • Salty Buggah

        damn that sucks

  • Dela G

    nice walk a-rod!

  • Salty Buggah

    cano with RISP

  • JP

    Be a star Robbie

  • Dela G

    this strike zone is terrible

    • whozat

      Yeah, but that pitch was RIGHT there.

  • whozat

    Weird strike zone today.

  • JP

    Pfffffttththtththth

  • Salty Buggah

    that called strike 2 was outside

  • Dela G

    well at least we worked up his pitch count

    good job there yankees. Now lets bust some ass on defense

  • Salty Buggah

    damn

  • BigBlueAL

    Totally stupid comment coming, but shit Cano must lead the team in making the 3rd out with RISP.

  • Jose

    Did people hear about this story: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    • Salty Buggah

      yep

      • Jose

        Any reaction? Aren’t you concerned how Ponson has tainted the sport of baseball for the next millennium?

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

          Ponson has murdered the history of the WBC. And America.

          • Jose

            Especially the great baseball country full of history he pitched for: the Netherlands

        • Salty Buggah

          That symbolized my reaction. Not surprised nor do I care much for Ponson

    • Accent Shallow

      I think it’s a nice counterpoint to “PEDs will make you be a good player.”

  • whozat

    CC with no command. Again. Hiding bicep pain?

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn Castillo with a .380 OBP this season. If only he could catch pop-ups then he would be real valuable.

  • BigBlueAL

    On SNY all those FB’s to Castillo were 94-95 mph. I think he is OK.

    • Salty Buggah

      he had velocity last time too I think

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice recovery K by CC

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

    This seems to be a tight zone on the corners, no?

    • Salty Buggah

      for us only!!! damn inconsistent ump

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

        Since I’ve started umpiring, I find I complain about umpires/call them names less. It’s much, much harder than it looks, even for little kids.

        • Salty Buggah

          yea I know

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

          Since I recently started working for the Columbian Drug Cartel, I find those people who bitch about the Police ad the DEA have loads of good points to make.

        • BigBlueAL

          Heh, Ive been umping for 14 years now and I still rip MLB umpires. But yeah I know what you mean, Ive never umped anything higher than H.S. kids and some of them who pump it up there in the high 80’s it is tough, especially when they drop in some nasty curves that fools me as much as they fool the hitters.

    • Dela G

      yeah its quite annoying

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

    TWO. HANDS. JOHNNY.

  • Dela G

    great play by damon!

  • Yankees Brawl

    anyone read the jeter article at PA?

  • Ivan

    I guess Wright is a big fan of this park.

    • whozat

      Heh. Homer in most other parks, huh? Except fenway, where it’s a single that bounces all the way back to the SS.

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah, that looked solidly struck.

  • whozat

    DWright crushed that, huh?

  • Accent Shallow

    They gave that guy a Gold Glove? Ha!

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

    Ladies and gentleman, Mets baseball.

    • whozat

      Heh.

      Thanks for the help clearing the pitcher’s spot, David.

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

    Very lucky, Melky.

  • Salty Buggah

    melky says fuck your strikezone (didn’t give the same call to CC but gaveit pelfrey thrice now)

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

    Cervelli’s bunting so Pena and CC could drive Melky in? Eh?

    • Accent Shallow

      I hope he was trying to bunt for a hit, and this wasn’t Girardi playing for one run against the great Pelfrey.

    • Salty Buggah

      i think that dumb bunting is reason we struggle w/ RISP, giving away free outs

  • Dorian

    Girardi just looked livid that Cervy tried to bunt.

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

    Striking out vs. Pelfry? Ugh.

  • Teix is the man

    pelfrey is proud of his fastball.
    -flaherty’d

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

    Check out Ramiro Pena.

  • Dela G

    RAMIRO PENA BABAAAAYYY!!!!!

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

    Woo, Ramiro!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    You put the 1 on the wrong team My9…

    • VO

      The got confused because of the spanish names. Pena got a hit, and Cabrera scored.

  • Salty Buggah

    Pena!!!!!

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

    CC!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      Helping his cause!

  • Accent Shallow

    Confirm/deny: Ramiro Pena is pretty much the kid from Rookie of the Year

    • Teix is the man

      jorge from employee of the month!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    CC wants his own runs!

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

    That’s why they pay him the big bucks.

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

    Pena batting 8th?

    CC batting 9th?

    WE CAN’T SCORE WITH THIS LINEUP!!!!!

  • Dela G

    CC sabathia baby!

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

    CC don’t need no plate discipline.

    • Teix is the man

      Plate discipline needs CC!

  • BigBlueAL

    CC’s career BA of .261 just went up.

  • Salty Buggah

    Si Si CC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    You’ll need a homer to score CC from second.

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

      Or that.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Or an error.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    But Steve Phillips said our lineup from 6-9 wasn’t good!!!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      This 6-9 doesn’t exactly induce fear, but with a little assist from the Mets’ D, it’s a rally!

  • Dela G

    man this bottom of the order is a KILLA!

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees killing the ball.

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

    If it was legal, I bet Gardner could have made it to 3rd on that play.

  • Dorian

    C.C just costed Gardy some points on his slugging and his OPS lmao

  • Dela G

    this strike zone is BEYOND terrible :O

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

    I love playing AAA teams.

  • Accent Shallow

    What a bunch of amateurs the Mets are.

    Also hilarious: their OF defense. Church in CF, Sheff in RF?

    • Teix is the man

      Evans at first!

    • Teix is the man

      Evans at first!

  • Salty Buggah

    DAMON!

  • Damien

    The gritty gutty Yankees have finally learned how to hit.

  • BigBlueAL

    After watching the Mets, I feel ashamed that as a Yankees fan I complain about my team at times.

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

      I know a place in the city where you can get a good spanking for that, for about $250.

  • Dela G

    everyone is hitting today!

    now if only tex, a rod and cano could join in

  • Accent Shallow

    Hilarious!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This is unreal. This is making Castillo look like he deserves the gold glove!

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

    Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, step right up and laugh at the Mets.

    • Salty Buggah

      IETC

  • Accent Shallow

    This isn’t Pelfrey’s fault, this is what happens when a groundball pitcher plays in front of a Little League team.

    • Zach

      But Wang pitched infront of the tha worst infield everrrrrr!

      • Accent Shallow

        At least Jeter/Cano/A-Rod are relatively sure-handed. Even Giambi makes a play on the ball Evans booted.

  • Dorian

    Meet the Muts Meet the Muts step right up and greet the Muts. LAUGHING MY FUCKING ASS OFF.

  • Will (the other one)

    Alex Cora…wins games?

  • Dela G

    THIS GAME IS UNREAL!

    hahahahaha

  • Zach

    woww

  • Jose

    Now all we need is to have Mike Pelfry have three balks this inning.

  • zs190

    Is it possible to play any worse than the Mets? 3 errors and 4 outs?

    • Zach

      castillo hasnt even gotten a ball yet so dont count them out yet

  • pat

    Ahh see this was their plan all along get cano to hit into the inning ending DP

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie,

    Please don’t GIDP here. Please. Just hit the ball into the outfield.

  • Teix is the man

    Here come the Cano-jobbers

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s got a pretty strong arm, I bet he could be an effective reliever.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn Alex and his dumb stat-padding Walks!!!!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Too bad OBP means nothing!!! It’s all about the batting average! Everyone knows that a high batting average wins games.

      • Jose

        How can a walk help a team win? Do you also believe in voodoo and Harry Potter? The most important thing is getting hits. As long as they aren’t ARod home runs early in the game, because those count less and are unclutch.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Walks are meaningless! Everyone knows a walk = potential outs! They clog up the bases! People who walk are too scared to swing their bat. Robbie Cano is doing a beautiful job by not being patient so he can freely swing!

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

      He wanted to walk. You could see it in his eyes. He was relieved to not have to swing the bat.

  • BigBlueAL

    I think Id rather have Pena hitting 5th instead of Cano.

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

      Tony Pena?

      • Jose

        Tony Pena Jr.

  • Dela G

    LETS GO MELK MAN!

  • Salty Buggah

    what is with Robbie and RISP/Bases loaded?

    • JP

      bases loaded he’s virtually non-existent

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie,

    I know you’re hurting, but that shouldn’t affect your pitch recognition. Ergh.

  • Yankee1010

    The Mets are puking all over themselves, Pelfrey has lost the strike zone and what does Cano do? Swing at the first 2 pitches which are balls. If that isn’t Cano for you with the bases loaded, I don’t know what is.

    Somebody needs to get that kid to settle down in those situations.

    • Dorian

      ROBBIE CANO IS THE WORST SECOND BASEMEN IN THE LEAGUE.

      why didn’t you just save us all the trouble of reading those words and just said that.

      • Yankee1010

        Because he’s not.

  • Dela G

    MELKY YOU MORON! WHY SWING AT BALL 4!

  • pat

    OYYY melk that 3-1 pitch should have been an automatic take too. Oh well.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ahhh melkman that was a RBI walk right there…

  • Zach

    i thought melky had a better approach this season?

    • Salty Buggah

      he wouldn’t have gotten to 3-0 last year so yeah its significantly better

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

        This is true.

  • Josh K

    Whew….just recovered from laughing as CC scored. Awesome!! Batting 1.000!! Go CC!

  • Dorian

    What a wasted opportunity. We could have scored 50 runs that inning. Can Melky do a little more than score a run in an inning.

    Yall amaze me.

    • Zach

      bases loaded 1 out with a pitch who’s a mental case and cant find the zone. yeah its disappointing cano hit a soft line drive to castillo and melky swung at ball 4

  • MattG

    Did I hear Kay right? “CC is getting something of a blow.”

    Man, that Citi Field has ALL the amenities!

    • Dela G

      hahaha

  • Dela G

    CC is dealing….

    dayum

  • Teix is the man

    CC looking NAAAAASSSSSSTTTTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYy!

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

    Come on, CC. Challenge these fools.

  • Accent Shallow

    Tatis is not biting on the slider in the dirt. Perhaps another pitch is in order?

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

    Wow, thank you for that one, Guccione.

  • Josh K

    Haha…nice swing!

  • Accent Shallow

    No forgiveness on the check swing tonight, huh?

    CC could easily have two walks.

  • Dorian

    AJAX in his first prolonged slump this year.

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

      I saw in the chat he was at 3-20, but he only had 3 Ks.

  • BigBlueAL

    God Damnit!! I finally decide to signup to Twitter and someone actually has my username BigBlueAL! Screw this guy there is only 1 real BigBlueAL and thats me!

    • pat

      Bahah, it was me, for a small deposit in a nondescript paypal account you can own the name BigBlueAL.

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

        You really are a sick bastard, pat.

      • BigBlueAL

        Ill just add some numbers after BigBlueAL, not original but whatever. Thanks for the generous offer. LOL

    • Accent Shallow

      Perhaps you should pick a more odd/obscure/verbose username?

      Love,

      The guy who no one knows what the name means

  • Salty Buggah

    damn I wanted another K there so he could’ve struck out the side but I’ll take an out.

  • Teix is the man

    Yes, Sabathia due up! I bet he’s trying to be more efficient so he can bat quicker!

  • whozat

    So, I got off the bus (with wifi) when melky was on 2nd and Pena was stepping to the plate.

    What the fuck happened!??!?!

    • Salty Buggah

      the Mets happened, that’s what

    • Dela G

      3 Errors by the mets and CC even had an RBI single!

      • whozat

        deeeeetails!

    • Accent Shallow

      The Mets are a Little League team.

      Not joking.

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

    That woman in the DD tightening the belt ads looks a whole lot like my Medieval Lit professor from fall semester.

    • Dela G

      haha

    • Salty Buggah

      Medieval lit? Ewwww

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

        Psh, I got an A. I took a Chaucer course in the spring; got an A in that shit, too. Canterbury Tales, ftw.

  • Teix is the man

    Ricky Romero was such a good pick by the Jays.

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

    Wow, that was outside.

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHEET that was a terrible strike call!

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

    Pena Power!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nice Pena.

  • Dela G

    pena looks like derek jeter!

  • Salty Buggah

    I still like the long AB Cervi

  • pat

    Pena Kill.

  • Accent Shallow

    Sheesh, maybe A-Rod or Jeter should sit more often.
    (Joking, but it’s nice to see Pena not get completely embarrassed)

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

    Help yourself CC.

  • Dorian

    Pena’s a beast.

  • Salty Buggah

    That’s a HR at teh Bandbox!111!!11!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    CC has a big, long swing.

    I’m absolutely terrified that he’s going to pull something.

    • pat

      Seriously, no check swings please CC.

    • Salty Buggah

      nah he’s an athlete

  • pat

    haha

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

    Okay, so, can Gardner start getting the lion’s share of ABs in center til he goes into another cold streak? He’s clearly out playing Melky at this point.

  • Dela G

    this strike zone is unbelievable

  • Jose

    Beckett and Jurrjens really battling in a pitcher’s duel. Of course the difference in the game right now is an Ortiz homer.