Game 74: Down with the sickness

Pena doing the job
Game 74 Spillover Thread

There’s a nasty little bug going around the Yankee clubhouse, and after claiming Derek Jeter yesterday, Johnny Damon was picked off today. As long as this thing passes quickly and doesn’t wreak too much havoc, I guess it’s cool.

Old buddy Tim Redding, he of the one career inning in pinstripes, is on the mound for the Metsies. Signed for $2.25M in the offseason, Redding has allowed 59 baserunners in 40 innings this year, striking out just 24. Isn’t it amazing how a guy who’s allowed exactly one-and-a-half baserunners for every inning he’s thrown in his career manages to make a living in this game?

Short preview tonight, but whatever. Here’s the starting nine:

Gardner, CF
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Melky, LF
Pena, SS
Burnett, SP

Pena doing the job
Game 74 Spillover Thread
  • Jeremy

    Fun fact about Tim Redding: We traded the broken husk of Paul Quantrill for him.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      For him AND Darrell May. I guess that’s what you call a lose-lose-trade.

      • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

        I remember I did that trade on MLB 05 that year, and for some reason, Darrell May threw a no-hitter the first game I had him pitch.

        Oh, the irony. :-P

  • Bill

    This is a good lineup to crush a below average pitcher. No Jeter and Damon, but Gardner is the hot hand and I like Swish in the #2 spot. Posada is a major upgrade over Cervelli. AJ was fantastic against their depleted lineup last time. If AJ flourishes again, he’ll get all the credit. If he struggles, Posada will get all the blame and that’s just sad.

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

    Guys, a word of advice, since there are quite a few of you younger than me and since game threads are, to my understanding, open threads…

    Don’t go to grad school. Ever. There is no worse feeling in the world than having the burgeoning sense of summer freedom quashed by academia that doesn’t even have the grace to pay you for your slave labor.

    Yeah, I’m that bitter.

    • Tom Zig

      Despite not doing summer school, i know the pain of grad school.

    • Bob Stone

      WOW – What a comment. Sorry to hear your experience was so poor. I loved Grad School (MBA- UCONN). And everyone on here is probably younger than I am – even you Rebecca.

      • TurnTwo

        yeah, i agree… i graduated, worked for two years, and then went back, and my school learning experience was much better the second time through… seemed like everyone in the class was focused and there for a real purpose because passing the class meant more money after you finish… and I was much less drunk.

        • Bob Stone

          I agree completely – Similar experience to mine.

      • mick

        I received my MA in Guidance in 1983 from Morehead State so that may qualify me as the oldest on here.

  • Dorian

    Brett Gardner is not from the Yankee Organization. It is not remotely possible. THE YANKEES DO NOT PRODUCE PROSPECT.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      You’re right. He was pretty much a finished product when they got him from the College of Charleston. Just another example of the Yankees corructing baseball and trying to buy championships.

      • Dorian

        The Yankees had him in the Red Sox organization for 3 years to have some of their grit and determination rub off on him. Another way the Yankees take advantage of the rules.

        • Salty Buggah

          That explains the baldness…

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          The Yankees also caused global warming by having Chris Britton drive from Scranton to the Bronx or vice versa every day.

          Yankees = bad for America.

          • Dorian

            Plus they are keeping Christ himself in the Dominican Summer League.

            • Drew

              Nah Jesus is in Trenton.

              • Dorian

                Melvin gave Jesus his skills.

              • andrew

                The Holy Trinity: Mo, Melvin, Jesus

                • Dorian

                  If only our almighty MO was gifted by the favor of Melvin.

            • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

              And only because they don’t want to get his arbitration clock started, these greedy bastards!

  • http://newstadiuminsider.blogspot.com Ross

    I guess A-Rod never gets these illnesses because of the steroids, or at least that is what some beat bloggers would like us to believe.

    HAHA

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    “Old buddy Tim Redding, he of the one career inning in pinstripes”

    He wasn’t all bad. Tim Redding is sporting a career 18.00 K/9 in pinstripes. TAKE THAT, Cone, Gossage, Rivera, Clemens, Guidry…

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

      Wasn’t Rivera’s K/9 rate last season like 22?

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        No, his K/9 was 11.4, but you were close: 22 was his K/17.37.

        • Jose

          Last season Rivera’s K/9 was 9.81. I don’t know where you got 11.4 from.

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

            You’re right, that’s this year’s K/9. I got the wrong line, sorry.

            • Jose

              It’s all good. It’s interesting to see his K/9 up this year after the total dominance he displayed last year.

  • Johnnyboy

    Mike, fix the lineup. It says both Gardner and Melky are starting in centerfield. Melky is starting in LF.

    • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

      That would be the amalgam known a Gardbrera.

  • Drew

    I dunno who’s calling this fox redsox game but he just said, “we’re trying to go inside.” I wonder who they’re rooting for…

    • Dela G

      hahahaha

  • Quikksand

    How crappy, the red Sox win…. Braves suck, I hope the Braves miss the playoffs for the next 150 years

    • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

      You don’t hold a grudge, do you? :-P

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Cano still batting 5th? The guy stranded 7 base runners last night. I guess they’ll keep pitching around ARod.

    • Drew

      Where exactly do you suggest putting him?

      • Dela G

        i’m sure he’d have him batting 11th…

      • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

        Behind Posada

        • Drew

          So… behind another high obp guy? How would that solve anything?
          Let Cano work through it.

          • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

            Work through what? 3+ years of ineptness with RISP? Maybe ARod sees some pitches with Posada behind him.

            • Drew

              You’re right, he’ll never get a big hit.. he should never hit behind Alex Rodriguez.

              • Yankee1010

                Why is it so ridiculous to think that Cano shouldn’t be batting 5th? People act like the alternatives are Argenis Reyes and Nick Evans.

                • Drew

                  It’s not ridiculous, but, the idea that he should be at 6 but not 5 makes little sense to me. One slot won’t make much of a difference.

                • Yankee1010

                  By the same reasoning, it would make no difference to bat him cleanup. And that obviously is crazy.

                  I would bat him 7th behind Posada and Swisher. There is no reason to keep a guy in the middle of the lineup with these issues.

                  The theory that a lineup spot wouldn’t make a difference may be true. But that doesn’t mean that it’s smart to put him in a place in the lineup where he’s obviously going to be presented with a situation that gives him problems.

                • Drew

                  ? Swisher is hitting 2 bro.

                • Yankee1010

                  On days when Jeter and Damon are playing. It’s not like Cano batting 5th is only for today. Come on.

                • Drew

                  Well right, but two of our best hitters are out of the lineup, I’m talking about today. The dude was complaining about the lineup today.

                • Yankee1010

                  But this isn’t nearly the 1st time that people have complained about Cano batting 5th.

                  We can just agree to disagree.

          • Yankee1010

            I second putting Posada behind Cano. I like Cano a lot, but, at this point, we can’t pretend that he doesn’t have issues with RISP, RISP w/2 outs and the bases loaded. I realize that not all of these are in “clutch” situations, but it’s kind of hard to argue that he doesn’t have issues in these situations.

            Here are some numbers:

            2009 Overall: .301/.334/.486
            2009 RISP: .225/.260/.360
            2009 Bases Loaded: .200/.231/.200
            2009 RISP w/ 2 outs: .196/.250/.321

            2008 Overall: .271/.305/.410
            2008 RISP: .263/.294/.359
            2008 Bases Loaded: .286/.292/.381
            2008 RISP w/ 2 outs: .295/.313/.410

            2007 Overall: .306/.353/.488
            2007 RISP: .290/.333/.441
            2007 Bases Loaded: .250/.278/.313
            2007 RISP w/ 2 outs: .250/.310/.463

            2006 Overall: .342/.365/.525
            2006 RISP: .306/.335/.500
            2006 Bases Loaded: .300/.318/.450
            2006 RISP w/ 2 outs: .259/.302/.469

            2005 Overall: .297/.320/.458
            2005 RISP: .210/.241/.363
            2005 Bases Loaded: .150/.143/.300
            2005 RISP w/ 2 outs: .207/.233/.310

            • Yankee1010

              Obviously I meant Posada in front of Cano. My bad.

              • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

                Thanks for the numbers – those were great. And Cano proved my point once again in the first.

                • Drew

                  lol, yeah, you’re point was proven. A rod was pitched around? The only point that you’ve made clear is that your somewhat impatient with young hitters.

            • Drew

              I’ve never defended Cano’s struggles with RISP. Sliding him down one slot will do NOTHING though. Ask Rodriguez, the spot will always find you.
              Robbie actually did better than I thought last year. This year, sss. If the guy can’t hit with people on base he shouldn’t be on the Yankees. He can, and will hit with men on base, give him time. No point in trying to hide him since it will never work.

              • Yankee1010

                It’s not a small sample size though when it is 2005-Present – that’s more than enough.

                No point in moving him down? Hell, why not hit him 3rd or 4th? The point is that there are better alternatives. To not use them is foolish.

                • Drew

                  He wasn’t bad last year. You pointed out the stats yourself.
                  2008 Overall: .271/.305/.410
                  2008 RISP: .263/.294/.359
                  2008 Bases Loaded: .286/.292/.381
                  2008 RISP w/ 2 outs: .295/.313/.410

                • Yankee1010

                  If that’s not bad, I don’t want to see bad. It must be in the uniform of Tony Womack.

                • Drew

                  295 with 2 outs risp? 285 with bases loaded? He only hit 271 for the season. So, he turned it up a notch in those situations. What do you want him to do, he obviously doesn’t walk a lot but if you don’t like that then you just don’t like Cano. He’s not going to walk much. That’s just how it is.

                • Yankee1010

                  Please don’t tell me we’re going to cite batting average alone? Is a .670 OPS good? Not in any way.

                  I like Cano. But I like him a lot better when he’s not batting 5th.

                  And yes, walking is kind of important. It’s about scoring runs. Scoring runs requires people to get on base.

                • Drew

                  just for fun… batting 5th in the lineup this year, ops .810.

                • Yankee1010

                  I don’t doubt it. I would love to see splits for him batting 5th in the situations discussed above.

                  And is that lofty .810 OPS better batting 5th than the OPS of Posada (.867) or Swisher (.863)?

                • Drew

                  Okay so bat Jorge 5th. Will that make Cano hit better when Jorge’s on base? Complaining about a batter hitting 5th rather than sixth on a day when we have our 1 and 2 hitters on the bench makes no sense to me. I guess that’s where we disagree.

                • Yankee1010

                  It’s not just today. This isn’t the 1st time he’s batted 5th. That’s the bigger issue. Plus, on days when Jeter and Damon are playing, he could bat 7th. But it’s obvious that you have your theory and I have mine. There’s no point in belaboring it any further.

  • Dela G

    i am betting the yankees score 7 tonight and AJ gives up 2 and Ks 6

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

    Can I rant for a second here?

    I HATE it when people call Papelbon pap smear.

    Pap smears save lives. No joke.

    I don’t want Papelbon….well, you can figure it out.

    • Tom Zig

      Wow Redding already up to 60+ pitches…nice.

  • DGeezy

    not too many yankees players have faced tim redding before, lets hope he doesnt fall into the category & yield the same results against us as ‘pitchers we havent seen before’

  • Dela G

    i bet grit gets on base his next AB

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

    Swisher is the Walking Man.

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

    Tex been looking a little crappy at the plate of late.

    • Dela G

      0 for his last 9 before today

  • Dela G

    nice job swisha

  • pat

    Evening ladies and gents, saw transformers last night. Granted I was drunk but I enjoyed it. Obviously it was a bit corny at times and some things didn’t make sense but the action was pretty sweet and the cgi was awesome. It was pretty much the quintessential summer flick.

  • pat

    Nice, tex started 0-2 that at bat.

  • Drew

    Time for Al to do his thang.

    • Drew

      dang.. just missed that one.

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

      Oof, he just got under that.

  • Dela G

    good eye tex

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    I guess Redding is walking these guys to get to Burnett.

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

    A-Rod gave that pitch a ride. Good to see him going back up the middle the last few days.

  • Bill

    Get ready to cue the “Cano is trash” crowd if he fails to get a hit here. Even if he is successful they’ll say it’s just because he’s facing a bad pitcher.

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

      Cano is trash!

    • Dela G

      fan created catch 22

      • Bill

        Yep, here it comes. Soon they’ll be clamoring for Clay Bellinger.

  • Drew

    haha yank fan ftw!

  • pat

    HAHAHA awesome play by the yankee fan.

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

    Awesome, Yankee fan broke that shit up.

  • John

    let’s get em in Robbie

    • John

      never mind

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

    The fan gave you a gift and that’s how you repay him? For shame.

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

    Dear Yankees:

    Redding has shown an inability to throw strikes. Ergo, swing you should not.

  • Dorian

    ROBBY SUCKS. THE WORST SECOND BASEMEN IN THE GAME.

    That was for everyone. Now can we move on.

  • Dela G

    damn it yankees, take advantage

  • donttradecano

    channel 11 said Tex isnt a three hitter, and should bat 5.

    facepalm

  • Drew

    3rd pitch was nasty

    • Drew

      heh, 4th was better

  • pat

    Burnett just kinda flings it in there and it’s 95 mph, crazy.

  • bobtaco

    Curveball = ON

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

    They really should let Argenis Reyes use a metal bat. It’s only fair.

  • Drew

    Jorge’s got good stuff tonight. Wait, what?

  • pat

    katie must have helped loosen up alex’s hip.

    • Dorian

      “What the fuck do you think we pay you do? Get your agency card laminated. So you can go to shelter and try to fuck Kate Hudson.”-Miller Gold Agency

      • pat

        haha. Arod carries around a laminated miniaturized copy of his contract..33 million baby.

    • NYY626

      thanks for that mental picture lol

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

    Wright felt the wrath. Not sure why the Ch.11 crew is calling it a slider.

  • Ivan

    Hey guys Homer Bailey is pitching tonight. He seem to gotten back his FB back and has a new splitter.

  • Luthien

    Not sure if the title of this post was meant to relate to the song by Disturbed in any way, but it is a great song nonetheless.

    • pat

      I think it was.

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

      I’m sure I’ve told you this but I love your name.

      Luthien + Beren forever!

      • Luthien

        Thanx. I’m just surprised that someone actually knows the name.

        • pat

          You’re talking to a girl who owns multiple swords.

  • Bob Stone

    I just noticed that Posada is not wearing any batting gloves. Has he always done that? Is it because of what he puts on his hands?

    • Drew

      You just noticed that bro?

      • Bob Stone

        Yeah – Funny how you screen certain things out.

  • Dorian

    YES!!!! ENTOURAGE BACK IN 3 WEEKS.

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

    If nothing else, Pena cleared the pitcher there.

  • pat

    Fuckin pena wants jeters job

  • Bill

    If only we had Posada batting 5th he wouldn’t have struck out like Cano, oh wait…

  • John

    Pena!!!!

  • Dela G

    ramiro pena is clutch money!

  • pat

    Damn, AJ puttin together a very good AB.

    • pat

      well he K’ed but still took 8 or 9 pitches.

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

      I’m betting the Yankee pitchers don’t want interleague to end (well, Wang excepted).

      • pat

        No shit, three automatic outs a game plus they get to take their hacks.

  • John

    Burnett with the Swisher-esque bat

  • Dela G

    man cano needs to learn some patience from AJ burnett..

  • Dorian

    Jorge Vazquez: 4-4 1 BOMB 1 2B AND 3 STEAKS. Dude is a beast.

    • pat

      He’s the RH version of juan miranda. Combine those two and you’d get pujols. Except for the glove.

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

        So, Frank Thomas? ;)

        • pat

          that would be pretty sweet.

      • John

        I wonder if we can trade them to a team needing 1b help and then they can platoon them. I wonder we could get in return.

      • pat

        Actually I’m wrong, vazquez struggles against lefties as well.

        • pat

          WTF, this year mirnda is hitting .310 against them. geez I’m all sorts of messed up.

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

    Three strikeouts and we’re in the second inning. Kinda cool.

  • Dorian

    IT’S A CURVEBALL COHEN

    • Jose

      Burnett has only thrown around 15 sliders all of this year. He has thrown over 400 curveballs. If you see a pitch with break from Burnett, it is pretty safe to call it a curveball even without really paying attention.

      • Ivan

        Specifically it’s a hard Knuckle Curve.

        • Jose

          I hate that term due to the fact that it isn’t a knuckleball pitch. It is just a standard curve ball where he bends his index finger. I prefer the term “spike curve” but it really doesn’t matter.

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

    No way Damon gets to that ball.

  • Drew

    Heck of a play by the Melk man

  • pat

    That bloop had disaster written all over it. I saw melky missing it and crashing into the wall. Whew.

  • Ivan

    Nice range Melky.

  • pat

    2

  • Dorian

    Gardy looks really good at the plate right now. Last year he was afraid with 2 strikes, this year he is attacking.

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    BOMB!

  • DGeezy

    SWISHER!!!!! WOOOO

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

    Work the count full then homers. Love it.

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

    That’s a big fly!

  • John

    Swisha mayne!!!!!!!1

  • Ivan

    Crush!!!

    And hey Met fans, ur park isn’t so big after all if Gardner can hit one out.

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    How many times have you guys heard kay ask if “a homer like that shakes a pitcher up?”

    • Dorian

      Stop bashing for no reason.

  • Bill

    Swisher is one of the most valuable members of this team. I get a chuckle when people say he shouldn’t be hitting 2nd or he should be benched for the speedy, gritty Gardner. WTG SWISH!!!!!!!

  • Drew

    Who says it’s tough to hit homers here? bunch of Met bitches!

  • John

    Damn Tex and A-rod both crushed it to center but not enough

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    alex flicked his wrists on that and it could have gone out :P

  • teix is the man

    teh yanks aww a solah homerun team
    Francesa’d

    • pat

      hah i think when the accent is that visible we all know it was francessa’d

      • teix is the man

        I know I can’t help it!

  • Drew

    Al is looking good at the plate. Belted that one, just missed it in his first AB.

  • Dela G

    i know im late, but that swisha mash was awesome

  • Ivan

    I would luv to have a 4th outfielder like Swisher.

  • John

    You know Alex still has some bad luck going against him like in the beginning of his year. (Normal LD% for him, way lower BABIP than Career)

  • pat

    Ah nice, the bottom of the order.

    /Checks lineup

    Oh, cora is the leadoff hitter.

  • Drew

    Utto’s Cano’s up, good thing no one is on base!

  • John

    Robbie’s due for a HR…

  • Dorian

    Robbie just missed that. Dammit

  • Drew

    I hate when people get into the legalities of teh juice. Okay, so it was cool in another country, just not in USA. STFU Kay.

    • ArodMVP217 FTW!

      he does have a point…

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

      Right, and lets import genital mutilation from the Sudan while were at it. Since its cool in another country, too.

      • Drew

        I never said importing/smuggling anything man. I’m saying, you live in Venezuala and inject a completely legal drug. what’s wrong with that?

        • pat

          Nothing.. as long as you stay in venezuela. You come to teh US you gotta play buy our rules mang.

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

          Just stop when you come here, since its illegal here.

          These guys weren’t outed for doing stuff in their country, they were outed for doing it here.

          BTW-Gary Sheffield, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Alex Rodriguez are all from this country.

          • Drew

            I’m well aware of that, my whole thing is, to say it’s illegal in this country is pointless.A large portion of big leaguers reside in other countries where certain things are not illegal. As long as they didn’t bring any illegal material into the USA, they broke no law. So, acting like, oh, it’s against the law you don’t need rules is inaccurate, it’s not against the law everywhere.

  • John

    It seems as if JoPo hasn’t been hitting well for a while…

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

    Kay-“Yeah, but it was illegal in the country, Al. It doesn’t say in the Baseball agreement that you can shoot somebody in the head, but you still can’t do it. ”

    I love that line

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

      There’s nothing like Kay spouting hyperbole.

    • Drew

      I hate that argument. Okay, so if you live in Venezuela, and a steroid is legal, if it’s not against baseball rules, how can you be doing anything wrong?

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

        When you come here, its illegal. So stop.

        This really isn’t complicated.

        • Drew

          Who said you bring it with you? It’s not illegal to have testosterone in your system.

          • Drew

            Let me clarify, a 4 week cycle of some steroids can stay in your system for 6 months. If you do a cycle in another country, then come home with no paraphernalia or anything, you haven’t broken any law. That’s what I’m saying.

            • pat

              You’re playing the game with the aid of PED’s. You’d fail a drug test. Believe it or not you can get busted for internal possession of drugs.

              • Drew

                Yeah this is what I just explained to Artist, I was talking about before the testing. The arguments were, it wasn’t against MLB rules but it was illegal. I was saying, it wasn’t illegal everywhere.

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

              I understand, but if they fail a drug test then they’re not eligible to play here. They know this going in, they have agents from the time they are 16 explaining this stuff to them. So its not as if they are surprised by cultural differences.

              If I got a high paying job in Saudi Arabia, I’d have to wear one of those headscarves. I may not like it, but that’s how they run things over there. If I don’t like it, I can take a job elsewhere for less cash.

              • Drew

                Heh, nah I know, we had a bit of a misunderstanding. I was talking about before the testing..

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

            If they don’t want to follow the rules of MLB, they can go play in the Mexican, Dominican or Venezuelan leagues. If they want to play in the states, they have to be clean enough to pass a drug test. Thems the rules.

            • Drew

              Now…
              I’m talking about when all the shit went down, before they had testing. That’s what Kay and co. were blabbing about before they got to Manny.

  • DGeezy

    i know it’s been only 4 innings but i cant help but feel we are underachieving against tim redding

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    give Schneider a pitching rotation, and he kills the C.no-hitter record.

  • John

    WTF? That called strike 3 was so outside!!!

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    1st pitch changeup to sheff?

  • DGeezy

    NASTY CURVEBALL right there

    • Dela G

      sho nuff

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

    A.J.’s swinging for the fences.

  • Dela G

    good god redding looks like josh beckett tonight

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

      It won’t last.

  • Bill

    I hope they put a few more runs on the board for AJ. He deserved to win his last start and so far has been brilliant.

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

    Do they really have to reference Burnett’s no hitter in every start?

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

      Did not know he hadn’t given up a hit to that point. I just got home from umping two games…got drilled in the jaw by a foul ball during one. Ouch.

      • Drew

        What are you, Michael Kay? Jinxie!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And again Kay wants to be a douche and flashbacks to Burnett’s no hitter. Stop intentionally pissing off people you asshole.

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

    Charles Johnson has caught three no hitters. He’s almost Varitekian.

  • Zach

    melkyyyy

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Bernie on Huckabee.

  • Drew

    Quick! BOOOOO Melky!

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

    What a catch by the Melky man.

    • DGeezy

      another one that damon probably doesnt get

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

    That was a dirty pitch.

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

    This sort of shoots down my ‘King Felix to the Yanks in 2012′ theory.

    “I don’t like the Yankees. I never did. I don’t know why. The Yankees are too big. I could have gone with the Yankees but I really didn’t like them. It’s not the people. It’s the team.”

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/features/050324felix.html

    He said it back in 2004 when he was 19, and Lord knows I changed my mind about a lot of things from the time I was 19 to the time I was 26. But it doesn’t sound good.

    • Drew

      Ugh.. Fuck em. Let em get 20 mil less because he doesn’t “like” us. I hate shit like that.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well Phil Hughes and Jesus Montero were Red Sox fans before so you never know.

        • John

          Montero too? really?

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah I read that in a profile about him. He was happy when the Sox overcame us in 2004 but now he says he loves the Yankees.

        • Drew

          Yeah but it’s one thing to be a fan… He said he coulda came here but he doesn’t like us.

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

        Maybe. I heard stuff like this about CC too, so these things can change. But if he doesn’t want to be here, then we don’t want him anyway.

    • John

      Johnny D vowed to never play for us yet here he is. Money talks.

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

        Good example.

      • Drew

        It’s funny though, the one dude we all HATE, Paps, was like, “yeah, i’d go there.” He may be an ass, but he’s not stupid.

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

          Ortiz said the same thing, I believe.

          • Drew

            Yeah he did, I remember that.

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

    Come on, A.J., you’ve gotta get the pitcher.

  • Drew

    Swisher is one weird cat

  • DGeezy

    aj’s pitching brilliantly, lets get a couple more runs & let aj keep on rolling

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

    Runs. plsthxbye

    • Yankees

      No prob bro

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

      Thanks for posting that, Mike.

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

    Oral Hershiser actually has a younger brother named Anal Hershiser.

    Weird.

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

    Fuck, I thought that was gone. Stupid Citi Field.

    • ARX

      So did sterling…not sure if thats good company or not :-)

  • Drew

    Yankee fan almost caught that shit.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damn you Citi Field!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    But A-Rod is unclutch!!

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

    He’s baaaaaaaaaack.

  • John

    aite Texy

  • pat

    Ugh Arod you disgust me, stat paddin and whatnot.

  • Manimal

    Fucking citi field…

    Arod keeping it simple…

  • John

    Alex!!!!

  • John

    Robbie 1st pitch swingin hit!!!

  • Drew

    Ha that’s one way to play the wall.

  • Drew

    FUCK YEAH!

  • Zach

    i like our offense

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

    Aaaawwwwwwwww yeah.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    the bandbox!!! Its the only reason we hit HR’s!!!

  • Dorian

    BALLGAME!!!! FUCK YEA POSADA

  • ARX

    Now THAT one’s gone :) Byebye Mutts

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

    The Yankees >>>> Citi Field.

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

    AJ Burnett-“I didn’t need those 3 runs. Plus, Cervelli frames the pitches much better.”

  • TurnTwo

    now that’s the Tim Redding i remember.

  • Drew

    But Joe doesn’t know how to draw up a lineup! WTF!

  • John

    Sweet JoPo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Manimal

    4 runs in like 3 minutes. Nice.

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

    This is so true. The Yanks aren’t having any trouble hitting HRs in Citifield, are they?

    Excuses, excuses.. .. .

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

      That’s just because they’re more manly than the other teams that play there.

    • Drew

      The Mets will bitch about anything. Maybe they don’t hit HR’s because their team sucks. :)

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

        Shhhhhhhhh!

  • Drew

    Maybe you should shave your chin, douche.

  • Zach

    I love how during the Swisher AB the SNY guys are saying how this is the best they’ve seen Redding and how it was such a big sleeper signing, then 4 pitches later- ha

  • Zach

    I love how during the Swisher AB the SNY guys are saying how this is the best they’ve seen Redding and how it was such a big sleeper signing, then 4 pitches later- ha

  • John

    3 straight 1st pitch swing…3 straight hits! (4 with Texy)

  • daniel aka bryce harper

    i love how blunt Kay was, “is there a chance that the mets offense is just anemic, and its not the ballpark?”

  • pat

    Smashing the mets is the baseball version of comfort food.

  • John

    See this is why I get frustrated with the Bandbox thing. We have good players who hit HRs!!! Is it somewhat of a bandbox and smaller than YSII, yes? But we have crushed most of the HRs there and the league overall has increased HR totals a lot too.

    • daniel aka bryce harper

      yea definitely. It certainly makes a difference, but its more a product of offense/mediocre pitching. it also annoys me that it is all the national media talks about with the yankees, that and a-rod

      • John

        oh yea that too

  • Drew

    lol I honestly thought AJ got that one.

  • Bill

    AJ has pitched a pretty good game thus far, but I can’t help but think if Cervelli would have started instead he would have a grand slam and AJ would be throwing a perfect game. Cervelli for starting catcher!!!!!!

  • pat

    Damn, burnett got good wood on that.

  • Dela G

    funny, i leave this website for 30 mins to watch the game and i come back to enjoy a 5-0 lead!

    maybe i was bad luck

    • Bill

      Great, now GET OUT OF HERE BEFORE YOU RUIN AJ’S NO HIT BID!!!! HURRY!!!!!

      • Dela G

        YEZZUR

      • Bill

        Too late. Way to go.

      • Dela G

        :( i’m sorry i broke it

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Posada making a case for the 5th spot! ;)

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

      as the full time DH!

  • MB

    oh darn :(

  • e mills

    Harold Baines talking smack about the Yanks bullpen

    • Zach

      he’s late to the party, that talk was cool in april, not so much not with coke doing better and bruney back

      • e mills

        I usually like Harold for discussion on shows like 1st to 3rd, or whatever he is on on mlb network, but his commentary during games….ehhh

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

    All of a sudden Gary Cohen won’t talk about how much of a bandbox the New Stadium is. Wonder why…

  • Drew

    About jinxing no hitters,
    Cone: I respect that people are superstitious.
    Kay: (To himself) Fuck that I don’t give a shit. Superstition is bullshit.

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

    Dammit Robbie.

    Proof he shouldn’t hit fifth.

    • Drew

      heh

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

      What did he do?

      • Drew

        Went to turn turn two but dropped it before he could relay it to first.

  • Dorian

    Mets announcers all over Cano.

    • Zach

      Talking about nonchalant, have they ever seen Beltran, Sheff, Reyes or Wright run the bases?

      • Dorian

        The Mets nonchalantly gag away playoff spots.

      • Drew

        lol… Wright isn’t nonchalant, he just throws the ball away.

  • Dorian

    Come on Gardy. I pick you up in fantasy and this is how you repay me?

  • Teix is the man

    It’s nice to be beating the shit out of the mets.

  • Dela G

    damn swisha hit that wicked FAAAAAHHHH

  • Dorian

    Get me Pawcello’s las fawyve stawts

  • Drew

    Ya know, just one game, out of 162, I’d like for our announcers to just talk about the game we’re in. Michael Kay is so used to doing a variety sports show that he comes on here, and runs the gambit of subjects.