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

    First commment, got nothing to say

    • John

      isnt that a ban….

      • Drew

        Yeah! Ban that MFer! He’s lookin at Misty the Midget anyways!

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

        OK, you’re banned.

        Now go away.

        • John

          I was just joking…even though it is against the commenting guideline ;)

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

            I just kidding around.

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

            BTW-You actually READ those guidelines?

            • John

              some of them and I know some by reading the comments. Ben is always deleting comments and posting a guideline.

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

      I apparently wanted to start us out with a misspelled word, to get us off on the right foot.

      • TurnTwo

        made the thread mmmh, mmmh good.

  • Drew

    Eh, posted this right b4 the thread closed:
    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.

    • e mills

      Kay is my favorite, but alot of people here don’t like him.

    • TurnTwo

      watch Ch 11/SNY. if the Mets broadcast gets the ratings boost during the subway series, maybe the YES network execs will take the hint.

      • Bob Stone

        The broadcast picture quality at 11/SNY si lousy compared to YES.

        • TurnTwo

          idk, i havent noticed any difference.

  • putt

    Does Cone get a bonus for every Red Ruffing reference?

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

      IETC, and I love the Ruffing references.

  • TurnTwo

    i think i’d really like a refrigerated beer closet.

  • Drew

    Aj Pierzinski’s hair is blinding.

  • John

    AJ gettin it now

  • e mills

    you guys should look into Spongetech…I got a few thousand shares. I think it’ll hit the dollar mark soon and go well beyond that

  • pat

    GTA vice city, is still a great game after all these years

  • Teix is the man

    Burnett is badass!

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    wow, pen~a

  • pat

    OMG fucking AWESOME

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

    Pena, ftw!

  • TurnTwo

    looks like AJ Burnett is aboot to go on a little run here… would seem to indicate that good things are ahead for the Yanks heading into the break.

    and yay Pena.

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

      Yeah, his last two starts have been brilliant and he’s a 2nd half pitcher anyhoo.

    • John

      he is a 2nd half pitcher too

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

      He’s got a 3.02 ERA over his last seven start, not counting tonight. He’s not about to go on a little run, he’s been on one for a month now.

  • Drew

    Holy fucking shit. Ramiro Pena.

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

    Jetes makes that play.

  • Drew

    Hughes and Bruney tonight?

  • putt

    DirecTV is killing me with the delay…that being said, Wow, hell of a play by Pena!

  • pat

    ok 2 strikes drop the hammer call it a night AJ

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    how does Kay know that is it for AJ?

    • Zach

      7 innings, 108 pitches, 5 run lead, no reason to send him back out there

    • Drew

      He knows everything. He also knew yesterday that Sheffield performs solely off of anger. He hit the home run yesterday not off CC, but off of Joe Torre.

      • Dorian

        Could we please stop bashing things for no reason. Seems like people are bashing something every night. STOP

        • Drew

          Sorry you don’t like it broski. I hate Kay, I will probably bash him everynight.

  • Drew

    In his previous two starts, AJ had a .68 ERA. That went up today. :)

  • John

    BOOM! 10 K’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JoPo isn’t a bad game-caller after all ;)

    • e mills

      the Mets don’t exactly have their major league lineup playing

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

        He can only pitch to the lineup they send out there.

        • e mills

          I was trying to rag on Posada’s game calling ability. Bad joke I suppose

  • Manimal

    I would still rather have Derek Lowe, but you can’t deny Aj Burnett’s electric stuff. He just walks alot of people and can get in trouble with the long ball

    • steve (different one)

      Lowe – 4.53 ERA in AAAA
      Burnett – 3.93 ERA in the big boys league

  • Dorian

    I swear to MO. If Pena doesn’t get a Gem tonight there should be an investigation. Tex has been robbed of a legitimate Web Gem multiple times this year.

    • John

      Yea, I’ve noticed that too. There a lot of crappy gems chosen but a lot of our good plays aren’t. It’s funny how Jacoby is always chosen for like a routine flyball.

  • John

    If he had a lower pitch count, he could’ve padded his Strikeout totals against the bottom of their lineup.

  • Teix is the man

    Fuckin shit fucks! Swish already has 14 homers. I didn’t even realize it.

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

    Nice line for Allan James
    IP-7
    H-1
    R-0
    BB-3
    SO-10

    One of those walks was semi-intentional to Sheff. 4 pitch walk.

  • Ivan

    I’ll Let Burnett pitch one more inning. It’s been a relatively easy 108 pitches.

    • John

      Eh don’t need to. We have a good lead and we don’t want to waste bullets. And Hughes needs some work too.

  • John

    Hey look at that, AJ and the Yanks are on the ESPN homepage. It says, “Whose Citi is it?”

  • TurnTwo

    Teixeira must have watched Tom Emanski’s videos as a youngster. straight fundamentals.

  • Drew

    Melky’s back on track the past ten games or so. Many in RAB land would like to keep that under wraps.

    • putt

      He’s the “Little Girl with the Curl.” Ok, take your shots at me now…

  • Teix is the man

    Save Hughes for tomorrow, but Bruney needs work.

  • Yankees Brawl

    y not let aj go for cg? pitch count not bad, still dominationg..

    • putt

      See latter half of above comment.

    • Zach

      108 with innings left?

      • putt

        Nah, Bruney needs the work…he looked good too, so that’s encouraging. I’m a pessimist by nature…you leave AJ out there and he takes a broken bat shard in the eye or something ridiculous like that. I’m not hating on the move.

        • Zach

          no i agree. the guy said leave him out there for the CG, i meant to say 108 with 2 innings left- showing that a CG is ridiculous unless you let him throw 150pitches

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    someone should tell cano that if it is true that you can make contact with just about everything, there is no need to offer at the first pitch ***unless it is exactly what you are waiting for.

    That said, He or Alex is my favorite player

  • Dorian

    WHAT MUST WE DO TO GET EDUARDO PEREZ OFF OF TELEVISION?

    • Drew

      Why must you bash something?

      • Dorian

        I’m not reaching. The guy has been overly awful from the time he stepped on set. I’m not saying “I can’t stand Kay’s tie.”

        • Drew

          Neither was I.

        • putt

          But seriously, how do you wear that tie on TV?

          • TurnTwo

            who really cares about a tie?

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    didn’t bru used to have a lot more action on the slider?

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

    Brian Bruney needs to wears jeans, a jean shirt and a jean jacket with a mustache like that.

    • Drew

      He’ll look like fuckin Napoleon Dynamite.

    • ArodMVP217 FTW!

      like stewie. “i know they guy who owns this place”

    • bizarrojamie

      Bruney in the Canadian Tuxedo?

      The pornostache and rebel without a patch isn’t enough?

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    And why are they playing reed over Fernando?

    • Zach

      because Fernando is hitting .167 and AJ would dominate him

  • Drew

    Who’s next? Bruney again or D-Rob

    • Zach

      Matsui up so Bruney out

  • John

    Nice job Bruney

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

    Bah! Joba could have gotten them out in 6 pitches!

    • Dorian

      It doesn’t matter they are not the Red Sox.

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    what is the over/under for CMW’s first win?

    • Zach

      tomorrow

  • Dorian

    I Think we can officially say that Phil Hughes is the 8th innings guy.

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

    I despise Keith Hernandez!

    /Newman’d

    • Zach

      a second spitter?

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

        On the gravely road!

    • Drew

      That’s one magic loogie.

    • TurnTwo

      The way I figure it I’ve already been there and I plan on rounding second tonight at around eleven o’clock.

  • Drew

    With Wangster pitching tomorrow I’d guess we want to save Hughes.

  • BigBlueAL

    I know we all love bashing YES, but this trio in the booth is by far my favorite.

    • pat

      I need me some singy in there.

    • putt

      I agree, but I love Singleton, too. I like how sometimes he completely ignores some of the things that Kay says. And I also like when he makes really cheezy segues and/or puns. Plus he holds his microphone with 2 fingers to flash his ring during the intros.

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

      Singleton + Cone is my favorite.

      • TurnTwo

        +1.

  • Drew

    lol. He crushes one!… to left center, 360 feet.

    • Bob Stone

      Exactly – LMAO

  • Dorian

    LMFAO “And Matsui cruses one to left field”

  • J

    kay should be whipped for every over exaggerated flyout.

  • BigBlueAL

    C’mon Straw!!! The pitching staffs were pretty similarly great, but the 1998 Yankees offense was definitely much more potent than the 1986 Mets offense.

  • Yankees Brawl

    ” and MATSUI CRUSHES ONE TO RICH CENTER..but it hangs in the wind” – douche

  • Yankees Brawl

    -right

    • Drew

      You mean left ;)

  • BigBlueAL

    I fuckin love Cone.

    • Bob Stone

      I do too

      • ArodMVP217 FTW!

        could we have gotten him when he went to Toronto?

  • Dela G

    gardner struck out on a 1-1 pitch?

  • Dorian

    Al Leiter with the greatest analysis I have ever heard.”

    Cone: “Not to take anything away from Jesse Orosco or Roger McDowell but neither of those guys were Mariano Rivera.”

    Leiter: “Nobody is”

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

    “Anticipating the flow” is Cone’s go-to meme tonight.

    • Drew

      He just inked a deal with Flomax.

    • putt

      Can he throw a Spud Chandler reference in there?

      • BigBlueAL

        LOL. Chandler was Red Ruffing’s running mate in the rotation of those great late 30’s – early 40’s Yankees.

        • putt

          Haha, I know. It just seems like those are Coneys 2 idols growing up, like he’s 60 or something. I’ve never heard those names more than in the last 2 games.

  • John

    I bet Alex was licking his chops to face Dessens again.

  • AJ

    Is the hotdog guy in the Avis commercial Henry Winkler? The Fonze?

  • Drew

    SO who’s it gonna be? I’m taking bets.

    • Drew

      I thought’d be D-rob with Wanger starting tomorrow.

  • Bill

    God Posada is a terrible catcher. Jorge and AJ can never co-exist. The gritty and energetic Cervelli should be starting over Posada who is washed up. Posada only has double the OPS+ of Cervelli which isn’t that much. Cervelli just seems like a true Yankee to me. And while we’re at it, why don’t we start Ramiro Pena over Cano?

    • AJ

      u sound like Mike Francesa

      • Bob Stone

        IETC

  • putt

    By “respiratory illness,” they mean the clap, right?

    • Teix is the man

      crabs

      • putt

        I can’t believe I misdiagnosed that.

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    Let’s see the curve!!

    • Zach

      drop a deuce on him

      • Teix is the man

        Haha! I can just picture D-Rob unloading shit on the batter’s head!

        • TurnTwo

          umm…

          • Teix is the man

            Aww come on, you were thinking that too when Kay said that.

            • TurnTwo

              i refuse to watch Kay when i have another option.

  • Drew

    I honestly don’t give a shit about where the Mets stand…

  • Drew

    Ha I love seeing Joe happy. Joe’s happy, I’m happy.

    • Teix is the man

      Joe’s happy, Drew’s happy, das it
      -Drew

    • Teix is the man

      Joes happy, drews happy, das it

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

    Ivan Nova up to AAA.

    http://community.thetimes-tribune.com/blogs/yankees/archive/2009/06/27/nady-s-rehab-ends-nova-up-from-trenton.aspx

    With Garcia done for the year, and Nova up, Jason Johnson goes down to Trenton. That still leaves one spot open, unless I’m missing something.

    Bleich moves up?

    • Drew

      What about Zmac, I guess his start was washed last night?

  • Drew

    Total Domination.

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

      Fuhgeddaboutit.

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

        Damn you.

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

      Fuggehdaboutit.

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

        You guys ready to sell some Cahh-s?

        • Drew

          Rent some cahhs

  • Dela G

    man its great to win again

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

      Yeah, those last 20 hours seemed like forever.

  • Manimal

    My dad:”You know what I love about these games? Girardi doesn’t have to make many decisions”

  • John

    1 hit!

  • TurnTwo

    i wish at this point there was a way you could go back and replay all the phone calls from mets fans on Boomer and Carton from Friday morning who were all talking about how the Mets know that they own the Yanks.

    • Pasqua

      Yeah, I kept hearing that too. What I don’t get is how losing 2 of 3 to a team leads you believe that, next time, you’ll own them. Mets fans keep citing the Castillo-drop game as a game they had “won,” as if dropping routine pop ups to lose a game actually breeds confidence.

  • Drew

    So basically what we got out of today: Jorge doesn’t suck, Cano doesn’t suck, AJ doesn’t suck, Melky’s a bum.

  • Dorian

    FUCK BASEBALL TONIGHT. THEY SPEND 20 FUCKIN MINUTES ON WAKEFIELD AND HIS 3 HIT SHUTOUT AND THEN JUST GLANCE OVER OUR COMBINED ONE HIT SHUTOUT.

    • TurnTwo

      dude, relax.

    • Jamal G.

      Seriously, simmer down, man.

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

    Michael Kay says it’s going to be hard for someone on the Mets to win a batting title in Citi–isn’t David Wright leading the NL in BA?

    • TurnTwo

      yes, yes he is.

      and when Wright is going good, he can smack doubles into that right center gap til the cows come home.

      i’m guessing he meant HR title… but thats just Kay being Kay.

    • Steve H

      Bigger dimensions in the OF means more places for hits to drop in too. What a moron. That’s why, even in the humidor Coors that hitters will always, always thrive, even if the humidor does suppress ball travel. There is a ton of green grass for hits to fall.

      • TurnTwo

        i think i remember hearing from one of the recent Mets broadcasts that Wright was 2nd in BABIP in the league, too, which would lend credence to this argument.

      • JP

        I’m not so sure…more foul territory is definitely bad for batting averages. As for more “room” for hits to fall, again I’m not sure. The dimensions of fair territory in every ballpark are the same up to a point…the differences are obviously only in the deepest parts of the OF. In a large park, the only room for hits to fall that doesn’t exist in other stadiums is deep areas.

        So, compared to a stadium with short fences, some long fly balls will stay in the stadium at citi field. Some of these will be caught, some won’t, but in a shorter stadium, ALL are hits because they clear the fence. So I don’t see how a large stadium has more room for hits to fall. Any hits that fall in at Citi would be homers in smaller parks. And some of them, the fly balls, will be caught. In all, fewer hits.

        Maybe more doubles and triples will be hit at Citi, and less homers, but overall, should be fewer hits.

        Obviously there are other things that effect the number of hits…hitting background, etc… but in terms of dimensions, I think big = bad for hitters.

        If I’ve got it wrong…if I’m not thinking right, please correct me…anyone…

        • Adrian

          The piece you’re missing is that if the outfield is deeper, fielders may have to play back further to prevent doubles/triples over their head, so there is more space in front of the fielder for singles to fall (even though there is equivalent space in a smaller park in front of the fielder, he will play in closer, and have less total territory to cover).

          Think of it in terms of the ratio of total outfield area to outfielder. rather than just the difference in linear distance.

          • JP

            Don’t think so…not necessarily. Batters don’t get stronger just because the fences are further back. I don’t know, ’cause I’m not a baseball player, but I think you’d base your fielding position relative to the batter, not relative to the fence.

    • Drew

      … Who knows what goes on in his head…

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

    DeRosa to the Cards, Chris Perez is involved in the deal.

    Shhh, you didn’t hear that from me.

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

      Melvin told me.

    • TurnTwo

      every year, i look at the cards and think they stink on ice, or at least brush them aside as not having enough…

      and year after year, they just win games in that division.

      • Bob Stone

        That’s so true. It’s amazing how they keep racking up winning seasons.

        • Zach

          Dave Duncan

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

            Dave Duncan The NL Central

    • Bob Stone

      John Heyman and Tim Dierkes told me

      • TurnTwo

        but noone would believe you… Heyman doesnt have any breaking news ever.

        • Bob Stone

          LOL

    • TurnTwo

      If they get DeRosa, does that make them more or less likely to obtain Holliday, too, as rumor of their interest has it?

      • Bob Stone

        Maybe it reduces the chances as Chris Perez was supposed to be part of a multi-player deal for Holliday, and now is part of the DeRosa deal. But you never know.

        • Bob Stone

          They could still offer McClellan or Motte instead of Perez so it could still happen.

  • Pasqua

    So, Swisher just credited Brian Cashman’s visit down in Atlanta as the reason that the Yanks have “turned it around.”

    Blah-bitty-blah-blah-blah.

    Hell, even he players buy into this stuff?!

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    Great performance from Burnett, sadly I wasn’t able to catch it.

  • Dorian

    ramiro didn’t make web gems.