• Dela G

    JOE MORGAN AND STEVE PHILLIPS ARE COMPLETE BUFFOONS

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

    Wow, Joe Girardi just had the best explanation of the Yankees offense of the last week. Thank you for that slice of common sense, Joe. Thank you so much.

    • UWS

      What’d he say?

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

        That every team has a slump and the team has too many good hitters to stay in a slump for too long.

      • TurnTwo

        the team has too many good hitters in the lineup to slump for any lengthy period of time, basically.

  • Dela G

    am i the only one who didn’t think that a-rod twinged?

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

    Hey, what’s up, what did I miss?

    Oh, the Yankees are a good baseball team. That. That’s what I missed.

    • Zach

      and Jon, Joe, and Steve are morons

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

        DSTO:
        Don’t state the obvious.

        • Zach

          ha just giving you a recap

  • Tony

    You know, the most likely scenario for Jeter/ARod is probably ARod DHing full-time after Posada retires and Jeter to 3rd. I went there.

    • Metsuck

      Arod has the better arm. He would never DH

      • Tony

        ARod has the worse hip.

        • Metsuck

          for now…by the time Posada retires, he’ll be fine

          • TurnTwo

            yes, degenerative hip conditions do normally get better over time.

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

      Seeing as how that would be 2012, I’d probably be okay with that concept. I think ARod could probably make it to 2013 or 2014 before moving to fulltime DH, though. JMHO.

  • Metsuck

    I think Jon Miller just scared Girardi in terms of A-Rod

  • Jose

    I forgot about the most critical part of the defense repositioning.

    Posada played some 2B in the minors, move him to 2B. Cano to SS. Jeter to 3B. Arod to DH. Angel Berroa to C. Trade Matsui back to Japan for Darrell Rasner. Rasner takes Joba’s spot in the rotation and Joba goes to the eighth. How does that sound Jon Miller?

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

      Let’s trade Matsui to Japan for Yu Darvish instead. Change that, and I’m on board.

      • Jose

        Matsui leaves and only Darvish in return? That seems too steep for us. I’m walking away.

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

          What if we keep the porn collection?

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

            Deal.

          • Jose

            We also get to keep the drawing of his wife. My theory is she only exists on paper.

    • Tony

      He was J-O-K-I-N-G

      ESPN games as open mic night has really gotten tired

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    So where was that pitch?

  • Dela G

    this has to be the longest AB ever

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

    Four of the scariest words to open a conversation in the English Language:

    Joe Morgan: “I have a theory…”

  • Professor Oak

    From a Metsies Fan:

    Next year we will have huge pop with Dunn and more pop will Holliday and Holliday and Wright will hit .325 and all three will have a huge OBP.

    DOH!

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

      I don’t have the heart to tell him that Dunn’s signed for two years.

      Let him keep hope alive, the poor bastard.

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

        Well, Dwight thinks it’s Friday, but it’s really only Thurday, so let’s keep that going.

  • Zach

    wow horrible melky

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Well played Melky, well played

  • Dela G

    damn it

    we need more runs to help out wang

    now here comes joe morgan to talk sheet about CMW

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    I’m not surprised that he didn’t play it perfectly off the wall, but that was terrible.

  • Tony

    Bad Melky v. Good Melky is the best positional battle in NY

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

      Haha, IETC.

    • Accent Shallow

      Completely agreed.

  • pat

    Oyy melk didnt play that too well.

  • Professor Oak

    HEY LOOK A RUN!

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

    “Can Wanger make it past the fifth?”

    No.

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

      Yes.

      • lovintheyankees

        ye but without anymore damage

      • Drew

        But teh 2 runs!!!!

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I thought you were an optimist

    • Jose

      “Optimist”, Really? I mean seriously?

    • Dela G

      are you on crack?

  • Dela G

    EFFFF!!!!!

  • lovintheyankees

    great this iere wang cracks and our offense can do anything but that first inning because then when someone gets on base cano hits into a double play or the pitcher is up or they just try and hit everything outta the park

  • DGeezy

    ugh theyre building momentum

  • Metsuck

    Why did they even pitch to Castillo????

    • Dela G

      i was wondering that myself

    • Ivan

      It’s Luis Castillo. Think about it, Luis Castillo.

  • Tony

    Dear Yankees,

    Stop making me watch Wang start.

    Love,
    Tony

    • Zach

      wow ge gave up 2 runs, give me a break

      • Tony

        Yeah, he has been amazing tonight and fallen into bad luck. Also, great all season.

        People shouldn’t be rehabbing in the majors. Period.

        • Zach

          they had 1 hit up to that inning? he’s not allowed to give up runs now, must throw all shut outs or he sucks

          • Tony

            No, must be throwing like a major league starter. The Mets are just horrible. He’s throwing straight fastballs with no command.

          • Tony

            No, must be throwing like a major league starter. The Mets are just horrible. He’s throwing straight fastballs with no command.

    • Drew

      Yeah he’s been brutal today.
      /oaktag

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

      I’m sure the Yankees can do that. They can revoke YES from your cable package.

      We reserve the right to refuse service.

  • Dela G

    and wang gets through 4 *thumbs up*

    • Zach

      with 67 pitches

      • Dela G

        still less than livan :)

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

    Lead’s still intact. We can do this.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Wow! The “Sky is falling People” are out already.

    Relax already!

    • Salty Buggah

      funny thing is, we’re still winning!!!

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

        That never stopped them before.

  • pat

    Dudes it’s still Livan Hernandez.

  • mjkj

    A walk an inning and every pitch up is not a good formula

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

    Guys:

    It’s not the runs, it’s the fact that he’s got utterly no command. The only reason this game isn’t much worse is because the Mets have such a crap line up.

    Optimism, though: The Yankees are still facing Livan Hernandez. That should be enough.

    • Professor Oak

      For some reason I fear that Wang is going to be given another start for pitching well against a AAA lineup. He’s progressing well, just not fast enough.

  • Drew

    I guess we shoulda unintentionally intentionally walked castillo.

  • lovintheyankees

    we can’t do anything against livan, just great, wang will give it back in the bottom of the 6th. thats a hr at the stadium

    • pat

      three runs so far take a chill pill. Plus we smoked a few right at outfielders, dont start this shit right now.

    • Salty Buggah

      calm down dude! Seriously, we’re crushing the ball but it’s just not falling and we’re still leading. Just relax.

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

    Fuck this field.

  • pat

    non-box

    • VO

      After Posada’s homerun last night I attempted to start a It’s a bandbox chant.

  • Salty Buggah

    Now if all of our hard hit balls will land, we’re good

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Oh my God! He gave up runs…TAKE HIM OUT NOW!

    LOL

    • Zach

      should taken him out BEFORE he gave up the runs

  • Ivan

    Don’t worry guys, our offense is clicking especially it helps that Livan is pitching, and even if Wang only goes 5, we got Hughes to back em up.

    • Dela G

      well i am praying the yankees can get a run here

    • Tony

      How about… *gasp*

      Hughes starts and WANG cleans the game up? Crazy, I know. This idea of starting the best pitchers and having the obviously injured/discombobulated guy work his way back is insane.

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        You really want Wang to come out of the bullpen?

        Wang pitches to contact. You don’t want a reliever to put a lot of balls into play.

        I’m all for Hughes starting, but not if that means Wang in the bullpen. It’s June 28th…Wang hasn’t forgotten how to pitch.

        • Tony

          I watched Wang pitch out of the bullpen. He was fine, and he didn’t have as much chance to get his AAA stuff he knocked around. FYI, TIm Redding and Darrell Rasner have managed to look ok sometimes too. Wang is not good right now, at all. I don’t know if you guys are delusional or what, but if there were any more smoke and mirrors in play right now I’d be on the lookout for David Copperfield.

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

        Long term >>>>>>> short term

        • Tony

          Phil Hughes being able to throw more than 150 innings next year is a short term consideration. Got me.

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

            Which is why I’ve been screaming for him to go to Scranton for about a month now.

            Wang needs to start. So does Hughes. Wang does it here, Phil does it there.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    If you think you’re feeling down, how about being a Mets fan and seeing hard hit ball after hard hit ball?

    • TurnTwo

      but mets fans dont see that.

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

    Is there any other field aside from Citi in which that ball doesn’t get out? Atlanta maybe?

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    LOL! A DP off of a bunt.

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

    Brutal bunt.

  • Drew

    Wang hit into a double play!! This guy fuckin sucks!

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      Hughes would have hit a ball about 500 feet. :)

    • lovintheyankees

      not pitching well and he can’t help himself by laying down a bunt

  • Dela G

    ugh

  • pat

    UGH he only made that play bc grit had to hold up incase it was caught.

  • lovintheyankees

    they have all the momemntum. the yankees look dead right now waiting for wang to fall apart even more.

    • pat

      just fuckin stop, we’re still winning calm down you’re actin a fool.

      • lovintheyankees

        look up and down , it isn’t just me. im a fan voicing frustration with this team. im allowed to. and yes they have the momentum we have the lead but not for long not the way wang is pitching

        • pat

          ok chicken little.

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

          look up and down , it isn’t just me.

          The rest of them need to stop too.

          im a fan voicing frustration with this team.

          There’s difference between frustration and nihilistic fatalism.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            TSJC is good at commentary.

          • TurnTwo

            +1

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

      Momentum is tomorrow’s starting pitcher the next half-inning.

  • Metsuck

    Bad baseball by Joe…Just let Wang take pitches and have Gardner steal. Why you trying ot make Wang bunt and then run hard?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Why does everyone think that Wang is Sam Jackson from Unbreakable. He had a freak injury last year, he’s not going to fall apart every time he has to run harder than a light jog.

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

    That DP was not as enjoyable as I was lead to believe DP’s were normally.

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

      Is that you, pat?

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

        Touché.

      • pat

        hahah I’m glad I seem to have a monopoly on all that is unholy.

  • charlespoet

    Well, great first inning for the offense and since, reminiscent of the past week. C’mon boys, this is not Cy Young you are facing.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      Are you watching the game? We are hitting the ball hard. Sometimes they are playing in the right spot(s) is all.

      • charlespoet

        I am watching the game and yes they are hitting the ball hard, but they are outs. So really it doesn’t matter if their knocking hte cover off the ball or hitting weakly, they have only 1 hit since the first inning and BG walk. That is all I am saying. Just as is a win or a loss, does it matter if it is 3-2 or 15-0. Depending on which end the Yankees are on, you either win or lose.

  • zs190

    I wonder if it’s better to just for Wang to go up and take 3 pitches. That was a pretty bad bunt and you are making him run it out.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok Wangy, scoreless inning here and you qualify for a win.

  • Drew

    How come no one said AP should be in the minors or in the pen during/after his last start?

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

      I think you know the answer to this one.

      • Zach

        ANDY PETTITE IS A STARTING PITCHAAAAHH!!!1!!

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

          There it is.

          • Zach

            knew you were waiting for it

      • Drew

        heh… I just like to rile up the “Wong SUCKS!!1 crew”

  • jr

    Wang not having a good day all around..

  • Dela G

    i’m predicting a 15 pitch inning here, +/- 1

    • Metsuck

      5 pitches for D. Wright for you to be correct.

    • Metsuck

      13

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

    That was a nice play by Livan but it was not “brilliant.”

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    I forget, and can’t read…are the Yankees losing?

  • dre

    seriously, how do you not let gardner steal before letting wang bunt???

  • Zach

    what? you cant run into the fielder in the basepath???

    • Metsuck

      Amazing, Joe Morgan

      • Zach

        i cant believe he honestly said that, because you know all those collisions at home plate the runner would be out every single time

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

    My last tweet:

    How bad has the season been for Wang? To get a double play he has to hit into one.

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

      Clever.

  • Metsuck

    I cannot wait for our pitchers to go back to just pitching

  • Metsuck

    And Wang should be safe because Livan was in his running lane. He should be awarded first base

  • Dela G

    man that was a GENEROUS CALL for wanger against murphy

  • GG

    wait go back, did phillips just say “we dont often think of pitchers as baseball players, like a dustin pedroia”…am I hearing things???? or has all of ESPN baseball staff officially been brainwashed by Gammons?????

    • bobtaco

      I heard it. And cringed. And then winced.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Even if the fielder is in the base path, the runner can not interfere with the fielder while he is making a play on the ball.

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

    STOP. TALKING. ABOUT. SOCCER. DURING. A. BASEBALL. GAME. Please.

    • TurnTwo

      well at least he was right, though.

      the US team team did play very well the last 3 games.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW Joe Morgan talking soccer.

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

    Joe Morgan talking makes me want to not watch soccer.

    • JackC

      THAT’S what’s makes you not want to watch soccer?

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

        Soccer >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> hockey

  • Dela G

    well joe morgan knows his soccer though. nice analysis

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      When I have a question about any sport, I go to Joe Morgan. Cricket, badminton, squash, wallyball…it doesn’t matter. Hell…BOCCE!

      • Dela G

        haha touche

  • Jamal G.

    Steve Phillips, since you don’t think all baseball players are “baseball players”, what do you call all baseball players who aren’t “baseball players”?

    • Dela G

      mets players he’s drafted…

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        ZING!

      • VO

        IETC

      • Dela G

        :)

  • Dela G

    mark teixiera is effing amazing

    • LiveFromNewYork

      good at baseball

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I’m glad Phil is staying up while Wang is back in the rotation but no other team in the majors has people engaging in these ahole discussions about putting our starters/leaving our starters in the pen.

    I think the Yankees need to make some kind of STFU decree (starting with their own YES commentators) that their decisions re pitchers are theirs and stop the debate. I can’t stand it.

    • Zach

      ratings, discussion will never stop on Francesa or Kay’s shows.

      Andy pitched bad last night, see he needs to pitch better so Hughes can take Joba’s spot and Joba goes to the bullpen. WOAH see these Joba discussions come out of nowhere, its amazing

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

      Do you know what kind of starters you move to the bullpen? Guys like Phil Coke. Guys who don’t have 2-4 real good pitches, just 1-2 average ones. Guys who can’t start and win.

      Guys who can start and win need to be in the rotation. They shouldn’t be in the bullpen. Ever.

      If you have six hot girlfriends, you don’t turn one of them into a dude so you can have someone to hang with, you just hang with your six hot girlfriends.,

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I never have less than 8 hot girlfriends and not one is a dude.

        that I know of.

  • Zach

    WANG YOU SUCK

  • pat

    yeah arod is gonna have to move off 3b soon…. NOT

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

    Very glad to see I was wrong!

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m really confused. I’d been led to believe that David Wright is a good hitter. Based on the events of this series, that is clearly not the case.

  • Drew

    Al says, “See David, THAT is how you debate!”

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

    A-Rod’s taking a defensive shit on all the scouts Buster Olney quoted as saying he was done at third base.

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

      That’s because he’s a selfish player who only wants to prove people wrong and improve his own self image.

  • DGeezy

    nice inning by wang, top of the order up for the yanks, time to score some more runs

  • Slu

    Alex is playing some good D tonight.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Wang sucks! Why is he still in this game? LOL

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    even though castillo gave us a win, I hate him for that slap.

    Good catch Tex

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Joe knows Curling!

  • Ivan

    Wang for one more inning?

    • Zach

      no he sucsk!!1!

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      80 pitches? It’s close. We may be able to get two more out of him.

    • yankees=warriors

      I’d say…don’t take any chances.

    • TurnTwo

      against this Mets roster? yes, let him go.

      he cant go 6 innings here, when are you going to stretch him out?

      and dont let me hear once that you need to take him out after 5 with the lead to get him the all important first win. ugh. UGH.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Joe was going to judge Dancing With The Stars, but he was needed at ESPN.

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

      “You didn’t do that step consistently enough. Six out of ten.”

  • Zach

    Livan Hernandez got himself in great shape? When???

    • Dela G

      in 2001…

    • Drew

      he’s a shape.

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

        Round.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Arod with a great play. He got the ball, took a step, got ready, and threw a perfect strike to Tex. Well…ignore the other two steps he took, and the stretch by Tex.

    • Dela G

      i tell you, its like the two stooges with morgan and phillips

  • pat

    Haha throws from short and 3b are harder than those from 2b.

    Because 2b is closer.

    This is professional analysis.

    • Dela G

      John Madden is laughing at them

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Hold on! It’s not as far from 2B to 1B, as it is from 3B to 1B?

    What sport am I watching?

    • Salty Buggah

      Looks like someone knows a bit of geometry(I’m shocked)

    • yankees=warriors

      I’ve never been happier to have these Taiwanese commentators!

  • charlespoet

    Ok, curious, is Joe Morgan more irritating when he is bashing the Yankees or complimenting them?

    Who is more annoying as an announcer, Morgan, Phillips, kay, Sterling, Singleton, Hershiser?

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

      In Order

      1. Morgan
      2. Phillips
      3. Sterling
      (small gap)
      4. Kay
      (big gap)
      5. Hershiser–he actually knows what he’s talking about in terms of the pitch by pitch/mechanics stuff
      (huge enormous gap)
      6. Singleton–a voice that can make a wolverine purr.

      • Drew

        But Matt, I have to listen to Kay for about 130 starts each season, his annoyance holds much much more weight than Phillips/Morgan who I hear maybe 6 times all year.

    • Drew

      Singleton????? why is he in the conversation

    • TurnTwo

      idk, Singleton and Hershiser dont belong on this list.

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

        Yeah, I love Kenny and Orel is actually decent.

        • charlespoet

          Fair enough. they were added to expand the list and because they are either local or espn. I should have removed those two and added Buck and McCarver.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    I thought this was a live feed of Vatican City, and a new pope was about to be elected. WTF?

  • Accent Shallow

    Alright Tex, time to make this game Wang-proof.

  • Drew

    Man, sometimes swish pisses me off, but he usually has a hell of an AB.

    • Professor Oak

      The thing that irritates me is how he always looks out to where he wants to hit a homerun. You just see his eyes staring at RF all the time. Either way how can you not love the guy?

      • Drew

        He looks up at his grandparents, not where he wants to hit it.

  • Professor Oak

    2 STRAIGHT WALKS BABY!

    TEIX MESSAGE TIME!

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    And THAT is ball four!

    And THIS is a website!

    And get this…I am typing ON a keyboard!

    • LiveFromNewYork

      wow dude.

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

      People hang on his every word. Even the prepositions.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Game threads have been pretty free of whiny little girls lately. Apparently the fire-Girardi-this-team-sucks bandwagon has left the building.

    • Metsuck

      Fire Girardi people don’t get the game

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

        They’re still trying to figure out why the game isn’t on YES. They have no idea.

  • pat

    was that a pitchout for ball 4?

  • BigBlueAL

    Good job Swisher.

  • yankees=warriors

    Wow, heads up play by Swish!

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

    Nick Swisher with another baserunning blunder. He’s not an everyday player. He hit .219 last year!!!

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

      He’s hitting .240!!!

      Even Francesa realizes that Swisher’s OBP and power skills are too valuable to take out of the lineup.

    • Steve H

      IETC.

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

    Tex, I expect first pitching swinging after two walks out of Cano, not you. Oh well, at least the runners moved up, even though they’ll probably walk Rodriguez.

  • BigBlueAL

    The Mets are morons if they pitch to Arod.

    • Zach

      The Mets are morons (period).

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Cano has struggled? I thought he hit the ball hard his last two ABs.

    • Metsuck

      yeah, Morgan and Phillips don’t understand that. They just read the boxscores…thats why Phillips got fired (quickly) and Morgan can’t get a managerial job.

  • jr

    if they walk arod cano will ground into dp.

    • Conan

      Bingo

  • Accent Shallow

    I can believe Alex has a .600 average against Livan. Mind freakin’ boggling.

  • Salty Buggah

    Haha I knew they would walk Alex…make em pay Robbie PLEASE!!!! Yet another chance with bases juiced for him.

  • DGeezy

    PLEASE DELIVER CANO! PLEASE!

  • Drew

    Lets do some work on that bases loaded average there, chief!

  • Dela G

    make em pay cano!

  • Professor Oak

    I will laugh if Cano makes them pay for the intentional walk!

  • J

    Cano is due, but he’ll into a DP. what’s up with his bases loaded numbers?! under 250 when the pitcher is forced to throw strikes?

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

    Cano…please…make him throw you a strike first. Please. For the love of Mo, Melvin, and The Jesus.

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

      Or don’t.

      • Pasqua

        That’s the infuriating part of it. I know he hit it hard, but Livan’s achiles heel tonight has been trouble getting it over. How you don’t make him throw at least one strike just defies logic.

    • Reggie C.

      Fat baby jesus distracted Cano on that one.

  • Zach

    hit it hard

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHEET CANO

    YOUVE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME

  • e mills

    lol…nice job robbayyy

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

    Cano has morphed into 2008 Derek Jeter…

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Another well struck ball. Damn.

  • Accent Shallow

    I thought that was a single off the bat. Argh.

  • Reggie C.

    Cano is so predictable.

  • pat

    Ugh, he smoked that ball. FUCK

  • Professor Oak

    ARGH!

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF is it going to take to move Cano out of the god damn 5th spot in the lineup!!

    • TurnTwo

      a bunt and run? really? hmm.

    • Conan

      Take it easy with those kind of comments – I mentioned that yesterday and was jumped on for that kind of crazy talk.

  • jr

    can we move cano from 5th spot?

  • Metsuck

    Wow…how many times does he have to scald the ball for it to get through?

  • Jamal G.

    Bah, he hit it hard, just right at him.

  • lovintheyankees

    i fkng hate cano i rather ransom or pena wtf take a pitch hes struggling to throw strikess

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      You are the most negative, irrational, person here.

    • Drew

      Hold on folks, allow me.

      OAKTAG

    • LiveFromNewYork

      the whiny girly bandwagon must have forgotten to scrape you off the road. Send them a text or something so they come back round for you.

      • jr

        cano needs to bat 6th,. he would be fine there..

  • LiveFromNewYork

    And that’s a doubleplay ball!

    Every time I take it off mute, I regret it.

  • yankees=warriors

    Cano…has officially taken Jeter’s place as the DP king…
    Can he stop batting 5th?

  • Matty Ice

    Cano’s ass needs to sit the next game.

    3 DP balls? Unacceptable from a major league hitter.

    • Bill

      BS. It’s amazing that some of you don’t understand variance and luck. He’s hit the ball hard twice and it’s just happened to go right at people. Nothing else he can do there.

      • Matty Ice

        Not BS. With the way Livan was pitching this inning, he has no business jumping at the first pitch like that. Oh wait, he’s Robbie Cano….if he sees more than 3 pitches in an AB he melts.

        • Matty Ice

          meant to say 3rd pitch not first

        • Zach

          “With the way Livan was pitching this inning, he has no business jumping at the first pitch like that”

          it was the third pitch of the AB

  • mjkj

    He’s a bottom of the order hitter. He sucks in these situations

  • Professor Oak

    Why swing at all on a 2-0 count…

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Talk about lucky. The Yankees are hitting the holy hell out of the ball.

  • Ivan

    Well that was great.

  • J

    damn. unlucky there, he hit it hard. murphy’s law hits cano for today.

  • Salty Buggah

    bad luck DP!!!

    Cano’s impatience shows there, that was ball 3

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    meh, that was hard up te middle; instincts took over. and Robi had a hit stolen from him by castillo earlier

  • Pasqua

    I’m not a big believer in “momentum shifts” but, damn, did we just hand the Mets something to get pumped about.

  • Salty Buggah

    We have absolutely crushed the ball today.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Luck for Livan…un-luck for Wang. He should have let that ball go, but instincts will getcha.

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

    “That’s gonna throw that into a base hit”

    Vague pronoun references galore.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      that always throws that.

      doncha know?

  • jr

    wang and cano are doing a good job keeping the mets in the game

    • Zach

      yeah unacceptable to give up 2 runs

  • yankees=warriors

    No pitching change?

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      I wouldn’t say that ball was exactly “scorched”. Would you?

    • Drew

      lol.. are you watching this game on television?

      • yankees=warriors

        Hey, I’m not saying he’s not pitching well! But now that he’s finally gotten a chance at winning the game, why take any chances?

        • Drew

          Yeah he got a little unlucky on that hit, he should’ve let it go to Jetes. I’m surprised they took him out now.

  • DGeezy

    get us through this inning wang & the pen will take it from there

  • Salty Buggah

    Sheff scares me..DP time please

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

    Thank god Cano hit into a DP so people would have something new to complain about. I was going to have to put some of you guys on suicide watch if we didn’t have some sort of unfortunate result to harp on and jump to conclusions about.

    • Dela G

      where is “V” when you need him…

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

      Hey…3 Dp’s in a game is nothing to compliment…

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

        Which is why I didn’t compliment it.

    • ArodMVP217 FTW!

      bien puesto

  • Accent Shallow

    I don’t know if this is one pitch away from 4-3, or from none on, two outs . . .

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Why did Sheff bunt? I mean…the clean-up hitter bunt?

    • Drew

      What?

  • Dela G

    oh damn it, why bring in phil coke?

    • Zach

      martinez cant hit lefties

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

      Because he’s good.

      • Dela G

        yeah i got pwnd

  • Salty Buggah

    We better score some runs because we have hit the shit out of the ball.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wang’s stuff hasn’t looked particularly stellar, but he’s survived a lousy Mets lineup. Can’t bitch too much.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Apparently a lot of people here can

  • pat

    Coke pwns the next 2 guys then phil for the 7th and 8th.

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

      And 9th, please.

  • Drew

    I would’ve let Wager go, hopefully Coke doesn’t fuck up my boy’s W.

  • Salty Buggah

    No Hughes?

    • Ivan

      Lefty coming up.

  • Bill

    Wanger only threw 85 pitches. I would have liked to see him try to finish the inning. Too bad Robbie’s ball was hit right at the SS last inning, otherwise Wanger might have gotten to finish the inning.

    • Slu

      I agree. I would have let him go as well, but this is what Coke’s role is supposed to be.

      I’d feel better with some insurance runs. They really needed at least one last inning.

    • Accent Shallow

      I can live with it. Even ’06-08 Wang had a very pronounced platoon split. Might as well shield him from LHB if he’s done enough.

    • yankees=warriors

      Yup. But I’d say the best chance he had at a long outing was last time. I actually think he pitched better in that game.
      Too bad the run support wasn’t there.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Hughes for the 7th and 8th

  • Stephen

    Doctor, what should I do if the announcers make my ears bleed?

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Nevermind the fact that the Yankee bullpen has to pitch a lot of their innings in a freakin Little League field.

    • TurnTwo

      and if they pitch better, they wont give up the HRs.

      i think the better stat or discussion would be to determine how many of those bullpen HRs were given up in April and May vs. June.

  • Accent Shallow

    Phil, if you walk Martinez . . .

  • Tony

    Wang didn’t look as good as he did versus Atlanta. That said, I’m not a fan of Girardi’s micromanaging. I think you let Wang try to deal with Martinez. It’s 3-2, you’ve won the first two already, and the most important thing for the Yankees the next few weeks is to get Wang right.

    But that’s me. Decent start, not as good as Atlanta, but showing steady improvement. That said, a tougher test next time with Toronto, who has seen him plenty.

    • Drew

      I thought you wanted Wang gone like 3 innings ago?

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      +1

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

      I’d agree with all that. I thought he pitched better against Atlanta as well, but this start wasn’t bad.

      In any event, it’s time to take the training wheels off and just demote Phil and stop with the start-by-start referendum for Wang. Unless he reverts back to the Wang of April, he’s in the rotation. And Phil’s in Scranton, starting and getting his innings in.

      Make it happen, fellas.

  • Dela G

    my bad for doubting you coke

    that was a MONEY… MONEY strike out

    • Drew

      +1

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Tyler Kepner just tweeted that AND it’s a Pepsi park.

  • charlespoet

    So people hate Cano for the DP and think Pena would be better? Um, I don’t even know how to respond.

    And then blaming Wang for giving up 2 runs? If Wang had done that from the beginning of the, season he would be 7-3, at least.

    Wow, I thought the sun was hot here today.

  • Ivan

    Lets go Hughes.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hughes in to pitch to Omir Santos seems the definition of overmanaging.

    (And as I look it up, I see Santos has an OPS >.800 against LHP. One problem: 32 PAs!)

  • Drew

    I wonder if we see Brunester in back to back days. Pitcher due up 4th

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      Not after only 1 pitch.

  • Dela G

    Phil hughes

    1 pitch

    1 out

    that is GEICO MONEY!

  • DGeezy

    well done Phils

  • Salty Buggah

    Phil(s)!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ivan

    That was easy.