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

    LAST! Damn…I f’d up.

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

      Heh. Technically, that is not a violation of the commenting guidelines. You’re good… for now.

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

        LOL! I thought I may get in trouble, since it eludes to that damnable comment.

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

    Never saw that commercial before. Sweet!

  • Brian

    Don’t know if this was said earlier, but now 8 of 11 players for the Yanks in this game are home-grown. Rivera would make it 9.

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

      Untrue. The Yankees never develop players. Ever.

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

        Joba Chamberlain is actually from Japan. He just looks white.

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

          At least Phil Hughes isn’t Chinese.

          /oldmeme’d

      • Stephen

        Only the Red Sox do. Their farm system is beyond comparison

      • Brian

        Well that, and you can’t exactly take credit for creating God either.

        15-20% of all starting backstops in the league….oops, there I go again.

    • Salty Buggah

      But but we can ONLY buy players. CASHMAN BURNT TEH FARM DOWN!!!

      • TurnTwo

        well exactly… they are homegrown players we bought by signing them after drafting them.

        Cashman and the Yankees make me sick.

  • Drew

    Oh, they told me pitcher was due up fourth this inning. I guess i’m the asshole for listening to them. Pitcher is in the 2 hole now.

  • Salty Buggah

    A run or 5 would be nice here

  • Drew

    Nah, I’ ready for #500.

    • Drew

      whoops, that was a reply to the Saltman

  • Accent Shallow

    Some insurance runs would be super nice, guys. Please?

    Also worried the Yankees won’t have the cojones to demote Hughes if he keeps pitching effectively out of the pen.

    • Drew

      Cash had cajones the size of a fucking bowling ball.

      • Accent Shallow

        Clearly, but it’s one thing to release players who aren’t hurting the team, another to demote a guy who’s clearly been very effective.

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

    I can’t quite figure out why Joe constantly thinks Swisher should be lifted for a defensive replacement while Johnny Damon’s in the game. I understand even less why Swisher should be lifted for Damon.

    Nick Swisher was born in 1980.
    Johnny Damon was born in 1973.

    /nitpick

    • Pasqua

      Hey – that’s ageism! And if Johnny Damon could lift his elbow above his shoulder, or move quickly…or see you from a reasonable distance, he’d totally kick your ass.

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

        IETC

    • dre

      exaaaactly

  • Jake H

    All the outs have been hard. Chubs is getting lucky.

  • Salty Buggah

    ANOTHER crushed/well-hit out.

  • yankees=warriors

    I suppose Hughes can only pitch one more inning today, because the 8th is for Bruney?

  • Will (the other one)

    Man, now I hope Philly stays in the game long enough to bat.

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

      I hope Phil is the last Yankee pitcher tonight. He needs the innings. He should pitch the 9th even if it’s still a one-run lead.

      Mo be damned.

      • yankees=warriors

        LOL, what a bold suggestion!
        But I don’t like the way they’re screwing Hughes too.
        One day he’s preparing to start for Andy, then CC, and another he’s backing up Wang or Joba.
        The unpredictability is bad for everyone, and he’s supposed to be our future 2nd starter!

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

          You know what’s nice and predictable?

          Scranton.

          • yankees=warriors

            Yup.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’d be fun/interesting, but you’ll get to see Hughes bat next year in interleague. I’d rather not see him here with only a 1 run lead, even if the Mets have seemed rather punchless.

    • Steve H

      sarcasm? Don’t want him to pull a Wang…..

  • dre

    can someone explain to me why Damon is in and swisher is out?

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

      Because Joe Morgan says so!

    • Drew

      Well, Melky is better at RF than LF. I don’t know though.

    • TurnTwo

      id guess it has more to do with buying time on the offensive side of the top of the inning than anything else.

      and who else are you going to take out in the double switch?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Do you need the concept of a double switch explained or why they made that particular switch?

      • dre

        there was not even a need for a double switch, just pinch hit for the pitch if and when he comes up your losing a quailty bat by takin swisher out…take out Gardner or melky if you must, but not swisher

  • Jake H

    How many gidp will Cano hit into tonight?

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

      I’m not sure, but one thing is certain, he’s hitting into them for one reason only:

      Just to piss you off.

      • Jake H

        people complain about jeter and his gidp so why can’t I complain about cano. He has been brutal with the gidp.

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

          Perhaps because Robbie has hit the ball hard, and not just dinky little ground balls that turn into DPs.

        • cgs

          I heard Jeter was in the DR with Cano all summer working on GIDP.

          • Riddering

            IETC

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

          I don’t know how much people “complain” about Jeter’s GIDP. They more tolerate it while appreciating Jeter for his otherwise awesomeness.

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

            +1

    • cjc

      4

  • Accent Shallow

    Gardner just misses another jack!

  • Dela G

    man i wish gardner had waited for that curveball to miss…

  • Accent Shallow

    Thanks for letting Livan fake his way through another inning, guys.

    (I know Posada just missed a double and Gardner just missed a homer. So it goes)

  • Salty Buggah

    Livan has 1 K and he has gotten that outside call to lefties all friggin day

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

      Sure. But Livan is awesome, and the Yankee offense blows.

  • yankees=warriors

    I’m SO glad we don’t have a mascot.

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

      Some cheerleaders would be nice, though.

  • Accent Shallow

    First replay of the Castillo pop of the night.

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

    Put that one in the books, Howie.

  • Drew

    Was that the first meeting of the year?

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

      I believe so.

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

    Actually, the ball hit the palm of Castillo’s glove. Had he been using two hands, his right hand would have been on the opposite side of the glove, so that extra hand wouldn’t have really helped.

  • Dela G

    steve phillips is a MORON

    HAHAHA PHIL HUGHES AN 8TH INNING GUY?

    PLEASE SIT DOWN

    • Accent Shallow

      There’s a reason he’s on TV and not working as a GM

    • Accent Shallow

      Clearly, A-Rod needs to be moved to 1B/DH as soon as humanly possible.

    • TurnTwo

      well, i’m not saying that itd be the right thing to do for Hughes, but he could be an effective 8th inning pitcher.

      in that respect, Phillips isnt wrong.

      • Accent Shallow

        Side note: the Yankees will be extraordinarily fortunate if both Hughes and Joba turn into worthwhile starting pitchers for an appreciable period of time.

        In fact, if the Hughes/Joba/IPK troika produces one effective starter and one effective reliever, that might even count as a win.

  • pat

    hahaha you “graduate” from the rotation to the 8th inning spot.

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

      Just like Phillips graduated from a GM to a TV analyst.

    • TurnTwo

      again, he’s not graduating from the rotation into the 8th inning.

      he’d graduating from pitching in the 6th or 7th currently to pitching the 8th.

      • SF Yanks

        Point is- Phillips is a moron.

        • TurnTwo

          i dont think anyone would argue that.

          but there is so much else to criticize him for, why pile on for something he actually said that was somewhat accurate?

  • Accent Shallow

    Please don’t walk Castillo.

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

    Alright, Phil. All the way back now.

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

    Way to squeeze his balls ump!

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

      Pat, is that you?

      • pat

        i hate you all

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

          Heh.

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

          We tease because we love, Pat. We tease because we love.

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

            We don’t love you like that, though, pat. Don’t get any ideas.

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

              Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • Drew

            You’re all a bunch of pansy gays.
            /IH’d

  • cjc

    how can we get livan’s fucking strikezone wtf

  • J

    cmon phil! we need strikes!

  • cjc

    according to gameday 2 of those balls were well in the strikezone

  • Salty Buggah

    I hate leadoff walks..DP Phil

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      You want to DP Phil just for walking someone?

      • Salty Buggah

        no no i meant get a double play lol

  • Zach

    hell yes!

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

    What a play all around!

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

    NAILS KRZYZEWSKI.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Wow

  • BigBlueAL

    Look at Arod!!

  • J

    that was a beautiful set play.

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

    Suck it, Buster Olney.

  • Drew

    Fuck yeah Al!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    derek jeter and a-rod straight up money

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

      I still find it so awesome that the Yankees have both Jeets and Nails.

  • yankees=warriors

    Wow, scary!

  • Drew

    Jetes showing the bushleague fistpump. This guy needs to grow up.

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

      David Eckstein would never have done that.

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

      Really. I mean, real athletes don’t get excited.

  • daniel aka bryce harper

    JEET-AH TO FERST BASE!!1!

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

    The Mets should sign Joe Morgan.

    • Dela G

      he would be a faster fielder than sheff

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

    I know Phil hasn’t been using it as much out of hte ‘pen, but I hope he’s keeping the cutter sharp.

  • yankees=warriors

    Unlucky, that was a DP ball.

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

      Cano didn’t hit that.

  • Slu

    Can Bruney pitch back to back days?

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

    FROZEN!

    • pat

      Haha is it possible to freeze somebody with 95 mph heat? Cuz Phil just did.

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

        Ah! Good point. -1 for me. :)

        • pat

          Hahah nooo I was thinking the same thing, Cora looked frozen by that fastball, it was awesomely strange

  • Dela G

    wow phil huhges for mayor

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

    Phil Hughes is a starting pitcher.

    • Slu

      Phil needs to stay in the bullpen.

      Think of this bridge to Mo: Phil – 7th, Joba – 8th.

      /sarcasm

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

    Way to be, Phil.

  • Ivan

    Phil Hughes is that man.

  • pat

    hahah cora that big wood thing on your shoulder.. yea thats for trying to hit the ball with.

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

    You da man Phil.

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

      HUGHES YOU DA BOMB IN PHANTOMS, YO!!!!!

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

        Have you actually seen Phantoms? I really want to, just becasue of that line.

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

          I caught about 20 minutes of it on TV once.

          It looked appropriately craptacular.

  • Accent Shallow

    I was worried about Hughes to start that inning. Shows what I know.

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

      Umm…why?

      • Accent Shallow

        Command looked off.

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

          That one pitch he threw before showed you that he was off, and he shouldn’t start the next inning? Al-righty then.

          • Accent Shallow

            Perhaps I should have phrased that “Watching Hughes walk Castillo made me worry about his command.” Make more sense?

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

              Okay. Got it. Thought you meant you didn’t want to see Phil come out to throw that innign at all.

  • Mac

    Phil Hughes says he’s too good for this bullpen crap.

  • yankees=warriors

    LOL, Phil pitching sick still >> Mets hitters.

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

      Joe Morgan>>>Phil

    • Professor Oak

      Hughes got the flu too?

      • yankees=warriors

        Yeah, Pete reported it.

  • b/c

    So how bout Hughes sitting consistently at 95.. me likey!

    • Accent Shallow

      I like it too. I also like how his average fastball was >92 when he was starting.

      • b/c

        Agreed i wasnt going there in the least.. we heard 94 95 in the minors and i hope its translated to the majors now

    • Tony

      I like how literally every human being on the planet would throw the ball faster out of the bullpen than as a starter.

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

        I could be wrong, but I believe when Joel Zumaya was a starting pitcher his fastball topped out at 62 mph.

  • J

    posada with another terrible call.

    caught cora looking for a curve.

  • Bill

    PHIL HUGHES IS A STARTING PITCHA!!!!! Seriously, he should be in the rotation in place of Pettitte or Wang. Those two will have to battle it out for the last rotation spot cause Hughes is being wasted in the bullpen.

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

      So you want Joba and Phil to pitch from now until about mid-August, when they reach their respective limits. Then finish out the season with CC, AJ, Andy, Wang, and…umm…Aceves?

      • Zach

        No we need to sign Ben Sheets!!

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

          Hell yeah!

          • yankees=warriors

            I thought he’s not going to be ready for this season?

            • Zach

              late August i believe, but who knows

      • Bill

        JOBA CHAMBERLAIN IS A STARTING PITCHA!!!! And he will be for the rest of the season. CC, AJ, Wang, Hughes will be our rotation for the playoffs if we make it.

      • Mike bk

        phil hughes has another 100 innings on his limit so unless he is going 8 per start he isnt going to hit it. Even if he was starting right now at most he would get 15-16 starts so if he goes 6 per on average then he hits the limit at the end of the year not mid-August.

    • e mills

      I can’t tell if there’s any sarcasm, but I agree he should be in there over Wang

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

      Scranton Wilkes-Barre says hello.

  • Salty Buggah

    You know, this Hughes kid might be good ;)

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

      Nah. He came up in the Yankee organization. And they don’t develop any good players.

  • Dela G

    is joe morgan a moron? He’s always been a patient hitter..

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

      Did you just ask if Joe is a moron?

      I’m sorry, but perhaps you’re the moron for even asking that. ;)

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Cody Ransom? If Jeter doesn’t get on here you have to let Hughes hit, he’s dominating.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      And my point is now moot

  • Professor Oak

    I hear Hughes is the best hitting pitcher on this team not named CC, or so he claims.

    • mick

      Mike,How about a fan poll as to who is the bigger dumbass..Steve Phillips or Joe Morgan?Slight sarcasm

  • Drew

    Lol, it’s funny how Dek hits lefties so well this year.

  • Dela G

    “starting pitching is the key to a championship team”- Joe Morgan

    noooo way???

    i thought it was an excellent uniform configuration

    • Zach

      8th inning pitchers are teh most important part of championship teams

    • Sam

      It’s actually team spirit

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

      I thought it was 8th inning dominance.

    • Teix is the man

      Francesa claims its teh pen!

  • BigBlueAL

    Well that was a waste of using Matsui.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Texy we need a basehit for another run

  • Zach

    Jerry Manual with his socks up

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

      He’s a gamer.

  • BigBlueAL

    I love it how Manuel always jogs out to the mound when changing pitchers.

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

      Walking Tex to get to ARod…interesting.

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

        Yes. Manuel jogs out to the mound to walk Tex.

        *shrugs*

        Sorry, accidentally replied.

  • Professor Oak

    AROD SMASH THAT BALL PLEASE!

  • yankees=warriors

    That was funny, almost turned an intentional ball into a wild pitch!

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope JoPo gets hot again soon his #’s are droppin

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    Cano Redemption, calling it!

    • ArodMVP217 FTW!

      Come on Meow, find a hole!!!

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

    You gotta love the Cal League.

    http://foxyurl.com/7DM

    • Drew

      heh holy shit

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Talk about sticking by your guy, 4.2, 13 hits, 11 runs, 11 earned.

        • Drew

          He had good stuff tonight. heh

    • Accent Shallow

      Madre de Dios.

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

    I can’t wait for Cano to NOT hit into a DP after ARod is walked.

  • Dela G

    man a-rod should’ve mashed that pitch

  • cjc

    if i were green i wwould just walk arod and go after cano

  • Ivan

    Deposit this in the stands A-Rod.

  • pat

    wow that was a dirty pitch on 3-1

  • NYQ

    WOW- the Mets have more hits than the Yankees. CRAZY!!!!

    • Professor Oak

      But we’ve hit the ball ridiculously hard today, they haven’t.

      • NYQ

        Ok they hit it hard but at the Mets gloves! So it is still not a hit.

  • yankees=warriors

    What are the odds that Cano does anything productive?

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

      50/50?

    • Steve H

      33%

    • NYQ

      10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 t0 1

    • cjc

      if his career with the bases loaded tells us antyting small

  • pat

    you knew he wasn’t gonna throw arod a fastball there.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Look how happy he looks to walk there

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

      Fuck, Cano has absolutely smoked everything tonight to no avail.

  • Dela G

    man awesome at-bat arod

    bases loaded for the new captain double play

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

    Typical A-Rod: taking the walk to pass the baton.

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

    Since Robbie can’t hit into a DP, he’ll get a base hit.

    • yankees=warriors

      Hate to point out, but that would have been another one…

  • DGeezy

    well a least cano cant hit into a double play now but DAMMIT ROBBIE YOU’RE DUE, COME THRU WITH A HIT HERE!

  • Jamal G.

    ARod looked way to happy to take a walk there.

    /Idiots

    • Steve H

      IETC

  • pat

    IT”S A CHEERDOWN!

  • Eirias

    It is amazing that there are so many Yankees fans there that the Let’s Go Yankees cheer resounds.

  • Salty Buggah

    I like A-rod taking balls (even if they are intentional at times)

    Law of averages requires Cano to get a hit here right?

  • Accent Shallow

    I’d really like to see a Hughes demotion, although he’s pitched well. It’s clear the Yankees aren’t going to replace Pettitte or Wang, so he needs to be taking the ball every fifth day. He can pitch out of the pen later in the year, if need be.

    Cano hits the ball hard again, right at an infielder. Argh.

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

      Hughes should go down to AAA, like you said. Then come up in mid-August to take Joba’s spot in the rotation.

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

        Yup.

      • putt

        agreed

  • Dela G

    DAMN IT, ANOTHER HARD HIT BALL RIGHT TO CASTILLO BY CANO

  • Sam

    Tough luck for Cano tonight

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

    Stop hitting the ball so hard!

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

    Ugh. He hit it hard, though.

  • jr

    robbie has no luck today..

  • Conan

    Typical. I’m sure Cano apologists will once again say “he hit it hard”.

    • Sam

      Are you saying he didn’t?

      • Conan

        Yes, he hit it hard – I’m just tired of watching the same results over and over from this guy. He needs to be dropped in the order.

        • Steve H

          Yeah, he really needs to increase his babip by hitting some bloopers towards the bottom of the order.

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

      Well, he did…didn’t he?

      These guys aren’t as good as you at hitting the ball hard, and making sure the guys in the field don’t make good plays.

    • Zach

      he did

  • Bill

    Just horrible luck for Cano. He’s been scorching the ball but it just happens to go right at people. That’s variance for you.

  • pat

    People are gonna bitch and cry but he smacked it again right at somebody.

  • Jake K.

    Robinson Cano: hit ’em where they am.

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

      ICWUDT

  • dre

    i hate saying players aren’t clutch but….Cano is pushing it…

  • Salty Buggah

    Lucky we had 2 outs or else another DP was in order.

  • Teix is the man

    what is this that i’m hearing about how the phillies want ti trade for wang?

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

      Sure! I’m sure CC would love to get some Philly Cheesesteaks in return.

      • Teix is the man

        no on the espn insider, it says they want wang. is it likely they trade him?

        • Drew

          Only if they give us John Mayberry JR’s fake dad.

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

            Heh. We probably already have him.

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

      Philly LOVES the Wang.

      • Teix is the man

        you homophobic bastard!

    • Slu

      That might work out well for both team. Phils have a decent SS prospect.

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex and Arod might not see another strike for the rest of the season.

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

      Yes, because every ball Robbie Cano hits for the rest of the year will continue to be hit right at someone.

      (rolls eyes)

      • BigBlueAL

        No, hopefully he starts making them pay. Or Posada bats 5th where he should be batting. Hey I LOVE Cano but Ive been saying for a while now he should not be hitting 5th, besides the fact he has by far the lowest OBP of all the regulars.

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

    Luis Castillo is a Robinson Cano hater.

  • dre

    who would we get back for him?

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

      The Flyers PA announcer.

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

    Don’t hit Jorge in the balls, Brian.

  • NYQ

    Over/Under on Mo blowing it.

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

      Can you have an over/under on that?

      /gamblingphraseFAIL

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      How would one set an over/under on something like that. I don’t think that’s how O/U works.

    • Eirias

      Depends on whether it is tied.b

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

        How would you blow a save in a tie ball game?

    • NYQ

      Sorry my bad

  • pat

    People enjoy watching this type of baseball more? Where you have to keep switching people and taking pitchers out so they don’t have to hit? This shit sucks.

  • jr

    goddammet bruney

  • putt

    At some point Cano has to go on a 9 – 12 bases loaded run, right? How can his average be so poor with the bases drunk? It seems to be a case of bad luck lately, that can’t last forever.

    • Yankee1010

      You would think. However, it’s been this way from 2005 through the present.

      • putt

        I read ya, I’m just trying to keep hope alive, yaknow, put the good vibes out there..

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Nice way to start the inning.

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

    The ump was not calling a strike. That last one was right there.

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

    Why did I think the bases were loaded when A-Rod walked? Me fail.

  • Dave

    Really dislike this move to bring Bruney in. Hughes only threw 16 pitches…

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, they pinch hit for him to try and get some runs. Didn’t work out.

      But if he’s going to be a 1 inning (~20-30 pitch) reliever, he should be starting in Scranton.

  • DGeezy

    ugh lets not hand them the game please

  • Mac

    Did ESPN just have a BABIP segment? Which Joe Morgan read?

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

      Well, the words “batting average” are in it, so I’m sure it didn’t kill him too much.

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

      Nah, that was actually Bill Fremp.

      /FJM’ed.

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

        (golf clap)

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

          *bows*

  • Accent Shallow

    Bruney,

    Please throw strikes. Thanks.

  • Dela G

    cmon bruney, lets get a DP

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

    Why is Aceves warming instead of Rivera?

  • BigBlueAL

    Ill admit this is straight up 2nd guessing, but couldnt have Hughes just SAC bunted and stay in the game???? I know Bruney is the “8th inning guy” but Hughes was fucking throwing peas tonight.

    Either way lets hope Bruney gets out of this.

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

    Aceves? Are we really going to have to go through this again?

    • Accent Shallow

      Unlike the Red Sox, the Mets currently have two (2) major league hitters in their lineup.

      • Zach

        Or incase Bruney gives up a run

  • NYQ

    Hey great idea lets walk the lead-off batter!!!

    • NYQ

      And another!

  • Yankee1010

    Why does Cano need to bat 5th? At what point is he moved? Yes, he hit a couple of balls hard tonight. However, he also insists on letting a pitcher that is having trouble throwing strikes off the ropes far too often.

    There is no incentive to pitch to Teixeira or A-Rod with Cano perfectly willing to get himself out behind them.

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

    Thank you, Gary. That was out of the zone.

  • Dela G

    bruney that was money to sheff!

  • Dela G

    cmon don’t try and walk TATIS

    put it in the damn zone!

  • Dela G

    tatis couldn’t even catch up!

    attaboy

  • jr

    jesus bruney

  • Zach

    more strikes, less balls

  • pat

    Bruney’s stache has a counteractive effect.

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

    Mo please? It’d be a 4 out save, Joe.

    /rolls eyes

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

      Oh wait, nevermind. Whatever. He should be in next anyway.

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

      So he would only need to get 2 outs in the 9th. ;)

    • charlespoet

      not a hard decision you would think, especially with a day off tomorrow.

  • e mills

    I thought the yankees got rid of Veras

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

    Is there anything more frustrating than relievers walking guys?

  • cjc

    fucking throw strikes

  • zs190

    The post-DL Bruney makes me nervous, he’s back to his old iffy command again.

    • Pasqua

      Wondering if he’s trying to throw it through a wall to show everyone that he’s healthy. He does tend to fall into that trap from time to time.

  • Yankee1010

    Come on, Bruney. Really?

  • charlespoet

    Memo to all men: Growing Porn stache like Bruney does not make you better. It curses you.

    • BigBlueAL

      Best porn stache ever, Adam Morrison.

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

        The only thing Adam Morrison ever did that was the “best ______ ever” was “Best postgame cry ever”.

        • Conan

          Actually, there were still a couple of ticks left on the game clock.

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, I say the ‘stache is batting .500. See: Giambi 2008

  • BigBlueAL

    So far in his return from the DL Bruney hasnt exactly grabbed the 8th inning role by the throat.

    • Chris

      He’s thrown 3.7 innings, giving up 1H, 1R, and 4 Ks (plus 4BB). That’s very good for an 8th inning guy.

      • Accent Shallow

        All those are good numbers, except for that pesky “more walks than innings” thing.

  • Dela G

    we need a DP badly

    really bad. We got the effing rookie up

    throw him 3 fastballs, and he’ll swing and miss 3 times

    • Accent Shallow

      And Martinez whiffs on a pitch at the neck. Melky-esque.

  • Drew

    Just uno maas out, then it’s mo time

    • Drew

      MUchos gracias Bruney.

  • jr

    throw the ball over the plate please…

  • Accent Shallow

    Bruney,

    How about you get two more outs without allowing any runs to score, so K-Rod can’t say “Blowing that lead couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.”

  • Slu

    Am I the only one who hears BOW CHICA WOW WOW every time they show Bruney and his ‘stache?

  • Dave

    and Bruney says, “how come everyone forgot my biggest flaw has always been my insatiable desire to walk a ton of people?”

  • Salty Buggah

    Uh-oh cmon now Bruney…Double PLay please!

  • Dela G

    WHO CALLED THAT STRIKE OUT BABY! ;)

    • Drew

      Axl, is that you? ;)

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

        Drew, are you wearing pants?

    • Zach

      joe morgan?

    • Dela G

      you guys are ice cold. i love it :)

  • yankees=warriors

    Whew, one more, Bruney.

    • yankees=warriors

      Or…go for #500, Mo!

  • Pasqua

    Who will defend K-Rod’s honor?! WHO?!!

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

    But I thought Jorge called an awful game and couldn’t make an adjustment like that mid-game.

  • jr

    come on mo!

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

    Fernando Martinez is a lot like Dustin Pedroia. Except Martinez can’t hit the high OUTSIDE fastball.

  • BigBlueAL

    Bruney making Mo’s job a little harder since his return from the DL.

  • NYQ

    Why does it seem that Martinez is up at big opportunities in this game??
    And then strikes out.

  • Slu

    Good. High leverage situation and he goes to Mo.

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

    Exiiiiiit liiiiiiiiiight

  • Accent Shallow

    I can’t ever complain about Mariano entering a game, but that’s twice that Girardi has changed pitchers to face . . . Omir Santos.

    • Chris

      Girardi has said he only wants to use Mo for 4 outs. It just happened that Santos was up the second time with two outs in the 8th.

  • Salty Buggah

    MO!

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

    I love the fact that Rivera just trotted out of the CitiField bullpen, which is appropriately called “The Mo’s Zone”.

  • charlespoet

    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your bat tight…

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Say your prayers
    Off to never never land.

    Since the Mets refuse to play it.

    • cjc

      what wagner coming in

  • NYQ

    Oh God didn’t Santos get that big homer off Paps?

    • Drew

      lol

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

      Mariano Rivera >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance

    • yankees=warriors

      This is not the bandbox of bandboxes, Fenway Park.

    • Pasqua

      Yes, but Fenway does not equal Citi Field in terms of “hitter friendly parks.”

      I hope.

      OH! And Paps does not equal Mo in terms of closers.

  • cjc

    if I have to hear about santos on wfan all night again I might puke lets go mo

  • putt

    Mo’s going with the rugged look tonight, George must be rolling in his hyperbolic chamber.

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

      H-Y-P-E-R-B-A-R-I-C

      • Pasqua

        May I have the language of origin, please?

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        No, he has a chamber that he sits in to make outrageous exaggerations.

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

          I did appreciate the fact that the typo was also humorous in it’s own right, though.

        • Accent Shallow

          I’d like a hyperbolic chamber, but I hear they cost 2 zillion dollars.

    • Stephen

      if that’s the word you wanted, ietc

  • Dela G

    man mariano is not getting any close calls

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

    Breath….breath.

  • Dela G

    oh my god that foul ball made my heart stop

  • BigBlueAL

    For some reason this ab by Santos is making me nervous.

    • BigBlueAL

      Nevermind.

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

    Woooooooooooooow my heart kinda skipped a beat there.

    • Dela G

      same here bro

  • cjc

    go in pls

    • cjc

      thanks

  • putt

    Bust him in!

  • Dela G

    MARIANO WITH THA CUTTAH

  • Drew

    Check yo self foo!

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

    Mo’s cutter >> Omir Santos.

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

    When did Omir Santos turn into a halfway decent big leaguer?

    • Sam

      He’s got that Trenton Thunder so you can’t knock him that much

      • Sam

        Trenton Thunder pedigree
        Sam fail

  • putt

    Thank you Mo.

  • J

    ump called that before it even hit posada’s glove. lol

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

      so did I

      • Teix is the man

        unfortunately, you don’t count!

  • Accent Shallow

    Santos really shaking his head? Come on, man. You’re a nobody, he’s Mariano Rivera. Swing the bat.

  • Sam

    Beautiful

  • NYQ

    Yeah lets go Mo

  • charlespoet

    as my dad use to say “Sit your ass down bitch! You’ve been served.”

    • Dela G

      your dad is awesome

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

      Who’s your dad, Eric Cartman?

    • Drew

      my ma wouldn’t take that shit. heh

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

    Mariano Rivera is good at baseball.

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

      Comment of the night!

    • putt

      Clever…very clever…almost TOO clever. PEDs?

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

    Mo is love!

  • Salty Buggah

    Yes, we finally get that call Livan got all day (and his were worse)

  • Pete

    That one made me come off my chair with a fist pump. I’ll take the fine.

  • Professor Oak

    Too funny

  • Tony

    MY NAME IS MARIANO RIVERA, AND I GET BUCKETS

  • Ivan

    Mo To Santos: “I ain’t Papelbon bitch”

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

    That was clearly a strike. If the ump didn’t call that, Girardi would no longer be in this ball game.

  • Salty Buggah

    LOL PeteAbe: How do you figure Wang is doing right now? He might change little Justin’s name to Mo.
    Mo Wang. Now that’s a name.

    IETC!!!

  • Eirias

    Yes, let the hate flow.

  • yankees=warriors

    What are they chanting? Sounds more than just “Yankee suck”.

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHEET THOSE ARE THE MUTTS!

  • Eirias

    God, I love the Mets some times.

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

    Wait! How do you catch the ball again?

  • Accent Shallow

    Popups are K-Rod’s kryptonite.

    • Dela G

      specifically if hit against the yankees

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA THE METS ARE SO AWESOME

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

    There are times when I love the Mets.

  • yankees=warriors

    LOL, even his own teammates hate K-Rod.

  • Zach

    that’s Cora’s ball

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

    Heh. Robinson Cano smokes the ball all night long and makes nothing but outs. Jorge Posada breaks his bat into a soft popup and he’s standing on first base.

    Baseball is a cruel, cruel bitch of a game.

  • King of Fruity Hypos

    Mo steps on foul lines. On purpose.

  • pat

    I guess it would piss posada off alot to be pinch run for by cervelli

    • pat

      welp nevermind that then.

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    At least Jon miller says “rodriguez” the right way

    • Accent Shallow

      Felipe Alou used to refer to him as “Yan Meell-air” for that reason.

  • Dela G

    ATTABOY MELKMAN! GREAT HUSTLE!

    • putt

      was that in response to the SB or beating out the DP? My DirecTV is delayed and I’m trying to figure out by how much?

  • J

    swish looks so bored when he’s not playing baseball. someone get him a tweeter account

  • putt

    More undeserved Gold Glove, Jeter or Wright? I know I’m biased, but I think Wright is severely overrated defensively…

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

      Jeter, though he’s actually fielding quite well this year.

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

    Is it just me or would running on K-Rod be absolutely easy?

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Melky sure thinks so.

  • Sam

    Uh oh, Joe’s about to go on his anti-Moneyball rant

  • Drew

    Wow, a writer for the chi tribune suggests the cubs waive big zeke. Wow. Just wow.

  • Dela G

    melkman again with the hustle!

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

    How is getting caught stealing not a bad play? It’s making an out that you didn’t “have” to make.

    • Zach

      It was in context, saying Joe had a high SB rate.
      It;s like saying when Pujols strikes out its a bad play

    • Accent Shallow

      “Putting pressure on the defense.”

      Even Brett Gardner gets caught, though. Getting caught doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t have gone.

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

    That steal by Melky was so going through the motions.

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

      Well, Santos made that play pretty close. If Gardner were the one running, he’d be standing on second eating a sandwich by the time the throw got there.

    • putt

      Lazy Dominicans…

  • e mills

    When the Yankees were slumping a little bit there a week or so ago, the games were much shorter…nice to see them 3 hrs or longer recently

    • Dela G

      its because its on ESPN

      this game was going to 10pm regardless, knowing how they roll with commercials

      • e mills

        well 10 at least, it started at 8:07 or so ;)

    • putt

      Unmanageable 3 hrs…love ’em.

  • Dela G

    let’s go damon!

  • pat

    Alright less go Johnny you got 2 of the fastest guys on the team on base. Lets blow this bitch open.

    • Teix is the man

      Just cause you’re hung like a moose doesn’t mean you gotta do porn!
      -Kumar’d

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

    Mo will take K-Rod deep.

    • putt

      Line drive over Castillo’s head, plating 2.

      • putt

        But I’ll take the walk…

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

    Wow! The Yankees have been terribly unlucky tonight.

  • Dela G

    damn that was a nice play by reed

    if it was sheffield that plates a run for sure

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    How bad has the Yankees luck been today?

  • Accent Shallow

    A few more runs, please?

  • jr

    our guys are hitting the ball hard but right at them..

  • yankees=warriors

    LOL, is this a trick?

    • VO

      Yes

  • Bill

    Please let Mariano get a hit off of that douche K-Rod.

  • Dela G

    haha this is funny, mariano could bat again

    • SS

      That would be awesome – Gameday says that Mo has two career at-bats.

  • pat

    Fuckin, a no way sheff gets to that. We’ve been destroying the ball all night to no avail.

  • Zach

    sell it cervelli

  • Dela G

    wow i cannot believe they are pitching to jeter!

  • Yankee1010

    Is Jerry Manuel really this retarded?

  • Eirias

    I have to admit that Girardi taking Rivera out would demonstrate some serious stones.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo going yard baby.

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

    OK, why not IBB right away?

  • Drew

    lol at the mets

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

    I think that first strike was a mistake. It was supposed to be further off the plate.

  • Salty Buggah

    We seriously have crushed a lot of balls tonight, though right at people

  • Zach

    Jeter should have swung at that first pitch

  • Accent Shallow

    If they pinch-hit for Mariano . . .

    Also, Phillips said “I want Rivera out of there.” No shit, genius?

  • SS

    And will Mo bat for the third time in his career?

  • NYQ

    odds mO HITS A GRAND SALM?

  • Professor Oak

    Rivera: 500 saves F*** that S*** I just hit a grand slam against K-Rod.

  • Eirias

    Oh, please walk in a run.

  • Pasqua

    Wait, I’m feeling faint. Joe Morgan and I agree on something.

    Head…spinning.

    Don’t like…this…

    [passes out]

  • gxpanos

    NL baseball is an absolute joke. I hate this novelty, cartoon baseball.

    Get a damn DH.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo has more plate discipline than Cano!! LOL

    • Yankee1010

      Sad, but very true. See, Robbie, it’s OK to take some pitches with the bases loaded. Or in general.

      Wow, Mo. What an at-bat.

  • e mills

    football is sooooooo much better than baseball….lol buncha idiots

  • Dela G

    swing you doofus

    swing!

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

    Let Mo swing!

  • dygg

    So, is this an argument for not putting your best pitcher in in the 8th inning?

  • BigBlueAL

    If Krod throws a slider or changeup this will be hilarious.

  • Eirias

    He didn’t just swing, he swung? WTF?

  • Jersey

    Please walk this in. PLEASE

  • Zach

    AHAHAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    MO !!!!!!
    Mo owns K-Rod.

  • Eirias

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • Pasqua

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

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

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Jake H

    fear the mo!

  • Professor Oak

    LOL!

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

    Mariano Rivera is the greatest human being on the planet.

    • Professor Oak

      Let’s clone Mo 25 times, we would win every world series there is.

  • Drew

    MO IS SO FUCKING CLUTCH

  • Salty Buggah

    HOLY FUCK!!!!! MO IS DA BEST!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Beautiful.

    I wonder if that was out of respect.

  • LivefromNewYork

    THAT IS THE GREATEST THING IVE EVER SEEN!

  • Jersey

    YES

  • yankees=warriors

    LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Mo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>K-Rod!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    I hope Cano was paying attention to that at-bat. LMFAO.

    • yankees=warriors

      He was watching all right, and laughing.
      Whether he learned anything, though, is questionable.

  • charlespoet

    FEAR the RIVERA

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

    How awesome is that!?!? That alone is worth having interleague play for.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I love the Mets

  • NYQ

    K-ROD walks Mo……
    He is pathetic just pathetic
    WOW
    On the up side Mo has an RBI and an OBP of .333!!!

    • Eirias

      His career is .333. His season is an unsustainable .500!

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

    Now THAT is high comedy!

  • Dela G

    holy shit that was awesome

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

    Bwahahah!

  • King of Fruity Hypos

    OH MY MO!!!

    RBI for Mo!!!

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    The Yankee fans are taking over Citi Field I love it !!!!!

  • mustang

    over 30 years of watching baseball and now i have seen everything!!!!!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    CLUTCH.

  • Salty Buggah

    Are we sure Mo can’t bat? First, he hit a liner to center and now he has a great eye, fouls off a pitch, and walks!!!!

  • Pasqua

    This whole sequence by K-Rod is why anyone who even suggests that he is better than Mo is out of their mind. He is rattled and doesn’t know what to do.

  • VO

    Wow, that’s all I can say.

  • mustang

    He is god !!!

  • Dela G

    mo is the new colonel clutch!

  • Ivan

    Wow……..K-Rod is Pathetic.

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

    That…was…AWESOME!

  • NYQ

    That was definitely not a swing the bat didn’t even leave his back.