Game 75: Sweep the Mets!

Minors notes: Cox, Ajax, Bleich
Game 75 Spillover Thread

The Yanks go for the sweep tonight, in their first chance since back-to-back sweeps in May against the Twins and Orioles. It seems strange that the Yankees, with the third-best record in baseball, have only swept two series all year (not counting the two games against the A’s). They’ve been winning a lot of series, which is always nice, but when you have a chance for that sweep you’ve gotta convert.

The Yanks will get a chance against Livan Hernandez. As we noted last time the Yanks faced Livan, they’ve beaten him up pretty good over his career. In 35 career innings Livan has allowed 27 earned runs, including 10 home runs. More of the same, please.

One Yank who could use the run support is Chien-Ming Wang. He hasn’t gotten much of that this year. While it would be a stretch to say he pitched well in his last few starts, the lack of run support hasn’t made them look any better. A quality five- or six-inning performance tonight, combined with a good heap of run support, could be just what Wang needs.

This is it for Interleague play. There is no consensus among fans regarding these interleague games, but count me as one against them. I’d far rather see the Yankees take the 18 games they’ve played against the NL and give them six more series against AL opponents. My favorite part about baseball used to be that there were two leagues, completely separate, until the one meeting in the World Series.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Melky Cabrera, LF
8. Brett Gardner, CF
9. Chien-Ming Wang, P

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Minors notes: Cox, Ajax, Bleich
Game 75 Spillover Thread
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Yeah, I wish interleague play would go the way of the dinosaur, but the way it keeps drawing fans, it’s not going to happen.

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

      Why don’t you like it?

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

        The same reasons Joe outlined. I’d much rather see them play A.L. teams and on a whole, I think it’s just a tired concept. Do we really need to see the Jays playing the Marlins or the Royals playing the Pirates or the Padres playing the Mariners? Even Yankees v. Mets isn’t as exciting anymore, IMO.

  • Jersey

    I have a good feeling about Wang today.

    Which means this is going to end poorly, because I’m always wrong.

    • Bill

      I have a good feeling as well. The Mets have a very depleted lineup that Wang can take advantage of. The Yankees lineup should be able to pound Livan like they usually do and give Wang a cushion. I think we’ll see the old Wanger tonight.

      • Jersey

        That’s what I’m hoping for. I think six strong is doable, and would be HUGE for Wang.

  • Bill

    Interleague is awful and needs to go. These Yankees-Mets games were cool at first, but now they’re just like any other game. I hate watching the Yankees play in NL parks, except in the World Series of course.

    And just look how it gives some teams a major disadvantage. The NL East teams got screwed this year having to play the best division in baseball for interleague. The AL Central and West aren’t very good so having to play 4 really good teams and the Orioles is tough. Probably why we’ve seen the whole NL East struggle so much of late.

    • Januz

      I am not a supporter of interleague play. However, there is nothing wrong with 6 games against the Mets, and 156 games against the AL.

  • e mills

    I’m not a fan of interleague except for the fact that the Yankees should beat up on, imo, inferior teams in an inferior league

  • Salty Buggah

    Those pesky Rays are coming on strong…

    • lovintheyankees

      they worry me

      • Metsuck

        they should

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    Any word on JB Cox?

    • Salty Buggah

      He quit after being promoted and besides that no

      • Salty Buggah

        *demoted

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        Well yea I heard that obviously or I wouldn’t be asking. But I haven’t seen any updates on LoHud or on Thunder Thoughts

  • Salty Buggah

    Eww ESPN = Bad luck?

    • mustang

      so agree.

  • mustang

    I feel like no-no today

  • lovintheyankees

    inter league play is annoying but it is what it is. as for wang i don’t know i just hope we can score enough runs for him. i hope he pitches the way he did in2007 against the mets and not like last years start.

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

    Only thing that bothers me about interrleague is AL pitchers hitting in NL parks.

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

      +1

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Pitchers hitting in general bothers me, I thinks it’s about time the National League adopted the DH.

  • Jamal G.

    You know what I don’t get about some of the criticisms of inter-league play? People love to say, “Oh, these intra-city games aren’t exciting any more, they’re just like every other game.” Well, if it does feel like “every other game”, then why the complaints? The games count just the same as intra-league games, so why the fuss? They’re still playing games against other MLB clubs.

  • Dela G

    LETS GO YANKEES! I got my derek jeter shirt on and i am ready to root for a 5th straight W

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

    Oh, btw–

    In the starting line ups, the Yankees have 7 players with an OPS of .800 or better and an 8th at .790.

    The Mets have two.

  • kavi shah

    Wang has the flu…great…

    Anyone else think Joe Morgan is the worst color commentator in the game? (besides Steve Phillips)

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, he sucks..do you ever read his chats on ESPN? He has horrible answers and is so damn repetitive.

    • http://deleted RollingWave

      considering that he was bad while normal, maybe changing that would help :P

  • Metsuck

    Why is Gardner hitting 8th? So he can steal before Wang hits?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I’m guessing it’s because he’s the worst position player in the lineup today

  • fresh

    might be a little off topic but… with the reported interest of the philadelphia phillies in wang to patch up one of the holes in their rotation (ofcourse assuming he gets the sinker sinking again to the point where it would be a asset in that ballpark) maybe we could get jason donald as the centerpiece of a nice little package from them… what does everyone think?

    • Dela G

      i hope the yankees never trade wang. His stuff can be incredible, and i don’t want to see him going crazy in the NL. This isn’t andy pettite here, this is a dominant #1/2 pitcher (when healthy)

    • TurnTwo

      where did you hear this from? i find it incredibly hard to believe anyone would show interest in Wang right now, no matter depleted their pitching may be.

    • AndrewYF

      Wow, a future utility player at best for Wang.

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

      Yeah I saw that too. Since Wang is still under control next year as well, I’d hope they land more than Donald. Otherwise just keep him.

      • AndrewYF

        Wang is under control for the next two years. He was a super-two, and this is his second arbitration year.

        He’s still very valuable.

  • Metsuck

    Don’t trade Wang. He will be consistently good in our HR friendly ballpark. If you have a solid SP going, you can win with the Pirates lineup

  • Billy

    ajax just went deep. i think wang will pitch well tonight

    • Salty Buggah

      Nice

      • Billy

        especially after everyone was saying he has no power. we’re gonna blast livan tonight

    • Dela G

      that is definitely a good sign

  • Ivan

    Im not oppose Interleague play, infact, im fan of it. It’s really cool in my opinion, and besides, the games count.

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

    Livan only throws 84!!! He can’t be a successful pitcher with that fastball!!!

    • AndrewYF

      You’re right!

  • Thomas

    Just missed a homer.

  • Accent Shallow

    This Jeter fella is pretty good.

  • Dela G

    and jeter gets his first hit as a 35 year old

  • Billy

    i thought it was gone off the bat

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

    He crushed that pitch. That’s probably in the bullpen in the Bronx.

    • Dela G

      most def

    • mustang

      Yes..yes it would be.

  • mustang

    Flu over back to being great

  • cjc

    oh Morgan is such a douche

  • Salty Buggah

    NIce start

  • BigBlueAL

    Already with the fucking bunts.

  • e mills

    yea bunting…christ

  • cjc

    wtf nick seriously why would you play for one run in the first of a wang game against livan stupid

  • Dela G

    joe morgan is a complete moron :/

  • Thomas

    First inning, Livan vs. Wang, why are we bunting?

  • UWS

    Every time Yankees bunt, God kills a puppy. Please, think of the puppies!

  • Dela G

    HAHAHAH why the hell do you go for third..

    dumbass mets

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

    Thanks D-Murph. Fundamentals kid.

  • Metsuck

    This Daniel Murphy fella is pretty good

  • ARX

    Murphy, the gift that keeps on giving

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Wow the Mets play some terrible defense

  • Drew

    Gotta love the Mets

  • cjc

    daniel murphy keith hernandez you are not

  • Jamal G.

    Is that ruled a hit or fielder’s choice?

    • Dela G

      i would def guess that to be a FC

  • mustang

    Seriously the mets are horrible defensively

    • Thomas

      Well, in their defense they are missing the best centerfielder in baseball, their starting shortstop, and their firstbaseman (who sucks but still outfields Murphy).

      Of course, they did plan to have Murphy at second and LF with Tatis/Sheffield also in the field.

  • Dela G

    that curveball put me to sleep…

    good god that was slow

  • Jamal G.

    Steve Phillips: “I was wrong… ”

    How many of us said “no shit” before he finished that sentence?

    • Dela G

      lol

    • BigBlueAL

      He must be pretty excited tonight, Alex Cora is playing!!!!

  • AndrewYF

    Is that a Yankees Suck chant?

    Really?

    • DGeezy

      its hilarious, their team has been an absolute joke and ironically they somehow chant ‘yankees suck’

  • Dela G

    GOOD JOB BIG TEX!

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

    TEIXEIRA!

    Murphy killed the Mets there

  • ARX

    Tex!

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

    And Tex makes ‘em pay.

  • BigBlueAL

    How many runs needed to feel safe with Wang on the mound??

    • Dela G

      13

    • cjc

      17

  • e mills

    Joe Maddon gonna have to think about the shift on Tex next time

  • UWS

    This is why you should never ever bunt against Livan. Ever.

  • Ivan

    Yeah Teix.

  • Salty Buggah

    TEXY

  • YankeeScribe

    Citifield = Bandbox

  • cjc

    yeah you’re right joe the yanks won’t hit livan like they did redding because he hits the corners you add so much to the broadcast douche

  • mustang

    It’s like watching the bad news bears guys dropping balls and kicking balls around.

  • Dela G

    holy crap, that last pitch to alex should’ve been a strike… :O

  • cjc

    lets go robbie

  • Salty Buggah

    Livan should walk Alex EVERYTIME, even with the bases juiced.

  • Metsuck

    I ******* can’t stand Morgan and Phillips. But Miller is solid, one of the best

  • Ivan

    Hey Montero hit his 1st AA homer.

  • Jamal G.

    Steve Phillips: “Daniel Murphy is an inexperienced infielder – converted outfielder into an infielder.” Yeah, except that he was a third basemen for the majority of time throughout his MiL career; idiot.

    • cjc

      details details

    • Yankee1010

      It only matters what position he first occupied when he was a major leaguer, because that’s the only time Phillips would have ever even possibly seen him. Hence, the “Joba was a reliever that was converted to a starter.”

      How is it that Steve Phillips was allowed to run a major league team?

      • King of Fruity Hypos

        Emphasis on ‘was’

  • Dela G

    John Miller is the best in baseball on tv

    by far

    the SF giants are so lucky to have him

  • Salty Buggah

    Here’a a chance for Robbie to improve his RISP numbers

  • Metsuck

    I LOVE MURPHY!!!!!

  • Dela G

    DANIEL MURPHY STRIKES AGAIN!

  • cjc

    ugh cano with risp

    • Bill

      Oh please. He scorched that ball and it was a good play by the 2B. Some of it is just variance and bad luck. He hit it hard and right at somebody, can’t blame Cano for that.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Cano stung that ball and Castillo made a good play, I’m not sure what else he can do there

    • Yankee1010

      I think that Cano does press too much with RISP and the bases loaded. However, he smoked that ball. He was just unlucky there.

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    LOL LOL LOL Murphy is true Mets (TM)

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Good lord Daniel Murphy. He is a butcher

  • Metsuck

    Cano Ripped that ball

  • Jake

    All aboard the Failcraft carrier for mr. murphy.

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

    I know you can’t get an error, but that’s an error. As Kay would say.

  • UWS

    When did Yankees trade for Murphy? Because he’s clearly not playing for the Mets.

    • mustang

      LOL

  • mustang

    WARNING:
    Listening to Joe Morgan may lower your baseball IQ

    • RCK

      I know I feel dumber already!

    • mustang

      Correction:
      Listening to the ESPN broadcast may lower your baseball IQ

      • mustang

        Ref

        Jamal brake down of Phillips comments. I

  • Metsuck

    Phillips is an idiot

  • Jose

    I love this hilarity that won’t even show up in the box score.

  • Drew

    At least with the calf thing, and now the flu, JD’s body is getting some rest. Also with the break coming up, he should be good to go after the ASG.

  • Dela G

    cano! keep your head up

  • Dela G

    EXCELLENT JOB BIG TEX!

    3-0 yankees

  • Metsuck

    Again, why is Gardner hitting so low in the lineup?

    • Drew

      where do u want him to hit?

  • Metsuck

    You’re stunting his speed that way…in front of the pitcher

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      That makes no sense

      • Drew

        haha… he’s trying

  • lovintheyankees

    i just hope wang doesn’t go and give it up

    • Metsuck

      Great attitude!

  • Dela G

    DAMN IT CANO, YOU AREN’T BRETT GARDNER

  • BigBlueAL

    For some reason this season Cano thinks he is a base-stealer.

  • Drew

    me no like

  • Professor Oak

    Cano screws with us twice in 1 inning!

    • Metsuck

      Calm down…He crushed that ball, and he was told to go…When he steals, it comes from the bench

    • e mills

      Bring back Glenallen Hill!

      • BigBlueAL

        LOL. He did have an amazing first couple of weeks when he got to the Yankees. Eventually he became Glenallen Hill again but he did have an impact at first.

  • Jake H

    I don’t understand that unless he thought it was a hit and run.

  • Professor Oak

    Cano is great, but why can’t he have baseball smarts? =(

  • Salty Buggah

    I feel like we should have had more runs but I guess 3 is pretty good too.

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

    I’m happy with the inning, but, Robbie…seriously? Or maybe Melky missed a sign?

  • Yankee1010

    Livan is having trouble and Cano decides to get thrown out by 5+ feet and let him out of it? He’s attempted 7 stolen bases and been thrown out 3 times. Come on, Robbie.

    • TurnTwo

      do you really think he went on his own?

      • Yankee1010

        It might have been a hit and run. However, it’s not like it’s out of the realm of possibility for Cano to make a less than questionable decision on a baseball field.

    • pat

      It could have been a missed hit and run, hitters count, junk baller who has to throw a strike. You don’t know everything that happened.

  • Salty Buggah

    That caught stealing hurts as Livan was missing his spots and was down 2-0 to Melky.

  • DGeezy

    we’ve given wang a 3run lead before he throws a pitch(ran livans pitch count to 29pitches), hes pitching against a weak lineup, & having him pitch the final game in a series we’ve won…we’ve done all we can do, hopefully he goes out there and shuts him down.

    • Dela G

      he needs about 6-9 runs i bet to make sure everything goes smoothly

      he got screwed in the ATL and against WSH

  • Dela G

    alright wang, lets hope you can get the first three of the order down

  • pat

    Team spirit should have been someone tellin Murphy to keep his head up.

  • Drew

    it’s great team spirit. When we suck, we suck together.

  • Metsuck

    Ball isn’t sinking early…damn Flu

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

    Thanks for batting Dan Murphy;s .316 OBP leadoff, Jerry.

  • mustang

    They have team spirit and are down by 3 runs that’s good Joe.

  • Salty Buggah

    are you guys worried about his velocity? its 91-92 instead of 94-95

    • Dela G

      he’s throwing sinkers…

      his fastball will be 94-95

    • Metsuck

      He’s been weak last couple days, and I guess its showing today. He’s apparently also sick

    • zs190

      91-92 is fine, it’s not sinking though.

  • Dela G

    oh my, cora got tattooed

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

    It’s okay; he’s just setting up the DP possibility.

  • zs190

    Ugh, this far in for a 3-1 pitch?

  • lovintheyankees

    great now we have to watch wang give it right back

  • UWS

    Wang isn’t filling me with confidence here…

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

      Too easy.

      • Jamal G.

        Heh, some of us don’t mind much.

  • Dela G

    they’re hitting coach sells hotel rooms too?

  • Metsuck

    ball is going left to right, not up and down

  • Metsuck

    nasty

  • Dela G

    nice K by wang

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

    I’m loving the uptick in K’s for Wang. I also love how he throws a dirty slider right as Morgan is saying how Wang doesn’t have enough movement on his pitches yet.

    • zs190

      It’s still worrisome though. You can get them to chase that slider out of zone this early in the game. If he doesn’t command the sinker/4 seamer, they are not going to chase it later on.

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

        Well, we’ll jump off that bridge when we come to it. Hopefully it was just one bad inning for CMW.

    • Jose

      Wang bumped his K/9 this season up to 7.18 compared to a career average of 4.17. I like that, it means maybe he can start going to those secondary pitches sometimes instead of just the sinker. Maybe this will help in his starts where the sinker just doesn’t have as much movement as it usually does.

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

        Yep. I’ve always had a pipe-dream of Wang turning his hard stuff into more strikeouts.

        • Jose

          Please turn into Brandon Webb, please turn into Brandon Webb…

      • AsianShuutoHeat

        his K/9 have been climbing bit by bit since before the injury last year

  • Metsuck

    everyone can’t hit a pitch when they are chasing…Morgan needs to shut it

  • lovintheyankees

    shyt sheffield, man i know we’ve held down the mets but he has given us tough at bats and at times makes us pay

  • Salty Buggah

    His location seems off and is kinda up in the zone with some pitches.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Wow, you guys are some amazing talents scouts that you’ve all figured out what kind of stuff Wang will have tonight after like 8 pitches

    • Salty Buggah

      though wang is a guy that you can tell if he’s gonna throw bad if he begins bad.

    • pat

      Well they’re showing gun speeds so it’s not that difficult to see he’s not sitting mid nineties.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        I wasn’t talking about velocity, people were saying his sinker wasn’t sinking or he wasn’t locating while he was facing the second batter of the game

  • Ivan

    Ok Morgan, that was moronic

  • Dela G

    HAHAHAHA sheefield looked FOOLED

    • Dela G

      sheffield*

  • lovintheyankees

    and here come the mets great~!

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

      You were saying?

  • TurnTwo

    “thats smart baserunning. it’s early in the game, you play how (pause) your team plays.”

    thank you for that nugget, joe morgan.

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

      Then he said a fly ball could get the Mets back in the game. Knowing the outs fail.

  • Dela G

    cmon wang, you can get through this

    just one good sinker

    • Dela G

      GOT EM!

      good job my mane

  • Sam

    Was Joe Morgan seriously looking for a sac fly with 2 outs?

  • Jake K.

    Joe Morgan: “You play the way…your team plays.” Sigh.

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

    Two flyball outs. Interesting.

  • mjkj

    Everything is up

  • Drew

    Wanger had no control that inning. Hopefully he comes out stronger next inning.

  • DGeezy

    we got out of the inning unscathed but im still concerned that wang’s sinker isnt sinking

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

      His slider is looking nice, though.

  • Professor Oak

    The Mets finally get a hit before the fifth inning, but failllllll to score! Poor Metsies!

  • Salty Buggah

    I want some mo runs!

  • Accent Shallow

    More runs, plz.

    • Professor Oak

      MOAR!?!?!?!?

      • Dela G

        MANY MOAR!!!

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

    Now Schneider can’t throw the ball back to the mound. Can any of the Mets fielders actually field or throw?

  • Professor Oak

    Is it me or has every one of Livan’s strikes been lucky calls out of the zone? It seems that way on Game Day anyway…

    • Dela G

      yeah its quite annoying

    • Salty Buggah

      i agree

  • Dela G

    is it the redwings or red hawks joe?

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

    That was a swing by the guy I like to call “Bad Melky.”

    • Pasqua

      Looked like he had never seen an 87 MPH fastball before. Baffling.

  • Professor Oak

    HR GARDNER C’MON BABY!

    • Dela G

      or not :/

    • Metsuck

      Wang will hit one

      • Dela G

        he got robbed … arg

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

    And while Miller is talking about the AL Central, Gardner has already seen three pitches.

  • Metsuck

    why is gardner hitting infront of wang

    • TurnTwo

      just to tick you off.

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

      Where should Gardy hit?

      • VO

        4th

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

          LOL. Duh!

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

    Last inning, I was thinking…

    I kinda wish we got 3 outs before Melky came up, so that it would be Melky-Gardy-Wang in the next inning. So chances are, we start the 3rd at the top of the lineup.

  • Metsuck

    2-1 on Wang….hahhaha

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, Yankees pitchers keep getting robbed!

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHEET HOW DID HE CATCH THAT!?!

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

    Nice play, Fernando.

  • Metsuck

    *****************

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    Hah, that woulda been a hit in any normal defensive alinment

  • Bill

    Thank God the CF caught that. The last thing we need is Wang running the bases.

    • Pasqua

      I was thinking the same thing. I’ve never openly rooted AGAINST a ball, hit by a Yankee, falling in before. But I did right there.

  • Metsuck

    Maybe it was a good thing for Wang to not get the hit…Kevin Long needs some serious credit. Our pitchers look like they actually know what they are doing up there.

    • Dela G

      def compared to last year

  • Metsuck

    please don’t show this…

  • Metsuck

    that 83 mph pitch looks nice

  • Dela G

    there’s that 94 MPH heat!

  • Metsuck

    He’s been super slick the last three nights

  • http://www.failblog.org Doug

    And there’s our first worm burner.

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

    A-Rod looks much better defensively now than he has the past month or so.

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

      Word. His lateral range has been much better of late, complimenting his cannon for a right arm.

    • TurnTwo

      agreed. seems like he has much more range side to side.

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

    Maybe he hasn’t been able to do that because he’s had 83 plate appearances, Steve.

  • Metsuck

    Livan is getting every call…Wang is not getting a single low strike

    • Dela G

      its been this way the entire weekend. Mets pitchers keep on getting the outside calls

  • Bill

    Did you guys know that the Mets have team spirit? A very important thing to have is that team spirit.

    • Zach

      team spirit leads to 4 hits over 2 games

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

      Especially when you’re down 3-0 ’cause it’s really easy to hang your head then.

    • Metsuck

      Apparently, its getting them through these games

    • LivefromNewYork

      Smells like team spirit

    • Jose

      Chemistry wins World Series; not batting, fielding, pitching or managing.

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

    Should Joe take ARod out?

    • Metsuck

      After one more PA

    • Salty Buggah

      what happened?

  • mvg

    Morgan: “And that’s the thing everybody forgets, that A-Rod was a Gold Glove shortstop.”

    Who forgets that, Joe????? What self respecting baseball fan has honestly forgotten that??????

    • Zach

      ARod was a SS?

      • Metsuck

        yeah, he tried it once…

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

    You’re tired from hearing about his workout, Steve, because you’re less of a man than Alex Rodriguez is.

    • LivefromNewYork

      Arod could bench press you with one hand Steve.

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

    Who’s forgotten that A=Rod was a gold glove SS Joe? Who are these people?

  • Dela G

    damn it wang

  • The Evil Empire

    A Rod cringing. Oh no.

    • TurnTwo

      Kate will make it all feel better later, dont worry.

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

    I know Castillo doesn’t hit for any power whatsoever but shouldn’t he be batting higher in the order w/his OBP skills/speed?

    • Metsuck

      He should be leading off

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

    Now those outs are vintage Wang.

    • Jose

      Impossible, everyone here told me his sinker isn’t sinking. I thought scouts were telling me this.

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

        Oh, my bad ;)

      • Metsuck

        Nah, he just progressed. He’s sick…takes a lot longer to get your juices going and your strength under you

  • Metsuck

    See it in IMAX…definitely worth the 14 bucks

  • lovintheyankees

    ok yanks need to score more runs 3 isn’t going to be enough

    • Dela G

      agreed

      expect a solo HR soon

  • Zach

    Anyone notice Carlos Marmol has 38BB in 35IP this year? that’s atrocious

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

      /Francesa’d

    • pat

      Frickin jay bruce has 18 homeruns, damn.

      • Zach

        frickin .296 OBP

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

    “(Team Here) Sucks” chants when said team is ahead are so lame.

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

      I hate the Yankees/Sox suck chants SO much. Neither team sucks! If they did, neither of us would enjoy beating the other as much anyway.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      They’re even more lame when the team in question actually has the 3rd best record in baseball and therefore does not suck at all

      • TurnTwo

        but then they do suck compared to those other two teams above them, though. it’s all relative.

    • Jose

      I believe that they are always lame no matter the circumstance.

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

        True.

  • Salty Buggah

    The only thing that is stopping our offense is lack of BABIP luck

  • Bill

    All Derek Jeter does is win baseball games. LOL! I’ve never laughed so hard at a baseball game than tonight. THANK YOU STEVE PHILLIPS AND JOE MORGAN!!!!!

    • Dela G

      lol they are idiots

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

      Watch out Cy Young! Jeter’s coming after your record!

      • Salty Buggah

        IETC

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

    1. Ozzie Smith was the best defensive SS. Ever. That’s why he stayed at SS.
    2. Most SS don’t move off of SS because their offense doesn’t play anywhere else.

    I understand that these guys cater to the casual baseball fan but wouldn’t it be, you know, common-sensical for them to bring these points up?

    • Bill

      I’m still laughing from that one. God these guys are idiots, but hilarious!

    • Zach

      this is when i the mute button is pushed

    • Dela G

      my god morgan is an idiot

  • Salty Buggah

    Why does Livan keep getting that damn outside call and Wangy isnt?!!!!!!!

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

    Still hitting the ball hard.

  • Metsuck

    He has a cannon, I’m sure he could play LF or RF and be awesome

  • pat

    Ugh two balls that were absolutely SMOKED.

  • Professor Oak

    Mets Fans: “Yankees Suck”

    Yankee Fans: “Mets Suck More”

    ^ I’d love to hear that.

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

      IT’S FUNNY ‘CAUSE IT’S TRUE.

  • Salty Buggah

    we are crushing the ball, those will land soon.

  • lovintheyankees

    i know wang has been successful in the past but this year he isn’t getting it done and the offense has to tack on because it’s not like its sabathia or aj pitching. so he will need more runs and going down like that is not good

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

    You got that everyone? The red stitching is on top of the ball.

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

      I thought MLB used red, white, and blue balls like the old ABA. You guys are confusing me now.

      • Zach

        lime yellow-green like softball

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

      Did he seriously explain that? Seriously?

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

      That means the ball’s moving!

  • Jake H

    Joe morgan = moron

  • Jake K.

    Wang needs to turn the middle side topwise. Topwise!

  • Metsuck

    The Mets have the second highest payroll…wtf

  • Rob H.

    b/c Reyes, Delgado, and Beltran are equal to Tex, A-Rod, and Jeter.

    Thanks Joe.

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

    I have to say though…it is nice knowing that I’m smarter than the guys calling the game.

    • Salty Buggah

      but that’s not saying much with them

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

        Dammit *sigh*

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

    HBP and BB to a guy batting .257….ugh

  • Metsuck

    How is Reyes that much better than Gardner? I know he gets on base more, but does he really hit that much more?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Yes. A lot more.

    • Zach

      Not even a discussion

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

    Perez being on the DL probably helps the Mets, no?

    • TurnTwo

      and he was put on the DL because he sucked and they had to fake an injury.

  • Jake H

    it’s frustrating when a guy doesn’t throw strikes.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    They are not the stupidest sportscasters. They’re the stupidest people on the planet.

  • Zach

    sick play

  • e mills

    suck on that range Phillips

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

    Cano = Lazy

  • Metsuck

    Jeter should be an outfielder…He can’t play SS anymore

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

    I love how excited this team gets. I <3 Alex.

    • Salty Buggah

      what he do?

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

        Just cheering and jumping up and down when the DP was turned.

        • Salty Buggah

          bush-league….

  • TurnTwo

    Good, quick turn by Robbie.

  • Professor Oak

    DAVID WRIGHT YOU DA MAN NOW DAWGGG

  • Salty Buggah

    nice first pitch DP

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

    OOOOOOooooooooof I thought he was going to destroy that fist pitch.

  • Zach

    dont go there jon

    • Zach

      Jeter to 3B? ARod to the CF?

      fucking kill me

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        I believe he was being sarcastic

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

          He was make a joke…I’ll buy that. However, it was far from funny. So yet again, Jon wastes our time.

        • Zach

          then why even bring it up? he was serious, and the other 2 idiots told him he was a bigger idiot

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

    Oh no! Tell me Jon did not say that.

  • Metsuck

    A-Rod is too big now to play SS

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

    Put ARod in CF!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Salty Buggah

    Wang never got that strike 2 call to A-rod

  • donttradecano

    So my facebook status today was Brett Gardner has more hits Friday than the mets have all series.

    I get comments from a met fan how they have beaten the red sox more times than yanks, and i need to be reminded which team is more important to beat. And in every comment he brought up the red sox.

    • pat

      wins are wins baby.

  • Metsuck

    He is on

  • Dela G

    a-rod with the base hit! wooo!

  • mvg

    Did Miller seriously suggest putting the guy who gets scared of pop ups to center field? I honestly can’t tell if he’s fucking with us or not…

    • Zach

      he was serious. then steve and joe called him a moron and he said he was just kidding

    • Salty Buggah

      that pop-up shit so wrongly said.

  • Rob H.

    that almost cut the second base ump in half.

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

    Livan kinda looks like a frog.

  • pat

    Hahahah you know you’re doing something wrong when my mom from the other room goes “No fucking way idiots” when these guys are talking about jeter and arod switching positions.

  • Jake H

    Is that cano’s typical swing now?

  • Jose

    Alright, Posada played some 2B in the minors, move him to 2B. Cano to SS. Jeter to 3B. Arod to DH. Angel Berroa to C.

  • lovintheyankees

    can’t cano doing anything right>?

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

    Nick Swisher has this team hooked on Red Bull.