• Salty Buggah

    Thank god, no more damage. Our offense needs to score more for Jobber.

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

    How many bats do you think Damon can break in one game this season?

  • gxpanos

    Matt from UConn, re: Ichiro:

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2008204666_mari26.html

    The quote to take away:

    “The significance was hard to miss, given how it came the same day The Seattle Times quoted a Mariners clubhouse insider saying animosity from some teammates was so great he feared Ichiro would be attacked.”

    Also, how do you feel about Chuck Okwandu as the starting 5 next year?

    • Ivan

      Yeah, I,ve heard people really don’t like Ichiro.

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

      Damn, that’s some Full Metal Jacket shit.

      Anyway, I’m not too confident in the team next year aside from Walker/Dyson.

      • gxpanos

        I have faith in Sticks.

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

          If Robinson can shoot like he did at the end of the year all year, I’ll be happy. I’m very confident in Walker becoming a superstar and Dyson to be a good scorer.

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

    Someone tell those two brats sitting behind the plate to put their hats on straight.

  • IvanS

    Am I the only one having a problem watching the game on mlb.tv or the iphone app? They have it still listed as in delay…

    • Steve H

      You have to go to the Seattle stations feed on the main media page, then you can switch over to YES. Mlb.tv sucks. It wasn’t even their support that figured it out.

  • Ivan

    I assume Hughes is available for at least 2 innings tonight?

    • Yanke1313

      Hopefully cause Hughes is the eff’in man.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice AB by Johnny

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn it Texy!

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

    #4 for the test poll. Not even close.

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

      Amen

  • Yanke1313

    tex really grinds my gears.

  • Salty Buggah

    First Jete, now Alex.

  • Accent Shallow

    Again, way to make him work, guys. His guy has a walk rate of practically 6BB/9, and his MiL rates aren’t much better.

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

    Memo to offense: Morrow is not a groundball pitcher.

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

    “There’s no reason for it.” Michael Kay re: Joba’s velocity.

    Maybe it’s because he’s pacing himself. Maybe he’s still TWENTY-THREE AND LEARNING HOW TO PITCH AND CONSERVE ARM STRENGTH.

  • Jamal G.

    I’m guessing the Orioles (re: Who has Mo saved the most games against).

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

      I’m pretty sure it’s the O’s.

      He has the most BS against the Red Sox =(

    • VO

      Mariners, it always has something to do with the game somehow.

      • VO

        I got served even oneil got it.

  • dkidd

    is joba a 91 mph pitcher now? i know this is an old and annoying topic, but has anyone on the team addressed the velocity issue?

    • Little Bill

      he’s still TWENTY-THREE AND LEARNING HOW TO PITCH AND CONSERVE ARM STRENGTH.

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

      His K-rate is still fine w/o the velocity. It’s all good.

      • dkidd

        i wasn’t sure if there was still an injury theory

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

    “Looking for him to strike out 8 or 9 guys a night.”

    Doesn’t Joba have like…an 8+ K/9?

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

      You’d be correct.

  • Jake

    ugh Kay is doing that thing where he thinks again.

    • Zach

      correction: Kay is doing that hing where he talks again

  • Zach

    this talk with the velocity again, not an ‘ace’ with 92-93, yet still have 8K/9

  • Accent Shallow

    In re: Michael Kay’s comments: Josh Beckett is the most overrated pitcher in the game today. Can we stop referring to him as one of the best starters in the game when he hasn’t channeled that great stuff into great results outside of 2007?

    • gxpanos

      Amen.

      Theyre saying Joba’s not Beckett, or Nolan Ryan, either. Which is good news right? That means he’s not overrated, right?

    • Tank the Frank

      Amen. Although that was an excellent 2007 reg. and post.

      • Accent Shallow

        Agreed completely. It’s just that scouts wet their pants watching the guy, but other than 2007 he hasn’t translated that great stuff to eating innings or ace-level results on a rate basis.

    • zs190

      I don’t know about that. If you look at career FIP, that 3.57 career mark is awfully good, CC is at 3.62, Johan is at 3.35, Roy Halladay is at 3.47. He definitely belongs in the conversation for best pitchers in the game. He had one clunker season in 2006 and has been awfully good the rest of his career. The only thing that’s holding him back is injuries (seems like he gets DL’ed for blisters every year).

  • Tank the Frank

    Kay and the booth acting like it’s a revelation that you throw harder out of the bullpen then as a starter. You gotta love it.

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

      Ken Singleton must facepalm constantly ‘acues of those asshats.

    • Zach

      he said, maybe its irrational to think a guy can throw as hard throughout the whole game then he can out of the bullpen.

      yeah no shit

  • Accent Shallow

    Strikes, please.

  • Yankees_Universe

    Michael Kay STFU

  • Jake H

    I wonder if Joba doesn’t put all his effort into some pitches so that he can have more later.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, I didn’t realize Japanese players did the “point at the sky” thing.

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

      I thought it was a Christian thing.

      /shrug

      • Accent Shallow

        It’s an ostentatious Christian thing. Plenty of religious players don’t do that.

      • Tank the Frank

        Just because he’s Japanese doesn’t mean he’s not Christian. You never know.

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

          That’s what I assumed.

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

        Jews believe in G-d, too.

        As do Muslims, Hindus, Ba’hai, Zorastrians, Wiccan, Buddhists, Mormons…

        • Ricky

          and Sikhs

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

          This is a socialist website. No religion, please.

  • Accent Shallow

    Again, strikes please. You can’t go 2-0, 3-0 to guys like Johjima and Cedeno.

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

    Good grief, pitching around Cedeno because of the homer earlier…

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

    I know he hit a home run off of you, but don’t treat him like Hanley Ramirez.

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

    Man, Alex has been playing some stellar defense

  • Teix is the Man

    I’m Michael Kay, and I love lamp!

  • Salty Buggah

    Phew again

  • brad

    why is joba throwing so slow? 91 is not good enough!

  • Jake H

    mornons.

  • Teix is the Man

    So I played MLB 09 The Show today, and did a fantasy draft for my season, not only did I get Hanley Ramirez, but I also drafted Longoria, how amazing is that? To think like twenty-seven players were drafted before them (even though the results are computer generated.

  • JackC

    I’m sorry, I have faith in Joba as a starter,too, but it is a little disturbing that his velocity has been consistently lower for about a year now (after Texas). And my guess is it isn’t because he’s trying to figure out how to conserve arm strength. He was throwing much harder 2 years ago as a starter in the minors

    • Salty Buggah

      I still think it’s mechanics. He was 95-97 in the Cleveland game.

      • Tank the Frank

        And in the later innings in ATL.

    • Tank the Frank

      It would be concerning but he seems to get more velocity as the game goes on. It goes from game to game… which is puzzling… but doesn’t bother me at least too much.

      • Teix is the Man

        He threw 95 last inning, so he’s getting there.

        • Professor Oak

          He threw 94 in the first inning as well.

    • dkidd

      agree

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

      But if it’s not to conserve arm strength, why does he seem to be throwing harder as the game goes along?

      • JackC

        I don’t have an answer for that. But if he were worried about lasting longer, it seems he’d be more concerned with location than velocity. If he’s throwing 5 mph slower consistently on purpose, it seems an ill-advised strategy, and one I hope Eiland & Girardi would have by now disabused him of.

  • Tank the Frank

    A 90mph slider from Morrow. Joba-esque from the bullpen era.

  • Teix is the Man

    Robbie Cano, batting like he belongs in the fifth spot!

    • Tank the Frank

      Who knew!

      • Teix is the Man

        ?

        • Tank the Frank

          I just meant you thought he should be batting 5th earlier and I disagreed. But he’s done a good job tonight and proving you right.

          • Teix is the Man

            Sorry if I came off as a dick, I wasn’t trying to be. It’s just that Cano has shown glimpses of amazingness, and if he meets his potential, he could be one of the top offensive forces in the game.

  • Jake H

    Velocity is important but also changing speeds gets hitters out in front too.

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

      The bigger issue to me, more so than velocity, is that Joba isn’t throwing enough pitches in the strike zone. Whether that’s more nibbling or inconsistency in his mechanics, I’m not sure.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeah, personally, I’d much rather have Joba work on throwing his curve and change more often and get better overall command of his fastball. If he can do that, and top out at 94-95, that’s juuuuust fine.

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

    Here we go, now they’re in business.

  • gxpanos

    C’mon now Yanks, start a run.

  • BigBlueAL

    Is it true Jesus has 2 HR’s tonight so far???

    • Professor Oak

      Yes

  • Zach

    Posada walks to clog up the bases

    • Little Bill

      And Cano is just an awful hitter because he hit the ball hard Sunday night vs. the Mets and they went right at people. I think they should have optioned him to SWB and given Pena the starting job! Sure Pena’s OPS is only .657 but he’s fast and energetic!

      • Zach

        and grittty

  • gxpanos

    All 3 RBI’s.

    • gxpanos

      Whoops. That’s in reply to BigBlue re: Jesus.

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

    Alrigt, now to get some runs on the board, Yanks.

  • DreDog

    I know this is off subject, but Pete Abe is reporting he heard Jesus has cracked two homers tonight!

    Man this is going to be a good DOTF tonight.

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

    Doesn’t Silva’s presences on the DL help the M’s more than hurt them?

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

      He’s a veteran innings eater (TM).

  • Accent Shallow

    Too bad Silva’s on the DL, the Yankees always seem to hit him well. I was at a game last year where Robbie hit 3 doubles off him.

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

    Aaaaaaah, Swish. Gotta try to go with that one and it’s a double down the line. Let’s go, Nick!

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

    Pujols hit a 445 ft jack.

    Given the rest of St. Louis’s line up, why he’s still not walked every single AB baffles me, but I’m glad. Watching him is like crack.

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

      But DeRosa!

      Some dude on my softball team called DeRosa “amazing” on Sunday.

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, a 1.000 OBP is a hell of a weapon. Say what you will about the man, but he still makes an out ~60% of the time.

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

    Daaaaaammit. Swish got jammed like crazy on that one–good location by Morrow.

  • handtius

    swishalicious seems to be seeing less pitches lately. Is he entering his manditory 2 weeks slump…I can’t wait to see you on the sunny side swish!

    • Teix is the Man

      I can just imagine the screenwrite:

      Handitus: Yo Swisha’ what’s crackin?
      Swisher: Not much man, just ’bout to get me some strippers. Let’s meet up

      Handitus: Aight, where you at?
      Swisher: On the sunny side.
      Handitus: Sweet, I’ll be right there!

      • handtius

        I smiled at this, cause it happened, just like that.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
        • Teix is the Man

          That’s cold man..that’s cold.

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

            Hehe. I got nothing but love for ya.

            • Teix is the Man

              Haha Thanx = )

  • Longo

    whens the last time swisher got a guy in from third w/less than 2 outs?

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

      They said he’s 1-8, now 1-9 with the bases loaded this year, but has 8 RBI. So, he must be getting a decent number of sac flies.

    • Little Bill

      When’s the last time you looked something up yourself and didn’t just assume because of one recent at bat?

      • gxpanos

        Your name a Boogie Nights reference?

      • Longo

        sorry didn’t know people didn’t vent on here

        • Tank the Frank

          Expect some bad vibes if you criticize the Yankees here.

  • gxpanos

    At least they got one run.

  • Accent Shallow

    See if Jeter can boost the lead a bit.

  • Salty Buggah

    I almost thought there was a DP, phew.

  • Tank the Frank

    Damn they really can’t catch up to his FB.

    • Tank the Frank

      Which is troubling because he hasn’t shown much command of his breaking ball tonight. Should be able to sit FB.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Jetes, bring another one home.

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

    Morrow is doing his best Victor Zambrano impersonation.

    • Tank the Frank

      Acting like a total dickhead?

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

        Heh, no. I meant him being effectively wild (well, relatively effective).

  • Teix is the Man

    Kay: Velocity isn’t everything, go ask Farnsworth

    • Zach

      “he reached back and put extra on it” and it ended 2 feet outside

  • Accent Shallow

    Here’s hoping that foul off the foot won’t hamper Jeter.

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

    Bye, bye, Derek. Morrow throws HARD.

    • handtius

      Aw shucks.

  • Yankee1010

    Not exactly a picture perfect way to capitalize on bases loaded and nobody out, but oh well.

  • Drew

    sooo frustrating

  • Yanke1313

    TJ for Kontos.

    • Salty Buggah

      really? damn, i was looking forward to him being a spot starter/reliever sometime next year.

      • Salty Buggah

        Positive: Maybe he’ll increase his velocity

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

      Daaaaaaamn, that sucks.

    • Tank the Frank

      That just gave me a hemorrhoid.

    • Accent Shallow

      Bummer, but so it goes.

      TINSTAAPP

  • Salty Buggah

    blew it right by him

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

    Does Kay not get that like…half his audience is too young to get The Honeymooners reference?

    • handtius

      If you don’t know the honeymooners…TO THE MOON WITH YOU!!!

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

        ICWUDT

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice D, Joba. Wow.

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

    Oy.

  • Jake H

    that should be an error.

  • Zach

    sounds like ichiro had a great childhood

    • Tank the Frank

      Jesus Joba a 3-1 91mph fastball up and over the middle?

      • Tank the Frank

        Reply fail.

        I was going to comment that Ichiro sure is having a great adulthood, no matter what his childhood was like.

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

    Jorge should’ve eaten that one.

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba is becoming as frustrating to watch as Pettitte.

    • Teix is the Man

      Easy there…why don’t you sit out the next couple of plays? I keed, I keed.

      • BigBlueAL

        I didnt say he sucks like Pettitte, well Pettitte doesnt suck he is average, but you cant really argue too much that Joba isnt frustrating to watch.

        • Teix is the Man

          Oh no, I agree. It’s just that he’s 23, and still learning how to pitch. Pettitte is more frustrating to me because he is better than what he’s showing.

    • handtius

      No he’s not.

    • Accent Shallow

      Semi-agree. So irritating to see someone with such great stuff nibble, give up bombs to people like Francoeur and Cedeno, and make like Steve Trachsel when he’s not really on. Argh.

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

    All of A-Rod’s steals are “tack on” stolen bases.

    • Zach

      career leader in moving up on ‘fielders indifference’

  • Little Bill

    That’s it, put him in the bullpen. I’ve had it with this! Joba is not allowed to give up more than 1 run EVER! He doesn’t throw fast enough, velocity is everything. Pettitte and Wang are winners and deserve to be in the rotation. Joba is a bullpen jobber, nothing more.

    • Salty Buggah

      that’s sarcasm

    • handtius

      i smell sarcasm.

  • Salty Buggah

    settle down Joba

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

    TJ for Kontos? Not what I wanted to hear. Bah.

    • Accent Shallow

      Honestly, with all the pitchers in the system that we’ve heard about, I’m surprised he’s the only one to have to get it over the past few years.

      (I don’t think Brackman counts, since they drafted him knowing he might need it)

  • Salty Buggah

    Jose freakin Lopez steals???

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

    These SBs are all on Joba. The runners are getting fantastic jumps.

  • Yankee1010

    Think the Mariners are running on Joba at all?

  • zs190

    I’m watching on Gameday but seriously, Jose Lopez just stole a base?

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

    Fuckin’ A, Joba. It ain’t 1997 Griffey. Put the ball over the plate.

    • handtius

      I’ll put you ova the plate!

  • Jake H

    Joba’s tempo is terrible.

  • Salty Buggah

    Yikes, OK Joba, get out of this please

  • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

    Melvin is such an inspiring figure. Knowing Mo was throwing out the first pitch, he knew it would be disrespectful to pitch a scoreless 9th today, so he let the opponent score two runs on him.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_30_dtwrok_dynrok_1

  • Teix is the Man

    Anybody think we see Hughes? This would be the perfect time when Joba is done.

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

      Ace now, Hughes later.

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

    Bah, shitty little broken bat dinker.

    • /guested

      A real starting piiiitttcccchhhaaaaaa would’ve gotten that out.

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

    Dammit that is frustrating.

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky likes to play CF by Monument Park.

    • handtius

      That was not Melky’s fault.

      • Drew

        Everything is Melky’s fault. Unless it’s Al’s fault.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK!

  • Jake H

    Joba was way too lazy with that ichiro grounder.

  • Tank the Frank

    It is very frustrating. All of a sudden this inning, his velocity is down, no command of any of his pitches and he’s nibbling. He was filthy last inning. I’m sure this is all part of the maturation process, but I agree when people say it’s frustrating.

    I’d hate to believe that things like a HR or a missed groundball could get to Joba.

    • handtius

      Dude, he’s given up 3 runs. Every pitcher will struggle and yes it’s part of the maturation process. He are all going to have to deal with it if we want to grow our own pitchers. We’re not just signing Aces, we’re growin’ em too!

      • Tank the Frank

        3 runs in 5 innings? He’s pitched much worse than just the runs. I woudln’t try to act like Joba’s thrown a good game. But I agree with all the maturation process stuff. That was my original point. I have faith it will pay off in the end! I think Hughes and Joba will both be studs if they stay healthy.

        • handtius

          I never said he was pitching great. but if he gets through 6 innings and give up the three, i’m happy for now. He will get better and better, but three runs is not terrible.

    • Drew

      How the hell can he nibble if as you say, he’s got no control. Nibbling would imply that he has control and is being too fine.

      • Tank the Frank

        He’s going for the corners and missing. It is possible to try and nibble and have bad command. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.

        • Drew

          Jorge is calling for the pitches in the location he wants. Would you rather he calls for it right down the middle?

          • Tank the Frank

            I’d rather him challenge hitters, yes. I’m not sure you have any kind of point. I suggest you re-read my OP. For God’s sake I wasn’t even criticizing the kid. He’s been frustrating to watch tonight and that’s a fact. I’m sorry you’re having trouble coping with that.

            • Tank the Frank

              More to the point… his stuff seemed to completely change (velocity, command) in that inning when Ichiro’s grounder went under his glove and I question whether or not that would un-nerve him.

            • Drew

              No trouble, I just thought it was a bit contradictory to say he has no control yet he is nibbling.

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

    Does Kay need to say every fly ball is “driven DEEP to whatever field?” Not necessary.

    • Drew

      To answer your question, yes. And I think all of us knew that wasn’t leaving the park. I don’t know why he’s such an ass.

    • BklynJT

      At least your not listening to Sterling. Cause in that case, you wouldn’t have video or audio of the bat on ball contact for confirmation. Nothing worse than having to trust Sterling’s call.

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

    Settle down, Kay. It went to the deepest part of the ballpark.

  • Drew

    Come on boys lets get a run. I’m tired of this ND bullshit for Jobski.

  • Salty Buggah

    Thank Mo!!!! Ok Offense score some runs puhlease!!!!!

  • Jon

    Is he healthy or not? It’s june, and hes still throwing his fastball at 91 or 92 the majority of the time. Obviously, he’s not going to throw 98-100, but last year he was consistently at 95-96 as a starter. I’m not convinced his shoulder is 100 percent.

    • matt b

      The facts are undeniable that his velocity vis-a-vis his transition to starter is down significantly–if one pulled all the game logs off Brooks Baseball, you’d likely find he average around 95 in his starts last season and topped out typically at 99, sometimes 100–this year he’ll average about 92.5 and top out at 96 (maybe hit 97 once. Now before the inevitable flames begin:

      1. He’s clearly still capable of being a very effective pitcher, maybe even a great pitcher, sitting at 92.5. No one on my end is screaming he needs to be throwing 97 to be good.

      2. It’s obvious he should, of course, remaining in the rotation.

      But it’s simply undeniable that the velocity is down significantly–it’s not small sample size, it’s a real trend and it’s consistent–again, Brooks Baseball–Joba’s velocity has basically been flat all year.

      So it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of why. I tend to side more with the folks who think it’s mechanical. I don’t think it’s “learning to pitch”–he was learning last year and he get rear back and hit 100 if the needed to–this year he can’t. But I simply can’t fathom that they’d be sending him out there hurt. So I think it’s either (a) mechanical or (b)psychologically but not physically related to the shoulder.

      And I sure hope he gets those few MPHs back. Again, no argument he can’t be very good with what he has now–but deep down, folks who see this kid as special, as a guy with the potential to contend for the Cy Young every year–know he’s not the same guy at 92 as he is at 96.

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

    The Mariners have like…three hard hit balls all year.

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

      All night, rather.

  • Salty Buggah

    50 strikes 38 balls = not so good.

    • Yages

      True. If Joba ever learns to mimic CC and attack the strike zone while keeping the ball down, we’ll have one hell of an ace.

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

        It’s too bad he’s only 23 and he’ll never get any better…

        • Yages

          Yeah, and too bad there are people like you on this blog who like to make other people miserable.

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

            What? I was being sarcastic. Joba’s got an absolute world of potential and I am incredibly excited for him to meet it.

        • Teix is the Man

          Wasted potential!

      • Accent Shallow

        Mimic CC and throw left-handed? Joba’s actually a natural left-hander, but his father taught him to throw with his right. Can you imagine?

        Serious answer: he’s a kid, he showed the command last year, I think he’ll be fine, it’s just going to take time. Not all great pitchers spring fully-formed from the head of Zeus.

        • Yages

          And there it is, in stereo! Thanks, guys. I knew there was a reason I stopped commenting here, and now I remember why. But no, the place is richer for your enlightened comments.

          • Accent Shallow

            Wait, what? Relax.

            • Tank the Frank

              Everyone just COOL OUT!!1!!1

  • Tank the Frank

    Seattle has a good bullpen. I’d like to get another run off Morrow here.

  • Drew

    What a relief seeing the stadium full again.

  • Salty Buggah

    We cannot blame the park today for Joba, right?

    • Accent Shallow

      How he does in the 6th will determine what I think of the start. Far too many baserunners, but he hasn’t exactly been awful.

      • Zach

        not awful, ATROCIOUS!!!1!

    • Drew

      Word, all 8 of their runs have not been due to the bandbox. Oh wait, that’s a three, not an 8… People are acting like he’s given up 5 thru 5.

      • Zach

        it seems like he has, but he hasnt and only has what 86 pitches? its an ugly game to watch

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

    Everyone hates Ozzie.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4298278

    . . and I thought it was just me.

    • Zach

      Title of Article: ChiSox’s Guillen least popular in SI poll
      Article reads: 26 percent of major leaguers polled voted for the combustible Piniella, followed by Guillen at 21 percent

      So hes not least popular

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

        You should send an angry e-mail to ESPN, demanding a retraction and an apology for Ozzie Guillen.

        • Zach

          Nah, it’s just a flat out lie/manipulation/ bad editing

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

    For the love of Christ, Robbie, do not GIDP.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, I’m worried

    • BklynJT

      Got what you asked for, happy

    • Little Bill

      Wow, it’s time to burn Cano at the stake.

    • RollingWave

      well, I guess a strikeout is better than a GIDP

  • Jake H

    Can we get a hit with risp?

    • Yankee1010

      Why start now?

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Robinson!

    • Salty Buggah

      damn, cmon JoPo

  • Reggie C.

    dang. I fear Cano missed his pitch already this AB. Bloop single is needed..

    • Reggie C.

      and that is why Alex walks so damn much….

      Cano wasnt even close .

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Wow, it is time to move Robbie down in the lineup.

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

    Well, it is better than a DP.

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

    Cano’s swing was almost as amazing as finding out that Michael Jackson really did have Vitiligo.

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

      Melky striking out would be like finding out Michael Jackson was Gay. No big surprise there.

  • charlespoet

    This is not a good game by the Yanks. Should be at least 5-3.

  • Lanny

    Cano could use the A-Rod treatment. A few days off.

    Why is he batting 5th?

    • charlespoet

      Because Swisher doesn’t hit well there and matsui can’t handle the 5th spot. As for Posada, your guess is as good as mine.

      Could be that R-L-R-L thing. Tex, Posada, Swish are S

    • Teix is the Man

      1) No. Cano is 26 with no hip troubles
      2) He is batting fifth because he is a fucking beast

  • Teix is the Man

    Guarantee you Francesa will bitch about Joba, yet compliment Morrow tomorrow.

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

      He compliments the Mets and the Red Sox. He doesn’t care about the Brendon Morrows of the world.

      • Zach

        Dont forget about Zach Duke, he could win 15 games on the Yankees

    • Zach

      give me his last 5 starts!!1!

  • Drew

    PLLEAAASSEEEE godzilla! Get a hit or bb!!

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s up to Matsui now…

  • Jamal G.

    Chris Jakubauskas actually got his second career Major League victory in a start against the Boston red Sox.

  • IvanS

    Cano needs to bad 7th through 9th…maybe even leadoff. The guy is an amazing hitter with no men on base but has an absolute mental block when he can get rbi’s right now…

    • Tank the Frank

      I agree totally except he needs to bat 6th or 7th, not 9th.

  • Moose

    Am I the only one here who is sick and tired of watching Joba pitch????

    It’s the same fuckin shit EVERY start:
    – too many pitches
    – too many balls out of the zone
    – velocity is always down
    – breaking stuff is EXTREMELY inconsistent
    – tempo of game is awful
    – MAX 6 innings pitched
    – consistently laborious efforts

    Where is the “progress”???? If Joba is this great starting pitcher who everyone needs to be patient with and allow him to grow and develop…shouldn’t we expect to see SOME “postive” signs sometime this season???? Joba is REGRESSING, not improving – and he’s killing the bullpen in the progress.

    But hey…we should keep him in the rotation because “a starter is always more valuable than a starter” – yea, but that argument only works if its a GOOD starter. Joba is NOT a good starter – and to be honest, does anyone know that he EVER was??? All we know of Joba is a bullpen guy, and my recollection (although not perfect) is that he wasn’t exactly blowing away hitters as a starter in AAA (as a reliever, yes, starter, not so much).

    Instead of forcing Joba to start and Hughes to relieve, why don’t the Yankees “braintrust” swap both pitchers and put them where they belong??? Oh that’s right, that would mean the Yankees would have to admit they made a “mistake” – and lord knows, that shit aint happenin’.

    HERE’S TO MEDIOCRITY!!!!!

    • Dela G

      i guess you didnt see his last start moron…

    • Jamal G.

      Am I the only one here who is sick and tired of watching Joba pitch????

      Yes.

    • Salty Buggah

      Oaktag

    • Arman Tamzarian

      You must have worked really hard on that

    • Steve H

      April Fools?

    • Charlie

      Wow, you’re nuts. Wrong. The only thing right about this post is that hughes should probably be starting.

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

      1. Why don’t you go get yourself a big, tall glass of calm down juice?
      2. As a starter, not including tonight, Joba has a 3.32 ERA and 143 Ks in 141 innings. In what world is that mediocre?

      • Steve H

        1. Where can I get that.
        2. If having a top 10 ERA in the AL is mediocre, sign me up.

        • DreDog

          1. Your local liquor store. I keep it on tap myself.

      • Teix is the Man

        Calm down juice? LMFAO

    • Drew

      Word. He’s no Porcello.

      Let me teach Alex a lesson!!!1

    • DreDog

      Are you trying to get people to call into your radio show again?

    • Little Bill

      I agree 100%. Joba was terrible his last start vs. Atlanta where he went into the 7th. His ERA is less than 4 which is awful in the AL East. And he only strikes out 8 per 9 innings! DOES IT GET ANY MORE MEDIOCRE THAN THAT? I like your argument about good starter and special reliever. Steve Phillips made the same argument on ESPN and he knows his baseball. JOBA TO THE BULLLPEN!!!!!!

    • AndrewYF

      Ah, another B-Jobber. You can always tell who they are by their blinding idiocy.

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

    Let’s go, ‘Dek.

    If he doesn’t get a hit here, how many people will be clamoring for Hinske/Shelley to DH tomorrow?

    • Steve H

      Ace.

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

        Mo to DH…?

  • dkidd

    wakamatsu brings in jakubauskas

    always wanted to say that…

  • Charlie

    I really wish Cano could get a clutch hit, but i honestly can’t remember a time he did. Come on Sui, pick him up

  • Dela G

    matsui is getting killed on the trike zone by the ump

  • charlespoet

    matsui will K

  • Drew

    Fuck

  • Dela G

    GOD DAMNIT MATSUI!

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, 0-9 with RISP

  • Charlie

    Matsui=Big Papi

  • charlespoet

    Well another inning of great AB’s by the dominant bottom of the line up.

    When Matsui stops trying to pull everything he will be the hitter he once was. But for now, he is like throwing dice in craps.

  • Jake H

    this team is frustrating to watch.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Did you watch the past weekend?

  • Drew

    I would kill for a quick inning

    • Dela G

      hold up there OJ…

  • charlespoet

    If the Yankees lose, look to the Bottom of the 4th and getting only 1 lousy run and to the bottom of the 5th where they took the donut.

    0-9 with RISP and horrible plate discipline. Not conducive for wins.

  • Drew

    ERRRRR! When will Jorge figure out what the kid wants to throw..

  • charlespoet

    Joe needs the pen ready for this inning.

  • Jake H

    I’m really getting tired of Joba and Posada not being on the same page. Joba should throw what posada puts down more often then not.

    • Drew

      Jorge should know what Joba wants to throw, IMO.

  • Dela G

    my god!

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

    Thank you for the slide of fail, Cedeno.

  • Teix is the Man

    I love how Kay can weave food into anything. Instead of saying that’s the final out of the inning, he says “That’ll cost Morrow lunch.” I mean wtf?

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

    Another little dinky dunk hit.

  • Drew

    Oh come on. I hate this move.

  • Reggie C.

    Joba outta there. Coke in.

    5.1 IP.

  • cjc

    Joba is terribly frustrating to watch painful why nibble with his arm no excuse

  • Jamal G.

    Four cheap hits by the M’s – the two by Gutierrez; the one under the glove of Joba by ichiro; and the last hit just now by Johjima.