• dkidd

    i never thought i’d say it: i feel sorry for the mets

    • Jamal G.

      As do I, man.

    • Drew

      lol i thought the same thing when i flipped over earlier.

    • Reggie C.

      I cant even watching at this point. Wright’s giving it his all. I feel bad for that man.

  • 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 Kenji Johjima.

    • Tank the Frank

      I agree I was just going to mention that.

    • Zach

      7 of 9 hits were singles

      but Francesa will turn it into Joba giving up rockets all night

      • Teix is the Man

        ATROCIOUS!

    • Accent Shallow

      The bloops and dinks are going to happen to a pitcher with Joba’s stuff, but he’s gotta play D and get to the ball. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a pitcher whiff like that before — what a freak play.

  • Dela G

    arg LETS GET GET IT YANKS!

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

    They should bunt with Ichiro here. That’s what I would do.

  • DreDog

    Does everyone have a tall glass of calm down juice ready for this thread?

    • Dela G

      i need a glass of STFU for myself after screaming when matsui was at bat

    • Drew

      Freshly poured. :)

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

      /stink eye

    • Tank the Frank

      Who needs calm down juice, I just popped a Xanax so I’m G2G.

      • Drew

        ietc

  • AP28

    They treat Joba like the little b!tch. He’s such a pu$$y. They never let him fight through a tough spot. At the earliest sign of trouble they pull him out of the game.

    No up and coming stud pitcher is handled like this. Please put his ass back in the bullpen and give Hughes his spot. Nibbling little b!tch.

    • Yankee1010

      Watch out Socrates, Aristotle, Kant, etc., you have a new contender.

      • DreDog

        He just created the crappy dialectic. Hagel is rolling over in his grave.

      • Tank the Frank

        Hahahahahaha I’m gonna use that!

      • Steve H

        And Ace.

    • Drew

      OAKTAG

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

      When Joba stays healthy for the rest of the year and next year, you’ll be thankful they treated him like “a pussy.” What good is leaving him out there if he’s not at his most effective? Making a guy tough it out is not as important as winning the damn game.

      • AP28

        “Not at his most effective”. He’s been like more times than not this whole god damn season. He was only at 94 pitches through 5 and a third against the freaking Mariners. You gotta be kidding me.

        We have the wrong guy in the rotation right now. Hughes should be starting and Joba should be the one being treated as a reliever. Phil must watch Joba pitch and wonder why the hell he has to be relegated to the bullpen while Joba needs a 100 pitches to get through 5 innings.

        • Steve H

          Smile, we’re on Candid Camera!! There’s no way he’s not pulling our leg.

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

            IETC.

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

          Joba has a 3.32 ERA as a starter, to go along with 143 strikeouts in 141 innings, not including tonight. How’s that bad? He’s a better starter than Phil Hughes. They should both be starting, but Chamberlain is better than Hughes.

          Do you seriously expect him to be a polished, ace-like starter already? He’s 23 years old. 23. He’s 23. I’m going to repeat that. He’s 23. Joba is not going to be a perfect pitcher in his first full season as a starter.

          • AP28

            No one is asking for perfect.

            15 starts
            >6 innings: 3 (one of them was a 6 1/3)
            =6 innings: 5
            <6 innings: 7

            So on almost half his starts, he lasts less than 6 innings. That is ridiculous.

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

              No, it’s not ridiculous. It’s a young dude trying to learn how to pitch instead of just huck the ball up there every time. I get frustrated when Joba doesn’t challenge dudes he should be challenging and ends up with a high pitch count, but it’s not like he isn’t going to improve from what he is now.

              And one of those <6 IP was the game he got hit by a liner, so counting that against him is a tad unfair; he didn’t really have control over that one.

            • Zach

              5 of Phil’s 7 starts were <6

              so thats ridiculous

        • Zach

          “Phil must watch Joba pitch and wonder why the hell he has to be relegated to the bullpen while Joba needs a 100 pitches to get through 5 innings.”

          how many times have Phil been past 5 innings this year?

          • Zach

            Phil: 2/7 starts
            Joba: 8/15 starts(14 if you take out the game he got hurt)

        • Yankee1010

          OK, Ashton, you can come out now.

    • Accent Shallow

      All young pitchers these days are handled with kid gloves. They’d treat Hughes the same way.

    • Dela G

      hey moron did you not see how the braves handled tommy hanson?

      • Reggie C.

        careful there … that’s a pro-LoHud’er you’re engaging.

        Dude’s carrying gems like that by the dozen.

      • Moose

        I love how Dela gets so upset when someone dare questions Joba’s greatness.

        Bro, put down the Kool Aid and take Joba’s balls out of your mouth. Its ok to not be a “Joba must start” cult member.

        There is obviously a good healthy debate to be had re: Joba and his position on the team. Arguments can be made both ways. The only problem, is that your arguments for why Joba should be a starter (“Bro, he’s awesome, he has like a 3.4 ERA and 140K’s…he’s SICK and can’t be touched!!!!) are completely moronic and impossible to give credence too.

        While stat geeks, like yourself, rely soley on Elias and other stat books for their arguments – people like myself, and others, like to rely on our EYES. Anyone who thinks that Joba is a legit 3.4 ERA type starter is fucking moron. The Yankees never leave him in the game long enough to give up more than 4 runs a start (they usually take him out after he walks in a second run with the bases loaded).

        Put down the kool aid bro, and open your eyes. You, like 90% of the other Joba cult members on this site, can’t admit that what the Yankees are doing with Joba and Hughes is the exact opposite of what should be done with them.

        • AP28

          Amen brother. Amen.

          • Yankee1010

            I’m guessing your Mensa invitations got lost in the mail.

        • Steve H

          His era is 3.4 something. It is. That’s a fact. If it isn’t please tell me what your eyes think it is. Saying that an ERA isn’t what an ERA is might be the dumbest thing I have ever read. Think about that, you are literally disputing a fact that cannot be disputed.

        • handtius

          wait, this isn’t sarcasm? Man, I thought that was a joke till I scrolled up. Moose, search Joba on this site and you’ll get all the FACTS as to why he’s a starter. No one here wants to talk about it anymore.

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

          (”Bro, he’s awesome, he has like a 3.4 ERA and 140K’s…he’s SICK and can’t be touched!!!!) are completely moronic and impossible to give credence too.

          Except those arguments are, well, real. They’re not “oh he has a ‘closer’s mentality’ or some ethereal bullshit like that. How are fact based arguments moronic and impossible to give credence to?

          like to rely on our EYES. Anyone who thinks that Joba is a legit 3.4 ERA type starter is fucking moron.

          Why….? Because he’s put up a 3.34 ERA over 140 innings, which is almost a full season of pitching? Wouldn’t that tell you that, yes, he is a 3.3ish ERA pitcher?

          And, yes, I know that his numbers would be much better out of the bullpen but so would just about every pitcher’s. The point is that the 3.34 ERA over 150-200 innings a season is more valuable than a 2.50 ERA over 60-80 innings in a season.

          • Moose

            Dude, do you really think that?

            Do you honestly think that having a 3.4 ERA in 30 games in which he starts is more valuable than havin a 2.0 ERA in 60+ games as a reliever? I don’t understand that argument, and everyone here makes it ALL THE TIME. He’ll effect the outcome of nearly twice as many games as a reliever than a starter. And how quick we all forget why they won all those world series in the 90s – I’ll give you a hint…it starts with the letter B.

            p.s. And its not like if they move him to the pen, their starting pitching sucks now – Hughes could easily put up numbers equal to what Joba is doing (and probably a lot more efectively).

            • Accent Shallow

              Really? They won all those World Series because of stellar set up men? Funny, I thought it was the great starting rotation, Jeter/Bernie/O’Neill/Posada and a great supporting cast on offense, and Mariano. Sure, the non-Mo bullpen helped, but it’s not like they were indispensable.

              As for “affecting more games as a reliever” he won’t necessarily be affecting games at the point the Yankees need him to win — how often do you see a reliever put in solely because he needs the work, not because of the situation.

              It comes down to the oldest adage in the damn book — that the most important thing you can have is good starting pitching.

              • Moose

                False – yes, the Yankee “core” played a huge role in the 90s championships, but the real reason they were so dominant was because they were able to consistently shorten the games to 6 innings. The Yankees were like 90-3 in games they led after 6 in 1996. THATs how you build a chmapion – not spotty/inconsistent starting pitching.

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

              Do you honestly think that having a 3.4 ERA in 30 games in which he starts is more valuable than havin a 2.0 ERA in 60+ games as a reliever?

              Yes, I do. Good starters are more valuable than good relievers. Why do you think CC, A.J., Johan, etc. got big time, long term deals when K-Rod got a three year deal, for less AAV? Starters are more valuable than relievers.

              He’ll effect the outcome of nearly twice as many games as a reliever than a

              What’s bigger: a hundred pennies or one five dollar bill? Pitching in more games does not mean he’s having a bigger affect. By pitching in more innings, he’s affecting much more than if he were pitching in a lot of games.

              And how quick we all forget why they won all those world series in the 90s – I’ll give you a hint…it starts with the letter B.

              During the “Dynasty Years”, ’96-’01 we’ll say, the only years the ‘pen was markedly better than the rotation was ’96 and ’01. Another reason the Yankees won all those titles is because they fucking raked and had 3 incredible hitters at up the middle positions that were much, much better than the competition’s up the middle players. Why does everyone sell Bernie, Jeet, and Jorge short?

    • Steve H

      ummmm, sarcasm?

      If not, you couldn’t be more wrong.

    • handtius

      /ironhorse?

    • Ivan

      Mark Prior and Kerry Wood, would of been loved to be treated like pussies.

      • DreDog

        This guy wants to hire Dusty Baker. 130 pitch limits and no clogging the bases.

        • AP28

          Not true retard. Just don’t want to see him get pulled from the game at the first sign of trouble everytime. If he’s going to be the next great pitcher in the history of the game, let him fight through a rough spot against this pathetic fcuking offense known as the Mariners.

          • Steve H

            Name calling!! Certainly the first signed of getting pwned in an argument.

            Try again. Come back with some facts next time, please.

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

    Jamal G. says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    [Unread Comment]

    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.

    Me = annoyed.

  • Jake H

    Would you rather see Matsui up with runners on or Gardner?

    • Little Bill

      Absolutely.

    • charlespoet

      Gardner. Just because of his speed.

    • dre

      are you serious? Gardner? the kid has one game where he has 5 hits everybody annoints him king..please. 4th outfielder at best. get over him already people

      • Steve H

        Take out the 5 hit game and what’s his average/obp/ops? Please, look it up.

        • dre

          anytime he starts getting regular playing time, pitchers find him out and he starts to suck..look that up..

          • Steve H

            The stats are what they are. Do the pitchers lose their scouting reports if a guy is benched for a few games? That’s utter nonsense.

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

      Garnder if he’s coming of the bench. He has a .889 OBP (that’s OBP, not OPS) when he comes in as a sub.

      • dre

        yes cause thats not coming from a small sample size…

      • Zach

        how many ABs?

      • Little Bill

        And how small is that sample? Matsui’s career OPS is about 150 points higher. Gardner’s numbers this year will probably regress to his norms after they were inflated by his 5-6 game. I would go Matsui > Gardner every single time.

        • dre

          well said. its common sense people.

    • DGeezy

      right now gardner even though normally id say matsui for obvious reasons, but im growing really really frustrated of him rolling over weak ground balls pulled to 1st.

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

    Phil Coke is unimpressed by Ichiro and Branyan.

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

      And Jakabauskus is apparently unimpressed by Swisher/Cabrera/Jeter.

  • Dela G

    PHIL COKE IS EFFING GEICO MONEY!

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

    Sweeny Murti, via Twitter put it best:

    Watching Joba and Morrow pitch tonight [was] like Chinese water torture.

    And then someone replied: You could be watching the Mets.

  • Drew

    Now I know we’re going to score in the bottom of the sixth. While I’ll be thrilled, I just get so frustrated that Jobber won’t get the W while Coke will.

    • DreDog

      Can you believe that Coke was rumored to be one of the prospects to go to Pittsburgh in the Nady/Marte deal? The Pirates decided on another prospect. Thank goodness.

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

    Coke’s awful. We need bullpen help!!1!11!

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, Ichiro didn’t exactly pop it up . . .

      • Zach

        he didnt exactly get a hit

  • Jamal G.

    By retiring Ichiro and Branyan consecutively, Phil Coke now has a sub-1.00 WHIP.

    • Accent Shallow

      Wow, I really cannot believe that. He always seems to create baserunners.

      • Jamal G.

        Yeah, in April. He, just like the rest of the bullpen, has been stellar since.

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

      Impossible. My eyes tell me he walks everyone. EVERYONE I SAY!

  • charlespoet

    PeteAbe@ Lohud

    “Meanwhile, Joba works his usual 5.1 innings. He has made 15 starts and failed to get beyond the sixth inning 12 times. One was because of injury. But, as always, he has the team in the game. The Yankees are 9-5 when he starts.”

    Growing pains, development, or both?

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

      Both.

    • Ivan

      The Rays have the same problem with Price.

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

        And the Dodgers with Kershaw.

    • Charlie

      they’re kinda similar, but i’d say both

    • handtius

      aren’t they the same thing?

  • Al D

    My boy Coke getting it done. Wish I was named after a controlled substance

  • dkidd

    coke studied at the feet of master win-poacher aceves

  • Zach

    bad melky

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

    Ladies and gentlemen, the next Bernie Williams.

    • Jamal G.

      … Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand cue the RAB-hate-now-Melky-delivers thingy.

  • Tank the Frank

    Wow that was an ass-backwards AB by Melky. Two pitches taken in the zone and then swing at a fastball by your face. Awesome.

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

      Bad Melky is showing himself more and more.

      I can has Brett Gardner’s hot streak?

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

    Wow, we looked dead there.

  • Dela G

    jakubauskas looked like a beast

  • Reggie C.

    Yanks pwned that inning.

  • Charlie

    This might have been said a million times and I never noticed, but does anyone realize how weird the term “B-Jobber” sounds?

    • Dela G

      yeah is sounds like blow jobber

    • captain suck

      blow jobber

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

      That’s the point.

      • Dela G

        aah got it

  • dkidd

    lol at coffey sprinting in to face the mets

    • DGeezy

      coffey runs out of the pen to the mound to the Ultimate Warrior theme muisc, so awesome.

  • Chris V.

    Lopez running hard out of the box!

  • Jamal G.

    You know how everyone in the mainstream media is always ballwashing the Red Sox’ bullpen? Well, did you know that the Yankees’ pen is better than Boston’s in the following: K/9; BB/9; K/BB (well, obviously, but still); OBP. Yeah, and they are virtually tied in WHIP (1.28).

    • Chris V.

      Yeh I saw that the other day. The Yankees bullpen is way underrated. All of their peripheral stats are very good. ERA just avg though so MSM makes fun of them.

      • DreDog

        Seriously though. What’s the bullpen FIP’s for both clubs?
        I can’t find it.

    • Little Bill

      That’s irrelevant and you’re confusing me with all of those numbers and letters. I, and Peter Gammons would agree, think Boston’s bullpen is far superior because they are champions and show a lot of heart and toughness.

      • Zach

        they’re far superior because they have 3 closers of thaaaa futureee in their pen

      • Steve H

        Don’t leave out the grit.

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

      IMPOSSIBLE. MY EYES, JAMAL, MY EYES, THEY TELL ME AND LET ME SEE THAT BOSTON’S BULLPEN IS HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE NEW YORK’S! Come on, Jamal, avert your eyes from the spreadsheet.

      • Chris V.

        haha did anyone see harold reynolds blog post on OPS? JoePos had a great post on his website tearing harold to shreds. it was firejoemorganesque.

    • Accent Shallow

      The issue is SLG against. The Sox pen has yielded 19 HRs, the Yankees — 43. Sox pen has a .358 SLG against, the Yankees is .430. They’ve both yielded 40 doubles. No matter how you spin it, that’s bad.

  • dkidd

    hughes versus junior makes me feel old

    • DreDog

      How do you think it makes Junior, or Senior for that matter, feel?

      • dkidd

        he looks done

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, was that ever a nice K.

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

    Bye, bye, Kenny.

  • Charlie

    I don’t care how nasty he is we got to get hughes starting soon. He needs his innings this year

  • Mac

    Woohoo. 96 mph on the corners…

  • Manimal

    Hughes in a High Leverage situation… Nice.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hughes has better stuff than Joba now. I said it!!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      Who would have seen this coming?

      • Steve H

        Not Lanny!

  • Ivan

    Was that Phil Hughes or Whay?

    • Ivan

      *What*

  • Dela G

    hughes is fuckin dominant

  • Dela G

    what does ietc mean

    i can’t for the life of me figure it out

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I enjoyed this comment.

      • Dela G

        thanks mane, you’re the best

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

      I enjoyed this comment.

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

        Damn, too slow.

  • Zach

    Well Santana had another bad start tonight

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Fatboy Fielder hit a bomb measured at 452 feet off of Johan before he got the hook.

      • Zach

        just saw the replay. im not a fan of fielder but he hits crazy homeruns

  • charlespoet

    I really like this Hughes kid, where did he come from?

    • Dela G

      the planet krypton

  • Reggie C.

    I don’t think i’d object too much if the org decided to leave Hughes in the ‘pen and cranked up his work load to get his arm ready for full time ‘pen duty the rest of the year.

  • Dela G

    JOHNNY DAMON! WOOO!

  • pat

    Holy shit just got here Montero homered twice? I’m very aroused.

    • Steve H

      tell us something we don’t know. and i’m not talking about Montero.

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

    “Shmoltz”?

    • Dela G

      yeah i heard that too

    • DreDog

      Shmoke and a pancake? Bong and a blintze?

      • Dela G

        smoke weed everyday! [/dr dre

  • Teix is the Man

    please leave Hughes in the game

  • BigBlueAL

    Why is Bruney warming up???? Leave Hughes in there please.

    • Little Bill

      Especially in a tie game. You don’t use 7 relievers in 2 innings if you’re in a tie game when Hughes can easily go multiple innings.

      • BigBlueAL

        I dont care if the Yankees take the lead, leave Hughes in there!!!!

      • Reggie C.

        this game feels like it could go extra-innings. Mariners dont have a good lineup, so to take Hughes out now is rolling the dice , as we burn our good relievers ..

        • Reggie C.

          the ball was in the stands 2 seconds later.

          Okay. Bruney coming in makes more sense b/c he needs the work. But Hughes also needs the work.

          Hughes > Bruney.

    • AP28

      As soon as Bruney gets hurt again, Hughes will be the setup guy. The dude throws strikes and challenges guys. Something his starting teammate doesn’t do because he likes to turn 0-2 counts into 3-2 counts.

      • Steve H

        Do you remember Hughes the starter?

  • Tank the Frank

    Why did the Yankees even put foul territory in this ballpark!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Arod won’t see a good pitch.

  • Dela G

    wow i am shocked tex swung at that

    even i knew the breaking ball was coming

  • Tank the Frank

    This sure would be a heck of a time for the first hit with RISP wouldn’t it?

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

    Hughes is awful. We need bullpen help!!!1!111!eleven!

  • Dela G

    damn it a-rod, he is giving you fastballs

  • Zach

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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

    I fucking LOVE Alex Rodriguez.

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

    Why pitch to him? Fools.

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? You think you can sneak a high fastball past A-Rod? Who are you again?

  • Mr.Jigginz

    A-BOMB ALERT!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    HOLY SHIT he fuckin crushed that one!!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Now that was just mean-spirited.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Freaking unclutch bastard. Umm….ARod did what?

  • Jake H

    Finally a nice hit with risp

  • Dela G

    HE CRUSHED THAT SHIT!

    AN AAAAA BOMB, FROM AAAAA ROD!

  • VO

    HELL YEA!

  • Yankee1010

    Really? You pitched to A-Rod with a base open and Cano on deck? I salute your stupidity.

  • Jake

    That should be illegal

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

    Oooo, I felt that here in Harlem.

  • Ivan

    As soon as the bat hit the ball, it had one them sounds that u said to ur self, awwwww damn!!!.

  • Little Bill

    THERE IT GOES!!!!! CLUTCH A-ROD!!!

  • dkidd

    dear american league:

    you can no longer pitch inside to alex rodriguez

  • pat

    He got around on that QUICK.

  • AJ

    This damn bandbox of a stadium! That wouldn’t have been a home run anywhere else! Coors Field East! Coors Field East!

    Clearly sarcasm, but what a shot from A-Rod. It’s an A-Bomb, for A-Rod, and the Yankees take a 5-3 lead.

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

    Now leave Hughes in there. Go against the cookbook, avoid the cookbook!!!

    • AJ

      I completely agree. Leave him in for the eighth – the kid is absolutely dealing.

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

      I agree with this post. Relief ace power!

    • AJ

      Hey look Joe sent Phil out for a second inning…

      Oh, wait. Instead of sending out a guy who dominated and threw 9 pitches, he sent out another pitcher.

      Bullpen management fail.

  • Zach

    way to pile on runs Alex, you only needed 1 RBI to get the lead

    • Dela G

      what an inconsiderate ass

      • AJ

        He’s just padding his stats. HE’S NOT A TRUE YANKEE! A true Yankee would have only hit a single to get one RBI and not have been greedy. What a bastard.

    • Tank the Frank

      Hahaha IETC.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Clutch.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YEA ALEX!!!!! 2-RUN BOMB!

    UNCLUTH THAT!

    Alex: HOW MY ASS TASTE NOW?

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

    I’m still laughing at how far Alex hit that ball. Wow. What a fucking shot.

    • handtius

      seriously. he had a look on his face like… fuck off.

  • Cokie

    Yeah boyeeee

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

    Conversation between me and Joe:

    Joe:strategy here: walk a-rod. throw pitches at cano’s eyes

    ME: No question, especially with men on 1 and 2 the m’s would be basically guarnateed a GIDP

    Joe: see that’s what you get for pitching to a-rod

    Me: And that is why you walk A-Rod

    • Little Bill

      Yeah, once they got Tex out they could have pitched around A-Rod. Posada and Cano < A-Rod.

  • Longo

    i know others care, but i love seeing tex boisterously cheering when others do well even if hes not quite on right now

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, me too. He’s a good teammate.

      • Zach

        sorry but i think we’re focusing too much on it.
        is there someone in the dugout who just sits on the bench and doesnt give high five to a teammate who just hit a clutch HR?

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    HE CRUSHED THAT!!!#@@!#@! Clutchy McClutcherson! Gritty McGritter! Alex Rodriguez!

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

    A-Rod talking to Pena, “you see that kid? you’ll never be able to do that.”

    • Observer283

      IRETC

    • Tank the Frank

      “You see what I just did? No don’t fucking look at it! Don’t even LOOK! You see what I just did there? Good, get the fuck out of here.”

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

    Nice play, Franklin.

    • whozat

      Were both Cano and Posada’s outs as deep as they looked on gameday?

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

        Yeah, Cano’s got to like…mid-track, but Gutierrez was settled under it, Posada’s was basically at the wall and Gutierrez had to track it down and did so nicely.

      • Zach

        Cano was right before the track, it took off but then kind of hung up there.
        He took a bad route to Posada but caught it on the track, more of a line drive

      • VO

        Yes

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

      He’s definitely a Gold Glove candidate.

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

        Yeah. When Endy was in there, they basically had three CFs in the OF.

        Man his injury was nasty, huh?

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

          Yup. I think if Mariners fans didn’t hate Yuni before, they do now (not that Endy’s irreplaceable, but still).

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Some bandbox.

  • Drew

    Well that was pretty sweet. Talk about a no doubter.

  • Ksturnz

    Tex got fired up! luv him

  • BigBlueAL

    Definitely had to take Hughes out, he threw way too many pitches last inning.

    • Dela G

      yeah man, my counter said he threw 31

      waay too many

  • whozat

    Why give Hughes just 9 pitches? Let him throw two innings. It’s not like he’s getting too much work.

    • whozat

      Awesome, this is way better than Hughes pitching.

  • Eirias

    DO NOT DOUBT THE COOKBOOK.

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

    Errrrrrrr, why no Hughes? Why why why why? No good reason. Absolutely none.

    • whozat

      But…it says right here that Bruney pitches the eighth!!!

    • AJ

      Because people like Bruney are the eighth inning guys, and therefore they must always work the eighth inning. It doesn’t matter that Phil Hughes is throwing 96 mph heaters and making hitters look silly. He’s not an eighth inning guy yet.

      Now there’s two men on and no one out. Hey Joe, you kicking yourself in the ass yet? You should be.

  • pat

    I’m still really impressed with that homerun, that pitch was mad high and inside and he “put a hurtin on that bitch”

  • BigBlueAL

    I almost want Bruney to blow the lead.

    • Zach

      why would you say that?

      • BigBlueAL

        So Girardi can get ripped to shreds for taking out Hughes.

        • Zach

          Wow, you want to see the team fail so you can criticize the manager? great fan

          • BigBlueAL

            I did say almost want Bruney to blow the lead. Unfortunately it might happen.

            • Zach

              well you got your wish, hope it was worth it

    • Drew

      um, what?

  • Dela G

    ugh

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

    Why won’t you find gloves, dunkers?

  • Peter Lacock

    Much better AB’s for Cano tonight. 23 pitches, took a called strike in 3 of 4 AB’s and still has 2 hits. Will wonders never cease.

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

    Hey, so, um, pitch Phil Hughes more?

  • Little Bill

    Why not leave Hughes in and if he gets in trouble, bring in Bruney? Now if Bruney gets in trouble you either have to leave him in or bring in Mo again for 1+ inning.

  • Tony

    Hughesus threw NINE pitches tonight.

  • Yankee1010

    I guess Hughes was pitching too well? Is that why he was taken out?

  • Jake H

    Hughes throws 9 pitches so lets take him out. Brilliant!

  • Accent Shallow

    If Hughes is going to be a 1 inning reliever, please send him to Scranton.

  • V

    Man, the Mariners have some awesome outfielders.

  • Mac

    Bruney has been ineffective of late, no?

  • Ivan

    Managers always wanna make the game harder than it is. It’s quite simple, leave Hughes in the Game.

  • V

    Man, Bruney sucks right now.

    Brilliant job pulling Hughes there.

  • dkidd

    what happened to hughes? he was dominating and now he can’t get anyone out

    • pat

      this is bruney yo.

  • BigBlueAL

    FUCK YOU Girardi.

  • Eirias

    Quick, let’s put Hughes in!

  • pat

    Fucking shitbags Bruney. Put a goddamn patch on your hat.

  • AJ

    If Bruney blows this lead, I hope Mo implants a cleat in Girardi’s ass.

  • Reggie C.

    Bruney isn’t Hughes.

  • Dela G

    DAMNIT WHY THE HELL DID YOU TAKE OUT HUGHES!!!

    SHIT!

    [INSERT MORE EXPLETIVES!]

  • Teix is the Man

    Girardi will have to have a hell of an answer as to why he took Hughes out.

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

    I don’t like that Hughes is in the bullpen…but if you’re going to have him there, why not use him for more than 9 pitches?

    • Dela G

      i would’ve rather have him pitch the entire rest of the game

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

        That would’ve been nice.

    • V

      Agreed. I’d rather he start in Scranton than waste him as a 1 inning guy.

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

        +1

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    This is unreal. That is why I hate playing by the book. There is no reason to take out Hughes,none!! Girardi should take that stupid book and shove it up his ass.

    • BklynJT

      I f-ing knew this would happen when they brought out Hughes. Damn you girardi!!!!!

  • AJ

    Is Mo ready yet? I don’t want to see Bruney against Branyan. Something tells me that’s trouble waiting to happen.

  • Ksturnz

    IK it’s hindsight, but I wanted Hughes to stay in there. Who else is a genius?

    • BigBlueAL

      If you look back, I mentioned this when I saw Bruney warming up before Arod even hit his HR. This is absolute ridiculous that Hughes only pitched 1 inning in which he threw 9 pitches.

  • DreDog

    Oh crap.

  • Teix is the Man

    Francesa is irrationallly talking to his diet coke right now

  • Tom in GA

    help me understand why a reliever isn’t allowed to pitch more than one inning unless named aceves or coke.

    • Drew

      HUghes has pitched more than one inning more often than not.

  • Tank the Frank

    Get tough Bruney.

  • Drew

    I guess Joe wanted Hughes available for tomorrow.

  • Reggie C.

    Bruney has the better power stuff , but Hughes is clearly polished and the power is probably on par with Bruney at this point.

    if we’re gonna yank hughes to AAA , then lets do it already! And then lets blow up the Rox GM’s phone and land Street.

    • Ivan

      Get the fuck outta here. Hughes is stuff is better period. He’s a better pitcher period.

  • dkidd

    in girardi’s defense, hughes needs to get his innings up

    wait a second…

    • Dela G

      lol

    • Eric S

      +1

  • matt b

    I’m rarely a person of extremes, but the job by Joe G. right here is flat out indefensible and unexcusable.

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

    So do we think Bruney is in there because Joe is sticking to the idiotically defined bullpen roles or because Bruney needs the work?

    • Yankee1010

      The idiotically defined bullpen roles.

    • cjc

      the moronic roles thing

    • cjc

      the moronic roles thing

      • Observer283

        Moronic roles. Its not like Bruney hasn’t been getting into games.

  • BklynJT

    I wish I could curse out Girardi to his f-ing face!

    • BklynJT

      Lay some f-ing kungfu on his ass!!! AHH IM SO MAD

  • Yankee1010

    Well, I can only hope that Girardi will learn from this shitshow managing. Leave the dominant guy in who only needed 9 pitches in his first inning. My God, Joe.

    • BklynJT

      He’s had plenty of chances to learn. Hughes is a starting pitcher who just threw 9 pitches. WHY THE F_LKAJSDLAKJD DO YOU TAKE HIM OUT.

  • Teix is the Man

    C’mon, get big Bruney

  • Ivan

    If im Phil Hughes, im ticked. I get replace in the rotation by a pitcher who I pitch better than, and now in the BP, I get replace by a pitcher who I pitch better than.

  • BklynJT

    FIRE GIRARDI NOW

    • Accent Shallow

      This is wild.

      • BklynJT

        LOL typical overreaction, I admit. I was pissed and venting.

  • dkidd

    red sox bullpen sucking as well

  • Dela G

    DAMNIT IT … ARG!!!

    UGH!

  • V

    Way to fucking go Girardi.

    I’ve been one of his largest ‘ok, he’s learning’ defenders, but now, I would be OK if he were gone tomorrow.

    Stupid, stupid managing.

  • Yankee1010

    Well, Joe, are you happy now? That’s on you. And of course, Bruney, but that was completely unnecessary. What a retarded move that was indefensible from the beginning.

    • matt b

      Look, it’s on Bruney. But this is a blatant example of a manager adding real negative value to a club, and that’s quite a feat. And believe me, I’m a numbers guy, and I’m well aware that Bruney’s been perfect in hold situations. But to take out Phil who has been basically untouchable for weeks, atfer 9 pitches, for a guy who has labored mightily in two of his three high leverage spots since coming off the DL is mind-boggling. It’s just, to quote my favorite poster on here, batshit isane.

      • Yankee1010

        I’m not absolving Bruney, but it would have never been in his hands if Girardi just displayed common sense.

      • Steve H

        Good post. While we are all killing Joe (rightfully), Bruney still had a job to do and didn’t do it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Torre wouldve let Hughes in the game!!!! LOL

    • V

      Torre would pitch Hughes 2 innings a game 7 games in a row, though ;-)

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Nice job by Bruney and Joey G.

  • E-ROC

    Tie game when it shouldn’t be. Well, at least Branyan didn’t give the Mariners the lead.

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

    Well that was just grand.

  • cjc

    motherfucker unbelievable

  • pat

    Yeah I’m usually 100% behind girardi but this move was pretty indefensible.

  • Capital T

    Remember when Mo would pitch the 7 & 8th and hand it over to Wetland. Girardi caught some of those games and yet doesn’t let Phil go 2 innings?

  • Little Bill

    I hope this means Bruney is out of the 8th inning role and Hughes is in.

  • Ksturnz

    doesn’t matter. we’ll win this

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    I hope they score right here. I really wanna see #501 tonight!

    • Dela G

      MONEY GODZILLA!

    • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

      #501 coming right up!!!

  • Teix is the Man

    Things are starting to look up in Baltimore!

  • cjc

    9 fucking pitches and he takes him out just dumb and thats a first guess

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Unfortunately, I think most managers in baseball take out Hughes and plug in Bruney in the 8th.

    It’s still the wrong move, though.

    • BklynJT

      More than half the people here would normally be upset with that bunt. … (interrupted thought)

      FUCK YEAH MELKY MAN!!!!!

  • The Iron Horse

    With 2 runs in, Bruney’s ERA goes from 2.55 to 4.05. You guys love talking about small sample sizes – I never understood why you were so high on Bruney. He’s very hittable.

    • Drew

      You do know he’s been injured all year right? We’re not high on him for the 10 innings he had this year.

      • The Iron Horse

        then because… he gets injured all the time?

    • Steve H

      His career BAA is .220. That is not very hittable.

      • The Iron Horse

        bah – i don’t trust him, bottom line

  • MattG

    New rule: the only person to relieve Hughes when he’s dealing is Rivera.

  • Drew

    Not for nothing, but if Bruney gets his job done there it’s all gravy and he’s still our 8th inning guy.

    • Yankee1010

      Yes and no. Hughes needs innings. He just dominated the 7th with 9 pitches. Bruney has been shaky his last 2 outings and needed Mo to bail him out both times, so it’s not like he’s on fire now. Leaving Hughes in is the only thing that made sense there.

      • Drew

        I’m sure Joe has his reasons, and we know he will be asked in the post game.

        • Yankee1010

          I have a feeling his “reason” will be one that we’re not going to like, i.e. well, Bruney is our 8th inning guy. Well, yes Joe, but Hughes dominated and Bruney has been struggling.

  • Cokie

    WTF? I go away for 5 minutes to do my evening glory thinking this one is a wrap and some guy that looks like teh Bbbruney coughs it up?

  • BklynJT

    Girardi is a complete idiot. He will never live this day down, until of course i forget. But then he will do it again, and that time for sure, I will not forget…

  • BigBlueAL

    Yeah Kay rip Girardi!!!!

  • Steve H

    Orioles are getting to the vaunted Sox pen tonight. This would be great if the can come all the way back.

  • pat

    Hideki is gonna do something clutchy…

  • Little Bill

    Mariano will pitch the 9th so we have 2 good shots here to get a run. If it goes extras, we’ve got Aceves.

  • Accent Shallow

    Anyone still want Shelley Duncan up here? Crazy.

  • dkidd

    matsui making his father proud!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Clearly A-Rod’s HR is not clutch because it hasn’t held up.

    And damn, Matsui is really washed up, isn’t he?

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Oh that was sweet Godzilla.

  • Ivan

    It’s one of those “Make a move, just to make a move”

  • Teix is the Man

    The Matsuis’ are going fucking nuts lol

    • VO

      One of those has to be his wife, no?

      • Yankee1010

        I didn’t see a stick figure.

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

        I don’t see any pieces of paper. ;)

        • VO

          I figured this comment was coming. But my money is on the one on the left, she was trying to somewhat shy away that time.

  • Tom in GA

    Girardi is too anal to succeed for any length of time. this is ridiculous, and he needs to stop over-managing. what an a**

    • Dela G

      you want to take that back?

  • ARX

    o..k…

  • BigBlueAL

    Small ball!!!! Girardi redeems himself!!!! LOL

  • Dela G

    SWISHA WITH THE CLUTCH ASS BUNT!

  • Drew

    I love how our announcers neglect to tell us there was a pinch runner. Or did they and I missed it?

    • Yankee1010

      Nope. They only said it after the bunt. They definitely didn’t say anything about it until after the bunt, which didn’t help.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    That will look like a screaming line drive in the box score.

  • Eric S

    You think Gardner will steal home? :)

    • Eric S

      Guess not! Way to go Meklman!

  • Wolf Williams

    Welcome to the idiotic Bill James/Moneyball Era, where stats and game-decision recipes based on stats and pitch counts and innings counts and computer analysis are more important than actually having a feel for how a game should be managed.

    Why didn’t we hire Jim Leyland when we had a chance…..?

    When Girardi got ejected last week, notice how before he walked into the clubhouse he grabbed a notebook about four inches thick? Gotta have those computer printouts handy before you can manage a game, boy…. Can’t live without the cookbook.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      God forbid one use reasoned analysis to make decisions. Hey, I think it’s going to snow tomorrow. No, I’m not using any meteorological data, just using my feel for the weather.

      • Steve H

        IETC.

        Unless it really snows. Then you suck :)

    • V

      Dumb post.

      There was nothing stats based about replacing Hughes with Bruney.

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

      This game has nothing to do with Bill James/Moneyball at all. If anything, Girardi’s sticking with traditionalism and labeling of certain roles for bullpen guys cost the Yankees the lead in the 8th. Bruney is “the” 8th inning guy so he must be in.

      Yeah, man, scouting reports SUCK. Just go up there and pitch and hit with your gut. Totally awesome plan. Knowing shit about your opponents is SOOOOOOOOOOO lame.

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

      Also, Girardi taking Hughes out actually went against the whole pitch count/innings limit thing because Hughes clearly needs the innings.

  • Drew

    Melky teh bum!!!1

  • ARX

    Melky!!

  • cjc

    melky just saved joe’s ass

  • cjc

    melky just saved joe’s ass

  • Accent Shallow

    Can Melky make up his mind if he sucks or not?

    • Steve H

      IETC.

    • Observer283

      Nice.

  • Ksturnz

    melky is clutch. Bru gets the win. 501. let’s go home

  • Teix is the Man

    man they’re so gritty lol

  • Dela G

    THE MELKMAN DELIVERS!

    WHOOOO!!!

  • V

    Wow. Nice inning, for once!

  • Eirias

    I’ve got to admit, Melky is pretty damn clutch.

  • Little Bill

    Thank God! Melky is so clutch!

  • Manimal

    I love the Melkman because he always delivers

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky rules.

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

    Now Girardi won’t learn a thing about bullpen management because it didn’t bite him in the ass, or at least doesn’t look like it will.

    • Eric S

      There are 0 outs…if they score one more, it’s not a save situation, and Bruney stays in. *sigh*

      • Eric S

        Ah geez, meant to post this separately, not a reply. Feel free to delete.

  • handtius

    Melk.

  • Lanny

    Don’t they want to build up Hughes’ innings? Why not let him go 2? He threw 9 pitches!

    Typical Girardi over managing.

    • pat

      little late to the party no?

      • Lanny

        There a time limit on complaining that Hughes should have been pitching?

        • Steve H

          But he only throws 91, why would we want him anyway??

    • V

      Hey, a Lanny sighting! While the Yankees are leading!

      And he’s late to the party on the Girardi = dumb point!

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

    Yeah bottom of the order thunder!

  • Eric S

    Very unlikely that Jeter grounds into a DP here…

  • ARX

    How about a 2 run double Derek?

    • Dela G

      EXCELLENTE CALL MY FRIEND!

      WHOOOOO!!!

    • Zach

      will you accept a 2 run single?

      • ARX

        close enough :-)

  • BklynJT

    Bruney is an ass, he just wanted the win for himself.

    • DreDog

      He’s the type of guy that bogarts the joint.

  • matt b

    Joe G ought to be buying ‘Deki, Swisher and Melky freaking rolexes tomorrow.

  • BigBlueAL

    I hope the official scorer still gives Hughes the Win and not Bruney.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Justice would be served.

    • Dela G

      wow JETE WITH THE CLUTCH PLAY!

  • BklynJT

    Yeah, dats mah boi.

  • Lanny

    And we thought Bruney did a bad job. Wow.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Is 4 runs too many for a save situation?

    • Little Bill

      If there are no men on base, yes.

  • Yankee1010

    If you ever want to see how meaningless a “win” is for a pitcher, check out the “win” Bruney is going to get tonight.

    • Tank the Frank

      Bronson Arroyo wins games.

      /Francesa’d

  • The Iron Horse

    lead off doubles rock

  • Teix is the Man

    Orioles pull within 2!

  • Tank the Frank

    Don’t look now… but Boston’s “elite” bullpen is coming unglued.

    • Drew

      You say don’t look but you know damn well I’m gonna look!

    • pat

      On the contray, I will look

      and I will like it.

    • Josh

      Wow. . .10-9 now after it was 10-1. Beautiful.

  • Wolf Williams

    Idiotic baseball rules are going to let Bruney get a win here… in-fucking-credible. Can’t baseball amend that stat and make it a ‘Team Win” when a (relief) pitcher of record pitches like shit and actually surrenders a lead, but the offense bails him out?

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

      Vulture alert!

    • Drew

      Isn’t this a team sport? Blah blah blah bailed out blah. WHo cares. Enjoy the win.

  • BigBlueAL

    My God Jimmy Rollins comes back tonight and goes 0 for 5. Im so tempted to cut him from my fantasy team since I have Tulowitski also (before you ask its only an 8 team league).

  • pat

    Damn, jeter kick save and a beaut.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Jeter is so smoove. I love the Capitan.

  • Dela G

    JETE IS MONEY!

  • dkidd

    10-9 sox!!

    • Eric S

      Bottom of the 8th, 1 out, 1st/2nd – Papelbon coming into a game the Sox led 10-1

  • zs190

    Hilarious, the much hyped Sox bullpen just gave up 8 runs in the last 2 innings to the O’s and it’s 2nd and 3rd with 1 out in the 8th.

    • zs190

      Oops, 1st and 2nd, my bad there.

  • Ksturnz

    tex didn’t pull it lefty

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Go O’s !!!!
    You can do it !!!!

  • Klemy

    Did Paul really just say, “He hit the ball hard. Sometimes it seems like there are 8 or 9 people out there trying to catch it.”? lol

  • Dela G

    WOW A-ROD IS BACK, HE IS HITTING EVERYTHING WICKED FAH

  • dkidd

    entire red sox team left the field with two outs

  • Salty Buggah

    I am so excited A-rod has been awakened, we need him. Even though he got out there, he did hit it pretty well.