• Dave

    Boo

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    FUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • brad

    3 errors!!!!

  • Mike Pop

    Lanny showed up? Suprise.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I know, that cracked me up. Has there ever been a Yankees fan that hates the Yankees as much as he does?

      • Mike Pop

        As soon as the opponent takes the lead – there’s Lanny!

        • Lanny

          Can’t all be homers who think the team is infallible. Why else would u be here? To post about how great everything is?

          • Jack

            Being positive is not the same as being a homer.

          • Mike Pop

            I’m here no matter wins or losses. You’re here only when L’s happen or are in the middle of happening.

            You never answer questions when people ask you anything.

            You’re just a bum.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I wish Cano was white and gritty, like Pedroia, he might actually be good…..

  • DGeezy

    lets score some damn runs

  • JGS

    does that end Hughes’ scoreless streak?

    • ARX

      If that was even an earned run, it would still be charged to Andy I think

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Charged on Andy.

      • JGS

        I don’t know how these things work–is it like a blown save, where it doesn’t matter who the run is charged to, as long as it scored on your watch?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      the run was unearned, and even if it wasn’t its charged to Pettitte, so no.

  • ARX

    Just score 3 runs and noone will care…..and wtf, they ruled that A-Rod play a hit?!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Let’s hope they remember how to hit. That’s the least they could do, since they don’t know how to play D.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    What is the AJ #12 on molinas chest protector for.

  • handtius

    That’s it. You’re dead, mallrat!

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

      Cookie stand’s not part of the food court.

      • handtius

        he food court is downstairs. The cookie stand is upstairs. It not like we’re talking quantum physics here.

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

          Guarantee he blows a load through her back like a shotgun.

          • handtius

            The only way he could bang regular chicks is with a kryptonite condom. That would kill him.

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

              I’d hate to tell you what I think about in the bathroom…

              • handtius

                They look happy, don’t they?
                What, the bras?

  • Ivan

    How was that a K?

  • Salty Buggah

    We BETTER tie it up!!!!!!!! and WIN!

  • yankees=warriors

    I can already see how they lose in the playoffs in close games.
    Damn errors!

  • Dela G

    cmon yanks

    lets get these hits going

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

    This game pisses me off because Pettitte should have won. End of story.

    • ARX

      Next time Andy has a dud of an outing, the Yanks better score 10 runs for him.

  • Jake H

    That wasn’t a dirty play but it was pretty close for AJ.

    • Luthien

      What happened? Blacked out where I am and dont want to listen to the White Sox announcers.

      • Zach

        AJ didnt slide until he was basically on the bag

      • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

        A.J Pierzynski or however it’s spelled rolled into second to force Cano’s bad throw.

  • V

    Goddamnit, I hate this umpire. Surprised that 0-2 pitch wasn’t called a fucking strike.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    How many times can they go down looking? Swing the freaking bat.

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

      Apparently another.

    • Mike Pop

      Trade for V-Mart, ASAP!

    • V

      It’s hard to hit sliders that are that far outside.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        There have been some bad calls. But most of the sliders on the outside corner were strikes, according to gameday.

  • BigBlueAL

    Looking at replay Cano shouldve drilled AJ in the face with the throw, probably wouldve gotten an interference called which wouldve meant an automatic DP.

    • Ivan

      Word. Cano doesn’t make bad throws like that at all. And from the replays AJ didn’t take the most innocent slide in the world either.

  • V

    Ok, Girardi? Could we get one of those ejection thingies?

  • Jake H

    The terrible field didn’t help the Yanks that inning.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    swing the motherfucking bats you ‘tards

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YOU UMP!

  • Mike Pop

    Dye does that more than anybody.

  • Dela G

    Jeter gets on base, just like i said he would ;)

  • BigBlueAL

    Anyone on Gameday or Pitch F/X are these pitches really strikes??

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Most of them were, according to gameday. They were right on the edge, but strikes nonetheless.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea but they were mostly outside or completely outside/inside

    • Salty Buggah

      I dont think most of them were

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

      I just looked on BrooksBaseball at the Jorge one and it was closer there than it looked on TV, but still a smidge outside.

    • OmgZombies

      We have arm chair GMs and armchair managers. Now we got armchair umpires. When does it end lol

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    At least Jeter knows whats up

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon JD

  • Jake H

    Floyd got an ump that thought I’ll call everything a strike tonight.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Pettitte had 8 K’s and 0 BB’s tonight. Maybe, just maybe, the ump helped him too.

      • Salty Buggah

        he did but not as much as Floyd, at least after the 1st 2 innings

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    I think Damon’s got it right now. I feel something good in my bones. Baseball Gods (baseball Mo’s?) wont let that BS run stand up.

    • Dela G

      you were right

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Knew it. Tex’s time now.

      • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

        Shit.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    You know, this will probably sound like sour grapes and whining, but the Yankees lead the majors in walks and are 27th in strike outs. To me that says collectively they have a pretty good idea at the plate. They’ve struck out looking 7 times tonight, that means the umpires is doing a shitty, shitty job.

    • Dela G

      or the yanks batters’ eyes aren’t that good tonight

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

        Or Floyd just brought his super-dirty breaking stuff tonight.

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

          Or all of the above. ;)

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

            You just blew my mind.

    • Mike Pop

      Eh, it happens.

      Little of both. Some days, it helps you out more than others.

  • ARX

    2 run jack?

    • Ivan

      Against Thornton? I seriously doubt it.

  • Ivan

    Tough AB here for Damon.

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

    Damn, Thornton’s killing it this season.

  • V

    See, Johnny swung, you guys happy?

  • Dela G

    DAMON IS FUCKING AWESOME

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

    That was a nice piece of hitting by Damon.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Oh geez

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

    Let’s go, Tex!

  • Ivan

    Lets go Tex.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Tex

  • Drew
    • Jake H

      Does that have swinging strikes or called strikes?

  • ARX

    OK….3 run Tex message then.

  • V

    If I were a fielder, and some asshole (AJ) ‘slid’ into me like that, I’d let him have my spikes, lol.

  • JGS

    well, this sucks

  • Dela G

    wow tex

    wow

  • Ivan

    ugh.

  • Mike Pop

    Damn. Was filthy that AB.

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

    The Yankees are channeling their inner Alfonso Soriano.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    kill me

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    shit man i hate games like this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Damn, Thornton buried that one.

  • charlespoet

    well folks that is the game. Yankees defense cost them this one. They looked like shit in the bottom of the 7th. Hope they win tomorrow.

    • Mike Pop

      Alex, Matsui, or Cano ties it up one way or another.

      Book it.

      • charlespoet

        will gladly take it.

      • ARX

        Right idea, wrong result, it was Swisher :P

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Yup. They decided to stop playing the ninth inning this year, right?

  • Ivan

    We can still win this game. If the score holds up, the yanks have their 3-4-5 hitters coming up.

    • JGS

      4-5-6

      • Ivan

        Thx

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Runner on second, game on the lineup and our #3 hitter strikes out in 3 pitches. We definately don’t deserve this win.

    • Zach

      now when Hughes strikes out other team’s 3rd or 4th hitters its damn Hughes is good. but when Thorton is having an amazing season strikes out Tex we dont deserve to win? how many fucking come back wins does this team need before people stop giving up before the game is over?

      • Salty Buggah

        262…in one season apparently

  • Drew

    Al Deki Swish then Cano, I like our chances

  • Salty Buggah

    3 errors (only charged 2 though)…1-8 with RISP. We better win

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This game wasn’t lost on bad pitching or hitting, both teams pitched well, neither team hit well. If we lose its because of damn defense =(

  • Mike Pop
    • Mike bk

      that leaves Z-Mac. like to see what Bannister costs since he is younger and under team control for a while.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Bannister please, no Washburn.

      • Drew

        Plus Wash’s stock is way too high right now.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          At this point I would rather wait until the rosters expand, and just use a combination of whoever we call up.

        • Zach

          it’s not like its going to go down between now and 4pm tomorrow.

          everyone wants a starter, but doesnt want to give up those top 4 guys. what else is left besides him? Royals GM said hes not looking to sell didnt he? if they’re just getting a mid level prospect why would they trade bannister?

          • Mike bk

            i agree with you both especially with bannister get 50% GB’s while Washburn is getting only 36% GB’s and 43% flyballs accoring to fangraphs.

            • Zach

              Yeah but what incentive does KC have to move him? He’s cheap, under control for a few more years, and what are they getting in return? if its the same package then yes i pick bannister, but it cant be the same package for both

        • Chef

          Well, if Washburn walks after this year, the Yanks get a sandwich pick that would replace which ever guy they took.

          I’d trade Z-Mac for Washburn and a sandwich pick in a heartbeat.

          • Mike bk

            thats only if u offer him arb and risk paying him 12 mil next year.

            • Chef

              I would have no problem with that. A slightly above average starter for $12m on a one year deal is fine.

              • Mike bk

                must be nice to spend other people’s money. lol

    • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

      That would probably be fine with me but I’m worried about Washburn’s flyball ratio.

  • Ivan

    Gordon Vs. Hughes. Interesting.

  • Chef

    Lets be honest here.

    Pettitte deserves the win?!?!?! I’d say Floyd deserves it. Pitched a great game against a better offense than Andy faced.

    • Mike Pop

      Yeah, but we’re Yankees fans.

      • Chef

        True… Damn. Trying to make myself feel better.

        Although I always feel the easiest loss to swallow is where the opposing starter is just dominating from the start.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya, but yanks made some bad mistakes tonight. Not to mention, Pettitte can’t get a W anymore!

  • JGS

    and here we go

  • Dela G

    hughes = philthy

  • Cokie

    If only we had Bay, Lowell and Drew coming up. Guaranteed win!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      All three of them suck horribly

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Where’ Jenks?

  • Cokie

    Hat trick for ARod

  • DGeezy

    ugh arod ugh

  • BigBlueAL

    Its games like tonight that fuels the ARod haters.

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Ouch A-Rod.

  • Mike Pop

    Why isn’t Thornton a SP?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    A lefty throwing 97-98? That is just absurd.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    at Busch tonight. Manny got boo’d pretty loudly. A few syringes in stands. Extra innngs. 5 1/2 year old Daughter got on jumbotron singing TMOTTBG.

    Pujols, ankiel, Holliday hit homers.

    GREAT crowd, nice stadium.

    Torre looks like…torre.
    Manny missed an easy catch, and there was much rejoicing.

    • Drew

      Any syringes up in Big Mac land? heh

  • DGeezy

    we’ve struck out QUITE A BIT tonight

  • Hova

    So frustrating to know we gave this game away. In no way did the White Sox earn this win. Fuck.

    • Hova

      YES!!! REVERSE JINX STRIKES!!! SWISHA!!!!

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Oh my Mo. Take some pitches. 7 pitches, 2 K’s? Really?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Let’s hope the day off our batters took today will help them throughout this series.

    • handtius

      hahahaha. shut up.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    well hopefully Swisher can turn his night around right here.

  • Mike Pop

    HOLY FUCK

  • Cokie

    TITS!

  • DGeezy

    FUCK YESSSSS

  • Drew

    THANKYOU MR SWISHER

  • Chip

    Wow, Thorton is damn good

  • Zach

    suck on that ozzie

  • Manimal

    SWISHAA! HOLY FUCK

  • ARX

    WHATS UP KOTHERFUCKERS!@!!!!!!

  • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

    HELL YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    SWISHAHOUSE!!!

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    SWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISH

    SWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISH

  • BigBlueAL

    Take that Ozzie!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    NICK SWISHA

    THANK YOU JESUS!!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    FUCK YESSSSSS

  • billbybob

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    That just happened

  • Ivan

    SWISH!!!!!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • handtius

    YANKEES LOSE!!!! YANKEES LOSE!!!! wait, what, there’s a 9th inning. no one told me! what the fuck!

  • Chip

    Wow, Thornton is damn good

    • Chip

      Well I look dumb, I meant Nick Swisher is damn good

  • Manimal

    Rockie Road Redemption!

  • Peter Lacock

    heh

  • Salty Buggah

    HOLY FUCK! I LOVE YOU SWISHA!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    then I JIZZED IN MY PANTS!

    fucking epic.

  • Pastafarian

    Nick Swisher baby

  • Chef

    Rough part of the order coming up… Do you leave Hughes in?

    • Chip

      Hughes is a STARTING PITCHAH!!! He can go for awhile

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

      Yep, start stretching him out to put him in the rotation. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    The Third True Outcome.

  • Ivan

    Wow that was riverting.

  • Jake H

    I swear the umps zone has now expanded up too.

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

    Did I not say Swisher would make Ozzie pay at least twice this series? There’s one, baby!

    STEVE H, WHERE YOU AT?!

  • charlespoet

    Mike Pop, nice call on the tying run.

    • Mike Pop

      Heh, had a 33% chance baby!

      • charlespoet

        Now go buy a lotto ticket and keep your good vibe going.

      • ARX

        and went 0-for-3 :) (just messin with ya, but you forgot Swisher)

  • EB

    Ozzie tried to put Swish in a box…. but its impossible

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoSBKfby8Lc&feature=related

  • Drew

    Hughsie was lobbying Eiland in the dugout it looked like.

  • AJ’s Chin Music Ensemble

    SNICK WISHER!!!!

  • ARX

    I wonder how many turned their tv’s off after the 2nd out…

  • nyrfan

    i love him….poetic justice

    that’s why i love sports, moments like that

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    I knew the Gods wouldnt let that run hold up. If the Sox want to win, do it with an EARNED run. The kind with hits and walks and not 37-year-olds falling and dirty slides by douchebags with bleach blonde crew cuts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      That wasn’t a slide, AJ pulled a Starfox 64 and did a barrel roll.

      • Mike Pop

        I fucking pwned that game bro. Had to do special things to get to different planets.

        Defeat Andross!!

      • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos
  • Dela G

    man i am so glad they got this to go to extras!

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Not there yet, don’t jinx it

      • Dela G

        my bad

        i forgot we were on the road

    • handtius

      I would have been happier if they had a lead with Mo in there now, but this is a start.

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

    That … was awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Mike are you wearing pants?

      … because I’m not.

  • Ivan

    Come on Hughes.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    So who do the Mariners rape from our farm? Any guesses?

    Honestly if it is Z-Mac or Bleich I will not be happy. Even though Bleich is struggling I really like him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      You make it sound like Sophie’s Choice.

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

      I hope they don’t go that high for Washburn. That would just be a bad, bad move.

  • Jake H

    Are they stretching Hughes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    HEY GUYS IT’S JI
    JIM THOME

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

      IETCVM.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    1 down in the ninth…i hope Phil gets us a chance in the 10th

  • BigBlueAL

    Shift fail.

    • whozat

      It wasn’t the shift.

      If they’d shifted, they’d have gotten him.

  • Mike bk

    if u r going to play cano in that position jeter has to be moved more up the middle than that.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    and the shift gets beat.

  • DGeezy

    a double play would be excellent right now

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Breaking News: Halladay isn’t going to the Yanks

    10:33pm: Heyman says the Yankees and Mariners are now “talking Washburn.” The Yankees won’t part with Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, Austin Jackson, Austin Romine or Jesus Montero, but with those exceptions, Heyman says the M’s have their pick of Yankees prospects.

    • Mike bk

      does anyone read a comment before they post since that has been done 3 times already?

      • Brooklyn Ed

        dude chill out, i didnt know. i pressed “ctrl+F” and couldnt find halladay listed so i thought it was safe to post it.

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

    You can put it on the boaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard!!!

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYES!!!

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Dude that was like so 4 minutes ago.

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

        Shutup I was DotF’ing.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I love how dejected Hawk Harrelson sounds when he’s calling a home run for the opposing team. He really is the biggest homer ever.

    • Dela G

      hahaha

  • DGeezy

    ugh, cmon hughes

  • Dela G

    damn it hughes

    we need some damn outs

  • Ivan

    Great.

  • Jake H

    Bad management of the BP there. Coke should have faced Thome.

    • Zach

      ha then you’d have people bitching and micro-managing. lose lose no matter what he does

      • dre

        ah..no cuz phil is on his third inning of work, so a change would have made sense…

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      And Konerko?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    SHIT Lock it up Hughes

  • Drew

    C’mon Cokie, you got this.

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    It’s Mo time, not Coke time.

    LEARN TO MANAGE BP’S, BASEBALL ESTABLISHMENT!

    • Zach

      then people will bring up Mo’s ineffective numbers in non-save situation

    • Nick L

      but mo needs to pitch when the yanks take the lead.

    • Dela G

      save mo

      you dont need to use him here

      • dre

        yes you do, this could be the game right here, that same mode of thought is what cost the ws in 03 when torre brought in weaver instead of mo

    • handtius

      learn that you’re not a manager.

      • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

        Not going to say a word. Since we’re all losers right now.

        • handtius

          I will, you are still not a manager.

          • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

            Wow, you’re awesome.

            Why don’t you think about what I said, and not tell me I’m not a manager? I mean, I know that I’m not manager. But do you know that you should never lose a game like that while your best reliever sits in the bullpen?

            Think.

  • Ivan

    iight DP here Coke. Yanks need it now.

  • dre

    where is Mo??????

  • Mike Pop

    Shit

  • Drew

    This would be a great time to have the Melkman over in left field…

  • Accent Shallow

    I would be ok with Pierzynski getting hit by a car.

    Arguably biggest shithead in baseball.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      And who still bleaches their hair. This isn’t 1995.

      • Accent Shallow

        Baseball players have obnoxious fashion choices: film at 11.

        That’s not my, or anyone’s, beef with Pierzynski.

  • j

    1 more out…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Wow. Pierzynski took off his hat and I was like “DOUCHE CHILL.”

  • Dela G

    cmon cokie

    one more

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

    Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like Coke is perpetually behind in the count.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I do not fear DeWayne Wise hear

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      *here

    • Zach

      you should

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Apparently I should have.

      I willing to take the blame for this one.

      • Mike Pop

        Way to man up, Jackson.

  • Mike Pop

    Wow…… so close.

  • JGS

    fuck

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

    Ah shit.

  • Dela G

    damn it

    UGH!

  • ARX

    fuck.

  • DGeezy

    that was painful

  • Ivan

    Fuck man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    GAH FUCCCC

  • Accent Shallow

    Horseshit. How does Gavin Floyd shut this team down?

    Garbage.

  • dre

    thank you Girardi

  • DreDog

    That messed up a perfectly good day.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    SHIT

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Amazing, only the Yankees could lose to a .185 hitter.

    • Zach

      amazing, you disappear once swish tied the game, then reappeared.

      • Mike bk

        a large number of these people only show up during a loss to whine about every little thing.

        • Zach

          thats why theres 200 comments when Yankees are playing all game. and 700 when yankees are losing

          • Mike bk

            exactly.

  • BigBlueAL

    If Phil Coke cant get out Dwyane fuckin Wise, get off the freakin team.

    • Hova

      Our other lefty option will be Damaso Marte. Pick your poison.

      • BigBlueAL

        Trade for Randy Choate!!! LOL

  • Jake H

    Just wasn’t our game.

  • Drew

    Fuck. And Coke might have broke his hand there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    DEATH TO YOU DEWAYNE WISE I WILL SEE YOU IN HELL

  • Bryan

    Well shit

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

    Games like this make me want to punch kitties.

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

    Goddammit.

  • Lanny

    Coke is average. He’s behind every hitter which leads to walks and big hits.

    • Mike Pop

      Yeah, most relievers are average.

      It’s going to happen. Mo should have been in the game, but it’s all over now.

      Like the game in Cleveland earlier this year, when he brought D-Rob in.

    • Zach

      average? WHIP of 1.01 and batters are hitting below .200 against him

  • VO

    Very painful

  • Hova

    So now there are 3 trustworthy arms in high leverage situations: Mo, Hughes and Ace. I pace quickly back and forth in my living room when they use any other BP arm in a big spot.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      One game and Coke is out? What about his 1st and 2nd against the A’s? What about the last 3 months? Hitters are .197/.265/.388 against him.

      • Zach

        thats the definition of overreaction

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This is the time we should use Mo for 4 outs….. and we don’t.

    Way to go Phil Coke, ruining the better Phil’s scoreless streak.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I know the rules say Hughes should get the Loss, as he did. But Coke deserves it big time.

    • Dorian

      Sorry, Phil allowed the 2 runners. Anyway this loss goes on the defense and Girardi.

      • bonestock94

        Girardi? Hindsight is 20/20…

        • Dorian

          Not hindsight. I have always disagreed with the practice of saving your closer.

          • ranger11

            How long would he go for? It would be a tie game on the road with extra innings.

            • Dorian

              The game was on the line. I want the best pitcher on the mound when the game is on the line. I don’t see the logic in wanting Phil Coke to come in a game with the winning run on second but not wanting him to close the game out. It defeats the purpose.

              • ranger11

                It’s a tough decision. I have no problem with what Girardi did. I really thought Coke was going to get through that and almost did. Fuck it, tough loss no matter what.

  • Accent Shallow

    I hate Scott Podsednik.

  • Dorian

    This is the exact reason why I have NEVER understood when managers don’t call on their closer. If Phil Coke was the guy that you wanted to get the last 2 outs with runners on base, then he can be the guy to close the game out. Mo is the best pitcher on the team and he should be in the high leverage situations PERIOD

    • Lanny

      What manager has ever brought his closer into a tie game on the road? It doesnt happen. Get over it.

      • Dorian

        That doesn’t mean that it is the correct decision. If Coke can come into a game with the winning run in scoring position then why shouldn’t he be able to come into the game and get the last 3 outs?

      • Jack

        He knows it doesn’t happen. He said he doesn’t understand why it doesn’t happen. Learn to read.

      • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

        OH MY GOD LANNY.

        Why cant you understand how stupid it is when you say that? BECAUSE managers dont bring the closer into a tie game on the road is EXACTLY WHY we harp on it.

        • Mike Pop

          No, Lanny only complains when gms do everything other gms do. Things that are okay – like having bench players on your bench.

          • Jack

            Which is odd, considering that he is defending Girardi for going by the book. Go figure.

            [Sterling]You just can’t predict Lanny![/Sterling]

    • Zach

      thats your belief. and some people look at Mariano’s numbers is non-save situation and think he shouldnt be in there in non save situations.

      so just BECAUSE you press SHIFT ever now and then doesnt MAKE your OPINION better.

  • Mike Pop

    Well, that was a dissapointment.

  • bonestock94

    Ah, what a heartbreaker..

  • Lanny

    This game is why Cashman will get another starter and especially another reliever. Probably a lefty.

    • Zach

      what does another starter have to do with this game?

  • Russell NY

    Terrible umpiring + 3 errors in 1 inning usually = loss

  • Hova

    To those who wanted Hughes in the rotation in place of Mitre. Just imagine this bullpen without Hughes. It would be like the beginning of the season all over again. Thank God Phil is staying where he is.

    Tough loss but we’ll come back out tomorrow and crush this team. Yanks gave the game away tonight. Won’t happen again.

    • Mike Pop

      Hughes let the 2 men on…

      This one instance is not a good reason to bitch about the pen.

      Shit like this happens all the times, even to the best of bullpens. That’s baseball.

      • Mike bk

        pop not worth it. the people who whine whenever there is a loss will whine for at least another 100 comments about EVERYTHING.

  • VO

    I know it wasn’t the cause for the loss but I still blame the Pei….whatever the hell his name is slide for it. I always hated that guy, he’s an overall jerk. I hope Burnett remembers that for Saturday.

    Also is anyone else worried about Phil Cokes hand? He looked like he kept grabbing it after the ball was hit.

    • bonestock94

      Nobody was complaining when Tex did that slide against the Rangers, it’s part of the game..

      • Drew

        Well, I’m not complaining but Teix’s slide was clean and aggressive. AJ’s was hardly even a slide, he lunged into robbie once he got by the bag.

      • VO

        No, what Tex did was slide in hard a little off the bag. This dude basically waited until he was 2 feet away from Cano then went down. Almost like he wanted to taken down the catcher.

    • Drew

      Yeah he might of broken his glove hand when the ball hit off of it. Hopefully it’s just bruised, and at least it’s not his left hand.

  • MJ

    Why can’t managers ever let a solid pitcher work through an inning? Hughes allowed a hit to Thome due to a shift gap and a hit to a great hitter in Konerko. So he really only allowed 1 hit. With such solid past performances of late and great out pitches one has to ask why he was even pulled.

    If anything, why would you pull Hughes and bring in a subpar reliever in a game deciding moment? Kid allows 1 baserunner in nearly 3 innings pitched.

    • Drew

      35 pitches, 2 runners on, and it wasn’t just a straight two innings, he came in for an out in the 7th, pitched the eighth, then came out for the ninth.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        +1. Totally agreed with pulling Hughes there.

        • MJ

          If he’s going to be a potential starter, he needs to work himself out of those spots.

          • Zach

            um 2 innings already pitched, 35 pitches, 2 guys on base in the bottom of the 9th with 1 out is not the time for him to work things out

      • MJ

        35 pitches and 24 of them for strikes. Phil Coke wishes he could strike someone out.

        • handtius

          actually, he can. 34 times actually.

          • handtius

            since coming up last year, about 9 k/9. that’s so horrible. kick him off the team.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Eh, he was clearly tiring, and let’s be honest, hitters are .197/.265/.388 against Coke.

          • MJ

            I just want to see Hughes get out of jams. I want to see him start acting like a starter and not being pulled out of jams.

  • suppository

    Mitre tomorrow! Anyone else excited?!

    • Mike Pop

      I am! I really am.

  • handtius

    LOUD NOISES!!!

    Seriously, coke should be on this team, .185 hitters still get hits once in a while, etc.

    The teams been amazing. it was a tough loss, but we’re still tied for the best record in baseball, still in 1st in the East. Come back tomorrow and get even, then take the series with 2 more.

    • VO

      +33

  • MJ

    I will be attending Danks vs Sabathia and Buerhle vs Burnett on Saturday/Sunday. Should be some exciting duels.

    Hip hip Jorge for good defense!

    • MJ

      Oops, Danks vs Burnett and CC vs Buerhle.

      • Mike Pop

        That’s awesome man. Hopefully our boys dominate, and if they don’t…

        We’ll cut your balls off.

        • MJ

          Hopefully, they got a bunch of tikes holding down the infield fort. I don’t want to let an easy series like this get away from us.

          Who woulda thunk a .185 hitter coming through and a walkman with 3 strikeouts hitting a 2 out homer to tie the ballgame? What a game, what a game.

  • acb

    this just shows you how bad coke has been in pressure situations. remember his save attempt? or even in baltimore when he got lucky with the 2 runners thrown out at home he hit the first guy then threw a wild pitch. I mean how do you fall 2-0 behind a guy batting 185? really looking foward to tommorow hopefully we get another lefty in th ebullpen

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Coke in high leverage situations:
      .185/.246/.389

      Coke overall:
      .
      197/.265/.388

      Seems a bit better in high leverage spots.

      • Mike bk

        stop using logic and stats…ur supposed to overreact.

      • ranger11

        I have to agree. I’m not much of a stats guy but it seems like Coke has been pretty good. He just got very unlucky here or fucked up. Whatever.

  • Dorian

    We have a lot of pitchers that don’t pitch well in high leverage situations. That is why Phil has been such a revelation in the pen. Coke, Ace, and Robertson are all poor in high leverage situations or worse than they are normally. We need relief help.

    • handtius

      Don’t put Ace into that. how quickly we forget. it’s always, what have you done for me lately. what about that 4 inning sv? he really folded under the pressure there. gave up 1 hit. total waste of space.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Coke in high leverage- see above. People remember the failures by relievers in high leverage spots because they can cost you games, but he has been pretty impressive.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      ALso, Aceves in high leverage spots:
      .156/.216/.156

      Overall:
      .220/.271/.387

      There goes that one.

      • Dorian

        As opposed to ?

        • Dorian

          As opposed to .375/.591/.966 with runners in scoring for Phil Coke.

          • Mike bk

            way to pick the worst number you could find and call it fact. those are with 2 out.

            .231 avg .277 obp .462 slg.738 ops
            those are runners in scoring position.

  • Mike Pop

    Well, it blows but i’m not too upset over this loss. Yanks been playing great ball.

  • Mike bk

    “11:05pm: Executives from three teams that have spoken with the Mariners tell ESPN.com’s Buster Olney that they get the sense the Mariners won’t move Washburn. The Mariners made a request earlier today, without asking for Hughes or Chamberlain, but the two sides haven’t spoken since.”

    • MJ

      0% chance

      • Mike bk

        obviously u didnt read since it says they DIDNT ask for either one.

        • MJ

          I just simply stated “0% Chance”, because this trade the Yankees were never really interested in. Therefore, not really worth mentioning.

          No need to freak out.

  • MJ

    We are just fortunate Swisher gave us the opportunity to take it to extras after bad defense/dodging rolling bodies.

  • acb

    im abit worried about the defence this is the 2nd time this week theyve made multiple errors in a game and this one clearly cost them. there outfield is awful everytime a ball is hit to johnny damon i hold my breath.

    • Mike Pop

      I’m a bit worried about your grammar.

  • yankees=warriors

    The good thing is, Hughes can finally get a haircut!