• Salty Buggah

    as long as we win I wont mind

  • Little Bill

    LET’S GET SOME RUNS!!!!!!

  • Charlie

    5 pitches last inning? Really? Come on offense, I even make sure I see more than 5 an inning in fucking MLB 2K9.

    • Salty Buggah

      Mo sees more than that

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

        I know I’ve said it a lot, but I want to repeat it because it bears repeating, Mo has a higher OBP than Jeff Francoeur.

        That looked foul, IMO. Time for replay.

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

    This umpire so has dinner reservations.

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

    As long as we win this game could be over by 8.30 for all I care.

  • Tank the Frank

    That was fair? Wow.

  • Accent Shallow

    Take that, you shlub!

  • Little Bill

    IT’S GONE! MELKY!

  • Charlie

    UHHH, Melky shoulda crushed that 3-1 pitch.

    • Marcus

      Does it matter as along as he crushes the 3-2 pitch?

      • Zach

        not if its foul

    • Charlie

      wow, that works. HE crushed the 3-2 pitch

  • dkidd

    instant replay time

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

    Fair or foul, that was quite the shot by Melky.

  • Manimal

    Holy shit! That was a bomb

  • Salty Buggah

    so mike, why did you delete that comment in the last thread? what happened?

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

      I replied to the wrong comment, had some technical issues and never reposted it. Someone said I have a show to do, and I have no idea what they’re talking about.

      • Salty Buggah

        Oh gotcha. I thought someone was impersonating you. I thought Axl was back or something.

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

    Can we get a camera on the foul pole?

    • Zach

      or a foul pole with a freakin laser beam

      • Drew

        or a shark.

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

          Mutated sea bass?

          • Zach

            riiight

  • pat

    Inclonclusive, call on the field stands.

    • pat

      *Inconclusive.

  • Tank the Frank

    Looks fair.

  • Salty Buggah

    Melky? How’s that possible? RAB didn’t even bash him today ;)

  • pat

    If the pole was a few feet taller it would have hit it. Homerun.

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

    I honestly have no idea how they’re gonna call it. Hoping fair, obviously.

  • Manimal

    Is it just me or do poles need to be way higher? It shouldn’t be possible to hit it over a pole.

    • dkidd

      that’s what she said?

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

    Wooo!

  • Charlie

    God, melky’s better from the left side for the most part, but he can hit some bombs as a righty

  • Salty Buggah

    Melkman! And it’s not even the 7th or later yet.

  • k

    melky showing power!

  • Zach

    Pujol intentionally walked in first inning

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

      Terrible. Pick your skirts up.

      • Zach

        whats more likely, 60hr at the end of the season or having an OBP .500+ for the second half of the season?

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

          .500+ OBP, for sure.

    • Charlie

      thats why i’m trading him in fantasy

  • Charlie

    Oh fuck what happened?

    • Charlie

      it says injury delay on gameday

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

        Jeter got HBP but he’s okay.

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

      Jeter got HBP.

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

    Aww, Swish has a new friend.

    • Salty Buggah

      What happenned?

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

        He and Hinske were chatting it up.

        • Salty Buggah

          gotcha thanks

  • Accent Shallow

    You’re still a scrub, Washburn.

  • Ivan

    Hughes available?

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, I think. That’s why he was taken out yesterday I think.

    • Charlie

      yea, but petitte’s doing pretty good and we’re only in the 6th.

  • pat

    Adam Warren got roughed up in his SI debut..2IP 7hits 6runs, 3ER 1BB 3k. 13.50 ERA

    • Salty Buggah

      Bust!

    • Charlie

      Yea, I really didn’t like that pick in the 4th round. He’s really not that great. Hopefully he’ll bounce back, though

      • V

        And who did Mr. Charlie prefer in the 4th round?

  • Accent Shallow

    Possible Golden Sombrero for Branyan?

    • dkidd

      cleveland steamer

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Wow, home plate is pretty large. It isn’t fair to give an old pro like Andy that much plate…

  • Tank the Frank

    Pettitte no like lead.

  • Accent Shallow

    Freakin’ Griffey.

  • k

    GONEEEE

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Wow, way to make Old Man Griff look like he’s still got it…

  • IvanS

    YES did a bad job of showing at what angles those cameras were. I think even the one that looked straight on was more like home-to-first. You could tell by the angle the ball had as it was falling. I wouldn’t be surprised if the show was just to the left of foul.

    • IvanS

      “if the *ball was just to the left”

  • Charlie

    Oh, fuckamutha

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn I was just getting happy that Pettitte would keep the lead this time but nope. That was a YSIII HR wasn’t it?

    • Charlie

      Yankee stadium 3?

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

      I don’t think so, he hit that one well.

      • Salty Buggah

        Alright. Im not watching but where it landed on Gameday, I though it might have been.

    • pat

      Nah, that was pretty deep into the stands.

  • Salty Buggah

    I hate it how Gameday now forces you to pay to watch in-game highlights.

  • John Duci

    Rangers sign Marion Gaborik

  • Titicaca

    Just wondering, can you get banned from using really frowned upon expletives?

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

    Thank you, Franklin.

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

    Fail baserunning from Guti.

  • dkidd

    i thought it was 3-2 as well

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    He almost got Jorge to fall for his trick

  • Jamal G.

    IETI

    (I enjoyed that idiocy.)

  • Tank the Frank

    Wow. This is kinda like playing the Mets. Heads up play by JoPo and Cano there.

  • VO

    Wow what a boneheaded play.

  • Drew

    We’ve been playing great but, the teams we’ve been playing have been playing like idiots. I hope this new sense of confidence I have with the team as of late is not false.

    • Little Bill

      Not sure where you’re getting playing like idiots. They’ve won 6 in a row…

      • Marcus

        “…the teams we’ve been playing have been playing like idiots.”

        • Drew

          …public school systems have failed little Billy.

    • Little Bill

      IT IS GONE!!!!!!! IS A-ROD PLAYING LIKE AN IDIOT???????? 4-2 lead for the idiots!!!!!!

      • Drew

        You really need reading lessons.

      • Charlie

        wow, dude. he was talking about the yanks OPPONENTS playing like idiots, which is quite true.

    • Salty Buggah

      It’s evening out luck really. Remember all those game we lost because of dumb mistakes.

      • Little Bill

        I suppose he thinks the Red Sox are “fundamentally sound.” The same Red Sox team who ran off the field with only 2 outs. LOL! What a joke.

        • Drew

          Reading comprehension is a beautiful thing.

        • Salty Buggah

          No, he was talking about opponents making mistakes. But I was just saying that we had a lot of mistakes before too so its evening out the universe.

      • Drew

        Yeah, I’m not complaining, I just hope that we don’t NEED the other teams to play like shit. Either way, with Al on the come up, we are the tops IMO.

    • Drew

      why don’t you read my post again.

  • Charlie

    Wow, Cole Hamels gets rocked again, think there’s something wrong with him?

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

      What’s odd is that his strikeout numbers are there, and he’s keeping the walks down. I hope he improves.

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

        The biggest difference I see is that his line drive percentage is pretty high (25%).

    • Jordan

      Maybe tipping his pitches?

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

    Let’s go, Alex.

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

      That’ll do.

  • VO

    Hell yea

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

    The decline is so steep, you need climbing gear.

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

      A-Rod must have a Buster Olney dartboard somewhere.

  • Drew

    lol, he didnt even get that one. Al is a freak.

  • dkidd

    he is a strong human being

  • k

    GONEEEEE!! AN ABOMB.. FROM AROD!!!

  • Jamal G.

    Not in the 7th inning or later, thus, M-E-A-N-I-N-G-L-E-S-S.

  • Manimal

    Note to self:
    Arod is almost back to normal

  • Charlie

    Wow, i laugh in the face of those who doubted A-Rod

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

    Guys, don’t get excited. Buster Olney said he’s done.

  • Accent Shallow

    So Washburn isn’t good? Huh.

    • BklynJT

      So wait a minute… what’s Girardi’s reason for not putting in the 8th inning guy Bruney tonight??? Lost a little confidence in him has he.

  • Tank the Frank

    I just got half a stock from that home run.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    GOLPEO’ UN JONROOOOOOOOONNNNNN ALEX

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Someone wanna call Buster and see if he wants to throw some more dirt on ARod’s coffin?

    Oh wait, ARod’s still got it!

  • Salty Buggah

    HELL YEA! A-BOMB BABY!

    Let’s hope we can keep the lead this time.

  • daneptizl

    If a player is the leading vote getter at his position, what happens if he gets traded to the other league?

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    ROBI IS DUE, NO?

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

    Monument Park looks so odd.

  • BklynJT

    I don’t know about the scouts that buster “yankee hater” olney has been talkin too, but Arod sure does impress me. Maybe they need to stfu the next time they’re quick to bad mouth the Yankee 3rd baseman.

  • The Iron Horse

    damn, a-rod just isn’t clutch

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Everyone knows homeruns in the 6th don’t count as much as homeruns in the 7th, 8th or 9th!

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod OWNS Washburn. His 7th HR against him.

  • Ivan

    A-rod needs to retire.

  • Tank the Frank

    Isn’t Hinske the guy that checked Shelley in the back during that spring training incident with the Rays?

    • pat

      Nah gomes. He tried to at least and he literally bounced off shelley and fell on the gound. That kid Gomes was such a punk bitch.

      • Drew

        He’s in baseball purgatory now, well, I guess the Reds aren’t that bad… heh

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

      That was Jonny Gomes.

    • dkidd

      johnny gomes

    • Tank the Frank

      Aaaaahhhhhh Gomes. I don’t know why I confused the two. But yeah Gomes is a punk hahaha.

      • BklynJT

        Actually, i confused those two also. Isn’t Gomes the ass hole who scored a winning run and as he came across the plate, he was rocking a rocker sign with his hands and had his tongue sticking out his mouth. Class act.

  • pat

    Mike how do you feel about the Brashear signing? My friend is a Rangers fiend and is pissed they let Orr go and signed Brashear.

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

      Don’t like it at all. Orr’s ten years younger and signed for a cheaper annual salary. They basically spit in Blair Betts’ face after what happened in the playoffs.

      • pat

        Haha, damn.

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

    Oh, Melky.

  • Yankee1010

    McAllister was pulled after only 4 innings and giving up 1 run. Does anybody know if anything happened to him?

    • pat

      He walked a bunch of guys (3) as well as struck out a few(6). He probably just threw a bunch of pitches.

      • Steve O.

        Or this.

      • Yankee1010

        Yeah, but that’s not THAT many. I hope it’s only a pitch count issue, but you would figure that even with those Ks and BBs, he still wouldn’t run into a pitch count issue in only 4 innings.

    • Steve O.

      Promotion?

      • pat

        Haha a midgame promotion would be something else. I would imagine they’d let him pitch in the AA allstar game before promoting him.

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

      Probably just pitch count, no biggie. They start cutting back in the second half.

      • Yankee1010

        I’m hoping. That’s a lot of pitches for 4 innings, even with the BBs and Ks.

        The last thing they need is another pitching prospect with an injury.

  • Salty Buggah

    Let’s hope Andy and the pen can keep the lead this time.

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

    Bubye.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Did you get my question in the previous thread about all the UConn players on the Pistons? It is definitely going to make checking box scores for how the UConn players are doing a lot easier!

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

        Oh, no, I didn’t see that. But, yeah, I heard Gordon and Skillanueva signed with Detroit. Maybe I’ll start following the NBA and root for the Pistons now.

        (Yes, this counts. Drink.)

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          My wife is sitting next to me….she’s gonna ask questions if I start drinking right now!

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

            That’s the rules, MLC. Start sippin’!

            • Mattingly’s Love Child

              Shit!

              Do you have to drink if you break the rules that relate to you?

              I’m definitely one of the people to bait you into talking about UConn…not that you needed much help with that!

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

                Hehe.

  • Yankees_Universe

    I wonder what stats Jayson Stark pulls out this time to compare AROD with some Boston player to prove that Sox player is better. He seem to pull out a meaning less stats out of his backside every time he talks..

  • dkidd

    andy making friends with the new stadium

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

      All his shitty starts at the new Stadium came against good hitting teams.

    • Salty Buggah

      nah, he probably just found some dirty pictures of it so it’s being nice to him.

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

    I want Hughes starting in Scranton yesterday.

    /TSJC’d.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yankee fans REEEAAALLLY seem to want their best young starting pitchers in the 8th.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Everyone knows the 8th inning is the most important inning.

        It’s the BRIDGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

        These text polls haven’t exactly put the fan base in a great light.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Well the majority of the population are morons anyway, so why would they be any smarter about baseball?

      • whozat

        Fans don’t think about tomorrow. Neither do players. That’s why I always laugh when someone cites what a current player thinks about something like this…OBVIOUSLY he will say whatever is best for RIGHT NOW. Players don’t care about next year. They barely care about tomorrow. They play today, and they win today. Managers care about tomorrow, a little, they’re trying to manage the team to win over the whole season. The GM is supposed to be the one with the long-term plan, which is why it bothers me to hear Cash talking about managing Hughes’ career in order to make his vets feel better about winning today.

  • VO

    Andy for the 8th, 2 lefties?

  • Little Bill

    Hughes should pitch the 8th.

  • Drew

    I may be the only one, but I’m ready for Bruney.
    Not too against Philly though after only 9 pitches yesterday.

    • Little Bill

      NO! That is a recipe for disaster.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Uhh what? Bruney isn’t Veras-esque. He’s a damn good pitcher.

        • whozat

          …slow down, Turbo. Bruney’s great when he’s on, but erratic. Less erratic than Veras, but still erratic.

  • Zach

    Pujols IBB in 2nd PA

    • Salty Buggah

      so that’s 2 today?

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

        Yup.

      • Zach

        2 in his first two PA, both times there was a runner on 2nd

    • pat

      Niice, the bonds treatment.

    • zs190

      When you can pitch to Chris Duncan instead, seems like a good decision.

      • Zach

        Ludwick actually bats right behind Pujols

  • Drew

    Derek Jeter is old.

    • Will (the other one)

      You’re old.

      • Little Bill

        He also thought the Yankees were playing like idiots! 6 wins in a row going on 7…

        • Drew

          Dude. Go read my post. I said the teams we are playing are playing like idiots! Holy shit.

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

        So’s your face.

        • Will (the other one)

          Actually, people tell me I have a baby face. I attribute it to my fastidious moisturizing regimen and my adherence to a steady diet of age-defying makeup models.

          • pat

            In the morning if his face is a little puffy Will (the other one? puts on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. Will (the other one? can do 1000 now. After Will (the other one? removes the ice pack Will (the other one? uses a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower Will (the other one? uses a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then Will (the other one? applies an herb-mint facial mask which Will (the other one? leaves on for 10 minutes while Will (the other one? prepare the rest of my routine. Will (the other one? always uses an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

            • pat

              DAMMIT how the hell did I not notice I put a ? instead of a )

              • Will (the other one)

                A+ anyway. I was really hoping somebody would pull a good American Psycho reference, but I couldn’t do it line-for-line like that myself. Also, the fact that you beat TSJC to it may earn you a gold star…or a trip to return some videos with him.

            • dkidd

              great great movie

  • Drew

    Instead of going b ack to the 5th inning, tell us who’s pitching!

  • VO

    I put 20 bucks that Joe G. puts Aceves in only for the first righty batter.

    • whozat

      so dumb.

      Stop overmanaging. Aceves has gotten lots of outs for you…how about a little trust?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Why use 1 relief pitcher when you can use 2,right?

      • VO

        Makes sense 2 is bigger then 1.

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

      You win!

    • VO

      Am I good or am I good?

  • Jon

    Ransom sucks

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

    Okay, why not just bring in Coke to start the inning? He has a .614 OPS against right handed hitters this year (61 PAs, it’s .640 against LHH in 68 PAs) so it’s not like he’s a LOOGY.

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

    It’s Ronnie Cedeno, did they really need a righthander to face him?

    • whozat

      Seriously.

      Andy could’ve gotten that out, or Coke could have. Or, Aceves could have faced these lefties. But, hey, this way we’re basically guaranteed that three relievers will have gotten used, and probably four once Coke gives up a baserunner or two.

      • whozat

        Well, four were going to certainly get “dry humps” at least.

  • Ivan

    Hey Aceves.

  • whozat

    Betcha coke gives up some hits

  • BigBlueAL

    Unbelievable that Girardi basically wasted Aceves for 1 batter, and that batter being Ronnie Cedeno.

    • Drew

      Come on man, how was he wasted, he got an out, he’ll be ready to go tomorrow.

      • whozat

        Yeah, and if he’s used tomorrow, then he won’t be able to go the next day.

        Point is that 3 pitchers got up in the pen when only one was needed. And you know that Mo’s coming in unless they score 3 or more runs right here, so Hughes just warmed up for nothing.

        • Drew

          I understand, but, win or lose, Joe G is put on the coals. His move worked, Mo is about to bang down #502.

  • Drew

    I love this move, half way through the season, no Marte, Cokeman needs to get these two outs.

  • zs190

    Oh JoeG, you kill me, bring in Ace just to get Ronny Cedeno out? You mean Phil Coke can’t get Cedeno out?

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    I’m starting to think I’m gonna have to start the “Girardi is a moron” Bangwagon…..we’re not there yet, but we’re getting there….

    • whozat

      He’s not a moron, he’s just being a slave to the current book. Making safe moves. It’s annoying, but this is the current state of the industry.

      • LivefromNewYork

        That’s true. There’s a line to toe.

        • whozat

          And that’s stupid, because you’d like the organization to encourage thinking instead of toeing the media line.

          • LivefromNewYork

            It wasn’t said with judgment. Just a fact of how it is.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I really thought he was better than the “book”. Obviously I was wrong.

        Whoever wrote this “book” needs to be hit in the head with a hammer!

    • RollingWave

      A moron would be to put in Kei Igawa to face Cedeno and then Brett Tomko to face Ichiro / Griffey / Branyan

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

    There have been 130 episodes of Centerstage? Holy shit.

  • Jon

    Y not let Hughes get all 3?

  • The Iron Horse

    his sombrero is golden

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

    Branyan and Washburn = losses for my fantasy team tonight.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Ouch.

  • pat

    Hughes for the save?

  • Salty Buggah

    95!

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I love how we all assume that we have all the information. I bet they planned on getting Ace into tonight’s game, being that he has not pitched in a week. So they had him warm, gave him a batter, and then went to the lefty for the two lefties. This board has gotten so hypercritical of every Girardi move.

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

      Getting him a third of an inning doesn’t count as ‘getting him work,’ IMO. It just seems silly to put him in there for one batter, especially if Joe’s trying to give him work.

    • whozat

      Fine, then get Aceves in the game and let him pitch. No need to go to Coke just for the sake of it. Aceves has gotten plenty of lefties out all year.

      • Drew

        Ichio Suzuki. Why don’t you want Coke to have experience getting out big time Lefties?

        • whozat

          …really? He’s never faced another quality lefty? Or he can’t face Ichiro…tomorrow?

          • Drew

            You know what I mean… In a high/medium leverage situation, COke just got out arguably the best hitter in baseball. That means something.

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

              Albert Pujols wasn’t batting…? ;)

              • Drew

                I said arguably!!! heh

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

                  Hehe; IMO, there’s no argument.

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

        .457 OPS vs. LHH this year.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Amen. Or just let Coke pitch the whole inning if you’re not so concerned with getting Aceves work. One or the other.

    • Drew

      +1
      I understand people don’t agree with moves, but shit, let Joe G. get the job done. That means let him do his job, the way he wants to do it.

      • Little Bill

        Noone is preventing Joe from doing his job. It’s not like we’re storming the dugout and pointing a gun at his head. Jesus.

        • Drew

          Why even argue, you’re right. After all, you “have all the information.”

    • Little Bill

      Wrong. They are absolutely correct to criticize Girardi. Why can’t Aceves stay in the game when he gets the 1st out? Let him pitch to Ichiro, if he gets on then go to Coke vs. Branyan. We have all the information.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Because I would rather have the platoon advantage. Listen, the right call there is to go to Coke for the entire inning. If you want to get Aceves any work, you need to carve out a spot, and they did so.

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

          Throwing a third of an inning is not “getting work.”

          • Drew

            How many did he throw in the pen? Joe had his plan, I’m sure Ace knew the plan as well.

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

              So throwing in the bullpen counts as getting work? Come on, that’s ridiculous. There was no need to use two relievers in that inning; either Coke or Aceves could’ve gotten those three out just fine, IMO.

              • Drew

                I know I know… But sometimes Joe uses too many, sometimes too few, sometimes he fucks up, sometimes he’s right. His moves are criticized to no avail. I understand it comes with the territory but hey, we’re about to win.

              • Accent Shallow

                I was under the impression this is one of the reasons credited for the bullpen’s improvement last year: that the coaches took into account warming up when factoring how fresh a reliever was.

              • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                This is how I look at it. He went into the game wanting to use Aceves. He also believes Coke is his best option against lefties, something that may not be supported by the splits, but those are a small sample, and it is perfectly logical to believe the lefty is the best option. So Pettitte goes 7, the 9th is Mariano’s, and so we have the 8th. He wants Aceves to get some work, but he also wants to win, and as I said, he feels Coke gives him the best shot vs. lefties. So the only way he gets Aceves in and serves his strategic goals is to have Ace pitch to Cedeno. I know, it is not a lot of work, but it is better than nothing, especially for someone who has not pitched since the 25th.

      • LivefromNewYork

        We don’t know why. There may well be reasons. I’ll call Girardi up after the game and ask him. Better yet, why doesn’t everyone email or tweet the Joe Girardi show with these questions?

  • Little Bill

    Phil Coke is becoming quite the weapon in the bullpen.

  • Manimal

    another hr for Montero?!

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

      As in the HR he hit earlier or as in his second home run of the night?

      • pat

        Just one, manimal is a little behind.

      • Manimal

        As in the one he hit earlier… Didn’t think anyone commented on it yet.

        • V

          d00d, quit getting my hopes up. Lol.

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

      You mean the one he hit tonight or a second tonight?

    • Will (the other one)

      I feel like we could use a “Jesus Watch” to go with the one for Brackman. Could be kinda fun.

      • Manimal

        “Watches” Only apply to pitchers, hitters are every day while pitchers are once every 5th day.

  • Salty Buggah

    JoPo seems to be slumping a bit

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

    How the hell did Lopez get around on that?

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

      It didn’t have as much zip to it (90.7 mph according to Gameday).

  • EB

    Fun facts: Junior is exactly 8 days older than Mo. He is 4-11, 4BB, 1HR , 2K lifetime

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Sam Elam and Andrew Brackman should have a wild off.

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

      Jason Neighborgall could be the judge.

      • pat

        Harold Garce puts his hat in the ring.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Harold Garce has been Greg Freakin Maddux this year compared to them

          • pat

            Hahaha. I hadn’t checked his stats this year you’re right.

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

  • The Iron Horse

    start spreadin the news

  • dkidd

    nice crisp win

    now let the rain commence

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

    Yankees win, baby!

  • brad

    anybody see brackmans latest outing-3.2 inn, 0 hits, 8 bb’s, 5 er? ive never seen lines like the ones hes put up

    • Zach

      dontrelle willis jr

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Just wait.

    • Jake H

      I saw that. Scary.

  • Little Bill

    7 straight wins. I always knew this team was great. I never wavered and I was probably the only one who didn’t panic during their mini slump in early June.

    • Teix is the Man

      Yep…yeah you were the only one. You should be proud.

      • Little Bill

        Well, I tried to explain to the whole site that there is variance in baseball. But many people didn’t want to hear it. “I don’t want to hear about luck or that’s baseball” is what they would say. I told them it would turn around and they still thought there was something seriously wrong with this team. They over-reacted more than Buster Olney! I’m sure the next time the Yankees go into a little slump they’ll do the same.

        • Teix is the Man

          Okay, but everyone knew they were going to turn it around…this isn’t the Pirates we’re talking about.

          • Little Bill

            No they did not. I wish we could go back and bring up these comments to show who the bandwagon fans really are. Variance and luck are concepts that Jon Sterling understands so I know the rest of you can. This isn’t LOLHud for God’s sake.

            • Zach

              Dude, the majority of Yankee fans did not go jump off the cliff. The fans flipping out are just more vocal on the radio or post more here because they have irrational thoughts and need to express them.

              • Teix is the Man

                +10000000000000000000000000000000000000

            • Steve H

              You can bring up those comments. Go look for them, you will find that a small % of posters here had the “season is over” mentality. Please, go find some quotes on previous posts and I’m sure they’ll be limited to just a few posters.

        • Drew

          Axl, is that you?

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            Good call. It must be Axl.

    • Drew

      I’m sure you were the only one. ;)

    • Salty Buggah

      Heh funny

      • Dorian

        Bill do not badger us with your logic. Do not pontificate with your reasonable agenda. We don’t want to hear any of your sensible theories or ideas. Every time the Yankees lose a single baseball game. Women and children are never the same.

    • LivefromNewYork

      I do not remember panicking. I also do not remember you in early June.

      • V

        Ditto. Who is this schlub?

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I don’t remember him either. I think Drew is right, it’s Axl.

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

      No, you weren’t.

  • Manimal

    All because of Girardi getting ejected.

    • Will (the other one)

      Your Rick Sutcliffe impression is dead-on Manimal!

  • Teix is the Man

    heh…delightfully manageable

  • Drew

    So tomorrow we face a lefty. Do we sit the red hot Gritster? Damon? Melky? I’m assuming Hideki will DH b/c he does well vs. lefties. I’m thinking Swish might ride the pine tomorrow.

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

      Why? He’s got an OPS of .840 vs. lefties this season.

      • Drew

        lol well that’s why I’m trying to figure out who the hell sits! We don’t want to sit gritster again amidst a hot streak. Melky hit the ball great tonight. Hidekster is hitting nearly 300 vs. lefties. Damon’s the man. Who gets the bench tomorrow?

        • Will (the other one)

          Yeah, it’s definitely a tough call. I’d almost like to see Hideki sit just to give him a day off from running, but that’s just me.

      • Steve H

        And even if his OPS against lefties was .040, he’s still Nick effing Swisher!!

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

          :)

          • Drew

            you soooooo have a man crush.

    • whozat

      Gardner hasn’t had a hit since that 5-hit game.

      Matsui’s played what, one game in the last three days? Cervelli will probably play over Posada, so he might DH instead, I guess.

      It’s Gardner or Melky. I figure it’ll be Melky.

      • Drew

        They just had a day off on Monday, I don’t think they’d DH JoPo just yet. Especially with the speedy Minnesota coming up. He’ll get his rest then imo.

  • aj

    Now I can finally say “hey, how bout them yankees?”

  • LivefromNewYork

    Mo says all games will end 4-2 in honor of him and his 500th.

  • Drew

    Holy shit I just realized it’s 9:30. That was a quick game.

  • Jake H

    That was a quick game tonight.

  • LivefromNewYork

    Why does Michael Kay wear stripes. So annoying.

  • Tom Zig

    We just won 7 straight…Fire Girardi!

    • Teix is the Man

      They’re supposed to win 10 games in seven. This is ATROCIOUS!

    • LivefromNewYork

      Yes he sucks.

  • pat

    Those freakin cockbags up in Boston need to start droppin a few more games.

    • Steve H

      Should have lost today, I was listening on the radio at work, got quite pissed off at Sherrill.

      • pat

        Yeah he definitely shat the bed bigtime.

      • Zach

        before today he was 17/19 in saves, 1.01 WHIP and 1.99 ERA so closers blow leads sometimes

        • Steve H

          Ok, got pissed at their pen. 5-1 leads into the 9th are very rarely lost.

          • Zach

            And 10-1 leads in teh 7th are very rarely lost too, they shouldnt have won last night and they should have won tonight, sometimes guys have off nights, Johnson, Sherril and Baez have been good all season, shit happens.

    • thurdonpaul

      ill agree with that

  • Teix is the Man

    Caller: umm yeah, what if the Phillies traded Madsen for Bedard?
    Francesa: Are you kidding?! Do you know what kind of hole that would leave in teh pen?!

    aaaaand scene

  • Zach

    So does Andy lose the whole “Yankee Stadium is in his head” argument?

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Alright I’m ready for some DOTF…wait, the games aren’t over yet? WTF?!

  • Drew

    Ha it was cool listening to Joey G talk about facing Griffey in AA in 1988.

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

    Nuñez jacked one for Trenton

    • pat

      Thats my boy. One day mike will regret calling him a non-prospect.

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

    This is pretty huge news for anyone familiar with him, Cuban Pitcher Aroldis Chapman has defected from the Cuban team in Holland.

    http://www.cubaencuentro.com/es/deportes/noticias/el-pitcher-aroldis-chapman-abandona-el-equipo-nacional-en-holanda-190890

    He’s been described as “one of the “three great pitchers in the world right now who are not in the majors.”

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

      For anyone not familiar with his, here’s a video.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE0iQmsFSms&feature=related

      He’s tall, left handed, very wild and throws upwards of 100 MPH. Early Randy Johnson comps are very apt.

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

        And he’s 21.

        • Accent Shallow

          But he’s Cuban, so that means he’s 35.

          (Nah, I think he really is 21 or so)

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist
      • Teix is the Man

        He’s Brackman!

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

          Lefthanded, which makes him even more valuable.

      • BklynJT

        Who are the other 2? Darvish?

    • Teix is the Man

      make it for meeeee (cash)!
      Gaffigan’d

    • Drew

      SICKKKKKKKKKKKK I remember watching him in the WBC.

      Yo Cash, get on that.
      Thanks,
      Drew

    • Steve H

      Behind Bucholz and Bowden?

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

        Well played, Mr Gammons.

    • Drew

      So, will he be eligible for IFA this year? If so we should sign him, Gomez and Marti. I’ve wanted Gomez ever since he defected…
      If only we could get Gourriel to defect, hello new SS.

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

        No, he’s months to a year away, at least. Defectors typically establish residence in the DR, and then have all sorts of paperwork to clear with MLB before anyone can sign them.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      So then what are the chances the Yanks can sign him?

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

        No idea, but I’ll bet Mr Cashman is aware of this fellow.

        He fits right in to the type of pitcher we’ve drafted often lately. Big, throws hard and is very wild. Fits right in with Brackman, Betances and others.

    • Accent Shallow

      Wow. Color me excited. Wonder where he ends up?

  • BklynJT

    Montero homered again.

    • Teix is the Man

      FUCKIN’ SHIT FUCKS! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

      • BklynJT

        Trenton Top 2nd

        * Jesus Montero homers (4) on a fly ball to center field.
        * Edwar Gonzalez flies out to center fielder Casper Wells.
        * Jack Rye flies out to center fielder Casper Wells.
        * Marcos Vechionacci strikes out swinging.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          I think Teix thought you were talking about a 2nd HR in the game tonight….

          • Teix is the Man

            haha can we all get on the same page =)

          • BklynJT

            LOL No wonder he went crazy =) There’s still the top of the ninth.

      • Drew

        Jorge to teh DH! DFA MATSOUEEE! Montero to the bigs!!!1!

    • V

      Again, as in, he homered twice yesterday, and, again, he homered today.

      Or:

      Again, as in, he homered today, and he just homered again, a second time?

      Because if it’s the former, I’m going to be pissed.

      • V

        Yup.

        I’m still amazed that people think we won’t know, like, 5 minutes after it happened, and keep repeating it as if it’s actually news.

        • BklynJT

          Haha, sorry. I should of knew better. You guys are like vultures. 7 windows opened, monitoring every yankee minor league team. Well, Montero did double in the top of the 9th if that helps a bit.

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            Well I like more XBHs….

          • V

            Eh, don’t worry about it ;-)

            d00d’s a monster, definitely. Can’t wait to see what he does in the bigs.

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  • Teix is the Man

    There is no control button on Montero’s computer. He’s always in control.

  • V

    Oof, Staten Island game looks forgettable.

    • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

      No wonder… Westmoreland and Almanzar, watch out now! Hey YO!

  • Drew

    The new Nike Lance Armstrong commercial is so legit.

  • Jersey

    Hooray Yankees.

  • pat

    Shiit Sandoval.