Game 78: Let’s sweep again

News roundup: Jim Leyritz, Mark Teixeira, Mo, sports media
Game 78 Spillover Thread

You can’t expect a sweep. They just don’t happen too often, even with the best teams. By the third game of a series, it’s oftentimes a moot point. The situation for the Yanks tonight, though, is a bit different. They’ve won the first two games of the series and have their ace on the mound. This is the kind of game you just have to win. But not pressure or anything.

Carsten Charles was simply brilliant in his last outing against the Mets. He locked them down through seven innings, surrendering just three hits — all in the same inning — and striking out eight. This came after a bout of biceps tendinitis, so it appears that scare is over. He threw just 99 pitches in that effort, so it looks like Girardi is going to keep his pitch count in the safe zone for a bit. With the way the Yanks bullpen has been pitching lately, that’s not such a terrible idea.

Opposing him will be Jason Vargas. The Marlins selected him in the second round of the 2004 draft, and traded him to the Mets in a deal which landed them their current closer, Matt Lindstrom (who is currently on the DL with an elbow strain). He went to Seattle in the J.J. Putz/Aaron Heilman deal. He saw only limited time with the Mets, turning in the team’s worst starting pitching performance of 2007 (9 runs, 11 hits, balk, wild pitch, two HR) before being sent back down to New Orleans. He had surgery following the season to remove bone spurs from his elbow, and then missed the entire 2008 season with a torn labrum in his hip. It’s freaking contagious.

Vargas pitched well enough at AAA Tacoma in four starts to earn a call-up. He was a high-strikeout guy in the minors who just hasn’t been able to accomplish that at the big-league level. Through 181.2 career innings he’s averaged just 6.9 K/9. He averaged 8.4 per nine in the minors. In his limited sample from this year he’s been susceptible to the home run, allowing nine in 54.2 innings. That does not bode well for a slugging team in a hitter’s park.

One thing I’ve been going over in my head over the past two days is the Mariner’s defense. This was spurred by a post by Dave Cameron at FanGraphs. Dave, you might know, writes U.S.S. Mariner, one of two indispensable team blogs (Lookout Landing being the other). While his post had nothing to do with the Mariners, it made me think of their highly-touted defense. They have a number of highly talented defensive players on their team, including center fielder Franklin Gutierrez, who we’ve seen make a flashy play or two this series.

You can’t defend against the home run, though. While Gutierrez might bring a lot to the table defensively, so that he’s far more valuable than his offensive stats would imply, if the team’s pitchers keep giving up long balls there’s not much he can do. It also hurts his overall value, since his excellent defensive capabilities go to waste when the ball leaves the park. In other words, defense is great, even underrated to an extent. However, you need pitchers who can keep the ball in the park in order to take advantage of it.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Hideki Matsui, DH
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

And on the mound, number fifty-two, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

News roundup: Jim Leyritz, Mark Teixeira, Mo, sports media
Game 78 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    1) he Padres/Astros game is DELAYED BECAUSE OF BEES. BEES. As in, THAT’LL GIVE YOU BEES!

    2) Jason Bay became an American citizen, so he won’t ever bother the Yankees again (it’s always the Canadians).

    3) Cover letters suck.

    • TheLastClown

      I like my women like I like my coffee…Covered IN BEEEEEES!!!!

    • Jeremy

      Imagine that. Actually stopping a game because of an insect swarm on the field.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        You mean like they didn’t do in Cleveland.

        • Jeremy

          My thoughts exactly. I guess bees are scarier.

  • dkidd

    how does the forecast look?

    • dkidd

      hoping it’s not “slight chance of bees”

      • whozat

        Better than a heavy chance of bees.

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

      Seriously? There’s a rain shower that’s literally RIGHT OVER THE STADIUM.

      I do not think the baseball g-ds approve of the new stadium.

  • Charlie

    Not our A lineup today, but a decent one. With CC on the mound against an awful hitting team like the M’s, I’d be pretty suprised if we didn’t win.

    • lily

      i’d be suprised if we didn’t win too. even though the mariners lineup isn’t the greatest they have good numbers against CC so lets see

    • Zach

      Isnt Posada the only one missing?

      • Johnny

        Yea, and our A lineup includes him. Not saying we have a bad lineup today by any means, just that its not our best.

  • Lanny

    And Cano hitting 5th. The theory must be “has to drive in a run sometime based on law of avergages”.

  • Charlie

    Are they gonna play this one soon?

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

      They said CC and Vargas haven’t even warmed up yet.

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

    Rain delay? Bah.

  • dkidd

    has there ever been a longer stretch of rainy weather in nyc?

    • mick

      Even yankee minors are getting rained out constantly!

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Oh, this is NYC? I thought this was Seattle with the way it’s been raining the last month.

  • Jamal G.

    For your pleasure, here’s a YES Network interview with the Son of God: http://bit.ly/1wkUyO

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      enjoyed

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

        +1

    • Salty Buggah

      Heh I posted that yesterday but no one saw it I guess.

      They also have McAllister and Bleich.

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

    I don’t remember signing up to live in Seattle…

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

    7.40 start

  • Johnny

    Should I trade Albert Pujols, Edwin Jackson, and Nate Mclouth for CC Sabathia, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun, and Justin Morneau?

    • Mike Pop

      Why you posting as a diff name?

      • Charlie

        Shit, now my identity has been leaked but really I just was tired of posting as Charlie

      • Charlie

        this is a different trade than the one i asked if i should do yesterday, though

        • Mike Pop

          I’m like a little detective.

    • Jamal G.

      Yes.

    • Ivan

      Yes.

  • Mike Pop

    Man, Artest says he’s signing with the Lakeshow.

    http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/60289/20090702/artest_to_sign_with_lakers/

    That would be ridiculous.

    • Charlie

      That would be, but i’ve never heard of that site, you sure its accurate?

      • Mike Pop

        Link from CBSSports.com

        • Charlie

          well its ron artest, he’s probably stoned or something. i don’t believe it until ESPN.com says it.

    • Ivan

      I have serious hard time believing that.

      Considering the Lakers wanna resign Odom especially since Ariza might be gone, Artest to the Lakers is second to nil. Besides, a guy Artest wouldn’t fit well with that LA team.

  • mick

    Gammonites off tonight so CC can get us half game closer!

  • Teix is the Man

    Have they said what time first pitch will be?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      7.40

    • Teix is the Man

      nevermind =)

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

    I’m hungry.

    • IvanS

      for some baseball?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Poor Clay Buchholz, got treated like a pitching machine in the 4th inning.

    • mick

      Gammons is blowing this kid’s horn constantly….could he be blowing something else?

      • Salty Buggah

        a whistle?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        You could use the corner of his mouth to get your stamps to stick.

  • Ivan

    Im wondering though, Jose Molina is similar in size compared to Jesus Montero, (Molina is about 2 inches shorter) and Molina is a very good defensive catcher. Im not saying Montero can be as good of defensive player as Molina but he can certainly be avg defensively right?

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

      He’s throwing out 30% of baserunners–that’s about what posada’s doing this year.

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

      I asked a question about Montero staying behind the plate to K-Law and K-Law said he couldn’t because of his size and the fact that he’s not as quick as the catching Molina brothers.

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

        But, I obviously hope he stays behind the plate.

      • Ivan

        Well Pena could be mentor to Montero when it comes to defense, heck even Girardi.

      • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

        Foolish. Not many catchers are.

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

          I don’t remember the exact wording, but it was something along those lines.

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

      The thing is that Montero’s only 19 and is going to get even bigger.

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

        Are we talking CC big? Prince big? Joba the Hutt (and not chamberlain) big?

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

          Paul Bunyan big.

  • IvanS

    Was this a non-rain rain delay? I thought only Boston did that…

  • Manimal

    Quick guess: CC had to go to the bathroom, hence the rain delay

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      sorry, wrong answer. We would have excepted, “It’s A-rods fault” or “It’s a shot at Jeter”. Thank you for playing.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Andy Pettite is a STARTING PITTTCHAAA, hence the rain delay. Final answer.

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

    Why doesn’t Branyan bat third?

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      The M’s manager said that Branyan would see more fastball in the 2 hole with Ichiro always on base.

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

        Ah, I guess that makes a bit of sense (even though he struck out on a slider in that AB ;) )

  • Manimal

    8 innings, 3 hits, 8 strikeouts.

    Im callin it.

  • mick

    Montero just jacked another one for Trenton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      WTF? DAYUM!!!!!

      • Mike Pop

        Make me proud, Jesus.

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

    So, when do we expect CC’s K numbers to come up?

    • Mike Pop

      never, he can’t pitch in NY.

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

        He wants to be on the West Coast.

        • Mike Pop

          He’s an NL pitcher.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            We should have gotten teh Johan.

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

            He definitely wants to stay in the N.L. so he can hit. He loves hitting.

            • Mike Pop

              Cashman needs to realize that, he just doesn’t want to play in New York.

              I have too much fun with this.

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

                Yup. And Tex is definitely going home to Baltimore. He wants to be a hometown guy.

        • VO

          He wants to hit.

          • VO

            Too late.

            • Mike Pop

              Hey guys, look at this idiot!

              • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

                Banned!

                • Mike Pop

                  It was a joke! It was supposed to be funny!

                • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

                  Well, it wasn’t! You’re a Jerk! I hate you!

                • Mike Pop

                  I was young and stupid, I made a mistake. I was nieve. Ya know, kids make mistakes.

              • VO
      • Drew

        too fat

  • Ivan

    OMG, Montero is not Real.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ichiro owns CC

  • dkidd

    branyan’s career year is suspicious. he needs to pee in a cup

    • Mike Pop

      210 minor league home runs.

      Haha.

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

    Five HR in three games for Holy Jesus?

    Are we serious?

    • Dorian

      He is. Very much so. That’s what is so scary.

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

    Lol, that made Branyan look quite silly.

  • Dorian

    Jesus Montero eats levels like AA for breakfast.

  • Drew

    Jesus!! :)

  • dkidd

    girardi needs to get himself tossed immediately

  • Drew

    Sabathia fields like a 170lb SS.

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

    Well, it took them an out to score the run; I’ll take it. Get out of it here now, CC, and let the offense do its job.

    • Drew

      filthy change

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn..stupid small ball/luck! It’s aite CC, that aint bad though I hope he would have K’ed Lopez on a 1-2 count

  • dkidd

    only run they score tonight

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      +

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        • Mike Pop

          .

          .

        • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

          poo

  • Eirias

    It is almost 8:00, lets get this thread started:

    tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside, I have a question for you.

    Is it true that Ty Cobb once stabbed a guy?

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

    When was the last time we had a hitter like Montero in our system?

    • Dorian

      Nick Johnson?

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

      Nick Johnson? Not as much power in the minors but, yeah, still dirty at hitting.

    • Mike Pop

      Melky Cabrera.

      • Dorian

        Melky only did it for like 1 year. Jesus has just mashed where ever he was.

        What is really amazing, is the fact that people continue to say that the power will come as he gets older. He’s already killing the ball. It sounds like he’s just hitting them out with raw power. HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HOW. SCARY.

        • Mike Pop

          It’s scary, not as scary as Crab People, but scary no less.

        • Drew

          Melky only did it for a couple years because he was rushed!!

    • VO

      Youkilis, oh wait…

    • Manimal

      I cant even think of one…

    • Salty Buggah

      DiMaggio? Though he wasn’t technically in our system

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

      Johnson, Soriano, Henson … one of those fools.

      • dkidd

        balboni

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Oh, the days when Nick Johnson and Drew Henson were the corner players of the Yankees future.

  • Ivan

    Wieters is the best catching prospect in da game, but I think Montero can hit with him right?

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

      Wieters is older, no?

      • Manimal

        3 years older.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          4

        • Dorian

          How ridiculous is that?

  • Eirias

    And I heard UConn is an overrated school in all its facets, including but not limited to: academia, athletics, and social life.

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

      You’ve heard right.

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

        But it’s still not as crappy as Syracuse.

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

    Dear Derek Jeter,

    Leadoff hitters aren’t supposed to swing at the first pitch. Stop. Please? Thanks.

    Love,
    Matt Imbrogno

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Jeter should not change his approach just because he is leading off. He swings at the first ball, it is part of what makes him a good hitter- his aggressiveness.

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

        You can be aggressive while still making the pitcher work by at least trying to see a few pitches. Jeter’s been good at this for his whole career.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          No you can’t. An aggressive hitter is going to jump on a good pitch, not let a few go by to make the guy work.

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

            Derek Jeter, IMO, isn’t a jump all over pitches early in the count type aggressive hitter. He’s got a .386 OBP for his career and averages 67 BBs per 162. He’s not jumping at every single good pitch he sees there. His aggressiveness comes from being able to work the count to something favorable and then getting a good pitch to hit.

            • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

              But he is the type of hitter that does not let a first pitch go if he likes it. I dont ant him going up there with any restrictions on his style just because of a place in the batting order.

    • Ivan

      He does that like every game on the first AB.

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

    Come on, Tex. Don’t try to pull that.

  • Salty Buggah

    Tex is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy overdue for a HR

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

    Michael Kay: pwned by kids.

  • lily

    wow you got to be kidding me

  • Mike Pop

    Franklin is looking like Grady Sizemore this series.

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

    Oy CC.

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

    I hate giving up homers with two strikes.

    • Salty Buggah

      not more than me

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK!

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

    Well that wasn’t fun. Totally Jorge’s fault, too.

  • brad

    sweet jesus just homered again

    • Salty Buggah

      2nd time today?

      • Drew

        no.

        • Salty Buggah

          damn…oh well

  • Little Bill

    Put CC in the bullpen.

  • Dorian

    Jesus Montero is noting his displeasure with being snubbed for the AA All Star Game.

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

    CC’s getting hit pretty hard tonight, save for Lopez’s GB.

  • Jake

    Dear CC,

    Funny joke…we all laughed I promise. Please resume normal function.

    Thanks,

    Jake

  • dkidd

    this reminds me of opening day cc

  • Drew

    Ajax 2-3 with a SB so far. Against the greatest pitcher on the planet no less.

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

      Brad Penny is in AAA?

      • Drew

        teh no hittah!

  • Salty Buggah

    CC’s not finishing ABs…2nd time it was a hit with a 1-2 count and one HR with a 2-2 count.

  • Drew

    Who’s this guy catchin, he sucks!

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

    So what does it say that when I see that Jesus Montero flied out to center, all I want to know is how far he hit the ball?

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      it means you like him like him.

  • Mason

    Shouldnt we expect a win seeing as our Ace is pitching?? and yet they are down 3-0 in the 2nd inning with one out..

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

      That’s baseball.

    • Mike Pop

      He’s a NL pitchaaa.

    • Little Bill

      It’s the 2nd inning and even aces have off days…

    • Zach

      key part of that comment: 2nd inning

      • Drew

        Exactly! It’s ovahhh

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      name me one pitcher who’s gone 32-0.

      • Mike Pop

        Josh Beckett.

        Josh Beckett can never lose a game.

        Last night he gave up 5 runs, and retired the last 12 he faced. He kept them in the game, and it’s a win in the stats book.

        • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

          forgot about him. I thought you was banned! get outta heeee.

  • Charlie

    What the fuck is this CC??? I hope he’s not hurt again. That would fuckin suck

    • Mike Pop

      Language, please. Matt from UConn is sensitive.

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

        You’re a poopy head, Mike Pop.

    • BklynJT

      He’s throwing mid 90s. He’s fine. Shit happens, We’ll be alright as long as our hitters don’t go limp against a lefty pitcher they’ve never seen before.

  • Drew

    Damnnn Romine with a HR too. We have too much Minor league depth at the C position. Why did we sign Sanchez!!!11?

    • Mason

      you can never have too much depth.

      • Mike Pop

        Sox have too many starting pitchers. It is really a problem.

        Whata ya know, Cano!!

      • Drew

        I guess the !!!111? didn’t tip ya off.

    • Manimal

      haha Ichiro almost flinched at the Fans boos, then pump faked throwing a ball and got booed even more.

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

    Sucks to be you, Ryan.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      huh, why?

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

        ICWUDT

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

    That helps. Thanks Langerhans.

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

    It’s 3-0 in the 2nd. We’ve come back from worse.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      So have the Orioles.

  • dkidd

    langerhans means “slides longer” in dutch

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Good to see Hungry, Hungry Humberto dealing again.

  • Little Bill

    I like how it’s 3-0 in the 2nd and some people are already back on the panic train.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      But it OVA!1!!1!! WE SUCK!

      • Little Bill

        Yeah, we only have the highest OPS in the majors. And this team has shown no ability to comeback this year. None. And there’s Cano, why is he hitting 5th again? He sucks.

  • BklynJT

    It’s a monsoon in brooklyn. Hopefully this storm is heading south and won’t be heading towards YS3.

  • Mason

    Arod starts off bottom of second with solo shot possibly??

    • Mason

      or walk :p

      • Mike Pop

        He isn’t paid to walk there, I don’t care what you tell me.

    • Zach

      just another selfish walk

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP robbie

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Lazy Domincan can’t even hit the ball to the shortstop or second baseman, probably because he can’t concentrate enough.

      Also, he had some nice hacks last night, so I think he’s breaking out of his slump and coming around.

  • Salty Buggah

    Robbie due for a HR/RBI too

    • Salty Buggah

      that works

  • Manimal

    Nice gapper by Robbie

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

    The #5 hitter, ladies and gentlemen.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      NO RBIS!!!!!

  • Drew

    WHy is this guy hittin 5th!!!

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      So lazy and unclutch!1! Y he flip the ball to short!?1

  • BklynJT

    I saw that double coming, once Cano took that outside pitch the other way (but foul).

    • Mike Pop

      What’s next? Tell me the score when the 5th inning is over?

      Then, I’ll be impressed.

      • BklynJT

        5-3 Yankees, you heard it here first

        • Mike Pop

          No, no. I said tell me when the 5th inning is over.

  • dkidd

    come on swish

  • Little Bill

    Cano is a terrible player. Lazy and he never hits with men on base. He should be hitting 9th.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      He’s so lazy he can’t even hustle to 3rd base on a sac fly.

  • Manimal

    Come on Swisher, Start one of those Hot streaks!

  • Drew

    Swishslam plzthxbye

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

    Look at the lazy Dominican tagging up from second.

  • yankees=warriors

    This is a start!

  • Drew

    Hustle by the lazy latin! Lets get another one in boys.

  • Little Bill

    God that Swisher can never drive in runs from 3rd. What an atrocious player.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok 1 run…cmon base hit

    • Salty Buggah

      or sac fly

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

    Swisher is so bad at getting runs in from third with less than two outs.

  • dkidd

    is it possible to be both gritty and lazy?

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      I believe that’s known as grazy.

    • Salty Buggah

      nope

  • Mike Pop

    Ichiro helping out his fellow countrymen.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice

  • Manimal

    Karma. Tex has been avenged.

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

    Ichiro with his Luis Castillo impression.

  • dkidd

    blanket party for ichiro after the game

  • yankees=warriors

    Does anyone know whether Tex is still second in the All-star voting?

    • Little Bill

      He was last time I checked.

      • yankees=warriors

        Well, then I’d bette keep on voting while I watch the game.

  • donttradecano

    Saw it in espn the magazine, heres an article about it:

    http://www.independent.com/news/2008…eric-frimpong/

    Basically a college soccer star was given 6 years for rape, with basically no evidence against him, and the prosecution withholding evidence.

    “These safeguards failed to protect former UCSB soccer star Eric Frimpong from being convicted of rape, even though none of his DNA was found on the accuser; only semen from her boyfriend. The young woman, a 19-year-old freshman with a history of alcohol-induced blackouts, had a blood alcohol level between .29 and .34. At .35 you are at an anesthesia level where surgery can be performed. “

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

      Women have enough trouble getting their rape cases believed. This only makes the problem that much worse.

      • donttradecano

        The worst part is in the ESPN the magazine article the judge said he saw enough evidence to put him in jail when:

        1) The kid had no abrasion indicating a rape
        2) The “victim” said at first she was raped on the beach, but then couldnt remember because there was a large period of time that she couldnt remember and went back and forth with her accounts of waht happened.
        3) How do you convict someone of rape with no DNA found?

        • donttradecano

          She alleged a violent attack on the beach that left her covered in sand, yet the first person she saw testified he saw no sand on her. Eric had no scratches or abrasions on his body nor any sand on his black skin and hair. It was hours before she reported the alleged rape. When examined, she claimed to have been hit on the cheek. Given her extreme intoxication, she had little memory of what had happened. Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Kies repeatedly suggested facts to her, including that she was bitten.

  • Salty Buggah

    If we could capitalize on this error I’ll be so happy

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Ichiro is obviously not an everyday player. Everyday players do not make that sort of mistake in the field.

    • Drew

      heh, well, if you’re making fun of people that get mad at swish, swish don’t hit .370.

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

        No, but he has better on base skills and better power than Ichiro.

        • Drew

          just sayin…

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          .400 OBP > .371 OBP, no?

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

            Well, more of Ichiro’s OBP is made up of his BA than Swisher’s is. Swisher has better on base skills, but Ichiro’s OBP may be higher because his BA is so much higher. Ichiro doesn’t walk too much.

            • Spaceman.Spiff

              I always thought on base skills included both hitting and walks. Ichiro’s career OBP is higher than Swisher’s as well so I disagree that Swisher has better on base skills. A hit is as good (and sometimes better even) as a walk.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Never said he did. But the people who get on Swish don’t care about what he does at the plate. Those mental errors= not everyday player.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      It’s because he’s not gritty. He just doesn’t play the game the right way.

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

    Bad Melky.

  • Drew

    This thread is filled with sarcasm and I love it.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      what your tongue.

      • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

        Me = fail (what = watch)

        • Drew

          hahaha. I was like, what does this mean!?

          • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

            Yeah, even the Ace can have a down day.

  • Manimal

    Don’t boo melky, its not his fault. Its not the 8th inning.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Let’s go, Bandbox! Clap-clap, clap-clap-clap.

    …it worked for Johnny Damon’s HR last night.

  • Professor Oak

    4 Hours left to vote for the ASG

    EVERYBODY VOTE MARK TEIXEIRA NOW!

    • Mike Pop

      I’m going on a hunger strike till Mark makes the all star team.

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

        Be real, Pop. You’re not on a hunger strike, you just haven’t been able to eat because you’re still depressed about me beating you in the NCAA tournament bracket pool.

        • Mike Pop

          Nah, man. I just don’t have time to eat, your mother is a handful.

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

            Pop are you hanging out with Pat?

            • Mike Pop

              Heh.

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

    So apparently I’m going to a game on the 20th. I know it’s a long way away but is anyone else gonna be there?

    • Drew

      I don’t know where I’ll be in 12 hours.

      • Mike Pop

        That’s how Drew and I live our lives!!!!!

        • Drew

          Wait a second, that doesn’t sound right.

          • Mike Pop

            But… not like.. together.

            • Drew

              not that there’s anything wrong with that.

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          IronHorse’d

      • Manimal

        IETC

  • Salty Buggah

    nice 8 pitch AB Cervi

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

    Anyone going to the game Saturday?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      was planning on going till last night wen ma sis and cousins decided to go to camel beach waterpark wit the family.

  • BklynJT

    Did Ichiro fake the throw into the stands and put the ball in his glove?

    • Manimal

      haha he almost flinched at the Fans boos during the fly ball, then pump faked throwing the ball and got booed even more.

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

      Melky does that shit all the time.

  • Salty Buggah

    that was strike 3 to russell!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      never mind still got him

  • dkidd

    branyan is lost up there

  • yankees=warriors

    Hm, seems like the good CC’s back!

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

    CC > Branyan.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Finally some breaking balls. He threw a lot of fastballs with two strikes in the first two innings.

  • brad

    according to gameday, cc’s gettin screwed on some of these “balls”

  • Manimal

    VOTE FOR TEX AND KINSLER!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      OKAY! JUST DID BUT I’LL DO IT AGAIN!

  • Salty Buggah

    kinda got squeezed there