• CP3

    See I knew Hinske wouldn’t start today =]

    • Mike Pop

      I am eagerly awaiting it.

  • cult of basebaal

    from Joey Joe Joe, per Petey:


    On Hughes: “I can say one thing, I don’t see us taking him out of that role right now. He’s probably less built up than anyone that we have so he will probably not be one of our options. … I see him staying in the bullpen.”

    Hughes, down the road, is he still a starter?

    “I still believe that he is a starter. You’ll see a lot of young pitchers that come up and have success in the bull pen and then the move them over to the rotation because on any given day you’re not asking too much from them in a sense. I think his stuff right now plays out well in both, but I think he’s been really, really good in the bullpen and has been really helpful to us, and that’s another reason that we might keep him there for a while. And the other thing is he’s not built up, and it’s tough to build them up here. You would have to send him down for a while and we’re not comfortable doing that right now with the way he’s throwing the baseball.”

    I will now sit in the corner and punch myself in the face …

    • Tank the Frank

      Some decisions this front office has made of late are questionable at best.

      Would it REEEEAALLY be that hard to stretch him out to 80-90 pitches? You know, the all star break is coming up Joe…

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

        Seriously. How much more of an opportunity do they need to get Hughes back in to the rotation?

        • ChrisS

          What are ya gonna do?

          Meh.

    • Say Hey Willie

      This is why there are some decisions that the manager should make and some that the GM needs to make. Personnel decisions like this need to be made by the GM and account for the overall impact on the organization (now and in the future).

      • zs190

        Pretty sure this is what Cashman wants too, since he’s been quoted saying things along the same line.

    • Accent Shallow

      Ideally, I’d like to see Mitre get the next start with Hughes shadowing him, send Hughes down to AA over the All-Star Break to get 2 starts, then have him back up and capable of ~90 pitches.

      I’d be willing to bet money that Hughes will get at least two more starts this year, though, even if they don’t come yet.

  • Dela G

    let’s get get it yankees!

    i am also watching the roddick v federer match

    hopefully it’s over soon

    • e mills

      I’m watching it too. It’s good, but not as good as last year’s. Let’s go Roddick, screw the Swiss!

  • Charlie

    of course cano isn’t benched. and wtf is albie doing up here??

    • JobaWockeeZ

      At least he isn’t batting 5th. And Albie is here because they used a lot of the bullpen yesterday so if Joba doesn’t go 7-8 innings they’ll have him.

    • Little Bill

      Who else is going to play 2nd if Ransom is already filling in at 3rd for Alex? A-Rod needs the day off more. Cano’s slump will end at some point, Alex’s hip problem won’t.

    • Little Bill

      Albie is up so that Hughes can return to his rightful spot in the starting rotation. Hughes will replace Wang for the remainder of the year.

  • Troy

    haha…I immediately thought of Bon Jovi upon seeing the post title.

  • John Duci

    Does Hinske play any 3B? If he does then he should be in there over Ransom. Also, why dont the Yanks get rid of Ransom and bring back Pena. He’s so much better defensively and neither can hit anyway.

    • Little Bill

      With the lefty on the mound, the lefty Hinske will remain on the bench. He may be a PH and defensive sub for Ransom late in the game though if it’s close.

      Pena needs more development and to get that he needs to play everyday down in AAA. They’re also trying him in the OF. Ransom is actually the better hitter with more pop, and I think you’ll see that as the season goes on and he has more ABs.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s either we keep Pena and keep Ransom or we lose Ransom and keep Pena. It’s better if they have both but Pena can now play everyday is AAA.

  • sac

    teixera gets allstar spot

  • CP3

    is anyone going to be watch the all star selection show on tbs

    • Zach

      come on, i like baseball, buts all star selections is not THAT exciting that it needs its own show

  • Dela G

    YES!

    Tex got the allstar spot

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

    Here’s the run differentials of the AL East Big Three:

    Boston: +72
    Yankees: +59
    Tampa: +78

    But the Yanks lost that one game to Cleveland 22-4. Take that away, and their run differential is +77.

    • Dela G

      hell just make it an 8-4 game and it looks much better

    • Little Bill

      And take away the 15-0 win vs. the Mets and it goes back down to 62. I’m sure Boston and Tampa have been on the losing side of a lopsided game so why not take one away for them too?

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

        Tru dat.

      • ChrisS

        Boston and Tampa have had a couple of lopsided games with each other.

        But yeah, every team gets a few laughers.

  • Dela G

    man joba already starting with the walk

  • Jacob

    Gameday says Joba is getting squeezed. Is that the case?

    • Dela G

      yes

    • Tank the Frank

      What? No, Joba’s all over the place. He threw one borderline pitch on 0-2 but it was def. a ball.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh damn! I thought it was impossible for Teix to catch up. Nice job of voting guys.

    • Tank the Frank

      I’m (almost) ashamed to admit it but I voted 25 times from two different e-mail accounts.

      It took longer than you would think…

      • Dela G

        i voted 100 times for him :)

        • Tank the Frank

          Loser.

          J/K

          • Dela G

            :(

      • RCK

        I’m mostly watching the tennis. Have they said who came out on top in Pedroia v. Kinsler?

        • Tank the Frank

          Not yet. I would assume Kinsler as Pedroia has been in a bad slump of late.

          • Dela G

            kinsler has been in a 2 month slump

            • Tank the Frank

              Damnit. I don’t pay attention as much to other teams besides the AL East.

        • Zach

          pedroia

  • Tank the Frank

    Tex beat out Youk?? Oh that’s glorious!!!

    • RCK

      Yes! They just said that. I’m thrilled!

    • Bob Stone

      Go Tex! I put in my 25 votes after being reminded here that Tex was trailing.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    what is more scary? that lind, rolen, overbay are 3,4,5? (for them) or Wells, rios are 6,7 (for other teams)?

    and we are officially there. Joba under 90mph

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

      He just hit 94, and hit 93 earlier.

      • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

        ik, I don’t want to be that fan, lol. Hope he gets on teh Hughes offseason workout, though

  • ChrisS

    As a viewer, Joba’s walks don’t kill me as much as that he takes f o r e v e r between pitches.

    • cjc

      the 3-2 counts drive me fucking crazy to the point he can be hard to watch

      • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

        wow, is rolen that good at hitting sliders?

        • Dela G

          :) nope

    • Accent Shallow

      Seriously. He’s like Steve Trachsel with a fastball.

  • Salty Buggah

    ooh 94!

    • Dela G

      *throws ticker tape*

  • Tank the Frank

    Throw the slider already and quit dickin around.

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

    Damn yo, Rolen fightin’ everything off.

    • Dela G

      yeah i just want him to be frozen by a K already

    • Zach

      they never fouled off any balls while he was in the bullpen

      /francesa

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice at-bat by Rolen, but the slider is still a knockout pitch.

  • ChrisS

    More of those hammer curves and fewer FBs a foot outside would be nice.

  • Salty Buggah

    24 pitches eww

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    it seems like Joba was pitching to contact, but those bjs are so damned gritty they will make him work before the out, lawl

    • Dela G

      thats what she said

    • Steve H

      gritty bjs……no thanks.

  • Dela G

    nice K there joba!

  • Tank the Frank

    This really needs to be one of those games where we’re ahead by 7 or 8 runs so we can run Albie out there for 3 innings.

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

    Cecil’s one of those rare guys who was drafted as a reliever and converted to a starter.

    • Dela G

      let’s hope he gives up a ton of hits

    • Zach

      Boston tried that with Papelbon

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

        Toronto did it with Dave Bush and Shaun Marcum too.

        • Accent Shallow

          Marcum certainly would be a success story there if he can return healthy.

      • Tank the Frank

        Ok wait. I’ve heard so many conflicting things. But wasn’t Papelbon drafted as a starter, and he continued as a starter in the minors? Then when he was called up they decided eventually to move him to the bullpen because he had a shoulder problem and couldn’t take starting 200 + innings. But he also agreed to go to the pen b/c he liked it there.

        • Accent Shallow

          http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/P/Jon-Papelbon.shtml

          Papelbon was a college reliever who the Sox moved to the rotation in the minors. He mostly started in the minors, before coming to the majors as a starter and moving back to the pen. Confused yet?

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

          Papelbon was the closer at Mississippi State. Boston turned him into a starter in the minors.

          • Tank the Frank

            Thanks guys. I remember reading something about a shoulder injury in SI as part of the reason he returned to the pen. I’ll try and dig it up myself.

        • Bob Stone

          You are absolutely right. I lived in Boston during that time and listened to the local WEEI sports talk station. There was much debate about starter vs. closer, much like wityh Joba. The BoSox felt that his shoulder post-injury would hold up better in the pen so they moved him there. The following year they were considering placing him back in the rotation and Paps said that he preferred to stay in the closer role. The BoSox acceded to his request. The rest is history.

  • Tank the Frank

    Shall we complain about Jeter swinging first pitch? I’m torn.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Of course! He didn’t take pitches so he’s not gritty and if your not gritty you don’t win ballgames.

      /ESPN’d

      • ChrisS

        Gritty players don’t take walks. They know that they have to swing when they get a good pitch.

  • Ivan

    What a match between Federer and Roddick. Congrates to Federer for breaking the record.

    • Little Bill

      Federer is the best and Andy is still a loser. Nothing has changed as a result of this match.

      • Steve H

        You wish you were Andy Roddick.

      • Ivan

        Give Roddick credit. He played his ASS off. He’s really improve from years back.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Little Bill must be Bill Tildon, if not, then some other Tennis Champion.

          • Steve H

            Does Bill Tildon have a smoking hot swimsuit model of a wife too?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Ivan Lendl?

    • Bob Stone

      I was rooting for Roddick. But you could see that Federer had a slight advantage and was going to win. It was a great match . . . one where you hate to see a loser because both played so well. But, hat’s off to Federer . . great win and a great accomplishment to break the record.

  • Tank the Frank

    I know he needs a rest but who else would LOVE to see A-Rod bat against this kid?

    • Dela G

      i would love to see this

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Most definitely. A-Rod been hot of late but he needs his rest to stay hot.

    • Salty Buggah

      I would…he would CRUSH his lefty 90 mph fastball but we gotta follow doctor’s orders.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    the hero steps up to the plate

  • Dela G

    a-rod would kill this kid

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

    Cecil struggling to throw strikes just … like … most … young … pitc … hers.

    • Dela G

      the only two young pitchers ive seen not have that much of a problem throwing strikes for a while are matt cain and lincecum

      • Steve H

        Matt Cain? Really? Not exactly Maddux.

    • Steve H

      Blasphemy!! It’s only Joba, and only because he’s not in the 8th!!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Joba wasn’t built to be a starting pitcah!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    You know you have a bad breaking ball when Jorge hits it from the right side.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Letting baseball writers have any input on the all-star game rosters is one of the stupidest ideas I’ve ever heard. But then, that’s par for the course with Michael Kay.

    • Dela G

      lol they would probably put eckstein and counsell on every year because they are “gamers”

    • cjc

      aagreed but fans aren’t great either he has a vaery vaid point with hamilton its a joke that he is starting hell varitek was second in catchers

      bad call by the ump he never tagged him with the ball

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        And Jim Rice is in the Hall of Fame.

      • cjc

        wow my spelling is almost as bad as cano with risp my bad poor multi tasking

      • Steve H

        Pedroia is the 5th best 2b in his own division, and he gets voted in. They all suck at picking teams.

    • Tank the Frank

      So true.

      Just look who they elect to the HOF. Look who they give Gold Gloves to. They’re only slightly less biased than the fans.

  • /guest’d

    Teixeira is smarter than that …

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Second time this series he’s been robbed of a run at home, by a bad call, though.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    first pitch!? say it aint so, matie

  • Tank the Frank

    Shit I couldn’t even recognize Swish with the shades and the high socks!

  • CP3

    I thought the managers can pick the pitchers and bench players in the all star game.

  • Dela G

    wow tex, you really thought you were gardner?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      he was actually safe.

      • Dela G

        yeah i just saw the replay, that was a terrible call :/

  • Dela G

    SWISHA!

    2-0

    man if only tex had held up…

    • dygg

      But that would have altered the entire space-time continuum

      • Dela G

        lol

  • John Duci

    Cano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • John Duci

      urgghhhh Robbie

  • CP3

    Oh no rally killer

  • Dela G

    ruh roh, cano with RISP

  • Cokie

    And here I thought Wally Bell was the worst umpire ever. This crew sucks.

    • Dela G

      no, whoever was the crew for the seattle games was the worst i’ve ever seen

    • Salty Buggah

      Jerry Meals is the worst to me

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

        Angel Hernandez. It’s like he’s paid by the blown call and ejection.

        • Salty Buggah

          oh yea, him too.

          You know you’re bad if people know an umpire’s name by heart.

          • Cokie

            Well there’s only 70 of them or so. Its a pretty exclusive gig.

        • Dela G

          oh yeah he sucks major balls.

          lance berkman almost knocked him out 2 years ago

  • Accent Shallow

    0-21 with RISP for Robbie? I know he’s been struggling in those situations, but that is out of this world.

    • Dela G

      eek

      • Accent Shallow

        0 for his last 21, not 0-21 total. Still, though.

    • Reggie C.

      Cano’s bound to single or double with a runner on 2B eventually. 0-21 however isn’t a SSS.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Considering Cano’s literally had hundreds of ABs with runners in scoring position, 21 ABs is still a small sample size.

        That’s not to say it isn’t worrisome, however, because it is.

  • A.D.

    ASG starters should be determined by spreadsheets.

  • Salty Buggah

    I wish A-rod was 100% healthy, he’s missing out on Cecil.

    I’m happy Cano was batting 6th, not 5th, there.

  • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

    2009 AL All-Star Dustin Pedroia just hit his third home run of the year, still good for last place in the league, behind such power hitters like Alberto Callaspo.

    • Professor Oak

      Brett Gardner needs to put Dustin Pedroia back in his place in his next start.

  • CP3

    I think the yanks should get a pitcher either by trade or free agency if hughes doesn’t come into the rotation.

  • Salty Buggah

    They’re hitting Joba’s stuff far so we better score more

  • Accent Shallow

    Clearly 92 isn’t enough for Joba . . . he just blew a high fastball past Wells.

  • Tank the Frank

    A 96MPH HEEAATAAAAAAAH!

  • Steve H

    Wow, after all that Cecil’s pitch count was lower than Joba’s.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wonder if Pena gets to that ball.

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

    Joba’s fastballs to Wells: 94-92-96.

    • Accent Shallow

      Seems a bit of an odd spread, no?

  • cjc

    thanks vernon

  • Tank the Frank

    Whaaa? That’s been happening a lot lately. Do teams think our pitchers are retarded?

    • Tank the Frank

      Ok define a lot. For me I guess it’s one other time.

    • Salty Buggah

      nah, they think Jorge is so their timing is messed up

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice baserunning there.

  • Tank the Frank

    Sweeeeeeet.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Man, Jorge is such a baaaad cathcer.

  • Dela G

    good baserunning wells

  • dygg

    10-pitch inning, gotta love that

    • Steve H

      Yeah, now 34 thru 2 doesn’t look too bad at all.

  • Salty Buggah

    Joba’s 6 outs so far: 4 flyouts, 1 CS, 1 K

  • Teix is the Man

    Do the Yanks end up signing Ben Sheets to take Wang’s spot?

    • dygg

      I think Sheets is signed, isn’t he? By the Rangers?

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

        Cheers

    • Accent Shallow

      Recent posts over at MLBTR from multiple sources seem to indicate that Sheets may not be able to pitch this year.

      I’d imagine if Wang is gone for more than a month that we’ll see Phil Hughes in the rotation.

  • LivefromNewYork

    Must. Kill. Michael. Kay.

  • Jamie

    Its an utter disgrace that Hamilton is elected to start. Honestly, I would PRAY that no RAB poster would think of inserting Hamilton as a starter… right?

    I know this is Yankees bias…but why isn’t Damon starting?!?! If deh nation could get their shitty second basemen to start why in the hell couldn’t we rally to get Damon to start in the OF?

    • Tank the Frank

      My OF was Bay, Jones, and Hunter. It doesn’t exactly fit but whatever, I think they’re deserving.

      • Jamie

        Jones is havin’ a ridic year

  • Tank the Frank

    Poor Cody. I REALLY want him to do well.

  • Salty Buggah

    ransom swung at ball 4 but oh well, he still walked

  • Christian

    Tim freaking Wakefield made the Allstar team with a 4.30 ERA.

    • cjc

      J O K E wins are such a bad measure

    • Tank the Frank

      Who picks the pitchers? The manager?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Are you kidding? That’s absurd.

    • bobtaco

      He never made a AS team before and he won’t again, just let him have it…

    • Bob Stone

      I actually don’t mind that Wakefield made it. I think he made it on wins (10-3) and lifetime body of work. In the Boston Globe today Amalie Benjamin chronicles Wakefield’s career and mentions an apology from Buck Showalter for not selecting Wakefield in 1995 when he was 5-1 with an ERA of 1.61. He’s been a work horse for the BoSox and a great guy. And, I have never seen a pitcher that varies so much from start to start between totally dominant and awful (with everything in between). You never know what you’ll get with him.

      • Steve H

        Because home field is determined by the outcome, I do not want people picked for any reason than being deserving. Do you want, potentially, game 7 of the World Series being played in an NL stadium instead of Yankee stadium because Wakefield and his 4.30 ERA lose the AS game, a game that he shouldn’t have been invited to anyway?

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter’s AVG up to .313 :)

  • LivefromNewYork

    Johnny what the hell was that?

  • Salty Buggah

    Marky REALLY needs a HR

  • Reggie C.

    GOOD. HITTING.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    FB middle middle. takes pure grit and determination to grit to lay off that, georgie

  • dygg

    In play, run(s)!

  • cjc

    so does that mean we have to boo jorge now that he passed o’neil on the hits list

  • Salty Buggah

    Posada!

  • ChrisS

    I <3 Jorge Posada

  • Drew

    Jober + Run Support = W

  • Dela G

    POSADA BABAY!

  • Steve H

    Guess it’s time to take Jorge off my fantasy bench. Hope his slump is officially over.

    • Salty Buggah

      I think it is too

    • Jamie

      Agreed Sire. I am doing the same. Having him and Wieters as my catchers in fantasy has been frustrating.

      • Steve H

        I have those two, but Sandoval also to solve all of my problems.

  • Cokie

    Is it just me or does Matsui manage to frequently look silly and over matched at the plate, while constantly picking up big hits?

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

      It’s all part of his diabolical plan. He looks bad on a pitch so the pitcher will throw it again and he hammers it.

      • ChrisS

        Cecil wanted no part of him after that near-dinger.

      • Salty Buggah

        as crazy as that may sound, it makes sense

      • Cokie

        Strangely, that does make some sense.

      • dkidd

        renteria did that in game 7 of the 97 WS

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

          Fuck yeah he did.

  • Drew

    All quiet on the Sano front. I wish we swoop in like we did wit Teix.

    • Jake

      I’d rather Chapman

      • Drew

        That will be this winter. One shouldn’t have too much to do with the other.
        I rather… both! :)

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I say both. There is no recession in Yankee Universe.

    • whozat

      Just ignore the hype machine, man. Take a lesson from the Salcedo fiasco.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m not sure if I want to give $4 million to a 16 year old, especially after they gave $3 million to another one earlier. These kids are just so young.

      • Drew

        That’s why we have talent evaluators and scouts though. This kid is suppose to be an UBER prospect.

  • Will (the other one)

    Already time for Cito to start worrying about eating innings with his bullpen–I LOVE IT.

  • Drew

    Fuck! I thought he got that!

  • Accent Shallow

    Toronto pitching coach: Listen buddy, we know you suck, but you have to at least give us 4. Please?

    • Drew

      Coach, I gave them four.

  • Salty Buggah

    What at an PA by Matsui!

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

    No Kinsler on the All Star Team at all. He’ll probably get voted in on the Final Man ballot, but he should be there to start. What a bunch of crap.

    • Salty Buggah

      But teh nation voted!!! And they know everything. They’re the baseball equivalent of MENSA, right?

    • Will (the other one)

      Pretty unbelievable. The Great American Popularity Contest strikes again.

    • Michael W.
  • Cokie

    Swish can stick the dagger in the heart right here.

  • Joebrah

    well i guess cano won’t be getting any sort of playing discipline for that missed call and bonehead play yesterday. he’s got a rod to thank for that.

    • Steve H

      It’s all A-Rod, all the the time.

  • Drew

    kay is a jinxer

  • CP3

    Does Hinske make his first yankee appearance today? I say yes.

  • Cokie

    Doh.

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

    Swisher struck out just so Cano wouldn’t have to embarrass himself with RISP again. Team player, that Swisher.

    • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

      very selfless of him to sacrifice avg for Robi

    • Joebrah

      hahaha.

      nice.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Swisher sacrificing his stats for Cano’s…oh wait that’s only the all mighty gritty Red Sox.

    • Joebrah

      it’s smart baseball.

      cano has no chance of RISP his next at bat, so he’ll get a hit.

  • Johnny Hopkins

    So if Cecil’s ERA against teams under .500 is around 2.00 and his ERA against teams over .500 is around 10.00, what’s his value if he were a starter for the Dodgers in the NL West? Is he considered an ace?

    • Salty Buggah

      hmmm, I think you indirectly dissed the Dodgers’ record

      • Johnny Hopkins

        Yes…and the NL West division…and the national league in general.

  • mko

    Why isn’t CC an All-Star? And Wakefield is? I’m missing Cliff Lee too.

  • dkidd

    i love david cone

  • Dela G

    well that was anti climactic

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I <3 David Cone.

  • Drew

    LOL! who double fists coffee! That’s great.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Seriously Cone has to be doing this intentionally. This and jerking off?

      • Drew

        lol nah, double fisting is a legit term. Usually you double fist at a bar before a drink special runs out. I’ve even dared to triple fist before the 11 o’clock price increase.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Oh, shows what I know.

        • Accent Shallow

          You have three hands?

          • Drew

            it’s just a term.. I don’t really have 3 hands.

  • dkidd

    cone: double fisting

    it just gets better and better

    • Jamie

      Joe Louis Double Fist

  • Accent Shallow

    Things I enjoy about Joba the starter: first pitch breaking ball for a strike.

  • Accent Shallow

    0-2 hits raise my urge to kill significantly.

  • Salty Buggah

    ugh I hate 0-2 hits

  • Salty Buggah

    94-95-96 on that last AB to Chavez

  • pete

    how can anyone justify pedroia being even in the allstar game at all right now, let alone its starter? He is at .285/.365/.377 with 2 hrs, and 14 SBs to 5 CSs and 35 rbis. Essentially a league average offensive player w/ replacement level power. Better AL second basemen this year: Aaron Hill, Ian Kinsler, Robinson Cano, Brian Roberts, and the guys whose offensive contributions are roughly on par w/ pedroia include Alberto Callaspo, Akinori Iwamura (only because he’s been injured, otherwise his numbers would be far better than pedroia’s), and Macier Izturis. This is almost as bad as last year w/ varitek.

    • Steve H

      Don’t forget Zobrist, who at this point is a 2B.

  • Accent Shallow

    Probably the best result for that hanging breaking ball — a ground ball single.

    • Salty Buggah

      nah a groundball out is better

  • Dela G

    did cone just repeat what kay just said?

    haha

  • Jake

    shit

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

    Ah shit.

  • Accent Shallow

    Fastball in leaks back over the plate. Ugh.

  • Salty Buggah

    damnit Joba

  • Dela G

    wow ransom has as much range as jeter did last year

    • Andrew

      Ransom is pretty bad defensively. That’s why Pena should be up as the utility infielder.

  • Drew

    Damn. And that guy almost fell over the wall.

    • Dela G

      that would’ve been funny

  • pete

    joba’s been generally fairly solid since the 1st, no? i mean for those actually watching as far as control and consistency goes?

    • Andrew

      JOba’s been fine. His velocity has been pretty good as well.

  • pete

    nevermind. fuck.

  • Dela G

    holy sheet

    joba working on giving back the nice cushion?

  • Salty Buggah

    is Pettitte pitching today? Because the pitcher is pitching to the score

  • claybeez

    Funny, Joba’s stuff looked better to me that inning and his pace seemed less sloth-like.

  • Jamie

    guess lind found out that he got snubbed for ben freakin zobrist

    • Jamie

      check that — hamilton hasn’t played enough games to be considered a bat boy for the allstar game, nevermind a player or a STARTER.

      Who agrees with a mandatory games played as even a consideration to be on the allstar ballot to be a starter? Something to the tune of certain number of plate appearances to win the batting title. Thoughts?

      • whozat

        Problem is that they put out the ballots in like…April. So there’s a lot of dumb candidates on there.

        • Jamie

          good point. cant just throw the votes out.. this isn’t iran after all

      • Drew

        nah.. not for me. I think the best players should be there. Sometimes the best players get hurt or suspended for 50 games, cough.. manram.. cough.

    • whozat

      don’t look now, but “ben freaking zobrist” is having an incredible year at an up-the-middle position. Lind is a DH/LF.

      • Jamie

        zobrist is listed as an outfielder on the reserve list. i know the guy can play all over the diamond im not saying he cant but shit start his ass at 2B then

  • Salty Buggah

    ok offense score more!

  • Reggie C.

    If Joba can’t go 6 quality innings , he’s not a starting pitchahh !

    • Dela G

      YEEEEEARRRRGH!

  • dygg

    Cano’s taking pitches today

  • Johnny Hopkins

    No pressure single for cano

    • mko

      All-Star Game Final Vote crap:
      # Chone Figgins, LAA
      # Brandon Inge, DET
      # Ian Kinsler, TEX
      # Adam Lind, TOR
      # Carlos Pena, TB

      # Cristian Guzman, WSH
      # Matt Kemp, LAD
      # Mark Reynolds, ARI
      # Pablo Sandoval, SF
      # Shane Victorino, PHI

      I guess I’ll have to vote for Inge and Kemp. They’re clearly the “best” when looking at their WAR.

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie laces ball 4 into RF for a single. He’s such a good hitter that I’m ok with it, I think.

  • Salty Buggah

    yep, he singles now

  • Dela G

    great job by robbie

  • josh

    i am no b-jobber at all but it seems to me the yanks are gonna leave hughes in the pen for a while. if you had to start one and leave one in the pen who would you put in the pen?

    • Steve H

      Leave Hughes in the pen. Joba has had success as an MLB starter, Hughes hasn’t.

      If that was my only option, of course they’ll both be in the rotation for years to come.

    • Drew

      neither in the pen. They both can pitch well in the pen because… they are good pitchers.

    • Jamie

      KENNEDY. muhahah

    • dygg

      My first inclination is to say, Joba to the pen. But, I feel like Hughes needs a better third pitch to be the starter he’s intended to be.

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

    Send Robbie here.

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

    Seattle has the bases loaded one outs in the 4th

    • Dela G

      LETS GO M’s!

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

        Tripe hoo rah

    • Steve H

      Nice bloop triple to unload them!

    • dygg

      Ronny Cedeno triples to empty the bases

  • Bob Stone

    Mariners up 3-2 over the BoSox – Go Mariners!

    • Dela G

      YES!

    • Salty Buggah

      SWEET!

  • Jamie

    C’mon Cody get wet

    • Dela G

      er…. what?

  • Randy A.

    So we’re at the halfway point in the season and I think 81 games would be a big enough sample size for someone to check this out. In the beginning of the year when Cano was hitting around .400 through the end of April, it seems as though he was taking the first pitch almost every at bat. Since then…he has reverted back to the 2008 Cano where he would swing at every first pitch no matter how far outside the strikezone it was. I wonder what his batting average is when he takes the first pitch compared to when he doesnt? Has anyone else thought about that too?

    • Salty Buggah

      He has a high AVG I think when swinging at the 1st pitch

      • Randy A.

        Ya… I’d like to find out the exact numbers though. Results after swinging or not swinging at the first pitch isn’t really a common statistic. Baseball reference has outcomes when hitting in a certain count, but not outcomes based on the first pitch result.

    • Steve H

      He’s hitting .435 when he swings the 1st pitch this year. .400 on 1-0 counts. .238 on 0-1 counts.

      • Randy A.

        Not just on that single pitch, Steve, Im just wondering what it is based on the final result of the AB, no matter how many pitches are thrown and what the count ends up being. Not just the result of the count.

    • Steve H

      In ab’s that start 1-0 he’s a .300 hitter, and in ab’s that start 0-1 he’s a .245 hitter.

      Pretty small sample sizes of course.

      • Randy A.

        yeah…maybe i will come back to this question towards the end of the season.

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

    Holy crap it’s only the third inning.

  • Accent Shallow

    Strike 3 to Ransom looked like a gift.

  • Salty Buggah

    ok Joba, don’t give up the lead please

  • mko

    All-Star Game Final Vote crap:
    # Chone Figgins, LAA
    # Brandon Inge, DET
    # Ian Kinsler, TEX
    # Adam Lind, TOR
    # Carlos Pena, TB

    # Cristian Guzman, WSH
    # Matt Kemp, LAD
    # Mark Reynolds, ARI
    # Pablo Sandoval, SF
    # Shane Victorino, PHI

    I guess I’ll have to vote for Inge and Kemp. They’re clearly the “best” when looking at their WAR.

    • Drew

      support the stache!

  • Drew

    Who on earth would drive that car?

    • Dela G

      i’d get it repainted

  • Salty Buggah

    ugh I hate 0-2 beginning Walks too

  • Jake H

    they said 11th batter that Joba has gone to a full count. That is just so pathetic. He has been irritating me lately.

    • Drew

      annoying, yes. pathetic, no.

      • cjc

        no we’re in the 3rd inning its pathetic

        • cjc

          sorry 1 out in the fourth but I remain by my statement

      • Jake H

        When he goes from 0-2 to walking guys or 3-2 that is pathetic. He has lost that mentality of attacking hitters. he nibbles way too much.

        • Drew

          He can’t spot the fastball today. I don;t think it’s that he is nibbling.

          • Jake H

            This isn’t the first game that he’s been doing this. It’s multiple ones. he has thrown 80 pitches and he isn’t even through the 4th inning.

            • Drew

              Word I know it’s not the first time. I’m just saying, today, he really can’t hit the glove with the heat.

  • Jake H

    I’m sorry but Randsom blows big time.

  • captain crunch

    ransom is terrible…

  • cjc

    ransom is a fucking joke the fact that he is playing in the majors is a joke the fact he’s a yankee is a disgrace

  • Salty Buggah

    damn you ransom!!!!!

    cmon Joba pick him up

  • Andrew

    PLEASE DFA RANSOM

  • Dela G

    RANSOM HAS SUCKED BALLS TODAY AT 3rd

  • Salty Buggah

    no defense no offense Ransom

  • Drew

    Wow, people are acting like a 3rd baseman has never been eaten up by a hard hit grounder.

  • Randy A.

    Ransom cant hit…and he cant field. What is the point of Girardi keeping him in the pros? cause he has a high vertical jump and hes a great athlete?

  • Andrew

    Ransom is terrible at both sides of the plate.

  • CP3

    Someone get pena up here

  • Teix is the Man

    fuck you joba

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Really? Such ignorance.

      • Teix is the Man

        this happens every game. i am not a b-jobber, but he is throwing so many fucking pitches

      • Teix is the Man

        and don’t fuckin’call me ignorant you bag of douche

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

          Don’t curse at people.

        • Drew

          wow.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Heh then don’t go cursing for no apparent reason. You want to be treated special? Then stop cursing and don’t insult for petty reasons.

  • captain crunch

    thanks a lot ransom. now the game is tied.

  • cjc

    chavez sure why not

  • Andrew

    FUCKIN RANSOM SCREWED IT UP. SHOULD’VE BEEN AN INNING ENDING DOUBLE PLAY.

  • Bob Stone

    Coney just said that the New Stadium is the same orientation as the old Stadium. But he’s wrong. The New Stadium is oriented a few degrees further north.

  • Salty Buggah

    one more out please Joba

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

    Ah crap.

  • BigBlueAL

    No lead is safe with Joba. LOL. If he gets a ND for this start its totally on him.

  • Bob Stone

    Bring back Pena and DFA Ransom

  • captain crunch

    HAHAH ransom is being mocked. good for him.

  • Drew

    Where have all the happy people gone.. Jeez.

    • Bob Stone

      LOL

    • CP3

      Its hard to be happy when your pitcher is trying to give the game away and your 3rd basemen seems that he has money on the other team

    • Bob Stone

      I’m happy – Beautiful day, BoSox are losing, Yanks are tied with plenty of time to go. What’s not to be happy about?

    • Salty Buggah

      Gone with the lead

  • pete

    raul chavez is such a vagina

  • BigBlueAL

    I dunno why people are ripping Ransom for bobbling a rocket. Joba has sucked today and this is all on him sorry to say.

    • Andrew

      That play should’ve been an inning ending DP!

  • RunnerS122

    It’s baseball, there shouldn’t be smiles or laughing.

  • cjc

    oh look a full count something different I’m sorry you guys can attack me all you want but pete is right Joba is avg and BORING

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Doh!

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK

  • Andrew

    GOD CHAMBERLAIN NEEDS TO THROW SOME FUCKIN STRIKES AND RANSOM NEEDS TO BE DFAD!

    • Drew

      DFA Ransom! DFA Matsui! Wang to the pen!! DFA Tomko! Cut em all!!
      ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHAHH

  • captain crunch

    nice effort joba. same shit every start.

  • Reggie C.

    Yank Joba NOW!

    garbage slider.

    • Reggie C.

      Joba should’ve never thrown that pitch to Aaron Hill.

      Joe G., umm.. what are you waiting for ???

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

    ZOMG DFA Melky teh Gardner woulduh had that!1!

  • Manimal

    I think I am starting to lean towards becoming a B-Jobber… HELP, SOMEBODY SNAP ME OUT OF IT

    • BigBlueAL

      Sadly I wouldnt want Joba in the bullpen because I wouldnt trust him in the 8th inning.

  • CP3

    Joba WTF…….. I have a question, who would you feel more comfortable with on the mound as a starting pitcher right now Hughes or Joba,

    • Andrew

      JOBA WITHOUT ANY QUESTION

  • captain crunch

    joba getting exposed.

  • cjc

    an utter disgrace

  • pete

    this is the first time in his pro career that joba has allowed more than 5 runs in a game

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

    Might be time to take him out Joe.

    • CP3

      you could say that again

  • Salty Buggah

    Shit

  • Little Bill

    Time to send Jobber to the bullpen.

  • Dela G

    wow thanks ransom, you loser

  • captain crunch

    boooooooooooooooooo

  • Andrew

    COME ON JOBA!

  • cjc

    awwful awful job by joba today

  • Jake H

    Pretty pathetic effort out there today.

  • Dela G

    wow 8-4

    this is johan santana 9ER esqe

  • Andrew

    FUCKIN RANSOM SNOWBALLED THE INNING!