• Dela G

    ransom can rot in hell

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Never seen a thread go from happy to “OMFG WTF END OF TEH WORLD” in a matter of minutes.

    • Mike Pop

      Heh. “Time to send him to the bullpen”/

      • Teix is the Man

        IETC

  • dygg

    It’s still early.

  • Salty Buggah

    Please get back in this offense, or else this is gonna be one angering game

  • J

    ransom quickly became the career minor leaguer you want to succeed to gtfo you’re garbage.

  • John Duci

    Honestly, I dont give a fuck anymore. I always wanted Joba to be a starter but its clearly not the right move. Joba needs to be switched with Hughes asap. Idc that Joba has giving up 3er or less in 24 out of 28 starts. He’s not a good starter idc what anyone says. Make him the future closer he’s proven he can do that and hasnt proved anything as a starter. He only has his velocity and good stuff out of the bullpen so put him where he belongs. The guy cant get put of the 5th inning.

    • John Duci

      out of the 5th inning*

    • Mike Pop

      You’re insane.

    • J

      just like ransom, gtfo

      why are there retarded people amongst the yankee fan population?

      • Little Bill

        This is just your typical overreaction to one bad start. People did the same thing when CC had a bad one recently.

        • Mike Pop

          I was told that CC pitched well against the Mets because he wanted to stay in so he could hit and the M’s startt he did not care.

          I love people.

    • Drew

      oaktag

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

      Oh goodness. He allowed four runs on two cheapie homers to Lind and Hill, plus Ransom booted that ball.

      Half a season of starts does not a career make.

    • BigBlueAL

      I wouldnt trust Joba as a closer right now let alone as the 8th inning guy. He is struggling as a starter and it wont change as a reliever.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I still think there’s something wrong with his shoulder. He hasn’t had the same velocity from last season, and his command has been way off. I dont remember him painting the outside corner with his FB like he used to last season.

    • Adam

      the velocity was there today, he just can’t locate his freakin fastball he works so hard, he’s never had this many problems with control.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        His velocity is not there, causing him to overthrow and therefore losing command.

        • Adam

          joba was throwing 96 today… the velocity was there. The biggest problem joba has had this year is the walks. then the walks lead to high pitch counts. He usually gets up to around 95 3 or 4 innings in. All he has to do is solve that problem and then he is right there. LETS PUT Z-MAC, BRACKMAN, AND AJAX IN THE BULLPEN TOO WHY DONT WE!

  • Rey22

    Ugly, ugly inning. Heck, ugly game for that matter.

  • Mike Pop

    Man, Hill’s home run was ridic.

  • Salty Buggah

    I blame A-rod!

    If he wasn’t hurt, he’d be out there and Ransom would not have messed up.

  • Drew

    We’re looking at a 4+hour game.

    • Mike Pop

      That ends with a Swisher walk off.

      • Drew

        fuck that. this game has melky written all over it.

        • Mike Pop

          Heh, so you hope. i’m seeing a big A-Rod hit to finish it

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Lol Drew every comeback has Melky written on it for you. Can’t blame you though.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Reminds me of those ugly Yanks-O’s sluggfests

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    This is what happens to young starters, especially when their defense doesn’t do them any favors behind them.

    Yesterday, David Price couldn’t get out of the second inning, and got pounded for six runs by Texas (a team Joba manhandled earlier this year).

  • John Duci

    Joba is a below average starter and a way above average reliever. The front office needs to make the correct decision and move Joba to the pen over the allstar break and put Hughes back in the rotation

    • J

      lol BELOW AVERAGE STARTER ahahhaa

      dude had an under 4 era coming into the game and you say below average starter? he’s an above average starter and an excellent reliever.

      you, ransom and scouting reports need to gtfoh!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Or you know we can get a great starter seeing as many young starters struggle. IT’S NOT JSUT JOBA. Patience for young starters fore Yankee fans = virtually nonresistant.
      I would rather take Zack Greinke than like Papelbon.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      No. You’re wrong. See above. Young starters struggle with bouts of inconsistency – it’s how they learn and grow.

      Look at Greg Maddux’s first full year in the majors. Or Josh Beckett’s. Or Jon Lester’s. Or Zack Greinke. Or David Cone’s.

    • Little Bill

      Because of one bad start? Why didn’t they move CC to the bullpen when he struggled vs. Seattle? Before this game, Joba’s ERA was below 4 which was 2nd among the starters and pretty good in the AL East.

    • Moose

      Dude, don’t even go there on this site. You’ll be mauled by hundreds of Joba sympathizers and spin artists. If things dont work out with half the people on this site on the employment market, I’m pretty sure Fox News is hiring.

      • John Duci

        Face it Joba has been below average. 5ip 3er every start is below average to me

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well if Toronto can come from a 4 run deficit can’t see why we can’t.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      We’ll take the lead back at some point. It’s just a matter of being able to hold it…

  • J

    cmon. one freaking out!

  • BigBlueAL

    Guys please stop blaming Ransom. Joba gave up 9 hits in less than 4 innings and his WHIP for the season is 1.52 which is worse than even Pettitte.

    • John Duci

      Very true. Joba was unhittable out of the pen now he gets smacked around as a starter. His whip is disgusting.

      • BigBlueAL

        I didnt say all that…

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah if Joba goes to the bullpen he’ll have a 0.00 ERA. One inning pithcers are wayyyyyyyy more valuable than starters. I don’t know why we got CC WHEN WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN TEH K-ROD!!!! OMFG CASHMAN SUX!!111!!!11

        • Mike Pop

          180 ks in 55 innings. with a 0.00 era.

          • Zach

            posada drops third strike 15 times so joba needs 15 more Ks

        • Moose

          CC has proved that he can’t pitch more than 5 innings as a starter, Joba has not. So that “cc to the bullpen” retort, which everyone on this site loves to employ, makes absolutely no sense.

          CC is a proven stud as a starter. Joba is a complete unknown but is leaning heavily towards “dud”.

          Anymore spin?

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

            How long did CC get to prove himself as a starter?

            Okay then.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Nice reading skills. Did I ever say CC to the eighth? Nice red herring you pulled out. Now I’ll make this simple for a 1st grader to read. Why did we get CC if K-Rod was available because obviously starts suck so much compared to relievers. Or is that to hard to comprehend?

    • Drew

      Ransom should be gold glover if he wants to sit on our bench!

  • captain crunch

    joba looks teary eyed

    • charlespoet

      He does but he needs to grow a pair and start pitching to his potential instead of the potential of Pavano.

  • claybeez

    Joba’s starts have looked a lot like Hughes’ bad starts. Lots of balls fouled back with 2 strikes rather than guys headed back to the bench.

    • Moose

      Thats what happens when you throw a 92 MPH straight fastball and terribly inconsistent breaking stuff

  • Captain Wiley

    I apologize if this has been brought up before, but has anyone noticed where Joba stands on the mound when facing righties? I believe it was Al Leiter a few weeks ago on MLBtv who talked about standing on one extreme side of the rubber or the other had huge advantages to a pitcher. When Randy Johnson was in his prime for example, he’d stand on the far left of the rubber creating an even further advantage against lefties. Looks like Joba just stands in the middle of the rubber for the most part. But maybe thats his comfort zone and it works for him so he doesn’t want to change it.

    I’m not suggesting that this is the reason he struggles on occassion. Just wondering if anyone thinks it might help him especially against righties.

  • Moose

    I’m tellin you man, the Yankees “brass” is on fire:

    1) Another terrible/labrorious start by Joba
    2) Have Hughes and Joba in the complete opposite roles
    3) Send down Pena and keep Ranson when Pena was playing 10X better than Cody
    4) Trade for Hinske and NEVER play him…ever
    5) Keep running Swisher out there despite the fact that he’s been awful since April
    6) Keep batting Cano (albeit not today) in the number 5 hole despite the fact that Posada is an INFINITELY better clutch hitter than Cano, and Cano is sporting one of the worst RISP average in the history of baseball

    The fact that we’re as close to 1st as we are is a miracle. These team still has major problems than need to be addressed. And I have absolutely zero confidence that the Yankees “braintrust” will be able to solve them.

    update: OK JOBA! 8 runs in 3 innings…sweet. But let me guess, “Bro, his ERA is like barely under 4, he’s SICK!” Yea right, his ERA is under 4 b/c of outings like this (where there all unearned) or b/c Girardi pulls him out before he gives up more than 4/5 runs. Either way, he has consistently given NO MORE than 5-6 innings in EVERY start, kills the bullpen, and is beyond painful to watch. How can this possibly be the same picther who blew away hitters and was untouchable out of the pen 2 years ago. Great job by the Yankees in taking an absolute gem of a player and turning him into a mediocre (at best) starting pitcher. But hey…”he can help the Yankees more as a starter b/c he throws more innings!” Oh yea??? Not pitching like this he can’t

    • Dela G

      just going to say joba belongs as a starter

    • John Duci

      I agree 100%. You said it perfectly.

    • bonestock94

      lol Hinske has been on the team for less than a week.

      • Mike Pop

        OH MAN, they gave up two top prospects and they never play this guy!!!!!!

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Two prospects!!! That must mean Jesus Montero and Austin Jackson!!! WHY WHY WHY!!

        • Moose

          Dont you think Hinske would been an upgrade, atleast SOMETIMES, over Gardner/Melky/Swisher….thank you, next.

          • bonestock94

            You do realize that the Yankees got Hinske last week right?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Sorry, you’re wrong. Joba Chamberlain belongs in the rotation, as does Phil Hughes, but Hughes has been in the bullpen so long his stamina has suffered. I’d prefer the Yankees stick Hughes back into the rotation sooner rather than later, but you also can’t risk injury.

      Again, David Price didn’t get out of the second inning yesterday. This is what happens to young starters. Zack Greinke couldn’t get anyone out during his first couple of seasons as a young starter, either.

      Listen, I’m as down on Ransom as everyone else, but roster flexibility demanded Pena be sent down, otherwise the Yankees would have lost Ransom for nothing. If he continues to struggle like this, fine, you cut him after the All Star Break.

      Hinske is a lefty, the Jays are playing a lefty pitcher today and tomorrow. Can’t fault Girardi for playing the platoon avantage.

    • Dela G

      i just read this

      you must be high

  • charlespoet

    Either Joba is hurt and not saying anything and that does not benefit the team

    The Yankees are blind to his injury as they are with everything.

    Or this Joba experiment has about ran its course. While effective, he is very inconsistent with the stuff he has. He is a crap shoot everytime he pitches and defensively, you can never tell if he is going to give up many hits, waste all his energy trying to strike everyone out or walk everyone.

    It is a matter of concern for the Yanks. But by no means is one bad start mean his career as a starter is over but it is time to define his role and have him jump on board.

  • YankeeScribe

    What the hell happened? I stepped away for 15 minutes to get some food and now Joba’s out of the game.

  • William

    It’s time to send Joba back to the bullpen…not because he is better there, but because he is simply is not good enough to start. If the Yankees want a pitcher who goes 5 innings to 4.00 ERA they can sign Jaret Wright.

    • Mike Pop

      I love people.

      • William

        I hate mediocre starters.

        • Mike Pop

          I’d take a mediocre starter over a “dominant” reliever.

          • William

            And that’s what you are getting.

            • Mike Pop

              And that is more valuable.

              • Moose

                Thats incredibly naive.

                • Mike Pop

                  Look at the WAR statistic my man. Joe Blanton was worth 2.3 wins above replacement last year and Brad Lidge was worth 2.2

                  I think that’s the oppo of naive.

                  h/t to Matt ACTY…

                • William

                  Except Hughes could be a dominant starter, so you are completely ignoring opportunity cost. Statistics without context is ignorance.

                • Mike Pop

                  Wait, so Hughes can be a dominant starter but Joba can’t?

                  Even though Joba has been a better starter than Hughes in his MLB career? And projects to be a better starter?

                  So Hughes can be a great starter but Joba can’t? Is this Mike Francessa?

                • William

                  MLB.com has this great thing called PitchFx data. Check it out sometime. Compare Joba in the past to Joba now. Get back to us when you see the pattern.

                • Mike Pop

                  You’re the man, William. You’re the man.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I dislike people who don’t think Joba can turn into an ace because they simply lack patience.

          • William

            I dislike people who refuse to accept that Joba’s fastball velocity and command has been off drastically for most of this season.

            • Mike Pop

              Even so, this does not mean he can’t hack it as a starter.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              I dislike people who pulls facts out of nowhere or not linking to any proof. And I still dislike people without any goddamn patience and I really dislike people who base a person’s career by one start. And I really really dislike people who are ready to boo or curse at a Yankee and get shrouded with degrading comments.

              • Teix is the Man

                step off the ledge

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  You first <3

              • cult of basebaal

                proof?
                here

    • J

      and maybe trade for pavano and expect 30 starts too!

  • dkidd

    could be worse. we could be the mets

    • BigBlueAL

      They have more all-stars than the Yankees!!!

  • Riddering

    Question since I missed the first couple innings: did Joba have any Ks today?

    • captain crunch

      1

      • Riddering

        Youch. I was worried about that. It seemed most of his outs were coming from flyballs.

  • e mills

    well at least BOS is losing too

    • CP3

      Yea and with the sox losing if we could manage to win this game we would be tied for first place. I do think that we win this game cuz our offense has been scoring runs lately.

  • CP3

    Wow, this is one crazy game, I hope the yanks can win the game at least. Oh yea I hope Hinske can replace ransome when the jays go to a right hander.

  • captain crunch

    there’s something wrong with joba… too bad they can’t send him down.

  • Teix is the Man

    I want Joba in the rotation just as much as the next person, but it is concerning that he has not had one start without giving up any runs.

    • Drew

      WOrd, we should trade him for hiroki kuroda.

      • Teix is the Man

        wow, you obviously don’t get it.

        • Drew

          yes, i am the one that doesn’t get it.

          • Teix is the Man

            as long as you realize that

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

    Wow, so many people here obviously aren’t mature enough to handle a bad start. Go away, please.

    • Little Bill

      +1

    • Rey22

      But, that Santana guy from the Mets…we pounded him for 9 runs, why isn’t he in the minors!?!?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Because Santana is a starting pitcahhh!!!!!!

    • William

      So many people here aren’t mature enough to handle an opinion different from their own.

      • Teix is the Man

        yeah you’re ignorant if you don’t agree with everyone. you have to munch joba’s knob or else you’re retarded.

        • William

          Yep…apparently, advocating a position is more important than accepting a changing reality. The Joba that could locate a 95 mph fastball and then drop a slider should be a starter. The one who nibbles with a 91 mph and throws his slider in the dirt either needs rest to recover from an undisclosed injury or needs to be returned to the bullpen so Hughes can get his chance at being more than a mediocre starter.

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

            And then what? Hughes gets half a season worth of starts to prove himself, and when he struggles because that’s what young pitchers do, you’d be saying he should go back to the pen.

            Get real. Learn some damn patience or go away, because this site isn’t for you.

            • William

              Apparently facts, logic and reason don’t rule the day here. I am sorry you can’t handle them, but I’d advise you to learn if you want your opinions to be taken seriously. Until then, keep preaching to the safety of the choir.

        • Moose

          hahahaha, THANK YOU! Couldnt have said it better myself.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          You’re so full of yourself dude. You’re so cool why don’t you go to Yankee stadium go to Joba’s face and say “fuck you.” Nice excuse for a fan you are.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Oh and yes you are ignorant if you continue to act like a petulant child and if you’re crying about being called ignorant, I’m pretty sure you’re maturity level is down.

            • Teix is the Man

              wow whatever dude. like i said iwant joba in the rotation but he is not the same as last year so you can stop now.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Ok that’s your opinion. I’ll respect that if you don’t incessantly curse.

                • Teix is the Man

                  i would actually like to just bury the hatchet because i was frustrated. that does not mean i dislike joba, i just want to see some sort of improvement. anything. i am not an ignorant person, and you had no right to call me that, which is why i got defensive.

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  I did not call you ignorant until after you got mad but rather the fuck Joba comment. However I realize I too was acting no better and if you agree to not let your emotions post stupid comments then I too will stop.

                • Teix is the Man

                  deal =)

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  Never get excited when Kay talks about a fly ball in center…*sigh*

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  Damn that wasn’t supposed to be a reply.

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

        Starting with you.

        I can’t stand people who are ready to write an obituary for Joba’s career as a starter based on half a season of starts.

        • Moose

          Mike, you, more than anyone, should know that the discourse of this site is insanely PRO-Joba starter, and anyone who disagrees is vehemently chastised and rebuked.

          You either march to the beating drum of this site, or your banned and deamed a LOHud interloper.

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

            This site is PRO-common sense.

            • Moose

              And anti-dissent.

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

                I’m sorry, but it’s hard to take the “Joba to the bullpen” crowd seriously when they only show up when he struggles.

                Ransom bobbled a ball? DFA him. Swisher bobbled a ball? He’s a bench player. Matsui’s in a slump? Cut him, he’s toast. The grass is always greener, I guess.

    • Mac

      8 of 16 quality starts – Joba’s gone past 6 innings twice – I’m going away now…

  • bonestock94

    Oh man, I just lost a lot of brain cells reading most of the comments in here. Let me go practice calculus or something to repair the damage.

    • captain crunch

      drink from a toilet

      • bonestock94

        A couple more “OMG HINSKE NEVER PLAYS” or “Joba to the bullpen” comments and I might..

  • J

    calm down yankee fans. joba is a starter. be patient, no ones trying to send you to your funerals tomorrow. he’s 24 years old and hasn’t been that bad this year. the reason his ERA is low is because he gets weak pop ups, and lots of GBs (check numbers), just like Wang when he was good.

    calm down jeez

    • Tank the Frank

      Are you comparing him to Wang?

      The reason he doesn’t have a high ERA is because he’s never in the game long enough.

      • Zach

        “hes enver in the game long enough”
        I wish the Dodgers would move Clayton Kershaw and his 5.1 IP/S to the 8th inning

  • Jake H

    I do wonder why Joba has had terrible command. It always appears that he wants to call what he wants no matter who is catching. He never seems to watn to throw the curve ball. It’s suppose to be a plus pitch so why hardly any curves?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Damon not seeing the ball well against Cecil

  • e mills

    Hey Mike, can A-Rod PH or even sub late in the game?

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

      No idea. I imagine if there’s a big spot later in the game, he’ll pinch hit. Not sure about playing defense afterwards though.

  • Drew

    Jober still has a 4 era (4.04). He needs to get that down to 3 to be a solid starter in the AL East. He’s no Brad Penny.
    /oaktag’d

    • Teix is the Man

      ?

    • Little Bill

      lol, I just can’t believe how some people overreact at every little thing that goes bad. This game isn’t even half over yet.

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

      His WHIP has been bad all year. He walks way too many batters and gives up hits when hes up in the count. The thing is hes not learning and adapting. Hes gotten worse if anything.

      • Drew

        This entire year is a learning experience. Mo willing, it will be his first full season as a starter. Half way thru, it’s been a successful campaign.

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

          Yes he should be given atleast 2 years to learn. After all hes what 23? Just saying most fans would like to se improvement in each start or for him to string along a few dominant starts.

      • Tank the Frank

        +1

        I would have loved to see some improvement over the course of this season so far. But who knows, he could have a good 2nd half.

        • Drew

          That’s implying he’s had a “bad” first half which is far from the truth.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’m not ready to take a dump on this kid just yet, but it would be nice to see improvement, something to hang our hats on. Joba’s been bad this season, that’s all there is to it. And I don’t want to hear he’s only given up X amount of earned runs blah blah blah. Giving up 2, 3, or 4 runs over, 4 or 5 innings is fine, but I don’t like to think what might happen if he went through the order one more time.

    Joba had some great starts last season, but he’s been bad this year overall, outside of two starts. Again, I’m only down on him because I think we all would like to see some improvement as the year goes on. But that hasn’t happened. It’s the same thing every start, more or less.

    • Teix is the Man

      +100000000000

    • captain crunch

      he’s still learning but his stuff doesn’t look the same as last year. i don’t know why… maybe he’s still figuring out a routine.

      • cult of basebaal

        cough, texas, cough, cough …

      • Tank the Frank

        The thing is his “stuff” was there today. He was hitting 96mph. But where has Joba’s control gone.

        2.8 BB/9 career in the minors

        2.9 BB/9 as a starter last season

        4.4 BB/9 this season

        What’s up?

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          Check out David Price’s BB/9 career in the minors, and as a starter this year.

          Or Phil Hughes’ BB/9 career in the minors, and as a starter the last two years.

          Young pitchers are inconsistent.

          • Tank the Frank

            Patience certainly is the key word when talking about Joba.

            • Mike Pop

              Like most young starters with that kind of hype.

        • Zach

          tim lincecum had 4.0 BB/9 his first season

          wish he was in their bullpen now

      • Moose

        What do you mean “he’s still learning his stuff”? He’s been a starter his whole life…why can;t he figure out his “routine” or “stuff” by now???

        Maybe its b/c this IS his stuff as a starter….BLASPHEMUS!!!

        • Mike Pop

          So what you’re saying is, every single starter in the MLB came in and has consistently been solid. They never struggled, they never had hiccups or bumps in the road. Every true starter has just come in the big leagues and dominated since their first pitch thrown. This is what you’re saying, since thye all have pitched their whole life, right?

        • captain crunch

          seeeeeeeeeee ya

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Posada feeling it!

  • Mike Pop

    I love Kay trying to be “cool and hip”.

    “Posada don’t play that”.

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Kay starting up crap with Posada!!! LOL

  • CP3

    Let’s go Yankee offense let’s pick up Joba.

  • Salty Buggah

    a HR or 4 would be nice, especially now

    no DP Matsui!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      thank you, this is the 2nd time this week he has answered my call

  • dkidd

    i love jorge but jesus christ, lighten up

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Ages 20-24, these were CC Sabathia’s IP, ERA, ERA+, WHIP, K/9, and K/BB:

    20, 180.1, 4.39, 102, 1.353, 8.5, 1.80
    21, 210, 4.37, 100, 1.362, 6.4, 1.69
    22, 197.2, 3.60, 122, 1.295, 6.4, 2.14
    23, 188, 4.12, 106, 1.319, 6.7, 1.93
    24, 196.2, 4.03, 104, 1.256, 7.4, 2.60

    • Drew

      so you’re saying… he should be in the pen.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Anyone under the age of 30 should be in the bullpen.

    • CP3

      Holy shit I never knew CC has been a workhorse since he was 20 that is crazy

  • CP3

    Matsui

  • Mike Pop

    OMG Yankees sux!

  • Drew

    AHhh We are the worst!!!!!!!1

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

    GODZILLA!

  • J

    i was just gonna say, bloop and a blast. matsui’s been on FIRE.

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

    This game is over. DFA MAtsui.

    • Little Bill

      lol, Matsui is a good example of how people are swayed by a bad stretch. Many wanted to bench him and play Cervelli, lol. DFA Matsui and send Joba to da bullpen!

  • Little Bill

    TAKE THAT! GODZILLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Oh Yes Hitdeki…

  • BigBlueAL

    The “bandbox” is living up to its reputation today.

  • dkidd

    how do you say “i’m not done” in japanese?

    • J

      yankee stadium short right porch

  • e mills

    Lanny was probably just signing in and thought better of it ;)

  • cjc

    yay yankee stadium

  • JobaWockeeZ

    BRING UP SHELLY DUNCAN, DFA MATSUI, DFA RANDOM AND DFA JOBA111111111111!!!!!!1111

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

    And Coors Field of the East saves the home team again. I am now of the opinion that this is a $1.5 billion dollar joke of a stadium. Well done Lonn Trost and Randy Levine, you have completed your process of making the stadium a joke.

    You should raise ticket prices again next year, you know to improve community relations.

    • Brian

      Winning is bad for community relations, how?

      • charlespoet

        Ya, I was talking about winning. Saying hello from the $2000 seats. Just sent a text to wife and kids, they are 5 rows from the top. They need better jobs, I guess.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Saved the home team? Jays had 2 cheap homers today, we’ve had one. I think the stadium is hurting us today.

  • J

    LOL anyone seeing the hand puppet? ahahahahha hilarious

  • Dela G

    WHOOOO!!!! A THRILLA!

  • Zach

    cut Hideki ‘i cant hit’ Matsui

    • Little Bill

      All he does is hit slow grounders to 2nd.

      • Zach

        and his swing is ugly

    • Dela G

      This could be a 12-10 type game

  • Dela G

    by the way, lol at A-rod trying to convince joe may to put him in the game

  • Brian

    Seattle just escaped 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Papi whiff included!

  • Drew

    Cano to dah bench!

  • CP3

    cano is raking (without risp)!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Cano’s hitting what, .500 with nobody on?

  • Little Bill

    Now we have to piece together another quality bullpen outing. Pretty sure Coke is out having thrown 2 yesterday. Ace or Alby should be in next and everybody except maybe Hughes should be available for an inning.

    • Drew

      “Now we have to piece together another quality bullpen outing”
      That is much easier on the eyes than it was a month or two ago..

      • Teix is the Man

        like nobody is available today. at least 3 innings needed from albie

        • Drew

          Ace Drob Tomko maybe Coke Bruney

  • dkidd

    porcello getting knocked around. not a good weekend for young starters not named lincecum

  • Rey22

    Wow, from closer to 4th inning reliever, what the hell happened to B.J. Ryan?

    • CP3

      Injuries?

    • Tank the Frank

      Surgery.

    • Drew

      SGNJ

    • Zach

      34/36 SV 2.95 era and 9 K/9 last year so he still had it

  • Mike Pop

    For the text poll, where was choice E? Put Joba in the pen and make tomko a starter.

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

    NESN’s Don Orsillo: “By scoring two runs in the first inning, the Red Sox have scored [insert runs total here] this season, third in the American League. Speaking about runs… ”

    The bold portion was a segway Orsillo used to get into a Dunkin’ Donuts ad. Awesome.

    • BigBlueAL

      LOL I love Dunkin Donuts.

    • gio

      lmao

  • ARX

    ……

  • cjc

    speedy cano strikes again

  • Teix is the Man

    plenty of time

  • BigBlueAL

    Why the fuck does Cano keep trying to steal bases??

    • Mike Pop

      He wants to get the lazy dominican tag off of him.

      • BigBlueAL

        LMAO

  • Drew

    I thought he was safe.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I wish David Cone could be in the booth every day.

  • J

    lol i love david cone. freaking hilarious

  • Michael W.

    Cano batting .349 with the bases empty, .245 with runners on and .198 w/RISP.

  • Mike Pop

    I blame Joba.

  • Drew

    DFA SWISHAHHH

  • Dela G

    david cone is hilarious

  • Moose

    Can someone please explain to me what Swisher does well except run long counts and play a sweet Air Guitar????

    • Drew

      get on base, drive in runs, hit ball far

      • Little Bill

        Stop being so rational.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Jumping off a bridge over one loss is the way to be.

          • Zach

            i jump off the bridge if we’re losing during the 4th inning

          • Moose

            I can tell you obviously have wet dream over Joba by your sweet name. That aside, this isn’t about ONE game. – its been for most of the year. Joba has not been good, but for 2-3 starts, and outside of April, Swisher looks like Swisher of 2008 (and I now know why Chicago gave him away for a bag of baseballs – bad defense, bad baserunning, .240 average = VERY expendable).

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Yeah let’s jump of a bridge over half a season. Ever see the early 90 Yankees? You jump off a bridge or start following after 98?

              Anyways I do like Joba but he is not my favorite player due to his name being a pun of one of my favorite crews. +1 for fail insult though =/

        • Mike Pop

          Ya man, I don’t like facts.

      • Moose

        Really??? Are you sure about that since April???

        • Mike Pop

          I love when small sample sizes make my argument sound better than it really is by not looking at the big picture.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          .363 OBP and .482 slugging. Yeah he’s doing that =/

        • Drew

          eh, yeah you’re right. he shoulda hit 400 all year..
          Plus, dudes only got 2 rbi’s this whole month!!

  • dkidd

    this is an ugly game

  • J

    great slider from alby

  • Teix is the Man

    c’mon albie, big moment here

  • Drew

    heh.. fitting that arroyo gave up 8.

  • Mike Pop

    Funny how people go NUTS over a Joba outing. Just going completely insane about this. It’s not like the Yankees staff has pitched great over the past month or anything.

    • J

      umm… what? check the numbers, they’ve been top 3 easily.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea it is dumb, but it gets frustrating but not enough to say he deserves the bullpen again.

  • captain crunch

    awesome job alby

  • Drew

    Albaladingo ftw

  • J

    omg alby should be a starter!!!!

  • CP3

    Where was this, albie, any chance he stays up here for sometime.

  • Salty Buggah

    ALBIE BABY!

  • pete

    what has happened to this site? it used to be essentially free of idiotic end-of-the-world types and b-jobbers and suddenly they’re trying to take over. This is, folks, joba’s first career (minors included) legitimate “clunker”. Know how many successful major league starters have, in the history of baseball, never had a start like this? Zero. Everyone seemed so inclined at the beginning of the season to allow joba to “take his bumps and bruises,” but what did you all think this meant? the occasional 5.1 inning, 4 ER start? Legit aces will have occasional bouts with mediocrity, even in their most dominant seasons. Over the course of a season every starting pitcher who gets enough starts will get bombed once or twice, joba included. And just about every major league starter ever has had a season or two (or more) of inconsitency and inability to pitch deep into ballgames. That’s a season or two, not a game or two or a week or two or even a month or two. If by 2011 joba has not evolved past where he is now, then you have a legitimate argument for reliever. But at this point, 29 starts into his major league career, he has had some issues with fastball command and some inconsistency with his offspeed pitches. That is literally all that is wrong with him right now. At this point in their careers, these were issues for Josh Beckett, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, CC Sabathia, and countless other starters with stuff that is at his level. So you’re going to tell me that he can’t make it as a starter because not even 30 starts into his career he has issues with efficiency and finally in one start he wasn’t able to wiggle out of it? Shouldn’t we be happy about the fact that through this point in his career joba has already shown us that not only can he dominate when his stuff is on (boston in 08, detroit, cleveland, atlanta in 09), but he is also capable of pitching through patches where his stuff and/or command are off (beginning of the season and now, respectively) and keeping his team in the game/rebounding from a rough first inning (Boston 09)? These are all qualities that a good major league starter NEEDS to have because virtually ALL major league starters, not even just the young ones, go through periods like this, and the ability to remain effective (even if its boring to some people) and keep a team in games without being completely on top of your game is an extremely valuable skill.

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

      Amen.

      (and separate paragraphs are your friend)

    • Zach

      can you use the enter key if you’re going to write an essay here?

      • pete

        my bad i do that a lot i just never intend to say as much as i do

    • J

      RAB is getting more word around the internet. more internet viewers, more idiots.

      lol thanks for the rant, but that’s pretty much the answer

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What happened to the site? Nothing. Just more people come here and state their opinions. Now since the average Yankee fan has no patience the more of them coming, the more of them will have opinions that will conflict with others. But I would rather see Lanny/Bo/Axl than some people because at least they are mildly amusing.

    • Dela G

      very true

      for the record, i agree that joba should be a starter as should everyone else

  • dkidd

    let’s get alphabet a win

  • Dela G

    great job jon!

  • dkidd

    mets fail

  • BigBlueAL

    This Steve McNair story getting crazier by the day.

    • Zach

      whats new with it?

      • J

        well i dont want to assume anything but it looks like mcnair was having an affair and his mistress killed him and herself. cops aren’t even looking for suspects.

        its sad that this has happened, but its looking more and more like it everyday.

        • Zach

          yeah ill wait until everything comes out

  • dkidd

    come on cody. give me a reason to not hate you

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Cody!

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

    When did B.J. Ryan ever throw 97? Where did Kay get that from?

  • J

    ugh. i’m getting sick of ransom. weak hacks at 85 mph fastballs on the outside, and can never hit a breaking pitch.

    • Tank the Frank

      Plus he’s great with the glove.

    • Teix is the Man

      He’s teh Shelley Duncan!!!!

      • J

        yeah but the thing is, shelley has a long swing, ransom has a nice short compact stroke. he looks like a player, swings like a player, does everything like a good player.

        but, he’s just not a baseball player. couldn’t hit 250 last year in AAA and the Yankees are learning that quickly. i’d rather have eduardo nunez or reegie corona than see ransom with another AB.

        • Teix is the Man

          agreed

  • Tank the Frank

    So send Albie out for one more and then Aceves for two… then what? Mo’s had a lot of work lately.

    • Dela G

      maybe jesus can come in for the save?

      ;)

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Jeter, be clutch!

    • Salty Buggah

      thank you

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

    I love this stadium.

    • Tank the Frank

      Seriously. Other people can look down on it. But I love it. Our offense is literally never out of a game.

  • Drew

    Jetah to left field! He’s got teh no range! He’s too old!!1

    • Teix is the Man

      Trade him fo’ teh Nomaaaaa!

    • Teix is the Man

      Trade him fo’ teh Nomaaaa!

    • Zach

      move him to third, arod to center!

      /miller

      • Teix is the Man

        OMG I wanted to smack him when he said that!

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Who doesn’t want to smack him for anything he says really?

  • Dela G

    THE CAPTAIN!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    New YS = legal steroids.

  • Nikhil R.

    Captain Clutch

  • YankeeScribe

    BANDBOX!!!

  • J

    jeter should be only a pinch hitter so we can have clutch hits whenever we need them.

    who’s with me! oh and joba to bp, dfa matsui and trade swisher, etc etc etc.

    • cookie monster

      you forgot brain replacement for cano

  • CP3

    Looking back at Joba’s start today, I was one of those which did overreacted. This is a game which the yanks should win and its hard to see your starting pitcher giving it away, at the moment it did seem as we were going to lose. I think people (myself included) expect the world from Joba, and expect him to be an ace now but you still have to give him time to come into his own. I promise to everyone on this site I will never overreact on Joba again. (I still don’t like ransome, though)

    • captain crunch

      ya right……

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba gets another ND, but this time its a good thing!!

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

    The Yankees have scored 9 runs in 4.1 innings today sans ARod in the lineup. Cody Ransom says to Alex Rodriguez, “How my ass taste?”

    • Dela G

      a-rod doesn’t make that error

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

        … And you don’t get sarcasm. ;)

      • Zach

        yes, arod never makes errors

    • BigBlueAL

      Kate Hudson asks ARod the same question every night.

      • Teix is the Man

        LMAO

    • Tank the Frank

      And Alex says, “It’s not Grade A Kate Hudson ass… but it’s alright. About average.”

    • cjc

      an 0’fer and an error where exactly is there room for ransom to talk

    • Salty Buggah

      I still can’t imagine what he would have done today. Jeter and Posada and somewhat Tex are having a field day at the plate.

      9 runs + A-rod = maybe 12-13 runs?

    • J

      alex rodriguez says, “i have sex with kate hudson. i dont need to taste yo ass bitch!”

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

    I *heart* oppo field home runs from Jeter.

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

    Heh, remember when everyone was saying the Yanks should sign BJ Ryan to be the set up man, with the promise of taking over at closer once Mo retired?

    • Teix is the Man

      would have been an okay deal, just too many years

    • cjc

      it made perfect sense at the time

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

        Yeah, but giving a reliever a long term deal never works.

        • Teix is the Man

          marte!!!! ziiinnngggg

        • Dela G

          only team i have ever seen it work for is the astros/mets with billy wagner

  • Teix Marks the Spot

    I actually kinda feel bad for BJ Ryan. He has fallen off of the top of the closing world. But whatever I quickly stopped caring.

  • J

    damn just a little quicker next time tex!

  • Tank the Frank

    Pull that ball more Tex what do you think this park is for!?!

    • J

      dfa him.

  • Little Bill

    Damn. So close.

  • cjc

    hey a pop for bill the baker

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Dirk Hayhurst sounds like a fake name

    • Salty Buggah

      heh it does

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

      He actually used to have a “non-prospect diary” at Baseball America’s site where he wrote about life in the minor leagues once a week or so. It was very interesting, talked about what it’s like to get promoted, demoted, to see friends released, stuff like that.

  • cjc

    hip hip

  • Drew

    “it’s a tough game to enjoy” I’m so sorry you find your job so tough to enjoy Kay, want to trade?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It’s the damn fifth!!?!

    • Zach

      does the game end before 6:30? i say no

    • Teix is the Man

      This game problably won’t end til 5:30 at the earliest.

  • J

    … who’s going to pitch for the yankees today? tomko? Aceves? coke? robertson?

    • cjc

      yes

      • J

        swisher should pitch

    • Little Bill

      Alby, Aceves, maybe Robertson, and Mo. Coke pitched 2 yesterday so I don’t think we’ll see him.

  • Little Bill

    YES! 10-8 lead! Let’s go bullpen!

  • Salty Buggah

    Posada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ARX

    Now, does the ‘pen have enough left in the tank to hold this lead…

  • Dela G

    POSADA BABAY!!!

  • e mills

    F*** Ortiz

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    Lol @ Lidge striking out the (Los Mets) side. yes i realize i said ‘the’ twice

    was santana on 3 days rest?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damn Boston tied it.

  • Zach

    red sox tie the game