• JobaWockeeZ

    I blame Matsui not hitting the ball hard enough so Posada could score.

    • J

      nono, he hit the ball too hard. should’ve hit it softer.

      blame posada for being a catcher and not being able to run a little faster at age 38.

      dfa them both, those washups!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        True true, if Cervelli and Posada were there this game would have been 20-0 us! Matsui/Kennedy/Cano for Ian Kinsler!!

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

    Ah, the adventures of Posada running the bases.

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

      That said, some game today from him.

  • Little Bill

    That Matsui looks old and finished. All he does is hit grounders to second. Let’s DFA him and put Cervelli at catcher.

  • ARX

    *snaps the limb*
    I hope youre wrong. Unless it ends 14-8, then it’s ok.

  • Dela G

    posada, really?

    lol

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    I blame Raul Chavez Joba getting hit around. that and not calling a slider on 0-2 first AB

  • cult of basebaal

    Did Kay just say “that was so phony … it turned me on” coming back early from the break???

    • Dela G

      i just cracked up loudly when i heard that

  • Dela G

    “That was so phony, it turned me on”

    Michael Kay

    • ARX

      In reference to what!??!

      • Dela G

        i have no idea

        the game came back from commercial break, and that’s the first thing i heard from his mouth

        i don’t think he knew the game was back from break

  • dkidd

    could we be watching the longest 9 inning game ever?

  • ARX

    I wonder if Johan ever wishes he were with us. Or even still in Minnesota.

    • Zach

      or in the 8th inning

    • JobaWockeeZ

      With virtually half of the Mets being Hispanic? Probably not.

    • Little Bill

      Their lineup is just so injury ravaged right now. They would make Adam Eaton look good right now. It’s Wright, Sheff, and a bunch of garbage.

  • Zach

    ellsbury just walked with bases load, 5-4

    • Teix is the Man

      shiite

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

    Great command, Mark Lowe. *rolls eyes*

  • charlespoet

    I love that every HR by Papi is newsworthy. How sad sports repoting has become. A past his prime former steroid user gets a HR and suddenly it is breaking news.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I love how every fly ball he hits is newsworthy.

    • Zach

      considering he was hitting .200 and less HRs then Gardner, it is newsworthy.

      and Yankee fans shouldnt be talking about other teams and steroids

      • mvg

        Why not? Because “our guys” who have done it have been more publicized? Please. after 1998 until MLB came under serious media scrutiny, by all accounts it was equally prevalent in all 30 clubhouses. But since everyone loves to hate the Yankees, and the fact that the NY sports media is, well, the NY sports media, the Yanks have more names out in the open. We have as much right as anyone else to talk about other teams…

        (Not to even get into the argument that our money is just as good as any other teams’ fans’, and the game is first and foremost a business.)

        • Zach

          no because there’s proof that “our guys” have done it, not just speculation

    • J

      that and joba needs to be a RP.

      oh wait didn’t you…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    So, what’s the plan? Aceves for 2, Hughes and Mo?

    • Tank the Frank

      Probably, if it stays this way. But I’d love to see Hughes and Mo get a day off. I hope the Yankees score 3 or 4 more runs and we can get D-Rob to close it out.

  • Drew

    We gotta do something about Ace’s number. WTF is 91!

    • Zach

      dennis rodman

    • J

      DFA Aceves for having a number too big.

  • Dela G

    7-4 boston

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

    I’m starting to think that Al Aceves is one of those rubber armed guys that could pitch multiple innings every day and not show any ill effects.

    • Teix is the Man

      scot shields lite?

      • Zach

        i love the story when shields was going through a funk 2 years ago, during batting practice or something he turns around on the mound and throws a ball over the CF wall

        • cult of basebaal

          /Righetti’d

  • DreDog

    I just walked in and saw Joba’s line. Not all the runs were earned. How bad was he?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Decent until his last inning which he just imploded.

    • Drew

      not good, couldn’t spot the heater.

      • J

        eh i thought it was all those hanging sliders he left up.

      • DreDog

        He only walked one hitter. Did he just serve up meatballs?

        • Salty Buggah

          all flyball outs except one

          • DreDog

            dang.

        • Drew

          He gave up 2 hr’s that may have been stadium jobs, tough to say. That said, he really left those pitches up and out over the plate. He seemed to be cruising, then it’s 8 runs.
          Too be blunt, it escalated quickly.

          • Pete c.

            Is it me or does he seem to have a problem taking direction from his catcher?

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

    One away? I guess that was a force of habit.

  • Salty Buggah

    I heart Ace

  • Dela G

    ace is tight

  • Little Bill

    What I don’t understand about the Joba to the bullpen people is why they want Hughes to replace Joba in the rotation. Hughes’ numbers as a starter were worse than Joba’s and Hughes is pitching very well in the bullpen. It’s a very irrational argument no matter how you look at it.

    • Dela G

      don’t use facts, bjobbers don’t like facts

      • J

        bjobber sounds like something cone would say

    • ARX

      Its also an argument thats not going away, no matter how many times people here ridicule it, no matter how hard they try to blast such posters off RAB. So why waste so much energy? Am I the only one who just scrolls past the dumb comments without letting them bother me?

      Meh, fuck the Sox, just saw the scoreboard.

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

    I would not want to be the catcher when Wakefield gets into the ASG.

    • Little Bill

      Wakefield got into the ASG? Really? Oh, he has 10 wins. Now it all makes sense.

    • Zach

      11th inning, 7 passed balls will cost us home field advantage

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    Let’s go Robi, no one on base

  • gio

    I think the Joba to the bullpen argument has been rekindled because of Hughes’ role in the bullpen. He was effective as a starter, and the organization still views him as a starter down the line. Obviously, a good SP is likely going to be an effective RP. Now that Wang has gone down and it doesn’t look like Hughes is going to be the replacement, many people, including myself (and I’ve never been a b-jobber), are wondering why this logic is being used for Hughes and not Joba. I really don’t understand it. At this point, if doing so wouldn’t harm either’s future, I think reversing their roles would provide the Yanks with a stronger rotation AND bullpen.

    • Little Bill

      But Hughes was worse than Joba as a starter! It doesn’t make any sense. I think both should be starting. Are you Joba to the bullpen people capable of remembering what happened past last week?

    • ARX

      Joba >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hughees. At least thats the impression I’m starting to get around here. Even the mere suggestion of Joba to the pen, for any reason, for any stretch of time, sets people off, yet, Hughes is there NOW, and nowhere near the amount of venom. If their roles actually were reversed, I think this blog would actually catch fire.

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

        Oh, I’m not happy at all about Hughes in the bullpen, and I’m especially not happy they’re not giving Wang’s rotation spot now.

        What more do they need? It’s the perfect situation.

        • Riddering

          I was under the impression that they weren’t giving him the spot before ASG break.

          Are they really not considering him following the break?

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

            It doesn’t sound like it. But even so, what’s the point of waiting?

      • gio

        I just don’t (haven’t) see (seen) it from Joba (yet). Hughes’ superior control says to me that he will be more successful as a starter than will Joba. Also, his stuff translates better to starting than does Joba’s.

        • Accent Shallow

          Depends. Did you see Joba start in 2008? Christ. His stuff was so electric, even when he had mediocre starts. It was like nothing I’d seen from anyone in a Yankee uniform in years.

          Now, if Joba long-term is going to be more like 2009 Joba stuff-wise, then Hughes may be a more successful starter long-term. Even then, it’s very close.

    • Pete c.

      Doesn’t Chamberlain have an innings limit this season? As well as Hughes. Seems to me, reversing rolls when Chamberlain gets close to his limit, August sometime and having Hughes stretched out in the minors at some point might not be a bad idea.
      I’m not saying this is a permanent move but a way to utilize each pitcher over the duration of the season. This has to be something brought up earlier.

  • dygg

    So, can we assume with Aceves pitching, that he won’t be taking Wang’s spot in the rotation?

  • Andrew

    over/under game length 5 hours.

  • J

    lol another slider, another K. ransom is such garbage.

    • Dela G

      there is a reason why the lastros.. er astros cut him.

      If they dont want you, you must suck

      • J

        lol and they kept latroy hawkins. thats how much cody sucks

        • Dela G

          hahaha i know, right?

        • Zach

          make fun of hawkins if you want, but hes been great since he got to houston

          • Dela G

            aceves has been money

            mexican league greatness

      • gio

        BUT FERNANDO NIEVE!!!!!!!!!!

    • J

      can someone tell the guy that the ball spins with a dot when its a slider? jeez cmon cody. youre a major leaguer and taking little league swings at crappy breaking pitches.

      • Zach

        really its that easy? why are you here then?

        • J

          i was DFAed for not being able to hit crappy sliders!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Why is Ransom angry? The fans should be the angry ones.

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

      He’s allowed to be angry.

      • Dela G

        what this guy said

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Is Aceves this season better or worse than JP Howell last season?

        • Brazilian Yankee

          oops, wrong place…sorry bout that

  • Dela G

    nice job by swish and the pat on the back

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Man, the Tigers should have sent Justin Verlander to the pen last year when his stuff wasn’t there, and he was such an ineffective starter.

    But wait! He’s pitching to a 3.54 ERA this year, with a K/9 over 10!

    Those silly young starters and their inconsistencies.

    • Zach

      that transfers to 0.54 K/9 over 20 in the 8th inning

  • e mills

    I suppose he could go another now

  • Salty Buggah

    ACE!

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

    I hope Girardi doesn’t try to get cute and just leaves Aceves in there for the 8th.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      CC to teh eighth!!11!

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

    Yay to sanity!

  • Dela G

    great job ace

    you are da man!

  • dkidd

    the padres have combined camo tops with red caps to create the ugliest unis in history

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

      They wear the camo uni’s on Sunday for Military Appreciation Day or whatever it’s called. All the military people on leave get in for like, $1 or something ridiculous. It makes Fleet Week look like a bag of green army men.

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

      The thought of that makes my eyes bleed.

  • Dela G

    another terrible joke by kay

  • Brazilian Yankee

    So, who pitches the 8th?

    • Little Bill

      Looks like Aceves will stay in.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Yeah, but last time he stayed for the third inning, he didnt look good.

      • Andrew

        Don`t be surprised if their trying to stretch ace out to possibly be in the rotation.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Porcello gave up six runs in four innings today!

    DFA him, Detroit!

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

      No no no, don’t DFA him. To the 8th!

      • Dela G

        to the 11th!!!111!!JUAN!

  • dkidd

    did pablo sandoval make the ASG?

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

      No, and neither did Kemp. They’re both on the Final Ballot.

      • dkidd

        vote for pablo!

    • Dela G

      nope

  • Drew

    well that was sketchy.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    League doesn’t look badass enough

  • J

    hip hip!!

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

      Double play. :(

      • Dela G

        that actually rhymes!

        Hip Hip Double Play!… ;)

  • Dela G

    tex with the loud expletive!

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

    GIDP? Put Cervelli in, Posada’s toast!

    • J

      activate Molina. promote montero! something!! 4-5 and a GIDP?! has never hit for 5 hits in a game. ridiculous!!!!

  • gio

    Even at 4-4, Jorge couldn’t resist the temptation of an inning-ending DP. And please don’t overreact to this “criticism.”

  • e mills

    who put that Cano jersey on Posada

    • gio

      Who put the Posada jersey on Cano?

    • Aaron

      wouldn’t it make more sense if it was the other way around – cano disguised as posada?

      • e mills

        yea yea you get my drift!

  • Dela G

    has aceves ever done well in the 3rd inning of an outing?

    not harping, just wondering

    • Little Bill

      Today.

    • J

      not counting starts, in may of this year. two good 3 inning outings.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Yes, today.

    • ARX

      Just browsing the game logs, looks like he has. and of course, there’s today :)

      • Dela G

        today was awesome

  • ARX

    I am so sick of that damn whistle.

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

    Aceves for the Gold Glove! ;)

    • Jose

      Anyone know how many relievers have ever won a gold glove?

      • Jose

        All I could find is Bobby Shantz. So basically no reliever has won the gold glove in the last forty years.

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

        Bobby Shantz

  • e mills

    guess we know who’s getting the belt if the score remains the same or they win

    • Brazilian Yankee

      It could be Posada or Aceves.

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

    Fuck it, let Mo rest and run Aceves back out there. Mo’s been overworked of late anyway.

    • gio

      Yikes, not sure about that one. I was skeptical about him going out for a 3rd, let alone a 4th…

    • Jose

      But the Save!!! They are more important than wins.

    • ARX

      This would be his third game in a row, correct? For that matter, is there anyone left in the pen that WOUDLNT have pitched 3 days in a row if they came in for the 9th?

      • Tank the Frank

        D-Rob.

  • dkidd

    gangster!

  • J

    everytime i see aceves dominate like this, i miss mike mussina. he was such a good player.

  • Little Bill

    I wonder how Aceves got through that 8th. He doesn’t have the ice water in his veins like Hughes and Joba do.

    • Drew

      he’s no bull in a china shop if thats what you mean.

    • Riddering

      IETC.

  • Jake H

    Seeing the gangster do this I wonder if the coaches should show this to joba and say this is how you attack hitters.

  • Little Bill

    Nobody is warming up! Aceves can’t possibly pitch the 9th! He doesn’t have the mental makeup.

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

    Mo’s not up, Aceves going for the 12 out save!

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

      Yeah old school save opportunity!

  • e mills

    I see some pine in Cano’s near future

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

      Yes, because getting two hits in a game – and not to mention being robbed of a third just now – deserves time on the bench.

      • Accent Shallow

        I just want him to make an out that isn’t a ground ball to the 1st or 2nd baseman!

      • e mills

        I swear some of you people beat cancer and think everything is so positive and jolly…he def didn’t run that last grounder out.

  • bonestock94

    I wonder if Aceves has the stuff to be an above avg starter.

  • dkidd

    cone likes to “ride the hot hand”

    shocker

    • Dela G

      lol

    • DreDog

      Remind me to never, ever shake Cone’s hand. Ever.

    • Drew

      in a few years,
      Cone: And the Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez get’s a little dirty on em.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I’m not sure about this one. Hope it all works out in the end though.

  • Drew

    I remember a time when tie went to the runner… gym class was fun

  • Dela G

    i guess aceves is going out again w/no activity

  • DGeezy

    i love aceves but id like to have d-rob warming..just incase

  • Tank the Frank

    I guess there’s always D-Rob to back him up. But if Ace gets into trouble… how quick will Joe go to Mo?

  • Dela G

    wow that out call was bull sheet

    • Accent Shallow

      Does look like Robbie beat the ball to the bag.

  • Accent Shallow

    Not often does the man who finishes the game have more IP than the starter, as Aceves will if he isn’t pulled.

  • J

    wait, so IF aceves got in trouble, joe’s going to be bruney in? lol

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

    Alfredo Aceves > Justin Masterson.

    See, kids? It pays off to be a RHP who can get out lefties. Just sayin’.

    • Dela G

      yezzur

  • DreDog

    Does Joba buy Ace dinner after this?

    • Dela G

      he buys him gold coins

  • ARX

    Aceves….Wow. talk about making it look easy. Get the brooms ready tomorrow :)

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

    Check out the motherfuckin’ Mexican Gangster. Much props.

    • Drew

      *Muchos propos

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      +1.

  • Jake

    Thread description fail.

  • Drew

    dropped a deuce on em

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

    Aceves with the fireman performance! Awesome!

  • Dela G

    hey mike, so how about that non 10-8 prediction ;)

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

      Oh you can kiss the fattest part of my ass.

      • Dela G

        haha you are hilarious

        this is why i love reading this site

      • Greg G.

        Blogger Fail! ;-)

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    2.02…That is all.

  • Salty Buggah

    ACE MONEY!

  • Little Bill

    Aceves just got through the 8th and 9th in a close game. But we should send Joba to the bullpen because he’s the only one who can pitch that 8th and become the heir apparent to Mo.

  • J

    cant believe we signed ace from the Mexi-league last year.

    lets hope jorge vasquez has the same impact.

  • Accent Shallow

    Aceves is awesome.

  • handtius

    So, can we assume, Ace will make Wang’s next start?

    • Peter Lacock

      Sounds very possible.

  • Jake H

    Aceves has been amazing.

  • FL Yank

    The Mexecutioner better get the WWE Championship belt. That was some damn good relief work.

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

      Hey, as awesome as that nickname is, that is Joakim Soria’s; and Soria >>>>>>> Alfredo Aceves.

  • Joba to the Pen

    Yep…it definitely makes sense to have Hughes and Aceves in the bullpen so Joba can throw 5 innings as a starter.

    • handtius

      so, Joba has his shortest, non-injury, start. of course, B-Jobers come out. Just go call Mike F and complain to him. we don’t want to hear it.

  • Jose

    The 4-inning save, don’t see too many of those anymore.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Aceves > Gossage

      • Scooter

        Hahaha

        Rebecca’s looking pretty smart right now – this team’s Ramiro Mendoza? Maybe….

        • Accent Shallow

          Yeah, I thought that article was a bit premature, but he’s been great.

          Here’s hoping he can keep it up for the rest of the year as well as going forward.

  • Dela G

    man Ace was GEICO MONEY

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

      Love it.

  • Riddering

    It’s too bad “Mexican Gangster” can’t fit well on the back of a Yankee numbered t-shirt.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      If you write “Ganstah” the Mexican part is implied.

  • Ivans

    The Gangster is quickly becoming the most dependable and my favorite member of the pitching staff. Nothing flashy, nothing hyped, just strikes and a ton of movement. He doesn’t nibble, doesn’t get nervous and doesn’t get into trouble with walks. You can literally see his composure as he stands on the mound and just serves up strikes. Whoever is our Mexican scout should get a huge bonus right now.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      +1

      Aceves was signed at the same time as Manny “Mini-Gangta” Banuelos!

      • Ivans

        Cool. New movement: “Gangstahh for Startahh”

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

    10 runs and a win with no A-Rod. I approve.

  • Joebrah

    I like the name of this thread.

    hahaha.

    The first 6 innings took like 4 hours. I go take a shower in the 7th and come back and it’s over.

    WTF?

    • Dela G

      good pitching happened :)

  • Zach

    the guy on the Red Sox Post-game show said Ellsbury was an all-star snub

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Then so was Gardner.

    • Dela G

      are you serious? that makes me laugh

      i guess BJ upton is a snub even though he has a boatload of steals too?

      • Tony

        His early slump ruined any ASG chance, but he sure has been MVP of my fantasy team since mid-May.

  • Scooter

    Interesting stuff from Waldman after the game. Eiland said that he was going to have some long animated talks with Joba about pace, among other things. Eiland felt that Joba was way too slow between pitches.

    Joba told Suzyn that he felt the best he felt all year, made good pitches, and that the Jays lineup just hit all his mistakes.

    Easy to forget how difficult it is to pitch in the majors – even if you have Joba’s talent (or Hughes’)

    • Little Bill

      Wasn’t it Posada who wanted him to pick up the pace and Jorge was the one who got unfairly labeled as “abrasive and hard to work with?” Maybe Joba should listen to the guy who’s been around for more than a decade.

    • thurdonpaul

      i was yellin at the tv watching the game, at times joba is ridiclously slow between pitches, he has to get the ball, get the sign, an throw the fuckin ball, he needs to trust his stuff more

  • Nikhil R.

    Aceves’ reputation is expanding faster than the universe.

    • Dela G

      they hang on his every word… even the prepositions

      • Mr.Jigginz

        He once had an awkward moment,just to see how it feels…

      • pete

        Aceves, on getting people out: “A simple look should suffice…”

  • Charlie

    I missed this game, so can someone tell me what happened to Jobber? Was he as bad as the box score indicates?

    • Dela G

      pretty much

  • Cecilio Guante’s number 1 fan

    Joba’s post game interview was a joke. Ransom needs to be sent out of here. Teach Pena how to play the outfield in the offseason.