• Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tex……

  • Dela G

    oh well

    at least we got on the board

    a HINSKE HOMER!

  • Salty Buggah

    BOOOO!!!!!!!!! Just kidding

    but seriously, he just walked a guy and you go swing at the 1st pitch.

    Tex has Cano-itis today, 0-2 with RISP.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      0-2 is simply not even close to being Cano-like…

      • Salty Buggah

        that’s why I said he has Cano-itis today ;)

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Pettitte: 11 home runs in 58.1 innings at home, 2 home runs in 42 innings on the road.

    STUPID NYS!

    • Salty Buggah

      yes, stupid stadium which overall plays to our strength and helps us win games and comback.

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

      Go look at who Pettitte faced in his first bit of starts at the NYS–they were all against good hitting teams; maybe that had a little something to do with it, too.

  • Salty Buggah

    leadoff walks

  • captain crunch

    he went…

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    double play pettite.

  • Dela G

    i would give a lot up to get this guy (alex rios) and david ortiz out of our division

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Just pay somebody to throw heat at Ortiz’s wrists again.

    • Salty Buggah

      Do it and maybe the Yanks repay you by giving you free seats behind home plate.

      • Dela G

        :) i’ll think about it

    • bobtaco

      How about the Yankees getting Rios?

  • Dela G

    FROZE EM!

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

    Gardner needs to pick the ball up. He releases way too late sometimes.

  • Dela G

    cano… really? tag him more aggressively

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Cano is neither gritty nor white, he doesn’t know how. =)

  • Salty Buggah

    we need to get into their worn out bullpen

    • Dela G

      unless we can somehow get romero to throw 20 pitches in the 6th… it aint happenin

      • Salty Buggah

        I don’t know, 20 pitches are not that hard. And we have guys who work the count in Alex and Posada.

      • Accent Shallow

        If one of A-Rod/Cano can reach, I can see it. Romero hasn’t been especially economical, except with Jorge.

        • Dela G

          true.

          we;ll see what happens

          • Salty Buggah

            never mind, you were right somehow ;)

            • Dela G

              :( i didnt want to be right though…

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        Well he’s averaging 17 an inning in the game, so it’s not really a stretch to think he would throw 20 in the 6th.

  • Dela G

    i wonder how much they pay kay anyways

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

      I’m guessing it’s up around $200k, maybe more.

      • Salty Buggah

        I’d do it for only $100k

  • Dela G

    should andy be allowed to pitch the 7th?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I think so, but he should be on a very short leash after 2 walks in the 6th

    • Salty Buggah

      yes, we need to squeeze every inning because our pen has been overworked.

  • VO

    Why does Michael Kay insist on talking about cameras? For a second I thought he was going to thank the camera.

  • keith

    sub-optimal, arod

  • Tampa Yankee

    Way to make him work guys. 2 outs on 4 pitchs… nice!

  • Accent Shallow

    Let’s see if Robbie can hit the ball similarly to last time, just a little farther out of Bautista’s reach.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    wow cano

  • dkidd

    20 pitches? how about 9

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Great inning

  • Accent Shallow

    McDonald? Are you kidding me?

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

    John McDonald? Really?

    • chriskeo

      unfortunately, at least the fan threw it back

  • Manimal

    Don’t know who to yell at, Girardi or Pena…

  • southernyankeefan

    Andy that one wasn’t the stadium’s fault.

  • Teix is the Man

    shit

  • Salty Buggah

    McDonald? That’s all on Andy, no blaming the Stadium.

  • captain crunch

    just leave him out there.

  • JS

    Did Kay not mention a stat that Lefties hit Romero much better than Righties because of his great change-up? Unless I’m missing something this is another example of Girardi’s inability to think outside the L/R box, being that all the switch hitters are batting right.

    Sh*t, John McWho just homered…

    • handtius

      switch hitters chose which side to hit from, no the manager.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Are you really suggesting that Girardi tell Teixeira, Posada, and Swisher to hit left handed against a lefty (which they have probably never done in their life) because a stat suggests Romero’s changeup is less effective against lefties? Really?

      • Zach

        yes, and Posada was suppose to hit lefty against JP Howell a few weeks back

      • JS

        Um, absolutely. You (and Girardi) are doing the same thing because a much more generic stat suggests the opposite.

  • yankw

    john mcfriggindonald thats just sad

  • Accent Shallow

    Isn’t it time to pull Andy? Leadoff homer to a banjo hitter, walk to a banjo hitter?

  • MattG

    Somebody make sure Pena’s not sleeping.

  • southernyankeefan

    I can has bruney?

    • JS

      bruney IS a cheezeburger

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    It seems like the Yankees have given up quite a few home runs this year to guys like John McDonald and Cesar Izturis who aren’t going to hit more than 1 or 2 for the season.

    That is annoying.

    • chriskeo

      hopefully this doesnt affect the outcome, we’ll be pissed if its a 5-4 toronto win

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, I was hoping for 7 innings at least.

  • Ivans

    It happens to this time quite often. We get beat long by the lightest hitters. With Seattle it was Cedeno. Today it is McDonald. Add Nick Green and countless others to the mix.

    • captain crunch

      carlos ruiz

    • Thomas

      Definitely the worst was Carlos Ruiz.

    • handtius

      So, would you rather have the good hitters beat us? It doesn’t really matter does it. If they lose, they lose. It doesn’t matter what hitters get hits.

      • Zach

        exactly. even someone batting .200 is going to get a hit once every 5 at bats

  • Dela G

    oh well

    today is not the yankees’ day…

  • Teix is the Man

    this has walkoff written all over it =)

    • Joe R

      It does? You sir have super optimism.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I like where your heads at

  • Manimal

    Anyone else think A little bit of Luck looks like Pedroia…?

    • captain crunch

      lol

  • Salty Buggah

    I wonder managers like Guillen say if there starter stunk. “Great Job, you lost another game for us today”???

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Wasn’t Andy once a reliever?

    • Teix is the Man

      Andy Pettitte is a staaaating pitchaaaa!

    • Zach

      never?

    • Accent Shallow

      Andy has 10 relief appearances in his career, counting regular season and minors.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I was recalling an interview with him talking about being a reliever but I don’t think he said how many relief appearances he made.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        meant to say thanks for the info

  • chriskeo

    Can Damon pinch hit today? and if so for who? gardner?

  • Salty Buggah

    Imagine if we lose 5-3. I’m gonna be pissed because of the bad calls.

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

    Hey look, Bruney’s got a patch on his hat now.

    • Teix is the Man

      = (

    • Dela G

      haha i think the MLB found out about it

    • handtius

      Because of the hard work of RAB, the world order is restored.

  • Accent Shallow

    Bruney: effectively wild?

  • Accent Shallow

    Bruney’s command is way off. Candidate for TJ?

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

    Vernon Wells why do you hate us? :(

    • Dela G

      i really really wish he would disappear

  • Flynn

    This blows

    • handtius

      and so do you! zing! zang! zoom! jk

  • MattG

    I am pleased of Pena for not walking Rolen. What would Girardi have done?

  • Salty Buggah

    Is is safe to assume this is all A-rod’s fault?

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

      I blame Posada for calling a bad game.

  • captain crunch

    send bruney back to the DL

  • handtius

    ouch

  • chriskeo

    7-1, comeback kids yes
    big deficit comebacks?

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

    Oh well. Can’t complain with them taking three of four.

  • Accent Shallow

    Brueny’s slider looks very flat.

  • Luis Polonia

    I hate watching Bruney pitch.

  • MattG

    I think that Cabrera should just go stand where that ball landed. It’s the most popular spot on the diamond.

  • http://www.supertangas.com The man with 33 fingers

    Great job bruney…

  • Reggie C.

    Bruney sure looks like the guy to ready to ease into the 8th inning role. He should go chill in the back with Joe G…

  • Zach

    maybe Bruney shouldnt talk about other pitchers until he learns how to be effective for more then one season

  • Senor A. Boy

    Anybody read Page Six today?

    • Dela G

      yeah it was a good page six

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

        What happened?

        • Senor A. Boy

          Something RAB related.

  • Tom Zig

    Just gotta let Bruney pitch and get his stuff back, its the only way.

    • Zach

      isnt that minor league rehab assignments are for?

  • handtius

    Well, you can’t win ’em all. If they don’t come back, 3/4 is good to me. I rather them loose a clunker then a 2-1 game.

  • Little Bill

    To lay down like this is unacceptable. First of all, Andy Pettitte needs to go to the bullpen. 5 walks? And where was that velocity? Worse than Joba. WHIP worse than Joba. ERA worse than Joba. Winning 10 out of 12 games is ok, but anything less than 12 out of 12 is a failure. I don’t know what happened to Andy and Joba. It must be that dick Posada trying to call the game his way. Who does he think he is?

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I almost thought you were serious for a second

    • Dexception32

      Let me guess, its all a case of variance :)

      Little Bill’d

    • Chip

      Wow I was confused if this was a joke until I got to the must win 12 out of 12 part. Way to be

    • Salty Buggah

      eh no one has complained about that today so no point in being sarcastic to bring that up. It’s just not our day and everyone understands.

    • Reggie C.

      +1.
      And i’m not kidding.

    • The Raging Platypus

      The only way we’re going to win a World Series is if we replaced our entire lineup with carbon copies of Cervelli.

      Also, we need to fire Cashman and Girardi NOW, and replace them with upstanding members of this blog.

  • BigBlueAL

    Anyone will be surprised if Bruney is on the DL in the next day or so????

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Bruney’s appearance just entrenched Phil Hughes deeper in the pen.

    • Chip

      I doubt one appearance can do that. Hughes is pretty much set in the bullpen this year unless there’s a big emergency I think.

      • Reggie C.

        Bruney’s had 50 good innings in pinstripes, and people then expect him to turn into a sub 1.40 WHIP reliever. Bruney’s good but he’s not the answer for high leverage situations that occur before the 9th.

  • chriskeo

    Mark Melancon anyone?

    • Dela G

      one could only dream…

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

    Police chase >>>>> Yankees today.

    • Dela G

      i live very close to where the police chase is happening in houston

      its quite funny

      • thurdonpaul

        the police looking for you ?

  • Accent Shallow

    Robertson just dropped a deuce on Bautista.

  • Ivans

    Why couldn’t Bruney “work his way back” in the minors? If I remember correctly, he had one appearance in Scranton before being rushed back. That isn’t conducive to any good results, either for the team or for his psyche. They keep talking about him still “working his way back” and it bothers me that he’s doing it at the only level that matters.

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

    D-Rob just dropped a deuce on him.

    • Teix is the Man

      go up a couple posts

    • handtius

      That’s just wrong.

  • MattG

    This is an important outing for Robertson. This is one way the Yankees can accomplish something during an ugly loss.

  • charlespoet

    I am curious, is the consensus that Pettitte is pitching well or just horribly inconsistent? I think it was Mike Axisa on his twitter feed that called Pettitte Jekel and Hyde, which is pretty accurate.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I didn’t expect much more than mediocrity out of Pettitte this season. He’s still an above average #5 starter I think, but I do which he was consistent instead of one very good game then one very bad game.

    • Evan NYC

      Look at his Home/Away splits.

      He is clearly not willing to throw to hitters at home. 5BB today? He is pitching away from contact because everytime he leaves the ball up it’s going to be a HR.

      He said so himself he aware of the HR’s leaving the park at home.

      • Zach

        7 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5K in his last YS start

        • Evan NYC

          Look at his Home vs Away splits:

          Home: 5.37 ERA, 73H 33ER 10HR
          Away: 2.71 ERA, 36H 13ER 2HR

          I think that speaks for itself. You named one example.

          • Zach

            Yeah, and he pitched a great game in his last start so why didnt the stadium effect him then? why did he only have 1 walk? why didnt he give up 4-5 runs?

            • Evan NYC

              I don’t know, because it was only one game? By your logic he should pitch the exact same every time out. He has enough starts at home and on the road to come up with a formidable comparison. His home and away splits are significantly different. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he gives up more runs at home.

    • MattG

      Maybe, or maybe Pettitte is less in control of the outcome than he ever was. I would be the good start, bad start thing is only about results, and the peripherals from start to start are about the same. He gets fewer ground balls, fewer strike outs, and fewer strikes in general. He’s just a 4th/5th starter these days.

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

    Here we go, comeback time.

  • Salty Buggah

    comeback begins now?

    though I don’t expect it, how awesome would it be if we somehow came back and won this thing?

  • /guest’d

    I love watching mailed in efforts on weekday afternoons. Its not like they would actually show up for the fans who take off work and the kids who skip out on summer school. geesh.

    • handtius

      Yep, the player had a meeting before the game and decided, lets lose today, all to spite those who came out to see us. We’re rich.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      why the hell are the kids skipping summer school? And why should the Yankees somehow give a shit about it?

      • thurdonpaul

        lol , i wondered that too, stay in school, you punks

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

    Brutal. I want robots.

    • Teix is the Man

      no way

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      +1.

    • Thomas

      But, we need a human element in the game.

      The solution, one word: CYBORGS.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice eye, blue.

    Oy.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Okay, seriously? Seriously? Seriously? This is fucking absurd. Absolutely fucking absurd.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its games like today that make me feel I could easily be a ML ump.

  • Salty Buggah

    a 3-run shot a we’re in business

  • handtius

    Shitey umps.

    • charlespoet

      Dude don’t complain, umpiring is very tough, especially when you are too fat to move or make the right call. Just trying to save you from getting pounded.

  • dkidd

    is there any explanation for how bad the umpiring has been this year? are they all getting old and near sighted at the same time? it’s crazy

  • Salty Buggah

    Here’s comes a rally-killing DP…

  • Dela G

    WTF!!

  • charlespoet

    I would complain again about that call at second but was told earlier umpiring is 18 times harder than I think. So I guess the obvious miss of that call was just an aberration.

    So, good call ump, tough game you’ll get it right next time.

  • CP3

    YES the ‘pen

  • Salty Buggah

    The umps blew a call again? what was it?

    • Accent Shallow

      Called Hinske out at second on a “neighborhood” play when Scutaro was well off the bag.

      Only explanation was Hinske possibly leaving the basepath, which he didn’t appear to.

      • Salty Buggah

        that’s annoying as hell. i hate bad calls

  • Accent Shallow

    League generates ground balls (62% career, but only 50.9% this year).

    Here’s hoping Swisher doesn’t GIDP, that would be brutal.

  • Dela G

    shouldve been bases loaded walk

  • dkidd

    come on swish. good at-bat

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

    Swisher passing the baton again.

    • Salty Buggah

      hehe

  • MattG

    Hmm, game day says, “in play run(s).” that is usually good…

  • handtius

    due. he is.

  • Evan NYC

    Now would be a good time for Tex to end his homeless draught.

    • Accent Shallow

      I hope the All-Star break gives him some time to get his head on straight.

  • Salty Buggah

    Tex DP here…

  • Accent Shallow

    And here’s Alex . . .

  • dkidd

    worst at-bat of the season for tex?

  • Dela G

    HUUUUUUGE SWISHAHOUSE!!!

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

    Damn Tex. Just … damn.

    • Teix is the Man

      Teix is the Man!

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex looks worse now than he did in April.

  • Salty Buggah

    UGLY one for Tex! Time for a 2-day rest?

  • handtius

    uh oh.

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

    I could go for one of those unclutch three run homers from A-Rod right now.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy vey.

  • Zach

    well that inning ended fast

  • Dela G

    league has always been filthy

    if he had dave duncan he’d be a shutdown reliever

  • dkidd

    poop

  • theyankeewarrior

    Will someone remind me why I voted 200+ times for Tex?

    • JS

      to piss off Youk’s beard, no?

  • Salty Buggah

    League: 7 strikes 0 balls

    did Alex get booed?

    • Dela G

      not really

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

      Of course.

  • http://www.supertangas.com The man with 33 fingers

    Arod and Tex – strike out swinging………great.

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

      Both on three pitches, no less.

  • dkidd

    i missed the first 5 innings. why did girardi get tossed?

    • MattG

      he waggled his finger.

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

      Arguing a call. Ump called Jeter out stealing second, replay showed he was safe. Throw beat him by a mile though. Still a dumb play by Jeter, even if he was safe.

      • Salty Buggah

        it was stealing 3rd, which makes it a dumber play.

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

      Because he knew what was coming.

      Seriously though, he argued a blown call (1 of 3) at third base in the 1st inning.

  • Tom Zig

    Whats with our best hitters striking out today?

    Tex – twice
    Arod – once
    Posada – twice
    Cano – twice

    Everyone else – 0

    • Zach

      and the batter with the worst BA in the lineup is 3-3

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

      I don’t know I count Cano as one of our best hitters at the moment…

    • MattG

      Cano? Cano is not one of the Yankees’ “best hitters,” and hasn’t been since about mid-May.

    • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

      Cano is far from one of the best hitters – unless, of course, no men are on. Then he’s one of the greatest hitters I’ve ever seen.

  • Salty Buggah

    See this is where the bad umpiring annoys me. If Jeter had scored a run and they didn’t get that extra out, we might have had different results. Since we were down by 4, I wonder if Tex or Alex changed their approach or tried to swing for the fences, forcing a K. I know it may not be likely, but it makes me wonder what could have been?

  • Drew

    Phone convo wit my mother.
    Me: Andy stinks.
    Ma: I can’t even stand lookin at him since the thing with what’s his name.
    Me:Clemens?
    Ma: Yeah, they were suppose to be best friends and you should find ways not to rat on your friends.

    It’s funny that a 55 yr old mother knows yet the holy roller HGH user him self doesn’t know.
    I’m tired of Andy.
    I expect a post tomorrow on “Time for a Reality Check” towards AP.

    • Zach

      yeah because lying under oath is definately the way to go

      • Drew

        Ever watch Chappelle? He coulda plead the fizziff.

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

        Exactly. There’s a line between being a good friend and being a fucking idiot. Lying under the oath crosses over to the side of fucking idiocy.

        • Nady Nation

          Agreed. Also, Andy was signed to be our 5th starter. So as up and down as he’s been, he’s pretty much given us what a 5th starter should. It’s not his fault Wang was epically bad to start the season and is now hurt.

          • Drew

            I kind of disagree, you expect consistency from all your starters, even the fifth. Our team doesn’t know if AP will give up 12 runners or 5 in a given start. That’s not good for any team’s mojo. Even if u expect a starter to give up 5 ER on the regular, you know you have to score a lot. With AP, it’s a guessing game every week for our positional players.

            • thurdonpaul

              oh, so we know how many the rest of the starters will give up every start ?

    • Salty Buggah

      Whoa whoa whoa…you talk to your mother about baseball? Is that a good thing? ;)

      • Drew

        heh. Yeah she’s a big time Yankee fan. It’s all good.

  • theyankeewarrior

    No need for a replay system in this sport eh? This one is for all you baseball traditionalists and terrible umpires out there from my good ‘ol pal Brandon Boyd:

    “TAKE THOSE FUCKING BLINDERS OFF YOUR EYES”

  • Accent Shallow

    Let’s see if Posada can make himself useful with Romero out.

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

    D-Ro 1.1 IP 0 H 0 BB 2 K.

    We’re down by 4!!!1!11! Those are stat padding K’s!!!1!!11!1

    D-Rob is the RP equivalent of A-Rod!!

  • Salty Buggah

    D-Rob: 12 strikes, 5 balls, 4 outs, 1 K…not bad

    • Salty Buggah

      *2 K

  • Dela G

    good job robertson

  • Salty Buggah

    doesn’t alex crush Accardo?

  • MattG

    Maybe this performance gets Robertson Hughes’ role, and gets Hughes back to the starting rotation. I say you’d give Hughes and Aceves each 45-50 pitches on Thursday, regardless of who starts, and then give Hughes the rotation spot thereafter. Robertson can handle the late inning pressure situations for the time being.

    • Zach

      1.1 IP does not get Robertson the 8th inning spot. Especially after giving up 1 R in 4/5 games he appeared in and having 12BB in 19 IP

      • MattG

        Forget I said “this performance.” Replace it with “his performance up to and including this game….” Robertson is dealing, and he is capable of holding down a high-leverage role.

    • RobTen

      No, without Hughes’ new-found grit as a reliever, the bullpen will just collapse. Coke, D-Rob, Aceves… owe everything to having Hughes in the bullpen. The team is clearly better off starting Mitre in Wang’s place and keeping Hughes as a gritty reliever.

  • Salty Buggah

    How nice would it be to have 2007 Jorge with the .338 BA

    • Dela G

      man i thought he was coming back to that level at the beginning of this season…

      oh well

      • Salty Buggah

        yea I kinda did too

    • John Duci

      How nice would it be if Alex Rios would have never came to the plate in the same inning were the ump blew the call at 2nd.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea, that too and if Jeter had scored…

  • Teix is the Man

    nobody on base, of course cano gets a hit.

    • Dela G

      probably the best other than ichiro of getting hits with no one on

  • Accent Shallow

    Not a bad job by Robbie.

  • Drew

    Sooo… AP to the pen or AAA? Which is it? I know we don’t grade a young pitcher as harshly as we do a “grizzled” vet. Or, is this just a throw away start today for AP?

  • Zach

    John Heyman’s on WFAN today, he said he talked to a scout who watched Austin Jackson and he said he was ‘very impressed. very impressive young athlete’

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Another scout was watching Lars Anderson, and was left very unimpressed.

      Keith Law thinks otherwise.

      • Accent Shallow

        Keith Law really seems to know his stuff, but he (this is my perception, not necessarily the truth) seems to rarely change his initial impression of a prospect.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees have hit into some tough luck today.

  • dkidd

    today might not be our day

  • Tom Zig

    1-9 with RISP

    Solid.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ugh. Millar.

  • dkidd

    if kevin james ate nick green, he would look like hinske

  • Tampa Yankee

    Gotta pinch-hit Damon right?

  • dkidd

    come on bandbox!

  • Salty Buggah

    3-run Jack Johnny!!!! or at least a RBI single

    • chriskeo

      either one works, jeters up next

  • Accent Shallow

    YES Network is frozen.

  • Drew

    Cmon JD

  • Steve O.

    Come on Damon, let’s get a three run bomb to right field.

  • chriskeo

    HBP

  • BigBlueAL

    GS for Jeter!!!

  • dkidd

    please take a pitch captain

  • Accent Shallow

    El Capitan with a chance to be the hero.

  • John Duci

    Jeters going to get out.

    • CP3

      reverse jinx i see

    • MattG

      If he does, it will be A-Rod’s fault.

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter can tie it but will he?

    • Chip

      I’d be more than satisfied with a single

      • MattG

        You’d prefer a single to a home run?

        • Chip

          Nope but I realize a single is more likely and would be satisfied with it.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Way to pass the baton JD.

  • chriskeo

    Congratulations, the Yankees have brought the tying run to the plate

  • dkidd

    good call by cito

  • MattG

    Sad to see Accardo go. The two outs this inning were crushed. Jeter should try blooping one, instead.

    • MattG

      Preferably off the Hinske Pole.

  • theyankeewarrior

    I wish Paul was up

  • John Duci

    I trust Derek Jeter. Lets go captain.

  • chriskeo

    a jeterian single would be 2 runs, then down 2 with the tying run on base for swisher

    • MattG

      Uh-oh, look out for the subpoena from Sterling…

  • Teix is the Man

    I hate day games.

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

    I’m greedy, I want a slam.

    • Tampa Yankee

      +1

    • chriskeo

      its jeter

      • Chip

        You mean the same Jeter who hit a go-ahead home run yesterday?

    • Teix is the Man

      meh, just get a run here and its all good

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh boy this is getting interesting.

  • chriskeo

    Swisher with the bases loaded now with the go-ahead run at the plate

  • John Duci

    I’ll take it but Swisher please come threw here

  • dkidd

    nice. do the same thing, swish

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Swisher for the lead…

  • Thomas

    Passing the baton.

  • handtius

    Did not expect that walk from Jete.

  • MattG

    DJ passing the baton…

  • Accent Shallow

    A 2-run single last inning, what does Swisher have now?

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Not very confident in Swisher here.

  • Little Bill

    Give Jeter a cheap RBI for not being a man and swinging.

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

    Damn, Swish. He just walked a guy, take a pitch.

    • Sam P.

      My thoughts exactly as I watched the Gamecast …

  • Little Bill

    Swisher failed. Cut him now.

  • Salty Buggah

    OUCH! fucker

  • John Duci

    Fuck!!!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Hoping for a (gentle) collision, and the ball settling to the turf. So it goes.

  • Teix is the Man

    aight, the big bats a coming in the ninth

  • chriskeo

    I wish they ran into each other, that would’ve been nice

  • MattG

    I would love to be able to watch the Fangraphs WE% during this inning. It’s probably on viagra.

  • charlespoet

    Swish, Mr. effective.

    • charlespoet

      So he sees 4 plus pitches per AB. Must have been a great pitch he just missed

      • Zach

        fastball right there

        • charlespoet

          Well, then he missed it.

          • handtius

            Yes, he did. baseball is a game of failures. you only succeed 3/10 times if you’re really really good.

  • handtius

    Expected a walk from Swish.

  • MattG

    Is it Albie? Can I have Robertson once more? Please?

  • Teix is the Man

    Rios is a douchebag

  • Teix is the Man

    Rios is a douchebag

    • Salty Buggah

      is it me or do your posted get double posted all the time?

      • Teix is the Man

        no, i get double posted all the time. i don’t know why though.

        • Salty Buggah

          odd

        • Chip

          The universe hates you

          • Teix is the Man

            That was cold man…that was cold.

            • Chip

              Such is life my friend

              • Teix is the Man

                haha =)

        • Chip

          The universe hates you

        • Chip

          The universe hates you

          • handtius

            A double post inside a double post.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I’m dissapointed, but Swisher did more than his share today going 3 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBI. Everyone else just couldn’t come through, it happens. Coming into today we were 10 for our last 11, that is great, there is still plenty of baseball left.

  • Tom Zig

    I don’t know what I should be more amazed at, the fact that we went 1-10 with RISP or the fact that we actually had a RISP in 10 ABs.

  • Chip

    Melky with the late-inning magic once again?

  • dkidd

    has girardi ruled out moving phil to the rotation this year or just thursday?

    • chriskeo

      there is no way to have him start on thursday and go more than 3 innings unless he is super efficient

      • dkidd

        right, but has joe said anything about after the all-star break?

  • theyankeewarrior

    O’neill would have worked the count full and lined a hit to left

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

      Paul O’Neill hit .207/.303/.483 with RISP and two out for his entire career.

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

        Sorry, that was 2001, the most recent version of Paul O’Neill.

      • RobTen

        Yes, but his stats for kicking equipment in the dugout afterward are off the charts.

        • Chip

          Paul O’Neill didn’t kick equipment, he destroyed it with his grit

      • MattG

        Well, the line drives got caught 79.3% of the time…

      • Drew

        so… you’re sayin Paul O’neill is a lazy latino?

        • Chip

          No, he just needs to try harder eventually he’ll grit his way out of it

  • MattG

    oh…MLB.tv just caught up…that was a gopher ball that Swisher overswung at. Wow, that ball was right there in his wheelhouse. He’ll be thinking about that one the rest of the day.

    • Teix is the Man

      The rest of his LIFE!

  • RobTen

    I understand that Hughes was warming in the event that they tied the game, but doesn’t it seem like he is warming up at some point every game? Are there any studies on the effects of warming up on the health of bullpen pitchers? Are there any studies that keep track of this aspect of working out of the bullpen?

    • Accent Shallow

      I was under the impression that keeping track of any time a reliever got up and not warming them too often was cited as one reason for the 2008 Yankees bullpen success.

  • Salty Buggah

    can we work some 9th inning magic? hope so…

  • bonestock94

    Is it just me or is teix kinda slumping?

    • Salty Buggah

      i think he is too

    • Shdwrptr

      He has been pretty bad lately offensively. He hasn’t hit a HR in a loooong time

  • Accent Shallow

    Posada keeping it alive.

    • Salty Buggah

      robbie won’t

      • handtius

        robbie will.

        • Salty Buggah

          good

  • dkidd

    tying run to the plate please

  • Drew

    PH for Melky? Ugh…

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

      Why ugh? Hideki has been absolutely raking of late.

      • Drew

        Melky. Wins. Games.
        Believe me, I hope egg is on my face in two minutes but I love Melk in this spot.

      • Accent Shallow

        Because Melky has been so clutch this year. We’ll see if the baseball gods agree. If they do, they’ll punish the Yankees with Matsui making an out.

  • John Duci

    Thank god posada didnt double because then this game would have been over with cano up

  • dkidd

    come on hideki!!!

  • handtius

    What a bunch of lazy players. None of them showed up to play today. Andy should be DFA’d, so should Bruney and Marte. He’s no help. The team only went 5-2 on this homestand. that is a disgrace. 6-1 would have been ok. season’s over. lets mail in. we suck.

    Oh wait, the game is still going on?!?!?

  • Drew

    This is prime Melky real estate.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Ouch.

  • Accent Shallow

    So Bautista’s quota for great defensive plays is two, apparently.

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

      Hehe, IETC.

    • handtius

      yep. anymore and he owes his soul to the devil.

  • JS

    My rally cap is wearing it’s little mini rally cap

  • ben c

    Whole heartedly disagree with pinch-hitting matsui

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah he sux. We should call up Shelley.

    • handtius

      hah!

    • ben c

      wouldve preferred melky then matsui to matsui then hinske

  • Accent Shallow

    Godzilla!

  • JS

    GODZILLA!

  • Chip

    I hope they tie it up just to see what the outfield looks like in the 10th. Swisher/Damon/Hinske?

    • Chip

      Or they can walk-off with a win, I’m ok with that too!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    MATSUI SUX111!!!! DFA DFA DFA111!!!

    • Charlie

      that gets really annoying. just stop

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

    Holy crap. Holy crap holy crap holy crap.

  • dkidd

    yes!!! hinske’s yankee moment coming up

  • Drew

    Way to go hideki.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hideki!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Get acquainted with the short right porch, boy.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Let’s hope Jay Mohr is right and Hinske is a true Yankee.

  • handtius

    There is an overwhelming smell of comeback in the air. or is that my laptop burning my lap?

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

    If Ransom runs here, I’ll cut his balls off.

  • Drew

    oh jeez

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

    C’mon Hit-ske!

  • Tampa Yankee

    that looked like ball 4

  • James Auchincloss

    im loving how the nys fans have come to expect these comebacks
    this teams got a hell of a lot of fight in it

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

    LET’S GO HINSKE! DO IT, ERIC!

  • handtius

    oh fuck.

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

    Dang it. It was fun while it lasted.

    • handtius

      Balls.

  • Tampa Yankee

    double in the gap should score ransom with him running on 3-2

  • Accent Shallow

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Tough.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yikes that was ball 4.

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

      Too close to take though. Given how bad the umps were today, they probably would have rung him up.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Well, you win some and you lose some.

  • Tampa Yankee

    fuckin’ a

  • Steve in PDX

    trade him back

  • Chip

    O well that was still kinda fun

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Hanging slider, missed a cookie.

  • Salty Buggah

    I hate Umps even more now! One of 3 calls right, we win!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Well, almost came back. If we had average umps out there today, we would have won this one.

    With CC going tomorrow, I’m confident we’ll start another winning streak.

  • Drew

    Hard to argue when a PH gets a hit but I’d much rather ph for Hinske than Melky.

    • Steve in PDX

      agreed, has anyone been more clutch than melky this year?

    • Charlie

      good point, melky’s clutchness is undeniable

      • Drew

        I guess Joe is happier with Hinske than Melky because at this point in his career Matsui=Melk. I would strongly disagree with an argument that says Hitdeki>>>>Melky, especially late in games.

  • BigBlueAL

    Since Im an umpire I wont blame the umps, I blame Pettitte and especially Bruney for today’s loss.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      There were at least 3 bad calls that might have costed up to 2 runs on offense and 3 on defense…its fair to blame the umps today.

  • Charlie

    Oh well. This game is on Petitte for sucking as usual and for the umps blowing an unbelievable amount of calls. There should be an extra ump for each crew somewhere with a feed to check questionable calls. Nice attempt by our insanely good offense, but I knew they wouldn’t be able to come all the way back. It had the feeling of a 7-6 ending.

  • Kulish

    I blame this loss on Joe for 1) not pulling Pettitte earlier than he did and 2) deciding to bring Bruney into that situation.

    Better bullpen management and, this is a win.

    • Drew

      Heh, better starting pitching and this is a win.

  • Kulish

    When do you say, “Enough is enough” with Bruney?

    Yeah, when the guy’s on, he’s striking out everyone. But, since his return, he’s been, for lack of a better word, crap.

    • handtius

      Jeter just said that that the ump said, the ball beat him, so he doesn’t have to tag him. Oh my god. that’s the biggest load of bullshite I’ve heard in a while. No tag needed. that’s why they got so many calls, the umps changed the rules for the day!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It’s still great that they battled back and didn’t roll over. You want to see that. It was missing in SO MANY games. The fans aren’t the only ones that like dramatic come backs.

  • http://twitter.com/2bayankfan 2bayankfan

    Today’s loss!!!
    I not going to say I’m ok with losing, but this year’s Yankee team doesn’t give up. In today’s game that was the 4th afternoon game in a row they game it their all. Even though Hinske who had a pretty good start to his Yankee career, swung at ball 4 twice in the 9th when we were down by only one run. This team seems to find a way to be in every game no matter how big the lead or who’s on the mound like Halladay yesterday, I think that if they keep winning series (3 out of 4 from the Bluejays) they will find themselves back in a place where they belong, The Playoffs.

    P.S. The blown calls by the umps didn’t’ help the Yanks cause.