• A.D.

    Just walking Tolbert to get to Mauer, textbook.

    • BklynJT

      Mo aint scared of no Mauer. Or Morneau for that matter.

  • Drew

    For everyone complaining about the zone. They were not strikes.

  • andrew

    he walks 2 guys and then grounds out mauer. come on. thats baseball i guess.

  • e mills

    well that was brutal, but it could’ve been worse

  • handtius

    Gameday is off people. Robertson was all over the place.

    • Zach

      even if it was right, when you’re all over the place the ump isnt giving you those close calls

      • Chris

        It shouldn’t matter where all the previous pitches were.

        • Zach

          but it does

          • Zach

            you think every strike Mariano throws is a strike?

    • Salty Buggah

      hmmm then I guess he sucked today.

  • Zach

    but wheres all the love for DRob’s 14 K9???

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

      Right here…?

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    well at least they didnt hit any of those pitches.

    oh wait…

  • Salty Buggah

    phew

    Look at everyone wanting to get rid of D-rob. He struggled today bit got squeezed low 5 times but has been great overall.

    • Drew

      I’m not saying get rid of him. I’m saying he walks way to many people.

    • handtius

      he wasn’t getting squeezed. they were low. The ump hasn’t called the low pitch all day.

      • Chris

        Just because he hasn’t called it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be called strikes. Like Wade Boggs said, “I’ve been learning the strike zone one way my entire life, why should I have to change just because one ump has a different opinion?”

      • KW

        No, he was squeezed. You can define a strike zone by the book, or by the umpire’s book. If an ump decides a strike by the book isn’t a strike in his book, he’s squeezed. Balls 2, 3, 4 to Tolbert were all at least above the knees by 2 inches. You’re telling me there’s a recipe for success when the zone’s shortened by 5 inches? With the bases loaded? Don’t be asinine.

        • handtius

          No, I’m telling you that i see, with my eyes, that the pitches were below the knees. Posada’s glove constantly darted downward, below the strike-zone.

          • AndrewYF

            Cool. Actually reliable sources, like Pitch FX, showed they were in the strike zone.

            Pitch/FX would have had Robertson absolutely painting the zone.

    • Zach

      you cant be successful as a reliever with a 5.3 BB/9

      • Bo

        Squeezed? Have you even watched here?? Stop blaming the umps for guys like Robertson being afraid of contact.

      • BigBlueAL

        OMG!! Hughes somehow got Morales out!! LOL

        • BigBlueAL

          WTF?? How did my comment wind up here??

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck this ump. Hell eff every 2009 ump, I’ve never seen so many bad calls in a year. I’m acting irrational but damn.

  • Jim

    SEND DOWN ROBERTSON
    CALL UP KRON-A-KEY

    • JohnnyC

      Kroenke has a good arm but he’s walking 5+ per 9 so far this season. Uhh, no thanks.

      • Zach

        Robertson is walking 5.3 per 9

        • Jim

          true that

  • KW

    Gameday is not off at all. he’s not locating like he’s mariano, but those were fuckin strikes to any one else. The ump hasn’t squeezed liriano close to what he’s doing with robertson

    • Drew

      I completely disagree.

      • KW

        got a reason why?

        • Drew

          Because they were not strikes. I’m not watching gameday, I’m watching on YES. The ump has had a tight zone all day. I can’t complain when the zone is consistent. D-rob just couldn’t throw the ball in the zone.

          • KW

            Guess what buddy, I’m watching both. Did you ever think the camera on the metrodome might be a little different than any other stadium? Those were strikes to me on the TV and they were COMPLETELY strikes on gameday.

            And yes, you can complain when the umpire is not following the rules of baseball and judging a strike to be between the letters and the knees and on both sides of the plate. If he calls a pitch low that’s 2 inches above the knees, he’s a BAD UMPIRE.

            • Drew

              lol. okay, buddy.

          • Chris

            If the zone is wrong, it’s wrong.

            It’s less frustrating if the ump is consistent, but it’s still wrong.

        • handtius

          Because we are watching the game and you can see that the pitches were low. if gameday is having them down the middle, it’s wrong. And, no, no one was getting that call, because it wasn’t a strike.

          • KW

            Guess what? I’m watching the game too, and they’re right at the knees.

  • Shdwrptr

    To anyone who thinks you can’t blame Robertson, you’re dead wrong. Yes we all know those were strikes but the umpire had been calling them balls all day and if he didn’t call the first 2 pitches strikes in the area, Robertson should have sucked it up and stopped trying to get strikes in the area. He was the one who made the decision to keep throwing it in that area, therefore it was his fault.

    • Chris

      He wasn’t getting the high strikes or the low strikes. So basically, you’re arguing that he should have thrown a 91MPH fast ball down the middle? That’s a recipe for a grand slam.

  • Bogart

    Sterling suggested walking Mauer to limit the damage he could do…

    • andrew

      stellar commentary right there.

  • Jared

    Personally i thought they were going to go to Mitre for todays start…they should have skipped his start from a few days ago and game him a bullpen and brought up to the biggs…although this is only 1 start because we have SOOO much time until this next start is needed, all yankee fans would still like this win. Big day for the yankee pen and it looks like “the big tub of goo” will take part in that.

  • JohnnyC

    Plus, you’re asking a lot of any reliever, much less a rookie, to get out of bases-loaded situation with only 1 out.

    • A.D.

      Yeah, the result of giving up 2 runs was good enough, it was how it happened that was disappointing.

  • Jim

    Swisher has got to go !!!!

    • Moshe Mandel

      Yup, his 122 OPS needs to go.

  • Johnny

    Well, the decision to start Aceves today was the absolute wrong one. Can’t use him for the first 2 games in LA as well.

    100% miscalculation by Girardi and/or Cashman.

    Hindsight is 20/20 though… Play on!

    • Chris

      What was the right decision? Mitre could have thrown more pitches, but I don’t know that the results would have been any better.

      • Johnny

        You’re right… We’ll never know.

        The only loss is Aceves’ stellar relief for the first games in LA.

    • Moshe Mandel

      If Mitre started, the odds are decent that Aceves would’ve gone two innings regardless.

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

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Drew

    Gonezo!!

  • A.D.

    There’s the power stroke

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Teix!!!!

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    boom city

  • handtius

    The Drought is OVA!!111!!!!

  • Jim

    ITS ABOUT TIME GOD DAMMIT

  • Umps Suck

    Is there a way we can see all the strikes and balls called between both teams, cause every game so far… twins are getting high strike calls… Damon… called out on strikes in the first game with one by his neck… i wanna see a chart of the strikes and balls called for each pitcher/team… anyone know if there’s one made after games?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Fangraphs

      • Umps Suck

        They have those exact graphs? never seen it before. Thanks.

    • A.D.

      Go to Brooks Baseball, the Pitch F/X data

  • Zach

    but he cant hit HR right handed!

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah Tex HR

  • Jim

    Mr. LETS TAKE A LOOK AT TWO PERFECT STRIKES TO GET INTO A HOLE – ROD IS UP

  • Frank

    In fairness to Robertson, he did have to come in with the bases loaded after Aceves once again melted down when given a 3 run lead.

    • Bo

      Melted down? hes a set up man being asked to throw 60+ pitches.

      • handtius

        +65

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

    Via Brooks Baseball, Robertson was getting squeezed:

    http://tinyurl.com/lud6gb

  • Jim

    That was a great, well-fought at bat by Posada. Thats the problem with this team…they score one run then they sit back and relax for the rest of the game. Softies arent goin anywhere this year

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

      They’ve scored 6 runs today.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      This is a joke right?

    • Umps Suck

      I could swear we’ve scored multiple runs in more than one inning TODAY…

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        Don’t forget the multiple comeback wins this year.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Guys, ignore him. He has ripped on Swisher, A-Rod, and Posada in this inning. Just a troll.

    • Salty Buggah

      The game on Tuesday disagrees

  • JohnnyC

    That wouldn’t have gotten out of Yosemite East, Citifield. How many times will Gary Cohen have to say “not many homers to the opposite field here” before he realizes he’s said that every time an opposing player does it…just like Manny last night.

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

      The one Rodriguez hit on the Friday night game was a shot.

      • JohnnyC

        It’s a nice cover story for the Metsies that the park is humongous. Doesn’t come close to explaining their own lack of power. Simply put, they suck. Alex Cora would still be homer-less if they played in Williamsport.

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

          What I don’t get is after putting the fences as deep as they did, why did they make them as high as they did?

  • Frank

    Swisher needs a couple of days off- his swing looks slow.

    • JohnnyC

      At least he’s skipping around the outfield. Pretty spunky move last night.

  • Umps Suck

    Graphs show robertson was definitely throwing strikes, umpire just sucks.

    • JohnnyC

      John Hirschbeck heard differently.

  • lily

    the yankees had something good going with the bull penn, i don’t understand y they have to screw around with it. and why does a manager have to let it be known the pitcher is on a pitch count, the hitters will just grind it out to get to the penn.

    they should have called up mitre or something , but thats the yankees for u

    • Jim

      Mitre pitched pretty well 2 days ago, so he prob couldve pitched decently today…

      i’d say towers maybe b/c he had a good start last time out but he rarely reaches 88 mph and most of his outs are like fly out to the warning track so that may have not been a good idea

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I know right, it’s pretty obvious that the bullpen is in total shambles after 4 innings of a game they’re winning. But what else would you expect from the hapless Yankees.

    • Chris

      Every pitcher is on a pitch count. The only question is whether it’s 65, 100 or 120. You should always try to work the count and drive the pitcher from the game.

  • Jim

    DOES ANYONE HERE CARE THAT MY BOY ZACH KRONKEYS IS 12-0 IN HIS LAST 12 DECISIONS?!!?!?!

    • Colombo

      Do we care? Yes. Does it matter in this game thread right now? No.

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

      He couldn’t stand waiting for everybody ot catch up so he’s going to start hitting again.

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

    David Cone definitely went to the George Costanza school of architecture.

  • Zach

    did he just walk another batter?

  • Drew

    They were all strikes!! Fire teh ump!! David Robertson doesn’t walk people, umps walk people!

    • handtius

      +4

  • Umps Suck

    i wouldn’t have called up albaladejo… thats for sure. IGAWA!!!!

  • y

    too many walks…

  • lily

    robertson is good but walks to many. albaladegjo tomko and bruney are they ones i don’t want to see and albaladejo is coming in.

    • Zach

      you have 5 innings left, who do you suggest if you dont want alba, tomko or bruney?

    • Joe R

      You want Mo or Hughes in the 5th?

      • Jim

        Ransom could probably dial it up to 84 or 85 mph

        • Bo

          According to some here the 5th sometimes is more important than the 8th and 9th.

          He dodged a bullet with 2 walks and facing Mauer.

        • lily

          while we’re at it maybe swisher should just pitch

  • Jim

    fat boy’s pitchin

  • Cecilio Guante’s number 1 fan

    Robertson fears strikes

  • Jim

    Did Robertson even walk that many in the minors?? I thought he had pretty good control.

  • Jim

    what the fuck was that a gyro ball?

  • Joe R

    Im surprised Girardi didnt go to Alby with the bases loaded. He gets alot of GB’s.

  • Tank Foster

    ALBALA – DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY – HO

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

    There are no words for this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY4SF8xWKFo

    • Jared

      that could be the silliest thing ive ever seen

      • Steve in PDX

        if by silliest you mean awesomest…

    • handtius

      Whoa. that’s amazing.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      Wow. That’s all I can say…wow.

    • Drew

      my brain hurts. Thank Mo she didn’t mention Point Pleasant, I would’ve had to move.

    • Jim

      lmaoo

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bullpen is feeling Aprilish today.

  • Salty Buggah

    I wonder how fast Alex could throw…you think he could hit 95-97 if he tried?

    • Drew

      i’d say at least 90. he’s got a cannon.

  • Will

    I hate how Gameday says “runner going” on foul balls with 3-2 counts and 2 outs.

  • Bo

    They aren’t getting squeezed. They just dont throw any strikes. Robertson is afraid of contact.

    • Chris

      Ahhh… where have you been Bo? We missed your negativity!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well we have been winning lately.

        • Bo

          It’s being negative pointing out the obvious? That Robertson is afraid to pitch to contact.

          Got to love the homers like JobaWack here. He also thinks Joba has pitched tremendous lately.

          • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

            See what you always call pointing out the obvious we call incorrect analysis. Because it’s incorrect analysis.

          • Tom Zig

            Joe Girardi thinks you should be fired from your job.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Ahh senseless Bo again making things in his head.
            One Joba isn’t my favorite Yankee. And two I never said he pitched well. Please really stop making up things its terribly annoying because most of the time you have no idea what you are talking about. If anyone is a homer that would be you. Irony much?

            • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

              How can he be a homer, he appears to hate everything about the Yankees.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Well in slang terms a homer simply put is a moron.
                Bo think he’s smart but in the end is just a troll and most likely a Yankee hating Red Sox or some other team fan. I doubt he knows much about the Yankees just when they are losing.

          • handtius

            How come you never point out positive observations? It’s always, this guy doesn’t throw strike, that guy doesn’t throw strike. he always strike out…Why not.. he’s been hot lately. He’s hit a homer 4 games in a row. CC is throwing great. only given up one hit!!!

            Those are observations too.

    • Johnny

      I wish they would get squeezed on Mauer and Morneau… NOOoooo… They get squeezed on the garbage that surrounds them.

    • handtius

      It’s called losing the strike zone, not being afraid of contact.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Watching your relievers walk batters is bad enough. But this has been ridiculous.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      At least they haven’t given up a hit yet. Could be worse.

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        True. I guess there’s a bright side to everything :)

  • Tom Zig

    way to go Johnny Alphabet

  • y

    melky can probably pitch…

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    is it MLB.tv, or is the sound off on YES?

  • Salty Buggah

    Strike 2 to Cano was outside…but he swings at ball 4 anyway

    • lily

      thats just cano, very frustrating who knows how it would have played out but we could’ve had runeers on 2nd 3rd no out

    • Bo

      And this shocks you somehow???

      Have you not seen Cano the past 4 yrs?

      Netx thing you know you will say that Ransom cant hit or field.

      • Salty Buggah

        Did I say that it shocks? no

        It just bothers me that’s all

        • JobaWockeeZ

          It’s Bo. He thinks every Yankee sucks and he thinks he’s always right. It’s best to try and ignore him. However hard that may be.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Runner in score postion for our big run producers Ransom and Gardner, I like it.

  • charlespoet

    Mark Feinsand made a comment that since the Yankees used a relief pitcher to start, are they saying they have no faith in their pitchers in Scranton?

    Does make you wonder.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      Or do they like their staff to much to send somebody down…burning an option?

      • cult of basebaal

        You only use 1 option per year.

        Robertson or Albaladejo can be sent down with no effect on the number of options they have left.

        The only thing the Yankees would have to consider is the 10 day non-injury turn around time on whoever was sent down.

    • Drew

      No, they are saying that Alf was the best option.

    • Bo

      Did anyone here want to see Igawa today?

      I’ll venture a guess and say no.

      But I’d be shocked if Mitre isn’t starting after the break while Wang rehabs.

      • charlespoet

        Could see a Mitre/Hughes combination each time Mitre starts if that is the case.

  • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

    Listening to Sterling and Waldman is utter torture. It’s bad enough I have to work during the game, but I don’t need Sterling botching half the calls.

    • dkidd

      walkman = chunky pam

  • Edwar’s Chimney Sweep

    R.A. Dickey – dirtiest scoundrel in history…look at that gay ass hobo beard…loser

    • handtius

      relax with the derogatory gay jokes please.

  • lily

    i’ve never been a fan of ransom, yea he drove in a run (its about time) but can’t they release him and called up pena again

    • Edwar’s Chimney Sweep

      I wish they could, but they really want him starting down there…Does anyone know if Russo can play third?

    • Drew

      Yes, if you ask nicely. Call up Cashmoney and just ask. I’m sure he will value your advice.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    If Gardner hits the ball well, it will be luck. He looks lost.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Yep, probably hasn’t seen too many knuckleballs in his career.

      • Klemy

        I’d guess that the AL East has seen the most of them…

    • cult of basebaal

      Brett Gardner, this series … 5 for 12, 6 rbi.

      Yeah, completely lost.

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        in that at bat, genius!

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    I think the Hinske signing pretty much seals Pena’s fate…he’s staying in AAA (barring injuries to Ransom and/or Hinske).

  • Salty Buggah

    On the ESPN BBTN Page: “The rise of David Price has hit a speed bump. Steve Phillips says the solution is rather simple: The lefty needs to start throwing more strikes.”

    Don’t you think if he could, he would throw strikes? It’s not that he doesn’t want, it’s that he has control problems and just can’t. Phillips probably thinks he is a genius now.

    • dkidd

      steve phillips is a former motivational speaker

    • Bo

      Some young pitchers are afraid of pitching to contact and getting hit. See D Robertson. See Joba. See hughes before he went in the pen.

      • handtius

        See, “lack of control” and “youth”.

  • Dexception32

    Waaah….I’m so sick of the Sterling/Waldman Bashing, it might take a tiny bit longer, but you get the correct call eventually, and a super detailed breakdown as result of the intial indecision. I listen to away radio at least a couple of innings every game with this iphone At Bat thing, and what they lack in instant accuracy they more than make up for in enthusiasm and entertainment value in comparison…

    • Klemy

      “Rogah Clemens is in George Steinbrenna’s box!” Pffft. I’d be happy if I never heard her voice again.

  • Bo

    Why not start Hinske over Ransom? Hinske cannot be any worse with the glove than Ransom.

    • Little Bill

      Once you see Hinske play 3rd you’ll probably change your mind. With the lefty starting for the Twins today, Ransom was the right choice.

      • Klemy

        I don’t know. We’ve seen him play 3rd before, because he’s been in our division. I still hate Cody Ransom with a passion.

    • whozat

      He can be, actually. His range and reaction time…not great.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      …didn’t i read he sux against lefties, and then somebody else posted his splits, and he really did suck against lefties?

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Coke-Bruney-Hughes? Mo rest today.

    • zs190

      eh, Mo threw 11 pitches yesterday, no? And he didn’t pitch for 3-4 days before that I think. No reason to hold him back if we have a lead.

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        good point.

    • Little Bill

      I think if anybody rests it’ll be Hughes. Coke may start the next inning with Mauer and Morneau coming up. After that I would expect to see Bruney in the 8th, Mo in the 9th.

      • whozat

        If bruney pitches in the 8th, it’ll be Tomko in the 9th.

    • mvg

      I thought Mo only rested on the Seventh Day?

  • Drew

    MLBTR saying the Yanks only have one player in BA’s top 50. I guess Austin Jackson is too flashy to be considered a Yankee.

    • Salty Buggah

      hmmm, maybe he’s too gritty but that can’t be it because he is black.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      They have 2. Montero and Jackson. Jackson is down there in a huge paragraph but he’s in there.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Yeah! Walk a guy batting under .200. Sweet!

  • Dexception32

    Not to mention they are almost an exact sounding board for most of the posters here. They heart Swisher, love Gardner, think Joba should start, constantly affirm the Santana no trade, cite metrics,recognize trends like improved bullpen, and usually are against bunting.

    • Dexception32

      Sorry should have been a reply

  • whozat

    Why are they afraid to pitch to Matt Tolbert?

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      like me, they laugh everytime they see him thinking of that seen in Major League when Jake Taylor answers the phone and thinks a guy named Tolbert is playing a joke on him about playing for the Indians.

  • e mills

    are they going to have to call up some bullpen help for tomorrow?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Probably. Joba is pitching so they’ll probably call someone up.

    • Little Bill

      Probably not. Joba’s going to have to give us some length though. If Hughes doesn’t pitch today, he’ll be available. Robertson, Tomko, Bruney might have to be used tomorrow.

      • whozat

        They still have nine outs to get, and they’ll have between 9 and 12 to get tomorrow…I figure they’ll swap someone like Alby or Robertson for Edwar or Melancon.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          edwar?!

          • whozat

            I’m not necessarily advocating, I’m just saying that’s something they might do if they decide they need more arms

        • Little Bill

          I think they’ll use Coke, Bruney, and Mo to get those outs. Coke next inning vs. M&M. Then Bruney for the 8th and Mo for the 9th. Bruney didn’t pitch yesterday and Mo threw 11 pitches. Robertson and Bruney could go 1 tomorrow and if Hughes isn’t used today he could go 2 and Tomko can give multiple innings as well. No help is needed.

          • whozat

            No way that Bruney has earned late/close usage back. And they just went to Hughes.

  • Chris

    Reading through the comments today, you would think the Yankees are losing.

    • Little Bill

      Meh. Just the typical overreactions during a game. D-Rob walked 2 straight and had to face Mauer with the bases loaded. Ransom made an error and everyone jumped on him. And one guy doesn’t understand Swish has a pretty good OPS.

    • Drew

      the trolls are out

      • cult of basebaal

        bridges are lonely …

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      Happens every day/night

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Usually when the Yankees are winning the threads are nice. Today not so much.

      • Chris

        I can understand being frustrated if the Yankees are losing, but the Yankees have the 3rd best record in baseball (1 game back from the best record in the AL), they’ve won 5 of their last 6, and they’re winning today.

    • handtius

      it seems all the more normal now. you wouldn’t know they were on pace to sweep their second series and one game behind the rs. I thought winning brewed confidence?

  • lily

    phil coke again???? hasn’t girardi learned that these lefties actually hit coke?

    • Little Bill

      Who else do you want in there to face these guys? Bruney? Coke just got Morneau out again.

    • Dorian

      UNFAIR

  • Drew

    That’s not fair.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    why didn’t Cody just pick that up? It wasn’t going foul.

    • Drew

      Eh, wasn’t gonna get Mauer either, might as well let it roll.

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        I’m not talking about making a play. I’m thinking just pick the ball up, so that he didn’t have to run after it when it rolled by 3B.

        Not a big deal. Just felt like joining the “Let’s bash Cody” party.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    was Ace looking better or worse than his line suggests? who’s in line for the win now, alber-la-dingo?

    if anyone remembers, why did Philly get pulled last night in the late 8th? he gave up the hit, and with the winning run at the plate JoeG had a mild coronary?

    • Drew

      Philly got pulled because the best closer in history was ready to secure the win.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        unsurprisingly, i’m totally ok with that answer :)

  • handtius

    what a gift by mauer!

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Wow. Nice work by Coke.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Getting here late…how did Ace do???

    • Drew

      Wasn’t his typical self, that said, we’re still winning. After a very long 2nd for liriano, ace came out pretty rusty. He must’ve sat for at least 20 minutes and it showed.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Thanks.

    • handtius

      well, till he tired in the 4th.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Still a W by bullpen would be impressive.

        Alert Fatcessa: WE HAVE NO STARTING PITCHA!!!

        • Drew

          IETFQ
          (I enjoyed this Francesa quote)

        • handtius

          I meant he pitched well, then tired in the 4th, as expected.

    • whozat

      Pretty well. He and Ransom had errors in the 2nd, and then he got tired in the fourth due to a rising pitch count. And then Robertson shat the bed and walked in two of Aceves’ runners.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I have faith in Ace.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Kubel is astonishingly bad against lefties.

  • handtius

    I like Joe Girardi, but I’m tired of these match-ups he keeps playing. Coke has proved he can get out both L and R and Hughes ends up pitching to one batter or 4, instead of 2 innings, which he should be doing.

    • Little Bill

      I don’t understand this move either. Coke threw 5 pitches. Give him a shot go get this batter out and if he doesn’t, then bring in Hughes.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      It does keep everybody fresh, so they don’t have to sit out as many games. But I do agree it does get tiresome.

      • handtius

        coke threw 5 pitches. that’s barely fresh. He could have easily gotten another batter.

    • Chris

      Cuddyer OPS vs Lefties: .985
      Cuddyer OPS vs Righties: .827

      Not Kubel-esque, but still a discernible split.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Totally disagree. The game is not about getting Phil innings. Cuddyer can hit the ball out the ballpark, especially against a lefty who throws a slider. Girardi gives them a better chance to win the game with these moves, as Hughes is more likely to get the righty.

      • handtius

        I think he can hit the ball out against either L or R. By making a pitching change, you take the chance that some one has an off day and may throw a cookie or can’t control the zone.

        • Moshe Mandel

          Except that Hughes was going to come in the next inning anyhow, so Joe didn’t bring in an extra reliever that might have an off day. So the choice was really between Hughes and Coke for that one extra batter. A right batter with better power against lefties up, I choose Hughes.

          • handtius

            And what happens when we have a long half an inning with him on the bench and his arm tires and then becomes wild. We saw it happen to Ace earlier in the game (even though he started). Then we do have to bring in another reliever.

            • Moshe Mandel

              So you would go with the pitcher less likely to be effective because there might be a long inning and he might get tight? That is bad managing.

              • handtius

                No, I would stick with one pitcher because there is better chance that if he got 2 outs already, he could get the 3rd. Coke can get out righties. he has shown that.

                • Drew

                  I don’t think you two are gonna agree on this one. heh

                • Salty Buggah

                  I disagree ;)

                • handtius

                  Thanks Drew…You are very correct.

                • handtius

                  And I’d thank you to keep your nose out of my business. a thank you.

                • Moshe Mandel

                  Because he already got two outs, it means he will get a third, against a righty rather than a lefty? I thought it was an obvious move. Asking Phil Hughes to get one extra out should not be a big deal.

                • handtius

                  Ok Moshe…did you see what everyone said above. we won’t agree. so….lets agree to disagree.

                  Transmission over.

                • Moshe Mandel

                  Lol. Cool with me.

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…Ransom has got to go. I know the Yankees want to mold Pena into a super utility. But watching Ransom is just excruciating. WHOEVER thinks Ransom is an upgrade over Pena is out of their goddarn mind….

    • Little Bill

      Offensively he is an upgrade over Pena. Defensively he is an upgrade over Hinske. Pena, like Cervelli, needs to develop more and play everyday.

    • handtius

      relax may man. He plays maybe once a week. And no one said he was better.

  • e mills

    when will Hughes be able to goto arbitration?

    • Chris

      After 2010

      • LiveFromNewYork

        He holds a gun to his own head: make me a starter or the reliever gets it.

        • Observer283

          IETC

  • Drew

    JOPO!!!!

  • dkidd

    great great throw by jorge

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

    Jorge can’t block balls or throw runners out. He’s awful.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      +1

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    What a throw by Jorge!

  • Ivan

    Good job Posada.

  • Salty Buggah

    But he sucks at defense!!

  • Nate

    What the heck does “runner’s fielder’s choice” mean?

  • Molina Likes Tacos

    One nice throw and he’s safe for three more years!!!

  • Chris

    I love that Gameday can’t figure out what to call RA Dickey’s knuckleballs.

    • Salty Buggah

      It gets it right once in a while

  • Salty Buggah

    a run here would be nice (dont GIDP JoPo)

  • Drew

    I wonder if Al will ever be 100% this year. I can’t wait till he can start swiping bags again.

    • Tampa Yankee

      like he did in the 2nd inning?

      • Drew

        bags plural. as in, al being al. Are you suggesting he is 100%?

  • e mills

    Wakefield is gonna cost the AL the All-Star game this year. You heard it here first ;)

    • LiveFromNewYork

      No prob. Our pitchers can hit.

    • Will

      That’s fine. Means the Yanks will win the WS in game 4 at home instead of on the road.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    We should have a “Save the Big Two (from the Bullpen)” tee shirt.

  • LETS GO BOSTON

    WS !!! LOL !!!! MAYBE U SHULD TRY BEETIN US B4 U TALK BOUTS WORLD SERIES !!!! HAVE U GOTTEN A HIT OFF OUR BULLPEN YET?! DONT THINK SO! U CANT EVEN HIT RA DICKEY OR JOSE MIJARES LMAOOOOOOOOOOO LETS GO BoSOX

    • Salty Buggah

      I dont know what to laugh at, the fact that we scored runs off your “greatest” pen in the universe that blew a 9 run lead to the Orioles. Or should I laugh at you reading comments on a Yankees board? Sad

    • Drew

      I see the bars open early in Boston.

    • Anyone

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO = Laugh my ass off off off off off off off off off off….?

      I see you are one of those fat rowdy Sox fans…

    • Tom Zig

      lmao.

      Francessa is that you?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hi Bo!

    • handtius

      Love your ability to spell and drink lots of alcohol before 5pm. Amazing.

      • Tom Zig

        ietc

    • Rob in CT

      This HAS to be parody.

      • handtius

        I think not.

    • Soriano~40~40

      Eww look who it is…

    • Tom Zig

      One thing I don’t understand is why people will write entire posts in all capital letters.

      sure I can understand doing it in mockery or writing a few words or even a sentence here or there. but a whole post? oyyyy

  • dkidd

    el guapo

    sox media guide listed his weight as 220 and some teammate said “that’s his birth weight”

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    Hughes looks so calm and confident.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hughes!

  • AndrewYF

    Phil-thy

    Is it okay to say phil-thy?

    • handtius

      only if you want to sound like Kay.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    In Yankee land, we have keyboards where you can turn off Caps Lock.

    • Bob Stone

      IETC

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

    Man. Hughes is….

  • Dorian

    Maybe they should tell the hitters what’s coming before Phil throws it. It would give them a better chance.

    • Salty Buggah

      Mo does that but it still didn’t work

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      …and when you speak of me, speak nicely…

      wow he really hit that…he hit the bull!

  • Frank

    I guess Bruney has really fallen down the pecking order.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gutsy move by Girardi letting Hughes stay in there and face the dangerous Jose Morales.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      you funny guy you ;)

  • Observer283

    I am honestly not as happy about Phil’s dominance as I know I should be. He was really picking it up as a starter (Texas outing was dominant) right before he got sent to the bullpen. A major reason was he really started to develop his cutter. That cutter would be the elusive third pitch that would help be a very good/great starter.

    Now, we have an entire season where he will have no need to use that cutter. (I’m not sure if he has been using the cutter, but from the naked eye, he seems to be going with 96 MPH fastballs on the black and the curve and good night nurse).

    Moreover, we are setting up another strong confirmation bias issue here where there will be a lot resistance to putting him back in the starting rotation next year.

    Big time starting pitching prospects with three pitches don’t grow on trees. They should be given every opportunity to start before relegated to three batters at a time duty. I just hope the Yankees will not be seduced his “EIGHTH INNING” success. Mark Feinsand recently blogged that some in the organization are starting to view him as a potential heir to Mo.

    It’s like Ground Hog day.

    • Dorian

      Who would you have preferred to to take out of the rotation?

      • handtius

        Ace, then send him to the minors to get his inning totals up for next year. bring up Melancon.

      • Observer283

        I personally think they should have sent him back to AAA after they called Wang up. He should be groomed to be a front end starter, not a set-up man. Plus, if they had done that, he would have been ready to start the game today and fill in for the now injured Wang.

        Look, I am loving watching him dominate right now, but I just hope that they remember Phil Hughes is a STARTIN’ PITCHAAAH!!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      NO…the Yankees aren’t stupid, I hope….

      They must put him back in the rotation. Those who think that must some of those dumb executives.

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

      Mark Feinsand recently blogged that some in the organization are starting to view him as a potential heir to Mo.

      Ugh.

      • Tom Zig

        If both Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman reach their ceilings, then sure stick Hughes in the pen.

        • Charlie

          if that ever happens, it won’t be for a few years, so that doesn’t really factor into the decision making here

    • Bob Stone

      Despite what Feinsand says, and I respect him, I cannot believe the Yankee brass is looking at Hughes as Mo’s replacement unless there is some health issue we don’t know about (as was the case with Jon Papelschmuck in Boston).

      • Salty Buggah

        eh some said that about Joba too but Cash isn’t dumb.

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

        Well, Papelfuck also only has two good pitches.

        • handtius

          Can we call him jonathan papsmere?

    • Charlie

      agreed, i’m worried they’ll never have him start again this year.. that would suck.. a lot for his developent and for this team’s success

  • Dorian

    The Yankees will be 17 games over after today. Its a Wonderful Life.

    • Little Bill

      If they win. The game ain’t 100% over yet, but it’s close. If anybody gets on base then Mauer will hit with a chance to tie.

      • Dorian

        LIKE I SAID, this game is over

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Is God available today?

    • Bob Stone

      Only in your prayers!

      • Bob Stone

        And apparently in the flesh as well

    • Salty Buggah

      Yep

    • Drew

      he got a hit today.

    • handtius

      There is no god, only Mo.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Is today Sunday?

  • Drew

    Aww, no soup for Swish.

  • dkidd

    1-2-3 inning please

  • YankeeScribe

    Nick Swisher is still the best .239 hitter in baseball

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

      Not many .239 hitters have OPS’s of ~.850.

      • YankeeScribe

        That’s why he’s the best

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    gg Jetes…up by 2, 9th, work a nearly double-digit pitch at bat for a walk to screw them out of one more pitcher!

    i really would like to know the win/loss % of teams the game immediately following a Yankee series vs their % for the year…since I don’t think anybody will look it up right now, i’m going to say its 5.7% more losses than the rest of their year, PROOF POSTIVE that the Yanks tear up bullpens!

  • Bob Stone

    To this point you have to give credit to the bullpen and perhaps how Girardi has used them. 4 innings, 1 hit, no runs to get to Mo.

    • Ivans

      If you wanted to get realistic, the bullpen pitched 9 innings today.

  • dkidd

    lefties have no chance. none

  • dkidd

    okay. mauer might have a small chance

  • Bob Stone

    Mauer vs God scares me

  • Tom Zig

    The match up of the century

    Mo vs Mauer

  • handtius

    And Mo turns a hero into a mortal once again.

  • Drew

    Cody Ransom’s 2 RBI’s are the difference in this game.

    THAT.JUST.HAPPENED.

  • Salty Buggah

    MO! WIN! SWEEP!

  • Jake

    Hand me yonder broom.

  • Dan

    Mo-tastic.

  • Bob Stone

    Great job Mo

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

    Has Mo always done that touch second base thing?

  • dkidd

    i’m ashamed for doubting mo.

    awesome series. let’s finish strong against mike “smug smirk” scioscia

    • Bob Stone

      hey Mauer was batting .500 against Mo. It was not a sure thing even for Mo.

  • e mills

    Tex looks great in Yankee apparrel….no homo

  • Salty Buggah

    Break the brooms out

  • Little Bill

    Excellent job by the bullpen. Robertson walked 2 which drove in 2 runs but it looked like he got screwed a little with the strike zone. Coke, Alby, Hughes, and Mo were all amazing. I hope Joba can give some length tomorrow.

  • Bob Stone

    Now the Yanks just have to figure out how to break out the brooms against the BoSox to take the season series 10-8

  • Joe

    bullpen looks great. imagine if they get bruney going…

  • YankeeScribe

    The Yanks eat little shits like the Twinkees for breakfast

  • kimonizer

    Mo is sick to watch on Gameday. Every pitch ever so gently touching the strike zone. Ridiculous control. Just ridiculous.

  • Dorian

    17 over and now the Angels. I love it. It’s time to let them know that this is a different team. The Angels were playing very well before the Rangers series and I wanna pound them. I would really like a sweep but I’ll settle for two out of three.

    BTW What are the pitching matchups? C.C, Andy, Joba?

    • Bob Stone

      Right names, wrong order, Joba, Pettitte, CC

    • AndrewYF

      The Angels are going to be without Vlad and Hunter.

      The Yankees *should* take 2 out of 3 and finish the first half 18 games over .500.

    • Tampa Yankee

      Chamberlain vs. Saunders
      Pettitte vs Weaver
      Sabathia vs. Lackey

    • Ivans

      Andy is due for a good outing after a crappy one, plus he’s on the road. Joba should be better than last time. And CC is CC.

  • Drew

    Go Kansas City!! Farnsy FTW! I’m breaking out the Royals hat tonight.

    • Bob Stone

      I second that thought

  • Bob Stone

    The Yanks are finally at .600 winning percentage. That’s on a pace for 97 wins. Let’s cheer them on to .625 so they can blow the BoSox away! What do the naysayers have to respond to that?

    • Zach

      the naysayers say its July 9th

    • Drew

      The naysayer’s say nay.

      • Jersey

        The naysayers want a shrubbery.

  • Soriano~40~40

    Hahah thats funny. The only non yankee hat i have is a black/royal blue KC hat.. I’ll join you guys on that

  • Tom Zig

    Boston doesn’t play today…Only a half game out of first!

    • Tom Zig

      oh me = fail

    • Jersey

      Yeah they do. KC, 7:10pm

    • Ivans

      They play KC for 4 games starting tonight.

      • Charlie

        do they face greinke?

        • Zach

          no

  • Craig

    Robertson did everything he could to blow it. And in turn he punched his ticket to Scranton when Mitre comes up.

    • Jersey

      Aren’t there like two weeks until they need a 5th starter? A lot could happen bullpen-wise.

    • Charlie

      wow, the guy has been pretty good, and guess what?? WE WON THE GAME!!1! Tomko should unquestionably be the one the yanks cut should they decide to bring up mitre.

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

      I’d say Brett Tomko is gone as soon as another AAA member is needed.

      • Dela G

        DON’T LET TOMKO GO YET… HE STILL HAS TO FINISH PAINTING PHIL HUGHES!

  • http://www.yankees.com matt merc

    i cant stand watching swisher any more he sucks so much

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

      /eye roll