Game 86: Failifornia

Open Thread: Maybe the Mets want Melky too (and a Yanks' roster move)
Game 86 Spillover Thread

I’m not a fan of west coast games. It’s not that I can’t stay up to watch them or anything like that, it’s just that they give me that same kind of grimy feel I get from long rain delays. Fitting that Joba Chamberlain‘s start tonight, he’s been involved in a few of those rain delayed games already this season.

Let’s make it 14 of 16, shall we?

Here’s the lineup:

Jeter, DH
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Swisher, RF
Cano, 2B
Cabrera, CF
Ransom, SS
Molina, C

And on the mound, teh Jobber.

Open Thread: Maybe the Mets want Melky too (and a Yanks' roster move)
Game 86 Spillover Thread
  • Salty Buggah

    I hope we win again tonight thanks to Joba’s great pitching

  • CP3

    Joba has to be better today.

  • Little Bill

    Joba will be better today, guaranteed.

    • Salty Buggah

      I hope you are right

  • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

    Watch the game go into extra innings.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Vlad and Hunter out of the lineup. No excuses.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist
      • Steve H

        As overrated as K-Rod was last year, what a difference between him and Brian “Casey Fossum” Fuentes.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The phrase “no excuses” and “baseball” are mutually exclusive. Crazy shit happens all the time. Unpredictable.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        This post is inexcusable. Did you just fly from LA? Or maybe you were working late? Are you sick?

  • Salty Buggah

    I recently saw that MLB.com highlights 15 min condensed complete game for some games. Is this for every game or just a select few? I never noticed this before

    • Joey

      for MLB.tv subscribers or for everyone? That would be awesome

  • Troy

    Better win 2 of 3 in this series.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    I like the idea that were finishing up on the West coast before the All Star break. That means no long East-West trip home and hangover from jetlag. Plus it was a relatively short trip from MINN to LAA.

    • Salty Buggah

      good point

      but don’t we visit Seattle or Oakland again?

      • Zach

        Aug 13-19 is Sea and Oak
        Sept 18023 is Sea and LAA

        two more trips

        • Zach

          Sept 18-23

        • Zach

          and they Boston after they return both trips, but they do have an off day inbetween

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        In mid-August. But there’s a 1:00 start at home before they leave for Seattle, and a day off between OAK and BOS. You can live w/that.

  • Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

    I like when the Yankees play on the west coast, finally a normal start time.

    • Rudolph the rednosed Reindeer

      normal? o you must live on the west coast

      • Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

        Yeah, and it’s nice to not have to follow the game while at work.

    • Steve H

      Best. Screen name. Ever.

  • Ivan

    Did you guys heard Brandon Jacobs slamming Tony Romo?

    Funny cuz, Im not a Romo fan but hey, he’s just as good if not better than Eli.

    • Rudolph the rednosed Reindeer

      fuck football. fuck the NFL

    • Zach

      Eli’s last 4 games without Plax: 614 yards, 54.6% comp, 2TD, 2INT
      so really Jacobs should stay quiet

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        But… Hakeem Nicks!??!??!??!

        • Zach

          ha how could i forget

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

        Stop depressing me. Football season is going to suck unless the Giants’ D just ruins people.

    • Dela G

      as a resident of texas and hardcore jets fan

      the cowboys can rot in hell

      • Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

        Wait, wait, wait. A resident of Texas AND a hardcore Jests fan?

        • Zach

          believe he relocated down south

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

    Damn, the Yankees SMOKE LH pitching.

  • Charlie

    i expect a nice bounce back for jobber

  • Dela G

    Yankees will win

    i guarantee it

  • Drew

    Dang, just realized CC (the other one) has 44 stolen bases. How awesome would it be to have that.

  • EB

    Poor Godzilla, 10/22 in July with 3hrs yet he sits twice in a row…
    .984 OPS vs LHP this year too…

    • Drew

      it’s his own fault, people need rest and he can’t play the field.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        it’s his own fault, people need rest and he can’t play the field no longer has anything that can be medically classified as a “knee”.

        Fixed.

        • Chris

          It’s amazing how quickly his streak of consecutive games played ended and his durability completely evaporated.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            It’s almost as if playing every day causes your body to break down…

            Naaaaah….

      • Zach

        little harsh to say its his own fault, he just has horrible knees.

        • Drew

          True.. You know what I mean, I’m sure Joe would like to play him but he can’t.

  • Salty Buggah

    Check this article out: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/yankees/2009/07/a-quick-recap-of-the-yankees-2.html

    It’s amazing that despite those problems, we are where we are and should be better in the 2nd half.

    • Zach

      valid points, but i think every team in the league can make a list like that

  • Dorian

    I have absolutely no idea why. But I feel like Joba is going to do something really really special.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Cold fusion?

      • Dorian

        No hitter through 7. I’m callin it.

        • Zach

          how about he just goes 7? :)

          • Dorian

            Why should I lower expectations? I mean he’s only gone 7 once this year. LOL

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Mike, still looking for a MLB comp for Montero.

    Alls I gots in the last thread was a buncha smart alecky answers from these whippersnappers around here.

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

      I gave one. Ceiling of Miggy Cabrera, probable reach of Jorge.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Yeah, but they’re such different players. Miggy is a bad body/natural born hitter and Posada is fairly athletic, solid-patient bat. Posada’s bread and butter is the fastball and Miggy can drive anything.

        • Zach

          “Posada is fairly athletic”
          ha that really made me laugh

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            Does ‘for a catcher’ make you feel any better? We all know he can’t run, but there’s more to athleticism than just running.

            • Zach

              ha alright

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                At least he’s not a fat bastard like Miggy.

                • Zach

                  agreed, sad that a 37 year old catcher is more athletic then cabrera

    • Dela G

      maybe a joe mauer without the defense?

      that means a mike piazza

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Lou Gehrig without the career-shortening terminal illness.

      • Chris

        so…. zero games played as C?

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Smarty pants!

        *shakes fist*

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Montero’s comp:

          He’s a combination of Jim Thorpe, Jim Brown, John Brown, and John Conner. With a splash of Babe the Blue Ox and Babe Didrickson Zaharias.

  • Teix is the Man

    Shit, Boston won…oh well.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Rays are up 6-0.

  • Salty Buggah

    From Omar Minaya: “One thing we like about Francoeur is the amount of games that he plays.”

    LMAO!

    • Zach

      ha i heard that too

    • cjc

      um ok

      • Zach

        he was taking a shot at Church

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Every time Francouer’s in the game, they put his name on the scoreboard. That’s how he knows playing in the game is important.

    • Ivan

      Well he did Livan cuz he does eat up innings……and burgers…..and fries…….and onion rings………and chicken……and Macaroni and cheese.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      *facepalm*

  • Matt-Pitt

    Haven’t been around for a game thread in awhile. Hope the Yanks keep up their recent surge. Joba should do well tonight, I feel it. Work ahead, pound the zone (not a cue for a “thats what she said”), and mix the pitches… Lets get it.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Stay away.

      If we lose tonight, its YOUR fault.

  • Salty Buggah

    From ESPN’s fantasy page: “Those darn Yankees have the best batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in the AL against left-handers, so Saunders has his work cut out for him. The soft-tossing southpaw has allowed a ridiculous 10 home runs in his past five starts, and is just one home run away from matching the 21 he allowed all of last season. There’s a good chance Saunders crosses that threshold on Friday.”

    and he has more than a career 7.30 (don’t know the exact numbers) against us

    • Dela G

      thats a bad omen

      i guess we win by small ball

    • Salty Buggah

      * career 7.30 ERA

  • bicycle boy

    Molina will GIDP.

    • Dela G

      the sun will rise on the east…

    • VO

      Yadier?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      And the bitchfest will ensue. Cervelli is awesome, Cashman’s a moron, etc.

  • Luthien

    Anyone else not able to see the YES feed on MLB.TV? I chose YES but it’s giving me the Angels FSW feed.

    • Dela G

      just log out and log back in

      i am watching YES just fine

      • Luthien

        Just closed IE and cleared all the cookies, cache etc and still no go. Guess I’ll keep tryin

    • Matt-Pitt

      You can pick which feed you get. Just guide your mouse over the screen and it will be on the right hand side of the thing that asks if you want to jump or reverse innings.

      • Luthien

        Thanx alot. Never noticed that before.

  • cjc

    well that was quick

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Jeter = Head Hunter

  • Drew

    lol Jetes does not waste time.

  • Matt-Pitt

    What a bullet

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

    First pitch base hits are awesome when you hit ’em.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Funny how that works, huh? Nobody ever complains about it being ‘a bad decision’ when the ball finds a hole.

      The fact of the matter is, many’s pitchers have bad numbers on their first pitch. You’d be silly to play into their hands by taking pitches if that’s the case.

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

    Holy crap.

  • Dela G

    well jeter gets it started correctly

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter, nice start…no DP Damon

  • Salty Buggah

    Heh I got this NoMaas (I could’ve gotten it myself but they had it all compiled up) about our offense:

    – They’ve closed the gap in run differential versus Boston and Tampa.
    – They lead all of baseball in OBP (.358), SLG (.469), and OPS (.827).
    – They lead all of baseball in BB (362).
    – They are 2nd in the AL/5th in MLB in lowest amount of strikeouts (504).
    – They are 5th in the AL/6th in MLB in SB% (79%).
    – They are 5th in the AL/8th in MLB in Stolen Bases (61).

    • Dela G

      they also lead the AL in runs

      • Zach

        lead the majors in runs

        • Dela G

          even better

    • Zach

      but all the homers!!1!

    • Salty Buggah

      The most surprising was the stolen bases considering we have a team that rides scooters around the bases, according to the MSM

      • Zach

        average team age of 47.34

  • Drew

    Woot Woot.

  • Dela G

    nice job damon

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

    Over/Under: 4.5 times Flaherty says Joba is “proud of his fastball” tonight. I’m going over.

    • Dela G

      i like those odds

      i’ll put a dime on the over

  • Dela G

    lol at booing tex

    he was fucking amazing for them

    i remember when he hit a grand slam at yankees stadium last year to put the angels up 9-8. The yankees ended up winning 10-9 i believe

    • Zach

      LA fans care enough to boo? who knew

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

    Did the microphone just pick up Swisher saying “call me tonight”?

    • Dela G

      is jessical biel in the audience?

      • Salty Buggah

        If it was her, I’m sure he would have said meet me in the clubhouse NOW

        • Dela G

          haha fo sho!

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Yeah, she was a ho…

            FOR SHO!

    • Drew

      Heh I don’t think it was him. I heard “hey how you doin, u still got my number? call me up”

  • Ivan

    Or maybe guys Saunders was just lucky last year.

  • cjc

    yeah yeah

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

    A-Rod is so unclutch.

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

    A-Rod is awesome.

  • Drew

    not the textbook slide! haha good to see Al flashing them wheels again.

  • Ivan

    A-Rod has really fallen off the cliff.

    Onley’d

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

    How many years left on his contract? He looks like a first baseman.

  • Drew

    SWISHAH SUCKS!!!11!

  • Dela G

    a-rod is effing clutch

    EFFING MOTHER EFFING CLUTCH!!

  • dkidd

    love it. bury them!

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

    A-Rod totally can’t run anymore. He’s too slow now.

    • Steve H

      1st baseman speed.

  • Ivan

    Swisher is the best 4th outfielder in baseball.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      ICWUDT…

      but I still can’t let the concept gain any traction.

      He’s the best 3rd outfielder in baseball.

  • Yankees_Universe

    I guess he can still run..did u see that Buster Olney?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Nails Krzyzewski >>>>>>>>>>>>>> The haters

  • Cokie

    Maybe Jobber can throw some strikes now.

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

    Oh and Nick Swisher is so bad at getting runners in from third w/less than two outs.

  • dkidd

    rainbow wig guy holding john 3:16 sign >>>>>>> scott boros playing with his blackberry

  • Dorian

    They are absolutely killing Saunders. Robby crushed that ball.

  • Dela G

    SWISHAHOUSE!!!

    3-0 YANKEES

    WE ARE BEATING THE SNOT OUTTA SAUNDERS!

    3 runs

    0 outs

    • Dela G

      my bad

      1 out

  • Steve H

    Michael Vick did about 24x more prison time than Donte Stallworth. I think Vick needed a better lawyer.

    • Dela G

      in this country

      dogs>>>>>>>humans

      its terrible if you ask me

      • Ivan

        PETA has a hit on you.

      • Zach

        Vick didnt get 24 months for dog fighting. wasnt it gambling charges in there as well?

        • Zach

          not saying Donte didnt deserve more time because he obviously did

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            The prosecutor, judge, and the victim’s family didn’t feel like he deserved to do more time.

            • Steve H

              If Stallworth didn’t have millions to pay out, the victim’s family probably would have wanted more time.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                The settlement was independent of the criminal prosecution.

                • Steve H

                  Can it really be? If they had said publicly they want Stallworth to get 20 years, doesn’t he offer less $ in the settlement? They say they are fine with a month, he pays more money.

      • Drew

        +1 but I’m not about to get into that debate again.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Michael Vick had deliberate intention to commit and conceal his crime, and profited from it, making it a criminal enterprise.

      Donte Stallworth excercised horrible judgement that caused him to have a fatal accident. He admitted full culpability immediately and attempted to help.

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

        And I believe the judge said there was some negligence on the victim’s part.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yup. Dude ran into the street, not at the crosswalk.

        • Steve H

          Yeah, like blaming a rape victim for wearing skimpy clothing. If Stallworth wasn’t drunk (and high) and driving, the guy is probably alive, regardless of that damn jaywalker.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            No. Those comps aren’t remotely similar.

            A woman wearing skimpy clothing is not negligence that contributes to her being raped. A man running across moving traffic not at an intersection IS negligence contributing to his being killed.

            Apples, oranges.

            • Steve H

              While I agree it’s apples/oranges, the defense attorney sells it the same way. Ignore what my client did and focus on the victim.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                That’s the defense attorney’s job.

      • Steve H

        Yes. But 24 times more prison time?

        If Vick’s crime was ripping tags off of mattresses and found a way to profit from it, it’s not worse than what Stallworth did.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          If Vick’s crime didn’t involve the death of multiple living entities, he wouldn’t have received a sentence that big.

          And if Stallworth had a motive or intent to commit a crime, his sentence would have been longer.

          Also, here’s another point: Vick broke both state AND federal laws. Stallworth didn’t.

          • Steve H

            Long story short, I think Vick got too much time and Stallworth not enough. I guess it’s the whole end justifying means argument. Did Vick have worse intentions than Stallworth? Yup. But who’s crime was worse to society? I’ll go Stallworth.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Intent is one of the central components of the American judicial system (and most judicial systems around the world.

              If you do something bad intentionally, you get treated harshly. If you do something bad due to negligence or carelessness but with no intent, you get treated more leniently.

              Your philosophical complaint requires us to recalibrate the entire theme of centuries of jurisprudence..

          • Chris

            So how much time should the owner of a slaughterhouse receive?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Chris = 1
              Red Herring = 0

              • Chris

                Good point. Those red herring fisheries are the real criminal enterprises…

          • Chris

            Oh, and Vick only did time in federal prison. I believe the state charges were resolved with no additional prison time.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              True. Because the Federal charges carried a significant enough penalty.

              States often drop prosecutions for just that reason: Prosecutions are costly, and the Feds tend to hand out big sentences anyway.

  • Drew

    Boras enjoying the game and his investments.

  • Jake

    The start of this game has me very aroused.

    • Salty Buggah

      Watching people score with their big bats gets many men aroused

    • Dela G

      my god his FB is at 89 at times…

      • Dorian

        not on Gameday

        • Dela G

          on YES it is…

          • Zach

            pretend the YES gun is Gammons talking about Brad Penny

  • Manimal

    There you go Joba, 3 runs. Now just THROW THE BALL.

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

    Joba…do not nibble tonight. Please.

  • Dorian

    It’ll be kinda nice to see Bobby swing the bat again. I alwayz loved his swing.

  • cjc

    ok joba no throw fucking strikes tonight

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yes balls is where to be.

  • Drew

    Where the fuck did that miss?

  • Steve H

    Joba barely stepped off the mound after his 1st pitch. Hopefully he continues to work quickly.

  • Dorian

    HERE WE GO!!!!1

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Attack !!!!
    I love it.

  • Zach

    93, 94, 97 mph

    • Chris

      per John Sterling, the last pitch came in at 91. (Yes, I trust Gameday more)

    • Nikhil R.

      Gameday radar gun?

      • Zach

        yes, pitches 1, 3, 4 for Figgins AB

  • cjc

    anyone elses stomach turn at the thought of grounders being hit to ransom at short

    • Bam Bam Balboni

      I am just happy I had an early dinner and I think I have a chance to keep it down after seeing Ransom penciled in at SS tonight.

    • Salty Buggah

      eh he’s a better SS than 3B I think

      • Steve H

        He’ll probably get to more balls than Jeter. He just won’t field them.

  • Dorian

    Gameday says it’s gonna be a long night for the Angels. 97 MPH to Figgins to finish him.

  • bobtaco

    Hey, there’s our old friend Bobby Abreu… thanks Bobby!

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

    That was a nice inning.

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

    ….Who the hell was that and what did he do with Joba Chamberlain?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Here comes everyone piling on that it was all Posada’s fault in 3… 2… 1…

      • Steve H

        If Joba had Varitek, he’d throw a no-hittah!!! every time out.

        • Dorian

          Check the splits with Molina at Baseball Reference

          • Steve H

            Check out the sample size. Did Jorge call bad games while winning 4 WS?

  • Drew

    1 inning down, 8 to go.

  • brad

    omg a 9 pitch inning outa job

    • Teix is the Man

      That was Roy Halladay on the mound.

  • Teix is the Man

    Is the YES gun inaccurate again?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      On Game Day he topped out at 97 mph.

      • Teix is the Man

        Sweet!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I <3 Joba very much

  • Mike

    Molina is catching, that must be why Joba found his velocity again.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Blasphemy. The only way he gets velocity back is in the bullpen. ESPN, Fox Sports and the rest of the MSM told me so!

  • Drew

    TEH Ransom didn’t get a hit! Why is he in the lineup!!11??1

  • Cokie

    We got this shit. Jobber dominates tonight.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but is it because of Jose Molina behind the plate. If so, then I hope Molina becomes Joba’s personal catcher this year.

    • Zach

      23year old pitchers shouldnt get personal catchcers

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

    Check out Cerve … errr, Molina!

    Heck of an at-bat.

  • Drew

    We should maximize Jober’s value and take him out of the game now, after one great inning.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      That’s what the Yankees should always do. Except to fully maximize it it has to be the eighth.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      David Cone, is that you?

      • charlie

        is cone a b-jobber? i didn’t think he was

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Cone gushes about Hughes in the bullpen every time he makes an appearance.

      • Drew

        Stop tuggin and jerkin my chain.

    • Steve H

      IETC.

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

    Jose!

  • Salty Buggah

    when Molina can have a long AB ;ike it and a hit, it’s a good sign

    • Dela G

      as long as he can find a way to get on base, i’ll take it

      • Zach

        my favorite was his HBP with bases loaded last year

        • Dela G

          amen to that

  • Dela G

    nice job jose!

  • Salty Buggah

    an OPS of 3.000 in one AB is a triple right? That’s what gamedays lists as A-rod’s #’s Saunders. He is so overdue for a triple, it’s been like years now it seems.

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

      No, it’s a double. 1.000 OBP + 2.000 SLG.

      • Salty Buggah

        oh yea, duh!!! I was thinking about slugging %

  • charlie

    wow we’re makin him work

  • Jake

    Rant on: In response to that Forbes article earlier (Singy jogged my mind) who is going to tell all those people who voted on the ASG that Derek Jeter is the most overpaid person. Hell they think he’s the best player in baseball the way people voted for him….:Rant off

  • cjc

    jeez it would be a real shame to get into that pen early tonight

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I’m licking my chops at three games of hitting balls at outfielders Juan Rivera and Bobby Abreu.

    • Steve H

      Doesn’t Rivera have a crazy UZR this year? I think I just read that somewhere (Neyer?). Good thing we know it won’t last and is clearly just a sample size issue.

  • Dela G

    JETER!!!

    WHOOOO!!!

    LETS GET MORE HITS! We have 2 Adam Dunns in the outfield!

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

    Woo!

  • Salty Buggah

    Damon!!

  • Zach

    wtf is X-MO?

    • Drew

      TWIS.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    God damn it Damon! The ONE day I choose to bench you in fantasy you get an RBI which you like never do when you’re not benched. I means seriously this happens every time!

    • Dela G

      he’s having a career year! why would you bench him?

    • Salty Buggah

      bench him everyday then

  • Dorian

    How about this beating for all those “they struggle against the Angels though” folks?

    • Zach

      they have over the past 6 years, theres no denying that. did they take 2/3 in the first series? yes. are they winning today in the 2nd inning? yes

      • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

        500 ball is not really struggling tho

  • cjc

    watching molina chug around 3rd is very entertaining

  • Dela G

    look at joe HUSTLE AND RUMBLE AND TUMBLE THROUGH THE INFIELD! [/chris berman

    • Dela G

      jose*

  • Cokie

    I’ve been thinking and maybe the reason jobber has those mysterious fluctuations in velocity is that some days he goes out and gets tanked the night before his starts. With the road trip he probably didn’t have time to dress up like a mime and booze it up. Now we definitely got this one.

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

    Pure grit from Johnny Damon.

    • Drew

      That’s some left-over grit from years passed.

    • Dela G

      peter gammons? is that you?

  • Glaub

    There is nothing I like better than to watch the Yanks beat up on the Angels.

    The sawx are the natural rivals- but no team has annoyed me (and the yanks) more over the years than the angels.

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

    Yeesh, two ugly swings from Alex in that AB. Oh well, can’t complain whilst up 4-0.

  • Ivan

    Oh well, at the least the yanks got another run.

  • Salty Buggah

    BOOO!!!!

    is this the 3rd day in a row we’ve forced the opposing starter to throw 50+ pitches through 2 innings?

  • Dela G

    yucky, yucky swing A-rod!

  • cjc

    just turned to mlb and they have a live feed of the nats game listening to dibble be a nats homer is sickening what his tie to them again JOKE

    • Zach

      cant call him a homer after he called the team pathetic yesterday during the broadcast

      • Zach

        “This isn’t a Major League baseball team I’m watching out here….It’s pathetic. I’ve never seen a team that is ok with losing….Some guys are mailing it in, and it’s hard to watch.”

    • charlie

      what the fuck was that? i can’t understand what you wrote here at all. thats not english

  • charlie

    john flaherty is just awful

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

      +1

  • RichYF

    jobber’s release look different to anyone else?

    • Dorian

      His motion looks a little different. He’s getting his hand is getting out of his glove on time. It’s something that he has struggled with all year.

  • Salty Buggah

    would be nice to get to their already much-maligned bullpen early

  • Dorian

    Welp there goes the no no

  • P.W.

    I just hope Ajax has a better career than juan

  • Dela G

    anyone else realizing that the YES radar gun is waaay off?

    that out pitch was 84 according to MLB, 81 according to YES

    • Charlie

      dude, the YES radar gun has been off for the entire season, if not the entire history of YES. don’t pay attention to their gun, its useless. gameday is much more accurate

  • Charlie

    that ball shoulda been blocked

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Jobber

  • P.W.

    Would you take diminished velocity in exchange for control and a better curve

    • Drew

      I’ll take his normal velocity, an improved curve, an improved change and better control. He’s only 23, those things will probably come over time.

    • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

      I want it both ways

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That’s what SHE said!

  • Charlie

    “over/under on how many times flaherty says “proud of his fastball” tonight. i’ll put it at 3

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

      I set it at 4.5 earlier in the thread. I took the over, as did Dela G.

      • Charlie

        my bad, i honestly didn’t see that. and i’d go over, too

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

    SD for the text poll, easily. They might as well have asked us who we though was the team’s most productive third baseman this year.

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

      Yep.

    • Salty Buggah

      what does it ask?

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

        What Calif. baseball city would you want to visit most?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’ll take Oaktown.

      Me and CC will roll around the East Bay hollerin at the hoes all night.

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

        You could hang w/Mr. Cooper.

        /TGIF’d

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on Joba lets get out of this inning.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    GMJ wouldn’t be able to slap that if it was vintage Joba. man has to get that arm in shape for increased confidence

  • Steve H

    Anyone else having an issue with StatTracker this week? Mine is literally 30 mins behind.

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

    Joba Chamberlain and four run leads don’t mix.

    • cjc

      sooooooooooooooooo frustrating it really is

  • cjc

    oh look joba showed up

  • Dela G

    well there goes the shutout

    damn it joba

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    I have to listen to Rex Hudler and Steve Physioc complain about how Chone Figgins was snubbed from the ASG.

    • Dela G

      physioc was great in MLB 2k8

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

    I’m having a bad flashback of the other game. Come on, Joba. Settle. Settle.

  • Salty Buggah

    damn someone put Molina back in there and take JoPo out because his velocity gone again

  • K.9

    We’re going to lose this game like 14-6

    • Salty Buggah

      no we’re not

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Confidence Level = 10.

    • Charlie

      7 right here.. partly due to the idea of hughes as a reliever

  • Dela G

    his velocity has been incredible today

    too bad YES doesn’t think so

    he is getting 96+ tonight

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Really Flaherty? He’s not going to significantly change over half a season of starting pitching. At least I can appreciate Kay for being patient with him. I’m pretty sure Zach Grienke wasn’t this hot when he was Joba’s age.

    • Zach

      dont use age, use ML experience, because Greinke was in the majors at 20 and had 220+ IP before he turned joba’s age

  • Dorian

    Joba is crankin it up tonight

  • Zach

    I wonder how Yankee fans would react to Jeff Mathis if he was one of our 1st round (supplimental round) draft pick

    • cjc

      90% of them wouldn’t have a clue what that is

  • Dela G

    GREAT GOD CANO!

  • Salty Buggah

    OK Joba, I’m gonna hope that was a fluke inning and not the first but just in case, let’s score like 3 more runs

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

    Oh my God! Boston won! We have to win now too! LOL

  • Dela G

    avg fball from joba is 93.9 mph!

    getting closer and closer back to normal