Game 87: Pettitte, Yanks seek redemption

Burnett's curve among the toughest pitches to hit
Game 87 Spillover Thread

Yesterday’s game seemed pretty well at hand in the early goings, but the pitching slipped up after the fourth. They’ll look to rebound as a unit today and force a rubber game against a (what should be, considering their injuries) reeling Angels team. Andy Pettitte will seek some redemption on his own, as well. He pitched poorly last time out, and really needs to give the Yanks a solid start today.

The offense will have to do it against Jered Weaver, brother of forsaken former-Yank Jeff. The future of the Yankees could actually rest on Anaheim’s decision to select Jered with the 12th pick of the 2004 draft. Pre-draft word was that they had their eyes on a So-Cal high schooler named Phil Hughes. They opted for Weaver instead, and the Yankees took Hughes with the 23rd pick, one they received from the Houston Astros in compensation for, guess who, Andy Pettitte.

Weaver came up guns blazing in 2006, and actually took the rotation spot of his older brother, whom the Angels would eventually release. He had an over 3:1 K/BB ratio, and pitched to a 2.56 ERA over a few stints. He hasn’t been quite as good since, though given his solid peripherals his 4.33 ERA last year might have been a bit out of line (his FIP was 3.90).

This year Weaver has been by far the Angels’ best starter, though he’s had some trouble recently. The pinnacle of his season is his complete game shutout against San Diego on June 14. Since then he’s pitched 23.2 innings and allowed 19 runs. I always note recent trends for pitchers in the game threads, and after a half season of looking at it in hindsight, it appears to have no bearing on how he starts against the Yankees. So while Weaver has been getting slaughtered, it really means nothing insofar as today’s start is concerned.

Weaver throws a fastball that mostly sits high 80s and touches around 92 at times. That doesn’t sound like much, but he mixes it with a changeup that has about 10 mph separation. He’ll also drop a curve or a slider to mix things up, though not with as much frequency as the change.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Eric Hinske, RF
9. Brett Gardner, CF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

Burnett's curve among the toughest pitches to hit
Game 87 Spillover Thread
  • TJ

    Won’t matter unless we trade for a starter or two. Trade both Hughes and Joba. Overrated!

  • TJ

    Could have had Santana for Hughes, and Halladay for Joba, or vice versa with prospects.

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

      When could they have had Halladay for Joba? In your dreams?

      And when could have they gotten Johan for Hughes? I think you’re forgetting a name or three.

      Don’t let reality get in the way of your complaining about the team’s third loss in their last 16 games.

      • Tom

        With prospects I noted. Those would have been the big chips, Thown in that stud Kennedy that everyone wanted to keep so bad, another rag arm.

        • V

          You guys totally need to flag these imbeciles with a ‘Dumbass’ tag (do it by IP address).

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

    Unearned runs:

    CC + AJ = 3
    Andy = 6
    Teh Jobber =10

    Bullpen Regulars: No one more than 3 (Coke)

    And is it me, or is Clucthy McClutchbrera in the doghouse?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Nope. Seems more like a platoon.

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

        oooh, okay. Selective memory. =)

        • Tom

          Both CF suck, better to have Wells

          • Steve H

            David Wells can play CF?

            Because you cannot possibly want Vernon Wells on the Yankees to play a horrible CF, not hit and get paid $20mil/year to do it. Can you?

  • TJ

    Melky sucks, he should be packaged and dealt

  • TJ

    Damon has been awful too, banged up or burned out, maybe the rest will help him.

    • pat

      wow you’re fucking annoying.

  • Little Bill

    Why don’t we just trade the whole team TJ? 16 games over .500 just isn’t good enough.

    • TJ

      Always seek to improve.

  • TJ

    So has Swisher. Yanks have some holes to fill, they need a couple SPs, Bullpen, a RF.

    After this year they can clear some deas weight (Matsui and Damon)

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

      Holy Jesus Montero…

  • Tom

    I know, Swisher sucks

    • Salty Buggah

      I think someone’s mind is recovering from TJ surgery

      • Steve H

        They need lobotomy’s.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          Lobotomies?

  • Luis Polonia

    I hate the MLB Blackout policy as it relates to MLB.tv. I’m stuck listening to Sterling and Waldman today. Pray for me.

    • Little Bill

      I’ll be suffering with you, my friend. It’s going to be brutal.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    R-O-N

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

    OK, I’ve figured it out. Tom and TJ are totally not serious.

    • Little Bill

      And they’re the same person.

      • AsianShuutoHeat

        +100

  • Boner

    We are too!@

  • Boner

    Girardi kind of sucks, I like Pena better

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

      Change your screen name one more time and you’re out of here. Changing names three times in one post isn’t going to make your comments any more relevant.

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        Lol that is childish.

      • V

        You guy are too gentle on these dumbasses. I’d have banned him by the third idiotic post.

  • Salty Buggah

    Woohoo no Buck/McCarver…Eric Karros? Eh

  • Ant

    So is everyone, minus Melancon and Bruney, available out of the pen today?

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

      I would think so. Well, not Aceves.

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

        Leaves you w/ Robertson, Hughes, Coke, Mo and Tomko

  • Salty Buggah

    I wonder how Uribe feels today after blowing the perfect game

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

      Either one of two possibilities.

      1) Sanchez came up to him and said, “hey, don’t worry about it” and Uribe is fine.

      2) Uribe feels like shit.

      • Salty Buggah

        or both

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

          Point.

        • pat

          yea that’d be my guess.

  • jjyank

    FOX makes me miss even Kay and Flaherty…lets hope that Andy continues his on-again, off-again style just one more time.

  • Salty Buggah

    Why is that everytime I get to watch the Yanks, which is only on Fox, Andy Pettitte is pitching? This is like the 3rd time at least.

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      lol dude that’s some tough luck

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

        …He’s kinda right.

        Except once it was Wang. The 22-4 game.

        • Salty Buggah

          Yea, it sucks but luckily, I’ve seen A-rod homer in every game he was in (3 times now).

        • AsianShuutoHeat

          LOL even more painful :P

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    HEY! it’s Bobby A-Brew…
    Abreu = A BREW!

    I find the sleeveless jersey Weaver chooses to wear is kinda weird…

  • Salty Buggah

    Bandbox reference already with 1 out.

  • V

    Can FOX be any more obvious about increasing the volume on the microphones for the boos?

  • Little Bill

    A-Rod has done it again!!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Why do the Angels boo Tex? He did so much for them.

    A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Wooo!

  • e mills

    effortless

  • J

    an abomb! for arod!

    damn he’s HEATING up. should’ve had another hr and 4 more rbis to his stats too.

    • Salty Buggah

      uhh don’t remind me, that still stings a bit.

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

    A-Rod is so unclutch =P

  • V

    ‘A scout told me’ that Arod’s washed up.

    /Olney’d.

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

      An “anonymous scout” of course.

      • Steve H

        His home run trots look like a 1st basemans.

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

    Worst…contract…ever. Man this guy sux!!!1!!111!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Well, let’s not let A-Rod’s current success mask the horribleness of his contract.

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

        It’s bad, but can you honestly agree with dim wits who have actually called it the worst contract ever? (cough…peteabe…cough)

        • Tony

          Oh, it is the worst contract ever. He would have to be Pujolsing to justify that thing… Pujolsing and aging backwards.

  • Salty Buggah

    LOL! That first pitch to A-rod was 90 mph but a breaking ball according to Stockton.

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

      He learned it from watching Bard drop 100 MPH deuces.

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      Much like how Arod was supposed to tie Killebrew at 10th on the all time HR list with one more HR…. (It’s Palmeiro on the 10th spot, Killebrew is on the 9th spot according to the TV).

      and Abreu is now pronounced A-brew, I likey!

  • Riddering

    Damn, I love when it’s not caught. Thank you, A-Rod.

    It’d be even better if I could see it. Curse you, Fox blackout!

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

    Wow, how in the hell did Matsui get on top of that pitch?

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

    So the first pitch of Matsui’s AB was a ball but that was a strike? Bull.

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

    …a lead off walk? Seriously?

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope Andy is dandy today…

    bad start already, damn these walks

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

    That walk pitch to Figgins was exactly the same as the strikeout pitch to Matsui.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, I noticed that too

  • jjyank

    Not how you want to start the game after getting staked a lead…

  • Salty Buggah

    PeteAbe: And A-Rod injects himself into the top 10 of the career home run list, tying Rafael Palmeiro with 569 home runs. He now trails Harmon Killebrew by four homers for ninth place.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      He really Hates arod

    • V

      Man, PeteAbe is a total POS lately.

      D00d needs to get laid.

    • Little Bill

      Abraham is terrible. He won’t say one bad word about Pettitte, but he bashes A-Rod every chance he gets. He’s a sportswirter so he constantly overreacts and hyperboles.

      • Russell NY

        Yea, although I like his blog I really do hate his bias toward certain players

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    I’m REALLLY close to muting the darn TV…..

    • Nikhil R.

      Stockton + Karros >>> Buck + McCarver

  • Russell NY

    Not a good sign of things to come when you walk the pesky Figgins (no power) to lead off the game. I can’t understand it.

    • Zach

      he has a OBP of .395, lets not act like he walked jeff franceour

  • Salty Buggah

    Hah! Abreu has “blossomed”!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    GARDNER!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Gardy!!!!!!

  • Little Bill

    He’s out!

  • jjyank

    What a play for Little G

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

    What an AWFUL call.

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      Call me paranoid, I think the officials don’t like the Yankees…

    • charlespoet

      Weren’t you the one who told me umpiring was 18 times harder than I think, last week when the Yankees got screwed 3 times in the Toronto game. Ironic.

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

        That was an easy call not to blow. And, yes, umpiring is still much harder than you think. Have you ever actually done it?

        • charlespoet

          Yes at college level along with my father. And I don’t care, it is there job to get it right. That was not the HP umpires call. 1st base was our of position and turned towards the outfield. the umpire at second would have tracked the ball to fielder

  • Salty Buggah

    OUT!!! Fuckin umps

    • jjyank

      yeah, by a good step too

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

    Double play! Fucking ump!!!!!!!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Soooo…about that instant replay issue?

  • e mills

    umpiring has been frustrating lately

  • Salty Buggah

    An Abreu DP would be nice…

  • V

    Wow. I’m not big on conspiracy theories, but this is way too many fucking bad calls.

    • charlespoet

      Eerie that I agree with you.

  • charlespoet

    I know I am preaching to the choir but this is getting ridiculous. These fat lazy out of position fucks are killing the game. And please, none of this “umpiring is 18 times harder than I think” crap. Its their job, if they can’t do it get out.

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      AMEN!

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

    But the ball beat him to the bag!!!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    It’s not ironic that Abreu was with the Yankees and now plays on the Angels.

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

      Yes it is. It’s like rain on your wedding day. It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid. It’s good advice that you just can’t.

  • V

    Pettitte is slow to the plate.

    He’s got a great move to first, but if he’s not throwing to first, he’s an easy steal.

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

      +1

    • Zach

      isnt that how its always been? guys go on first move off of him

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

        I believe he was responding to the umpire saying that Pettitte is real hard to steal off of.

  • whozat

    Abreu epitomizes Angels baseball? He’s patient and takes walks.

  • jjyank

    Damn, coulda been a DP

  • Salty Buggah

    The Mets are in a tough race to make odd moves with the Royals. The Royals traded for Mike Jacobs and now Betancourt (traded 2 pretty good pitchers. The Mets traded Church for Francoeur and now signed Berroa for some reason.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I don’t know if this has been posted here, but METS CLAIMED ANGEL BERROA OF WAIVERS.

    METS = 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014… WS Champions!

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

    And, ladies and gentlemen, THAT is how you pitch around shit umpiring.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Did they just say “snuff” on the TV?

  • Salty Buggah

    so we can add Mike Everitt to our Umpire Shit List, right?

  • Dela G

    A-rod is on fire and i love it!

    • jjyank

      Yup, I’m hoping for a big run after the break as everyone seems to be rounding into form.

      with a few exceptions of course…

      • Steve H

        can’t wait till both Tex and A-Rod get going at the same time. Will be filthy.

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    Guys, is it normal for my ears to bleed from watching?

    • Salty Buggah

      only when you are listening to ESPN and FOX

    • jjyank

      On Fox, yes.

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

    Oooooof, good changeup by Weaver there on strike two. Is it just my selective memory or is Jorge getting destroyed by changes this year?

    • DP

      Jorge sucks. Why don’t they DFA Molina and start Cervelli?

  • Dorian

    Hey Mike, will Jesus play tonight even though he has to make the trip to St. Louis tomorrow?

    • DP

      Excellent

  • Salty Buggah

    If Alex had gotten that Grand slam, he would be 2nd on the team in RBI and HRs already…

  • Dela G

    smart move by posada, but damn he struck out

  • Dela G

    has weaver’s fastball always been at 90?

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

      Avg. fastball velo. of 89.7 for his career via Fan Graphs.

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

    That replay shows you just how badly positioned the umpire was. He was behind the bag and his view of the ball was essentially blocked by Teixeira.

  • jjyank

    Speaking of Fox, remember the playoffs on TBS? Worst announcing I’ve ever heard in my life.

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      Was it make your ears bleed bad?

      • jjyank

        I had to sedate myself with alcohol and keep paper towels handy for the ear-blood.

    • Dorian

      That was so long ago I don’t remember.

  • Dela G

    HINSKE!!!!!!

    • whozat

      Wow. I’m watching this game ON the west coast, and I saw that homer three minutes later than y’all.

      Weird.

      • whozat

        Oh…wait. I’m an idiot. A friend called me and I paused the game on Tivo.

        Dumbass.

        • Steve H

          IETC.

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    HINSKAY!!!!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    HINSKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Shitske!

  • Little Bill

    Power from Hinske!

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

    HINSKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • James Auchincloss

    HINSKE!

  • Dorian

    HINSKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • DP

    AWESOME. HE SHOULD START EVERY GAME STEVE SWISHER SUCKS

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

    BANDBOX!

  • j

    omg if Hinke turns into David Justice…

    • DP

      Haha I think we are getting a little ahead of ourselves

      • j

        IF.

        • Steve H

          But it’s truly impossible.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, never gonna happen.

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

    Eric Hinske has started two games as a Yankee and now has 2 HR. Eric Hinske = Shelley Duncan?

    • Dela G

      as long as we keep on winning, he can be whomever he wants to be

    • Steve H

      Please no.

    • jjyank

      Fingers crossed for Shane Spencer 2.0! Haha

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Glenallen Hill. Only plays twice a week but hits homeruns all the time.

  • jjyank

    Yeah Hinske! Looks like Cash’s most recent under-the-radar move is working out so far.

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

    We got Hinske AND cash from Pirates for two prospects that were never going to help the big league club. :D

    • jjyank

      Yeah, sometimes the great moves are the low-profile ones.

      • Dela G

        thats how championship teams are made

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

          +42

          • Steve H

            -7

        • jjyank

          And Hinske’s been on 2 of them right? One WS Champion team and one AL Champion team.

          • Dela G

            correct. in back to back years no less

            sox 07
            rays 08

            • jjyank

              Haha Hinske is the missing link! It wasn’t Beckett in 07, it was Hinske! #27 here we come!

              Just kidding, although I’m glad to have Hinske on the team.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hinske has already done enough to make this a successful trade, right? For Fryer and Erickson (?), it’s already good

    • jjyank

      Definitely. I doubt those players would have ever contributed to the major league club. Hinske has a track record of being a successful bench guy who can pinch hit with some pop and get the occasional start to rest a regular.

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

        I’d be surprised if they ever even helped the Pirates that much.

  • Dela G

    great inning for pettite

    kept the ball up just enough to force them to overswing

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter’s bat has been busy in the past 24 hours, especially last night, since we are in Cali…

    I hope he scores again today/tonight

  • charlespoet

    There is just no outside corner for Pettitte. Makes you wonder why there is even a definition of the strike zone in the rule book.

    here is a story, Ted Barrett runs a clinic in Arizona in late Jan, early Feb. The strike zone they teach is 2 balls width off the black. Their view is that the hitters can reach it so it is a strike.

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

      Makes you wonder why there is even a definition of the strike zone in the rule book.

      I say this literally every time there’s a bad strike/ball call: there needs to be a standardized strike-zone that has to be enforced. Pitchers and hitters should not have to play a guessing game as to what the strike-zone based on who’s calling the game that day.

      • charlespoet

        I agree.

    • jjyank

      When I was in little league, I hit a ball a foot over my head and got a triple, but that didn’t make it a strike.

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

    Holy shit; I did not realize Jeets was that close to Gehrig.

    • Zach

      it was waht 70-80 away? he should reach it this year

    • Riddering

      Which record is that?

      • Dela G

        the all time hit record as a yankee

  • Dela G

    i wonder, seeing how weaver pitches, if he can be able to stay healthy past the age of 30

  • Salty Buggah

    I wouldn’t want to face the Giants or Cards in the playoffs because of their pitching

    • Dela G

      the cards pitching isn’t that great

      Chris carpenter was TERRIBLE against the AL as a blue jay, but when he moved to the NL, the could finally get the hitters out.

      • Zach

        while that may be right, that was 6 years ago. he’s a stud when healthy

      • Salty Buggah

        Lohse and Wainwright are pretty good

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

        Carpenter was a very good prospect, just kept getting hurt. Serious injuries too. It’s more like he managed to stay healthy for a few years rather than feasting on the weak NL.

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

      In a long series I’d prefer the Giants but whoever draws them in a short series is screwed.

      • Dela G

        amen to that.

        lincecum cain johnson zito sanchez and a myriad of kids they can call up

        yikes

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          That was exactly my thinking when I bet on them before the season.

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

    What are you looking for on that one, Tex?

  • Salty Buggah

    Andy totally got squeezed there in the Wood AB

    • Dela G

      yeah that 3rd pitch was a definite strike

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

    I thought all the BB’s were the new stadiums fault Andy!

  • Aj

    Excellent.

  • Drew

    I’m a little late to the party today. What kind of HR did Al hit?

    • Salty Buggah

      2-run

      • Drew

        oppo field, center, left? Deep or right over the fence?

        • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

          Just cleared the fence in left center. Not a bomb but by no means a cheapy

          • Drew

            nice thanks.

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

          Left center.

        • Salty Buggah

          Well, it kind of carried but I though it had a really good good shot to go out. It went to left center and Im gonna guess it was a 395-400 ft shot

    • YankeeScribe

      Line drive homer. I thought it was going to be a double

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

      It was a pitch on the inside corner and he got his hands in on it real quick and was able to drive it out.

    • Drew

      Gracias everyone.

  • Dela G

    TERRIFIC GIDP!

  • Salty Buggah

    Double Play!!!! Take that umps

  • charlespoet

    See, now if Pettitte can forget there is an inconsistent umpire behind HP, he will be fine. That was nice pitching.

  • Aj

    Is it possible that an Anti-Yankee bias outside of NY influences the umpires to make calls against the Yanks? Consciously or subconsciously?

  • Dela G

    this angels stadium is beautiful

  • Salty Buggah

    I think it’s funny how Stockton calls every fastball a breaking ball

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

    If Wakefield starts the ASG I may have to give up baseball.

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

      Haren should start for the NL.

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

        Robinson Canó comes through with a man on and two out!

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice AB by A-rod

    • Dela G

      agreed

  • Drew

    Al’s average is creepin up to a dangerous level. I wonder if his OBP will raise accordingly or if it will level off around .410 where it is now.

    • Dela G

      it will most def rise. I bet it goes to about .440ish maybe .450

      i wish it could be bonds like of .500+ w/o the clear or the cream

      • Salty Buggah

        Bonds had a .609 OBP in 2004!! DAYUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Dela G

          my god that is incredible

          was that better than ruth?

          • Zach

            ruth’s highest OBP was .545

            bonds 45 hr in only 373 AB too

    • Salty Buggah

      well, he’s been a walking a lot this year even during his huge slump. He’s striking out less so maybe he does keep that OBP up.

  • Salty Buggah

    Smart play by A-rod going to the outside of the bag to avoid being picked off. I just learned a basic fundamental of baseball by watching.

  • Dorian

    HOW MANY TIMES IS THIS MORON GONNA CALL A 93 MPH FASTBALL “A BREAKING PITCH”?

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      14

  • charlespoet

    Ugh. Matsui.

  • Dela G

    what a pathetic swing and miss by matsui!

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

      IMO, no one looks worse than Matsui while swinging and missing.

      • Salty Buggah

        Swisher is close

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

          I think Matsui’s bucket-stepping is what makes him look so awful.

      • Dela G

        he and ichiro look terrible when swinging and missing

        • Drew

          Yeah, it’s the way the japanese players lunge and lean into their swing.

          • Dela G

            fukudome is a classic example

      • AsianShuutoHeat

        CANO!!!!!!!! no longer RBI-allergic! no more RBI-phobia!!!

  • jjyank

    Just ugly

  • Dela G

    i bet posada hits here

  • Drew

    How about Hinske, this guy probably deserves a lot more playing time.

    • Little Bill

      He’s hit 1 HR. Swish is the better defender and better hitter. Damon is better. There’s nowhere for Hinske to play. He’s a bench player.

      • Dela G

        he’s actually hit 2 HRs

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

          Still shouldn’t be taking PT from anyone right now.

      • Zach

        he has 2 HR, but i agree

      • Drew

        2 hr’s.

  • charlespoet

    Jared Weaver looks like one of those kids who was a total shit head in middle school

    • charlespoet

      Maybe it is the whispy Meg Ryan do.

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

        I think it’s that he’s related to Jeff.

        • charlespoet

          Good call.

  • Dela G

    robbie proves em wrong!!!

  • Little Bill

    They should have cut Cano when they had the chance.

  • YankeeScribe

    ROBBIE GOT A HIT WITH A RISP!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod’s getting on base over 41.5% of the time yet he hasn’t scored much so hopefully Robbie gets hot with RISP to bring him home more.

    And there we go Robbie!

  • charlespoet

    He just hits so much better in the 6th spot

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

    Robbie!

  • j

    man… arod over his last 15 games… and including today’s stats…

    404/551/843

    damn.

    • Dela G

      those are the amazing stats a-rod said in february he wanted to have this season

    • Salty Buggah

      hope he keeps that up for a long time. I know his AVG will stay up for the BABIP correction, maybe the SLG goes down a bit. But even when A-rod isn’t A-rod completely, he’s still immensibly valubale and productive.

  • Dela G

    great inning by the yankees!

  • Salty Buggah

    Uh-oh cmon Andy…I hate 1-2 hits too

    • Zach

      0-0 hits are worse

      • Salty Buggah

        no they’re not that bad…1-2 and 0-2 hits piss me off

  • jjyank

    Thanks Robbie! Before the 08 season I dropped the cash on an authentic Jersey, and I went with Robbie, the guy I anointed as my favorite active position player after Bernie retired. After last season, it makes me smile to see Robbie do rebound.

  • Dela G

    man aybar was chillaxin and waiting for that pitch

    lets hope that we can escape this 4th inning

  • Drew

    Ugh, Abreu is so damn good, I wouldn’t mind part deux next season.

    • Dela G

      only if he is DH

      nothing else

    • whozat

      No.

      No no no. The grass is always greener. He’s hitting well, but I doubt his defense — which was historically bad in 2008 — has improved. He gave back most of his value last year with his terrible defense. The Yanks don’t need more DHes.

      • Drew

        WHo’s our DH next year? JoPo is going to catch 115+, let’s see how it shakes out.

        • Drew

          Also, let’s not underestimate 300/400, 25+SB 100 R’s 100 BB’s

          • whozat

            Let’s not underestimate just how bad his defense is. Seriously. He’s a huge liability out there.

            • Drew

              True, which is why having him DH a good chunk would be great. Let’s not act like Swish and Damon have been gold glovers this year. Abreu has his obvious faults, especially on the deep fly ball. While he gives up runs with some misplayed balls, he also takes runs away with the cannon attached to his body. What he does on offense is hard to mimic.

              • whozat

                Compared to Abreu, they have been. According to every metric we have, he was terrible in 2008. Awful. And his arm became a LOT less accurate.

                He’s an offense-only player now.

                • Drew

                  I’m not telling you he’s average on defense, he’s probably below average. I’m not sure where we disagree. Like I said, I wouldn’t mind Abreu part deux next year. Offense only? He’s not Hideki Matsui.

                • V

                  I think you’re really underestimating how bad his defense is. He’s approaching what Matsui could do on crutches.

      • Salty Buggah

        exactly…it was similar with Manny

      • Dela G

        well if they get rid of damon and matsui…

        they need a DH

        • whozat

          Not really.

          With the time that ARod, Jeter and Posada should spend at DH, I’d be happier if they got a better backup IFer, and then got Damon and Nady on one year deals to rotate in the corners with Swisher so Damon can have DH ABs too.

          Since Crawford isn’t going to be available, I’d much rather wind up with Damon and Nady on 1-year deals than spend too much for too long on Bay or Holliday.

          • Drew

            Nady? who knows if his arm will even work.

            • whozat

              It goes without saying that this is pending medicals.

              Replace him with Juan Rivera, then.

              • Drew

                Yeah, it’s going to be a fun winter.I’m not sure if Cashmoney and Joe G are sold on Swish at the halfway point. Either way, we definitely have a couple holes to fill after we win this year.

              • Zach

                does Juan Rivera have a 3 year contact?

  • Salty Buggah

    You know, Robbie’s had a couple of hit recently with RISP so I hope that brings his confidence up in those spots and hits well.

  • James Auchincloss

    I know he can’t play defense, but I can’t help but think abreu would be racking up numbers if he was still in the yankees lineup

  • charlespoet

    Well Joba couldn’t hold a 4 run lead, what is pettitte’s fate?

    • Dela G

      he’ll hold this lead

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, I hope he can hold them here

    • ShuutoHeat

      I assume veteran pitchers have better crisis management, thanks to all the experience.

  • Dela G

    HUUUUGE STRIKE OUT THERE ANDY!

    • jjyank

      Yeah, he needs to close the door while we still have a somewhat comfortable lead.

      • Dela G

        and he closed the door right there

  • AJ

    Would you give up Joba Chamberlain and Austin Jackson for Roy Halladay?

    • Little Bill

      TJ, is that you?

      • Salty Buggah

        nah, I think AJ has been here before and that seemed like a good question.

        To answer it, I wouldn’t but I love our prospects and I doubt the Jays take “only” that much.

    • jjyank

      Does it matter? Jays would never pull the trigger.

    • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

      i would personally drive them as long as the yankees can negotiate with halladay.

      but i wouldnt be surprised if the yankees pull off a cliff lee deal with jackson as the centerpiece

    • A.D.

      I’d be willing to trade anyone for the right deal,I just don’t think Halladay is where some of the farm should go, a top corner outfielder for next year would be nice.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Andy…damage control, teach it to Joba

    • Drew

      I’d rather CC teach him. Andy hasn’t been so hot at it this year or last…

      • Salty Buggah

        still, he has been good at limiting damage with his high hits and somewhat the walks.

        If everyone can teach him, it would be best.

    • Zach

      lets remember andy gave up 4+ ER 7 times this year, not counting ATL when his defense failed but couldnt control damage.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea true but he has still limited the damage. He has decent stuff and gives up a lot of hits and has had a lot of control problems this year. 8 wins, yes wins are a flawed stat, say that he has limited damage to keep the team in a position/chance to win.

        • Zach

          dont really agree, but as a veteran does he have stuff to teach joba? yeah, but also dont know what kind of guy Andy is as a teacher. Mussina was the one to take Kennedy/Hughes under his wing last year, not Pettitte

          • Salty Buggah

            true…Moose should come back and teach Joba how to limit damage, he’d be the best.

  • jjyank

    Speaking of vets teaching rookies, do you guys think Mo comes back as a coach after he retires, or does something less involved like Yogi does?

    • Zach

      as a special instructor in ST sure. as bench/pitching/etc coach, no

      • Drew

        Plus he can’t teach the cut. He say’s that he’s tried over the years and other pitchers just can’t throw it. It’s hard for all-timers to coach. I agree, probably consultant/special instructor. I think he’ll be around plenty.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Was almost out of there with that swing!

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

    MyPinstripes Jesus Montero put on inactive list to play in the Futures Game in St. Lou

    • Salty Buggah

      I wonder why? Could it just be the Yanks don’t want him to play

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

        Nono, I think you’re misreading the post–

        I think that Montero’s inactive for Trenton cos he has to go to St. Louis tomorrow

        • Salty Buggah

          oh gotcha. I didn’t get it because I thought that was obvious so it musn have something else you were saying. EPIC FAIL me.

      • Zach

        no i think she means hes leaving the AA team to go to St Louis to play in the game.

  • YankeeScribe

    Jered Weaver is a starting pitcha

  • Dela G

    jeter is fucking money as usual

  • Little Bill

    Man, Jeter and A-Rod are on fire right now.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Argh, posting in the wrong comments…gotta love Jeet though.

  • Salty Buggah

    Abreu has a -4.9 UZR/150 but had a -25.3 UZR/150 with us last year!

  • AJ

    did Damon bust it down the line?

  • AJ

    ugh…

  • Dela G

    fuckin a tex

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

    Is it me or is Andy so not getting those calls?

    • Dela G

      he’s not at all

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      He’s not…this guy’s strikezone is shifted a few inches to the right (our right his left) when Weaver pitches.

    • Salty Buggah

      both…I’d say nearly 50/50

  • Marcus

    With Weaver nearing 100 pitches, it’s time to knock him out and get to the soft underbelly of the Angels’ bullpen…

    • Dela G

      we said the same thing yesterday

      how did that work out?

      • jjyank

        If our pitching doesn’t blow up again, it’ll work out fine. We scored 6 runs last night, that’s enough to win most ball games.

  • Drew

    Odd to see Kendrick at 227.

    • Dela G

      agreed. he is a very very good hitter. Let’s hope he gets hot after the break and not against the yanks

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    I’m really sick of this troll-like play by play man calling fastballs breaking balls…its very irritating

    • Dela G

      better than red sox knob polisher rick sutcliffe

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

    Did Stockton seriously call that pitch “a bit high”? Wow. It was at the dude’s thigh.

  • Salty Buggah

    that ball 2 Wood is a call that Andy isn’t getting but Weaver is

    • ShuutoHeat

      UMPS hate Yankees…

  • Dela G

    DAMN IT!!!!LHLKJLSJDLJSDJ!!!

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

    It’s the ballpark Andy.

  • Salty Buggah

    damn it Andy/Umps

  • j

    get it together…

  • Drew

    Damn bandbox.. oh wait

  • Dorian

    What is the leash on Andy today?

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

    Woooonderful.

  • Dela G

    this same shit happened to job yesterday in the 5th inning

  • jjyank

    DAMMIT. Gotta get out of this inning.

  • Salty Buggah

    oh shit, it’s the 5th innings again..Cmon Andy

  • A.D.

    I dislike it when the Yanks play the Angels.

  • V

    So, think Pete will have 10 updates on Pettitte’s suckitude? Or is that limited to Joba?

  • Dela G

    oh jesus

    david robertson working in the pen

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh God Robertson is up. Why not Aceves??? Oh wait…..

  • jjyank

    Assuming Andy gets out of the inning with the lead, who goes for the 6th? Pettite or D-rob?

  • Dela G

    they should make joba come in and pitch relief as punishment

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

    We have to come back to Anaheim?

    Fuck southern california

  • Drew
    • A.D.

      issue is he’s giving Weaver the strike off the plate, and not giving it to Pettitte. Otherwise he’s been fine

  • BigBlueAL

    No replay of the play at 1st??

  • BigBlueAL

    Kirk Gibson never made an All-Star team????

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

    Joe Buck totally doesn’t seem like the guy who would have a BBQ at his house.

  • jjyank

    Wikipedia says Mantle only played 18 years and was an all-star 16 times. Who’s right?

  • Salty Buggah

    damn it…cmon Andy!!!!!!

  • AJ

    What a nightmare.

  • Dela G

    FUUUUUUUK andy!!!

    lets finish this shit

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

    Andy’s pitching to the score in this inning for sure.

  • YankeeScribe

    I’m hating this game

  • BigBlueAL

    If only the Angels didnt have Torri Hunter, Vlad and Juan Rivera in their lineup…..

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

    Chone Figgins isn’t going 1st to 3rd because he’s on the Angels. He’s going 1st to 3rd because he’s fast.

  • charlespoet

    So much for the 4 run lead. What is it with 4 run leads that is so hard to hold?

  • Little Bill

    They need to send Andy down to Scranton to correct himself.

  • charlespoet

    For as good as Burnett and CC have been, Joba and Andy have leveled things out.

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

    It’s like we’re fucking cursed in Anaheim.

    I’m not normally this easily frustrated, but this has been going on for years.

    • Drew

      Or maybe our pitching just sucks against them this series.

  • A.D.

    Weaver:

    http://tinyurl.com/l4ba6t

    Pettitte:

    http://tinyurl.com/mqar9j

    Clearly Weaver getting the pitch off the plate, and while Pettitte hasn’t gone there as much, not so much on calls

    • Zach

      does the graph distinguish between swinging and called strikes?

      • A.D.

        http://tinyurl.com/lnyvdo

        That will only list called strikes, same, Angels getting calls off the plate, Yanks not so much.

  • Drew

    Since when is his name ABRAY-OH

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck..2nd straight 5th inning in which a big lead was blown

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Man this sux. Get Pettite out of there please.

    • Zach

      to continue our convo from earlier; andy really limited the damage today

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Man this sux. Get Pettite out of there please.

  • charlespoet

    And another Yankee starter gets a 4 run lead and then says fuck you.

  • V

    Wow. Check out PEteAbe’s updates.

    He literally had 8 updates last night talking about how Joba was t3h suckitude.

    Andy? Nothing.

    • Zach

      because andy pettitte is a starting pitchaa!

    • yankw

      oh poor joba someones picking on him maybe the fans and front office should coddle him some more

      • V

        It’s the fucking double standards that piss me off.

        I don’t know how anything I say is going to make Joba better or worse.

  • Luis Polonia

    We need to change the order of the rotation. The bullpen can’t survive with Joba and Pettitte pitching back-to-back.

    • Tom Zig

      You mean, Aceves, Joba, Pettitte. back-to-back-to-back

    • Tom Zig

      You mean, Aceves, Joba, Pettitte. back-to-back-to-back

      • Luis Polonia

        In this case, yes. After seeing these performances, there’s no way they continue stretching Aceves out.

  • AJ

    Last night a black cat was about to cross my path while driving. It was 5-1 Yanks at the time. I could have kept going and ran it over but my girlfriend says “CAT!!”. So I stopped and it crossed our path. Before I knew it, 5-5. Women..

  • YankeeScribe

    Abreu is schooling Swisher at the plate

  • charlespoet

    Well Yanks are going to have to come from behind again. They will to the top of the next inning down 6-4

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

    I don’t even know what to say at this point.

  • j

    wow. that got ugly quickly.

    I HATE the Angles.

  • Salty Buggah

    well, that sucked

  • Zach

    atleast he didnt walk him?

  • Hova

    Two teams I would like to avoid in the playoffs: Red Sox and Angels. I don’t know what it is. This is insane. Why do we struggle so much against the Angels? They’re freaking missing Vlad and Hunter. WTF.

    • Tom Zig

      We are just sending out the wrong pitchers at the wrong time.

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Nice job Dave.

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

    Fucking a.

  • charlespoet

    Fuck you Robertson. So tired of this weak ass pitching.

    But hey, we Hughes for the 8th. Well done.

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

    I’m not sure if yesterday or today is more depressing.

    Either way I am really fucking pissed, and I don’t have another game to turn to.

  • Drew

    We don’t need Street, just call up Melancon and D-Rob.

    • Tony

      The Rockies are dying to trade their ace reliever. They aren’t our AAA affiliate.

      • Drew

        really? I thought we’d just swap Igawa for Street, Colorado would have to give us some cash too..

  • BigBlueAL

    Robertson and inherited runners isnt a good mix.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Dropping a lead is one thing.
    Watching a lead being dropped is another.
    But watching the lead evaporate while listening to Karros+Stockton is excruciating….

  • Tom Zig

    *facepalm*

  • yankw

    wow this feels like april

  • V

    UPDATE, 5:28 p.m.: Nice job by Pettitte limiting the damage. Take notes, Joba. This is pitching.

    4-1 Yankees after four innings.

    • Drew

      heh I saw that. He’s got his head up his ass. A-Rod and Jobber are teh suxor.

    • Little Bill

      That is it. This is horrible. Not one Yankee patted Andy on the back after he left. Not one. His teammates are fed up with his act. I’m Peter Abraham and I’m talking out of my ass again. I bash A-Rod for taking steroids, but say nothing bad about Pettitte. Joba needs to be sent down to Scranton!

    • Salty Buggah

      well he was pitching decent back then, check his latest posts

  • Dorian

    Why is it that as soon as his runner gets on, Robertson toughens up?

    • Hova

      Maybe he hates our starting pitching staff. Haha.

  • Hova

    Mike Scioscia must circle the games against the Yankees and just smile when the schedule comes out. The dude has owned our team. I thought that would change once Torre left, but doesn’t look like it.

    Good thing is that Weaver has been shaky and hittable. Hopefully our offense gets the lead back.

  • charlespoet

    Seriously the Angels before the All Star Break. Fucking MLB and their scheduling.

    • Zach

      why are you mad about that? its a gift to get 4 days off after being on the west coast . would you rather have them go out on a west coast trip, have 1 day off to fly across the country home then play 6 days in a row?

  • j

    i know we love robertson, but he does a horrible job when he comes in to relieve somebody. give napoli a double and get a weak DP gb for morales? ugh.

  • UGH

    Looks like yesterday all over again.

  • Zach

    robertson’s walks are really fucking annoying

  • Drew

    D-Rob has no control in the bigs. Hopefully it’s just a rookie thang.

    • charlespoet

      channelling Joba.

  • UGH

    I live in SO Cal and I hate to see the Yankees here, they always suck when they come out. Not really sure what it is, it isn’t the team (Angels). Maybe the time difference? The heat?

  • Drew

    Dang Joey G is so pissed.

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

    This is an awful awful inning.

  • j

    are you serious? ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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

    Good thing they have Phil Hughes in the pen to protect this lead. Oh wait …

  • DGeezy

    this is disgraceful ugh

  • UGH

    Awful, Gay Angels

  • charlespoet

    There is your game.

    Tell me again why Hughes is in the pen?

  • A.D.

    Robertson, just like throwing gas on a fire.

  • Hova

    I know its silly to play MMQB, but if the Yankees had just called up Mitre to start the other day, we could have had Ace relieve Andy. Girardi knows how tough the Angels play the Yanks and having Aceves this series would have been very valuable.

    • Luis Polonia

      Ace wouldn’t have been available today since he would’ve thrown 2+ innings in relief of Joba last night.

      • Hova

        Ah shit. Good point. 6 innings fellas. 6 innings. That’s all we ask. Can’t keep doing this less than 5 innings crap. Our BP is finally doing well (minus Robertson) and we’re just burning through them. Thank God for the ASB.

    • Tony

      Sergio Mitre sucks. People need to learn this.

      • Drew

        You’ve scouted him?

        • Tony

          He has always sucked in the past, he sucks now.
          I don’t need Round 12 of “fellate whoever is in AAA/on the bench.” He’s garbage.

      • Luis Polonia

        I don’t think anybody has claimed otherwise.

        All anybody is saying is that it would’ve been good to use him for a spot start just before the AS break. Make him go 5-6 innings, even if he gets knocked around. It would’ve saved the bullpen for a big series against a team you’re battling for the wild card.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK! FUCK!!! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hate the 5th inning

  • DCR

    Thank you for not being able to get the 7, 8, 9 hitters out Andy. I can’t wait until he is gone.

    • Hova

      I know we’re pissed, but Andy was supposed to be our 5th starter. I wasn’t expecting much from him. But with the injuries to Wang and Joba forgetting how to pitch, there’s more pressure on Andy to perform. It sucks, but he has to step up for us.

      • Drew

        Eh, the only pressure on Andy is him earning his bonuses. He doesn’t deserve them if you ask me.

  • Dorian

    IS IT FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE TO BEAT THE ANGELS

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Talk about POURING GAS on a fire. This is a freakin joke.

  • Ant

    Why Girardi continues to bring Robertson in with runners on I have no idea. Unbelievable.

  • V

    Ballgame. I’m out.

    Robertson should have gone to AAA instead of Alby.

  • j

    can these announcers shut the fuck up? who the hell is the color commentator? i wanna slap his bitch ass in the face.

  • ShuutoHeat

    UGH, STFU KARROS AND STOCKTON!!!

    We get the friggin idea…
    Wake me up when the game ends…

  • Accent Shallow

    At this point, I’d settle for someone hitting Howie Kendrick in the head. Applying tags to the face.

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

    I would like to beat the fucking Angels in Anaheim once. Just one fucking series.

    I hate that team so fucking much.

  • Drew

    Ugh, thanks Joba, thanks Andy. At least with Joba he’s young and we expect growing pains.

  • Salty Buggah

    oh man, yesterday’s loss stung, we better win today

  • Zach

    these past two games just piss you off. atleast ill get to see mir make that clown lesnar tap out again tonight

    • Drew

      Fuck Mir!! heh, can’t wait for GSP to bring the ruckus tonight vs Alves.

  • A.D.

    New thread?

    • Jim

      I wish we could’ve kept Bobby “Abray-Oh”

  • j

    a 7 spot is absolutely… omg. what the HELL is that.

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    10 runs last night.
    8 runs so far today.
    I would hate to see what the Angels would do to the Yanks if they had there full squad.

  • UGH

    It’s over, the Yanks always suck in So Cal, don’t understand it

  • Tom

    Arod wiffs. I guarantee we go 3 up and down this inning

  • charlespoet

    What is worse than this game, Watching Matsui swing. Please retire.

    • Zach

      yeah shelley duncan would be sooo much better

    • Salty Buggah

      seriously?

  • ShuutoHeat

    Officially turned the TV off, I don’t mind watching losing games…. BUT Karros and Stockton is just fucking horrible.

  • Tom Zig

    Dear CC

    Please go 9 innings tomorrow

    kthxbye

    Love,
    The Bullpen

    • Bam Bam Balboni

      Love,
      The Yankee fans.

  • Salty Buggah

    suddenly, Weaver is gets hot, thank god this is his last inning

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Thank you sir may I have another.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m entirely irrational at this point. I’d just like someone on the Angels to get hit in the head.

    • Zach

      why is that your answer to lowsy pitching?

  • A.D.

    Tex and Matsui are lost against Weaver.

  • trueblue

    way to respond to a 7 run inning… this team needs man parts

  • Riddering

    Great. Now Weaver is owning the offense.

  • sjufan

    so glad we took a surplus in the rotation and got rid of it just because we had 6 guys healthy and put hughes in the pen. because health always, always lasts in the rotation. now everything blowing up in the rotation and we are naked. awesome.

    • Drew

      the season’s ovahhhhh!!!1

    • bonestock94

      Two pitchers have shitty outings and the rotation is blowing up!? Since when are the #4 and #5 pitchers on a team unhittable every outing?

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    That is how you pitch after your team scores some runs.
    Thats how !!!!

  • DP

    Can we just forfeit from now on? Its useless to even play these guys

  • Zach

    its sad that i think i have more faith in tomko than robertson

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Wait. Why is Phil Hughes in the pen? Someone tell me.

  • Tom

    What a shock, our hitters fold like lilly’s after a half-inning spanking. Way to pick up the team.

    The Yankees are an elite team, no doubt. The problem is they are at the absolute bottom of that pack. They’ll beat up on the chumps all year, only to half their asses handed to them when the facing the real teams.

  • Salty Buggah

    The way this thread has turned, you would think we just lost 13 of 15 games. Yes, this is frustrating as hell but it is a part of a 162 game season, stuff like this happens.

  • TOmmy

    Fox sucks plain and simple, they NEVER talk about the game, how about bringing up the ASS decision to spot start Al Aceves and that is why the bullpen has sucked, i promise you Aceves is the man in the 5th not robertson, and i also promise you he doesnt allow 4 runs… who was the brains behind the idea to set your self up for 3 pitchers in a row who wont go more than 6 max???