• TOmmy

    Awful decision to spot start Al… that decsion cost them this series…

    • A.D.

      So far the starting pitching as cost them.

    • Salty Buggah

      no way, this is all up to the starters. The bullpen shouldn’t have to work so much, it only exposes them

      • Dela G

        +10000

  • A.D.

    Makes you wonder where this team would be without AJ Burnett.

    • Little Bill

      Agree 100%. It was a great signing. The rotation looked so promising at the start of the year too. Andy has been like this all year, but it’s Joba and Wang who are most frustrating.

  • Pete A.

    Ease up on Andy guys. He’s a proven winner and a clutch pitcher. Speaking of unclutch, how about A-Roid injecting himself into the top 10 HR club? Jobber Chamberlain is so boring and today’s loss is all his fault. The Yankees obviously went to break early, they quit today. Still love Andy though.

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

      Little Bill, knocking it off with the name changes.

      • Little Bill

        lol, sorry. I’ll stop now. I couldn’t help myself.

    • Zach

      he always limits damage, joba should shut up and watch andy

    • j

      ill ease on up andy till he delivers some consistent results. a 6 spot in less than 5 innings? cmon.

      • Zach

        his post was sarcasm, making fun of peteabe

      • trueblue

        Andy has dropped two big turds this week alone.

  • UGH

    Yanks are streaky this year, frustrating to root for any streaky team

  • Salty Buggah

    Well, D-rod’s ERA now (3.27) is close to his FIP (3.47)

  • YankeeScribe

    Another day another passed ball for Posada

  • Riddering

    UNBELIEVABLE.

  • Drew

    Wow D-Rob, really? That far from the plate?

  • UGH

    I did not like brining Andy back, I would have rather seen them go in another direction, he was done last year

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

      Dude, we warned you about changing your name before. Yet you did it again.

    • Zach

      what other direction? sign cc, aj and lowe? or wait ben sheets right?

      • UGH

        I would have rather seen them start Hughes or Aceves from day 1 as the fifth starter, as the Angels score again on a triple for Aybar

        • Zach

          CC, AJ, Wang, Joba, Hughes

          when we lost Wang, Andy was real valuable. he still is as a back of the rotation starter

          • DCR

            Its just frustrating to see the Yankees play so well, come into Anaheim and bend over. Saunders had been struggling, they historically hit Weaver well, and Lackey has been hit or miss this year. Throw in not having two of their big bats on the DL, this is a great situation for the Yankees. Instead Joba and Pettitte both take it on the chin and the Yankees have to expose the weak portion of their bullpen because Aceves made a spot start.

    • A.D.

      I mean there really wasn’t “another” direction. The other options would have been within, or some other okay vet coming in to start. And thus a similar result.

      • James Auchincloss

        randy wolf signed for $500,000 less than pettitte and has been better across the board
        of course he is randy wolf

        • Zach

          a career NL pitcer with a career ERA+ of 102

        • A.D.

          He’s not really a different direction, he’s still a veteran lefty, yes he’s had better results this year, in the NL, where he’s played his whole career. But its the same type of player.

  • dkidd

    one of those days is turning into one of those series

  • Dorian

    PUT YOUR SHIN GUARDS IN THE DIRT POSADA CHRIST

  • UGH

    Hughes has to be in the rotation, no other way

  • Drew

    How can anyone blame Posada for that?

    • bxpd

      Don’t know if it would have made a difference, but you don’t ever try to backhand anything offspeed that’s thrown in front of you. If you’re a catcher and call for anything offspeed, you almost have to anticipate it’s going in the dirt so that you can block the ball with your chest. It’s supposed to be textbook catching. Again, don’t know if it would have made a difference, but it is frustrating to watch Posada attempt to backhand those offspeed pitches.

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

    It’s something about Anaheim.

    I can’t actually remember watching the team win there.

    • UGH

      I live in So Cal, you are right, I avoid the place because the Yanks play awful there and So Cal fans are idiots

    • Little Bill

      I can’t either. They’ve destroyed us in the regular season and playoffs. And I hate the credit Scocia gets for playing “small ball.” What a joke.

  • Dorian

    I swear all of these guys are average hitters against other teams. Against the yankees they are like the All Century team.

  • Salty Buggah

    man, posada throwing high each time.

  • Luis Polonia

    What a nightmare.

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuckin Aybar had to get all hot!

  • Riddering

    With the way this game is going, I have a feeling that we might see Swisher on the mound before the game is over.

  • DGeezy

    this is sickening

  • YankeeScribe

    The Angels are showing the Red Sox the proper way to own the Yankees

    • DP

      Huh? 8-0 isn’t proper enough?

  • Dorian

    In other news A-Jax is on another tear. He’s 3-3 today

    • A.D.

      Nice.

  • bonestock94

    I’m gonna go against the consensus here and say that NO real changes need to be made to the team because of a couple of crappy outings.

  • UGH

    Team needs at least two starters and a pen arm

    • V

      This blog needs you to be banned.

      • DP

        Desperately.

        • UGH

          Fuck both of you, it’s America

          • UGH

            The team needs two starters and an arm in the pen, they will address both is my guess.

          • Salty Buggah

            that should be enough to get you banned

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

            No, fuck you, we told you to stop changing your name, and you did anyway.

            • UGH

              Like I said, it’s America, there are no rules or laws that prohibit me, so that’s the real Fuck You

              • Rick in Boston

                uhm, but there are rules for commenting.

    • Little Bill

      You’ve said this 4 times today, TJ or tom or whoever you are. I agree about the pen arm. Starters are going to remain the same unless there’s an injury.

      • UGH

        You own the team now, pull the strings do you, news to me!

        • DP

          Go fuck yourself.

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

            Unacceptable. Even though I don’t like the guy, it doesn’t give you the right to be nasty to him.

            • UGH

              If you can’t stand other opinions that’s your problem. The team won’t listen to waht we want anyway, they will do what they think is right, MY GUESS IS they add a Starter and a pen arm.

  • James Auchincloss

    roy halladay and cliff lee are two names that come to mind

  • BigBlueAL

    Gonna be interesting to see how the pitching staff will look like come Friday.

  • Luis Polonia

    We have one of the best offenses in baseball and we’ll be facing one of the worst bullpens in baseball next inning.

    But does anybody honestly believe we have any shot to come back? Games against in the Angels in Anaheim are slowly reaching Red Sox frustration levels.

  • j

    gg. have a nice day yankee fans!

  • UGH

    I had tickets to this game and sold them, smart move for me

  • Nikhil R.

    Texas, please win the AL West.

    • Salty Buggah

      I agree

    • miketotheg

      yes!

  • A.D.

    Despite all this, Yankees probably will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    • UGH

      True, but in Anaheim they never come through, I end up leaving there pissed so I don’t go anymore

  • John Duci

    I havent been watching but I heard the Yanks were winning 4-0 again and blew the lead. Thats dissapointing.

  • UGH

    Halladay, we give them Hughes and a couple prospects, maybe include Melky and agree to take Vernon Wells’s contract

    • Little Bill

      Ugh, just please go away.

    • Drew

      100+ mil for a bad player ftw!!! Give em Igawa and Russo!

    • DP

      Please ban this person

    • A.D.

      Pretty much been said that the Jays don’t want to package that contract.

      The Jays want prospects for Halladay, not a way to get salary relief, the whole point of getting rid of the Wells contract would be to sign Halladay.

    • Dorian

      Yes Thank You for winning the “Irrational over the top solution to a one game losing streak award.”

  • Dorian

    Man Fuck this noise. Harry Potter is on im out.

  • bonestock94

    I think the real problem here is Hank Steinbrenner. Fire his ass!!

  • mike

    its almost unwatchable when the Yanks go to Anaheim – everyone has fallen apart in that place since i can remember.

    it just is a house of horrors – like the Kingdome used to be – for the Yanks and it almost needs to be written off as a lost series if the Yanks go there.

    lets just hope the Sox get them in the playoffs so the Yanks only have to beat one of them

  • Salty Buggah

    wow, the trolls have arrived, i should probably go

    • Little Bill

      It’s just the same guy changing his name. Hopefully he’s gone soon.

  • TOmmy

    Alright Yanks… shake it off… Darren Oliver is in… time for a rally!!!

  • Rick in Boston

    Yeah, this sucks, but you guys sound like the world is ending.

    • Salty Buggah

      exactly what I said, it’s ridiculous

    • Little Bill

      Nah. We’ve always struggled in Anaheim. Jobber and Andy have been struggling lately. Hopefully CC can pick us up tomorrow.

  • Dorian

    2 runs in this inning to keep this serious.

    • Dorian

      THATA FUCKIN BOY

  • TOmmy

    One hit at a time… lets get some positive vibes going on here… this place is so negative right now

    • Riddering

      The problem is that when a game turns like this, it’s harder to tell the difference between frustrated but informed fans and mentally deficient fanthings.

  • DGeezy

    No Arredondo, No Shields, NO K-Rod…lets FUCKIN RALLY

  • TOmmy

    HAHA LIKE I SAID BITCHES!!!

  • dkidd

    hinske!!! we’re winning this game

  • Salty Buggah

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

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

    Don’t think the world is ending, am just frustrated.

    It wouldn’t be a huge deal if it was just one game, but games against the Angels have gone EXACTLY like this for what, the past five years now?

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

    Shitske!!!

  • Drew

    Like I said earlier, this guy probably deserves more playing time.

  • Riddering

    HINSKE!

    BEST TRADE EVER? ;)

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

    Fire Cashman immediately!

  • Tony

    Good thing Cody Ransom has been taking ABs from Hinske.

    • Zach

      no he hasnt. hinske has played 11 games at third in the last 3 years

      • Tony

        And he could have played 1 or 2 in the last 3 weeks.

  • miketotheg

    i cant believe hinske is our offense today. why is ransom still on the team? WTF?

    let’s trade the farm system for santana.

  • Nikhil R.

    Hey Joe, you might want to play Hinske a little bit more.

    • Zach

      Who are you playing him over? all of the sudden bench swisher against righties? because hinske is horrible against lefties

      • Nikhil R.

        Mix him in a little bit more against righties since Swisher will get nearly all the at-bats against lefties.

  • Luis Polonia

    Eric Hinske > David Wright

    • miketotheg

      dam straight!

  • YankeeScribe

    Hinske is trying to cut into Swisher’s playing time

  • Anthony

    Melky pinch hitting for Gardner, why? Because of the lefty?

    • Tony

      They’re trying to get him to bench himself

      • Drew

        Yeah Melky is teh suxor

    • TOmmy

      def bc of the lefty… although man that was a bad AB

  • mike

    i need to make my first child a lefty pitcher – the fact Oliver still has a job in the majors is a testament to what im planning!!

  • dkidd

    9 out lefts. let’s win this

    • dkidd

      8 out lefts. let’s win this

  • Dorian

    “I am raising the stakes right now, … If this is a poker game, I am shoving my chips right in the middle of the table. I am raising the ante. Anybody who wants out, can get out. This team is going to WIN THIS GAME. OK? This team is going to WIN THIS GAME.”

    • Little Bill

      The Angels do have a pretty awful bullpen. It’s certainly not over with this offense.

    • A.D.

      Are you any good at poker?

      • Dorian

        Jim Fassel must be

  • James Auchincloss

    erick aybar is 5-7 with 4 rbis in this series
    hes hit for the cycle in 15 innings

    is there anyone on the angels who doesnt wreck the yankees?

  • Anthony

    It is a nice change that the Angel’s bullpen is no longer ridiculous like it has been in past years. I smell comeback.

  • TOmmy

    damon vs Oliver, if he can get on we will win this game, i am calling it.

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

    Am I asking for too much by wanting at least one more run this inning?

    • dkidd

      let’s make them sweat. that’s all i ask

    • Salty Buggah

      No I wanted it too…hopefully we get 2 at least next inning. Tex needs a big hit

  • sjufan

    from the last thread, “blowing up” may have been strong terminology for the rotation. point being injuries (wang), young starters struggling (joba), and a #5 starter being inconsistent (andy) are not things that should be totally unexpected. in fact, all of these things are incredibly forseeable, and it is likely one of them would happen. that’s why it’s probably not smart to take your 6th starter and make him a reliever. that was my point.

    • Little Bill

      Then you send Hughes down to AAA to do what? He’s obviously helping the ML team right now. I thought Hughes should have stayed a starter and Wang stayed in the pen.

      • Tony

        The correct answer

  • A.D.

    Nova, so far another nice start today.

  • Drew

    This is really getting not good.

  • dkidd

    that stings

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees bullpen depth = Fail

    • Little Bill

      No. Aceves was made unavailable by management. Him starting then made others unavailable last night. Joba and Andy should get some blame as well.

      • Drew

        Some blame?

    • Salty Buggah

      Well, if the starter doesn’t go at least 5 for 5 innings, they will be exposed no matter how good they are.

  • Salty Buggah

    Why I’m somewhat frustrated is that D-rob allowed all of those extra runs. Before, when our starter got bombed, the pen would keep them there for the most part and our offense could come back (like when Ac started). Yesterday and today, they’ve given up some runs to put the game away. 6 runs should be enough.

    And as I type that, Tomko gives up another bomb to explain my point. We just got back in it and he puts it further away.

    • Salty Buggah

      But then again, it’s the starting pitching that is exposing them by making them throw so many innings. That’s 3 straight days that they have not pitched 5 innings.

  • James Auchincloss

    is mitre going to be the #5 after the break or will they continue to stretch out aceves?

  • Dorian

    We need Ivan Nova up here ASAP. 76 pitches in 7 innings. With 9-3 GO-FO.

  • Joba to the Minors

    Looks like RAB has given up on the Joba excuse patrol? It’s about time, but if the Yankees weren’t as naive this problem wouldn’t have escalated to this point.

    • Drew

      lol

  • dkidd

    over/under on # of pitches for cc tomorrow?

    • BigBlueAL

      However many it takes to get the game to Hughes and/or Mo.

    • Riddering

      114 CG shutout

  • j

    10-6 against a vlad and hunter less angels team.

    smfh

    • Zach

      vlad sucks this year

      • BigBlueAL

        Vlad the past week had been killing the ball.

      • Salty Buggah

        he was on fire before getting hurt again

  • Luis Polonia

    Well, we’ve gotten a nice look at what the season would be like without Alfredo Aceves.

    Rebecca, you may be right. He might just be this team’s MVP so far this season.

  • Dorian

    I don’t want to see anyone else used in this game. Let Tomko take this pounding.

  • Salty Buggah

    Tomko does suck. The way he began was a fluke

  • bicycle boy

    tomko and ransom need to go…

  • Dorian

    Man I sure wish someone would let me hit off Brett Tomko

  • dkidd

    best olive garden ad ever

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H.

    I’m glad the Yanks show up against the big players in the American League (Sox, Rays, Angels)…

    • Dorian

      It doesn’t really matter because this wouldn’t be the team that faced them in the playoffs. There might be a bullpen of Joba/Phil/Coke/Aceves/Mo

    • Zach

      they took 2 out of 3 from Angels earlier this year, and they are 4-2 against Rays.

      • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H.

        but 0-8 vs the sox

        oh, and they are 4-4 vs the Rays, and 1 of the2 of the wins vs the Angels was a 4 run 8th and 2 run 9th for a walkoff, not exactly convincing against the big time teams.

  • sjufan

    you send hughes down to AAA until something like this happens (most specifically wang’s injury). the chances of cc, aj, pettitte, joba, and wang making every start the rest of the way were low, as they are for any rotation, and that played itself out very quickly. it was great that hughes was able to make a move to the pen and help the ML club at that time. but that leaves you naked when you experience absolutely inevitable injuries like the yankees have now. hopefully they insert him back into the rotation.

    • Little Bill

      I’d like to see him back in the rotation too. I just think his talent is better served at the ML level, rotation or bullpen. Preferably rotation though.

      • sjufan

        i totally agree with you there. i just think it’s a tricky spot because we were inevitably going to need another starter, and hughes is so clearly that guy. a month in the bullpen and now they seem hesitant to start him. if that continues, that is not good.

  • dkidd

    meaningless, stat padding home run please

    • dkidd

      much obliged

      • Dorian

        The sarcasm is just dripping

        • dkidd

          i love a-rod. poking fun at the haters

          my chips are on the table!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Heh, how did I know A-rod would HR again?

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

    Tomko didn’t give up nine runs.

  • Drew

    At least him and Jete’s showed up this series.

  • Dorian

    At least A-Rod is hitting like an MVP

  • DCR

    The Yankees are too good to be allowing scrubs like Ransom and Tomko to take up spots on their team.

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

      I’ll paraphrase another commenter:

      There is no way a team can win a World Series with marginal players on the bench.

      Sincerely,
      Clay Bellinger

      • BigBlueAL

        Co-Signed,
        Chris Turner

  • YankeeScribe

    Edison field is a bandbox

  • E-ROC

    BANDBOX!

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen a multi-HR game for Alex.

    MATSUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Little Bill

    GONE! Unfortunately Tomko gave up that run.

    • Drew

      Unfortunately AP gave up 6

  • Riddering

    It’s not just Brett and Melky who are fired up over competition.

    I foresee Hinske hitting another homer and then A-Rod gets all fired up and comes back with another one.

    WAIT WAIT MATSUI YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME.

  • Moose

    Joe,

    The answer to your ? is rather simple – trade for Halladay (at all costs). Otherwise, we are not making it past the 1st (and definitely not the 2nd) round of the playoffs.

    With a 200 million dollar payroll and obnoxiously expensive seats, it would be criminal to not give this team the best chance to win this year (and next, and next, and next).

    I could honestly care less about “prospects” – because thats all they are. The chances of Jackson, Montero, Raminine, Joba, and Melancon ALL establishing into great/very good MLB players is about 10%. My guess is half of those guys end up being good MLB players. To not trade those guys for the BEST MLB pitcher would be a shame. Our team is one great pitcher away from being the hands down best team in baseball. 2 pitchers aint gonna cut – three is scary.

    If anything, losing to the Angels might actually be a good thing because it will hopefully galvanize Cashman to WAKE THE FUCK UP!

    0-8 against Boston and now winless in Anaheim! These are exactly the teams we need to beat. Keep up the good work guys.

    • A.D.

      The chances of Jackson, Montero, Raminine, Joba, and Melancon ALL establishing into great/very good MLB players is about 10%.

      Thats very true, but if just one of the first 4 reach full potential then they’re more valuable over their career for the Yankees than Halladay will be over the remainder of his career that would be with the Yankees.

  • Drew

    GO HIDEKI!! DFA THIS BUM!
    Also, it’s not ABRAY-OH!

  • j

    8 runs on this pitching isn’t a big deal.

    giving up 10 runs to the angels’ offense is.

    lets go yanks! pull this bitch off!

  • zzzz

    cautious optimism rising!

    • TOmmy

      yes…. i am very afraid to become optimistic, but i have to admit i am getting there

  • Dorian

    FUK YEAH I TOLD YALL ALL MY CHIPS ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TABLE

  • dkidd

    good at-bat jorge. grind it

  • Dorian

    This is exactly why bullpen depth is so important for us. We have the ability to never be out of any game. When our bullpen holds down the other team, we can win a lot of games by just killing other team’s garbage bullpens.

    • dkidd

      agree. michael kay: “there are no mop-up innings with this team”

    • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H.

      Because the pen has done a fabulous job “holding down the other team” today…

      • dkidd

        proving the point

  • Luis Polonia

    I feel like I’m being teased yet again. Hope I’m wrong.

  • Riddering

    I love how the “let’s go Yankees” chant is suddenly audible.

    C’MON, CANO! Get on base for Hinske.

  • dkidd

    tying run to the plate, baby

  • YankeeScribe

    Cano gets a hit with a RISP and draws a walk? I think the Yankees might win this game

  • Little Bill

    Cano walked! Now I’ve seen everything.

  • bicycle boy

    jepsen 9 ERA

  • Salty Buggah

    now would be a good time for another HR Hinske…

  • mike

    lets hope Tomko tripped on his way to the dougout so we do not suffer any more pain this game – put Hughes in and let him finish the game to start stretching him out

  • Salty Buggah

    damn you Kendrick

  • TOmmy

    This team is big tease when on the west, i hope today is different…

  • Drew

    Damn, good AB by Hins.

  • Luis Polonia

    Hinske is unclutch. Can’t have that in New York. DFA him immediately.

  • Drew

    C’mon pen, hold em here.

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

    Top of the order in the ninth?

    • dkidd

      melky leads off

  • mike

    Odds of figgins playing LF next year??

  • Charlie

    i missed the first eight innings. someone wanna tell me how they scored 10 runs? Was Petitte horrible again??

    • Salty Buggah

      yea he and D-rob were pretty bad

    • Luis Polonia

      Remember yesterday’s game?

      Carbon copy of that. Right down to blowing a 4-run lead in the fifth inning.

      • Charlie

        well, glad i missed it then

  • Dorian

    Ivan Nova: 8IP 98 Pitches 1ER

    Right now the way our rotation is going. Those are the most impressive stats. Forget his ridiculous groundball rate.

  • TOmmy

    Why not go to Hughes here… im confused… no leftys?

  • Charlie

    The name of this spillover thread is kinda confusing. Two reliable pitchers? Unless you meant starters, we’ve got more than that. And the solution to the lack of good starters is putting hughes in the rotation.

    • Nikhil R.

      I think he means Burnett and Sabathia.

  • TOmmy

    STOP THE DAMN BALL POSADA….

  • Nikhil R.

    You have got to be fucking kidding me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H.

    What a sloppy game

  • j

    what the hell?!

  • Dorian

    BLOCK THE FUCKING BALL

  • E-ROC

    C’mon Jorge!

  • Tom

    Posada’s defense is a liablity

  • j

    omg. jeter TWO HANDS TWO HANDS.

    • TOmmy

      He used two yesterday… dropped the ball, he is just tryin to change it up

  • YankeeScribe

    Posada = not good at catching nasty pitches

  • sjufan

    ay posada.

  • dkidd

    eric karros makes robin ventura sound like dave chappelle

  • Riddering

    If Coke gets out of this without a run I will send him a giftbasket.

  • Dorian

    I’m not including Phil Hughes in this

    You have 3 choices for the next Yankee 5th starter

    A) Alfredo Aceves
    B) Sergio Mitre
    C) Ivan Nova

    • Little Bill

      D) Phil Hughes

    • bicycle boy

      I would pick Nova out of those 3.

  • mike

    sloppy inning – characteristic of playing in Anaheim – remember all the way back to when Wells basically quit and gave up hit after hit in the playoffs, Crosby colliding in outfield etc..

  • Luis Polonia

    Dropped third strike = ridiculous rule. I have always felt this way, even when it benefits the Yankees.

  • Drew

    Point to the ball Phil, point to the ball…

    • Luis Polonia

      Pathetic.

      • Luis Polonia

        Didn’t mean for that to be a reply. My bad.

  • James Auchincloss

    ITS NOT ABRAY-OH!!!!

    fuck this game

  • Dorian

    That run goes on Jorge

    • Drew

      not phil?

  • Salty Buggah

    Another blown call, he was fuckin out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Drew

    Great throw by Jorgie.

  • Nikhil R.

    Another shitty call.

  • Dorian

    CHRIST CUD THE UMPS GET SUMTHING RIGHT. ANYTHING

  • mike

    Coke has a crappy inning – bottom of the order lead-off hit, lazy throw to 1st, not keeping Figgins close…if he wants more innings and not being a LOOGY-labeled guy, he needed to really shut them down….not so much

    • mike

      im sorry – i forgot to mention a softball to Morales

  • CanoFTW

    These Fox announcers are killing me – they’ve spent all afternoon butchering Abreu’s name… is it really that hard to spend 5 minutes learning the pronunciations of the players before the game?

  • bicycle boy

    I’m starting to think that there’s a collective effort by umps to ruin Yankees games.

  • j

    why isn’t there more accountability for umpires? i’m sick of seeing bad calls screwing our team over and over.

    • j

      take umpires out completely out of the game and have strikes and balls called by a camera, computer and a scorer. If hard working car industry workers are laid because of robots, why the hell not umps?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Another blown call that costs us a run. Just great.

  • Dorian

    I move for a meritocracy in the Rotation. If you suck, you can’t pitch. If you don’t suck, you can pitch

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It’s like the umps got ticked off that Jeter “went after” one of them and are now screwing the Yankees on purpose.

    • j

      ha! conspiracy theory… the trend seemingly points that direction.

  • Charlie

    wow this team is getting shat on while stumbling to the all star break. woulda been nicer to win this series.

    • AndrewYF

      Yeah, it would have been nice, but the Yankees have played well enough that it wasn’t even near a necessity.

  • mike

    amazing – the Yanks lose ARod and cant hit out of a paper bag, Halos lose both Vlad and Hunter and still club out 22 runs in 2 games

    • mike

      That would be 24 runs, and Coke re-confirmed as LOOGY

  • Luis Polonia

    Holy crap. We cannot beat these guys.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      We can’t beat the Red Sox either. And they are both playoff bound teams. Notice a trend there?

      • Luis Polonia

        A very troubling one. Not altogether surprising either. The Angels and the Red Sox are the two teams that have had the biggest hand in the Yankees’ fall from perennial WS contender to a team that can’t even reach the ALCS (or even the playoffs) over the past seven seasons.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        But the Yankees can beat Minnesota, another playoff bound team. 7-0, actually.

        And the Yankees beat the Angels back when they visited the Bronx and didn’t have A-Rod.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H.

    Embarrassing….

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Heckuva job Phil Choke.

  • bicycle boy

    angels have score in every inning since the 4th…

  • Salty Buggah

    this is frustrating but this one is on jorge and the fuckin ump

  • Riddering

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.

    This inning should’ve been over.

    I am writing to the President about this umpire issue. After I stop crying.

  • Tom

    This team is an embarrassment. I can’t wait to hear Girardi’s excuses.

    • j

      we just got off an amazing run of games and you call our team an embarrassment? i’m embarrassed yankee fans like you exist.

    • Charlie

      thats just stupid. 51-36 is an embarassment??? Second place in the fucking AL East?? The reason we lost is because petitte is horrible and our bullpen sucked today

    • Drew

      Um, my guess is, we didn’t get pitching. Why are you waiting to hear that?

    • JackC

      That seems a little silly. They’ve just gone on something like a 13 out of 14 run. What this team is, and it worries, is as bipolar a club as I’ve seen in years. What’s worrisome is that their down times correspond consistently with the Angels and Red Sox

  • Charlie

    what a waste of arod and hinske both homering twice this game is

  • James Auchincloss

    everything about this game has sucked: the pitching, the umpiring, the announcing
    i couldnt be more miserable right now

  • TOmmy

    Honestly, what the fuck is coke doing starting an inning with all right handed hitters exept for abreu…. not to mention a bad call at 2nd…AGAIN plus posada sucking at catching… i can not wait until the all star break…

  • dkidd

    forget it, jake. it’s anaheim.

    • JackC

      ietc

  • Hova

    Starting to envy the Mets rotation at this point. We have 2 reliable pitchers. Fcuk.

  • bicycle boy

    this team cannot afford pettitte and joba wetting the bed every start, especially now with wang out.

    • Riddering

      Did you think over the wording before you posted that comment?

      • thurdonpaul

        lmao, it took me awhile, but, i got that, lol

  • Moose

    Bobby’s sucha professional hitter.

    Give Cashman credit for not giving him a paultry one yr contract and instead going “all in” with Nick “air guitar” Swisher and Xavier “I had one good year” Nady.

    In all seriousness, Chasmansn has about as many “busts” as good signs/trades.

    Irabu, Contreras, Igawa, Karsay, Farnsworth, Pavano, Pettite (2009), Wright, etc., etc. – and as we can see, their ALL pitchers. Cashman has NO IDEA what he’s talkin about when it comes to pitchers….and Joba is exhibit A. Only Cashman would take an absolutely dominant reliever (and likely replacement of Mariano) and make him into an absolute dud of a starter.

    UPDATE: 12-8 angels. Does anyone think this loss is even more alarming considering that we’re playing Anaheim’s AAA team??? No Hunter and Guerrero and they score 22 runs in 2 games??? But hey, lets just “wait this out” and allow these kids to “develop.” Meanwhile, I’m paying $300 for shitty seats in Yankee stadium and unless CC or AJ is pitching, the game is probably gonna be a mess.

    • Drew

      Next time don’t buy the tickets.

    • bonestock94

      Yea, with the Yanks record the only games that aren’t a mess are with the #1 and #2 pitchers. The only thing worse than these losses are the retarded posts that pop up on this site when they happen.

    • Charlie

      your retarded. joba to the pen??? no comment necessary on that point. And this game was not about letting “these kids develop”. this was petitte, a 37 year old who is simply declining. this is baseball and every game is as unpredictable as the next. they may have gotten rocked by a partially depleted angels lineup (which isn’t even that bad) but I bet at some point the Yanks have shut down a good offense and they will again.

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

        Fucking A. What do our commenting guidelines say about personal attacks. Clearly you disagree with this guy, but insulting him? Stop.

        • Charlie

          was it the your retarded part? other than that it didn’t seem like a personal attack to me. and didn’t you just call me a fucking a? lol.

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

            Yeah, it’s the retarded line. We don’t ask much, but one thing we insist on is civility.

    • Randy A.

      Those are some pretty creative nicknames you made up for Swisher and Nady.

      Although I agree that Cashman has made some horrible moves, he has made good ones too. How about the 2 pitchers that you DONT complain about paying 300 dollars to see. Did he not bring them into this organization? Don’t overreact and then come bitch and moan on a message board about one bad game. Sit the next few plays out and pull yourself together.

  • Luis Polonia

    I know Coke was due for a bad outing, but can someone explain why we brought him in to face 8 batters, one of whom was a lefty? Was this really a good plan?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Our manager, he’s in there to put players in a position to fail.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I think it’s cause the magic 8 ball said so.

  • Hova

    Is there a better manager in baseball than Mike Scioscia? The man can puts up wins with whatever you give him. Deserves to be the highest paid manager in baseball.

    • AndrewYF

      “Is there a better manager in baseball than Mike Scioscia when playing the Yankees?”

      Fixed that for ya. He’s really, really not all that great. Yankee fans just think so because he turns into a mastermind when his team plays the Yankees, and the Yankees turn into the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • dkidd

    frenchie up with bases loaded

    • Bam Bam Balboni

      Frenchie delivers

  • Dorian

    Nova had 15 groundouts today to 3 flyballs.

  • Salty Buggah

    Yes, Cok pitched bad but he got charged 4 runs that shouldn’t have been

    • Salty Buggah

      *Coke

      • Charlie

        haha. cok.

  • j

    ok… wow. why are there so many damn lohuders on RAB now? its one game and the yankees have been playing absolutely great baseball for more than 2 weeks. our pitching blows up for two games and all of a sudden we’re an embarrassment? a bad team? wtf?

    • V

      +500

  • Dorian

    LMFAO OMG The Cleveland show

  • Riddering

    MELKY!

    Okay, now if we get two more on base A-Rod can hit a grand slam and Matsui and Jorge will follow up with more runs.

  • Salty Buggah

    heh I knew Jeter had to GIDP soon, good thing it’s today

  • YankeeScribe

    Example #4080 proving that pitching + defense > offense

    The Yanks have two players with two homers in this game and they’re still losing!

    • Salty Buggah

      yes, but several umpire blown calls dont help the cause.

      No errors/umpirers, we save about 8 runs

    • AndrewYF

      The Angels offense won them the game today. If they played like the Royals, they would have lost, and then that would be “Example #5607 that a great offense always gives you runs to work with”.

  • Dorian

    My word. We got one more trip out here too.

  • bicycle boy

    THANK YOU DEREK. NOW this game can end.

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Hopefully this game and last nights game will keep Cashman on his toes. This team needs pitching and it needs it in the worst way. Way to show up for a national televised game. Now the whole world can see they Yanks with their thumbs in their mouths and pants around their ankles.

    • Drew

      Cashman doesn’t need two losses in July to stay “on his toes.”

      • Bam Bam Balboni

        Winning 10 of 12 or whatever it was can give you false hope.
        The Angels just reminded Cashman and the rest of the Yankee Universe that their bullpen and starting pitching is not up to snuff agaisnt the better competition and future playoff opponenents aka Red Sox who are laying the lead pipe to the Royals as we speak. Anyway, goodnight and hopefully CC can end this mockery that the Yankees make of themselves in the House of Horrors in Anaheim.

        • AndrewYF

          Yes, winning 12 of 14 was just another fluke in a season of flukes and 2 bad games is a much better indicator of who the Yankees *really* are. Genius.

          I’m beginning to hate the Yankee fanbase even more than the Sox fanbase.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah I know how that feels.
            The want now attitude, the I’m better than Cashman attitude, the I’m better than Girardi attitude, team bashing over a couple losses and the booing make other fans simply unbearable at times.

  • Drew

    Well, that was not good.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Only this team could score 14 runs in 2 days and lose both games. Thank you Big Game Andy and Mr. Young Stud Chamberlain.

  • the Evil Avacado

    Ivan Nova today 8 IP 4H 1ER

    if he keeps it up he has to be thought of as a viable option

    • YankeeScribe

      He will get his chance after the break

      • Charlie

        Sure about that? I had no idea he was ready for the big leagues. I guess he’d be better than mitre or aceves, but not better than hughes, who is the one who should be the 5th starter.

        • Dorian

          Who takes “Hughesy’s” spot in the pen?

          • Charlie

            I guess Aceves since he started the last 5th starter game. In an ideal world the yanks pen is Mo, Bruney, Coke, Robertson, Aceves, Melancon, and Albaladejo, with Tomko being DFA’d.

    • Dorian

      What do you mean “if he keeps this up?”

      The guy has done enough to earn a start he has better stuff than anyone else that would be an option not named Phil Hughes. Give the start to the kid.

      • the Evil Avacado

        Chill out Dorian, I agree with you…

        Christ, 3/4 of posters on this site DESperately need to switch to decaf

  • dkidd

    FOX + anaheim = crappy play

  • James Auchincloss

    meanwhile boston is up 3-0 after three royals errors in the first inning
    how convenient to coast into the break with 7 at home against the a’s and royals

  • Charlie

    I’m not gonna freak out because of these two games. And nobody should. The yankees have a great team, and they don’t really need to trade for roy halladay or some other expensive veteran who we’d be surrendering several prospects for. I’m confident the yanks will come out smoking after the ASB as they often do, and be right there with the red sox come october. Its two bad games, and teams are bound to go in slumps after the way the yanks were playing

    • Jim

      I agree. Joba, Pettitte, and our TBD fifth starter have really made me happy this season. I am 100% confident that when we play teams with good pitching we’ll win the games 1-0 or 2-1. Oh well, at least we can beat the Athletics and Twins. We always do. But the Angels, we never win. The Red Sox, we never win. It’ll be fun until the playoffs, when we get swept in the 1st round, like usual.

      • Dorian

        Candidate for the dumbest post I have ever seen.

      • Charlie

        Ok, man, we didn’t beat this angels 2 out of 3 earlier in the year or anything, RIGHT? And the yankees haven’t won 26 world series, they just get swept in the first round every time, RIGHT? The Yankees are fine, you’re wrong.

        • Jim

          Yeah bud Ruth and Mantle and Dimaggio and Jackson are really gonna help your point … Let’s talk about the last 8 years, of course they arent always swept, but how close have they come to winning the WS? Not very…

      • V

        Please find the nearest bridge and jump. Thanks!

    • bxpd

      Definitely give you a +1 with what you said but what makes this so frustrating is that it’s against the Angels again. It’s like every game against that team is the same. The Yanks don’t pitch well nor play solid D. They run wild against the Yanks and seem to capitalize on every single mistake.

      Hopefully, CC can hand the ball to Mo tomorrow.

  • Riddering

    Well, that sucked.

    But it’s a series before the All Star break, not a series in September with the division lead on the line. Cashman doesn’t need to sell the farm immediately tomorrow, etc. etc.

  • yankw

    fucking anaheim they always just seem to embarass us hyalf a lineup and all.

    Oh well win tomrorow 4-2 trip is nice tough after a 3-0 start but screw it go into the break on a good note

    • Jim

      “Win Tomorrow”

      LOL

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah the Yankees never win games. We’re on pace to become the first winless team of all baseball. Man I wish our team was better. I hate being in dead last. It’s all Cashmans fault MIRITE?!?!

  • Dorian

    Arturi Gatti is dead

    • Dorian

      *Arturo “Thunder” Gatti is dead

      • Dorian

        Perspective Gentleman…Perspective. 37 yrs old

        • angry angry hippo

          should’ve been chode figgins instead

          • Dela G

            hahahaha i’d prefer abreu

  • Cate

    They have to try and get Roy Halladay. You build a deal around Joba and Austin Jackson and the Yanks can get it done.

    They should never have started Aceves.

    And let’s face it – Wang has killed the Yanks. If he came back from his injury, the team would not be having these pitching concerns.

    • Dorian

      NOT INTELLIGENT

    • bonestock94

      For a team that has been “killed” they seem to being doing alright.

  • dc1874

    Hinske..2009 version of David Justice ??? Could be ??

    • Dorian

      That would be nice.

  • Charlie

    just stop it with that. the yankees don’t need roy halladay. they’ll be coughing up every young player and good prospect they have to get a 32 year old pitcher. a better solution is to put hughes in the rotation.

    • Charlie

      thats supposed to be a reply to the comment above the dc1874 one

  • bicycle boy

    at least tampa is losing……………………………..

  • Jim

    I agree, I really dont want Halladay … But Pettitte is safe, apparently Joba is safe until the END END of the year, and our 5th starter … well… lets hope that mitre or nova or even Jason Johnson can fill that whole.

    • V

      D00d. Is your IQ lower than your fucking shoe size?

      • bicycle boy

        oooo!!! V is insulting someone again!!!

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