Game 89: Start the second half off with a bang

Mitre to start on Tuesday
Game 89 Spillover Thread

Holy crap, there’s going to be Yankees baseball soon. There’s some rain in the forecast, but we’ll see how that goes. For now, let’s plan on watching some baseball at 7.

The Yankees come back strong. Over his last five starts, A.J. Burnett has been the Yankees best pitcher, tossing 33.2 innings to a 1.34 ERA. He hasn’t pitched since July 8, which is a shame. Hopefully the long layoff doesn’t affect how he tosses tonight. The Yanks could use a good one.

He’ll be opposed by rookie Lucas French. A 2004 8th-round pick, French made two scoreless relief appearances in May before heading back to Toledo. The team recalled him in early July, and he’s recorded two starts since. The first, against Minnesota, wasn’t very good, as he lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing two runs. The second was much better, as he held the Royals to one run over 6.1 innings. Zack Grienke gave up three runs over six, and the Tigers prevailed.

Lucas was never a strikeout guy in the minors, setting down just a hair under six per nine. We’ve seen plenty of minor leaguers accomplish that feat and see an enormous drop-off when coming to the majors, because their stuff just doesn’t translate. Still, French has kept his walks and home runs in check, and once his hit rate took a dip, he found success at AAA Toledo this year.

It’s tough to get a read on French’s repertoire through pitch f/x. During his start against Kansas City it appears he threw 41 changeups to 21fastballs. Considering the max speed on the change is 87.7 mph, it’s easy to see that some of those are misclassified. He had a similar problem in his first start against Minnesota, where his slider was recorded as a cutter. We do know that he’s a fastball-slider-changeup guy who barely touches 90 with his max velocity.

Yanks trot out the A-lineup tonight (Gardner and Cabrera are interchangeable in the A-lineup, IMO). Pray for no rain.

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. Nick Swisher, RF
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

Mitre to start on Tuesday
Game 89 Spillover Thread
  • Salty Buggah

    I really hope we win tonight.

    • Salty Buggah

      Did we win like 8 straight to being the 2nd half and climb within 1 back of the Sox only to go cold later? Well, I hope we can win 8 straight or a bunch and stay hot this year to win the division.

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

      I’ll settle for them playing tonight.

  • Salty Buggah

    I like Matsui batting 5th

  • Jake H

    I need this baseball! Is it bad I choose to drink beer, watch the game and eat a whole pizza by myself?

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

      Not only is it not bad, it’s commendable. I’ve already had two Golden Monkeys (9.5% ABV), and am about to order delivery. Life is good.

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

        Ordering delivery sounds like a good idea. I think I might do that.

        • whozat

          I landed on Long Island two hours ago and have already consumed three slices of real New York pizza.

          It has been, literally, 11 months since last I had good pizza.

          • Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

            Damn, I miss good pizza. The stuff out here in Portland Or doesn’t even qualify as pizza.

      • Jake H

        3 beers down, pizza in the oven. Life is good.

        • Whitey14

          The posts ought to get really interesting as the night goes on if you’re all going to be drunk ;-) Can’t wait!

  • whozat

    If this kid throws the ball over the plate, I predict the Yankees will not score a lot of runs.

    • Salty Buggah

      Unless they are meatballs right down the middle

      • Drew

        mmmmm.. meatballs.

        • Salty Buggah

          Heh thanks Homer Simpson

  • Charlie

    are they gonna get this one in or what?

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

      Probably start but not finish.

      • Salty Buggah

        Well hopefully it’ll have been at least 7 innings by then so AJ wont go to waste

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

      Looks good. I’m 2 miles from the Stadium and the sun is currently blinding me.

  • Drew

    Woohoo! baseball time

  • Drew

    So who ended up getting the kybosh down to AAA, Melancon?

    • Charlie

      no one, mitre wasn’t activated today. its friday and he’s pitching tuesday, so why would he be?

      • Drew

        Oh, duh. My bad.

  • Jake H

    RAB nation, I ask thee this question. Is there anything better then pizza and beer? I don’t think that there is.

    • Salty Buggah

      A Yankees win?

    • Teix is the Man

      hookers?

    • pat

      Yeah there’s a few things…

      Shit a curtis granderson double is not one of them

  • bonestock94

    Is it ok to go OT in a game thread?

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

      Yep!

      • bonestock94

        Sweet, Ok, fantasy baseball

        Guy offered me Matt Capps and Cole Hamels for Nick Markakis.

        I countered with Josh Johnson and Lidge for Markakis.

        Thoughts on both, thanks

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

          Rule #1: Don’t be giving up the best player in the deal.

          • bonestock94

            I’m not so sure I am the way Markakis has been playing. I have an abundance of OFers too.

  • theyankeewarrior

    No it’s beating you know whoooooooooooooooooo big!

    but we never beat any of the (you know whos)

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

    So what do you guys think of my Joba theory? I promise this is the absolute last time I’ll mention it–till, uh, Joba starts, anyway.

    • Jake H

      I think it has some merit. But while we might think we know something the Yankees have guys who live this stuff 24/7 and has seen a lot more then us.

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

        Indeed.

    • Bob Stone

      I like your theory.

  • Drew

    Damnit Granderson

  • Salty Buggah

    Bad start

  • Salty Buggah

    Hmmm a lot of the Tigers are really good against AJ except Granderson

  • Riddering

    I love watching the local coverage for Tigers games when they play the Yanks because the announcers spend most of their time crushing on Jeter.

    • Riddering

      Example being: Granderson scores and they spend two minutes discussing Jeter’s brilliant throw to Tex. *amused*

  • Teix is the Man

    96 mph breaking ball…impressive =)

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok where did Ball 3 miss

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

    Little wild AJ.

  • whozat

    Awesome, AJ. Walk the vaunted Clete Thomas on four straight pitches.

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

    AJ:

    “Tigers that can’t be tamed”

  • Riddering

    A.J. walked a man in Reno.

    Just to watch his teammates let him die.

    • Teix is the Man

      wtf?

      • whozat

        Johnny Cash reference.

      • pat

        Oh teix, how old are you?

      • Riddering

        I have Johnny Cash on the brain.

        A.J. is a badass even when he’s off.

        Watching baseball again after so long is making me loopy.

  • Ivan

    Just keep where it is

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

    Lazy.

    • whozat

      He actually fell asleep in midair.

  • JGS

    Robbie!

  • pat

    Nice play robbie, you almost jumped past that one.

  • Jake H

    nice play robbie

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

    I want to be a Visigoth.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok hopefully AJ settles down next inning

  • zs190

    Nice velocity for AJ, 96-98, wonder if he’s just had too much rest and overthrowing a bit.

  • pat

    The buck stops here Frenchy. Now prepare to get shellacked.

  • Salty Buggah

    Jete has like .400+ AVG against lefties right?

    • Salty Buggah

      Yep, .444 with a 1.164 OPS

    • pat

      That can’t be right, that would mean he’s hitting .200 against righties.

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

        It sounds right, actually

      • pat

        Ah, you mean this year.

      • whozat

        The samples are skewed; you see more righties than lefties, so you can be hitting .400 against lefties and .270 against righties if the ratio of ABs is right.

        • pat

          I thought he meant career wise. This year it is skewed like you said. Career wise he’s hitting 336 vs. lhp and .310 vs rhp.

  • theyankeewarrior

    “Not overpowering”

    “Mixes his pitches”

    “Rookie”

    “Never faced the Yankees”

    “Filling in for regulars”

    Do these scare anyone else to death?

  • Matt M.

    where is michael kay? he hasn’t broadcasted a game in a while….doesnt he usually just take a game off or a series off for vacation?

    is he no longer our announcer?? have my prayers been answered????

  • pat

    Hahah, i like that “Anderson.. and one step above that is a Granderson” Kay would be patting himself on the back for the next 10 games if he said that. Singy is the man.

  • Salty Buggah

    Tex should be starting his 2nd half hot streak anytime now, so should Robbie

  • JGS

    Tex—1.000 in the second half

    • Ivan

      Great.

  • pat

    Strike one was ticketed for the moon if arod made contact.

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

    You know, I have to say the Detroit old English “D” logo is all sorts of awesome.

    • Bob Stone

      I agree – I’ve always like it.

  • Salty Buggah

    well a 9 pitch out is kinda productive

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

    Okay, Matsui, not K’ing on three pitches would be ideal…

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

      That works =D!

  • JGS

    good throw and Damon is out by 20 feet

    • JGS

      on second look, that was Laird’s fault

  • pat

    Tex, you are a very very underrated base runner.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, he’s slow but is very smart

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

      +42

  • Salty Buggah

    MATSUI!

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

    Should have traded Matsui when they had the chance. He’s TOAST.

    • Salty Buggah

      pfft, no one would have traded him. Should have DFA’s him and A-rod that other 1st baseman/DH

      • whozat

        Yeah, then we could have Cody Ransom and Shelley Duncan up here and playing every day. Man, that would be a winning team.

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

    Ycch, Montero isn’t playing tonight

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

      Understandable. He’s been running around all week with the Futures Game and what not.

  • JGS

    geez, AJ is going to be gone by the 4th at this rate

  • whozat

    Come ONNN AJ!!!!!!

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

    Ow AJ.

    meanwhile, Brackman’s line thus far:

    2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.83

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

    Damn AJ, get your shit straight.

  • whozat

    At least one of those pitches was a strike, but still.

  • Ivan

    Maybe it’s long layoff.

    • whozat

      That’s a great excuse for walking a shitty hitter on four pitches and then throwing the ball into CF.

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

        Well, it has been nine days.

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

    It’s really not AJ’s night…

  • Riddering

    Maybe A.J.’s distracted by the Halladay rumors…

  • JGS

    almost there…

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

    97 mph curveball from AJ. I’m convinced YES’s gun is just a guy guessing speeds before the pitch is thrown.

    • Salty Buggah

      Maybe he learned from Wii Baseball, where it’s possible to throw 98-99 mph Curveballs

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Imagine a 99 mph knuckleball with insane videogame movement (like those crazy MLB 09 The Show knuckleballs) HOLY SHI7!

        • Salty Buggah

          Yea those would be insane. A 99 mph Curve/Screwball = you get 200 mil signing bonus

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He must hate Joba then…

  • Rich M

    Moose and Gooden added to old timers game.

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

    Gosh darn it.

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

    It’s gonna be one of those games, isn’t it?

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    I just got home from picking up sushi at the supermarket…it’s terrible I know, but in central NC they are the only ones that get fresh fish….anyone on MLB.tv having trouble getting on the feed?

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

      My brother was

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        It is frustrating as hell. At least I’m not alone with this crap!

    • Little Bill

      First 3 times I got an error. 4th time it worked. Keep trying and hopefully you get through.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        My urge to kill is rising with each attempt. But it’s not like they have an customer service people I can call on the phone and cuss out….

  • Ivan

    ah man. Fuckin Polanco

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, he almost got away with runner on 3rd no out

  • JGS

    moral of the story–don’t walk the speedy leadoff man

    • Drew

      …or hit them with a pitch

    • Salty Buggah

      He’s having trouble getting it close to the plate so you think he he wouldn’t at least try to throw one strike to him?

  • Jake H

    Frustrating game.

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope Robbie went home to his Dad in the Dominican over the break

  • Brazilian Yankee

    French’s stuff doesnt look all that impressive. It feels like the Yankees are on the verge of crushing him..

    • Salty Buggah

      yea I think so too so hopefully

    • Riddering

      Second & third time through the lineup is going to be painful for French.

  • JGS

    is it just me or is French 0-2 on everyone

  • Riddering

    In another life, Swisher was an umpire.

    A really, really good umpire.

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

    Well, at least he’s not walking anyone

    Brackman 3.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 6.09

  • Salty Buggah

    That strike 3 called to Swish has been given to French 4 times at least no yet AJ hasn’t gotten the same call 3 times now.

    • Salty Buggah

      *now

    • JGS

      they showed the overhead view, it was a strike. I don’t remember seeing an overhead of any of AJ’s close ones

      • Salty Buggah

        Idk but Gameday has shown 3 similar calls but AJ didn’t get it.

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

    Rest of the bullpen for the text poll, easy.

  • Riddering

    Damon looks so pleased to have caught that ball.

    • pat

      I noticed that,he almost looked a little too pleased like he wasn’t expecting to catch it.

      • Riddering

        Well, I always wonder what’s going to happen when a ball is put into play in LF if Damon is there.

        Maybe it’s just as suspenseful for Damon.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Adam Warren doing dominating through 4 innings so far.

  • JGS

    nice inning there

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    And there you have it…

    Jason Bay 0-2 with 2 strikeouts (.259 avg) BUST!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Is it wrong that I blame Selig for all of my issues with MLB.tv?

    • Salty Buggah

      Yes it is. You’re supposed to blame A-rod

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

        cody ransom?

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Shit, I forgot about that meme. I prefer blaming Selig for everything that deals with the central MLB, and ARod for everything else, including global warming, AIDS, asteroids, and bears.

  • Jake H

    I don’t like this frenchy.

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope Damon gets hot again

  • Jake H

    Mike is Medchill a guy who might make your top 30 prospects?

    • pat

      RANDY JOHNSON!

      • pat

        haha whoops.

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

      Unlikely. Too many younger guys with more upside in the system.

  • Salty Buggah

    Was that over the fence?

    • Drew

      nope warning track

      • Salty Buggah

        Damn, I meant at the fence but thanks

  • pat

    Hah, Arod is like 3 years older than ryan howard but 370 homeruns ahead of him.

    Why that amuses me I don’t know, but it does. Arod is goooood.

    • Bam Bam Balboni

      That stuff that he used from DR must of been some good shit. j/k
      ARod is the man.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Ryan Howard also debuted later than A-Rod. I believe at the age of 24, maybe 25.

      • Salty Buggah

        That’s the point. A-rod, PEDs or not, has been playing exceptional baseball from a very early age and Howard was definitely late to the party. So, he is the quickest to 200 because he played with a more mature body.

      • Zach

        19 games at 24 years old, 88 games at 25 years old, 159 games at 26 years old. So Arod had what 8 year head start?

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Even Kevin Youkilis debuted at 24-25, guys like LaPorta and Wood all came up late. In NY if they are 24 and not in the majors, they are busts!

          • Zach

            In NY if they are 24 and havent won a Cy Young or MVP they are busts!

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

    Walter Cronkite just died.

    Bye bye journals :'(

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Really? I thought he was going to live forever. That is sad.

    • ARX

      As insensitive as this may come across, I honestly didn’t know he was still alive til this special report :/

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

      I’m old enough to remember when he retired, which was like a spazillion years ago.

  • Drew

    Is it clemens?

    • pat

      randy

    • Drew

      Damn I guess it was RJ. They ask this question every year.

  • pat

    Cano should have let that drop and thrown out anderson so the slow footed laird is on. That’s probably a bad idea though.

    • Salty Buggah

      I’m hoping for a DP ball

      • Salty Buggah

        Heh there it is

      • pat

        Huzzah!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I always want SS/2b to do that on popups with slow runners at the plate, but yeah, it’s probably a bad strategy.

      • Zach

        too many variables for me personally, id rather take the pop up and avoid the potential bad throw to 2nd, or the bad throw to first.

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

    That was fun to watch

  • pat

    Nicely done gentlemen.

  • Jake

    HORN ME!

  • pat

    Could one say Arod/Cano have the strongest arms at their respective positions?

    • Salty Buggah

      I would say that

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        When I played baseball, I was a 2B/SS who occasionally played RF, as well as C in the bullpen when guys were warming up on days I didn’t play. When I threw out my arm and was forced to play 1B I HATED WHEN THE SECOND BASEMAN THROUGH BULLETS AT ME FROM LIKE 5 FEET AWAY!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Cano I think you could say that.

      ARod has a cannon, and I’d say he’s in the conversation with Betre, Zimmerman, and I’m drawing a blank…

      • pat

        I know rolen is ridic with the glove, is his arm strength crazy though? I think but I’m not sure.

  • pat

    Hahah Singy and leiter with the hitter/pitcher argument.

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

    THAT was good banter

  • Salty Buggah

    You know who’s due to start hitting at YSIII? Nick Swisher. He definitely needs to start taking advantage of it, he is overdue for a HR there..

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WARREN!

    • Salty Buggah

      what he do?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        can’t say “it”

        look up the SI Yankee box scores so far.

        • Salty Buggah

          gotcha

  • bxpd

    Hey Mike or anyone…I’ve noticed that on several plays this year the Yanks have been burned by having A-Rod play well off the bag. Now, I’m sure it’s benefited the team on several occasions where A-Rod has gotten to grounders between he and Jeter he might not have had he been playing closer to the line. Is there a higher percentage of groundballs hit between 3rd and short as compared to closer to the bag?

  • Drew

    Oh Swisher..

  • Jake H

    Why can’t this team hit with risp?

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

      Because all they do is pass teh baton!

  • Salty Buggah

    That stunk…

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

    Anyone else buy the NoMaas theory, that the Hinske trade signals a Yankee desire to move Melky in a deal of some sort?

    http://nomaas.org/

    Its a good time to sell high on him, but I honestly think Hinske was just a depth move. They had zero bench.

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

      I do however, believe that the Red Sox are showcasing Bucholtz. I think they will be in on Halladay, I’ve never thought they had enough starting pitching this year.

      • pat

        I’ll drive to Canada myself and murder riccardi if he trades halladay for a package headlined by effing clay bucholz and lars anderson.

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

          (forwarding to local police station)

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I wouldn’t trade him now. I would trade/let him walk when he hits FA though in a few years. Seems like we got some talent in the OF in the minors, not including Ajax. Especially at the lower levels.

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

        Really? I would if I was JP. They won’t compete this year or next, his value will never be higher, and his comments at the All Star Game make it almost a fait accompli. Best thing for the Jays would be to sell.

  • pat

    Man, Deadspin is Exhibit A in what happens when you fuck with commenters. That place is a ghost town nowadays.

    • Marcus

      What did Deadspin do to piss off the commenters?

      • pat

        They de-starred a bunch and kicked a bunch out without a warning. Back in the day you used to have to try out to become a commenter because they wanted only the funniest people making jokes and stuff. They then made a deal with facebook where anybody could come in as long as you had a fb account. That diluted the humor and privilege and such, it was a rapid descent from there. They used to average hundreds of comments a post now its like 30 if they’re lucky.

        • pat

          The de-starring and executions were of alot of their regulars and for stupid reasons. It would be the equivalent of a regular here getting booted for oaktagging or any one of the silly memes we have here.

  • Salty Buggah

    We definitely need to start hitting better with RISP in the 2nd half

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

    Meatball.

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

      I thought you were eating pizza.

      • Riddering

        After enough beers, the sausage toppings always look bigger to me too.

  • pat

    Granderson has mad power for such a small dude.

  • Ivan

    He was ready for that FB

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

    Ahh motherfucker, why’d they take Warren out? Pc?

  • Riddering

    Detroit’s booth is talking about how they could feel the jet stream out in RF.

    /shakes head

  • charlespoet

    Well that just made a shitty friday worse. Fuck!

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

    Bad M-Cab throws out Good M-Cab.

  • pat

    Perfectly played off the wall. That was a very fortuitous bounce.

  • ARX

    Melky: In case anyone forgot how strong my arm is…

    • charlespoet

      Now he just needs to find his bat.

  • charlespoet

    Finally a missed tag going the Yankees way. Cabrera was safe.

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

      Shhhhhhh!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Warren got taken out from his no hitter

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

    AJ’s putting on a Brackmanian (brackmanesque) performance

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Brackman actually pitched well today, considering how crapola his season has been since coming back from that injury. He is in line for a win as well.

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

    Looks like five and fly for AJ.

  • charlespoet

    Game is on the verge. Joe should have seen this coming.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      FIRE EILAND!

  • Jake H

    This guy sucks and the Yanks can’t hit him.

    • pat

      SAY WHAT

      • Jose

        Say ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you, I double dare you mother@#$%@er, say what one more God#$@% time!

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

      Keep posting that, please.

  • Ivan

    Nice break there.

  • pat

    BAHAHA ERRORS GALOR

    • pat

      e

  • Little Bill

    SAFE! lol Tigers defense!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Lovin that new and improved defense for the tigers!

    • charlespoet

      laughed too soon. Yankes jut ran themselves out of inning with the bad baserunning and famouse rollover swing by Granpazilla.

  • Ivan

    That should be an error on Cabrera.

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

    Bah, where was A-Rod going? I guess it’s karma.

    • Ivan

      A-Rod’s head is not the same as years back.

      /Onley’d

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        But if his head has grown from steroids, it shouldn’t fit up his ass?

  • Ivan

    That was nice.

  • Giselle

    Wow how many errors have we seen at yankee stadium? ichiro dropped a fly ball recently, castillos dropped ball, etc. It’s crazy.

    • Jose

      They have mounted laser pointers in this stadium that they shine into the opponent’s eyes.

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

      Derek Jeter-“The ghosts have moved next door”

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    It’s nice the Toronto is already mailing in the rest of the year….

  • Brazilian Yankee

    1:5 K:BB and he still has a shot at a Quality Start, amazing.

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

      That is pretty crazy.

  • Riddering

    Seeing Aceves in the bullpen again makes the world feel like a safer place.

  • Ivan

    That’s Range Holmes.

    • Riddering

      I can’t believe he caught that.

      Melky being Clutchy.

  • V

    Uh, guys? I live in central Jersey, and uh, it’s starting to storm pretty bad. Just an FYI :s.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      So you’re saying they better score here?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    How is the Detroit ‘pen?

  • Jake H

    That dude just got hit in the gut.

  • pat

    HAHAHA that guy in the green shirt got DRILLED.

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

    2007 Joba in bullpen
    IP-24 H-12 SO-34 ERA-0.38

    2009 Phil Hughes in Bullpen
    IP-18.1 H-7 SO-19 ERA-0.98

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      So you’re saying the Yankees should move Joba to pitch the 7th, and Phil the 8th? Once Mo retires, Phil closes and Joba the 8th?

      ;)

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

        No, what I’m saying is ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHAH!!!

    • Jose

      2011 Melvin Croussett in Bullpen
      IP-59 H-1 SO-175 ERA-0.00

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Terrible AB Cano, that was a cookie.

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Cano is trash with risp. Lazy? No but very unclutch.

  • pat

    Probably the only time Jeter loses a text poll this year.

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Does Swisher do anything besides walk?
    He sucks in the field, is a terrible baserunner,has a weak arm and can’t hit.

    • pat

      Ugh.

    • whozat

      A) He’s a bit above average in the field
      B) He’s an average baserunner who made a couple of bonehead moves in a row, so you remember it
      C) His arm is not weak; it’s just not Melky-esque
      D) He hits for power.

      • Bam Bam Balboni

        Above average in the the field ??? Then the average RF just plain sucks. His arm is weak, do you watch the games or do you listen to Sterling and Waldman? Please, Swisher sucks and the fans at the stadium are letting him have it finally.

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

      Do you do anything other than complain?

      • Bam Bam Balboni

        This coming from the guy who thought that the lefty would face Jeter with Zumaya in the pen warmed up.LOL>

    • V

      z0MG the Yankees don’t have 9 All Stars!! z0MG!

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

    fucker

  • Drew

    Swish makes me more mad than any other yankee

  • Little Bill

    That wasn’t even close.

  • V

    Wow, that was a wimpy slide.

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

    Yikes, bad send with Posada running and Jeter due up vs the lefty.

    • Bam Bam Balboni

      Zumaya would of came in to strike out ummm I mean try to strike out Jeter anyway.

    • whozat

      Yep.

      Didn’t y’all just say the other day that he was an upgrade over meacham?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Even with Zumaya ready to come in to face Jeter? Like I said below, I can’t get MLB.tv to work, so I didn’t see the play. I’m just curious.

      • whozat

        Yes. It required the fielder to actively screw up in order for the run to score. I’d rather have Jeter at the plate with the opportunity to drive the run in than him leading off the next inning.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Well that sure is frustrating as hell.

  • Jake H

    posada is so slow.

  • Bam Bam Balboni

    Sending Posada? Really? I think this team is still on their all star break.

    • pat

      If by team you mean 3b coach.

      • Bam Bam Balboni

        No I meant team. ARod with his head up his ass. AJ walking everyone from the Tiger players to the person selling garlic fries. Cano …..well being Cano…

        • Zach

          AJ walked 9 guys when he threw a no hitter, so walks from AJ mean nothing

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Anybody who can actually watch the game able to tell me if it was a good call to send Jorge?

    • Rob H.

      it was a perfect throw. Posada was out by a mile. They probably should have held him up.

      • whozat

        Actually, it was up the first base line a bit.

        It didn’t take a perfect throw to get him…it was not a good idea. When it takes a poor throw or a dropped catch to ensure that the runner will score, you made a bad decision.

    • whozat

      Terrible call.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Considering he was out by at least 10 feet, no. Especially when you have Jeter coming up.

    • Drew

      bad call. Posada touched third as anderson threw in short left.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Posada is so freaking slow…

  • charlespoet

    That was terrible baserunning. Sending Posada, should have picked a slower guy. Terrible Terrible.

    Yanks are working themselves out of a win. Looks like LA all over again,

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I HATE GETTING THROWN OUT AT HOME!

  • Ivan

    Dammit

  • Riddering

    Can we please not lose another game due to Posada’s crawl?

    • whozat

      Oh, come the fuck on. You’re going to blame having a slow catcher for this game? Really??

      • Zach

        Yes, horrible roster building by Cashman for not having a starting catcher with quick feet

      • Riddering

        Hah, no.

        It’s a poorly worded expression of frustration. I’m not blaming Posada–I’m blaming fate for putting him on second base for Jeter’s single against the Angels on Sunday and for him not being held up tonight.

  • pat

    PHRANCHISE!!!!!!!!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    GO HUGHES!!! SHOW WHY THE COACHING STAFF IS A BUNCH OF ‘TARDS!

    • whozat

      And Coke is already up. Wouldn’t want to use Hughes for more than one batter!

  • pat

    Mariel Checo is now my new favorite Yankee prospect.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      por que?

  • Dorian

    I SWEAR TO GOD GIRARDI. SIT COKE THE FUCK DOWN

    • whozat

      But they have a LEFTY!!!!!!

      And Bruney can totally pitch well now, right?

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Susyn is talking about the late life on Hughes’ fastball…I’m pretty sure he throws a straight fastball, that was one of the complaints with him.

    I hate Susyn and John….so much…..

    • pat

      He doesn’t throw a straight fastball.

    • whozat

      That was one of the manufactured knocks on him when he was throwing 89MPH meatballs and nibbling all the time.

    • V

      Wrong. He has some nice cut action on his fastball (it’s not VERY noticeable on TV). That’s why he gets a LOT of foul balls.

      Last year, ‘Phil Hughes syndrome’ was the ability to get into a 2 strike count but not finish a hitter off. Hitters were fouling off his fastball but NOT putting it into play.

  • pat

    97 ?? damn.

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

    Lightning in the Bronx

  • zs190

    Um, wow, Phil 97 on Gameday…

  • billbybob

    Damn, acccording to gameday, Hughes just threw a 97mph fastball to Polanco.

    • billbybob

      wow, way too slow.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Why Girardi must you waste such a talent in Hughes. I want this kid in the rotation NOW!

  • Dorian

    DAMMIT GO INSIDE

  • Ivan

    Wow Phil Hughes.