Jul
18

Game 90: When last we met

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CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander last squared off on April 27, and what we witnessed that day was a clinic in pitching. Sabathia threw a complete game, allowing just six hits and no walks while striking out seven. Verlander was nearly untouchable. He lasted seven innings, gave up seven hits and struck out nine. He also walked no one.

The final score of that game was 4-2. Magglio Ordoñez’s two-run home run — just his second of the season — bounced off the top of the right field wall and landed on the wrong side. The Yanks would plate two in the 9th but couldn’t mount the comeback.

Today, these two aces meet again. Sabathia is coming off of a bad start against the Angels. On Sunday, he gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks as the Yanks lost 5-4. Verlander, who leads the AL in strike outs, is coming off a seven-inning shut out start against the Indians. He is 10-2 with a 2.22 ERA over his last 15 starts. Runs should be scarce.

For CC, the second half has always been kind to him. He has a career 3.39 ERA and strikes out nearly a batter an inning more in the second half than in the first. That should be good news for those wary of his declining K numbers this year.

The game starts at 1:04 p.m., and it is a bee-yoo-tee-ful day for baseball in New York.

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Sabathia P

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341 Comments

  1. NO Halladay says:

    Forget Halladay, keep all the young players and continue to build. Let’s see what Mitre can do Tuesday and maybe Wang can come back and be a descent fifth starter.

    The fifth starter position isnt that important, Joba seems to be the wildcard as does Pettitte. Both need to improve.

  2. Salty Buggah says:

    “Injured NY Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang says he’s pain free, ready to throw on Monday”
    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....r_chi.html

    Good news

    • NO Halladay says:

      Yes, wonderful. He still could be a great addition in the second half. Probably the best trade that could be made is to have him back and pitching well.

      • Salty Buggah says:

        Yea, he is a really great #2 when right so yea it would be nice to get 2007 Wang right.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      I wish someone would pull an Orwell on those red hats and just dump them down the memory hole.

      A healthy and effective Wang would be huge for this team, but I don’t have faith in that happening until next year. Hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

      • ShuutoHeat says:

        I’m a big CMW fan, but even then I am with you on seeing him better next year than this year. It will take him some times to get back to his old self.

  3. Salty Buggah says:

    I hope CC shuts them down and the offense scores some runs off Verlander so we win..

  4. NO Halladay says:

    Would Lugo be a good pick up? Can he play third? We really don’t have a good utility infielder. Cody Ransom is an error machine. I would rather see Pena called up and Ransom released. Why no Ramiro Pena? he played well when he was here.

  5. NO Halladay says:

    This looks like a pitching duel, but it seems like everytime I think a duel is on both guys get knocked around, or it’s a blow out for one side. Hopefully we get to Verlander early.

  6. Bob says:

    Isn’t today game 90? The Yanks are 52-37, so they’ve already played 89 games.

  7. NO Halladay says:

    Melky seems to be getting the nod over Gardner to start the second half.

    • Swish-less says:

      Any thoughts on starting Melky in RF over Swish? Nick’s average has plummeted to .235 last I checked

      • Swisher still has a 114 OPS+ and Melky still has a 104 OPS+. I’d take Swisher for now.

        • Accent Shallow says:

          Swisher definitely has his issues, but it’s really out there how much rage he inspires.

        • Swish-less says:

          Useful logic, thanks Ben. To clarify, how meaningful is that 10 point differential? Granted, On Base Average and Slugging are key…

  8. NO Halladay says:

    A radio game today, blacked out on the west coast because of FOX, I hate FOX

  9. NO Halladay says:

    Cone with the first pitch, any juice left in the tank?

  10. Accent Shallow says:

    That was the best first pitch I’ve seen in awhile. I bet Coney can’t lift his arm above his shoulder.

  11. pat says:

    Hahah, coney throws a slider.

  12. So what inning do we see Cone in the booth?

  13. NO Halladay says:

    26 outs to go for the perfect game

  14. Accent Shallow says:

    Jesus Christ, what is up with Johnny?

  15. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Damon that was ugly

  16. Drew says:

    No harm no foul, would’ve been a double anyway.

  17. Mike Axisa says:

    Yikes. Need to fix the GPS Johnny.

  18. NO Halladay says:

    Walk Cabrera, set up the DP

  19. Nels says:

    Paul O’Neill made that play Damon missed ten years ago.

  20. Mike Axisa says:

    Yeah, that was the old “you’re not getting a damn thing to hit” pitching sequence to Miggy.

  21. Salty Buggah says:

    Double play ball please

  22. Alex says:

    sabathia’s off speed stuff today is 95. nice.

  23. Salty Buggah says:

    Do those magical “eye drops” Big Papi got work for Defense too? We need to get Damon some

  24. NO Halladay says:

    The “mystery of Magglio” says Sterling, only 4 HR, JUICE?

    • Drew says:

      I’m going off the top of my head but I believe he had the best season of his career a few years into testing.

      • NO Halladay says:

        Maybe so, a knee jerk reaction for me, hard to believe that players lose power that quickly

      • Zach says:

        BABIP
        2007: .385
        2008: .338
        2009: .300
        Career: .320

        • Salty Buggah says:

          Well, BABIP alone doesn’t tell you everything. Maybe he was hitting the ball harder so more of them landed. You gotta check his LD% with that too.

          • Zach says:

            2007: 19.2%
            2008: 20.4%
            2009: 15.8%
            Career:19.8%

            • Salty Buggah says:

              Ok so it was some luck then I guess. Interesting.

              • Drew says:

                Eh, if you remember watching him that year, he was arguably the best hitter in the game. It wasn’t like he was getting dinkers to drop in.

                • Salty Buggah says:

                  Well, I’m sure you didn’t watch his EVERY game. And they don’t have to be dinkers. Instead of hitting line drives in the OF that would be sometimes caught, this time a lot went into the gaps. And thats luck as you can’t hit the ball where you want.

                • Zach says:

                  he was 8th in the AL in singles, did he kill the ball? yes. but he also hit singles

          • Drew says:

            YEah he was absolutely killing the ball in ’07, it had little to do with luck.

            • Zach says:

              he batted .053 points higher then his career average, and .043 higher then his previous career best, you cant disregard luck

              • Drew says:

                He’s also had 6 seasons in which he’s hit over .315. I don’t disregard luck but, I’m not going to say he wAs second in MVP voting because he was lucky.

                • Salty Buggah says:

                  Zach and I aren’t saying he was completely lucky. He was damn good but also had a bit (not too much but enough) luck too.

                • Zach says:

                  Exactly, was he a good hitter? yes. and if he hit .350 in multiple years then no i wouldnt attribute it to luck. but that big of a jump for only one year equals more luck that season in my book

  25. NO Halladay says:

    Too many pitches in that inning

  26. Accent Shallow says:

    CC, please settle down.

    Let’s knock that muskrat off Verlander’s chin.

  27. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    way too many pitches for CC early. Hopefully he can settle down.

  28. Ivan says:

    I don’t know about u guys, but im still high off that Phil Hughes performance.

  29. Alex says:

    What makes a pitcher a “fly-ball” pitcher?

    • Salty Buggah says:

      He doesn’t generate many groundballs

      • Alex says:

        i knew someone would say something stupid and arrogant like that. Sinker ballers induce grounballs, but what about a “fly-ball” pitcher?

        • Drew says:

          A guy that pitches to contact but doesn’t induce a lot of groundballs.

        • NO Halladay says:

          I would guess lots of fastballs up in the zone, pitching to contact, changeups

        • Accent Shallow says:

          Pitching up in the zone and having a “rising” fastball.

        • Salty Buggah says:

          WTF?! Stupid and Arrogant? That’s exactly what it is. Look at Chris Young, that guy just doesn’t get many groundballs. He gives up a lot of fly-balls and therefore more HRs

          • NO Halladay says:

            It was an ok response. Can’t read minds or too much into anything on e-mail or chat rooms. People project their own stuff.

            • Salty Buggah says:

              Ok yeah but that’s exactly what it was. A guy that doesn’t give up many groundball has to give up flyballs and/or K’s instead. It’s kinda obvious, no?

              • Alex says:

                obviously if your a fly-ball pitcher you don’t give up many groundballs. Maybe stupid and arrogant was the wrong way to put it, but my question was aimed at the pitch selection that a “fly-ball” pitcher has in his aresenal.

                • Salty Buggah says:

                  Oh, gotcha. You see, I thought you asked what does a pitcher do to become a fly-ball pitcher and I answered.

  30. NO Halladay says:

    El Duque is available, worth a look?

  31. Salty Buggah says:

    Well, that was a Joba-esque 24 pitch inning but I’ll take it since he allowed no runs.

  32. NO Halladay says:

    Jeter in the leadoff, great move

  33. Salty Buggah says:

    Nice start Jete

  34. NO Halladay says:

    I Damon ever going to hit another homer?

  35. Zach says:

    Verlander is only at 92-93? his shoulder must be messed up

  36. pat says:

    Yikes, nice arm gerald

  37. Arman Tamzarian says:

    That was a perfect throw

  38. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Running themselves out of a good inning. Just great.

  39. Bullpen is important too says:

    Lugo > Ransom, Crap > Ransom- does anyone think the Yanks win yesterday if lets say Bruney or Robertson pitches those innings instead of Hughes? Aceves yes maybe. Then today would have no one in the pen.

    • Drew says:

      Bruney’s got to get right eventually. Who knows if we win yesterday without Hughes, it’s kind of irrelevant.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      OK, can we stop with the name changing and having the subject as the name? It’s kind of annoying.

  40. Ivan says:

    Nasty change up

  41. Nels says:

    It just seemed like every pitch in Tex’s at bat clocked at 97 on the YES gun. Included the “change up” he struck out on.

  42. Does Mussina count as a dynasty Yank?

    • pat says:

      he shouldn’t

      • NO Halladay says:

        Not really, Mussina was underrated though, he could probably have still pitched this year, he was learning to pitch without velocity.

        • pat says:

          He def could have. No offense to him, but you can’t be a dynasty Yank if the team didn’t win shit when you were there. No fault to him, he was very good with us.

          • Stryker says:

            there goes senseless yankees fans discounting their consecutive playoff appearances again. other ball clubs would KILL to sniff october baseball.

            • Stryker says:

              and by “didn’t win shit” i surely hope you don’t mean their 6 STRAIGHT YEARS of winning the AL east title..

              • Stryker says:

                *AL east title while he was on the team. they held the AL east title from ’98 – ’06, obviously.

    • Jersey says:

      That’s tough…he’s borderline. I would say no.

  43. Accent Shallow says:

    Looks like those extra days off did not agree with CC.

  44. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    CC needs to find his groove if he keeps pitching like this its gonna be tough to beat verlander.

  45. Starting Pitchah says:

    CC looks horrible today, AJ looked horrible yesterday…

    WTF Eiland

  46. Brazilian Yankee says:

    CC is having a hard time hitting the outside corner to RH batters. He better figure it out soon or this will be ugly.

  47. Salty Buggah says:

    Settle down there CC

  48. Manimal says:

    Its all JoPo’s fault. If only Cervelli was still in the majors…

  49. Ivan says:

    Lets go CC.

  50. Arman Tamzarian says:

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  51. cor shep says:

    hey guys – I’m about to buy tickets to the old timers game tomorrow. Just making sure the game tickets also allow entry early to the game. Also, what time should I plan on being at the stadium? Thanks a lot

  52. Salty Buggah says:

    It’s interesting that JoPo is working a day game after a night game. So, Joba has a personal catcher now?

  53. Mike Axisa says:

    51 pitches already.

    • handtius says:

      I was thinking the same thing. If he don’t come down, we’ll need 4-5 innings out of a pen minus a 2 inning stint from hughes. (I’m not complaining about yesterday. it was the right move). I guess you try and get 3 out of Ace, 1 bruney and hopefully 1 from Mo.

  54. Brazilian Yankee says:

    51 pitches to get through 2 innings. Hope Aceves is ready to pitch at least 3 innings.

  55. Accent Shallow says:

    That’s about as ugly of a two innings you can have without allowing any runs. Must be nice to have that sort of stuff in your back pocket.

    Hopefully that time to sit has affected Verlander adversely.

  56. Salty Buggah says:

    Well, he got out of it. Hate the 50 pitches .

  57. NO Halladay says:

    This might be a game in which Sabathia struggles for a couple innings and then it’s lights out till the 7th

  58. Accent Shallow says:

    Verlander is really getting the neighborhood call at the plate.

  59. NO Halladay says:

    He can go six if he averages 15 an inning, that would mean command

  60. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Is it just me or does it look like Verlander is getting a bigger strike zone?

  61. AJ says:

    Millar up against the Red Sox, bases loaded, no one out. Grounds into double play…then the next guy flies out. Good god.

  62. pat says:

    I guess cano got the boot from the 5 hole

  63. NO Halladay says:

    What’s the pitch count for Verlander?

  64. AJ says:

    Atleast theyre working the count..?

  65. Accent Shallow says:

    At least they’re making Verlander work.

  66. handtius says:

    Well, at least they are making Verlander work. maybe he’ll be out of the game after 6.

  67. NO Halladay says:

    Predicting a Jorge HR

  68. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Yankees are having some good ABs.

  69. Salty Buggah says:

    Well, even after that 3 pitch K to JoPo, he had to throw 19 pitches

  70. NO Halladay says:

    Good game so far, what you would expect with the starters

  71. AJ says:

    Going to Tampa to see the Yanks play the Rays on the 27th and 28th, I need something clever to put on a sign so I can be on YES. I’ll try not to make fun of Michael Kay or his head. Any suggestions?

  72. handtius says:

    Verlander is dropping first pitch strike like Wo!

  73. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Posada really dont even swing at that on 0-2.

  74. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh well hopefully the Tiger’s bad bullpen comes in around the 6th or 7th.

  75. AJ says:

    What would it take to get Jarrod Washburn?

  76. Mike Axisa says:

    CC needed a short inning like that.

  77. Accent Shallow says:

    That’s one way to lower your pitch count.

  78. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    nice quick inning i like it CC.

  79. Salty Buggah says:

    Now that was an efficient inning.

  80. Accent Shallow says:

    Everett as great defender really messes with my head. He doesn’t seem that quick.

  81. charlespoet says:

    I think I could get use to no Michael Kay on these Yes broadcasts.

  82. AJ says:

    I miss Kay.

    • Stryker says:

      you’re the only one. singleton and leiter are the two best announcers the yankees have.

  83. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Fuck CC throw strikes stop walking people.

  84. AJ says:

    AHHHH!!! This is very irritating.

  85. Salty Buggah says:

    CC, settle down there buddy

  86. handtius says:

    Damn it CC get a strike out. I don’t want any of that, bouncedbackthepitcher shite!

    • Stryker says:

      an out is an out is an out…

      it’s all about adapting.

    • YankeeScribe says:

      Are you being sarcastic? His pitchcount is too high. for the 4th inning. The less pitches it takes to get hitters out the better…

    • handtius says:

      Come one. Seriously. If you can’t read sarcasm in this post I feel sorry for you.

  87. YankeeScribe says:

    Another day another passed ball by Posada…

  88. Accent Shallow says:

    Sets up the DP, at least.

  89. AJ says:

    Excellent.

  90. AJ says:

    But now we have to rely on Aceves..

  91. Drew says:

    Let’s get CC some damn run support.

  92. Brazilian Yankee says:

    It would be nice if we could get something going against Verlander now.

  93. AJ says:

    I can do without Professor Leiter.

    • handtius says:

      Leiter is awesome. He and Cone do nothing but speak honestly.

      • Zach says:

        i still love when Leiter was on WFAN the other week killing bjobbers, brings a smile to my face

        • handtius says:

          I didn’t hear that. sounds like a good show.

          • Zach says:

            well paraphrasing, he was just echoing what everyone else here says; you put any young starter in the bullpen and they’re going to be successful as a 1 inning pitcher. and if you always did that you would never have any aces, no Beckett, Halladay, CC, etc.

  94. Rich M says:

    Jim Kaat calling Red Sox games just sounds wrong.

    • Stryker says:

      really wish he would have stayed with the yankees. i grew up listening to rizzuto and the kaat/singleton tandem.

  95. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Verlander just walked a guy. Why not take a pitch?

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Hoping he’d get a cookie.

    • handtius says:

      No, Arod had a good idea there. Verlander has been throwing 1st pitch strikes. Arod was hoping to jump on one and was a little off, but I don’t think it was a bad move.

      • Brazilian Yankee says:

        Except he didn’t throw one to Tex, the previous batter. And the batter after Arod, Matsui, didn’t get a first pitch strike either and got to a 3-1 count. It was a bout of wildness, too bad Alex didnt see it.

  96. Accent Shallow says:

    That sure looked like ball four.

  97. Zach says:

    98, 99, 98, 98
    ouch

  98. Accent Shallow says:

    Brad Penny’s physical appearance offends me.

  99. charlespoet says:

    This is what frustrates me about Matsui – realize I am in the minority here – but he cannot hit a fastball over 93. His bat is just dragging through the zone and he is back to trying to pull everything.

    • Zach says:

      ‘but he cannot hit a fastball over 93′
      love statements without statistical evidence

      • charlespoet says:

        Yes, and stats support everything that the visual does not. So my mistake, Matsui is awesome, the .269 ba and .880 OPS override the gun reading and what we all see.

        How could I miss that obvious.

        • Zach says:

          good, because i dont see any other Yankees hitting Verlander’s fastball today either.
          but lets DFA matsui and put Hinske as our DH, or Posada and start Cervelli

          • charlespoet says:

            Yep, there you go, make the extreme bullshit response that is far removed from my original comment. I did say DFA Matsui and did say Hinske was better and did say that Matsui was the only one not hitting his fastball.

            Dude with abilities like this, why would anyone else post. I think I am just oging to say Zach, what is on my mind, and you can spin it however you want. Fantastic!

            • handtius says:

              Ok, breath. Matsui can hit a fastball, so can most everyone else in the mlb. But everyone will have a hard time with a 99 mph fastball, including every mlb player, when the pitcher has + breaking stuff.

            • Zach says:

              your original post was about some unsupported comment that Matsui cant hit FB over 93, so before you call BS on me show me that matsui is hitting .128 against FB over 93

              • charlespoet says:

                Again, if there was a stat I would provide it. So without a stat, it does not exist. Ok.

                Then you win. He is hitting only .254 against power pitchers before today, but then again, no body hits power pitchers.

    • Drew says:

      He’s been rolling over outside pitches since he played in Japan. It’s nothing new.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Hitters have trouble with big fastballs. Film at 11.

  100. Zach says:

    Blue Jays are winning 4-1
    guess we can bitch that they’re rolling over for Boston but they play us hard

  101. YankeeScribe says:

    This is the type of game where they could use a boost of grit from guys like Gardy and Cervelli…

  102. Ivan says:

    This is one of those games where CC and the rest of this pitching staff has to win the game for the yanks.

  103. Zach says:

    will Posada swing this AB?

  104. Ivan says:

    Verlander is dominating the yanks.

  105. Ivan says:

    How many pitches CC has thrown?

  106. Mike Axisa says:

    That play was way closer than it should have been.

  107. V says:

    I totally, 100%, disagree with Al Leiter.

    I say make all amateurs free agents. Get rid of the draft.

  108. Accent Shallow says:

    Anyone else siked for the Montero talk from Singleton?

    Speaking of, Montero’s been mediocre at Trenton (.596 OPS)

  109. Mike Axisa says:

    Bear down CC. You got this.

  110. Ivan says:

    Bare down CC

  111. Ivan says:

    Big out there.

  112. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Good pitching CC.

  113. Mike Axisa says:

    CC is not an ace.

  114. Accent Shallow says:

    It wasn’t pretty, but 6 scoreless innings works.

  115. Joe R says:

    Uuuggee pop up right there.

  116. Mike Axisa says:

    My money’s on Girardi trying to squeeze another inning out of CC.

  117. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Now the Yankee take the lead.

  118. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    swinging at the fist pitch come on at this rate verlander could go past 9 shut out innings

  119. Joe R says:

    Hey lets not make Verlander work and get him out early or anything.

  120. Riddering says:

    Johnny, the right porch misses you.

  121. Ivan says:

    Nice Damon.

  122. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Damn, we could have used a HR there. Still, nice AB Johnny.

  123. Salty Buggah says:

    Cmon Big Texy

  124. Ivan says:

    Being very careful with Teix or pitching around him.

  125. Brazilian Yankee says:

    That was only 99mph…hot damn.

  126. Ivan says:

    Damn!

  127. Salty Buggah says:

    Borderline there…damn

  128. Ivan says:

    Lets go pitching.

  129. NO Halladay says:

    had to run the dog to the vet to drop off, what did I miss? Looks like Sabathia settled down!

  130. Mike Axisa says:

    Hey look, it’s CC…

  131. Joe R says:

    CC at 105 already. How far do we push it? Shouldnt we let Melancon or Bruney handle 8-9-1? Have Al up to put out any fire.

    • Zach says:

      0-0 ball game. CC > Bruney/Melancon

      • Joe R says:

        He subtly complained about his over-useage before. Dont need to push it with the 2nd half of the season still to go. Bullpen has been doing its job. Doesnt matter now tho. Inning over.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      I don’t want Melancon anywhere near this game unless one of the teams goes up 5+ runs.

  132. Ivan says:

    Sticking with the big buy.

  133. NO Halladay says:

    I think the pitch count thing is overrated, we need to go back to the 4 man rotation and pitch till your arm falls off, that way the pitchers would really be worth the dough and a horse like CC could do it.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      If there werent guaranteed contracts

    • Accent Shallow says:

      The pitch count isn’t necessarily a precise tool, but you have to manage workload. No reason to shred arms if you can avoid it.

      Someone might go to the 4 man rotation (maybe Texas?), but baseball is so afraid of change.

  134. NO Halladay says:

    Was there a five man rotation in the days of Gibson/Koufax? A pitch count?

  135. Zach says:

    wow, who would have bet CC would end up throwing 7 shutout innings after the first two innings?

  136. NO Halladay says:

    Let him pitch 8

  137. Salty Buggah says:

    Definitely UGLY, but I’ll take these 7 shutout innings

  138. charlespoet says:

    I think this CC is a stud. Do I need stats to support what I have watched all year?

  139. gxpanos says:

    Mo, what a game by CC. Unreal to do what he did after the first two innings.

  140. Jersey says:

    After the 2nd inning he averaged what, twelve pitches an inning or so? Solid stuff.

  141. Ivan says:

    Thats what top flight aces do. Didn’t even have his best stuff or relly his control and still pitch a 7 shutout innings. Terrific.

  142. YankeeScribe says:

    We could use a bandbox solo homer right now

  143. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Well, its time for the offense to produce.

  144. NO Halladay says:

    CC Should pitch the 8th unless we get the lead, then……….ABOMB

  145. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh no he di’int.

    OH YES HE DID!!!

  146. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    and just like that it does

  147. A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. Joe R says:

    A-Rod. Stop doing un-ARod things like being clutch.

  149. Accent Shallow says:

    Verlander, you mad? Maybe if he shaved, stuff like that wouldn’t happen to him.

  150. Zach says:

    97 mph means nothing when its down the middle

  151. NO Halladay says:

    Now CC next inning and then MO

  152. Jersey says:

    BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE

  153. Salty Buggah says:

    Alex!

  154. Joe R says:

    Ace for the 8th?

  155. Ivan says:

    It’s kind of hard to believe it’s decade since the perfect game by Cone. I still remember watching that as a lil kid.

    By the way, while perfect games you need a little bit of luck, outside of Larsen, every pitcher on the perfect game list was a top flight pitcher in there hey day, and yes even Kenny Rogers.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      I dunno, Tom Browning seems like more of an innings eater type, and Len Barker seems downright mediocre.

  156. gxpanos says:

    Clutchitudenousness!

  157. charlespoet says:

    They should boo ARod. That was such a selfish hit

  158. NO Halladay says:

    Cano goes deep too! His spot, c’mon!@

  159. Rey22 says:

    So unclutch. Where’s Angel Berroa when you need him playing third?

  160. Jersey says:

    I think you go to the bullpen in the 8th. CC is looking good but he’s over 110 pitches, he could lose it fast

  161. Drew says:

    CC Ace or Bruney next inning?

  162. Joe R says:

    Siwssshhhaaaaa

  163. Marc says:

    Geez Arod, thats just so selfish! Always padding his stats with homeruns. If he was gritty and clutch, he would have hit a triple and Cano would have struck out, making the game “grittier”!

  164. Jersey says:

    Verlander’s world is crumbling around him!

  165. Riddering says:

    Let’s make this a big inning, Clutchy!

  166. Drew says:

    Melky is balls

  167. Joe R says:

    MELKY!!

  168. Zach says:

    swisha is good at base running

  169. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, he looked out.

  170. Jersey says:

    Melky’s hustle = money

  171. Joe R says:

    Im surprised Melky didnt head dive for first.