• Chip

    Joba Chamberlain is BACK

  • Dela G

    THAT WAS AN AWESOME FIST PUMP!

  • Arin

    Way to bail out Swish, Joba.

  • Little Bill

    Take that b-Jobbers and t-Jobbers. Joba does NOT belong in the bullpen and should NOT be traded. He has been brilliant today.

  • Longo

    LOVE IT!

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Ajde!

  • e mills

    “if you’re going to act like that on the mound then you have to expect the opposition is out to get you and better be able to handle it” ~ Kruk

    • Zach

      ha yes because if you dont fist pump the opposition doesnt try to when they’re at bat

  • Salty Buggah

    Sit down Thames…I like this flame-throwing Joba. Even if he misses his spots, his overpowering stuff can bail him out and that’s why velocity is kinda important for Joba, until he gets better control.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Joba is seriously bringing it today. He’s throwing really hard.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ain’t no one to blame, but Thames for that one!

    I should be the announcer for the Yanks!

    (sarcasm)

  • Nikhil R.

    CHEESE

  • Adam

    You notice how his stuff is electric when he gets plenty of rest between starts? the only other time i remember him hitting 97 is that cleveland start when he pulled that superman dive. and his start before that one was when he got hit in the knee so he basicly only threw like 10 pitches. then he had like what 10 days of rest this past week? you think that has anything to do with his stuff in his following start?

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Lombardi has been looking at this same theory and has some stats if you check out waswatching.com

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      The start after he got hit in the knee was the worst velocity wise (at Texas). He barely cracked 90.

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

      That’s not something that’s unique to Joba. Every starter is better with extra rest.

      • Adam

        do you feel that once he builds up more innings that he’ll be able to do this on a more regular basis? I would sure love to see him stay a starter because he could be so great there.

  • Riddering

    Good thing Gossage wasn’t in the booth for that strikeout!

  • Salty Buggah

    Melky HR here hopefully…

    • Salty Buggah

      or a 1st pitch groundout

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

    Can’t believe Swish is down to .236

    • JGS

      I can. His career mark is .243

    • TOmmy

      he drives me NUTS… but with his on base at the bottom of the order, plus the amount of pitches he sees… he is a really nice part to this lineup… but boy is he infuriating

      • JGS

        I justify him by remembering that we got him for Wilson Betemit

        • Zach

          and our OF would be Damon-Gardner-Melky without him

        • jim p

          I see him as Jason Giambi, but cheaper.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    How many pitches for Jackson?

    • Salty Buggah

      69

    • mko

      Only 69 :-/

  • e mills

    nice inning there

  • Dela G

    man i cannot wait until edwin jackson is out of this game

    he is too damn good

    • mko

      The rate it’s going now you’re gonna have to wait until the game is over…

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Especially when Yankees’ players are taking hacks at first pitches out of the zone.

  • Nikhil R.

    What has Joba’s average FB velocity been so far?

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

    Sheesh. Way to take a pitch so Joba can get a little breather, guys.

    • Dela G

      haha yeah that seemed like a 7 pitch inning

      • Zach

        because it was a 7 pitch inning?

        • Dela G

          oh jeez

          man that sucked then….

      • mko

        Because it was?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nice inning offense…

    shit

  • Salty Buggah

    damn 2 straight 1st pitch groundouts

  • E-ROC

    Is Joba throwing his changeup today?

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

    What’s this, Joba in the 6th? I thought this wasn’t allowed.

    • mko

      Did they change the “Joba rules”?

  • KG Sturnz0r

    get that change lower

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    SWEET!

  • Jersey

    Jesus, 96-97-97-96-SLIDER

    No hitting that shit

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Slider was 87, too.

    • Dela G

      unbelievable

      HE’S BAAAAAACK

  • Salty Buggah

    96-97-97-96 and then finish him off with the slider

    LOVE IT!

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

    Holy crap Joba, who spiked your cornflakes?

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

    Joba’s at just about 100 pitches. Send him back out for the 7th!

    • mko

      98 pitches…why not? He’s on extra rest and has been throwing great so far. When he gets in trouble take him out immediately.

    • Zach

      let him face Laird and Santiago, then bring Coke in for Granderson (hits .198 against lefties)

      • Jersey

        Sounds right to me

      • mko

        Good call.

    • Ivan

      I would considering he’s getting stronger with every pitch.

  • e mills

    aight let’s go O

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    98 pitches, dare we bring Joba in for the 7th?

  • Ivan

    Joba stuff looks really electric right now.

    • Zach

      because hes closer to the 8th inning, its like a magnet

      • Jersey

        hahaha!

  • Little Bill

    And this is why trading this guy or putting him the pen and bringing up an AAA guy to start is ridiculous. I can’t believe some people were arguing getting rid of Joba. It just boggles my mind.

    • KG Sturnz0r

      People overreact.

      • Little Bill

        Not me, buddy. The Yankees don’t need to deplete their prospects and take on a terrible contract in Vernon Wells to get Halladay for 1.5 years. You don’t give up on guys like Joba and Hughes.

        • Zach

          You dont have to take Wells to get Halladay

          • Little Bill

            That’s not the point. The point is you don’t trade Joba or Hughes. It can’t and won’t happen.

            • Zach

              If its not the point then why did you bring it up?
              I’m not saying trade Joba, Hughes, Montero for Halladay, but if it was Joba or Hughes without Montero I’d make that deal

  • Salty Buggah

    He’s figured it out in the past 2 innings.

  • mko

    It’s nice that we’re all admiring Joba…but how about some runs? ;)

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Nice pitching all around in this series. Only Zumaya sucked haha

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Now for some run support, please.

  • Moshe Mandel

    You want to bet a lot of the Halladay packages suggested tomorrow suddenly will have Joba taken out of them?

    • KG Sturnz0r

      I esp love other fans saying that Riccardi doesn’t want Joba

    • Chip

      He’s going the same way Hughes did. Lost some velocity and suddenly everybody thought he was washed up. Suddenly he finds it and he’s the next Roger Clemens again

  • Nels

    Posada should not be allowed to catch Joba. Bring Cervelli back.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I want to see runs offense, give Joba this well-deserved win.

  • Salty Buggah

    Every site who had those polls on who to trade for Halladay should do those again. I wanna see how the results change as everyone was willing to trade Joba.

    • Salty Buggah

      well, not everyone but the irrational impatient people

  • Ivan

    Yo we have seen some flame throwers in this series. Whether it’s Joba and Jackson today, yesterday was CC and Verlander, and Friday was AJ, Hughes and Zumaya. Talk about just throwing gas.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, I’d like to see the collective average mph from everyone in this series (except French)

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Playoff preview?

  • Zach

    7 pitches total last inning, 6 pitches to Garnder this inning

    • mko

      Well, the last inning started off with 5 pitches to Swisher.

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

    MMM, run support.

  • Little Bill

    SHE’S GONE! REMEMBER WHEN TEX COULDN’T HIT HOMERS? JOBA IN LINE FOR THE WIN!!!!

  • Jake

    Tex no like tie game…

  • Dela G

    TEX BABY!!

    A TEX MESSAGE!!!

    2-1!!!

  • Chip

    CRUSHED!

  • E-ROC

    Tex!

  • Hova

    TEX IS A BEAST!!!

  • e mills

    how bout that? thought he had a walk, decided he wanted a HR

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      I’d say that was a good tradeoff.

  • Rob H.

    hahahahaha, Clete Thomas didn’t even move.

    • Dela G

      i saw that too

      very nice

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

    And boom goes the dynamite. Time to lock this shit down.

  • pat

    Love it when the Rf doesn’t move a muscle.

    • KG Sturnz0r

      Yea, but Kenny, isn’t that disrespectable to teh pitcher?

  • Salty Buggah

    TEX!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

    Teixeira, I <3 <3 <3 <3 you!

  • Riddering

    Thanks for that strike one call, ump!

  • JGS

    that was amazing

  • Ivan

    That dude could hit a FB or what.

    Teix message to right field.

  • mko

    Oh boy. Can you imagine Tex being with the Sox? That would suck A LOT ;-)
    A-Rod and Tex for many years to come. I love it.

  • Zach

    In play, run(s) :)

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I go nuts whenever I see that.

      In play, out(s) sucks though, you never know what it is until they show you on GD

      • Zach

        exactly. when no one is on base and it says run(s) you know its a HR automatically so its a great feeling that you dont have to wait those extra 15 seconds

    • Permínio Neto

      I just love to see that. Even more when it’s Tex or A-Rod batting.

  • Hova

    Now I rather see the bullpen take over. Can Ace and Hughes each give us one inning?

  • Dela G

    MAN ALEX IS ON FIIIIIIIIIREEEE!!!

    YEZZUR!

  • Salty Buggah

    Our 3-4 guys have carried the otherwise lethargic offense today…I like it.

    • Ivan

      That’s y there paid the big bucks to do.

      Crush Mothafuckers brains out.

  • Salty Buggah

    How was that just a single? seemed to be hit farther on gameday

    • Zach

      because Alex looks 40 out there

      /buster

    • JGS

      it was hit incredibly hard, bounced off the wall and was well played by Thomas when A-rod was barely around first

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Because he crushed it off the wall. He hit it too hard.

    • mko

      It was hit very hard, bounced of the wall right into Thomas’s glove, and he has an unbelievable arm out there.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      It one-hopped to the fence and Thomas made a good retrieval on the bounce.

    • Salty Buggah

      thanks guys

  • pat

    Please, just put the radar gun in the garbage. There’s no point to having it.

  • Ivan

    Is Hughes available for the 8th or does Girardi has to piece it together?

    • Randy A.

      He better be available. He is in the bullpen to help the team win now according to Cashman & Co.

      • Zach

        and he threw 40 pitches on Friday, with a 23 year old arm who has limited experience bouncing back in short time periods

        • Randy A.

          If he isnt used then lets hope Coke can be effective

          • Zach

            joba for Laird and Santiago, then Coke for Granderson (batting .198 against lefties) is my wish

            • Randy A.

              good call

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

      No, they said he’s not available until Monday. Aceves and Coke can figure it out.

  • Dela G

    NICE JOB

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!

  • e mills

    Tex makes that play ;)

  • Randy A.

    I really hope Joba has a successful 6th inning, but I DONT like this long break between him pitching in the 5th and 6th.

    • Zach

      Joba has completed 6 IP already, next inning will be his 7th if he goes back out

      • Randy A.

        My mistake, I dont like the long break between the 6th and 7th innings for Jober

        • Zach

          i (and probably every SP) would take run support over a short inning any day

          • Randy A.

            Well he’s dealing so what I said before is a moot point

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I predict that in the 6th he strikes out the first two batters then gets a ground out to second.

      • Riddering

        Damn, you’re good.

      • Randy A.

        You’re clairvoyant. Good job

    • Riddering

      Joba had a very successful 6th inning. ;)

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    A single right here would be yuuuuuuge.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Robbie…another chance with RISP for you.

    • Salty Buggah

      never mind

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

    Man, Robbie’s just unlucky today.

    • Salty Buggah

      I think you mean the whole season.

  • Dela G

    wow cano always hits into the worst of luck

    • cjc

      bad luck? that was a soft hit ball to the ss risp what else is new

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        Soft hit ball? What game are you watching?

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

        That ball was soft hit only in your mind.

      • Dela G

        he hit the ball pretty hard there

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Crud, lined it to Santiago.

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Ha. His RISP avg. goes down, the volume on his detractors up. And yet he scorched that ball.

  • Jake

    Nothing wrong with that he hit it hard on a line.

  • Chip

    Man that just sucks, he must lead the league in lineouts

  • KG Sturnz0r

    gana la plata, Robinson!!

    sweet story b/n Robinson and I. during ST, while Robi was warming up, i told him to “dame una guina” (a wink) and he did! but the kicker is before his next AB, he tossed me a signed ball by him and Alex! one of my favorite baseball moments, and it makes me incredibly biased towards him when people try to doubt him

    • pat

      Thats fuckin awesome.

    • Salty Buggah

      Great story…You what makes me biased toward him? He’s a Yankee

    • mko

      Are you male or female?

      • KG Sturnz0r

        I am one man, but I’d understand Robi being a little more chivalrous if i were una chica

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      That’s quite awesome.

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

      THAT is awesome.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Joba in the 7th?

    Francesa is having a heart attack right about now…

    • Zach

      Greinke has 5 CG, how many does Joba have?!?!

  • YankeeScribe

    If the Blue Jays can beat the Red Sox, why can’t we?

    • mko

      We will.

  • e mills

    listening to Caray…is Mitre pronounced Mee-Tray or My-Tur???

    • Zach

      mee-tray

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      The former

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

      Mee-tray.

    • e mills

      cool thanks. I wasn’t sure and didn’t want to put too much in to what Chip was saying

  • JGS

    heck of an outing. Let’s hope the pen can hold it

  • Arman Tamzarian

    He’s just fucking with them now

  • Dela G

    cmon joe, why the hell do you take the boy out?

    • Zach

      granderson bats .198 against lefties, i’m guessing Coke is coming in?

      • Dela G

        yeah coke is coming in

        • Zach

          hey it worked

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Tough lefty up, pitch count. I dont mind Coke for one batter.

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

    Umm. Anyone else kinda wish Joba was staying in?

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

      Seriously. Use those bullets.

    • Jersey

      Nah, let the lefty pitch to Granderson

    • Riddering

      Yes. He was dealing this inning. I like Joba being allowed to go a full 7 innings especially since he struck out the first two batters in the 7th.

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

    Stands and applauds for Jobber.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice Joba, hopefully we win one for you

  • Ivan

    Great Job Joba. Just a terrific performance, and I like about his performance he bared down much better after yankee misques and got stronger as the game progress. Great game Joba.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    *applauds for Joba*

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    If coke gives up a bomb here…

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

      I was about to type the same thing, but Granderson did his thing by then.

  • 27 this year

    A good outing. Now Part 4 of Joba Lane wont be quite as depressing.

    • ARX

      All part of their eeeeeevvilllllllll plan to delay part 4 until he had a good start, thus ending the stroll down Joba lane on a high. Muahaha….ha?

  • YankeeScribe

    Will Tex or A-Rod lead the Yanks in HRs and RBIs this year? A-Rod looks like he’s going to give Tex a run for his money despite missing the first 6 weeks of the season…

  • 27 this year

    Two straight days where solo homers seem to be everything.

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

      Take what you can get from Verlander and Jackson.

    • mko

      Good old pitching duels.

  • Dela G

    my best friend watching this game stood up and clapped for joba right next to me

    too funny

    • HEY YANKEE FANS,

      I also did this.

  • JGS

    well done, Coke

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

    I like the one pitch one out thing.

    • Zach

      ultimate effectiveness

  • 27 this year

    YEA NO BOMB!!!

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Wow, that was easy.

  • Dela G

    well that was easy for coke

    sorry for doubting you joe

  • Salty Buggah

    thats a soft lineout for the person who called Robbie’s hard liner soft.

  • mko

    Kate Smith? Still? Really?

  • ARX

    Not thrilled with taking Joba out after he just K’ed 5 of the last 6 batters….but *shrug*, moot point.

  • chriskeo

    i just checked gameday and joba threw 107 pitches, 68 of them for strikes

    • JGS

      not bad considering how shakily he started

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Joba did a nice job raising his trade value today. j/k

    • Zach

      ha that was funny

  • Hova

    Loved the way Joba pitched today. Looked like a stud. But he’s also pitching on eight days rest. It will be interesting to see what his next start is like.

    • mko

      Night game against Oakland. Sounds good.

  • pat

    7ip just looks so much better than 6.2 in the box scores.

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

    stolen from LoHud

    Joba at Detroit on April 29: 7 3 1 1 3 6

    Joba against Detroit today: 6.2 3 1 1 3 8

  • Salty Buggah

    an insurance run or 2 would be nice here…

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Good time for Swish to show us some of that power.

  • Randy A.

    So Hughes IS warming up

    • mko

      Wouldn’t wanna get him in there without warming up!

  • Ivan

    So Bruney pitches the 8th?

    • Hova

      I wonder how Bruney feels now that Phil Hughes has taken his 8th inning job. Bruney is in Girardi’s doghouse for sure. Dude hasn’t pitched in a long time.

      • Zach

        its up to Bruney for that to change. get back on track and he’ll see more meaningful innings

        • Randy A.

          word

        • Hova

          Agreed. Imagine if he gets back to his pre-injury form? Mo, Phil, Ace and Bruney. Holy cow.

          • Zach

            still only 1/10th as good as the unhittable boston bullpen

          • Randy A.

            And Marte if he can get healthy and be effective

    • Randy A.

      I wish that Girardi still had confidence to put him in in a close game cause that makes the pen that much better, but hopefully he works the kinks out over the remainder of the season.

      • Zach

        if hes not effective it doesnt make the pen better

        • Randy A.

          thats why I said I hope he works the kinks out over the remainder of the season

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

    So I guess Phil is available.

    • Ivan

      Yay!

  • Nikhil R.

    I thought Hughes wasn’t available today?

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

    Strangely, I agree with bunting in this spot.

    • 27 this year

      yea, you figure Jeter is hot and hits are scarce

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Melky

  • Chip

    I think Swisher had that stolen if Melky didn’t swing.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Come on, no more of those awkward hacks you’ve been taking against Jackson today.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Or don’t listen to me.

  • Salty Buggah

    oh no Jeter no come through clutch!

  • pat

    Gritner triple..

    • pat

      bah, a BB is okay I guess.

    • Ivan

      Gritner lol.

  • E-ROC

    Grit with a walk.

  • ARX

    So…how about another jack Tex?

  • Salty Buggah

    Gardy has 3 HRs yet no “real” HR (besides the inside the park one) at TEH BANDBOX.

    • Randy A.

      Wasn’t one of his homers at the Rogers Center in Toronto?

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea and the other in Citi I think

        • Randy A.

          So I don’t know whether or not anyone else saw this, but after Hughes performance on Friday night Bill Simmons was using his twitter to reverse jinx Hughes. Nice try red sox nation.

  • pat

    Hmm, two tiny chunks of old stadium sod or a chocolate colored creampuff chair??? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT DECISION?????

  • John Duci

    Hughes!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Hughes…DP ball

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      That’d be a pretty unlikely one: flyball pitcher and a flyball hitter.

      Thames with the K.

      • handtius

        He’s actually not a flyball pitcher. look at his history.

      • Salty Buggah

        I’ll take it

  • handtius

    Cabrera is just a great hitter. a DH, but a great hitter.

    • Salty Buggah

      true

  • handtius

    I can’t wait for Hughes to be pitching in the rotation like he does in the pen. It’s going to be so beautiful.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      But…teh eighth!1one1

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

    Damn Hughes.

    I think the kids are all right.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hughes!!!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    TODAY IS FISTPUMP SUNDAY!!!

    EXCELLNTE YANKEES!

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Thomas was extra late on that fastball.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      5 swinging strikes out of 13 pitches. Me likey!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    How do you miss a fastball right down the middle? Seriously…

  • Zach

    Hughes doesnt have the demeanor for the 8th inning like Joba does

    /goose

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Wow. Just wow. So good, Kay’s “Phil Hughes was Phil-thy” didn’t make me want to put my fist through the TV.

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

    Bush league fist pump from Phil. Keep it in your pants kid.

    • Ivan

      Semi fist pump Mike.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Did you just tell him to fist pump in his pants?

      • Jersey

        Time to amend the commenting guidelines

      • Brett Speedner

        Literal LOL

  • pat

    Clete Thomas thank you for partcipating in The Phil Hughes Experience.

  • Ivan

    Boy when u see guys like Joba and Hughes pitch like this, u just feel so damn proud. Those guys came from the yanks system.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Starting pitcher through closer are all products of the farm system, just awesome

    • Salty Buggah

      Impossible. We suck at producing prospects. We must have stolen them from the “Machine” (which is what one scout called them) in Boston.

      • Zach

        “they have street cred now- when Red Sox say you’re going to be good, you’re not just good, you make a major impact”
        -Merloni

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    How many of you just went from 6 to midnight?
    I did.

    • Dela G

      hahaha

      IETC

  • The Evil Empire

    Where’s IPK?

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      I read that he was throwing from flat ground.

  • Cokie

    How is Hughes so awesome all of a sudden? Did ARod set him up with his cousing?

    • mko

      LMAO :-)

    • Salty Buggah

      IETC

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

      No, he went to David Ortiz’s eye doctor.

      • mko

        Oh. I thought they were the same person!

      • Randy A.

        Ha…cause eye drops help bat speed and whatnot

    • handtius

      Well, actually, he was always awesome. He needed to adjust to the majors like most kids when they come up.

    • Reggie C.

      its the hair. its always about the hair.

  • Chip

    Can you imagine next season when the rotation goes CC, AJ, Joba and then Hughes? Seriously, that might be one of the hardest throwing quartets I’ve ever seen. We’re talking maxing out at 98, 98, 100, 96 in a four game series

    • mko

      Don’t get overexcited. It’s not like Hughes and Joba are throwing that hard everytime when they’re starting and on regular rest…

      • Zach

        yeah thats over ambixious, and what got everyone down on Joba because he doesnt have a 2.12 era as a starter

      • handtius

        They’ll get there.

  • Thomas A. Anderson

    Phil Hughes is a bad, bad man.

    Anyone that thinks that Cashman is gonna give up on Phil, Joba, or Montero after putting his job on the line–more than once, mind you–to get kids like them in the organization, is bat-shit insane.

  • Ivan

    Tough series if ur the Detroit Tigers. All you been facing is 95-98 MPH Heat all series.

    • pat

      True, but the Tigers pitchers are no slouches either. We’ve just been a little bit better every game.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    While were having a farm system love fest, a good little piece from Chad Jennings :Austin Jackson hasn’t had a multi-strikeout game since June 26, a span of 17 games. In that time he has 11 strikeouts and eight walks”

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

      But Montero was 0-4 =(

      • mko

        Send him to TEH BULLPEN!!!11
        Oh…

      • Andy Stankiewicz

        Damn, Montero is human after all.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Which means that he will replace Joba in the Halladay packages tomorrow. Montero, Shelley Duncan, and half a Twix that I found in some old jeans for Doc and we will take Rios.

        • Steve H

          Regular Twix? Or Peanut Butter? That might be a deal breaker.

    • handtius

      mind the rules buddy…Yeah, read that. I hope he’s for real.

    • pat

      Dopeness.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice long AB by A-rod..even though it was a K, I like it. He seems to getting a lot more of those this year.

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

    Jeez Kenny, they’ve been chanting Hip Hip Jorge for years.

  • Dela G

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!!

  • mko

    LOL! MLB.TV cut in early (seems to be automatic now) and Kay was singing along with Metallica…;)

    • Dela G

      yeah that was really funny

      and terrible

    • Arman Tamzarian

      He got the lyrics wrong too

  • Dela G

    man could kay have used any more adjectives to describe mariano’s jog?

    • Jersey

      Did he use “scrumtrallassent?” Otherwise the list is incomplete.

      • Dela G

        i think he almost got that in there

    • Randy A.

      not too many…atleast he’s not referring to Swisher as “Jolly old saint Nick” though.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    In Mo We Trust !

  • handtius

    Since when did Optimus Prime peddle Coors Light? I always thought of him as more of a Duers kind of robot.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    And that pitch was where?

    • mko

      Outside.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Still got the out.

    • Zach

      Mariano gets the call more often than not, tough to complain if he doesnt get 1 or 2 calls

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    This Umpire is beginning to piss me off.

    • handtius

      Well, the game is coming to a close. He must have done a decent job if your only getting pissed now.

  • Salty Buggah

    Mo kinda got squeezed

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Looks like Magglio better get set up with AROD cousin also.

    • Salty Buggah

      Nah, thats no help. As Mike said earlier, Big Papi’s eye doctor is the answer.

    • Steve H

      Again.

  • Jersey

    One more, Mo. Don’t let this punk Laird ruin your day.

  • Dela G

    man does this ump know he’s umpiring MO!??!!

    • mko

      Mo hasn’t been squeezed like that in the last decade. LOL.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Trey Hillman should be fired. How do you not go to Soria in this inning? Unbelievable.

    • Dela G

      he got the vote of confidence for this season and next season

      he ain’t goin nowhere

  • Dela G

    WHERE THE HELL DID THAT MISS??

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Ooof, just a little high.

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

    That’s just Mo’s third unintentional walk of the year.

  • handtius

    That ump forgot his eyedrops.

  • Ivan

    Here something u don’t see often, Mo BB a guy.

  • http://twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    Gameday has a majority of these pitches on the edge. Mo’s getting squeezed big time.

    • handtius

      Well, does it matter now?

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    How Sweep It Is !
    Enjoy the rest of your day. See ya tomorrow night.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Booyakasha!

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Can’t beat first place teams!!!!!!!

    • Randy A.

      Ya…I never understood that statistic because even though they aren’t in first place, the Yankees handled the Rangers this year too. Just another statistic to detract the Yankees record.

      • Salty Buggah

        well at the time they had like the best record in the AL and we beat them.

        • Randy A.

          Yes…ESPN likes to point out anything they possibly can to take away from what the Yankees are doing

  • Dela G

    WOOOOOOOO BALL GAME OVER! YANKEES WIN!

    BRING OUT THE BROOMS BABY!

  • Randy A.

    Great series for the Yankees pitching staff. A pleasure to watch.

  • mko

    The sweep is sweeeeeeet!

  • pat

    Mariano increased his BB total by 33% today. Clearly he’s slipping.

    • handtius

      i like the way you think boy.

    • Zach

      ha remember the panic in April? (led by Francesa of course).
      The homers are up! Way more hits than innings pitched! He hates the new stadium! This is why Joba needs to be in the pen! = Fail

    • Jersey

      They should move him to the 8th.

  • Salty Buggah

    Mo says Fuck You ump! He probably just walked Laird for fun because it had been a while.

    Too bad he’s not available for the next 2 games now as he has worked 3 days in a row now. Oh well, we got the sweep so Im okay. Besides, hopefully we blow them out so he wont be needed.

  • Hova

    Do you guys think Suzyn Waldman and Kim Jones hate each other? Haha. I always picture them competing for which guy to interview after the game.

    Great game today. Only 1 game back of the hated Red Sux. Nice to see Joba win out in the pitchers duel.

  • pat

    It’s weird Tex smiled when Kim asked him about Joba, because everybody in the locker room hates Joba and is tired of his act.

    /guy who only listens to wfan.

    • Zach

      clubhouse wants him to go to Single-A to learn how to pitch, they were begging Cash to sign a veteran with winning experience like Pedro

  • Ivan

    Yankees best pitch series this season, just terrific pitching. The stuff that the guys like Hughes, Joba, CC and heck even Coke gets it up there in the mid 90’s, was just electric and overpowering.

    Big game by Joba and the yanks win with a help from Roy Halladay are only down a game to the sox.

    • Brett Speedner

      Maybe Joba is a 2nd Half Pitcher like Cano is a 2nd Half hitter (though not today)

  • Salty Buggah

    Good Pitching in this series and both Tex and A-rod carried us in these 3 games getting the clutch HRs. SWEEP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    SWEEP~

    You have to love winning those 2-1 pitcher’s duels.

    • Zach

      +1
      and at the same time Detriot must be devasted losing 2 2-1 games against a team that cant beat first place clubs

  • bonestock94

    Nice game, finally a televised one (for me) were Joba pitches well.

  • Riddering

    What an incredible game. After this weekend, I say we just make it a complete homestand sweep.

  • handtius

    i think the fearsome 3-4 is coming around to be just that. I don’t understand the Gardner in the 2 hole though.

    • Zach

      nitpick much?

      • handtius

        actually, no I do not. I’m stating that our 3-4 is getting healthy and Gardner has no business batting between Jeter and Tex. He should be leading of or batting 9th.

    • pat

      .280 with a discerning eye and ridiculous speed that can mess with a pitchers mindset against tex and arod? I’ll take that as a once in a while thing when subbing for damon.

      • Drew

        As many pitches as Swish sees, I’d rather gardy than Swish in the 2 hole when JD needs a rest.

        • handtius

          If Gardner is at the top of the order, I would swap him with Jete for that game. I’d rather have Jete driving in Gardner after he steels second then Gardner hit behind Jete.

  • pat

    I can see Joba really taking off for the 2nd half. Now that the finish line is in sight he might not be so timid with the fastball

  • Drew

    Missed most of the game today, I was busy catching a monster fluke.

    I got to see Mo close it out at least. Man, I can’t (well, I guess I sorta can) believe that Al already has 19 HR’s. If him and Teix both get it going together, and if Al gets that average up, we are going to be on fire.

    Great job by Jober today too. Any time his max FB is 97, today it was 96.9, he is a killer.

  • mattb

    mattb Says:

    Awfully encouraging. I think Joba did a lot of things well today–just a much better job of attacking and trusting his stuff. But boy, you can’t ignore the velocity jump. By my count, he threw 71 fastballs, and his average velocity comes out to pretty much exactly 93–now that’s very good for Joba this year, though it’s still off from where he was pre=Texas shoulder. But starting with his 50th fastball, boy, he turned it on. The distribution from that point on:

    92—1
    93—5
    94—5
    95—4
    96—3
    97—4

    That’s an average velocity of 94.6, which is comparable to Joba the starter in 2008.

    He also hit 95 and 96 twice each earlier in the game. Note there have been games this year where he his peak FB is 95.

    Now maybe it was the extra rest–and frankly, I think that should be looked at. I know tjsc feels differently on this, and I don’t know how many opportunities to exist to do (and also whether doing so requires giving an unacceptable number of additional starts to guys like Mitre), but do you have to think about skipping him whenever the chance arises? Maybe it gives you a more effective Joba, and also conceivably one who could start a playoff game if the circumstances should so justify.

    Don’t get me wrong–he needs to learn to be effective on normal rest. But I’d definitely be open to them trying to be a little creative here on out this year.

    Also, in listenting to his postgame comments right now, makes me think even more this is something worth considering–he sounds like a totally different guy talking right now, and I think this is valid–for all he says it doesn’t matter, he can’t be unaffected by some of the issues surrounding his family right now, and it sounds like he really did need a break both mentally and physically.