• Reggie C.

    It’ll happen.

  • Dela G

    man i totally was sayin how the offense won’t score much off this kid

    however, let’s hope i will be proved wrong

  • Drew

    Zach,
    Anyway, I’m not even someone complaining about him. I was just arguing that with Jober, along with AJ who has a bad injury history that AP was signed to be more than a 5th starter. That’s where we disagree I guess. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Mike C.

    The offense has worked the count well and should get into scoring runs soon.

  • JGS

    let’s get some runs here, I don’t know how long Pettitte can keep up the Houdini act

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Houdini act? They have 2 hits. I think he’s pitching pretty well.

      • JGS

        only two hits, but twice they have had RISP and less than two outs

        • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

          Right, and one of those was because of a passed ball. I repeat, he’s pitching pretty well.

  • Drew

    I know Swish is bored but, is he really filing his nails!?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Hernandez is not that good, the offense needs to wake up.

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope we score soon. We have worked the count and hit the ball pretty well. Now we just a chain of hits.

  • Yankee1010

    WTF offense? Which part is that surprising – not crushing a kid they should crush because it’s the 1st time they’ve seen him or Cano leaving the bases loaded when they could have opened up?

    • Drew

      Why exactly should we crush him? Also, Cano had a good AB and hit the ball hard.

      • lily-bk

        ye swung at boul 4 a couple of times, but thats just cano he’s agressive

      • Yankee1010

        Oh, sorry, I missed the “Hernandez is Walter Johnson” Memo.

        • Drew

          The guy has been good in a SSS. On what planet does that mean “we should crush him.”

          • Yankee1010

            As of right now, including tonight’s game, he has a 1.47 WHIP and a 21/15 K/BB ratio in 38 IP. He has a career 1.56 WHIP. The Yanks have the best offense in the majors. How should that not be a recipe for success?

            Again, I must have just missed the memo that we were going to have the privilege of seeing poetry in motion on the mound tonight.

            • Drew

              You’re right, we should crush everyone that doesn’t have a sub 3 ERA.

  • Jake H

    I’m tired of the Yanks swinging at the first pitch. This guy has nothing but a fb. His control isnt’ good. Why not make him throw a ton of pitches?

    • Dela G

      he threw 35 in one inning, then 24 in the next

      they are making him work a bit

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Then he threw something like 12 and 9 in the following innings. Yankees might have changed their strategy.

        • Zach

          or maybe the pitcher made an adjustment

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well if his fastball sucks then they’ll want to swing at it.

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

    Tex message time.

    • Teix is the Man

      reception fail

  • Teix is the Man

    C’mon Tex

  • Ivan

    Teix hit a homer.

    • Ivan

      Or not.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Tex

  • Salty Buggah

    Damnit Tex

  • lily-bk

    i hope they start scoring soon! andy hasn’t been that bad but who knows how much more he can take. it looks like everyone is trying to hit a homerun

  • Dela G

    well this kid had a great day

    5IP, 3H, 3BB, 4K, 1ER

    good job young man, and now let your bullpen allow us to take this game over

    • Salty Buggah

      coulda, shoulda, woulda been worse

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

    I wonder if Cla Meredith is available for the O’s is tonight.

    • Teix is the Man

      no

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

    Thank you for the GIDP, Huff.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fistpump that Huff.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nice DP

  • Riddering

    That was pretty sweet.

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

    Man, Giambi never turned a DP like that, yet Tex makes it look routine.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, I didn’t even those type of DPs were possible after watching Big G

    • TurnTwo

      what a impressive looking way to… TurnTwo?

  • Drew

    Sick, AP set for the 7th at 87 pitches.

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

    That was a sweet DP

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Double Play fistpump!!!!!

    Now Andy can pitch at least another inning…good little efficient 6 pitch inning

  • Ivan

    A-Rod will hit a homer in the bot of the 6th inning.

    • Salty Buggah

      don’t make those predictions…they jinx the players

  • Dela G

    alex, seriously?

    • Drew

      What? The ball he let roll? He had 0 shot at getting the speedy Jones.

  • Dela G

    well we got outta that

  • Jake H

    This guy sucks and the Yanks can’t do anything.

    • Zach

      yeah yeah yeah we know

    • Salty Buggah

      It’s his last inning

    • Bob Stone

      We got him over 100 pitches – that’s something.

      • toad

        If we can’t hit the O’s bullpen it’s bupkes.

        Runs are the important stats, not pitch counts or any other BS. We don’t have as many as we should.

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

    Why would you give up a lot for George Sherrill? That’d be the last guy you would give up much of worth.

    • Zach

      under club control for cheap, good closer, killer on lefties.
      wouldnt give up alot for him but he can get you a nice return

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

        True. Forgot about the club control. That said, I don’t know if he’d fetch the most of the guys mentioned in the poll.

        I guess I’m just being too picky.

        • Zach

          no i agree, he wouldnt get more than roberts, scott, huff maybe because hes in his walk year. and forgot who else was on the list

  • Reggie C.

    Last 12 pitches … our lineup has recorded 5 outs.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cano is soooo overdue for a HR

    • toad

      Start it off easy. How about an RBI?

  • BigBlueAL

    This is getting pathetic now.

  • Dela G

    damn i thought he’d be gone by now (this pitcher)

    • putt

      yah, there goes all those “out by the 5th” predictions…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Well, that was pathetic.

  • Reggie C.

    Last 14 pitches … 6 outs …

  • Riddering

    Damn, I can’t believe we’re at the 7th inning already. Apparently the bats are still snoozing from the good pitching this weekend.

  • Salty Buggah

    Well that inning sucked too. Hopefully, he doesn’t return the next inning.

    • Bob Stone

      He averages 109 pitches per start and he’s only at 101 pitches – so we might see him for one more inning.

  • Drew

    This game has the Melkster written all over it.

    • Pasqua

      If this turns out to be true, I will lead the movement to compose a theme song for that man.

  • Tom Zig

    I love Cano and all, but he needs to stop swinging at every pitch.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, I want him to swing something similar to way he was in April. He was relatively patient, had a more closed stance, and was crushing the pitches.

      • Tom Zig

        remarkably he had a 9-pitch at bat in the 2nd but has seen 3 pitches since.

    • Yankee1010

      I like him too, but I don’t see this happening any time soon.

    • Dela G

      He’s hitting .350 this month…

      • Yankee1010

        Yes, and he’ll always be prone to huge swings in batting average because he has little interest in taking pitches.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Millwood making it look easy with that barehanded grab.

    • Bob Stone

      Great catch but risky as hell!

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

    How the fuck is it the 7th inning already?

  • Pasqua

    Early dinner reservations?

    Hardy-har-har.

  • Dela G

    this has to be the shortest any game i’ve watched has felt in a while

  • Ivan

    For a billion dollar franchise, they can’t get a better radar gun.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Revenue sharing. They bought a nice one for Kansas City.

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

    FWIW Medchill’s raking again, 2-2 with a double and RBI.

    • TurnTwo

      and little Ramiro Pena hit a HR, too.

  • CLT_JR

    Question – off topic, but does anyone have the link to the latest release of porspect rankings? I am having an discussion with a Met fan that is trying to tell me that Montero was not ranked in the top 10?

  • Dela G

    that whistle sounds like the PC richards and sons whistle jingle

    did they pay for that ?

    • pat

      yessir.

  • Ivan

    Good job Andy.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That’s some nice pitching by Andy today. We better get him this win.

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

    I like vintage Pettitte: some Ks, ground ball DPs, and an occasional Houdini.

  • Zach

    i hate how Smoltz’ pants stop 3 inches before his shoes

    • Salty Buggah

      He’s a team player so he’s saving the Sox money on clothing.

    • Bob Stone

      He’s showing off his red socks. The idiots in the front office redesigned the road uniform to include Yankee blue socks (along with the Yankee blue lettering) until the fans and media screamed. Dumb move for a bunch of pretty smart guys.

  • Dela G

    damn, pettite could go 8 if we can get him a lead

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope this happens this inning:

    http://www.nomaas.org/images/melkymilk.jpg

    • Drew

      +53

    • Salty Buggah

      damn

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Phil Hughes looks like he is having fun…

    • Dela G

      yep!

      throwin the ball up and down

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Where the hell is our offense?

  • Pasqua

    Bring back the Old Timers — I want to see some scoring!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh please for the love of Mo don’t let the offense get into another slump when the Yanks lost series to the Nats and Marlins.

    • Pasqua

      I’m with you, but it looks like tonight’s offensive performance is more like sleepwalking than slumping.

  • Ivan

    This game is bboring.

    • TurnTwo

      with the Mets season in the tank, maybe YES can get Keith Hernandez on loan from SNY.

      • Randy A.

        Ya and he can talk constantly about how Tex has no range.

  • Reggie C.

    Via CNNSI (jon heyman: Toronto’s request of the Mets for star pitcher Roy Halladay was for top outfield prospect Fernando Martinez, young pitchers Bobby Parnell and Jon Niese and shortstop prospect Ruben Tejada, sources tell SI.com.

    • Reggie C.

      The Mets responded with a resounding no.

      • AndrewYF

        Just saw this.

        Omar Minaya is the worst GM in baseball. Or maybe Riccardi. Omar out-dumbed Riccardi on this one.

    • AndrewYF

      Jesus.

      Please Toronto, make this trade. Please, please, please.

  • pat

    Guys it’s not like you can just import new arms. You can’t just wave a magic wand and three new guys appear.

    • Randy A.

      If I dont say it, no one will.

      • Pasqua

        Drum roll……?

    • Dela G

      thats what she said

  • Ivan

    Andy giving the yanks length

    • Dela G

      thats what she said…

      • NYY626

        ahahaaaa LOL

  • Ivan

    Wow Mo takes his time writing his signature for the fans. What a guy.

    • Dela G

      i have a mo signed ball

      he signed about 20 balls in houston last year

      i love that guy

  • Riddering

    The top of the order needs to get some runs in this inning or, so help me, I will pitch a verbal tantrum on the internet!

    Fear me, Yankee offense!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Haha IETC.

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

    After that series with Detroit the offense has forgotten that it’s ok to score more than two runs a game…

    Justin Verlander, the Oriole bullpen is not.

  • Cokie

    Ahh, there’s my boy warming up.

  • NO Halladay

    C’mon double play ball

  • Ivan

    Wow Hinskie.

  • Drew

    Wow, Hinske played that great.

  • Salty Buggah

    Oh boy…

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

    Oh crikes, we have a jam.

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

      Holy schnikeys! They got out of it.

  • Pasqua

    Izturis will be appearing in Kangaroo Court tomorrow, methinks.

  • Dela G

    oh man that really sucked

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Pitching change came one batter too late.

  • Ivan

    Lets go Coke.

    • Cokie

      Hells yeah, my boy can cover home!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Nice freaking play Mark!

  • TurnTwo

    pure awesomeness.

    • TurnTwo

      times 2!

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

    Dead Texy. What a pimp.

    Nice job by Hava Molina too.

  • Zach

    i love tex more and more every day

  • Pasqua

    Oh, Tex, thank you for reminding us what defense at 1B looks like!

  • Ivan

    I love this fucking guy.

  • Riddering

    DAYUM DEFENSE.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Teixeira is so money.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    If Giambi was there he would have tagged first and let the run score.

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

    Why not walk Jones to get to Huff?

  • Zach

    OUT!!!!

  • Jake

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

  • Pasqua

    TOTALLY planned it that way!

  • mustang

    And Andy answers the RAB’s Pettitte Death Watch.

    Classic

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

    Wow. Just wow.

  • Zach

    orioles=fail

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

    HOLY FUCKING CHRIST CAN WE SCORE SOME RUNS NOW?!?!

    • toad

      Hey Rebecca,

      We got Hernandez’ pitch count up. What more do you want?

  • Dela G

    I LOVE YOU MARK T

    YOU ARE A GENIUS!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damn nice play.

  • Yankee1010

    Wow. Amazing plays by both Teixeira and Molina.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Molina !!!!!
    Coke !!!!!!
    What a play !!!!!!!!

  • ARX

    *jaw on the floor in shock…*

  • Ivan

    Wow that was exciting.

    • Bob Stone

      Times 2 at least!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    He missed the plate! Nice escape boys. Time to win this one.

  • BklynJT

    fukin molina is gangsta

  • pat

    PHIl COKE- GET OFF MY PLATE!!!!!!

    • Dela G

      EFF YOUR PLATE !!! [/dave chappelle

  • VO

    HELL YES!

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

    There’s no way they don’t win this game now.

  • Randy A.

    Wow. Thats all I can say.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    2 great plays in 1 inning.

  • e mills

    what a great way to get home from work and turn the game on. nice D yanks!!

  • Yankees_Universe

    wow..unreal..

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damn wasn’t watching TV when Teix made his play, what happened?

  • Salty Buggah

    HEHE I eas just thinking about Roberts possible trying to steal home.

  • Dela G

    WOW!!!

    I LOVE THE YANKEES DEFENSE THIS SEASON!!!

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Score here,bring in Mo, celebrate by finishing the beer in my cooler.

  • V

    I can’t brain today. I have the dumb.

  • Stryker

    holy fucking defense!

  • pat

    I think Coke has thrown three pitches the past 2 days and recorded three outs.

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

    Those last two plays: orgasmic.

  • http://twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    I wish fangraphs could figure out the probability of those last two plays happening in the same half of the season, much less back to back outs.

  • Zach

    i like posada, but i also feel like he wouldnt have made either of thoes plays

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      You would be correct. I love him too but he would not be able to make those plays. On the flip side, Jorge may have hot a 2 run bomb bit thats another story.

  • NO Halladay

    New thread please, my computer is frying each time downloading 170 messages

    • Bob Stone

      My computer’s not having any trouble. It’s only 172 comments. We usually go to 400.

    • Dela G

      :D you need a new interwebs

      • NO Halladay

        It was slow for a second, electronic burp I guess or metaphor for the offense

    • TurnTwo

      its called firefox… get it!

      • NO Halladay

        What? Better than Internet Explorer ???

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

          Chrome’s the fastest, but it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles FF does.

        • TurnTwo

          IE x 10

  • Pasqua

    By the way, why are we all getting so excited about the calls at the plate? I mean…the ball did beat the runner in both cases. That’s an automatic out.

    What?

    Oh.

    • NO Halladay

      Pretty close, I must say

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

    ….

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

    They really need to turn down the mic on Tex. That’s like the 10th time we’ve heard him yell something out after popping up since the break.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Or he could just stop popping up so often?

      • TurnTwo

        yeah… i was going to say, or show him where the batting cages are so he can get some extra swings in.

  • BigBlueAL

    Forget a run, just get a freakin guy on base.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      We still need a run.

  • NO Halladay

    Tonight is another example of why we don’t need Halladay, but will tomorrow be another reason??? Mitre??

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I have to travel tomorrow and wanted to be in bed by 10. What are my chances? Walk off in the 9th please. No extra innings!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    OH COMON. That did not hit him.

  • Cokie

    No way that hit him!

  • NO Halladay

    Arod goes deep

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Cokie…no runs here

  • Pasqua

    “Please, win this game, Baltimore.”

    “No, no, I insist New York, YOU win the game.”

    “Don’t be silly, old chap. I’d have it no other way. You win it.”

    “I’ll have no more of your ballyhoo, New York. Now take this game and be on your way.”

    “I wouldn’t dream of it, Baltimore…”

    [I’m suddenly bored again]

    • DGeezy

      IETC

      • pat

        yes, +1

  • Riddering

    I love it when I can hear the player curse over poor contact.

    Of course, I love runs more.

  • NO Halladay

    double play ball coming………….

  • NO Halladay

    Wow Fred Lynn out there in center

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

    That line drive scared me. Good thing it hung up just enough.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nice catch by Melky

  • Ivan

    Nice catch Melky

  • Drew

    The Melkman playin some D

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Melky says no one is taking my walkoff away MFer!

    • Riddering

      This comment has improved my night greatly.

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

      LMAO

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

      As Mo would tell AJ, “Don’t mess with karma”

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Quieten Richardson was traded for the third time this off season, is that a record? It has to at least tie some sort of record?

    • Salty Buggah

      you mean this season ;)

      • Salty Buggah

        WOW Major fail me! I didn’t add in “off” but you had it there all-along.

    • NO Halladay

      Where is he now, last I heard it was the Clippers again, did they dump him?

      • Dela G

        yeah they traded him to the twolves

        • Arman Tamzarian

          That’s got to hurt your self-esteem, the knicks didn’t want him, the grizzlies, the clippers, and now the Timberwolves, not exactly the titans of the league

  • pat

    Ugh a good throw and he’s out

    • Dela G

      that wasn’t that good of a throw

      • pat

        My point exactly.

        • Dela G

          oh haha i misread that

          • pat

            Actually I just re-read it and can see why u misunderstood.

  • Dela G

    cmon…. its luke freaking scott

    • Manimal

      hes a good hitter, something Reimold is not.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    OH BALLS!

  • NO Halladay

    Who cares about Army vs. ND ????

    • LiveFromNewYork

      somebody

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Comon Ace bear down

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Lets go boyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • NO Halladay

    OOOOOOOOOOOO looked like he drilled it better than he did

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    That scared me for a second.

  • Drew

    Mexi G FTW.
    Big Al time.

  • Manimal

    I like our 3 man bullpen.

  • Cokie

    I feel like I could score with Jessica Simpson on a rebound before the yankees score in this game.

  • NO Halladay

    AROD is due for a walkoff

    • pat

      Nooo, CANO is due for a walkoff.

      • Steve in PDX

        as long as its a solo shot

  • Salty Buggah

    OK we got out of that…now please end the game someone and get pied in the face!

  • The Ghost of Prospects Past

    Rod. Homer. Please.

  • Dela G

    lol at people booing a-rod

    morons

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Lots of Baltimore fans in attendance. There always is.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      F’n Matsui stealing Melkys walkoff. What a scumbag.

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

    Bah, that was ticketed for CF until it hit the mound.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I left the room for a second and heard “walkoff, walkoff, walkoff” I was like fuckkkkk.

    Then I realized that was a previous game.

    • putt

      sorry for the blue balls

    • putt

      how’s that feel? Matsui, walkoff, geisha-style

  • Salty Buggah

    I’d love a cheapie for us right now…

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

    Damn, thought that would squeak up the middle.

  • Manimal

    Was that a shift to a righty? wtf…

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    LOL!??!?!?!?

  • Manimal

    Matsui almost stabbed himself with that swing

  • NO Halladay

    No offense these days, we need metal bats

  • LiveFromNewYork

    What ever happened to Brian Bruney?

  • Zach

    fuck yes!

  • Jake

    HITDEKI!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Matsui!!!!!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    WALKOFF!!!

  • e mills

    good night fellas!!!

  • VO

    HELL YEA!

  • Drew

    GODZILLA-SON

  • Dela G

    GODZILLA WITH THE WALKOFF!!!

    YANKEES WIN!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Oh yes Hitdeki!

  • V

    BOOM!!

    He’s done.

  • Pasqua

    Do you see what happens when you give Hideki a pre-broken bat?! Do you?!

  • BklynJT

    I just creamed my pants.

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

    GODZIRRRRAAA!!!

  • pat

    AAAAnd hideki broke RAB

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

    A THRILLA FROM GODZILLA

    HOLY FUCK

    NINE WALK OFF WINS

    I LOVE THIS FUCKING TEAM

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

    My word, Cash is such a fool for not trading Matsui when he had the chance.

  • Manimal

    GODZILLAAAA!

  • Salty Buggah

    MATSUI!

  • ARX

    GODZILLA!!!!!!!!

  • Riddering

    AN A-BOMB FROM HIDEKI.

    HELL YEAH.

    • putt

      ICWUDT

  • Randy A.

    MMAAAATTTSSSUUURRRRRIIIIIIII!!!!!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    The Japanese press are probably freaking out about now. They love their Hideki.

  • Statler

    HIDEKI.

    No, not you Irabu.

  • Cokie

    Dude huh huh I think we just like, uh, scored.

  • V

    How many Yankees have walkoffs this year?

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

      Nine

      • Drew

        Nah I think he meant players.
        There’s Melky, JD, Al, Matsui, and one more I think.

        • Riddering

          How can one forget Jorgie getting a pie to the face?

          • Drew

            haha. My bad.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    BOMBS!

  • Ivan

    MATSUI CRUSHES ONE!!!

  • Zach

    95 mph- but matsui cant hit over 93!!

    • Steve H

      He would crush Hughes and his 91 mph.

  • pat

    Matsui is usually on the other end of cream to the face.

    • Bob Stone

      LOL – You’re bad!

    • Tom Zig

      lmao

  • Dela G

    ‘Matsui is wiping the cream off his face”

    oh boy

  • Manimal

    Best pie in the face yet.

  • Pasqua

    Oh, how I wanted to see Matsui’s translator get the pie in the face! I’ll settle for the win, though.

  • Steve H

    11 runs in 4 games and they’re 4-0.

    Imagine if they had the Sox pitching!!!

    While I obviously want the hitting to get back on track, it’s great to see pitching carrying this team, because we all know what wins in the playoffs.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    BRING UP SHELLEY!!!!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    And I make it to bed by 10. I thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee fan.

    • Bob Stone

      You lucked out!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Burnett, you sneaky s.o.a.b!!!

    • Riddering

      He’s sneaky like ninja.

  • Ivan

    3RD consecutive 2-1 win and back to back win where both runs were solo shots.

    • Little Bill

      Against Verlander one of the runs came off of Cabrera’s infield single. I believe the other 5 runs came off solo shots though.

      • NYY626

        Tex hit a 3 run homer on friday, after Jeter singled and damon doubled ( i think….)

  • Manimal

    Defense and pitching wins games

  • Drew

    The helmet toss is so sick.

    • pat

      The bat toss after the homer was pretty cool too.

  • Manimal

    Offense better wake up tomorrow with Mitre pitching

    • Zach

      Rich Hill is pitching so dont worry

    • Dela G

      they are facing a guy with 7.22 ERA

      they will be firing

  • pat

    This is probably easy to find out but I doubt we had many 2-1 wins last season. Definitely not three in a row.

  • GoGo Platter

    This may be a ballsy statement, but I think this is the most enjoyable to watch team of this decade, thus far.

    • Dela G

      they remind me of the 2007 red sox

      they are having fun, and clutch in the later innings

      this team is very fun to watch

    • Pasqua

      The ’05 and ’07 teams that came back from the dead were fun, too. But after 9 wins likes this, how can you argue?

      • GoGo Platter

        I think it’s also just the feel and atmosphere around the team. They’ve got the homeruns, the speed, the fielding, and they’ve shown a lot of great character on and off the field. With it being the beginning of a new era with the new Yankee Stadium, it’s starting to eerily feel like the makings of one of those blessed Yankee seasons.

  • Pasqua

    You know, I’ll say this: for as frustrating as the series against Boston, Florida and Anaheim have been, this season has had just a ridiculous amount of awesome, fun moments. And, really, when it comes to sports, isn’t that all you can ask for?

  • TurnTwo

    it’s too bad the yankees are a team who depend too much on the HR, or else they could win more of these close games…

    … oh, wait, what?

  • Manimal

    Michael Young HR ties the Sox game. We could be tied for first tonight.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Annnd were tied in Texas!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    MICHAEL YOUNG IS ON FIRE

    Single, Double and GAME TYING HOME RUN!!!

  • Mike

    Melky and ARod looked like they were trying to catch a wedding bouquet when Matsui threw his helmet.

    • Bob C

      pretty sure they do this every time

  • handtius

    So glad we DFA’d Matsui….wait, what?

    • Zach

      shelley would have hit it in the 7th to get andy the win

      • Dela G

        teh yankeez is teh unclutch [/gammons’d

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

    Welcome to Texas John Smoltz. Young HR to tie the game followed by a Hamilton double.

  • Zach

    blalock rbi single

  • Manimal

    3-2 texas.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    3-2 Texas!!!

  • Drew

    GO TEXAS!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    RANGERS LEADING! 3-2

  • Dela G

    LETS GO RANGERS!

    CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!!

  • Zach

    BBTN says Izturis “lost the ball” on Roberts double. give 0 credit to Cano for deeking him out

  • Nady Nation

    These walkoffs, and even just all the close games in general, have been awesome. Starting to feel like a special season.

  • Zach

    former red sox great david murphy pays them back with 2 run HR

  • Manimal

    5-2 texas!

  • Dela G

    5-2 RANGERS!!

    DAVID MURPHY WITH THE 2 RUN BLAST!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    5-2 Texas!!!!

  • Zach

    another HR!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    6-2 Texas!!!!

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

    David “That’ll teach you to trade me for Gagne” Murphy with the 2-run jack to make it 5-2

  • handtius

    Wow, back to back of smolts.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ha Smoltz you tool

  • bicycle boy

    smoltz is getting pounded HAHAHA! PITCHING DEPTH!

  • Accent Shallow

    Caught this one in my car — took Sterling a little while to realize what had happened:

    “Swung on . . . “”DRILLED TO DEEP RIGHT! THAT BALL IS HIGH . . .” etc etc

    Very odd.

    • wilcymoore

      What’s odd about that? Sterling often sounds like he’s not watching the game he’s announcing.

  • Zach

    Smoltz done for the night

    5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 3 HR

    • Nady Nation

      Seems that the best offseason acquisition in baseball is underperforming.

      • Zach

        in all of his starts its only one inning

        /msm’d

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

      Dollar for dollar he is a better pick up than CC Sabathia. He really gives the sawx enviable depth.

      /Gammons’d

      • Zach

        unmatchable depthhh

  • Dela G

    6-2 RANGERS!

  • Marcus

    And now it’s time to pour SALTalamacchia in the wound! Ahem.

    • handtius

      /Michael Kay’d

      • Dela G

        LOL

      • TurnTwo

        /douche chills.

  • Zach

    Smoltz 5m, 125k bonus, 35k per day hes on the roster >>>>>>> CC 161m

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

    Manny delCloser walks Elvis Andrus.

  • bicycle boy

    homerun by montero

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I wonder what kind of remark John Henry has about this. I said Smoltz was a tool, despite being as good as he is (was). However, John Henry is the biggest tool in Boston.

    • NYTraveller

      I started to get the feeling the world was going back on its correct axis when that tool started talking trash about Tex. It’s time for them to remember they’re the Red Sox after all.

  • Zach

    BBTN does a recap of TB/CHW and fail to mention anything baout Price going 6 IP 4 ER

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

      Put him in the 8th. He is not helping you by going 6 innings and giving up 4 ER.

      /Verybody on ESPN and MLB network’d

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

    montero go-ahead jack for Trenton in the 10th…

    • Steve H

      How does that make you feel?

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21
      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        orgasmic

        • V

          Hey now!

        • TurnTwo

          thats what i like to hear.

        • Riddering

          The Jeter phenomenon is going to be nothing compared to what happens when Jesus hits the Bronx.

        • Steve H

          That’s the answer I was looking for!

    • Dela G

      ALL HAIL JESUS

      ALL HAIL JESUS

    • Mike bk

      and the pen blew it…medchill with the walk off single for SI’s 10th straight.

    • Riddering

      Jesus makes this night even better.

      Updates on him are like Christmas morning and my birthday all joined together along with some fireworks.

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

    That Teixeira trade looks better and better for Texas everyday.

    • V

      We will NOT see another trade of that magnitude for some time. GMs don’t want to look stupid.

      Though, it says something about their scouting – as good as the players are, they weren’t quite as heralded when the trade went down.

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

        I agree. Salty was the centerpeice and he might end up being the least valuable piece of the trade when all is said and done. Crazy!

      • Zach

        Roy Halladay trade will be one of that magnitude, it basically swings the power of who’s favored for the WS

        • V

          Mets already turned down a trade that was less than the Teixeira trade.

          • Zach

            why would Doc waive his no trade to go the Mets to finish under .500 this season and maybe be competitive last year?
            Someone’s going to trade for him and someone’s going to give up good prospects for him

            • V

              Some good prospects, but nothing like the haul Texas got for Teixeira.

              They’ll get one A prospect, 1-2 Bs, and a C level.

              I could see Philly giving something up, but not Drabek.

              • Zach

                Ok I agree with that, I took it the wrong way. MY point was that the ‘magnitude’ of Halladay trade- the effect it will have on the season (and possibly next) will be greater than what Tex was to Atlanta.

                • V

                  Oh, definitely.

    • Dela G

      they literally robbed the braves blind

      wait until you see neftali perez next month when he’s called up

      he throws 99-103 with ease at the age of 20

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I enjoy this team immensely. I hope it gets Matsui the ring it could never get Moose.

  • V

    Smoltz ain’t a starter anymore. I think he can still relieve though.

  • Steve H

    Bill Simmons:

    “Gee, I can’t believe John Smoltz’s start went badly. Thought for sure a 42 yr-old NL starter would kick ass in mid-July Texas.”

    • Zach

      +$5,000,000

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

    Did you know that if you take the innings where Smoltz has given up runs out of consideraation he has an ERA 0.00? That’s a HOFer!

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

    “I decided it was good I didn’t spike that ball…I got that closing speed” Phil Coke, ladies and gentlemen.

    • Zach

      ‘dont let my size fool you’ ha

  • pat

    Welcome to the fuckin AL Smoltzie.

  • V

    Man, I am tired of the Boston slobber jobs. MLB Network (Harold Reynolds): “Boston is the only team that has a bullpen where that (Smoltz going only 5 innings) could work, with guys who can go multiple innings of shut down ball.”

    Hughes and Aceves say ‘hi’.

    • Zach

      yup, the bullpen can shut texas down and still lose 6-2

    • TurnTwo

      dont you realize that part of their jobs is to make comments like that to make you react like that, and talk about it, draw attention to the network, and make you watch what they say next?

      • V

        Well, it didn’t work. I turned it off ;-)

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I know how you feel. The MSM in particular loves the Red Sox to no end.
      Like seriously why the hell do they have to bring this up AGAIN?
      http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9822528/BoSox%27s-depth-unmatched-in-baseball

  • V

    Woah, Shooter Hunt in ROOKIE GCL ball yesterday.

    0 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 6 BB, 0 K

    Makes Brackman look like Maddux.

  • Gary D

    Every time Hideki Matsui steps to home plate, I can’t help but ask myself, “HOW could the New York Yankees now have retired Spud Murray’s uniform number?”

  • Drew

    Michael Young with a sick catch hanging over the dugout fence.

    • Riddering

      Was not expecting him to come back with that. Sick is right.

  • Zach

    Kruk just claimed that Tex was always known as a “stat” guy- just worried about his numbers- but now that he got what he want, long term contract and money, he’s more of a team player.

    What. The. Fuck?

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

      The glasses make look smart, but don’t actually make him smarter.

  • handtius

    1st place.

    • pat

      +1

      • The Evil Empire

        +2

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

    Being there, ftw.

    • pat

      NIIIIIIICE!