WTF, Texas pulled Hunter after 85 pitches?
what a complete moron washington is
not only that, he puts in their version of Brett Tomko in Jason Jennings
LOL, I know. I’m appalled
who promptly walks the leadoff man
i know they have better arms ready to go than jennings
they have every day eddy, o’day, a few mop up guys, and CJ wilson
hey, he got out of it.
hopefully there will be more reliable arms pitching the 8th and 9th
I can has three run homer from Jeets?
No, you cannot has three run homer from Jeets
NO SOUP FOR YOU!
Hey, guys, what did I miss?
Mitre was solid? Nice.
Damon’s a bad LF? Eh, we figured as much.
Cody Ransom actually has some worth after all? Who knew?
You missed the Yankees de-bunking almost everything and the sarcastic comments that followed. Best part of the night for sure.
In the broadcast? Or here on RAB? I didn’t read the first two gamethreads.
Here on RAB. Myths debunked:
–Yankees are slow
–Yankees can only score via HR
–A-Rod is unclutch
–Nick Swisher is a bad situational hitter
Gotcha. Sounds like all that’s left to debunk is that Raul Mondesi was a good centerfielder. That, and the one about Melvin Croussett being a mortal being.
Cannon arm… All-out effort… Closing speed… Belly-flops…
Yup. Kirby Puckett was a damn fine centerfielder.
But we were talking about Raul Mondesi.
(walks away muttering)
-it is hard to fathom that Damon has cost them 2 wins worth of runs. He did two runs tonight alone.
Every MSM Yankee complaint ever. We hit sac flies, arod got his uniform dirty, he had a clutch hit, we played good defense cody ransom BB’d, it was opposite day.
No Ken, he was disgusted it was shin high and called a strike.
Jeter not all that good against RHP…He UNCLUTCH!!!!
Ok damon, make up for your mistakes..
This is a long long game already!!!
are these yankees trying to murder my prediction of 6 runs scored?
They’re doing their best to conform to it.
thats what i like to see
They’re going to deliver…but at a price!
Classic Yanks: leave runners in scoring position with less than 2 outs!
Too bad Damon isn’t playing left for the Orioles. He could have just had a 2 run double.
Can Brian Bruney come out to play today?
I can bet you that if A-rod, Swish, or Cano were up, those irrational fans would be yelling at them for not getting the run in from 3rd with less than 2 out. I mean all you had to was put the ball in play (except popouts) and Jeter didn’t. I’m not complaining as long as we win but I’m just saying…
Jeter definitely gets away with just about everything.
I can bet you that if A-rod, Swish, or Cano were up, those irrational fans would be yelling at them for not getting the run in from 3rd with less than 2 out. I mean all you had to was put the ball in play (except popouts) and Jeter didn’t.
I used to have a job training staff supervisors. One of my pieces of advice: Be liked.
If people like you, they tend to ignore your mistakes and laud your successes. If you’re not liked, they harp on your mistakes and minimize your successes.
where is bruney he hasn’t pitched in ages?
he’s sitting in the bullpen.
the yankees have won their last 4 games by 5 runs, which game would you have put him in?
i’d go with “none”.
I think I was in bed by this time last night.
game ended at 854ish pm central last night
You ever give a time in CST again we’re gonna throw fists.. you got that? EST OR HIT THE BRICKS BUDDY
(pssst… it’s currently EDT, not EST.)
really? when did that change? wtf?
HA, no shit I had no idea it changed between EST and EDT. Whatever I’m still throwin fisticuffs if people start tossing around crazy timezones.
/used to it.
Whenever Ace comes to the mound, I feel tingly all over.
You should get that checked out.
Get Roberts out Ace.
operation get little ped-using man out
ROberts is my favorite O.
Bruney and Melancon have no hope of achieving and maintaining consistency if they never ever pitch.
and yes, i realize how dirty that sounds.
Well, I would definitely be angry if they came in and blew the game so it’s understandable to me.
but again, which game should they have pitched in?
this is true.
Too early to say Mirte should start again?
First, learn to spell his name. Not Mirte, not Marte, Mitre, LOL
No question he starts again. He would have had to turn in a Wangian performance to not start again. I think he was slightly better than that.
no–I think Girardi even said that this wasn’t an audition and Mitre is the 5th starter until further notice
nope, He was solid tonight and would have better with adequate defense in LF and if RObbie didn’t make that mistake. And JoeG said it’s not on a start-to-start basis, he is our 5th man until further notice.
he makes it look so easy!
Roberts is allowed to make outs against the Yankees?
Cano is an underrated fielder!!!
cano better win a gold glove this year
It’s like robbie’s arm becomes disjointed from his body and he slings that shit to first regardless of where his torso is facing.
RED SOX Strand runners!!
Red Sox 1 Tejas 2
Pitching: Bos – J Beckett; Tex- J Jennings
And in Texas, Jennings gets out of it. Still 2-1 Rangers.
I shouldn’t be rooting for the Rangers, as they’re our closest competition for the wild card, but I don’t care.
the rays are much more lethal than the rangers
God Bless the USA!
homer, walk, borderline web gem, good day overall
Aceves is teh awesomeness!
I love having Aceves, Hughes, and Rivera at the end of games
Aceves current line: 1.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 ER, 12 PC. Joe should send him out for the 8th and save Hughes for tomorrow.
UH, i need to stretch
Finally, a baserunner off Beckett (first one since the first inning)–leadoff double for Andruw. Hopefully the Rangers can tack on some insurance
ooh, now its 1st and 3rd no one out
What is Pasta diving???
Is this some sort of joke related to nicks heritage??
You never went pasta diving when you played ball as a kid?
omg, I loved the pasta diving event when I used to goto baseball camp as a kid!
Nah I was a fat kid. I had to lay off the carbs.
haha. Just having some fun. Say it out loud, “Pasta diving Jeter”
ahahah we should have a RAB pasta diving contest. Count me in!
I want in, thats if they don’t use corkscrew/rotini pasta…
Hahah… past-a-diving. It’s an homage to the classic kay/setling line of pastadiving jeter
It’s always about ethnicity with you Jews.
There are two things I can’t stand. People intolerant of other people’s cultures… and the Dutch.
Runners on the corners and nobody out for Beckett….
Texas with runners on the corners in the bottom of the 7th with no one out. Texas 2 Boston 1
Who else gets angry when they look at Beckett’s gameday photo?
I get pissed just by looking at his smug face….
Of course. He’s a C U Next Tuesday
It seriously pisses me off. He comes off to me as a huge asshole in that picture. Must be the Boston hat though. He looks decent without it. In fact, Pedroia, Bay, and Youk look like D-bags in their photos.
A-rod seemed too happy to pass the baton there…he could have gotten a inside the park HR!
no DP Jorge!
“The Yankees need someone to bat 5th to make people pay for walking Rodriguez”
Manny or Dunn ftw
Eh, most runs scored in mlb FTW.
You mean 3-1?
yes 3-1 i wish i could correct my posts
I live in MA. If things continue the way theyre going tonight talk radio will be glorious tomorrow. As I type 3-1 Rangers. Niiiice.
Beautiful sight “In play (runs)”
uch…hate the strike em out throw em out. in other news, 3-1 Texas
Jamal brought up a good question on Twitter:
If Ace still has a low pitch count after 8, might he close it out? Give both Mo and Hughes an extra day off?
I wouldn’t mind. I also wouldn’t mind if Joe G used Hughes and Mo, so…
Coke’s in now, so the point is moot, but: there’s no way Mariano is not pitching in a save situation unless he’s unavailable. That’s just the way it is.
does Giambi make that play? methinks not
why do I keep putting comments in the wrong place?
strike him out, throw him out DP! Ran our selves right out of an inning (literally)
Well, I guess he can throw someone out. A-rod still isn’t running as fast and fluid as before but that’s OK, next year, hopefully he’s healthy.
I just notices two things watching the Tex. Bos. game. Andrew Jones is slow as shit and Jason Bay has no arm. It is not Damonesqe but still weak none the less.
Eh, at least Nate McLouth is still a good centerfielder.
What’s that, you say?
for some reason when I see Jason Bay the word “decrepit” comes to mind…..
and for some weird reason, I think he lives in a dank cave lit by torches…
True story: His name is “Jay Ray Bay”.
No, seriously. Go look it up.
now I picture him rolled up in fetal position in the corner of his dank cave….quietly mumbling “jay ray bay” over and over again to himself…
Russ Salzberg.. the Gilbert Gottfried of sports journalism.
HAHA: Russ is an embarrassment. He tries to talk Bronx-like.
That nails it.
Phil Coke? I guess I understand it with 3 lefties in a row but not loving the move.
no ACE? Though I’m not complaining about Coke. Cmon Cokie get em out!
no HRs Coke…
Would have liked to have seen Ace stay in.
Thank You Michael Kay
Hughes now throwing in the ‘pen… this is what I want to avoid.
Down here in DC, we get MASN and the Orioles feed … Gary Thorne (of ESPN NHL fame) is commenting how the Yanks will look at adding a lefty for the bullpen since the only one they have is Coke.
Research of the roster and DL is not something that MASN wants to pay for, obviously.
Just when I thought its time to change my name, REDEMPTION.
Is it just me or is Coke actually throwing harder as the season goes on?
Agreed, I was gonna go to fangraphs and check.
I’ll agree with you. I thought he was 90-91 in April, and now he’s 93-94.
he’s been throwing 94 all year
oh never mind, you’re right
I agree also. He was 90-91 in the beginning of the year. Now, he’s 93-94. Last year when he came up late in the year, he was 95-96.
Why do I find myself secretly hoping that Coke lets one on just to see the Franchise?
That’s how you do that shit.
Coke gets ridiculously lucky again..
YES YES YES YES! TEX BABY! Giambi would not have made that one!
Damn, someone get Tex a gold glove. Nice play.
Give that man a Gold Glove
Tex is very good at baseball. Not good, very good.
I love this team.
Oh fuck yes. Way to induce the hard-hit line-drive, Coke. Just like they drew it up.
Phil Coke >>> Baltimore’s rampant criminal narcotics industry
Glad to see no Hughes tonight. Can probably go 2 tomorrow if need be.
I’d love one more insurance run…or five.
Youkilis makes the 3rd out in the 8th. Tex 3-1
Thanks for the big heads up on Youkilis
And then he threw temper tantrum.
Sweet Tex and Coke
i love mark T
Aubrey Huff since May 12th (first game after he fist-pumped his way around the bases vs. Joba in Baltimore): 250/.310/.384. Douchebag.
serves him right!
Your formatting sucks.
He probably pulled something.
Leave the fistpumping to the professionals, Aubrey Lewis.
ya i wish he falls off a cliff
D is for douchebag, that’s good enough for me.
Cokes Line: 1.0 IP, 1 Hit, 0 Runs, 0 ER, 9 PC, ERA: 3.76.
Yanks have 8 walks tonight. Thats what I call patient.
The sandman is warming up!
I would have called it “The Coke Line”, but that’s me.
Is there a reason why Bruney, Melancon, or Robertson aren’t getting innings?
Starting pitching going deep into games & close games. Coke, Hughes, and Aceves are clearly the A relievers right now, and for good reason.
Still, though, you have to work them in sometime. You just have to.
It’s analogous to Cody Ransom starting tonight. Sure, you wanna trot the A lineup out there every night, but you’ll run your starters into the ground and turn your bench into piles of rust.
Yeah you do, and I’m sure they will, or else if this maintains some reliever will be sent down. Coming out of the break they’ve had bit of a rarity of a bunch of close games and everyone being rested up out of the break.
Bruney has been terrible and its too risky to bring him in in close games (which the Yanks have only played so far).
I think Robertson deserves more trust but he was rocky his last time out in LA.
Melancon is still young and will get his time but he is not gonna be first in line from the BP.
I think the games have just been too close of late. 2-1 every day. I personally would like to see Bruney get his work in. Having him back to form would be a UUUUGE boost.
Mjollnir warming in the pen…
Mo >>> Beta Ray Bill > Thor
Coke’s velocity ticking upwards from the beginning of the season:
Phil Coke and Mark Teixeira the best tag-team duo since the Dudley Boyz (“Devon, GET THE TABLE!!!”)? I think so.
Talking about bring it back.
Nah, best tag-team duo since Demolition.
Whats that smell……is that 1st place?
Not there yet…
No I smell it too. It smells like…..
I do too but dont wanna jinx it
Again, I say they do a “legends of Mark Teixeira” segment.
tall tales like… Tex catching a bullet with his bare hands…
Mark Teixeira can win Connect Four in three moves.
Teixeira can jump rope with one hand.
Mark Teixeira once challenged Lance Armstrong to a “Who has more testicles?” contest.
Mark won by 5.
So uhh…I’m wondering…Does Teix have 5 balls or 7?
You should wonder less.
Teixeira once swept aside the storm clouds with a swing of his bat?
I’m horrible at writing these things…
Who is this #24 and what the hell did he do with Robbie?
Doubled him off first, that’s what he did with him!
Jeter says: nobody bloops on Mo. Nobody.
He also says it in the wrong place. Damn shortstops.
Michael you ever wonder how things would be different if the country was settled West to East
And they’ve run out of things to talk about.
Have we discussed string theory yet? No? Then there’s still time.
Damn! Hit on the screws! Here comes MO!
john henry will tweet about his 2nd place team
He will mention something about payroll, bitch, acting like the Sox don’t make any money or mention 0-8 FWIW for him.
Yeah, he’s got a real inferiority complex, which is weird considering the success he’s helped bring to the Boston franchise.
yea, the Oriole outfield can throw…now here comes Mo
Saw the Erin Andrews full tape today. Not bad. Feel bad for her a little.
I hope you didn’t get a virus like all the media outlets are saying. So I didn’t even try looking it up.
Just a little?
Jinx, buy me a Coke.
Only a little?
Even I think that was pretty fucked up.
This is how you know something’s real bad.
I feel for her alot. Spying on her in her hotel room? That’s all kinda fucked up.
Oh, I still watched it all though. I’m a heartless fuck stick.
I feel bad for her too, but if I could find a non-virus one i’d watch it too
I’d love for the guy who recorded it to be sentenced to walk around naked for a year. I’m sure that unlike Erin Andrews, he’d be pretty mockworthy nude.
Nice arm Jones.
Melky’s slumping. Get Gardy in there now. I hope Melky climbs back up the cliff.
Nomaas theory is that Melky is being showcased.
Hopefully to Oakland for a pitcher, says me.
NoMaas is good for a photoshop laugh. That is all.
Eh, the main site is pretty funny, and the analysis isn’t too off-base.
However, the forums are just dick-swinging and racial slurs. Pass.
Being showcased would imply that Melky’s playing well. Via Pete Abe (and via me being too lazy to look these numbers up for once):
Melky Cabrera’s first 128 at-bats: .328/.374/.492
Melky Cabrera’s last 128 at-bats: .234/.310/.367
Heat back up, please?
man that was a swisha-like baserunning error
Mo makes it look so mothafuckin easy.
Jeter has no range.
Mo can tackle Scott Stevens and Kyle Farnsworth at the same time
Let’s not get too crazy, now.
What the fuck is hockey?
It’s for guys like Jason Varitek. Don’t worry about it.
I believe “hockey” is an old, old wooden ship used during the Civil War Era.
Who says Jeter lost his range?
Jetes is beastin
Beckett then Demonstratively curses and throws his arms around on the mound. Yet, Joba is the immature one.
This Mariano fella is good at pitching.
I like Wieters but he has no chance here
Texas now up 4-1 in the 8th
Enjoyed that Kay dropped a UZR mention, even if not by name.
Wow. Bobby Jenks implosion.
I want the Rays to win, hopefully they will creep up the standings and make Boston fall to 3rd place.
RANGERS LEAD 4-1
through 7 2/3 arg!!
1st place is a nice birthday present.
AND THE BALL GAME IS OVER! YANKEES WIN!
Oh, Derek. <3
Yankees win bitches, yankees win.
We’re going streaking!
That was a nice play by Jete.
Ha. THUUHHUHUHHUHHUHHUH YANKEEES WIN!!
First place. All alone. Bitches.
Derek Jeter is one hell of a leftfielder.
Melk had that easily but jeter wanted teh glory.
Yay Mo! Yay win!
Take that, Orioles Jesus!
and thanks for scoring just enough runs for sergio yanks
Sergio Mitre = Jack Morris
I can has first place??
Big Sloppi leads off the 9th with an out
Wilson on to close it out in Arlington
JETER! MO! WIN!
That’s what you get when you wish injuries on our captain.
CJ Wilson looks like a child molester
Nice win for Mitre.
Jeter’s putting out the sign: I aten’t dead yet!
Derek Jeter = Richard Pryor
or Jeter = Voldemort?
Richard Pryor cultural references >>>> Lord of the Rings cultural references
It was Harry Potter (sorry, couldn’t help it, had to see the movie with my sisters like 3 days ago)
Sergio Mirte: 1st win as a Yankee! Good start… earned another one.
Ace: another hold (5)…. solid pitching again and only threw 12 pitches.
Coke: got a hold (11)…. also solid pitching and only threw 9 pitches.
Mo: Mo is Mo… 27th Save. 23 straight without blowing one!
All around good game on all cylinders for the bombers! We are RED RED HOT!
Ok, I LOL’d. You’ve been waiting all night to post that comment, haven’t you.
Oh, of course not. Waiting all day to stalk me with a zinger he’s already used once to no great effect? That would be “assinine”.
Dude’s really angry with you. It’s kinda hysterical. Just picture him sitting there, pissed off, yelling “CLOWN!!” every time you post a comment.
He’s like George Costanza, and “CLOWN” is his “Jerk-Store”.
Pinstripe Destiny – Calm down, pal. You’ll have more fun.
The best part is that he has only commented to insult tommie. No other comments.
Brian Madison: You remember that spelling bee you won in the 1st grade?
Billy Madison: Oh no, you didn’t.
Brian Madison: Rock? “r-o-k”?
Billy Madison: Yea, so what’s your point?
Brian Madison: r-o-C-k!
Billy Madison: Ohh! The “C” is silent.
2 down in texas
2 AWAY! ONE MORE BABY!
2 OUTS, TOP OF THE 9TH
Jason Bay scores on base hit
DAMN IT! COME ON TEXAS, DONT BLOW IT NOW!
CMON get out of this Wilson please!
AND THE BALL GAME IS OVER! RED SOX LOSE=YANKEES TAKE 1ST PLACE.
Captain America grounds out. Yanks in first.
When there’s slippage, it’s time to replace that clutch
Someone call Francesa and tell him Joba has better numbers than Porcello. Give him Porcello’s last five starts!
I believe the last 2 times the yankees got up to 1st place they went streaking in the wrong direction. Third time the charm?
Considering the competition for the rest of this homestand…yes.
Otherwise, the whole team is getting cockpunched.
Jay: Why they call you Cock-Knocker, yo?
Cock-Knocker: You know, there’s a funny story behind that… you’re gonna love this, true story…
I think and hope so. It was the same with reaching .500 and going 10 over .500 and 15 over .500.
First place…allll alone
Smells like first place!
And 1st, solo possession
Suck on that Boston! First AGAIN DESPITE 0-8. They must not be as good as the Yankees with every other team in the league or something.
Dude… I’m right there with you… But I’d be careful about trying to make the Yanks’ 0-8 record against the Sox into a positive. I mean… Yeah… The Yanks have a better record than the Sox if you disregard the head-to-head series… But they’re still 0-8 against the Sox head-to-head.
That should have read: better record overall… and much better record if you disregard the head-to-head series…
You know what I meant.
Well yeah it’s not really good that they are 0-8 but it’s not like Boston is completely dominating us. Like when Mo blew a save or when the Yanks were 6-0 with AJ on the mound, etc. And we don’t know the whole story yet since the Sox only played 2 games at YS3.
Anyways it feels good being in first despite 0-8. But the Yanks surely won’t stay winless against Boston and if they can start taking more series from them, they can hopefully easily win the AL East.
“Well yeah it’s not really good that they are 0-8 but it’s not like Boston is completely dominating us. Like when Mo blew a save or when the Yanks were 6-0 with AJ on the mound, etc…”
Dude, I hear you… But 0-8 is 0-8. All the other stuff is just excuses, it’s just noise. The Yanks will play them again and will win their share of the remaining games, and they look great right now. But 0-8 is 0-8.
But yeah, it’s nice to be in first, despite the head-to-head record. Totally.
man it feels good to be a gangsta
(Geto Boys reference #2 of the day)
First is so sweet!
What ever will they talk about on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight?!?!
Easy, the gritiness, the depth and the “come back” soul of Boston and of course 0-8.
gotta love being in first
i hate my9.
FIRST PLACE MUTHAEFFAS!!!
Next morning, I’ll wake up and my team will be in sole possession of 1st place.
Mitre looks promising. Lets see what he does against a good team..
Not too many offenses better than Baltimore.
LAA, BOS, TEX, TB, maybe CLE?
They’re 9th in the AL in runs, 6th in BA, 9th in OBP, 10th in SLG, and 10th in OPS.
Yup. After Luke Scott and Eric Davis II, that offense is no great shakes. Markakis and Roberts are solid but pretty pedestrian this year, and with Huff and Mora slumping badly, four of their 9 lineup spots (C/SS/1B/3B) are pretty punchless.
3rd in HR no? Anyway, I just remember the April O’s where Roberts/Markakis/Jones were hitting everything we threw. But you’re right they’ve come back down to earth.
They’re 10th in HRs.
Where do I live??? LOL
You know what… I think I remember hearing John Sterling saying they were 3rd in HR so nevermind!
Never trust John Sterling’s information.
In theory they should be but they’re nothing to write home about this year.
Yeah they started off strong but have come back down to earth.
He had some nice late movement on his pitches. Is it just me or do you think he can be above average?
Now if only we couldve won a couple games against the sox…
Effing Rays are coming on strong. I really wish they’d go away.
Lets calm down, we need to keep this lead and make some breathing room.
heh, just saw the mets lost again. Oli Perez with a solid 6 inning 6 BB performance.
Six walks in six innings? He’s improving. Things are finally looking up for the Mets.
17 walks in 17 IP since coming back. The Mets have no chance to make the playoffs.
shutout by the Nats! It was John Lannan, who’s good. It might have the Yankees fan in him that shut them down. Or it could just be that they suck.
JOHN HENRY’S TWITTER:
Sorry grumpy old fella.
Haha John Henry go take a nap! Your team is stinking up the joint right now!
What’s this? Wakefield is injured??
Ha today is the anniversary of Phelps for Buhner.
Ken Phelps Ken Phelps
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