Game 93: The new guy

Stadium Hits: Monument Park, God Bless America
Game 93 Spillover Thread

Hey, kinda looks like A.J. Burnett, right?

It’s game two of the Yanks-Orioles series, and the story from the Yankees standpoint is Sergio Mitre. Normally I’d do a run-through of his career to this point, but Mike took care of that. We’ll just have to sit back and see what he can do against the Orioles offense, which ranks 10th in the AL in OPS.

The Yanks will face Rich Hill. The former Michigan Wolverine went in the fourth round to the Cubs in 2002. A fastball-curveball lefty, Hill had always been a strikeout pitcher. Problem was, he was also a wild pitcher, issuing an extraordinary number of free passes in college and his first few years in the minors. He broke out in 2005, though, getting his walk rate down as he pitched at three different levels of the minors. He also had an unsuccessful stint in the majors that year, but it was only 23.2 innings.

He got another chance in 2006, and pitched decently. His strikeout rate fell down to less than a batter per inning, but his walk rate settled a bit, too, to a manageable 3.5. He was even better in 2007, throwing 195 innings to a 3.92 ERA, striking out 183 and walking just 63. All the sudden, Hill looked like he’d reach his potential.

Yet 2008 was not so kind. Hill struggled early with his control, walking at least three batters per game in his first four starts, only one of which lasted six innings. On May 2 he walked four batters while recording just two outs. Manager Lou Piniella yanked him from the game, and the next day he was optioned to AAA. There he had back issues, and then in June was shut down and sent to work on his issues. In July the team said that Hill’s problems were more mental than physical. In August he faced more back problems and was placed on the DL, missing the rest of the year.

Over the winter the Cubs sent Hill to the Orioles for a player to be named later. He’s had enormous problems this year, with his walk rate up over 5.5 per nine. He’s had a few decent starts, but for every one in which he went six innings, three runs or better, he’s had an under-six inning, more than six-run start. Other than his standout start against Seattle on June 1, there’s nothing at all spectacular about Hill’s past two seasons.

Oh, and that failed cup of coffee in 2005? Part of that was at the hands of the Yanks. The Yankees were up three runs in the sixth inning on June 18, 2005. The Cubs starter, Glendon Rusch, came out to start the sixth, but walked Jorge Posada and gave up a single to Bernie Williams. In came Hill, who started off strong by striking out Tino Martinez, probably on one of those filthy curveballs. But he walked Robinson Cano — ROBINSON CANO — to load the bases. Derek Jeter was due up next. Perhaps this has jogged your memory. If not…

I was at a family gathering that day. Once Hill — I had no idea who he was at the time — came out and they cut to a commercial break, I guaranteed my uncle and cousin that when they came back they’d have up a note about how Jeter had never hit a grand slam in his career. Sure enough, they did. Moments later, Jeter took Joe Borowski deep, ensuring that commentators would never bring up that subject ever again.

Looks like the game will start at 7:30.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, DH
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Cody Ransom, 3B

And on the mound, the newly-minted number forty-five, Sergio Mitre.

Stadium Hits: Monument Park, God Bless America
Game 93 Spillover Thread
  • Salty Buggah

    Who’s ready for a potential roller-coaster ride today?

    I hope the Yanks offense breaks out big time today and can score some runs off of the lefty today. Also, I hope Mitre can work some magic and keep the Yanks in the game by giving us a solid effort, if not a surprisingly great one.

  • Tank the Frank

    Let the Sergio Mitre era in the Bronx begin!

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

    GUYS!!!

    I CUT OFF MY HAIR!!

    *ahem*

    Mitre wearing Pavano’s number? Why do I have a bad feeling about this?

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

      1. Pics or it didn’t happen.
      2. Because he’s also got Angel Berroa’s locker.

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

        http://bit.ly/mLVDw

        (My bedroom at Mom and Dad’s)

        For before pics, go check the blog or my facebook, but basically it was down past my boobs.

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

          Oh, that’s not too short. I thought we were talking Natalie Portman circa V For Vendetta style.

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

            I’ve been told I look like Natalie Portman.

            I don’t.

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

              I was once told by a woman that I look like Joaquin Phoenix–she was quite drunk.

        • Dela G

          i have that exact same flag above my bed!

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

            I actually bought the flag in San Diego. Wasn’t sure if my parents would kill me when I put it up (I was maybe 14), but they didn’t.

            • Dela G

              thats awesome

              i got mine 4 years ago during my freshman year of college off the internet

  • Eirias

    Alright, so what is Mitre’s new nickname?

    • Tank the Frank

      The Sergio.

    • Dela G

      the SURGE!

      thats what i call my boy sergio here at school

  • Jamal G.

    I believe that was a FOX game, and the homer was just to the left of center field.

  • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Ha, love the picture in the post. I can’t see a picture of that guy without thinking “what did you, kill a cheetah?”

    • Tank the Frank

      I had sex…. WITH A GIRL!! UHHH!

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

        Did you say two fingers? Better make it three.

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

      IETC.

  • Charlie

    i’m hoping for a quality start and an offensive explosion from the yanks. and if sergio winds up sucking, maybe it will help the yankees realize that hughes should be in the rotation.

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

      I’d be okay if the offense realised the ASB ended five days ago…

      • Charlie

        hey, we’re winning, so if that keeps happening, i don’t care if the yanks never score more than two in a game for the rest of the year.

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

        Ditto. The chances of winning three games having scored a total of six runs are very, very small.

        Also: realised? Are we British now?

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

          I have a lot of English friends…

        • Salty Buggah

          Don’t you know? It’s the flavour of the month.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            You know, those extra u’s are just for Scrabble purposes.

  • Riddering

    I want another grand slam this season. It’s just something I feel my life is missing right now.

  • Ivans

    Can you guys keep the first pitch information flowing as it becomes available? When you’re watching on mlb.tv you never get any such information until the video magically pops up. Is the weather a potential showstopper?

    • Jersey

      For what it’s worth, the Gameday status has changed from “Delayed” to “Warmups”

    • Salty Buggah

      7:30 is when it starts now

    • Ivans

      Awesome. Thanks.

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

    Free preview of Extra Innings, ftw!

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

      Oh yeah? Kick ass.

      • Salty Buggah

        Doesn’t it end tomorrow? and did it start on the 16th?

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

    Per LoHud: Whelan to AAA and Sanchez (Humberto) to AA

  • Salty Buggah

    So…Jeter has only 1 Grand Slam in his whole career?!?!?! He’s UNCLUTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    The yankees will score 6 runs tonight

    i can feel it

    • Charlie

      6? Come on, they’ll score at least 10

    • Salty Buggah

      Hopefully you’re right and hopefully Mitre and then the pen can hold them to less than 6.

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

      You’re like a dyslexic psychic.

      The number in your head is 9, not 6.

    • Dela G

      yezzur

  • Tank the Frank

    Anyone else see Alex rip away Matsui’s helmet from Melky yesterday? I thought that was hilarious.

    I saw they highlighted it on SportsCenter – ripe with the condescending comments we’ve come to expect – just to make him seem like an ass. He’s just having fun out there… the whole team is.

    • Riddering

      I got such a kick out of that. Especially considering how Alex is like a big brother to Melky and Cano.

      But let’s not forget that Alex isn’t allowed to have fun. He must wear pinstriped sackcloth and rub ashes on himself over all extra-base hits in penance.

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

      I’ve heard ESPN has a blanket DO NOT REPORT on that story.

      Don’t know if that’s true or not, so take it with a grain of salt.

      • Dela G

        i heard that too

        protect big ben

      • donttradecano

        not bring up race, but when Kobe was accused they covered it 24/7 even before the trial, and had that whole how Kobe became a bad boy thing.

        speaking of bad boy, reason #7,000 why aspiring artists should never sign with puffy:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZFueqQnops&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fstuffflypeoplelike.com%2F%3Fp%3D27163&feature=player_embedded

        • Nick L

          kobe’s case was a little different, he was indicted on felony charges. so far this is just a civil suit by the girl.

          • donttradecano

            but it doesnt make it any worse, if true. from what i remember espn and the media basically claimed Kobe as being guilty before he even went to court.

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

        Why? Has ESPN decided the case already?

        Someone filed a suit, doesn’t mean that its true or not true. That’s why they have courts and stuff. ESPN would be doing nothing wrong telling people somebody filed a suit. Its not their job to bury stories, it’s their job to report and let people make up their own minds.

        • donttradecano

          +1

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

      Yeah, sucks for him. And her.

      For a while ESPN’s injury report said “Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger questionable for Week One (knee, sexual assault).”

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

        IETC

    • Jersey

      Not a good ratio.

      • Jersey

        …wrong reply, muh bad

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

        Yeah, he would definitely want to get his ratio of sexual assaults down before dating again.

  • Mike bk

    wearing 45 might not be the best omen.

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

    One pitch, one double.

    Oops.

    • Salty Buggah

      bad start I guess

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

    Well that’s not a good start.

  • Jim

    Everyday Single + Johnny Damon = Stand-up Double

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

      Yyyyyyyep.

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

    Dayum. Three pitches, three swings.

  • Dela G

    well that’s not a good start

  • Jim

    I could read Sergio Mitre’s mouth there:

    “FUCK ME”

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

      Pretty much, yeah.

  • Steve in PDX

    hmmm

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

    This is going to be a long night.

  • Jersey

    oh boy

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    1/3 innings 27 ERA

    BUST!!!!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Down to 18

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        or 13.50

  • Tank the Frank

    I talked to one scout who said Sergio Mitre’s sinker is the best he’s ever seen it and said it reminds him of a young Brandon Webb. Incidentally, another scout said Mitre could be the best acquisition of the offseason. The Yankees are reluctant to deal Mitre, who could close in the National League if moved to the bullpen. One Yankees official said they would have to be “blown away” by an offer to deal him, but may be willing to entertain offers that include a Mike Stanton type bat.

    – Peter Gammons

    • Dela G

      wow that’s incredible

    • Jersey

      …right before Gammo’s nurse snatched away the paint thinner

      • Dela G

        now THAT made me laugh out loud

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Perhaps a trade to the Red Sox for Brad Penny. This would ensure the Apopcalypse.

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

      *jawdrop*

      • AndrewYF

        …you know it’s a joke, right?

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

          Her jaw was mimicking Mitre’s sinker. She is in simpatico with his amazingness.

    • AndrewYF

      Bizzaro Peter Gammons.

    • Tank the Frank

      I’m sorry I just despise Peter Gammons. I can’t help but immitate/make fun of him sometimes.

      • AndrewYF

        I even believed it up until the “Brandon Webb” part.

    • Riddering

      I’d believe this comment if Mitre was pitching for Boston tonight.

  • Dela G

    hey at least his pitch count is low!

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

      Kei Igawa keeps his pitch count down, too. Because everything is so damn hittable.

  • Jersey

    1st inning butterflies, nothing more. Shake it off Serge!

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

      When we call him “Serg” he sounds like a masseuse in a gay bathhouse.

      • Jersey

        I don’t claim to know what he did during his TJ recovery

  • Salty Buggah

    Well, it seems like he has decent sink from Gameday…maybe he’s rusty and nervous and will settle down soon.

    • Dela G

      his sinker is really sinking well

      fo sho

  • adeel

    y does it feeling like everyone (including RAB) is underselling Mitre? His past is not that bad… I would be more optimistic about him being able to fill the 5 hole… certainly more than ponson…

    and I am saying this after he’s given up a run

    • Jersey

      Many have been defending him today

  • Jose

    I despise My9. I have the MLB Extra Innings package, get all the ESPN channels, YES Network, MLB network, and My18, but can’t watch the game tonight. My9 is almost always carried by some channel here, but for some reason no channel has the game tonight.

    I guess I’m watching Cubs-Phillies tonight.

    • adeel

      I used to have the same problem. I had extra innings last year which was crap. MLB.com is much better with excellent quality, but it is really buggy. Slingbox is the best. So you know anyone that lives in the NY area?

      1) Get them to get a cable box just for you (doesn’t have to hook up to a tv cost is $5 a month)
      2) Invest in a sling box ($180) one time charge…

      you get YES, MY9… plus any channel you want anywhere you want.

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

    There you go. Rough start, settled down nicely.

    He’s got a nice little sinker. Gameday has pretty much all of ’em at 93.

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

      Did you mean ‘stinker’ or ‘sinker’?

  • Jim

    ZERO RUNS would’ve scored if Austin Jackson or Brett Gardner was in left. His lack of hustle on that ball in the gap cost us. Even if he got there quicker, maybe Roberts would’be been reluctant to go for two.

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

      Or if Alex Rios was in Left.

      Just sayin. . ..

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok not bad if he can hold them from here. Our infield D better be good today.

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

    The Orioles hit .301 w/RISP and are 9th in the AL in runs. The Yankees hit .261 w/RISP and are 1st in the AL in runs. What does this tell us about BA w/RISP?

    • Tank the Frank

      You just blew my mind.

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

      That it leads to losing?

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

        You’re a clever one, Axisa!

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

      That it’s bad. The last thing you want to do is get hits with runners on base. Screws up everything.

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

        Excuse me, Mr. Surly.

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

          That was surly?

  • Tank the Frank

    Ok time for another nightmareish outing from Rich Hill.

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

    Can’t wait to see Hill’s curveball. Disgusting.

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

      Philthy?

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

    Dear Yankees:

    DON’T SWING!

    • Dela G

      they might have to

  • Dela G

    nice job my mitre!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    FUCK YOU MARKAKIS

  • Salty Buggah

    So close jeter

    So close

    I hope Jeter gets on base plenty today…he crushes lefties

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

    Time to move the fences in.

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

      This place is huge. Petco East.

    • Riddering

      Too many fans breathing out in right field.

  • AndrewYF

    I don’t understand why people still mention that Maier play as the reason why the Yankees won in ’96. They won the series 4-1.

    • Dela G

      eh

      its a nice story

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      It turned the series a bit. They would have gone down 2-0 on the first two games at home.

    • JGS

      mostly because Orioles fans are still bitter

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

    We’ve seen the replay enough times already. Game please.

  • Jim

    Hill has allowed 12 runs in 9 innings i think Kay said

    Watch him go 7 IP 2 R 4 H 2 BB 6 K today

  • Salty Buggah

    Kay: “Just a bit outside” Hehe

    Bad inning…

  • Dela G

    there is no way his curveball is at 90

    that thing looks like its at 65

    i know the YES gun is off anyways

    • zs190

      the MASN gun says 89-90 on fastball and 72-73 on curveball, that seems to all he throws.

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

    I did not realize Mora had been with them for 10 years.

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

      No idea where the time goes. Seems like he was just traded for Bordick yesterday.

  • Jim

    lol the YES radar gun is correct with the fastballs then all offspeed pitches are like only 2 mph lower

  • pat

    If mitre can throw a 93mph sinker does that mean he can throw a 94 or 95 mph 4 seam?

  • Tank the Frank

    A wormburner Michael Kay? LOL!

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

    Via the CHONE system, Munson averaged 3.9 WAR per season, higher than Dickey, Berra, Posada (all avg. 3.2 WAR each) and Howard (1.9).

  • Jim

    Mitre vs. Wieters

    AAA matchup woohoo

  • Salty Buggah

    Well, he IS almost keeping everything low.

  • Steve in PDX

    lazy play there by Cano

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      In what sense? Because he didn’t dive for a ball he had no chance of fielding?

      • Steve in PDX

        (sarcasm)

        • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

          You win.

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

    Well he’s getting groundballs.

  • Dela G

    i love that he is getting ground balls

    however lets hope they are finding the yankees players’ gloves

  • Ivan

    Lol at A-Rod for snatching the helmet from Melky.

  • dre

    so whats the point of getting Hinske if evertime Arod doesn’t play third Girardi is going to play mr. strike out Ransom?

    • Steve in PDX

      pretty

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I like what I have seen thus far from Mitre. He just put a sinker down the middle to Izturis, because that is a guy you do not want to walk. I just hope he doesn’t do that to middle of the order guys, because it was a bit of a hanger.

  • Salty Buggah

    Well, thats a pretty good inning though he’s at 30 pitches already

    Cmon Yankees offense!!!!!

  • Dela G

    that replay with a-rod taking the helmet away was greatness

  • pat

    I accidentally caught the garter belt at my cousins wedding. It was super awkward sliding it up the leg of the hot bridesmaid while my girlfriend was watching. They got the whole thing on video, awesome.

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

      How do you catch a garter belt “accidentally”?

      Fell in your drink?

      Landed on your head?

      Fell off your leg?

      • Tank the Frank

        Aaahahahaha! IETC.

      • pat

        Hahah..I was standing in the back of the crowd because I didn’t really want to catch it. Unfortunately my cousin launched a moonshot over everybody else, I stuck my arm up and being 6’3″ it landed right in my haphazardly outstretched hand. I tried to ditch it immediately but my rather large family (25+ cousins, 9 aunts and uncles) called me out and I had to perform the dirty deed at their behest.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      People still do that at weddings? I thought only in Tennessee.

      • pat

        Well if you’re insinuating we’re hicks that is certainly not the case.

  • JGS

    Juuuuuuuuust a bit inside

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

    ++ avoid pitch tool from A-Rod.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    K go rock Hill Yanks.

  • Riddering

    Hill’s out for blood.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Jorge

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    What is with these 2948502 replays for each that happens?

  • Dela G

    good god

  • JGS

    good pitch to run on

  • pat

    Weiters made that pretty close.

    • pat

      Considering it was a 10 foot curveball.

      • Dela G

        lol

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Arod > Weiters

  • Salty Buggah

    Bring him in Jorge

  • Tank the Frank

    A-Rod makes shit HAPPEN!

    • Dela G

      like Royal Bank of Scotland!

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

    Ballsy play by A-Rod. Markakis has a gun.

    • Dela G

      +13

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Swisher

  • Tom Zig

    We can get another come from behind victory if we win today

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

    Nick Swisher is so bad at getting runners in from third base with less than two outs. He’s just not a situational hitter.

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

      And what’s the point of getting on base so much if he keeps making boneheaded baserunning mistakes?

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

        He’s an awful fielder, too.

      • KG Sturnz0r

        exactly!

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

    Look at that bum Swisher. He can’t situational hit to save his life.

  • Tom Zig

    A-rod is so gritty today, manufacturing his own run

  • pat

    Arod manufactured that like a motherfucker.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good job A-Rod.

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

    Alex scratches out a gritty, gutty, highest paid player in Baseball type of run.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Pedroia-ish? Nah, nothing is that scrappy.

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

        It would be ‘Pedroia-ish’ is Alex was:

        1-Shorter
        2-Less talented
        3-Was sporting a ‘grit’ beard
        4-Had a creepy sibling

  • Salty Buggah

    That run was all A-rod (and I guess somewhat Swisher and Jorge)…

    Walk, SB, tags to 3rd, sac fly…

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

      Do you remember 2 sac flies in an inning all of last year?

      I don’t.

  • Dela G

    A-ROD!!

    A-ROD!!

    A-ROD!!

  • KG Sturnz0r

    rich hill is flirting with danger throwing his curveball high in the zone

  • Ivan

    Did anybody saw that ducumentary on Ted Williams on HBO. Pretty cool stuff about.

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

      He’s proud of his curveball.

      /Flaherty’d

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

        This is in the wrong place but:

        IETMocking.

    • pat

      I did, the one about the Brooklyn Dodgers was awesome too.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hill still has a no-no

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

      You had to say something. Now he’s going to lose it, and it’s all your fault.

    • Dela G

      he will give up 7 hits

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It won’t be recognized by baseball though. He gave up a run.

      • JGS

        you can allow runs–Ken Johnson 5/23/64 is the only CG 9-inning no hitter loss

        • JGS

          that’s 4/23/64

  • Tom Zig

    Lefty Pitcher, his first start against the Yankees, throws a good number of first pitch strikes, doesn’t throw hard.

    It appears Rich Hill possesses 4 of the Yankee Kryptonite qualities.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Also he sucks against non-Yankee teams. Number 5.

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

    Heh, looked like Ransom faceplanted on that dive.

  • JGS

    Johnny Damon actually holding a runner? What is going on?

    • Riddering

      He read RAB before the game.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Whoa. That throw actually had some zip on it.

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

    Don’t even bother throwing that.

  • Salty Buggah

    I cant help but think Pena gets that Roberts single

  • Tank the Frank

    That’s on Cano.

  • Riddle

    So far their in line for another 2-1 victory…

  • Dela G

    jesus christ

    these guys just getting free moves from base to base

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

    Lazy.

  • Salty Buggah

    damnit Cano

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Would have been a DP ball.

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

    Quality “smile of the game” right there.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, not bad

  • Tank the Frank

    I’d like to see her cheeseburger.

    Eeeeeeewwww.

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

      Tank the Frank = pat?

      • pat

        I’ve already seen it.

        On the internet.

  • Dela G

    dang it

    lazy errors sink games

  • Salty Buggah

    should be 2 outs and 1-1!

    Cano better make up for that at the plate.

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

    Wow that had crazy movement.

  • Dela G

    nice job with the smile of the game today YES

    show more of that girl to the left in fuscia

    • Dela G

      fuchsia*

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

    jorgearangure:

    Colombian OF Leonardo Fuentes signs with the #Giants

    (for about 280K)

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

      He reported earlier that Chapman has his passport, and will be living in the Dominican.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’m not hating what I’m seeing from Mitre here. He’s been true to form getting GB outs. He’s throwing strikes and his changeup looks good. Minus an error on the pickoff and some bad luck on ground balls, he’s got a pretty good start going here.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      +1. I’ve been impressed by the stuff. The results may be a bit much to ask from the first start in what, 2 years?

    • pat

      Agreed, it’s early, but I like his stuff.

  • Reggie C.

    Future Yankee LF: Luke Scott.

    • Dela G

      no thank you

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

      Future Yankee LF: Alex Rios

      Came over in the Halladay deal.

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

        Future Yankee LF: Jason Bay

        Get double the bang for you buck, fill a need and screw the Red Sox in one swell foop.

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

          I’d rather have Damon. Bay is crazy overrated.

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

      You will not give up on this, will you?

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

        He likes guys with two first names.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I don’t really think Luke Scott is an everyday player. Not to mention he’ll be 32 next season.

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

        I don’t know about the “not an everyday player” bit. He’s got an .880 OPS v. RHP and an .828 vs LHP in his career (SSS alert: only 347 PA vs. 1230 vs. RHP).

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

    So I’ll say this:

    Mitre doesn’t look awful, but some better defense and this game might be 0-0.

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

      He’ll be fine.

      Until we get Halladay, of course.

  • YankeeScribe

    Jorge keeps getting better ay

  • Salty Buggah

    damn 53 pitches already…he better get more efficient.

    More runs please Yanks offense!

  • Dela G

    MONEY MITRE!

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

    I thought this Rich Hill guy was supposed to be hittable?

    • Dela G

      don’t worry

      a second turn through the order, and this guy’s toast

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

      it’s not the 7th, 8th or 9th inning.

    • JGS

      so was David Hernandez

    • Dela G

      true dat, but the yanks will score

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

      That was cool.

    • Dela G

      :D

    • Dela G

      :D

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ehhh Melky has been bad lately =(

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I love the Melk man, but it may be time for him to sit for a few games. Either that, or bang out Mary Carey again.

  • Salty Buggah

    can ransom start hitting HRs?

    • Salty Buggah

      I’ll take walks too

  • Riddering

    There is no danger zone special for Ransom.

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

      Cody Ransom is only on this team because he has naked pictures of Erin Andrews.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Jeter

  • Eirias

    A walk for Ransom. The end times are upon us… the seals are opening!

  • Salty Buggah

    Holy Shit!!! .339 2nd time through the order!

    • JGS

      I guess that’s where the 7+ ERA comes from

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

    In business.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Johnny…bring the run in!

    • Salty Buggah

      Ok..just bring the runS in

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

    Gotta love a 7 hop single for Jeets.

  • pat

    It’s nice we can use this game as small ball practice.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    THE NO HITTAH IS BROKEN!

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

    Now they’re really in business.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Jeter > Weiters

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

    I love the Derek Jeter resurgence.

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

    ain’t that the first non-HR hit that the Yankees have since the first inning of yesterday’s game?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    2-0 Texas!

    • Salty Buggah

      sweet!

  • Dela G

    like i said, the yankees will get it going soon

  • Ivan

    Wieters can’t throw runners out he must be moved off catcher immediately.

    /Scout’d

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      haha

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

    Dammit Johnny. You’re off the team.

  • pat

    That’s two bad throws for Jones. Neither would have been to the plate.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damnit Damon…please Tex, dont waste this chance

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    What do you think, Rich Hill = Future LOOGY?

  • Jake H

    Hopefully the team can hit with risp in sept.

    • KG Sturnz0r

      ay

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

    So, can the unclutch A-Rod clutch?

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Yes he can.

  • Jersey

    Load ’em up for the big fella

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

    Tex sucks, passing the baton.

  • Jake H

    Tex did that so A-Rod will fail.

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

      He’s an evil genius.

  • Salty Buggah

    passing the baton…

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

    I have visions of a hanging curveball ending up in the O’s ‘pen right now.

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

      That’ll do.

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

    Oh no, Alex is up. We’re screwed.

    This guy never comes through.

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

      Mouth, foot. Foot, mouth.

  • Chip

    Tex is such a worthless hitter passing the baton like that. Might as well go sit on the bench with Swisher

  • Chip

    Who wanted a grand slam earlier?

  • JGS

    uch….he is so unclutch

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

    He clutches!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I thought A-Rod is unclutch!

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

    Unclutch. Steep decline.

  • Dela G

    nice eye tex

  • Jake H

    Clutch!

  • bicycle boy

    keep throwing that breaking ball please…

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod mothafuckas!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    Went to the well one too many times

  • BigBlueAL

    One curveball too many.

  • Jersey

    ARod is such an ASSHOLE

  • Little Bill

    A-Rod is the clutchiest player in Yankees history.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Is anyone more clutch than ARod?

    • Chip

      The entire Red Sox team obviously

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        naturally

  • Chip

    See Tex, that’s what you call not passing the baton!

  • Riddering

    A-ROD YOU BEAST.

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

    A single? We’re paying this guy 30 mil to hit singles?

    Bust.

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

    Come on, Jorge! Keep it going.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    ARod didn’t hit a GS…

    Why are we paying him again?

    Go Yanks!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He didn’t score 5 runs that AB! DFA him.

  • Dela G

    ALEX IS TEH CLUTCH!

  • VO

    Who would hire a guy named McFail.

  • Chip

    Bring up Cervelli, Posada is washed up!