Jul
22

Game 94 Spillover Thread

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I can has Bruney?

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  • Bob Stone

    “I can has Bruney?” – Mike – what does that mean?

    • Joltin’ Joe

      catspeak

      • Bob Stone

        It’s Greek to me. No comprende!

      • Bob Stone

        It still makes no sense to me.

    • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

      It’s code for: Brian Bruney must kill the Queen.

    • Joe R

      icanhascheezburger.com/

    • pat

      bahaha, you must be OLD.

      • Bob Stone

        Probably older than you.

        • pat

          Heh, I would think so. As I’m sure you found out through one of the many snarky responses you received (out of love, mind you) its an internet meme popular amongst those who spend waaay too much time in front of the computer.

    • Marcus

      Reference to: http://icanhascheezburger.com/

      Mike wants the Yanks to keep a big lead so Bruney can get in the game and we don’t have to worry if he IBSes the bed.

      • Riddering

        It’s amazing how internet speak can encapsulate so much with so few words.

        It’s like modern Shakespeare, dammit.

    • Jose

      So, I herd you guys leik mudkipz and Brian Bruney?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        IETC

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

    CC + AJ >>>>>> Beckett + Lester

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Meh, depends on the month. Who’s hot? It’s a tossup.

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

    Has RAB talked about the fake Michael Kay twitter? It’s pretty good, as far as fake celebrity twitters go.

    http://twitter.com/yesmichaelkay

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • Klemy

        I’m searching for a word that means better than awesome.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          That’s Montero’d.

  • Riddering

    Bruney to the 8th!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Bruney in the 8th, Melancon for the 9th. (That is if AJ goes 7 strong)

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

    A.J.’s changeup with a cameo.

    SWISH!

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

    Swisher gets another +1 right there.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    gxpanos says:
    …And it looks to me like Fred Lynn should have won the MVP in ‘79.

    Jose says:
    Fred Lynn put up a league leading 176 OPS+ that year… In Centerfield.

    Fred Lynn put up a .333/.423/.637 (1.059) in 622 PA with 39 HR, 122 RBI, and 116 R playing CF for the Red Sox.
    Don Baylor put up a .296/.371/.530 (.901) in 722 PA with 36 HR, 139 RBI, and 120 R playing LF/RF/DH for the Angels.

    He lead the league in Runs and RBI (because he played in all 162 games and Lynn only played in 147) and had 22 stolen bases. On the strength of that, they gave him the MVP over Lynn even though Lynn was way better and played a premium position.

    Wait, it gets worse: Baylor got 20 first place votes. Lynn got… none.

    Baseball writers are dumb.

    • Jose

      The worst part is that isn’t the first time or the last time something like that has occurred.

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

      Ridic. And it wasnt even like Lynn came in 2nd. He came in…fourth.

    • Ivan

      Word.

      Nevertheless Fred Lynn was a Fenway hitter rite?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You’ve got a point there. Still, though… that’s bananas.

        • Ivan

          Oh I agree that Lynn should of won the MVP.

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

    Dang, Swish.

  • Riddering

    Swisher makes love to that wall like Abreu never could.

    • Bob Stone

      So True!

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

      “You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.”

      • Riddering

        +33

  • Ivan

    Swisher is an awful, awful, awful outfielder. He really is.

  • VO

    I love Swish.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Classic.

  • pat

    I CAN HAS RANGE!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Swisher’s range >>>>>>>>> Swisher’s mistakes

  • Tank the Frank

    A.J. enjoys walking the worst on base guys in the league.

    • Salty Buggah

      he gets bored so he wants excitement

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

    Um, what just popped up?

    • pat

      Badly done subliminal advertising.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    HOLY CRAP DID YOU SEE THAT YANKEES ON DECK COMMERCIAL?

    Laura Posada is amazing. If I could shrink myself I’d use her as a bed.

    • Riddering
    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Actually, I might use her as a bed without shrinking myself. Watch your back, Jorge.

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

        Maybe if you start pissing on your hands she’ll fall for you.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
          • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

            R. Kelly’s Doo Doo Butter is totally safe for work.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I love that video all the more because Vida Guerra is in it.

      • Klemy

        And yet, even with all her hotness, I would love to be Swisher for one evening, damn his wife is hot too.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Danielle Gamba is not his wife. The rumor that they were dating was debunked. Swisher is single.

          http://www.yardbarker.com/auth.....nal/379123

          • Klemy

            Then I no longer care for that dream sequence. Carry on!

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

      I saw it but I missed Laura. :( *attention span fail*

      I have seen that segment of her and Jorge working out from a couple of years ago. ;)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        She had both guns out in the low holster, if you know what I mean.

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

          Yup, I know what you mean.

        • Ivan

          hahahaha Yea I do.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            She was throwin’ up the Roc’s like Hova and Kanye, if you know what I mean.

  • Mike HC

    Gotta hand it to Swisher after he made that mistake earlier. He has turned it on this game

    Has anyone been talking about Jeter’s knee. After he got thrown out at the plate the other day, he has had a bit of a limp. Any word of that.

    • Salty Buggah

      if he’s playing, probably not serious

    • Tony

      Jeter doesn’t do injury. Plus it’s hard to justify missing a game when you’re out all night b… oh, hey Minka.

      • Mike HC

        Im not saying he should miss a game, but after that play at the plate he came up with an obvious limp and still has it today. I think he was even stretching it out in the dugout after the play. I was just curious to see if anyone else picked up on it.

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

    Damn, Tex was going to town on that bag of seeds.

  • Mike HC

    It is really great to see Cano playing well this year. He has come out of the All Star break with his usual second half magic, and has been pretty consistant of late.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He and Jeter are both tops in the league in hits (NID).

  • Riddering

    No one wants to hear about your condiment hangups, Kay.

  • Orlando

    Where is Bruney? Did he ask for a leave of absence to go and kick K-Rod’s ass?

  • pat

    Ugh that was bull.

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

    Holy shit Adam Jones can hit. How’d he keep that ball fair AND hit it hard?

  • pat

    Oh come on, get melancon in.

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

    Hughes? Seriously? Hughes is warming up?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Okay, 2009 Joe Girardi, you’re starting to piss me off. I want 2008 Joe Girardi back.

      • BklynJT

        Girardi must reallly not trust Bruney or etc. The way its going, all relievers not named Hughes, Aceves, Coke, Mo will most likely be really bad in their first apperance due to rust.

        • Tank the Frank

          And all relievers named Hughes, Aceves, and Coke will be bad due to overuse.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Exactly.

            • BklynJT

              Hughes hasn’t pitched in 2 days, if that’s any excuse for Girardi. Although Coke was used 3 days in a row, and Aceves 2 days

    • Klemy

      Maybe a long stint to stretch out some? Bah, what am I saying?!?

  • Tank the Frank

    Oh why in God’s sweet name is Phil Hughes warming? Joe Girardi needs to get Bruney/Robertson some work. I guess Melancon is just waiting for his bus ticket.

  • pat

    That is also bullshit. Good job Jorge.

    • Klemy

      I feel like I say that every single game he catches now. :(

    • Tank the Frank

      But he’s such a good defensive catcher.

  • BklynJT

    3 run game, no way Girardi’s going to put Bruney in… LOL

  • Randy A.

    Good block Jorge. Well done.

  • pete

    thats just an unfortunate turn of events huh

  • Orlando

    Can Mo go in the 9th??? (again)

  • Riddering

    I don’t know what I hate more: strikeout RBIs with 2 outs or 0-2 homers.

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

    Is it just me or are both Yankee catchers in a pitch blocking slump lately? LOTS of PB’s and WP’s lately.

    • Bo

      I guess Molina gets no credit for the great D the other night. Sigh

  • pete

    k score some more runs so we can get dave and mark in

  • Boss

    Bruney and Melancon have no business in a game like this which is why having Hughes in the pen is so valuable….I dont care what the WAR crap says

    • jsbrendog

      I have no basis to make my argument even tho stats prove me wrong so stats are stupid!

      • Boss

        right….hughes’ stats compared to that of melancon/bruney prove me wrong….WAR is a bunch of bullshit

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          You don’t need stats. You’re a Boss.

          http://www.hulu.com/watch/6631.....ike-a-boss

        • jsbrendog

          right, cause you see it with your own eyes and that’s all you need boss

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yup. Pitch only the guys you trust until their arms fall off. Fuck the consequences.

      Sincerely,
      Joe Torre and Dusty Baker

      • Boss

        Yep…you’re a doctor/baseball manager/have any sort of experience in baseball….you have the inside knowledge

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yeah, I’m the one with this crazy idea that overuse destroys bullpen pitchers arms. Not sports medicine professionals and not years of actual evidence of pitchers being wrecked by overuse… it’s just me all by myself. Just me and my own crazy idea that has no basis in any reality other than my own. Nobody else has ever, ever insinuated this by me. You must by right because I’m all alone in this and that means I’m wrong.

          (rolls eyes)

          • Boss

            No….they are not being overworked so you’re basis for an argument is irrelevant…this isn’t proctor or prior not even close to it…so the comparison makes no sense

          • BklynJT

            If your going to complain about overuse, it would of been yesterday when Coke was used 3 days in a row. Hughes had 3 days of rest, so he should be ok to pitch today. Now, if you were complaining about the under use of the other relievers, you have a legitimate gripe.

        • Ed

          Yeah, because it takes a lot of experience in baseball to know if overworking someone’s body really does lead to injuries or not.

          • Boss

            Nobody is being overworked so where is the argument here?

      • Tank the Frank

        Sincerely,
        Joe Torre, Dusty Baker, and 2009 feeling the pressure to win and keep his job Joe Girardi.

      • BklynJT

        Hughes hasn’t pitched in 3 days, if thats any excuse for Girardi. Also, I really do enjoy seeing Hughes pitch.

  • countryclub

    Is Mo really going to pitch for the 6th time in 7 days? I really hope they put some runs up this inning.

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

    Maybe Girardi will let Bruney start the inning with Phil waiting in the wings.

    It’s possible, right?

  • Klemy

    Please rise as Kate Smith sings God Bless America.

    • OmgZombies

      I have to go pee :(

  • countryclub

    Maybe they’ll let Hughes throw the 8th and 9th??

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Who needs Bruney/Robertson/Melancon when you can alternate days of having Hughes and Aceves/Coke?

    The Yankees only need a 4 man bullpen, brilliant!

    Call up Miranda/Shelley/Cervelli to fill out the bench since Girardi only has need for 4 relievers!

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

      Tomko was obviously a dick about it, but he has a bit of a point re: Girardi’s BP stubbornness. He just seems not to have any inclination to get Bruney and the others right.

      • Bo

        And how did Tomko earn anything out there?

        He was terrible. It is about results after all.

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

          Let’s be fair. Tomko really knew how to paint the corners.

          • Tampa Yankee

            ietc

          • pat

            +1

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

          I can’t knock Tomko getting DFA’d, but he did only give up 3 ER in his last 10.1 IP with the Yanks.

          What I mean is lately, Girardi is becoming more like Torre, just going with the dominant arms and letting the other guys kind of atrophy. In the long run, an effective Bruney and DRob makes the team a lot better. So, it is about results, but sometimes long term results should trump short term results.

      • Tank the Frank

        Did Tomko say something?

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

    Here comes The Claw.

  • Riddering

    I would really like more runs from the Yanks.

    • Klemy

      It shall come in the form of a Gardner manufactured run.

  • Ivan

    Hey look it’s Cla Meredith.

  • Klemy

    Cla Merideth? Did they take away his birth form before the parents were done filling it out?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      IETC

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

    Thompson just wants Tex to get a three run homer instead of a two run homer.

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

      Nevermind.

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

    Come on, Tex. We’re waiting for Brobertcon!

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

      :(

  • Tank the Frank

    Not in love with that stop sign, but it’s the right thing to do.

    • Bo

      You cannot fault anything he has done as a 3rd base coach especially after Meachem last yr.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Running on Baltimore is a bad idea. The third base coach was right to put on the stop sign.

  • VO

    What was Damon doing?

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

    Dammit.

  • Danny

    ah crap. me thinks the gardmiester would have made it.

  • Tampa Yankee

    What the hell happened?

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

      Lined out to Huff and stepped on the bag to double off Damon.

  • countryclub

    That sucks.

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

    Hughes had better be finishing this game.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Seconded.

  • Bo

    Its obvious that Bruney will only pitch in low leverage situations. Which should be the case. he should have to earn important innings again.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What if we have 10 more games in a row with no low-leverage situations? What then?

      You have to pitch everyone. Pitching nothing but your top 4 relievers hurts everyone, both the good relievers and the bad ones.

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

      Good plan. So when does he start to do that? Tomorrow? Next week?

      It’s a recipe for disaster to not give him any work and then expect him to be good. It’s three runs in the eight; let him start the inning, and bring in Hughes if he gets in trouble.

  • Danny

    heh, i love me some Hughes dont get me wrong, but c’mon you dont want to waste all the bullets in the gun, ya know? there are others in the BP.

    • pat

      unless this is an evil plan to pitch him 2 innings

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

        Stop thinking like that, pat. That sort of thinking is very dangerous.

    • Tank the Frank

      I personally trust Robertson to get 3 outs in the bottom of the O’s order.

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

    Zaun with a hit? Bust.

  • Dorian

    NOW THAT IS THE BULLSHIT THAT I CAN’T STAND. RUN AFTER THE FUCKIN BALL ROBBY

    • Danny

      wooooosah

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I’m not quite sure what you’re angry about here.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Just got tix to Tuesday’s Yanks/Rays game… CC vs Kazmir

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

    LOL, wtf?

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

    Wouldn’t a foot joke be more apt than a pi joke, considering the translation?

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

      You’d be correct, sir.

  • NYQ

    OMG!! HUGHES ALLOWED A HIT! PUT JOBA IN THE BULLPEN AND SEND HUGHES DOWN & FIRE CASHMAN, GIRARDI & TRADE AROD!!!!!!!!!

    • NYQ

      YEAH A DP!! WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

      • whozat

        I heart this series of comments.

  • Ivan

    Phil is just that damn good.

  • Salty Buggah

    Double play! I’d really like to see D-rob or Melancon for the 9th but probably wont since its a save situation. Damn that wild pitch strikeout run is not good right now…Come on offense score one more freaking run please.

    • NYQ

      Wouldn’t you prefer Mo getting another save? He’s second in the league!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No. Saves are dumb stats, and even if they were smart stats, we shouldn’t be managing to a stat.

        • NYQ

          jk

        • NYQ

          tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside says:
          “Bruney >>>>>> Melancon and Robertson”
          Sure…….

  • Bo

    And that is why you can forget about Hughes being a starter in 2009. This pen has been lights out since he was inserted there and that certainly beats having him throw 100 pitches and 5 innings every 5th day. And God knows they dont want to touch Bruney or Melancon or Robertson in the 7-8th

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      This pen has been lights out since he was inserted there

      Yes, it has.

      and that certainly beats having him throw 100 pitches and 5 innings every 5th day.

      Not necessarily, and that’s not the only other option for Hughes. Instead of throwing 100 pitches in 5 innings, maybe it’s in 7 innings.

      False Dichotomy FTW!!!

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

      Can I just say “shut up?” Would I get in trouble if were just to tell Bo to “shut the hell up?”

  • Tony

    “Philty” is not clever in any way, shape or form.

    Now that we have been cleansed of Angel Berroa and Brett Tomko, can Michael Kay be next?

    • Klemy

      Listen, and understand! Michael Kay is out there! He can’t be bargained with. He can’t be reasoned with. He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

    • NYQ

      No first Ransom, then Kay. For Kay we should call up SHELLEY or sign Ricky Henderson!!! Ricky would be a great addition to the booth.

      Disclaimer: I am just kidding, but we should get rid of Ransom.

  • Reggie C.

    Sherrill’s Yankee audition perhaps?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Meh.

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

      I like the way you think.

      What would the Yankees have to give up to get him?

      • Salty Buggah

        Too much

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

          Probably.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I hope not.

  • Danny

    more runs please.

  • Salty Buggah

    Alright A-rod got on base…hope he scores.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Stat padding single by ARod

    • Tampa Yankee

      Stat padding stolen base by ARod. What a prick…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I like where this is going.

        • Tampa Yankee

          Stat padding run by ARod. Murderer of babies…

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

            Andino must have tipped the pitch. We need to check all the surrounding Hooters tonight to see if ARod takes him out for dinner (and doesnt tip at all).

  • Danny

    hey guys look, Bruney is still alive!

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Matsui

  • Salty Buggah

    stat padding stolen base?

  • Reggie C.

    Damn Arod. Why you gotta be so selfish and pad your SB count?

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon “In Play, run(s)”!!!!!!!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      There it is, thank you Jorge!

  • Frank

    I’m wondering if Bruney is hurt again or if he’s in Giradi’s doghouse for some reason. His recent slump doesn’t justify not using him at all. The Yanks need to get him straightened out. Hell, Veras had more opportunities to pitch and he was much worse than Bruney.

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

    Thank you, Jorge!

  • Danny

    posada! :)

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

    YES!

    Bruney in the 9th!

    • NYQ

      NO
      Thats not a good thing. I would rather have Mark M or D-Rob pitching not Bruney.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Bruney >>>>>> Melancon and Robertson

        • Ed

          Eh. 2008 Bruney (small sample) + April 2009 Bruney >>>>> Melancon and Robertson.

          Bruney before and after that time period = Robertson. Both high K, BB guys.

          And Melancon never pitches while he’s on the major league roster, so he probably doesn’t even have a clue where the strike zone is right now.

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

        Why?

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

        Bruney hasn’t pitched since July 10, I believe; he needs the work.

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

    No save situation! Woo!

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

    We can has Bruney nao?

  • Tank the Frank

    Thank Mo. Bruney time now.

  • countryclub

    Woo hoo

  • pat

    MORE RUNS WE WANT MELANCON

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Thank you, Jorge, for preventing Joe Girardi from having to make a dumb move in the name of a dumb stat.

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

      +1

      • NYQ

        -1

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          [ facepalm ]

          This isn’t a video game, man. This is life. I’d rather let the 39 year old Mariano Rivera have a day of rest than have him add another meaningless number to his total.

          He doesn’t need to prove anything anymore. He’s Mo.

          • NYQ

            I know I was kidding. The save is stupid and managers shouldn’t make it determine who they pitch.

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

          You really think Mariano Rivera would be needed to protect a three run lead against Baltimore’s 6-8 hitters?

  • Klemy

    HIP HIP

  • Reggie C.

    Sherrill you asshole. You’re choking in front of a potential employer!!

    • DGeezy

      IETC

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Wait, what happened to Luke Scott? You want TWO Orioles now? Don’t you know that’s only going to drive the already high price even further up?

      • Reggie C.

        Just having some fun on the Sherrill front.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Robbie help the cause and your RISP stats!

    • Danny

      nope.

  • Danny

    LMAO when was the last time everyone here didnt want to see Mo in a game?

    • Salty Buggah

      Idk but I dont want him pitching for the 6th time in 7 days.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That.

  • pat

    lets talk about photo shut the fuck up kay.

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

    Swisher is feared.

  • Salty Buggah

    Robbie still no like RISP.

    Cmon Swish, I want “In Play, run(s)!!!!”

    • Salty Buggah

      Ok Cmon Gardy!

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

    Fear the Swish.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    I want Bruney to go in there, walk the first hitter, then put Mo in to get 3 strikeouts and get the save lol.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What the fuck happened to the Delta House I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh?

  • pat

    How about Joe counters with melky? Just to fuck with them.

    • Klemy

      Result = Same

      • pat

        NOT!!

  • Klemy

    I would say there’s some respect for the Swish, but knowing who’s coming up…

  • Danny

    make them pay gardy!

  • Tampa Yankee

    Love this: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,178060

    Red Sox fall into second place, Nation responds accordingly
    By ‘Duk

    Sheesh. After the past couple championship seasons, you’d think that Red Sox fans would have found an easier way to weather the inevitable lulls that are inherent in every 162-game season.

    But nope. Now that the Red Sox are back in second place for the first time since June 7 the Nation’s panic buttons are again being hit with the frequency of a dying man pressing the doctor’s office wait bell.

    Let’s take a look at the couple of short descriptions we saw after Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Texas (which in turn elevated the Yankees into top dog status):

    The Soxaholix. “Welcome to the wild card race.”

    John Henry. “Frustrating games.”

    SawxBlog. “Second place Sox.”

    OK, so maybe those excerpts sound a little more downtrodden than panicked, but it’s still worth a reminder from Surviving Grady’s Ellis Burks character that not all is lost. Yeah, the Red Sox haven’t had a multi-run inning in 40 straight frames, they’re being harassed by the Smoltzuzaka monster and have played .500 ball since June 24, when the club was a season-high 17 games over the water mark.

    Still, Fenway fans should fret not. No team was destined to go wire-to-wire in the AL East this season and I’m saying that it’s guaranteed the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays are going to spend the rest of the season throwing each other in and out of the ring.

    Plus, Boston just traded for Adam LaRoche, which should pretty much solve everything.

    • pat

      Maybe that was sarcastic? I sure hope so.

      • Tampa Yankee

        I read this article as a sarcastic, especially the bold part. I just love how, after falling behind the Yanks by a game, the “Nation” panics.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Gardner reminds me of Jason Stackhouse.

  • Danny

    speed kills.

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

    Blazing speed!

  • Salty Buggah

    Come on Jeter! He crushes lefties but I doubt he come through here…

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

      Bet he does.

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

        Or not.

    • Salty Buggah

      Jeter had a chance to put the game away and he blew it.

      And the reverse jinx didnt work.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Jeter never comes through in the clutch. He needs to be more like ARod.

        • Salty Buggah

          Hehe sarcasm or not, that’s first and probably the last time I’ll ever read that.

  • pat

    Fuck why u swingin at that bullshit.

  • countryclub

    Jeet has had a bad 3 or 4 games at the plate.

  • Klemy

    I had almost forgotten how much I dislike Susan Waldman until I went to lunch today and turned on the radio.

  • jsbrendog

    bruney sighting!

    • jsbrendog

      HE DOES EXIST?!1!

      • jsbrendog

        heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccck

        • jsbrendog

          crap.

  • Jake H

    Damnn red sox keep emailing me. They just put me on their stupid mailing list. Unsubscribed to that sucker.

    • jsbrendog

      how’d you get on in the first place?

    • Klemy

      He had to go and mess that outting up a bit didn’t he…

    • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

      I’ve got the friggin Mets emailing me. Now thats freaking annoying!

  • Salty Buggah

    OK Bruney…show em what you got! Shut em down please. It’ll be a big confidence booster in you if you excel!

    • Danny

      yea bruney!

      • Danny

        nad bruney :/

  • pat

    Yay, Melancon gets more benchtime!.

  • Mike Pop

    Can’t wait for Little Bill, is it? To say how he knew Burnett would be the answer to the Yankees problems in the recap thread. That boy has more faith in Burnett than me.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That boy has more faith in Burnett than me.

      That’s unpossible.

      • Mike Pop

        Eh. I mean ya, he’s my favorite pitcher and I think he’s the man. But then again, I know what kind of pitcher he is.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea I was thinking about that and was gonna say something like that and add /Little Bill’d in the recap thread.

    • jsbrendog

      it is funny to see him just come in and be like, everyone chill the fuck out. every time. haha

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

    Just a bit outside.

  • Danny

    fun stat of the day;

    Red Sox against Rookie pitchers:
    W/L: 4-5
    BA: .188

    and in the last 36 innings against rookie pitchers they have scored only 3 runs!

    hehe :)

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

    Bruney making his own save situation.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Mo Time!!! Save Situation!!

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

    Crud, at least he got the first two out.

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

      Ouch, let me shut up.

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

    Eric Davis Pt. II strikes.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Big homer by Adam Jones. Here comes Bo saying “That’s why you don’t pitch Bruney in a game” in 3… 2… 1…

    • Bo

      A 4 run lead made pitching him possible, Eric.

      Good thing for that tack on run. Doubt Joe leaves him in if guys get on now.

      • Mike Pop

        Heh, he called you Eric.

        • Bo

          Eric probably should have waited til he got the third out before he gloated.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Bo’s probably mad at me for calling him Sal and Grant.

          Even though I never changed my name and pretended to be someone else.

          • Tom Zig

            zounds

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Good morning, Good afternoon, Homer……wait that’s not right.

  • Danny

    ahh, he was so close to a clean inning.

  • NYQ

    Great job Bruney! Lets throw all fastballs right down the middle!!

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, he was doing really well today too! Damn you Adam Jones. Hope Girardi doesn’t lose more trust in him.

  • eVizions

    Wow, Bruney was making such a nice case for himself, too.

  • cola825

    Yes. Monster day for my much maligned fantasy keeper.

  • Jose

    Everybody panic!! Bring in Mo!!

  • VO

    WTF BRUNEY

  • Mike Pop

    Bruney, you bastard.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Are you kidding me?

  • BklynJT

    Bruney worked his way up the food chain, and jumped right back down the ladder.

  • Danny

    …..

    thank goodness for that extra run

  • The Iron Horse

    i feel that this is appropriate for those that were all over bruney’s dick earlier this year. THE GUY ISN’T GOOD

    • countryclub

      To be fair, he’s pitched like twice in 3 weeks.

      • The Iron Horse

        yeah, because he’s not actually good. career 1.5 WHIP

  • pat

    Welp brunedog, there goes ur ERA

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

    Wow. Fuck Joe Girardi so hard.

  • countryclub

    Ass!!

  • cola825

    One out save. Ridiculous. Until the tying run comes up leave him in the pen.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Turns out major league hitters can handle a straight fastballs right down the middle. Might want to mix it up next time Brian.

  • Bo

    And you all still doubt he shouldn’t be pitching in high leverage situations??? LOL. Waiting for you Tommie Eric???

    Let Bruney get the kinks in blowouts and low leverage spots.

  • Yankees_Universe

    F U Bruney…

  • Fred

    At least Mo gets a save now

  • Fred

    At least Mo gets a save now

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck! Didnt wanna use Mo! Thanks a lot Jeter for not driving in runs with the bases loaded (half-kidding)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Ugh. I know those homers were no doubters, but they were the two most dangerous hitters they have and we still had a one run cushion with two outs and the bases empty.

    I’m angry Joe put Mariano in. Even if you don’t trust Bruney to record one out with a two run lead, throw somebody else. Throw Melancon or Robertson. STOP PITCHING MARIANO RIVERA. Give the other guys a shot.

    • Bo

      Good spin on that one.

      He’s right though. if you can’t pitch Bruney with a 4 run lead he probably should be in Scranton.

      But don’t discount the fact that Mo loves getting saves.

    • NYQ

      He threw just 6 pitches calm down. These people are athletes who are paid to play. So why rest Mo instead of letting him throw 103 of an inning. Dude clam down

      • eVizions

        Yeah, but he had to warm up (game style, not side style) and then pitch. Whether he throws 6 pitches or 20 pitches, he needs days off and, lately, he hasn’t been getting many.

    • Danny

      i agree

  • http://www.supertangas.com The man with 33 fingers

    You asked for Bruney, no we all get him………..

  • Reggie C.

    Bruney for that IBS dude.

    BOOM.

    Bruney just gave up another one.

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

    Six straight! I love it.

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    if it was an ice cream it’d be rocky road – nick swisher on his day in right field

  • Bo

    This showed that bruney still has some major rust on him but hes not far off. Going to take a lot now to trust him in a big spot. Hes just got to earn that back thru performance. A good Bruney would make this bullpen deadly.

    • eVizions

      I would agree. He’s always been a hit-or-miss guy anyway and when you add on the rust, you get 2 Ks and 2 HRs in 4 batters.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Well said, Bo.

      There was some real good (the two K’s) and some real bad (the two homers) in that performance.

      Bruney needs more reps. Straightening him out is a gigantic boost to this team.

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher is fuckin hilarious.

  • Salty Buggah

    Well, all the noise aside, SWEEP!!!!!!!!!!!

    • NYQ

      amen to that

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

    Bruney looked OK. Some FB’s that moved toward the middle of the plate instead of the corner. That’s what happens you dont pitch for TWO WEEKS.

  • Riddering

    For a win, this was a really frustrating game and did not make for a happy fan in the end. Now, if the offense could really beat out a nice amount of runs for the As series while our pitching holds down the fort I’ll feel better of course. Because we’ll see the unused arms come out and get some of the rust off.

    But if the games continue to be tight, Joe’s going to have to make better decisions than those a layfan could make in their sleep.

    Meanwhile, Tomko packs his bags while grumbling, “See? See! I am a prophet!”

    • The Yankee Platypus

      Are you serious?

      Are you really serious.

      Why exactly was it so frustrating for you? So Bruney comes in and poops the bed – that’s hardly enough reason for a game like this to be “really frustrating”.

      • Riddering

        I am REALLY SERIOUS ZOMG!!!

        It’s frustrating to see Joe overuse three bullpen arms while the others sit idle. No, it wouldn’t be frustrating if we hadn’t had 5 close games in a row but that’s been the case. However, even today with a longer lead Girardi went with Hughes and then didn’t allow Bruney to attempt the final out of the game in favor working Mo who has been in too many games following the break.

        Am I happy we won the game? Hell yes. But it is frustrating to see Bruney given no room to work with and the other guys no work at all? Hell yes.

        I’m certainly not happy with Bruney’s performance but if he’s ever going to be effective again for the Yanks he needs to be given some leeway.

  • Bill R

    “I never liked Brian Bruney. I told you his sample sizes were to small to say he was good.” – The Ghost of AXL

  • Tony

    RUH ROH

    Bruney didn’t set himself on fire after the game. Smithers… release the hounds.

  • Dorian

    Bruney with one of the best lines I have heard all year:

    Kim Jones: Joe seems to see this as a step forward and I’m just wondering do you?

    Brew: I’m not climbin steps I’m just tryin to get people out.

    LMFAO