Game 94 Spillover Thread


I can has Bruney?

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  1. Bob Stone says:

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

  2. CC + AJ >>>>>> Beckett + Lester

  3. gxpanos says:

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


  4. Riddering says:

    Bruney to the 8th!!!

  5. Salty Buggah says:

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

  6. Evan says:

    A.J.’s changeup with a cameo.


  7. Mike Axisa says:

    Swisher gets another +1 right there.

  8. 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.

  9. Riddering says:

    Swisher makes love to that wall like Abreu never could.

  10. Ivan says:

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

  11. VO says:

    I love Swish.

  12. pat says:


  13. Swisher’s range >>>>>>>>> Swisher’s mistakes

  14. Tank the Frank says:

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

  15. Evan says:

    Um, what just popped up?


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

  17. Mike HC says:

    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 says:

      if he’s playing, probably not serious

    • Tony says:

      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 says:

        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.

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

  19. Mike HC says:

    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.

  20. Riddering says:

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

  21. Orlando says:

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

  22. pat says:

    Ugh that was bull.

  23. gxpanos says:

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

  24. pat says:

    Oh come on, get melancon in.

  25. Hughes? Seriously? Hughes is warming up?

  26. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  27. pat says:

    That is also bullshit. Good job Jorge.

  28. BklynJT says:

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

  29. Randy A. says:

    Good block Jorge. Well done.

  30. pete says:

    thats just an unfortunate turn of events huh

  31. Orlando says:

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

  32. Riddering says:

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

  33. gxpanos says:

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

  34. pete says:

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

  35. Boss says:

    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

  36. countryclub says:

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

  37. gxpanos says:

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

    It’s possible, right?

  38. Klemy says:

    Please rise as Kate Smith sings God Bless America.

  39. countryclub says:

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

  40. Mattingly's Love Child says:

    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!

  41. Mike Axisa says:

    Here comes The Claw.

  42. Riddering says:

    I would really like more runs from the Yanks.

  43. Ivan says:

    Hey look it’s Cla Meredith.

  44. Klemy says:

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

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

  46. Evan says:

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

  47. Tank the Frank says:

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

  48. VO says:

    What was Damon doing?

  49. Danny says:

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

  50. Tampa Yankee says:

    What the hell happened?

  51. countryclub says:

    That sucks.

  52. Hughes had better be finishing this game.

  53. Bo says:

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

    • 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.

    • gxpanos says:

      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.

  54. Danny says:

    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.

  55. Mike Axisa says:

    Zaun with a hit? Bust.

  56. Dorian says:


  57. Tampa Yankee says:

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

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

  59. NYQ says:


  60. Ivan says:

    Phil is just that damn good.

  61. Salty Buggah says:

    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.

  62. Bo says:

    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

  63. Tony says:

    “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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  64. Reggie C. says:

    Sherrill’s Yankee audition perhaps?

  65. Danny says:

    more runs please.

  66. Salty Buggah says:

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

  67. Tampa Yankee says:

    Stat padding single by ARod

  68. Danny says:

    hey guys look, Bruney is still alive!

  69. Salty Buggah says:

    no DP Matsui

  70. Salty Buggah says:

    stat padding stolen base?

  71. Reggie C. says:

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

  72. Salty Buggah says:

    cmon “In Play, run(s)”!!!!!!!!!

  73. Frank says:

    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.

  74. Evan says:

    Thank you, Jorge!

  75. Danny says:

    posada! :)

  76. gxpanos says:


    Bruney in the 9th!

  77. No save situation! Woo!

  78. Tank the Frank says:

    Thank Mo. Bruney time now.

  79. countryclub says:

    Woo hoo

  80. pat says:


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

  82. Klemy says:


  83. Reggie C. says:

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

  84. Salty Buggah says:

    Cmon Robbie help the cause and your RISP stats!

  85. Danny says:

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

  86. pat says:

    lets talk about photo shut the fuck up kay.

  87. Salty Buggah says:

    Robbie still no like RISP.

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

  88. Marc says:

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

  89. pat says:

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

  90. Klemy says:

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

  91. Danny says:

    make them pay gardy!

  92. Tampa Yankee says:

    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.

  93. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Gardner reminds me of Jason Stackhouse.

  94. Danny says:

    speed kills.

  95. Evan says:

    Blazing speed!

  96. Salty Buggah says:

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

  97. pat says:

    Fuck why u swingin at that bullshit.

  98. countryclub says:

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

  99. Klemy says:

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

  100. jsbrendog says:

    bruney sighting!

  101. Jake H says:

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

  102. Salty Buggah says:

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

  103. pat says:

    Yay, Melancon gets more benchtime!.

  104. Mike Pop says:

    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.

  105. Just a bit outside.

  106. Danny says:

    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 :)

  107. Mike Axisa says:

    Bruney making his own save situation.

  108. Marc says:

    Mo Time!!! Save Situation!!

  109. Evan says:

    Crud, at least he got the first two out.

  110. Eric Davis Pt. II strikes.

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

  112. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

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

  113. Danny says:

    ahh, he was so close to a clean inning.

  114. NYQ says:

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

  115. Salty Buggah says:

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

  116. eVizions says:

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

  117. cola825 says:

    Yes. Monster day for my much maligned fantasy keeper.

  118. Jose says:

    Everybody panic!! Bring in Mo!!

  119. VO says:


  120. Mike Pop says:

    Bruney, you bastard.

  121. Tampa Yankee says:

    Are you kidding me?

  122. BklynJT says:

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

  123. Danny says:


    thank goodness for that extra run

  124. The Iron Horse says:

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

  125. pat says:

    Welp brunedog, there goes ur ERA

  126. Wow. Fuck Joe Girardi so hard.

  127. countryclub says:


  128. cola825 says:

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

  129. Jackson says:

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

  130. Bo says:

    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.

  131. Yankees_Universe says:

    F U Bruney…

  132. Fred says:

    At least Mo gets a save now

  133. Fred says:

    At least Mo gets a save now

  134. Salty Buggah says:

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

  135. 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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      i agree

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

  137. Reggie C. says:

    Bruney for that IBS dude.


    Bruney just gave up another one.

  138. Evan says:

    Six straight! I love it.

  139. leche: it does the yankees good says:

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

  140. Bo says:

    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.

  141. BigBlueAL says:

    Swisher is fuckin hilarious.

  142. Salty Buggah says:

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

  143. gxpanos says:

    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.

  144. Riddering says:

    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 says:

      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 says:


        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.

  145. Bill R says:

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

  146. Tony says:


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

  147. Dorian says:

    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.


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