Game 96: We’re going streaking (with a Wang update)!

Rumor of the Day: What the Indians want
Game 96 Spillover Thread

The A’s won’t have the services of Matt Holliday for the rest of the series because he was traded to the Cardinals earlier today, but they will be trotting Brett Anderson out to the mound tonight. He’s got a 1.15 ERA and a .402 OPS against in his last five starts, and those numbers are even more ridiculous (0.00 & .269) in his last three start. The young lefty, once the headliner in a package for Dan Haren, will make the Yanks earn it tonight if they plan on running the winning streak up to eight. Hope Joba’s up for it.

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Posada, C
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Melky, CF

And on the mound, Jobber Chamberlain.

Update (6:32 p.m. by Ben): While earlier today we reported that Chien-Ming Wang‘s tests would be shown to Dr. James Andrews for a third opinion, now it sounds as though the Yanks’ once and former ace will make the trip to Alabama himself. Wang could be seeing Andrews as early as Monday, and I can’t expect the Yanks to receive any good news. Maybe we’re better off hearing about Wang’s damaged shoulder. It would be explain his incredible ineffectiveness this year.

Rumor of the Day: What the Indians want
Game 96 Spillover Thread
  • pat

    Kinda sounds like a case of trying to overcompensate for weak legs by using more arm. No bueno.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      That sounds very accurate, whoever initially told him to not exercise his legs makes me very angry right now.

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, he should have been on some type of exercising program, even if it was light.

    • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Bronx Baseball Daily

      Just what I was thinking. Cashman is right, players are like pets. Or probably more like little kids pretending not to be sick just to get some ice cream. Which of course only makes it worse.

  • Salty Buggah

    Well, I hope we can get some hits off of Anderson like we did the last time we faced him and I hope Joba can repeat his last performance today to help us win another. I wanna see that electric stuff again deep in the game.

    Oh, and go Orioles for the next 3 games.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The fuck? YES JUST found out about Joba’s innings cap?

    • Salty Buggah

      Are you surprised? Don’t lie.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah I was. I mean teams somewhat follow the Verducci rule and seeing how they treated Joba in the past is it that surprising there will be an innings limit?

    • Little Bill

      They can’t take him out of the rotation in a World Series run. They just can’t replace him in the rotation. He is their 3rd best pitcher and should be starting game 3 in the playoffs. Getting to the playoffs is the first concern though, and they won’t do that with Hughes and Joba in the bullpen while Mitre and Igawa are starting.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Okay he gets injured next year. Who takes his place?

        • Chris

          Ok, Sergio Mitre pitches game 4 in a playoff series? Is that really what you want?

          They need to manage his innings between now and October so 15-20 innings in the post season won’t be a big deal. I assume he will either be pulled early or skip a couple of starts. That should keep him innings down enough so he can keep pitching through the end of the season.

  • Accent Shallow

    This is the Joba we know and love — full count to the first batter of the game.

  • Accent Shallow

    How the [redacted] do you let someone like O-Cab steal third?

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn you A’s! No Stoles Bases for you guys! You are sabermetric!

  • Salty Buggah

    Well 17 pitches but not too bad. The run was “manufactured.” His velocity was 91-92 but hit 94 twice.

  • lily-bk

    this is prettty much how they started off yesterday. i just hope that they can get to him before its too late

    • cjc

      it’ll be tough

      anderson>>>>>>>>>>ah yo vinnie from jersey

  • Salty Buggah

    3 up 3 down 3 K’s…Oh Boy, Joba better be good and efficient tonight

  • Accent Shallow

    Unfortunately, Anderson is much better than Mazzarro, so they may have to do something other than wait for 2nd/3rd time through the order.

  • Riddering

    That bodes well for the offense.

  • Salty Buggah

    I want a double play ball…

  • Ivan

    Lets go Joba.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I can’t watch the game tonight…how does Joba look so far?

  • pat

    Hahah, Paul O’Neill thought he was in the Bronx is Burning

    • Riddering

      CC’s sideburns just blew Paulie’s mind tonight.

  • cjc

    sooooooooooo I guess even oakland has finally realized moneyball is bs

    • keith

      yeah, who would want to exploit market inefficiencies

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, exploiting market inefficiencies to get good players for cheap is so 2002!

    • Chris

      Not really. The whole idea behind Moneyball was identifying the skills that were under appreciated. Ten years ago, that was OBP and slugging. Now, those skills are very important to most teams so the value lies elsewhere.

      • keith

        i.e defense

        • Chris

          Although that seems to be getting valued more accurately now (at least by some teams).

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

      Michael Kay misunderstands what “Moneyball” was all about.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Jorge and Joba are definitely communicating better.

  • Little Bill

    So the Yankees take their 3rd best starter out of the rotation and put him in the bullpen to pitch the 7th inning? Hughes is the heir apparent to Mo and Joba is the heir apparent to Hughes. It’s a joke! Mitre and Igawa starting meaningful games in September? What a joke.

    • Chris

      When did they take their third best starter out of the rotation? Isn’t Joba starting tonight, or am I mistaken?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I agree, I am sort of disgusted. I say screw the innings cap altogether. We NEED Joba in the rotation right now, especially in September.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Screwing it leaves him more prone to get injured.

    • kimonizer

      I know I am so disgusted at something that hasn’t happened yet and might not ever happen. That is so awful. Those people who haven’t done that thing yet must be so stupid for doing it. Oh wait…..

  • Manimal

    I don’t have a good feeling about this game. Joba better keep them to 1 run for another 6 innings.

  • Salty Buggah

    He has a perfect game through 2 with 4 K’s

    /Trying to jinx

    • Chris

      I can’t remember the last time the Yankees went down in order the first two innings with 4Ks.

      Wait, now I remember. It was yesterday.

  • cjc

    oh no heyman is pissing off the mlb network guys by questioning Thome as a compiler and not a HOF hilarious yeah you tell em Jon

  • Riddering

    I would like for Kay to start harping on Anderson’s perfect game very soon.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea cant wait. He’s always saying that for the Yanks pitchers but never for the opponents’

      • Riddering

        Agreed. He can’t shut up about no hitters for the Yanks side but when opposing pitchers are working on one all of a sudden he’s got to talk about ketchup or fans in the stadium.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hopefully we get him the 2nd time through.

  • pat

    OO me like 1-2-3 innings.

  • Sam P.

    Seems like Joba is working quickly so far? Good to see him establish a quick rhythm and not really labor on the mound.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice little 10 pitch inning and 7 were strikes. See Joba, this is what happens you throw strikes.

  • cjc

    take that no hitter what

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Perfect Game Ended

    Cano has been superhuman lately.

  • Jake

    Lazy Lazy Cano…

  • Salty Buggah

    Melky, Swish, Jeter, and A-rod are due for HRs

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Melky

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Melky McClutch better show up tonight!

  • Accent Shallow

    Are we getting Good Melky back?

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Melky! Cmon Jeter…no K!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano and Cabrera, the lazy dominican boys trying to start the offensive barrage!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    JETER!

  • Salty Buggah

    nice Jete! OK Johnny no DP

    • Salty Buggah

      that works I guess

  • Manimal

    Right in the ass cheek.

  • Jake

    Why is Melky reading the Post in the dugout??

    • cjc

      he’s a very cultured young man

    • Manimal

      He delivers milk AND the newspaper!

      • pat

        heh

      • Riddering

        [insert milkman/housewife joke here]

    • Riddering

      It was funny how the YES footage quickly panned away.

      “OMG we must not support literacy!”

      • Jersey

        And what does the NY Post have to do with literacy?

        • Riddering

          We are talking about athletes. The bar can only be set so high.

        • Accent Shallow

          +1

  • pat

    bahah o-dog.

  • pat

    I think I would really enjoy a booth of Singleton, Cone or Leiter and as the X factor.. Walt Frasier. That would be awesome.

  • Accent Shallow

    DFA-Rod

  • Accent Shallow

    This Chamberlain fellow is a pretty good pitcher.

    • Salty Buggah

      Huh? It’s the 8th inning yet though so he must suck! He only is good in the 8th. And he’s only throwing 93-94 now.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      So what? He is 10x more valuable in the bullpen. One day he will be the setup man for the heir apparent in Phil Hughes!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    nice 11 pitch inning Joba, now just hold them there. Cmon Offense, score a couple more now.

  • Manimal

    haha I like that Subway commercial

    • whozat

      is it the CC Johan one?

      • Manimal

        Yeah, first time Ive seen it(I’m out of market)

        • whozat

          Yeah, I saw it for the first time last weekend; I went back to NY to go to some games on Sat/Sun (time-release father’s day present) and I saw it while watching Friday’s game on TV with my Dad.

  • pat

    51 pitches through 4… nawt too bad.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea and 17 of those came in the 1st. Only 34 in the 3 innings since. Let’s hope he keeps it up.

  • Salty Buggah

    BAL 1
    BOS 0

    Top 4th

    • Jersey

      Penny’s throwing a lot of pitches

      • Salty Buggah

        Best depth smarts can buy!

    • whozat

      Penny at 70 pitches through 3.2

      Bergesen has 45 pitches through 3.

      • whozat

        And now an injury delay?

      • Zach

        its ok, they have the depth to let their pitchers go 5 IP

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Anderson should be getting sleepy after that water.

    • anderson’s water

      that water thing was pretty funny. maybe its not water….maybe some goose, to get him loose….

      • Zach

        loosey goosey atmosphere
        /rod’d

      • Salty Buggah

        or some ‘tron, to catch him in the zone

  • whozat

    That was annoying.

  • Accent Shallow

    Come on, Joba. It’s not like you need to be terribly careful with Ryan Sweeney.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Walk, it’s ok Barton is up now

    DP!

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Blue Jays…freaking passed ball allowed a sac fly for them and tied the game

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

    I have a feeling Billy Beane just made another one of his good trades, once again with the Cards (As with Mulder).

    He just got their 1st, 2nd and Supplemental Round picks from last year for 2 months of Matt Holiday in a year that he’s not in contention.

    • Manimal

      Has he ever made a bad trade?

      • zs190

        Yeah, Hudson for Meyer, Thomas and Cruz was pretty darn bad.

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

          Hideous.

      • Zach

        Tim Hudson

      • Zach

        Harden

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

          That trade was bad, except for the guy who pitched tonight. And if Anderson reaches his ceiling, then it was a decent trade, despite the other 4 players being crap.

          • Steve in PDX

            Pretty sure this guy came over with in the Haren deal.

            • Zach

              Rich Harden i said, not Danny Haren

              Josh Donaldson Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton and Eric Patterson came over for Harden

              • Zach

                meant it as a reply to artist not steve

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

                Right, The Cubbie deal from last year.

                That one looks pretty awful as well. But Harden was hurt so much he just had to dump him the first chance he got. Probably should have kept him instead of taking that package.

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

              Yes, He did. Thought you typed ‘Haren’.

              Long day at work.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    What the hell was that, Joba suddenly just gave up 2 walks?

    Am I missing something here?

  • Dela G

    cmon yankees

  • Nady Nation

    Posada bashing in 3,2,1…

  • cjc

    cruising than walk walk wp I hate this game

    • cjc

      k k I love this game

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

    Has there been a game this week where Posada DIDN’T let a pitch (or two or three) go between his legs with runners on base?

    Seems to happen every night lately.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea it seems like it

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Joba, get out of this…one k, then any out.

    • zs190

      He’s definitely trying, 3 96-mph fastballs to Ellis, reaching back a bit to try to strike him out here.

  • Dela G

    nice K JOBA!

  • Riddering

    Damn, I love Joba. Crazy fool that he is.

  • Manimal

    A new form of emotion for joba? Pounding his chest like an ape and screaming like tarzan?

    • Dela G

      YEZZUR!!!

    • Zach

      its him showing he has the demeanor to be in thebullpen instead of the rotation

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

    JOBA THE HOUSE!!!!

  • pat

    Dass right we be fistpumpin, bitch.

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

    Big escape from Joba. Me likey.

  • Manimal

    Its the 5th inning…

  • Steve in PDX

    put him in the bullpen

  • Salty Buggah

    JOBA! nice!

  • Little Bill

    Don’t get too excited people. Joba will soon be relegated to pitching the 7th inning. Joba for the 7th, Hughes for the 8th, Mo for the 9th. Joba will be the 8th inning guy in a couple years and Hughes will be the closer. I just don’t know how Brian Cashman can look CC Sabathia in the eye and tell him that he’s taking a talent like Joba out of the starting rotation.

    • Riddering

      We don’t need no stinkin’ rotation! Not with our bullpen.

      Pen >>>>>>> Rotation.

  • Jake

    Joba no like contact!!!11!!!1

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    See THAT is an ace in the making right there. He gets into a little jam and then promptly strikes out the next two batters.

    • Zach

      3 weeks ago it was bitching about joba couldnt limit the damage

      • Dela G

        some people are idiots

        nothing to see here :)

      • Nady Nation

        He’s learned from the vets how to pitch over the past 3 weeks.

        • Chris

          But he doesn’t listen!

          • Zach

            they all beg cashman to send him down to AAA

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        ha!

  • Manimal

    Yankees now have 3 starters with ERA’s under 4.

  • Dela G

    Hey the YES gun is working today!

    • Accent Shallow

      It is? Wait until someone throws a breaking ball.

  • Dela G

    JOBA IS IN EFFING BEAST MODE

  • pat

    Insane bounce.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Gardner would have had a double.

    • Dela G

      hahahhaa

  • Manimal

    Anderson is going to be doing PFP’s for quite a while after this game.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      PFP = pretty f*cking pissed?

      • Manimal

        Pitchers fielding practice. Basically, there are goundballs and you run to first to cover the base.

        • Zach

          And I always laughed at those drills when i watched ST

    • Dela G

      pitcher’s fielding practice :D

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Jeter…

    You quiero tack-on runs

  • Salty Buggah

    OK, as long as its not a DP jete…now no DP Johnny

  • Salty Buggah

    In Play, run(s)!

  • pat

    The 2009 New York Yankees; We’re gonna Fielders Choice the Fuck Outta you.

    • Salty Buggah

      OK now Im confused!…I thought we only relied on long balls

      • pat

        Thine eyes deceive.

  • Nady Nation

    Penny just gritted his way through 5 innings of 1 run ball. Seems like the rumored Penny/Smoak swap could be back on the table.

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

      Can they afford to deal him anymore? Who would be their 4th starter right now?

      • Nady Nation

        Depth.

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

          Oh, OK. . gotcha.

          (walks away scratching head)

      • Zach

        dont worry they have depth

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

          GIVE ME A ‘D’!

          GIVE ME A ‘E’!

          GIVE ME A ‘P’!

          GIVE ME A ‘T’!

          GIVE ME A ‘H’!

          WHAT DOES IT SPELL?

          RED SOX!!!!

  • Dela G

    thanks damon for another FC run!

    now for tex!

  • Salty Buggah

    See Swisha haters. Walks are GOOD! It led to a run there

  • Dela G

    my god anderson can’t field worth shit

  • Zach

    is he OCD?

  • Accent Shallow

    Did a fastball right down Broadway to O-Cab get called a ball?

    • Salty Buggah

      Seemed like it on Gameday..Im confused too.

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

      Yup.

  • pat

    The boys are havin a good old time with Anderson.

  • Dorian

    What the hell is wrong with this guy?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Bergensen is mailing it in to help the Sox win. Geez

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

    Messier!

  • Dela G

    what the hell is anderson doing?

    • Dorian

      I have no idea but it is really scaring me.

    • Salty Buggah

      whats he doing? Im not watching

  • Nady Nation

    Gotta love Mess enjoying a brew while at the game with his kids.

    • pat

      Dude that was like a glass of wine or something. I think Mark Messier drinks wine spritzers.

      • Nady Nation

        Hmmmm. Looked like one of the tiny 12 oz. cups of Bud Light to me.

        • pat

          Well it is certainly possible that Mess has gigantic paws that made it look like a wine glass. Eh, nevertheless Messier is the Man.

  • Salty Buggah

    Sweet, nice Joba! Now Joba for the 7th!

  • Manimal

    Who makes you nervous the most, Abreu approaching the wall, Damon throwing a ball, or Swisher leaping for a ball.

    • Zach

      Some good will come out of Swisher and Abreu in the field, no good comes from Damon’s arm

    • Salty Buggah

      Well, Abreu and wall make me nervous because I know at least Swisher will usually make the catch.

    • Dela G

      damon fielding the ball is worse

    • Dorian

      Damon by far.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Could Joba go 8 today?

  • Dela G

    messier is a class act

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    It must be Douchbag night at the stadium.

    • Dela G

      haha i thought that too when i saw the sunglasses guido-esqe guy from jersey

  • Riddering

    A-ROD BLINDS THE OUTFIELD WITH HIS BALLS.

    • pat

      me gusta

  • zs190

    Dang, 2 bad plays in an inning for Aubrey Huff allows Sox to score another run.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s really a DH.

  • Zach

    Yankees <3 RBI FC

  • Manimal

    Scoring runs with out HR’s. Me likey.

  • Dela G

    AROD MAKES REGULAR PEOPLE GO BLIND!

    • Riddering

      One of the better intangibles.

      • Dela G

        yep

  • Salty Buggah

    That works.

  • Yankees_Universe

    Has M.Kay not seen enough opposite field hits in his career? Every time some one hits the ball other way he says “nice piece of hitting”…today he just added Outstanding for Jorge ground out to second.

    • Jake

      It was because he was moving the runner over.

      • Yankees_Universe

        I know that but isn’t the opposite field hitting also the part of hitters arsenal? How come everytime some one hits opposite field is a nice piece of hitting?

        I know he helped the runner move but to call any out outstanding is just too much.

        • Zach

          it’s not like every batter can do it. we always criticized giambi for pulling everything, but opposing teams put the shift on Tex too

        • Jake

          I haven’t noticed him do it all the time, but in that case it was a nice piece of hitting. Certainly it’s not something every hitter can do i.e Giambi who got slaughtered by the shift because he was a dead pull hitter.

    • Dorian

      I am actually very big on guys approach at the plate also. During the middle of June NOBODY was taking the ball the other way. The whole game against John Lannan guys were swinging from their heels.

  • Accent Shallow

    What a ricochet.

  • Ivan

    Yankees playing good baseball

  • Accent Shallow

    Anderson has a nice breaking ball, huh?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Semi-funny story. I have a 14-year old cousin in New Hampshire who is a pretty promising pitcher. His entire immediate family are Red Sox fans. Big time. I have them convinced that I have a friend of friend who is Yankee scout in the New England area, and I have tipped the scout off about him. I keep saying that whenever the Yanks pick him, they will all have to become Yankee fans. They are worried. I do not have a bright family.

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

      Hahaha, nice.

  • Zach

    Penny, 6IP, 1R, 0ER
    fools gold

    • Tom Zig

      Expect Peter Gammons to bang his chest tomorrow on how brilliant the Brad Penny signing was and how he is now the “stopper”

      • Zach

        Or he’ll be in a pacakge for Adrian Gonzalez

  • Tom Zig

    Really the dropped pop up game counts as a yankee classic?

    • Salty Buggah

      It kinda should. That was rare and amazing.

    • AndrewYF

      Hey, they need programming for Saturday night.

    • Riddering

      I’ll never forget that 9th inning.

  • Accent Shallow

    That was a terrifying routine fly ball.

    Thanks Johnny.

  • Dorian

    Joba’s gonna go 8. Outstanding.

  • Tom Zig

    This Brett Anderson fellow seems kind of strange

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

      +1

    • Salty Buggah

      Why? Whats he doing? A couple other commentators have brought that up too. so Im curious.

      • Riddering

        To put it bluntly: he drinks water with an drowsily orgasmic expression.

        • Zach

          and he holds his necklace with one hand, and flips it with his other thumb 37 times with his eyes closed

        • Salty Buggah

          odd

          • Riddering

            Let me elaborate: when it’s his turn up to pitch he has this ritual with the water bottle. He teases it, teases it, then takes a gulp and lets his lips linger on the top.

            He also does the necklace thing and has an expression like Coke on medical marijuana.

            Odd is right.

  • Salty Buggah

    Joba for the 8th!!!!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    He has 93 pitches. Will we see Joba pitch the eighth for only the second time in his starting career?

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

      He should unless the Yankees put up a big number in the bottom of the 7th.

  • Mike bk

    nice to see joba with back to back starts with length. assume he is done now? or do they send him back to start the 8th since he is only at 93 pitches?

  • Dela G

    wow this is the best joba start i’ve ever seen

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

    Joba to the 8th?!

    • Jose

      He pitched all those meaningless innings of 1-7, can he keep it together for the inning he was born for?!?!?

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

        IETCVM

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I wonder if the Douche Twins took off their sunglasses for “God Bless America”?

    • Dela G

      haha of course not

  • Riddering

    Joba to the 8th!

  • AndrewYF

    They won’t have Joba go 8. This has been a really good outing for him. It would sorta ruin a lot if he goes out there and gets shelled. Whereas the upside of him pitching the 8th is not that great.

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

      No, I disagree. You can’t think that negative. He’s on a 100 pitch count. You could let him face the first batter or two. If they get on, you call in Ace or Coke.

  • Tom Zig

    Looks like we are gonna get another one of those comeback victories.

  • Teix is the Man

    Take that Francesa!

  • Zach

    does 4-1 still count as a pitching duel?

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

    93 pitches.

    Send Joba out for a batter or two in the 8th?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Melky hates RAB!

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

    Good Melky tonight!

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

    Paul O’Neill was never happy.

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

      Tell me about it. He grew on me after a while, but I really couldn’t stand his crybaby act when he first got here.

      Liked him more when I realized most of it was directed at himself, and he grew up a lot after seeing some of his tantrums on tape.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice little day for Melky…no DP Johnny!

    We need D-rob/Melancon/Bruney pitching today

  • Zach

    grace and balance melky lacks

  • Accent Shallow

    Melky is an adventurous baserunner.

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

      and a cunning linguist.

  • Dela G

    oh boy i love melky

  • Salty Buggah

    bad Johnny!

    • Dela G

      he’s taking over from jeter when during interleague play jeter was captain double play

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        is it me or has Damon been horrible lately?

        • Dela G

          it’s the truth

          • whozat

            mmm…he’s been bad in July, yeah. He’s been getting on base well, taking a lot of walks, but he’s not slugging at all. His isoD is great, but everything else is gone right now.

        • Salty Buggah

          kinda seems like it, though was 8-23 since the break entering today’s game

          • Dela G

            is it a bad thing that i don’t remember him getting hits?

  • whozat

    He fouled that?

  • Salty Buggah

    pfft passed the baton!

  • whozat

    I’d love a little more insurance right here, make it not-a-save-situation

    • whozat

      or, you know, “make it a non-save situation” if I wanted to avoid phrasing it as awkwardly as possible.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Either way Girardi will end up putting Hughes in……….

    • Jose

      So you are opposed to Mariano being able to collect a useless metric? You don’t want to unnecessarily use a pitcher coming off shoulder surgery? You’d rather the rest of the bullpen get work in to avoid staying rusty?

  • Riddering

    Hahahaha. This is the best since Melky’s double got cut short due to him tumbling.

  • Tom Zig

    An “unclutch” homerun by a-rod would be pretty nice right now.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yup. Bad some stats, get the lousy relievers some work.

  • Mike bk

    tack some on a-rod so melancon and d-rob can work and the main guys get another day off.

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

    Is Michael Kay serious right now? Is he actually asking why ballplayers want to spend more time with their families? This is almost as bad as asking the Army AD how good the gifts for his daughter from Dusty Baker were.

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

      He also asked what they mean by “repeating your delivery”.

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

        Well, I think that was just for clarification purposes if people at home didn’t know.

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

          Yeah, you’re likely right.

  • Zach

    ouch

  • Mike bk

    pitching duel in Toronto…2-2 top 9.
    halladay 8 1/3, garza 8 so far

    • Dela G

      halladay would pitch 13 if they’d let him

      • Mike bk

        well 9 IN 1ER in each of his last 2 certainly isnt hurting his value.

    • Jose

      Thanks for the tip.

  • Dela G

    man alex has struck out 2 times when he needed to drive in runs

    not complaining, but a yuck day for him

    • Salty Buggah

      yea but we had the lead each time so he didnt feel like padding his stats…He only hits when we’re down one or tied

      • Riddering

        In the off-season, he worked with the coaches to adjust his stat-padding method to compensate for the fan backlash.

    • Dela G

      you guys are so right

  • Salty Buggah

    damn! Oh well, Joba for another batter or 2 then D-rob…Im guessing Girardi puts in Ace or Coke though

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

    “Roy Halladay Rumors: Friday
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [July 24 at 7:46pm CST]

    7:46pm: Bob Elliot of The Toronto Sun reports that only the Phillies and Yankees have scouts watching Halladay tonight.”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/roy-halladay-rumors-friday-2.html

    First thought is that the Yanks could simply be doing some advance scouting, since he’s on their upcoming schedule. Yanks face the Blue Jays August 4-5, and then again August 10-12. Halladay should be penciled in for the 4th, barring a deal.

    Meaningless.

    • Mike bk

      that was my hope when i read it.

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

        Hope? I understand not wanting to give up the top guys, but he’s probably the best pitcher in baseball.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      OMG YES! We see Halladay again! What is it the 3rd straight effing series?

      • Mike bk

        well those games arent til august so hopefully he will be in philly by then.

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

          I think he will be. Amaro is just playing hardball since he knows he’s pretty much bidding against himself. Ricchardi would have been smart to let the Yanks and Sox think they were in this, then send him to the NL.

      • whozat

        Unless they trade him to the Phils :-)

  • Accent Shallow

    Four terrible pitches to a terrible hitter. Maybe it’s time to yank Joba?

  • Salty Buggah

    I hate leadoff walks…

    • Zach

      and hitting the next batter

  • Dela G

    oh well, time to take out joba

  • Accent Shallow

    Well, that’s a minor stain on an otherwise excellent start. Let’s hope the pen can lock it down.

    • Steve in PDX

      only minor if those runs don’t make it in.

  • AndrewYF

    Should have kept him out.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I don’t feel comfortable right now with Coke in there. He’s been real lucky his last few outings.

    • whozat

      Me neither.

  • Stryker

    why does girardi insist on going to the same 3 relievers for what seems to be every game? what’s the point of having melancon here if he’s not going to get innings?

    • Zach

      really melancon right now? guy on first and 2nd with 0 outs in the 8th and joba pitches 7 great innings?

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah. There’s a time to use Melancon, but two runners on, no outs, up three isn’t the time.

        I’d be ok with letting him pitch the ninth, especially if they get some more runs.

    • Pasqua

      It’s Torre-esque, but I won’t argue. He wants the wins, and so do I.

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

        He wants wins and he wants to save his job.

        • Pasqua

          Yup and yup. Bless his heart.

  • Jose

    The Yankee front office ruined Joba. Look how terrible he was in the 8th because of them. He had a 2007 ERA+ of 1192, why can’t he replicate that? I’ll be the first to say he should be traded for a winner like Bronson Arroyo.

  • Pasqua

    Hey, technically he didn’t pitch the 8th. That’s one more inning for down the line, baby!

    [I hate that we have to start counting down.]

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Cokie.

    • Zach

      i thought you called him Cookie at first

      • Salty Buggah

        hehe

  • Accent Shallow

    Sit down, Nomar. You’re done.

  • Dela G

    PHIL COKE PUMPS NOMAAAAAAAHHH

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    DP oppurtunity!

  • AndrewYF

    Man, Yankee fans really don’t like No-mah…

  • Salty Buggah

    huge K there

  • Accent Shallow

    My heart stopped there. Sheesh.

    One more.

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

      +48

  • AndrewYF

    I hate the YES camera sometimes. The way it rose, I thought it was gone for sure, then I saw Swisher.

  • Dela G

    I LOVE COKE

    • CP3

      Pepsi is my choice

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

    Man, Nomar was DIRTY with Boston.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Fenway product, nothing more.

      Why do you think the Sox suddenly started scoring when they got back to Fenway? Yet never seem to win on the road?

  • Pasqua

    I just love when “analysts” cite All-Star game appearances as a credential for induction to the Hall of Fame. Nomar had six? Six?! Get that man a plaque (and ignore nearly a decade of injury-riddled inconsistency)!

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

      Seriously, though, go look at his numbers with Boston. He was absolutely great.

    • AndrewYF

      They didn’t say he belonged in the HOF.

  • Dela G

    man we really need to use the other relievers soon

    girardi will start looking like torre

    • AndrewYF

      Not until he starts putting Hughes into 6 or 7-run games.

    • Zach

      yes. but this is not the inning to “get a guy work”

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice pitch, Phil. Nice D, Posada.

  • whozat

    Come on, Coke…prove me wrong!

  • Salty Buggah

    you kidding me, another WP?

  • Zach

    K!