Game 97: It’s a Gio!

If you are a reliever, the Yankees are interested in acquiring you
Game 97 Spillover Thread

Come on, Ned! Move this thing!

I can’t! It’s a Geo!

The Yankees will face the baseball equivalent of a Geo today, Gio Gonzalez. A 2004 supplemental first round pick, Gonzalez has bounced around the league quite a bit: he’s been traded three times already, and one of them was back to a team that once traded him.

A year and a half after the White Sox drafted him, they sent him to Philadelphia as part of the Aaron Rowand – Jim Thome trade. Pitching above A ball for the first time in the Phillies’ system, Gonzalez had his struggles, seeing his K rate drop and his BB and HR rates rise.

After just one season — 363 days after the original trade — the Phillies sent Gonzalez back to the White Sox, along with Gavin Floyd, for Freddie Garcia. That one didn’t work out too well for Philly.

One would think that the White Sox liked Gonzalez, considering they traded him and then traded for him back. But in January 2008 they sent him to Oakland, along with Ryan Sweeney, for Nick Swisher. Among all these trades, there are multiple games of six-degrees.

The Yanks look to make it nine straight. I hope everyone enjoys the game. I’ll be at a wedding.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

If you are a reliever, the Yankees are interested in acquiring you
Game 97 Spillover Thread
  • Drew

    Come on AP!! I wish Kevin Russo was playing short but what can ya do.

    • Charlie

      can he play short? i thought he was a 2B/3B

      • Drew

        He’s been projected as a major league utility guy for about 3 years now. This year he’s finally getting some games in at short. Not many, but a few.

        • Charlie

          he can’t be much worse than ransom, so i’d agree with the original statement

  • Mikebk

    yanks rolling out the B lineup

    • Charlie

      this is a C lineup, but that’s ok, they’ll still win.

      • RichYF

        House money baby!!!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    You know Joe, It’s a nice day for a white wedding.

  • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

    Ransom: 4-4, 4 HR (all 1st pitch)

    Bank on it.

    • Charlie

      No, Ransom: 0-4 4 K’s (all on 3 pitches, swinging)

      Bank on that

      • Jersey

        His performance will be someplace in-between both of these. Bank on it.

      • Randy A.

        This is where the smart money goes…

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

    If trotting out the C line up today means the A line up against Tampa and the ChiSox, I can handle it.

    • Mikebk

      agreed. to me it just assumes cause of the way gio is pitching they can get away with it.

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    What is it with Gio Gonzalez though, is he sort of like Ian Kennedy? his minor league # is quiet impressive. but somehow he never gets a whole lot of hype and have been traded around a ton.

    • Randy A.

      I will respond to that with a statement similar to what I heard yesterday on the Bill Simmons podcast when he had his friend on who is a Yankees fan…

      Gio Gonzalez has had impressive numbers in a league where Kei Igawa was an all-star.

  • Chris K

    It should be an adventure with Ransom at SS. Holy hell.

  • Dela G

    LETS GO YANKEES!

  • Drew

    Bob Lorenz butchered that, it was Wieters not Zaun. C’mon Bob, you’re better than that.

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

      That play was Wieters pretty much letting Jacoby know he’s got four inches and fifty pounds on him.

      • Drew

        It was glorious

  • gio

    Why does Girardi always pick one day to give everyone a day off? Can’t he spread the off-days out???? This is going to be the streak breaker.

    • Drew

      JoPo Matsui and JD isn’t really everyone.. Either way, we’re 22 games over .500, I think Joe knows what he’s doing.

      • Dela G

        but last year, when we were struggling, he had no idea what he was doing [/irrational fan

        • Mikebk

          well when your starters go 7 every night and the bullpen has been lights out along w this lineup most of us would look like we know what we are doing.

          • Dela G

            true dat

          • Zach

            so when the team wins the praise goes to the players, when the team loses the manager sucks. fair analysis

            • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

              This is the world we live in.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      No they need rest and they’re in a great position to rest a few. Hopefully we get a big lead and more come off the bench to give rest to more.

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

      If you’re going to rest everyone, do it on a day with a shitty opposing pitcher.

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

    Ain’t this the second time in a row Molina’s caught Posada?

    Funny how those things work.

    • Dela G

      posada pitches?? :P

    • Mikebk

      now that i would pay to see.

      • Dela G

        can you imagine all the wild pitches!

        • LiveFromNewYork

          Balks.

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

      Posada’s pitching? I always figured he was destined for DH when he couldn’t catch anymore.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        HE’S A STARTING PITCHA!11!

        People don’t give JoPo enough credit.

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        He pees on his hands.

    • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Woah.

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

      Oops.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        At least you know we’re completely unforgiving of innocent mistakes when we know what you really mean. As if you didn’t know that already…

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope Andy can have an outing like last time and the offense keeps hitting to win another.

  • Jersey

    Good first inning.

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

    Well at least Gio cut that mop he used to have off.

  • Mikebk

    so lefties are hitting 536 off of him and girardi decides to sit matsui and damon today.

    • Drew

      lol.. are you suggesting the Yankees gameplan and avoid resting players to face Gio Gonzalez?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Really. It would be insane to NOT rest players today. I don’t care if they’re righties or lefties.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Gritner on base. Always a good thing.

  • Jake

    I want to see Gritner race a horse ala chad ocho-cinco

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Does this umpire have a srtike zone? According to Gameday, he’s very hitter friendly.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Is there something wrong with the YES ball/strike display?

  • Dela G

    GRIT GUTNER ON BASE = AWESOME

  • Dela G

    NICE JOB GRIT GUTNER!

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

    You know, listening to Leiter and O’Neill banter right there was kind of awesome.

    • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

      Except when they said Melky’s been playing well lately. LOL

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        .275 BA in the last month is fine, but .329 OBP is ugh.

        • Drew

          He just halted a 2 for 17 or something slump last night.

          • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

            sss

            /stupidity

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Walks Gardner and strikes out Arod. This should be an interesting game. Cody Ransom grand slam type situation.

  • Dela G

    Man alex has struck out more than usual in the past 2 games

  • LiveFromNewYork

    WTF is a G moment? Is everything a commercial?

    Nirvana. Sponsored by Cottonelle.

    • Drew

      Ace’s whole life is a G moment.

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        ietc

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod K’ing a lot lately or just me?

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

      It’s not you

      • Salty Buggah

        Well, that’s kinda good I guess. I wished it was just me.

  • Drew

    sub 3 hour game would be perfecto.

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

      A win would be perfecto.

      • Salty Buggah

        A win and a TB and BOS loss would be perfecto.

        • Dela G

          +13

  • Salty Buggah

    If Andy could only do this everyday for the rest of the 2nd half…

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Andy is just not in the mood to throw the ball today. Wants to be home before 3.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    This weather is perfect for a Houston boy. Hazy hot humid. Yuckville for the rest of us.

    • Dela G

      2 weekends ago in htown it was 106 degrees and very very high humidity. I wanted to kill myself

  • Jose

    Michael Kay hasn’t said “Pettitte is perfect through two” yet? What is the world coming to?

    • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

      So what’s everyone’s vote for “Jeter’s signature play”?

      Mine’s “The Flip”. Perfect example of Captain Intangible.

      • Jake

        Dive against Boston for me.

      • Bob Stone

        Definitely the Flip Play. That’s my vote.

      • Dela G

        the flip fo sho. That play was something i’ve never seen in my life

    • Salty Buggah

      well, you just did

  • Dela G

    cmon yanks, lets get andy some offense

  • LiveFromNewYork

    3 or 4

    • handtius

      5,6,7,8

  • donttradecano

    reports from utah say the jazz want to swap boozer for lee… sign me up

    • Dela G

      lebron would come for sure if they could resign boozer for 5 years 80 mil

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        Unless he’s still pissed at Boozer for dissin Cleveland.

        • Zach

          well if he’s leaving cleveland isnt that hyprocrtical?

          • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

            LOL ietc

          • Dela G

            hahaha excellente

    • Zach

      why? arent they trying to get rid of his salary after signing millsap?

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        Yup. Lee for Boozer makes no sense for Utah. They want a rotation player, but probably at a position DIFFERENT than Millsap plays.

        • donttradecano

          agreed it makes no sense, but thats what the utah papers are saying. i hope its true, only because that by trading for boozer theyd have his bird rights so they can go over the cap to resign him. so say they only have enough cap space to sign lebron, they can still get two max guys.

  • Dela G

    so i’m going to say the yankees destroy this kid in the second time through the order like they’ve done the other schmucks

    • Salty Buggah

      I hope so, I really do

    • Randy A.

      Yeah…look at last nights game for example. The kid for the A’s was dealing the first time through the lineup and then once they saw what he was doing they started to have some pretty good at-bats against him

      • LiveFromNewYork

        As Waldman and Sterling would say: they are professional hitters.

        • Randy A.

          Ha! Well said…

        • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

          Anderson said that he never saw hitters adjust from AB to AB. Welcome the big leagues kid!

  • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

    M’s DFA’s Balentien

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/mariners-dfa-balentien.html#comments

    He might be worth taking a look at and stashing in AAA. Could be a Nelson Cruz-type late bloomer.

    • Dela G

      that guy was supposed to be the next great thing for the Ms.

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        I’d send IPK for him.

        • cookie monster

          IPK will help our pitching depth next year. Send someone else.

          • Randy A.

            Cody Ransom

          • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

            IPK will help our pitching depth next year.

            This statement is a conundrum.

            • handtius

              No, it’s not. He’s a starting pitcher. Pitching depth is having more pitchers at AAA that could possibly help if someone gets injured. Kennedy could do that. Just like Hughes has this year.

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

      Well, if they did trade for him within the ten days, they’d have to put him through waivers to go to minors since he’s out of options, and he’d get claimed. This is his first time being DFA’d, so he can’t refuse the minor league assignment if he clears waivers with the M’s (which he won’t).

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        Send Melky down for a few days if need be. Mike, you for or against picking him up?

        • Drew

          Why would you send Melky down for Balentien?

          • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

            Just to get him. Swap back after the 10 days. Or one of Melancon/Robertson instead, but I’d rather not loose a ‘pen arm for 10 days.

          • Randy A.

            Melky is out of options

            • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

              Was afraid of that LOL.

              • Randy A.

                Ya, I was hoping otherwise in the beginning of the season but there was a story about it on the Yankees website during spring training. It would have been nice to have a little more roster flexibility with Melky.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Perfect through 3.

    WATTA ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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

    Damn, Andy, where do you have reservations after the game?

  • Bob Stone

    Kay finally said it about Pettitte. I won’t repeat it.

  • handtius

    “perfect through 3″ Kay says.

  • Dela G

    HAHA perfect through 3

    oh kay :facepalm:

    • Jose

      Phew, I was starting to get worried he wouldn’t say it.

  • Salty Buggah

    So we should believe pitchers when they said they had good stuff after a bad loss instead of bashing them for not admitting they sucked? Both Andy and Joba said that after getting bombed but they (mostly Joba) got bashed by some people and here they are getting results finally.

  • Salty Buggah

    4 pitch inning…looks the offense mailed it in today.

    /Mike Axisa’d

  • Salty Buggah

    Did Kay say the dreaded words for Gio?

  • Jersey

    This Ted Williams thing has clearly gone to Jeter’s head, thereby affecting his performance.

  • Riddering

    Kay, you bastard. You ruined the perfect game.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    There goes the perfect game! DAMN!

  • Salty Buggah

    damn you Orlando!

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Theeere it is. Now lets have the Yanks get their first hit

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Has Michael Kay every tried to get from Oakland to SF in 15 minutes??? Not so possible.

    • Dela G

      hahaha 15 mins in their dream

      it takes 15 mins to leave the coliseum

      • LiveFromNewYork

        He got there in 15 minutes on his computer with Google maps.

      • Zach

        then 2 hours of staring at break lights

    • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

      Has Michael Kay every tried to get from Oakland to SF in 15 minutes say something that required intelligence??? Not so possible.

      Fixed.

  • Salty Buggah

    TB 0
    Tor 4
    Top 3rd

    • Zach

      with Price pitching too so +1

      • Salty Buggah

        Oh even better…Price to the 8th!

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    I think it is pretty quick if you are taking the Bard. Like ~15 minutes

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Shakespeare?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      If you mean BART I don’t believe there is any ride from any place in Oakland to SF that is 15 minutes. And that’s getting on the BART to getting off, it doesn’t include getting to the station and getting off and getting to the park.

  • Salty Buggah

    OK Offense, wake up!!!!

  • Riddering

    HAHAHA.

    Oh Swish. I appreciate your hair cut all the more now.

  • cookie monster

    perfect game by gio

    • cookie monster

      *no hitter by gio

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

      No, Gardner has a walk.

      It is, however, a no-hitter.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Suddenly I want to spend $20 at Chilis…

    • Randy A.

      The quesadillas there are pretty damn good

  • Salty Buggah

    Kay better be bringing up the fact that Gio is perfect so far since he is perfect.

    He has a perfect game going so far. No hits. No walks. Perfect.

    Perfect game.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He walked Gardner.

    • Dela G

      you are aware that grit gutner walker earlier? :)

    • Jersey

      Gardner walked.

    • Salty Buggah

      replace the perfect game by no-no…he has a walk.

      No-no. He has a no-hitter. No hits. None.

      No-hitter.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        But are there any hits?

    • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

      Brett Gardner says hello.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He has a “Gameday” perfect game. According to Gameday Gardner had 6 strikes that at bat.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    What is going on in this game? Yankees please.

    • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

      It is not even that the Yanks aren’t hitting, they aren’t even watching pitches! They aren’t wearing down the pitcher to get to the bullpen. Where oh where is Wade Boggs when you need him??

    • handtius

      relax…8 in a row.

  • Jersey

    This team has no heart.

  • Dela G

    yikes, the yankees are trying to not live up to my 2nd time in the order prediction

  • Dela G

    yikes, the yankees are trying to not live up to my 2nd time in the order prediction

    • Dela G

      i hate my interweb connection

  • Cokie

    Just got in from running some errands. No hitter huh?

    • Dela G

      yep :/

  • Riddering

    Suck on that, small ball!

    • Jersey

      IETC

  • bobmac

    Arod’s bat looks slow through the zone again.He could probably use a full game off.Now I hope that jump starts him and he hits one out on his next trip.

    • Drew

      you can read his bat speed from your couch? Dayummm

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      If his bat is slow thru the zone with a curveball, then yes he is in trouble. Why wouldn’t pitchers just throw the ball 85 mph against him?

  • Dela G

    andy pettite showin anderson how its done!

  • Zach

    6-0 Tor leads TB
    Price 3 IP 6ER

    • Dela G

      i remember when a rays fan friend of mine told me price would be better than joba this year

      oops

      • Zach

        5.60 era, just a tad higher than joba

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

    Prediction: no-no is broken up with a three run homer. My guess = Robbie Cano.

    • Dela G

      i’ll tell you that the first hitter up will break the no hitter in the 5th inning

      • Dela G

        well i was wrong

    • Jersey

      Naw, if Robbie hits a 3-three HR to break up the no-no, it wouldn’t be until like the 7th inning now. They’ll get to him sooner.

  • Randy A.

    As a side not to the game while there’s a commercial break…has anyone seen some of the Yankees draft pick stats in the cape league this summer? Pretty impressive thus far. Tyler Lyons and Aaron Meade have pretty much been printing money for themselves with the way they are pitching.

    • Jersey

      Yeah, I’ve been following via the NoMaas draft blog, they’re doing pretty well for themselves.

      • Randy A.

        Ya I’m impressed. Has anyone here ever been to a Cape League game?

        • Drew

          I once saw a movie with Freddy Prince Jr. in which he played in the Cape League. Does that count?

          • Jersey

            Definitely negative points against you.

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

      It’s a very pitcher friendly league, so take their numbers with a grain of salt.

      • Randy A.

        I agree, its good to see some positive numbers from the young college kids the Yankees have drafted though.

  • Salty Buggah

    Melky is gonna break it up…

    • Salty Buggah

      thanks Melky!

  • Drew

    WHY DID HE BUNT!! DFA THIS BUM!!

  • cookie monster

    ha ha

  • Jersey

    Price just got chased in TB. Cormier coming in in the 4th. Ouch.

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

      Ace in the hole baby, ace in the hole.

  • billbybob

    The Melkman!!!!! breakin’ up a no hittaa!!!

  • Jake

    Melk!

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

    Melky’s going to get hit later.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    That’s dirt Melky.

    ps. I like it.

  • Brendan

    Break up the no-hitter and possibly hurt the pitcher! Nice!

    • Riddering

      That’s positively Jobanian!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    What happened? Only gameday today.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      oh, he bunted

  • Dela G

    THE MELK MAN DELIVERS!

  • Jersey

    Small ball gets it’s revenge!

  • Randy A.

    Ladies and gentlemen…Mr. Cody Ransom.

    • handtius

      Damn Cody, why don’t you hit like a starter! You should be going 3/4 every game you play. you only play part time. it’s so easy.

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

    Clutchy McClutchbrera.

  • Salty Buggah

    outside of that one good game, Cody hasn’t been hitting much. Then again, our whole lineup hasn’t hit (except Melky) today.

  • Jersey

    On the break-up of the no-hitter, I quote 300: “Even a god-king can bleed.”

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    This is a good game to be stuck watching on Gameday.

    • Dela G

      you are missing a good pitcher’s duel on YES

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I actually read somewhere (lie), that Gameday was made for specifically for Bill James Disciples. It totally takes the human element out of the game. Does Gardner make a spectacular diving catch? No. Ball in play out(s), Fly out to Gardner.

      Perfect. The way the game should(n’t) be.

      • Jersey

        That’s pretty stupid.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          agreed

          • Jersey

            No, I mean your implied slight of Bill James fans. That’s stupid. But I hope demolishing that straw man goes well for ya.

  • Drew

    So who breaks up the tie? Gotta be Al.

  • Drew

    Tampa is getting rompified.

    • Dela G

      lets hope their bullpen gets worn out, because the yanks roll into town on tuesday

  • Charlie

    wow, this game is awesome. i haven’t seen petitte pitch so well in a while

    • Charlie

      his slider is just nasty today

    • Dela G

      were you dead last weekend when he pitched?

  • Salty Buggah

    Im guessing Molina K’s. Jeter hits. Gardy walks. Tex K’s. A-rod HRs.

    Maybe Gardy and Tex switch what they’re doing.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well Jeter got on, even though it was via walk

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

    The booth banter right now is all sorts of awesome.

    • Drew

      I wish we coulda seen Al punch Paul

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Al is just flummoxed.

  • Drew

    He got ya JoMo.

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

    Filthy pitch.

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

    GCL Yanks got no-hit today.

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

      ouch

    • Dela G

      yikes

    • yankw

      was it by a guy with a +12 era coming in

      • Salty Buggah

        Im assuming you’re referring to Gio. You know his ERA is bloated because of his last start in which he allowed 11 ER in like 2 innings or something. He is not good but he’s not THAT bad. And his ERA was like 9+ not 12.

  • Dela G

    wow that was not a strike

  • Jersey

    Running up his pitch count a little bit this inning, finally.

  • Dela G

    great eye jetes

  • Drew

    GRITTTTTTTTTTSTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

  • cookie monster

    nice one gardy

  • LiveFromNewYork

    We love our Gritner

  • Jersey

    GRITNER!!!

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    YEA!!

  • Randy A.

    Good poke Gardy

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

    GRIT GUT GARDNER

  • Cokie

    GRITTY

  • Riddering

    Gritty Gutty ftfw!

  • Salty Buggah

    Gardner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cmon, Tex don’t K or popout here

  • Dela G

    I LOVE YOU GRIT GUTNER!

  • Jersey

    Is anybody else listening on WCBS? Susyn is describing Gio like a pouting child right now, saying she’s been told hes’ “very emotional.” That’s awesome.

    • Dela G

      he’s not really shown much of any emotion on the mound, so i dunno what she’s talkin bout

      • Drew

        What else is new… She’s on another planet.

    • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

      Well she should know emotional people…Her being one of course… (See “ROGER CLEMENS IS BACK!@#!@#@#”)

  • Cokie

    Now steal home.

  • handtius

    Steeling home would be a good play here.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      But if he stole home, would it be on the opening montage of The Espy’s like Tacoby Bellsbury’s steal?

      • handtius

        No, he’d be show-boating cause they were already up by 1.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn it Tex

  • Dela G

    wow that infield in play was brilliant by bob geren’s A’s

  • Dela G

    well that sucked

    on to the 7th!

  • Salty Buggah

    I wish we could have brought home Gardy….

    Oh well, hold them there Andy.

  • Drew

    AP, Ace, Mo. Win.

  • Riddering

    Well, good thing Jeter didn’t take any chances on someone else driving in a run.

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

    Oy Andy, don’t go givin’ up leads now!

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, cmon Andy get out of this.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Uh oh….

  • Dela G

    aight mane, you gots to get outta this

    we need a DP

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Strikeout
    Double play

    Let’s go Andy

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

    I can has GITP?

    • Dela G

      haha

    • Salty Buggah

      that would be nice

  • Jake

    I enjoy Al’s commentary on pitching.

  • Dela G

    cmon andy

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I’m about to pull my hair out right now…

  • Cokie

    Did Andy suddenly misremember how to get guys out?

  • Riddering

    Kay is just about as bad with calling strikeouts that are really foul-offs as he is with homers/flyballs.

    • handtius

      The booth is directly behind home-plate. How the hell could he see the ball if it’s fouled directly down?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WOOOO!!!

    Now for the DP!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    there’s one…now we need 2 more

  • Drew

    Go getem AP

  • Dela G

    nice job getting the first out

  • Drew

    Ace please.

  • Dela G

    leave AP in!

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

    Bah, dammit Joe. Just yank him, of course he was going to say he could get him out.

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuck! that was right down the middle!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Limit

    The

    Damage

  • cookie monster

    its a loss now. good job girardi.

    • Drew

      oh get over it.

      • cookie monster

        the right move was to get him out. now he gets him out when it’s bases loaded. what’s the point of letting him pitch to that last batter?

        • Drew

          oh come on he bunted.

      • cookie monster

        now it’s really over. thanks a lot girardi.

        • Drew

          call the whambulance.

          • cookie monster

            4-1.

    • V

      Dumbest poster of the day award. Congratulations!

      • cookie monster

        how is it dumb? what’s the point of letting pettitte pitch to that last batter?

        • V

          You mean the guy who bunted for a single?

          Who gives a shit if Pettitte threw it or Aceves threw it?

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

    Okay, take him the fuck out now.

  • Dela G

    oh well

    we’ll have to get them in the bottom of the inning

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

    shit.

  • Drew

    bummer dude.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    IODIGFNSIOegknoaninoinionoiNONIONGERIO

    Mexican Gangster time!

  • Dela G

    yikes, i guess we should take him out now

  • Salty Buggah

    That run that Tex/A-rod didn’t drive in from 3rd looms large right now…

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Huge.

  • Riddering

    C’mon, Ace. Show them what a smooth Mexican Gangster can do.

  • Russell NY

    Get ready for some major pinch hitting. Matsui, Posada, Hinske! Call in the troops!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    You gotta have faith.

    /George Michael’d

  • Salty Buggah

    what I would give for a DP right now…

  • Drew

    lol at Leiter practicing.
    Way to go Ace!!!!!! uno maas

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Clutch Cutter

    1 more out!

  • Dela G

    wow that was easy

  • Russell NY

    Garbage holy crap. What a garbage hit.

  • Drew

    oh craptacular. gotta get that ball up Ace.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damnit

  • V

    Fuck. I hate dinky ass hits.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! 0-2 SINGLE! Damnit

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Should have thrown him a breaking pitch

  • Dela G

    oh jesus christ

    well lets hope the yankees can come from behind

    • Russell NY

      He should have gotten it a little higher. But seriously he missed 2 that were a little lower than that. It was a lucky hit. That one wasnt.

  • Dela G

    who the hell is landon powell

    • Dela G

      i dont even think his teammates know who he is

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Oh well we still have 3 more innings, just gotta be patient and get guys on base.

  • Charlie

    MOTHER FUUUCKKKKKKKKKER. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU THINKING ACEVES??? A PITCH MIDDLE UP ON 0-2????????? God damnit, that sucks

  • Drew

    Gonzalez has been sitting for a while, I like our chances.

  • Marcus

    Pretty stupid pitch selection if you ask me. Three 89-mph fastballs in a row? Not exactly blowing it by Powell. Ace lucked out with him missing the first two.

  • handtius

    It happens. We can come back though. have plenty of times.

  • V

    Man, the whiners are out in force. You’d think they’d lost 8 straight.

    • handtius

      I was just typing the same thing.

  • bonestock94

    This is what happens when you announce 3 perfect innings pitched

    • Bob Stone

      ietc

  • V

    These dinky ass singles are pissing me off.

    • bonestock94

      Stop whining

      • V

        GFYS.

  • Drew

    That escalated quickly.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I blame this on Girardi for not taking Pettitte out a batter or two earlier.

    • handtius

      sarcasm? I hope.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Yes, but it is frustrating when you see him give up hit after hit and all.

  • Dela G

    oh lord

  • Russell NY

    Those were all Andys runs right? lol

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, cmon Ace!

  • Russell NY

    Wow, get Robertson in… save Hughes and Mo for tomorrow. Game over.

  • Andy

    Ace choked

  • V

    Ballgame.

  • cookie monster

    Ace getting exposed.

    • handtius

      No, just an off day. It happens.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS???

  • handtius

    People booing Ace at the stadium. What a bunch of scum.

  • James

    Girardi will now learn not to get too attatched…. Needed a strikeout, shouldve brought in a strikeout pitcher.

  • Salty Buggah

    Yikes Ace…now you’ve kinda taken us out of it. 3-1 not so bad. 4-1, OK. But 6-1?

  • Charlie

    Holy fuck what is going on??

  • Dela G

    oh good god

    aceves getting pounded

  • Chip

    I don’t know what you guys are so worked up about. I mean seriously, shit happens. It’s not like Ace was gonna continue with his domination all season. We’ll get em tomorrow I guess. At least now the rest of the bullpen can get some work in! (Gotta look on the bright side)