• Charlie

    a-rod that was right down the middle

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

    Crew it up?

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

      Yes, its slang for upsetting team unity.

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

      Yeah yeah yeah.

  • Mike Pop

    I love Brad Penny on the Red Sox.

    • Drew

      man i hope we can get CC next year.

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

    4-1 Tampa.

  • Drew

    That’s a big F U to Penny.

  • nyrfan

    crawford…gotta love the pennyman

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    Crawford deep off Penny. 4-1 Rays.

  • Dela G

    CARL CRAWFORD!!!

    2 RUN JACK

    4-1 lead TB

  • putt

    Arod needs a hug.

    • Jose

      Maybe a bear hug from Sabathia?

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

    Rey22 says:
    Looking at the Pena HR celebration in the dugout, how the hell do all these players come up with these elaborate handshakes with all these twists and turns?

    putt says:
    I have 32 handshakes, one for each of my students. Most of them are pretty basic, but some of them are MLB quality (mostly from the big, sport-crazy boys in class). Parents are amazed that I remember them, but I think it’s just ingrained in my dna.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEmNmotvQ1w

    • Accent Shallow

      Reading youtube comments will rot your brain.

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

        Rule #1 of the Internet:

        NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER read YouTube comments.

        Ever.

        Seriously, just don’t. Ever.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          No.

          Rule #1 of the Internet:
          Don’t talk about the Internet

          :)

      • Drew

        Lol, dialogue we could only dream of.
        jcaputo42 (3 months ago)
        Michael Kay is the man?
        stewie6910 (3 months ago)
        michael? kay is a douche

      • putt

        Since when did John Rocker (charwk) learn how to use teh internets?

    • putt

      very similar routine, but I end mine with curtsy.

  • Zack

    i cant wait til every analysts have to say what a fucking joke signing Penny and Smoltz was

    • DougPinstripesForever

      I’ll get ya some refreshments, Zach. You’ll be in for a long wait waiting for that coverage.

      • Zack

        ha i know

  • Dela G

    i love brad penny

    USE THE PEN!

    USE THE PEN!

    • Accent Shallow

      They’re gonna hang him out to dry, I think.

      110+ pitches. They basically have to.

  • Charlie

    nice brad penny.. and we get to hammer john smoltz tommorow too!!

    • Charlie

      that came out a little weird

      • Dela G

        thats what she said

    • Zack

      lefties are batting .397 against him

      • Charlie

        smoltz or penny?

        • Zack

          smoltz

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

      we get to hammer john smoltz tommorow

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q2TA2zPtac

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

        Its been so long, I though MCHammer was going to be a McDonalds commercial.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Hey, I thought the sux were good against good teams?

    Come on rays, run those punks out of Florida with their tails between their legs and their bull pen ravaged.

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

    Buchholz is Boston’s emergency reliever.

    But more worried about this game–walking Lyle Overbay? Seriously?

  • Charlie

    those were both strikes

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

    WHOA MOLINA

  • nyrfan

    got him

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

    Oh snap (throw)!

  • Chris B

    F**ckin gunned!!!

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

    WOOO-HOOO!!!

    MOLINA!!!

  • Drew

    Vernon Wells FAIL
    haha

  • Mike Pop

    Hava Molina!

  • Accent Shallow

    Think that’s the first time I’ve seen the snap throw work.

    Molina!

  • CanoFTW

    wow. what a sick throw by by Molina…

  • Dela G

    what an awesome throw by MOLINA!

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

    That’s some nice help, Molina.

  • Salty Buggah

    Molina!

  • Riddering

    Damn, Molina. That’s what I like to see!

  • DougPinstripesForever

    Molina with the stirke to Tex!! Molina is a defensive stalwart

  • Mike Pop

    Awesome. Baseball in the snow.

    Just don’t let our Yankees do it.

  • Mike Pop

    Why the hell does Youkilis have to be so good.

    Man I hate that guy.

  • dkidd

    how bad-ass were those white sox unis? all black with white collars.

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

      Yeah, they were bad.

      Wait, you said bad-ass, didn’t you? Oh. Then no, they were not bad-ass. No.

      • dkidd

        come on! they made everyone look like old hoss radbourn!

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

          They made everyone look like it was nappy-nap time.

          • dkidd

            they did have a certain “ones-y” quality

  • yankees boy

    Pedro has 9 k’s in 4 innings vs Trenton!

    • Mike Pop

      Trenton could only be saved by Jesus.

    • Dela G

      yikes!

      however, jesus would take his 93mph softball and blow it up

      • Accent Shallow

        If Pedro still throws 93, he wouldn’t have had to wait this long for a job.

        • Drew

          He was clocked at 93 the other day.

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

            I saw that and I don’t buy it at all. He hasn’t thrown 93 since 2003.

            • Drew

              Word but in the WBC he was sitting at 90-91, it’s possible.

            • Dela G

              neither do i

    • Drew

      lol…

      Pedro>>>>>>>>>>>>Minor Leaguers

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

        Yeah, he can outsmart those guys even if he has nothing.

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

          He probably gets strike 1 on fear/intimidation/respect/awe alone.

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

            He’s like “The Most Interesting Man Alive” in that way.

            Stay thirsty my friends, stay thirsty.

  • DreDog

    Brad “Smoak type bat” Penny has to face this lineup one more time! Awesome!

  • DougPinstripesForever

    Do ya guys think Posada feels sad knowing there is a man with THAT much better of an arm on the team? He must feel a little depressed knowing his weak arm is an even bigger issue than it already is.

    • Accent Shallow

      Not really, because the mismatch between their bats is much greater than the mismatch between their defensive abilities.

    • Drew

      I don’t think he feels sad at all. Two sides to the game of baseball..

      • DougPinstripesForever

        Thanks for the responses, just ponderin out loud River Avenue

    • DreDog

      Was that post supposed to have sexual underpinnings?

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

      He probably does.

      And then he remembers that he’s getting paid 13M a year and gets to go home to “those”:

      http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2009/07/08/full_wenn1373956.jpg

      And it’s all better.

      • DougPinstripesForever

        No, actually, I had no sexual undertones in my question. I’m just curious thinking how Jorge (who is very prideful)feels that Molina is a vastly better defensive catcher, thats all.

        P.S. And I know he is lucky because like any guy I can appreciate going home to a lady like Mrs. Posada.

        Waitaminute, I can’t :(

    • Tony

      Posada doesn’t have a weak arm…

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

        True, but he doesn’t have a strong one.

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

      Do you think Jose Molina feels sad knowing there is a man (well, many men really) with THAT much better of a bat than he does on the team?

    • Zack

      considering Molina has THAT much better of an arm than most catchers out there, i dont think Jorge is losing sleep over it

    • whozat

      I’m pretty sure that his mindblowingly superior bat and millions of extra dollars and dirty hot wife make it all feel better.

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

        I said it better than you did.

        Plus, I linked to a picture of the actual boobies in question.

        Me >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> you

        • DougPinstripesForever

          Yes, that picture made my entire argument seemed mute at this point.

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

            M-O-O-T

        • thurdonpaul

          lol well said

  • nyrfan

    gotta love the first pitch outs

    • Mike Pop

      Would players rather go 4-4 with 4 home runs, or 4-4 with the cycle?

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

        Another reply fail for you, Pop.

        • Mike Pop

          Heh, I’m racking them up.

          Four or five in the past 2 days

          Mike Pop is fucking up. /chappelle show’d

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

            Mike Pop is fucking up

            “Am I fucking up right now? I’m your conscience.”

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_L-gbpKZpo

            (You gotta watch the whole thing. Trust me. Seriously, it’s worth it.)

            • Mike Pop

              Okay, I’ll do everything you want me to do…

              Dude, what cha think of Eli’s new contract?

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

                The same thing I thought of Jeter’s contract back in 2000:

                He’s overpaid by probably about 20%-30% since he’s not remotely the best at his position, but it’s a contract they basically had to give him based on who he is, where he plays, and what he means to the team.

  • Dela G

    great inning david price

  • Salty Buggah

    the lower part of the zone is gone for Mitre…fuckin ump! thats his main strength

  • pat

    ugh, crap hit again.

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

    Melky hasn’t had a hit since the triple to complete the cycle.

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

      Bust.

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

        Cash should have traded for Grady Sizemore at the deadline.

        What an idiot he is.

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

          He’s scared.

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

            We need to go back to the days of the 1950s with Col. Ruppert.

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

      BUST!!!!111!!!!1!

    • Dela G

      WHERE IS CODY RANSOM ???

      • dkidd

        note: poochie died on the way back to his home planet

        • Accent Shallow

          +1

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

            + a lot

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

      Think his career is over, like David Cone was after his perfect game?

  • Drew

    Man I wish we were facing Penny. That fastball is up in the zone sooo often.

  • Drew

    C’mon Serg!

  • putt

    Joe Inglet’s got an eye like DiMaggio. It’s almost not fair for pitchers…

  • BigBlueAL

    It seems like the Yankees must lead the league in walking the opposing team’s 9th batter.

    • putt

      they also lead the league in most offensive categories, including nosehair.

      • BigBlueAL

        they also lead the league in Boner of the Week awards.

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

        This guy’s a convicted felon, isn’t he, Monty?

        • putt

          well, he should be….

        • BigBlueAL

          Dynamite drop-in Monty, that broadcasting school really paid off.

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

            They don’t call him the best color man in the game for nothing.

            • BigBlueAL

              Flyball. Caught.

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

                One hit? We got one goddamn hit?

                • BigBlueAL

                  You can’t say goddamn on the air.

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

                  Oh no one’s listening anyway!

                • BigBlueAL

                  I fuckin love Major League!!!!

  • John Duci

    Joba, Pettitte, Mitre >>>> Bucholz,Penny, Smoltz

    • BigBlueAL

      Bucholz or Penny or Smoltz >>>>>>>>>> Mitre

      • Zack

        splitting hairs

        • Mike Pop

          Well, of course Buch is cause he’s 25 and was an uber-prospect.

          • Zack

            true, 5 years down the road yes. today? they’re all in that same class of pitchers with eras over 5

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

        My Dogs Ass >>>>>>> Bucholz or Penny or Smoltz

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

        Since Cashman has now said that they’re going to throw Joba in the rotation in the playoffs (although I still don’t know how they manage that, but whatevs)

        Our playoff quartet (CC-AJ-Joba-Pettitte) >>>>>>>>> Their playoff quartet (Beckett-Lester-??????-??????)

        • Accent Shallow

          Beckett and Lester and pray for a sou’ wester?

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

          Wait, when did he say that?

          • BigBlueAL

            I read it in today’s NY Times. Cashman said come playoff time all hands are on deck on the pitching staff and there was a quote from Joba basically saying he cant wait to start in the playoffs.

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

              Ah, well that’s different than “Cashman has now said that they’re going to throw Joba in the rotation in the playoffs.”

              Way to take it out of context,TSJC. You owe me a new pair of pants.

              • BigBlueAL

                No but really it basically said that Joba will be starting in the playoffs because Cashman admitted that not picking up a starter at the trade deadline has basically put them into that position.

          • CanoFTW

            Think it was in today’s NYP or something – he said something to the effect of all hands on deck in the playoffs and innings limits won’t matter so much when it comes down to it.

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

          TSJC, you’re forgetting that Beckett is so clutch he counts for two playoff wins at a time so Boston’s quartet is instantly better.

        • BigBlueAL

          No argument here.

        • Drew

          maybe they want Igawa. Get on that Cash.

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

            If my Peter Gammons “Pitcher to Prospect Equivalency Chart” is accurate, based on Brad Penny, Kei Igawa should be worth at least a Nick Weglarz type bat.

  • nyrfan

    not hitting the zone with da sinker

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

    Please don’t walk him, Sergio.

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

    To say that John Flaherty is ‘as dull as dishwater’ is an insult to dishwater everywhere.

  • Mike Pop

    Come on Mitre, this is big right now.

  • Drew

    Way to go Serg

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

    Can Mitre get himself through five?

  • Little Bill

    Sergio Mitre proving tonight that he is a true #5 starter. Now they just need to give him some runs.

  • pat

    thats not an easy play with the runner passing in front of you, nice job JJ

  • Accent Shallow

    What’s worse — those faux umps, or the whistling in the Enzyte commercials?

  • John Duci

    ugly.

  • nyrfan

    posada’s arm>>>> varitek’s arm

    • DougPinstripesForever

      giradi’s arm >>>>> varitek’s arm… just saying .

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

        Varitek’s ability to captain things >>>>>>> Ahab’s ability to captain things

  • BigBlueAL

    TSN just showed Jimmy Key at the game for the Blue Jays reunion this weekend. Love Jimmy Key.

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

      What’s he? Like 45? I could hit him.

      • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

        Can you hit another 45+er that’s big, tall and lanky and also used to wear pinstripes?

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

        That old gag.

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

      Ohhh yeah. One of my all time faves.

      I own one jersey, and it’s a KEY #22.

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

        It actually says “KEY” on it?

        For shame, Steve.

        I must now distance myself from you, in accordance with the intricate knowledge of Japanese culture that I learned by watching Rising Sun with Wesley Snipes Sean Connery, and Harvey Keitel.

        • BigBlueAL

          I have a Mattingly jersey where it says his name too and its not even a game jersey its some kind of Nike Yankees Cooperstown Collection jersey.

          I now feel ashamed….

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

          Yeah, yeah. It has to have KEY on it, or everyone will think I’m a douchebag Clemens fan.

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

            Yeah… no.

            Unfortunate accidents of ambiguity >>>>>>>>>>> Yankee jerseys with names on them.

            Never EVER get a jersey with a name on it. That’s not permitted.

            You have let me down, Steve.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m way too excited for Sabathia v. Buchholz. That’s so lopsided, it has “reverse lock” written all over it.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

      I hope Buchholz pulls a Chase Wright through the first 4 batters in the game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    I wonder what Jose Molina actually thinks when he walks to the plate. It sure isn’t that he’s locked in and ready to hit.

    • cjc

      probably something like my job is to call a great game and make sure to keep the running game to zip

      • Zack

        what sweet shirt am i going to wear for my postgame interview tonight?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He thins, “I hit the very last homerun at OYS.”

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

        Is there anything they can’t do?

      • Riddering

        Wells, you picked a terrible time to work CF.

        • Riddering

          How did my reply end up here? Whoops!

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

    Maybe I’m just stupid (that’s a given, that’s a given) but I still don’t get why that dude has a shoe attached to him in the increasingly annoying “pixels” ads. Do people step on their bill? Throw a shoe through the TV? I don’t get it.

    • dkidd

      nothing about that ad makes sense. it’s maddening

    • pat

      Throw a shoe through the tv because they’re mad.

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

        Well that’s just irrational.

        • pat

          yeah that shit’s pretty weak.

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

            I’m just glad I don’t have to see that Cablevision reggaeton commercial anymore with the mermaids and the dude dressed up like a seamonster.

  • dkidd

    rance looking a little metro these days

  • Salty Buggah

    You know khow who’s due for a HR? A-rod, that’s who.

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

    That went far.

  • Drew

    Oh boy. That was a Teixeirian shot

  • Mike Pop

    What was that, Sergio?

    • DougPinstripesForever

      a reallllllly flat fulgy changeup, Pops

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

    Overbay smoked that.

  • nyrfan

    well that was quick

  • Accent Shallow

    Did not realize Girardi would be so quick with the hook. Hope this means Ace is ok.

  • cjc

    oh biy which Ace hows up tonight I so hope he isn’t hiding a legit injury

    • cjc

      wow type good sorry

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    Well if that doesn’t say Girardi has no confidence in Mitre, I don’t know what does.

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

      Then you don’t know what does. He’s at 92 pitches, and still coming off TJ surgery.

      • Charlie

        wow, you love making excuses for this guy

        • Mike Pop

          Not excuse, he wasn’t horrible tonight. Let him go, if he gets out of it, it might help his confidence.

          Looks of it, he’s going to be 5th starter for a while, he needs to go some more innings. Let him go at Wells, take it batter to batter from there.

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

          I cite facts, not just irrationally attack the guy like others do.

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

          I think people need to learn the difference between excuses and explanations.

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

        still??? wtf is he doing pitching!!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, Lind…I HATE that guy. Someone get him out of the AL East (with Markakis, Jones, Wieters, Romero, Tillman, Matusz, and several others)

  • Mike Pop

    Ugh, let him stay in.

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

    Nice job Sergio, something to build on in a tough ballpark for sinkerballers.

    • BigBlueAL

      Hopefully he builds on it in Scranton.

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

        and you want . . . ?

        Don’t say Hughes, please.

        • BigBlueAL

          Yeah keep Hughes in the bullpen so he gets pulled for Mo in the 8th inning all the time. Damn right I want Hughes in the rotation.

          I know its not going to happen mind you….

      • Charlie

        agreed

  • DougPinstripesForever

    So, does Surge earned himself another start? No!!!!!

    • Mike Pop

      I think he did.

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

        Me too.

        • Salty Buggah

          same here

          • DougPinstripesForever

            why? Because there’s no other choice or you like him genuinely.

            • Rick

              These r guys who think Wang was good

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

                No, these are guys who thought Wang was showing signs of improvement.

                And he was.

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

      I don’t think he earned himself another start, but he also didn’t earn himself a removal from the rotation.

      So, were there a suitable replacement, he’d be in there, but since there isn’t, Mitre’s start was just bad enough to keep you concerned but not bad enough for you to want to see Igawa or Towers yet.

      Status quo remains intact.

  • Drew

    no rust plz ace.

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

    Wait, why not just use Claggett for a few innings?

    • Drew

      Joe pulled Mitre so we can get the win, he’s not just gonna throw Claggs in there yet.

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

        True. But if he’s there to save the important bullpen arms…

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

      He probably would have if Mitre had a real clunker like his last start.

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

      Remember the last time we did? When Wang pitched?

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

        That was like a bajillion years ago.

        Fresh start.

  • Mike Pop

    Singy loves those fan umps behind the plate.

  • Accent Shallow

    So, Ace, maybe you shouldn’t be coming inside to Wells?

    • pat

      Ace doesn’t give a shit he didnt even watch to see where the ball landed, set him up to throw junk over the outside and wells popped it up.

  • Mike Pop

    The deuce? It was dropped.

  • John Duci

    FUCKIN NASTY!!!

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

    Nice curveball, Ace.

  • A.D.

    Shoulder looked just fine

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

      Yep. I’m hoping he takes Joba’s place when we start skipping him soon.

  • nyrfan

    mmmm arm feeels gooood

  • Salty Buggah

    Thats the Ace we know and love.

    6 strikes 1 ball

  • Charlie

    i predict we win this game, ace gets back on track in a big way, and this is mitre’s last start (deservedly so)

  • baravelli

    Bad form – they just played “We Will, We Will Rock You” at the Rogers Center, after having just taken the lead. Everybody knows you only play that song when you’re behind and trying to mount a come-back rally. Bad juju.

  • pat

    I’ve never seen those Yankees shirts with just a bigass logo on the front.

  • Drew

    Oh hell no

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

    Wow….

  • putt

    fucking wells….

  • pat

    Damn, we were about 2 inches from seeing ajax tomorrow.. Shit nice catch vernon.

  • Mike Pop

    Nice play, but jump was so unnecessary.

  • Drew

    With the old Vernon Wells please go away.

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

    Vernon Wells must have missed the memo alerting him to the fact that he’s one of the worst defensive outfielders in baseball.

    • SayNoToUZR

      Right….because UZR says so

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

      The sun shines on a dog’s ass every now and then.

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

    Earning that 20 mil

  • cjc

    someone forgot to tell Wells he is now a bad CF’er

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

    Dammit, I thought A-Rod really drove that shit.

  • Drew

    Any word on when Grit is taking that cast off?

  • pat

    FUCK, I thought Arod got that. That’s his happy zone.

  • Mike Pop

    Damn you V-Mart!!

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

      I thought he hit a 3R home run or somehting.

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

      Must be taking those funny pills those guys are all on up there.

  • Drew

    damnit V-Mart

    • Salty Buggah

      what he do?

      • Drew

        solo jack

  • BigBlueAL

    Sandy Koufax has retired 10 Yankees in a row. (no chance in hell Im spelling this kid’s name)

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

    Heh, Encarnacion is still wearing his Reds batting gloves.

  • Drew

    lol I forgot Barajas was running..

  • pat

    Jose Molina looks mad huggable, no homo.

    • BigBlueAL

      Dont know if no homo saves you from that comment.

      • Riddering

        Why can’t a heterosexual guy tell another heterosexual guy that he thinks his booty is fly?

        • Salty Buggah

          Which reminds me…

          I read on some blogs’ comments section (can’t remember where) a conversation about all of these women talking about Tex’s ass and calling it cute.

          • Riddering

            Don’t lie–you have that bookmarked. With pictures from first base.

      • pat

        Haha, nah seriously. I dunno why, maybe it’s the prowess, maybe it’s the cannon lazer arm, maybe its his infectios smile, I just wanna give the dude a big ol hug.

  • Charlie

    damn aceves, that’s just nasty

  • Rick

    Bye bye Sergio

  • nyrfan

    woooow

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Wonders why Ortiz gets away with not talking about his PED admission. The media would have killed A-Rod if he did that

    • Zack

      um they DID kill ARod for taking more than 12hours, this dude has almost a week under his belt

    • Salty Buggah

      I wondered the same thing (in fact my post oddly very similar in the wording to yours in the previous thread)

      • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

        It’s pretty pathetic that the media hasn’t done anything. Nothing on EPSN. Pretty pathetic. What I love is that Buster Onley said that each player who got caught with that test got notified so the guy knew about it.

        • Zack

          Merloni use the excuse, “You know ball players, they dont open half the mail they receive so its probably in his desk somewhere”

          i. laughed. hard.

    • DougPinstripesForever

      because the media is corrupt and biased, Jake. Lets hope Alex and the Yankee Univers shuts them up!

  • Salty Buggah

    ACE is back!!!! 1.2 innings. 15 pitches. 13 strikes. 2 balls.

    Mo-esque

  • J Squared

    Yankees sign Russ Ortiz.. If he’s called up to take Mitre’s place.. Over/Under 4 starts?

    • Accent Shallow

      Russ Ortiz makes Sergio Mitre look like Chien-Ming Wang (v.2007)

      • J Squared

        HaHa, “Lightning in a Bottle”? i guess.

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

          I think you’re reading that incorrectly, J Squared.

    • Zack

      are those starts for SWB? because hes not seeing the Bronx

    • Drew

      Mitre please.

    • Charlie

      He’s just as bad, they’re not gonna call him up. under (i say he makes 0 starts)

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

      I’ll take the over.

      I bet we see one Russ Ortiz start, in September, when we’re up 7 games. No sooner.

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

        Last game of the year, when Molina’s managing and Aceves is the pitching coach.

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

          Nah, Swisher gets that start.

  • Accent Shallow

    4th outfielder in the house!

  • Mike Pop

    Nick Swisher!!!

    Pete Abe called that ish.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      ?He said someone on the team with the most homers in baseball would hit a home run at some point, and he said it an hour ago. Not exactly Nostradamus.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Ok, my bad, missed the twitter update.

  • Drew

    Fuck yeah SwishMan

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

    Swisher with the road work!

  • Little Bill

    SWISHER!!!

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

    Nick Swisher is unimpressed by your last name.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    SWISHA

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

    Worst HR call ever?

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

      Would it kill them to make Kenny the lead announcer? He’s great at it.

      • Zack

        i love the foul ball LOOK OUT! calls

  • Riddering

    0 ABs since Swisher’s last homerun.

  • putt

    SWISH!! What a call by Flaherty, very vivid…was Singleton in the bathroom or something?

  • pat

    Dirty son of a bitch, I was just about to say, our lineup has a habit of making managers look silly for leaving a starter in too long.

  • toad

    Aceves – 5 batters, 5 outs, 15 pitches. Those are nice numbers.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pete Abe called a Swisher HR earlier in the game!!

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

      That’s his famous “called shot”, where he points at his laptop.

      • Riddering

        +33

  • Salty Buggah

    SWISHA!!!!!!!! BITCHES

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

    Business. They’re in it.

  • Accent Shallow

    <3Good Robbie<3

    Hey, bringing the the fruits of the Rolen trade.

  • John Duci

    Cano has gotta hustle 3 there

    • Accent Shallow

      No way, no how. Rios has a howitzer.

  • toad

    I think they left Mr. R in an inning too long. It’s contagious.

  • Salty Buggah

    Why cant Swisher hit at home? He would have gaudy numbers

    • Mike Pop

      Nick Swisher doesn’t like easy ways out.

      • Salty Buggah

        neither does Tex…no cheapie, all of his HRs are absolute bombs

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie’s been hitting well in the second half, but he hasn’t gone on his “Hey, I’m gonna hit .460 for 15 games, just because I can” second half tear yet.

    • putt

      maybe it starts today?

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

      Saving it for October.

  • BigBlueAL

    Muhammad Ali will be at Yankee Stadium tomorrow night. Wonder if he plays as himself in Fight Night Round 4….

  • BigBlueAL

    I guess Girardi forgot Melky hit for a cycle on Sunday.

  • Drew

    Nesn just advertised for a “Closer look at Johnny Damon’s power surge this year.” It will be before the game tomorrow.

    • putt

      O/U on bandbox references?

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        147.5

  • Charlie

    this guy is good.. that scott rolen trade was unfathomable for the reds. they got an injury prone 34 year old guy even though they’re not in the playoff race for EE and two potential closers. really weird trade

    • zs190

      Stewart has starter potential, potential #3-4

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

    Encarnacion, Roenicke, and Stewart >>> Rolen

    • BigBlueAL

      Only 3 >’s????

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

    So I’m guessing A-Rod comes out to play third now.

    • Mike Pop

      Hinske.

    • BigBlueAL

      You see damnit where is Cody Ransom!!!!

    • manimal

      Or Hinske plays third…

      • Accent Shallow

        Doubt we’ll see that in a non-blowout situation.

  • Mike Pop

    That’s right Matsui.

  • Drew

    Wow, I didn’t think that even had a chance at dropping! Sick

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    yeah baby and the yankees take the lead

  • pat

    Run made in Japan

  • Drew

    HR Burrell 5-2

  • Salty Buggah

    Matsui

  • toad

    Matsui is a pro.

  • Accent Shallow

    So guys, how about something like seven more runs so Mo can get a rest?

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

    Hah, V-Mart hit the homer, and my Sox buddy IM’d me immediately “Penny will give it right back.” And he did. Go Burrell.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    ha has there ever been two slower base runners on at the same time?

    • Mike Pop

      That’s why I want to see a double steal.

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

        HIDEKI MATSUI? FROM SECOND?!?!?!?!

        MULTIPLE INTERROBANGS?!?!??!?!??!?!

  • Little Bill

    They walked Jose Molina. Now make them pay.

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

    Time to salt it away here, Jeets.

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

    Jeter had no chance. Blown away.

    • Accent Shallow

      How often do you see that happen to Jetes? Impressive.

  • Mike Pop

    Oh my, right down the middle each time.

  • Accent Shallow

    Four fastballs, three swinging strikes. Wow.

  • cjc

    wow 3 pitches right down broadway

  • Drew

    heh, what on earth just happened

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    damn blew it past him.

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

    Or not.

  • Riddering

    BENCH JETER.

    What a failure.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

      Most Valuable Bust.

  • manimal

    Damon breaks a bat in this at bat. Watch.

  • Mike Pop

    Was that gun accurate with 91?

    • Charlie

      nope, 96 on gameday. the yes gun is hilarious. they literally had mitre’s sinker at both 50 and 100mph at different points in the game

      • Mike Pop

        Thought so, many thanks.

        Yay Mark!

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

      Nope.

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

    OK, its the 7th and we have a lead. Hughes and Mo both pitched last night, each throwing 26 pitches. I’ll guess Girardi wants to save both for the Boston series.

    Manage the bullpen. Who do you use?

    Ace all the way?

    Ace-Coke?

    Ace-Melancon-Bruney?

    • Accent Shallow

      If they can keep this inning up, it’ll be Claggett.

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

      Manage to win today, worry about tomorrow when it comes. For all we know it could be a 10 run game tomorrow.

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

        So you’d use Hughes and Mo tonight.

        I’d go Melancon-Bruney with the 3 run lead. Only get Mo or Hughes up if I have to.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        +1.

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

      Claggett.

  • Mike Pop

    Thank you, Barajas.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    Greatest play ever.

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

    Thanks Rod. Big insurance run.

  • Drew

    Fuck yo couch Barajas!

  • cjc

    speed kills lol

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice D, Barajas. Mats was out by 10 feet if he makes that play.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Matsui is so slow. Time stood still and was faster then him.

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

    WOO-HOOO!!!

    Breathing room!!!

  • DougPinstripesForever

    Molina, Posada >>>>>>>>>>>Barajas

  • Salty Buggah

    Damon = The Shit

  • Riddering

    Dude, how amazing is that? Matsui scoring from second and Molina getting to third.

    Jorge: the gauntlet has been dropped. You’ve got to climb back up the baserunning ladder.

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

    Joe Inglett v. Hideki Matsui = Barry Bonds v. Sid Bream

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Hey guys, just had got home from a killer Japanese restaurant, great food, how did Mitre look?

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

      He looked like Sergio Mitre.

    • manimal

      In one word… “Meh”.

    • Reggie C.

      Is it in Nyc? if so , What’s the name of the spot?

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

    Can Swisher go deep twice in the inning?

  • Riddering

    How nice would a GS be here?

  • Mike Pop

    Jeff Blair’s tweets are funny.

  • Drew

    Can’t they just turn the radar reading off? It annoys me to no end.

  • DougPinstripesForever

    Am I the only who enjoys those fan umpires are being bummed out, right now?

    Also, how would guys handle the next 9 outs?

    • Zack

      depends how this inning finishes up

  • pat

    Come on blue strike one was a wee bit high.

  • Salty Buggah

    I believe A-rod has the highest OBP in high leverage situation this year…itsOK, he’s saving the hits and HRs for October I hope.

    • DougPinstripesForever

      If thats the case, Salty. Then he is longer overdue to delivery a motherlode of hits, runs and great moments.

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, Swish that was a RBI walk if you hadnt swung there but I’ll take a 3 run lead everyday

  • Accent Shallow

    More runs would have been nice, Swish.

    So . . . spillover thread?

    /meta-commentary

  • Zack

    cut Swisha!!

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That’s a gutsy pitch to throw in that spot.