Game 110: Advantage Yankees

Waking up to and then waiting out a marathon
Game 110 Spillover Thread

In the span of six days, the Yankees won games in which Mark Buehrle, Roy Halladay, and Josh Beckett started for the opposition. That’s pretty good for a team scrutinized for beating up on mediocre competition and folding against stronger opponents (not that it really matters). They enter today’s game with plenty going for them: winners of five straight, holders of the best record in baseball, and to top it off are 4.5 games up in the AL East.

The pitching matchup today favors the Yankees as well. They’ll send out CC Sabathia, working on an extra day’s rest after a tough start in Chicago. It started off dicey, but CC calmed down and mowed down the Sox in the middle innings, holding down the fort so the Yankees offense could do their thing. He’ll have a chance at redemption against the Red Sox, who got to him in the eighth after he tossed seven brilliant innings last time around. If he pitches like he did after the third last week, the Yanks will be sitting pretty.

Taking the bump for the Sox is Clay Buchholz, who was recalled from AAA after the All-Star Break. He’s had some struggles in the early goings, hitting 5.2 IP twice and 4 IP in his other two starts. In fact, he hasn’t pitched six innings since August 4, 2008. That’s not good news for the Sox, who have used their bullpen a lot over the past four days. They need length out of Buchholz so they don’t have to dig into the pen again and hurt the team for tomorrow’s series finale.

Despite Buchholz’s relative ineffectiveness in 2009, you can’t count him out for this game. It’s the same deal as Scott Kazmir in the middle game of the Tampa series. He’d been struggling as well, but we know he’s not a bad pitcher. Ditto Buchholz. He’s not a bad pitcher by any stretch, and he knows how important this game is for his team. Lose it and they guarantee losing at least three out of four, with the chance for a sweep tomorrow night. It’s probably the most important start of his young career, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him step up and force a second straight pitcher’s duel.

The Sox are making the smart move today, trying to get their best offense into the mix. Youkilis is again in left, leaving room for Lowell at third, Kotchman at first, and Martinez behind the dish. That’s certainly better than any permutation with Varitek and Reddick in the lineup (though I do think Reddick can provide some pop, it’s better to sit him against CC). Both teams have a pitcher batting ninth, the Yanks with Molina and the Sox with Nick Green. All in all, it looks like the Yankees have the advantage with the lineup and with the pitchers.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number fifty-two, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

Waking up to and then waiting out a marathon
Game 110 Spillover Thread
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Time to absolutely rip the sox apart.

  • TheLastClown

    Last ditch effort:

    I’m in LA and there seems to be no way to see the east coast FOX feed. No bars or anything that usually have games have it.

    Anyone have any ideas at all?

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

      I know it’s shitty but it looks as if you’re gonna have to rock out GameDay.

      • TheLastClown

        Nah, I’ll just skip out, kill most of the day, & watch it archived later on.

        No way I’m not watching this one.

        • TheLastClown

          Oh FOX, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways…

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

            1. Tim McCarver
            2. Joe Buck
            3. Ryan Seac–I mean Chris Rose
            4. Eric Karros
            5. Jeanie Zelasko
            6. That older guy whose name I can’t remember but calls every single pitch a breaking ball
            7. Joe Buck
            8. Tim McCarver

            • Aj

              You forgot Joe Buck

            • Salty Buggah

              9. Sucka got not juice

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      There are… “ways.”

      I will be watching the game at The Usual Place.

      • TheLastClown

        This better be tongue in cheek.

        And if its not, where is The Usual Place?

        • whozat

          a place where you can illegally stream stuff…Doug’s posted the link in the past, but the RAB guys (rightly) redacted it. They could get in trouble if people are trading that kind of info on their site.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Oddly, I’m in San Francisco, Giants are in town starting now, but I get Yanks-Sox.

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

    I’m more confident going into this game than I was when they went into the game against Kaz and the Rays.

    • TheLastClown

      Yeah, at least Kaz has a track record of success against the Yanks.

      • GG

        Yea, A-Rod can’t hit Kaz for the life of him

      • Sol

        Big Papi should probably pull those chicken nuggets out of his entire body

  • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

    Josh towers up, Melancon down, Marte transferred to the 60 day via Bryan Hoch.

    I’m sure I understand this move.

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

      Yeah, I’m not getting that either. Maybe they figure they’ll need length today because of all the guys they’ve needed and Towers can maybe go more innings than M-Squared?

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

        I don’t get it either. At least Towers is imminently DFA’able.

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

          Yep; that, too.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I call BS?

    • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

      *I’m not sure I understand this move.*

      Epic fail.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Doesn’t it not really matter that Marte’s on the 60 day? Can’t it be done retroactively and he’ll still be eligible when they want to bring him up?

    • Charlie

      that is really, really stupid. why the hell would they do that? Gaudin’ll be here tommorow and the yanks have plenty of guys available. what an unnecessary move

  • Aj

    Russ Springer just picked off waivers, that would’ve been a great pickup for Cashman. Did the Rays block us on that one?

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

      Yes, they had first shot since they have a worse record.

  • Salty Buggah

    If I were A-rod, I would sue the shit out of the MLBPA for defending Ortiz but not him. His image couldn’t possibly get worse.

    • Aj

      Yeah but A-Rod has class and dignity and wants to admit to his mistakes.

      • Salty Buggah

        true that but the media and ESPN would nt have it seem that way

    • Bob Stone

      Mike weiner of the MLBPA was asked that question at Ortiz’ press conference. He said that the union offered the same level of support to each player named on the list. He said the cumulative effect of these last two announcements (on top of all the others) made the MLBPA decide it needed to make a statement to clarify information already distributed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      I’m not really bitter about it, but where was Michael Weiner swooping in to do damage control when this sort of stuff went down the last time?

  • lilstevie

    are Bitamins a type of steroid ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Are those like Flintstones vitamins?

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Love how the media treats Ortiz

    • Zack

      its ok, Francona’s happy that the questions are finally answered.
      Although just because you talk doesnt mean you answered a question

    • Aj

      Ortiz: Lie Lie Lie Lie
      Media: We love you Ortiz!

  • souterfell

    Papi’s so full of crap. You telling me personnal assistants had steroids all over the place, doctors are coming in to tell players how to correctly take steriods, oh and Papi becomes superman all by the grace of Mo?

    Is ESPN calling this a vindication yet?

    • Bob Stone

      Pretyy much. Their post press conference analysts said Ortiz sounded sincere.

      • donttradecano

        But Arod was lying through his teeth.

        • Bob Stone

          Of course – he’s a Yankee. It didn’t help that he lied to Katie Couric.

    • Bob Stone

      ARod probably could have copted the same story if he wanted to. I wonder why he didn’t?

      Sounds like anyone showing up on the list can now say I was one of the names on the list that didn’t test positive because all I did was supplements like Androstenedione.

      Apparently only 83 of the 104 tests were true positives for PEDS. That leaves a lot of wiggle room for anyone else outed from the list.

      • Rich M

        ortiz is not able to figure out what he tested positive for, yet espn was able to break the story that ARod tested positive for Boli? Something is not right here.

        • Salty Buggah

          Good point.

          No one would have thought A-rod was “honest and genuine” though. And a lot of non-Yankee fans get their “facts” from ESPN so…

  • donttradecano

    Papi is a great guy and would never do anything wrong. Arod on the other hand is a selfish jerk, who padded his stats last night by hitting a 2run homerun instead of a solo shot. The Yankees should cut ties with Arod immediately.

  • Drew

    I can has new comment Yankee symbols?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

  • souterfell

    Enough about Slopi, let’s get it on.

  • Bob Stone

    Nice play Cano!!!

    • whozat

      ditto

  • whozat

    It stands to reason you’d throw harder in the cold months, McCarver?

    What?

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

    What a play by Cano.

  • Salty Buggah

    CANO!

  • Drew

    How long has Marte been out? I guess the 60 day was retroactive.

    • Bob Stone

      I’m sure it’s retroactive.

    • whozat

      It’s from the same date that he was on the 15-day, which I think was back in late April

    • Zack

      April 26

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    My, pinstripes really make CC look slimmer in HD.

  • Ivan

    CC looks like has electric stuff today.

  • Bob Stone

    The FOX centerfield camera looks fuzzy compared to YES. All the other cameras look sharp.

  • pat

    Nice try McCarver you dick.

    • lilstevie

      he is the worlds biggest ass….I fully expect him to rant on Clemens -Piazza before this game ends

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

    Argh, I hate 0-2 counts that end up full.

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

      But it’s awesome when they end in strikeouts.

    • whozat

      Yeah, he’s still winging that fastball up and away a lot.

  • EvoLuTioN

    nasty change

  • Ivan

    Filthy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    CHANGE~~

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

    Filthy change.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    K’d Pedroia!!

    Soon I have to leave for about an hour, unfair! This is a game I wanna watch.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    C.C hasn’t been going with that curve of his lately.

  • EvoLuTioN

    Great inning by CC

    Lets go offense, get to this youngin early

  • Drew

    lock down your laptops. it’s gametime.

  • Zack

    good start CC

  • Salty Buggah

    At least PeteAbe knows that what’s happening with Papi is wrong and admitted that A-rod looks more honorable. That means a lot, coming from him.

  • pat

    We need to beat the everliving shit out of Buchholz.

    That is all.

    • Accent Shallow

      I really have the feeling that he’s not going to amount to anything. I just hope the Sox stick with him long enough that he loses all trade value.

      • pat

        Yup, if not for the no-no people would seriously be calling him a bust.. 25 yrs old with little success in MLB.

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

    Can I get a “Where’s my lap-top clap clap clapclapclap” chant?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      I find myself involuntarily gripping my computer much tighter.

      • Whitey14

        It’s time to go ahead and get over the lap top thing guys. It was a harmless high school prank and you have a young player recently convicted of DUI on your team.

  • Ace Puyear

    Do catchers ever sho a sign and tell the pitcher to shake it off intentionally?

    • Mike Ox

      Yes, when I caught in college we would talk about shaking off signs to make the batter think a little more and try to distract him.

      • Ace Puyear

        Makes sense, I thought I saw Jose shaking hs had as he put down the sign an CC shoke it off. It was a 2 strike count,so it caugh my attention it might be on purpose. Thanks Mike

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday not working for anyone else?

    • Salty Buggah

      it’s good for me…try to refresh it, when it stops working, it does when you refresh it.

      • Accent Shallow

        Had to hit refresh ~10 times over the course of ~5 minutes, but it’s good now.

  • Ivan

    I thought the 3rd baseman has to have the strongest arm in the infield.

    • Accent Shallow

      He usually does, AFAIK. Although some shortstops will be close.

    • DF

      Generally the shortstop is considered to have the best arm. Going in the hole at short (like Jeter with the jump throw) is a much more difficult throw than anything a 3rd basemen is ever going to have to do.

      It probably doesn’t always work out that way in practice, but ideally that’s what you want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Clay Buchholz looks like an T-cell depleted Jim Carrey.

  • Little Bill

    lol Youk!

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

    Yooooooooooooooooooooouk suck.

  • pat

    BAHAHAHAH BOOOOOOOOKILIS

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Haha, pukelis!

  • Drew

    haha. YOUUUUUUU

  • whozat

    HAH!!

  • Bugsy

    love the youk chant.

  • Ivan

    Yikes Youkilis, Yikes.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    ha ha

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    PS Youkilis, LF in Yankee Stadium is not as easy.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    ha nice play youk

  • whozat

    It’s overcast? So, it wasn’t the sun…Youk just can’t play out there, really. Keep hitting it to him!

  • Salty Buggah

    HAHAHAHA Youk.

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

    Youkilis: a true infielder. His footwork was awful there.

  • Sammy

    AHHHHHHHHHHH, I’m stuck at work on a Saturday listening to John Sterling on my headphones. At least he didn’t call that Youk caught that ball and then correct himself like the homers. Kind of surprising.

  • Ivan

    Teix hit another ball to left field.

  • Drew

    come on big teix.

  • Ivan

    Buchholz luvs his offspeed pitches.

    • whozat

      He should; his change is his best pitch. His fastball is good enough when he locates it to make his change a dominant pitch. But he does have to pitch a bit backwards.

  • Bugsy

    I like the looks of this game already.

  • Ivan

    Figures he’ll throw a change up.

  • Salty Buggah

    ooh another changeup got Tex

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

    One of the best changeups in the game? Really?

    • whozat

      It’s supposed to be a great pitch for him, yeah.

    • Ivan

      He does have a pretty damn good one though.

  • jim p

    A Boston loss with a Texas win today puts Texas in a tie for the wild card.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YOU BUCHHOLZ!

  • Bugsy

    oh fuck that! charge the mound.

  • Drew

    Mccarver. You don’t argue because u want to hit. WHAT!?? SHUT THE FUCK UP

  • Salty Buggah

    THAT motherfucker should be suspended for that shit!!!!!!

    • Zack

      it was a curve that got away

      • Salty Buggah

        I dont give a damn, what if that was Joba. (yes, that ESPN bias has got me fired up)

        • Zack

          a 95-98mph fastball is different than a 73 mph looping curveball

          • Salty Buggah

            again, I know that it wasn’t probably intentional. But just imagine their reaction if that was Joba. Like I said, I’m very angry at the bias. It’s just getting out of control. It’s not like a them bing biased here and there. They are clearly being ignorant and I’m very mad about that.

            • Whitey14

              Were you this upset when Melancon beaned Pedroia after already throwing up and in? Sounds like you can’t get past your own bias. I agree with Zack, it was a curveball that got away. NOBODY in the Yankees dugout was offended,including ARod. Move on.

              • Salty Buggah

                Honestly, yea I was upset a bit because it started all that controversy and it was unnecessary (even tho I thought it was unintentional and that I admit might be my bias). I dont mind the rivalry and them hitting A-rod that much, Im actually angry at the ESPN bias. Hell, even you and my friends that are Sox fans arent like that.

                I’ve moved on from the potential beaning, but the bias is irritating me. I’ll probably move on but at the moment Im kinda pissed.

                • Whitey14

                  Fair enough.

                  I guess the bias has some reality, but I think Yankee fans forget all the years that the bias worked in their favor. You’ve got to take the good with the bad because everything is cyclical.

                • Salty Buggah

                  Heh true but I was too young to realize it back then, so it doesn’t count ;) (just kidding)

        • ACC

          Good thing Varitek isn’t catching, he would have started hitting A-Rod in the face.

          • Salty Buggah

            nah, A-rod would kick his ass even if Tek left his mask on…again

  • pat

    Nah, that was a foul ball.

  • Ivan

    Look like he hit his back before the bat.

  • whozat

    Oh, come on. That’s not an ejectable offense?? Seriously?

    • Zack

      no. it was a big looping curveball

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

    Shouldn’t Joyce get help on that?

    • donttradecano

      ego. umps have big ones.

  • lilstevie

    why isnt fox saying dont throw at his head ?

    • whozat

      They didn’t even talk about it. It was all about how it was a foul ball and ARod shouldn’t be arguing because he should want to swing the bat.

  • Bugsy

    how the fuck did that umpire not warn both dugouts.

    • Ivan

      To be fair, he hit him with a offspeed pitch I think.

  • pat

    The bat actually hit V-Mar’s glove too, that should have been interference no?

    • Salty Buggah

      Nope, new rule is that anything can hurt the Yanks should. Sox get the benefit of doubt EVERYTIME

  • donttradecano

    Now if that was joba……

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      it looked like an offspeed pitch Joba was throwing striaght gas over Youk’s head.

      • whozat

        According to the media, doesn’t matter. If he doesn’t have command, he shouldn’t be throwing inside.

        At least, that’s waht they say about the Yanks…

      • SouthernYankeeFan

        I dont like it at all but it seems like if its a curve ball it doesnt get played up as much. Almost seems like people let it slide easier.

    • whozat

      They’d be talking about how he doesn’t play the game the right way.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Clay Buccholz is a horrible pitcher.

  • donttradecano

    did it sound like fox put in fake cheering on that groundout or was it just me?

  • http://hardballtimes.com/main/blog dan

    I thought Gaudin was supposed to join the team today? They called up Towers instead, now they’ll have to DFA him like…tomorrow.

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

      Gaudin’s coming tomorrow.

      • http://hardballtimes.com/main/blog dan

        Any idea why he isn’t coming today? I read Saturday in a few places.

        • Drew

          I heard Sunday since we got him.

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

            +1

        • http://hardballtimes.com/main/blog dan

          nevermind, sunday. my bad.

    • whozat

      Tomorrow is when Gaudin is supposed to get to NY.

  • J Squared

    lol, not even a warning for throwing at someone’s head? wow.

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

      It was clearly an offspeed pitch that got away from him.

      • J Squared

        CLEARLY!!!

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

          What? He wasn’t throwing at Rodriguez.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    it didn’t hit the whiny baby, liar

    A-roid with the drama. Didn’t look like it hit him.

    That was BAT…lying steroid bitchboy

    Little baby hits a lucky poke last night and now wants a free pass, HE S/U/C/K/S!
    I am so glad to be listening to ANYONE else than idiot Michael Kay and his faggy homies

    ———–

    Red Sox Message Board

    • whozat

      Why would you bring that here? My favorite thing about this board is that there’s not a lot of trolling.

    • J Squared

      haha, Bostonians sound really tough. Which message board?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        the MLB one.

  • Bugsy

    “this is an august day almost like from CC’s youth.” -man, does mccarver have a way with words.

    • Salty Buggah

      heh I was thinking he was gonna make a racist joke

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

        Like Michael Kay saying that Tazawa “nipped” the corner last night?

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          Missed that one.

          My favorite was a Matsui homer and Waldmen’s homie says “an A bomb, from A–…”

  • Bob Stone

    Does anyone else think that Youk looks effeminate bouncing around at the plate, wiggling his ass and holding the bat over his head with his right hand fingertips?

    • whozat

      No. Just toolish.

  • Ivan

    Wow Lance Berkman 5th in OPS. Maybe the 3rd greatest switch hitter ever no.

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

      Berkman is crazy, crazy underrated.

      • Zack

        he’s more known for his nickname than his hitting

        • Drew

          BIG PUMA!!

          bbtn’d

      • whozat

        Curse of the small market. Guy’s a beast, though.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        And he has great nicknames as well. Fat Elvis is just awesome.

  • Salty Buggah

    Not too many boos…I would have found it hypocritical if Ortiz had not denied it.

  • AJ

    Yes, Joe Buck let’s move on and forget about his steroid use so the love affair can continue.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I like those enphatic strike calls.

  • Drew

    dang tough sky today

  • J Squared

    GET SOME ONE NUT LOWELL!!! GET SOME!!!

    • Whitey14

      You stay classy J Squared

  • pat

    97 MPH GASOLINA!!!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Mike Lowell sit your bitchass down.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    That was that Cajun pitch.

  • Accent Shallow

    Sabathia is looking pretty good in the early going.

  • Drew

    It was the “cumulative effect.” It wasn’t enough that one of the greatest players of all time was implemented, once they popped Papi, shit hit the fan.

    I call…. BULLSHIT

    • J Squared

      It’s The Red Sox effect…

      • whozat

        They’re ‘murca’s team! Can’t let them get tarnished.

    • Bob Stone

      I sort of believed Weiner as he said it in the press conference, but the more I think about it, the more I think it is just that . . . bullshit.

  • Ivan

    97 MPH FB smoked Lowell there, sweet.

  • Bugsy

    what happened to CC’s slider? has gerardi or cc said anything about that?

    • whozat

      He got Martinez on one in the first and threw one to Pedroia as well.

      • Whitey14

        He got Martinez on a Changeup if I recall

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

      He’s throwing it a little less than one percent less than he did last year. The big difference is in his cutter, which he threw 4.2% last year but only 1.9% this season.

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

        Correction of sorts: FanGraphs has CC at 2.3% on a two seam fastball for ’09, but 0% each for ’07 and ’08. Those could be mis-labeled cutters.

  • Trevor

    Buccholtz showed pretty good control in that first inning but all of a sudden he loses a curve (a pitch he has good command of) to Arod?

    Pretty suspicious to me.

    People let it go because it was and off-speed pitch I think it was intentional.

    • J Squared

      it was, no doubt about it.

    • Bob Stone

      It was intentional. No doubt about it.

    • Zack

      seriously get over it already. it was a 73 mph curveball, arod could have caught it barehanded

  • Drew

    Anyone else rooting for a perfect game from Masterson tonight?

    • Sammy

      Yes. That would be so unbelievably amazing.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea why not

  • Bugsy

    “confidence is a close partner to stuff” – wtf does that mean?

    • whozat

      You see, Bugsy, when Stuff and Confidence reeeeeeally love each other…

    • Salty Buggah

      It’s like “Grit is a close partner to talent”

  • J Squared

    YES, Finally a good first pitch swung at, about time.

  • Bugsy

    sheeeeeeet, what a lazy hit.

  • GG

    Cano just loves to swing, can’t knock him when it finds it’s way through

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie Cano is a good hitter.

  • Ivan

    Cano is pretty solid player.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Cano is only second in first pitch hits to… Hanley?

    It’s really working for him.

    • Ivan

      Actually Cano’s first and Hanley is second.

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

    Well that was deflating.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Lazy first pitch Robbie…

  • whozat

    Boo, Swish.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Shit Swisher

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Wait for your pitch swisher…

  • YankeeScribe

    Swisher still has terrible home splits

  • AJ

    I’ve had enough of Joe Buck I’m watching the game on Fox Sports Noticias in Spanish.

  • Salty Buggah

    Swisher 1st pitch? Cano, OK but not you!

  • J Squared

    If Cano had Hanley’s speed, he’d prolly be batting around the same as Hanley, probably a little lower.

    • Accent Shallow

      If Cano had Hanley’s speed, he might be a legitimate MVP candidate. I’d rather he had his double-play partner’s plate discipline.

  • Ivan

    Yes we know Joe, YSIII yields alot of homers.

  • J Squared

    You know what big hands mean? MEANS HE’S BETTER THAN THE RED SOX!!!

    • GG

      I certainly don’t think he’s better, but Josh Beckett has had the best year of any pitcher on either of the two teams, just sayin, even though it pains me to do so

  • whozat

    That looked so wierdly casual.

  • Ivan

    What an athletic move by CC. Can’t say gutty cuz he’s black.

  • Bob Stone

    CC is pretty agile for a big guy.

  • Bugsy

    just like he used to do when he ran around the strrets of vallejo with barefeet . right, mccarver?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    CC is a fucking beast!

  • J Squared

    kotchwoman, GET SOME!!!!

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

    Casey Kotchman’s bat does not justify 1B.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      He’s basically Doug Mienkiewicz with a league average bat.

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

      No love for the singles hitter?

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

        If he was an up the middle player, sure. ;)

  • J Squared

    WE DONT EVEN NEED GLOVES!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Beauty by Cano.

  • Mike Ox

    I love Tex and I am not ashamed to admit it.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    nice play from Cano and Tex

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

    The Yanks right side of the infield is the best defensively in baseball. Cano and Tex are just stupid good at their positions.

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      But teh UZR!!!1!!11!1!

    • GG

      I’ve been thinkin for months now those two BOS/NYY gold glove races will be interesting, especially if we get shafted in both

  • Ivan

    Wow the tandom of Tex and Cano on the right side has to be the best defesive right side of an infield in baseball no.

    • Accent Shallow

      Youkilis and Pedroia are no slouches themselves.

      • Ivan

        There not better than Cano/Tex on defense on the right side of an infield.

    • Bugsy

      there’s a single. only a double, triple and hr to go, melky!

  • Salty Buggah

    I think we have the strongest armed infield in the majors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    The Melkman with tha HUSTLE~!

  • gio

    Need to see a bunt from Molina. He’s a surprisingly good sacrificer…if that’s a word.

  • Whitey14

    CC’s dealing and the Yanks are playing some very nice D behind him, specifically Cano. Looks like it could be another low (or no) scoring game for Boston today.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    They should run on the Sox

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

    Send the Melk man. V-Mart throws like a girl.

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

      V-Mart throws like a girl Johnny Damon.

      Fixed.

    • whozat

      I know, I really don’t understand why they haven’t been sending guys more this series.

  • Ivan

    I would let Melky steal here.

  • whozat

    They have to look to steal some bases, the Sox are effing terrible at controlling the running game. Right now would be a perfect time…Molina’s not getting a hit anyway.

  • gio

    We should be running on almost every changeup count…

    • whozat

      Seriously. This guy’s best pitch goes 83MPH. He throws it a lot. At least force him to throw more FBs, which are NOT his best pitch.

  • Mike Ox

    Krothcman really looks the part of Red Sox Douche I have to say

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

      It’s the goatee.

      • whozat

        They should issue a fake goatee to guys too babyfaced to grow them

        Why the hell is Derek Jeter bunting? He’s DEREK JETER. He’s an incredible hitter. I know he’s a DP candidate, but still.

  • Drew

    C’mon JoMo, turn on this MFer

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

    3-2 on Molina. Awesome.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Walked Molina even better.

    • Ivan

      And he walks him with on a change up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Free base for Molina. Unacceptable.

  • gio

    EPCI FAIL. BB to Molina = never good.

  • Salty Buggah

    Molina 3rd walk in like his past 3-4 ABs right?

  • Mike Ox

    Now we have a rally. Lets go Capt.

  • Bugsy

    Molina is a lovable bear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      uh-oh, double meaning

      • Bugsy

        yup, i have a crush on molina.

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

    I don’t get why they couldn’t just wait til tomorrow to send Melancon down to make room for Gaudin. Odd. Whatever, Towers is fine to lose when Gaudin arrives.

    • Accent Shallow

      I can sorta live with it, they want a long man to save the pen.

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

      It just seems odd. Why not call up Albaladejo instead? Towers is going to be DFA’d and gone, meaning SWB will lose another starter.

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

        You think he won’t just accept his assignment?

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

          They almost always elect to become free agents.

    • whozat

      Towers can give more length? I guess? What if today turns out to be another pitcher’s duel? They’d be screwed.

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

        Yeah, that’s what I figured at first.

  • Accent Shallow

    A walk to Molina! Here’s hoping a Buchholz implosion is imminent.

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

    Stop bunting.

  • Salty Buggah

    no bunt! Let jete hit

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

    He walks the previous guy and you’re giving him a strike and possibly an out. Real, real smart baseball there, Derek. Come on.

  • Ivan

    Everytime DJ bunts, another model chick doesn’t wanna fuck Jeter.

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

      IETC

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Boo-urns.

  • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

    Wait, Marte got hurt again? Can someone please explain this to me?

    • Drew

      nope, just a move to open a roster spot. He could come back tomorrow if we wanted him.

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

    Dammit. Cap’n back to his GIDP roots.

    • Accent Shallow

      Oy.

  • Salty Buggah

    Bad captain DP!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Stop the hitting into GD DPs.

  • Ivan

    Jetes had to GIDP, he hasn’t done one in a while.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Those DP’s are really annoying. Maybe Girardi should try something like sending the freaking runners once.

  • Bugsy

    well, at least, he hustled really, really hard.

  • Drew

    Usually when you have momentum, you take it tot he opposition.
    WTF
    COME ON!!!!
    /Mccarver’d

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

    Damon = great signing.

  • ShuutoHeat

    That bunt was a bad call… why give that punk a free strike? it could have been another walk…

    And not sending the runners is another mistake.

  • Accent Shallow

    Four pitch walk to Damon — implosion possibly still imminent.

  • Salty Buggah

    In hindsight, that bunt from Jeter would have been nice ;)

  • whozat

    I actually agree with the FOX announcers, which sucks, but the Yankees are being weirdly non-aggressive on the base paths. Calling for lots of bunts, but not putting runners in motion. Very conservative against a team that sucks at controlling the running game, and a rookie on the mound whose best pitch is a changeup that’s showing poor control.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea that’s odd

  • Ivan

    Lets go Tex.

  • Bugsy

    take it to his bunghole.

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

    The RBI are fewer w/NYY ’cause he has like 400 less PA than he did with Boston.

    W/BOS: 299 RBI in 2782 PA
    W/NYY: 278 RBI in 2343 PA

  • cjc

    I bet Joe Buck gives great head

    there is no other way to explain how he got this job

    • Mike Ox

      LOL.

    • Zack

      his dad?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Buchholz is getting kinda lucky. Hopefully we’ll get to him soon.

  • Salty Buggah

    TEX!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Dead Texy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    YES SIR WE WILL TAKE THAT

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Yeah Tex

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

    Woo!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Tex to the rescue

  • e mills

    Bucholz has methamphetamine face

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

      Fact.

      /TSJC’d

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      IETC. I thought the same thing when i saw his pic on Gameday.

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

    The whole family is in town!

  • Drew

    look it’s captain ron!

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

      IETCVVVVVVVVVVM

  • Bugsy

    well, now we know who the true yankee is.

  • Ivan

    Yanks really should gotten more runs, but Tex did deliver a 2 out RBI hit.