Game 112: First the Jays, then the Sox, now the Jays

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Game 112 Spillover Thread

The Yanks complete their Sox on Jays sandwich this week with three more against the fourth place team in the AL East. The Blue Jays had a nice run early on, but they turned out to be more like the 2005 Orioles than real contenders. They’re now 53-57, while on this date in 2005 the O’ were 55-58. Strange stuff, eh?

For the second time in a week the Yankees get Jays lefty Mark Rzepczynski, whose name you should not make fun of. Remember, it’s Zep-CHIN-Ski. He pitched well through six last time out, striking out seven to one walk and three hits. But the Yankees struck in the seventh, as Nick Swisher tied the game with a homer, and Robbie Cano followed with a double. That chased Rzepczynski from the game, and the bullpen would go on to blow it, allowing the Yanks to bat around.

The Yanks will send the same man to the mound as well, Sergio Mitre, who could well be pitching for his next start. The Yankees acquired Chad Gaudin a few days ago, and he could be in line for a start if Mitre stumbles again. Then again, with Gaudin’s dominance of righties, perhaps he’s best left to a bullpen assignment. In any case, the Yanks are looking for more than the 4.1 innings Mitre gave them last time out. The bullpen is decently rested after long starts by Sabathia and Pettitte, but there’s no need to overstretch them. Chances are Gaudin gets into the game, even if Mitre does give them five solid (I can’t expect six at this point).

Johnny Damon gets the day off today, and I would expect A-Rod to get a day off either tomorrow or, more likely, on Wednesday’s get-away day game.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number forty-five, Sergio Mitre.

The Cody Ransom Era isn't over quite yet
Game 112 Spillover Thread
  • Dela G

    The Blue Jays just traded rios to the white sox for nothing (the jays receive nothing)

    Thank god, a yankee killer begone

    • Dela G

      i swear, the yankees have the best luck

      Holliday gone during the A’s series, now rios

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

        And Clayton Richard!

        • Dela G

          oh yeah, i was super stoked about that too.

          too bad we couldnt win that game

      • Mike bk

        and we finally have a series against toronto without facing Roy.

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

      I would have loved Rios on the Yankees. Hes 28 and his defense alone is worth the 12m a year.

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

        Uhhh no. Jerry Hairston plays good defense at 3 positions and makes about 2 mil.

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

          We are comparing Rios to Jerry freaking Hairston. The same Hairston who had a OPS+ higher than 100 in only 1 year.

          Rios put a 5.5 WAR just last year

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

            You said “defense alone”

      • Drew

        If Rios’s defense is worth 12 mil then Melky’s is worth 15.

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

          fangraphs disagrees with you.

          • Drew

            ??
            Fangraphs says Melky is better on defense.

            • zs190

              Melky career UZR/150, -6.8 in CF, 5.3 in LF, 6.1 in RF
              Rios career UZR/150, 12.8 in CF, 13.7 in RF.

              He’s had a rough year this season and he’s average but Rios has been significantly better in all previous years.

              • Drew

                This year Melky is better. OmgZom was saying Rios’s defense was worth 12 mil. That’s crazy talk.

                • Chris

                  That’s a bit of hyperbole, but realistically if Rios has a replacement level bat and plays CF exclusively, then he’s worth about $7-8M per year.

            • Chris

              Melky Career UZR/150 in CF: -6.8
              Rios Career UZR in CF: 12.8

              Melky Career UZR in LF/RF: 5.3/6.1
              Rios Career UZR in RF: 13.7

              Rios is having a bad year, both defensively and offensively. I would trust the career numbers more than just this year, as players tend to regress to their expected production (see Robinson Cano).

        • Chris

          Rios tends to get lumped in with Wells when people discuss bloated contracts, but the two aren’t even on the same planet. Alex Rios is a solid major leaguer that has a contract that is slightly beyond what he should get. If not for the economic meltdown and salary corrections last year, then Rios’ contract wouldn’t look that bad – especially if he’s playing CF everyday.

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

            Rios is a +3.5 to +4.5 win player in the prime of his career, and he’s due to make just under $60 million for the next five years. This is a really good contract for the Jays. Rios is an outstanding player being paid less than his market value. He’s as far from being a Wells-like albatross as you could possibly get.

            Vernon Wells contract is awful, and the Jays have to regret giving it to him every single day. Alex Rios‘ contract is very good, and he’s one of the pieces Toronto should be building around. They are in no way similar.

            http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/rios-wells

            • Chris

              That assessment is a bit over the top in favor of Rios. At +4 wins, he’s ‘worth’ about $18M per year. Of course, he’s only averaged +3 wins per year for his career, which puts his value at about $13M. It’s not a bad contract, but it’s not the steal that article makes it out to be.

    • Salty Buggah

      Great news. I hate it when he faces us. Now only if Vernon Wells can suck too while facing us.

    • Accent Shallow

      The Vernon Wells contract is so bad that they had to dump the better player with the cheaper contract in order to afford him. Yikes.

    • mike HC

      There is a good chance we play the White Sox in the ALDS. I would rather him not be on that team

  • Lissette

    No Rios today then…

  • Johnnyboy

    The White Sox just acquired Alex Rios. First Matt Holliday gets traded right before we played the A’s and now Rios gets sent to another team as soon as we are about to play the Blue Jays. Maybe the baseball gods do love us.

    • Mike bk

      forgot clayton richard who was supposed to start that night against us.

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        Hi guys, welcome to 5 min ago. We missed you.

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

    The Jesus get-well-soon card http://bit.ly/26UdLp

    I have now been informed by reliable sources (aka Trenton’s clubhouse manager) that Jesus got the card and enjoyed that I wrote in Spanish.

    I am on fucking cloud nine right now.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I would love to see his first homerun come off of Lester of all people.

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        +1

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

      Awwww, that’s so sweet of you. You make me wish I was sick just so you could send me a card.

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

        Did you get through to WFAN earlier this morning?

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

          Ummm…which show? I actually I called Adam+Kim, then Even, then I just spoke to Mike about a half hour ago. I had a LOT to get off my chest today.

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

            Hahah I heard you on Evan.

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

              Ahhh yes. “August 9th, 2009. Order has been restored to the universe.”

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

    WEEI is must-listen radio tonight.

    http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/entercom/player/?id=WEEI

    The host just finished saying he’s “sick of Mark Teixeira’s face”

    • pat

      Thats so awesome. They are soooooooo angry right now, I love it.

    • Johnnyboy
      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        That was freaking hilarious!

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

          +1

      • Accent Shallow

        I can’t look away.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      “Swisher has a fat little gerbil face!”

    • Thomas

      “Swisher’s got a fat little gerbil face,” so funny.

  • pat

    This makes the Sox the Happy Pierre.

  • pat

    Shiit, check out this guy the Mets just signed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Mbil3g-cQ&e

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

      Holy shit!

      Albert Pujols, watch out!

    • Drew

      that was fucking hilarious. 6 tool player, maybe 7.

      • pat

        We think he can talk to the dead, as well.

        • Drew

          too bad his thumb is weak.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Mitre’s sinker..devastating? seems a bit much al leiter

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

    Stadium def doesn’t have the same buzz tonight.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      we’re all exhuasted from a buzzy weekend

  • Drew

    This is a good shot for Mitre, he got a bit unlucky on the turf last time around, now he’s on grass.

  • pat

    MITRE PERFECT THROUGH A PITCH

    • Salty Buggah

      through .1 now

      • pat

        There goes the perfecto :(

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope we can win this series…can’t get complacent and have a let down.

  • E-ROC

    So the Blue Jays are rebuilding, yet JP doesn’t trade Halladay? Does he really think Halladay will want to re-up with the Blue Jays? I wonder if JP tried to get Josh Fields or somebody else in the deal. Probably not. He might not spend the newly found money wisely.

    • VO

      Report: Blue Jay’s sign Angel Berroa for 7 years 68 million.

      • E-ROC

        Nah, Brandon Backe.

  • Ivan

    Im still high off that crazy weekend man.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I bet rios turns into a monster at us cellular

  • Dela G

    alright mitre

    2 more fucking outs

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Mitre looks good today

  • Accent Shallow

    Ok, two strikeouts. I now expect 5 straight hits.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Cy Mitre!

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

    Okay, got the first two outs, time to get the last one. In his last two starts, Mitre’s gotten two quick outs then gave up a string of hits.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Maybe its just the quality of the 3-4-5 hitters?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He’d be great in Boston, thats what the pitcher’s always do.

  • Salty Buggah

    so far like his last start…2 K’s lets see if he can finish today

    • Salty Buggah

      nope a single…cmon Mitre end it

  • Dela G

    aight mitre!

    one more out

  • pat

    Lind is a guy I’d like on our team.

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

    Same shit. Two quick outs, then bam.

    • Dela G

      ARG!

  • VO

    Wtf Meat Tray.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    So… think we see Gaudin today?

    • pat

      Yes.

  • Salty Buggah

    Mitre would be pretty good if he could command his secondary pitches, which he hasn’t shown he can do it yet.

    Dammit Mitre!

    • Chris

      That’s something that should (might?) improve as his TJ surgery gets farther behind him.

  • zs190

    Ugh, not again.

  • Salty Buggah

    Woohoo the new comment indicator is back!

    • Marcus

      Where do you see this? I’ve heard it mentioned, but I don’t see it on my page…

      • Salty Buggah

        It’s the Yankees emblem on the right side of a comment. If it’s a gray box, it means you’ve read it. Try and represh the page and you’ll see which comments are new.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Wells with the fist pump!

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

    Thank goodness for Vernon Wells.

  • Drew

    UUUUUUGEEEE for Mitre, I was beginning to think he had the -itis in the first inning.

  • zs190

    Nice, he didn’t give up a run, K’s the side, threw 21 though.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ok, I was off by three hits.

    Let’s see if Mitre can maintain the 27.0 K/9

  • Dela G

    VERNON WELLS WITH A FIST PUMP!

  • Salty Buggah

    OK, I’ll take a scoreless inning over efficiency from Mitre anyday.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    If this guy was on our team, Id buy his shirt just to have people read the back of it and mispronounce it

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

    JETERIAN

  • Drew

    WHATTTTTT Damn Jetes

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

    Boom. That just happened.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    El Capitannnnnn!

  • VO

    HELLL YEA! CAPTAIN!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Jeter!

  • Accent Shallow

    O Captain, my Captain!

  • pat

    Phil Hughes is the homerun ball gnome.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Well that was nice.

  • Ivan

    It’s Clock work now.

    By the way, I find it quite hillarious how Hughes runs out of the BP for the ball after hr hit in there.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Haha Hughes is so excited to get a jeter home run ball

  • Salty Buggah

    JETER !

  • LiveFromNewYork

    swisha

  • Salty Buggah

    nice Swish!

    Jeter’s HR was legit and not a cheapie right?

    • Zack

      yes

    • pat

      Nah, bullpen shot. thats fo realz yo.

    • Salty Buggah

      thanks guys

  • LiveFromNewYork

    aren’t there t-storms predicted for tonight? it’s freaking hot here.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      As I read this comment, my dad said “severe thunderstorm watch” from across the room, ironically. It is hot as hell here too (CT).

  • Marcus

    Rzepcskeroyxknquyiucski imperfect through 0 IP.

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

    “hitters are like elephants”

    • LiveFromNewYork

      They are big and live in the zoo

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Easily distinguishable from behind?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Hey look Dustin Pedroia hits a homer over the monster……

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Bandbox for elves

    • Ivan

      Awwww……the little bitch that could.

  • Ivan

    Wow this Yankee offense is really clicking rite now.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice tex…keep it going Alex!

  • Salty Buggah

    Bad Alex

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Information from the ice cream line.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, we let him off the hook there so let’s get him next time.

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

    The way they’re getting hits off Rzepczynski, he’s not too long for the game.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    This guy will be out of the game by the fourth. Can Mitre outlast?

  • Dela G

    el capitain is fucking awesome

    great inning

  • Drew

    “probably did it for the money.” YES is the only place you can get insight like that.

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

      I know, and here I am thinking JP did it because he lost a bet.

  • Dela G

    Hey Salty, could you email me

    delag26 at gmail dot com

    this concerns gameday

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Ricciardi has done a pretty bad job of building this team. Has assets like wells and rios, overvalues them, pays them too much, ends up with nothing? He ends up with nothing for roy he has got to be fired

    • Tank the Frank

      He will be.

    • Zack

      they should just get a new GM. why let JP trade guys away and then replace him? let the new GM pick what guys he wants to trade and keep

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

      It’s a tough situation in Toronto. IIRC the exchange rate/tax rates forces them to overpay free agents, and then they wind up with untradeable players. He’s actually built a nice pitching staff at times, and has a team that usually plays a little over .500. Considering what he’s up against, that’s not awful.

      • Salty Buggah

        to be near .500 in the AL East and considering all the injuries they have had, that’s not bad. I mean, in the NL, they could contend possibly.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Its a good point. Can’t see anyone really wanting to play there. It’s a situation where you need to get a whole group of good young players, get one or two vets, win big and then start over, ala florida. Otherwise you’re overpaying guys, and your still having some of your better players leave. Thats why not getting prospects is criminal. Prospects are happy to play for anyone, and there stuck with you for a while

  • Accent Shallow

    How long before the Jays record a ball-in-play out?

  • Salty Buggah

    Im loving the K’s.

    Assuming we keep Wang, you guys think he’ll be a good pitcher again next year? I used to love his efficiency and quality starts.

    • Dela G

      hey, read my early comment a little bit higher about emailing me about gameday

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m not sure when or if Wang will be effective again. I’m not especially hopeful, though.

      Perhaps 2011.

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

    Who is this guy and what has he done with Sergio Mitre?

    • Dela G

      hey man dont jinx him ;)

  • Salty Buggah

    5 K’s!!!!

    • Drew

      I wonder who had him start in fantasy. ha

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

        I’d wonder who actually would own him in fantasy, first.

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

    Holy fuck Mitre, who spiked your cornflakes?

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

      I’m not shocked. His stuff is good, he just needs to keep the ball down and get into a rhythm. I never wanted to boot him from the staff, I thought the stuff was there.

      A good outing or a horrendous one can come down to a handful of pitches and/or decisions between him and the Catcher. He needs to learn what works and how to navigate these lineups. You can’t expect a guy like him who doesn’t blow people away to hit the ground running.

      • Zack

        A rational analysis, i like it.
        isnt he just over the 12-month mark for rehab too?

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

          Yeah, that too.

  • Accent Shallow

    Mitre: “It’s ludicrous that these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.”

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He had a pre-game pep talk from Melvin.

      (drink)

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    As a kid, one of my favorite days at the stadium was “Abacus Day”.

    /Old Ranger’d

    • pat

      Hahaha, sadly enough I was driving the other tray trying to think of funny /Old Ranger’d things. I was unsuccessful.

      • pat

        *day.

  • Dela G

    Hey Salty, i replied on the email

  • Tank the Frank

    Ever time Nick Green contributes to the Red Sox, a little baby dies.

    • pat

      I guess the babies were safe this past weekend.

  • Dela G

    6ks!!!!!

    • Dela G

      jeterian

  • A.D.

    Whenever i see that #45 I think pavano first.

    Scarred for life

    • VO

      How so? I’ve never seen the man in a uniform.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        His cast has the number 45, indicating the number of times he’s been injured while on the Yankees.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Almost had it.

    Mitre is nasty today!

  • Dela G

    shit

  • VO

    But, the nice men on ESPN told me any pop-up to right field will be a homerun…

  • Accent Shallow

    K-rate down to an Edwar-esque 50% of batters faced

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s OK, I’ll take 6 innings of 1 run ball!

  • Jim

    Mitre is terrible

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter>>>>Lefties

  • VO

    CAPTAIN!

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

    Jeter is so good at baseball.

  • Riddering

    Damn, Jeter.

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter with the wheels.

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

    Jeter takes 3rd base… FOR FREE!

  • Dela G

    jeterian he is

  • E-ROC

    Jeter wreaking havoc on the bases.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Bring him home Swish!

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

    Wow, Bautista.

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

    So happy JoPo wasn’t on third right there.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Jeter is halfway to history.

  • Zack

    The 4th OF strikes again!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Does Swisher lead the Yanks in sac flies? I think so

    (too lazy to look up the stats)

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

      That he does, that was his sixth. Posada has four, Melky three.

    • Zack

      Yes, he has 6 now, Jorge is second with 4

  • Dela G

    bautista has an arm of a god!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Almost Croussettish.

      (drink)

  • ShuutoHeat

    El Captain is G

  • Januz

    What the Blue Jays did with Rios is disgusting (Although I am glad the Yankees missed him)), they flat out quit. This organization is worse than the Pirates (At least the Bucs put the money they saved off of Wilson’s and Sanchez’s contracts into signing top flight draft picks, Toronto has not signed ANY of their top FIVE picks: Including two CANADIAN kids (James Paxton & Jake Eliopoulos)). I am sure that Marcos Scutaro will be happy to leave at the end of the season.

    • Zack

      Wilson and Sanchez were owed 33m total, Rios is owed 60m.
      It was a salary dump to help in the long term. I dont know their draft pick status but the deadline is a week away, if they pass the deadline then you can complain, until then it’s not realy fair

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

      That’s the short term view. But if they take that money and improve the team, then it was a good move.

      For example, in 06 the Phillies traded Abreu+Lidle to the Yankees for absolutely zilch, but he saved about 26 mil in payroll. GM Pat Gillick was killed for it at the time, and people said stuff like you just did. But he took that money and filled other needs, and we all know what happened iby 08.

      Ditto for the 1997 Marlins and 2000 Padres. Those teams were torn down and they laid the groundwork for their next run.

    • Chris

      So you think they would have been better off keeping Rios and continuing to finish 4th in the AL East?

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

    Amazing how Kay has to say Joba is “least effective” of past series starters. Really? How do you measure that. Oh, because the other 3 didn’t give up a run.

    • Jim

      Yes.

  • Tank the Frank

    Soooo… is there any reason not to believe both Teix and Cano will win Gold Gloves this year? Perhaps Polanco will get in the way?

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

      Gold Gloves are a joke, Pedroia will probably win.

      • Zack

        And Youk will be the first ever double recipient of GG at first and third

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

          And LF. ESPN spin-machine.

      • Tank the Frank

        That’s what I mean. It’s never all about defense. With the offensive years Cano and Teix are having on a first place team, voters will probably take that into account.

  • pat

    Gotta be Burnett.

    • Dela G

      i voted CC

    • Januz

      I would choose Burnett (If only because he had no margin for error with Beckett pitching).

      • pat

        yeah, this is why.

  • Dela G

    good inning

    tack on another run

    the yanks are going to need about 7 more though… haha

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

    I know the trivia. Not going to ruin it.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    People complain about the way the Yankees spend but could you imagine being a fan where they dismantle the team? Give me the free spending ways of the Yankees ANY DAY.

  • Drew

    double play plz

  • Jim

    He can’t go thru a lineup twice

    • pat

      ? That was hit directly to him.

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

    Dammit Mitre. That’s like, the third time he hesitated before throwing to the base.

  • pat

    Ugh, fuckin Mitre can’t catch a break.

  • Salty Buggah

    fuckin Mitre blew a DP ball

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

    As much as I want to smack Mitre for being so tense right there, Robbie should have the sense to get off the base.

    • Tank the Frank

      Nah Mitre has done this plenty of times now, it’s in his head. Just throw the ball 10 feet.

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

        I agree. Mitre should have made a more central throw, but with his short history of doing this before and also knowing that pitchers throws tail pretty often, Robbie should know what might be coming and be ready to make the quick adjustment.

        If it was a throw to first, Teixeira most likely gets off the bag and keeps the ball from flying past the base.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Mitre, Cano doesn’t play the outfield..

  • Drew

    Fuckin A

  • Matty Ice

    Cano wasn’t even looking at the ball.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    why can’t Mitre throw to 2nd base?

    • Tank the Frank

      Because that would make him the perfect pitcher.

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

        I think it’s twice against toronto he’s done it.

  • Tony

    Gimme Gaudin

    • Zack

      glad to see you waited to make your first post now and ignore the first 3 innings

      • Tony

        glad to see you’ve ignored his entire career.

        • Zack

          yeah because judging his numbers while getting bounced between bullpen and rotation is a good strategy. how about looking when he finally got a chance to stay in the rotation and put up sub-4 era before bad starts and finally TJS surgery

          and that has nothing to do with you hiding out until he gives up more than 1 run to call for Gaudin- because why dont you look at his numbers

          • Tony

            Long story short: he isn’t good. He’s not going to become good. He hasn’t been good. He will not be good.

            Not read that over again and substitute “okay” for good.

            • Zack

              But Gaudin is the answer all of the sudden? dude pitched like crao at PETCO park this year

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

    Mitre gets the Conan O’Brien [ASS] stamp.

  • Dela G

    damn it mitre

  • Ivan

    Ugh.

  • Dela G

    why would you give the damn error to cano??

    its not his damn fault mitre can’t throw

    • ShuutoHeat

      Whoever scored the error on Cano is blind.

      • Dela G

        agreed

  • Cokie

    f*** Mitre throws like atrocious Scott Brosious

  • Drew

    uno maas

  • Dela G

    unbelievable

  • Jim

    Can’t start mitre again

  • Ivan

    Get out of this Mitre.

  • Rob H.

    I’m sorry but Cano needs to catch that ball. Mitre didn’t make a very good throw but it was definitely in arm’s reach and it’s not like Cano had to lunge for the ball. Cano was far too worried about getting the DP and not catching the ball.

    • Dela G

      if mitre doesn’t suck at throwing to the damn 2nd base for the 3RD EFFING GAME IN A ROW, he starts the dp

      • Rob H.

        again, what does that have to do with Cano making a simple catch of the ball that was in his reach? Why is Cano getting a pass for his part of that play? I don’t believe Cano is lazy by any means but he needs to catch that.

    • V

      Cano also had to worry about being taken out by the runner from 1st. Would you rather Cano catch the ball if it means his legs being taken out and a DL stint?

      • Rob H.

        you are acting like the ball was so completely far from him that he couldn’t make the catch and then move. Even if the throw was perfect, the runner was right on him. And I’m sorry but I don’t play that “well what if he got injured” game.

  • pat

    Gaudin time.

  • Giacomo

    Scranton Shuttle is here, Sergio!

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

    Mitre can’t help but spoil his own good pitching performance.

    • Tank the Frank

      It’s true. It’s not like those errors he’s made haven’t been costly. They’ve usually made a big difference in his starts. It seems like he’ll be right on the cusp of a good start, and then find some way to spoil it with either walks errors or both.

  • Drew

    Ahhhh. So frustrating.

  • putt

    In response to a much earlier post about WEEI tonight, I’ve heard this guy drop the term “fat ass” at least 10 times in the last 15 minutes. He referred to a play as “crap.” And he just equated liking country music and “drilling butts” to being a “good baseball guy.”

    On the positive side, he also said, “Suzyn Walman, you suck. I don’t give a rat’s ass, she sucks. She makes me want to puke.”

    That’s classy radio.

  • BigBlueAL

    Problem is the Yankees will probably still win this game and all we will hear from Girardi and Cashman is that the Yankees will be 3-1 when Mitre starts.

    • Drew

      Wouldn’t it be 4-1?

      • BigBlueAL

        Shit thats right, my bad.

    • Salty Buggah

      that’s not really a “problem” if we win

  • Dela G

    you really want to kill kittens when mitre pitches

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      babies…

      • Dela G

        even better

      • Tank the Frank

        Kill babies with kittens.

        • Dela G

          GENIUS!

  • JSquared

    amazing that every chance Mitre has had to make that throw… i think it’s 3 times, he has’nt been able to make it once.

  • Drew

    Ha Gaudin looks weird without the moosecock beard

  • Jim

    Would be nice to see mitre go past 4 inn sometime

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon offense, we need to win tonight

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

    Regardless of that terrible inning, if the Yankees thought scoring 2 runs of Rzepczynski with Mitre on the mound was enough, there are bigger problems. This is the type of game that should be 8-6.

    • Drew

      luckily games are nine innings.

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

      JERRY!! JERRY! JERRY!!!

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

    YES!!!!!

    DON’T CHA KNOW!!!

  • pat

    Hahah robbie says FUCK YOUR ERROE

    • pat

      heh speaking of errors…

  • JSquared

    GET SOME!! Cano mad he got that stupid error Mitre gave him.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Take Mitre out and bring in the RODAN next inning!

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

    WELCOME TO MR. ROBINSON’S NEIGHBORHOOD

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

      THAT’S a good one.

      WAYYYYY better than ‘don’t cha know!’

  • Charlie

    oh well, this is probably the last of mitre. the guy is fucking terrible, just not good enough stuff or control to be a starter on the yanks. this is what we got gaudin for. he’ll probably relieve mitre in the 5th or 6th and then pitch the next turn in the rotation.

    • Zack

      so replace Mitre with Gaudin, problems solved. Mr. 6.30 era, 1.95 WHIP and .323 BAA at PETCO Park

  • Rob H.

    Robbie Cano dontcha know. Way to get one back.

  • Dela G

    ROBBIE CANO!

    DONT YA KNOW!!!

  • Drew

    WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING!!!?? haha this team is nuts

  • BigBlueAL

    Fuckin love Hairston!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Hairston!!!!

    Cashman bitches!

  • JSquared

    JERRY HAIRSTON JR.!! FTW !!!

  • baravelli

    The Yankees are magic!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Gotta love this stadium.

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

    DAMN!!!

    JERRY. . . uhhh. . . .we need a Sterling call for him.

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

      “It is high, it is far it is GONE! Jerry-Not by the hair of my chinny-chin Hairston!”

      • Tank the Frank

        Sterling would use this one because it takes the longest to say thereby giving him the most time to hear his own voice.

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

          ..and its sufficiently horrible and corny, so it makes the cut.

    • baravelli

      How ’bout: “Jerry makes your Hair-Stan’ on end!”

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

        That’s so bad he just might use it.

  • putt

    Cano/Hairston, just 5 behind Damon/Tex…watch out!

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

    JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!

  • Tank the Frank

    Aaaaaaand cue Steve Phillips with the Stadium bashing…..

  • Dela G

    CASHMAN MONEY ENTERTAINMENT IN THA BUILDING!

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

    Depth.

  • Rob H.

    Jerry Hairston!!!! How dare Cashman make a trade for a utility man like Hairston.

  • ShuutoHeat

    In the dug out.

    Cano: *trots back from a solo HR*
    Mitre: “hey thanks man!”
    Cano: “STFU fool.”
    Mitre: “yessir…”
    Tex: “He said STFU FOOL.”
    Mitre: “…”
    Mitre: *cries in the corner*

    • Dela G

      mitre then makes a throwing error trying to throw some dap to cano

  • Ivan

    ZOMG!!!!!! CASHMAN MAKES GOOD TRADES.

  • Dela G

    woohoo!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn it, I walk away for 2 seconds and look its tied! Go Yankees!

    • JSquared

      Walk away again so we can get a Molina hit sighting.

      • Dela G

        hahaha IETCVM

    • VO

      Go walk away some more.

  • Teix is the Man

    Cashman is badass…he looks dorky but that’s just a cover

  • Tank the Frank

    Every time I watch a game at Fenway, I can’t help but think: Hey look, white people.

    Is that wrong of me?

    • JSquared

      haha.

    • Dela G

      haha try watching a UTAH JAZZ game.

      I play “where’s the black guy” on their team and in their home crowd

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Hey, I was surprised when I noticed they had a black batboy.

  • paulc

    why not bunt with molina and get melky to 2nd for top of order?