Game 115: Banged up out west

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Staten Island nearly no-hits Auburn in win

The dust has settled, and we can finally take a toll of the wounded Yankees. It’s not quite as bad as we might have imagined yesterday, but the Yankees aren’t carrying a full crew tonight. A-Rod is unavailable after taking a fastball off the elbow. Sounds like he might miss some more time as well, but we’ll know more tomorrow. Posada has some sore fingers, but says he could play. He’s not in the starting lineup. Mariano Rivera says his shoulder is fine and can pitch. Finally, Derek Jeter sits atop the order and at shortstop, despite yesterday’s hit by pitch.

That’s relatively good news for the Yanks. They have a slightly depleted lineup tonight, but even when they’re at 80 percent the Yanks lineup is better than most of the league. Plus, the pitching matchup is decidedly in their favor.

Taking the bump for Seattle is Ian Snell. Many Yankees fans, your truly included, wanted to see the team make a run at Snell, who fell out of favor in Pittsburgh. He ended up going to Seattle along with Jack Wilson, and will make his third start for the M’s tonight. His first outing wasn’t bad, as he lasted six innings on just 84 pitches, allowing two runs while playing the Texas Rangers on the road. The three walks and two homers were certainly a concern, but the results were there.

Snell hit a bit of a snag in his last start at home against the Rays. The M’s are known for having a spacious park and some excellent defense, but as the cliche goes you can’t defend against the walk. Snell issued six of them while facing just 13 batters. The affair ended after an inning and a third, in which Snell threw 60 pitches, just 27 for strikes.

In 2007 Snell had a seemingly breakout year when he scrapped his curveball to go fastball-slider-change. He pitched to a 3.76 ERA that year while reducing his walks. This led the pirates to sign him to a three-year, $8.6 million deal in Spring Training 2008, with two club options. Snell thanked the club for their confidence by completely bombing in 2008, walking two more batters per nine than he did in 07 and allowing way, way too many hits (201 in 164.1 IP).

Things haven’t been much better for Snell in 2009. He was terrible, and was so displeased with the club which gave him so much money that he requested an assignment to AAA, infamously striking out 17 in his first appearance there. This led to the pre-deadline trade.

Snell has picked up the curveball again this year, and emphatically so. He’s now throwing it nearly as much as his slider, and he’s also started throwing the change like he did in 2007. Problem is, it hasn’t changed much. You can have great stuff, but if you walk the farm you can’t expect to win ballgames.

Thankfully, the Yankees have CC Sabathia on the mound. I need not say more about the big lefty.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.

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  • Dela G

    LETS GET GET IT YANKS!

  • Tom Zig

    Personally I would have benched Jeter today as well.

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

      +1

      • Tom Zig

        It would have resulted in like our C Lineup. However, it would be resting everyone when they all need rest. Let’s hope Mo doesn’t work today and maybe we can rest Jeter tomorrow.

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

          Yeah, but even our C lineup should beat Ian Snell with Sabathia going.

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

    There’s a 2% chance I make it past the 3rd inning. I will wake up for updates, though.

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

    Why is baseball so damn phallic?

    • Tom Zig

      Well you also make it very easy on us to point things out in your comments.

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

      Because you have a dirty mind.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Because the Yankees hurt their Wang! (On a serious note, so did Adrian Beltre).

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

      Why is baseball, missiles, cars, sausages, tall buildings, horseback riding, guns, microphones, cannolli and trains entering tunnels so damn phallic?

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Tell me you just saw them show that girl eating the hot dog (sans bun) on YES as they went to commercial to end the pre-game show.

    • Riddering

      Reality has a phallic-shaped bias.

  • Tom Zig

    Verlander straight up dominated the Sox tonight. Let’s get a win today and extend our lead to 6.5

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Guess Verlander heard all that “Beckett’s on his way to the Cy Young” chatter coming out of Boston the last couple of days.

      • V

        I swear, how the hell is the Boston media so f-ing successful in dictating the discussion in baseball?

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          Maybe a lot of sox fans just happen to work in broadcasting nationwide? Or at least at espn

      • Tom Zig

        Hold your Cy Young award while I kiss my World Series Champions Ring

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

      Today. It was a day game. He was filthy.

      • Tom Zig

        Oops my bad. Thanks for the correction.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Let’s distance ourselves from the Sox today.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Verlander best pitcher in the american league?

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

    My mind is completley gone tonight. I mean gone.

    EVERYTHING is a phallic reference to me tonight. This might get odd.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      You are crazy honest and forthcoming in these comments-sections. Admirable, if probably unwise. ;-)

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

        You have no idea.

        I can’t even talk about it.

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          You can, but I’d advise you don’t. lol

    • Steve H

      Might want to take a cold shower.

  • Salty Buggah

    I really hope Alex recovers soon…like by tomorrow.

    Melky, Hairston, and Molina at the bottom order means that the big batters probably better have a good day and that CC be good.

    • pat

      Or it means those guys will probably have 6 or 7 hits between them.

      • Salty Buggah

        thats what Im hoping for

    • Joebrah

      I think he’ll be fine by tomorrow. Seems like just a good opportunity to give him a day off.

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  • Dela G

    i bet molina and hairston get hits today

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

    I feel like this game is never going to start.

    • Joebrah

      One of the few times I’m glad I’m on the left coast.

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

    57/53 K/BB. Please wait this dude out.

    • Dela G

      nick swisher will get 2 walks against him if he doesn’t get a fastball up over the zone

  • Ivan

    Lets play some baseball.

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

    Did the Yankees face Snell last year? I can’t remember

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

      Nope.

    • JGS

      no

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Two white shortstops named wilson who can’t really hit on the same team? What are the odds?

    • ShuutoHeat

      1 in 9847801114

    • Zack

      Nick Green and Jed Lowrie?

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Kinda missed the whole “named Wilson” aspect of that whole thing. That ratchets up the level of difficulty a tad.

        • Zack

          Hmm well I guess that’s a minor fail on my part

  • Accent Shallow

    Anyone else psyched for Post Grad? I mean, what?

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

      FUCK.

      GRAD.

      SCHOOL.

      FUCKING BITE ME GRAD SCHOOL.

      BITE ME.

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

        Don’t sugar coat it, Rebecca. Tell us how you really feel.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Hells yeah im psyched for some rory gilmore.

      Huh?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn it Jeter that was ball four!

  • Riddering

    Damn, Jeter fouled a ball off his foot without even moving his bat.

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

    Well that was disappointing Derek.

    Johnny…don’t swing early. He doesn’t have good control. Ugh.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I wasn’t surprised.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    That was dissapointing, his pitches look really hittable

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      disappointing. im intelligent, i swear

  • Dela G

    everyone should wait 4 pitches for every at bat

    they are basically guaranteed a 2-2 count

  • Rockdog

    Not sure if anyone else saw this but really great human interest story on the Yankees on ESPN (Magazine). Hope the link works

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....ortCat=mlb

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Yeah someone posted it the other day. Such a good story

      • Rockdog

        Sorry didn’t see it then.

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          No didn’t mean to shoot you down, im sure plenty of people didn’t see it

    • Drew

      man what a great story.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      CC= Dirty

    • thurdonpaul

      wow, if that doesnt touch you, i dont think you are human, thanks for posting that

  • Joebrah

    I do like how fast this Snell dude pitches. He’s the anti-mussina/anti-coke.

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

    Good Mo, the Mariners have four pitchers at the bottom of their lineup.

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

      To be fair, the Yankees don’t really have their A line up out there, either…

      Not that I’m complaining or anything. Could still beat every other team.

    • Dela G

      haha yeah its like playing the astros

    • JGS

      poor Beltre…

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      That would be a cool strategy- you could switch pitchers without having to remove them from the game. You’d lose every game, but it would be cool

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “Good Mo, the Mariners have four pitchers at the bottom of Jose Lopez hitting third in their lineup.”

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

        Well, he is slugging .450 so that’s something. .302 OBP, though. Ha. He’s the M’s answer to Jose Guillen.

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Dude’s batting third for a team in playoff contention. That’s pretty rough.

          • Zack

            Mike Sweeney is their DH and clean up hitter….

            • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              (Shudders)

  • Salty Buggah

    That inning kinda sucked. More patience guys.

  • Dela G

    CC throwing strikes early and often

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

    Worst. Swing. Ever.

    • Dela G

      one of the girliest swings ever

      thats usually a beer league softball swing

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

        Psh, I play beer league softball and I’ve never seen a swing that bad.

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

    ZZ you latah

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

    Haha. What the hell was that on Lopez’s strikeout? It was a quarter swing.

  • Ivan

    CC looked fuckin nasty in his 1st inning of work.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    That was a sick pitch

  • Drew

    I can’t believe Molina let that ball get by him!!! Bring in teh Jorge!!11

  • Accent Shallow

    11 pitches — 9 strikes, 2 balls. Horse-like.

  • baravelli

    Whenever I hear opposing fans yell “Yankees Suck!,” on TV or live, I want to say “well, no, clearly they don’t suck, they’re obviously very good. You should pay more attention.”

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

      Haha, IETC.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Yeah, if we’ve got the best record in baseball and WE suck, what does that make you?

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

    Hideki going oppo? Nice.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I love when matsui goes the other way

  • Salty Buggah

    You know, I would love some more efficiency from our so-called ace because our offense has stunk so far and we’re gonna need length from CC to help the bullpen.

    /Jumping to conclusions…Irrational’d

  • Drew

    Godzilla’s looked great at the dish lately.

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

    Over/under on the number of pitches sees tonight is set at 24.5.

  • Drew

    How the hell do you hit 206 at home? That’s nuts.

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

      .257 BABIP at home.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Snell is all over the place, bring’em home Cano!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    How can Robbie have 60 RBI’s ? He never hits with RISP

  • Zack

    stay hot robbie

  • Dela G

    haha what did i tell you guys about swisha takin a walk ;)

    [/self promotion

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Thats like predicting that youkilis will talk to himself and scowl while walking back to the dugout after a strikeout.

      Its gonna happen

      • Dela G

        haha true dat

  • Drew

    Here’s to hoping last night sparks the end of Robbie’s RISP woes.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Melky will do it!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why didn’t the runners advance on that fly ball?

    • Drew

      Godzilla’s Hover-round hasn’t made it to Seattle yet.

      • VO

        haha IETC.

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

        Hahahaha, well done.

    • Zack

      considering Matsui is on 2nd, ill guess it wasnt deep enough

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Matsui’s really slow, gutierrez has good arm

  • Tony

    Bad Melky™ making a triumphant return.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      No competition.

    • Drew

      Yes, Melky should never slump. How dare he.

      • Tony

        He shouldn’t be putting on the Barry Bonds swing, no.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn slider…

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

    That’s shitty for Bedard; he was having a solid season.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Absence of Ichiro? what?

    • Drew

      heh. I give Kenny a pass.

  • Joebrah

    Is Jojhima the only Japanese right-handed batter in the league?

    I swear, they all seem to be lefty.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      I think they all learn how to hit lefty when they’re young. I know ichiro did that.

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

      Kaz Matsui is a switch hitter. Does that count?

      • Joebrah

        Kaz was the only other one i was thinking.

        When I think of Japanese hitters, I think of their first step towards first move that they all seem to have.

        I mean, not to be racist or anything.

    • Salty Buggah

      Kaz Matsui is righty right? (he may be switch)

      Hideki Matsui is a natural righty batter.

      • Accent Shallow

        And when was the last time he hit right-handed? Before high school?

        • Salty Buggah

          lol probably

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Don Wakamatsu = right-handed batter. If he counts.

  • Bugsy

    Hey, we’re working the count, just like the yankee teams of old.

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

    Hooray for bloop doubles.

  • Salty Buggah

    HAIRSTON!!!!!!

  • JGS

    nice!!

    so much for the vaunted Seattle outfield defense

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Jerry! Hooray for big ballparks!

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

    I thought Gutierrez was gonna track that down.

  • Bugsy

    I don’t care what the stats say: I like our Molina.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Hairston needs a nick name. If it were Girardi’s meme, it would be Hairy.

    • Drew

      J-Hair ftw

      • JMK

        Hairball?

    • Salty Buggah

      im inclined to call him that but I can usually stop myself

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Awesome. “Hairy” it is.

      • JMK

        How about anti-Pedroia? Too wordy?

        • JGS

          how about just “Giant” for that

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

      Hairsty?

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

      Jerryey?

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I lol’d. Girardi’s ridiculous with that shit.

    • Drew

      Robby calls him Yeddy

      • LiveFromNewYork

        ha

  • Drew

    Sick as hell.

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

    Snell fundamentals fail.

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

    I didn’t realize Posada was catching for the M’s.

    pwned

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jose directing traffic. HA

  • Salty Buggah

    Posada!…err Johjima!!!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Ive wanted an inning like this for so long. they always seem to happen for the other team

    • JSquared

      Yeah, i was just saying how odds of Gutierrez making that catch against us were like 99% and against other teams were about %60%

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Something tells me that won’t be the only wild pitch we score on tonight.

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

    Fun fact: Ian Snell and I share the same exact birthday, year and everything.

    Now I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing in life…

    • Salty Buggah

      Being one of the authors of RAB is good

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Quick..call Michael Kay.

    • Drew

      ain’t that a bitch?

    • JSquared

      Hey, You’re a Yankee Fan.

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

      RAB > Pirates

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Mussina’s birthday is the day before mine.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Thats how snell feels

    • Bugsy

      i have the same birthday as Obama but I have years till I catch up to him.

    • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S0CViLms5ys/Sd54tE5sVMI/AAAAAAAAAho/0fxSZIso2OM/s400/Swisha+House.jpg Kevin G.

      My older sister shares the same exact same birthday and year as the kid as Daniel Radcliffe, the guy who plays Harry Potter.

  • Dela G

    thank god for fluke runs

    2-0

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I was going to say this is more about the team than the player.

  • Bugsy

    I just why people don’t use personal winning percentage as a legit stat. I mean Ken Singleton and the YES staff feel like the said stat holds merit; those dumbass GMs just don’t get it.

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

    Based on a very unscientific look at BABIP, Jeter is at .344 right now, with a career BABIP of .358 whereas Cano’s is at .315 with a career BABIP of .319 so Jeter stands to rise a bit. I’ll go with Jeter.

  • JMK

    Anyone else playing the Michael Kay drinking game?

    • Drew

      Did you start a little early? lol

      • JSquared

        haha, just imagine Flaherty is Michael Kay, you’ll sober up.

      • JMK

        Yeah but it’s weird, I haven’t had to drink much. Is this a fluke? Does he know about it and has amended his ways as a public service?

        It’s just the second inning. I’ll be vomiting in the litter box by the 6th. There’s no way Kay will dash my hopes.

      • JMK

        I’m trying to imagine it’s Kay. When I feel I’m sobering up I have a sound bite of Kay saying “See Ya!” to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”.

        Yes, I have a lot of free time.

        No, I do not wish for your pity.

    • Bugsy

      what’s the Michael Kay drinking game? We made a drinking game for Clyde when we watch Knicks games (we need to drink for that).

    • Jose

      No, I’m playing the John Flaherty edition. I’m still waiting for him to say “CC is proud of his fastball”.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Focus CC

  • JSquared

    Damn, cant play the Michael Kay drinking game tonight.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Drink whenever they say balls.

      • JSquared

        good call.

    • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S0CViLms5ys/Sd54tE5sVMI/AAAAAAAAAho/0fxSZIso2OM/s400/Swisha+House.jpg Kevin G.

      Are you sure?

      Kay isn’t calling the game – Spray champagne

  • Zack

    hey cc, you just walked mike sweeney

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Those Griffey shots were great.

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

    The Griffey Sr/Jr back-to-back thing is so incredibly badass.

  • Salty Buggah

    How awesome would it be to hit back-to-back HRs with your dad in a MLB game?

    • Dela G

      i would love to do that in a softball game, i can’t imagine how awesome that would be in an mlb game

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

    That ball was CRUSHED. I bet A-Rod does it next.

  • JGS

    were there actually no shots of the ball hitting the glass?

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

    Didn’t Branyan have like, nine straight strikeouts against the Yanks earlier in the year?

    • JSquared

      pretty sure.

    • Zack

      then a 2 run homer

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Yeah the homer was the next day,after 6 consecutive Ks

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      I was at that game. I kept saying oh no he’s due! And then he would strike out again on 3 pitches

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Efficiency CC EFFICIENCY

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Does anyone remember when John Flaherty sucked as a baseball player? Didn’t his suckage continue through his whole career? Didn’t he move to broadcasting because there was still time left over on his contract, and he sucked so bad at playing?

    Yeaaaah, I remember those days.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Yeah he’s played for like everyone. Came up through the Sux system I think.

  • VO

    Does anyone else see Jorge as a future manager?

    • Dela G

      he could be

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He’d make Girardi seem like a cream puff.

    • Zack

      Nah, he’d probably cut someone like Swisher if he ever smiled out on the field

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Girardi was a much better field manager than Jorge is so I hope he manages somewhere else.

    • thurdonpaul

      i think he may be manager material

    • Drew

      Yes.

  • JSquared

    Are The Raidahs! and cowboys on TV?

  • Bugsy

    CC correcting his K/9.

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

    CC is unimpressed by your talk of his declining strikeout rate.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m such a pants pisser!

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

    Via Brooks, Verlander’s average fastball was 96.97 tonight. Damn.

    • Dela G

      During the 7th/8th inning, verlander was still throwing 100mph.

      He got squeezed a bit, but boy was he dealing. Jason Bay and David ortiz looked liked school children

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        I would be terrified if there was a kid in my school who looked like ortiz

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

      100 on his 123rd pitch of the night.

      • Dela G

        he was incredible. Glad i was able to catch the game

  • JGS

    {shudder}

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

    I hope Mrs. Beltre (is there one?) isn’t expecting kids any time soon.

  • Drew

    How the shit did Beltre chase down the ball after that?

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Pretty sure he finished the game.

      • Drew

        Yeah he did. It’s nuts to say the least.

        • JSquared

          lol

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Also… There’s always that, like, 3 second period after you get hit where you’re like “oh, ok, it doesn’t hurt, I’m lucky.” Then fate brings the pain, and you crumble to the ground holding your junk.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Haha right in the bread-basket. Good for YES for showing that clip.

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

    This is literally the only MLB game going on right now. I fee so alone.

    • Jose

      The wind currents at this stadium are a joke. The Yankees absolutely have to adjust the walls at the end of the season.

      • Jose

        Wow I fail. I think I just lost the Flaherty drinking game, I’m gone.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I mashed my teeth looking at that replay of Beltre.

  • Riddering

    I have phantom sympathy pains for Beltre.

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

      I do, for obvious reasons, but at the same time you’re just asking for it by not wearing a cup.

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

    Seriously, CC? Jack Hanahan? Come on. There’s no need to feed that dude sliders; just blow his ass away.

  • Zack

    CC is at 37 pitches, how?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This inning sucks where’d CC go?

  • Tom Zig

    CC getting squeezed today

  • Dela G

    Man second seattle series in a row where we escape having to see adrian beltre

    the yankees luck continues during the year

    no holliday, clayton richards, alex rios, now beltre (twice this season)

    • Tom Zig

      I wish we could face Beltre and his 82 OPS+ (.686 OPS)

    • JSquared

      Won’t see Felix Hernandez all year too, if he makes all of his scheduled starts.

    • Salty Buggah

      no, its about time. We’ve had bad luck all year except recently.

    • Zack

      Adrian Beltre scares you?

      • Dela G

        not at all, but eh, he can still be dangerous at times

        oh and i forgot about king felix (the red sox had the pleasure of facing him earlier this summer if i remember right and lost)

    • Tom Zig

      Anyone think Beltre took steroids in 2004?

      • Dela G

        i am thoroughly convinced he and ritchie sexton used steroids

  • Salty Buggah

    We need some length tonight CC so please be more efficient. Threw 29 pitched that inning.

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

      You know he’ll be out there in the seventh. He always is.

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

    Double “only on YES” action? Damn.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I’m going to watch this next half inning, thank the good Mo for making me a Yankee fan and go to bed.

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

    Balls.

    That said, I could handle YES showing Adrian Beltre’s injury if I did not already know what happened.

  • E-ROC

    Jeter!

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

    Bandbox!

  • VO

    What injury?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    BANDBOX!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    JETER!!!

  • Drew

    Jeter see’s your Nikon sign and raises you a hr.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh damn a Jeter HR not aided by the YSIII.

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

    Derek Jeter is unimpressed by the Nikon sign death valley that Griffey alluded to.

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

    I guess Jeter’s foot is okay

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Jeter we ain’t playing in NY, you can’t hit homeruns.

  • JGS

    man, that was crushed.

    he did that so he didn’t have to run

  • Bugsy

    take that, cano!

  • Zack

    the bandbox!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Seeeeeeeeeee yah!

  • JSquared

    Derek is your Daddy!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    What is the M’s bullpen like?

  • E-ROC

    Jeter crushed that ball. hot damn!

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod was like “Oh, Wow!” to Jeter

    • Drew

      I think he said “Holy shit!!”

      • Salty Buggah

        maybe I suck at lip-reading usually.

  • Nels

    That wasn’t your typical Jeter HR to right field. That was crushed.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Ian Snell… I suggest you and your Kmart Jaclyn Smith Collection outfit… Stay the hell away from Derek Jeter!

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “Ian Snell… I suggest you and your Kmart Jaclyn Smith Collection outfit… Stay the hell away from Derek Jeter Hideki Matsui!”

  • Dela G

    Fuck your NIKON SIGN BITCHES!

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Jeter doesn’t need a foot to kick your A.

  • Riddering

    HOLY GOD, JETER.

    I love it when our leadoff guys are on fire.

  • Bugsy

    BTW, i hate the way Ken Singleton said “carried”. What a jerk.

  • E-ROC

    Godzilla!

  • JSquared

    BOMB!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bandbox!

  • Drew

    Holy Moses

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

    Homerdeki.

  • VO

    MATSUI!

  • Dela G

    Johnny rockets that down the line!

    nice job johnny D!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod looks odd in a hoodie.

    MATSUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      sketchiness, he might be dealin those roids yo.

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

    Seeyanara.

  • JGS

    nice!

    I’m going to miss Matsui

    • Bugsy

      Great minds.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Godzilla!!!!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    if only we had snell our pitching would be so good…

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Straw-man, FTW.

  • Bugsy

    I’m gonna miss Matsui next year, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Mo’ runs!

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

    The YES camera guys are not very sharp tonight.

    • Bugsy

      it seems like the whole yes crew has been off this whole season. especially that radar gun.

  • Joebrah

    or, i guess you can go off first pitches, too.

  • JSquared

    He called that a strike?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF ump?

  • zs190

    I’m glad we didn’t get this guy, and you guys thought Mitre is bad.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Nick says to ump: I take 4 balls and then my base. Pay attention.

    • JMK

      IETC. He seems to like walking more than even hitting the ball.

  • JMK

    Matsui hit that like Mary Kay Letourneau would hit Flaherty’s birthday girl.

  • Dela G

    HITDEKI!!!!!

    WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    TEH BANDBOX!!! TEH BANDBOX!!

  • Salty Buggah

    CC didnt get that same call to Swish for strike 1 that Snell did.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      we don’t need no stinking fairness

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m liking this offense.

  • Zack

    So when are they going to finally DFA Matsui?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You know the Yankees are stupid.

  • Salty Buggah

    damn you gutierrez!

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

    Everything’s getting crushed this inning. An average CF and Swish is on second.

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

    Wow. Great range by Gutierrez.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Every strike this guy throws is right down the middle

  • Riddering

    I have a feeling Cano won’t be first-pitch swinging at all while Snell’s on the mound.

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

    That play by Gutierrez is more impressive to me than most of the diving catches that will be on SC tonight.

    • Dela G

      agreed

      that was 1990s gold glove griffey-esqe

  • JSquared

    Cleveland probably regrets getting rid of Gutierrez. Although Sizemore would move over, still.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Whod they get for him?

      • JSquared

        It was in the 3-Way Mets, Indians, Mariners trade. I Think they got Valbuena and Joe Smith. Smith has been decent, but nothing like Gutierrez’s output.

  • Drew

    David Puddy knows all about CC’s “move.”

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

      Swirl.

      • Drew

        counter-clockwise

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

    Cano says “fuck a back leg.”

    • Bugsy

      Cano is to hitting what Mastodon is to music.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I would love to just fuck up their bullpen today, so that by the time we get to mitre and gaudin this weekend, ther spent

    • Dela G

      they played a 14 inning game last night (the mariners) so i bet their bullpen is a little tired

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Patient Melky. Nice.

  • Riddering

    Two Yankee rules:

    1. If you’re on first and Jeter is at the plate, you must run.

    2. Clear the bases if Cano is coming up behind you to hit.

  • Zack

    So i’m pretty confident I wont have to stay up to see how this game ends

  • JMK

    “There is no higher league than this one.”

    The earth also revolves around the sun.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    No higher league than this one? That was Michael Kay-esque in it’s stupidity.

    • Dela G

      i LOL’d really loud

  • Ivan

    This yankee team is good…….like really good.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Things are getting hairy for um you know that guy.