• Drew

    As to the Damon talk. No, there are not many better bats in FA this off season.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Exactly. You really want to give that money to matt holliday? il pass

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Exactly. He could split time between left and DH- basically take the Matsui role but have the ability to play outfield.

      • Zack

        i dont think thats the question. the question is that if “we are so going to pay him” was a smart move or not, and for how long, etc

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          I dont think damon wants to leave. If we make him an offer thats relatively fair, hes not gonna jerk us around for more

          • Zack

            “I fell in love with Boston so, hopefully, I’ll be here for a long time,” Damon said after the team’s season ended Friday with a 5-3 loss that gave the White Sox a sweep of the AL Division Series.

            • Zack

              Point: It’s a business

            • Ghost of Scott Brosius

              Yeah but that was when he was a lot younger, he needed another big payday, and the sox completely undervalued him. and it was a totally different market. look at bobby abreu last year- you think anyone good is going to pay damon more than us?

              • Zack

                “we are so going to pay him” is your original statement, and no i said no one is going to give him alot- therefore Yankees have the leverage to not ‘so going to pay him’

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I think its time to buy the rangers as legit, at least when it comes to making the playoffs. Naftali feliz is filthy

    • JGS

      Rangers do not scare me

      only the Angels scare me

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Yeah id love to get them in the playoffs, im just sayin ther a legit contender

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

      He scares the crap out of me. K-Rod debut scary.

      • Tank the Frank

        +1

    • JMK

      I think I’d still rather face them than the Rays, Sox or Angels.

    • Dela G

      i’ve seen feliz pitch

      The guy has 101mph FB, 90ish change and some 84 mph pitch i wasnt listening to on the tv

      he can be really good, or he could be another joel zumaya, fernando rodey, brandon league, etc etc. Lots of heat, but may get smacked around once people realize what you are throwing

      • Dela G

        i forgot to add that i don’t think that he’ll be bad. I think he’ll be lights out for years to come, but i want to see what he does against the red sox and yankees

        • JMK

          Didn’t a scout also say that he has the easiest looking 100 mph fastball they’ve ever seen? That guy has scary stuff.

        • Bugsy

          Indians are a pretty good offensive team. why the red sox and yankees?

    • Bugsy

      oh wow. i just looked at Feliz’s line tonight. Pretty nice, but how important is it to have dominant relief when their SP is mediocre at best.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Yeah, which is why they should start him

        • Bugsy

          aren’t they restricting his innings?

          • Ghost of Scott Brosius

            Yeah, which is odd for nolan “i pitched 800 innings a year and walked twenty miles to the ball park” ryan

  • handtius

    No Comments? Well, that Cano at-bad ended bad, but I thought he looked better, in that at-bat, then usual in base loaded situations.

  • JMK

    Why does CC do Subway commercials? He doesn’t strike me as the guy who thinks, “Man, I’m hungry. Oh, I know. Why don’t I get something nice and healthy? Subway? Subway!”

    • Drew

      He’s probably got a Subway in his kitchen.

      • JMK

        You’re probably right. In other news, I do like the Quiznos commercials.

        “Scott, put it in me.”
        “No, that burned last time.”
        “We both liked that…”

    • Zack

      not all sandwiches at subway are ‘healthy;

      • JMK

        Ah. Haven’t eaten there in years. I just assumed they were. Good to know.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Haha someone here posted that they saw him at mcdonalds eating 3 big macs

  • JSquared

    Sick Changeup

  • Tony

    I’ll say it:

    Pull Sabathia after 7. His IP is ridic.

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

      If Lincecum and Felix can handle the load, C.C. sure can.

    • Tank the Frank

      Totally. That’s why I love this big lead. We’re not going to have to abuse him and run him out there on 3 days rest. Give Bruney some work.

  • Nels

    CC has been good tonight, but I think a few of his pitches that Damon has caught in left would have been hit out in the new YS.

  • Bugsy

    I hope Branyan hits a HR here. It would do wonders for my fantasy team.

    • JMK

      Not cool, Benedict.

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

    Why throw the changeup 3-2 up 8 runs if you’re CC, Flash? Because it’s been his best pitch this year.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Juan Heredia lowered his ERA to 0.32 for the year in the DSL, and St. Melvin picked up his 12th save.

    Juan’s stats:
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=542425

    • JSquared

      Yes, i wanted to mention Juan Heredia at some point… Ridiculous or what? Juan heredia, Jose Quintana, Omar Sanchez… I Want to see them in real life.

      • JMK

        Thought about vacationing in the DR?

        • JSquared

          No… just got back from Bora Bora though, 2 weeks ago. I’ll wait til they’re at Staten Island.

          • JMK

            Awesome. How was it?

            • JSquared

              Great, Water Bungalows are awesome.

              • JMK

                Beautiful looking island. I would love to go sometime but I’ve always heard it’s quite pricey.

                If you don’t mind me asking, what did you pay? I used to vacation in the BVI and although it’s wonderful, I’m itching for something new and relatively affordable.

                • JSquared

                  It cost about $1000-1200 a week not including the plane tickets. altogether 4 weeks, plane tickets and etc. … $6,000. very beautiful though. I Went with my girlfriend.

                • JMK

                  Hmm…not as terrible as I thought it would be. Worth a look. Thanks again!

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m pretty traumatized at the name “Heredia” on the Yankees, due to the Run Fairy.

      Jairo may have to change his name.

  • JSquared

    Sick Slider

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

    NARSTY curve.

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

      Or maybe it’s a slider. I’m dumb.

  • danny

    CC isn’t an ace!!!!!111!!

  • Salty Buggah

    CC only at 89 pitches, so he should come out again I think, especially since he’s has had almost all stress-free innings.

  • Dela G

    damn CC is fucking filthy

    time to take him out and rest his golden arm

    • Drew

      I doubt he comes out.

      • Drew

        *comes out of the game.

        • Dela G

          lol i was thinkin the closet ;)

          • Ghost of Scott Brosius

            I don’t think he would fit

      • Bugsy

        something tells me girardi will march him out. he just hasn’t been the same at managing the bullpen after farnsworth left the team.

  • Dela G

    Lol what the hell is a professional at bat

    they are paid to bat flaherty

  • danny

    whats CC’s PC?

    • Drew

      86 or sumthin, under 90

    • Dela G

      89

  • JGS

    wow, I thought Ichiro caught that

  • JSquared

    BOMB!!!

    Ichiro was too close… WOW!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Matsui loves LHP! And holy shit, Ichiro!

  • Dela G

    HITDEKI!!!!

    I TOTALLY THOUGHT ICHIRO CAUGHT THAT!!

    • Chili Davis

      Me too. That would’ve been insane.

      • Dela G

        agreed

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

    Matsui. DFA. Now.

    • Scooter

      Matsui + lefty pitcher = no problem
      Wow…

      This might be Veras-proof

  • Salty Buggah

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

    Run-differential increasing!!!!

    • Bob Stone

      106 run differential right now. Only the Dodgers are higher at 115.

      • Ivan

        And the Dodgers play in the NL West.

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

    Godzirra is destroying Tokyo tonight. There were no survivors.

    • Bugsy

      past or present tense?

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

        BOTH.

  • Zack

    DFA MATSUI!!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Poor hideki. No matter how much he hits, we won’t resign him

    • jim p

      Seattle’s gotta be thinking about it. He’s going to be much harder to replace than people think, I suspect.

  • Charlie

    Fucking stat padder. looks like matsui’s been hanging around a-rod too much

  • Dela G

    Its funny, back in June, i was wondering why he was still in the everyday lineup

    oops

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Me 2. I was screaming that we shouldve traded him two years ago. Still not sure that i was wrong

  • putt

    Jesus, just imagine if they Yanks played all their homegames in this effin bandbox!

    • Ivan

      Imagine of they had there A lineup tonight.

      • putt

        this is the second game I can remember ARod sitting out that the team just raked. You know deep down he’s like, “Damn, let me grab a bat!”

  • Ivan

    Like Triple H would say, the yanks are “That damn good”

    • Dela G

      excellente triple H comment

      i loved DX when it was him, Xpac and road dogg

      the x-factor was a killah

      • JMK

        What are you guys talking about?

        • Dela G

          wrestling: WWF

          • Ivan

            Not WWE, WWF. When ppl like us were in like JR high school.

          • JMK

            Ahh. Never seen it. My parents thought it to be barbaric and wouldn’t let me watch it.

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

              My parents thought it to be barbaric and wouldn’t let me watch it deprived me of a childhood.

              • JMK

                Well, we didn’t own a television until I turned 16 (I’m 23 now), and my sister and I were each forced to read a book per week and turn in a report over Sunday dinner (which I cooked).

                Swear it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. I just have very bookish parents.

      • Ivan

        Good times.

  • Charlie

    i’d get CC outta there. save his arm for when we need him

  • Accent Shallow

    I have to call it a night.

    Take it easy, all.

  • Tony

    No reason to leave CC in this game…

    GODDAMN GIRARDI

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Why pull him? This is what an ace is supposed to do- keep the pen fresh. He has thrown 95 pitches, and they played extra innings yesterday.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Agreed. Its about pitches people, not innings. hes not laboring. and why not get him to ten k’s? good for his confidence

    • Drew

      ugh…

  • Salty Buggah

    Who’s been the best Japanese signing after Ichiro this decade?

    Unless Im forgetting someone, I’d say Hideki.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Ther the only two japanese players of elite caliber. diceks the closest, and thats not close

    • JMK

      Irabu?

    • Zack
      • JMK

        Nice.

        • Zack

          you beat me, but still had to post it

    • JGS

      Sasaki was really good, but he didn’t last very long

      but clearly it has to be Dice-K, gritting it out through all those 5 inning outings

    • Dela G

      yeah had dice-k panned out this year, he would def be the best

      Hideo nomo threw a no hitter or two, so he’s up there

    • Charlie

      you’re forgetting someone alright. He’s a way under-payed AAA ace who just set a franchise record for wins.

      • Dela G

        lol ICWUDT

    • Tank the Frank

      Junichi Tazawa

      Peter Gammons’d

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

      Shinjo. The arm bands set him apart.

  • Charlie

    damn it girardi, why leave him in? Flaherty is actually dead right for once

    • JMK

      As the saying goes, “A broken clock…”

  • acb

    im guessing girardi wants to rest the pen and cc prolly wants to go 9

  • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

    Has Cashman introduced Girardi to Gaudin?

    • acb

      guadin is getting the start on sunday

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        That confirmed?

        • Dela G

          yes

    • Dela G

      gaudin pitched 2 innings yesterday and got the win

    • Drew

      You didn’t watch yesterday?

      • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

        My bad guys. Had school, and wife is pregnant. Got the score and that’s about it lol.

        • Dela G

          well good luck to you and your wife. Hope you can raise a yankee legend if its a boy :)

          • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

            Thanx, and we can only hope ;)

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

          Teach the kid to throw lefthanded.

          • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

            I’m lefty, so hopefully that’ll come naturally.

            • JMK

              Venditte as a babysitter in the works?

    • Bugsy

      he pitched yesterday and got the win. where’ve you been?

      • Drew

        busy coming up with ways to try and rip Girardi

        • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

          Final answer?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      He pitched yesterday, and is starting on Sunday.

  • Ivan

    CC just owned Saunders in that AB.

  • acb

    someone wants 10 strikeouts

  • Charlie

    CC’s making everyone look silly, but i’d get him out of there. we need him to be rested for october

  • JSquared

    Haven’t seen someone make ichiro silly in atime… let alone he did it a bunch of times this game.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    King Ichiro! Ten ks in style! This is what aces do people

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      k-ing, not king. fail

  • Dela G

    my god

    CC was dominant tonight

    10Ks and a lucky homerun

    • Scooter

      Looks like CC is done
      His stuff seemed unreal in the 8th – no sign of tiring – and yeah, I don’t think I’ve seen Ichiro look that bad

      You wonder if he told Girardi he wanted to go out for more.

  • Salty Buggah

    :Standing Ovation:

    10 K’s bitches!

  • Ivan

    That last pitch to Ichiro was more nastier than a porno flick.

    • JMK

      Matsui says “hi”. Just don’t shake his hand.

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

      I don’t know, I found Back Door Sluts 3 disappointingly tame.

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

        That agrees with what you said. Sorry folks, I’ve been drinking.

        • JMK

          Have you seen “Debbie Does Dachau”? Not tame at all.

          • Ghost of Scott Brosius

            Wow is that a reference to what i think its a reference to?

            • JMK

              Too soon? Should I wait another fifty years?

              • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                Yup.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        IETC

  • Drew

    Dang, don’t worry Melk, they’ll start dropping soon.

  • AJ

    we needed one of these games. Win one for Posada, Jeter and Mo.

    • Salty Buggah

      and A-rod…

  • Salty Buggah

    Matsui really has been around Alex too much. First the stat-padding. Now, selfishly, he got 2 plays of the game.

  • acb

    so how many homeruns do you think bruney will give up?

    • AJ

      none.

      • Charlie

        agreed, i say he strikes out the side

  • Ivan

    This is one of those games where the yanks are telling the M’s,
    We’re better u, hit betta than u, pitch betta than u, field betta than u, get more hoes than u, get more than u, have more spansors than u, more good lookin than u, and I know it and u know and the whole fuckin world knows it.

    • Ivan

      Get more money than u, and get more sponsors than u. Fixed.

    • Zack

      type worser english than u

      • Drew

        ietc

      • Ivan

        LOL.

      • VO

        IETCVM

      • Dela G

        AAAAAND WINNAR

  • AJ

    Who to drop in fantasy baseball: Ricky Nolasco, Edwin Jackson or Carlos Zambrano?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Big Z. Im hoping Jackson doesnt collapse, hes my co-ace

    • Charlie

      Not Nolasco, he just had one bad outing. I’d say Jackson, but big Z if you need the pitching now

    • Bugsy

      zambrano on DL? I don’t konw how anyone can trust nolasco this year.

      • Zack

        because Nolasco has given up more then 2er only 3 times in his last 13 starts

  • Dela G

    nice job molina getting that final hit!

  • Salty Buggah

    LOL at Kenny: “One last chance for the Mariners.”

  • No Halladay

    My son the Red Sox fan think that the Yanks are boring because they are too good. Back to the good old days.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      How did that happen?

    • JMK

      Your son is a Red Sox fan? How on earth is this possible? I should call Child Services on you.

      • No Halladay

        Ironic, I’m a supervisor for Children’s Services in So Cal, my in laws are from Boston and he rooted for the Sox in 2004 because he wanted them to be happy and he stuck with them. I remind him that he was a big Yankee fan when he was young. One of those rebellion things.

        At least he isn’t an Angels fan, all they do is bring up their one WE win like the kid that won a trophy in Little League.

        • No Halladay

          Sorry, should be WS win not WE

        • JMK

          So calling CS would do no good? Maybe you could try something like a military school run by David Wells to reform him. On second thought, perhaps not. Well, best of luck.

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

      dogg in this area you have failed as a parent. Perhaps it is not too late for you.

      I say this out of love.

    • pete

      i fucking love it when the yankees are boring.

  • Ivan

    I wonder if RAB gonna do that all Fantasy football season.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    11-15-0.

    1-3-0.

    Domination holmes

    • Bugsy

      That is beautiful symmetry.

  • No Halladay

    Yanks are going on 72 wins, no one else in MLB has 70. Only 2 losses in August vs. 10 Wins. Yanks will be 6.5 up on Boston, 2.5 up on the Angels for home field advantage. Already have HF advantage for the World Series. This is shaping up to be a perfect storm for anyone wanting to take on the Yanks.

  • Salty Buggah

    WIN!!! Hairston looks like he’s happy to be on a good team.

  • Dela G

    yanks win

  • Charlie

    good old fashioned beating that was, I approve. Lets hope for more of the same the next few games.

  • Drew

    Way to not ask a question, Gordon.

  • Bugsy

    No Kim Jones? B-Team Yes Crew.

  • JMK

    My favorite part is when they use Cano as a translator for Melky. They should be a comedy duo.

    • No Halladay

      I wonder how much crap they say to each other, would love to know Spanish.

  • JGS

    magic number = 42

    • No Halladay

      First time I’ve seen that, calls for an official countdown.

  • Charlie

    i wish hideki would try interviewing in English, i bet he could do aight

    • Bugsy

      why does it matter?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      I bet hes pretty good, but its a japanese pride thing, they dont want to be seen at anything worse thatn ther best

      • JMK

        Have you seen a Japanese game show?

      • Zack

        its about being comfortable. if you’re not fluent in spanish are you going to answer questions in spanish, answers that fans/blogs/newspapers/espn break down word for word and if you use it in the wrong way something gets lost in translation/misquoted?

      • Jimmy

        nigga please

    • Bob Stone

      He is probably most familiar with only certain English words – those that are used a lot in porn films

      • No Halladay

        Hope he knows the words “free agency”. I like his bat but those knees……painful to watch. After this year everyone will want to come to the Bronx. Damon I would bring back if he’d take a year with an option. With him I worry about PEDs. HRs rising in the late 30’s spells trouble.

        • Bob Stone

          Agree completely on all points. But I do love to watch Hidekia hit.

          • Bob Stone

            *Hideki

        • whozat

          Thing is, it’s not like Damon’s hitting them harder or further…they just moved the wall in and shortened the wall out where he naturally pulls lots of fly balls.

          And he’s managed to avoid missing much time. So I don’t think it’s PEDs, but I do think that he’s a product of the park. And his D has gotten a LOT worse. If they think he can avoid getting any worse in LF, then a one year deal could be OK, but they’d need to get someone at least as good as Swish to add to the corner OF rotation, if Damon is going to the the primary DH and sometime LFer.

      • Scooter

        Same ones Mary Carey is teaching the Melk-man no doubt

        • Bob Stone

          ietcvm

        • JMK

          IETC.

  • Drew

    GORDON FAIL

  • southeryankeefan

    Hi had to use the computer at the bar to say this but cc is the man

    • Drew

      That he is.