• JM

    So… Texas bullpen=superchoke and Yankee tied the game…

    • JMK

      Francisco was murdered out there. Yikes if that’s their closer.

      • Zack

        its one bad outing

        • JMK

          Really small sample but saying he was shelled is an understatement. 6 ER in 0.2 innings?

  • GG

    can’t believe that was scored a hit

    • Bugsy

      Jeter would have beaten it out. But the RBi is a little iffy.

  • JSquared

    I didn’t think Texas was that much worse than us, but… i guess they are.

  • Dela G

    andy’s cuttah is fucking dealing

  • Tank the Frank

    This win tonight clearly shows the grittyness of the Red Sox as they rally around the heart and soul of their team, Kevin Youkilis.

    Peter Gammons’d
    Karl Ravich’d
    John Kruk’d
    Bill Simmons’d
    Mike Francesa’d
    Steve Phillips’d
    Steve Berthume’d

    • JMK

      You forgot Christina’d.

    • JSquared

      Man, i dont know how you dissed all of those guys in one sentence, oh wait, yes i do. None of them know what they’re talking about.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is Andy throwing 91, or are the Safeco cameras fast?

    • JMK

      He usually tops out at 91-92 so my guess is they’re a little fast. We’ll see when the hard-throwing relievers come up.

    • JSquared

      Always throws 90-91.

  • Little Bill

    Another K for Andy. One more run will be enough for Andy and the bullpen to finish it off.

  • Bugsy

    ph man, if papelbon blows this…i dont know what i would do. maybe kiss the nearest person or something

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Andy

  • JSquared

    TEH PETTITTE!!

  • Dela G

    wow

    andy pettite made ichiro his bitch

    • JMK

      The Japanese are capable of feeling 1000x the shame of other nations, so he may never recover from that strikeout. We can only hope.

      • JSquared

        haha, TEH SAMURAI!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ichiro Ks!

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh man, he just made Ichiro look awful there.

  • Ivan

    Another K for Pettitte. He’s been K’ing guys at an tremendous rate his last couple starts.

  • Accent Shallow

    I might be interested in taking the ballgirl to the movies.

    If she didn’t live in Seattle, that is.

    • Bugsy

      meh. she looks 16.

    • JMK

      I find it’s easier on the wallet to take them to a bar and order them a Rufee-Colada. You may want to amend your strategy. Popcorn is expensive, after all.

  • JSquared

    GET SOME!!! TEH SIDE GETS SOME!!

  • Bugsy

    sidddown

  • VO

    Lmao Pettittes face there was priceless.

  • Dela G

    Holy shit

    andy is fucking dealing

  • Accent Shallow

    If the Mariners are just going to swing and miss at everything, I really wish Joba or Hughes could have started in this series.

    Would have been fun to watch.

  • Ivan

    That arguebably Pettite’s best inning of the season rite there.

    • JMK

      How is arguebably formed?

  • George H

    Andy Pettitte…strike out the side? Damn.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Since when did Andy have this Lesterian ability to K so many bitches?

  • Salty Buggah

    Hey Mike, I’ve been trying to post but everytime I do a blank page comes up and the address bar says this:

    http://riveraveblues.com/wp-comments-post.php

    I’m using an Incognito Window and it didn’t work but now it did with a new thread. Any reason for this?

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

      No idea, but we’ll look into it. Let me/us know if it keeps happening.

      • Salty Buggah

        Well, it’s happened several times before. But everytime I opened it in an incognito window it would then work. Now, it doesn’t even do that. I think it just may be my computer/Google Chrome.

    • Salty Buggah

      I should be more clear. It worked after the I opened the spillover in an incognito window. (the original thread had the same result in an incognito window)

    • VO

      Theres no easy way to tell you this but you’ve been sent down.

  • Tank the Frank

    That swing from Ichiro reminded me of how he set up CC last night. I’ve never seen anything like that. I just shook my head and said to my friend, “That’s awesome.”

    The first swing looked so comical, I thought for sure CC or Molina would pick up on it. Kenny knew exactly what he was doing though.

  • Bugsy

    why is marlon bryd batting 3rd for texas? what’s going on down there?

    • Tank the Frank

      Cruz went on the DL. They activated Kinsler but he’s not in the lineup today.

  • JMK

    He’s going to leave one of those hanging curves up there and it’s going to be creamed.

    • JMK

      How are they not hitting that pitch hard??!!

  • Bugsy

    Rob Johnson, doesn’t that guy write shitty songs for shitty band like matchbox 20 or something? maybe its 3 doors down.

    • JMK

      That’s Matchbox 20. But the guy’s name is Rob Thomas.

      Maybe you were thinking Rob Reiner?

      • Jack

        This is Spinal Tap = Greatest movie ever.

        • JMK

          Oh yeah, that movie is fantastic.

      • Bugsy

        why would i be thinking rob reiner? i was right with my first guess. unless you think matchbox 20 is actually good. in which case, i might just feel sorry for you.

        • JMK

          Blasphemous! Anyone who features Carlos Santana in a song must be amazing.

          /Kelly Clarkson fan club president

  • Dela G

    my god

    posada has watched that damn curveball the second time in a row

    • whozat

      still don’t make it a strike…

  • Tank the Frank

    This umpire doesn’t deserve to taste my balls.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    What a shitty game by the offense.

    • Bugsy

      seriously we’re not even getting on base. usually, we fuck up pitcher’s whip.

  • Ivan

    Anotha K.

  • Bugsy

    i love these “aggressive” hitters.

    • GG

      Maybe its b/c I’m a Yanks fan, but I’ve always viewed that as meaning not that good of hitters, Robbie C not included of course

  • Dela G

    wow

    9ks through 5 2/3

  • Tank the Frank

    Damn Andy. Yeah I can’t wait for Joba to get a piece of this action.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    9 K = season high

  • Dela G

    that was some good hitting by junior

  • Ivan

    DP here.

  • JSquared

    Andy Motha Fuckin Pettitte.

  • Salty Buggah

    10 K’s!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    10ks!!

    back to back 10K performances

    you dont see that often

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

    Who is this guy and what has he done with Andy Pettitte? Ten strikeouts?

  • Ivan

    Pettitte meet his steroid dealer today.

  • Bugsy

    10 K.

    woo hoo.

  • Dela G

    Andy is finally getting the borderline calls

  • Drew

    I guess Ace will pitch the 7th. I wouldn’t mind D-Rob though.

    • Bugsy

      i ace pitches till we score a run. that’s how it goes with him.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh jeez, good think we’re in Safeco.

  • Dela G

    I heart you johnny damon

    thank god for super large parks

  • JobaWockeeZ

    He’s proud of his fastball..sigh

  • Ivan

    Johnny Damon with the catch.

  • Tank the Frank

    I can has base runners?

  • Salty Buggah

    Phew, thank god for Safeco! Nice Andy!

  • JMK

    Anyone seen the GI Joe movie? The theme song is Kid Rock’s “American Bad_Ass”, so I’m guessing it’s terrible.

  • Ivan

    Pettitte is dealing like it’s 1996.

  • Little Bill

    Another great start for Andy. They just haven’t been scoring runs in his starts lately though. One solo HR isn’t too much to ask here to get Andy the win. Ace, Hughes, and Mo can lock this down.

  • beware of Michael Kay

    so is arod actually available to pinch hit?

  • Drew

    What day does Marte’s rehab assignment expire?

    • JSquared

      i think 17th possibly.

  • Salty Buggah

    Does Robbie have the most groundouts to 2B? Is it possible to find out somehow?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think Matsui would.

  • AJ

    Holy Frank Francisco the Rangers have deep problems.

  • GG

    Was RR Smith released by Minn? Thats funny bc the rotation they have aint very good…What are people’s thoughts: Liriano Donezo’ed?

  • Dela G

    lol at a fan running on the field

    i wish they would show it for once instead of showin somethin else

  • Drew

    I hate how they don’t show it. We see the joy in all the fan’s faces but we’re left in the cold…

  • Bugsy

    Nick Swisher to Rob Thomas: “Yeah, I did that a few times back in the minors.”

  • Salty Buggah

    Is it worth to storm the field when you get fined and spend a night in jail (I think)?

    • Dela G

      eh, i would do it during the superbowl or the world series

      anything else is useless

    • Bugsy

      well, you have to pass out somewhere.

  • Ivan

    Nick “Full Count” Swisher.

  • Dela G

    this guy looks like the left handed kyle farnsworth with the glasses and all

    too bad he doesnt pitch like farnsworth

  • Bugsy

    who is this schmuck? why is he mowing down the yankees?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s Andy pitching. That means little run support.

    • Dela G

      i have no idea…never heard of him all yeae

  • Ivan

    The yankees don’t wanna bored the audience out there, so that’s y the score 2-2.

  • JSquared

    Fuck Gutierrez.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah damn, I thought Jerry got another blooper

  • Bugsy

    ooo bruney. strikeout the side, homes.

  • Bugsy

    i really dont love the yankees enough to own that car.

  • Salty Buggah

    I blame Mike…he said yesterday’s game was too boring and not exciting enough for him. The Yanks, who read RAB, decided to grant his wish. Hopefully they read my comment and decide to breakout next inning.

  • JMK

    I’m just waiting for “Text to the Bullpen”.

    • Bugsy

      i hope that never happens.

    • VO

      Imagine instead of Eiland going out to the mound he could just text him instead. “yo andi y u pitchin lik dat, pitch da way i told u 2”

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

      We never got a “Page to the bullpen” so I think we’re safe.

  • Ivan

    Is Bruney entering Girardi’s “Circle of Trust”?

  • Bugsy

    96 on the black! nice.

  • Dela G

    good FB from bruney there

  • Accent Shallow

    Bruney’s slider looks really flat.

    Of course, it doesn’t matter how it looks, as long as it works.

  • Salty Buggah

    I guess its good get Bruney a pretty high leverage spot.

  • Accent Shallow

    Andy’s son really looks like him.

    And why is Melky playing a schlub like Wilson deep?

  • Bugsy

    melky’s looking at franklin

  • Dela G

    MELKMAN DEFENSE!

  • Ivan

    Nice Melky.

  • JMK

    Is Andy’s son adopted? I don’t have my glasses on but that kid doesn’t look anything like him.

    • Bugsy

      no he doesnt. better question: why is he on the road with him? don’t teams use the road as a bonding experience like talking about porn together and sharing stories of sexual escapades.

      • JMK

        This can mean only one thing: Melky is his mentor.

      • Zack

        most teams do, but Yankees just walk around in their business suits and arent there for each other

        /espn’d

  • JMK

    Would it be illegal for Damon to use a Segway out there in left field?

  • Salty Buggah

    ah damn almost…get em Bruney

  • Bugsy

    that was a bloop. i can forgive bruney for that, but he’s testing me.

    • 27 this year

      was it really a bloop, Gameday says line drive.

    • 27 this year

      was it really a bloop, Gameday says line drive.

  • Ivan

    Lets go Bruney.

  • Ivan

    Yes Ichiro bunt.

  • Drew

    It’s too bad Ichiro’s contract is so ridic. It’d be cool to have him out in right.

    • ShuutoHeat

      It would be awesome to have him in the OF.

      • Ivan

        No it wouldn’t actually.

        • Drew

          Any reason??

          • Ivan

            He Hardly BB’s and he’s a single hitter. Those are the time of hitters don’t age well. For crying out loud, he’s hitting over .350 and his OBP% is still under .400.

            • Ivan

              type*

            • Drew

              “he’s hitting over .350”

              • Ivan

                And……

                Once he can’t hit for them type of BA, he’s not gonna age well. He has no power and he never walks.

                • Drew

                  Well, that’s why I said it’s too bad his contract is so ridic. That said, if anyone ages well, it will be Ichiro. Dude’s a sushi eating machine.

            • George H

              Yeah, his OBP is only .390. Give me a break; Ichiro is a stud. You can’t find many guys who can play good CF defense with that kind of bat.

    • Bugsy

      he’s good. but exactly how good is a singles hitter who doesn’t like taking walk?

      • Drew

        Ichiro is not your average “singles hitter.”

        • Bugsy

          ok, he’s a really, really good singles hitter.

          • Drew

            Really, really, really good singles hitter.. lol

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I think he said he would never play for the Yankees.

  • Dela G

    aight, one more strike on ichiro

  • Ivan

    Good job Bruney.

  • Dela G

    YES!

    ON TO TEH 8th!

    • JMK

      Another walk-off win? The Yankees are the reason I’m developing high blood pressure.

      On the other hand, a steady diet of bacon, mayonnaise, beer, and cigarettes could also be contributing factors.

      • Bugsy

        you’re in luck cuz its impossible to walkoff tonight.

        • JMK

          Ahh shit. You know what I mean.

          No more beer for me.

      • ShuutoHeat

        nooo.. yankees should be the ones to blame for your high blood pressure.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Call me crazy, but I like our chances against anybody in a two inning sprint!!

  • John Duci

    Good job Bruney!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I’ve been very impressed with Bruney lately.

  • Accent Shallow

    Andy isn’t exactly a high strikeout pitcher. Dig this:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/shareit/UdM7

  • Salty Buggah

    PeteAbe:

    Andy has 10 Ks, his most since Aug. 21, 2006 at Cincinnati. Most K’s of an AL team since 2003.

    Damn, thats awesome. It’s like Victor Martinez getting his first SB* since 2003 yesterday.

    *Laird wasnt sure whether throw or not and would have easily gotten him as he stopped halfway to 2nd but Laird didnt throw.

  • Accent Shallow

    RRS is out? Thank god.

    Maybe they’ll actually hit now.

    • Ivan

      Don’t sleep on Mark Lowe.

  • Ivan

    Mark Lowe can be pretty filthy at times.

  • 27 this year

    Is it me or does it seem like every game lately (not yesterday) has been tied late?

    • JMK

      It’s not you.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Melk man hittin the ball hard just not falling

  • Salty Buggah

    I think Melky’s gonna go on a little streak again. He’s hitting the ball it bit harder/better lately.

  • Dela G

    cmon captain

  • Salty Buggah

    boo wave!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    andy pettitte’s kids when they were younger (and check out Jete circa ’95)

    Andy Pettitte

    • Drew

      Oh Rocket…

    • JMK

      Laura Pettite has birthing hips and just-fucked hair. I like.

      • Tom Zig

        not necessary

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

        TOO SOON

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Ken Singleton has no respect for the wave.

    As it should be.

  • Dela G

    wow

    everything is hit at someone

  • Salty Buggah

    damnit Branyan

  • Bugsy

    jesus. hit a hr–how hard can it be? christ.

    • Dela G

      home runs are pretty hard to come by, regardless of how good your team is

      • Bugsy

        i wasn’t being totally serious. i watched baseball long enought to know that.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I didn’t know “hit a hr–how hard can it be?” was Jesus’ middle name…

      • Bugsy

        obviously you didnt go to sunday school for edumacation.

  • ShuutoHeat

    they need to play a game of…hit it where the people ain’t.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice bender.

    • Dela G

      too….. easy..

  • Ivan

    Hey Franklin pulled a nick green.

  • Bugsy

    hughes looks meaner without all that hippy hair. way to go!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    gotta love three pitch strike outs.

    • Accent Shallow

      The way he’s going, he’s going to start having two pitch strikeouts.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hughes>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gutierrez

  • Accent Shallow

    This is ridiculous.

  • Dela G

    THAT WAS PHILTHY!!

  • Dela G

    I know understand how Jarrod Wsahburn looked like a god in this park

    every fly ball seems to be an out

    i love it

  • JMK

    COME ON!

  • Accent Shallow

    That looked like the fourth strike of the at-bat.

  • Dela G

    damn

    that was a close curve

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

    Hughes vs. Griffey. Who would have ever thought this was possible?

    • Bugsy

      what’s so improbable about it?

      • Accent Shallow

        Griffey’s MLB debut was when Hughes was 3 years old.

        • JMK

          Julio Franco v. Anyone born after 1936????

  • Dela G

    cmon hughes

    griffey is late to every pitch

    get him a fastball higher in the zone

  • Accent Shallow

    Why are they talking about Griffey like he’s Griffey v.1997?

  • Dela G

    man

    that was a good AB by griffey

    lets finish off branyon here phil

  • Bugsy

    drop a deuce on him.

  • JMK

    It might not be the worst thing in the world to face Hanahan instead of Branyan.

  • Ivan

    I throw a curve here.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Shit

  • Drew

    Get that man some hair!

  • Bugsy

    what the hell. get yo shit straight. i still believe though.

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

    C’mon Phil. You’re better than this.

  • Dela G

    Fucking a Phil

    cmon, you gotta get hannahan now

    he’s some unkown

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn…cmon Philly

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    what the hell is going on?

  • Ivan

    When was the last time Hughes BB two hitters in one inning?

  • Dela G

    Is this ump blind?

    that was clearly a strike

    • ShuutoHeat

      size of Beltre’s nuts, remember?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    I really hate this umpire

  • Accent Shallow

    How many mound visits does someone like Hannahan require?

    Unless Hughes’ mechanics are off or something.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    C’mon UMP

  • Dela G

    i cannot wait until tomorrow and the yanks get a new umpire

  • Bugsy

    omg. that was a strike. what does gameday say?

    • Bugsy

      never lost faith.

    • Salty Buggah

      ball but I think Smith got that call several times. Andy got it at least once

  • Salty Buggah

    nice job Philly

  • JMK

    Finally. This was like watching an episode of the Twilight Zone.

  • Drew

    Phil was just fuckin wit us.

  • Dela G

    FUCKIN GOT EM

    THANK GOD

    ATTABOY PHIL

  • Ivan

    Finally Hughes.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    way to be phil

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    HE WAS JUST FUCKING WITH US ALL ALONG!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    That was a few too many pitches, but Hughes’ stuff is good enough to overcome that.

    • Bugsy

      it really shouldn’t matter considering Joe G. has a strict views on Innings and appearance, a view that seems to be espoused from pitch counts (within reason, of course. )

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

    Phughes.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    game day has phil’s out pitch as a changeup

    • Salty Buggah

      heh yea it had weird things at times.

    • 27 this year

      luckily you paid 20 bucks to find that out.

      • Bugsy

        lol

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It tells you for free.

        • Bugsy

          my lol rescinded.

      • Salty Buggah

        he probably already had MLB.TV

      • SouthernYankeeFan

        Nah i have an MLBtv premium subscription so thats just part of it.

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

    TEX!

  • Accent Shallow

    Since they just burned Hughes, is Mo available?

  • JMK

    Bring in Mo!!!!!!

  • Drew

    TEIXIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII WOOT

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    I love that man.

  • Dela G

    MARK T!!!!

    YOU’RE ON THE MARK, TEIXIERA!!!

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

    Yay Tex.

  • Salty Buggah

    I LOVE YOU TEX!

    MVP! MVP! MVP!

  • Little Bill

    THERE’S THAT SOLO HR! SHIP THE WIN, MO!!!!!!!

  • Bugsy

    well. someone read my jesus christ post.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    No doubter!

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

    FUK YO PITCHER’S PARK, SEATTLE!

  • VO

    I called that one.

  • 27 this year

    YEA!!!!

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

    There’s the Text message to the bullpen someone wanted. :)

    • JMK

      Thx u r teh bst. LoL

      • Dela G

        LOL That was MONEY

  • Ivan

    TEX!!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    MVP for Teix.

  • Dela G

    Scouting report on posada

    Posada cannot hit a breaking ball to save his life

  • Drew

    Philly poachin wins. ha

  • Bugsy

    i like how little faith seattle had in its offense by not using aardsma (like aardvark, right?)

  • ShuutoHeat

    I just exploded in my pants when Tex hit that bomb…
    oh yea.. hm.. no homo… not that there’s anything wrong with it.

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

      SO homo.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuooooooooooooooooo!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    that was a lot of woman in the tex shirt.

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

      better than a lot of Tex in a woman shirt, amirite?

    • Dela G

      that was almost 2 women

  • JMK

    Holy lord that woman with the Tex jersey looked like the villain on The Little Mermaid.

    • ShuutoHeat

      you mean Ursula?
      hm… not that I’ve watched The Little Mermaid many times to know her name…. I just happened to know her name…

      • Dela G

        riiiiight….

        • ShuutoHeat

          *hides Disney cartoon DVDs*

          • Dela G

            hahaa

          • JMK

            There’s absolutely nothing wrong with some of them. I say this as a straight 23-year-old male. Then again, I also have a sound byte of Kay saying “See ya!” over the beat of a Lady Gaga song. So take that as you will. Aladdin, Lion King and Robin Hood are fantastic movies.

            • PinstripesForeverDougie

              IETCVM

  • Ivan

    Wow Hughes has 44 K’s in 33.1 innings of relief.

  • Dela G

    cano gets the 12 game streak!

  • Drew

    Ha, idiot fans.

    • Salty Buggah

      what happened

      • Dela G

        the fan reached for the ball on robbie cano’s double, which is why he was held to only a double

      • JobaWockeeZ

        They were trying to pick up a ball that was fair.

      • Drew

        On Robbie’s cue shot double, a fan tried to grab the ball out of wilson’s hand. They like were both reaching for it at the sametime, meanwhile the ball was still in play.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice blooper Cano…cmon Swish!

  • JMK

    The strike zone is tiny tonight.

  • Drew

    Swishdeezzz

  • Ivan

    Swish, all net.

  • Dela G

    STAT PADDER!!

    4-2 yanks!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Insurance! Not that Mariano necessarily needs it.

  • Salty Buggah

    SWISH! more bloops!

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

    Hooray for insurance runs.

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

      Well, run.

  • Accent Shallow

    Who the hell is Mariano Cabrera? Not like the guy has been kicking ass and taking names for 15 years!

  • Bugsy

    I’m getting spoiled from watching the yankees. i dont even think the possibility of losing this game occurred to me this whole game.

    • Dela G

      for a while, i forgot the yanks had even scored runs in this game

      and it was 2-2.

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

    Like a good neighbor, NICK SWISHER is there.

  • JMK

    Improvement needed at home for Lowe’s.

  • Bugsy

    Tex to Hinski: “…and that’s how I hit that HR”

  • Dela G

    Jerry Fucking Hairston!

  • Drew

    Ha J-Hair is the bloop king.

  • Ivan

    Wow, when things r going good, there going really good.

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

    Damn, all of these bloop hits must be pissing the hell out of Mariners fans.

  • Salty Buggah

    MORE BLOOPS FTW!

  • Bugsy

    maybe flaherty knows something about collecting cheap hip but that hit was far from beautiful.

  • Drew

    oh man!!

  • Joebrah

    Two swisher questions…

    1.) What the fuck is he always looking up at at the beginning of his at-bats? It always seems to be the same spot, and I figured it was the scoreboard, but I think there’s something else there.

    2.) What’s up with that necklace that he and Hinske seem to be sharing?

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      looks up as a tribute to his grandmother i believe.

    • Drew

      He looks up at his grand parents. In YSIII he pretends they’re sitting up on the top of the stadium. I don’t know about the necklace. Maybe a bromance.

      • DreDog

        This is exactly what it is. His grandparents raised him, and he envisions them on top of the scoreboard as a tribute to them.

    • Bugsy

      1. he’s obviously tracking constellations.

      2. how do you know they’re sharing it?

    • ShuutoHeat

      answer to 2)
      you might be referring to the Phiten Titanium necklaces. Theres only a few different styles, so they might have gotten the same ones.

    • baravelli

      I think it’s some sort of acknowledgement of someone or something “above,” like a departed relative.

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

      … he looks up to the sky in memory of his grandparents, who raised him

      “Feel like a dummy? You should.” – Jon Hamm

  • baravelli

    The Yankees are showing some four-to-two’d here.

    (Sound it out…)

    • Bugsy

      jeje

    • baravelli

      In a related note, Swisher’s bloop was quite four-two-itous…

    • JMK

      Nice.

  • Dela G

    great inning for the yanks

    giving Mo an insurance run and taking the lead as well

    ON TO TEH BOTTOM 9!

  • Drew

    I didn’t realize Mo leads the league in saves. sick

    • Bugsy

      that’s what happens when you win all the fucking time. see 2008 k-rod.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Mo, no walks today

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Who is this umpire who does not give Mo the benefit of the doubt that is blasphemous

  • JMK

    SEE YA!

  • Bugsy

    well that was fun.

  • Drew

    damn we good

  • Salty Buggah

    WIN!!!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Yankees win!

  • Ivan

    Life’s good.

  • Dela G

    Yankees WIN… AGAIN!!

    So what else is new with these boys

    73-43

    HOLY COW!

    • Ivan

      It’s Clock work now.

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

    That was an enjoyable win.

    • Ivan

      They made interesting just for u Mike.

      • JMK

        In Russia, interesting made Mike for.

  • acb

    jerry just gave mark some intense bromance

  • Chili Davis

    Thirty games over .500 in mid-August has a hell of a ring to it.

  • Tom Zig

    Did Mo actually throw any strikes today? (not being concerned, just wondering if this is one of those, hey you’ve never seen that before moments)

    • Dela G

      he was squeezed on one batter, but all balls that were put in play were strikes in the strike zone

  • Tom Zig

    We stole this game.

    • Bob Stone

      Absolutely. Ugly win . . . but a win is a win. I’ll take it!

  • Bugsy

    who is this Kim Jones replacement guy? I’ve never seen him before. Is he like the seattle weatherman they hired for this series?

    • Drew

      That’s Gordon. He’s the sub. Yesterday he was the worst with Matsui and the translator.

  • Drew

    Gordon bounced back strong after a poor showing yesterday.

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

      What did he do yesterday?

      • Drew

        Just gave one of the worst ever post game interview through Hideki’s interpreter.

        • Bugsy

          funny, it looked the interview was giving, as if Hideki wasn’t there.

    • JMK

      Think there’s any market for fantasy baseball but with sideline reporters instead of the players?

      • Dela G

        i’ll take the NESN reporter, Heidi Watney with the first overall pick

  • AJ

    Where’s Kim Jones?

  • VO

    Teix looks mad that it wasn’t Kim Jones.

    • acb

      i feel like kim jones bangs all the yankees

      • JMK

        No. Just Melky.

    • Dela G

      she does have a nice body

      [/being a regular 22 year old

      • DreDog

        She doesn’t have an Erin Andrews body, but I get what your saying.

        /Peep video’d

        • JMK

          Check your computer, dude. Syphilis-like computer viruses.

          • DreDog

            I checked. I am clean. Not like it was worth it. Super grainy.

        • Dela G

          lol i concur

  • AJ

    Who’s gonna clean up after those drunks with the Smirnoff?

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

    I went to take a leak. How did Mo do? LMAO

    • JMK

      0.2 innings. 6 ER.

      Wait a second, that might have been another game. i can hardly keep track.

      • Bugsy

        i approve of this dig.

  • ShuutoHeat

    The lead widens! *cue El Mariachi Loco?*

  • Drew

    We’re screwed!! Boston got Alex Gonzalez!!! haha

    • JMK

      Only because Rey Ordonez wouldn’t sign. He was option B.

  • Bob Stone

    Yanks are on a pace to win 102 games. Let’s keep it going.

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

      Technically if you extrapolate the results from the last four days they are on pace to go 119-43. 8)

      • Bob Stone

        Just goes to show how creative one can get with statistics.

      • Drew

        Extrapolate that shit!!

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

          “Extrapolate that shit!!” is quite easily my favorite quote of the night.

      • Bugsy

        i like the way you think.

  • VO

    I just want to congratulate Mike on coming out of his game thread slump.

    • Dela G

      two days ago against toronto, his brand new game thread was the reason why cano hit the game winning hit

      • VO

        No, no, no. I’m talking about original game threads.

        • Jack

          MIKE AXISA IS A STARTING THREAD-ER!

        • VO

          Last 5:
          Game 100: July 28th, L 2-6 (TB)
          Game 102: July 30th, L 2-3 (CWS)
          Game 103: July 31st, L 5-10 (CWS)
          Game 104: Aug. 1st, L 4-14 (CWS)
          Game 116: Aug. 15th, W 4-2 (Sea)

          Small sample size just because I don’t feel like going any further.

          • Dela G

            yikes

            He’s more unclutch than a-rod

            [/gammons’d
            [/ravech’d
            [/mainstream media’d

          • Salty Buggah

            I couldve sworn Mike had another win after that (against Toronto or ChiSox?)

  • Salty Buggah

    Bruney was good tonight

  • Tony

    8 up on Texas, Allllllmost ready to say a playoff spot is locked up. If Mitre weren’t on the roster I might go for it.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Honestly, that’s a sillly thing to say unless you’re joking. Mitre’s going to get a handful of starts the rest of the way, and even if the Yanks manage to lose all of them — which they haven’t done yet — they still won’t lose their way out of a playoff spot. Remember: Texas’ bullpen is actually going to have to keep on pitching. I’m not too worried.

    • Drew

      Even when you say something positive, you manage to follow it up with a shot at Girardi/FO and co.