• Jersey

    Here’s the part where they hang another crooked number on Fister.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Is zero a…

  • Danny

    yep

    its just that i feel like Joba still hasnt learned from his mistakes, he keeps on making them over and over again. heh, i guess thats what you’re gonna get from a young starter, just have to wait it out.

    • handtius

      Exactly. You have to wait it out. You can learn from your mistake, but it take more then just knowing you’ve made one to correct it. It takes time. Once he gets to the point where he is repeating his delivery more consistently, be will get much better.

  • handtius

    Bugsy: “you guys are assholes.”

    Thank you very much. We’ll be here all night. Don’t forget to tip your waitress. They work hard.

    • Bugsy

      that’s a little too much flair for poorly worded humor.

      • handtius

        no flair. just fun. and what is poorly worded my oxford contemporary?

    • pat

      Jersey also said we have retard humor.

      YAYYYYYYy

      • handtius

        Then I have succeeded.

  • charlespoet

    Would still like to see someone get Joba to get back in to the rhythm of pitching that he had in his first two starts after the All Star break. He seems to lose his rhythm and then falls in love with a pitch. Still a huge learning curve.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Well there’s also the hitters breaking up his rhythm by stepping off the plate when he’s ready to deal. I think teams are using this tactic more against Joba. It’s annoying but legit, so it’s kind of frustrating at times.

      • V

        If I were a pitcher, I’d be getting suspended left and right. I’m ready to pitch, you’re ready to hit, you step out of the mother fucking box, I’m planting a 95 fastball in your fucking ass.

        • ShuutoHeat

          LoL, I hear you. It’s bad for the pitcher, think about going into the motion…loading all that power into your body and then all of a sudden someone says “stop”. It can totally hurt the guy.

        • Zack

          you’re only allowed to do that if you’re a bulldog like Josh Beckett

        • charlespoet

          I have to say I firmly agree with you. This taking 3 minutes to adjust your cup, glove, flick a booger, grab your ass, get planted in the box is bull shit.

          Bob Gibson would never have stood for this.

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, 12 pitch AB, hopefully Ace has a quick inning next time through.

    Cmon offense, time to score now!

    And I agree Mike

  • Little Bill

    Aceves wanted it more according to John Flahrety. Hopefully this is Flahrety’s last series of the season. I smell another comeback win today.

  • Giaqueomo

    We’re actually 3.5 games in front. B/c although division title is more important, wouldn’t it just be a LITTLE nicer if we had home field against the Angels?

  • Salty Buggah

    We need a Jerry/Ramiro HR

  • pat

    Actually Mike, being 8 up makes me want this game even more.

  • Little Bill

    That was the same ball he called A-Rod out on. And it cost the Yanks another baserunner.

  • Zack

    Did anyone else see Frank Viola’s comments on the NESN pre game show? He said that last night’s 8 SB were just a one time thing and just bad game for Penny/Varitek.
    Because Penny leading the league in SBs, the team 1st in SB allowed, and Tek having a 17% CS rate has nothing to do with it.

    • Bugsy

      he was horrible the whole night. like, worse than michael kay.

      • Zack

        definately. Orsillo does all the play by play, and he just bitches the whole time or says nothing while the other team is doing good

  • Giaqueomo

    DIE UMP, DIE! ! !

    Hit a hr cano

  • Salty Buggah

    Jerry shouldve walked

  • Giaqueomo

    this man is a weak popfly MACHINE!!!

  • Bugsy

    I dont know about this. We pretty much have the division locked up, no need to take abats away from Pena and as i type this cano gets a hit and makes me look like a fool.

    • Jose

      I like that you posted anyway. Nice follow through. That is playing like a champion.

  • pat

    Oh Robbie. You’d be better if you weren’t so good.

  • Ivan

    3 similar hits like that by DJ to the same pitcher.

  • Bugsy

    bloop, bloop, ______

    fill in the blank.

    • pat

      assblast?

      • pat

        weak gb.. BOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • handtius

        Wow, Pat. I think we have that telapathesis or something.

    • Jose

      Strikeout?

    • handtius

      poop?

    • Bugsy

      weak groundball to second.

  • Danny

    c’mon johnny!

    • Danny

      gr. safe?

  • Salty Buggah

    if only the ump didnt call that a strike to Jerry, we’d have one in and 1 out instead of 2 outs

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

    Yeesh, Damon has been Fisted today.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah damn, Johnny is having a bad game today. I guess he was due.

  • Giaqueomo

    Damon shamin’ the organization’.

    • Salty Buggah

      what’s up with the extra apostrophe after organization?

  • Jersey

    Well, let’s hope Fister hits the showers after that…

  • Bugsy

    hairy, wtf!?

    • handtius

      well, I wanted to borrow you trimmer, but…

      • Bugsy

        it’s bugsy, not trimmer.

      • handtius

        ew, FAIL, you = your.

    • Salty Buggah

      thats what HE said?

  • Salty Buggah

    Not a great day in center for Jerry. First a bobble, now that. I hope that doesn’t make Girardi to stop using him there if needed.

    • Zack

      until Gardner comes back he’s the only option*, and Melky needed a day off.

      *Swisher isnt an option

      • Jersey

        Speaking of which, do we know the timetable for the Gritner?

        • handtius

          2 weeks.

      • Salty Buggah

        exactly, I hope Joe doesnt hesitate to use him there

  • pat

    Ah fuck.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    What a shitty game.

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

    Damn, two misreads.

  • Bugsy

    damon aint no hinski.

    • handtius

      +1/2

  • we lost

    it’s over, we lost……

    • Zack

      it’s the 7th, but goodbye…..

    • Jersey

      Troll.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Ok thank you for your opinion.
      Goodbye.

      • we lost

        good bye.

  • handtius

    The M’s are getting their hits in today. It ain’t over, not by a long shot, but you can’t win everyday.

  • Danny

    whatever happens, we still have a 7.5 lead baby!

  • Giaqueomo

    Did i honestly hear YANKEES SUCK chants? Honestly? Really?

    • Danny

      the yankees are a nice team, nothing like giving a team with hardly any chance of going to the playoffs a little bit of hope!

    • Jersey

      In their defense, if I was an M’s fan, I’d chant it too.

  • pat

    eh, puts the dp in order.

  • Salty Buggah

    Wasn’t Mike Everitt on our umpire shitlist?

    A DP would be so awesome here

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

    Alright, just get that one pitch and you’re out of it still down one.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Damn, I thought Ace was going to get out from that jam. Now we are screwed.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Oh he gave up runs? My TV must be slow.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        He kinda did, just now.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Or maybe not. Comon Ace, one more.

    • handtius

      He still can, can’t he? Why give in and throw a cookie now?

  • Quikksand

    Good game Mariners. :(

  • Bugsy

    didn’t joba walk this schmuck?

  • pat

    WAIT A MINUTE U CAN’T STRIKE SOMEONE OUT WITH A 92MPH FASTBALL.

  • Giaqueomo

    Tomorrow’s “REST THE PLAYERS, WIN THE DIVISION AND GET FUCKED BY THE ANGELS BECAUSE WE WON’T HAVE HOMEFIELD” lineup is:

    1 Johnny Damon-LF
    2 Nick Swisher-RF
    3 Jerry Hairston Jr-2B
    4 Alex Rodriguez-3B
    5 Eric Hinske-1B
    6 Hideki Matsui-DH
    7 Melky Cabrera-CF
    8 Jose Molina-C
    9 Ramiro Pena-SS

    • Zack

      Matsui has fluid in his knee so hes not playing

      • Giaqueomo

        Tomorrow’s “REST THE PLAYERS, WIN THE DIVISION AND GET FUCKED BY THE ANGELS BECAUSE WE WON’T HAVE HOMEFIELD” lineup is:

        PREGAME TRANSACTION:

        RHP David robertson designated for assignment.
        Yankees purchased the contract of 1B Cody Ransom.

        1 Johnny Damon-LF
        2 Nick Swisher-RF
        3 Jerry Hairston Jr-2B
        4 Alex Rodriguez-3B
        5 Eric Hinske-1B
        6 Cody Ransom-DH
        7 Melky Cabrera-CF
        8 Jose Molina-C
        9 Ramiro Pena-SS

        • Little Bill

          I’m with you, buddy. Winning 23 of 29 is unacceptable. Almost as unacceptable as giving a couple guys who play every day the day off after taking the first 3 of the series. Fire Girardi, fire Cashman, and DFA Joba.

    • Salty Buggah

      wow! this is unbelievable. Just…WOW!

    • pat

      Dude, give it a rest, you’re being ridiculous. Guys need rest, end of story.

      • pat

        rest rest rest

        • handtius

          Relax Relax Relax

    • Danny

      we took 3 out of 4 this series and you’re complaining about resting some players that havent really gotten a day off?

      i think its more important that they are healthy later on so we dont get “fucked” by the angels, dont you think?

      • Jack

        we‘ve took already taken 3 out of 4 this series and you’re complaining about resting some players that havent really gotten a day off?

        Ain’t over yet.

        • Danny

          lol what about now?

          • Jack

            There are nine innings in a game.

            • Jack

              Now it’s over.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Calm down, home field through-out will not be won by never resting our players. That situation will probably decided whoever plays better in September. Also, let’s be honest, do you know we would be winning if Matsui was in the 5 hole/ Melky in center? The M’s have great pitching and are borderline wild card contenders. We are not losing to a crappy last place team. That is our next opponent, the A’s.

  • Salty Buggah

    big K but we still need another out. Joba wasn’t able to until they scored but I hope Ace can.

  • Ivan

    Wow Aceves.

    In situation like this, it always seem the 3rd out is the toughest one.

  • Jersey

    HUUUUGE K

  • pat

    hahah ace looked like he was smiling after that.

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

    Crud, another plunk.

    • Bugsy

      so who gets beaned, mark or alex? i’m taking bets.

      • handtius

        neither. They got a run out of it.

      • Salty Buggah

        no one. Wilson sucks and we didnt do that on purpose. Why would Ace hit someone with 2 outs and bases loaded with Ichiro up while being in the game?

  • handtius

    wasn’t expecting that.

  • Danny

    woopsie lol

  • Ivan

    Come on Aceves. U were this close.

  • Quikksand

    Well, the floodgates have officially opened.

    • Zack

      i think you used that phrase a little earlier than it’s meaning

    • Jersey

      WTF? They scored one run and there’s two outs. That’s not “floodgates.”

    • handtius

      one run, one fucking run, ONE FUCKING RUN. No flood gates. We’ve come back from worse.

    • Bugsy

      wow. you turned out to be right.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    can’t beat’em, hit’em

  • Jersey

    Oof. That was kinda random.

  • Salty Buggah

    meh, 2 runs aint nothing if Gaudin holds em there.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Now that’s the hard part of the plan. I have a bad feeling about Gaudin here.

  • pat

    Isn’t Gaudin terrible against lefties….

    • Salty Buggah

      thats what I thought

  • Drew

    Interesting attempt by Swish. Granted, it was a tough play.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Well, thank Mo we don’t have to watch Swisher play 1B every day.

  • handtius

    Oh poop.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah fuck Tex gets that but oh well

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Looks like quikksand was right. Floodgates open indeed.

    • Salty Buggah

      now they have but he was way too early.

      • Jack

        TWSS?

  • Pasqua

    Do you think we are we at the point in the season yet that we can just be glad that the Red Sox lost?

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Perhaps, let’s see how the standings look after the dust clears after the Fenway Series.

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

        If the Yankees lose this game, get swept by Oakland, get swept by the Sox while Boston wins every game between now and then, they’ll still be in first place.

        • Danny

          lol i like your thinking.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Question? How is Gaudan able to relieve, if he’s starting on Wednesday?

  • Bugsy

    meh. game ova.

  • we lost

    gaudin is terrible.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Damn, this is getting ugly.

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s OK if we lose (especially since the Sox lost already) because we are gonna lose once and this is only our 2nd loss in 14 games. Hopefully we go on a streak again if we lose like after our last losses and take that streak through the heart of Bahston.

  • Danny

    hmmm melancon would definatly been used in this game lol

  • Drew

    This is where not having Mo available fucks us. Joe probably would’ve went with fireman Phil here rather than Gaudin.

    • Danny

      why would he go to phil when we were losing?

      • pat

        Coke to face Ichiro would have made sense.

    • LivefromNewYork

      no phil in this leave him be

      • Drew

        when it was 4-3 bases loaded, why wouldn’t you go to your best non-Mo arm?

  • Giaqueomo

    Was Cody Ransom really deported?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    At least Gaudin is starting against the A’s. He looks worse than Mitre.

  • Reilly

    GAME OVER should be flashing on the TV screen. This sucks. And he’s gonna start?

  • Cokie

    Its ok. They play Oakland next.
    Licking my chops already.

  • LivefromNewYork

    Can I please go on record as saying it is important to rest guys when you have a comfortable lead in the standings and that people who want to go into the final stretch with an exhausted (and possbily hurt) team for the sake of sweeping a lesser team instead of being content with 3 out of 4 are delusional

    My punctuation also has the day off

  • Salty Buggah

    Here the come the negative posters…

    • Danny

      its so annoying, its not like they have the best record in baseball or anything.

    • Jersey

      I plan on disappearing for the next hour or until they lose interest.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    We have 6 outs to get 6 runs. Call me crazy, but I think we can do it.

    • Bugsy

      I’m with you, brotha.

    • http://www.wiredtowns.com Short Porch

      okay.

  • Giaqueomo

    Are we facing the “Geo” that blanked us last time out in our next series?

    • BigBlueAL

      No, Gio pitched yesterday.

      • handtius

        he got beat up too. crazy. he pitches well against the sox and yanks and can’t do poop against other teams.

        poop is my word of the day.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gaudin is still starting Wed right??

  • Bugsy

    Tomorrow’s backpages: “Yankees Get Fisted by Seattle”

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      I Figure you have the late edition of the Post, eh?

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

    Who knew Giaqueomo is Italian for Lanny?

    • handtius

      I did actually. Into to Italian, 1996.

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

        maggiorato di uno

  • Bugsy

    this is where i stop watching.

    • handtius

      You got to be able to take your lumps, Mr Siegel.

  • Salty Buggah

    Johjima = stat-padder

    • pat

      Johjima is Japanese for Arod

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    What’s the largest one inning comeback we have?

    We caN do it!

  • Salty Buggah

    how awesome would it be if we somehow won this game with a big ninth>

    not likely, but would be the best thing ever.

  • BigBlueAL

    For the 1st time in his life Tiger Woods has choked.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      OMG!?!??! Really, and I missed it :(

  • pat

    this is one of the more puzzling b-ref pages I’ve ever seen.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=long–001—

    • Jack

      How in the hell did you find that?

      • pat

        I was looking for Kyle Long. It was the first entry in the b-ref search page. Very strange

  • Reilly

    Start a new streak tommorow. Hey, the Red Sox lost.