Aug
18

Game 120: Just a little blip, right?

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So the Yankees have scored just three runs over their last two games, all coming in Sunday’s contest against Seattle. I was on a flight, and then in transit to a hotel, during most of yesterday’s game, but it seemed like they couldn’t get much going after A-Rod‘s double play — until the eighth that is, when Jorge struck out looking. I’m not sure what the game looked like, but Gameday said the ump was beyond atrocious. They’ll try to recover today by putting out their A-lineup, and that includes Hideki Matsui back in the DH spot.

Taking the bump for the A’s is Hackensack native Vin Mazzaro. Then again, with that name mentioning that he’s from Jersey is redundant. Recalled for a start on June 2, Mazzaro started off his career with a bang, tossing 13.2 scoreless innings over two starts, blanking the White Sox and the Orioles. Things got a bit tougher for him from then on, his ERA gradually climbing to 5.54. Somewhere in there the Yanks roughed him up for six runs in 4.1 innings while his high school buddies looked on from the upper deck.

Since then Vin has started four games, including two horrible ones against the Red Sox and Blue Jays. He allowed 19 runs, 18 earned, over 21.1 innings in that span, and opposing hitters have had a 1.008 OPS against him. Essentially, the average hitter against him over his last four starts has been Prince Fielder. Average. Or, if you want to play it another way, it would be like facing half Albert Pujols, half Ryan Braun.

Beware the reverse lock, thought. It cursed the Yanks last night against Brett Tomko and the A’s bullpen. Thankfully, they’re not taking Mazzaro lightly, considering the lineup.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number fifty-two, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

Categories : Game Stories
  • Aj

    God dang the blue jays..

  • Steve H

    So a few weeks ago ESPN the Mag had an article claiming Yadier Molina was the best catcher in baseball (or something like that, I didn’t read it). In this weeks magazine, someone wrote into ESPN regarding the article. They wrote, “I always though Jason Varitek and Jorge Posada were the best catchers. But Molina’s stats make them look like scrubs”. As bad as that is, RESPN’s response almost made me shit myself.

    That’s a bit harsh. Posada may not be having a banner year, but Varitek’s fielding percentage (.996) still makes him a top-five catcher

    Are they on drugs???

    • Salty Buggah

      Probably

    • Tank the Frank

      Most definitely.

    • Drew

      Don’t go bad mouthin’ drugs.

      • DreDog

        Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          DreDog, you’re a habitual line stepper.

        • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

          GREAT movie.

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

      . . . . I’m speechless.

    • Zack

      Joe Mauer’s stats (offensively) make Molina look like Jose

    • ShuutoHeat

      drugs can’t possibly due that…
      they’re on bullshit, the purest kind

      • Tank the Frank

        Pure as the driven snow that shit there ‘init!

        /Trainspotting’d

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow the “A” lineup, havent seen this in awhile.

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

      Need a win, baby.

  • Salty Buggah

    I remember he was good against us the last time…that is until we faced him 2nd time through the order.

    Wasn’t it CC, who is from near Oakland, against Mazzaro, who is from Jersey, facing him last time too?

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

    “Taking the bump for the A’s is Hackensack native Vin Mazzaro. Then again, with that name mentioning that he’s from Jersey is redundant.”

    You keep this up and I’ll start poking fun at old ‘buy a vowel’ on the Blue Jays!!

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Well played sir!

    • Gary

      Vin Mazzaro was an original member of the Four Seasons, I believe, now making history every night on Broadway in Jersey Boys. Seriously, though, I love the Yanks, but Joba stinks. He does NOT impress me. He doesn’t look very bright either. You need smarts to win consistently as well as ability.

      • V

        Um, k? You seem like a rather dull bulb yourself, bub.

      • JMK

        Yes, Manny is so good because he’s an intelligent player.

  • Aj

    I miss Michael Kay, Singleton and Flarhety bore me.

    • Accent Shallow

      Disagree.

    • Zack

      bored>>>annoyed

    • Bob Stone

      Agree. I miss Cone.

  • Tank the Frank

    Good Lord. Blue Jays really handed that to the Sox. Can’t wait until the league realizes how early Ortiz is getting his foot down and starting his swing in order to hit a fastball. I can’t wait to go into Fenway and spank their little cry baby bottoms.

  • Aj

    What’s the beef people have with Michael Kay?

    • Tank the Frank

      http://www.scottproctorsarm.co.....-game.html

      That should give you a head start…

    • Gary

      Kay is often immature to baseball…if I was watching a game with you I’d point out how his baseball wisdom is lacking. Jim Kaat has more baseball savvy in one finger than Kay owns in his entirety.

  • Salty Buggah

    So Brandon Marshall has started his trade demands again (that or get gim a big contract extension now). I now he wants the money now but here’s a wild thought:

    He saw Orton’s performance during training camp (got booed) and the 1st preseason game (3 picks in 3 first series) and lost faith in him. Now he thinks that if he plays with a sucky QB like that his stats will take a big hit. Since he is going to be a FA after the year, he doesn’t want to end up losing money because of his poor stats. So, he wants to get traded now so he could put up some awesome numbers again (if he has a decent QB) and will get a big payday.

    Makes sense, no?

    • Zack

      They had one of the best young QB-WR combinations for the next 7 years, yet they mess it up

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, damn McDaniels. But then again, Cutler is now is making me feel like that the trade was OK.

        I loved out offense with Cutler, B-Marsh, Eddie Royal, and Scheffler with 2 of the best tackles in football in Clady and Harris. Things were looking up but everything has gone downhill from that moment.

    • Steve H

      He’ll be fine if he gets in camp and shuts his mouth. As a receiver on a team that’s poor defensively and probably won’t win a ton of games, his stats will be there at the end of the year. He’s done more damage to his paycheck with his off the field nonsense than having a subpar year this year will.

    • E-ROC

      God, I wish my Ravens would trade for him even though he has a habit of laying the smackdown on his girlfriends.

  • Aj

    Why are we talking about football?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Why not?

  • Reggie C.

    Damn thunderstorms. My YES signal is down.

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

      Mine is real shaky.

  • Steve H

    How great would it be for Papshmere to blow this!

  • Bob Stone

    Jays just scored two against Papelschmuck in the eighth. Go Jays!

  • zs190

    Go Jays. It delights me to see Paps sucking hard like this.

    • Tank the Frank

      OhGodpleaseyes.

      • Jersey

        Walks the bases loaded…!

  • Drew

    Scutaro ftw

  • JSquared

    What do you have to do to get Paul O’neil and his Food/Hot Yoga talk. I like people who make fun of Al Leiter, Kay doesn’t have the balls.

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

      I like the way you think, Cowboy.

      • JSquared

        Yeah Baby, Fuckin Cowboy.

    • Aj

      AL Leiter is too easy a target. Remember when he had a tie that only went down half way his shirt? Kay ripped him for that, but he has class. Nothing wrong with being professional.

      • JSquared

        HaHa, True, but O’Neil will argue with him about how Leiter’s wrong with something about baseball.

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

        Kay also ripped O’Niell for saying “Shmoltz” for two days straight. Paulie just laughed it off and was genuinely surprised and amused. Because he can dish it out and take it.

        Leiter on the other hand, gets all sensitive when someone disagrees with him or makes fun of him, and starts doing his ‘extra polite’ routine to tell the world he’s hurt. It makes you just want to smack him across the face and tell him to grow the fuck up.

        • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

          Yea but at least he put Harold Reynolds in place about Joba being a starter.

  • Aj

    Theyre loaded up.

  • Bob Stone

    Bases loaded for the Jays. Knock out Papelschmuck!

  • Ant

    Mazzaro’s from Hackensack? I’m from Hackensack and about the same age as him so I dunno about that.

    • Jersey

      Sterling and Waldman said East Rutherford.

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

      Who needs a house out in Hackensack? Is that all you get for your money?

    • Ed

      I kept hearing Rutherford last time he pitched against the Yankees. If your parents lived in Rutherford, you were probably born at Hackensack Hospital, so that’s probably where the confusion is coming from.

  • Steve H

    Is there a bigger fraud than Brett Favre?

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

        I’ll go with Favre. Palmeiro only lied (blatantly) once. Favre is nonstop bs, crying press conferences, plays for the love of the game (and $12 million), blah, blah, blah. Oh, and ridiculously overrated too.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      What makes him a fraud?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the Yankees and Mazzaro tonight. They got to him later in the game last time so let’s see if that repeats itself tonight.

    /commentator

  • Accent Shallow

    Derek Jeter is good at baseball.

  • Aj

    Oh cmon Lind.

  • Salty Buggah

    good start Jete

  • Aj

    ….DAMNIT

  • Steve H

    effing warning track power!

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

    DP turn fail.

  • Drew

    Dang Lind flyed out to the warning track.

    • Drew

      flyed= new word

  • ShuutoHeat

    you wonder why papelbon is slipping?

    http://img200.imageshack.us/im.....bossux.jpg

    • ShuutoHeat

      picture is safe, no nudity

    • Salty Buggah

      heh…how did I know that was the picture?

      • ShuutoHeat

        :P gaydar, not that there’s anything wrong with it.

  • Yankee1010

    That’s a lot of pitches for Papelboner in the 8th. I’m betting that Toronto jumps on him in the 9th. Just keep it to 10-9.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Taking the bump for the A’s is Hackensack native Vin Mazzaro. Then again, with that name mentioning that he’s from Jersey is redundant.

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/6744.....gay-couple

  • Says

    Thataboy Jhonny

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

    Am I the only one who noticed the subtle finger from Alex/

  • Aj

    What the HELL IT WAS INTENTIONAL!!! Why the hell don’t the umpires do anything.

  • Accent Shallow

    Argh.

    I think the Rod needs a day off again.

  • Says

    Now let’s beam the A’s best hitter. Or their least horrible hitter. Whichever one

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

    It’s times like these I wish the A’s had a slugger worth hitting.

    /vengeful

  • Drew

    Not that it was on purpose but, CC gonna handle that.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeah just throw behind…I can’t even think of anyone…

      Just don’t risk getting thrown out. The umps have been so absurd this year.

  • Salty Buggah

    WTF? He’s already hurt and slumping since…you wanna hurt him more?

  • Tank the Frank

    Wait. Why didn’t he start crying and cursing and charge the mound?

    • Aj

      I think he has dignity.

    • Stryker

      it doesn’t say ‘YOUKILIS’ on the back of his jersey ;)

    • ShuutoHeat

      bad hip.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        At least he can polish the fenders.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because unlike Youk A-Rod knows he can beat the shit out of him and being A-Rod says its not worth it.

  • JSquared

    Scumbag Teams… Have Scumbag Players.

  • Aj

    I hope A-Rod scores this inning.

    • Tank the Frank

      I just hope he gets a hit. A line drive RBI double would do nicely.

  • Accent Shallow

    Keep laboring, please.

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod’s gonna be sore going into Boston, so I hope they don’t hit him. And I hope he can still swing. It looks like he still hasn’t recovered from the earlier HBP in NY.

  • Tank the Frank

    I wish I could believe Jorge won’t srike out on a breaking pitch.

    • Tank the Frank

      No one saw that coming.

  • Salty Buggah

    Mazzaro must be one of those Yankees fans that don’t like A-rod.

  • Says

    Nothing clutch about that.

  • Aj

    What a disaster.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, Jorge . . .

  • JSquared

    ALways on the breaking ball, horrible. Thanks For Nothing.

  • Bugsy

    at least his pitch count is high

  • Bob Stone

    Aw c’mon JoPo.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    that was a poor effort there by posada. how do you swing at that?

    • charlespoet

      Because he is Jorge.

  • zs190

    Dang, we let them off the hook again.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      He is who we thought he was.

  • Aj

    I hope CC knocks Scott Hairston out. ….Scott Hairston…really.

    • Tank the Frank

      But he’s got family on the team! I say get Suzuki. He’s killed the Yankees and if you hit the catcher I think the pitcher will get the message.

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

    This storm is getting REAL nasty right now in Bayside. Anyone else nearby?

    • Aj

      Yeah I hear the blasts of thunder coming in Long Island.

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

        That’s what I heard about 20 minutes ago. What till you see this shit.

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

    Jorge is the new Pedro Cerrano.

    • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

      ietc

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, please hit with RISP from here on.

  • Tank the Frank

    That almost hit his knees it was so far inside and he still swung. Think he might throw his out pitch in that spot Jorge? And they call him a guess hitter.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s had that hole in his swing for years, from both sides no less!

  • charlespoet

    Jesus fucking christ. What the fuck? First last night ARod chokes with bases loaded, then Farve can’t seem to let go of football, and now Tostada whiffs. The universe is crashing.

    • Salty Buggah

      bring back the ol’ OAKTAG?

      • charlespoet

        Relax dude, I am joking. And really I think anyone that uses OAKTAG should OAKTAG themselves.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Why, what’s the matter with OAKTAG?

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

    HOLY FUCK THUNDERSTORM STOP IT

  • Says

    No storm in Jersey

    • sangreal

      I’m in NNJ (Montclair) and it was definitely storming here

  • Aj

    That’s nasty.

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

    Peace, Adam.

  • Bugsy

    i really like this CC.

  • zs190

    Wow, never realized this but Jorge’s splits this year are ridiculous

    Home: .324/.390/.622
    Road: .221/.299/.359

    • Tank the Frank

      Well there goes his MVP bid…

  • Tank the Frank

    Going with the breaking ball early?? I like changing it up like that once and a while.

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

    How does Rajai Davis have a .368 OBP?

  • Says

    Looking southeast from Bergen county i see the constant lightning! geez whats it like under that

  • JSquared

    Thank you Nick Green.

    • Bugsy

      what happened?

  • Aj

    Take note Mr. Castillo

  • Bugsy

    oh shit!! look at arod smile.

  • JSquared

    YEAH CC, SCARE A BITCH!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    TRY CHARGING AT CC!!!!!

  • Aj

    LMAO A-Rod smiling. Wtf Sabathia didn’t even hit him.

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

    A-Rod is so happy right now.

  • Salty Buggah

    tell em CC

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      WHAT’D i MISS?!?!

      Put YES on all cable :(

      • Salty Buggah

        CC brushed Suzuki for retaliation but then gave up a HR on the next pitch

  • Aj

    fuck.

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

    Kurt Suzuki wins.

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

      Yep. Tip the cap, nice job by Kurt.

      That’s the way you do it, not charge the mound like a whiny bitch.

  • Accent Shallow

    Guess Suzuki didn’t take kindly to being thrown behind.

  • Tank the Frank

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-538009

    Told ya! Gotta hit Suzuki.

    Wait….shit. This guy so kills the Yankees.

  • charlespoet

    Alex just said, Fuck you Oakland, CC has got my back.

    I like it, finally a Yankees staff that doesn’t let their hitters get abused.

  • Says

    WOW THAT IS SO FUCKING ANNOYING

  • Bugsy

    well that sucked. should have hit in the shitter.

  • JSquared

    YEAH Jorge, call a hit on suzuki than call a high fastball… Genius.

    • Drew

      Jorge called for the HBP? I don’t think so. ALso, he called for a low and inside fastball, not a high one.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      I’m sorry, but that HR had nothing to do with Posada.

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

      Totally Jorge’s fault that CC missed his spot.

    • JSquared

      You don;t call a fastball anywhere near the plate when u miss a HBP… whether it was CC or Jorge going for the HBP you dont call another fastball inside where Suzuki is looking for it, Sabathia didnt set up the pitch.

  • Reggie C.

    that didnt work out like planned…

  • Salty Buggah

    the fuck? Suzuki? nothing is going our way right now

    • Bugsy

      well, expect seeing papelbon blown save.

  • Mike

    Johan to Sandoval all over again.

  • charlespoet

    yankees just got abused and used. Joke is now on them.

    • pat

      true. might as well forfeit the season.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Last place sucks.

    • charlespoet

      You guys are just on a roll tonight. Did one loss last night and a homerun in this game suck the life out of everyone’s sense of humor. Jesus Christ. Lighten the fuck up tonight people. Have some fun, the team is in first place and is going to win the division. I guess I logged into the “only serious baseball talk blog” tonight. Might as well take your One A Day and go to bed.

      • Drew

        u the one cussin an bussin

        • charlespoet

          Sorry, I don’t understand what you are saying.

          • Drew

            You are the one cussin’ and bussin’. Tough to read, I know.

  • http://twitter.com/themanchine Bruno

    CC = fail

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Amazing. Just amazing.

  • Chef

    That ball was obliterated… Its good to be Kurt Suzuki right now.

    C.C. just got worked.

  • Reggie C.

    ominous. very ominous.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A’s can go fuck themselves. I fucking hate it when A-Rod or Jeter specifically gets hit. 10 run inning pl0x.

  • Tank the Frank

    Vernon Wells is truly a waste of a baseball player.

  • Dela G

    well i just got back from canada. Maybe me being in canada for 3 days and nights was a bad luck sign

    i’m back in ohio and ready to finally watch the yanks :)

    Damn you kurt suzuki

    • Salty Buggah

      thats great. I was hoping you’d make some prediction last night

      • Dela G

        i’ll be back to my predicting ways sooner or later… haha

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I hate Vernon Wells, first pitch swinging

    GO YANKEES!

  • Aj

    Loving it? He gave up a homerun afterwards its embarassing.

  • VO

    What is Cano doing? The dude who couldn’t lay down a bunt for his life tries to bunt for a hit?

  • ShuutoHeat

    i hate the UMPz I really fucking hate the umpz

    • Tank the Frank

      Honest to God. What is with their overall suckiness this season! It’s completely absurd.

  • Drew

    That shit wasnt even close. ugh. umpires suck.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK THESE UMPS from the whole year

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

    This would be a fine day for Girardi to get tossed. That call to Cano was just as bad as the one to Damon yesterday.

    • Tank the Frank

      It’s worked for him in the past.

    • Esteban

      right over the right handers batter’s box. ridiculous!

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

    That pitch was outside.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WTF was that pitch

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

      It patted the outside corner… of the other batter’s box.

    • ShuutoHeat

      at this point, if the ball flew by the atlantic coast… it would still be safe.

      • ShuutoHeat

        i mean a strike.

  • Aj

    Does the yard lines bother anyone else??

    • ShuutoHeat

      this fucking stadium is a fucking crap shoot

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

      Well, the whole building bothers me.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Agreed.

        The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum (or any of the corporate names attached to it) is a dump. A bad place for football, a horrible place for baseball.

        Football stadiums suck. Oakland, Minnesota, Florida, etc… I feel sorry for them.

    • Bob Stone

      Yes – It’s annoying. Baseball always takes a backset to Football these days.

  • Bugsy

    i dont like this losing nonsense.

    • Bugsy

      and neither does melky

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Break out MELKY!!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    MELKY HAS A PULSE!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Melky read Ben’s post today.

  • Dela G

    the MELK MAN!

  • Drew

    woot woot, attaboy melk

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

    Hey, Melky got a hit! Maybe things are changing for the Yanks!

  • Accent Shallow

    Can we get an RAB thread about how much A-Rod sucks?

    • Accent Shallow

      /reverse jinxed

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

      I’ve said this already once today: his SLG is below .500. This concerns me.

      • Accent Shallow

        What concerns me more is that he’s going to need another hip procedure when the season is over. There’s a non-zero chance he’ll never be the same player.

        (Of course, Utley just had the procedure Mr. Rod will be having, and he’s fine. So maybe A-Rod will be ok)

  • Esteban

    Melky says: Take that RAB! haha.

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

    Ugh, I hate blackouts.

    • VO

      If you have a blackout how are you on the computer?

      • pat

        Never used a computer drunk?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          We all know what you were doing with that computer while drunk, pat, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

          You’ll go blind.

  • Salty Buggah

    woohoo a well hit ball by melky finally falls in…cmon Jete drive him in

  • Dela G

    cmon jete, you got it man

  • Bugsy

    jejejejeje

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Let’s go Derek!

    RBI!! RBI!! RBI!!

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

    Adam Kennedy is not having a good night.

  • Aj

    damn the red sox…

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    ha ha

  • Tank the Frank

    Because that’s what last place team’s should do!

  • Dela G

    TIE GAME!!

    I HEART THE CAPTAIN!… and the 3B…

  • Accent Shallow

    Reminds me of the play against the Mariners, except Jeter hit this ball a lot harder.

  • Salty Buggah

    JETER!!!!!!

  • Esteban

    Sox just won

  • JobaWockeeZ

    SUCK IT A’S!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    they should be running all over this guy.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Things beginning to go our way again.

  • Jersey

    Mazzaro’s coming up on 50 pitches here.

  • Bugsy

    that was not a strike. fuck you, ump.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Toronto could go fuck themselves. They have guys like Vernon Wells and Rod Barajas who have no baseball skill and swing at first pitch strikes. This is why they suck sooo bad.

    TIE GAMEE DEREK!!

    • Bugsy

      At least the nation has a little more heart burn from watching papelbon.

  • Tank the Frank

    Blue Jays rally = fail.

    They have given in to the idea that you must swing at first pitch strikes at closers who have thrown over 30 pitches and walked the previous batter.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck this ump. What the fuck is he looking at? Sorry for sounding liek a prick but I’m tired of this BS.

    • Teix is the Man

      Know, not at all….you’re saying what I’m thinkin’!

    • ShuutoHeat

      ur not sounding like a prick dude, I wanna fucking kick the UMPS in the mouth

  • Bugsy

    “jejejejeje”

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Big Texy…be sexy

  • Dela G

    GREAT HIT AND RUN!

    LETS GO TEX!

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    That’s a hit because jeter was on the move.

    • Bugsy

      that’s a hit because the pitcher didn’t cover first.

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

    Mazzaro fail. That was great range by Ellis.

  • ShuutoHeat

    A fucking goatshit thrower in a shit stadium. For some reason I HATE them right now, I can smell their stink from here.

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

      But tell us how you really feel…

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

    PFP FAIL

  • Drew

    C’mon Teixy

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Defense

    Oakland has none..

    GO TEX!

  • Salty Buggah

    oh well, at least we tied it. Cmon CC, shut em down from here

  • Aj

    What is a Koozie?

    • Drew

      beer holder

      • DreDog

        A sexy beer holder?

    • pat

      Foam thing that keeps beer cans warm. Used primarily by rednecks of the deep south and northeastern lax bro’s, most of the time in conjunction with croakies and/or vineyard vines.

      • Drew

        pat loves him some warm beer

        • pat

          I drink em fast enough that they don’t get warm.

          /hardcore harry

          // possible drinking problem

        • JMK

          I don’t understand why Americans are obsessed with cold beer. I actually prefer warm beer. I can taste it, which, you know, I like.

      • nyrfan

        whats wrong with a lax bro?

        • pat

          Absolutely nuthin. Many of my best friends are lax bros.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        EARNHARDT!!!

        Pat, for us rednecks your warm=cold

        • pat

          hahah

  • Dela G

    wow that was a lucky pop up… he was very close to nailing that to a gap

  • Tank the Frank

    Part of me kind of sort of wants Teixeira to bat from the right side soon so he can quit uppercutting the ball halfway out of the infield and start hit line drives into gaps and such.

    The evil part of me…

  • Aj

    wow.

  • Drew

    no MVP for you!

  • DreDog

    Bad News: Sox won
    Great News: Bard still ruined by Damon, Tex & Co.

  • Accent Shallow

    Who remembers Good Nomar?

  • Salty Buggah

    Oh well, that was out of the end zone anyway. It’s OK Tex.

    • VO

      We really need to work on our red zone offense(or defense?).

  • Bugsy

    CC to Tex: It’s OK. I like strikeouts more.

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

    Peace, NOMAAAAAAAH

  • Aj

    Do the Angels ever lose?”

    • BigBlueAL

      Best offense in baseball. Outscored the Yankees by 20 runs and have played 3 less games than them. Pitching though usually their strong point pretty shitty this season.

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

    Peace, Mark.

  • Aj

    Lol I thought the inning was over with the music?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    2 outs YES.. 2 outs

  • Bugsy

    haha. oh the yes crew. are they liek a bunch of rookies this year.

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

    Well that’s just fantastic.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah damn, cmon CC. Bandbox…

  • Bugsy

    fucking everett??? fuck this

  • Accent Shallow

    Ergh.

  • Dela G

    seriously?

    who the hell are these people hitting HRs off him

  • Drew

    that’s a big fella

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

    CC has missed two spots badly tonight and they have both been crushed to left.

  • Tank the Frank

    Have they really hit both mistakes…all two of them…for home runs? This series is starting to PISS me off.

  • JMK

    Wow! Is CC missing his spots or is his velocity down? It can’t be that the A’s hitters are all that good. Can’t be.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Ehh 2 mistakes that were hit for homers.

    • Bugsy

      he only missed like 3 times this game and 2 of those left the field of play.

      • JMK

        Bad luck I guess.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Who the hell is this Tommy Everidge.

  • Chef

    wow… when cc gives them up, he gives up absolute bombs.

  • Salty Buggah

    OK, CC shut em down from here now

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Sonofabitch again.

  • Reggie C.

    At these are solo shots. Could be much worse.

  • trueblue

    Jesus Christ. Come on CC- Two chumps hitting bombs, wtf

  • charlespoet

    Oh no, Yankees are…..

  • Accent Shallow

    CC, next time you strike out the side, how about no bombs in there?

  • BigBlueAL

    No big deal if Yankees lose tonight, they have Gaudin starting tomorrow….

    • Accent Shallow

      Gaudin is an ex-A, maybe he’ll be as motivated as Tomko was.

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

    Peace, Ryan.

  • Dela G

    damn

    CC is dealing when he isnt giving up BOMBS

  • Bob Stone

    Three strikeouts and a homerun in the inning for CC. Talk about extremes.

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

      He’s getting in touch with his inner Javier Vazquez.

  • Salty Buggah

    4 K’s! cmon A-rod

  • Bugsy

    hey that joe mauer really making his case for MVP tonight.

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

    4-5-6 up this inning. I can has runs?

  • Bugsy

    i’m formign a hit squad to take out this umpire among others. you guys in?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Dude, put me down!
      I wanna kick them in the mouth and ask them “so was that a ball or a strike?”.

  • Accent Shallow

    Good D from Sweeney, that looked like a double off the bat.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Arod!

  • Dela G

    A-Rod with the booming single

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow he didn’t hit A-Rod there. I’m surprised.

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

    Good swing, by A-Rod. That was a great job by Sweeney to keep that from getting to the wwall.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Alex. I love it when he goes opposite field for hits. Cmon Hideki no DP.

    • Accent Shallow

      I enjoy seeing Alex go the other way, but not as much as I enjoy Jeter pulling the ball.

  • DreDog

    Mazzaro is definitley in for a quick hook tonight.

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

    Ugly Hideki. Ugly.

    • charlespoet

      When he is slumping he is not pretty to watch.

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

        Even when he’s going well, no one looks worse on a swing and miss than Hideki.

  • Teix is the Man

    I hope this ump gets hit in the pp 2 nite.

    • ShuutoHeat

      that’s if he has a PP to begin with, yes I went there

      • Teix is the Man

        LMFAO

  • charlespoet

    what the fuck was that swing?

  • Salty Buggah

    nice baserunning Alex…cmon Jorge

  • V

    Matsui not feeling like a walk tonight. Huh.

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

    Nice advance, A-Rod.

  • Dela G

    he totally did not get matsui

    • Dela G

      never mind

      he did

  • Bugsy

    matsui should have gotten a sympathy call on that one.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Woot RISP hit!

  • Says

    Shelley tonite 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI (82)

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice D there from Hairston. Heh.

  • Drew

    Interesting defense there.. haha

  • Karl

    omigod I can’t believe we scored

  • Salty Buggah

    nice JoPo…cmon Swish

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Wow Matsui, just wow, you swing at balls 4 and 5???

    YAY POSADA!!!!!

    • charlespoet

      based on the called strike on Cano in the first inning, those could have been strikes. This is where shitty umpiring dictates the game.

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

    Way to be, Hairston.

  • Accent Shallow

    First pitch swinging, Robbie?

    Oy vey.

    • yyuu

      Hits .320 but no real value in a lineup. Might as well be Wade boggs.

  • charlespoet

    Well this is certainly a game for all little leaguers to watch and see how the fundamentals of baseball are executed.

  • Bob Stone

    That was a terrible play in left field. Hairston should have had that ball.

  • Salty Buggah

    Is it still too early to consider Robbie’s AVG with RISP anything but a coincidence?

    • Tank the Frank

      Anything but.

    • Tank the Frank

      Anything but.

  • Tank the Frank

    Robbie thought his AVG with RISP was a little high there so he figured he might swing at the worst pitch possible and make a quick out. Good stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Why does Robbie suck so bad with runners on?

  • Bugsy

    jesus christ. wtf was that.

  • V

    Posada. WTf?

  • JMK

    That was a bummer.

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

    Jorge…fail.

  • Dela G

    posada

    you moron

    :facepalm:

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Posada has made 2 bad plays this game already.

  • Karl

    More great baserunning from Posada