Game 125: Joba returns

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Game 125 Spillover Thread

Earlier this afternoon, Joe previewed this Texas series. For an extended look at the Rangers, you should check that out. Tonight’s storyline, though, revolves around Joba Chamberlain. The young pitcher, nearing his innings limit, is making his first start in eight days.

Since the All Star Break, Joba has pulled a bit of a Jekyll-and-Hyde routine. In his first three starts after the break, he went 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA. In 21.2 innings, he allowed just 8 hits and 8 walks while striking out 19. In his three most recent starts, though, Joba has been less than impressive. Over those starts, he is 1-1 with an unsightly 6.75 ERA. Over 16 innings, he has allowed 18 hits and 12 walks while striking out just 12. Hopefully, the good Joba will return tonight.

In other Joba-related news, the Yanks said that Joba will pitch on Sunday on regular rest. After tonight’s outing and his Sunday start, Joba will have but four starts left in September.

Game time is 7:05 p.m., and it’s a My9 Tuesday night special.

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Melky Cabrera CF

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Game 125 Spillover Thread
  • putt

    Do we want Jekyl or Hyde to show up? I always confuse those two…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      I dunno. Didn’t pay enough attention in junior year literature.

      • putt

        There’s enough literati around here to answer that question for us.

        • Sam

          Jekyll is the good guy, Hyde is the bad guy. But they’re the same person, like how Finkle=Einhorn.

          • Rob

            Einhorn is Finkle, Finkle is Einhorn.

            Einhorn’s a man….. EINHORN’S A MAN!

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

              …Quitter.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          Eh, I consider myself part of the literati, and I couldn’t give two shits about Jekyl and Hyde.

  • Dela G

    LETS GET GET GET IT YANKS!

  • EvoLuTioN

    Ugh i hate My9, worst picture quality

    I hope Joba really attacks the zone tonight, nothing annoys more than watching him nibble around the strike zone ending up walking the whole park

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Seriously.

    • JGS

      I love My9–first game I’m actually going to get to watch since I moved

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

      The HD looks pretty damn good to me :)

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

    In other Joba-related news, the Yanks said that Joba will pitch on Sunday on regular rest. After tonight’s outing and his Sunday start, Joba will have but four starts left in September.

    Will he start in October? I ask because there’s three regular season games in October (TB on the 2-4th). If he doesn’t start one of those games, he’ll probably make his first start in the postseason on like 10+ days of rest.

    /pedantic but important nitpick’d

    • Zack

      Girardi said on WFAN that he wouldnt worry about starting Joba on 5+ days rest in the playoffs.

      • Zack

        No that doesnt answer your question, just reinfoces the possibility

    • Sam

      Yes, indeed. Shallow and pedantic. They’ll probably do with him what they did this week and have him throw an extended bullpen session 5 days before his scheduled start if he doesn’t pitch at the end of the season.

  • pat

    It would make me feel all nice and warm inside if Joba pitches a solid game. 6 and change 1 or 2 ER with minimal walks and 6 or 7 strikeouts.

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

      Me too.

  • JobaJr

    Do you think Joba will be put in the Pen during the postseason?

    • JGS

      don’t think so, but you never know–I drew this up as a hypothetical ALCS against Boston (and jiggered it so AJ didn’t pitch at Fenway). He wouldn’t be needed in a five game series. This is all assuming Joe gives the #3 starter to the more experienced Pettitte

      game 1–CC
      game 2–AJ
      (off day)
      game 3–Andy
      game 4–CC
      game 5–Joba
      (off day)
      game 6–AJ
      game 7–CC

      • Sam

        Actually there’s an off day between game 4 and 5 too, so they could alter the rotation there depending on how they’re doing in the series.

        • JGS

          hmmm…I did not know that. nice

    • Dan

      No, I think the plan is to let him start a few more times this year and then put him back on regular rest as a starter in the post season. My guess is he would be the #4 starter.

    • Dela G

      its a given that he will not be in the pen, he will be starting

    • Little Bill

      I think he’ll be starting. Girardi said there’d be no restrictions in the playoffs. I would expect to see him be the #4 starter so he’d only have to make 3 starts maximum- 1 start in each series.

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Murphy with his first pro jack today, Slade 0-4.

    Cotham 5 K’s in 2 IP. I feel like he’s the one in this draft class that will draw my man-love the most.

    • JGS

      0-4????

      what a bust

      • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

        Seriously. Good thing it’s obvious that Murphy is going to be Johnny Bench mixed with Mauer mixed with Pudge.

        • pat

          As long as it’s roidfest texas ranger pudge, i’m good with thyat.

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

      BUST !!!11!!!1

    • pat

      Lane meyer tagged him as Joba-Lite

      • pat

        Cotham, that is.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, Cashmoney did an awesome job considering we had only two high picks. He took some less sexy names but ones that have a chance to be pretty good. Even though its waaaaay too early, hats off to him.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Isn’t it Damon who makes the decisions?

      • pat

        It’s more D-Opp that should get the shoutout. Damon tags em, Cashman bags em.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea both of you are right. How about Cashmoney, D-Opp and Co.?

  • Dela G

    How many Ks does chris davis have today?

    13?

    haha i keed

    • JGS

      ooh, hes back in the majors?

      I’m going to go with the golden sombrero today

      • Dela G

        yeah, today is his first game back from the minors

        • JGS

          I guess they wanted to spare him breaking the single season strikeout record?

          If he plays every day, he might get still get close…

          • Dela G

            haha i know, right?

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Over/under is set at 2.5.

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

        I’m going under: two strikeouts for Davis.

      • Dela G

        i’ll take the over

        especially if he has to face d-rob today in the later innings

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

    Kenny and Coney. Love it.

    • Dela G

      you are lucky, i have to watch the texas rangers broadcast for 3 days thanks to blackout MLB.tv rules

      kill me now

      • JGS

        wait, how do you get around the blackout rules?

        • Dela G

          i don’t get around them. I live in texas, and the rangers games come on tv here. However, since they are playing the rangers, i have to watch the rangers broadcasts since its readily available on tv.

          • JGS

            oh. fair enough

          • Tank the Frank

            Where in TX are you? I graduated from Texas Tech.

    • pat

      Throw in Pauly and that would be the shizz.

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

        Too much food talk.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh nice Singy and Cone with no Kay.

  • chriskeo

    PUDGE is back!

  • Tank the Frank

    Oh I can’t wait for a postseason game to be played at that Stadium. I’m going to try and go to one game a series. I’ve already started saving…a lot.

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

    Is Joba lip synching to the song playing? Awesome.

    Also: what do we think Pudge’s reception will be?

    • Dela G

      i’d boo since he sucked

    • Tank the Frank

      He’s an all-time Yankee great; massive standing ovation!

  • Accent Shallow

    Things I’m bummed about: Joba’s K/9 being under 9 so far this year.

  • Dela G

    alright lets do it!

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

    Alright, Joba. Let’s worry about establishing the fastball before we fall in love with the slider. Please?

    • pat

      Nope, 3-2 slidepieces all day.

  • JGS

    how often do DHs lead off?

  • Bugsy

    for the love of god.

  • Tank the Frank

    Already throwing 3-2 sliders are we?

  • Bugsy

    was that a 3-2 slider? have we not learned anything?

  • JGS

    that is not how you want to start

  • Accent Shallow

    Please, walk the Punch and Judy hitting leadoff man. Oy vey.

    • Accent Shallow

      A man with 9 career MiLB home runs, and a .401 minor league slugging percentage. Ick.

  • Dela G

    damn, he got squeezed on one of those

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

    Wonderful.

  • Salty Buggah

    well, a 8-pitch walk to a speedy guy isnt good

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

    I hate to buy into this meme about Posada’s game calling, but a 3-2 breaking ball to the leadoff hitter is pretty shoddy pitch selection.

    • Dela G

      agreed

    • Bugsy

      that’s 2 in a row, as well

    • Tank the Frank

      I thought it was all up to the pitcher, no? Perhaps not with a young Joba I guess.

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

    How was Young player of the week over Jeter?!

    /ignorance(?)

  • Dela G

    can we stop throwing to first now?

  • Dela G

    damn the tag was not placed

  • Riddering

    Is Joba really nibbling or is he missing?

    • Dela G

      its a bit of both. But he is throwing strikes

  • Bugsy

    here come the sliders.

  • Dela G

    excellent K for joba

    • Bugsy

      apparently michael young didn’t read the scouting report

      • Dela G

        haha IETC

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

    Nice comeback, Joba.

  • Tank the Frank

    Nice curve!

  • Tony

    Is this lohud? Chill the eff out.

  • Accent Shallow

    The breaking balls appear to be on this evening.

    • JGS

      and he hit 96 already…i think this is going to be a good night

  • Dela G

    wow the 96mph!

  • Accent Shallow

    96 mph fastball?!

  • Tank the Frank

    I’m surprised we don’t see Joba go for more swings and misses up in the zone with 2 strikes if he can dial it up to 96 when he wants.

  • Tank the Frank

    A 3-2 slider! Well at least he’s changing things up.

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

    Stop with the 3-2 sliders, please.

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

    Over/under on game time is 3:36, and I’m taking the over.

  • Bugsy

    3-2 slider count: 4

    • Tank the Frank

      Haha excellent. We should definitely keep track of that.

  • Accent Shallow

    At least Hamilton didn’t do what we know he can do with hanging sliders . . .

  • Salty Buggah

    I can has a DP?

    • Salty Buggah

      Hehe, 2 seconds before it happens!

    • Dela G

      yez you canZ!

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

    ‘uuuuuuuuge.

  • Abe Almonte

    That is what I am talk about!

  • Dela G

    double play!

    ON TO TEH BOTTOM

  • Accent Shallow

    What the hell is Marlon Byrd doing batting cleanup?

    • Bugsy

      I’ve been asking about this for so long now. I mean, why not Kinsler? or Cruz? Imagine if Joe Girardi did this shit.

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

    Ah yes, the hacktastic Marlon Byrd.

  • Sam

    That was much needed

  • Little Bill

    There it is! Great DP.

  • JGS

    beautiful–caught a huge break that in that Borbon has lousy baseball instincts

  • Riddering

    Joba’s working the Jeter fistpump so far tonight.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Sad news today. Melvin “Asesino de los Sueños” Croussett season came to an end today. The DSL Yankees lost game 3 of the best of 3 playoff series today.

    • Dela G

      its ok, they will do better next year!

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

      :(

    • Salty Buggah

      Dream Killer?

      But its for the best Andy. The world can’t handle too much exposure to Melvin.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I guess that he will chill with Ganesh this winter. I’m sure Melvin can teach Ganesh some life lessons that he can pass on to others.

        • Salty Buggah

          Yes, that would be nice to our pinstriped universe.

  • CanoFTW

    At least 20 pitch innings will keep Joba’s innings down?

    • Dela G

      he should settle down soon

      • Bugsy

        i dont know how you say that with confidence

        • Dela G

          eh, im being an optimist :p

        • CanoFTW

          If this was CC, I would agree. Joba “settling down” is not the norm…

        • Salty Buggah

          eh, I think he will too…that might be rust

  • pat

    Kevin Millwood prepare to meet your maker.

    • JGS

      not until the 4th

      • JGS

        I stand corrected

        • pat

          Not a bad time to be wrong…

  • baravelli

    Wow, that is a long time without a walk for the Captain. Although, I guess, who needs walks when you’re hitting .500?

  • Dela G

    jeter with a great AB making him work

  • Tank the Frank

    I want him to work a walk…just cuz.

    • LivefromNewYork

      well there ya go

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

    OMG A WALK!

  • pat

    Watched all of Eastbound and Down on netflix yesterday, Katy Mixon rawrrrr

  • Dela G

    wow jeter walked!

  • Tank the Frank

    There! Doesn’t that feel good?

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeter walk! no DP Johnny!

  • Riddering

    WHOA.

    Jeter walked!

  • LivefromNewYork

    DAMMIT

  • Dela G

    wow i am shocked that jeter was thrown out

  • JGS

    yeah, that cannon is still there

  • Abe Almonte

    He uses the steroid

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

    It’s too bad Pudge couldn’t throw anyone out like that when he was with the Yankees.

  • Tank the Frank

    Damn Pudge. Jeter got a good jump…that’s how you gun out a MFer.

  • Dela G

    aight alex, make em pay

  • LivefromNewYork

    Perhaps Teix will not try to run on Pudge.

    • Salty Buggah

      Jorge’s fault and Pudge cant handle the pressure of NY!

      I was there for his first game in pinstripes, which we lost big time but I got to see 5 HRs that day. It was like Tex’s 2nd or 3rd game with the Angels too.

  • Salty Buggah

    Anyone see Tex on Letterman last night? I thought he was kinda funny and didn’t seem nervous.

    • Tank the Frank

      Shit I totally forgot about that. It should be on Youtube soon enough.

  • Abe Almonte

    Watch Pudge catch 3/3 basestealers and go 3-4 with a HR and 3 RBI’s…typical …

  • whozat

    They’re running on Pudge, but wouldn’t run on Varitek and Victor Martinez??

    • Dela G

      unbelievable, eh?

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d complain more, but I’m not sure that running would have made a difference in the game they did lose.

  • Dela G

    great hit by alex

  • LivefromNewYork

    coulda been a run

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, I HATE it when I have to second guess like that. It stings.

      • Salty Buggah

        but that helps a lot

  • Abe Almonte

    Very nice piece of hitting.

  • Tank the Frank

    They’re no on teh same PAGE!1!!

  • Dela G

    HIT DEKI!!

    2-0 yanks

  • JobaWockeeZ

    MATSUI!!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    HIDEKI!!!!!

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

    High five. Go Godzilla.

  • Accent Shallow

    What a rocket. Gotta love Godzilla.

  • Little Bill

    Hideki!

  • Sam

    2 out rally!

  • JGS

    I’m going to miss this guy

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Matsui is on fire!

  • http://www.baseballbrewery.blogspot.com HolyGhostClaw

    Wow, Matsui!

  • Riddering

    Matsui moved that ball with his MIND!

  • Accent Shallow

    Bet Pedroia doesn’t sail that throw, Ian.

    /playing on Kinsler’s insecurities

    • Tank the Frank

      Shit. Pedroia’s range lets him play that ball out of the corner.

  • Zack

    DFA HIM! oh wait 3 year contract extension!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Imagine if he had healthy knees

  • Salty Buggah

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Jorge Juiced One!!!! 4-0

  • JGS

    Jorge juiced one!!!

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

    Posada was definitely on the same page with Millwood’s pitch right there.

    • Riddering

      +3-2

  • LivefromNewYork

    Bandbox!

  • Sam

    Well that escalated quickly

  • Dela G

    JOPO!

    4-0 yanks

  • Little Bill

    BENCH POSADA AND PLAY MOLINA TWICE A WEEK! THE DIFFERENCE IN OFFENSE IS INSIGNIFICANT!

    • Dela G

      + ignorance!!!111!!!THEJUAN!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      heh

  • Rey22

    Hip Hip!

  • LivefromNewYork

    Wait. do we want to win these Texas games? I’m confused.

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

      Win every game. Always.

      • PinstripesForeverDouglas

        Yup

      • LivefromNewYork

        True that. I was echoing some of the weekend posters who said we should help Texas win the WC

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      We could always knock the sox out of the playoffs ourselves. I think it would be nicer than having the white sox or rangers do it for us.

    • Little Bill

      Yes, win. Nothing is clinched yet. Would the Yankees rather have HFA throughout the playoffs or lose these games to hurt Boston. Tampa is better than Boston anyway.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Hell, Millwood is being overwhelmed tonight. It’s going to be a good night for us.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Wow, this team is unbelievably good.

  • Riddering

    These are the 2-out runs I like to see!

  • V

    Re: Joe: Jekyll & Hyde = teh awesome.

    [/almost a major in literature with a focus on the Gothic Romance’d

  • Tank the Frank

    I LOVE making the first pitcher of a series work and getting him out of the game early. It just sets up the rest of the series so well.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Yankees are 50-14 when scoring first. 51 is coming tonight!

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

      What about when they score the first four runs?

      • Dela G

        well they lost to boston after being up 6-0 a long time ago, so thats one loss…

        • PinstripesForeverDouglas

          Ugh, please Dela don’t bring up that game. But yeah, that would be one loss in these situations

      • PinstripesForeverDouglas

        I’m not sure but I bet it’s even more impressive Mike.

        Anywhoo +4!

  • baravelli

    I gotta say, that was solid analysis there from Kenny and Coney, about the three true outcomes for our offense. That’s something that should probably be talked about more often.

    • JGS

      I missed it…sum up?

      • baravelli

        They said that the Yankees offense is so good because they hit a lot of homeruns, walk a lot, and don’t strike out very often. They have the league’s best walk to strikeout ratio as an offense, apparently, and we all know about their power. Then they just expounded about why that makes things so tough for pitchers.

        • JGS

          take note, Joe Morgan

  • Tank the Frank

    Well they got that one right at least.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Yeah, see Robbie. Let Mark catch the popups, please!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Lester has no command tonight, he’s getting behind in a lot of counts, unfortunately guys like Rios have no idea how to work a count and swing at a low 3-1 pitch. uhhhh.

  • Abe Almonte

    Isn’t throwing strikes fun?

  • LivefromNewYork

    Cone is much more serious and analytical without that assbag Kay. Kenny sets the tone.

  • Riddering

    Who has more 3-2 counts: Swisher or Joba?

  • Bugsy

    3-2 slider count: 5

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    How does Joba look tonight btw?

    • http://www.baseballbrewery.blogspot.com HolyGhostClaw

      Like a big dumb animal, with some control of the slider.

  • Tank the Frank

    Wha?

  • pat

    Defensive indifference in the 2nd inning?

    • CanoFTW

      Pudge was practically at 2nd base by the time the pitch got to Posada.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Damn, does Pudge plan on beating us by himself?

  • Salty Buggah

    4 pitch walk to Chris Davis?

  • Dela G

    wow i cant believe davis walked

  • Riddering

    Seriously? A single and a stolen base?

  • Dela G

    cmon joba

    throw a strike

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

    C’mon Joba. Overpower this 20-yr old.

  • CanoFTW

    How do you walk Chris Davis on 4 pitches? He’s hitting .202 and will swing at anything close to the zone!

  • Tank the Frank

    Atrocious pitch selection.

  • Bugsy

    I cannot take this.

  • Dela G

    throw it down the middle for him

    • Dela G

      now do it again

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Jobber, get him out

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

    Christ almighty.

  • Dela G

    wow i am shocked that was fair

  • V

    I hate to say it, but ARod looks like a 1st baseman out there. Wow.

    • Bugsy

      he looks pretty bad. He should have made the play on 2 plays that inning.

      • CanoFTW

        Yeah – I thought he shoulda made the play on Pudge’s ball too…

  • CanoFTW

    A-Rod’s defense looks atrocious lately btw.

  • Lanny

    Joba is painful to watch. Never puts a hitter away. Nibbles. Another typical Joba start. 5 innings. 100 pitches.

    • Zack

      hey a comment when a Yankee struggles, another typical Lanny post

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well I do suppose it’s awfully hard to complain since they lose very little nowadays…

  • Salty Buggah

    WOW! Cmon Joba! You got a 4 run fucking lead!

  • Jersey

    And the .202 hitter he walked with two outs comes around to score. Joba really did it to himself that time…again.

  • Tony

    ARod is looking… not in great shape right now.

  • Dela G

    joba has got to get these guys out on 2 outs

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    What has happened to Joba this year? He needs to do a TON of work during the offseason…

  • Lanny

    The bottom part of the order has been killing Joba lately. That is a focus issue.

    • Bugsy

      how do you know that joba has focus issues? Better question: are you a real human being or are you a bot?

    • V

      I’ll make sure to tell Girardi when we have lunch together tomorrow. He always likes to know what Lanny thinks.

  • CanoFTW

    Joba is shaking off Posada a ton again – weren’t things going well when he just threw whatever was asked? Why revert….

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      If it’s happened to him (a few times) and Burnett, what the hell is going on with Jorge then?

      • CanoFTW

        Well, Burnett knows what he’s doing at this point in his career. Joba, not so much…

  • Dela G

    alrightnow lets get to millwood again

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Let’s hope Millwood continues to be on a giving mood cause Joba will need some more runs.

  • Tank the Frank

    Those two runs were entirely unnecessary. All brought about by suddenly being averse to throwing strikes. That’s just a product of being a young pitcher IMO and hopefully he’ll continue to learn from those kinds of innings.

  • Accent Shallow

    Millwood and Joba are having a pitcher’s duel to see who can throw the lowest percentage of strikes.

  • Salty Buggah

    While A-rod should have gotten that, he was going to cover the bag and couldnt react fast enough to the ball

  • Dela G

    nice play by davis there

  • Salty Buggah

    ah damn, kinda bad luck for Melky

    • Chris

      Not surprising though, unfortunately. He’s gotten no breaks whatsoever all month long.

  • Bugsy

    if there was ever a play when I thought a broken bat would kill a player, that was it.

  • JGS

    2702…..

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      This is guy pretty darn good.

      /Gehrig’s ghost’d

  • Dela G

    jeter is automatic

  • Rey22

    Is it even possible to get Jeter out anymore?

    • Salty Buggah

      Only about 60% of the time

    • Bugsy

      he’s hitting at the same rate as shaq hits free throws

  • Dela G

    cmon marky t

  • putt

    Damn that Jeter, he’s so hot right now.

    /Mugatu’d

    • Tank the Frank

      He is a hot little potato right now.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Teixeira destroy himmmm!

    • Salty Buggah

      Exodia…OBLITERATE! Replace Exodia with Tex

      (Yu-Gi-Oh reference if you dont know/remember)

      • PinstripesForeverDouglas

        I like using the Dark Magician, personally.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Blues Eyes White Dragon foolz

        • PinstripesForeverDouglas

          Meh, that’s Seto Kaiba’s calling card.

      • Bugsy

        Nerd

        • Salty Buggah

          heh I had a lot of cards in 7th grade and loved that show. That summer, my younger cousin came from Canada and took every card so I have even seen that show since. But did I like it.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Joba better start locating better or Texas might just come back and win this Baseball game!

  • Riddering

    No MVP for you, Teixeira!

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Joba, dont beat yourself again this inning

  • Bugsy

    i just switched the channel to SNY and saw Daniel Murphy commit 2 errors in succession. It relieved some frustration from watching Joba “pitch”.

    • JGS

      ah Murphy…the only mets opening day starter to not get hurt this year

      yet……

  • pat

    smile of the game FTL

    • Salty Buggah

      what happened?

      • pat

        Not as appealing as previous selections.

  • Dela G

    alright, they will have to get em next time

  • Dela G

    SWISHA!!!

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Did Kenny just pwned Ruben Sierra?

  • Accent Shallow

    Holy crap, Swish!

  • Bugsy

    Alright!

  • Salty Buggah

    SWISHER!

  • Dela G

    damn it cano

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    would have loved Hamilton being called out going back to 1st base :)

  • Salty Buggah

    I can has another DP?

    • Dela G

      no need!

    • VO

      No

    • JGS

      unnecessary

  • Accent Shallow

    Hamilton shouldn’t have been on first to begin with, so it’s nice to see him removed.

  • Dela G

    great throw out there JOPO

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Joba couldn’t be any slower off the mound.

  • Dela G

    oh wow

    that was not a strike

  • Riddering

    No walk for you, Byrd!

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey a twelve pitch inning, with no walks and a K!

    Maybe he will be able to make it through 6.