Game 125 Spillover Thread II

Game 125 Spillover Thread
Cotham strikes out 5 of 8 batters in pro debut

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Game 125 Spillover Thread
Cotham strikes out 5 of 8 batters in pro debut
  • JM

    Gaudin will let up no hits from hereon out.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Well there goes Chicago’s lead….

  • Whitey14

    It worked!! Boston just tied it up at 3!!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist ;-) I’ll go away now….

  • Salty Buggah

    Sweet, we’ll need it.

    OK, offense, we have “only” 4 innings left and Gaudin needs to hold them there

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I am thisclose to dropping Joba in the RAB fantasy league. Thisclose.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Joba was so frustrating tonight.

  • Bugsy

    At least we get to see Neftali pitch.

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

      Ooo, that’ll be fun, especially when A-Rod turns on one and drills it out to the bullpen. :)

      • Bugsy

        yes! we have ruined bard, bowden and now neftali.

        • Accent Shallow

          One of these things is not like the others . . .

      • Jose

        Well, the only earned run he has allowed came off a home run. He has a 0.349 WHIP in 14.1 IP. That sounds pretty unsustainable.

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

    Hey, two quick outs! The rest of the inning will now take 30 minutes.

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

      I need to STFU.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Looks like it.

    • Drew

      Dammit Matt!

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

      I might have to ban you for that.

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

        Do what you gotta do.

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

      I fucking hate myself.

  • Doug

    “Not much choice is there? It’s either this or put him in the bullpen where he doesn’t belong and, frankly, doesn’t need him.”

    just to continue, he should’ve swapped roles with hughes. not sure why this wasn’t considered. how can it be a good idea to have a young kid throw with no consistency. 7 days, 8 days, 100 days. never knows when he’s pitching.

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

      Because putting him in the bullpen could open him up to an injury risk. I think that’s the reason Hughes isn’t in the rotation.

      • Tank the Frank

        That.

      • Doug

        injury for who…joba or hughes? and having joba pitch every whatever day must be real good for his arm

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

          Both. The transition would most likely not be good for either one of them. I, however, believe Hughes never should’ve been turned into a reliever.

        • Zack

          yes giving his LESS innings is going to hurt his arm.

          /bizarro world

        • Tank the Frank

          Could be an injury risk for both. The Yankees tried with this last year with Joba and got burned. They’re not messing around with back-and-forth roles anymore.

          And even if Hughes and Joba swapped, Hughes would have the same innings limits and complications as Joba.

          Plus…this whole plan got a wrench thrown into it with Wang going down for the season.

    • LivefromNewYork

      He knows when he’s pitching.

      You can’t just “flip” him and Phil.

      • Doug

        from everything i’ve read, all they’ve told him is that he’s pitch 6 more times. not when.

        • Zack

          and Girardi said they have it all mapped out

          so i think they tell Joba a little more than they tell the reports and you

          • Doug

            if you say so

    • pat

      Relievers tend to not know when they’re pitching either. Joba is basically a mop up reliever who gets his innings in the beginning of the game.

      • Doug

        that’s a great role for your 23-year old phenom

        • pat

          Better than
          A) having him throw on regular rest until August when he reaches an inning limit and is shut down for the season?
          B) Ignoring (FUCK YEA GAUDIN!!) inning limits and throwing him to the wolves?
          C) Having him start for a couple months then go to the bullpen and max out for an inning a few times a week?

          Pick your poison bro,maybe it’s just me. I’d prefer to keep him as a starter and give him extra rest so he can pitch all season. Apparently the Yankees think so too.

          • Doug

            C) for me. like i said, once hughes was put into the pen, i would’ve swap he and joba once the latter was 15 innings or so away from his innings limit

      • Tank the Frank

        That’s overkill don’t you think? He’s been inconsistent for sure, but he’s had stretches where he’s been overpowering.

        • pat

          True, he’s not mop up quality of course. I was just comparing him to what bullpen role he would have. He needs innings, so mop up duty would be the most likely scenario. Although what they’re doing with phranchise would seem to contradict that.

        • Doug

          yes, but every since they been stretching out his starts, he’s been pounded

  • Tank the Frank

    Yankee Stadium officially consists of nothing but fair territory.

  • Dela G

    cmon gaudin

    get the 3rd fucking out

  • Bugsy

    I call a CRUZ hr right here.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Why do our pitchers forget how to pitch with 2 outs?

  • Reggie C.

    Is Gaudin really an upgrade over a depressed Duchsherer?

    • JMK

      Because he doesn’t have clinical depression (that we know of) or a weird bowel problem (that we know of).

      • Accent Shallow

        If I had a weird bowel problem, I would definitely be depressed.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Okay this 2 out thing is beyond ridiculous.

  • Dela G

    my god

    gaudin

    fucking is killing me

    • Riddering

      That’s no way to live.

      • Dela G

        i know :(

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

    This two out thing is getting to be ridiculous. Maybe Eiland should make a trip to the mound after the second out of the inning is recording nine times a game.

    • JMK

      Wouldn’t be the worst idea. It’s happened every series since Chicago.

  • Lanny

    Theres a reason 2 NL clubs gave up on Gaudin for nothing. And one is the pitching desperate Padres.

    • Yankee1010

      I’m assuming you gave up on all 29 clubs before you realized that the Yanks were the best team? Is there anything about watching baseball that you enjoy?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        The Yankees losing?

    • Bugsy

      go back to your cave

  • Yankee1010

    Enough with the walks. The bloopers wouldn’t hurt nearly as much.

  • Dela G

    throw a fucking strike 3

    • JMK

      Ask and you shall receive!

  • Dela G

    thank god

    great job gaudin

  • charlespoet

    This 2 out shit is very very embarrassing.

  • Bugsy

    This is me trying to watch this game: http://tinyurl.com/d3xrly

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    White Sox got out of a bases loaded jam with Youk at the plate. Thank God.

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

    Lanny, do you actually like the Yankees? I’m just curious about this.

    • JMK

      You know he’s not going to answer you.

    • VO

      I actually have a feeling Lanny is just playing with us all pretending to be a troll and then he has another user name he actually posts with.

      • JMK

        Another username like Bo?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Watching Gaudin and Joba back-to-back = torture.

    • Dela G

      hey dont forget what we saw on friday with mitre

      • Accent Shallow

        You knew there was no way Mitre was going to manage to blow the game. I was just worried that Joe would get Rivera up.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Let’s throw in a meat tray to get it all over with.

  • Reggie C.

    we need base runners and Swish wants to homer…

  • JM

    Fudge-Ripple cakes all over the bathroom wall! We need a rally.

  • JMK

    Holy shit! What a catch!

  • Dela G

    fucking marlon byrd

  • Tank the Frank

    Melky has no luck. His GRITTNESS awaits!

  • Bugsy

    sonavabitch!!

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

    Wow, great catch.

  • Accent Shallow

    Melky could easily be 2-3 today.

  • pat

    Daamn, nice catch marlon.

  • Drew

    Dang. Poor Melkman

  • Riddering

    Walk, single, or a homer?

    • Riddering

      Damn, Jeter, you just had to go for a double.

  • JMK

    Jeter has been fantastic this year.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    At least the Rangers have some 2 out thing too tonight…

  • Bugsy

    good god, just relentless

  • Accent Shallow

    Derek’s been doing his job this evening.

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

    Oh boy. This could get ugly with Neftali coming in.

  • JMK

    We get to see Nef. “Perez”. I’m excited to watch him pitch.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Jeter doubles!!!

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

    Heh, Sheff left tonight’s game with injury. If I was K-Rod, I’d be afraid. That team is like the Final Destination of injuries.

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

      Oh, and JJ Putz is done for the year now too. Scar tissue in the elbow is giving him problems.

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

        Has anything gone right for them?

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

          Omir Santos?

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

            Sure? I guess a .697 OPS hitter is something to be excited about when your season goes that way.

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

    I’m pretty excited for this. I’m hoping he busts out the 90 MPH changeup.

  • Accent Shallow

    Dear Joba,

    Thanks for letting a shitty Kevin Millwood currently be the winning pitcher of record. Hopefully your next start on regular rest will be less disappointing.

    Regards,

    A fan

  • Riddering

    *prays for Johnny*

  • JMK

    Milwood could pass for Pedroia’s father if he weren’t that tall.

  • Bugsy

    jesus christ. this guy is a little scary. but he has to implode sometime, right?

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

      Next inning.

  • Bugsy

    if he only he pulled it a little. just a little.

  • Accent Shallow

    Feliz only reaches 97? Snooze. Wake me up when someone who throws hard comes in the game.

    • JMK

      Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey are warming up!

  • Dela G

    feliz will have to go through tex, Arod, and 5th guy i forgot

    good luck with that

    • JMK

      Matsui.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Its Hideki. And the way things are going tonight, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him K the side.

      • pat

        5 runs in 7 innings is bad?

      • JMK

        Ye of no faith!

    • pat

      Tex has proven he can bash a good fastball.

      Bard and Zumaya concur.

    • Lanny

      He’s real scared with a 5 run lead.

  • Tank the Frank

    Greinke 12 K through 6.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Wow, Alex Rios pops out on a 2-0 count. No wonder why the Jays traded him.

    • JMK

      He was probably taking a nap for the first two pitches, awoke, and then just hacked at it.

    • putt

      yah, and the White Sox blew a 1st and 3rd with no outs…pathetic.

    • Bugsy

      i hate him. he’s trash.

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

    NO WALK!!! PLEASE!!!

    • VO

      Request denied.

    • pat

      Whatever, that guy’s not even that fast.

  • CanoFTW

    Unbelievable.

  • JMK

    Fucking two-out walks!

  • Tank the Frank

    No inning would be complete w/o a 2-out walk!

  • Riddering

    Like clockwork.

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

    I want to punch my TV. We fans should get free tickets whenever a Yankee pitcher walks a guy with two outs.

    Just awful.

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

    Just let Borbon steal for the sake my fantasy team.

    • JMK

      He doesn’t have to.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    What the fuck is it with 2 god damn outs?

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

    Awesome.

  • Dela G

    good god

    fucking A

  • Bugsy

    fucking ballpark.

  • CanoFTW

    Is that 9 out of 9 two out runs today? Or was Cruz’ HR with less than 2? This is unfuckin real

    • Riddering

      Only one run w/o 2-outs and that was Cruz’s homer.

  • Reggie C.

    and that’s the night..

  • pat

    Hahah, awesome. Somebody tell me of the texas announcers are still bitching about the new stadium.

    • Dela G

      they aren’t complaining any more

      funny how that works, huh?

  • VO

    Terrible.

  • Dela G

    this is like a night mare that will never end

  • Drew

    2 outs suck.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This 2 out shit is fucking ridiculous.

  • charlespoet

    Fucking joke. Yankees pitchers are as afraid of 2 outs as Cano.

  • Riddering

    The new strategy for any team facing the Yankees: just let the first two hitters get themselves out and the rest will do itself.

  • JMK

    Two reasons to look on the bright side:

    1) We are not Mets fans.

    2) The closer of the Rangers gave up 6 ER in less than an inning to Boston a few weeks back. There’s still hope.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Man I tried to imagine myself as a Mets fan once.

      I blacked out and when I came to my senses… I was about to hang myself. Scarey stuff I tell ya.

  • Lanny

    Gaudin and Mitre were the best Cashman could do to get some depth. Good thing for a 7 game lead.

    • Riddering

      Oh, Lanny, I miss you most of all…when we’re winning.

    • pat

      God damn, suck a fat one. Wonderboy produced Smoltz and Penny and all he has is a -7.5 game lead in the AL East.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        But Smoltz and Penny can easily win more games than CC and AJ. So they win.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Who the hell would you want? Halladay? Lee? Washburn? And how is Washburn doing by the way?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      What would you have done? There weren’t many options that made sense.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Someone really needs to read the “no more 2 out runs” memo.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Girardi better leave Gaudin in there to finish this game. Might as well save the ‘pen for a game we can win.

  • E-ROC

    Chad Gaudin is not good at baseball. Beating yourself just makes things worse.

    • pat

      Beating yourself just makes things worse.

      Not all the time…..

  • VO

    Tex homer, I’m calling it.

    • VO

      Next time he comes to bat.

    • Bugsy

      you’re no clairvoyant

  • Bugsy

    holy shit, talk about fire.

  • Riddering

    Everyone who made idle comments about losing these games…fie on thee!

  • JMK

    101. If this were the YES gun it would have registered as 113. Think we could sign Steve Nebraska, still?

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

    Dayum.

  • Bugsy

    neftali should stay in the pen =

    • Bugsy

      forever

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

    I’m waiting for Joba-Hughes to the pen to make some comment about Feliz.

  • Tank the Frank

    Did Matsui really just hook a 97mph fastball foul?

  • Drew

    Hideki can’t catch up to 95+ mph fastballs.
    /Phillips’d

  • VO

    Just what we need this guy hitting Matsui anywhere near his leg.

  • Bugsy

    he only did that so he wouldn’t get teh BB charged to him.

  • JMK

    If that hit his knee it would have turned to dust. And that was just a slider!

  • Bugsy

    lol that was strike 3

    • Bugsy

      lol jokes on me and jorge

  • VO

    Ball 2 looked like more of a strike then strike 3.

  • Drew

    That’s been a ball all day, now the ump changes his mind. Jackass…

  • JMK

    And the one that was called strike three was a ball. Suppose it evened out.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Dude already throws 100 and the ump gives him 5 inches off the plate. That’s just not fair

  • Bugsy

    so brad lidge just sucks.

    • JMK

      And Scott Linnebrink (sp?) just gave up a big home run. Red Sox 6-3.

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

      What did he do now?

      • Bugsy

        blew another save and skull fucking my fantasy team

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

      I’m pretty sure that was his fourth straight day on the mound.

      • Bugsy

        yes it was.

        • DreDog

          3 runs on 7 pitches takes talent.

  • Drew

    Greinke with 14 K’s through 7. Dayyumm

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

    Joe looks a little emaciated out there.

    • Drew

      haha, i thought the same exact thing, “damn, did Joe lose weight?” I think it was just the camera angle.

      • JMK

        The camera makes you lose 20 lbs.

  • JMK

    Oh shit, there are two outs.

  • pat

    I hate how gaudin ate up a bunch of innings so we didn’t have to burn through the pen. What a dick.

  • Danny

    im leaving for college in maryland on thursaday, so this is one of the last games i’ll see for a while, i want them to winnnn :(

    • JMK

      MLBTV if you have the cash.

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

    Go, Damaso! Work your way back, bud.

    • Bugsy

      wagner, smagner

      • JMK

        I wanted Wagner just for the draft picks. Imagine how fun DoTF could be next year?

  • Dela G

    damaso got the out

    good job damaso

  • Drew

    Way to go Marte. Dude could be UUUUUUUGE for us.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      A healthy Marte could really give us a boost in the playoffs.

  • JMK

    The Wendy Williams Show? It’s basically a fat Tyra, right?

    • Dela G

      wendy williams is a fuckin dude

      [/lil wayne’d

      • JMK

        “She” does look a bit like Rupaul.

        Weezy has a beef with her?

        • Dela G

          yeah he mentioned her in a song and said she looks like a dude

  • dino

    they should just shut joba down for two weeks or something and bring him back when he can make his starts on reg. rest. this spread out starts thing doesnt seem to be the best strategy.

    • Pasqua

      How would you account for the All-Star break? He was inactive for quite a while and pitched a gem. You can’t blame ineffectiveness on the layover. There are so many more issues that are clearly apparent.

      • dino

        im just saying what would make more sense, one start every 10 days or so or just shut him down until they can throw him on reg rest without going over the innings cap?

  • Salty Buggah

    Wow, I was gone since the 5th and we’ve gone scoreless and given up 2 more HRs! Damn that sucks

    At least they’re burning Feliz tonight.

    • JMK

      The burning through Feliz is the silver lining.

      • Salty Buggah

        exactly

    • VO

      Sit the hell down and don’t get up.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on yanks we need base runners.

  • JMK

    What happened to OBP, Swish?

    • Bugsy

      he met neftali the brutalizer

  • Bugsy

    this is how it starts

  • DreDog

    42 pitches for Feliz. He’s got to be burned for the series, right?

    • Tom Zig

      Why would you use Feliz in a situation like today?

      • JMK

        Because he can’t pitch in back-to-back games.

  • King of Fruity Hypos

    Clobberin time!

  • Dela G

    wow jeter, make that guy work for once

  • VO

    Are there any left handers that throw 100?

    • chriskeo

      CC?

      • DreDog

        Herb Score was probably the hardest throwing lefty.

        • Salty Buggah

          I say Steve Dalkowski (some say he touched 110 mph some say he reached 105 “only”)

          • DreDog

            I am only counting guys that had Major League careers.

      • zs190

        CC Maxes out at 98. Ubaldo Jimenez, maybe, the guy averages 96 MPH, Matt Thornton is another guy that throws really really hard.

        • zs190

          I fail, Jimenez is RHP, somehow I thought he was LHP, I don’t really know lefties that hits 100 mph really.

        • Salty Buggah

          Ubaldo is a righty

          • zs190

            Yeah, see above. I realized it pretty quick.

            • Salty Buggah

              Yea, I saw but it was posted at the same time as me so I didnt see it before

    • Salty Buggah

      yea, I forgot his name (plays for the A’s?)

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

      Billy Wagner definitely did back in the day. Thorton touches 98-99 these days.

      • Whitey14

        Yeah, Billy Wagner threw the most pitches clocked at 100 mph per season for a few years running.

    • Tom Zig

      Aroldis Chapman supposedly can

      • DreDog

        I heard he poops ice cream too.

    • Jack

      Joba is naturally lefty, and he hit 100 out of the pen. That counts, right?

  • Salty Buggah

    WhiteSox = Bitches

    They better lose to us later in the week also!

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

      Who cares. If the Yanks go .500 the rest of the way, Boston needs to play like, .700 ball just to tie.

      • Salty Buggah

        I know and Im not scared at all bout the Sox but still hat every opponent of theirs lays down for them it seems.

        • JMK

          Eh, you could say the same thing about the Yanks with all of our late-inning comeback wins.

  • Bugsy

    well that’s nice

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

    Another two out walk.

  • Dela G

    cmon marte

  • Dela G

    marte did an exceptional job

  • VO

    Marte just didn’t want to be the only one without a walk.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Good job Marte 2ks i think hes gonna be a big piece in the final month and postseason.

  • Tom Zig

    6 runs? Ain’t no thang

  • VO

    Somebody needs to say the most feared pitcher was Jim Rice, then come up with this genius explanation.

  • Drew

    There we go.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP A-rod

  • Drew

    I may regret this but, Frank Frank please??

    • JMK

      Who is Frank Frank?

      • JMK

        Nevermind. It’s the same guy who gave up 6ER in less than an inning to the Sox.

        • Drew

          heh, yepp

    • Danny

      you wish is washingtons command.

      now wish for us to tie the game!

  • Tom Zig

    Posada will have a walk off 6-run HR

  • Dela G

    alright

    maybe rally time?

  • JMK

    He’s leaving already? I was starting to like that pitcher.

    • Danny

      our offense is fearedd, just like Jim Rice was feared ;)

      • Jack

        our offense is fearedd, just like Jim Rice Bernie Williams was feared

        • Danny

          the wink was suppossed to mean that Rice wasnt as feared as everyone now says he was lol

  • Danny

    aww come onn i liked that pitcher! lol

  • Tom Zig

    Ron Washington not taking any chances today.

  • Salty Buggah

    sweet we made them use Francisco in a 10-5 game!

  • Riddering

    The Yanks are feared.

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

    Francisco throws three things: a fastball, a splitter, and chairs.

    • JMK

      Haha.

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

      IETC

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

    No, David, a three run homer would not be a rally killer. It would mean the Yankees were only down by two instead of five WITH NO OUTS.

  • Drew

    Oh boy.

  • Danny

    lets gooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • JMK

    Matsui loves the money shot. C’mon, Hideki!

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Hideki, Jorge Robbie, or anyone else

  • Tom Zig

    come on Matsui, hit a HR here and I’ll never make fun of your bad knees or call you leatherface ever again

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Matsui is so fucking hot.

  • Danny

    crap Robbies up. crap crap crap.

    • Danny

      oh okay its posada.

    • JMK

      That’s Posada.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Good hit Matsui.

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

    Slam distance.

  • JMK

    The money shot!

  • Drew

    Fuckin A!! c’mon Jorgie!!!

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

    Tying run at the plate. Just sayin’.

  • Tom Zig

    Come on Jorge!

  • Salty Buggah

    yay matsui, no DP Jorge

  • zs190

    Tying run to the plate!

  • zs190

    I’m going to miss Matsui if we let him go in offseason, he’s been all kind of awesome this year.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    niceeeee infield hit babii.

  • Drew

    WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! LOL HOLY SHIT

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

    Oh my.

  • JMK

    Maybe our luck is evening out. Everything dropped for Texas earlier on. Our turn!

  • Bugsy

    haha.

    Change of luck! I love baseball!

  • Riddering

    That was a lucky ass hit.

    HOLY SHIT BITCHES.

  • Salty Buggah

    YES! Cmon Robbie, no DP

  • JMK

    RISP for Cano? Should we be happy about this?

  • DreDog

    Please Cano, I will personally shame anyone who mocks you if you come through here!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Drew

    HOLY FUCK

  • ALEX S

    WE GOT THIS!

  • Bugsy

    Cano!!!!!!!!

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

    Never say die.

  • Danny

    HOLY SHITTTT!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    BASEBALL GODS GIVING US AN EPIC INFIELD HIT FOR POSADA AND A RISP HIT FOR ROBBIE!!!!
    Sorry for caps.

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

    Holy. Fucking. Shit.

  • Riddering

    Oh my god. Oh my god.

    ROBBIE CANO, WHADDYA FUCKING KNOW.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I F…… love this team this teams never quits.

  • Salty Buggah

    ROBBIE!!!!! Cmon Swisha, no DP

  • JMK

    I told you guys about Francisco imploding (and that we should be happy we’re not Mets fans).

    /Little Bill’d

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

    Where’s Lanny?

  • Bugsy

    DO NOT FUCKING BUNT!!!!!

    • Bugsy

      FUCK!

  • Tom Zig

    Come on swish! You need 4 more HRs to make it to 25

  • I hate Tom Gordon

    HOLY SHITE DUDES I got top piss but I cant get out of my chair. Too scared to change the luck!!!

  • David A

    BUNT? after so many singles…

  • JMK

    No!

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

    Swisher needs a smack. Stupid play to bunt.

    • EvoLuTioN

      theres no reason swisher would bunt, girardi definitely put that play on

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi = Rally Killer

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Please please please please no GIDP.

  • Jack

    Robinson Cano = The Fucking Man

  • Dela G

    WHAT THE FUCK SWISHA

  • ALEX S

    DAMMIT

  • Riddering

    THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T BUNT ARGH.

  • Brian

    I hate bunting.

  • Drew

    Unreal… C’mon Melk

  • Tom Zig

    Why the hell do you bunt there?

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah fuck the bunt! damnit Swish, cmon Melky no DP

  • JMK

    If Melky hits into a DP, can we deport him back to the DR?

    /kidding

  • EvoLuTioN

    great job girardi, why the FUCK WOULD YOU HAND THEM AN OUT, THEY WERE HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME, PLUS SWISHER IS AN ON BASE MACHINE

    god fucking dammit

  • Danny

    doesnt anyone else think that bunting was stupid, or is it just me?

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

    That was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

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

      Uneffin believable. I’ve been watching Girardi do this all season. Bunting with this offense? In this situation?

      Okay. i get out of bed. Check my blackberry. 10-6 bases loaded, no outs.

      i run to the fridge. Grab a cold Sam Adams. Don’t forget the bag of chips.

      Down the stairs to the den. Flip on the tube. Cano just singled. 10-9, 1+3 no outs.

      The beer goes to the lips. Swish is bunting. Thank god he doesn’t offer on the first pitch.

      Please, please just be faking it.

      But no.

      Like that, game over.

      The most potent offense in baseball. Francisco in complete meltdown.

      Girardi, you are a complete cockblock.

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

      Uneffin believable. I’ve been watching Girardi do this all season. Bunting with this offense? In this situation?

      Okay. i get out of bed. Check my blackberry. 10-6 bases loaded, no outs.

      i run to the fridge. Grab a cold Sam Adams. Don’t forget the bag of chips.

      Down the stairs to the den. Flip on the tube. Cano just singled. 10-9, 1+2 no outs.

      The beer goes to the lips. Swish is bunting. Thank god he doesn’t offer on the first pitch.

      Please, please just be faking it.

      But no.

      Like that, game over.

      The most potent offense in baseball. Francisco in complete meltdown.

      Girardi, you are a complete cockblock.

  • Mikey K-9

    Girardi called for that?
    Cmon man.

  • Tank the Frank

    Joe Girardi: Bad manager or worst manager?

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

    Melky just needs to survive. Just make sure Jeter comes up.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtfffffffffffffffffffffff

  • David A

    I blame the bunt.

    • Danny

      yep, i cant say swisher wouldnt have made an out anyway, but why give the the out? i dont get it

  • Danny

    wow, that sucked.

  • ALEX S

    MOTHERFUCKER

  • Bugsy

    nice job Girardi.

    way to fucking bunt

  • EvoLuTioN

    game over LOL

    GREAT JOB

    what a tease

    oh well, girardi murdered the rally by handing them the first out

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus christ the bunt fucking killed this inning.

    • Pasqua

      Yes it did. If anybody ever wants to know why giving up outs is a bad strategy, show them this inning.

  • BigBlueAL

    The Rangers should go over to the other dugout and thank Girardi for the win.

  • Drew

    That’s fucking shitty.

  • Salty Buggah

    HEARTBREAK

  • JMK

    That’s a painful way to go out.

  • Dela G

    that pop up was idiotic

  • Eric S

    I like Girardi generally, but calling for the bunt in that situation is indefensible. This one is on him.

  • Drew

    I wasn’t aware Girardi made a horrid bunt attempt. Thanks for the insight..

    • Nady Nation

      Sorry, but even if Girardi didn’t call for that bunt, he should’ve made sure Swisher did NOT try to bunt again after he squared up on that first pitch. Mindboggling that you’d give a pitcher who recorded 0 outs through 6 batters a free out.

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

    Why the hell was Swisher bunting? Why? What the fuck?

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

    That was piss poor baseball at the end. Ultimate blue balled half inning.

  • EvoLuTioN

    i can’t believe he bunted swisher, the guy is an ON BASE MACHINE

    on top of that, the guy is having a hard time throwing strikes

  • Lanny

    Great call on Swisher bunting. Way to ruin the momentum, Joe.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOLOLOL.
      I am not surprised.

  • King of Fruity Hypos

    Ugh

    Worse than a blow out loss emotionally…but Texas Bullpen?

    Fuck you dudes, you gotta play tomorrow :)

  • VO

    Your kidding.

  • Tom Zig

    Swisher isn’t paid for his bunting skills. If it were Melky, i’d understand.

  • EvoLuTioN

    unbelievable, why would handfeed them the first out when francisco was clearly struggling

  • acb

    i can see bunting melky to get to jeter but bunting swisher to get to melky?

  • Bobtaco

    I still think the bunt is the smart play, but it is apparent from watching until this part of the season that NICK SWISHER CANNOT BUNT.

    If you want to bunt there, pinch hit.

    Eff you Girardi. Know your personnel.

    • Pasqua

      I know that there is a longstanding bunting philosophy, but really, how can you advocate a bunt when you’ve just put six guys in a row on base and haven’t made an out?

  • Mikey K-9

    Why would you bunt there? I mean really.
    The pitcher cant throw a fucking strike and he calls for a bunt.

  • Brian

    Way to go Joe….way to f-ing go.

  • V

    Anyone else REALLY afraid that there’s going to be a big situation in the playoffs and Girardi’s going to fuck it up by bunting?

    • BigBlueAL

      Ill be shitting in my pants any time Girardi has a decision to make come playoff time in regards to bunting or his usage of the bullpen.

      Lets just hope for all blowouts.

    • Pasqua

      If he doesn’t learn his lesson here, then there’s something wrong with him. Really. If a person were to just re-watche this inning and see what that call did, I would think even the hardest of heads would realize that giving up outs is a very, very, very bad idea.

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

        But he’s been doing that all season. Somehow being in the NL as a catcher screwed him up.

        • Pasqua

          The circumstances in this case were so insane (what with the consecutive runners, 4 runs already in and zero outs) that it HAS to be rethought.

    • Nady Nation

      Just texted my friend that actually.

  • Tom Zig

    Are we sure Girardi called for the bunt there? Or was it Swisher just trying to be too cute?

    • Pasqua

      Seeing as he squared to bunt on the pitch prior to bunting, I’m guessing it was called from the dugout. Had he squared on his own I think we would have heard Girardi screaming through the television set.

    • Lanny

      You really think over managing Joe didn’t make that call?

    • Danny

      if GI Joe didnt call for it wouldnt he have told swish to swing after the first bunt attempt?

      • Nady Nation

        Bingo.

  • VO

    I guarantee you the Yankees have a blowout win tomorrow book it.

  • Pasqua

    Would have preferred to lose 10-5. Now I’m going to lose sleep thinking about that clusterfuck of an inning.

    • BigBlueAL

      Foreel. I got home and we were losing 8-5 so I was like oh well no big deal. 10-5 in the last inning I didnt care whatever a loss is no big deal, but now losing like we did plus with the stupid bunt makes this game frustrating as hell.

      Luckily I didnt get to see Joba pitch tonight…

  • Eric S

    I have to say it again – that bunt call was just BRUTAL. This is not the National League in the 1970s. It’s Yankee Stadium 2, no outs, 2 runners on, tying run ALREADY IN SCORING POSITION, and an on base machine at the plate. And you call for the bunt? And you keep it on after ball one? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????? Dumbest call ever. Girardi cost us that one.

    • Pasqua

      Amen.

  • Lanny

    Swisher up against a guy who can’t throw strikes when a homer or gapper wins it. Yea lets have him bunt.

    Girardi’s little ball prehistoric crap costs another game.

  • Danny

    i still cant believe he bunted…

  • Tom Zig

    Well if Joba didn’t suck today we wouldn’t be cursing about Swisher’s bunt.

    • Pasqua

      No, sorry, I can’t buy that. You play the hand you’re dealt. The “greater issue” might be Joba, but the issue of the moment is what went down in that 9th inning.

  • V

    Don’t worry guys, Girardi’s just trying to help Texas knock Boston out of the Wild Card. Right? Right? Please tell me he lost this on purpose.

  • zs190

    I’ll be a contrarian and say that in that situation, bunting is not a totally crazy idea, but this team is really bad at bunting. Jetes, Damon, Swisher, Robbie, etc are not good at laying down bunts, so they probably shouldn’t have done that.

    • Tom Zig

      Bunting isn’t a bad idea if the person at the plate is a bad hitter or a good bunter or the person next in the lineup is a good hitter or the person at the plate is very fast.

      Swisher is a good hitter
      Swisher is not good at bunting
      Melky is not a good hitter
      Swisher is not very fast
      Swisher is also among the league leader in walks

      Bad time to bunt

      • zs190

        Yeah, I hope Joe realizes that soon, the team is not built like a national league team, most of the guys are not good at bunting so I do hope he will only do it with guys that can bunt a little (Gardner, Pena, Hairston)

  • VO

    You know honestly I would have preferred to lose by 5 then go out like that. BUT at least were still in 1st by a lot, Marte pitched good and we used their bullpen. We’ll come back tomorrow and get the 7 game lead back.

  • Little Bill

    Girardi has got to be one of the dumbest managers in MLB. JOE, YOU’RE MANAGING THE NEW YORK YANKEES, NOT THE FLORIDA MARLINS! He always forgets that. Also, THE GUY HADN’T GOTTEN ANYBODY OUT! DON’T GIVE HIM OUTS! Jesus Christ what a dumb move.

    • Tom Zig

      Calm down

    • Pasqua

      What does managing the Yanks vs. the Marlins have to do with it? It’s a bad decision whether it’s in Yankee Stadium or in front of 47 fans in Land Shark.

  • Drew

    I understand many people disagree with the bunt. The thing is, there was no bunt. There was a pop-out to third. If Swish bunts successfully and we don’t score I understand your beef with Joe. Right now, you should be pissed that Swisher couldn’t get the bunt down. I understand he’s not exactly a bunt-master but you have to get it down.

    • BigBlueAL

      No. I understand bunting Melky to get to Jeter. In that case I would rip Melky for a bad bunt not Girardi for having him bunt.

      But in this case no way do you bunt Swisher to get to Melky.

      • Drew

        Look, Melky swung a good bat today. Melky flat out, has come through in the clutch this year. Melky has flat out won games. I understand he hasn’t been a great hitter as of late but, I’ll take Melky with a man on 2nd and 3rd with one out, down one in the bottom of the ninth any day.

        IF Joe called for the bunt, he had a gut feeling and it may have been the right one. Swisher just didn’t do what Joe asked him to do.

    • Riddering

      And that’s why you don’t call for a bunt-slumper to bunt. The odds of it getting the job are unpredictable to Sterling’s standards!

      • Riddering

        *getting the job done

    • Nady Nation

      The fact that he’s not a “bunt-master” is exactly the point, though. You have a guy who gets on base at a great clip against a pitcher whose pitched 0.0 innings and given up 6 baserunners and 4 runs. Why is he bunting?

      • Drew

        To put the go ahead run on second and the tying run on 3rd with less than two outs. An out ties the game. Many people will disagree with the bunt there. I understand that. I just don’t get killing Joe when Swish didn’t do what Joe wanted. Joe wanted a Sac-bunt, not a pop up. (Assuming he called for it)

        • Nady Nation

          Because Girardi WANTED to give away an out, as you put it. Whether Swisher was advancing the runners or not, he was still giving away a free out against a pitcher who could not get any of the previous 6 hitters out. I think that’s what most people here have a problem with.

          • Nady Nation

            meant to say WANTED to give away an out with a great on-base guy*

          • Drew

            Oh I don’t disagree. As I’ve said, I understand that people disagree in general with the bunt in the majority of situations.

            My whole point is that NO ONE is placing blame on Swish for popping up and not getting the job done. Joe asked him to do something and he didn’t do it. Then, J-Hair made a baserunning blunder when he came in specifically to run the bases. Joba blew up. Gaudin wasn’t exactly stellar. I understand people are venting and the bunt is fresh in their mind but I can’t stand the hate Joe gets after losses like these (Not from you specifically, just in general throughout the fandom).

            • Nady Nation

              I hear what you’re saying, and I’m not at all trying to place all the blame on Joe for losing this game, especially b/c as you said, both Joba and Gaudin were awful. He just seems to make lots of questionable, by-the-book in game decisions.

  • jersey

    granted girardi calling for the bunt there was definately a mistake but i have a hard time ignoring jobas piss poor performance, gaudins poor relief performance, and hairston 1st move not bein back to second base on a hard hit ball basically right at him, and swisher not getting the bunt down even if it was a bad play u get the bunt down u move the runners over and we have 2 shots to tie the game or win it…. all 4 of those players deserve just as much bashing as the skip in this one…

  • Bobtaco

    Guys. By bunting there with zero outs, you but two men in scoring position. You can tie the game on a fly out, AND you stay out of the DP.

    The bunt was the correct call, but Swisher wasn’t the guy. He has already proved multiple times this year that he is incapable.

    Too bad Gardner can’t run, you could have pinch run him and had Harriston bunt in place of Swish.

    • Little Bill

      NOBODY WAS OUT! THE GUY COULDN’T BUY AN OUT! There was no reason to give him one. NONE! It was not the right call. It was a dreadful call and I just hope it doesn’t cost the Yankees HFA.

      • JMK

        It’s one loss, let’s not jump to conclusions.

    • Riddering

      Bunts don’t exist in a vacuum!

      If Girardi couldn’t see the fallacy in asking a non-bunt pro to bunt in order to bring up our #9 hitter…well, I think he needs to eat some sweets and bring his blood sugar level back up.

    • Bobtaco

      PUT two men in scoring position.

      Then you have two shots to win the game on a single.

      I still think it is text book baseball, and you have to put the bunt sign on and the player HAS to execute.

      Tough loss.

      • Bobtaco

        I’ll say it again.

        TWO SHOTS TO WIN on a single

        TIE on a sac fly

        NO DP possibility

        You HAVE TO BUNT THERE.

      • Pasqua

        No bunt and you have THREE chances to tie the game on a single and (possibly) STILL have THREE chances to win the game! It doesn’t make sense to bunt.

        • Lanny

          You dont give away outs.

          • Pasqua

            Correct. That’s what I’m saying (over and over and over).

          • Drew

            Never? Baseball managers for the past 120+ years would beg to differ..

            • Pasqua

              Yes, but that doesn’t make it correct. If you think about it, it’s totally illogical to give up outs.

      • Danny

        ughh “textbook baseball” how about going along with the game thats going on?? the guy couldnt buy an out and you make a guy with 7 CAREER bunts bunt when he is a very good hitter and can end the game or at least tie it himself??

        it may be textbook baseball but its STUPID.

        • Bobtaco

          It’s playing the percentages. You guys ever bet?

          Swisher could have hit a screaming liner and gotten someone else picked off a base or hit into a 4-6-3 just as easily.

          You have to go with the bunt and put two men in scoring position with less than two outs.

          Then you can tie the game on a SAC FLY.

          This is not rocket science.

          I understand the frustration but it was the correct call. Just be glad this isn’t the swing game in the Divisonal series.

          • Danny

            i understand that, put sometimes you have to throw those numbers out the window. swisher can not bunt, he is also a slow runner, he could have also bunted in a dp. it was a silly by joe to make him bunt.

          • Pasqua

            The only guy I’ve ever seen win by “playing the percentages” is Montgomery Burns, and that was just TOTAL fucking luck!

          • Pasqua

            But seriously…

            You said, “Swisher could have hit a screaming liner and gotten someone else picked off a base or hit into a 4-6-3 just as easily.”

            This is essentially what Melky did right after Swisher gave up the out and it ENDED THE GAME. If Swisher does it, you still have an out to play with, which furthers the idea that you don’t give up outs.

            You also said that you “have to bunt” to put the winning runs in scoring position with less than 2 outs, but the tying run is in scoring position already, with NOBODY out. You have three chances to tie the game (and more) as opposed to two. Even if Melky is up there with a runner at third and 1 out, he’s just as likely to pop out or strikeout as Swisher is to do something bad in your scenario.

            • Bobtaco

              Right, then you have either a man on third with TWO OUTS and you need a hit to TIE.

              Or, you have two outs and a man on first, and need a long extra basehit to tie.

              Much better to have two men in scoring position with one out.

              You guys ever play chess. Sometimes you gotta give up a pawn to put yourself in a winning position.

              If you still don’t get it, then go call Joe Morgan, he will agree with you.

  • Riddering

    The second Swisher popped up that bunt, I was chilled to my very bones. It was as if the dead breath of my ancestors was whipping around me in a moan of “They’re going to lose, they’re going to lose…!”

    I mean, seriously? Let Swish swing or stand there.

    Ugh, so painful. Homers don’t kill rallies. Bunts kill rallies. Anyone got a tissue?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I hate to put a damper on the Grardi ripping, but two points:

    1) Statistically, that is the right time to bunt. For everyone who hates a bunt in the 3rd inning because the odds of a big inning are hurt, note that this is where the probabilities tell you to bunt.

    2) Swisher is actually a good bunter, with successful bunts on the year.

    Now, I understand Francisco struggling is a mitigating factor, but it wasnt a crazy decision.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      7 successful bunts, excuse me.

    • BigBlueAL

      You would bunt Swisher with Melky being the hitter following him???? Sorry I dont take the bat out of Swisher’s hands in that situation.

      • Lanny

        So you would bunt and give up an out when the pitcher cant get one himself?

        Ron Washington says thanks

    • Pasqua

      Does the “statistically right time to bunt” consider that six consecutive batters had reach base? I think the context is actually important. You aren’t making ANY outs, why give one up?

      • Riddering

        Exactly! Managing isn’t so much a science as a liberal art.

      • BigBlueAL

        Actually to be honest the only statistically correct time to bunt is in a tie game with a runner on 2nd (or 1st and 2nd) and 0 outs. Bunting when you are still losing is never a good time to bunt.

        • Bobtaco

          Why bunt with a man on second and zero outs. A grounder to the right side does the same thing and you have a chance to hit an RBI.

          It makes sense here only to stay out of the D, and put a man on third with a chance to score on a sac fly.

          Your example doesn’t work.

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

            But on the groundball to the right side, there’s still a chance that an out isn’t made, be it via error or by the ball skating through the infield. With a sac bunt, the chance for an out to be made is almost 100%. This isn’t even factoring in that a) the pitcher had given up 4 runs (3 of his one, 1 inherited), b)the batter is adept at working the count and with a pitcher who was struggling with his command, Swisher could’ve worked a walk, putting the tying run on third with 0 outs c)the fact that the Yankees were bunting to get to a player who, in his last 30 games, has been slumping like crazy and could definitely not be counted on to deliver d) the fact that Nick Swisher hits for power. Bunting during a four run rally is just stupid.

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

              I wonder how much the fact that Swisher went 0-4 tonight before then had a role in the decision.

              • Drew

                Also, he came into the AB 0-5 with 3 k’s vs Francisco.

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

                  Still a bad move. Francisco couldn’t buy an out, so why give him one?

                • Drew

                  I’m not arguing that it was a good or bad move right here. Just adding onto what Joe may have considered when making a decision.

                • Pasqua

                  I know what you’re saying, but being 0-5 doesn’t make you a good bunter.

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

                He could be 0-4 w/four strikeouts and taht would still be an awful call.

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

                  It could work and it would still be an awful call.

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

                  Oh, I’m with you on that. I just mentioned that because they seem quite reliant on small samples of matchup data.

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

                  Amen, Axisa.

    • Nady Nation

      Francisco’s struggles are a huge mitigating factor there though. He had not recorded even one out after facing 6 batters. He was totally rattled and Girardi giftwrapped a free out for him. I don’t see how bunting, to get to your number 9 hitter no less, makes any sense in that particular situation.

  • Danny

    from Pete Abe, swish has 7 career bunts. 7 goddamn bunts!! GAH im so mad.

  • fishfin

    No More Bunts!

  • Lanny

    Girardi is going to cost us a post season game with this over managing NL type crap.

  • JMK

    You guys listening to the post-game question? “Who should be the American League MVP?” Answers ranged from Jeter, to Tex, to MELKY?! They didn’t even mention Mauer.

    • Riddering

      Please tell me you dreamed that in a drug-fueled nightmare and the question really was “Who is the Yankee MVP in the ninth inning this year?”

    • VO

      Yea, that actually made me start cracking up when I heard that. I thought Russ was going to agree with him for a second though lol.

  • Dela G

    WOW WTF??

    UGH

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

    I still can not believe someone paid to play baseball/manage a pro team thought it was a good idea to bunt there.

    Swisher was far, far more likely to reach base than he was to get a bunt down. The tying run is in scoring position with NO OUTS, what more do you want?

    • Pasqua

      And your point doesn’t even consider the series of events leading UP to that decision. It’s not just “tying run in scoring position with no outs,” it’s “six consecutive batters have reached and 4 runs are in.” Why would you choose THAT moment to give away an out?!

  • Lanny

    Good thing the stupid bunt takes away from Joba’s terrible job and Gaudin putting the game out of reach.

    Can’t wait to hear how Joba “threw really well”

  • Dela G

    i dont blame girardi for this like some of you loons though

    not his fault swisha bunted at a high fastball

    • Danny

      why is it crazy to be mad at girardi? the guy couldnt buy an out, so you make someone with 7 career bunts try to bunt? Swisher would have been better off trying to get a sac fly to move the runner ovver or taking a walk.

      or maybe he would have hit into a dp, but you take your chances bc of the hitter thats up

    • Pasqua

      I would agree that it’s easy to point fingers, but to say those that blame Girardi are “loons” is unfair. Swisher’s bunting at a high fastball does not make Girardi’s decision any less baffling. In fact, it highlights the stupidity of the call by reinforcing that Swisher is not a bunter. I know the players play the game, but when you are forced to do something (that goes against your skill set, no less) the manager becomes complicit!

      • Dela G

        yeah but cmon, swisher is a good bunter, and like moshe said, has 7 bunts this year, so its not like he’s never done it before. Had the yanks won, you guys wouldn’t have even cared. It was a good idea, just failed. Oh well, you move on

        the DP was bull shit anyways, jerry was safe

        • Danny

          no, 7 bunts in his CAREER.

          • Dela G

            aah i thought it was this season

            still, i think its a good call

        • Pasqua

          You do move on, yes. But I don’t think the argument is won by calling Swisher a “good bunter.” That is very debatable. And, if the Yanks had won, I would have waited until tomorrow to rail against the bunt. I’ve hated bunting ever since a bunt killed my dad.

  • Danny

    when the game was 10-5 the loss wasnt really bothering me much, but now im so angry, im glad that we have a team that never gives up, but goddammit we were so close!!

  • Little Bill

    Joe Girardi is going to over manage this team into the ground. He bunts way too often and usually in the 3rd inning. The Yankees don’t manufacture runs, they wear down pitchers and mash the hell out of the ball and Girardi is giving away outs like it’s his job.

    Tonight, he bunts OBP man Nick Swisher against a guy who had allowed 6 baserunners and recorded no outs. He gave away an out for no good reason and may have cost the Yankees HFA in the ALCS.

    • Drew

      How many bunts have we had over the course of the last 125 games? I’d look it up if I knew where to. I’d bet it’s not a material amount. Also, not all of those bunts were called from the dugout.

    • Danny

      exactly this isnt the marlins, its the motherfucken ny yankkes.

    • Danny

      exactly this isnt the marlins, its the motherfucken ny yankkes.

    • Riddering

      I’m as frustrated as any passionate Yankee fan, but if Girardi hasn’t managed to over-manage the team into the ground yet and he isn’t showing a greater propensity to over-manage recently (which I haven’t seen evidence of) then…no. He’s still doing the job of keeping this team rolling.

      But there is absolutely no reason or excuse for tonight’s bunt call.

  • BigBlueAL

    Anybody watching Rockies vs Dodgers, Jim Tracy is worse than Girardi.

    • Lanny

      Thats hard to do

  • Aj

    Listen guys, Girardi screwed up royally, but I’m very happy that they never gave up and they worked hard for those 4 runs. Bad luck happens, but games like this show that the Yankees are a force.

  • Drew

    Swish is now 0-6 with 3 K’s vs Frank Frank.

  • Jamie G.

    not the wrong call, just the wrong guy…Molina should have pinch hit if you want the bunt down, he was going in the game already for Posada. Personally, Swisher could have stood up there with the bat on his shoulder and walked. Melky swung at ball three with Jeter on deck…definitely let them off the hook.

    • Drew

      Melky laced that ball.

      • Jamie G.

        Melky hit the ball well, no doubt about it, but the pitch was chest high and Jeter is on deck. Francisco was not throwing strikes and and Melky’s swing zone should have been very small, just like Matsui, Posada, and Cano. I normally wouldnt care, but he had as close to an automatic hit on deck as you can get right now.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cant see the postgame but apparently it was Girardi’s call from what Ive read.

  • Danny

    that call was typical from a manager who loves to play textbook baseball. but it was stupid stupid stupid. he wants to bunt? then why let swisher bat when he cant fucken bunt? if your gona leave him in then let him hit you idiot!!

    ugh.

  • Tom Zig

    I have no beef with Gaudin. He isn’t a good pitcher nor is expected to be. He came in and saved the BP

    • Dela G

      agreed

      he should be applauded for at least doing that

  • Ace

    Can’t wait to see the excuses our favorite RAB writers (aka the Joba Hype Machine, aka Brian Cashman’s Talking Parrots) create for Joba’s performance tonight. Will it be something like “He was too strong tonight due to too much rest”. Or maybe “This is what happens when you don’t keep him on a regular schedule”. Possibly “A future Roger Clemens type ace will have these ups and downs”.

    Regardless of what they come up with, it will be nothing less than entertaining.

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

      I think we’re going to go with young and inexperienced tonight, or maybe the too much rest thing. Just giving you a heads up. You can go to sleep now.

    • Drew

      Just a guess here but I’d guess they say he didn’t get the job done. Didn’t pitch well.

      What do you want to hear, DFA him?

    • Riddering

      Clearly, Joe, Ben and Mike need to demand blood for what Joba did tonight.

      An ounce of flesh for every 2-out run!

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

      Hey, remember when you said Matsui should be DFA’d? That was funny.

  • Gary

    I know that Sully when his jet stalled due to the geese strike was given the option of landing the plane in the Hudson or on GI Joe Girardi’s head. The latter may have been a smoother choice…