Aug
27

Game 127 Spillover Thread

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Put one in the bullpen, Alex.

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  1. Dela G says:

    cmon alex, you got dis shit today

  2. Joe R says:

    If Damon steals 2nd are we tied or does that single not get through cause theres no hole? (Got the radio feed)

  3. Makavelli says:

    So much for the pitcher’s duel :/

  4. Makavelli says:

    Arod with his favorite 0-2 count…

  5. Dela G says:

    well that sucked

  6. Mike Axisa says:

    Did A-Rod just get booed?

  7. Bo says:

    CC has been everything you could ask for and Burnett has been solid but Tex is the signing of the year. With as good as hes played, how he has helped the defense and how much Boston needed him its been unreal. Got to give Theo credit. He realized then he would need him and put all the eggs in that basket. And give Cashman credit for realizing that and getting him.

    • the artist formerly known as (sic) says:

      I give Theo SO MUCH CREDIT for realizing that Tex would be good and then failing to acquire him.

      Theo Epstein defines clutch.

    • Nady Nation says:

      Wait, what are we giving Theo credit for again? Wanting Teixeira?

      • Zack says:

        Who knew a switch hitting, glod glove 1B, who goes .290 35 hr with .380 OBP would be chased after by other teams than just the Yankees

  8. Brazilian Yankee says:

    What a pathetic AB by Arod. It’s ridiculous that Nipples only allowed 2 runs.

  9. Dela G says:

    AJ’s stuff is still filthy

  10. Jordan says:

    Really great article on challenging current conventional wisdom and looking towards going back to 4-man rotations.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    • No Halladay says:

      It looks really in depth, and I was wondering the same thing, if the pitchers these days get hurt because of the pitch count and the rest. The way to develop arm strength is to throw, throw, throw.

  11. No Halladay says:

    AROD has not been himself at all this year, I wonder how much more work that Hip really needs and if he will bounce back next year. The ball isn’t jumping off his bat at all, not even the sharp singles.

  12. JGS says:

    Chris Davis vs. AJ Burnett = no chance

  13. Dela G says:

    my god, 10ks through 4 2/3

  14. Hmm, he wasn’t calling that pitch before.

  15. Dela G says:

    cmon offense, you can muster up a run?

  16. Makavelli says:

    Wow. I’m looking at the “live pitches” thing on my blackberry on the Yankees Application and that 8th pitch called strike looked WAY inside. Is it just a bad program or does that seem about right?

  17. Yankee1010 says:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....68776.html

    1. Gerrit Cole, rhp (So., UCLA)

    Cole was utterly dominant for Team USA, going 4-0, 1.06 with 46 strikeouts and 10 walks in 34 innings. Scouts were unanimous in proclaiming him the national team’s best prospect. “He’s head and shoulders above the rest,” one scouting director said. Added Team USA coach Rick Jones, “I’ve never coached a better arm than this one, and I’ve been doing this a long time.”
    Cole, the Yankees’ unsigned first-round pick in 2008, sat in the 95-98 mph range all summer, topping out at 99-100 a few times in Canada at the end of the summer. His delivery is not effortless and he throws across his body a bit, but scouts express no significant concerns about his mechanics or arm action. His fastball command still rates as below-average, but he made progress this summer using a mid-90s two-seamer to get ground balls and keep his pitch count down. Cole flashes a plus slider at 85-87 mph, but he tends to overthrow it and must become more consistent with the pitch. He threw a changeup on occasion early in the summer before largely abandoning the pitch. Knocked in the past for his makeup, Cole earned plaudits for his toughness and fierce competitive spirit, and he showed true leadership potential this summer as well.

    Damn his father and his trillions.

  18. JMK says:

    Watch, Cano gets a hit with no one on base.

  19. JGS says:

    is Feliz available today?

  20. JMK says:

    You know the economy is bad when Jack Daniels is now a Kia dealer.

  21. Dela G says:

    11ks…

  22. JGS says:

    nope–Rangers radio guys just said Feliz is NOT available today

    awesome

    • JMK says:

      Hey Matt, the forum of the last thread closed so I wasn’t able to answer our grad/work conversation. Bridgeport, you said? I don’t know much about the graduate programs there, but did check out Law and Urban Planning programs in the UCONN system. What are you planning on studying?

      As for me, well, I’m working as a freelance editor/proofreader for a medical communications company and I have an internship at The Onion (non-writing, unfortunately) starting on Monday. I’m looking at Brooklyn Law and Hunter for a dual JD/MUP program for next Fall.

  23. Dela G says:

    cmon AJ, you can’t walk young here

  24. Dela G says:

    oh well, he got on base legitimately there

  25. Yankee1010 says:

    It’s one thing to watch both sides get squeezed, but it makes no sense when the Rangers have no control this game and are getting pitches in the other batter’s box and it seems like AJ is actually pitching damn well, except for those 3 batters in the 4th, and he’s getting squeezed.

    • Makavelli says:

      Happens a lot. It’s liberal america. Nobody likes success or successful people/teams. The Yankees are the poster children of success and extremely easy to hate because of it.

  26. Dela G says:

    jesus christ

    cannot get a called strike

  27. Brazilian Yankee says:

    This umpire is horrible.

  28. Kara says:

    Can A.J. please not do the whole 2-out walk turns into a run thing that has apparently become the new cool thing for Yankees pitchers to do?

  29. Four breaking balls in a row?

    /Joba’d

  30. sam says:

    4 hooks in a row

  31. Makavelli says:

    3 straight curveballs?

  32. Dela G says:

    12Ks!!

    wow

    offense get this brotha some runs!

  33. JGS says:

    wow–the Rangers got Saltalamacchia, Andrus, Feliz, Matt Harrison, and a AA pitcher from the Braves for one year of Mark Teixeira

  34. Mike Axisa says:

    Kinsler is giving a Cano a run for the title of Laziest Second Baseman. Didn’t even bother to run to first.

  35. sam says:

    why didnt Kinsler run on the dropped 3rd strike?

  36. Brazilian Yankee says:

    It would be nice if the best offense in the majors could show up now.

  37. Makavelli says:

    We’re a .500 team when Jose Molina plays in a baseball game. Including (but not limited to): ONE win in 10 games played in BOTH of the months of May and June.

    Pretty awful huh?

  38. Bo says:

    The Gardner injury has shown again that Melky is better as a part time player.

  39. JGS says:

    Jason Grilli? really guys?

  40. JMK says:

    I can’t believe that alien-looking first baseman made that play.

  41. Makavelli says:

    Jason Grilli is an ANIMALLLLLL!!!!! ARRGGGHHHH!!!!!

    FEAR JASON GRILLI!!!

  42. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Jason Grilli…amazing.

  43. Makavelli says:

    Why is Coke in? Because of AJ’s walks?

  44. Makavelli says:

    This game just isn’t going our way. I don’t have a good feeling about it.

  45. Mike Axisa says:

    This just feels like one of those games.

    Time to take Coke out.

  46. Dela G says:

    coke why the fuck did you do that

  47. Mike Axisa says:

    Terrible, that’s A-Rod’s ball.

  48. A.D. says:

    Coke melt-down

  49. JMK says:

    FUCK YOU PHIL COKE!

  50. JGS says:

    well done Coke

  51. Joe R says:

    Coke and a smile. Sweet.

  52. sam says:

    just like that
    i felt this shit coming

  53. charlespoet says:

    Well this is not a good start to the 7th inning.

    And that my friends puts a damper on winning the game.

  54. Bo says:

    Coke will cost us a big playoff game. Just so inconsistent.

  55. Dela G says:

    wow i can’t believe that happened

  56. sam says:

    did coke pop his hands in the air as if its a popup?

  57. I hate V says:

    hahaha good work, coke!

  58. charlespoet says:

    Coke this inning – shit, shit, and bigger shit.

    Well done sir.

  59. Yankee1010 says:

    Well, that got out of freaking hand really damn fast.

  60. JGS says:

    Dear Joe: Phil Coke is not a LOOGY. that is what Marte is for

  61. Makavelli says:

    Their starter goes 4 innings walking like 7 guys and only giving up 2 runs. Then their reliever comes in and sits the best offense in baseball down in their own home.

    Our starter goes 6 innings, striking out like 12…then our reliever comes in and immediately gives up a double and another hit without picking up an out.

    Pretty standard…

  62. Fred says:

    Anyone see the NY Post rumor that the Yanks are interested in Penny?

  63. Tom Zig says:

    Thanks Phil Coke for now putting the game out of reach.

  64. Little Bill says:

    Good thing Marte is back. I trust him way more in the playoffs than Coke.

  65. Son of a bee-sting, they’re making us look bad.

  66. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Phil Coke for the loss..

  67. Dela G says:

    damn it phil fucking coke

    i want to throw stuff at my tv, but it cost me too much money :(

  68. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Phil Coke, the LOOGY, gives up a double and HR to both LHBs he faced. That’s doing your job.

  69. BigBlueAL says:

    Im drinking Pepsi from now on….

  70. Charlie says:

    wow, if it wasn’t for that i would have been really convinced we’d win this game.. thanks a lot coke

  71. Makavelli says:

    We have Joba, Pettitte, and Burnett against Texas AT HOME…

    And we lose the series.

    Good thing the playoffs don’t start roughly a month from now…

  72. Yankee1010 says:

    It’s not over yet, but this certainly feels like one of those Madden “No Fucking Way” games.

  73. Bo says:

    When Coke is bad he is truly freaking awful. He is way to prone to the long ball especially to lefty’s.

  74. JMK says:

    Any chance Coke gets bumped to the back of the bullpen?

  75. Charlie says:

    if marte stays healthy and pitches well, any chance they keep him and not coke as the lefty in the pen in the playoffs? Then they could roll with a pen of Mo, Hughes, Bruney, Aceves(if he gets straightened out), Marte, Robertson and Gaudin.

  76. Makavelli says:

    So, when did Billy Traber legally change his name to Phil Coke?

  77. Bo says:

    Well, Mr Marte. heres your chance to claim the #1 lefty spot out of the pen. Thank Coke for leaving the door wide open.

  78. CountryClub says:

    I honestly dont know why Hughes is in the pen if he cant pitch the 7th and 8th right there. All you wanted the pen to do was keep the game where it was. For that, I want the best available pitcher pitching. I can care less that there were lefties coming up.

    Hughes has pitched 8 innings this month. Horrendous use of a resource.

  79. JGS says:

    this game is far from out of reach–Feliz is unavailable, and we might see Posada off the bench if necessary

  80. AndrewYF says:

    So Mike Dunn has no chance of being better than Phil Coke, huh?

  81. James says:

    Losing this series is a bad omen. I don’t care about the best record in baseball. This is so typical. AJ strikes out 12 and dominates (ooops…I forgot) he almost dominates. Then the offense has 11 base runners in 3 2/3 against Nippert and gets all of 2 runs. Then Coke, who shouldn’t have pitched last night looks like he forgot how to pitch. This sucks. After tonight the lead will be down to 5 games. Good thing there are only 30+ left.

  82. Bo says:

    is there any doubt they score 3 more to make it 6-5 and make it interesting?

  83. Frank says:

    Not surprised Coke blew a close game. For a lefty reliever, lefty hitters have very comfortable ABs against this guy. How many HRs has he given up to lefties this year?

  84. Dela G says:

    thanks for the terrible play elvis!

  85. JGS says:

    ok…now they HAVE to score some runs. come on Alex

  86. Henry says:

    I’ve had my personal hitman on speed dial for a couple years now and I’ve used him on guys like Betemit and Ransom, and now that I can’t take anymore of Coke’s bullshit, I think it’s the perfect time to use him. You guys agree?

    • JGS says:

      send him to AAA four days before rosters expand? to what end?

      • Henry says:

        And not call him back up! Time after time he just fails to get the job done. Which is get lefties out. You are a f-ing LOOGY for god’s sake!!!

    • Charlie says:

      well, your hitman must really suck, because Cody Ransom is mysteriously in AAA scranton right now, and Betemit is in the minors in Chicago.

    • Charlie says:

      but no, i don’t think coke is that bad. he’s just a homer prone and inconsistent. if he’s got options they could consider sending him down for a few days i guess, but i don’t see the point.

      • Henry says:

        “he’s just homer prone and inconsistent” well, I don’t know about you. But that’s pretty bad if you ask me. Especially for a reliever that we use in close games

  87. Tom Zig says:

    I swear if Girardi makes someone not named Jose Molina or Mary Carey bunt tonight, I’m driving to the Bronx and stealing his protein shakes

  88. Klemy says:

    CJ Wilson looks like pedophile in his Gameday pic.

  89. Bo says:

    Looks like Coke and Aceves have hit the Aug wall.

    Would be a real nice time for Marte to pitch well and Robertson to stop walking hitters.

  90. Brazilian Yankee says:

    BUNT ALEX!!

  91. Tom Zig says:

    Hey guys, we need to move the runners over, what do you think about having a-rod bunt here?

  92. Ugly swing by A-Rod there.

  93. Klemy says:

    Holy outside on matsui.

  94. Mike Axisa says:

    They should just kick everyone out of the Stadium and never let them back in for booing A-Rod. It’s embarrassing.

  95. Yankee1010 says:

    Wow. Strike 1 to Matsui might be the worst call yet.

  96. charlespoet says:

    So the pitchers can’t get anyone out with 2 outs already and the Yankees can’t score with 2 outs. Weird but frustrating.

  97. Yankee1010 says:

    You can’t blame them for swinging at balls when Reynolds seems intent on giving Rangers’ pitchers a strike on any pitch that even sniffs the Bronx.

  98. Klemy says:

    It is apparent that the umpire has lost the strike zone.

  99. Tom Zig says:

    Wilson getting a lot of calls i see

  100. Bo says:

    The Rangers are a scary team to play in Oct with the power arms they have in the pen and the power they have in the lineup.

  101. Dela G says:

    jesus christ

    swing people

    • Yankee1010 says:

      Well, it’s a double edged sword because they’re not good pitches to hit because they’re well, not strikes at all. Of course, if Reynolds continues to gift strikes left and right, they might have to.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan says:

      Why swing at pitches 3 inches away from you, Swish got a bunch of obvious ball called strikes.

  102. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Ump sure loves to call strikes for the guys in blue.

  103. C.J. Wilson just brought the pwn.

    • KW says:

      if by pwn you mean throwing fastballs 3-5 inches off the plate and having them called strikes?

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Blame the Yanks. He got Swisher to look at the same three pitches for strikes in that at-bat.

        • Yankee1010 says:

          Yeah, but that’s a slippery slope. As Wade Boggs once said, and I’m paraphrasing, I’ve been studying the strike zone for 20 years, I’m not going to have one ump fuck it ump for me.

        • KW says:

          I agree with Yankee1010, it’s a slippery slope. Sure you can see how the tenor of the zone is changing with the at bat, but it’s like relearning how to drive in the middle of the autobahn. For a guy with extremely good strike zone judgment like Swisher has to not swing, those are obvious balls, or it probably wouldn’t do much good for Swish to swing at them. He’ll pop them up or ground out weakly or hopefully, foul it off.

  104. Dela G says:

    this ump is fucking terrible

  105. charlespoet says:

    Now that was a fine display of hitting…. whiff, whiff, and whiff. Good thing they didn’t have anyone on base that could have scored.

  106. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I want this ump ejected now!

  107. JGS says:

    two of those were completely off, and the other one was right on the edge

  108. barney says:

    someone should shoot the ump in the head

  109. Bo says:

    Great. Now we get the “blame the ump” crowd.

  110. CountryClub says:

    This ump is a clown

  111. charlespoet says:

    So what does it mean if the Yankees lose, Boston wins, Yanks are up by only 5 and face a White Sox team that thumped them and is coming off a 4 game sweep from Boston?

    • Makavelli says:

      You forgot “…and that are due for some wins”

      Very rarely do teams get swept twice in a row. Especially a team that isn’t that bad…like the White Sox.

      I don’t have a good feeling about all of this…

  112. Yankee1010 says:

    MLB would have a field day with a nice little Pitch/fx chart from today. Robertson’s 1st and 3rd pitches would have been strikes if they were from a Ranger today and his 2ndpitch was completely in the strike zone.

    I’m sorry, but, yes, it is possible for an umpire to affect the outcome of a game. Yeah, Coke blew it, but wow, Reynolds is either completely incompetent, or on the Tim Donaghy plan.

  113. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Yankees as a team have hit 2 for 11 with RISP and have left 10 men on base. A-Rod and Cano both left 5 men on. Just brutal. You are not going to win many games hitting like that.

    • KW says:

      looks like the ump is completely blind to the left side of the strike zone…i count 10 balls called strikes to the rangers and 5 for the yanks..but some of them are just terribly egregious (for the rangers)

  114. Dela G says:

    damn robertson, i thought you had him KO’d

  115. JMK says:

    Man, Kinsler is killin’ us today.

    • Tank Foster says:

      It’s an illusion. As everyone knows, and says around here frequently, he’s nothing outside of Arlington’s band box.

      • Zack says:

        .191/.257/.386

        he’s not

        • Brazilian Yankee says:

          That’s Melky like. That’s horrible.

        • Tank Foster says:

          I kinda think that’s a red herring. Sometimes you get weird splits for no reason other than randomness. Maybe he’s just having his bad at bats on the road.

          That HAS to be the truth, at least partially. The park factor at Arlington is fairly big – 1.13, but this is nowhere nearl enough to explain Kinsler’s large home/road comparison.

          He’s a good player, no matter where he plays.

  116. charlespoet says:

    Well boys, thanks for showing up for last nights game. Your lead could be 5 by the end of the night and you have the White Sox coming to town with Joba pitching one game. Hold on to your lead, this could get interesting.

  117. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Our ‘pen blows a close game by giving up 4 runs in 2 innings. Maybe Joe G. should consider using Phil Hughes a bit more often.

  118. Dela G says:

    this ump sucks so much today

    he refused to give AJ any calls, working his pitch count, and we had to go to the pen early

  119. JMK says:

    It would be nice to see Cano actually run on that.

  120. Dela G says:

    this game is hard to watch

  121. Yankee1010 says:

    Look on the bright side – those who wanted Molina instead of Posada got him and hopefully there will be a few who see the light from that group.

  122. Salty Buggah says:

    holy moly, I left after the 3rd and I come back and see we are down 7-2!!!

    wow, Coke stunk today

  123. Jim says:

    Coke belongs in Scranton. He sucks

  124. Dela G says:

    god why couldnt we see ace earlier

  125. JMK says:

    I don’t know how Melky gets to those balls. It looks like he just crapped his pants and then starts running, hoping to contain it so it doesn’t spill down his leg.

  126. So someone claimed Harden. Wonder who it is.

    • Tom Zig says:

      Probably Red Sox, no way Harden makes it past them

    • 27 this year says:

      A lot of teams would claim him. Just about any contender. He is a good pitcher and a type A and his salary is 7 million so a raise wouldn’t even make him cost too much because he is good when healthy. While he is injured a lot, I could see a lot of teams claiming him including the Giants, maybe the Rockies, and AL teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, and others.

    • JMK says:

      I doubt he made it past the NL.

  127. 27 this year says:

    Coke is really falling apart toward the end of the season. He has been decent not great throughout the season. I think Dunn and Kreonke should get a shot in September and again looked at in spring training and possible lefties to join Marte.

  128. Tom Zig says:

    Move the runners over by having Jeter bunt!

  129. Mike Axisa says:

    Jeter should have bunted, obviously. Hopefully Damon makes up for it now.

  130. Makavelli says:

    We have the terrible Joba plan unfolding before our eyes.

    Arod is noticeably slowing down in all aspects.

    Posada is now injured for who knows how long.

    Our 5th starter is Sergio Mitre or Chad Gaudin.

    I don’t like this one bit. The Red Sox are getting everyone back (Wakefield, Dice K, etc.) just as we’re having everybody seemingly go down.

    This doesn’t look as good as it once did…

  131. Mike Axisa says:

    I don’t understand, why aren’t they bunting…

  132. Mike Axisa says:

    Bah, Damon got lucky. Better have Tex bunt.

  133. Charlie says:

    Start John Danks against the red sox today in fantasy?

  134. Mike Axisa says:

    See, Tex should have bunted!

  135. Joba or Hughes to the pen says:

    Now every body hates Phil Coke.LOve how everybody thought Bruney was our set-up man in April and May and Phil Coke was a set-up man in July and now people have said Robertson can be a set-up man.

    DEal with it guys these guys in the pen expect Mo are long man relievers and journeymen.Even Phil Hughes needs 40 pitches to past a ininng.Thats why you don’t see him much.

    • Zack says:

      Yankees dont lose alot, thats why we dont see you much

    • Tom Zig says:

      Robertson – non-long man prospect
      Melancon – non-long man prospect
      Phil Hughes – Starting Pitcher, don’t know where you get the 40 from
      Phil Coke – orginally a starting pitcher, now a reliever
      Bruney – Journeyman
      Tomko – Journeyman
      Edwar – Journeyman
      Veras – now a Journeyman

    • JMK says:

      Is English your 5th language? Tell me you’re a polyglot and just picked up English a few weeks ago.

    • Tom Zig says:

      Not meaning to personally attack you or anything, but a little proofreading goes a long way. People will actually give you serious responses.

  136. Dela G says:

    alright

    cmon matsui

  137. Home runs are not rally killers. Home runs represent the best possible outcome of an at bat.

    …not that it matters there, haha.

  138. Brazilian Yankee says:

    2 for 12 with RISP, 12 men left on base. Hard to win games when the offense sucks this bad.

  139. Tom Zig says:

    I think this is only the 2nd series we lost since the all star break

  140. Dela G says:

    well that’s ok, its the first series lost in almost 4 weeks

    the yanks will get em again

  141. Salty Buggah says:

    Well, lets hope that the White Sox put up a fight and dont hand a win to Bahston again.

  142. Pasqua says:

    Should’ve bunted.

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