Aug
27

Game 127 Spillover Thread

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Put one in the bullpen, Alex.

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  • Dela G

    cmon alex, you got dis shit today

  • Joe R

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

    • ShuutoHeat

      Davis was holding Damon on so he failed to flag the ball down.

    • Dela G

      i think damon gets thrown out. It was a strong throw from middle right field

  • Makavelli

    So much for the pitcher’s duel :/

  • Makavelli

    Arod with his favorite 0-2 count…

  • Dela G

    well that sucked

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

    Did A-Rod just get booed?

    • Joe R

      Wouldnt be surprised.

    • Yankee1010

      Good God. Is the team not 79-47 and the best team in the Majors?

      Plus, they’re into the Ranger bullpen in the 4th. Something tells me that the Yanks will put up more than a few runs from here on out.

      • JMK

        Most of us here at RAB, I feel are the exception to the rule. The rule being Yankee fans are fickle assholes.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      He had a terrible AB, but man those fans are hard to please.

      • Yankee1010

        It’s as if nobody is allowed to make an out. Do people prefer Cody Ransom?

  • Bo

    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)

      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

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

      • Zack

        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

  • Brazilian Yankee

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

  • Dela G

    AJ’s stuff is still filthy

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

    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

      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.

  • No Halladay

    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.

    • Dela G

      he’s still hitting ~.300 since the florida marlins series….

      • No Halladay

        No power

        • the artist formerly known as (sic)

          False. Since the Florida series, SLG = .537 and OPS = .957

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

            I love facts.

          • Dela G

            lol those are absurd numbers

  • JGS

    Chris Davis vs. AJ Burnett = no chance

  • Dela G

    my god, 10ks through 4 2/3

    • Joe R

      Probably close to 100 pitches i’d imagine. That 4th was brutal.

      • Zack

        just 83. he was real effective before the 4th

        • Joe R

          Even better than I thought. I knew he was doing well aside from the 4th but not that well.

      • Dela G

        yeah the ump didnt help on that first walk on base

    • No Halladay

      We havent had one of those outrageous 18 strikeout performances lately. Not that it’s happening here. But what happened? No more 50-60 home runs with regularity either. Maybe the roids are finally starting to filter out. I sort of miss it.

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

        Greinke just struck out 15 the other night. Lincecum had what, 17 a few weeks ago?

        • the artist formerly known as (sic)

          Timmy had 15 v. Pitt

        • JGS

          Lincecum struck out 15 too

      • Makavelli

        PED’s are still being used. There will always be masking agents and people tipping off the tests, etc. Unfortunate, but the way it is.

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

    Hmm, he wasn’t calling that pitch before.

    • Joe R

      Why would he? Its in the other batters box. Lol.

  • Dela G

    cmon offense, you can muster up a run?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Hard when the ump is expanding the zone for Rangers’ pitchers.

      • Dela G

        agreed

  • Makavelli

    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?

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

      It looked inside on TV and a touch inside on Gameday.

  • Yankee1010

    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.

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

      /bummed

  • JMK

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

    • JMK

      Or not.

  • JGS

    is Feliz available today?

    • JMK

      I believe so.

    • Zack

      why wouldnt he be? only Yankees baby their pithcers

      • Joe R

        Because they’re handling him with “Joba Rules”.

  • JMK

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

  • Dela G

    11ks…

  • JGS

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

    awesome

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

    Undici.

    • JMK

      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.

  • Dela G

    cmon AJ, you can’t walk young here

  • Dela G

    oh well, he got on base legitimately there

  • Yankee1010

    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

      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.

  • Dela G

    jesus christ

    cannot get a called strike

    • Makavelli

      never.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    This umpire is horrible.

  • Kara

    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?

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

    Four breaking balls in a row?

    /Joba’d

  • sam

    4 hooks in a row

  • Makavelli

    3 straight curveballs?

    • JGS

      four–and why not? he crushed the last fastball he saw

  • Dela G

    12Ks!!

    wow

    offense get this brotha some runs!

  • JGS

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

    • JGS

      a year of Tex and half a year of Ron Mahay, that is

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

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

    • ShuutoHeat

      Any other contenders out there?

  • sam

    why didnt Kinsler run on the dropped 3rd strike?

    • Joe R

      Probably thought he held up.

  • Brazilian Yankee

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

    • Makavelli

      Can’t. Jose Molina is the plague.

  • Makavelli

    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?

    • JGS

      but Posada can’t call games!!

    • Yankee1010

      It doesn’t matter. His defense makes up for everything. Everything, I tell you.

  • Bo

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

  • JGS

    Jason Grilli? really guys?

  • JMK

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

  • Makavelli

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

    FEAR JASON GRILLI!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Jason Grilli…amazing.

  • Makavelli

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

    • zs190

      AJ threw 105, he’s been laboring a little and a lefty is hitting, seems like a fine decision to me

  • Makavelli

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

    • JMK

      I hate Phil Coke.

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

    This just feels like one of those games.

    Time to take Coke out.

  • Dela G

    coke why the fuck did you do that

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

    Terrible, that’s A-Rod’s ball.

  • A.D.

    Coke melt-down

  • JMK

    FUCK YOU PHIL COKE!

  • JGS

    well done Coke

  • Joe R

    Coke and a smile. Sweet.

  • sam

    just like that
    i felt this shit coming

  • charlespoet

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

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

  • Bo

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

  • Dela G

    wow i can’t believe that happened

  • sam

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

  • I hate V

    hahaha good work, coke!

  • charlespoet

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

    Well done sir.

  • Yankee1010

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

  • JGS

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

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Why no Marte?

    • Zack

      they shoewd him warming up last inning did they?

      • Dela G

        yeah, the rangers broadcast said he was warming up

        • Zack

          not to overreact, but that doesnt seem good then

  • Makavelli

    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…

    • Zack

      What?

  • Fred

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

    • JMK

      Probably a joke.

  • Tom Zig

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

  • Little Bill

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

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

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

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Phil Coke for the loss..

    • Dela G

      actually its AJ… :(

      • Brazilian Yankee

        He didn’t deserve it though. He pitched a good game. The offense didn’t show up and the bullpen didn’t do their part.

  • Dela G

    damn it phil fucking coke

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

  • Brazilian Yankee

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

  • BigBlueAL

    Im drinking Pepsi from now on….

    • Joe

      IETC

  • Charlie

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

  • Makavelli

    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…

    • Bo

      Didnt we lose 2 out of 3 at home to Washington?

      Relax

      • Makavelli

        That was back when we were in a funk

        We were on a roll coming into this series…

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

        Bo with perspective?!

    • I hate V

      it doesn’t mean anything … we could’ve won game 1, and this game was winnable until phil cock shat himself.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        That’s the worst part, if not for Girardi’s lunacy we should be going for the sweep today.

      • Tom Zig

        Sure one game doesn’t mean anything, but we aren’t used to seeing the Yanks play like this. I also don’t like the fact that Boston has gained 2.5 games on us in this week.

        • Makavelli

          I don’t like it either…

          And like I said. They have 20 of the last 36 games at home and over 20 of their remaining games against sub .500 teams. We have less in both…

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

      The game’s not over. You’d think know that considering all the comebacks they’ve had this year.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Yeah, that’s true. But the offense has been horrible today.

      • Klemy

        Until we have first and second with no outs and we try to bunt them over!

      • Makavelli

        What happens when the dynamic duo of Melky and Molina come up in the “big” situation?

        We’re going to see just how bad losing Posada really is…very soon.

  • Yankee1010

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

  • Bo

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

  • JMK

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

  • Charlie

    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.

  • Makavelli

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

  • Bo

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

  • CountryClub

    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.

    • JGS

      +65

    • Bo

      But Girardi is the best manager ever in regards to the pen!

    • Yankee1010

      It wasn’t the magical 8th inning.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      This is definitely a game where Phil Hughes needs to pitch, unfortunately, Girardi forgot that he exists.

  • JGS

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

    • JMK

      I’d be really surprised if Posada came in.

      • Bo

        Why is Feliz unavailable?

        Isnt Texas fighting for the playoffs?

        • JGS

          because they are babying him

          the Texas radio guys said earlier that he wasn’t available

  • AndrewYF

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

  • James

    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.

    • Zack

      funny how NOW you and your other buddies show up and decide to post

      • James

        Meaning?

        • JMK

          The negative comments tend to come in groves when the Yanks are losing.

      • Charlie

        obviously that’s gonna happen. why would people come write negative things when the yankees are winning? I don’t see what’s so hard to understand about why that happens.

        • Zack

          Who said it was hard to understand? I understand it completely. Just funny/sad that people watch an entire game and the first post they make is in the 7th inning and its negative.

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

      Yeah, how awful a five game lead will be after the White Sox forfeit tonight.

      • Tom Zig

        You know the White Sox will find away to lose twice tonight despite playing only one game

      • Bo

        Why are the Red Sox automatic to win?

        • Makavelli

          Because they always luck out.

  • Bo

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

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Considering how the offense has looked so far today, yeah there’s plenty of doubt.

      • Bo

        I’ll take my chances. They looked pretty fruitless on Mon too.

  • Frank

    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?

  • Dela G

    thanks for the terrible play elvis!

  • JGS

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

  • Henry

    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

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

      • Henry

        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

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

      • Henry

        Oh no. It’s not to kill them. It’s just to take them out of my sight. Aka off the yanks active ml roster

      • Henry

        Way to kill the joke. Smh. Jerk. Lol.

    • Charlie

      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

        “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

  • Tom Zig

    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

  • Klemy

    CJ Wilson looks like pedophile in his Gameday pic.

  • Bo

    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.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    BUNT ALEX!!

  • Tom Zig

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

    • JGS

      that would have been nice…

      • Bo

        Wouldnt have shocked me if Coke didn’t screw up this game

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

    Ugly swing by A-Rod there.

  • Klemy

    Holy outside on matsui.

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

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

    • Klemy

      +1

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

      And for doing the wave.

    • KW

      It’s their money and they can voice whatever disdain they want. You might disagree, but it doesn’t make too much sense to kick people out for voicing their opinion.

      • JMK

        Pretty sure it was a hyperbole.

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

        It’s kind of hard to take them seriously when their opinion changes based on the outcome of the at-bat. They’re just booing because it’s the cool thing to do.

        • Bo

          So fans shouldnt get mad and boo performance? They should cheer or not say anything after bad plays?

          It’s the btm of the 7th and he just K’d with 2 men on and no one out. Why cant people boo him? They are booing the performance. Not him.

          Apathy is much worse

        • KW

          oh i wouldnt take them seriously, at all. The fans that go to these games are often the shittiest fans of all (all passion no brain). But…they did pay the exorbitant fee to get there, they can determine if the product is to their satisfaction.

    • JMK

      It really is.

    • Charlie

      oh fuck, this game has gotten ugly as hell

      • Charlie

        i don’t know why that came out as a reply

  • Yankee1010

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

    • JGS

      strike 1 to swisher might give that a run for its money

      • Yankee1010

        Yep. It sure did. Impressive work by Reynolds here. It was almost as if he said, “Hey, wait a second. They might come back. Let me fix that.”

  • charlespoet

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

  • Yankee1010

    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.

  • Klemy

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

  • Tom Zig

    Wilson getting a lot of calls i see

  • Bo

    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.

    • Klemy

      Every team is scary in a short series.

      • Bo

        Arent some more than others?? Jeez

        • Klemy

          Yeah and Texas would be the least scary of the current possibilities in my opinion.

        • JMK

          I see what you’re saying, but their starting pitching has looked vulnerable, and with the exception of Feliz, no one in their pen is very scary, despite their success today.

        • Charlie

          not the rangers, really. they’re probably the least scary of the likely playoff teams in the AL.

    • Nady Nation

      I’d actually much rather face Texas than Detroit with Verlander in a short series.

      • Bo

        The Tigers lineup is brutal.

        • Charlie

          in a good way or a bad way?? Its not a great lineup, but they’ve got a few real good hitters. “Brutal” does not apply.

          • Zack

            11th in the AL in Runs, 10th in OBP and SLG, and just for fun- 12th in AVG

            • Charlie

              yikes, i didn’t know that. but still with cabrera, granderson, etc., they’ve got something

              • Zack

                ‘etc’ is who? because all they have it Cabrera and granderson- and he disappears against lefties

  • Dela G

    jesus christ

    swing people

    • Yankee1010

      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

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

  • Brazilian Yankee

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

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

    C.J. Wilson just brought the pwn.

    • KW

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

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

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

        • Yankee1010

          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

          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.

  • Dela G

    this ump is fucking terrible

  • charlespoet

    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.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I want this ump ejected now!

  • JGS

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

  • barney

    someone should shoot the ump in the head

  • Bo

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

    • CountryClub

      I’m not blaming anybody. But his stirkezone has been very inconsistent.

  • CountryClub

    This ump is a clown

  • charlespoet

    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

      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…

  • Yankee1010

    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.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    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.

    • acb

      not to mention swisher is an automatic out at home and molina is like have a pitcher bat 9th

    • Klemy

      It is a bad line for sure.

    • Charlie

      pete abe in disguise?

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

      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)

  • Dela G

    damn robertson, i thought you had him KO’d

  • JMK

    Man, Kinsler is killin’ us today.

    • Tank Foster

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

      • Zack

        .191/.257/.386

        he’s not

        • Brazilian Yankee

          That’s Melky like. That’s horrible.

        • Tank Foster

          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.

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

            It’s not just this year. For his career, his road OPS is .724, .204 points lower than his home OPS.

          • Zack

            You can think whatever, but he absolutely sucks on the road this year

  • charlespoet

    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.

    • Makavelli

      I agree…and it scares the hell out of me…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    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.

    • Klemy

      Simply not possible. He can only pitch the 8th when we are leading or tied. /sarcasm

  • Dela G

    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

    • JMK

      He was inconsistent and it’s hurt, but if we’re going to assign blame, we should be looking at the hitters and the bullpen.

      • JMK

        Cano and A-Rod have really disappointed today.

        • Charlie

          with cano, i’m not disappointed. i’ve learned to expect him to fail nearly all the time with RISP.

      • Dela G

        agreed, but the ump is at least 1 percent responsible

      • Tom Zig

        Inconsistent? He lost focus once (umpires fault) which lead to a long inning. Aside from that he was pretty damn filty.

        • Charlie

          i think he meant the ump was inconsistent, which he was

  • JMK

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

  • Dela G

    this game is hard to watch

  • Yankee1010

    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.

    • Charlie

      except, wait… No one wanted molina starting over posada. and hopefully jorge will be back soon.

      • Yankee1010

        Really? Because I’ve sure read and seen a lot of people saying that Molina should be CC’s and AJ’s personal catcher.

  • Salty Buggah

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

    wow, Coke stunk today

  • Jim

    Coke belongs in Scranton. He sucks

  • Dela G

    god why couldnt we see ace earlier

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Because he has been crap lately. Phil Hughes should have been the one pitching in the 7th and 8th today.

      • Tom Zig

        But we used Hughes like 3 days ago.

  • JMK

    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.

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

    So someone claimed Harden. Wonder who it is.

    • Tom Zig

      Probably Red Sox, no way Harden makes it past them

    • 27 this year

      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

      I doubt he made it past the NL.

  • 27 this year

    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.

    • Dela G

      thank god we got marte back

      he looks good

    • Makavelli

      when you compare that to the terrible Joba plan, Arod winding down, Mitre/Gaudin as our 5th starter, and Posada out until God only knows…

      Coke is the least of our worries…

  • Tom Zig

    Move the runners over by having Jeter bunt!

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

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

    • Dela G

      lol agreed

  • Makavelli

    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…

    • Tom Zig

      Calm down.

    • Charlie

      dude, you’re really overreacting. the yanks’ll be fine, just calm down

    • JMK

      There are flaws on every team but it doesn’t mean the sky is falling.

    • Makavelli

      I know. I worry too much. I just want everything to go back to the way it was!!! lol

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

      A-Rod slowing down = .900 OPS.

      • Dela G

        this guy needs to step away from the crack pipe

    • Jim

      U r one giant bag of pessimistic BS

      • Charlie

        agreed

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

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

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

    Bah, Damon got lucky. Better have Tex bunt.

    • Tom Zig

      should have bunted

  • Charlie

    Start John Danks against the red sox today in fantasy?

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

      No, because the White Sox are a bunch of bitches and won’t put up a fight.

      • Charlie

        but seriously, should i? i can’t afford any bad starts

    • Makavelli

      The Red Sox don’t lose.

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

        Except to good teams and on the road.

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

    See, Tex should have bunted!

    • JMK

      He should have swung the bat. Yeah, it was a tad low, but with two strikes you need to swing.

    • Salty Buggah

      Mike is not in a good mood.

      Instead of losing 2 out of 3, it should have been 2-3 us winning if not for stupid bunting.

      • Jim

        The bunt on mom is indefensible

  • Joba or Hughes to the pen

    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

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

      • Jim

        Coke has sucked all season

    • Tom Zig

      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

      • Tom Zig

        Of the 4 journeymen

        3 are not on the team
        the one that is can throw 96 and has good secondary pitches.

    • JMK

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

    • Tom Zig

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

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

    Passing the baton.

  • Dela G

    alright

    cmon matsui

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

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

    …not that it matters there, haha.

  • Brazilian Yankee

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

    • Salty Buggah

      still harder to win when the pitching stunk too

      • Jim

        They let up 10 n 7 runs. Can’t win pitching like that

        • Tom Zig

          That first one could have been won

  • Tom Zig

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

    • Tom Zig

      Yep, I was right.

  • Dela G

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

    the yanks will get em again

  • Salty Buggah

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

    • Dela G

      same here man

  • Pasqua

    Should’ve bunted.