Aug
28

Game 128: Yanks should employ same strategy against Buehrle

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Last time the Yankees faced Mark Buehrle they had a plan. The Bombers touched him for 12 hits on August 2, most of them grounders between short and third. That could have been coincidence, but more than likely, considering its frequency, it was a design by Kevin Long. It worked, as the Yanks mustered seven runs off the ChiSox ace and knocked him out after 4.1 innings.

Since he pitched his no-hitter on July 23, Buehrle has gone down hill. He did spin a gem against Seattle on August 12, eight innings of shutout ball, but other than that he’s been downright terrible. In his last two starts he’s allowed four runs over six innings to the freaking Royals, striking out zero, and five runs over 5.1 innings to the Orioles. His ERA still sits at 3.92, but it’s been quite inflated lately.

Buehrle has tossed an even 50 innings in his career against the Yankees, allowing 41 runs, 39 earned. There is no team he has fared worse against in his career — save for a paltry 11-inning sample against the Giants. While he gives other teams fits, especially the division rival Tigers, against whom he has a 2.99 career ERA, the Yankees seem to have him figured out.

On the other side will be the league leader in innings pitched and games started, CC Sabathia. As expected, CC has been pitching lights out this August. His only blip was his last outing against the ChiSox, also opposing Buehrle, when he allowed five runs over seven innings. That was good enough for the win that day, though, and he’s plowed through each subsequent start, earning a victory every time.

What’s changed this month about Sabathia is his strikeouts and walks. Over the season’s first four months he had a 109:43 K/BB ratio, pretty good but not quite the insane ratios he’s had over the past few years. Since then he’s struck out 39 to just five walks. That’s more like it. The only miniscule problem here is that he’s allowed five homers this month, but those have mostly been of the solo variety. That’s going to happen to a power pitcher (see Santana, Johan). As long as they happen with no one on base, though, it’s not that big an issue.

Yanks look to put the series loss against the Rangers behind them by taking the first today. Considering the way the Sox played against the Sox last week, the Yankees should take all three here. Not that they will, but they should against a team playing like the Sox right now.

Lineup:

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

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

Categories : Game Threads
  • Little Bill

    It’s good to have CC on the mound tonight and I think Buehrle will struggle in YS. I don’t live in the area though, how does the weather look as far as getting this game in?

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

      It’s crap out, but it looks like an on-time start according to beat crew.

      • Salty Buggah

        Let’s hope so because rain delays for the most part have not been good to the Yanks.

  • Dela G

    something unrelated, but sergio mitre sounds like a great kid. I wish him well during his recovery from TJS. I know most of us have been displeased with his starts overall, but i think he will be much better in the future and i hope he recovers fully as well.

    Dave Eiland has said his 2 out problem is totally mental, and mitre agrees. I think he will attack the zone more on saturday and could be more effective.

    He is up here earlier than he wants to be, but this major league experience can help his psyche in the long run.

    • Salty Buggah

      He’s turning 29 in February so he not that much of a kid anymore

      • Dela G

        heh good point :D

        that’s my first DFA of the day :(

        • Salty Buggah

          nah I’ll be nice and just bench you for today

          • Dela G

            thanks coach, i’ll be sure to take this benching in stride

  • Salty Buggah

    Let’s hope, like you said, that the ChiSox roll over for us like they did for Bahston (except yesterday against Brad Penny…err Junichi Tazawa)

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

    Castillo’s dropped pop up will never get old. Ever.

    • Bob Stone

      I agree it will never get old for us Yankee fans but I am sure it is REAL OLD to the fans of the hapless Mets.

    • Dela G

      nope

      neither will mariano’s RBI walk against K-rod

    • Salty Buggah

      yea I could watch that 10 times in a row everyday and still not be bored

    • JGS

      neither will A-rod’s walkoff off Tazawa. I could watch that replay all day

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Let’s make Buehrle’s post-perfecto woes continue Yankees!

  • Salty Buggah

    Go BJays! Do not roll over for Bahston again please

    • JGS

      don’t count on it–they are at Fenway

      • Salty Buggah

        yea but I can hope at least

  • Accent Shallow

    Whoa, Kazmir to the Angels? Wild.

    He has to start for them in 2010, right? No sense in having an $8 million reliever who’s signed for 2011 at $12 . . .

  • Tom Zig

    Shouldn’t we flip Melky and Molina when we have this lineup set up?

    • Dela G

      i’ve always wondered this too

  • Salty Buggah

    Choose a player to build a team around: 29 year-old Pujols or Hanley Ramirez?

    And if the age is important, let’s say a 25 year old Pujols or Hanley, who is 25?

    • Dela G

      pujols

      hanley makes waaay too many errors for my liking

      • Salty Buggah

        but Pujols is a 1B and Hanley is a SS so you gotta consider that too

      • Tom Zig

        While Pujols is one of the best hitters ever, I take Hanley.

        The drop off between Hanley and a league average SS is much larger than the drop off between Pujols and a league average 1B

        • pat

          This.

  • Salty Buggah

    sit down Ja(y)son

  • Dorian

    Am I the only one getting spanish?

    • VO

      Yes

    • Accent Shallow

      SAP button.

      • Dorian

        I have comcast there is no SAP button

    • zzzz

      i was too!

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

    CCya.

  • Salty Buggah

    That’s CC for ya!

  • Zack

    way to be effective

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Sweet first inning CC

  • Salty Buggah

    CC –> KK

  • Dela G

    what a great first inning

  • Tank the Frank

    CC’s increased use of his slider has to be a big reason for CC’s recent dominance and strikeout rate.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, I can’t recall it working much, outside of the CG in Baltimore.

  • Accent Shallow

    Buerhle think he’s been throwing too many changeups? I thought he was a modern-day Preacher Roe:

    “I’ve got three pitches, my change, my change off my change, and my change off my change off my change.”

  • VO

    Captain Clutch

  • Salty Buggah

    CC bettah get that inside call too!

    And I hope the Yanks step out of the box to disrupt him.

    JETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EL CAPITAN!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    How many leadoff homeruns has Jeter hit this year?

    • VO

      Off the top of my head I think that’s 2.

    • Dela G

      he’s hit 2 1st inning lead off homeruns this year, and i dunno how many homeruns he has to lead off an inning

  • bostons slobbermouth mayor

    EL CAPITAN

  • Accent Shallow

    I really enjoy watching Jeter pull the ball.

  • Dela G

    EL CAPITAIN!

  • Accent Shallow

    I thought that was getting out.

  • Mikey K-9

    The rain drops knocked that down.

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

    The Stadium giveth, and the Stadium taketh. Too bad, Tex.

  • Salty Buggah

    If CC gets that inside call, he’ll be ever better!

    Fuckin wind stole a HR from TEx!!!!

  • Riddering

    MVP’s can fight the wind for homeruns!

  • bostons slobbermouth mayor

    John sterling with the classic “that ball is high it is far it is ….caught “

    • Little Bill

      lol, I thought it was gone.

      • baravelli

        I’ve heard Sterling defend his misapplication of the home run call by saying something like “well, whaddaya want, it was high, and it was far, just not far enough.”

    • Salty Buggah

      meh, it looked gone and it had that sound but that damn wind

  • Salty Buggah

    at least we are crushing the ball so far (even Tex and Alex had good swings)

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Buehrle got lucky there. That sounded like a HR by Tex.

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

    Holy fuck, DJ AM was found dead…

    http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/28/.....z0PWTU9lGF

    • Mikey K-9

      Was he a good DJ?

      • Dela G

        good is an understatement

        • Mikey K-9

          Shame either way.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He already escaped death once with that plane crash, unfortunately, one cannot be so lucky the second time.

  • Dela G

    hit deki!

  • Riddering

    Pathetic showing by that ball boy.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Let’s hope the Yankees don’t waste too many opportunities like they did on their last game.

  • Salty Buggah

    stop fuckin raining please

    • Dela G

      you’ll have to wait until sunday according to kay…

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    At least we know Cano will start the next inning off with a double or lazy homerun!

  • Salty Buggah

    should be 3-0 us but oh well. The wind helps CC too I guess.

  • Salty Buggah

    no delay please! dont want to hurt the pen or waste a CC start

  • LivefromNewYork

    They are never going to get this game in. The weather here sucks.

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

    Real nice Melky, real nice.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah fuckin wind, hurt us twice already

  • Little Bill

    lol, those two idiots. Where did it go?

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees lead the league in allowing bloop doubles.

  • Accent Shallow

    So, uh, tarp?

  • Yankee1010

    Good God, Melky. Brett, where are you?

  • LivefromNewYork

    They couldn’t see it.

  • Dela G

    oh boy did my heart stop on that foul ball

  • Little Bill

    STAY FAIR! STAY FAIR! Hawk Harrelson is awful.

    • Yankee1010

      The absolute worst.

  • BigBlueAL

    God Im stuck watching the Sox broadcast and I just had to listen to a “Stay Fair, Stay Fair!!” call from the Hawk on Dye’s long foul.

    • Dela G

      thoughts and prayers for your ears having to listen to that drivel

    • Mikey K-9

      Gotta luv the bandbox !!!

  • Riddering

    Gift from Montero.

  • Dela G

    great K there CC

  • Tank the Frank

    Clutch call. We need some luck after that pop fly double.

  • Yankee1010

    Melky obviously lost that in the sky, but it also seems that Melky seems to have an issue in the Bermuda triangles. It seems like he doesn’t take charge enough in those situations and the result is that quite a few balls drop in those areas.

    • VO

      It’s one thing if he say it, but I think he just really didn’t see it, and was trying to tell Swish who couldn’t get there in time. In which case theres nothing you can do about it but hope CC can bail you out.

      • Yankee1010

        Yeah, I wasn’t talking about that one in particular. He lost it in the, well, sky.

        Just in general, he seems to be hesitant when, as the CF, he has to take charge out there and a lot of balls seem to drop in that shouldn’t.

  • Salty Buggah

    CC!

  • Tank the Frank

    Hopefully leaving Toronto took the “Yankee killer” out of Rios.

  • Accent Shallow

    Remember when we were mildly concenred about CC’s K-rate?

    • Tank the Frank

      They actually made what I thought was a good point on ESPN. I believe it was Steve Phillips who said he thought CC was pitching more to contact because of the kind of offense the Yankees have, and now he’s dailing it up in the 2nd half.

      There’s a couple holes in that argument, one being that the Indians had a pretty good offense during CC’s 2007-2008 years. But it’s an interesting theory.

  • Yankee1010

    Wow, CC. Damn impressive. Hell of a job picking up Melky too.

  • Salty Buggah

    CC says fuck you weather, I gots this!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Beautiful inning CC!

  • Dela G

    good job CC

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Imagine how nasty Mo’s cutters (even though they already are super nasty) would be with this wind.

  • Salty Buggah

    according to Gameday, strike 1 was high for ball 4…he is getting all the calls and CC didnt once but still CC is dominating.

  • Dela G

    leche with the hit!

  • Salty Buggah

    Melky with a single! He isnt that bad from the right side this year I think.

  • baravelli

    I hope someone saves the video for that kid of Michael Kay saying that he has eyes like Elizabeth Taylor’s.

    • Dela G

      lol i thought the same thing

  • Yankee1010

    The 3rd pitch to Jose was really a strike? Hmm. Damn near hit him.

  • Tank the Frank

    Yet another crap, inconsistent strikezone by a ML umpire tonight.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Molina is so much better than Posada, it’s not even funny. Really.

    • Salty Buggah

      It’s all CC. Really.

  • Salty Buggah

    Buehrle getting shitty calls a lot today but not CC, so far.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Won’t matter, CC is dealing.

    • Dela G

      as long as he throws down, he’ll be ok

  • Yankee1010

    I wonder if the Steinbrenner Yankeeography will skip over the part where he was suspended and Gene Michael and Co. were able to build the dynasty.

    • Dela G

      pretty sure they’ll forget about the part that had michael drafting derek jeter

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

      Good question.

  • Salty Buggah

    wow, CC got the inside call finally

  • Tank the Frank

    Watching CC pitch this month has been a pleasure.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Argh another softie

    • pat

      that’s what she said.

  • Dela G

    good job so far CC

  • Accent Shallow

    Damon + bandbox = hearts

  • Dela G

    Johnny Damon!

  • pat

    MUAHAHA

  • Yankee1010

    I would love to hear Harrelson bitching and moaning about RF right now. Either that or knock his head off.

  • Salty Buggah

    Johnny!

  • VO

    JOHNNY!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damon!

  • Riddering

    It never ceases to amaze me the way Damon powers the ball with that swing.

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

    Man, if Tex is that slow when he’s 28-29, just wait until he’s 34-35. He’ll make Hideki Matsui look like Emilio Bonifacio.

    • VO

      Until he got here I never really realized how slow he is. But man he’s slow.

    • Yankee1010

      Imagine how big the puffs will be then. It’s OK, because he’ll still be mashing.

    • Riddering

      By that time we’ll have the science to attach Gardner’s legs to Tex during an offseason.

  • Mikey K-9

    Tex = Not lazy.

  • V

    Man, Buehrle’s got nothing right now.

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

    I think Josh Beckett is broken.

    • VO

      Nope, he’s just right.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m 100% ok with it. He’s easily the most overrated pitcher in baseball.

      • Dela G

        i think scott kazmir and aaron harang would like to debate you on that one

        • Accent Shallow

          Disagree. Beckett gets talked about like he’s circa 2006 Johan Santana, and is routinely touted as the best pitcher in the league. He’s had one (1) legit ace-level season (2007), and if Alex Gonzalez can field a ground ball, he doesn’t get that “stopper in the postseason” label either.

          He’s got great stuff, but it hasn’t translated into great seasons consistently.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Seconded

    • Dela G

      can he stay broken through the season and the playoffs?

      • Salty Buggah

        Disappointing Dela.

        Bahston shouldn’t make the playoffs

        • Dela G

          no i’d rather have them make the playoffs

          i could not stand having to have my ranger fans buddies talk crap to me during a 5 game series

    • Yankee1010

      I was just about to post something to that effect. If he really is hurt, I think that might change my opinion about wanting the Rangers to beat out the Sox for the Wild Card. I’m not necessarily saying that’s the case, but it certainly makes things a lot different.

  • Brendan

    thank you aaron hill!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I love Beckett’s curveball, Aaron Hill hit one over the monster. Beckett already has 50+ pitches over 2 innings.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Gotta love it, he walked the previous 2 only to surrender the bomb…kinda like AJ’s inning yesterday.

  • ShuutoHeat

    LoL Ozzie is styling.

  • Salty Buggah

    passing the baton.

    Was it me or did I hear boos for the walk? I think it was me

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Stay hot Godzilla!

  • Dela G

    a-rod is a baton passer

    • Teix is the Man

      That’s just dirty, LMAO.

      • Dela G

        haha you are funny

  • Salty Buggah

    Matsui got fooled

  • Tank the Frank

    I’d love to see Swisher with a base hit here…just to refresh my memory of what it looks like to see him hit one.

  • Bugsy

    how did this guy pitch a perfect game? that seems unfair

    • ShuutoHeat

      He had his “A game” + luck + defense + Rays not doing their job on the plate + a nice catch by Dewayne Wise = perfect game.

      It just so happens he got all the right criteria at the right time.

      • Bugsy

        a true testament to how much luck determines baseball

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          …can’t predict baseball

  • pat

    Talk about Final frekin Destination, DJ AM is dead.

    • Teix is the Man

      Read above comments =)

      • pat

        OO damn, that was before I got here. Cocaine is a helluva drug.

        /Five Fingers’d

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

      After throwing out the first pitch at CitiField last week. That whole franchise is cursed.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Robbie, hit with RISP today

    • Salty Buggah

      never mind

  • Bugsy

    oh man, cano…

  • Yankee1010

    Robbie, Robbie, Robbie. The law of averages has to catch up at some point. Let’s hope it’s not 2012.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Where’s the best offense in the majors?! That’s 0 for 4 with RISP in just 3 innings. Terrible.

    • Tank the Frank

      Teixeira hits a 2-run bomb in the 1st inning on any other night.

      • Salty Buggah

        yep

      • ShuutoHeat

        He was robbed by mother nature there, damn you mother nature… cut Big Tex some slack!

  • Tank the Frank

    Slider away and grab some bench.

  • Dela G

    cano with risp is brutal

  • Dela G

    my god there were no people at the stadium in 1991

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

    Poor Jim Thome … he looks completely overmatched against CC.

    • Accent Shallow

      I feel no pity for a fan who feels none for Farnsworth.

  • Dela G

    thome looked fooled

  • Salty Buggah

    CC dont need your stinkin calls that you give Buehrle ump!

  • Riddering

    Damn, that strikeout has me craving some Subway.

    • ShuutoHeat

      You know ZZ…

    • Tank the Frank

      The new commercial reads something like this:

      Santana: You know ZZ, this new Chipotle Steak Sawich from Suway is so biiiig, I can’t even lift it with my surgically repaired elbow.

      Holds the sandwich barely halfway up while his left arm is in a sling.

      • Dela G

        i just can’t stop laughing

      • Dela G
        • Tank the Frank

          I just can’t help but imagine them shooting that commercial as they wheel Johan out of surgery.

      • ShuutoHeat

        lol, they need to hire you for that commercial!

  • Yankee1010

    Where did the strike zone go?

    • Dela G

      went the way of beckett’s curveball

      • baravelli

        The strike zone is on Lansdowne Street?

        • Dela G

          hhaha IETC

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuckin ump

  • Tank the Frank

    Good grief.

  • Bugsy

    i hate these “old-school” umpires. CC should have 8 strikeouts.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea and he called it a strike on the same exact spot to Dye

  • Salty Buggah

    I guess I’ll take the out but I wanted K #8

    • Riddering

      Umps are trying to screw with CC’s K/9 rate.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea but he’s battling through it still with 7 Ks

  • Tank the Frank

    Is it October yet?

  • Bugsy

    I heart Strikeout Pitchers.

  • Dela G

    leche on fiya!

  • Salty Buggah

    Melky>>>Buehrle

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Buehrle > Molina

      • Salty Buggah

        True but then again, which pitcher is lesser than Molina

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Melky 2-2, hopefully he gets hot again.

  • Bugsy

    well, he hit it hard…

  • Yankee1010

    Let’s see if they could turn two, Michael? With Molina running, they could have turned 8.

    • Dela G

      IETCVM

    • LivefromNewYork

      I’d kinda like to see that

  • Dela G

    man sometimes i wish they would flip leche and jose molina for el capitan

  • Salty Buggah

    Molina is sooo much better than Jorge

    /sarcasm

    • Yankee1010

      Yep. And they’re 13-14 with Molina catching. This on a team that’s more than 30 games over .500.

      Molina has also been catching Sabathia a lot lately, i.e., when Sabathia has gone on his normal August tear. Otherwise, the record with him catching would be even worse.

      Yet, there will still be people clamoring for him over Posada. Darwinism will get them soon enough.

      • Accent Shallow

        Those people are dopey, but I fear you misunderstand the mechanisms of natural selection.

        /pedant

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

        Wait a minute. You can’t claim on the one hand that Posada has no impact on his pitchers and then credit him when they win with him behind the plate. You can’t have it both ways.

        And his bat isn’t why their 30 games over .500, either. I’m fairly certain that there’s no such thing as a +30 WAR position player.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Beckett: 5 walkes through 2.2 innings

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

      If he has another bad one tonight, that’s 3 in a row. That will be too much for the Boston Press/ESPN to ignore.

      http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=4242

      I’ve been waiting all year for Beckett’s shoulder to wear down, like it did last year. Interestingly, right around this same time (late August).

  • Yankee1010

    Beckett’s at 75 pitches with 1st and 2nd in the 3rd. Can Nick Green go back-to-back days?

    • Mikey K-9

      Depends, do the Red Cacks have the Green rules?

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    It should be mandatory for Molina to bunt everytime with a runner on. He’s a DP waiting to happen.

  • Dela G

    that changeup is wicked nasty

    • Salty Buggah

      /Chowdah heads’d

  • Bugsy

    Rios seriously sucks

  • Tank the Frank

    It’s like he’s toying with them.

  • Dela G

    good job playing the ball there damon, keepin him to first

  • Rey22

    Not to be outdone by Burnett’s 12Ks, CC has the strikeout working today

    • Bugsy

      I want to him to outdo Grienke’s 15K performance.

      • Rey22

        That’d be sick. Lets not jinx it.

  • LivefromNewYork

    Hey ZZ that’s “you the man” big

  • Tank the Frank

    NO 2 OUT RUNS FOR YEW !!!!

  • Dela G

    hey this is an official game now!

    CC workin quick like Marky B

  • Bugsy

    So there goes Becketts Cy Young Bid, right?

    • Tank the Frank

      Still a month to go. It won’t stop Gammons and his ESPN crew from campaigning for him.

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod pre-surgery gets that but oh well, CC gots this

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m very worried about A-Rod post-surgery. Will he have the second surgery in the offseason? Does he come all the way back to the player he once was? If not, what is he?

      • Tank the Frank

        Who knows. I was under the impression he wouldn’t need the 2nd surgery. At least that’s what they said before the season after the first surgery.

        Whatever he goes through, I believe Alex can overcome it. I think he’s a freak athlete and should still have some very good, if not great, years ahead of him.

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

        He’s definitely having the second surgery in the offseason. As soon as the season ends. He’ll be fine. He’s not going to all of sudden morph into a .250-.330-.440 DH.

  • Yankee1010

    CC is unreal.

    It would be nice to get a few more runs.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I just realized something about the DJ AM death thing

    “DJ AM was last seen in public this past Sunday — when he threw the first pitch at a Mets game at Citi Field in NYC.”

    http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/28/.....all-photo/

    That stadium is officially cursed.

    • Tank the Frank

      I honestly believe it.

    • Dela G

      i def agree

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      who else has died ?

      • Dela G

        the 2009 mets…

      • Bugsy

        better question: who else will die?

  • Accent Shallow

    Did Kay just say “backhand it like Beckham” in regards to Gordon’s defense? Christ.

    Also, do all pitchers have their cleats scraped for them?

  • Dela G

    man i wish i had someone to clean my cleats…

  • Dela G

    and another terrible joke by kay…

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

      He should leave the one-liners to Singleton.

  • Tank the Frank

    booooooo!

  • Dela G

    oh well

    we have swisher to bring em home?

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon guys, need a hit with RISP

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Carmen Angelini with 2 homers tonight…….The Seventh Seal has been broken.

    • Tank the Frank

      Time to stock up on canned food.

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

        IETC

    • Accent Shallow

      Glad to hear it, I’m definitely pulling for the kid.

      (I used to ask people to not post MiLB info in game threads. I now realize that I can’t hold back a tsunami.)

  • Tank the Frank

    We should have done a lot more damage against Buehrle in this game.

  • Yankee1010

    Does Angelini really have 2 HRs tonight? When did they finish defrosting Hell?

  • Yankee1010

    Couldn’t have seen the bases being loaded for Cano. Come on, Robbie. Break it open.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    HEY! ESPN (red sox network) has an article about Steroids on the front page of the MLB section, and whose in the picture… ORTIZ! not Arod surprisingly

    • Tank the Frank

      It’s probably about how victimized all the players on the list are and how believable Ortiz’s story is.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      The caption says “Unlike Arod, this man is universally loved and admired for his unrelenting search for the truth.”

  • Salty Buggah

    chance for Robbie…again

  • Dela G

    good job swisher

    please come through cano

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Swisher… passing the baton to Cano is BAD!

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

    BABIP really hates Cano with RISP.

  • Salty Buggah

    this isnt a coincidence for robbie now

  • Bugsy

    jesus fucking christ. i generally dont put stock in RISP stat but Cano makes want to believe.

  • BigBlueAL

    Honest to God, how many fucking times has Cano come up with the bases loaded and 2 outs and nothing. Teams should start with 2 outs walking the bases loaded to get to Cano, it is an automatic out.

  • Yankee1010

    Oh, Robbie. Please, for the life of me, just humor us all and come through every once in a while with the bases loaded. Or RISP.

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

      He did on Tuesday. In the 9th inning no less.

      • Yankee1010

        I know, I know. I guess I should have been clearer. I should have said, “more than” every once in a while.

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie,

    You know I love you man, but you’re absolutely killing me. Would it be too much trouble to stroke a liner to left? Alternatively, you kill soft throwers like Buerhle, could you perhaps park one in the second deck? I know you’re a groundball hitter, but come on, man.

    Fond Regards,

    A Friend

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I just don’t get it…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Cano is really amazing. And by amazing I mean horrible.

  • Brendan

    Beckett is lucky he doesn’t pitch in the NL anymore.. it seems that every game he is hitting batters.

  • Dela G

    wow beckett just beaned marco scutaro in the helmet

    he was taken out from the game

    • Dela G

      “he” being scutaro, not beckett

    • Yankee1010

      Beckett’s a gamer. He is everything that’s right about the game.

      /Peter Gammons’d

    • Bob Stone

      I saw that on NESN. It was nasty. Scutaro was down awhile. He walked back to the dugout but looked very woosy. Beckett just missed the head of another Blue Jay earlier in the game. He’s quite the head hunter.

      • Yankee1010

        Just imagine if Joba threw the pitch. NESN and NESPN would be having a town hall hearing.

        • ShuutoHeat

          Skip that, their villagers would’ve been knocking at our doors with pitch forks and the lit torches.

    • Bugsy

      there goes the Red Sox future SS

    • Bob Stone

      At least Beckett and the Sox are losing 3-0 and Beckett is up to 86 pitches in the 6th inning.

      • Jersey

        It’s only in the 4th.

      • Zack

        he’s only through 4 innings

      • Bob Stone

        My bad – watching too many things at once.

    • Tank the Frank

      Just throw at Youkilis. He’s guaranteed to pop a gasket.

      • Tank the Frank

        Oh, and then the benches clear so you can have your swings at Beckett’s godawful face.

    • Brendan

      let’s see some retaliation! anyone with a beard is fair game. its in the rule book.

  • LivefromNewYork

    It’s gotta be mental with him

  • Brazilian Yankee

    And just like that the Yankees are 0 for 6 with RISP. I hope to Mo this one doesn’t turn out like the AJ start against Texas.

    • Yankee1010

      Yep. It has an eerie feeling to it. A starter who is cruising and the Yanks seemingly seeing how many guys they can leave on.

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

    I’m thinking of changing my screen name to “Past a diving A-Rod”

    • Dela G

      he def needs a day off, even though he is hitting in the .300s for the past 2 months. Maybe his hip is in pain?

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

        Nah, he just stinks. Can’t do anything right. Boooo.

        How about “Past a diving Artist”

        or

        “Past a Starving Artist”

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It’s all the Dominican’s fault tonight….A-Rod, Robbie and Melky…..all lazy bastards, or in Tarantinospeak “Basterds”.

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

        I like the way you think, Cowboy. Blame the Dominicans, and let’s bomb Canada while were at it.

    • ShuutoHeat

      It’s not as smooth as “pastadivingjeter”.

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

        No, it really isn’t. Though Pastastarvingartist is a bit funnier than pastadivingjeter. Not much, but a little.

  • BigBlueAL

    Past a diving Arod.

  • BigBlueAL

    Too bad CC doesnt pitch for the White Sox. There would be alot of “He Gone” from the Hawk tonight.

  • Dela G

    10Ks for CC!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    10K!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    That whistle is getting alot of air play tonight.

    • Dela G

      That whistle is has been getting alot of air play tonight the past 2 games.

  • Salty Buggah

    CC can pick the defense up

  • Accent Shallow

    6 innings. 10 Ks. Only 86 pitches. Gorgeous.

  • Yankee1010

    CC, you beast.

    How about an insurance run or two?

  • Tank the Frank

    Runs plz.

  • Dela G

    well lets hope the lineup can get some runs

    can we have molina just give up an out and make it easier for the offense please?

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

    Yes, Michael. CC is only slightly better than Buehrle.

    • Yankee1010

      Yeah, if you tuned in you would think that Buehrle is locked in a pitching duel with CC. The truth isn’t even close to that.

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

      Nah they’re exactly the same. Both are Lefty and both are hefty.

  • Yankee1010

    Kay just said that 2 mistakes by Buehrle are the difference in this game. Well, yes, the 2 runs were on HRs, but the Yanks have had runners on base all night. The Yanks have wasted a bunch of chances, so it’s not exactly like Buerhle is putting together a virtuoso performance.

  • Dela G

    I HATE YOU FUCKING WIND!!!

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

      You liked me in April and May, now didn’t cha?

      • Dela G

        yes :D

      • Bob Stone

        ietcvm

  • Salty Buggah

    2 fuckin HRs stolen!!!! no luck for Melky

  • Dela G

    lol a soup bowl? what the hell is that?

  • Yankee1010

    You have to laugh at Molina some times. Who else (besides a Molina), could hit a ball into short center and still be thrown out by 10 steps?

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

      Who else? A Giambi.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    C’mon Jays don’t give up the lead!

  • Yankee1010

    Ed Price reports that the extension for Dayton Moore is officially done. You have to feel bad for Royals fans.

  • Salty Buggah

    who’s pitching for TOR trying to blow the game

    • Bob Stone

      Scott Richmond

    • Dela G

      scott richmond

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

    Who replaces Kazmir in the Rays rotation?

    I know he wasn’t great this year, but trading Kaz feels like the Rays are packing it in, and they’re only 3 out of the WC.

    • Dela G

      wade davis will most likely be the replacement

      davis is very good

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

        I know, but its a tough time for them to have a learning curve with a rookie pitcher when they’re trying to compete for a playoff spot. Though he won;t have to do much to be better than Kazmir, who was awful this year.

        http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....zmir.shtml

        Damn, Kazmir is still only 25 years old.

    • Accent Shallow

      http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

      Looks like he’s not going.

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

        Nice find. Good for them, let him get healthy and anchor their staff next year.

      • Zack

        that was written at 5pm, update later said it will be announced after the game

  • Bugsy

    cmon ZZ, no runs this inning.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon CC, no runs

  • Bob Stone

    Sox just went ahead 4-3 – Ugh!

    • Bob Stone

      Check that – run called back – ground rule double – 3-3.

    • Yankee1010

      It’s 3-3. The Red Sox got unlucky because Ellsbury hit a ground rule double to death valley out there. He would have had a 3B easily. They put the runner ahead of him back at 3B, so it’s 2nd and 3rd now.

    • Bob Stone

      Scott Richmond finally ended the Red Sox rally with a strikeout. Sox had runners on 2nd and 3rd. Score 3-3.

  • Yankee1010

    Hopefully, the White Sox are as woeful with RISP right now as the Yanks have been tonight.

  • Tank the Frank

    This is what happens when you don’t take advantage with RISP. White Sox are just a bloop and a blast away.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Way to fucking go Blue Jays, I’d puke if Beckett got a W with that shitty performance of his.

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

    I have another idea for a new screen name

    “Past a stinking Kay one-liner”

  • Salty Buggah

    Can I get a DP?

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

      Please keep your sex life off this board. I believe its in the commenting guidelines somewhere.

  • Dela G

    uh oh CC

    lets get outta this pretty please?

  • Tank the Frank

    Wake up there Phil.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    PEDroia strikes out!

  • Tank the Frank

    Yankee killer.

  • Bugsy

    fuck fuck fuck

  • BigBlueAL

    Beautiful

  • Yankee1010

    Well, this is what happens when you leave a village on the bases and don’t put it away.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah fuck, cmon CC

  • Accent Shallow

    I hate Alex Rios. I hate the loud White Sox fan the YES microphones are picking up, since he hasn’t had anything to talk about for a few innings.

  • Dela G

    man that was really depressing

    cmon cc

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I’m nervous as hell right now.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’m really fucking pissed at our offense because of this. They really shit the bed with RISP quite often.

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? Bruney?

    I saw Hughes stretching, so he’s not hurt . . .

  • Brazilian Yankee

    This is where all those missed opportunities come back to haunt us.

  • Yankee1010

    Bruney?!?!? Really?!?!? Where the Hell is Hughes? Enough with the only for the 8th inning lunacy.

  • Dela G

    what a nice catch by cano!

  • Riddering

    Damn, the flaccid showing with RISP makes this game worrisome now.

  • BigBlueAL

    Why the FUCK is Bruney warming up!!!???

  • Tank the Frank

    And Bruney is warming up instead of Hughes because…because?

  • Drew

    ALEX!!! :)

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Honestly, I refuse to watch this game if Bruney comes in instead of Hughes.

    • Tank the Frank

      I’ll write a strongly-worded letter. I’m not kidding. I work nights I honestly have nothing better to do.

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

    YES!!!

    Nice play A-Rod!!!

    BOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Bob Stone

    Nice play ARod

  • Tank the Frank

    Way to be Alex!

  • Yankee1010

    Great play A-Rod. Hopefully, Kate Hudson treats you well tonight.

  • Dela G

    ALEX !!!

  • Steve H

    Hope the Yankees don’t score 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th, I’d kinda like to see Hughes.

    • Bob Stone

      That’s perverse logic!

      • Steve H

        lol. I’m definitely not being literal.

  • Dela G

    almost there CC

  • Tank the Frank

    Holy shit.

  • Bugsy

    Range!!!!

  • Yankee1010

    That was a great stop by A-Rod there.

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

    So why is Phil Hughes not up in the bullpen?

    A-Rod just saved the lead.

    • Yankee1010

      Wrong inning.

    • Accent Shallow

      The only thing I can think of is that Girardi only wants him to pitch the 8th in what would become a save situation.

      Which is of course, ridiculous.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      A group of people should go to the stadium and hold a giant “WHERE IS HUGHES” sign so that Girardi could see it.

  • Drew

    Al is workin the shit right now. Way to save the tying run.

  • Dela G

    another great play by A-rod

    let CC get this last out

  • Accent Shallow

    Beckham worries me here. Dude has a solid line drive stroke.

  • ShuutoHeat

    wow, Alex

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

    NOTpastadivingA-Rod

    Booooooooo!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice A-rodcmon CC, one more out

  • Steve H

    Looks like a 1st baseman out there.

    • VO

      Yea, just like Tex.

  • Dela G

    alright, one more

  • Tank the Frank

    Pleeeeeaaaase CC!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I have a bad feeling here with Beckhan against CC.

  • BigBlueAL

    For sure Torre would have Hughes warming up right now!!

    • Steve H

      For the 7th day in a row.

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

      For sure Torre would have Hughes on the DL right now!!

  • Dela G

    stay calm there CC, you are almost there

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

    If CC loses this batter, I say we bring in Phil Coke.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Don’t mean to be rude, but fuck you…

      =)

  • Yankee1010

    Honestly though, why the Hell is Hughes not up in the damn pen?!?!?!?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    no walks!!!…shit!

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Barajas two-run bomb…Toronto up 5-3.

  • Drew

    Yess Swisher.

  • Accent Shallow

    Great throw by Swisher. Let’s see them get it back.

  • Steve H

    I heart Swish!!

  • Bugsy

    godddammn .

    o shit, castro is slow.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Fuck this shit. What a pathetic game.

  • Bob Stone

    Could have been worse. I’ll take the tie and be out of the inning.

  • Tank the Frank

    Shit.