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

411 Comments

  1. Little Bill says:

    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?

  2. Dela G says:

    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.

  3. Salty Buggah says:

    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)

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

  5. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  6. Salty Buggah says:

    Go BJays! Do not roll over for Bahston again please

  7. Accent Shallow says:

    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 . . .

  8. Tom Zig says:

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

  9. Salty Buggah says:

    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?

  10. Salty Buggah says:

    sit down Ja(y)son

  11. Dorian says:

    Am I the only one getting spanish?

  12. Salty Buggah says:

    That’s CC for ya!

  13. Zack says:

    way to be effective

  14. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Sweet first inning CC

  15. Salty Buggah says:

    CC –> KK

  16. Dela G says:

    what a great first inning

  17. Tank the Frank says:

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

  18. Accent Shallow says:

    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.”

  19. VO says:

    Captain Clutch

  20. Salty Buggah says:

    CC bettah get that inside call too!

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

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

  21. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    How many leadoff homeruns has Jeter hit this year?

  22. bostons slobbermouth mayor says:

    EL CAPITAN

  23. Accent Shallow says:

    I really enjoy watching Jeter pull the ball.

  24. Dela G says:

    EL CAPITAIN!

  25. Accent Shallow says:

    I thought that was getting out.

  26. Mikey K-9 says:

    The rain drops knocked that down.

  27. Mike Axisa says:

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

  28. Salty Buggah says:

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

    Fuckin wind stole a HR from TEx!!!!

  29. Riddering says:

    MVP’s can fight the wind for homeruns!

  30. bostons slobbermouth mayor says:

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

  31. Salty Buggah says:

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

  32. Brazilian Yankee says:

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

  33. Dela G says:

    hit deki!

  34. Riddering says:

    Pathetic showing by that ball boy.

  35. Brazilian Yankee says:

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

  36. Salty Buggah says:

    stop fuckin raining please

  37. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  38. Salty Buggah says:

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

  39. Salty Buggah says:

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

  40. LivefromNewYork says:

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

  41. Mike Axisa says:

    Real nice Melky, real nice.

  42. Salty Buggah says:

    ah fuckin wind, hurt us twice already

  43. Little Bill says:

    lol, those two idiots. Where did it go?

  44. BigBlueAL says:

    Yankees lead the league in allowing bloop doubles.

  45. Accent Shallow says:

    So, uh, tarp?

  46. Yankee1010 says:

    Good God, Melky. Brett, where are you?

  47. LivefromNewYork says:

    They couldn’t see it.

  48. Dela G says:

    oh boy did my heart stop on that foul ball

  49. Little Bill says:

    STAY FAIR! STAY FAIR! Hawk Harrelson is awful.

  50. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  51. Riddering says:

    Gift from Montero.

  52. Dela G says:

    great K there CC

  53. Tank the Frank says:

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

  54. Yankee1010 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  55. Salty Buggah says:

    CC!

  56. Tank the Frank says:

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

  57. Accent Shallow says:

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

    • Tank the Frank says:

      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.

  58. Yankee1010 says:

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

  59. Salty Buggah says:

    CC says fuck you weather, I gots this!

  60. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Beautiful inning CC!

  61. Dela G says:

    good job CC

  62. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  63. Salty Buggah says:

    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.

  64. Dela G says:

    leche with the hit!

  65. Salty Buggah says:

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

  66. baravelli says:

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

  67. Yankee1010 says:

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

  68. Tank the Frank says:

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

  69. Brazilian Yankee says:

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

  70. Salty Buggah says:

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

  71. Yankee1010 says:

    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.

  72. Salty Buggah says:

    wow, CC got the inside call finally

  73. Tank the Frank says:

    Watching CC pitch this month has been a pleasure.

  74. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Argh another softie

  75. Dela G says:

    good job so far CC

  76. Accent Shallow says:

    Damon + bandbox = hearts

  77. Dela G says:

    Johnny Damon!

  78. pat says:

    MUAHAHA

  79. Yankee1010 says:

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

  80. Salty Buggah says:

    Johnny!

  81. VO says:

    JOHNNY!

  82. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Damon!

  83. Riddering says:

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

  84. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  85. Mikey K-9 says:

    Tex = Not lazy.

  86. V says:

    Man, Buehrle’s got nothing right now.

  87. Mike Axisa says:

    I think Josh Beckett is broken.

    • VO says:

      Nope, he’s just right.

    • Accent Shallow says:

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

      • Dela G says:

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

        • Accent Shallow says:

          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 says:

        Seconded

    • Dela G says:

      can he stay broken through the season and the playoffs?

      • Salty Buggah says:

        Disappointing Dela.

        Bahston shouldn’t make the playoffs

        • Dela G says:

          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 says:

      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.

  88. Brendan says:

    thank you aaron hill!

  89. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

    • ShuutoHeat says:

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

  90. ShuutoHeat says:

    LoL Ozzie is styling.

  91. Salty Buggah says:

    passing the baton.

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

  92. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Stay hot Godzilla!

  93. Dela G says:

    a-rod is a baton passer

  94. Salty Buggah says:

    Matsui got fooled

  95. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  96. Bugsy says:

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

    • ShuutoHeat says:

      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.

  97. pat says:

    Talk about Final frekin Destination, DJ AM is dead.

  98. Salty Buggah says:

    Cmon Robbie, hit with RISP today

  99. Bugsy says:

    oh man, cano…

  100. Yankee1010 says:

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

  101. Brazilian Yankee says:

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

  102. Tank the Frank says:

    Slider away and grab some bench.

  103. Dela G says:

    cano with risp is brutal

  104. Dela G says:

    my god there were no people at the stadium in 1991

  105. Mike Axisa says:

    Poor Jim Thome … he looks completely overmatched against CC.

  106. Dela G says:

    thome looked fooled

  107. Salty Buggah says:

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

  108. Riddering says:

    Damn, that strikeout has me craving some Subway.

  109. Yankee1010 says:

    Where did the strike zone go?

  110. Salty Buggah says:

    Fuckin ump

  111. Tank the Frank says:

    Good grief.

  112. Bugsy says:

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

  113. Salty Buggah says:

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

  114. Tank the Frank says:

    Is it October yet?

  115. Bugsy says:

    I heart Strikeout Pitchers.

  116. Dela G says:

    leche on fiya!

  117. Salty Buggah says:

    Melky>>>Buehrle

  118. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Melky 2-2, hopefully he gets hot again.

  119. Bugsy says:

    well, he hit it hard…

  120. Yankee1010 says:

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

  121. Dela G says:

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

  122. Salty Buggah says:

    Molina is sooo much better than Jorge

    /sarcasm

    • Yankee1010 says:

      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 says:

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

        /pedant

      • The Artist says:

        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.

  123. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Beckett: 5 walkes through 2.2 innings

  124. Yankee1010 says:

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

  125. Conan says:

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

  126. Dela G says:

    that changeup is wicked nasty

  127. Bugsy says:

    Rios seriously sucks

  128. Tank the Frank says:

    It’s like he’s toying with them.

  129. Dela G says:

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

  130. Rey22 says:

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

  131. LivefromNewYork says:

    Hey ZZ that’s “you the man” big

  132. Tank the Frank says:

    NO 2 OUT RUNS FOR YEW !!!!

  133. Dela G says:

    hey this is an official game now!

    CC workin quick like Marky B

  134. Bugsy says:

    So there goes Becketts Cy Young Bid, right?

    • Tank the Frank says:

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

  135. Salty Buggah says:

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

    • Accent Shallow says:

      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 says:

        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.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        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.

  136. Yankee1010 says:

    CC is unreal.

    It would be nice to get a few more runs.

  137. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    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.

  138. Accent Shallow says:

    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?

  139. Dela G says:

    man i wish i had someone to clean my cleats…

  140. Dela G says:

    and another terrible joke by kay…

  141. Tank the Frank says:

    booooooo!

  142. Dela G says:

    oh well

    we have swisher to bring em home?

  143. Salty Buggah says:

    cmon guys, need a hit with RISP

  144. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

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

  145. Tank the Frank says:

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

  146. Yankee1010 says:

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

  147. Yankee1010 says:

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

  148. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    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 says:

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

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

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

  149. Salty Buggah says:

    chance for Robbie…again

  150. Dela G says:

    good job swisher

    please come through cano

  151. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Swisher… passing the baton to Cano is BAD!

  152. Mike Axisa says:

    BABIP really hates Cano with RISP.

  153. Salty Buggah says:

    this isnt a coincidence for robbie now

  154. Bugsy says:

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

  155. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  156. Yankee1010 says:

    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.

  157. Accent Shallow says:

    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

  158. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I just don’t get it…

  159. Brazilian Yankee says:

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

  160. Brendan says:

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

  161. Dela G says:

    wow beckett just beaned marco scutaro in the helmet

    he was taken out from the game

  162. LivefromNewYork says:

    It’s gotta be mental with him

  163. Brazilian Yankee says:

    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 says:

      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.

  164. The Artist says:

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

  165. BigBlueAL says:

    Past a diving Arod.

  166. BigBlueAL says:

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

  167. Dela G says:

    10Ks for CC!

  168. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    10K!!!

  169. BigBlueAL says:

    That whistle is getting alot of air play tonight.

  170. Salty Buggah says:

    CC can pick the defense up

  171. Accent Shallow says:

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

  172. Yankee1010 says:

    CC, you beast.

    How about an insurance run or two?

  173. Tank the Frank says:

    Runs plz.

  174. Dela G says:

    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?

  175. Bugsy says:

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

  176. Yankee1010 says:

    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.

  177. Dela G says:

    I HATE YOU FUCKING WIND!!!

  178. Salty Buggah says:

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

  179. Dela G says:

    lol a soup bowl? what the hell is that?

  180. Yankee1010 says:

    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?

  181. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  182. Yankee1010 says:

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

  183. Salty Buggah says:

    who’s pitching for TOR trying to blow the game

  184. The Artist says:

    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.

  185. Bugsy says:

    cmon ZZ, no runs this inning.

  186. Salty Buggah says:

    cmon CC, no runs

  187. Bob Stone says:

    Sox just went ahead 4-3 – Ugh!

    • Bob Stone says:

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

    • Yankee1010 says:

      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 says:

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

  188. Yankee1010 says:

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

  189. Tank the Frank says:

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

  190. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  191. The Artist says:

    I have another idea for a new screen name

    “Past a stinking Kay one-liner”

  192. Salty Buggah says:

    Can I get a DP?

  193. Dela G says:

    uh oh CC

    lets get outta this pretty please?

  194. Tank the Frank says:

    Wake up there Phil.

  195. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    PEDroia strikes out!

  196. Tank the Frank says:

    Yankee killer.

  197. Bugsy says:

    fuck fuck fuck

  198. BigBlueAL says:

    Beautiful

  199. Yankee1010 says:

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

  200. Salty Buggah says:

    ah fuck, cmon CC

  201. Accent Shallow says:

    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.

  202. Dela G says:

    man that was really depressing

    cmon cc

  203. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I’m nervous as hell right now.

  204. Tank the Frank says:

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

  205. Accent Shallow says:

    Really? Bruney?

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

  206. Brazilian Yankee says:

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

  207. Yankee1010 says:

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

  208. Dela G says:

    what a nice catch by cano!

  209. Riddering says:

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

  210. BigBlueAL says:

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

  211. Tank the Frank says:

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

  212. Drew says:

    ALEX!!! :)

  213. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

    • Tank the Frank says:

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

  214. The Artist says:

    YES!!!

    Nice play A-Rod!!!

    BOOOOOO!!!!!!

  215. Bob Stone says:

    Nice play ARod

  216. Tank the Frank says:

    Way to be Alex!

  217. Yankee1010 says:

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

  218. Dela G says:

    ALEX !!!

  219. Steve H says:

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

  220. Dela G says:

    almost there CC

  221. Tank the Frank says:

    Holy shit.

  222. Bugsy says:

    Range!!!!

  223. Yankee1010 says:

    That was a great stop by A-Rod there.

  224. Mike Axisa says:

    So why is Phil Hughes not up in the bullpen?

    A-Rod just saved the lead.

    • Yankee1010 says:

      Wrong inning.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      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 says:

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

  225. Drew says:

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

  226. Dela G says:

    another great play by A-rod

    let CC get this last out

  227. Accent Shallow says:

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

  228. ShuutoHeat says:

    wow, Alex

  229. The Artist says:

    NOTpastadivingA-Rod

    Booooooooo!!

  230. Salty Buggah says:

    Nice A-rodcmon CC, one more out

  231. Steve H says:

    Looks like a 1st baseman out there.

  232. Dela G says:

    alright, one more

  233. Tank the Frank says:

    Pleeeeeaaaase CC!

  234. Brazilian Yankee says:

    I have a bad feeling here with Beckhan against CC.

  235. BigBlueAL says:

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

  236. Dela G says:

    stay calm there CC, you are almost there

  237. The Artist says:

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

  238. Yankee1010 says:

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

  239. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    no walks!!!…shit!

  240. Mr.Jigginz says:

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

  241. Drew says:

    Yess Swisher.

  242. Accent Shallow says:

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

  243. Steve H says:

    I heart Swish!!

  244. Bugsy says:

    godddammn .

    o shit, castro is slow.

  245. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Fuck this shit. What a pathetic game.

  246. Bob Stone says:

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

  247. Tank the Frank says:

    Shit.