Game 131 Spillover Thread

Game 131: Those pesky Orioles
Game 131 Spillover Thread II

Small trade: the Yanks have acquired lightning quick outfielder Freddy Guzman from the Orioles for a PTBNL. He’s going to Triple-A Scranton, where I assume he’ll serve as an extra body once Sept. callups ransack the roster. He can’t hit, but he’s got 436 steals in 778 minor league games.

Meanwhile, how about this Andy Pettitte fella?

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Game 131: Those pesky Orioles
Game 131 Spillover Thread II
  • Drew

    Michael Kay is an ass.

  • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

    So good thing Hinske didn’t get the start at 3rd tonight eh

  • VO

    He’s a starting pitchah.

  • Bugsy

    i’m calling all my friends and neighbors as I type this

    • LivefromNewYork

      call the kids. wake the dog.

  • gio

    I’m curious to see if, now that he’s through 6, ESPN.com has a “Yanks’ Pettitte Perfect Through Six” headline up. I think I’ve seen a “Lester Perfect Through 2″ headline before…

    • gio

      Ok, so it’s up. So much for that.

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

    Not for nothin, but I could really REALLY use a plush whistle lately.

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

      I’m debating whether I want the luggage tag or the knit hat.

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

        I can’t live without my Yankee Koozie.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Pettite looks great today.

    • gio

      Yeah, too many hits/walks though.

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

        This .000 BABIP is unsustainable.

  • Little Bill

    I predict Kay is going to say perfect game 50 times before the top of the next inning.

    • Drew

      I understand he doesn’t believe in the jinx, but a lot of the viewers do. Does he have to be a fuckin ass about it?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I understand he doesn’t believe in the jinx, but a lot of the viewers do.

        He’s right, you’re wrong. Solution: Stop believing in jinxes.

        • Drew

          This is the most superstitious sport. Gold thongs, black cats, wearing the same shirt during each game, jumping over field lines. When I go fishing I make sure there is no fresh fruit on my boat. Call it what you want, I ain’t stopping my belief/feeling anytime soon.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            All those things are the PLAYERS being superstitious.

            We’re sitting here watching it on TV. We’re irrelevant to the matter.

  • Reggie C.

    Luke Scott is failing another Yankee audition…

    Andy pitching some game….

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

      Luke Scott reads RAB and wants to disappoint Reggie C. to be a dick.

      • Reggie C.

        but teh powah of teh sideburns will go BOOM!!!ll

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

          Haha! Would he have to shave them if he came to the BX?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            For the last time, SHAVE THOSE SIDEBURNS, MATTINGLY!

            /MontyBurns’d

  • LivefromNewYork

    How many pitches is And up to?

    • LivefromNewYork

      Andy

      • Little Bill

        66

        • gio

          Not that it much matters. He’s not coming out if he’s still got it going on provided Yanks are up comfortably.

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

    This bunting thing is getting ridiculous. RAB should organize a petition/ An Open Letter to Joe Girardi:

    Dear Joe,

    We love ya, but you have to stop calling for sacrifice bunts.

    1. Bunting is just not a percentage play in general. Here’s some evidence to back that up:

    [list of relevant links].

    2. With this team especially, you should not be bunting. If you give away an out with this offense, the cost of bunting is even greater.

    [stats to back it up]

    3. Here is a list of all the times you have called for this play this year and the results [this will take some group research]: This strategy has cost you, statistically speaking, ________runs so far this season and has maybe even cost us games.

    The facts are there, and well researched. The sacrifice bunt is just a losing proposition.

    Signed,

    RAB

    [Obviously, it is not all that black and white, there are a few situations where it makes sense and we can enumerate them, but it’s pretty close to a general rule].

    • LivefromNewYork

      If we do an open letter it has to be under use of Phil Hughes.

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

        Can’t it be both?

    • Drew

      Again, many people agree with the anti-bunt campaign. It doesn’t make it right or wrong. Many baseball minds like the bunt in some spots. Baseball is not played on paper.

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

        You don’t throw out situational Baseball or the skill sets of the players involved over 7 1/100ths less chance of scoring a run. That’s just silly.

        For example, if I’m down 1 run at home, Brett Gardner’s at the plate with nobody out and a man on 1B, and Jason Giambi’s playing 1B for the other team, I bunt the ball right at him every day and twice on Sunday.

        You have to consider the situation, not just the numbers. And with the bunt, the difference in the numbers is so negligible it’s easy to dismiss, assuming (of course) you have players that can execute it properly.

      • mtt

        On a more philosophical level, it’s just not useful to say that baseball isn’t played on paper. This is nothing more than a straw man argument. It’s not like the anti-bunting argument was deduced from first principles with man’s reason as the only guide. Instead, it comes from a great body of statistical evidence gathered in the course of real live baseball games.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Exactly.

          People researching baseball with advanced statistics aren’t saying the game should be played on paper.

          They’re saying that some of the baseball wisdom we’ve taken for granted for years and years is wrong, and should be altered. That’s all.

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

            TSJC, here was my Mattingly Retired Number reply, since the thread got closed soon after and we never git a chance to discuss it.

            “Mattingly had 5 outstanding seasons and 5 sub par seasons. Career OPS+ of 127 at 1B.

            I’d give it to

            -Red Ruffing
            -Bernie Williams
            -Jorge Posada
            -Joe Gordon
            -Earle Combs
            -Waite Hoyt

            Gordon, Bernie and Jorge’s OPS is MUCH more vauable at 2B/CF/C than Mattingly’s at 1B. Hoyt, Combs, Joe Gordon and Red Ruffing are HOF players with rings wheras Mattingly has neither.

            I know some fans loved him, but he’s just NOT that significant in Yankee history when compared to others.”

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

              Whoops! Meant this to be on the bottom of the page. Will post again there.

  • Tank the Frank

    Yankees would do well to score some runs for Andy because as long as the score remains close – especially 2-0 – the chances are pretty good that the O’s will try bunting for a basehit to get a runner on…and you couldn’t blame them if they did either.

  • John Duci

    Michael Kay is a fucking tool. Honestly, how many times is he going to say Pettittes perfect before he actually gives up a hit.

    Edited by RAB: Watch the language. You know what I’m talking about.

    • Coach6423

      The accepted vernacular is gay…..

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No, gay is not the accepted vernacular.

        “Gay” being synonymous with “bad” is wrong and homophobic.

  • MikeD

    The Yankees have just missed on so many fly-ball outs tonight. This could be 10-0 with a little luck…or wind.

    • Tank the Frank

      Or lack of bunt attempts…

  • ShuutoHeat

    UGH, friend calls me “dude! Andy is pitching really well! Perfect through 6!”

    Mind you, this is the same one that called during Burnett’s start and said “wow he’s killing”. Only when I hang up with him, Burnett gives up a 3 run bomb.

    Mental note: do not pick up his calls when Yankees are pitching well…

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

    Oh snap. Swish is on pace for the cycle.

  • gio

    If Nady were healthy, could you see Girardi platooning him and Swisher solely based on home/away games? Swish’s splits are uncanny.

    • MikeD

      If Swish could start hitting at home, he’d be in the MVP discussion.

      At first I thought it was just luck of timing. He’s streaky and I figured his streaks just happened to occur when he was on the road. Now I’m starting to think it’s in his head and he’s pressing more at the Stadium.

      • gio

        Honestly, as much as it pains me to say this, Kay brought up a good point of “just feeling comfortable” in certain parks/batters boxes. In my playing days, I felt the same way.

  • The Evil Empire

    Cycle and perfect game all in one game; first time ever?

    • Bugsy

      Hairy CANNOT take this abuse. He should charge the mound!!

    • Jose

      Gehrig hit four home runs in the same game that Lazzeri hit for the cycle. That should be even more difficult to do statistically.

  • MikeD

    F-U K-A-Y

  • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

    How many outfielders would have to fall down for Swisher to get a triple in his next at bat?

    • John Duci

      5

    • ShuutoHeat

      10

      • John Duci

        All 3 outfielders would have to fall, then the ball would have to get stuck in the fence and finally Thompson has to be waiving Swish to 3rd with some redbull and a hotdog in his hands.

    • pat

      it would take a Happening-esque occurence.

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

        Someone would have to make a shitty movie? Someone get Michael Bay on the phone.

  • baravelli

    Seriously guys, what is everybody’s problem with Kay saying “perfect game,” I’m curious? Is it that you actually believe he will incur bad luck with what he says? Don’t you think he has a responsibility to talk about interesting and exciting things that are happening on the field? Or is it that folks around here just love to rag on Michael Kay, and are being ornery?

    • John Duci

      I for one, like to rag on Michael Kay because I’m jealous of the job he has.

    • Bugsy

      he’s hyping it to way too much and we’ll be oh so disappointed when it doesn’t happen.

      • baravelli

        Look, calling baseball games is harder than it seems. A lot of what happens and what there is to talk about, believe it or not, is the same from game to game, and they have to make it interesting every time. That’s just journalistically challenging. What’s wrong with making a big deal about something that is in fact interesting and noteworthy? And y’know what, if he does lose it, it will be disappointing! And that won’t be Kay’s fault.

    • gio

      Agreed. It’s his job to report what’s going on, as well as to keep the audience tuned to YES during an otherwise boring game. Plus, believing in jinxes is rather childish.

      On the other hand, even as a Fordham alumn, I don’t particularly care for Michael Kay, and I’m all for bashing at his expense. =D.

    • MikeD

      Like all things Kay does, he goes way over the top.

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

      I think it’s annoying to discuss it while the Yankees are batting and other things are going on. It’s really not that annoying to me because jinxes are not really but when he says things like “perfect through 3″ or “retired 12 in a row to start the ball game”. IMO, it’s not relevant til the 6th or 7th.

    • Riddering

      It’s not a one-time annoyance. He constantly harps on it, believing himself to trump the jinx, and talks about perfect through 1/2/3 whatever until it finally collapses.

      I don’t think there’s a jinx, not really, but hearing the booth talk about it and play footage of Wells is getting to my nerves. I might have to put the game on mute.

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I hope he mentions the perfect game 30 times in the next inning, just to drive all the people who get pissed off about it insane. If you’re older than 10 you can’t get mad at someone for mentioning that a pitcher has a no-hitter or perfect game going.

  • pat

    MORE PERFECTO FOOTAGE!

  • JSquared

    Is it okay to cry if Andy goes Perfect?

    • NYY626

      I’m semi-crying and its only been 6 innings, so yes.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        what is semi-crying?

        • NYY626

          i’m on the verge of being hysterical but no tears yet?

        • ShuutoHeat

          1) Tearing.
          2) One eye is leaking, while the other is dry.
          3) Holding in the tears so much, it’s coming out of the nose.

    • Riddering

      I’ll cry when it happens. Right now I feel like puking.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Superstition is a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. The word is often used pejoratively to refer to folk beliefs deemed irrational. This leads to some superstitions being called “old wives’ tales”. It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings, particularly the irrational belief that future events can be influenced or foretold by specific unrelated prior events.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstitions

    • Jose

      I hope Kay says “perfect game” a million more times. It doesn’t make a difference. I direct your attention to the classic.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuUTqSKNAH0

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      That said, f*** Michael Kay.

    • Drew

      I don’t walk under ladders if I can avoid it. Call it what you want.

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

        I call it not wanting to get hit with shit that’s on top of a ladder.

        • Tank the Frank

          Haha nice! Yeah, ladders are trouble.

  • Tank the Frank

    I predict someone at the top of the order will try to bunt for a basehit.

    • ShuutoHeat

      …I’ll be waiting for him when he gets home.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Buerle went to shit after his perfect game.

    /perfectgamesareoverrated’d

    • MikeD

      Cone was never the same after his perfecto.

  • pat

    That curve is SO DIRTY tonight.

  • John Duci

    Pettittes breaking ball is DIRTY tonight.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I can’t watch anymore.

    i’m so noivus.

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

    Range.

  • Bugsy

    ah damn! now i’m nervous.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    SWISHER!!!!

    • ShuutoHeat

      I nearly made some fudge in my boxers.

  • danny

    lets go AP!!

  • John Duci

    I think Pettitte just may break RAB tonight. Atleast, I’m hoping :)

  • BklynJT

    Just saw Arod smiling in the dug out. He must be thinking to himself… thank goodness Joe gave me the day off today.

    • BklynJT

      Sucks to be right…

  • Bugsy

    where did that 1-2 pitch miss? that fucker.

    • John Duci

      outside.

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

    Recovering: Swisher does it.

  • Reggie C.

    Swisher …..

  • Mr.Jigginz

    NICK!!!!Don’t scare me…

  • JSquared

    One day Swisher will give me a heart attack at 19 years old.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    im nervous

  • pat

    Heh, Swish had that “Please don’t hit any more balls at me tonight please” look on his face.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Swisher: “hit it to Damon! He likes fly balls!”

  • John Duci

    FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • Drew

    Fuck dude. Are you serious?

  • Chili Davis

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • JSquared

    I’m Done.

  • MikeD

    Hinske would have had it…just kidding.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammitttttttt let it be an error

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    DAMN IT

  • Bugsy

    flashes of juan uribe!!!

    get rid of him!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Wow WTF Jerry!

  • VO

    Crap

  • daneptizl

    Just die.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pettitte could still pull a Jonathan Sanchez.

  • danny

    fuck you!!!

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

    Jerry just pulled a Uribe.

  • gio

    Balls. Saved a hit before, but that sucks.

  • Riddering

    That’s why I can’t stand Kay. He sounds so pleased.

    • baravelli

      That’s ridiculous. I just don’t get why everybody is out for blood with Kay around here.

      • Riddering

        I’m not out for blood but I think he can be an ass in the booth.

        • Lanny

          I’m sure he was really thrilled NOT to call history. Are you serious?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WHAT THE HELL DID CASHMAN SIGN THIS GUY FOR?!?!?!?

    (kidding)

  • JSquared

    speechless.

  • pat

    It’s alright, the NH is still in play.

    • pat

      Orrrr not.

    • Dave

      ….

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    oh well

  • Bugsy

    i blame Kay

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • VO

    There it goes.

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

    Okay Andy, now preserve the lead.

  • Mikey K-9

    Now Hairston is officially a douche.

  • Salty Buggah

    get the 3rd out Andy

  • JSquared

    Fuck u Jerry, Fuck u.

  • Tank the Frank

    Next batter after the error gets a hit. Couldn’t see that one coming.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Girardi is pissed.

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

    Dammit. Alright, bear down, Andy. Keep the lead. The offense has to add another run in the top of the eighth.

  • pat

    well that was fun for a while.

  • John Duci

    3 run homer right now

  • Omar

    The only way that Jerry redeem himself now is if he hits a walk off HR to win the WS.

  • Salty Buggah

    ESPN:

    “Pittitte Pitching Gem”

    WTF? Learn to spell his freaking name

    • Pasqua

      It’s sort of French sounding…”A Small Pitching Gem” perhaps?

  • Joba or Hughes to the pen

    Has Pettitte even pitched past the 8th inning.Hairston saved Pettitte’s @$$ early in the game.Just like last year without a great defense Pettitte isn’t that good.

    • pat

      Give it a rest..

    • John Duci

      Edited by RAB: Last warning.

      • V

        Wow, can we just permaban this d00d?

      • pat

        ur about to be DFA’d man.

      • Jose

        That is incredibly offensive.

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

        Knock it off. One more and you’re gone.

      • Mikey K-9

        You are being nice John.

        • John Duci

          Im sorry. My bad. I was just mad Pettitte lost the no-no.

    • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

      How did Hairston saving his ass? He kept a player from getting lucky on a swinging bunt, it’s like he was diving all over the field snare rocket line drives. Pettitte made a good pitch and the guy almost got lucky, his ass needed no saving.

  • Drew

    As much as I like J-Hair. You don’t blow a PG on an error. It ain’t right.

    • Tank the Frank

      Especially on a little league groundball. There was nothing difficult about that play.

    • VO

      Yea I know it really does suck, but just imagine how bad he must feel.

      • JSquared

        Couldn’t Care Less.

      • Chili Davis

        It’s like that old Dallas-Pittsburgh Super Bowl where Jackie Smith dropped an easy TD. “Bless his heart, he must be the sickest man in America right now.”

    • Pasqua

      But those errors happen all the time. It’s just highlighted because of the situation.

      • Lanny

        He’s going to pay huge in the Kangaroo Court

      • Drew

        Uh yeah. That’s the idea.

  • chriskeo

    Well he can still get a CG shut out, that could be fun to root for?

  • Pasqua

    And – oh, yeah! – the go-ahead run is at the plate. Ugh.

  • JSquared

    I always said, After 2/3 of the game (6 innings) put starters (if any are benched and will help)/Defensive upgrades in… Where Art Thou My A-Rod!!

    • pat

      Eh. No guarantee Arod makes the barehand play up the line a few innings prior.

      • JSquared

        Too bad this would’ve been his first inning.

        • pat

          This is true, both defenders have their advandages tho. Arod has the stonger arm but Hairston has more range. Arod probably makes that play but there’s no guarantee.

    • chriskeo

      Should have moved hairston to a corner OF (probably RF) and put in arod at 3rd

      • Chili Davis

        Hindsight. Hairston made a pretty sweet play not long before that error.

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

      A-Rod is not a defensive upgrade on anyone this season.

      • JSquared

        A-Rod at Third and Hairston in a corner is better than what was on the field.

    • Drew

      You don’t mess with the defense when something special is going on..

      • JSquared

        And you got the Error.

  • goon

    fuck you jerry hairston

  • Moshe Mandel

    How did they get to this point with Jorge behind the plate? Molina must have been behind the plate until Markakis came up.

  • Salty Buggah

    looked like he went

  • V

    I blame Michael Kay for the blown perfect game/no hitter.

    I get the ‘don’t be superstitious’ schtick, but he’s just FUCKING ANNOYING about it. I don’t need to hear it 5 times per minute.

    • Randy A.

      John sterling is the same way so if youre going to hate, hate on everyone.

      • Lanny

        You blame the announcer? Thats sane.

        The announcers do have a responsibility to let everyone know whats going on. Not everyone watches and listens to every pitch.

        • Randy A.

          I dont…I really dont mind how much they talk about it. “V” obviously does care though

        • Jose

          I agree 100%.

        • V

          Wow, too bad we can’t use red font like we do on another of the message boards I post on. You’d think people would understand sarcasm when they saw it. Maybe I should have thrown in a ‘lol’ or a ;-).

      • V

        How difficult is it to get good announcers in New fucking York?

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Well, the Yanks have Suzyn Waldman, so evidently it it pretty fucking difficult.

        • Randy A.

          Have you ever watched another team’s tv play by play commentators, let alone the radio commentators for other teams on their various networks? The people who do the games for the YES network are exponentially better than most other networks. Look at the people who do national broadcasts for fox and espn.

          • Drew

            National broadcasts are a completely different animal.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            I haven’t heard all of the other teams announcers, but I can’t fathom one of them having someone worse than Suzyn Waldman.

            She brings absolutely nothing to the table from a baseball perspective, and the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard is preferable to her voice.

    • chriskeo

      I was watching the David Cone perfect game a couple weeks ago, him and sterling were so much worse, every other sentence was “David Cone is pitching a perfect game”

    • Tank the Frank

      The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken!

      • V

        Something is happening, and you don’t know what it is. Do you, Mr. Jones?

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

      I blame Michael Kay for Swine Flu.

  • goon

    FUCK YOU JERRY HAIRSTON!

  • danny

    UGHH but it was suchh an easy play!!

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

    *APPLAUSE*

    Bravo Andy, better luck next time.

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

      THIS.

      Well done, Artist.

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

        Thanks, there’s so much luck involved in no-hitters/perfect games that’s its nothing to get down about. Andy’s still pitching a hell of a game.

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Co-sign, that was all that needed to be said.

    • Nady Nation

      /stands and claps in living room to pay homage to Andy

      • Lanny

        That certainly beats all the people cursing at Jerry Hairston or blaming announcers.

  • Bob Stone

    AP just brought his ERA down to an even 4.00. Another scoreless inning and he’ll be under 4 ERA for the year. That’s something to root for . . . along with cheering for the win.

    • Nady Nation

      I’m starting up the debate. Andy for game 2 playoff starter over AJ?

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

        No. They’ll have home field advantage, and AJ’s better at home while Pettitte’s better on the road.

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

    Wow, I thought that was twisting foul.

  • Lanny

    And to think people here wanted them to not resign Andy. There is much to be said for being lefty at the Stadium and NY experienced.

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Inaccurate. Plenty of people who comment here wanted the Yanks to bring back Andy this year.

  • Tank the Frank

    Markakis has a rifle attached to his shoulder.

  • Riddering

    Jeter has his juju back.

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

    STOP. THE. BUNTING.

  • pat

    Damn, can u make a better throw from right? That was a lazer.

  • Bugsy

    why are we bunting? this is sadistic.

  • BigBlueAL

    Bunt him over baby.

  • danny

    not the bunt!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    As bad as that may sound, I’m glad it was Hairston in there to commit the error and lose the perfecto instead of A-Rod. If it were A-Rod he (and we) would never heard the end of it.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      absolutely agree with that.

    • pat

      Yeah.

    • Bugsy

      assuing arod mimicks everything hairston did today, right?

  • BigBlueAL

    Damon should be fined for not bunting Jeter over.

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

    YES!!!

  • chriskeo

    Really?

    • chriskeo

      sorry meant to be a reply to BigBlueAL

  • Bugsy

    would that have happened had we bunted? now fucking stop bunting.

    • Lanny

      Much agreed.

  • Pasqua

    I judge every perfect game possibility against Mussina’s 8 2/3 against the Red Sox in ’01. Carl Everett’s hit was the most gut-wrenching moment of my baseball-watching life. This experience was definitely not even close. Lots of fun, actually. Good job, Andy.

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

      Ugh, I hated that.

    • Tank the Frank

      Agreed. That was very difficult to stomach.

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Jurassic Carl’s hit to break up Moose’s perfect game was rough, but there was another moment that very same season that was clearly, hands-down, more gut-wrenching for Yankees fans.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Luis Gonzalez.

      • Pasqua

        One Louis Gonzalez, I presume? Yes. Yes, it was.

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

    Johnny, ftw.

    Tack ‘em on, Tex!

  • Lanny

    You can make a case that the best thing Girardi has done this season was switching Jeter-Damon at the top of the order.

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

      Off the top of my head, yeah, I agree.

    • Bob Stone

      I agree also.

  • gio

    In high school, my perfect game was broken up on the last out of the game on a throwing error by the SS. We called him “E” for the rest of the season.

    • Pasqua

      Glory days. They’ll pass you by. Glory days.

      • gio

        Two years ago, those were my glory days. I should just end my life now. BRB.

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

          Check ya later.

    • VO

      I suggest we change Hairstons nickname to Hair-E.

      • danny

        LOL love it

    • Mikey K-9

      I think J.O. would fit Hairston for the rest of the season.

    • Tank the Frank

      Cool story Hansel.

  • Jose

    That was a stat padding single. He should of given up an out to move the runner over. That is how you play the game the right way.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I love this offensive barrage right after the PG/NH broke.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      meaning 3 straight singles……..

      • VO

        They’re just trying to set it up for Hairston to have a grand slam.

  • Nady Nation

    I inadvertently posted this as a reply above, but…

    I’ve got to ask – Andy for game 2 playoff starter over AJ?

    • gio

      Depends on how the rest of the season plays out/our opponent.

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

        Yeah, depends on the matchup, I guess.

    • Bob Stone

      He’s building a case for it.

    • Drew

      Eh, Andy is hot right now. Last month AJ was hot. Hope AP continues his ridiculous stretch but I’ve got to think AJ is the way to go in a game 2.

    • Little Bill

      No, it’ll be AJ. Andy will start game 3.

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

    What are you thinking, Matt? You’re no Jose Molina.

  • Bugsy

    cano has been almost perfect with RISP since that walkoff. maybe he has been perfect.

    • gio

      OMG WHAT A JINX!

      /RAB’d

    • chriskeo

      still

    • danny

      cano says SCREW YOU!!

    • Bugsy

      well, well

  • Bob Stone

    Cano with RISP – ugh.

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

      O RLY?!

    • Bob Stone

      Something about blind mouse and a nut . . . Nice job Robbie!!!

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

        Isn’t it blind squirrel?

  • Tank the Frank

    I feel bad for Andy. He really deserves it. He knows tonight’s probably the best chance he’ll have for the rest of his career. It wouldn’t have hurt his HOF argument either.

  • Accent Shallow

    Sorry guys.

    I’ve been saying that Andy’s gonna do it before his career is done, but they got the first hit before I managed to get home.

  • Salty Buggah

    CANO with the RISP correction!

  • JSquared

    CANO!!!

  • michael kay fan

    GAME OVER! CELEBRATE!

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Wow Robbie has been better with RISP

  • Little Bill

    Robbie is on fire with RISP!

  • Chili Davis

    The New York Yankees are prettay, prettay, prettay good.

    /Larry David’d

    • Nady Nation

      +1

  • Riddering

    If Cano is righting himself with RISP…

    Confidence level = 11

  • pat

    Oof, markakis in love with the cannon?

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

    TSJC, here was my Mattingly Retired Number reply, since the thread got closed soon after and we never git a chance to discuss it.

    “Mattingly had 5 outstanding seasons and 5 sub par seasons. Career OPS+ of 127 at 1B.

    I’d give it to

    -Red Ruffing
    -Bernie Williams
    -Jorge Posada
    -Joe Gordon
    -Earle Combs
    -Waite Hoyt

    Gordon, Bernie and Jorge’s OPS is MUCH more vauable at 2B/CF/C than Mattingly’s at 1B. Hoyt, Combs, Joe Gordon and Red Ruffing are HOF players with rings wheras Mattingly has neither.

    I know some fans loved him, but he’s just NOT that significant in Yankee history when compared to others.”

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

      Bernie and Jorge should get their numbers retired. I think Pettitte is a candidate as well. However, I think it’ll be one of those Paul O’Neill/21 situations: they won’t officially retire it but they won’t give it out.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Canooooo loves hitting with RISP all of the sudden.

    • Scooter

      Not as gritty as teh Pedroia
      /Peter Gammons’d

  • pat

    Market Correction motherfuckers.

  • Rockdog

    Anyone think the Yankees will pull off a trade for Thome, Dye or Linebrink. ESPN reporting all are available after the sweep this weekend.

    • Jersey

      Thome or Dye? I hope not. I’d take Linebrink.

    • pat

      Where are we gonna put Thome Or Dye?

    • zs190

      I don’t see a fit anywhere. We don’t need another LH DH, Dye is not any better than Swisher or Damon, and Linebrink kind of sucks

  • Drew

    Not that the game is over yet but, is it possible that two 1 hitters in a week is a bummer?

  • MikeD

    I called all my friends and neighbors, and now they want to know why.

    • Tank the Frank

      Hahahaha! Nice.

  • Bob Stone

    Yankees are good at baseball.

  • Tank the Frank

    Is the cycle “baseball immortality?” I don’t think so.

  • danny

    lol swishy take it easy

  • LivefromNewYork

    Now it’s let’s obsess over Nick Swisher time.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is being a triple short of the cycle noteworthy? I’m saying no. Being a single or double short, sure. Maybe a jack short. But triples are essentially out of play for most baseball players.

  • LivefromNewYork

    Mike Judge plus Jason Bateman has to be great.

  • pat

    Anybody know of any good WR sleepers this year? I had a draft yesterday but I’m not too impressed with my WR corps.