Game 131 Spillover Thread II

Game 131 Spillover Thread
Romine gets good news on off day

Remember when Robinson Cano couldn’t hit with runners in scoring position? Those were the days.

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Game 131 Spillover Thread
Romine gets good news on off day
  • LivefromNewYork

    I hate that siren.

  • pat

    Hahah, Singy pretty much called that shit.

    • Bob Stone

      That was pretty amazing.

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

    You look at the list of players who’ve hit for the cycle and you soon realize its pretty flukey. Some good names on that list but most are forgettable. A bunch of them even did it twice, so its not really all that rare.

    http://www.mlb.com/mlb/history....._for_cycle

    • Drew

      I’ll take 2 homers a double and a single any day over a cycle. It is one of the stranger “historic events” in baseball.

      • Scooter

        It’s a curiosity that requires (usually) power (HR) and speed (for the triple).

        I’d also think triples were much more common in older ballparks

        Tremendous job by Andy tonight

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

        You know what’s kind of cool, though?

        “The Natural Cycle”

        Getting the hits (Single/Double/Triple/HR)in order. There’s a few of those on that list.

  • Bugsy

    funny how that happens, huh?

  • AJ’s Chin Music Ensemble

    well Swisher need the cycle now…

  • Nady Nation

    pat – I really like Earl Bennett this year

    • pat

      Ahh nice, I follow FF alot and have never even heard of him..Thanks.

      • JSquared

        Chris Henry from the Bengals.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Who are your WRs?

        • John Duci

          Percy Harvin, Devin Hester, Chad OchoCinco

        • JSquared

          Calvin Johnson and Roddy White on most of my teams, Randy Moss and Greg Jennings Mixed in when one of the first 2 are missing followed by Ochocinco and others as my #3.

        • pat

          Boldin, Roy Williams, Santonio Holmes, Steve Breaston, and Devin Hester. Is Bennett gonna be the #1 WR or 2?

          • JSquared

            Probably 2, but Forte will get a lot of Run calls and Screen passes, so i wouldnt be surprised to see Hester and Bennett have good years with open field in front of them with the D worrying about Forte.

            • pat

              That would be nice, Hester has the skillz to break open a play at any moment.

              • JSquared

                Yeah, plus Cutler isn’t afraid to throw it in the Red Zone.

                Seriously though, Chris Henry looks good, might be the #2 and Carson thinks he’s the next big thing because he has his shit straight. If Carson and Marvin Lewis have the confidence, he’s gonna get play calls, pick him up.

                • pat

                  Eh, compared to ocho-Dickhead Ted Bundy “has his shit together” but I see your point. He’s definitely a pretty sick athlete too, just has to cut out he bullshit.

      • Moshe Mandel

        Ichiro. He could if he wanted to.

      • Nady Nation

        He’s the Bears WR2, but he’s an actual receiver so I think he can really flourish with Cutler, since Hester is not a true WR.

        • pat

          Oh word ok cool. I took a shot with hester, supposedly he really improved his route running over the offseason. He also led the Bears in targets all of last year so I figured his #’s should imporve with a better QB. Ima put Bennett on watch.

          • Nady Nation

            Yup, I have Hester as well. I’ve read the same things, which is why I took him. Plus I feel like his speed will be a good match with Cutler’s cannon, as he’ll be able to just run Go routes and sprint past corners. I’m pretty high on the Bears this year.

  • Jose

    In reply to The Artist:

    I would add Lefty Gomez. He was very good in his prime. Left-handed pitcher with a career .649 win %. 5 World Series rings. 7 WS appearances with a 6-0 record.

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

      Yeah, but he was very up and down. Big part of some great teams, and played almost his entire career with the Yanks, but a notch below for me.

      The kind of player every Yankee fan should know something about (Lazzeri/Keller/Henrich) but I personally wouldn’t retire his number.

  • Rockdog

    Damn Mora — stat padder.

  • VO

    Baseball rules question. If the first baseman has the ball and dives to the bag and touches it with his empty hand, does it count as an out?

    • Drew

      He can step on it for the force. Why not touch it with his hand?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        doesn’t want to get his shoes dirty duh!

      • VO

        That’s what I figured.

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

      I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. As long as he has the ball and it’s a force play and he’s touching the base, it’s all good.

    • WOW

      Yes, that’s one of the dumbest questions ever posted anywhere in the history of sports blogs. A first baseman almost NEVER touches the base with his glove and an out is always recorded when he catches the ball and his foot is touching the bag. Why would that ever not be an out? I mean really, are you serious?

      • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

        Geez, doesn’t seem necessary to be such a jerk about it, he just asked an innocent question.

        • WOW

          An innocent, yet extremely unnecessary question. I mean come on. Not trying to be mean but come on.

        • Cano’s A War Hero

          Sorry to disagree with everyone else, but that’s a pretty bad question. I didn’t think WOW was that out of line at all.

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

        First off, I’m gonna ask you to have a nice tall glass of calm down juice. Second, I’m going to assume he asked because in the situation he described, first basemen usually dive with their glove hands extended to touch the base (probably to avoid being stepped on) so it’s not that outlandish of a question. Third, calm down.

        • VO

          “Second, I’m going to assume he asked because in the situation he described, first basemen usually dive with their glove hands”

          Bingo

        • WOW

          If you’re defending this question that’s absolutely horrendous on your part. Give me one plausible reason why it wouldn’t count as an out? If you can do that, I will take back my ripping of VO. Until then, it stands.

          • ShuutoHeat

            Dude, seriously calm down.
            Are you seriously going to patrol the comments looking for dumb things and then rip the guy who says it?

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

            See above. It’s something that rarely happens and considering there are some nuanced rules to the game, it’s not as awful a question as you’re making it out to be. Settle.

          • Moshe Mandel

            Here is a plausible reason- if you tag a runner with an empty glove, the runner is safe. Why assume a base should be different than a runner? It is wrong, but it could be a point of confusion.

      • VO

        If you don’t care to answer so called “dumb questions” don’t. Clamn the hell down.

        • WOW

          I did care to answer and that’s why I answered it. If you don’t like my answer to a question that should not have been asked then please don’t reply to it.

          • VO

            If you don’t like my question that “shouldn’t have been asked” then please don’t reply to it.

      • Drew

        This reeks of douc… damn confinements of RAB.

        • WOW

          How does it reek of anything? Look at the question, my 4 y/o nephew who doesn’t understand the game of baseball yet would know the answer to it. Come on guys.

  • GG

    Why is Cano touted on YES broadcasts as a 3 hole type hitter…I know I’m a spoiled NYY fan used to lineups of savvy vets who will see among the most pitches in the league, but if anything I want my 3 guy to see a lot of pitches for my cleanup hitter, not just be there b/c of the pop that Robbie has…maybe a 5 hitter on a lot of good teams?

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

      Well, there is the theory via “The Book” that it’s okay to put a high power/low OBP guy in the 3 hole.

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

      Heh, you said “a 3 hole type”

      /Pat’d

      • pat

        hahaha fucker

    • Bugsy

      i could see doing very well in the 2 hole for the NY Mets

      • Bugsy

        *3 hole

  • Accent Shallow

    Matt Wieters — not quite Chuck Norris. Not even Steven Seagal.

    • ShuutoHeat

      what about Van Damme?

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Haha I read tjsc’s ‘jinked don’t exist’ post, I said outloud ‘it is too relevant!

    Aaaaaaaand hit.

    Fuck you dude. May be the first time Ive disagreed with you.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s a nice piece of baseball tradition that adds color.

      I say keep it.

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

    104 pitches.

    Let Andy finish it?

    • Bob Stone

      No way.

    • Scooter

      Pretty sure Andy’s done – he’s getting congrats in the dugout.
      At this point of the season, you keep pitch counts down.

    • zs190

      Nah, no reason to tax his arm, just finish up with a reliever.

    • Little Bill

      He’s done. It’s not a perfect game or no hitter, so might as well not.

    • Accent Shallow

      If this were ten years ago, absolutely. These days? Not necessary.

  • Bugsy

    so that’s what melky can do when he’s not bunting.

    • Rockdog

      Man, some people do not like just handing the other team an out. Almost as if outs are precious or something.

      /sarcasm

  • Bob Stone

    Will Hughes pitch the ninth?

    • Rey22

      Bruney maybe?

      • Rockdog

        Nice call

  • Salty Buggah

    TOR 11 TEX 0 Top 5th

    Fuckin Jays love helping Bahston

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

    Frank Robinson’s year in 1966 was ridiculous. Led the league in R, HR, RBI, BA, OBP, SLG, OPS, OPS+ and TB. My Mo.

    • Accent Shallow

      When he was managing the Nationals, one of his players asked him: “Skip, you ever play?”

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

        Yikes.

        • Accent Shallow

          What I wish his answer had been: “Yeah, and unlike you I belonged in the majors!”

          (Don’t remember who asked him this, but it was a National, so unless it was Zimmerman, odds are it was someone lousy)

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

      Great, great player. If he played in NY he would have been a god.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Not bad for someone who was said to be “an old 30″.

  • WOW

    IYO, where does Jeter rank on the all-time yankee list? Who do you put ahead of him?

    • Bob Stone

      Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Berra, Mantle at least . . . maybe I’m missing one other player.

      • pat

        Ransom.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle. Possibly Yogi. That’s it.

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

        That’s mine. I give extra points to Joe D for being a righty playing in an almost unfair Yankee stadium (440 to right-center) and Gehrig extra points for consistency. Mantle was prolific, but was hurt a lot and not the same defensively by the middle of his career. Also, he led all of Baseball in Strikeouts when he retired, which kind of bugs me. Joe D took great pride in almost never striking out, and still put up great numbers.

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

          Note-Mantle’s been passed by 19 guys since he retired in 1969. Currently 20th on the All Time list. Shows you how much the game has changed.

          http://www.baseball-reference......reer.shtml

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

      Ahead of him? Off the top of my head: Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Joe D.

      • Jersey

        Bunting in the bottom of the 9th with a four-run deficit. Genius!

        • Jersey

          Oops.

    • Accent Shallow

      Definites:

      Ruth
      DiMaggio
      Mantle
      Berra
      Gehrig

      So . . . 6th? I’m not sure the Yankees have had any pitchers I’d rank above him.

      • Bob Stone

        I’d rank Mariano Rivera close to him.

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

          I wouldn’t.

      • WOW

        Just curious, what do you think Jeter needs to do to pass any of the 5 you have listed above? I’m not sure I would have Berra listed above though championships carry a lot of weight. However, baseball is very team oriented and Berra did have a pretty impressive back up.

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

          Yogi Berra is a top *three* catcher of all time. Yes he belongs up there.

          • Jersey

            Agreed, but not because of championships.

        • Accent Shallow

          Jeter’s not passing Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio or Mantle unless he maintains his current level of play until he’s 50.

          I think he can pass Berra if he has 3 more solid seasons or so. Obviously more rings would help.

          Alternatively, he could call pitches from SS and get someone to throw a perfect game. (Yes, joking)

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

        I don’t think Yogi is definite over Jeter. As much as I love Yogi, I’d put Jeter above him. I’d go:

        Ruth
        Gehrig
        Mantle
        DiMaggio
        Jeter
        Berra
        (everyone else)

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

          Yeah, Berra/Jeter is tough.

          • Chris

            Not really. Yogi Berra was a 3 time MVP and finished in the top 5 for 7 straight years. Jeter finished 2nd once and 3rd once.

            • Jersey

              Voters often make mistakes.

              • Chris

                Generally not 7 years in a row.

                • Jersey

                  Talking about in the case of JETER, who is an all-timer, just like Yogi. Not half as clear-cut as you think.

      • MikeD

        Other guys for consideration include Ford, Lefty Gomez, Donnie Baseball, Bill Dickey and Mariano Rivero. Then, of course, there’s the question of how we’re defining “greatest.” Is it only those who spent their entire careers (or most of it) with the Yankees, or can we include truly great players who only spent part of their careers. For example, as great as Jeter is, I wouldn’t rate him ahead of Rickey Henderson as a player. Others include Dave Winfield and Reggie Jackson.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Reggie Jackson was a 262 lifetime hitter and struck out more than any other player in history of MLB.

          No way is he better than Jeter.

          • MikeD

            BA is not how players are rated. Reggie’s lifetime OPS+ is 139 and was 148 as a Yankee, compared to Jeter’s 121. Big difference.

            That said, Jeter is a SS and since he’s played his entire career for the Yankees he’s ahead of Jackson, who only played for the Yankees for five years.

        • Riddering

          To me, a player would have had to spend the majority of his career as a Yankee to be considered for “all time”. I see your point but to put Rickey higher on a Yankee list would be laughable.

          Dave Winfield, OTOH, is automatically stricken from consideration due to BBTN.

          • MikeD

            I wouldn’t rate Winfield ahead of Jeter all time, but was just throwing a few more names out there for consideration.

            I wonder if there are some players were totally overlooking here from the NY Highlander days? Jack Chesbro? Willie Keeler?

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

      Mo did a post on this the other day

      http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/?p=7023

      After Ruth, the top 4 is pretty much a beauty contest. I prefer Joe D and Gehrig over Mantle, but a strong argument could be made for Mick as well. Jeter comes in somewhere after the top 4, nowhere near the same pop as those guys.

    • Jersey

      Clay Bellinger.

    • toad

      Mattingly, Ford.

      • Jersey

        Ford is not ahead of Jeter. And I don’t believe Mattingly is in the top 10.

        • toad

          How many World Series shutouts has Jeter thrown?

          And please fill out your Mattingly-less top ten.

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

            Mattingly may be in the top ten but there is no way he’s better than Jeter. Absolutely not.

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

            And when did Jeter ever get a chance to throw a WS shutout? That’s like asking how many batting titles Red Ruffing won.

            • toad

              You’re a pretty concrete thinker, aren’t you? No-nonsense type. I get it.

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

                Huh? I’m just saying it’s pretty ridiculous to compare Jeter’s non-existent pitching numbers to those of the guy who’s probably the best pitcher in the history of the franchise.

                • toad

                  Oh yeah. Good point. I never thought of that. I guess you’re right.

          • Jersey

            How many World Series home runs has Whitey Ford hit?

            Here’s my list:

            Ruth
            Gehrig
            Mantle
            Joe D.
            Yogi
            Jeter
            Bernie
            Dickey
            Ford
            Ruffing

            • Jersey

              I think Toad has fled.

              • toad

                i’m here.

            • toad

              In seriousness:

              1. Mattingly’s offensive numbers are quite similar to both Jeter’s and Williams’.

              2. He was an outstanding defensive 1B.

              3. His reputation suffers a bit from lack of post-season play and, obviously, having been on relatively weaker teams than the other names mentioned.

              4. I didn’t claim he was Babe Ruth.

              5. I’ve read lots of expressions of outrage, but not much in the way of solid argument as to why Mattingly doesn’t deserve consideration.

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

                1. Mattingly’s offensive numbers are quite similar to both Jeter’s and Williams’.

                And when you consider the positions they play(ed), it makes Jeter’s and Williams’ numbers that much better than Mattingly’s.

                2. He was an outstanding defensive 1B.

                Which is a good thing, but I don’t think that does enough to out do the offensive output from Jeter and Williams, who did it from premium positions.

                3. His reputation suffers a bit from lack of post-season play and, obviously, having been on relatively weaker teams than the other names mentioned.

                Meh, I don’t think anyone here’s gonna hold that against them. The team’s standing does not set a player’s value in stone (well, MVP voters sadly see it that way) and people here tend to agree with that statement. That said, I still think Jeter and Williams were more valuable/better than Donnie Baseball, as people here tend to think.

                4. I didn’t claim he was Babe Ruth.

                YA HUH!

                /immaturity

                5. I’ve read lots of expressions of outrage, but not much in the way of solid argument as to why Mattingly doesn’t deserve consideration.

                No one’s saying he doesn’t deserve consideration but they, and I, just think he shouldn’t be placed over Jeter. We all love Donnie but we don’t think he’s better than Jeter and should be over him in a Yankee top ten list.

                • Jersey

                  In addition to these arguments, it’s worth noting that Bernie not only was able to compile more counting stats than Donnie, but he had seven straight years with a .900+ OPS as a CF, while Donnie had 4 as a 1B.

                  Donnie was an outstanding 1B for a 4-5 years, but Bernie was an outstanding CF for 7-8 years.

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

              Not belittling your list, just making a general statement, but Earle Combs needs some love as well. That dude was solid.

              • Jersey

                Totally agree. He’s definitely in the next 10.

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

        No way. Give me Jeter over Mattingly every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          I liked Mattingly as much as the next guy, but how in Mo’s name can he be considered better than Jeter?

  • http://www.thebronxview.com Scott Ham

    Pesky Orioles? You do realize the Yankees have something like a .650 winning percentage against the Orioles since 1998? Not quite the Angels.

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

    Is this lead Bruney Proof? Let’s find out!

    • Rey22

      Leadoff walk…here we go.

    • VO

      Joe G doesn’t think so.

  • Rey22

    Wow, Jeter is 1/4 today, it actually is possible to get him out several times! With the way he’d been hitting lately, I wasn’t very sure.

    • NYY626

      He’s toning it down a bit just to break the hit record in NY. Then, the 3/4 nights will resume.

    • MikeD

      I’m at next Monday’s game, so a nice 10-hit road trip would set things up nicely.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      one of them was a lineout :(

  • Bugsy

    i get it. Have Bruney put baserunners on so it becomes a save situation and then have Mo close it out, right? Am I missing something?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Bruney’s velocity is wayy down.

    • Bob Stone

      He just threw the last pitch at 96mph.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Gameday has everything at 91-92

  • Accent Shallow

    Walking the leadoff man with a four run lead? Brilliant!

  • Riddering

    Bunting here is brilliant. :p

  • Lanny

    How does one walk the leadoff batter up by 4 runs?

    Bruney is making sure hes not on the post season roster

  • pat

    Cano keeps his arms very low when he runs. It’s strange.

    • Mr.Jigginz

      He’s too lazy to pick ‘em up…Typical.

    • Bugsy

      lifting his arms would require work…

  • donttradecano

    Anyone listen to the Blueprint 3? Thoughts?

    • WOW

      Good, though many of Jay’s cds are like a fine wine and get better over time. Unfortunately I think Run This Town is the best song on the cd.

      • donttradecano

        Young Forever is kinda my favorite so far… and a star is born… not his best work, but not his worst.

  • WOW

    And Bruney does his job as the set-up man. Sets up the save situation for Mariano.

    • Nikhil R.

      IETC

    • Salty Buggah

      who are you? It seems like you’re a regular pessimist that posts here but you changed your name to WOW.

      • WOW

        Not a pessimist at all, there was sarcasm behind that. I love when Mo gets a save, happy Bruney did his job.

      • pat

        yeah.

  • pat

    Thanks for comin out Brian. SEEYA

  • BigBlueAL

    I think Girardi wanted to get Mo a save so thats why he brought in Bruney to start the 9th.

    • VO

      He wanted Mo and Andy to put away that record.

      • BigBlueAL

        LOL thats right forgot about that!!

  • Rey22

    Would anyone here actually feel comfortable with Bruney coming into anything close to a tight game in the playoffs? I think just seeing him up in the bullpen would make me sweat.

  • bruny

    Bruney=brutal

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      no no no, it’s br00talz

  • AndrewYF

    Guess whose pitching splits these are:

    Late & Close: .602 OPS in 51 PA
    Tie Game: .243 OPS in 21 PA
    Within 1 Run: .431 OPS in 21 PA
    Within 2 Runs: .573 OPS in 56 PA

    • Rey22

      Hughes? Mariano? …No?

      • AndrewYF

        Nope. Bruney. The outbursts of “Bruney sucks! OMG!” whenever he does anything wrong is getting stupid.

  • Bob Stone

    At least Girardi was smart enough to have Mo warming up with Bruney on the mound. Except for the walk, Bruney wasn’t that bad. The hit off him was on a pitch high and outside and it was a seeing eye hit.

  • Joba or Hughes to the pen

    Who needs Mo.We got Robertson,Hughes(every 3 days),EDwar,Coke and Marte to replace Mo as a closer.

    Jeter and Jorge are replaceable.Mo isn’t.Not even Hughes who needs 40 pitches a innings.

    • Moshe Mandel

      You keep beating that strawman.

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

      You have to start talking about something else, because you contribute absolutely nothing to the discussion on this site.

    • Accent Shallow

      Can you please change your name to “Joba and Hughes to the pen”?

      Thanks.

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

      Don’t you get bored of this? Seriously, how is this still entertaining to you?

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    In 06 the Marlins had a payroll of $14,998,500 in payroll but spent $5.100,000 on the draft. 34%, that’s crazy.

  • Jersey

    Let’s not forget, Bruney’s had a really good month. Hasn’t allowed a run in like 3 weeks.

    • Rey22

      Yes, but would you give him the ball in a tight spot in the playoffs?

      • AndrewYF

        I’d give it to him over anyone but Hughes or Mariano. He’s been money in high-leverage situations.

      • Drew

        he’s got about a month left to prove himself.

      • Jersey

        I might, depending on this next month, as stated.

  • JSquared

    Great Play

  • Bugsy

    another lazy burro catch…

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Dear Joe,
    When I told you only Mo could pitch the 9th, I was only kidding

    love,
    Brian

  • pat

    LOOK HOW HE GOES BACK ON POPUPS!!! CANO TO CF!!

  • Moshe Mandel

    Eh, Bruney was not that bad. He walked Roberts on 6 pitches, the last of which was a strike according to Gameday, and then gave up a groundball single on a solid bit of hitting.

    • Salty Buggah

      no but some like to overreact

    • Brazilian Yankee

      THat pitch was definately not a strike. And the 5th pitch of the AB was not a strike as well. Bruney had shitty command as usual.

      • Moshe Mandel

        I’m going to trust Gameday over your opinion. No offense, but it is more likely to be accurate than the naked eye.

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

      Save situation, Mo comes in automatically.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Bruney can’t even retire 3 O’s with a 4-run lead. How pathetic is that…

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, I think he’d have been able to get them if they hadn’t brought in Mo.

  • Salty Buggah

    Lazy

  • Moshe Mandel

    Any White Stripes fans here listen to Horehound?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Love the White Stripes, but haven’t heard the Death Weather yet. I know they have Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age, which is my favorite band evaaa.

      • Moshe Mandel

        Yeah, it seems like it should be a great side project, some excellent talent there. I love The Raconteurs and was really looking forward to Horehound, but just have not gotten around to it due to interview week and such.

    • Jersey

      It’s pretty decent. I’ve never been a fan of chick singers, so it loses points from me for that, but it’s pretty quality.

      • Moshe Mandel

        Does she (Mosshart) do most of the vocals?

        • Jersey

          Yeah, pretty much all of them IIRC.

  • MikeD

    Uhh, that was scary. No injuries defense, Tex.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ugh Angel Hernandez is in the series

  • Drew

    Damn, we win a lot.

  • baravelli

    Whenever there’s a pitch that’s both ALmost in the strike zone, and ALmost swung at, I feel like it should be a strike, cumulatively.

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

    Andy will have to get the no hitter another time.

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

    Another day another dollar.

  • pat

    Swish must have some nice road beef in the Harbor.

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

        Hah, very true, you never know though she might not go on the road with him.

      • Accent Shallow

        I was under the impression that all baseball players cheat on their wives and girlfriends, regardless of how attractive said woman is.

  • WOW

    Is that 21-7 for the month?

    • Bob Stone

      Yes – exactly – 21-7 for the month. Great baseball.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    love Swishers post game comments.

  • Bob Stone

    Excellent game all around – pitching, offense, defense (except the Hairston error). I enjoyed this win a lot.

  • Salty Buggah

    A little late but..WIN!

  • Bob Stone

    35 games over .500. .634 win percentage is on pace for 103 wins.

  • WOW

    Anyone see Washburn’s gem today?

  • Cano’s A War Hero

    If Cano retired today, he’d be a first ballot HOF. Best 2B EVERRRRRRR.

    • Bob Stone

      WTF???

      • Cano’s A War Hero

        Cano is the greatest second baseman ever. When he retires, his numbers will put every other second baseman to shame, he’s revolutionizing the position.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    I like Tony Clark’s commentary. Guy is good on T.V.

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

    I noticed music discussion above so I thought I’d chime in with this: Brand New’s new album leaked. I haven’t gotten a hold of it yet, but a friend told me it’s pretty good (but the sound quality is crappy).

  • Jersey

    Texas has scored 8 unanswered runs. Toronto really deserves to wallow in their own crapulence.

    • Bugsy

      hey, look. marlon byrd is still batting clean up.

  • Bob Stone

    I’d have to seriously consider Pettitte for the number 2 start if the playoffs started tomorrow:

    Pettitte 12-6, 4.03era, 132so, 59bb
    Burnett 10-8, 4.10era, 153so, 80bb

    It would be a tough decision. I’m sure people on this blog would be split down the middle on this choice.

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

      Like I said, it depends on the matchups and who’s been doing well leading up to that series.

      • Bob Stone

        `Agreed.

    • Cano’s A War Hero

      A good point was brought up before. With Burnett being a strike out pitcher and the Yankees likely having home field advantage, it makes more sense to have Pettitte start on the road in Game 3. Thought your point is certainly valid.

      • Bob Stone

        Starting Pettitte on the road makes sense.

  • VO

    Anybody hear Hairy, and Andy’s interviews? Andy’s was pretty funny.

  • Tom Zig

    32-11 since the ASB…

    That’s beautiful

  • Tom Zig

    With a win tomorrow, Baltimore will be the first team in the majors to be mathematically eliminated from winning their division.

  • Zack

    holy shit, blue jays won that game 18-10
    they put up a fight aganst Tex, but crap out versus Boston, great job guys

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