The three batters that doomed A.J., Yanks

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For A.J. Burnett, the first 11 outs were a piece of cake. Coming off a bad start, the Yanks’ hurler recorded eight strike outs through the first 3.2 innings of the game, and then he ran into trouble.

He walked Josh Hamilton. He walked Nelson Cruz. Then, he threw a fastball to Ian Kinsler that should have been outside but caught too much of the plate. Kinsler lifted the ball over Johnny Damon‘s head and into the left field stands for a three-run home run. It was Texas’ first hit of the game. While the Rangers would eventually tack on four more runs, those three would hold up as Texas beat the Yanks 7-2.

After that home run, Burnett would go on to strike out five of the last nine Rangers he faced. He allowed just one hit and walked just one more Ranger. Overall, Burnett was as good as he could be with 12 Ks in 6 innings. But he threw a meatball at the wrong time, and Ian Kinsler made him pay.

During the early innings, though, the Yankees were not without their chances. They plated a run in the first, and with bases loaded and no one out, they had Dustin Nippert on the ropes. Robinson Cano lined a ball into left field that could have cleared the bases had it fallen. Instead, David Murphy tracked it down for the final out of the inning.

This would become a pattern. Nippert, in fact, threw too many pitches and walked too many Yankees to get a decision. His final line was ugly. He lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 4 hits and 7 walks. Yet, the Yanks couldn’t get that big hit. Mark Teixeira went 2 for 2 with runners in scoring position and had both Yankee RBIs, but the rest of the team went 0 for 10 in that situation. They left 12 runners on and lost a series at home for the first time since mid-June.

Until Burnett was lifted for Phil Coke in the 7th, the Yanks had their shots. Once Coke game in, though, the Rangers put the game out of reach. Murphy doubled, and then Coke misplaced a Taylor Teagarden bunt for an infield single. Chris Davis blasted a three-run home run to right, and that 6-2 Texas lead seemed insurmountable.

For Coke, this outing was the icing on a rather rotten cake. Over his last 20 appearances, he has thrown 15.1 innings and has given up 17 runs. At the same time, Phil Hughes, over the last 13 days, has thrown 2.2 innings and 37 pitches. Over the last 20 days, he has thrown a whopping 5.1 innings. With Hughes more than underused and Marte on the bench, I don’t know why Coke was throwing in a one-run situation after he had been used yesterday. Just because the Yanks have a seemingly large lead doesn’t mean Joe Girardi should stop managing to win. It isn’t, as we all know, over until it’s over.

In the bottom of the 7th, the Yanks nearly mounted a rally. Damon singled, and Mark Teixeira reached on a botched fielder’s choice. But A-Rod, Hideki Matsui and Nick Swisher all went down on strikes, and with it, the Yanks’ chances faded. Ian Kinsler would tack on the seventh Ranger run with his second home run of the day, and that would be all for the Yanks, doomed by one bad pitch and an utter lack of clutch hitting.

Feel free to use this as your open thread for the night. The White Sox, this weekend’s opponent, and the Red Sox are squaring off at 7 p.m., and that game is on the MLB Network. The Dolphins and Bucs play a pre-season game on Fox tonight. Half fun. Be cool. We’ll be back with DotF later on.

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  • Teix is the Man

    I’m kind of annoyed at how Hughes is being used.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      You mean, only in the 8th inning and when up by 3 runs or fewer? Makes no sense considering what he’s capable of doing.

      • Teix is the Man

        Don’t you feel he could’ve been used immediately after Burnett? I mean if it was the seventh inning, then so be it.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Not only could have been used, but should have been used.

        • Little Bill

          Absolutely not. THERE WERE 2 LEFTIES COMING UP IN THE 7TH AND IT’S COKEY’S JOB TO GIVE THE LEFTIES. HUGHESY PITCHES THE 8TH, MO THE 9TH. Girardi plays the percentages to win ball games, that’s what makes him such a brilliant manager.

          • Teix is the Man

            Hughes isn’t a ROOGY

            • Tom Zig

              But he is used like one.

  • Whitey14

    Curious what logic the Yankees were using by claiming Chris Carter? Would be shocked if they had legitimate interest and they can’t think he’s an important enough piece to really help the Mets. It doesn’t impact the trade from the Red Sox perspective because it wasn’t contingent on Carter making it through waivers anyway and I’m sure Cashman knew that. Does it mean Boston has to surrender a potentially better prospect because that’s the only thing I can think of to motivate it and Cashman wouldn’t do that because it would be as ungentlemanly as Epstien signing Tazawa was and….just curious what people are thinking…

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

      “Does it mean Boston has to surrender a potentially better prospect because that’s the only thing I can think of to motivate it and Cashman wouldn’t do that because it would be as ungentlemanly as Epstien signing Tazawa was and….just curious what people are thinking…”

      You know, I don’t think it’s comparable in any way to the Tazawa situation. In that situation, Cashman apparently decided he didn’t want to break the gentlemen’s agreement between MLB and NPB that MLB teams would not sign amateur Japanese players away from NPB. In this situation, whatever his motivation, Cashman isn’t breaking any gentlemen’s agreement, he’s playing fully within the written (and unwritten) rules and apparently just gumming up the works for his closest divisional rival and a geographic rival. He’s working completely within the rules, not breaking any sort of gentlemen’s or handshake agreements, and it’s the kind of thing he used to do all the time (see: Canseco, Jose). The Tazawa situation is irrelevant to this incident.

  • manimal

    So does claiming Chris Carter affect the Wagner trade?

    • Salty Buggah

      That’s what Im wondering about. I’d guess no because the Sox can pull him back and trade him at the end of the year. But if that happens, it hurts the Mets as they cant see him for this season but who cares.

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

      Now the Red Sox have to keep him on the 40-man roster the rest of the season. It’s one less player they can call up in September.

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

        And I think it makes pretty clear that the Yanks felt the Wagner move was a block by the Sox, so the Yanks did this just to screw them back. The Sox need Wagner like a hole in the head, the bullpen is the strongest part of their team.

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

          Wrong.

          The Sox need Wagner because they’ve decided to DFA every non-Beckett or Lester named pitcher on their pathetic team, because they all suck.

          The Sox are pitching NICK GREEN. They need Wagner very much.

          • Whitey14

            Agreed, if they were simply blocking the Yankees they wouldn’t have bothered to complete the trade. There’s a bigger picture here and Theo will let us know what it is when he’s damn good and ready (and it better be related to a trade of Papelbon, not another reclamation project gone wrong)

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

              TSJC, when crazy people like this agree with you, it doesn’t help your side of the argument one bit.

              Trade Paps? In late August?

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

                Meh, I already knew Whitey was certifiably insane.

                He thinks Jim Rice deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

                Nut-Job! http://img238.imageshack.us/im.....oil2fp.jpg

              • Whitey14

                I should have been more clear, I wasn’t hoping for the trade to happen during the season, but rather in the offseason. I’m not fucking crazy! (he says with eyes wide and some of that white gunk collecting at the corners of his mouth ;-))

                Now, TSJC, you know that Jim Rice belongs in the Hall of Fame. Otherwise they wouldn’t have a plaque on the wall and a display case just for him ;-)

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

            Wrong.

            http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/t...../league/al

            They need STARTERS, not Relievers.

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

              (Pssst… I wasn’t really being 100% serious.)

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

                I should try that sometime. Post the most batshit insane stuff I can think of, but do it totally seriously just to see who agrees with me.

                I think that’s how Jim Jones started Jonestown, come to think of it. Better stock up on the Kool-Aid.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I am really really aggravated that Hughes hasn’t been used, he is more important to us than Coke will ever be, and should have gotten that ball…

    • Teix is the Man

      Read above comments

    • Pasqua

      If we look “big picture,” at least the Yanks (if not all teams) can look at the situation that Hughes is in now (a great arm completely underused and invisible) as evidence that “the 8th inning guy” is a completely overvalued role and that bullpen pitchers are bullpen pitchers because (with rare exception) they can’t cut it as starters.

      In other words, let this be a wake-up call to management.

      • Salty Buggah

        +62

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    I wonder if Abe Almonte will get to .290 average.

  • Salty Buggah

    This series loss stung because of the bunt situation on Tuesday. Oh well, Im confident in the team to come out and win tomorrow.

    Well, here’s hoping the White Sox don’t roll over and actually salvage a game from Bahston.

  • EvoLuTioN

    When was the last time hughes pitched? Everytime he comes out he’s rusty as hell because he barely gets innings, pretty sad. Theres a limit to keeping a guy fresh and making him off limits unless its 3 runs or less lead. Lame

    And i’m so sick of Coke. Is anyone actually surprised he served up yet another bomb? Hes a flyball pitcher and it bites him in the ass way too often. Hopefully girardi stops comforting his nuts and puts marte in that spot sooner rather than later.

  • I said that he says that she

    Since this is an ‘open thread’. How does my Fantasy Roster look? It is my first time doing it so I think I honestly did terrible, but it’ll do… for now.

    STARTERS
    QB Aaron Rogers
    RB Adrian Peterson
    RB Clinton Portis
    RB/WR Thomas Jones
    WR DeSean Jackson
    WR Hines Ward
    TE Jeremy Shockey
    D/ST Chargers
    K Ryan Longwell

    BENCH
    RB Le’Ron McClain
    RB Fred Jackson
    WR Hakeem Nicks
    WR Steve Breaston
    D/ST Cowboys
    K Kris Brown

    • I said that he says that she

      Oh and QB Mark Sanchez as well

    • E-ROC

      Awesome. I’ve never participated in fantasy football. Probably should, but anyway, Le’Ron McClain won’t be carrying the rock this season, or participate in the passing game. He is pretty much a full time blocker this season with the emergence of Ray Rice. I don’t know if that helps or not. :)

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

        It’s pretty solid, not that bad at all.

        But yeah, I’d probably dump McClain and Kris Brown (no point in carrying two kickers) and take the best two WR’s you can find on the waiver wire for depth.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Wow, we screwed the Mets over:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....nkees.html

    Forced the Sox to pull him back and prevent the Mets from getting a first hand look at him.

    • Salty Buggah

      Like “Teix is the man” said, read above comments ;)

      • I said that he says that she

        Damnit, I’m 0-2 on this today =)

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Damnit again, I used that name to hide the fact that my Fantasy Roster sucks…

          (read above)

          • Salty Buggah

            DFA’d

  • Salty Buggah

    Seriously, I hope Tazawa has a stinker today. He has a fuckin 5.69 FIP!!! He had a 1-2-3 1st though because the White Sox are bitches.

  • VO

    Is ESPN the best place to play fantasy football?

    • VO

      Does anyone want to start a league with me?

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

        Based on my experience with ESPN’s fantasy baseball, I’d say Yahoo is better.

        • VO

          Thanks for telling me after the fact, I didnt realize I had only 200 dollars to work with and spent it on 4 players. Haha, I’m just kidding but thanks I’ll go make a Yahoo.

  • AJ

    Did anyone hear the game on the radio? Sterling said “hey! Look at that, AJ Burnett is throwing a perfect game..” Then he went on a rant about how its ridiculous to believe in “jinxing” a game. Not two seconds later Burnett’s meltdown to those three batters began. I don’t believe in that stuff but next time I’ll keep my mouth shut till the no-no is given up.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      When I go to the MLB homepage and see “so and so, no no through 5″ I say to myself “Well, there you go, he’s not getting it”

  • Zack

    nice to see Tazawa give up 4 runs in the 2nd

    • Zack

      make that 7

  • Joba or Hughes to the pen

    Why are people surpised by not seeing Hughes.He needs 40 pitches to pass one inning.And I don’t remember him pitching back to back days besides only one time.

    • Chris

      Well, he does average 16.5 pitches per inning. That’s close enough to 40.

      • Thirty5Thirty6

        16 is the new 40.

    • pat

      He’s pitched back to back 5 times.

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

        Joba or Hughes to the pen has never let facts get in the way of his wildly irrational preconceived notions, no reason to start now…

        • Jack

          Heh.

          pat: Germans?
          tsjc: Don’t stop him, he’s on a roll.

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

            You’d better listen to him, Flounder. He’s pre-med.

            • Jack

              TOGA!!!

  • Brian

    TazaWTF! Excellent.

    Been a long time coming. I want us to pick up Penny now…seems like good luck. (boooo)

  • Frank

    Ben summed it up well. Burnett had 1 bad inning, not to mention all the scoring happened with 2 outs and no one on, which seems to be the pattern over this past week. The Yanks had a ton of chances in the first 4 to knock out Nippert and couldn’t touch a pedestrian pitcher like Grilli over 2.1 innings. Coke then let the game get away. Speaking of Coke, 9 HRs allowed in just over 51 innings this season. Not good.

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

    Phil, Phil! Wherefore art thou, Phil?

    Innings! Innings! My kingdom for innings for Phil!

  • GG

    9ER in 4.2 IP for Tazawa…this guy is the reason they released Penny? Sick Depth

    • Thirty5Thirty6

      I believe the correct term is wicked depth.

  • Yankee1010

    I’d be OK with Danks recording another out relatively soon.

  • Dela G

    i love the white sox

  • Yankee1010

    Nice of those gutty, gritty, play the right way Red Sox to run themselves out of the inning.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    It’s funny how disinterested Joe Buck sounds everytime he does a broadcast. If he hates sports so much, why doesn’t he give it up? I fucking hate that douche.

    • Dela G

      cuz his dad did it, so he feels obligated to force us to listen to his garbage

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        If I were at that game I would be pissed. Rain delay in football? “But there is no need to risk injuries.” Then there is no need to charge the same fucking price for a preseason game as a regular season game.

        • Dela G

          agreed, thats incredible> The NFL is so stupid sometimes

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

          Then there is no need to charge the same fucking price for a preseason game as a regular season game.

          Meh, if they did the alternative and made preseason games cheap, or free, they’d just jack up the prices of the regular season games appropriately. It’s like the “Buy three tires, get one free” deal.

          Sidenote: I’m thinking of buying tickets to the final Jets preseason game for the following reasons:

          1) Since it’s preseason, you can get primo seats like 15 rows from the field for $20 a piece
          2) It’s Jets v. Eagles… may see Mike Vick in primo seats for $20. Can’t beat that.

      • Accent Shallow

        This is something I don’t entirely understand. If your father was one of the best in his field, why would you follow him into it unless you had a passion or talent?

        Ref: Joe Buck, Jakob Dylan, etc etc

        • pat

          WALLFLOWERS ROOL!!!!!!

          • LiveFromNewYork

            srsly

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Jakob Dylan thanks Mo everyday that he looks like his mother.

          • Accent Shallow

            But unfortunately for him, he also has her musical talent.

  • Dela G

    this jimmy fund cancer survivor story is awesome

    i love a great cancer survivor story

    • J.R.

      So does John Lester. Too soon?

  • Salty Buggah

    I enjoyed the regression to the mean for Tazawa very much today…if they lose, it will make today’s loss/this series loss hurt less.

  • Zack

    nick green warming up for the sox

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      They must be ready to DFA him.

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

    Awesome, Nick Green is warming up to pitch.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea that is hilarious

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      You know, Nick Green has been the best free agent signing of the year for them.

    • Jersey

      Watch him blow out his arm.

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

      Awesome, Nick Green is warming up to pitch.

      The Sox have ridiculous pitching depth, I tell you. Ridiculous. Theo is the GM of the millennium.

  • Salty Buggah

    I cant wait until hopefully Alex Gonzalez crashes like Nick Green. He’s keeping their hopes up with some hits and 3 HRs.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    OMG!! Nick Green is going to be FUNNNN to watch

    Nick Swisher > Nick Green

  • Salty Buggah

    He’s throwing 90!

    • VO

      He could be a better pitcher then hitter.

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

        I bet Alex could throw 90+. Melky, too.

        Maybe we should put A-Rod out there in a low leverage situation. You know, in a game where we’re up or down a bunch of runs just for shits and giggles. How cool would that be?

        • VO

          He would probably do great just to pad his stats.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    90 mph cutter… not bad, just gotta locate it lol.

  • Salty Buggah

    Beckham fail, poppin out on a 3-1 count

  • Dela G

    nick green throws really hard

    • VO

      He’ll probably hurt his arm in the process.

      • Salty Buggah

        meh, seems like a easy motion to me

        • Dela G

          yeah a pretty fluid throwing motion he has

        • VO

          I guess this is true, but couldn’t it still mess with his shoulder?

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

            Nah, that’s the problem with Baseball these days. All this babying of the pitchers. These guys need to build up their arms, that’s the only way they’ll ever learn how to pitch.

  • Salty Buggah

    AJ Piershitske fail

  • Salty Buggah

    HR Thome please

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Paul Konerko A+

    Let’s go THOME!!!!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Why do games in the Sally League take so freaking long to finish?

    • Salty Buggah

      half the game is about them missing Jesus, who left them for AA

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

      There was a rain delay, no?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    No hittah through 1

    Cy Young winnah!!

  • Salty Buggah

    White Sox fail…he threw 5 strikes and 9 balls

    I think they just have dinner plans

  • Steve H

    I bet Nick Green hitter would ops about .600 off Nick Green pitcher.

  • Dela G

    fucking A, the sox are coming back

    end this shit dotel

    • Salty Buggah

      nah, they’re a bunch of stat-padders

      In a blowout, our lesser relievers allow run to hurt our run-diff but they pad their stats to help their run-diff. Thats why we dont have that big of a run-diff

    • Reggie C.

      5 runs to tie , 3 outs left … I’m gonna risk the jinx and say the Red Sox aren’t gaining ground tonight. We caught a break.

  • pat

    This fake boston accent if fucking terrible

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

      WICKED HAAAAHD SLAPSHOWWWWT

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

        De-ah Mrs. Fackin’ Rawd-um Clinton.

        I am a cawncerned votah who would like to know what you would do, if elected, to GET MY BELOVED FACKIN’ PATS BACK ON THE FACKIN’ FIELD FOR SUPAH BOWL FARTY TOO!!! The fact that they stawpped thah fackin’ clawk is the biggest fackin’ injustice since Brown versus thah Bawd of Education! Everyone knows that fackin’ Billy Belichick’s crew was thah bettah fackin’ team that fackin’ day! EVEN THOSE FAGGOTS IN NEW YARK!

        I would like to point you to the key demographics in which the Pats were-ah fackin’ dawminant. Okay? They-ah punting average was a full four-ah yaaaahds bettah than those New Yark faggots. And they had five more-ah first fackin’ downs. What kinda fackin’ team ah the Giants if they can’t win those fackin’ categories? Are they really the best representative we have far a Supah Bowl Champ? FACK NO! If the game had been allowed to continue, we all know fackin’ Tawmmy Brady would have pulled through. NO ONE DENIES THIS!

        They would have taken the ball, maaaaaahched right up the fackin’ field, and hit Welkah awn a crossing pattuhn to win that game. Farthermore-uh, you never know what kind of horrible things could happen to the Giants if the game had kept goin’! What if someone, possibly my cousin Neil O’Leary, shot that faggot Eli dead in the overtime? Would the Giants have won then? I DOUBT IT! You have to keep playing, because you nevah know if someone’s gonna get injuhed, or taken the fack out!

        I’d also like to note that the fackin’ Pats have a wide base of suppart from WHITE, WORKING CLASS FANS, THE BEST KIND OF FACKIN’ FANS IN THE WORLD! White fans aren’t gawnna let you down! You can’t really win without our help! I think we need to hear what these fans have to say befor-ah we just go ending this shit! AMERICA FEELS CHEATED OUT OF SEEING THE PATS GO 19-0!

        So please, Senatah, do something about this travesty. Oh, and beat that dahhhkie!

        Regaaaaaahds,

        Tawmmy

        PS – I totally switched to you after Chris fackin’ Dawd dropped out. You got a big fat ass, but Tawmmy ain’t kickin’ you off the Aerobed, honey.

        http://kissingsuzykolber.uprox.....-xlii.html

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Win

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

          Haha, love it.

        • pat

          Hahah, that shit makes my eyes and brain hurt.

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

            Their Ted Kennedy inspired rejoinder:

            http://kissingsuzykolber.uprox.....roken.html

            • pat

              oh man, that was pretty brutal with the drunking and the drowning. yikes.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      The fake boston accent is fucking terrible.

      • VO

        The fake boston accent is fucking terrible.

        • VO

          I suck.

          • VO

            It was supposed to strike out the fake, and accent.

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

        I went to three games in Fenway in June ’07. My friend and I were sitting next to three guys from Colorado who were on an east coast stadium tour (the Rockies were in Boston) and they said to us: “Seriously, we thought that accent wasn’t real and they just played it up in the movies.” My response: “Oh no, it is all too real.” I love being from Connecticut; we have no accents.

        • pat

          Just tiny misshapen genitals.

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

            I hate you, pat.

            • pat

              bwahaha

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

              That’s ironic… because Pat loves tiny misshapen genitals.

              Especially mixed with alcohol and prescription medications.

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

                So he’s like a perverted Sidney Ponson/Brett Favre hybrid?

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

                  Throw a little Mark Chmura in there, and you nailed it.

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

                  Mark Chmura. Chmura… Now, that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time. A long time.

                • pat

                  Sorry can’t hear you over the din of my custom roofiecolada maker.
                  giggity.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  I know who he is; I just wanted to make a Star Wars reference after hearing a name I hadn’t heard in quite a while.

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

                  Sorry can’t hear you over the din of my custom roofiecolada maker.
                  giggity.

                  Quagmire (with a trashy girl on his arm): Hang around little guy, I’ll be back later.

                  Stewie: Oh very well. I suppose I’ll go and pump the chemical toilet… apparently, you’re about to do the same.

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

                  Hey, isn’t there an “o” in “country”?

                • Jack

                  Brian: Isn’t there an “O” in country?
                  Quagmire: Nope.

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

                  Me > you

                • Jack

                  Damn you and your misshapen genitals Matt!

          • Jack

            Just how many Connecticut genitals have you seen, pat?

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          I know such a weird thing huh? Right smack in the middle of NY and MA and nothing at all. My relatives live up in MA and have hardcore accents while I have nothing here in CT.

          {BTW what part of CT do you live in?…not stalking ; ) }

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

            Haha, Greenwich. I guess I do have a slight NY accent at times, but generally, no, I have a normal voice. And it’s awesome.

            • Johan Iz My Brohan

              Awesome, I live in Danbury.

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

                Oh, cool. My aunt works at DHS.

                • Johan Iz My Brohan

                  Yikes!

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

                  Small world, huh? On another board, I met a dude whose father was tight with my grandfather.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nick Green’s got a horrible BB% and K% going…also he has an atrocious strike to ball ratio

    • Salty Buggah

      I like the 50% GB rate and the 1.00 WHIP though.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    You know there is a problem when your team goes hitless against Nick Green for 2 innings.

  • Dela G

    green did a great job there getting outs

    • Jack

      If there’s one thing Nick Green does well, it’s making outs.

      • Dela G

        here here!

  • Salty Buggah

    team player that Nick Green

    /ESPN’d

    I can only imagine the jokes up in Bahston whenever a starter or reliever struggles.

  • pat

    yay, lets watch as jenks roll over for them

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Douchiest Goatee Award: JD Drew or Bobby Jenks?

  • Salty Buggah

    Those never say die stat-padders in Boston trying to come back but wont

  • pat

    Damn, I kinda wanted to face Peavey in our thunderdome on saturday,

    • Salty Buggah

      Me too but oh well. I think Peavy is going to be disappointing in the AL. WHat do you think?

      • pat

        If people are expecting him to be the same Peavy I think they’ll be dissapointed, but he should still be a good pitcher. His reluctance to leave the Petco, NL sanctuary is a bit unsettling, along with moving to a media saturated market and playing for one of the more insane managers in baseball.

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

          Eh, I think he’ll do fine. I wouldn’t expect him to rock a sub 3 ERA like he did in ’07 and ’08, but I don’t think he’ll go as high as the 4.09 from ’06. He’ll settle in at around…3.4-3.6 I bet. The main cause of the rise will be a higher walk rate and higher HR rate.

          • Zack

            ” He’ll settle in at around…3.4-3.6 I bet. ”
            He has a 3.84 era away from Petco, while pitching in the NL, and Chicago is a hitters park isnt it? So i have alot of doubt about him

  • Salty Buggah

    Who do you guys think claimed and will get Harden?

    I have hopes its us, no matter how unlikely it is.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      MLBTR says the Twins, so i’ll go with that.

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

        I can’t wait to see the Twins roll with a Pavano-Harden duo atop their rotation. That makes me giggle.

        All their youngsters get hurt, and Pavano and Harden will be the only ones left standing, battling for the Twinkies to the finish.

        I guess irony can be pretty ironic sometimes…

  • Dela G

    YAY

    BOSTON LOSES!

    6 GAME LEAD!

    • Salty Buggah

      yea makes this series loss a bit more acceptable

      • Dela G

        amen

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Plus helping Texas screws Boston.

  • Aj

    God can anyone just shut the door on these guys?

    • JGS

      and that’s why you always build a huge lead

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

    This just in: Chad Pennington blows.

    • Dela G

      this just in: soon, the dolphins will realize why my jets released his sorry behind

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

        I predict by week 13, they’ll have dropped all pretense and be running 60 minutes of straight Triple Option with Pat White. Maybe mix in some Statue of Liberty reverses to Ted Ginn to try and keep the defense honest.

        Bill Parcells should go ahead and hire Barry Switzer as Special Offensive Consultant

        • Dela G

          haha awesome

          i do love pat white

        • Corey Nord-Podberesky

          they should go for the annexation of puerto rico

    • Jack

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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

    This LLWS game on ESPN is epic. And that kid they just IBB’d is freaking gigantic.

    • Dela G

      man i always feared those 6’2 11/12/13 year old kids, they always could hit the ball far and played RF. Plus, some of them could also throw 65 mph… yikes!

      • JMK

        Half the kids in the LLWS dwarf me. I really hope they have pituitary gland or thyroid problems so I could justify being 23 (in one hour and ten minutes; happy birthday!) and half the size of a 11-year-old.

        You don’t know what it’s like to shop at Baby Gap!

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

          Oh snap, tomorrow is my 23rd birthday, too.

          • Dela G

            suckers!

            i’m still 22 for 8 more months :)

            • JMK

              The only good thing about 22 is not drinking so much on your birthday that you urinate on a parked car, and proceed black out, waking up wearing nothing but a tiara, next to said car.

          • JMK

            Hey, happy birthday to you!

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

              Thank you. Happy birtday to you, too. Guess who else has a birthday tomorrow along with us:

              Thomas J. Hanson

              • JMK

                Was that the hot girl from Hanson? MMMMcherryPOP, indeed.

                /I hate the city of Atlanta
                //Twin sister lived there while working at CNN. I visited and a day later awoke to find her car vandalized with gold spray paint calling her a “Crack Whore”
                ///Turns out it her car was the same make and model of a girl sleeping with the neighbor. Girlfriend was pissed. Sister was also pissed.

                Two words: Chicken Tetrizini

                • Jack

                  Heh. Joel McHale = teh awesome

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

                  Hahaha. I need to watch “The Soup” again.

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

      My personal favorite was the behind the back tag.

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

    Bring in Swisher to bunt.

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

      Perhaps he’ll pull an Edwin Encarnacion.

  • bonestock94

    Well, I’m cool with tonight’s loss since it was to the Rangers and the sawks lost. As cool as I can be with a loss.

  • Nigel Incubator-Jones

    I’d like to publically thank the Yankees for winning the one game in the Texas series I attended. And it was totally worth $150 to sit in a folding chair in the back of section 127a.

    Back to Cali in the morning.

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

    I’ve just calculated Phil Coke’s ERA for the month of August.

    WARNING:If you have any children in the room, I would suggest you put them to bed, or make them avert their eyes. This is going to get ugly.

    Are you ready?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....erId=29235

    8.2 IP

    11 ER

    10.55 ERA

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

      Coke has sucked for most of the year. He had a great June (0.71 ERA) and a nice April (3.72) and pretty much been awful otherwise.

    • JMK

      Did he sync his August ERA menstrual cycle with CMW’s April ERA cycle? I’m told this sort of thing happens in fast-pitch softball all the time.

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

        Somebody check Coke’s lisfranc.

        and get me a Pepsi.

        • JMK

          Isn’t that a foot fracture? I’m confused (and I will not make another failed cocaine joke; I’ve already tried twice today).

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

    Ouch, that Georgia pitcher just had a Bob Moose moment.

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

      And the Georgia coach had a moron moment–why would you not pick to be the home team?!

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

        Youch, that’s facepalm worthy.

      • JMK

        He did that?!

  • bonestock94

    The little league games are surprisingly entertaining. It’s pretty funny to watch those little fuckers act like their favorite players.

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

      Oh yeah. Those games are just hilarious to watch. The fielding is an adventure.

      • JMK

        Those games make Tom Emanski cry.

        • JMK

          Forgot to add they also make him rich.

  • bonestock94

    It brings back bad memories of multi-error games at third lol..

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

    Chad Gaudin’s ex

    http://www.wagrankings.com/syndal-gorden/

    If I was dating her, I just might grow a beaver on my chin too, if she asked me.