Sep
05

Game 136: Starting another streak

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It seems like every time the Yankees have a winning streak snapped this season, they just start up another one. They’ll look to do that today against the Jays. They had Roy Halladay on the mound last night, and when he’s on there’s really no stopping him. That a lesser pitcher is on the mound clearly bodes well for the Yankees this afternoon.

That lesser pitcher is Brett Cecil. Toronto drafted him with the 37th pick in the 2007 draft out of the University of Maryland. He was a closer there, starting just six games in his two years as a Terp. The Jays thought he had good stuff, and knowing that starters are more valuable than relievers, immediately converted him, giving him 13 starts in low-A ball after the draft.

After pitching 112 innings between college and pro ball in 07, Cecil touched three levels in 2008: A+, AA, and AAA. He pitched well at each stop and racked up 108.2 innings. He started this year at Las Vegas, where the hitter-friendliness of the Pacific Coast League seemingly caught up with him. His ERA ballooned to 5.69 over his 49 inning there, and his strikeout rate fell precipitously.

With their rotation one by one hitting the DL, the Jays called up Cecil to start against the Indians on May 5. He had three good starts to open his career, including an eight-inning, zero-run performance against Oakland in his second start. Since then he’s been a mixed bag, having some excellent starts mixed with some absolute clunkers.

One of those clunkers came against the Yankees, back on July 5. Joba Chamberlain also pitched horribly, but the Yanks got enough off Cecil and B.J. Ryan* to win the game. Cecil allowed seven runs on nine hits and five walks over 3.2 innings. The Yanks could sure use some of that hittin’ today.

* The Jays released Ryan after that appearance, adding to the list of pitchers who were released after the Yankees hammered them.

The Yanks look for some help from old-time stopper Andy Pettitte. I remember watching games back in the day, during Pettitte’s first stint with the team, and the commentators always noting his incredible record in games following Yankee losses. He’ll get a chance to improve on that today. It will be his first September start after a mind-blowing August, where he was 6-0 — 6-0! — with a 2.50 ERA. And that included the rough five-inning start against Boston.

Joe Girardi has expressed his desire to rest all of his starters down the stretch, but it seems that no one has rested more than Johnny Damon. He gets another day off today against the lefty Cecil. Curiously, Eric Hinske gets another start, so it doesn’t seem to just be a platoon thing for Damon. Keeping him fresh for the playoffs is of the utmost importance.

Oh, and Josh Towers has joined the team. He’ll work in long relief to start, possibly getting a spot start later in the month. I’m wondering if Jason Hirsh makes his way up soon enough, but that would require finagling another 40-man spot. The Yanks released Kevin Cash to make room for Towers.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, 1B
3. Mark Teixeira, DH
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Jerry Hairston, LF
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Eric Hinske, RF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

Categories : Game Threads
  • A.D.
    • Drew

      heh unless you’re Kevin Cash.

  • alex gonzalez

    Pettitte had been really good last month. hopefully he can continue that into this month.

  • Zack

    You forgot to mention that the Blue Jays are shutting Cecil down after his next start; I cant believe this Yankee-only philosophy is sweeping the nation.

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      Bob Gibson never had innings limit!!

  • Salty Buggah

    There’s nothing like waking up late on a Saturday and going straight to watching a Yankees game. I want an offensive explosion coupled with a gem from Andy.

    • Whozat

      Living in ca, I start many Sundays watching the yanks over brunch, and then heading out to do stuff at 1 when the game is over:-)

      • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

        Lucky man.

      • Salty Buggah

        Awesome. Im one timezone over in Colorado so it’s basically the same.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hinske in RF again? Hope he plays better today

  • Dela G

    LETS GO YANKEES!!!

  • Drew

    Cecil rules ftl.

  • Dela G

    SWISHAHOUSE!!

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

    Yay Swish.

  • Salty Buggah

    got unlucky and lucky there

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Great stop by Encarnacion. The throw, not so much.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    David Cone and his stats. Pretty neat.

  • Salty Buggah

    Drive it in A-Rod

  • Salty Buggah

    Cone with a Fangraphs reference!

  • Drew

    Coney with the Fangraphs

  • JSquared

    Some of those inside strikes look like balls…

    • Salty Buggah

      they are on Gameday

  • Dorian

    Fangraphs reference

  • kunaldo

    holy crap coney just referenced fangraphs.com!

  • Dela G

    damn a-rod

    oh well

    to teh bottom!!

  • Salty Buggah

    fuckin ump with inside call

    • Brazilian Yankee

      It sure looked like the ump bailed Cecil out, especially on those 2-0 counts. Let’s hope Pettitte gets the same calls.

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, hope he does.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    My eyes tell me fangraphs is wrong!!!! A-Rod chased one.

    • Salty Buggah

      well, considering they kept busting him inside and they got that inside call each time so I think thats what messed Alex up that time.

  • Drew

    There goes the perfect game? You’ve got to be shitting me.

  • Dela G

    kay…. a perfect game without an out already?

    ::facepalm::

  • Dela G

    great K there

  • Salty Buggah

    Wells DP please

  • Dela G

    ROBBIE CANO with a great play!

  • Drew

    Sick dub play. That thing was a rocket

    • Drew

      *sick grab i mean..

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Cano. No DP but close

  • Mark

    WOW ROBBIE!

  • Nels

    Cone, Millar was not with the Red Sox over the previous two seasons.

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      There goes the perfect broadcast.

  • Dela G

    great inning for pettite

  • Mark

    Andy with 2ks in the first inning. Really pitching amazing.

  • Dela G

    great idea for free prostate exams. I know many men who have been affected by prostate cancer.

    • YankeeFan

      My sister and brother-in-law put their dog down this week due to prostate cancer this week.. I now a dog but sad all the same

      • Dela G

        its all the same, never want to lose a dog to anything :(

    • Raysamb

      Long live the yanks

  • Dela G

    anyone watching greg paulus with syracuse today? The guy looks pretty damn good

    • Drew

      Just got it on espn360. I saw his first TD but is was on a blown coverage. I missed the second td pass.

  • Salty Buggah

    Mitre pitching on the turf tomorrow? Thats not good for sinkerballers even if they are on.

    • Dela G

      remember mitre’s last toronto start?

      he wasn’t helped by that turf…

      • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

        Went 4.1 and gave up 3 runs. Was yanked early too.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          Had a short leash is what I meant. Yanked early goes without saying.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea I remember

  • Dela G

    nice job cano!

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Jerry, no DP

  • alex gonzalez

    Why isn’t Damon playing today? is he hurt?

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      From the post:

      Joe Girardi has expressed his desire to rest all of his starters down the stretch, but it seems that no one has rested more than Johnny Damon. He gets another day off today against the lefty Cecil. Curiously, Eric Hinske gets another start, so it doesn’t seem to just be a platoon thing for Damon. Keeping him fresh for the playoffs is of the utmost importance.

      • alex gonzalez

        so another case of old Joe maybe hiding something? why rest damon so much of all people. rest posada.

        • Drew

          turf is tough on legs. JD had the cramps the other day. Just a way to keep him fresh day game after night, especially on turf.

          • alex gonzalez

            Makes sense. Hopefully we don’t have any playoff games on any turf fields.

        • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

          Or maybe due to Damon’s recent history of trouble with his legs, his calves most recently. It is the perfect opportunity to rest him, playing on the turf with a lefty on the mound and a 7.5 game lead.

    • Drew

      just restin them legs on Turf I guess.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Melky

    Im guessing he gets a double here

    • Salty Buggah

      a single works

    • alex gonzalez

      prediction FAIL

      • Salty Buggah

        close though

  • Drew

    LECHE EL FUEGO!!

  • Accent Shallow

    That looked like ball four, but I will take an RBI single any day.

  • Dela G

    good job melk man

  • Drew

    ouch

  • Salty Buggah

    That was high Hinske but whatever, he saw 7 pitches

    • Drew

      Yeah good AB. That’s another good thing about resting the regulars, getting the guys on the bench some consistent AB’s.

  • alex gonzalez

    I find the Jeter hit record with the Yankees so impressive. Not a lot of guys ever have a chance to approach 3000 hits. let alone do it only playing for one team.

  • Salty Buggah

    Swisha single (though a Grand Salami would be nice too)

    • Salty Buggah

      damn

  • Dela G

    damn, the inside corner is his friend

  • Accent Shallow

    Think Toronto fans are on Maple Leaf Blues posting about how Cecil should be in the pen after this performance?

    • Dela G

      haha ICWUDT

  • Dela G

    damn, you lucky dog cecil

  • alex gonzalez

    Anyone else notice the yankee give a way commercial was someone else besides Kay? he has been broadcasting a lot less games also. I think something is going on.

  • Salty Buggah

    fuckin Ruiz!

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Damn, he absolutely crushed that ball.

  • Mark

    51 pitches for Cecil already. Way to make him work yanks.

  • Dela G

    damn, randy ruiz has been murder against the yanks as of late

  • Dela G

    wait a second

    that was a foul ball

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

    That shit’s foul.

  • Mark

    Foul!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s foul!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Hanger…terrible pitch.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105

    foul!

  • Drew

    thats close. nice foul pole Le Jays..

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Foul ball!

  • Drew

    I think it did hit his hand.

  • Salty Buggah

    Holy fuck, that didnt look like foul at all initially but replays say it was.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105

    how the fuck does major league baseball allow that net to be the foul pole?

  • Dela G

    that was def foul

  • Drew

    woohooo! Umps FTW

  • alex gonzalez

    Home run to loud strike, awesome.

  • Dela G

    YAY!!!

    FOUL BALL CALLED!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Woot foul!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Woohoo! Thank Mo for replays

  • JSquared

    UMPIRES!!!1!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Damn, that’s a close one…it looks like it hit the guy’s hand.

  • Drew

    they should make him run around the bases the other way now. heh

    • Dela G

      hahaha IETC

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

    watch now he hits one out of the stadium

  • Dela G

    phew, we got him out

    i thought he was going to hit it to jesus his next chance

  • Salty Buggah

    That’s gotta be very heartbreaking. From a HR to a groundout

  • Nels

    By the way, since that was foul, the no hitter is still alive.

    /kay’d

    • JobaWockeeZ

      IETC.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Ruiz broke Gameday.

  • Dela G

    attaboy andy

  • aj

    Good clean up andy.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Andy Pettitte is a sub 4 ERA pitcher now.

  • aj

    What’s up with his uppercut swing? Whatever works i guess

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s gotta be Zobrist right?

  • aj

    Probably Ben Zobrist.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’d love to see Tex bust out of his mini slump soon. He’s a career .987 OPS in Sept/Oct.

    • alex gonzalez

      Save it for the playoffs.

  • Drew

    I’d say Zobrist.

    Morales was higly touted as a hitter by the A’s. Same with Hill.

    • Drew

      LAA’s*

  • aj

    Who would you fear more in the ALCS Angels or Sox?

    • Drew

      neither. We’re better than both of them.

    • Salty Buggah

      Neither…Confidence Level = 10

    • JobaWockeeZ

      They both have bad pitching so I’m not particularly afraid of them. But if I had to pick one it would be the Angels.

    • alex gonzalez

      Boston red sux, they know how to win in the playoffs. Beckett is basically unbeatable in the playoffs. don’t forget how the yankees played against them in the first part of the year.

      • Drew

        We’re a much different team now. As are they.

        • alex gonzalez

          yeah, they got better with martinez, wagner and buccholz starting to pitch well.

          • Drew

            Beckett has been bad lately. They lost Dice-BB. I’m not too worried about Wagner. Buccholz can implode at any minute. V-Mart is a good offensive player, bad on defense. Wakefield is Wakefield… Tazawa??

            • alex gonzalez

              Boston’s offense is really good. And there 1 and 2 pitchers are both aces. i think we can win, but it wont be an easy sweep.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Beckett’s been sucking. The pitching depth is gone. The Boston offense struggles away from home. .853 home OPS v .757 OPS away

          While the Yankees who play better after the All Star break has better starting pitching, better batting and a comparable bullpen to counter Boston’s.

          I’m too lazy to look it up but I’m going on a limb and saying the Yanks defense is better, Feel free to correct me with your UZR’s but I’ll sue my eyes/memory.

    • JMK

      Sox. Better pitching.

  • Dela G

    kendry morales seriously came out of nowhere

    • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

      steroids with face

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, but Zobrist was even more unexpected to me. Morales was at least hyped.

      • Dela G

        well zobrist was actually super hyped by the astros, but eh, you kinda had to live in htown to know that… haha

        • scooter

          When the Angels signed Morales, there was a ton of hype about him – then a few relatively disappointing seasons – and I dunno if the hype had him THIS good

          Zobrist? His 2009 seemed to come out of nowhere. Could say the same thing about Bartlett

  • aj

    I’m sure I can relate to these race car-driving, horse-riding, yacht-having, blonde-dating IZOD guys.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    We should have scored more by now. It’s Brett freaking Cecil…

    • George H

      Cecil is actually considered to be a decent prospect by the Jays, no?

      • Dela G

        yes

  • aj

    Is it necessary to bench Damon and/or Matsui against every single Lefty?

    • Drew

      Considering we don’t do that. I’m going to say no.

  • aj

    Has anyone eaten a burger at NYY Steak yet

    • JMK

      Too much $, so no.

  • Salty Buggah

    Is it me or does Chavez hit really well against us?

    • scooter

      Don’t have the stats – but I was thinking the same thing. I’m sure he’s not the center of attention on scouting reports – but he seems to like fastballs up

  • Dela G

    great play by hairston!

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie Cano is pretty good.

  • JMK

    Cano FTW!

    • scooter

      Too bad he’s not gritty
      /Gammons’d

      Man, Hairston crushed it too

      Cecil hangs some breaking stuff Igawa-style

      • JMK

        Everything is getting hit hard.

  • Dela G

    ROBBIE CANO!!! DONT YA KNOW!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    CANO!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Whatya know…

  • Tank the Frank

    Cano’s hitting 30 next season.

    • JMK

      Man, that would be awesome.

  • Mark

    CANO HR!!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, bad luck for Hairy there

  • Drew

    Heh Melky sounded like a pirate. ARGHHHH

  • Dela G

    damn that seemed like it hurt melky :(

    • VO

      That scream was bush league.

  • Dela G

    that laughing by cano was awesome

  • Salty Buggah

    we’re hitting him hard

  • JMK

    Cecil looks pretty rattled out there. I’m thinking we knock him out of the game next inning.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    A bunch of hard hit balls by the Yankees. They have to start falling or going over the fence soon, don’t they?

    • Salty Buggah

      yes

  • Drew

    74 pitches thru 3.2, gotta be getting tired

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Sharapova is playing on CBS. Nice in between inning killer.

    • Dela G

      its even better in HD

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I’m stuck at work in low-def hell. Melanie Oudin is a muscular chick. Just Arod’s type.

        • Dela G

          thoughts and prayers for your eyes :(

    • JMK

      Those are guys!

      • Drew

        +1 haha

        • JMK

          I’m serious, Dela. Some guy in orange and some dude in white. And those sex-like grunts when they hit the ball make it exceedingly difficult to watch.

          • JMK

            Sorry. *Drew

            • Dela G

              haha not a problemo ;)

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        CBS is channelblocking.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Tim Tcheetah likes the highstrike.

  • JMK

    Hairy looks pretty good in left. How many more games playing the outfield does he have until he loses his type-b status?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Swisher needs to step up his game today. He has left 5 men on base in 3 AB’s, all in just 4 innings.

  • Dela G

    millah looked fooled

  • alex gonzalez

    That looked foul.

  • Dela G

    Holy cow, how are we not shocked he hits a homerun his next time up?

    lol

  • Salty Buggah

    fuckin Ruiz

  • JMK

    Why are we still throwing to this guy?

    • VO

      Because it’s Randy Ruiz.

      • JMK

        Normally I’d agree with you (because, after all, how the hell is Randy Ruiz?) but this dude has been killing the Yankees. And it’s the same hanging pitch!

      • scooter

        Career minor-leaguer and juicer

        Again, there’s gotta be something wrong with the scouting report. It sure looks like the guy swings at everything – so might as well bounce a few

  • alex gonzalez

    he is a steroid user cheater? why is he allowed to play? send him to a home with Bonds and Arod.

  • Dela G

    cmon pettite, throw a strike my brotha

    • Dela G

      pettitte*

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Ruiz is just another Yankee killer in the making.

  • JMK

    Pettite–what’s going on here?

    • JMK

      Oh, I forgot. There are two outs. This all sort of makes sense now.

  • Dela G

    WOW!!

    WERE THE YANKEES LUCKY THERE OR WHAT!

    • Salty Buggah

      well Id say unlucky because it was a bloop

      • Dela G

        no i am talking about the play at the plate

        i thought he was safe

        • Salty Buggah

          yea but it was initially bad luck and we wouldnt need that if it was caught

          • Dela G

            touche

  • Drew

    One instance where the turf helps! Great throw by Robby

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

    OMG teh pitching is in shabbles!

    • alex gonzalez

      Why do you say that? the pitching hasn’t been bad this game. if you are refering to our embarassing 5th starter situation than you are correct.

  • Salty Buggah

    they got lucky with the bloop

  • Joe R

    What happens when we run into a good bullpen that we cant score 7 runs off of. I think they need to start scoring runs off starters.

    • Dela G

      the thing is that i haven’t really ever seen them really “Shut down” by a bullpen throughout an entire series all season with one exception (the nationals series)

    • Salty Buggah

      Red Sox pen, we can get them. Angels pen sucks. We got this.

    • Drew

      I know right? We never score off starters. We suck.

      • alex gonzalez

        and yous said i was a sox fan? it sounds like you hate the yankees.

        • Salty Buggah

          he was being sarcastic

      • Joe R

        Cause thats even close to what I said. Just saying I dont know how successful it can be when they score most of their runs in innings 7-9 and they run into a strong bullpen

        • Drew

          We score more runs in the 4th than any other inning.

          While 7-9 is a bit higher run wise, due to pen implosions, it’s not that much of a difference. I think it goes without saying that it’s easier to get explode offensively in the 6th or 7th inning as opposed to say the first.

          Also, there aren’t that many strong pens.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Hinske is just atrocious out there.

  • VO

    Nice job YES missing it.

  • Dela G

    MARK T!!

    A TEX MESSAGE!

  • Drew

    Great job by YES. Cut to the ball as it enters the stands…

    • Dela G

      agreed

      i was so confused for a sec

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

    Nice job missing the homer, YES. Well done.

    • JMK

      Kay was busy talking about whatever it is he talks about.

  • Salty Buggah

    TEX!

  • VO

    He was safe.

  • Dela G

    great job telling the truth there coney

    i too thought he was safe

    • JMK

      He was.

  • Dela G

    A-rod on FIYA!

    although we could’ve used that last night with the bases loaded!! [/typical loser who forgets the 7.5 game lead

    • A.D.

      cause he’s uncluctch

      /2008′d

  • VO

    What hip?

    • JMK

      It scares me a bit to watch that.

  • Drew

    Man Al is good.

  • Dela G

    first baseman speed

  • Salty Buggah

    wheels

    • JMK

      meals on wheels?
      /did that once. Horrible. Never again.

      • Salty Buggah

        heh

  • Dela G

    attaboy cano

  • Drew

    C’mon J-Hair, let’s blow this shit open.

  • JMK

    I can’t stand astroturf. Who else still uses it? Twins, Rays…? Is that it?

    • Tom Zig

      Japan

    • VO

      Yes

    • Drew

      Stro’s?

      • alex gonzalez

        They have a retractable roof with grass

        • Drew

          ah word.

    • scooter

      Rays new park will be grass… same with the Twins I assume

      Causes so many injuries. Andre Dawson was the poster child for getting rid of turf

      Cecil has a lot of potential – but did he throw a single curve for a strike? Looked like he overthrew every one he tried

    • Tom Zig

      Expos

    • Tom Zig

      What’s the point of turf anyways? It sucks, makes everything look like its from the ’80s, and hurts your players.

  • Riddering

    Kids get a Snoopy doll, adults get a hand sanitizer keychain.

    Damn.

    • Dela G

      talk about unrelated gifts…

  • Salty Buggah

    Hand sanitizer keychain?

  • JMK

    Hand sanitizer keychain day? Pancreatic cancer screening day? Is there a turd sandwich day too?

    • Salty Buggah

      soup bowl day

      calculator day

      • Drew

        plush yankee whistle night

    • JMK

      Lead paint Chinese toy day?

      • VO

        Let’s hope the soup bowls aren’t made in China.

        • JMK

          Well played, sir.

  • JMK

    We should get another thread going for luck.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    B lineup is really killing us today. 8 LOB on a ridiculous 1 for 9 with RISP.

    • Tom Zig

      Roy Halladay hang over, plus Hinske and Hairston are bench players.

      As long as we lower our magic number, I don’t care.

    • alex gonzalez

      yeah any lineup with Arod or Cano in it and runners in scoring position is basically a b lineup.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Dude, no. Swisher has left 5 men on, Hinske has left 3 and Hairston 4. Cano is 2 for 2 and has a RBI, and Alex has left only 1 man on and is 1 for 3.

      • Tom Zig

        http://www.baseball-reference......;t=b#bases

        As you can see, A-rod only sucks with the bases loaded and with runners on 1st and 2nd. Any other combination of runners on and he is a monster

      • Tom Zig

        Do you hate the Yanks

        • scooter

          Time to put the guy on ‘ignore’
          The troll is strong with this one

  • Salty Buggah

    ummm, that was a fuckin strike

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

    Nice throw by Swish.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nick the fielder!

  • Salty Buggah

    Cano and Jeter…WTF?

  • JMK

    Wow. Inexcusable. Looked like Robby’s bad.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Cano napping on D.

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

    Vernon Wells is just awful. Swinging 3-0 with one out and runners on first and second?

    Sheesh.

  • Dela G

    lol at vernon wells swinging at 3-0

    • JMK

      He’s up for the Roberto Clemente award, though. THAT PLAY NEVER HAPPENED!

  • JMK

    Cano is going to give me an ulcer some day.

  • Salty Buggah

    thanks Vernon

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Wells with the poop out on a 3-0 count. Awesome.

  • Drew

    Millah ftl

  • scooter

    Thoughts with Ernie Harwell and family

    Wow… Wells 3-0, and pops out weakly. He needs a change of scenery, and that isn’t happening unless the Jays eat a lot of contract

    • Rockdog

      Maybe the Mets will take him

      • scooter

        No organization is that stupid…. OH WAIT-

        • Rockdog

          You gotta believe! It has actually gotten to the point where I almost feel bad for their fans.

    • Dela G

      Wow… Wells 3-0, and pops out weakly. He needs a change of scenery, and that isn’t happening unless the Jays eat a lot every dime and penny less the major league minimum of the contract

  • Salty Buggah

    whew, thank mo that mistake didnt hurt

  • Riddering

    Astrotuf giveth!

    • Riddering

      *Astroturf

  • Salty Buggah

    Pasta diving Millah

  • Rockdog

    Really nice AB Hinske

  • Salty Buggah

    Swisher’s discipline is awesome to watch

  • Dela G

    cmon tex!

  • alex gonzalez

    I’m hoping Tex gets on base so we can see A-Fraud hobble to the plate and take his weak little hack.

    • Dela G

      i know you are trolling, but at least try harder to make it believable

      • alex gonzalez

        for the last time, i am not trolling. I am a yankees fan. I hate players like Arod who cheated.

        • Dela G

          hey loser, a-rod just hit an RBI single

          happy now?

          • alex gonzalez

            oh so you have to go to name calling? hey fucker, i am happy whenever the yankees win. I just dont care for Arod, is that some horrible taboo?

          • scooter

            And he loves guys who didn’t cheat, like Manny and Big Pap – OH WAIT

    • Drew

      You excited to see Wakefield pitch today?

    • Salty Buggah

      You are NOT a Yankees fan.

    • Salty Buggah

      A-rod >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You

    • Jack

      Weak little hack, indeed.

      • alex gonzalez

        single-rod

        • Jack

          577 career homers, 24 this year. Not bad for a singles hitter.

          • Drew

            *24, and missed a month..

            • Jack

              And no spring training. That’s got to make a difference.

            • Salty Buggah

              and had to take spring training in the Majors, causing a bit of a slump.

        • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

          You’re joking rite?

    • Riddering

      Thanks for wishing Alex to the plate, bud!

  • Salty Buggah

    Hideous swing by Tex

  • Dela G

    what the hell was that?

    terrible swing my brotha

  • Dela G

    great job alex

    • Drew

      He’s really on fire lately.

      who brought a cop car to the stadium?

      • Dela G

        yeah i heard that too… haha very weird

  • Riddering

    Alex has got Tex’s back.

    And the pitcher’s.

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod!

  • Dela G

    attaboy posada

  • Salty Buggah

    JoPo!!!

    Ridiculous offense

  • Riddering

    JoPo my man!

  • Drew

    From Casey to Jesse? Bunch of girl names in that pen

  • Dela G

    great hustle cano, almot beat that one out

  • Salty Buggah

    Cano = Hustla

  • Riddering

    Damn, how did Robbie get down there so quick?

    He’s been holding out on us!

  • scooter

    Cone had some interesting stuff to say about pitchers concerning command and tools

    Thing is, Janssen is almost 28 – so if command hasn’t happened by now, I don’t think it’s going to start happening.

  • Dela G

    wow

    talk about a lot of misplays there

    oh well

  • Riddering

    That was terrible.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah fuck. WTF Melky and bad throw

    • scooter

      Gardner gets that one

  • Dela G

    well i am off to go tailgating

    my school (texas a&m) is playing new mexico today, so off to the game i go

    lets hope the yanks can pull this off

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