Game 144: Avoiding the sweep


In yesterday’s game recap, I made an error. “The Yanks look to avoid their first sweep since early May tomorrow afternoon.” It shows how much I’ve put the Anaheim series out of my mind. So this will be the Yankees looking to avoid their first sweep since mid-July. They beat the crap out of the Orioles for most of the season, so let’s just chalk up the last two games to a market correction and hope they right the ship today.

The Yanks faced Jeremy Guthrie a few weeks ago, so you can catch his story in that post. Since then, it appears Guthrie has recovered. He allowed just two runs over six innings in the August 31 game, and followed that up with a seven-inning shutout of Texas.

In his last four starts, Guthrie is 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA, striking out 15 and walking just four. It’s a nice recovery from a mostly poor season. His ERA stood at 5.66 after the Angels shellacked him on August 15, which was preceded by the A’s thumping him. He has allowed just two home runs in those 27 innings, which is a good sign for Guthrie, who currently leads the AL in home runs allowed.

A recovery would be good not only for Guthrie, but for the Orioles. He’s headed to arbitration for the first time this off-season, and will be 31 years old just after Opening Day 2010. The rebuilding Orioles would do well to get a young player or two in return for him. He’s probably not going to help the team contend, and he could be attractive to other teams because he still has three arbitration years.

The Yanks send out CC Sabathia to stop the bleeding. Carsten Charles, league leader in games started and close in innings pitched, has been nothing but excellent for the Yanks of late. Since his five-run performance against Chicago in early August (which really wasn’t a totally bad game), CC has tossed 51.1 innings and allowed only 10 runs, striking out 63 to 11 walks. That’s the kind of K/BB ratio that made his run in Milwaukee last season so special. He’s basically been reproducing that for the Yanks since the beginning of August.

Damon’s back in the lineup after sitting out the past two days with a sore back. Girardi’s not messing around today. It’s the A-lineup to avoid the sweep.


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

And on the mound, number fifty-two, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Dela G says:

    won’t be able to watch today (going to a jets watch party here on campus)

    Very happy to see the “A” Lineup in today, and i hope they can beat the stuffing out of guthrie

  2. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice D there.

  3. Accent Shallow says:

    This A-Rod fellow is a pretty good hitter.

  4. Little Bill says:

    A-Rod cannot be stopped. Where is everybody, watching the NFL?

  5. Accent Shallow says:

    Oh, Hideki.

  6. Accent Shallow says:

    A-Rod with the Cano-esque D on that popout.

  7. danny says:

    woah, this place is deaddd today.

  8. Salty Buggah says:

    Waking up at 10:40 and then watching the Yankees and the Broncos at the same time. Awesome

  9. alex gonzalez says:

    garza and buccholz are battling in fenway. bottom of the 5th and still no score.

  10. Salty Buggah says:

    It pisses me off when we have have a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs and dont bring the run in.

  11. Salty Buggah says:

    HAHA. Bengals successfully fake the punt on the Broncos but then bobble a FG snap from the 15 and it ends up being Denver ball at the 50.

    • Mike Pop says:

      Gerald Sensabaugh baby! Blocked fg!

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

        After a pretty bad showing of the defense. At least we are up 6-0.

        • Mike Pop says:

          Yeah man, I’m stoked about Felix this season.

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

            I’m absolutely not sure about this team. There is a lot of talent, but I still don’t see them make the playoffs in this division.

            • Mike Pop says:

              I got faith, I could see it going either way but…

              10-6 and playoffs was my first prediction, and I’m sticking to it.

              I want to see the Giants be that dominant team without Plax, their D is amazing but you saw how Eli was without Plaxico.

              /ready to be roasted.

              • Mike Pop says:

                Caddy is tearing it up.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

                  I’m sticking with 7-9, I’m a Debbie Downer with the Cowboys this year. And the defense is a disaster so far.

                • Mike Pop says:

                  Damn. I have more faith than that, the offense is too good. The defense is not THIS bad.

                  Skins got no O. Giants O remains to be seen.

                  All those passes that TO ‘needed’, they go to other open receivers like Crayton and Miles. I expect Roy to be much better, who wouldn’t?

                  Love the run game too.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

                  I’m skeptical. The OL is getting old and the WRs are nothing special IMO. And the secondary is very mediocre. Hope you’re right but I can’t see it so far.

                  The Redskins are nothing special, but Philly and NY probably have better temas then we do.

                • Mike Pop says:

                  The o line?

                  Kosier >>>>>> that asshole cory proctor. Such a dick.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

                  I just wished we would address the OL in the draft some year. Flozell is getting worse by the day, Gurode is good, Colombo and Davis are okay, but nothing special, the LGs are all pretty bad.

  12. Mike Pop says:

    Come on CC, get it together.

  13. Accent Shallow says:

    Hey, it’s old buddy Chad Moeller!

  14. leokitty says:

    This isn’t CC’s day, I guess. :/

  15. Accent Shallow says:

    Hey, it’s bane of my existence Brian Roberts!

  16. Salty Buggah says:

    In other news, Kyle Orton sucks ass. Finally gets a completion after 15 mins. But gets sacked on a play where he barely got touched by falls down running away.

  17. Accent Shallow says:

    Oy, Swish

  18. Mike Pop says:

    Swish, me no gusta double plays.

  19. Accent Shallow says:

    Anticipating tomorrow: the Jered Weaver “I can’t believe I gave up a home run, why is a capricious universe doing this to me?”

  20. Accent Shallow says:

    Izturis has hit enough?

    .253/.287/.331 is “enough”? I don’t care if he’s Ozzie Smith, that’s horrendous.

  21. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I hate the orioles.

  22. Accent Shallow says:

    Reimold: apprentice Yankee killer

  23. Salty Buggah says:

    More Complaining (I think this thread is going to be filled with me complaining) The Broncos have negative passing yards so far with 12 to go in the 2nd. Orton keeps throwing screens and is not throwing accurately down the field. Our running game is not doing well at all either.

    I though McDaniels was a good offensive coach?

  24. Accent Shallow says:

    Great D by the goofy looking guy in center.

  25. Mike Pop says:

    Nice catch by Fiorentino.

  26. Jake H says:

    why wasn’t Jeter running there? Guy didn’t even look his way.

  27. Salty Buggah says:

    Damnit Hideki

  28. Mike Axisa says:

    Piece of cake trivia. Has to be Hairston.

  29. Salty Buggah says:

    A-Godly arm…cmon ZZ

  30. Mike Axisa says:

    Just awful Damon. Wake the fuck up.

  31. Reggie C. says:

    WTF just happened.

    • Reggie C. says:

      nevermind. my eyes fooled me till i saw replay.

      Damon’s gonna revisit his deck this game … kinda has to to make up for that.

  32. Salty Buggah says:

    WOW WTF?

  33. Accent Shallow says:

    Just when the K-rate was starting to stabilize, you go and have a start like this.

  34. Mikey K-9 says:

    They have been sleep walking since Jeter passed the Iron Horse on Friday night.

  35. Reggie C. says:

    Chone Figgins should replace Damon nicely next season.

  36. MikeD says:

    Rules question. So what would have happened if Damon tossed the ball into the stands, and then it was thrown back immediately. Could Damon have still tried to throw the runner out? Or would the ball be dead? If it was ruled dead, then how many bases can the runner advance?

  37. bonestock94 says:

    Milton Bradley making an appearance today

  38. Salty Buggah says:

    Orton finally throws a good pass and our TE drops it

  39. MikeD says:

    …again with the bunt shit.

  40. JGS says:

    stop bunting with nick swisher!!!!

  41. Salty Buggah says:

    no DP Swish

  42. Reggie C. says:

    Swisher should never attempt a bunt again.

    Got lucky right there.

  43. Mike Axisa says:

    Again with the fucking bunting. Girardi’s going to call for it over and over until it works so he can say “Hey look, it worked! See I told you it was the right play!”

    • cjc says:

      99% sure he didn’t call it there he looked pissed at swisher and even did a little swing motion with his arm

    • alex gonzalez says:

      francona just called for the bunt in boston. looks like it may potentially work. i thought he never called for them.

  44. JMK says:

    This looks familiar…Swisher’s bunt pop-ups.

  45. cjc says:

    boy girardi looks pissed did you see that swing motion with his arm and there is why you don’t bunt nick wtf

  46. Salty Buggah says:

    Thats why you dont fuckin bunt

  47. Salty Buggah says:

    no DP Melky

  48. Mike Pop says:


    Miles Baby!!

  49. Jake H says:

    Melky should be buying Melky a steak dinner tonight.

  50. cjc says:

    yay melky loves the bases juiced maybe he could give his budy robbie some advice

  51. Salty Buggah says:

    HAH Melky!!!!!!!!

    Nice little lucky hits

  52. Accent Shallow says:

    Hey, Melky!

  53. JGS says:

    jesus, stop bunting

  54. Mike Pop says:

    Nice job for the Melk man there.

  55. cjc says:

    fuck this bunting shit wtf jeter you’re 2-2 with a double jesus

  56. Mike Axisa says:

    Again. Fucking again with the bunting. It’s okay, Guthrie’s not getting hit around this inning at all. Help him out.

  57. Accent Shallow says:

    I don’t mind the Jeter bunt attempt. Gotta keep the defense honest.

  58. Salty Buggah says:

    OK, Jeter sometimes angers me when he bunts and then says bunting is right

  59. JMK says:

    Please stop bunting. I beg of you.

  60. MikeD says:

    Maybe the bone-head play by Damon will wake the Yankees’ hitters up. That would almost make it worth it.

  61. Reggie C. says:

    Jeter wants to make an out too ….

    Joe G. and the bunting is getting nausceus(??)

  62. cjc says:

    stupid just stupid why bunt in this park fuck

  63. claybeez says:

    One of the best hits I’ve seen from Melky. Love the not all out approach. The bat control and flick.

  64. JMK says:

    Even Michael Kay cannot stand to see/talk about it. That’s some shit, ain’t it?

  65. Salty Buggah says:

    I actually agree with Kay about bunting

  66. Reggie C. says:

    Leftwich just doesnt look good against the Dallas D. The ‘Boys are gonna break this open soon.

  67. MikeD says:

    I agree with Kay on being annoyed at the bunt, but he’s got to stop saying “in this ballpark.” The new Yankee Stadium plays very little differently, if at all, from the old park. It’s Park Factor now ranks 20th out of 30 teams.

    • cjc says:

      sure but this team is perfectly built for this park and that does make a difference

      • MikeD says:

        I think we’re agreeing that they shouldn’t be bunting since the Yankees are an excellent hitting team.

        My point, though, is Kay is continuing the media perception that the new Stadium is a hitter’s park based on a very small sample size and a fairly windy April. It’s not Coors Easy, or whatever bullshit Olney and others have said. Park Factor takes into account both the Yankee hitters and the opposition. The new park is no different than the old park. It is prone to HRs to right, perhaps even slightly more than the old Stadium (perhaps), but like the Old Stadium it depresses doubles, triples and hits overall. Overall it is slightly favorable toward pitchers, exactly like the old Stadium.

  68. JMK says:

    Heads up? Being remotely aware of the situation does not mean “heads up”.

  69. Mike Axisa says:

    That’s at least the third time Tex has done that this year.

  70. cjc says:

    boy that change to tex makes him look silly

  71. Accent Shallow says:

    Very pro-the curly hair.

  72. Salty Buggah says:

    With Tex’s swing, when he lets go of his bat, its gonna fly

  73. Jake H says:

    anyone worried about Tex? I swear I never see him have 2 hits games lately.

  74. Salty Buggah says:

    cmon Alex, pass that baton

  75. Mike Axisa says:

    Oof, that was your pitch A-Rod.

  76. JMK says:

    Looked outside but you’ve got to swing with 2 outs.

  77. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice job there, top of the order.

    /rolls eyes

  78. Salty Buggah says:

    at least we tied it. It’s upto CC now. We got this.

  79. Bob Stone says:

    Damn – Sox go up 3-1 on the Rays with a Pedroia two run homer.

  80. Salty Buggah says:

    Swisher getting a workout in RF today

  81. Omar says:

    Ughhhhhh….I really wish that CC would stop sucking, and oh yeah. Buchholz held the Rays to one run over seven. If they make the playoffs the Yankees are NOT the favorites.

    • Salty Buggah says:


      • JMK says:

        It’s not worth responding to. At least Alex Gonzales is amusing.

      • Omar says:

        Yeah because a rotation of Sabathia/Burnett/Pettitte/and frighteningly enough Chamberlain isn’t the worst playoff rotation of LA, Boston, and Detroit.


        • Mike Axisa says:

          It’s not. Maybe you should actually look at the other team’s rotations before commenting.

          Oh yes, Jarrod Washburn and Paul Byrd scare the shit out of me.

          • Omar says:

            Verlander/Jackson? Yeah, because Chamberlain hasn’t done his best Paul Byrd impression the last few times out. Maybe YOU should look at other teams’ rotations before commenting:

            Verlander 136 tRA+ (690790797K/9) Sabathia 122 tRA+ (7.72 K/9) those stats will only get shittier after tonight’s start

            Edwin Jackson 108 tRA+ Andy Pettitte 106 tRA+

            Jarrod Washburn 97 tRA+ AJ Burnett 96 tRA+

            Chamberlain fucking sucks, I’d rather have Paul Byrd. If anything the player that should really scare the living shit out of you is AJ Burnett, whose also due for his yearly injury. Anyways, you (incorrectly) listed the Tigers as having a worse rotation, so at best the Yankees have the third worst rotation WOOOOOOOOOHHOOOOOOOO.


    • Zack says:

      Look Minaya, we know you’ve had a depression summer because the team you put together sucks, but dont bring it here.

      • Zack says:


      • Omar says:

        Like I told the other Homer, how is Sabathia/Burnett/Pettitte/Chamberlain NOT the worst playoff rotation? Out of Detroit, LA, and Boston…huh? And don’t you dare mention “BUT IT’S THEIR PITCHING VERSUS OUR OFFESNE1!~!111!!” Yeah, because having the worst rotation and the best offense in the playoffs worked SOOOOO well the past eight seven times.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          You sir, are an idiot.

        • Zack says:

          Lackey- yes
          Kazmir- hes had 2 good starts since the trade, but lets overreact to that
          Weaver- 4.75 era, 1.45 whip, .283 BAA post ASB
          Saunders- ….

          Verlander- yes
          Jackson- 4.48 era, 1.55whip, .290 BAA post ASB
          Washburn- 6.64 era, 1.48 whip, .293 BAA since trade
          Porcello- isnt he getting shut down? if not hes only a 5 inning pitchaaaaah

          Beckett- been just as bad as AJ lately
          Lester- yes
          Buchholz- yeah 26 year old stud ace, we know
          Wake/Dicek/Tazawa/Byrd- do they have a 4th starter?

          • Omar says:

            Yeah, go ahead and Eric Van the shit out of these stats. “Post ASB” “Since the trade” This isn’t “Sons of RAB” The whole season fucking counts. And there is no way that I would rather have AJ Burnett or Andy Pettitte over that mouth breathing asshole that sleeps with his mouth open…or that fucking mealy mouth looking laptop thief over Pettitte. Anyways in regards to The Angels the only way that the Yankees are facing them in the first round of the playoffs is if the Red Sox pull out the division…other than that Lackey/Weaver is likely better than Sabathia/Pettitte or Sabathia/Burnett. Don’t forget that AJ Burnett has one of the highest walk rates in the AL, a terrible injury history, and a tRA+ of 96. He’s just a name at this point. Besides, do you REALLY think that the Yankees could take the Angels…I mean I’d love nothing more than to be reasonable and to point to the Yankees’ superior run differential and line up, but the past I dunno decade and a half has taught me otherwise when it comes to dealing with those assholes.

            • JobaWockeeZ says:

              What would be more accurate for the next Edwin Jackson? His first half stats or after the all star break? Because I doubt he’s going to be the 2.00 ERA pitcher in the playoffs when he’s been sucking ever since the all star break. Or wait since the Yankees suck so much Jackson is going to magically pitch better in October and have a 0.00 ERA.

              So Jackson’s bad starts don’t count but his good starts do.

              • Omar says:

                I never said his bad starts didn’t count, if you would take the time to read what I wrote about him I merely pointed out that his advanced stats are better than Pettitte’s (and much better than Burnett’s), how is that not taking his bad starts into account.

                On the bright side, at least the Yankees can fuck up Jeremy Guthrie.

            • Zack says:

              “Besides, do you REALLY think that the Yankees could take the Angels…I mean I’d love nothing more than to be reasonable and to point to the Yankees’ superior run differential and line up, but the past I dunno decade and a half has taught me otherwise when it comes to dealing with those assholes.”

              How do i even fucking respond to that? LAA beat NYY before so now Yankees will never, what advance stat did you use for that?

        • Accent Shallow says:

          Uh, what? You’re out of your damn mind.

          Verlander/Jackson/Washburn/Porcello? Please. That’s one guy to be scared of, two young guys fading down the stretch, and a pitcher who’s just not that good.

          Lester/Beckett/Buchholz/Wakefield? Maybe a little better on the top end, but I’ll take Pettitte/Chamberlain over their back end.

          Lackey/Santana/Kazmir/Weaver? That’s three guys who have had injury issues this year, and one guy who’s a home run dispenser.

          I’ll take the Yankees foursome against any of those.

          • Omar says:

            When mentioning Boston’s “back end” you forget that Andy Pettitte is the Yankees’ second best starter, and yes, Buchholz/Wakefield is better than Burnett/Chamberlain.

            • Accent Shallow says:

              This is hilariously misguided, and true only if you believe the last month is how they’re gonna pitch for the rest of the year.

              • Omar says:

                No, I believe the larger sample size of the whole season is the best example. Both Chamberlain and Burnett have a tRA+ below 100, and Pettitte has much much better numbers than Burnett. I’m the one whose hilariously misguided.

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Who said this troll isn’t amusing? Idiots are always amusing. Even funnier his is fail attempt to troll.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Joba did the same exact thing to that team buddy. Go back to your Sox blog pl0x.

      Your trolling sucks. To think that even trolling is something that Sox fans can’t even do right…
      Not that I’m surprised honestly.

      • Omar says:

        Maybe it’s because I’m actually a Yankees fan with legitimate concern over the suck of the rotation? They don’t even have an average starter between Chamberlain and Burnett, that and they’re facing teams with starters that shut even the best offenses down, and the Yankees are throwing starters out that can’t even throw up average numbers.

        You’re insane if you have no concern.

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          I would be insane if I had no concern. But concern =/= trolling and endlessly bitching. AJ and Joba are sucking. I get that and understand that concern. But blowing it out of proportion and saying “OMFG THEY SUCK SO FUCKING MUCH INSTANT LOSS” is also batshit insane. Especially when other playoff teams have starter problems.

          And your excessive hyperbole is also annoying. You’re acting that the Yankees are throwing Brad Penny every 5 days and that every other team is throwing out King Felix every day.

          Each playoff team has rotation struggles. You’re acting as if every team doesn’t.

          • Omar says:

            Where did I say “instant lost” I merely pointed out that the Yankees are throwing the worst rotation out of the four likely playoff teams, and that is fucking scary.

            And sweet Jesus I hate Sean Henn.

            • Accent Shallow says:

              I merely pointed out that the Yankees are throwing the worst rotation out of the four likely playoff teams, and that is fucking scary.

              You can keep repeating this, but that does not make it true.

            • JobaWockeeZ says:

              Well you did not “merely” point it out. Even if teams have a better rotation which I am not convinced yet since you only posted one advanced stat for the Tigers, but if teams do have a better rotation I am not convinced it will be a huge difference.

        • Zack says:

          “They don’t even have an average starter between Chamberlain and Burnett, that and they’re facing teams with starters that shut even the best offenses down”

          Washburn and Wakefield are shutdown pitchers- they’re aces on any other team but their own!

  82. Accent Shallow says:

    CC, glad to see you’re human. Thanks for getting this clunker out of the way before October, now please rectify over the course of your next starts.

  83. TT says:

    Girardi will cost us a game in October with the stupid binting

  84. Reggie C. says:

    Sanchez is doing good.

  85. Mike Axisa says:

    Girardi must be made they couldn’t get the bunt down.

  86. I just got home–what is Girardi yelling about?

  87. JMK says:

    Who shit in Girardi’s sandwich?

  88. JGS says:

    what the hell is going on down there?

  89. Salty Buggah says:

    Aite Joe !!!!

    They had a great point

  90. Accent Shallow says:

    How does Michael Kay not know what’s going on?

    That doesn’t look like that terrible a call. Yeah, it’s off the plate, but we’ve seen worse this year.

    • JMK says:

      A-Rod should have swung, even if it was a bit outside. As you mentioned, we’ve had 100X worse this season. That’s on A-Rod; it wasn’t an egregious call by any measure.

      • Salty Buggah says:

        eh, IDK. A-rod is a patient hitter and he already swung and miss on an outside/low pitch before. He didnt want to K swinging.

      • Zack says:

        Arod, and other top 5 players in the game, get the benefit of not having a huge strike zone when someone like Guthrie is pitching.

      • Drew says:

        If you expand the zone 2 inches outside, 2 inches inside, 2 inches high, 2 inches low, Al stands no chance. You can’t just expand the zone like that. Call balls, balls, and strikes, strikes.

  91. Former RAB Lurker says:

    What was Girardi just ejected over?

  92. Accent Shallow says:

    Matsui is so slow that I bet Markakis could have forced him.

  93. JMK says:

    You could take one pitch, Robbie.

  94. Posada and Cano: pulling the ball foul.

    Get it done, Swish.

  95. JMK says:

    Opportunities, they have been squandered.

  96. MikeD says:

    I suppose if A-Rod said something insulting, I’d understand the ejection. Yet on a close call, the umpire really should use his judgment and caution when it comes to tossing a player. Without know what was said, hard to determine.

    • Zack says:

      aruging balls/strikes is automatic ejection. obviously they can get say something out of emotion and the ump lets it slide, but this was the next half inning, you’re going to get tossed

      • Zack says:

        they cant get mad and say

      • MikeD says:

        It is automatic, but umps will let it slide if it’s a quick emotional reaction and doesn’t show up the ump, the hitter doesn’t toss his bat in the air, etc. As you implied, though, if he continued bitching after he walked away and for the next half inning, then the ump should have tossed him. The first I noticed it was after we came back from the break and Girardi was arguing.

  97. Salty Buggah says:

    Hinske at 3rd…not excited

    • MikeD says:

      ….or comfortable. There’s a reason he was moved off of third after he came up.

    • Steve H says:

      Eh. 7.5 game lead halfway thru September, very excited.

      • Salty Buggah says:

        You know, you’re right. Maybe it will be funny because Im not worried at all (OK, maybe a little because I love wins) about today’s game.

        • Zack says:

          Agreed. Thats why this is so ridiculous

          “UPDATE, 2:46 p.m.: That’s irresponsible of Alex to get tossed out there. At some point you have to let it go. Now it’s 3-3 and they don’t have their clean-up hitter.”

          How could you get thrown out of the important game in september with a 7+ game lead? omg how irresponsible

      • Mike Axisa says:

        7 game lead now. Boston already won.

  98. IRememberCelerinoSanchez says:

    PeteAbe noted that Foster is the same umpire who called Jeter out at third in July because the throw beat him, then denied it later.

    So I’m guessing that A Rod and Girardi weren’t just upset about one third-strike call. They are upset because the ump is a tool.

    • alex gonzalez says:

      i would not be surprised if the yankees have the largest strikezone when at the plate, and smallest zone when pitching in the entire AL. the umpires have been bad a lot of the year.

  99. Mike Axisa says:

    The Rays have gone from 72-60 to 72-70 in the last week and a half. Yikes.

  100. Yes, Al, it is a sad state of baseball. Don’t sugarcoat it.

  101. Salty Buggah says:

    Jeter broke the Yankees hits record again!

  102. Let’s go, Tex.

    Good swing by Johnny.

  103. Salty Buggah says:

    OK, Tex dont K again with runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs.

  104. Guthrie is bringing the srs pwn to Tex right now.

  105. MikeD says:

    Can Tex not hit a change ever?

  106. Mike Axisa says:

    Tex has been bringing the suck lately. Very MVP like.

  107. Salty Buggah says:

    Damn…but why the fuck did he get booed?!

  108. IRememberCelerinoSanchez says:

    Third time Tex has left a man on third with less than two outs. And the sixth Yankee at bat this game where that happened. Very, very frustrating.

  109. Jake H says:

    Is there a reason that the Yanks haven’t run on mr. I’ve thrown out only 5% of people trying to steal on me?

  110. Steve H says:

    What really grinds my gears about A-Rod getting tossed is that I’m in a tight battle in the semi’s of my fantasy league, and now I lost a huge bat. PeteAbe is right, that’s totally irresponsible on A-Rod’s part.

    • MikeD says:

      PeteAbe hates A-Rod, so he’ll grab any opportunity to bash him.

      What’s really irresponsible is left Guthrie activated on my fantasy team knowing he was facing the Yankees.

  111. Mike Pop says:

    McNabb down in Philly…

  112. Salty Buggah says:


  113. Hinske must’ve been a student of Patches O’Hoolahan.

  114. Bob Stone says:

    Hit-Deki!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE hit!

  115. Salty Buggah says:

    Sean Henn, I hope you implode

  116. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Sean Henn!

  117. Riddering says:


    Also, I love reading comments (elsewhere) on how today’s game must be won by the Yankees because Boston took the first of their doubleheader. Confidence level there = 1.

  118. Mike Axisa says:

    Sean Henn looks as awful as ever. Zero conviction in his pitches.

  119. Salty Buggah says:

    This baseball game has 8 total runs scored…The DEN-CIN game has 6 total points scored.

  120. Riddering says:

    Is it just me or does Robbie take more first pitches than he used to do?

  121. MikeD says:

    Can we start a petition to stop this smoking ads from appearing all the time? I don’t advocate smoking, but these ads are terroist attacks.

  122. bonestock94 says:

    Oh man, I know this game means nothing but all this stranding RISP is giving me a headache.

  123. Al is doing a piss poor job of explaining this.

  124. Accent Shallow says:

    Hey, first K of the evening!

  125. Bob Stone says:

    Great comment by Kay: “It’s like working with Shari Lewis” when Leiter was showing the baseball and sock routine. For those of you here too young to know Shari, she starred in a show for kids in the 1950′s and used a lot of puppets.

  126. Riddering says:

    The YES booth is so much better with a pitcher in the mix.

  127. Salty Buggah says:

    Get a DP CC

    • MikeD says:

      I think Cano’s turn was even more impressive. He’s got to have the strongest arm of any second baseman.

  128. Accent Shallow says:

    7 innings, 3 runs? I’ll take it.

  129. JMK says:

    Maybe it’s just me but I think Kate Smith’s voice is atrocious. It would be great if we could get Ronan to do it every game. His voice is unbelievable.

  130. Salty Buggah says:

    WOW, Orton FAIL!!!! Holds on to the ball to long and gets sacked to take the Broncos out of FG range in the 4th with 6 and a half mins left. McDaniels is fuming at him now.