Game 151 Spillover Thread II


New thread, new luck.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Drew says:

    Is it bad that the guy on the Stop Smoking commercial reminds me of snuffaluffagus?

  2. Moshe Mandel says:

    That’s a positive outing for Andy. Looked pretty good.

  3. Ooooh, you changed to a closeup of Berra. That’s gonna change the luck even more!

    • Riddering says:

      Representative of how close we’re getting to the postseason. Before this night is over, that picture will be so close to Yogi’s back we’ll be able to smell his sweat.

  4. aj says:

    Ur Yankees you date models! He’s Jersey he skiis in his jeans…its Saunders JOE saunders!

  5. Dela G says:

    aight cmon bruney


  6. Accent Shallow says:

    At least Saunders isn’t getting a CGSHO.

    That would drive me to drink. Nice of Andy to do the bare minimum quality start that crotchety writers are always railing against.

  7. I don’t think anyone’s buying a Brian Bruney jersey, Mike.

  8. Dela G says:

    Kay no one on earth has a bruney jersey

    not even his family members… haha

  9. aj says:

    How many people got screwed with Kobe Bryant changing to number 24..

  10. Dela G says:

    damn what an awesome play

  11. aj says:

    lol holy crap

  12. That was so fucking awesome. The Yankees’ luck is most definitely changing.

  13. Accent Shallow says:

    Kick save and a beaut.

  14. Mike Axisa says:

    Aceves hasn’t pitched in seven days and I’d like to know why.

  15. aj says:

    The argentina national soccer team could use a decent player, Bruney?

  16. handtius says:

    Nice play by brune. Hope he’s got that, later era wild thing going.

  17. Dela G says:

    wow he murdered that ball

    fucking a

  18. aj says:

    Get a new number douchebag.

  19. Accent Shallow says:

    Well, that sucked.

  20. Salty Buggah says:

    damn you Tex’s replacement

  21. Tank the Frank says:

    Nice outing for Andy. Didn’t seem to be in a groove in the 1st but that’s to be expected. Velocity was more or less where it should be. Made a bad pitch to Aybar with Alex in at 3rd.

  22. Riddering says:

    Bruney gives and then Bruney kicks you in the kidneys until you pee blood for a week.

  23. Reggie C. says:

    BRUNEY’S BACK !!!llll

  24. I’m not the only one who thinks setting off fireworks after every home run is eternally lame, right?

  25. Accent Shallow says:

    And I don’t know what’s wrong with Bruney, but I hate it.

    I also hate that it looks like they’re gonna lose a game where they held Kendrick hitless.

  26. cjc says:

    and thats what you get for using him in a 2 run game

  27. makavelli says:

    Kendry Morales was certainly a nice later draft pick on my part on a lighter note lol

  28. Mike Axisa says:

    It’s okay, Aceves needs his rest.

  29. Keanu Reeves says:

    I vote Bruney does’t make the postseason roster.

  30. Jon G says:

    Hopefully this is the last couple of weeks we have to deal with the maddening inconsistency of Bruney. I can’t see him on the post-season roster or on the team next year.

    How long does it take for the Yankees to realize what they get — and don’t — with this guy??

    This is season three of flashes of greatness, surrounded by long stints of sucking.

  31. Chone Figgins has played 33 games at a position other than 3B from 2007-2009. He does not play all over anymore.

  32. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Not even Joe G. can justify having Bruney on the postseason roster nowadays.

  33. makavelli says:

    I’ve hated Brian Bruney since the beginning. Only person I hated more was probably Edwar Ramirez…between the two of them you’d think we could at least get a cheese sandwich or something…

  34. Accent Shallow says:

    Baseball-related fantasies I have:

    Someone from the Yankees’ staff (don’t care who) no hits the Angels in 2010.

  35. mustang says:

    “On playing the Angels”

    I don’t thinking the Angels read Ben’s thread today they still think these are the same old Yankees.

  36. Dela G says:

    thank you jesus for the pop up

    now can we have a consistent reliever in please?

    brian bruney can take a hike to hell for all i care

  37. handtius says:

    bruney needs a good,long off-season of eating. He was better with some weight. No, I’m not serious.

  38. aj says:

    haha and Gaudin pitches tomorrow to save the day. Yes this is the NY yankees.

  39. aj says:

    I miss Colter Bean.

  40. aj says:

    Abbreviations dont count in scrabble god damn it!

  41. aj says:

    Sorry guys, I hate most of these YES commercials.

  42. bonestock94 says:

    If nothing of note happens this inning I’m going to bed. Enough raging for one day.

  43. Dela G says:

    can we please start to tag this schmuck?

  44. Tom Zig says:

    Well at least Boston lost.

  45. Accent Shallow says:

    Melky is making me wish Gardner is playing, and I have next to no faith in Gardner.

  46. Dela G says:

    hell put in cervelli instead of molina?

  47. aj says:

    Yes it has nothing to do with the fact that Matsui is a better hitter than Molina.

  48. Now he pinch hits for Jose?

  49. handtius says:


    Hit’s the water…


  50. Dela G says:

    just missed that

  51. aj says:

    that’s nice, one back.

  52. Drew says:

    Fuckin A!! GODZILLA, BITCHES!!

  53. Dela G says:



  54. Esteban says:


  55. handtius says:

    guess joe pushed the right button.

  56. Accent Shallow says:

    Who was saying earlier that Saunders looks like Matsui’s type of pitcher?

  57. Jersey says:


  58. Reggie C. says:

    Matsui loves the West Coast.

  59. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    see yaaaa that y u had to start him joe.

  60. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Just imagine if we had Matsui for the whole game…

  61. Mike Axisa says:

    Good thing Matsui didn’t get the start against a lefty he couldn’t hit…

  62. aj says:

    Matsui: Annoying or funny? I say annoying.

  63. BigBlueAL says:

    Its a good thing Matsui didnt start tonight.

  64. bonestock94 says:

    C’mon lets blow this shit up!!

  65. Dela G says:

    is this his first PH homerun

    i swore he had a pinch hit game winning home run this year, right?

  66. Mike Axisa says:

    Maybe Edwar can pitch the 8th. We wouldn’t want the Yankees to get too close…

  67. Tom Zig says:

    Hopefully they put Brian Fuentes in soon.

  68. aj says:

    I always felt that Matsui was isolated on the bench. Especially when there’s a walk off. Poor guy.

  69. Tank the Frank says:

    I love how Jeter checks his swing, his hands go all the way around but the bat stays on his shoulder. Crazy.

  70. Accent Shallow says:

    Another run or two, guys? Please?

  71. Lanny says:

    Great call by Girardi putting Bruney in a 3-1 game.

    It’s almost like he doesnt care sometimes. We get it. You have confidence in him. God knows why. Let him earn it back in lower leverage spots like normal pitchers.

  72. Lanny says:

    Good thing Manager Joe also learned his lesson about pinch hitting for Molina.

  73. Dela G says:

    well that was a good inning for the offense

    now put in phil hughes you idiot

  74. Accent Shallow says:

    Tex, A-Rod, Swisher in the 9th.

    I can’t fault them too much for pitching Bruney, getting him right is more important than seeing what they have in Dunn, although Albaladejo might be a better option.

    • Keanu Reeves says:

      I don’t think they need Bruney. It would help to have another reliable arm. But I’m fine with Al, DRob, Coke, Hughes and Mo.

  75. Zack says:

    Matsui has started 9 straight games, mix in a cross country flight(last time his knee acted up) and maybe that’s why he got a fucking day off with a 5 games lead on Sept 22.

  76. Tank the Frank says:

    It’s sad how Girardi will be remembered for “pushing the right button” with Matsui’s PH in an otherwise horribly managed game.

  77. handtius says:

    Do I really here people complaining about a manager that got us to 95 wins already and in 1st place in all of baseball? Well, he must be horrible then. The mob is never wrong.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      He didn’t manage well tonight. Period. Nothing else to say really.

      • handtius says:

        I guess you’re the authority on that. I can’t even combat that. Wait, yes I can. Don’t see any issues with the way he managed.

        • Tank the Frank says:

          No need to stop being a lady. My issue is with his decisions tonight, not you.

          • handtius says:

            My problem is not with you, but with the fact that you believe you know the right and wrong way. If the play worked out, you would never have mentioned it. If bruney didn’t give up a run, would it still be the wrong move? You can just use goo relievers or you’ll burn them out. You need to spread out the experiences to keep the work load down. Joe knows we are going to the post-season. He is, especially now, not going to burn out his top choices.

            • Tank the Frank says:

              Nah his bullpen management I can’t take too much issue with for the reasons you mentioned. Again, I didn’t like the move with Aybar at the plate. And I do believe that’s the wrong way to play it for reasons I mentioned below…though I’m not sure it’s written anywhere in a book.

              Bringing the infield in is a strategy employed with less than two outs. In this case, it was Alex to guard against a bunt. At that point it would be a squeeze play or an otherwise perfect bunt for a basehit. But with 2 outs that’s not the best move. The best move for the Angels was to swing the bat, which they did.

      • Moshe Mandel says:

        In what sense? He shouldn’t have gone to Bruney. Otherwise?

      • Drew says:

        Why, because Bruney gave up a dinger, or because his DH is 2-3 and is not named Hideki Matsui?

        • Tank the Frank says:

          I didn’t like bringing the infield in with two outs on the Aybar RBI personally. It was a bad move. Not because it didn’t work out…but because it’s the wrong move to make in that situation.

          • handtius says:

            Are you reading some book that tells you these answers or, as I assume, this is your opinion?

          • Drew says:

            He didn’t bring the whole infield in. Al was the only in because Aybar bunts.

            • Tank the Frank says:

              Yeah, I realize that, that’s what I meant. I don’t like guarding against some crazy suicide squeeze play that the Angels may or may not employ while it makes more sense for them to swing the bat there, which they did. Moves like that are usually reserved for less than two outs.

              Is anyone going to make a point that it was the right move or just keep questioning my logic?

    • Lanny says:

      He got us 95 wins?

      Maybe if he actually managed well this team would have had 110 wins.

      Why be content with 95?

  78. Dela G says:



  79. Mike Axisa says:

    No Marte with Abreu up?

  80. Lanny says:

    After not pitching for a week it seems like Ace is hurting. Never listen to what teams especially the Yankees say. Its in the actions. If hes not getting into tonights game something is wrong with him.

  81. Dela G says:

    good job alby

  82. Dela G says:

    wow he hits everything

  83. Lanny says:

    So Hughes only pitches in close games that we are winning?

    Ok just want to make sure.

  84. Moshe Mandel says:

    Alby auditioning for a playoff roster spot?

  85. Drew says:

    Does Saunders come out for the 9th? He’s at 101 pitches.

    Fuentes Puhhhlease!!?

  86. Salty Buggah says:

    Non-RAB bloggers like Lombardi and that dude from Sliding Into Home will always complain about Girardi.

  87. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    I hope Guerrero goes to the national league i cant stand him when he hits against us when i found out last summer that was my uncle cousin i felt like beaten the crap out of him.

  88. Accent Shallow says:

    How was that not out?

    Regardless, game over. Fuck.

  89. Salty Buggah says:

    damn these 2-out RBIs

  90. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    I swear i fucking hate the Angels.

  91. Fuuuuuuckin’ A. This game has been incredibly frustrating.

  92. Dela G says:

    fucking A

    thank goodness that stayed in the park

  93. Accent Shallow says:

    That’s the first time I can recall seeing Rivera do something positive against the Yankees.

  94. Mike Axisa says:

    Hopefully Edwar is warming up. Maybe Mike Dunn too, just in case.

  95. Three runs… that’s probably Fuentes-proof. Probably.

  96. Dela G says:

    I still don’t understand why the hell hughes wasn’t brought in here

    He hasn’t been overworked or anything

    jesus christ

  97. Esteban says:

    The Yankees will never beat the Angels in Anaheim. Ever.

    Obviously not true, but WTF, this is ridiculous.

  98. BigBlueAL says:

    There goes Rivera again with his Soriano antics. The Yankees should just carry like 8 or 9 pitchers in the post-season….

  99. Keanu Reeves says:

    I hate when players go into, “Did you see me crush that ball? I’m gonna pimp it around the bases now”, and the ball doesn’t go out. Unless you hit a ball that is threatening to put a hole in the ozone layer…run out of the box.

  100. Mr. Troll says:

    Angels own the Yanks in Cali. Why are you guys so frustrated? You should of seen this coming and this is only game one of a three game sweep.

  101. Drew says:

    9th inning = magic time.

  102. Tom Zig says:

    bloop single, bloop single

    Fuentes comes in

    Swisher Smash

  103. Lanny says:

    So in a close game against the Angels he brings in Bruney and Alby. Why not Edwar for a few batters? Lets let the game get out of hand.

    Maybe Hughes is hurting too from all the cobwebs on him.

  104. Dela G says:

    wow shocked saunders is back

  105. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    Maybe Gaudin will stop the bleeding in Anaheim tomorrow night. Maybe.

  106. Dela G says:

    damn it tex

    you should’ve let him try and throw 3 straight strikes

  107. Salty Buggah says:

    damn, I had hoped Tex would get on.

  108. mustang says:

    I don’t care about logic or anything else I don’t want to see this team in the playoffs. Hopeful the Red Sox can take care of that..

  109. Dela G says:

    A-rod loves him some joe saunders

  110. Accent Shallow says:

    A-Rod is still good. Joe Saunders still isn’t. Runs against shaky Angels’ pen, please?

  111. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Our last chance was Fuentes coming in. This one is ovah now.

  112. Salty Buggah says:

    nice job Alex

  113. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Come on yanks we came back against Fuentes we can do it again.

  114. Jersey says:

    Waiting until the 9th to chase Saunders is not an optimum strategy here.

  115. At least A-Rod showed up.

  116. MikeD says:

    Fuentes…he’s on my fantasy team. I hate it when I have to actively root for one of my Roto players to explode.

  117. Accent Shallow says:


  118. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    son of a bitch.

  119. You have got to be fucking kidding me. I’m going to fucking scream.

  120. Dela G says:



  121. handtius says:

    fuck. my heart just cracked.

  122. Moshe Mandel says:

    One of those games.

  123. Keanu Reeves says:

    Oh boy…that rose my heart rate a bit.

  124. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Yeah, that describes the game right there. Frustrating.

  125. That Swisher at bat was this game in a nutshell: frustrating.

  126. mustang says:


  127. danny says:

    boo, i hate losing.

    /spoiled yankee fan.

  128. Tank the Frank says:

    I like playing at home better…
    Take two 2-run HR right off the board tonight.

    But the fallacy of the predetermined outcome!!!!

  129. Two strikes, two outs: This is where the magic happens.

  130. Dela G says:

    wow the A’s are being killed by the rangers

  131. Brazilian Yankee says:

    those overpowering sub- 90mph FBs are really giving the yankees troubles…

  132. cjc says:

    oh boy cano

  133. Dela G says:

    Great Eye Posada

    Great Eye

  134. Accent Shallow says:

    The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    What’s that? He’s here?

    Please, Robbie. Please.

  135. handtius says:

    tying run. lets do this cano.

  136. Drew says:

    LEts get it Robbie.

  137. Tom Zig says:

    tying run at the plate…COME ON CANO! I’ll never make fun of you again if you hit a HR here

  138. Keanu Reeves says:

    I pray to Mo that Robbie doesn’t see the runners on 1st and 2nd.

  139. Mike Axisa says:

    C’mon Robbie. Just see the ball and hit it.

  140. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Cano with RISP, can he do it?

    • Brazilian Yankee says:

      Of course he can’t. He hasn’t all season long, why whould he do it now. What a shitty game. Hope we can do better tomorrow.

  141. MikeD says:

    Yankee hitters have been off for the past week or so. They don’t slump for long periods, though, so let’s get it out of the way now before October.

  142. Fuck. This game sucked a lot.

  143. Accent Shallow says:

    Goddammit, Robbie.

  144. cjc says:

    fucking cano fuck this road trip seriously

  145. Brent says:

    God damnit Cano…

  146. Keanu Reeves says:

    He saw.

  147. Dela G says:



    FUCK !!


  148. handtius says:

    bah…we win he next 2.

  149. mustang says:

    Same old same old

  150. Salty Buggah says:

    OH NO, the seasons ovah! Bostons on fiyah!

  151. Drew says:

    ain’t that a bitch

  152. Tom Zig says:

    Pettitte kept us in the game. But the bullpen could not

  153. short bus says:

    fun exhibition game

  154. We lost, add one back to the magic number. Send it back to 9.

    (What’s that you say? It doesn’t work that way? Oh, nevermind then.)

  155. Dela G says:

    man the yankees missed a prime oppo to put the final nail in the red sox coffin


    And have matsui play both angels games

    Good God.


    • man the yankees missed a prime oppo to put the final nail in the red sox coffin

      No, we didn’t. We won’t have a prime oppo to put the final nail in the Red Sox coffin until we’re up 3-0 against them in the ALCS.

      You know how these games don’t matter for us? They don’t really matter to the Sox all that much either.

      • Dela G says:

        yeah i know, but i just want the division to be over with. I know they are going to make the playoffs, but a 6 game lead with greinke pitching tomorrow would pretty much silence all red sox fans about the division.

        I just take this too seriously


      • Keanu Reeves says:

        Correct. Obviously I would like to see them have HF Advantage and to finish on a strong note…but seriously. The only thing that matters is October.

        • Lanny says:

          Why dont these games matter? They are playing the 2 teams they will have to beat in October. They have to at least show they can win in Anaheim dont they?

          The people that say these games mean nothing have obviously taken Girardis lead. As you can see tonight with Bruney, Alby etc.

          • Keanu Reeves says:

            Look, every game matters. Perhaps I overstated my intent. But why would you worry about tonight? Obviously, tonight was not a must-win, so I don’t have a problem with resting Al and Hughes.

            Additionally, I take very little stock in the innings that Bruney and Alby threw. They will not throw important innings when the playoffs role around.

            Maybe you wanted Girardi to pull out all the stops tonight. That’s fine, you have every right and you’re certainly not wrong. But I’m not worried is all I’m saying.

          • Moshe Mandel says:

            Yup. It helped the Angels when they proved they could beat Boston last season.

  156. Tom Zig says:

    Does every game count as a playoff preview?

  157. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    wasn’t Matt Carson in are organization he just hit his first home run with the A’s.

  158. Lanny says:

    Why wasnt Marte brought in to face Abreu? Why even have 2 lefty’s out there? Isnt that why Marte is here?

    Girardi has a lot of explaining to do after this disaster. He better understand his decisions will be heavily scrutinized the next 2 weeks and in every single playoff game this team is in.

    I dont know how anyone can say they are 100% confident in him right now after the past 2 weeks.

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