New thread, new luck.
Is it bad that the guy on the Stop Smoking commercial reminds me of snuffaluffagus?
That’s a positive outing for Andy. Looked pretty good.
I think http://twitter.com/bkabak disagrees.
There’s all sorts of interesting things in that Kabak twitterfeed, eh?
Yeah, nobody puts me to shame!!! lol
Not sure why. 7 baserunners in 6 innings, 4 of those in the 1st.
All I can think of with that 99 is Turk Wendell.
oh Turk the Jerk
Eh, Manny’s still #24 in my mind. It’s burned into my brain that way; a year in LA isn’t enough to undo that.
Um…has he always sported good ‘ol #99? I seem to remember him w/ a number in the 50′s…
I thought he was 38
You probably know better than I.
which is now Ian Kennedy’s
yankeenumbers.com is an awesome site.
Ooooh, you changed to a closeup of Berra. That’s gonna change the luck even more!
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.
Ur Yankees you date models! He’s Jersey he skiis in his jeans…its Saunders JOE saunders!
aight cmon bruney
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.
I don’t think anyone’s buying a Brian Bruney jersey, Mike.
I love how Kenny chuckled when he said that.
Kay no one on earth has a bruney jersey
not even his family members… haha
They all went out and bought #33 jerseys. They tell him it’s because it’s the number he wore when he first came up, but they tell everyone else it’s a Nick Swisher jersey.
How many people got screwed with Kobe Bryant changing to number 24..
i was one of them
damn what an awesome play
lol holy crap
That was so fucking awesome. The Yankees’ luck is most definitely changing.
Kick save and a beaut.
I dunno about that, Gorilla…
- Jesse “The Body” Ventura
Aceves hasn’t pitched in seven days and I’d like to know why.
he’ll prolly piggy back gaudin
Josh Towers can do that. So can Ian Kennedy, Edwar Ramirez, Jon Albaladejo, Mark Melancon…
its not like Ace has been very good post ASB. maybe they’re giving his shoulder/back extended rest
Hes probably got a sore shoulder. Its the Yankees. dont listen to what they say. listen to how they act.
The argentina national soccer team could use a decent player, Bruney?
Well-done. Maradona as HC = FAIL
Argentina is on the bubble behind…ECuador!
Nice play by brune. Hope he’s got that, later era wild thing going.
wow he murdered that ball
Get a new number douchebag.
Well, that sucked.
damn you Tex’s replacement
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.
Bruney gives and then Bruney kicks you in the kidneys until you pee blood for a week.
BRUNEY’S BACK !!!llll
I’m not the only one who thinks setting off fireworks after every home run is eternally lame, right?
no, you are not
No you’re not it’s ridiculous.
Especially in the American League.
not as bad at Shea Stadium having bring your dog to the game day. That worked well. Dogs fighting, crap and urine everywhere, ppl getting sick from the fur.
…and those represented some of the “better” things at Shea Stadium.
It’s Anaheim. They have Disney there. ‘Splains everything.
Would you rather the fireworks or the apple popping out every time?
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.
and thats what you get for using him in a 2 run game
Kendry Morales was certainly a nice later draft pick on my part on a lighter note lol
It’s okay, Aceves needs his rest.
I vote Bruney does’t make the postseason roster.
Who do you want instead? Skin and Bones ? (Edwar Ramirez)
11 man staff:
CC, AJ, Andy, Mo, Hughes, Aceves, DRob, Marte, Coke, Gaudin, Joba
[end of list]
What he said.
I’m not sure…let’s see. You’ve got CC, Burnett, Pettitte, Mo, Phil, Al, Coke, probably Joba, Robertson…how about Gaudin and/or Kennedy?
At this point, he’s not even the first guy to be adding between rounds if there’s an injury.
Although they should carry him to throw BP.
There is no spoon.
I like your style.
i vote with you on that
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.
At this point, it’s not even inconsistency anymore.
Bruney consistently doesn’t get the job done.
What Girardi was thinking by bringing him in, I have no idea. Woops.
I tend to agree with you. There’s two weeks left, and unless he can show something, he does not belong.
He was probably already on the outside looking in before that homer.
He’s DOA now.
Well the other guys got 2 weeks here to make a case. Gaudin can certainly make a case tomorrow and in his starts. Even IPK can.
True, everyone can make a case, but some guys have to prove it and some guys can only lose it.
As of now, Gaudin’s in and Bruney’s out. It would take something big on both sides to change either of those.
Chone Figgins has played 33 games at a position other than 3B from 2007-2009. He does not play all over anymore.
Not even Joe G. can justify having Bruney on the postseason roster nowadays.
He’s made worse decisions. I wouldn’t put it past him…
Robertson really needs to come back and make sure it isnt a decision.
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…
since the beginning of what?
if you say 2006 you’re just lying
Not hard to believe. It’s tough to be in love with a reliever with the kind of BB/9 numbers Bruney had when the Yankees got him. He seemed to have found something there for a while last year and early this year, but that’s long gone.
Hes like any normal reliever. They go thru spots where they are good. And more of ones where they are bad. Especially with those BB numbers. Its great that he throws 95. But when its straight it aint good.
Baseball-related fantasies I have:
Someone from the Yankees’ staff (don’t care who) no hits the Angels in 2010.
“On playing the Angels”
I don’t thinking the Angels read Ben’s thread today they still think these are the same old Yankees.
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
bruney needs a good,long off-season of eating. He was better with some weight. No, I’m not serious.
haha and Gaudin pitches tomorrow to save the day. Yes this is the NY yankees.
wow, just jump now
Well, to be fair, in his last two starts, Gaudin’s given up an .848 OPS. That’s not good.
3.20 ERA as a starter for the Yanks.
I miss Colter Bean.
Abbreviations dont count in scrabble god damn it!
Sorry guys, I hate most of these YES commercials.
If nothing of note happens this inning I’m going to bed. Enough raging for one day.
can we please start to tag this schmuck?
Well at least Boston lost.
Melky is making me wish Gardner is playing, and I have next to no faith in Gardner.
hell put in cervelli instead of molina?
Yes it has nothing to do with the fact that Matsui is a better hitter than Molina.
Now he pinch hits for Jose?
You’re a genius, Joe. I’m sorry for doubting you.
Let that be a lesson to you.
Hit’s the water…
just missed that
that’s nice, one back.
Fuckin A!! GODZILLA, BITCHES!!
GODZILLA WITH THE PH HOME RUN!
HOLY SHIT YES!
guess joe pushed the right button.
Yeah, if he hadn’t gonged on the Bruney button (and received a mild electrical shock from the ghost of Pavlov), it would be a 1-run game…
Who was saying earlier that Saunders looks like Matsui’s type of pitcher?
That’s my nickname! It’s copyrighted…©
THIS. IS. SPARTAAAAAAAA
Matsui loves the West Coast.
see yaaaa that y u had to start him joe.
Just imagine if we had Matsui for the whole game…
Good thing Matsui didn’t get the start against a lefty he couldn’t hit…
who’s spot does he take?
I don’t understand why people are so pissed JoPo got a DH day.
Yeah… it’s not, though.
Because that’s not the excuse Joe G. gave. He said he wanted to stack the lineup with righties to face the lefty.
Do you really think Joe went with Molina because he’s a righty?
He wanted JoPo to DH, not a big deal. Dude has 2 hits today.
C’mon Mike. Giving Matsui a day off is not a big deal.
He’s already a DH and they have a day off per week for the rest of the season, though.
I’m more annoyed that Girardi’s a slave to matchups, ignoring the fact that Matsui murders LHP.
He started 7 straight days. Posada sat for 3 days, so they want to get him some AB’s.
Matsui: Annoying or funny? I say annoying.
Its a good thing Matsui didnt start tonight.
C’mon lets blow this shit up!!
is this his first PH homerun
i swore he had a pinch hit game winning home run this year, right?
Well, on the bright side, the Sox will still be five back tomorrow, facing Greinke.
Maybe Edwar can pitch the 8th. We wouldn’t want the Yankees to get too close…
And then maybe Kei Igawa can get there in time to pitch the 9th.
Hell if ur gna go that far we can bring back Tanyon Sturtze.
Or maybe Melancon can hit someone to get a brawl to wake the offense up. He’s good at that.
Hopefully they put Brian Fuentes in soon.
Maybe we can win in the 9th on a questionable strike 3 call.
It will be a walk off HR for us, just because that’s what we do.
We just don’t come out for the bottom half of the inning, and record the shit as a walk-off win for us.
Deal with it, schmucks.
made me chuckle.
The umpires are intimidated by the LA fans…
I always felt that Matsui was isolated on the bench. Especially when there’s a walk off. Poor guy.
I love how Jeter checks his swing, his hands go all the way around but the bat stays on his shoulder. Crazy.
Another run or two, guys? Please?
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.
Serious reply: who would you rather see? Hughes? Albaladejo? Melancon?
Good thing Manager Joe also learned his lesson about pinch hitting for Molina.
Please, call him Robert.
well that was a good inning for the offense
now put in phil hughes you idiot
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.
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.
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.
Also: He’s like 59 years old.
stop babying him
still can’t believe he is younger than Ichiro
AHHHHH!!!!1!1 but teh joe giradhi is a moroon
It’s sad how Girardi will be remembered for “pushing the right button” with Matsui’s PH in an otherwise horribly managed game.
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.
He didn’t manage well tonight. Period. Nothing else to say really.
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.
No need to stop being a lady. My issue is with his decisions tonight, not you.
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.
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.
In what sense? He shouldn’t have gone to Bruney. Otherwise?
Why, because Bruney gave up a dinger, or because his DH is 2-3 and is not named Hideki Matsui?
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.
Are you reading some book that tells you these answers or, as I assume, this is your opinion?
He didn’t bring the whole infield in. Al was the only in because Aybar bunts.
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?
He got us 95 wins?
Maybe if he actually managed well this team would have had 110 wins.
Why be content with 95?
WHERE IS PHIL HUGHES?
Resting, where he should be.
Hes being saved for October apparently.
No Marte with Abreu up?
that would be over managing
doesnt make sense does it? 0.71 Whip, .150 BAA against lefties for Marte.
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.
so when we dont see you for a week while the Yankees are 5-0 what should we conclude?
Maybe…but I’m not so sure you can definitively say that. Hughes goes a month between outings…so maybe Al does that now too.
Mitre pitched yesterday and Gaudin pitches tomorrow. They want him rested incase Gaudin can’t go the distance
They have Towers for that.
Ace isnt the 5th starter caddy. Hes a valuable member of the set up crew.
good job alby
wow he hits everything
So Hughes only pitches in close games that we are winning?
Ok just want to make sure.
glad you could clarify that with yourself. anything other questionvyou’d like to answer for yourself?
So it would appear.
They have a tough line to walk, making sure he’s rested/ready for the playoffs, but not rusty. I bet we see him tomorrow.
today would’ve been better
you play to win the game, not the future
Alby auditioning for a playoff roster spot?
There’s definitely still hope for him. He could be useful next year.
Can I take that back?
Perhaps, but he’s a longshot.
Does Saunders come out for the 9th? He’s at 101 pitches.
You know Fuentes will go 1-2-3 if he gets in, right?
Non-RAB bloggers like Lombardi and that dude from Sliding Into Home will always complain about Girardi.
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.
How was that not out?
Regardless, game over. Fuck.
you disappoint me
damn these 2-out RBIs
I swear i fucking hate the Angels.
they’re almost in Red Sox territory now
Fuuuuuuckin’ A. This game has been incredibly frustrating.
thank goodness that stayed in the park
That’s the first time I can recall seeing Rivera do something positive against the Yankees.
Hopefully Edwar is warming up. Maybe Mike Dunn too, just in case.
Is there someone named Phil Hughes on our team?
No? That’s what I thought
Melancons out there. I guess this was the game to make sure everyone played.
Three runs… that’s probably Fuentes-proof. Probably.
I still don’t understand why the hell hughes wasn’t brought in here
He hasn’t been overworked or anything
don’t be ridiculous…8th inning with a lead only
The Yankees will never beat the Angels in Anaheim. Ever.
Obviously not true, but WTF, this is ridiculous.
Meh…I am a self-proclaimed uber optimist…but:
Andy was rusty to start, it seemed.
In a playoff game, Bruney and Alby only see the mound if Al, Coke, Hughes and Mo are abducted.
So…I’ll just say whatever.
This game was 3-2 Pettitte v. Saunders. The 4th and 5th runs were given up by pitchers who won’t be on the playoff roster.
There goes Rivera again with his Soriano antics. The Yankees should just carry like 8 or 9 pitchers in the post-season….
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.
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.
Your name ruins the surprise.
I’ll sweep you
9th inning = magic time.
bloop single, bloop single
Fuentes comes in
fly out, bloop single, bloop single
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.
Maybe Joe doesn’t give a shit.
wow shocked saunders is back
Maybe Gaudin will stop the bleeding in Anaheim tomorrow night. Maybe.
damn it tex
you should’ve let him try and throw 3 straight strikes
damn, I had hoped Tex would get on.
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..
A-rod loves him some joe saunders
A-Rod is still good. Joe Saunders still isn’t. Runs against shaky Angels’ pen, please?
Our last chance was Fuentes coming in. This one is ovah now.
OK nevermind, Fuentes coming in. We still have a shot.
nice job Alex
Come on yanks we came back against Fuentes we can do it again.
Waiting until the 9th to chase Saunders is not an optimum strategy here.
Was that really a “strategy”?
Joe: Everyone, take a knee. I want you fellows to take good AB’s, but don’t chase Saunders until the 9th inning. Then, we implement Phase Two.
we found a single weakness, buried deep in the plans. It’s called brian.
Joe is an innovator.
phase 2 failed.
At least A-Rod showed up.
Fuentes…he’s on my fantasy team. I hate it when I have to actively root for one of my Roto players to explode.
son of a bitch.
You have got to be fucking kidding me. I’m going to fucking scream.
I THOUGHT THAT WAS GONE
fuck. my heart just cracked.
One of those games.
Oh boy…that rose my heart rate a bit.
Yeah, that describes the game right there. Frustrating.
GTFO of my head.
That Swisher at bat was this game in a nutshell: frustrating.
boo, i hate losing.
/spoiled yankee fan.
I like playing at home better…
Take two 2-run HR right off the board tonight.
But the fallacy of the predetermined outcome!!!!
Two strikes, two outs: This is where the magic happens.
wow the A’s are being killed by the rangers
those overpowering sub- 90mph FBs are really giving the yankees troubles…
oh boy cano
Great Eye Posada
The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.
What’s that? He’s here?
Please, Robbie. Please.
tying run. lets do this cano.
LEts get it Robbie.
tying run at the plate…COME ON CANO! I’ll never make fun of you again if you hit a HR here
I pray to Mo that Robbie doesn’t see the runners on 1st and 2nd.
Like a horse, he needs blinders.
C’mon Robbie. Just see the ball and hit it.
I’m surprised the AB lasted as many pitches as it did.
You were anticipating a zero-pitch pop-out, maybe?
Cano with RISP, can he do it?
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.
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.
Fuck. This game sucked a lot.
fucking cano fuck this road trip seriously
God damnit Cano…
FUCKING A CANO
bah…we win he next 2.
he = the
Yeah ok. LOL>
Same old same old
I know, but the truth hurts sometime.
it hasn’t been the truth 95 other times this year.
But it seems like the truth when they are playing LAA in Cal.
OH NO, the seasons ovah! Bostons on fiyah!
i would rather lose to the angels then the royals.
ain’t that a bitch
Pettitte kept us in the game. But the bullpen could not
Silver lining: Pettitte will be pitching in October. This bullpen will not be.
But I thought this was a play off preview
And why wasnt the real bullpen used tonight?
fun exhibition game
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.)
man the yankees missed a prime oppo to put the final nail in the red sox coffin
JOE GIRARDI, I WANT TO SEE PHIL HUGHES IN EVERY EFFING CLOSE GAME. I AM TIRED OF SEEING BRUNEY PITCH. HE IS GARBAGE, ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. PUT IN HUGHES FOR 2 INNINGS OR GET ACEVES.
And have matsui play both angels games
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.
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
I feel exactly the same way. It’s okay.
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.
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.
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.
Yup. It helped the Angels when they proved they could beat Boston last season.
Another good point. See also 2007. Remember how the Yankees dominate the Indians in the regular season? It doesn’t mean so much come October.
It also helped us against the Tiger a few years ago…well, never mind.
Does every game count as a playoff preview?
wasn’t Matt Carson in are organization he just hit his first home run with the A’s.
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.
SSS. 5-2 is not a disaster. Pettitte pitched pretty good = not a disaster.
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