Give that man a playoff rotation spot.
gaudin was fucking filthy
Keep the ball low, mix up your pitches = Gaudin.
Here’s something to chew on: A-Rod need 20 more homers for 600 career. He has the rest of this year, plus all of April, May, June, and most of July next year to get it before his 35th birthday. 35th!
I thought if he didn’t get hurt this year, he could’ve gotten to 600 this year.
He missed 28 games. He’s great, but I can’t see him hitting 20 homers in 28 games.
What about those other games where he had to be rested? Plus he had his rehab in-season, so maybe he hits more in the 116 games he’s played anyway.
Not saying he would have done it, but 47 homers for a healthy A-Rod isn’t unrealistic.
Playoff HRs count for this record?
I’m chewing on it…and I like it.
PECOTA doesn’t think he passes Aaron. I do not buy that.
PECOTA puts his chances of passing Bonds at less than 50%. That’s probably reasonable – and far far far higher than any one elses chances.
Fair enough, I just don’t think much of PECOTA.
(Why, you ask? Well, every year RLYW posts projections from various systems [PECOTA, CHONE, ZIPS, Marcel, some others], and then compares the projections to the results. PECOTA seems to be more off then the other systems. And of course, there’s this: http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....-superman/ )
PECOTA will never think that players will break all time records. PECOTA matches your career to a bunch of similar players and projects you based on that. If you’re breaking an all time record, there aren’t going to be many careers that are very similar to yours, if any.
Lightning in a bottle baby
Who doesn’t love the MVP’s swing.
That’s the Jeter I remember.
So every year I have to vote on approving moneys for my former highschool and the according school district.
They want 100+ mil this year. Same as last year and years prior. All for renovations, efficiency updates blah blah.. When the fuck are they going to ask me to approve some new books. When I was in Highschool and middle school, all my books were about 10+ years old. My brother started middle school this year, he’s got the same deal, old ass books.
I am a public school teacher and I approve this message.
teachers teach from what they did their first year with that text book. They keep the same notes for the same days of every year, it’s sad really, so changing text books will have to make them “do their job” and teach the kids as a teacher instead of someone who just reads a text book.
That’s really not where education is at these days, JSquared. Trust me. You’re talking about a very small percentage of teachers (who are mostly old and set in their ways). There is a lot of great, innovative stuff going on in teaching and little to none of it involves a textbook.
Wait, there’s a baseball game? Errrrr….
Well, i graduated from one of the better schools on Long Island in 08′ and i had plenty of teachers who had notes from years ago on transparencies, not that i care about teachers, but many of them do that, sure there are new things they do, but changing text books is costly money wise and teaching wise… is the point.
I don’t understand your point, but that’s okay. We can debate it after we win the Series.
He wanted to know why they didn’t change the books, my neighbor is actually the president of a school board and has had teachers complain about changing textbooks.
My point was that if they want me to approve 100+ mil which comes out of my taxes they should work on buying some new books for the kids. The quality of text books in public schools is appauling.
I know why kid’s don’t have new textbooks. Starts with a “C,” ends with “orruption.” So much money is absorbed by school districts it is ridiculous.
I just watched a special on how bad/expensive new texts are.
Maybe intro tonphysics and US History to WWII isn’t all that different.
Maybe there are lots of new and exciting things going on and little to none of it involves textbooks.
Maybe they’re trying to be responsible
There’s some talk here about not buying new books anymore–skip two years of programmed replacement and give all 7th graders a “kindle.” (so far parents are pretty men about the deal for tons of reasons)
From Kenny’s mouth to Jeter’s bat
nice steal for jetes
i hope he’s ok
So what is Mathis good for, again? So glad they’re resting Napoli for the playoffs.
Its amazing how much Jobamania has cooled off in recent weeks and months.
There’s been nothing to get too maniacal about.
Ugh… Get em on, get em over. wtf
Dammit, right the fuck at him. Someone go kill a chicken for BABIP luck.
The Angels move that runner over, guys!
Damn Jd. Too bad.
Chad Gaudin’s next inning is going to be interesting. Keep mixing your speeds!
bad luck for Texy there
Another reason for me to love the captain:
That steal put me in first place for the time being in my 10-team roto league.
This umpiring crew really love a strikeout.
Mark Teixeira is the answer
What was the question?
last Angel to hit a Grand Slam (there hasn’t been one this season) I think it’s the one off of Edwar from 2008
Ah ok. Yeah, Tex off Edwar. At least the Yanks won the nightmare of a game.
Maybe he’s playing “Jeopardy”
Tex, vs. Edwar, at the Stadium.
With the candlestick.
But Mathis pulled his glove up. Isn’t that a Ball!!???111?
He framed that pitch!?!?
cmon alex, you can’t stare that shit down there with this wide zone
i def remember that 10-9 game
J-Christ got picked off at first and the Yankees ended up winning on errors and what not.
Was that the time he fell down, or was that another game?
For such a speedy guy, Christian sure sucked as a baserunner.
14-9 i mean
Bucknor, thats a strike all day dude. Are you serious?
For a guy that good, I hate that A-Rod’s a guess hitter. He could just shut off his brain, let his instincts take over, and still mash.
I wonder how that’ll affect him as he ages . . .
In theory, yes. But not in practice.
Clint Barnes inside the park HR
Cmon into tonight, Gaudin’s FIP was about .30 higher than Mitre’s coming into tonight.
Looks like a hot pink helmet. Blue ftw
Man, Tex looked weird in the Angels uni in that highlight.
yea that just what I was about to say
yeah i agree
i love him in yankee blue
If the first base umpire wont do it, do it yourself.
That was awful. Hunter’s barrel went almost 3/4 of the way around.
Gaudin says fuck the ump, I gots this shit myself
Don’t you have to earn a scholarship, too Michael?
Willing to bet Joba makes at least one postseason start, as long as the Yankees don’t lose in the ALDS.
Oh, Andy. You’re so funny and clever.
I really hate the Angels’ announcers.
You know, I’ve never seen a HR in my few times playing OF in a game (not for a team or anything, just with friends). In fact, I’ve never seen a HR (except in a live MLB game) in real life, besides the few I hit. My neighborhood park is huge though.
i hit a homerun in my softball league last year (290 feet to center) beyond the centerfield wall.
that was the only HR i’ve ever hit in softball (about 60 or so games).
I hit quite a few (about 7 a year) as a jr high/high school baseball player, but a softball is so much harder to hit out of the park
290ft = Weak! :)
The park I play in is at least 400 to center, where I hit it but batting lefty helped. But it is the thin Colorado air here.
:D well next time i’ll do my best to hit 400 feet! However, the air is very dense/humid where i live (college station, tx), so the ball has to be murdered (especially at night) to get anywhere :(
damn gaudin is murderin em
For what it’s worth, Gaudin is really really inefficient when he pitches. Sometimes it feels like he just gets more lucky than Joba and gets out of jams better, is it more experience, better mental fortitude, or just more grit?~
Yea, he is usually inefficient. He is VERY lucky according to his FIP.
Well, of late Joba has been terrible, without command and just bad.
The normal Joba, who was winning but generally inefficient was not all that different from Gaudin. It’s just that we expect Joba to be Justin Verlander and throw 6-8 dominant innings. We expect Gaudin to not totally suck.
Gaudin has half the talent Joba has. If hes lucky.
Do ya Think They will celebrate clinching a Playoff Spot today ?
No, they said they’re only going to celebrate after clinching the division.
Thanks Mike didn’t read that.
Homerdeki strikes again.
GODZILLA IS ON FIRE!!
FUCK YEAH YANKEES!
Godzilla has been, well… Godzilla this year.
Not confident in the lead just yet, but I like this. Anyone else still think they’ll blow the division?
No, I don’t think the Rangers will catch up to the Halos.
No twitterisms! Please, for the love of Mo!
Also, no. It’s a lock.
Psh, Twitter? I don’t even have a facebook account, for crying out loud.
This just in: Yanks can’t hit homers off of playoff pitchers.
Well Santana is being banished to the bullpen for the playoffs, no?
I never bought into that crap anyway. This game is a good reminder why people need to chill out over the 4th starter, since the other team is going to be sending out theirs.
Should have traded him for Jonathan Sanchez or Noah Lowry when they had the chance…
Lowry hasn’t pitched since 2007
oh, you were being sarcastic about Matsui!
I thought you were being serious about Santana.
Ouch. I was one of those people. I figured get some trade value out of him while you can. I never expected this kind of year from Matsui.
Lowry seemed like an awful idea, even if Matsui had been done. Eek.
Alright. I’m convinced. They need to sign Matsui next year.
give him a contract
i see the light
Hideki crushed that one.
A little late but…Matsui!
What happened to Posada?
Foul ball of the foot, no biggie.
Fouled the ball off his foot.
Robbie closing in on 200 hits for the year
damn…they better sign matsui next year.
that was a crotunglious blast by hideki.
“Crotungilous” sounds oddly sexual to me. I’m not sure why. I might be a freak.
I thought the same thing.
It’s got a bunch of the same letters in the same order as that thing your wife loves when I do it for her.
It’s weird that my first thought was, “What about croutons and TSJC’s wife?” and then realized it’s crotungilous. Nothing to do with croutons.
Hey, let’s leave the wives out of this.
It’s not necessary… Number 2…
i don’t want to see them celebrate if we lose.
I know he just GIDPed, but I’m so glad Keith Law was wrong about Swisher being done. (Not to pick on Mr. Law, who I think is a solid analyst with a name like a deputy sheriff in a bad Western, but I believe he said something to that effect in an ESPN chat)
Upon reflection, he had issues with Swisher’s bat speed. *shrug*
nothing will be worse than buster olney’s obituary for alex rodriguez
saying that he was a “first baseman” and was on a “steep decline”
Yeah, I remember that. He said he looked like he didn’t care, no passion. I think Ozzie made him miserable.
Aybar fouled off like, three balls (as in out of the zone) in that at-bat. Sciosciaball at it’s best.
That was kind of funny.
Jeff Mathis sucks so bad that even BABIP hates him.
Yea, my latest one. I thought I hit a line drive double but it surprisingly got out and hit someone’s deck in their backyard. What was special about it was that it was A-rod-esque. It was my first time playing in about a year and it was the 1st pitch I saw. Straightaway center but again from my left side. I don’t remember hitting any HRs from my right side, though I reached the fence a couple of times.
me = DFA’d
What a fucking cheapie.
wow what a cheap ass home run
thanks for not calling strike 3 ump
If the Angels win this game, I’m remembering the non-strike 3 call. Horseshit.
I know Kay “has to” raise his voice when the other team scores, but does he have to get so enthusiastic?
He was just excited that he was actually right when he called it “driven deep”
cmon chad, you need ONE MORE OUT
ONE MORE OUT
That HR only happened because the ump refused to strike out Figgins on a slider that was clearly a strike. Gotta love them umps.
Nah, it was outside.
Problem is, he’s been calling that pitch a strike all game long.
Nah, looking on gameday it was outside.
Two straight XBHs to slap hitters? Yarg. Lock the state.
Come on, Chad! _one_ more out!
Haven’t had situations to use Aceves? Did he really say that? Really?
Chad is destined to go ND in every Yankee start it seems. On the plus, we win them all
oops, wrong button
cmon chad, find the fucking K zone
let’s get him out
One more pitch to get out of here, please.
Seeing Bobby Abreu’s generous yet oddly effective stomach paunch in that Angel Red reminds me of a certain someone…
let him face vlad
if he can’t get vlad out, then do something
Agree. Let’s see what he has.
Agreed. He has pitched a good game so far. Let him try for the win.
The wheels on the bus are falling off…falling off…
good call on that pitch.
I got a dollar that says that Gaudin gets out of this unscathed.
Your dollar, you just lost it.
Almost had him on the pop-up. Almost.
(gives RAB a dollar)
I know Joe wants to get him the win, but if Vlad reaches, you have to yank Gaudin. Sheesh, some managers would have yanked him after the walk.
Dammit, I thought he had it!
Fuck! I thought Jorge caught that.
it’s 0-2… WTF… down the middle?
A hanging one, no less.
He hung a slider. They got two bad swings on it, he just needed to execute and really bury it, and he couldn’t.
Still, pitch should have been off the plate so even if he did hang it, it wouldn’t have been hit that hard… *hopefully*
bring in ace
Sheesh, quick hook.
Zero reason to throw Vlad a strike. Bounce three sliders in the dirt, then consider it.
He fucked up. I’m sure it was supposed to be buried, that’s why Jorge called the breaking ball again.
Doubt that was what he wanted to do. He waned to bury that slider, but hung it, which is what happens to Gaudin when he tires.
You know, I doubt that was what he wanted to do. I think he wanted to bury that slider.
I doubt he wanted to do that.
He wants Joba to be the 4th starter? No, that can’t be it. Something about AJ. Yeah, that’s it.
Damnit, Jorge gave the “hanging slider right down the middle” sign again…
He’s so bad at calling games. Why would he do that?
Alright, that’s enough. Good move by Girardi.
great move by joe G
Eh, it’s obvious to me. I wouldn’t all it “great”.
damnit Chad…had him 0-2 too
Fangraphs has the Yankees WE% at 81%. Certainly feels like a lot less.
Who’s ready for AcevesRust?
Usually playoff starters have to go more than 4 innings. That goes for both Gaudin and Joba.
They should combine their forces.
Yup, right on time.
Gaudin’s okay but he’s a 5th starter and this is what 5th starters are.
It’s too bad you can’t flip his composure switch back to on, though.
I love that picture of Mantle in the magic number. That picture should be made a staple somewhere on the website.
Aceves’ lack of pitching: giving him a rest, or poor bullpen usage?
I think he went around…
Again, that is.
First base ump loves Hunter.
Twice. Fucking twice Torii’s swung and they called it a ball.
Torii Hunter is really making out on those check swings.
wow he totally swung
fuck you Mike Everitt
Acevesrust sez wut?
Sit down, Torii.
<3 Aceves <3
More runs, please.
ACE WITH DA HOOK!!!
LETS GO OFFENSE
See, Ace is alright. He’ll probably be getting lots of rest in the playoffs as well. Good to know he won’t suffer from rust.
Hunterophobia: The fear of calling seemingly obviously check swing strikes against Torii Hunter.
So thats where Aceves has been? Good to know. A guess pitching once a week does him well. I guess we’ll see the 12 pitches a week from Hughes tonight too.
Wow, you should change your name to Nostradamus…
haha, yes. Way Better.
ATTN: whozat: http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-594721
rock on, ok.
Another run or two would be nice. It’s nice to see Ace coming out with the good stuff, but 1/3 of an inning is a lot different than a whole inning or two.
Where was that range the last two seasons, Bobby?
Abreu eats pieces of shit like UZR for breakfast.
Bobby is killing me.
I can’t believe Abreu ran down Gardner’s flyball. He looks less athletic than Steven Hawking out there.
lol, now that’s funny.
is santana at 100 pitches yet?
Where’s A-Gonz? It doesn’t feel like a spillover thread without inane comments (of a trolling nature, I suspect) and four hundred comment responses.
Oh man, that’s a bummer. I enjoyed reading all that junk. It kept things lively.
He gave up on trolling in the first thread. Posted a mea culpa or something. TLDR
I gotta pass out.
Win expectancy at 84% currently, so if they blow it I won’t be pleased.
Night all, and now do you see why the Sox aren’t a concern?
They’ve lost a series to the Royals, and given up 16 runs to them in two games.
Why aren’t we hearing doom and gloom about them?
They have a 4 game set
k, so they gave up 16 runs to the worst offense in the league in two games, and will at best split the series with them.
Eh, going 2-2 against the Royals probably qualifies as a series loss.
Night. Have sweet dreams.
I gotta admit, I’m a little sad that we’re winning. That means the Mick is only going to have a scant few hours on the RAB sidebar before he’s gone.
He’d better start drinking now before it’s too late.
The Ghost of Billy Martin’s Liver may be able to join him.
lol I flipped over to Larry King. I heard Tyra Bank’s talking about her hair and that she doesn’t want to get into it because it is too political.
whoops, no need for an apostrophe.
please get out of this :)
God I hate the Angels.
Patience, young padawan.
I do not like this.
Damn, I guess Aceves needed 9 days of rest!
Woot, GMJ sighting.
lets go ace!
You get this feeling that the Mexican Jumping Beans will prevail in this game…
Is it just me or is Kay expecting the Yankees to lose this game?
I am too… =(
I think they have a 10% chance of winning. I don’t think they will score any more runs this game.
God I hate the Angels with a passion. It is embarassing that they keep singling us to death on 2 strikes.
you’ve got to be fucking kidding me
you are better than this shit
And this is where not having D-Rob hurts.
Let’s just hope we don’t get Bruney..
My prediction for the next six batters:
single, single, single, single, single, single
Yep. There’s now way you can run Aceves back out there for the 7th, but Joe’s clearly not going to use Hughes for two innings.
i never thought he would be missed this much :/
Ace is getting hit hard here.
Pitch should never have been close to being a strike…
Aceves doesn’t understand the concept of throwing 0-2 pitches off the plate. If there’s anything I have against the Gangster, he throws too many strikes.
Fuck, why can’t they go down easily?
That’s what SHE said!
what a flip.
He wont get figgins out here i dont believe
Out of curiosity, which Rice is it that eats paint chips?
Jerry? Sidney? Simeon? Suzan? Condoleeza?
Damon’s throw made it to the infield?
Take him the fuck out already. Gaudin didn’t get a leash this long.
Yeah, but who do you bring in?
oh my god
bases are fucking loaded
you’ve got to be kidding me
you really do
Knew it. Here come 100 more singles. F the Angels. The Yankees need to study some Red Sox tape.
Anyone else noticing how Bucknor’s strike zone tends to shrink when men get on base?
After being down 2-0, Aceves put every pitch in literally the same spot. Why not at least try to go inside?
These hanging breaking balls have accounted for most of the pitching problems tonight, it seems.
Ace is not fooling anyone. He looks like crap today.
Now they are throwing bats at posada. He should get ejected for being a @#$(!&@#($&!
GODDAMNIT HIDE THAT HAND BEHIND YOUR LEG!
My bad, rofl.
Are you kidding me? Hold on to the fucking bat.
fucking a izturis
Memo to Girardi. Thats what happens when a pitcher doesnt pitch for a week.
Why won’t he take a clearly inffective pitcher out?
hold onto the fucking bat cocksucker
bit harsh. my bad
I went with a combination of shift+numbers :)
Damnit, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!
Rule #1: Don’t get hurt.
Better the meat of the shoulder than hand.
I bet you the guy on first steals home and everyone in front of him scores.
Man, I thought we had some sad, fatalistic people here before, but you come in both guns blazing, don’t you?
Okay. Breathe. Get the last one now. Please.
Don’t worry guys Bruney’s warming.
If you’re not going to use Marte to face Abreu, then when the fuck are you going to use him? Awful job Girardi, just atrocious.
Maybe Girardi forgot that he has FOURTEEN guys in the bullpen.
Plenty of options. Plenty.
sit bruney down
put him on a plane back to siberia
And Joe doesn’t bring in the lefty to face Abreu because………..
This is hurting me. How come every time I turn on the Yankee game they instantly suck?
THen turn it off. Please
I hate umps.
So, Aceves has lost his command and has given up some hard contact, yet you keep him in against the guy who’s literally the most patient hitter in the league and who can hit with pop?
I bet Joe just wants to see him work out of it.
Mo knows he needs the work.
THat was definitely a strike.
Hey look! A strike!
Gift of a call.
He owes us.
c’mon ace, you got this
Wow. Aceves has some big balls to throw that one
Elevated pitches + Bobby = bad news
So perhaps giving a guy 19 days of rest (I rounded up) isn’t the greatest idea, huh.
Abreu is the perfect hitter for the Angels. Annoying slap hitter.
I think we can honestly have a debate now as to whether Girardi is a good manager. There have been more than a few very questionable decisions this season…I wish I could remember some of them from earlier on.
Si se puede!
This game is over.
So, we win?
He walked in a fucking run?
That fucking swing from Mathis makes me want tie him down and take swings at him till he gets the idea. Who the heck swings like that?
He had his bottom hand off the bat at the follow through of the swing, of course that shit bat is going to fly out of your hands. I’m so pissed at that, that I think it was on purpose.
wth i went to da chinese store and left the game 5-0 and came back its 5-4.
wtf is a chinese store?
I like how Abreu throws the bat like he’s tough or mad…
This is why you don’t let guys go 8 days without pitching.
:O! A GOD!
Best player in the game.
A-God > Angels.
Alfredo Aceves needs to buy A-Rod a steak and a blow job tonight.
what a play by arod.
There’s nothing quite like a bases loaded walk to make me squirm.
Arod with the CANNON
Anyone want to explain why Marte is even out in the pen? Why doesnt he just go home?
If he cant face lefty’s like Bobby A he shouldnt be on the team.
If the Yankees dont score more runs they will lose this game…
Why not go to marte vs abreu
nice play by a-rod.
For a guy who loves him some matchups that was a puzzling decision not to bring in Marte.
they got out of it
thank you lord
It’s cool, guys. Bruney will throw the 7th, so we can be sure to lose the game.
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