Sep
22

Game 152 Spillover Thread

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  • Dela G

    gaudin was fucking filthy

  • JSquared

    Keep the ball low, mix up your pitches = Gaudin.

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

    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!

    That’s insane.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I thought if he didn’t get hurt this year, he could’ve gotten to 600 this year.

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

        He missed 28 games. He’s great, but I can’t see him hitting 20 homers in 28 games.

        • Jack

          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.

    • Tom Swift

      Playoff HRs count for this record?

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

        No.

    • Salty Buggah

      I’m chewing on it…and I like it.

    • Accent Shallow

      PECOTA doesn’t think he passes Aaron. I do not buy that.

      • Chris

        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.

        • Accent Shallow

          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/ )

      • Ed

        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.

  • Tom Zig

    Lightning in a bottle baby

  • Dela G

    jeterian

  • JSquared

    Who doesn’t love the MVP’s swing.

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    That’s the Jeter I remember.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    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.

    WTF?

    • Pasqua

      I am a public school teacher and I approve this message.

    • JSquared

      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.

      • Pasqua

        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….

        Go Yanks?

        • JSquared

          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.

          • aphil

            herricks?

            • JSquared

              St. Anthony’s

          • Pasqua

            I don’t understand your point, but that’s okay. We can debate it after we win the Series.

            • JSquared

              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.

              • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

                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.

                • King of Fruity Hypos

                  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)

  • Salty Buggah

    From Kenny’s mouth to Jeter’s bat

  • Dela G

    nice steal for jetes

    i hope he’s ok

  • Accent Shallow

    So what is Mathis good for, again? So glad they’re resting Napoli for the playoffs.

  • Manimal

    Its amazing how much Jobamania has cooled off in recent weeks and months.

    • Pasqua

      There’s been nothing to get too maniacal about.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Ugh… Get em on, get em over. wtf

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Dammit, right the fuck at him. Someone go kill a chicken for BABIP luck.

  • Accent Shallow

    The Angels move that runner over, guys!

  • Reggie C.

    Damn Jd. Too bad.

    Chad Gaudin’s next inning is going to be interesting. Keep mixing your speeds!

  • Salty Buggah

    bad luck for Texy there

  • Keanu Reeves

    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.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    This umpiring crew really love a strikeout.

  • e mills

    Mark Teixeira is the answer

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

      What was the question?

      • e mills

        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

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

          Ah ok. Yeah, Tex off Edwar. At least the Yanks won the nightmare of a game.

      • Greg G.

        Maybe he’s playing “Jeopardy”

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Tex, vs. Edwar, at the Stadium.

    • Greg G.

      With the candlestick.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    But Mathis pulled his glove up. Isn’t that a Ball!!???111?

  • Salty Buggah

    He framed that pitch!?!?

  • Dela G

    cmon alex, you can’t stare that shit down there with this wide zone

  • Dela G

    i def remember that 10-9 game

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      J-Christ got picked off at first and the Yankees ended up winning on errors and what not.

      • Accent Shallow

        Was that the time he fell down, or was that another game?

        For such a speedy guy, Christian sure sucked as a baserunner.

    • Dela G

      14-9 i mean

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Bucknor, thats a strike all day dude. Are you serious?

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

    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.

    Like Vlad.

    • Accent Shallow

      I wonder how that’ll affect him as he ages . . .

    • Chris

      In theory, yes. But not in practice.

  • e mills

    Clint Barnes inside the park HR

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon into tonight, Gaudin’s FIP was about .30 higher than Mitre’s coming into tonight.

    • Salty Buggah

      *coming

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Looks like a hot pink helmet. Blue ftw

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

    Man, Tex looked weird in the Angels uni in that highlight.

    • Salty Buggah

      yea that just what I was about to say

    • Dela G

      yeah i agree

      i love him in yankee blue

  • JSquared

    If the first base umpire wont do it, do it yourself.

  • Keanu Reeves

    That was awful. Hunter’s barrel went almost 3/4 of the way around.

  • Salty Buggah

    Gaudin says fuck the ump, I gots this shit myself

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Don’t you have to earn a scholarship, too Michael?

  • Accent Shallow

    Willing to bet Joba makes at least one postseason start, as long as the Yankees don’t lose in the ALDS.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Oh, Andy. You’re so funny and clever.

  • rafael

    I really hate the Angels’ announcers.

  • Salty Buggah

    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.

    • Dela G

      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

      • Salty Buggah

        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.

        • Dela G

          :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 :(

  • Dela G

    damn gaudin is murderin em

    • Keanu Reeves

      Gaudin FTW

  • zs190

    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?~

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, he is usually inefficient. He is VERY lucky according to his FIP.

    • whozat

      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.

      • Lanny

        Gaudin has half the talent Joba has. If hes lucky.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Do ya Think They will celebrate clinching a Playoff Spot today ?

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

      No, they said they’re only going to celebrate after clinching the division.

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        Thanks Mike didn’t read that.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    seeeeeee yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Homerdeki strikes again.

  • Dela G

    GODZILLA IS ON FIRE!!

    FUCK YEAH YANKEES!

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Godzilla has been, well… Godzilla this year.

  • JSquared

    an H-BOMB!!

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Hideki-san!

  • Accent Shallow

    Lol@Santana

    Not confident in the lead just yet, but I like this. Anyone else still think they’ll blow the division?

    • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

      No, I don’t think the Rangers will catch up to the Halos.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      No twitterisms! Please, for the love of Mo!

      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        Also, no. It’s a lock.

      • Accent Shallow

        Psh, Twitter? I don’t even have a facebook account, for crying out loud.

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    This just in: Yanks can’t hit homers off of playoff pitchers.

    • sangreal

      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.

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

    Should have traded him for Jonathan Sanchez or Noah Lowry when they had the chance…

    • whozat

      Lowry hasn’t pitched since 2007

      • whozat

        oh, you were being sarcastic about Matsui!

        I thought you were being serious about Santana.

    • Tank the Frank

      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.

    • Accent Shallow

      Lowry seemed like an awful idea, even if Matsui had been done. Eek.

  • Keanu Reeves

    Alright. I’m convinced. They need to sign Matsui next year.

    • Dela G

      agreed

      give him a contract

      i see the light

    • JSquared

      Yes Sir!.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Hideki crushed that one.

  • Salty Buggah

    A little late but…Matsui!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    What happened to Posada?

    • Manimal

      Foul ball of the foot, no biggie.

    • HEY YANKEE FANS,

      Fouled the ball off his foot.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      He K’d…

  • Salty Buggah

    Robbie closing in on 200 hits for the year

  • kyra

    damn…they better sign matsui next year.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    that was a crotunglious blast by hideki.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      “Crotungilous” sounds oddly sexual to me. I’m not sure why. I might be a freak.

      • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

        I thought the same thing.

      • whozat

        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.

        • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

          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.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Hey, let’s leave the wives out of this.

          It’s not necessary… Number 2…

    • whozat

      …what?

  • kyra

    i don’t want to see them celebrate if we lose.

  • Accent Shallow

    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*

    • Dela G

      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”

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

      Yeah, I remember that. He said he looked like he didn’t care, no passion. I think Ozzie made him miserable.

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

    Aybar fouled off like, three balls (as in out of the zone) in that at-bat. Sciosciaball at it’s best.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    That was kind of funny.

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeff Mathis sucks so bad that even BABIP hates him.

    • Dela G

      hahaha IETC

  • Salty Buggah

    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.

    • Salty Buggah

      damnit

      me = DFA’d

  • JSquared

    Das Luck!!

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

    What a fucking cheapie.

  • Dela G

    wow what a cheap ass home run

    thanks for not calling strike 3 ump

  • Accent Shallow

    If the Angels win this game, I’m remembering the non-strike 3 call. Horseshit.

  • whozat

    …really? Wow.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    I know Kay “has to” raise his voice when the other team scores, but does he have to get so enthusiastic?

    • sangreal

      He was just excited that he was actually right when he called it “driven deep”

  • Keanu Reeves

    Bandbox.

  • Dela G

    cmon chad, you need ONE MORE OUT

    ONE MORE OUT

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That HR only happened because the ump refused to strike out Figgins on a slider that was clearly a strike. Gotta love them umps.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Nah, it was outside.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Problem is, he’s been calling that pitch a strike all game long.

    • whozat

      Nah, looking on gameday it was outside.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Crap.

  • Accent Shallow

    Two straight XBHs to slap hitters? Yarg. Lock the state.

  • whozat

    Come on, Chad! _one_ more out!

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Haven’t had situations to use Aceves? Did he really say that? Really?

    • sangreal

      Chad is destined to go ND in every Yankee start it seems. On the plus, we win them all

      • sangreal

        oops, wrong button

  • Dela G

    cmon chad, find the fucking K zone

  • Dela G

    let’s get him out

  • Accent Shallow

    One more pitch to get out of here, please.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Seeing Bobby Abreu’s generous yet oddly effective stomach paunch in that Angel Red reminds me of a certain someone…

    http://www.27pitches.com/wp-co.....ondesi.jpg

  • Dela G

    let him face vlad

    if he can’t get vlad out, then do something

    • Moshe Mandel

      Agree. Let’s see what he has.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Agreed. He has pitched a good game so far. Let him try for the win.

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    The wheels on the bus are falling off…falling off…

  • whozat

    good call on that pitch.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I got a dollar that says that Gaudin gets out of this unscathed.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      Your dollar, you just lost it.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Almost had him on the pop-up. Almost.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      (gives RAB a dollar)

  • Accent Shallow

    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.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Dammit, I thought he had it!

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

    Fuck! I thought Jorge caught that.

  • JSquared

    it’s 0-2… WTF… down the middle?

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      A hanging one, no less.

    • whozat

      He hung a slider. They got two bad swings on it, he just needed to execute and really bury it, and he couldn’t.

      • JSquared

        Still, pitch should have been off the plate so even if he did hang it, it wouldn’t have been hit that hard… *hopefully*

  • Dela G

    fucking A

    bring in ace

  • whozat

    DAMMIT!

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

    Sheesh, quick hook.

  • Accent Shallow

    Zero reason to throw Vlad a strike. Bounce three sliders in the dirt, then consider it.

    • whozat

      He fucked up. I’m sure it was supposed to be buried, that’s why Jorge called the breaking ball again.

    • Moshe Mandel

      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.

    • Moshe Mandel

      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.

      • whozat

        You know, I doubt that was what he wanted to do. I think he wanted to bury that slider.

        • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

          +1

          I doubt he wanted to do that.

        • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

          He wants Joba to be the 4th starter? No, that can’t be it. Something about AJ. Yeah, that’s it.

    • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

      Damnit, Jorge gave the “hanging slider right down the middle” sign again…

      • whozat

        He’s so bad at calling games. Why would he do that?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Alright, that’s enough. Good move by Girardi.

    • Dela G

      agreed

      great move by joe G

      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        Eh, it’s obvious to me. I wouldn’t all it “great”.

  • Salty Buggah

    damnit Chad…had him 0-2 too

  • Accent Shallow

    Fangraphs has the Yankees WE% at 81%. Certainly feels like a lot less.

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

    Who’s ready for AcevesRust?

    • JSquared

      Not Aceves.

  • Lanny

    Usually playoff starters have to go more than 4 innings. That goes for both Gaudin and Joba.

    They should combine their forces.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      (checks watch)

      Yup, right on time.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    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.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Ace

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    I love that picture of Mantle in the magic number. That picture should be made a staple somewhere on the website.

  • Accent Shallow

    Aceves’ lack of pitching: giving him a rest, or poor bullpen usage?

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    I think he went around…

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      Again, that is.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    First base ump loves Hunter.

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

    Twice. Fucking twice Torii’s swung and they called it a ball.

  • Accent Shallow

    Torii Hunter is really making out on those check swings.

  • Dela G

    wow he totally swung

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck you Mike Everitt

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Ace!! Bitches!

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Acevesrust sez wut?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Sit down, Torii.

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 Aceves <3

    More runs, please.

  • Salty Buggah

    ACE!

  • Dela G

    ACE WITH DA HOOK!!!

    YEZZUR

    LETS GO OFFENSE

  • AndrewYF

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • Keanu Reeves

    Hunterophobia: The fear of calling seemingly obviously check swing strikes against Torii Hunter.

  • Lanny

    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.

    • JSquared

      Wow, you should change your name to Nostradamus…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Nostracomplainermus.

        • JSquared

          haha, yes. Way Better.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
    • whozat

      rock on, ok.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    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.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Where was that range the last two seasons, Bobby?

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Abreu eats pieces of shit like UZR for breakfast.

  • Accent Shallow

    Bobby is killing me.

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    I can’t believe Abreu ran down Gardner’s flyball. He looks less athletic than Steven Hawking out there.

    • JSquared

      lol, now that’s funny.

  • Dela G

    is santana at 100 pitches yet?

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    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.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        Oh man, that’s a bummer. I enjoyed reading all that junk. It kept things lively.

    • sangreal

      He gave up on trolling in the first thread. Posted a mea culpa or something. TLDR

  • Accent Shallow

    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?

    • whozat

      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?

      • Tom Zig

        They have a 4 game set

        • whozat

          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.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Eh, going 2-2 against the Royals probably qualifies as a series loss.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      The Ghost of Billy Martin’s Liver may be able to join him.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    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.

  • Dela G

    cmon ace

    please get out of this :)

  • Brazilian Yankee

    God I hate the Angels.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Patience, young padawan.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I do not like this.

  • Dela G

    UGH

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

    Damn, I guess Aceves needed 9 days of rest!

    • JSquared

      WD-40 >

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Woot, GMJ sighting.

  • danny

    lets go ace!

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    You get this feeling that the Mexican Jumping Beans will prevail in this game…

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Is it just me or is Kay expecting the Yankees to lose this game?

    • Rice Eats Paint Chips

      I am too… =(

      I think they have a 10% chance of winning. I don’t think they will score any more runs this game.

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    God I hate the Angels with a passion. It is embarassing that they keep singling us to death on 2 strikes.

  • Dela G

    you’ve got to be fucking kidding me

    cmon aceves

    you are better than this shit

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

    And this is where not having D-Rob hurts.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Let’s just hope we don’t get Bruney..

    • Rice Eats Paint Chips

      My prediction for the next six batters:

      single, single, single, single, single, single

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      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.

    • danny

      i never thought he would be missed this much :/

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Ace is getting hit hard here.

  • JSquared

    Pitch should never have been close to being a strike…

  • Tank the Frank

    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.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Fuck, why can’t they go down easily?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That’s what SHE said!

      • handtius

        what a flip.

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    He wont get figgins out here i dont believe

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Out of curiosity, which Rice is it that eats paint chips?

      Jerry? Sidney? Simeon? Suzan? Condoleeza?

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Damon’s throw made it to the infield?

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

    Take him the fuck out already. Gaudin didn’t get a leash this long.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Yeah, but who do you bring in?

  • Dela G

    oh my god

    bases are fucking loaded

    you’ve got to be kidding me

    you really do

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    Knew it. Here come 100 more singles. F the Angels. The Yankees need to study some Red Sox tape.

  • V

    Anyone else noticing how Bucknor’s strike zone tends to shrink when men get on base?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    After being down 2-0, Aceves put every pitch in literally the same spot. Why not at least try to go inside?

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    These hanging breaking balls have accounted for most of the pitching problems tonight, it seems.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Ace is not fooling anyone. He looks like crap today.

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    Now they are throwing bats at posada. He should get ejected for being a @#$(!&@#($&!

  • V

    GODDAMNIT HIDE THAT HAND BEHIND YOUR LEG!

    • V

      My bad, rofl.

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

    Are you kidding me? Hold on to the fucking bat.

  • Dela G

    fucking a izturis

  • Lanny

    Memo to Girardi. Thats what happens when a pitcher doesnt pitch for a week.

    Why won’t he take a clearly inffective pitcher out?

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    hold onto the fucking bat cocksucker

    • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

      bit harsh. my bad

      • Rice Eats Paint Chips

        I went with a combination of shift+numbers :)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Damnit, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!

    Rule #1: Don’t get hurt.

  • pat

    Better the meat of the shoulder than hand.

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    I bet you the guy on first steals home and everyone in front of him scores.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Man, I thought we had some sad, fatalistic people here before, but you come in both guns blazing, don’t you?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Okay. Breathe. Get the last one now. Please.

  • Dela G

    gigantic out

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Marte pleae?

  • pat

    Don’t worry guys Bruney’s warming.

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Bruney?

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

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Maybe Girardi forgot that he has FOURTEEN guys in the bullpen.

      Plenty of options. Plenty.

  • Dela G

    sit bruney down

    put him on a plane back to siberia

  • Tank the Frank

    And Joe doesn’t bring in the lefty to face Abreu because………..

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    This is hurting me. How come every time I turn on the Yankee game they instantly suck?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      THen turn it off. Please

  • Moshe Mandel

    I hate umps.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I bet Joe just wants to see him work out of it.

      Mo knows he needs the work.

  • whozat

    THat was definitely a strike.

  • aj

    Hey look! A strike!

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Gift of a call.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      He owes us.

  • danny

    c’mon ace, you got this

  • aj

    Wow. Aceves has some big balls to throw that one

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Elevated pitches + Bobby = bad news

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    So perhaps giving a guy 19 days of rest (I rounded up) isn’t the greatest idea, huh.

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    Abreu is the perfect hitter for the Angels. Annoying slap hitter.

  • kunaldo

    crap

  • Tank the Frank

    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.

  • aj

    Si se puede!

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    This game is over.

    • Jersey

      So, we win?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Nope.

  • aj

    orale…

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    He walked in a fucking run?

  • ShuutoHeat

    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.

    • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

      izturis?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wth i went to da chinese store and left the game 5-0 and came back its 5-4.

  • kunaldo

    of course

  • JSquared

    I like how Abreu throws the bat like he’s tough or mad…

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    This is why you don’t let guys go 8 days without pitching.

  • danny

    AHHHHHHHH.

  • aj

    :O! A GOD!

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Best player in the game.

  • JSquared

    A-God > Angels.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Alfredo Aceves needs to buy A-Rod a steak and a blow job tonight.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    what a play by arod.

  • Keanu Reeves

    There’s nothing quite like a bases loaded walk to make me squirm.

  • pat

    Arod with the CANNON

  • Lanny

    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.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Arod!

  • Tom Zig

    FIRST BASEMAN!

  • Tank the Frank

    Holy dogshit.

  • Rice Eats Paint Chips

    If the Yankees dont score more runs they will lose this game…

  • EB

    Why not go to marte vs abreu

  • handtius

    nice play by a-rod.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    For a guy who loves him some matchups that was a puzzling decision not to bring in Marte.

  • Dela G

    thank god

    they got out of it

    thank you lord

  • whozat

    It’s cool, guys. Bruney will throw the 7th, so we can be sure to lose the game.