• Tom Zig

    Hughes isn’t availiable today, is he?

    • chriskeo

      He should be able to pitch one inning, if he didnt throw too many yesterday, and with the off day tomorrow, but lets see what the score is after 7.

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

        38 pitches last night.

        • chriskeo

          *gasp, does that mean… we’ll see bruney with a small lead?

          • JGS

            that’s what I’m worried about

        • Tom Zig

          Curt Schilling?

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

        Didn’t he throw like 33 pitches last night?

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

    I didn’t want him to give up the ball.

  • BigBlueAL

    How the fuck is this bullpen going to get 7 outs to get the ball to Mo w/o Ace or Hughes????

    • pat

      Duct tape and magic.

    • Tom Zig

      Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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

      Ian Kennedy.

      • handtius

        +3

    • Sleepy Carl

      IPK?!?!?!?!

  • handtius

    Pat, it was yesterday in the first game thread, I believe.

    • pat

      Ahh ok cool thanks. I’m kind of excited to read it. I think that makes me a big loser.

      • handtius

        yeah, I does. But, ya know, we still like you.

        • pat

          Heh thanks. I was expecting something different when you said he outed himself.

      • Zack

        dude, im running over to go read it too

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

        Jeets with the WICKED SHAAAP BATTING EYE

  • handtius

    Burnett didn’t get that call.

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

    That second pitch was definitely not a strike. Maybe that makes up a bit for the last BS walk.

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

    Where was that pitch??!?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Horrible umpiring as usual.

    • V

      Jinx?

  • V

    Wow. Where was that pitch??!

  • handtius

    this ump is waterboy.

  • Tom Zig

    That was strike 3

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

      Looked a bit low to me, though it was close. Whereas strike 2 looked high. Not even close.

  • Yankee1010

    Where did that damn pitch miss?

  • chriskeo

    That was scarier than it should have been, i miss swisher’s defense

  • BigBlueAL

    So Marte for Aybar and Abreu then dare I say it Bruney???? I cant imagine Hughes pitching today.

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

    Girardi pushes the right button again. heh, some people would make you think he’s never made a good move out of the pen.

    I didn’t want AJ facing Chone, dude was on fire and AJ hasn’t had an answer for him today.

    • Zack

      Alby?

    • Goldmember

      If I wasn’t so lazy, I would look into other manager’s bullpen moves. I mean besides TLR, of course. I think every fan is unfairly harsh on their manager’s bullpen choices, most of the time.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        That’s an understatement.

        Go on some Sux sites. Team hadn’t won shit in 86 years, Tito wins 2 WS in his 1st 4 years, and some of those Massholes want to bury the guy.

        • Zack

          Well there is no reason that Varitek should be playing more than once every 5 games. Or Ortiz getting more DH time over Lowell. Or Drew sitting against LHP.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            I see absolutely nothing wrong with that!

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

    Three innings for the B-grade bullpen…

    I would like more runs now!

  • handtius

    Does anyone think the umping is really bad this year, like worse then usual? I can’t remember it being this bad.

    • Tank the Frank

      I was just thinking the same thing. The strikezone shifts from day to day and the umps have had some itchy trigger fingers when it comes to ejections. Add that to the fact that we’ve seen some egregious calls go against the Yankees this year.

      • pat

        Yeah but we get our fair share of missed calls too. Gardy was actually out at 2b last night. It all evens out in the wash.

        • handtius

          I wasn’t saying against us, I was just saying in general. Umps have been off this year. Lazy, old, what ever color or nationality umps are.

          • Tank the Frank

            I agree it’s been the whole league. But I’m just pointing out that we’ve had our share of bad calls too.

          • Ed

            Eh, I don’t think the umps are off any more than they normally are. It’s just that we have Pitch F/X now, which makes it a lot easier to get people on the internet to listen to you when you feel like complaining about the call on a specific pitch. Pitch F/X also provides a way for people who didn’t watch the game to have an opinion on the issue.

        • Tank the Frank

          Maybe, but that only strengthens the argument that the umpiring has been consistently bad.

          Plus that was a close, close call on Gardy. You could barely notice he came off the bag for a split second on slow-mo. The ump really didn’t have a good angle there.

  • Tom Zig

    Does anyone know how accurate Gameday is with the pitch movement and locations?

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

    Why is Molina playing over Cervelli? They’re both sub-par offensive players with good D, good arms. At least Cervelli has a bit more speed. Any chance we see Molina next year?

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

      Doubt it.

  • Tom Zig

    Jose Molina:

    0-3

    5 pitches

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

    Have Bulger and Fister ever played on the same team?

    • Tom Zig

      heh

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

    TSJC said this earlier, but I’d like to visit it: Who wants to see IPK pitch? I sure as hell do.

    • JGS

      second that

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

      WE-WANT EEE-AN!
      (clap clap clap-clap-clap)
      WE-WANT EEE-AN!
      (clap clap clap-clap-clap)

    • Tank the Frank

      Fo realz.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      i do as well

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

      I think everyone would enjoy an IPK sighting.

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

        It seems unanimous, then. He’s a local boy, too.

  • JGS

    what’s going on?

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

      I think Hairston is injured?

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

      Hairston’s wrist acting up, they yanked him. Pena coming in.

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

    A-Rod sighting? My money is on Pena.

  • Dax J.

    I’m seeing an injury delay in Gameday. What’s up?

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

      Hairston seems to have some sort of wrist injury. Pena is PHing.

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

    damn looked like J-Hair said he felt something pop.

  • stew

    hairston hurt? pena PHing

  • JGS

    why is Pena pinch hitting? (not what happened to hairston, but why Pena?)

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

      Girardi doesn’t want to take away rest from his regulars + Pena has better defense than Hinske.

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

    It’s not a big deal but why not let Al ph then send Pena out to third?

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

    Peña pinch hitting?

    Who does Juan Miranda have to blow to get a PH opportunity?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      I rather have Hinske ph.

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

        I’d rather have Miranda pinch hit because he’s just wasting away down there. Throw the kid a bone.

        This game doesn’t matter anyway…

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

      Maybe they’re saving him as a PH for Molina later? Or Duncan?

    • Goldmember

      How do you know he didn’t do that already to get called up?

  • stew

    prob because he can play 3rd? Sounds like they want to give A-rod full day off.

    • JGS

      so why not Damon or Miranda

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

      Yeah, but you can have Hinske or Miranda take a pinch-hit spot and then let Peña be the defensive substitute. Mix it up a little, let some of these boppers have a go at the plate.

      • Slugger27

        100% agree…. let hinske hit, then pinch run pena if hinske reaches or just sub pena for hinske next inning if he doesnt…. i just dont get that

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

          You know, have some fun.

          Maybe go down to SeaWorld, take your pants off… see what happens.

  • stew

    and peña strikes out…

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

      In all fairness, Pena wasn’t sent up as a ph because of his hitting ability.

      • stew

        True, but you can still let him pinch run if you wanted someone with a better bat.

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

          yeah I’m just guessing Joe doesn’t want to risk someone getting hurt and not having someone to replace them. Also, it’s not like he had much time to make up his mind.

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

        Shoulda had IPK pinch hit.

        (still wants Ian)

    • Goldmember

      Hairston strikes out, right? Doesn’t it go to his stats?

      • JGS

        does it? that seems unfair

      • chriskeo

        thats a good point, i really dont know.
        Mike?

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

          No idea.

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

            According to this, if Hairston had left with two strikes and Peña had gotten the third, the K would be charged to Hairston. Since Peña made all three of the strikes, he gets charged with the K.

            A batter also does not have a plate appearance in the rare instances when he is replaced by a pinch hitter after having already started his turn at bat (in such a case, the pinch hitter would receive the plate appearance). (However, notice that if a batter is replaced when he already has 2 strikes, and the pinch hitter then completes the strikeout, the at-bat is charged to the 1st batter.)

            http://www.statemaster.com/enc.....appearance

  • pat

    I wanna see IPk as much as the next guy but I don’t know if his best re-indoctrination to MLB hitters should be protecting a 1 run lead late innings in Anaheim.

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

      Throw em into the fire!11 See if he’s a bust!!!111!

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

      STOP BABYING HIM YOU POSITIVE POSSE PANSY!!!

      /IronHorse’d

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

    I feel like I’m reading War & Peace. Hurry the fuck up, Bulger!

    • Slugger27

      ietc

  • handtius

    zombieland looks like an enjoyable ride.

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

      Looks trite to me. Zombies, how new and different!

      • Tom Zig

        zombies always make for a good movie

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

          Totally disagree.

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

            CATFIGHT!!!!!

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

              Ramiro Pena’d

      • handtius

        nothing is new and different. It’s all how you make it your own.

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

          I see what you mean, but frankly, zombies seem to be overdone with little imagination. This may be different but it seems to have shades of the zombie satire movies of the early, mid-2000s. I’m not looking for Citizen Kane with zombies, but it doesn’t seem like it brings much new to the table.

          • handtius

            I disagree, but will wait to see the movie before I continue to argue the point.

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

              Sounds good. Let me know how it is after you check it out.

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

      That role was MADE for Woody Harrelson. It’s what he was born to play. Best casting since Muhammad Ali played Muhammad Ali in the movie “Muhammad Ali, the Greatest”.

      • handtius

        I love the role. reminds me of his roll in Natural Born Killers.

        Real reason I want to see.

    • Tank the Frank

      Is that going to be a spoof of Adventureland? The same kid is in both movies, Jesse Eisenberg. I really loved Adventureland. Great movie.

      • handtius

        No. Actors are aloud to play in multiple movies where there are not the same theme. New rule, except for mike myers. he’s stuck in that contract for about 10 yrs now.

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

    That was disappointing.

    • pat

      You know what I’m gonna say here.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Are we counting on Marte to get through the 7th? That might not be a good idea.

    • Zack

      Yes they are, 2/3 at least.
      Is there a better option besides a 3 inning Mo save?

  • Nels

    I don’t have much confidence in the Yanks bullpen w/o Hughes, Aceves, Coke and Robertson available. I’m prepared for an adventure.

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

    Thank Mo Gardy didn’t pull that dive shit.

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

      Yeah. If he makes it to 3rd (or home) on that, I’m finding my torch and my pitchfork and waiting outside Gardner’s house.

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

        /crazy Bill’s fan’d

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

          They’re artists, not vandals!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    marte ge a dp

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      hey marte listen to me

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

    We’re gonna need a bigger run differential.

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

    Straight cash homey. Got MArte.

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

    there it is!

  • JGS

    phew–that was awesome

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

    That was nice.

    Thank you again, Bobby!

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

    Oh boy.

    Torii>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Albe

    me scared

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

      good first pitch.

      • pat

        Hahaha damn.

  • handtius

    who pitches the 8th? I’m completely at a loss if it’s not Hughes.

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

      KEN-NE-DY!
      KEN-NE-DY!
      KEN-NE-DY!

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

      You know who it’ll be. You get one hint. It’s starts with “B”, and ends with “rian Bruney’s shittiness” .

      • handtius

        made me laugh..thanks. agree with Tommie though, or hopefully agree with it.

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

    That’s some hot DP action right there.

    (3… 2… 1…)

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals
      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        Living in New Jersey, I can say that about 80% of the men on that site are from my state.

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

        Mmmmm, that’s some nice Ass Pear right there.

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

    Nice chuck by Shelley.

    • chriskeo

      makes up for the nice belly flop

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wow phil coke coming in.

    • Zack

      Morales is horrible against LHP

  • Tank the Frank

    I heard Suzyn Waldmen say Coke lost eight pounds from that instestinal virus. Those are tough to come back from. Hopefully he can make some good pitches here. I don’t expect his velocity will be the same.

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

    Good thing there’s a day off tomorrow.

    And D-Rob is coming home.

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

    Shelley is a horrible fielder. Anyone who complains of Swisher’s lack of grace out in Right, please observe.

    • Lanny

      He makes Swisher look like Ichiro.

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

    WTF, why not have Albie walk Morales??

  • Goldmember

    Kendry Morales looks like something/someone, but I can’t put my finger on it. Anyone else have an idea?

    Being serious here.

  • Lanny

    Couldnt Marte have given up a double to Hunter?

    • Zack

      yeah but then you who have bitched that they left Marte in

    • Joebrah

      no shit.

      exactly what i was thinking.

      i really love this mixing and matching.

      save the bullpen for joba starts, you need them!

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

        lol, Joe can’t do anything right…

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

          WTF WHY THE HELL IS GIRARDI CHEWING SUNFLOWER SEEDS INSTEAD OF SKOAL DIP?!?!??!?

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

            Because his doctor said he’d have lung cancer, heart disease, throat cancer, bladder cancer, overmanigitus (it’s like meningitis)…

            Love that commercial.

          • Joebrah

            srsly!

            what a pussy.

  • handtius

    This has shite storm written all over it. I’m hoping the weather forecast is wrong as usual.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    So about Molina being a lazy-shit behind the plate this year and stabbing at balls….

  • BigBlueAL

    TSJC might get his wish!!!!

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

      MY THREEWAY WITH ESTHER BAXTER AND MELYSSA FORD?!??!?!??!?!

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

        +steaks (I’m assuming blowjobs have already been included).

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

          I’ll need the protein in the steaks for energy.

          http://images.askmen.com/photo...../83503.jpg
          and
          http://api.ning.com/files/dbZS.....rtatoo.jpg

          (not safe. DUH.)

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

            Sorry:

            http://bit.ly/14mJ5w (NSFW)

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

              That ass is something otherworldly. Aside from nailing obese girls with low self-esteem, my other thing is asian girls with a thick ass.

              • Sweet Dick Willie

                Aside from nailing obese girls with low self-esteem,

                Are you related to pat?

            • handtius

              I like steak.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Ian Kennedy in the pen.

    • chriskeo

      really?

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        yepp he was warming up hell be in there for the 8th

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

      Where’d you hear that?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    good job coke.

  • pat

    OOO cokie, u sneaky bastard.

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

    THANK MO.

  • Lanny

    Why not give Kennedy a shot? he cant be worse than bruney, edwar, alby, melancon, etc.

  • acb

    idk why it took 3 pitchers to get out of the 7th inning. girardi does some odd things in 1 run games.

    • pat

      well our top non-mo bullpen guys are unavailable. That is a problem.

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

      Well, he planned on using two pitchers, then Albe gave up a double. I blame Joe!111!

    • Zack

      Player 1:
      vs RHP .288/.358/.489
      vs LHP .353/.417/.627

      Player 2:
      vs RHP .308/.362/.584 27 HRs
      vs LHP .292/.307/.492 4 HRs

      Without your elite arms available, would you want a LHP or RHP pitching to player 1?

      Same question for player 2?

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

    Seeing that it’s the 8th, how many runs do the Yanks put on the board?

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

    Kendry Morales looks like a fat, bloated Billy Zane.

    • handtius

      Oh, I see that one.

    • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

      He’s a cool dude.

      • pat

        Hahah thats what I was gonna say.. WHY DONT U LISTEN TO UR FRIEND BILLY ZANE

        • pat

          WHY DONT U LISTEN TO UR FRIEND BILLY ZANE

    • Goldmember

      That’s a good one. Maybe a those big fat characters from Fraggle Rock? No, something else.

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he’s a cool dude.

      • Tank the Frank

        I’ve heard stories Derek he’s limber, he’s too limber!

      • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        God I’m slow on these jokes.

    • Marcus

      Fat, bloated Billy Zane = Full Metal Jacket-era Vincent D’Onofrio

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

        That works.

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

    Now they send Hinske?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    finally Eric Hinske in there.

    • acb

      whos gonna replace hinkse in rightfield though?

      • Mike bk

        maybe damon in left, melky to right?

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

        Freddy.

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

          Bingo.

        • Mike bk

          anyone know anything about his d other than just his speed?

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        guzman

      • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

        Melky, Gardner, and Guzman in the outfield in the outfield. They should be able to chase down some fly balls eh.

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

        Uh, Guzman.

  • Mike bk

    busy day for hinskie. hope he isnt too exhausted. haha

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

    Guzman to the third!

  • Tank the Frank

    I love this whole “speed” thing off the bench.

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

      +1.

      I love meaningless September games. All the fun, twice the players, none of the pressure.

  • Accent Shallow

    Napoli is such an amateur. Gorgeous.

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

    to third!

  • Lanny

    Guzman would be some heck of a player if he could get on base at a .350 level. Gardner too.

    • pat

      I guess that means Gardner is some heck of a player?

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

        Point, pat.

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

    Unlucky for the melkman.

    • handtius

      yeah. he seems to be (hopefully) be coming out of his slump.

      sidenote: there you go Tommie.

  • acb

    god damn this commercial is so annoying. STFU no one cares.

  • Tank the Frank

    Such crap luck! That’s happened a lot lately…singles ticketed to CF knocked down by the pitcher.

  • chriskeo

    So can Guzman field well?

    • pat

      He runs well, that’s no guarantee he can field well.

  • Teix is the Man

    IPK IPK!

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

    OMG IPK.

    Awesome.

  • Mike bk

    here we go IPK. the new 8th inning guy. just wait for francessa.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh shit, it’s Ian Kennedy!

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

    someone tell yes it’s 3-2, not 4-2

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

    IPK! Awesome!

  • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Um… IPK. This is awesome. Heads are exploding all over the NY-metro area right now.

  • chriskeo

    nice grab!

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

    IAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    U-S-A!
    U-S-A!
    U-S-A!

    • Rey22

      /Conan O’brien’d

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

    Nice play, Ramiro!

  • Rey22

    What better way to say welcome back to the bigs, Ian than to throw you into the 8th inning (most important evar11) of a 3-2 game going for the first series win there since forever.

  • Lanny

    Would make for some story if Kennedy could be a vital member of this bullpen. Especially teaming with Hughes.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Sorry if I missed it but is Mo available today?

    • pat

      yup

  • Dela G

    hey look at that it’s ian kennedy!

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

    Kennedy throwing 93.

  • Dela G

    cmon ian, you got this my man

    you’ve got this

  • handtius

    TAKE HIM OUT!!!11!!1111!22@$%UY568698789%^84#!!!

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

    It almost looked like he leaned into the pitch.

    • sangreal

      Yeah, I guess that is one way to avoid the sombrero

  • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Kendrick dropped his arm into that pitch as he started to swing.

  • chriskeo

    DP?

  • Jay

    Kennedy throwing 93 and plunking guys…

  • pat

    Guys, John Sterling is flabbergasted.

    Just thought you should know.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday has Kennedy at 92-93, but the fastball loses a bit more speed on the way to the plate than it does for some other guys.

    • pat

      Does that make it a changeup?

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

    YEAH, IAN, YOU SHOW THAT LITTLE FUCKER WHO’S BOSS!!!!

    First day in prison: Kick some random guys ass just to show everyone you’re not going to take anyone’s shit.

  • Nels

    Is Mo warming for the 4 outer?

  • Ivan

    Come IPK.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Anyone watching on MLB.tv just have it switch to commercial?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I paid good money for this shit, and have hardly used it in the past month….and then it goes to fucking commercial mid-pitch!

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

      I’ve seen more Breyers commercials in this inning than previously in my entire life.

      /rage

  • Goldmember

    John Kruk and Steve Phillips just jizzed in their pants. Ian in the 8th is too much for their tiny brains to comprehend.

  • Dela G

    get that command :)

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

    He doesn’t do the little Mike Mussina bow anymore.

  • Dela G

    man he got squeezed on that pitch called ball 3

  • mustang

    I’m surprise RAB is still up and hasn’t explode from the excitement of having IPK on the mound.
    LOL

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

      All the normal IPK haters are still sleeping off their hangovers.

      • mustang

        Not a hater at all I’m pulling for kid. I just see him for what he is not for what everyone wants him to be.

        Welcome back IPK !!!!!!

  • Mike bk

    that 2-1 was a strike.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Ok, welcome back Ian now we have a division to win. Lets go !!!

  • handtius

    he’s got the Marky M decease.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Poor Kennedy. This is too much for him.

    • Zack

      IPK>you

  • Dela G

    effing A

    kennedy just does not have the command at the moment

  • Mike bk

    i assume we have a bunt coming that u take napoli out for this dude?

  • JGS

    why can’t you believe that Bruney isn’t in, Jawn? you’ve said like 30 times that you are flabbergasted

    Bruney sucks. so does Mitre. who would you throw, Towers?

    • Jersey

      Mo knows he’s nothing if not repetitive.

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

    Let’s go, Ian. Get out of this.

  • J.R.

    WTF did everyone else lose the game on MLB.tv?

    • J.R.

      never mind, I just needed to log back in.

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

    I’m confident he’ll get out of this. I don’t know why, I just am.

  • Russell NY

    Yea we’re screwed. They’ll walk and single this guy to death.

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

    Macier Izturis reminds me of Wilmer Valderrama.

  • Mike bk

    there u go Ian.

  • Goldmember

    Can somebody call the ASPCA or PETA about the monkey?

  • Dela G

    HUGE FUCKING K!!

    HUUGE!

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

    Talk about a swing and a miss.

  • chriskeo

    holy crap, the bat went further than the ball!!!!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Save the Big 3!!!

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

    Haha, that was so awesome.

  • Ivan

    IPK!!!!!

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

    What could Scioscia possibly be thinking here?

    “Should I let Vlad Guerrerro, one of two players in history with 1,000 hits for one AL team and one NL team, pinch hit here? Nah, Maicer Izturis will do just fine.”

    • Ivan

      It was a hard decision mike, really hard.

    • Jersey

      It’s called playing the percentages.

      /burns’d

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

    Ian killin kids!!!

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Hold on to your bat you F’n jerkoff.

  • JGS

    you have an off-day tomorrow

    good job Ian, give the ball to Mo now

  • Accent Shallow

    Can Kennedy get Figgins? Figgins seems like he’d eat Kennedy for breakfast.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOM, MAKE IT EXPLODE!!!!!

    (I’m still so jazzed just to see IPK.)

  • handtius

    would you walk figgins here?

    • handtius

      guess yes.

  • chriskeo

    Is anyone else having trouble loading the page?
    Time for a spillover thread?

    • Dela G

      yeah its really slow for me

  • Charlie

    this is bullshit. mark melancon is sitting there like, “what the fuck did i do to girardi”. i can’t understand how you use kennedy over melancon or even bruney here.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Mo should be in this game…

  • Dela G

    WHERE DID THAT MISS?

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Unintentional intentional walk?

  • Lanny

    Well nice effort Kennedy. 2 walks and a HBP aint gonna cut it.

    • Accent Shallow

      One more strike and he has an incredibly shaky hold.

      One screw-up, and shit.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Oh, but it did!

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

    Oh sweet Mo, just one more non-contact strike.

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

    get it young fella

  • Russell NY

    Miracle if he escapes this

  • Mike bk

    damn he had him.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Lovin me some Molina….

  • Gregg

    Oh man IPK!!!

  • chriskeo

    does he throw that again?

  • JGS

    wow, Jawn is really angry about this–I don’t think I’ve ever heard him this animated about anything

  • Mister Delaware

    I am going to throw this low and inside. You are going to swing. Repeat.

  • Dela G

    FUCK YEAH IAN!

    FUCK YEAH

  • chriskeo

    So Guzman can field!

  • Accent Shallow

    Why we saved The Big Three:

    Because all three can pitch teh eight!

  • Russell NY

    Holy cow he did it!!!

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

    /SOAKED PANTS STANDING OVATION

  • Mike bk

    there u go IPK. last year he gets shelled there. way to hang in.

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

    I called it!

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Welcome back IPK.

  • JGS

    IPK!!!!!!!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Ian Patrick Kennedy. My man from the Southland.