Heh, AJ did not want to give that ball up to Girardi…
Hughes isn’t availiable today, is he?
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.
38 pitches last night.
*gasp, does that mean… we’ll see bruney with a small lead?
that’s what I’m worried about
Didn’t he throw like 33 pitches last night?
I didn’t want him to give up the ball.
How the fuck is this bullpen going to get 7 outs to get the ball to Mo w/o Ace or Hughes????
Duct tape and magic.
Guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Pat, it was yesterday in the first game thread, I believe.
Ahh ok cool thanks. I’m kind of excited to read it. I think that makes me a big loser.
yeah, I does. But, ya know, we still like you.
Heh thanks. I was expecting something different when you said he outed himself.
dude, im running over to go read it too
Jeets with the WICKED SHAAAP BATTING EYE
Burnett didn’t get that call.
That second pitch was definitely not a strike. Maybe that makes up a bit for the last BS walk.
Where was that pitch??!?
Horrible umpiring as usual.
Wow. Where was that pitch??!
this ump is waterboy.
That was strike 3
Looked a bit low to me, though it was close. Whereas strike 2 looked high. Not even close.
Where did that damn pitch miss?
That was scarier than it should have been, i miss swisher’s defense
So Marte for Aybar and Abreu then dare I say it Bruney???? I cant imagine Hughes pitching today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with that!
Three innings for the B-grade bullpen…
I would like more runs now!
Does anyone think the umping is really bad this year, like worse then usual? I can’t remember it being this bad.
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.
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.
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.
I agree it’s been the whole league. But I’m just pointing out that we’ve had our share of bad calls too.
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.
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.
Does anyone know how accurate Gameday is with the pitch movement and locations?
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?
Have Bulger and Fister ever played on the same team?
TSJC said this earlier, but I’d like to visit it: Who wants to see IPK pitch? I sure as hell do.
(clap clap clap-clap-clap)
(clap clap clap-clap-clap)
i do as well
I think everyone would enjoy an IPK sighting.
It seems unanimous, then. He’s a local boy, too.
what’s going on?
I think Hairston is injured?
Hairston’s wrist acting up, they yanked him. Pena coming in.
A-Rod sighting? My money is on Pena.
I’m seeing an injury delay in Gameday. What’s up?
Hairston seems to have some sort of wrist injury. Pena is PHing.
damn looked like J-Hair said he felt something pop.
hairston hurt? pena PHing
why is Pena pinch hitting? (not what happened to hairston, but why Pena?)
Girardi doesn’t want to take away rest from his regulars + Pena has better defense than Hinske.
It’s not a big deal but why not let Al ph then send Pena out to third?
Peña pinch hitting?
Who does Juan Miranda have to blow to get a PH opportunity?
I rather have Hinske ph.
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…
Maybe they’re saving him as a PH for Molina later? Or Duncan?
How do you know he didn’t do that already to get called up?
prob because he can play 3rd? Sounds like they want to give A-rod full day off.
so why not Damon or Miranda
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.
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
You know, have some fun.
Maybe go down to SeaWorld, take your pants off… see what happens.
and peña strikes out…
In all fairness, Pena wasn’t sent up as a ph because of his hitting ability.
True, but you can still let him pinch run if you wanted someone with a better bat.
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.
Shoulda had IPK pinch hit.
(still wants Ian)
Hairston strikes out, right? Doesn’t it go to his stats?
does it? that seems unfair
thats a good point, i really dont know.
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.)
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.
Throw em into the fire!11 See if he’s a bust!!!111!
STOP BABYING HIM YOU POSITIVE POSSE PANSY!!!
I feel like I’m reading War & Peace. Hurry the fuck up, Bulger!
zombieland looks like an enjoyable ride.
Looks trite to me. Zombies, how new and different!
zombies always make for a good movie
nothing is new and different. It’s all how you make it your own.
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.
I disagree, but will wait to see the movie before I continue to argue the point.
Sounds good. Let me know how it is after you check it out.
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”.
I love the role. reminds me of his roll in Natural Born Killers.
Real reason I want to see.
Is that going to be a spoof of Adventureland? The same kid is in both movies, Jesse Eisenberg. I really loved Adventureland. Great movie.
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.
That was disappointing.
You know what I’m gonna say here.
Are we counting on Marte to get through the 7th? That might not be a good idea.
Yes they are, 2/3 at least.
Is there a better option besides a 3 inning Mo save?
I don’t have much confidence in the Yanks bullpen w/o Hughes, Aceves, Coke and Robertson available. I’m prepared for an adventure.
Thank Mo Gardy didn’t pull that dive shit.
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.
/crazy Bill’s fan’d
They’re artists, not vandals!
marte ge a dp
hey marte listen to me
We’re gonna need a bigger run differential.
Straight cash homey. Got MArte.
there it is!
phew–that was awesome
That was nice.
Thank you again, Bobby!
good first pitch.
who pitches the 8th? I’m completely at a loss if it’s not Hughes.
You know who it’ll be. You get one hint. It’s starts with “B”, and ends with “rian Bruney’s shittiness” .
made me laugh..thanks. agree with Tommie though, or hopefully agree with it.
That’s some hot DP action right there.
(3… 2… 1…)
Living in New Jersey, I can say that about 80% of the men on that site are from my state.
Mmmmm, that’s some nice Ass Pear right there.
Nice chuck by Shelley.
makes up for the nice belly flop
wow phil coke coming in.
Morales is horrible against LHP
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.
Good thing there’s a day off tomorrow.
And D-Rob is coming home.
Shelley is a horrible fielder. Anyone who complains of Swisher’s lack of grace out in Right, please observe.
He makes Swisher look like Ichiro.
WTF, why not have Albie walk Morales??
Kendry Morales looks like something/someone, but I can’t put my finger on it. Anyone else have an idea?
Being serious here.
Couldnt Marte have given up a double to Hunter?
yeah but then you who have bitched that they left Marte in
exactly what i was thinking.
i really love this mixing and matching.
save the bullpen for joba starts, you need them!
lol, Joe can’t do anything right…
WTF WHY THE HELL IS GIRARDI CHEWING SUNFLOWER SEEDS INSTEAD OF SKOAL DIP?!?!??!?
Because his doctor said he’d have lung cancer, heart disease, throat cancer, bladder cancer, overmanigitus (it’s like meningitis)…
Love that commercial.
what a pussy.
This has shite storm written all over it. I’m hoping the weather forecast is wrong as usual.
So about Molina being a lazy-shit behind the plate this year and stabbing at balls….
TSJC might get his wish!!!!
MY THREEWAY WITH ESTHER BAXTER AND MELYSSA FORD?!??!?!??!?!
+steaks (I’m assuming blowjobs have already been included).
I’ll need the protein in the steaks for energy.
(not safe. DUH.)
That ass is something otherworldly. Aside from nailing obese girls with low self-esteem, my other thing is asian girls with a thick ass.
Aside from nailing obese girls with low self-esteem,
Are you related to pat?
I like steak.
Ian Kennedy in the pen.
yepp he was warming up hell be in there for the 8th
Where’d you hear that?
good job coke.
OOO cokie, u sneaky bastard.
Why not give Kennedy a shot? he cant be worse than bruney, edwar, alby, melancon, etc.
idk why it took 3 pitchers to get out of the 7th inning. girardi does some odd things in 1 run games.
well our top non-mo bullpen guys are unavailable. That is a problem.
Well, he planned on using two pitchers, then Albe gave up a double. I blame Joe!111!
vs RHP .288/.358/.489
vs LHP .353/.417/.627
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?
Seeing that it’s the 8th, how many runs do the Yanks put on the board?
Kendry Morales looks like a fat, bloated Billy Zane.
Oh, I see that one.
He’s a cool dude.
Hahah thats what I was gonna say.. WHY DONT U LISTEN TO UR FRIEND BILLY ZANE
WHY DONT U LISTEN TO UR FRIEND BILLY ZANE
That’s a good one. Maybe a those big fat characters from Fraggle Rock? No, something else.
Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he’s a cool dude.
I’ve heard stories Derek he’s limber, he’s too limber!
God I’m slow on these jokes.
Fat, bloated Billy Zane = Full Metal Jacket-era Vincent D’Onofrio
Now they send Hinske?
finally Eric Hinske in there.
whos gonna replace hinkse in rightfield though?
maybe damon in left, melky to right?
anyone know anything about his d other than just his speed?
Melky, Gardner, and Guzman in the outfield in the outfield. They should be able to chase down some fly balls eh.
busy day for hinskie. hope he isnt too exhausted. haha
Guzman to the third!
I love this whole “speed” thing off the bench.
I love meaningless September games. All the fun, twice the players, none of the pressure.
Napoli is such an amateur. Gorgeous.
Guzman would be some heck of a player if he could get on base at a .350 level. Gardner too.
I guess that means Gardner is some heck of a player?
Unlucky for the melkman.
yeah. he seems to be (hopefully) be coming out of his slump.
sidenote: there you go Tommie.
god damn this commercial is so annoying. STFU no one cares.
Such crap luck! That’s happened a lot lately…singles ticketed to CF knocked down by the pitcher.
So can Guzman field well?
He runs well, that’s no guarantee he can field well.
here we go IPK. the new 8th inning guy. just wait for francessa.
Oh shit, it’s Ian Kennedy!
someone tell yes it’s 3-2, not 4-2
Um… IPK. This is awesome. Heads are exploding all over the NY-metro area right now.
Nice play, Ramiro!
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.
Would make for some story if Kennedy could be a vital member of this bullpen. Especially teaming with Hughes.
Sorry if I missed it but is Mo available today?
hey look at that it’s ian kennedy!
Kennedy throwing 93.
cmon ian, you got this my man
you’ve got this
TAKE HIM OUT!!!11!!1111!22@$%UY568698789%^84#!!!
It almost looked like he leaned into the pitch.
Yeah, I guess that is one way to avoid the sombrero
Kendrick dropped his arm into that pitch as he started to swing.
Kennedy throwing 93 and plunking guys…
Guys, John Sterling is flabbergasted.
Just thought you should know.
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.
Does that make it a changeup?
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.
Is Mo warming for the 4 outer?
Anyone watching on MLB.tv just have it switch to commercial?
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!
I’ve seen more Breyers commercials in this inning than previously in my entire life.
John Kruk and Steve Phillips just jizzed in their pants. Ian in the 8th is too much for their tiny brains to comprehend.
get that command
He doesn’t do the little Mike Mussina bow anymore.
man he got squeezed on that pitch called ball 3
I’m surprise RAB is still up and hasn’t explode from the excitement of having IPK on the mound.
All the normal IPK haters are still sleeping off their hangovers.
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 !!!!!!
that 2-1 was a strike.
Ok, welcome back Ian now we have a division to win. Lets go !!!
he’s got the Marky M decease.
Poor Kennedy. This is too much for him.
kennedy just does not have the command at the moment
i assume we have a bunt coming that u take napoli out for this dude?
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?
Mo knows he’s nothing if not repetitive.
Let’s go, Ian. Get out of this.
WTF did everyone else lose the game on MLB.tv?
never mind, I just needed to log back in.
I’m confident he’ll get out of this. I don’t know why, I just am.
Yea we’re screwed. They’ll walk and single this guy to death.
Macier Izturis reminds me of Wilmer Valderrama.
there u go Ian.
Can somebody call the ASPCA or PETA about the monkey?
HUGE FUCKING K!!
Talk about a swing and a miss.
holy crap, the bat went further than the ball!!!!
Save the Big 3!!!
Haha, that was so awesome.
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.”
It was a hard decision mike, really hard.
It’s called playing the percentages.
Ian killin kids!!!
Hold on to your bat you F’n jerkoff.
you have an off-day tomorrow
good job Ian, give the ball to Mo now
Can Kennedy get Figgins? Figgins seems like he’d eat Kennedy for breakfast.
BOOOOOOOOOOOM, MAKE IT EXPLODE!!!!!
(I’m still so jazzed just to see IPK.)
would you walk figgins here?
Is anyone else having trouble loading the page?
Time for a spillover thread?
yeah its really slow for me
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.
Mo should be in this game…
WHERE DID THAT MISS?
Unintentional intentional walk?
Well nice effort Kennedy. 2 walks and a HBP aint gonna cut it.
One more strike and he has an incredibly shaky hold.
One screw-up, and shit.
Oh, but it did!
Oh sweet Mo, just one more non-contact strike.
get it young fella
Miracle if he escapes this
damn he had him.
Lovin me some Molina….
Oh man IPK!!!
does he throw that again?
wow, Jawn is really angry about this–I don’t think I’ve ever heard him this animated about anything
I am going to throw this low and inside. You are going to swing. Repeat.
FUCK YEAH IAN!
So Guzman can field!
Why we saved The Big Three:
Because all three can pitch teh eight!
Holy cow he did it!!!
/SOAKED PANTS STANDING OVATION
there u go IPK. last year he gets shelled there. way to hang in.
I called it!
Welcome back IPK.
Ian Patrick Kennedy. My man from the Southland.
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