Oct
04

Game 162: Return of the B-Jobber

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Today, for the first time in over a year, Joba Chamberlain will pitch out of the bullpen. You might think this saddens us at RAB, who firmly believe Joba should get every chance as a starter — and that every chance extends beyond his first full season with the gig. This move, however, makes all the sense in the world. The Yanks could need a fourth starter* in the ALCS and World Series, so it’s better to keep Joba working, rather than sitting him for a whole series.

* They might not even need a fourth starter in the ALCS, if they’re willing to pitch CC once on three days’ rest. There’s an off-day after that, so they could then pitch Pettitte, Burnett, and CC on regular rest in Games 5, 6, and 7.

A.J. Burnett will try to pitch better in his final tune-up than Sabathia and Pettitte, but it really doesn’t matter. He’ll have Jose Molina behind the dish, and unless Girardi is setting up one enormous smoke screen, it appears that this will also be the Game 2 or 3 battery.

The A-lineup, minus Posada, gets a look today, though they’ll probably only get two to three at bats each. The team is still tied with the 04 squad for most home runs by a Yankee team, and Mark Teixeira is still tied with Carlos Pena for the AL lead in home runs. C’mon, Mark. Just get it done.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Jose Molina, C

And on the mound, number thirty-four, A.J. Burnett.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Dela G

    I’m shocked Jorge didn’t put himself in as catcher to prove he could catch AJ….

    Anyways, go J-E-T-S JETS! JETS!! JETS!!! BEAT N.O.!!!!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I’m surprised he didn’t force Girardi to dress up as Cervelli and make him catch Burnett.

      • Dela G

        haha now that would be effing hilarious

  • Jose

    I am hopeful that Posada is managing this game. Have Pettitte as the pitching coach.

  • Zack

    wow, danks is in trouble early. bases loaded, 1 out

    • Jose

      Walked in a run.

  • Dela G

    cmon danks, gain some effing composure

  • Dela G

    thank you for getting outta that one mr danks

  • Jose

    Verlander throwing 96 MPH fastballs. How many days rest is he on?

    • Dela G

      he’s on full rest i believe, right?

      • Jose

        Yeah, you are right. For some reason I thought he was on short rest.

  • Dela G

    jeter on base in the first? in other news, the sun rises on the east…

  • Dela G

    damn, wade davis has a wicked pickoff move

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Haha Zaun’s chest protector says Z-Man. I guess he’s got the hookup.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Listening to the Rays announcers, it seems if there were two or three breaks this year, the Rays would have won it all. Don’t worry that they are 18 games out.

    • Dela G

      don’t mind that 11 game losing streak they went on either

  • Dela G

    attaboy alex

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

    Nice little emergency hack by A-Rod.

  • Dela G

    that’s the second catcher’s interference for matsui in 2 weeks!

    i’ll take it… haha

  • Jose

    Zaun is getting beat up today. Falling into the dugout, now his glove hit with the bat.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Now they ar harping on Carlos Pena getting hit…..ON A FUCKING SWING!!! They conveniently leave that part out.

    • Zack

      Kay says that a lot too, although he is Michael Kay so take that as you will.

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

      The comment about how Pena must’ve been pleased to see Tex get hit was pathetic.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Exactly. Such maturity on David Price’s part.

  • Dela G

    cmon swish, keep a good eye here

  • Dela G

    damn that sucked :(

    at least they made him work

  • Dela G

    boy that had me skurred

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

      It’s okay. Molina’s behind the plate, so A.J. won’t be giving up any runs today.

      • Jose

        Perfect through .2 IP Posada would never have called the game this way.

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

          God dammit, now you know Posada is calling these pitches from the dugout.

          What a bastard.

  • Dela G

    steep decline

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

    Oh yeah, Jose Molina really helped AJ Burnett there…

    • Jose

      Posada is the manager, he called that pitch selection from the dugout against Molina’s wishes.

  • Dela G

    and evan almighty killed that ball

    why does he always murder the yankees

    • pete

      cuz he’s good at baseball

  • pete

    dang

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

    Third ball hit to the track (or beyond) off Burnett. By all means, start Molina. He’s such a help.

    • Mike bk

      if AJ cant hit the inside corner to lefties/outside to righties with the fastball he gets smacked.

  • Dela G

    cmon AJ

  • Dela G

    hmm maybe we need more of the curveball or change up please?

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

      No no no, don’t doubt Molina.

      • Dela G

        my bad, i forgot he’s as holy as mo :(

  • pete

    cano hr right here

    • Dela G

      you almost got your wish my man

    • pete

      well thats dumb

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Matt Cassel: 3 for 7, 9 yards. A mighty 1.286 yards per attempt. McDaniels was right, this guy would have been way better then Cutler.

    • Dela G

      i tell you, it’s the system, not the QB. That guy is a product of videotape bill

    • pete

      moss + welker = overrated qb

  • Nels

    I know I shouldn’t worry about this, but after watching CC and Andy pitch poorly, and now Burnett get hit hard in the first inning, I can’t help but worry that we’ll get 2002 playoff style pitching performances this postseason. I doubt it, but I’m not as confident as I was before this weekend.

    • Pasqua

      This weekend has no bearing. All three guys could have pitched beautifully this weekend and ended up getting lit up in the ALDS, just as easily as they could have gone from crappy to lights-out.

      If you’re going to rationalize, try this old theater adage: “Bad dress rehearsal means a great opening night.”

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

      Nah, it’ll be fine. These guys are just getting there work in, trying not to get hurt.

    • Zack

      Have you watched Edwin Jackson post ASB? Verlander has given up 4 or more runs in 3 of his last 4 starts (not counting today).

  • Hello

    This is horrible, but a part of me wants AJ to continue to pitch mediocre today, just so this whole Molina nonsense is put to rest and his name is nowhere near a lineup card in the playoffs

  • pete

    see? molina even strikes out to get the ball back in AJ’s hand so that he can keep his rhythm!

    • Pasqua

      ietc

  • Don

    I never worry about the last series of the season…see Detroit in 2006, but I would like end the season with a win.

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

    It’s good to see Molina getting his rhythm back at the plate.

    • Don

      Id rather see Molina find his rhythm on a dance floor down in the DR.

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

        Jose should call his brother Yadi and ask him how not to suck.

  • Dela G

    did anyone else’s mlb.tv go out for this game?

    i missed the entire bottom of the 2nd

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

      Not just you. I logged out and then back in –now the game is back.

  • Dela G

    there we go jeter

    *got the MLB.tv back online*

  • dkidd

    my favorite jeter season ever

    cant wait to see him leading off in the post-season

  • Dela G

    what the hell??

    that wasn’t even close?

  • dkidd

    any theories on cabrera’s bruised face?

    • Dela G

      he prolly had dinner with chuck knoblauch friday…

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        And Mary Carey’s husband on Saturday…

  • Dela G

    tex why would you swing at those??

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

    Jason Kubel FTW!!!

    • Dela G

      i hope every twins player goes ice cold if they make the playoffs

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

      Delmon Young FTW too!!!

  • Jose

    Jose Molina has the second lowest SLG (.261) of any player this year with 150 PA. The only player lower is Alexi Casilla (.256).

  • Dela G

    DELMON YOUNG FTW!!

    4-0 twins!!

  • Mike bk

    so what is the matchup tuesday…porcello vs baker?

    • Dela G

      porcello will prolly dominate too… ugh, this is where i wish they had 2006 francisco liriano

      • Mike bk

        but if porcello pitches tuesday that means jackson wed, verlander friday, porcello sunday?

        • Dela G

          that sounds about right since everyone would then be on regular rest

      • Mike bk

        while if minnesota wins it is probably blackburn, pavano, baker for games 1, 2, 3?

        • Dela G

          wouldn’t they go to duensing before baker in game three? baker has been a huge disappointment in my book

          • Mike bk

            i guess we would find out by who they throw on tuesday.

            • Dela G

              agreed my man

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    One game playoff plz.

  • Dela G

    buchholz just allowed a bases loaded 2 run single

    4-4 indians top 3rd, 1 out i believe

    • Dela G

      he got a gift from the umpire there for out #2

      waaaaay outside called K

  • Dela G

    damn, AJ did some wicked ass houdini shit there

  • pete

    attaboy aj
    i’m assuming melky’s arm had something to do w/ the lack of scoring in that inning? (gameday)

    • Dela G

      no, the ball hit by evan almighty barely escaped cano’s glove and went into shallow center field, which is why no runners could score and bases were instead loaded

    • Mike bk

      no, runners had to hold to see if the ball would get threw the middle or be caught by cano so they couldnt score.

  • Jose

    Pavano starting to get into trouble.

  • Dela G

    god i hate carl pavano

    get outta this plz?

    • Jose

      And he does.

  • Ivan

    That Trivia question is easy, it’s the Cardnals.

  • Dela G

    wow, pavano got out of the jam

    very lucky man

  • Nels

    Buchholz has given up 6 runs.

    • Dela G

      loving every second of it

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Michael Kay: Why of course I’ll aid in committing a felony. Here’s my autograph! Say, what are you doing for dinner? Who but?!

  • ansky

    Verlander is throwing straight filth right now!…i’m starting to buy into the hype about not wanting to face him in a short series.

  • Dela G

    that would be an epic looking stadium

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    European soccer team with 27 titles? You mean Juventus, Kay?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.....nal_titles

    Or Real Madrid, who have 31?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_madrid#Domestic

    Or are you talking about these two clubs from Scotland?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.....al_honours

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangers_F.C.#League

    At least you did a little bit of research.

  • AndrewYF

    So if Minneosta wins a probable playoff game on Tuesday, who would their Game 1 starter be? Assuming Baker, their best pitcher, gets the ball on Tuesday, and Blackburn doesn’t start on 3-days rest, would it be Liriano?

    I can’t imagine any Yankees fan rooting for Detroit in Tuesday’s hypothetical game.

    • Dela G

      whomever it is, i hope that guy gets rocked

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

      Duensing? He was lined up to start today.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Jose Molina at the plate= dividing by zero.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I must be a prophet…STRIKEOUT

    • Dela G

      he looks like trash at the plate

    • AndrewYF

      But for all RAB’s mocking, AJ is pitching well and not melting down when guys get on base. Girardi and Cone mentioned how some guys need a catcher to guide them through a game when they don’t have their best stuff, and apparently Posada can’t do that with Burnett. I usually hate when people say things like this, but I’ll trust a former MLB catcher and former MLB pitcher over some commentators.

      • Don

        Greg Maddux demanded Eddie Perez catch him over the formidable bat of Javy Lopez – how many titles did that get the Braves?

        • AndrewYF

          Really? This is your counterpoint?

          I’m sure the fact that Eddie Perez instead of Javy Lopez was in the lineup was a significant reason why the Braves only won one title (it’s not).

          • Don

            The point is it certainly didnt help when Eddie Perez’s triple slash numbers in 5 WS games were .111/.200/.111.

            • AndrewYF

              You know what completely overshadows that? Maddux’s 2.09 ERA in 5 WS starts.

              • Don

                Perhaps it was the lack of run support that didnt get him a win in any of Perez’ starts?

                I do see that Maddux did beat the Yanks in Game 2 of the 96 series with Javy Lopez behind the plate.

                Hmmm…

                • AndrewYF

                  Except Lopez was 1-4 with no runs and no RBI in that victory. You mean there are other batters in the lineup?

                  Again, I think I’ll trust one of the greatest (and most intelligent) pitchers in baseball history over commentators who never played the game at a professional level.

                • Don

                  I agree that Cone is very good at what he does and I trust Girardi and Cash 99% of the time.

                  However, I part ways like the Red Sea, with them, on Molina.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        I only made mention of his hitting.

      • Joe D.

        I wouldn’t ball eight baserunners and 84 pitches in five innings “pitching well”, particularly against a Rays lineup minus Bartlett and Crawford.

        This doesn’t mean I support a one-game sample as anything decisive, but is not pitching well. Decently, or adequately, perhaps.

        • Joe D.

          The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins will play a one-game playoff — game 163 — to determine who earns the right to be slaughtered by the best team in baseball…the Boston Red Sox, in the ALCS.

          /ESPN’d

  • Don

    Somewhere Enrique Wilson is looking on with envy.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Torre still asleep at the wheel?

      • Don

        At this point Id rather see Enrique Wilson start against Brian Duensing than Jose Molina catch AJ Burnett.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I wouldn’t go that far. It’s like saying, “Ya know, I’d rather have full-blown AIDS than Ebola.” Sure, maybe it’s a bit better, but the result is still the same.

          • Don

            Excellent point. Lets agree to disagree that neither player belong/ed on their respective playoff rosters.

  • Dela G

    JASON KUBEL FTW AGAIN!!

    2 3run homers today!

    7-0 twins

    • Randy A.

      Just to get a general opinion of everyone here…does kubel really scare anyone?

      • Jose

        A lefty pitching to him doesn’t scare me at all. Only 2 of his 27 homers have come off lefties.

        • Randy A.

          my thoughts exactly. and with him and mauer back to back in the lineup the yankees will have 2 lefty starters and possibly 2 lefties in the pen.

      • Dela G

        scare isnt the right word

        pujols scares me, kubel makes me think a little

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

        No, but he’s a great hitter.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          He’s very good, not great. He’d have to be able to hit lefties to qualify as great. Unless my sarcasm meter is broken…

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Is Joe Mauer stealing signs from the catcher and giving it to him?

  • Dela G

    5-3 detroit

    verlander tiring and choking

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

    Oh snap, Verlander’s giving it back.

    • Jose

      You gotta keep him in there, right?

    • AndrewYF

      Detroit wouldn’t have this problem if they properly utilized Verlander in the 8th inning. All those other innings tired him out for when the game really matters.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Well played, sir.

  • Dela G

    how does verlander consistently throw 96-100 with that hammer curve through an entire game? He reminds me of nolan ryan

  • Dela G

    boy they cannot get longoria out

  • Dela G

    hooray! verlander is out. 2 outs, 2 men on base top 8.

    great game for him

    • Jose

      This is gonna be good. Here comes Rodney.

  • Dela G

    one more out AJ

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Ugh.

  • Dela G

    ugh that sucked

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Wow, C-Grand with the sickness.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Shout out to Jamal G.

  • Dela G

    wow granderson with the super clutch catch

    meanwhile, pavano is starting to wear down

    7-1

  • 27 this year

    one game palyoff means tigers will have to use jackson and so the yanks have CC facing porcello in game 1 right.similar situation for the twins

  • Dela G

    hey johnny damon got on base via a hit!

    awesomeness

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      finally… he’s been killing me for a while

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Hakeem Nicks FTW. Eli Manning looks hurt, though. Possibly his achilles.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Yo Al, handle this shit real quick.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

      Gracias amigo.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    A-Bomb! New record to boot!

  • Dela G

    A ROD IS SOOO FUCKING CLUTCH!!

    FUCK YEAH!!

    • pete

      **loves it**

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

    Stat padding even in the last game of the season.

    /shakes head

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Jason Campbell is not a starting pitcher…

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Guzman—that shit isn’t going to cut it in the playoffs.

    • AndrewYF

      It will in the Sox/Yanks ALCS.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Heh. Matsui could steal against them.

  • Mike bk

    6th – K-Rob
    7th – Joba
    8th – Phil
    9th – Mo

  • Jersey

    I can’t believe the Tigers didn’t score there. Still, two-run lead should hold up, right…?

    • Dela G

      their closer is not that good in my opinion

      we’ll see

      • Jersey

        I totally forgot it was Rodney. This could be fun.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        I’m just rooting for a tiebraker on Tuesday.

        • Jersey

          Let’s hope that tiebreaker goes 15 innings.

          • Jersey

            And he gets the DP. If MIN can make a six-run lead against the Royals stand up, we got a tiebreaker!

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

            With both teams burning their potential Game 1 starter for 5 innings.

  • Dela G

    damn, guzy barely got in there

  • Dela G

    lol

    leave it to cano to get the first out without moving runners

  • Dela G

    melky cabrera SPEEEEEEED!

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

    Tigers win.

    Twins need to hold on.

    • Jersey

      6 runs vs. KC. Doable.

      • Dela G

        carl pavano sucks

        so it could be possible he screws it up

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Melkman, bitches!

  • JM

    And… Thats that for Chicago. ONE GAME PLAYOFF

  • Nels

    If I were Jorge, I would have myself pinch hit right now.

    • pete

      yeah

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

    Molina GIDP?

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Prediction: Molina will GiDP.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Hah. Divine intervention?

      • Don

        It was tailor made…

      • Jersey

        Mo is benevolent

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Mosannah in the highest. I will be in church with my Mosary beads and my Phible.

  • Dela G

    andy sonnanstine FTL!

    wow

  • AndrewYF

    I wonder if this is the situation in the playoffs, will Girardi pinch-hit for Molina?

    If not, hopefully something like that will happen.

  • BigBlueAL

    Molina should start every game in the postseason. Proving it today.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Edwar should also be our closer.

      • Joe D.

        Thirty dingers and 100 ribbies! I love it!

    • Don

      Molina should go warm up Banuelos and Heredia down in the September instructionals.

  • Dela G

    damn jetes, that was right down the middle

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Don’t strike out/get an out Johnny!

  • Dela G

    wow molina is slow as hell

    6-2 yanks!

    johnny damon gettin out of teh funk

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Damon getting out of his slump. We needed to see this.

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

    Damon is back!

  • Dela G

    wow

    they want to pitch to a-rod?

    lol this should be good

  • JM

    Why are they intentionally walking Tex to get to A-Rod who homered………….

  • Jersey

    Johnny Dizzle!!

  • Dela G

    that’s BS that they don’t want Tex to get the league lead

    maddon, someone should slap you in the face

  • Mike bk

    A-rod hits number 30 knocks in 100 after this.

    • Mike bk

      called that shit.

  • Manimal

    Classy Rays. Walking Tex so he doesnt get a chance to pass Pena.

  • Don

    Molina not scoring on that play is a prime example of what could happen in a big playoff game.

  • Ivan

    Wow TB is a bunch of pricks.

  • JM

    That first pitch was right down the middle. Shoulda shadomped it.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    100 Grand. You’ve just won 100 Grand!!!!

  • Jersey

    A grand slam here gets him to 30/100.

  • JM

    YEAH BOIIIII!

    • JM

      30 HOME RUNS!!!!!!!

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

    A-Rod. Bitches.

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

    That’s what you get for taking stats away from Tex.

    I LOVE IT.

  • Dela G

    oh holy shit

    A ROD IS FUCKING BOSS!!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    It would be awesome if A-Rod goes 30/100 right here

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      just as i typed it… awesome!

  • AndrewYF

    Fuck you, TB, you worthless bunch of cowards.

    Fuck. You.

    • Pasqua

      Gamesmanship. Not cowardice.

  • Frankie

    PWNED motherfuckers!!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    A ROD IS THE FUCKING MAN AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT!!!

    oh man Guzman almost got that one too!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Did he just get 7 rbi in one inning? What’s the record?

    • Mike bk

      at least 8 since fernando tatis has two grand slams in one inning.

    • Dela G

      fernando vina hit 2 grand slams in an inning, so it has to be at least 8

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Wow. Thanks guys.

      • Jersey

        LOL, I dont think Vina has ever hit two home runs in the same WEEK

        • Dela G

          haha yeah i meant tatis

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            You’re on beer bitch duty, again, Dela.

            • Dela G

              man i suck this week :(

              • JMK aka The Overshare

                Better get on top of your shit. Playoffs start Wednesday!

      • Mike bk

        well at least you got the first name right.

    • Jersey

      Record is 8, Fernando Tatis.

  • Manimal

    Wait till next week when we are begging for his beheading.

  • pete

    i love a-rod. a lot

  • Randy A.

    Okay I can understand them walking tex so he cant pass pena, but saying that hitting him the other day was retaliation for pena getting hit is ridiculous. he swung at an inside pitch therefore swinging his hands into the pitch. It is pena’s fault that he is injured and no one elses.

    • Pasqua

      May not have been intentional. They had 3 games in YS to retaliate (including a start by Price) and they didn’t do it. I’m thinking poorly timed accident.

  • Mike Pop

    that was amazing.

  • JSquared

    A-ROD, A-GOD!! MANCRUSH FOR LYFE!!

  • baravelli

    Cone has shown himself through this broadcast and others, I would say, to be a pretty smart guy. WHY DOES HE KEEP SAYING HEIGHTH?

  • dkidd

    30/100 for the 12th (?) straight season

    amazing inning!!!

  • Pasqua

    That. Was. Awesome.

  • JM

    He… Is… So… Amazing… Coming into that at-bat 29 HR 96 RBI and hits a GRAND SLAM. Missing a month and a half, he’s still got the 30/100 streak going. Definitely breaking the record.

    • AndrewYF

      Hell, coming into the game with 28 HR and 93 RBI.

      • Mike bk

        you mean the inning.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Hell, coming into the game inning with 28 HR and 93 RBI.

        Fixed that for you.

        • JM

          I was watching it on Gameday after I got home and I saw the game from Tex’s at-bat pretty much. I thought the homer was the inning before. HE IS AMAZING

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    His name is Alex, and he is a Man!

    • Will (the other one)

      He’s forty!

      • JM

        HE’S FORTY! THIRTY-FIVE!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Mosannah in the highest. You will find me in my place of worship with my Mosary beads and my Phible.

    Praise be to A-Rod.

  • JM

    Two Homeruns in one inning…

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The whole key to that inning, was Miranda pinch running.

  • Dela G

    wow AL record 7RBI in one inning

    holy shit

  • Alex S

    will Ian Kennedy be on the postseason roster?

    • AndrewYF

      No.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      He has as good a chance as I do.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        So, yes, he will be on the roster.

    • Jersey

      Chances are zero to nil.

      • Jersey

        /redundancy

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          How is that redundant? I said he’ll be on the roster. We disagree!

          • Jersey

            This is true. I retract.

            /retraction

  • ansky

    30/100 and he missed a month! Simply awesome!

  • pete

    guys you don’t fuck with:
    A-rod
    k-rob

  • Dela G

    why the hell is pavano still in there

    take him out and prevent injury

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      No, ruin him for the ALDS.

      • AndrewYF

        He won’t be starting in the ALDS. Baker, Blackburn and my grandmother are better pitchers than Pavano.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    That inning made me smile.

  • Jersey

    DRob FTK

  • ansky

    Cleveland really does suck!

    • Jersey

      What gave it away?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I thought it was just that Tomo Ohka guy, but damn the rest of them are shit….

      A GS to Lowrie of all people?

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

    Highlight of Posada’s managing day = calling for Joba to warm up in the pen.

    • Mike bk

      i think it was the look on harkey’s face as he tried to understand what jorge was telling him during the call.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      They see me trollin’, they hatin’…

  • YankeeScribe

    A-Rod is just a washed up stat-padder

  • Al Sal

    This has got to be ARod’s most impressive 30-100 season yet… He’s soo gonna bLow it up this month!!!

  • Mike bk

    bruney also gets an inning with this blowout…its a last day contest for spots.

  • Dela G

    8-4 twins

    this is why i take pavano out

    he is terrible

  • AndrewYF

    Aaaand Pavano chokes.

    Don’t throw this away, Minny.

  • ansky

    You just know if the Yanks draw the Twins, Pavano will hurt himself on the cab ride to the stadium.

  • Manimal

    uhm… who took a shit on Joba’s hat…

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      It looks like bird shit.

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

    Joba pitching in relief makes me sad.

    2010 ftw?

  • Dela G

    someone give joba a new hat plz?

    something george sherrill-esqe please?

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

    I can’t wait for Kay to microanalyze the shit out of Joba’s one inning relief appearance.

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

      Kay was ready to jizz himself if Joba got anywhere near 98mph.

  • Frankie

    Is that salt all over Jobber’s hat?

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Questions we don’t want to know the answer to:

    What is this filth on Joba’s cap?

    • Jersey

      Midge repellent?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Winner.

    • Frankie

      Salt/Sweat stains?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Grit.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Question I don’t want to the answer to:

      What is the filth on Kershaw’s cap? Looks like a semen stain to me….

  • Dela G

    96!! there is teh speed!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The Minnesota/KC game on Extra Innings looks like its being broadcast over the internet circa 1995.

  • Mike bk

    nice to see him aggressive.

    • Bob Stone

      Definitely

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    If A-Rod gets less then 100 percent in this poll, the voters are on crack.

    • Bob Stone

      Strongly agree.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Joba to teh postseason!

  • Dela G

    BRING JOBA BACK FOR THE 8th plz?

  • AndrewYF

    So, he still doesn’t have his best stuff.

    I’m guessing, health permitting, we’ll see much better stuff next year.

    But I hope Joba doesn’t supplant Robertson as the ’7th-inning guy’.

    • Dela G

      how did he not have his best stuff?

      you blind?

      • AndrewYF

        He was throwing 95, in relief. This makes sense, because he throws 91/92 as a starter this year. That’s not his best stuff.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        I tend to agree with Andrew. I think his stuff could be Verlander-like next season. I don’t believe he’s 100% with his arm. The injury last season in August has dropped his velocity. It’s my hope that he’ll be throwing (as a starter) 95+ with consistency next year.

        • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          This.

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        His velocity was not as high as it was when he was a reliever in 2007 or early in 2008.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Did Joba have his hat mailed to him from Staten Island? Is that seagull shit?

  • Pasqua

    I am happy, but I am also sad.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    gameday still isn’t updating and I want to see JOber’s velocity and ish.

    • Mike bk

      93-96. mostly 94.

  • pete

    gameday no work

  • Manimal

    Thanks Joba. Now all the B-Jobbers will have something to talk about again.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      =/

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

    Joba is still my boo.

    I’ll be happy to see him in the postseason doing more than towel folding. Would have been much better to see him start but it just wasn’t meant to be this year.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      We can hang out at tha mall, shawty.

  • Dela G

    wow molina with a double and an error gift from god via sonnanstine

    it’s his lucky day

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Ho-zay can you see…

  • Mike bk

    since it will now be the talk for the next week…do we start gaudin in a game 4 and leave the power 4 of k-rob, joba, phil and mo out there with the 2 lefties to make it a 5-6 inning game?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      They might go with a 3 pitcher rotation and have CC start once on short rest.

      • Mike bk

        i think that would depend on the series score.

    • Jersey

      Aceves?

  • Dela G

    i’m loving hairston more and more every day

  • Jersey

    That was good to see. Still don’t want him throwing postseason innings out of the pen unless Mo, Phil, Ace, DRob, and Coke are unavailable.

    • Dela G

      coke over joba is laughable

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

        I agree. Joba plz.

      • Jersey

        Coke vs. LHB: .584 OPS against
        Joba vs. LHB: .800 OPS against

  • Dela G

    twins are trying hard to blow the game

    bases loaded 2 outs 8-4 twins

    • Dela G

      the twins escape

      8-4 through 6.5

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Who the hell blew the foghorn while the pitch was coming in, that’s fucked up.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Have you ever been to Tampa/St. Pete’s area? It’s proof that Darwin was wrong. No offense to Andy.

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

    Of course Coney likes it marathon style.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    lol I can see Coney getting wasted watching a 10 hour marathon of Entourage.

  • Tank the Frank

    Another 120 pitches for Verlander. I love what’s happening in the AL Central.