Oct
04

Game 162 Spillover Thread

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A-Rod keeps padding those stats, right til the end.

If you want, go ahead and chat about the Jets game after the Yanks are done. Special treat.

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  • JMK aka The Overshare

    First spillover we’ve had in a while.

  • Mike bk

    a marathon of entourage would only take like 5-6 hours since it only gets like a dozen shows a season.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I’ve never been able to get into Entourage. None of the characters are likable.

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

      When you get to Coney’s age, that is a marathon.

      • Mike bk

        didnt say it wasnt…someone said like 10 in the original thread was all i was commenting on.

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

          So next year does Girardi wear #28 or does he stick with the lucky 27?

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

            damn, reply fail.

  • Dela G

    this has been a great game to watch. Glad AJ has win #100 locked up, Alex gets 30/100 and the yanks get win 103 while joba looked pretty good in his one inning of relief.

    The lost story in this game will prolly be the fact that AJ Burnett had a good game after getting a little lost early at the plate

  • ansky

    Awesome show…till this season. Its been straight garbage.

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      I don’t like the E story lines. He bores me.

      • Yanks4ever

        i love the E story. More Sloan time for the masses :)

  • Mike bk

    so we get 10 pitchers.
    CC, Andy, AJ, Phil, Mo, Ace are locks.
    Coke and Marte will be there because they are lefty.
    That leaves K-rob, Bruney, Gaudin, Joba for 2 spots.

    I got K-Rob and Joba.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ravens better do something here

  • ansky

    Orlando Cabrera scares me a little bit….it seems like every playoff team he’s on wins the WS.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He’s been on 6 teams, and only the Red Sox have won with him on their roster in 2004*

      We have Eric Hinske though… went to the WS with the Rays and Red Sox, so we’re next!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Girardi needs a K-cup of coffee. Who but?!

  • Mike bk

    baltimore down to the 20.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I’ve figured it out. Phil Hughes wants to become the WB Mason guy. This is why he grows out that weird thing above his lip.

    /Super Sleuth

  • ansky

    Is Freddy Guzman on the playoff roster?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I’d expect him to be.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Most likely, and as a pinch runner only.

  • Jersey

    Do-or-die time for the Ravens.

    • Jersey

      Die it is.

    • Mike bk

      and they die

  • Hello

    Chances we see Joba out of the pen in a big spot in the ALDS?

    • Mike bk

      im going with 80% after today

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        I’m hoping their will be no big spots for the pen as we win the series on three blowouts.

  • Dela G

    great season for the yanks’ offense

    now mariano can close out the pitching side

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    103 games. I predicted that total about a month ago!

  • Bob Stone

    Great Season!!!

  • Dela G

    great way to end the regular season

    win division: check

    win home field advantage: check

    win a playoff series for the first time since 2004: let’s get that done too

  • ansky

    Awesome season!!! Great win for Posada. Now the REAL season can begin.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    #100 for Burnett!

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    NICE NICE season. Let’s match it in the playoffs!!!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    On A-Rod’s hitting today, and the rest of the season. Mo: God (read: Mariano Rivera) is there.

    • Mike P

      Only the Lord can refer to himself in the third person.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Thanks for a great season to team and thanks to Ben, Mike and Joe for a great season on this blog!!!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      +3 to that. Great job by Ben, Mike and Joe. Unquestionably the best Yankee blog out there.

    • Bob Stone

      +27

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Jets not doing so hot. 10-0 Saints.

  • Dela G

    damn it sanchez, we didn’t need that there

    • Pasqua

      Something we’ll need to get used to…at least for a while.

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

    That recap vid YES just did was pretty damn sick.

    • J

      Made me cry. Awesome awesome season

    • Randy A.

      Ya I enjoyed it…I hope they put it up on their website.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Marion the Barberian!!!

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

    For a dude named Pierre, that was pretty sick.

    • Mike bk

      not as good as the stand that followed.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    4th and 1 and no points to show for it? Epic fail

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

      Spoke a bit soon I suppose.

  • Pasqua

    This is the game Sanchez was bound to have. And I don’t mean that in a snide way…it was just inevitable.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Plus: The Saints are just a very good team.

  • sal

    Ok So I’ve been a Yankee fan since 1968 and now I’m 52, Married and Living in Florida. Here is my QUESTION: My wife has gotten a job tha starts in two weeks in BOSTON !! Should I divorce her or move to Boston with her and be a yankee Spy lmao

    • pete

      i think, being that you are 52, you should not say lmao. And i mean that in the kindest, most constructive way

      • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        I’m sorry, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a 52-yr-old saying “lmao.”

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      It all depends if Bo and Lanny will move out there with you…

    • Mister Delaware

      I’m originally from NY but haven’t lived there since college. We moved to Somerville (3 miles N of Boston) back in February and love it here. Fans that actually reside in Boston are far more tolerable (and tolerant) than Red Sox Nation’s extended arm. I wear my Yanks hat everywhere, including Cask & Flagon for the Brad Penny death game, and have had no issues.

      [/sales pitch]

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    9-run-lead with 3 outs to go, I think it’s safe to say:

    We will have baseball on Tuesday.

  • john

    why wouldn’t it be monday?

    • ZDW

      MNF in the dome

  • john

    i see

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      There’s also a reply button, which you didn’t see.

  • Ben

    Joba is where he belongs. Pen

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Oaktag.

  • sal

    Rolling my eyes at the person that said @52 I shouldn’t LMAO . I even remember Black and White TV. I owned 8-track tapes and own a yankee seat from the OLD PARK before it was rebuilt in 1970’d. and Damn proud of it.

    P.S. paid $15 buck for the seat and I believe its worth closet to 3,000 now

    • JMK aka The Overshare
    • pete

      it’s actually my opinion that nobody should say lmao. I just hold 52-year-olds to higher standards of general conduct and worldliness, ya know, since they’re 52

      • sal

        ROTFLMAO Worldliness , Hummmmm I was born on Long Island, My worldliness ended at the Comack Motor INN hehe

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

          This might be the best comment ever.

  • sal

    Playoff Roster

    1-Sabathia, CC
    2-Pettitte, Andy
    3-Burnett, A.J.
    4-Chamberlain, Joba
    5-Aceves, Alfredo
    6-Coke, Phil
    7-Marte, Dámaso
    8-Robertson, David
    9-Hughes, Phil
    10-Rivera, Mariano

    11-Posada, Jorge
    12-Molina, José

    13-Matsui, Hideki

    14-Teixeira, Mark
    15-Canó, Robinson
    16-Jeter, Derek
    17-Rodríguez, Álex
    18-Hairston Jr., Jerry

    19-Cabrera, Melky
    20-Damon, Johnny
    21-Gardner, Brett
    22-Guzmán, Freddy
    23-Hinske, Eric
    24-Swisher, Nick

    ?25 Peña, Ramiro – don’t think we will need to rest anyone in 5 games

    ?25 Cervelli, Francisco – if Molina starts cause of A.J. and pinch hit for Molina and Posada gets hurt in that game. Then he’s your #25

    ?25 Gaudin, Chad – unless your going to need a 5th starter in the playoffs, he’s not needed you have Aceves for the long man

    ?25 Bruney, Brian – Unless Nick Swisher can’t give you a few inning in a 25-3 blowout or want to give the other team so hope, no need to have him on the play off roster.

    Hinske, Eric won’t get an at bat or in a game as I see it. I just don’t think they will drop him from the playoff Roster.

    Best 25 includes Peña, Ramiro and Cervelli, Francisco and no Hinske . It makes them more flexable when it comes to pinch running with Garder and Guzman

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I want Hinske on the roster because of the chance one of A-Rod, Tex, Damon and Swisher could get hurt. He is the only one who could somewhat replace them.

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

      Hinske can get an AB if it’s late and close and we have our defensive outfield in the game; Melky in left, Gardy in center and Swish in right. I think there is a good shot that Hinske will hit for Gardy if it is not a blowout.

    • Jersey

      Man, that is a beastly team right there.

      Though I’d still prefer Gaudin to start over Joba in the ALCS.

      • pete

        i’ve been on the fence for a while, but i really do think that joba’s too tired to give you any real chance at a quality start. I’d prefer not to have to start chad gaudin, but he’s likely to be between joba and something better than joba, so he’s really the best 4th starter option we have, I think

    • Joba Rules

      No Marte, and bring Pena and Gaudin or Cervelli…also why the fuck is Freddi Guzman there?

  • Joba Rules

    Who is going for the Twins/Tigers on Tuesday?

    • sal

      Go Tigers , I alays perfer playing a team thats NOT HOT. The Twins are hot !!! any team that can win a big game with Carl Pavano pitching FOR THEM is to hot to play in a best of 5

      Carl Pavano Carl Pavano Carl Pavano Carl Pavano Carl Pavano OMG Ace pitcher now I’m really rolling my eyes

  • Jared

    i believe its porcello for the tigers…not sure about the twins

    • Mister Delaware

      Should be Baker for the Twins. I had assumed Detroit would throw Jackson.

      • Jersey

        I’d be shocked if it wasn’t Jackson. He’ll be on his regular rest on Tuesday.

        • Dela G

          if they start jackson that would mean they would have to go porcello to start game 1… no need to try and give yourself an auto loss there if you are detroit

          • Mister Delaware

            That’s some terrible logic.

            • Dela G

              how is that terrible logic? jackson hasn’t been good this past month, and porcello has been pretty good. Roll with the best you have left, which is porcello

          • Jersey

            Yeah, but they still have to get in. I think you gotta go with your best, even if Jackson has struggled of late. It’s the equivalent of leaving Mo on the bench in the 9th inning of a tie game.

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

              Whoa whoa whoa, slow down there chief rocka. The dropoff b/w Jackson:Porcello is nowhere near the dropoff b/w Mo:Human.

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

              No way. That situation is like deciding between Bruney and Robertson in a tie game in the 9th inning because Mo (Verander) is unavailable.

              • Mister Delaware

                Which guy is Bruney in this instance?

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                  I would guess Bruney because he is the veteran. Plus, he can be sensationell when he is on, but if he is not, it gets ugly.

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

                  Bruney = Jackson. Great stuff, very inconsistent.

              • Jersey

                OK, forget I said Mo, but the point still stands that you go with your best available, which is not Porcello.

                • Jersey

                  Nevermind, Jackson would not be on full rest.

  • john

    rick porcello vs. scott baker, just checked twins website

    • Jersey

      Color me shocked.

      • Mister Delaware

        Yeah. Jackson has not been effective in the 2nd half but assigned game 163 to a kid who can’t legally get drunk if he loses is risky.

        • Hello

          Jackson would be on 3 days rest, not full.

          • Jersey

            You’re right, now that I looked. Guess the whole argument is moot.

  • hal

    Tex kept referring to being ready on Wed in post game interview, does that seal it for everyone that they are picking the “A” series ?

    • john

      i would say it’s pretty much set. if the tie breaker is on tuesday, i see no reason not to set the first post season game of the winner the next day. the winner of the tie breaker would have to fly to new york that night.

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

      I think Teix would say he’ll be ready for Wednesday whether or not he knew what schedule we choose.

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

    Another stop on 4th and short for the Jets. With about 3 minutes left in the 3rd, the Jets D has held the Saints to 3 points, in New Orleans. Legit.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Offense today? Illegit. Quit.

      • pete

        un, not il. but props for the greatest movie ever reference

  • BigBlueAL

    I hate that Games 1 and 2 will be at 6 pm est. Horrible start times for a weeknight game.

    Since I ump every weeknight at 7:30 I will have to choose to either ump and miss the Yankee games or not. Obviously I will not miss the Yankees games, but when Fox and ESPN carried the division series games the Yankees would b play at 8 or maybe at 7 once in awhile but usually always at 8. Fucking TBS will be costing me around 70 bucks this week….

    • john

      damn i’m in san diego on business. here it will start at 3:00. i probably won’t be able to watch til the very end, if at all.

  • Jeff

    Is Game 2 officially a 6 PM start time? Haven’t seen that anywhere.

    • Pasqua

      MLB.com only has Game 1 listed as a 6:07 start. Game 2 is TBD.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Whew, stopped them on 4th-and-1 in field goal range. Could we please have some sort of drive, Mr Romo, like with first downs?

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Got too greedy, I guess. At least we got 1:18 off the clock.

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

    “Everyone expected the Yankees to make the playoffs”
    -Steve Phillips

    …Except for most of the people at ESPN, right Steve?

    • Jersey

      “Everyone expected me to say something stupid, but I didn’t! Yay!” -Steve Phillips’ brain after every stupid thing he says

    • Zack

      “ESPN’s so-called experts who picked the team to finish third, including Jim Caple, Jerry Crasnick, Orel Hershiser, Eric Karabell, Amy Nelson, Buster Olney, someone named Nate Ravitz, and Gene Wojciechowski.”

      http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,192672

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Outside of Olney, I’m not sure anyone listens to what any of them say. A few of them are fantasy people, one is an admitted Yankee hater (Caple), one from ESPN Boston (Nelson), one isn’t really a baseball guy (Wojo-whatever-his-name-is), and Crasnick and Orel. Meh. I’d only listen to the last two anyway for some modicum of objectivity and insight.

        • Zack

          I give credit to Olney because he’s admitted many times that he had them finishing 3rd. you’re right, the other guys no one really cares about, but those are who picked against them in preseason- and we all know the whole bbtn crew had the same opinions in april, may, june.

        • Randy A.

          Olney even picked the yankees to miss the playoffs this year. I havent watched espn baseball commentary since the beginning of the MLB network. How can I respect what jayson stark has to say when he writes a book claiming that derek jeter is one of the most overrated players in the history of baseball?

  • BigBlueAL

    Looking at the likely rotation for the Tigers and Twins for the ALDS, its a no-brainer we should be rooting for the Twins and it really isnt even a tough choice.

    The Tigers will have Jackson and Verlander for Games 1 and 2 on normal rest, while the Twins best pitcher Scott Baker wont be available til Game 3 and even Blackburn wont be available on normal rest til Game 2 although he could pitch Game 1 on 3 days rest and Pavano (!!!!) on normal rest for Game 2. BTW this is all assuming the Yankees choose the long series, although even the shorter one wouldnt change the Tigers rotation although it would allow the Twins to have Blackburn start Game 1 on regular rest.

  • Lucky

    Go yanks! i hope they get through to the ALCS and MLB will get the Sox/Yanks series it so desperately needs. Anyone else bothered by the fact that the Twins/Det tie/playoff isn’t even registering on ESPN, etc because of week 4 of the NFL?

    I do think the Yanks will get by Det/Minn, but I also think CC will be bad. Big test will come in game 2 if the have to face Verlander down 1-0 and the bullpen in tatters. This is the scenario Cle and Milw faced the last two seasons.

    Sox in 6. Yanks lack of a #4 will kill them

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

      Sox? Their 4 starter is…?

      • Lucky

        Dice K or Buchholz. Both have their ? but neither has been shut down!

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Seriously? They’re both aces. One throws a boomerang called a “Gyroball” and the other throws stolen electronics.

          Aces, motherfucker. Aces.

          • Lucky

            We’re talking about #4 starters. Both have pitched like aces, but neither are looked at as aces.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Loss. (See below.)

          • Jose

            Dice K is the greatest import since Kobe beef.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Win. (See above.)

        • Jose

          Buchholz? With his 5.74 ERA 1.723 WHIP 0.89 SO/BB 15.2 IP career against the Yankees? Matsuzaka? With his 5.49 ERA 1.561 WHIP 1.27 SO/BB 41.0 IP career against the Yankees?

          Their #4 starter has really been lights out against the Yankees.

          • Lucky

            So tell me who the NYY #4 starter is? Please make the case for him. Joba has been shut down due to collossal mismanagement of his season. He’s not going to be able to go more than a few innings. That leaves Brian Bruney. Again, this is amazing for a team with a payroll like the NYY and no injuries to their rotation other than the season-long issues with Wang.

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

              Dude. You cannot be serious. The fourth starter is Joba or Gaudin. Joba has not been shutdown, he pitched a few hours ago.

              • Lucky

                So you think Joba is the #4? Really? OK, I hope you are right, as the guy will have gone 2 months between full starts by then. Maybe the Sox should start Manny Delcarmen. I’d come up with a better comp, but there is nobody in the sox pen as bad as Joba.

                Gaudin? I stand corrected. That’s a much better option for a #4 for a team with a $230 million payroll and no injuries. Maybe the Sox will use use Paul Byrd to make it fair

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

                  Hey chief. Didn’t Joba just pitch against the Sox? Was that not a “full start?”

                  Also, our payroll is not 230 mil.

                • Jose

                  $201,449,189 rounds up to $230 million. That is basic math.

                • pete

                  not to mention season ending injuries to CMW and Xavier Nady, and minor injuries/ineffectiveness in the bullpen that forced 4th/5th starter candidate Phil Hughes out of the starting picture.

                • Lucky

                  Nady was going to be in the rotation? Hughes should have been in the rotation, I’ll give you that, but after Wang went down the NYY managmeent didn’t adjust. They stuck with Joba on the theory that they could manage his innings and have him cranked up to start in Oct, but that simply didn’t work out and the other options are career journeymen. It’s understandable for a team like Minn or Cle, but weak as hell for a team with their resources.

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

                  Two full months between starts? He just started on Wednesday. The playoffs don’t last until December.

                  Exaggeration will not help your argument one bit. In fact, it’ll do the complete opposite.

                • Lucky

                  I said “full start”. You are the one exaggerating. You know full well what I’m talking about. He’s going to the pen in the ALDS (if he makes the team at all — I’d send him to Tampa to stretch him out if I was NYY). He will not be in any shape to start in the ALCS

                • Jersey

                  Uh oh! Somebody forgot their crazy pills!

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              They see me trollin’, they hatin’…

            • Zack

              The fact that you do not know the difference between Brian Bruney and Joba (or Gaudin) is fucking hilarious.

              • Lucky

                what have I posted that makes you think I don’t know the difference between them? Tell me again why Gaudin is better than Buchholtz?

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

                  You referred to Bruney as a starting pitcher.

                  He’s not.

                  He’s strictly a reliever.

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

                  Who is this Buchholtz character you speak of?

                  lol

                  I just hope Chambalin and Sarbathia pitch well.

            • Jose

              Let’s just see how Gaudin has stacked up career against Boston. 2.64 ERA 1.467 WHIP 30.2 IP. Gaudin has been better against Boston then either of the two starters you mentioned have been against New York.

              One of our potential number 4 starters has been better then both of their potential number 4 starters.

              • Lucky

                Jose, this is idiotic and you (I hope) know it. Too funny.

                • pete

                  Not really. Right now, Joba and very similar in terms of being guys who haven’t quite put it all together yet. In that matchup i’d have a little more faith in buccholz b/c he’s thrown this many innings before so he’s less likely to just be too tired to put together another good start.

                  Gaudin and Dice-K are also surprisingly similar in terms of results. Gaudin can get through 4-5 innings pretty reliably, but tends to fall apart after that b/c the opposing hitters catch up. Matsuzaka can get through 4-5 innings pretty reliably, but tends to fall apart after that b/c of an insanely high pitch count. Different methods, same madness.

                  In the end a potential yanks/sox 4th starter battle will be a battle of the bullpens and offenses. I’ll take the yanks on both accounts

                • Lucky

                  You do know that Dice K won 18 games last year and finished 3rd in the Cy Young then won the MVP (again) of the WBC before injuring himeself and being shut down to get ready for Sept/Oct, right? He’s come back better then ever. You should be terrified of Dice K, NY. He’s rested and pitching really well. Sox had the rotation depth, and quality management, to rest guys all summer to get ready for Oct while NYY have their starters on fumes.

                • Yanks4ever

                  Trolls are so pathetic…

                  / RAB Universe

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

          Buchholz has given up 12 runs in his last 8 innings. Today he shat the bed vs the Indians. He is their #3.

          The idea that our #4 will “kill” us is crazy.

          • Jose

            You can’t spell “unreasonable” without “reasonable”.

      • Lucky

        Drew, you don’t want to argue #4 between Boston and NYY, trust me. Dice K has an ERA under 2 since coming back and Buchholz is the best pitcher on the staff (other than Lester) since being called up. Yes, Buchholz has struggled his last 2 starts, but the whole Yankee staff has struggled at the end, other than Burnett — who even the NYY management is afraid of. Your manager all but said they don’t trust him in Oct the other day. Bruney as a #4 is embarassing for a team with a $230 million payroll and no injuries since June.

        • Zack

          “Bruney as a #4 is embarassing for a team with a $230 million payroll and no injuries since June.”

          None of that makes sense

          • Randy A.

            One start for each pitcher before the playoffs is a great sample size to use when evaluating your postseason rotation. Also, since when have the yankees had a 230 million dollar payroll?

            • Randy A.

              (This comment is not pointed towards zack, its towards “lucky”)

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

          Girardi “all but said” he doesn’t trust AJ? Facts are fun when you make them up. Also, Bruney? What?

          • Mister Delaware

            Bruney is a better #4 than Okajima.

          • Lucky

            So the Yankees signed BUrnett to be a #3 in the post-season? So Pettitte has had the kind of year that would make him a good #2 on a 100-win team? Nope. They don’t trust Burnett and putting him in the #3 spot is a blatant admission of that. I stand corrected, the Yankees’ payroll is just $211 million

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

              This might be the most unintentionally hilarious thread in RAB history.

              When did the Yankees put Burnett in the #3 spot? I’m fairly certain they haven’t announced anything yet, nor have they played the games.

              • Lucky

                So they are going to bring BUrnett back on short rest to start on Wednesday? Come on

                • Lucky

                  Oops. Game 2 is Thurdsday, but still. We all know what’s up. The aged and eroding Pettitte will start Game 2 so that there is no risk of Burnett getting 2 starts in the first round.

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

                  Game 1 is Wednesday, Game 2 is Friday. He can start Game 2 on regular rest.

                  Nice try though. Don’t let silly little things like facts ruin a perfectly good rant.

                • Lucky

                  Whatever. Burnett is not going to start game 2. You know it. I know it. I read it on this site.

                  http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....iew-17834/

        • Randy A.

          are you the reincarnation of one alex gonzalez?

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

            DING DING DING!!

            • alex gonzalez

              false

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

                sorry. I think you can see why one might think so. He’s bringin’ the heat a la one “alex gonzalez.”

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

          BRIAN BRUNEY IS A STARTING PITCHA?

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

      1. You think CC will be bad. That’s great and you’ve made a very compelling argument for why that would be so.

      2. No, the bullpen would not be in tatters. Girardi’s a lot smarter than to blow the bullpen should Game 1 not be a success for the starting pitcher.

      3. ‘Go Yanks’ to ‘Sox in 6′ in 2.1 paragraphs? Impressive!

  • Dela G

    man sanchez looked like garbage today

    i wish this game would happen later in the season if they could wrap up the division, but ugh

    this game left a really bad taste in my mouth

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Yeah, he looked shitty, but whatever. Games like this are bound to happen. Better it happens early in the season when he can adjust to the mistakes and coverages as the weeks pass.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Mike–Mark Sanchez got you -0.08 points in fantasy today. Ouch.

  • Zack

    brandon marshall > cowboys secondary

  • Steve H

    Salty, you kissing McDaniels’ rings yet?

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

      lol he hasn’t been around today.

      Looks like there might be a little trouble with that last reception.

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

    Does Kyle Orton really have highlights in his hair? Wow.

  • Newbie

    Tigers rotation for the playoffs?
    So if Porcello pitches on Tuesday, will it be Jackson in Game 1, Verlander in 2 then Porcello?

    • Dela G

      it’s so odd that all three of those guys throw 96+

      that’s a lot of heat to face 3 straight games, then you add in 99mph throwing fernando rodney

      • whozat

        Porcello doesn’t really.

        http://www.fangraphs.com/pitch.....8;pitch=FA

        Every now and again, he has a game where he throws a FB or two that’s over 95. Most of the time, he sits low 90s with his 4-seamer.

        • Dela G

          interesting that porcello’s velocity was like that. I came to my realization in the earlier statement from one game i watched earlier in the season where he had 2 or so innings of 95, 96, 97 so i just kept that assumption.

          thanks for the chart

      • Jersey

        Of course, Rodney frequently fails to predict where those 99 mph heaters are going.