Mar
08

Spring Training Game Thread: What do you mean, split squad?

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Ah the joys of Spring Training. We’ve got our first split squad game of the preseason today, as half the team will be in Bradenton playing the Pirates this afternoon while the other half will be home in Tampa to take on the Phillies. We’re getting the home game of course, and for the first time since 2004, Javy Vazquez will be pitching in a Yankee uniform.

Vazquez is last starter to throw in some form of game action following Andy Pettitte‘s simulated game yesterday. I’m sure he’ll be held to the same 35 pitch limit the other starters were held to their first time out, and chances are he won’t be throwing much more than his fastball and a handful of breaking balls.  Thankfully, he won’t be matched up against Roy Halladay.

Here’s the starting lineup…

Gardner, CF
Johnson, DH
Teixeira, 1B
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Thames, LF
Russo, 3B
Pena, SS

Scheduled Pitchers: Javy Vazquez, Mark Melancon, Royce Ring, David Robertson

Jesus Montero is scheduled to take over behind the dish once Posada gets a few at-bats. First pitch is set for 1:05pm, and you can watch on either YES or MLB Network. Enjoy the game.

Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

  • bexarama

    That’s a really unflattering picture of Kyle Kendrick there on YES.

    • JohnC

      He’s engaged to Suvivor’s Stephanie LeGrossa.

      • bexarama

        Really? What is it with Phillies pitchers and Survivor alums?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Playoff Preview©™.

    • bexarama

      but is it a spring training match-up for the ages?!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Since how Javy Vazquez looks here today in these 35 pitches will be proof of exactly how good or how shittastically crappy he’ll be this year, this game is the most important game in the history of all games.

  • pat

    Is this streamed anywhere?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    OOOOOOOOOOOOH, JOHN MAYBERRY JR!

    I wonder if his dad will be watching in the stands.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Hah.

    AWESOME.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Number of times that meaningless homer will be mentioned over the next two months: about a billion.

      • bexarama

        It Is High, It Is Far, It Is… Caught is already writing the post

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I can only assume Big George is currently drawing up the paperwork to retake full legal control of the team again.

          Brian Cashman must be fired immediately for the horrible offseason he just had that has plunged us back into permanent mediocrity.

          • bexarama

            We just should have signed Lackey!!!!

            /IIH IIF IIC’d, though I can’t tell if they’re serious or not

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

    Hahahaha.

  • Alex S

    send him back to teh braves

  • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Um… That was hysterical. All the people who hate Javy just JIMP’d. I felt a disturbance in The Force.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I’m not even mad. That was amazing.

      • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Rollins: HR. Utley: K. I just don’t know what to think anymore.

        Confidence Level: ?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Confidence Level: -i

          • bexarama

            :: head explodes ::

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Kyle Kendrick must still be distraught that his sister lost out to Monique last night.

    • theyankeewarrior

      * Mo’Nique

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Thanks for the help out.

        • theyankeewarrior

          Get it right or pay the price!

          /Camp Anawana’d

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            Mo nique Mo nique Mo nique–without spendin any o’ yo nique!

  • Hughesus Christo

    COLIN CURTIS FOR LEFT FIELD!

  • andrew

    I’m assuming Javy gave up a HR, but can I get a recap of the inning from anyone? Thanks

    • bexarama

      Javy gave up a HR to Rollins – first pitch IIRC
      the next batter got out on a nice play by Cano
      he struck Utley out
      Howard grounded out

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

        The Utley K was swinging on a changeup.

    • Alex S

      werth looks like a grizzly bear

  • bexarama

    But I thought Nick Johnson was injured forever!!!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Kyle Kendrick came wayyyyyy too close to hitting The Stick. We can’t have that. Now return Nick to his protective bubble.

  • Stryker

    hahahahaha fucking javy.

  • Big Juan

    Kendrick’s got a pretty nice changeup. Nice fade down and away to lefties.

  • bexarama

    Hey, in the Pirates game, A-Rod just hit a two-run single with the bases loaded. SO NOT CLUTCH!!!

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      The run factor in the 1st inning is 0.30. So he really only knocked in 0.6 runs.

    • JGS

      A-rod is getting clutch hits. That’s how you know it’s March

      • Aj

        Yeah. Or October 2009.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I’m loving watching baseball again.

  • bexarama

    No one wants to relive this, Michael.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Jorge is too jacked up for this game

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

    Duuuurty hook.

    • Big Juan

      Straight filth. I love it.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Is Jayson Werth the same guy that does those Geico commercials?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Heh.

      Seriously, though, if you were on the fence about whether or not we should pursue Werth this offseason, this hair “ensemble” should be enough to nudge you off the Werth bandwagon.

      Yeesh.

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        He has to be slower with all that hair. Speed decrease this year for him.

  • Big Juan

    Holy crap that beard is out of control.

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

    Did Kay really just say that if you’re a team’s #4 starter, you’ll be matched up with the other team’s #4 starter all year? He can’t be that stupid.

    • Big Juan

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      He can’t be that stupid.

      Yes, he can.

      • Hey ZZ

        His carbon monoxide detector went off and all he did was open the windows and go to sleep.

        • Nigel Bangs

          ietc

      • Klemy

        …and is.

    • Yanks Fan in MA

      Makes sense to me. Every team obviously plays on the same day throughout the season and there is never any rainouts.

    • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

      scene: saturday at spring training. me walking around georgy field before the game, kay and singleton prepping for their pregame on the field.

      me: KEN SINGELTON RULES! YOU ARE AWESOME!! YEAH SINGLETON WOOOOOO!!!
      (singleton rips a huge smile and chuckles)
      (kay remains stone faced)
      Kay’s inner monologue: damn you singleton. why aren’t they shouting my name?)
      me: KAY YOU KINDA SUCK
      (singleton still laughing)
      (kay, still stonefaced)

      it was priceless

      • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

        edit, as singleton smiles and laughs he plays with WS ring from 88

  • Hughesus Christo

    We’re talking about 2004 Vazquez’s struggles compared to his excellent first half… when he had numbers similar to those put up by Joba “To The Eitgh” Chamberlain last season.

    • Hughesus Christo

      correction, Joba “TO TEH EITGH!!1!” Chamberlain

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    STRIKEOUT!

    Jazzy Vazquez: 1
    Ted Kaczynski: 0

    • Alex S

      unabomber?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Yup.

        • Alex S

          werth did look like the unabomber. whenever that secret history program is on nat geo i always watch it

  • Chip

    You know what’s sad, that lineup without Jeter, Granderson and A-Rod is still REALLY good.

  • Alex S

    filthy

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Werth-Francisco might be the ugliest back to back in baseball at the moment.

    • bexarama

      I have a Philly fan friend that thinks Werth is incredibly hot (though she’s tempered on him since the crazy hair). I don’t get it, did she not see the creepy eyes?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        My answer:

        She’s from Philly.

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          this

  • fresh

    i find it crazy that people speak about javy as if his name is joe blanton. Hes more then just a 5 era innings eater. His expectations are so low that he almost has to exceed them.

    • Mike HC

      I think his expectations are higher than many think. He is expected to pitch on the same level as AJ and Pettitte and that is no easy task. That is still lower than what the expectations should be. He should be expected to pitch better than both of them. If he performs like Joe Blanton, fans will call for his head, and Cashman’s for having the audacity to trade for him a second time.

      • fresh

        yeah agreed i think hell clearly be our 3rd best starting pitcher and thats because im expecting improvement from aj and andy missing some time on the dl. i thin javy can settle in nicely into the 3.8-4.1 era range. which is great for a “4″ starter.

        • Klemy

          a 4th starter that will be matched against every other team’s 4th starter all year.

          /kay’d

      • andrew

        I think his expectations are higher than many think

        Is that even possible?

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

    Impressive outing by Javy. He had all four pitches going. That’s cheating on March 8th.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Impressive outing by Javy. He had all four of his five, possibly six pitches going. That’s cheating on March 8th.

      Fixed.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        That’s Dice-K’esque

  • Mike HC

    Is there any pitcher in the ML’s who has a larger gap between their ceiling and bottom even if healthy all year, than Javy? Or at least the perception of their ceiling/bottom, not including any health factors? I can’t think of one.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      His name is AJ Burnett

      • Mike HC

        I think AJ’s production is pretty predictable at this point, not including health concerns. You can expect an ERA of about 4, close to a K per inning, and a whip of about 1.35-1.40. Health is the X-factor with AJ. When healthy, you know what to expect.

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          I agree with you as far as his performance on average over an entire year, but game to game there’s a fairly strong chance of being bombed or dominating with a significant gap in between. I thought that’s what you were referring to…I would also throw Dice-K’s name out there

          • Mike HC

            got ya know. I could have been clearer I guess.

            Yea, Dice-K is a good one as well.

            • Mike HC

              now

    • Chip

      Joba Chamberlain

      • Mike HC

        I was thinking about the young guys, but that is a bit different too. Many predict breakout seasons, but if they don’t break out, they may be pretty bad. So you are right that the predictions can be very divergent, but for different reasons. You are right though.

        How about someone with a track record like Javy, or at least like 5-6 years service time, where the opinions vary so much.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Every pitcher in baseball.

      • Tom Zig

        funny guy

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Take my wife, please!

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

      Oliver Perez?

      • Mike HC

        Yea, Oliver Perez is another good example.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Every Yankee, since the NY sports media is out of its collective mind.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        That works too.

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

      Chien-Ming Wang.

      • Mike HC

        True. But he has a health factor as well. Coming back from all those injuries. But you are right that even if healthy, his possible performance could be anything.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Nationals Baseball: now officially more enjoyable than healthcare reform!

        • Rose

          “A government big enough to give you everything you want…is big enough to take it all away”

          Sincerely,
          Gerald Ford, 1974

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            was ford one of the founding fathers? i forget.

            I’m going to the Nats this summer…can’t wait to see my Wang back in action.

            3…2…

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Javy Vasquez, K Machine

  • bexarama

    amount of attention that will be paid to Javy’s Ks of Utley, Werth, Ibanez: very little
    amount of attention that will be paid to Javy’s leadoff HR: wayyyyy too much

    (Yes, I realize neither of them means much of anything.)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    The real Robinson Cano: standing up

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Bad cutter

  • Big Juan
  • Tom Zig

    How many pitches has Javy thrown?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Only one, and it was a 634 foot homer to Jimmy Rollins. Nothing else happened after that pitch, to my memory.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        There was no one on base, yet it was still a grand slam, that ended the Yankees chances of repeating.

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

    Marcus Thames just struck out against Kyle Kendrick. They should cut him just for that.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    I want to call Marcus “Thames N Hood Chek”, but I fear I may be the only one who appreciates the Smif-N-Wessun reference.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Albie isn’t helping his cause at all.

  • fresh

    i feel like im seeing way too much albaladejo in spring i kno he has to get work but jeez it feels like hes in every televised game. i really hope joe isnt planning on stuffing him into the bullpen somehow.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size
      • fresh

        yeah brett not a good bunt at all lol… back to the cage!

    • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

      agreed. he barely got an out and gave up five runs saturday. looked awful.

  • Tom Zig

    Good grief Johnny Albalapendejo

    • Ansky

      IETC.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Carlos Ruiz >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jorge Posada

    Sincerely,
    mentally unstable Phillies fans

    • bexarama

      you don’t want to know how many times I heard this. Needless to say, it was A LOT.

      • Tom Zig

        You must know a lot of real lunatics.

        • bexarama

          It’s not as bad as the Ryan Howard > Albert Pujols people because Howard “has more RBIs”

          • Klemy

            Or how about as bad as Mitch Williams talking:

            “Placido Polanco is the best 2 hole hitter in baseball.”

            I normally find Mitch amusing…this though…

  • Hughesus Christo

    And with Vazquez leaving the game, we now go on JesusWatch™.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Meh, he’s old hat. I wanna see Zack Segovia and José Gil.

  • The Evil Empire

    Guys, how would you grade this team. My first fantasy draft ever, 1st pick:

    C: Miguel Olivio
    1B: Albert Pujols
    2B: Placido Polanco
    3B: Chipper Jones
    OF: ichiro
    OF: Nick Markakis
    OF: Manny Ramirez
    SP: Zach Greinke, Joahan Santana, Brandon Webb, AJ Burnett, Ben Sheets, Johnathan Sanchez
    RP: Mariano Rivera, Michael Wuertz

    Bench: Magglio Ornodez

    & I’m still picking

    • The Evil Empire

      Forgot
      SS: Alexi Ramirez

      • The Evil Empire

        I’m done, bench:

        Matsui
        Orlando Cabrera
        Jeff Francoeur
        Josh Willingham

        • JSquared

          Do not be afraid to drop any of those guys for Free Agents.

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

      Going to need a better catcher, but it’s a good team. You’ll have a high AVG.

      • JSquared

        Jesus Flores!!

    • JSquared

      Is the 2nd round pick missing there, or did you use it on Greinke?

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

        Ichiro?

        • JSquared

          I Guess…

        • The Evil Empire

          yea ichiro, was that bad?

          • Big Juan

            Not bad, maybe a bit of a reach. But you know for the most part what you’re getting out of him.

          • JSquared

            No, you’re going to need steals from somewhere, i would look for guys like Carlos Gonzalez or Julio Borbon… but i doubt they’re still there.

            • Big Juan

              Gardner might not be a bad gamble real late in terms of steals.

              • JSquared

                Yeah, but usually you want a guy who is giving you good numbers in atleast 3 categories in a 5×5… I have drafted McCutchen, Gonzalez, and Borbon in all of my drafts, i hope they all work out.

                • Big Juan

                  Oh absolutely. I’m just saying. If your last pick comes around and you’re looking at your team saying, I really need steals, Gardy wouldn’t be a bad gamble.

                  I try to avoid guys like Gardner, Nyjer Morgan and Juan Pierre though. Usually someone of that mold is available on waivers.

                • Big Juan

                  I’m a big Gonzalez fan, btw. I was pissed when someone reached to take him one round before I was going to.

                • JSquared

                  Yeah, if there’s a player you’re picking up for just one category, you probably want it to be for steals.

                • Big Juan

                  That or saves.

                • JSquared

                  Yeah, Carlos Gonzalez had great stats for just 278 PA’s. Than he had a great playoff series, hopefully it carries over.

    • Big Juan

      Eh. B- maybe. Lots of question marks with your pitching. Offense seems like a middle to lower of the pack team in a roto-league.

      Not sure where you are in the draft, but if you’re still looking for a SS, Asdrubal Cabrera is a good lower round pick there.

    • Klemy

      Well, you have Placido Polanco, the best 2 hitter in baseball.

      /MitchWilliams’d

  • JSquared

    Can’t Fool Mark Teixeira.

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

    Nick Swisher’s arm has gotten demonstrably better over the last 12 months.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      His career RF ARM is -9.2, fwiw. Half of that negative came last year, which was his worst single season statistically. He’s probably regressing to his mean (in a good way).

  • theyankeewarrior

    It’s clear that the laid-back Spring Training atmosphere is conducive to Cano’s approach to the game. That’s why he hits .700 every March. What a lazy player.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      When it doesn’t count for anything, he tries hard. Makes perfect sense.

  • JohnC

    Brace yourselves. Albie is in the game!

  • bexarama

    over on the Pirates game, Aceves: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Had another inning on to that tally.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    This Timothy Oliphant “Justified” series looks like a really interesting and well done show that I’m never ever going to watch.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Does Yogi really have to wear the uniform and hat and jacket and everything? He looks weird.

    When you reach a certain age, I think you should be allowed to wear whatever the hell you want. Especially when you’re just an advisor and not an official coach of any sort.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Heh.

    ShiftFAIL.

    • bexarama

      I laughed at that.

  • fresh

    slick ramiro real slick

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    This is disorienting at work. Where’s my game chat Axisa?

  • JSquared

    Anyone have Vazquez’s Official Line for the game?

    • bexarama

      2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K

      Correct me if I’m wrong.

      • Jose

        I remember it being: 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 Pitch thrown

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          IETC.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          You left out:

          Thousands of doubts: CONFIRMED

        • bexarama

          you mean 800 R because every run Javy gives up equals 800 R. Just like how every HR A-Rod hits is actually only like 1/3 a HR because they’re never clutch.

  • fresh

    is it me or does anyone else see werth definately being a sawk next year. vic expiring ortiz leaving drew to dh in the last year of his deal.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I could see that. He certainly is a Red Sox kind of player (i.e. “white”).

      • fresh

        yea with the wild mountain man looking facial hair lol i cant help but wonder how they eat their chowdahhhh. the napkin business must be booming in bean town.

        • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

          As a Bostonian-against-my-will, IETC.

    • Big Juan

      He would seem to fit the mold in terms of awful facial hair (i.e. Damon, Youk).

      Imagine how much fun he’d have with the monstah.

  • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Anyone else feel like Thames could have caught that ball pretty easily, or am I crazy?

    • Jose

      Can’t both of those things be true?

      • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Yes, but the question was framed in such a way as to ask whether my opinion on that specific Thames play is either accurate or the product of insanity.

        Don’t make me angry, Jose. You won’t like me when I’m angry.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Calm down, Mondesi, no need for raised tempers. Have a chicken wing. Or twenty.

        • Jose

          I imagine you angry is something like the “Family Guy” depiction of John Goodman at Thanksgiving.

          • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Heh… I’ve never seen it but yeah, I can imagine and that sounds about accurate. (See comment above.)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      (thinks)

      If he was running in at full speed, I think he could have gotten to the spot, yes. I don’t think he could have gotten to the spot AND fielded it cleanly.

      Marcus knows his limitations. He hasn’t been a solid fielder in a while.

      • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Yeah, but maybe part of why he hasn’t been a solid fielder is because he badly misjudges/misplays balls like that, though. He set himself up and stared that ball down to the ground, if he’d been moving in for the ball he would have fielded it cleanly (in my opinion). There were a few beats there while he watched that ball, I don’t think that would have been a tough play if he had tried to field it for an out.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Why wasn’t Marcus charging that ball?

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Javy win more games than AJ this year?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      I’d guess yes.

  • JohnC

    If Billy Martin was around. he’d have pulled him right out of the game. Aske Reggie.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    The Sanitary Napkin. I approve.

  • Big Juan

    Who acts as the second manager when they go split squad?

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      Yogi.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Contreras and Vazquez in the same game?!?!?!

    Who’s next, Esteban Loaiza?

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      Kevin Brown actually.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        oof, I just shivered.

    • Tom Zig

      Bubba Crosby.

      Then he’ll complain about Joe Torre.

  • Jose

    Aceves perfect through 4!!! Why hasn’t Michael Kay mentioned it?!?!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      HE’S WINNING TEH FOURTH STARTER BATTLE!!!!!1!!!!

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      That’s like 4 perfect 8th innings.

      Ace to teh 8th!!!11!!1

  • Tom Zig

    Yeah Swishhhaaa

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Flaherty (regarding Jorge Posada being an older catcher: “I will admit, though, when I turned 35 years old, it really took a lot out of me.”

    John Flaherty:
    1998 age 30 – .207/.261/.273 (39+)
    1999 age 31 – .278/.310/.415 (83+)
    2000 age 32 – .261/.296/.376 (70+)
    2001 age 33 – .238/.269/.363 (67+)
    2002 age 34 – .260/.296/.374 (79+)
    2003 age 35 – .267/.297/.457 (97+)
    2004 age 36 – .252/.286/.465 (93+)

    orly?

    • Tom Zig

      Must be the toupee.

    • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Yeah but he also played about half as many games/season after he turned 35 than he did before.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        True. I just found it funny that his rate stats actually improved in the two years immediately after his “magical” age 35 season. They way he and Kay were portraying it, there’s something intrinsically debilitating about catching after the age of 35 that Jorge must now be monitored for. It’s a numerical boogeyman.

        • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I think it’s like the Verducci Rule. Not necessarily inaccurate or wrong, but also totally too general and arbitrary to add anything to the conversation.

          I mean… Players decline around age 35? Eureka!

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Exactly.

            (cracks open two Pinstripe Tampa Light Limes™)

            • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              (Sorry I picked on you there, I hope you didn’t feel condescended to.)

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                Mondesi: Man, you are one pathetic loser! No offense.
                Tommie: Oh, no, none taken.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  You know, I’m actually not really into the lime-flavored beers. What else you got for me back there?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  The full catalog:

                  Pinstripe Lager™
                  Pinstripe Tampa Light Lime™
                  Pinstripe DFA IPA™
                  Pinstripe IFA IPA™
                  Pinstripe IPK IPA™ (closeout – quantities limited)
                  Pinstripe Steinbrenner Weizenbock™
                  Pinstripe Granderson Dopplebock™
                  Pinstripe Zimmer Stout™
                  Pinstripe Joba Porter™
                  Pinstripe Winn Winter Wheat™
                  Pinstripe Gritner Pilsner™
                  Pinstripe CCXL 52oz. Malt Liquor™
                  Pinstripe Mussina Dry™
                  Pinstripe Gerald Ice™
                  Pinstripe Aceves Cerveza™
                  Pinstripe Philthy-Fermented Golden Ale™
                  Pinstripe Brackman Altbeir™
                  Pinstripe Nails Octoberfest™
                  Pinstripe Sheff Black Lager™
                  Pinstripe Swisher Sweet Lambic™
                  Pinstripe Blazing Copper Wheat™
                  Pinstripe Hideki Sake™
                  Pinstripe Nick Stick Doublewort™
                  Pinstripe Cano Malta Goya™

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  (Peruses…)

                  Pinstripe IPK IPA™, please, while it’s still available. Gracias.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  A wise choice. You’re a man of good taste.

                  (Which would explain the huge gut. But I digest.)

                • theyankeewarrior

                  Pinstripe CCXL 52oz. Malt Liquor™

                  + 52. Awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Meatgrinder #1: Jeter-Johnson-Tex-ARod

    Tommie: aroused.

    Meatgrinder #2: Cano-Posada-Granderson-Swisher

    Tommie: very aroused.

    • Tom Zig

      1 pitch, 6 outs.

      Gardwinnhoffthames.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      The women of RAB just fainted.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        It’s the large sample size.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Kay: Would the Yankees ever take a complete jerk if he was a great player?
    Girardi: I don’t think anyone really is a “complete jerk”. I don’t think anyone is really like that.

    I heart you, Joe Girardi.

    • Tom Zig

      If Barry Bonds circa 2001 wanted to come play for the 2010 Yankees, I have a hard time believing that the Yankees would say no.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Psh. He had his own chair in the locker room! There’s no room for that here!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          THERE’S NO ROOM FOR THAT TYPE OF SELFISHNESS AND CLUBHOUSE DIVISION!!!

          Sincerely,
          Reggie Jackson
          Two-time Yankee World Series Champion

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        If Barry Bonds circa 2001 his whole career wanted to come play for the 2010 Yankees, I have a hard time believing that the Yankees would say no.

        Fixed.

    • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

      And then Kay responds, “I AM!”

      Good moment there.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Peña with TEH WHEEEEEELZ!!!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Russo seems like he’d be a heck of a 9 hitter.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Great swing, Brett.

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

    NJ looked way to happy taking that walk.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Trying to clog up those bases again.

  • ultimate913

    Mike, you’re here. Why not a chat? Is it because 2 in one week is too much and us RABers would become spoiled and ask for more?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Did Michael Kay do his terrible, “That’s Amuary” joke again?

  • bexarama

    Ruh-roh, Cano with RISP! Overreaction time!!!!

    • Tom Zig

      it’s no longer a playoff preview because the Yankees are winning

      • bexarama

        No, it’s still a playoff preview because you forgot that the first pitch of the game was the only one that counted.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Woohoo Robbie!

  • A.D.

    No reason to get cute on the bases in a spring training game for Posada.

  • Tom Zig

    a hit with RISP? ZOMG

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Robbie knocks ‘em in. Struggles with RiSP have now been completely absolved. This is a WS preview, after all.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    SWISH!

    /meatgrinder’d

    • Jack

      Nick Swisher doesn’t lose weight; he discards it intentionally.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Latin is a dead language because Nick Swisher wants it that way.

        • Jack

          Not only does Nick Swisher talk in the third person, he also sees in the third person.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    What Michael? It rolled on the warning track and went over the wall?

  • bexarama

    That little “victory!” arm thing by Posada was adorable.

  • fresh

    id say the new approach at the plate is working well so far… if mo is god and montero is jesus than kevin long has to be moses.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      no way. cause we still can’t figure out what days are jewish holidays, causing schedules to get rewritten annually.

      if only there was a way to know when they were, you know, ahead of time…

  • JSquared

    I had to go out for a half hour, ofcourse thats when the Yankees bats come alive… can anybody illustrate what happened?

    • A.D.

      Jose Contreras came in…that helped.

      • JSquared

        Ahh, that’s all i needed to know.

    • bexarama

      I had to go out too, but as far as I can tell, Contreras happened.

      (I did see Robbie get a hit with the bases loaded and two outs to give the Yankees the lead.)

      • bexarama

        A.D. stole my joke. :(

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      can anybody illustrate what happened?

      Yes: Kevin Russo can hit, Ramiro Pea and Brett Gardner are fast, and Posada, Swisher, and Cano are all really, really good at baseball.

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

    Holy crap. Chris Garcia is actually on the mound and pitching.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      He not injured but now his feelings are hurt.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Maybe not well but….it’s something!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size
  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    You could hang a coat on that pitch.

  • fresh

    wow chris garcia reminds me alot of pavano.. in SO many ways.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Nice turn.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    It’s like Tinker to Evers to Chance.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Pena really is a graceful fielder. It would really be something if he could hit the ball.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Somehow Rey Ordonez started 919 games in his career. I don’t think Pena is that good, but I am also amazed that Ordonez started that many games.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        Yeah, in the NL. Much more emphasis on up-the-middle defense. And Rey Rey was possibly only second to Vizquel in terms of defense at the time. He really was unbelievable with the leather.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Pena could be an All-Star in the NL.

          /Gammons’d

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Who is #94? Kay says it’s Nunez and that’s his number, but he doesn’t look one bit like Nunez. Plus, apparently Nunez is playing in the Pirates game:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxsco.....b_pitmlb_1

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

      It’s Jose Gil, #99.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        But there was a guy with #94 in the Phillies game who was in before Gil came in. A tall white guy.

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

          I’m pretty sure that’s Gil. His skin isn’t dark.

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

            Yeah, I saw Gil and he isn’t very dark. But Gil is 6-0, the guy was more like 6-3. Maybe he is coming to bat the next inning. Wasn’t Sublett either, who wore something ending with 7.

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

              Oh shit, my bad. That’s Luis Nunez.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                Luis Nuñez? When was he invited to the big league camp? I missed that one.

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

                  No, they have to call extra guys up from MiL camp for these split squad games.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                  Sometimes other guys get “called up” from Minor league camp, especially during split-squad games.

              • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                Ah, Luis Nunez, forgot about him. Thanks.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              Wasn’t Sublett Laird either, who wore something ending with 7.

              Fixed.

          • Klemy

            Oh, he was talking about in the Yankee game Mike, not the Red Sox game.

        • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

          There he is again, #94.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-796523

        WHOOOOOOOOOOOOA, WE’RE HALFWAY THERE…

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Axisa would have JIHP’s had Nunez been in the game.

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

        I would have just turned it off.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          haha. Touche’

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Meanwhile, In Bradenton…Kyle Higashioka pics up his first spring training hit…a double.

    TEH DEPTH!!!12111

    • bexarama

      I know nothing is more legendary than the Red Sox’s pitching depth but I dare say the Yankees get almost sort of kind of close with their hitting depth. Sorry, baseball gods, do not smite me for such a crazy thing.

      • bexarama

        for saying such a crazy thing*

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

    Domonic Brown in RF for the Phils. One of the 15-20 best prospects in the game.

    • JSquared

      He’s a big dude, 6’4 atleast.

  • Granderslam

    Anyone know the score of the game in Bradentown?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      5 to Nil. (I’m getting hyped for the World Cup)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        My new favorite name:

        Didier Drogba.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Fancy Cote d’Ivoire name.

      • Granderslam

        Thanks! I actually just remembered I could find the live box score on the MLB website. ha!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Kay: “Sublett strikes out looking…”

    Um, #97 is Laird. Sublett isn’t in the big league camp, Michael.

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

      I’m pretty sure that was Sublett. Laird’s a RHB. They bring guys up from MiL camp for these split squad games.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Ah, that explains everything.

  • fresh

    again with the nunez! that guy is caucasion! jeez kay cant you see

  • bexarama

    They already updated the Yankeeography of 2009? ???

  • Manimal

    So confused… Kay keeps saying Nunez but mlb.com’s boxscore says Nunez is playing against the Pirates…

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

    There’s our number nine prospect baby!

    /Scout.com’d

  • A.D.

    Sooo this Garcia kid could be pretty good

  • JohnC

    That WAS Sublett.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    This Luis Nuñez/Eduardo Nuñez and Brandon Laird/Damon Sublett number confusion further brings us back to the great “we’re running out of numbers” debate.

    I still think the best option is to allow retired numbers to be issued for all spring training games. Let the kids have some of those retired/unissued numbers during March where the games don’t count, and you’ll never have to give out two #94s and two #97s.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Serious question: Can they do three digits?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Seeing as how three different Yankees have worn #94 in spring training games just today (Eduardo Nuñez, Luis Nuñez, David Adams), I’ll say no, probably not.

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          I guess it was Adams all along and Kay just called him “Nunez” but the roster says “94 – Nunez”.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

          You just know Swish would do 007 if given permission.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      When I see guys with numbers in the 80s and 90s I always have to think of football players who also wear them.

  • fresh

    montero looks fine too me in his movements and such. atleast from what ive seen so far. granted i havnt seem him throw trying to catch a runner but supposidly thats not one of his weaknesses. aside from the sss my eyes arent lost are they? he looks passable to me.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      HE’S TOO CUMBERSOME, HE’LL OUT GROW THE POSITION!!!!!

      Sincerely,

      Everyone who has never really seen him play’d

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      No, that is one of his issues. He has a poor transfer and his throws are a bit long, though his arm is very powerful.

      If he hits Jorge defense (not that tall an order), we’re rolling in gold bullion.

      • fresh

        interesting. we need to see someone try to steal. id like to see him fire one off to second.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Bust.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    David Adams: Well done.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      #94

    • A.D.

      Showing the wheels!!!

    • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I think I just developed a minor prospect-crush on Adams, he really squared up that pitch.

      I love seeing these kids in Spring Training, I gotta get down there next year.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        That one single plate appearance validated all the scouting reports I’ve read saying he has an advanced approach at the plate and makes solid contact. Looks to be a solid, solid young hitter.

        Daddy likes.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

          That plate appearance shows that his gap power may develop into super-duper gap power. We can only hope.

          But seriously, he looks like a pretty good hitter. Good approach.

  • YankeesJunkie

    No kidding did Montero just strike out in three pitches that bastard.

    • bexarama

      It was at least four, he fouled one off. Still. BUST. DFA. Can we trade him to get Melky back?!?!?!?

      • YankeesJunkie

        I wish, but I want Crosby back instead. Remember when he hit that walk-off versus the Orioles. What a game and what a player unlike Montero.

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

    It’s Jose Gil, you moron.

    • YankeesJunkie

      They were saying Jesus Montero.

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

        No no no, I’m talking to Kay. He keeps calling him Jose Hill.

        • YankeesJunkie

          My bad, so I am guessing Gil is catching or is it Montero.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Jose Hill=Half scrappy gritty/half lazy
          Jose Gil=100% lazy

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

            But has a great tan.

            • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

              /Berlusconi’d

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

    Wait, is Jack Curry replacing Kim Jones?

    • fresh

      looks that way kim is doing alot of stuff on sny now along wit wfan.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Ooooh, CurryChat™.

    (listens intently for teh smartness)

  • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Can Jack Curry just do, like, every on-screen job on game-day broadcasts?

    kthnxbai

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      And take time away from the amazing Tino? No way.

      • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Tino does have luscious hair.

  • Meat Loaf

    Jack Curry is awful.

    Yeah, I said it.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I’ll take “flat and boring” over “dumb and wrong” anyday.

      • Meat Loaf

        I guess I stared at Kim Jones’ boobs too much, but Curry’s fumbling & bumbling is not as entertaining as I would hope.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Oh, believe me, I’m all about putting up with subpar reporting in exchange for some delicious funmelons from time to time, but Curry’s just a breath of fresh air in that he actually… thinks. And you can tell.

    • Klemy

      You just blew your shot at being a guest interview on his new YES Blog, Cooking With Curry.

  • bexarama

    I like how Werth, Howard, Polanco, etc. are still in the game. Charlie Manuel is clearly cheating in this, the World Series Rematch For The Ages (c) ™.

    • Meat Loaf

      And yet…. Yankees are winning.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Is it just me or does Gorecki look fairly awkward in CF? Every motion just seems unnatural.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Hmm, me thinks Jesus leads off next inning.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Bold prediction: drag bunt triple.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Ah man I already missed him.

  • Meat Loaf

    Who feels like fixing the Yankees’ wikipedia article?

    “Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto and Bill White teamed together in the 1970s and 80s. Rizzuto spent nearly 40 years in the broadcast booth, and White later became president of the National League. Bobby Murcer called games with Rizzuto and White until shortly before his death from brain cancer”

    Yeah, Murcer called games with the dead body of Phil Rizzuto. Beisdes the fact that both Rizzuto and White retired a long time ago, does anyone even check dates anyore?

    • http://www.wiredtowns.com Short Porch

      From the Great Broadcast Booth in the Sky:

      “Check that, I’m dead.”

      “Holy Cow! I am too!”

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Bocock Fail

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

    Hah, a Jimmy Paredes sighting.

  • A.D.

    Russo gritted the ball out of his glove.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Kid Cudi Jimmy Paredes reaches on an error. Nice.

  • A.D.

    How’d Gorecki get a number in the 60s

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    “David” Sublett?

    Really?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Ivan Nova was the worst pitcher for the Yankees in Bradenton. He gave up a single.

    One hit shutout against a slpit squad Pirates team. I’ll take it,

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Ivan “Bad Ass” Nova™, you mean.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Shouldn’t be, Ivan “Bad Ass A” Nova

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Hmmm… no.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            Maybe, Ivan “Bossa” Nova? (that’s what I was thinking of originally.)

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              BAD. ASS.

              (refuses to budge)

              • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                I don’t get it.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Can I get a warning when Montero is about to hit?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      The games just about over hombre. Unless the Phils score 3.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    First Gil, now Segovia.

    I’m joyed.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      True story: I had my buddy’s kid pester Jose Gil in Spanish, asking him to give him a baseball. Gil was laughing the entire time, he finally gave him one.

  • fresh

    tie the game phillies!… i wanna see some jesus.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Montero with the CAT-QUICK REFLEXEZ!!!

  • bexarama

    stop it with your dumb “Let’s go Phillies” chants, people at this game.

  • Mike HC

    Can I get a Jesus Montero update? How did he look in his at bat/at bats and behind the plate

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Where the hell is Mo? If Girardi blows this game with these clowns I hope he’s fired

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Oh, Segovia’s gone already. Let’s see, who do we want…

    Ryan Pope? Dustin Moseley? D.J. Mitchell?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      (crestfallen)

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

      Looks like Whelan. Yanks are screwed.

  • A.D.

    They’re not going to hold a guy down that can play out of spite

    Carl Everett disagrees.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Dinosaurs roamed the earth from the late Triassic period until the end of the Cretaceous period.

      Carl Everett disagrees.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        And you don’t disagree?

        Were you there, have you ever seen a dinosaur?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    YES!!!!!! SWEET REDEMPTION!!!!

    WE DON’T SUCK AFTER ALL!!!

  • Dela G

    good to see jose contreras sucking as usual