Apr
20

Game 13: Streakin’

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Photo Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

The Yankees have won their last four games, and start the first of three 2010 West Coast trips tonight against the A’s in the rather bland Oakland Coliseum. Their second West Coast trip goes through Arizona and Los Angeles as part of the interleague schedule, and the final one comes right before the All Star Break. It’s good to get them over with in the first half, no one likes those September trips across the country.

On the bump for the A’s is Gio Gonzalez, who, frankly, should get his brains beat in. His strikeout rate is very good at 9.67 K/9 career (143.1 IP), but he’s thrown just 46% of his pitches in the strikezeone, which is not going to get it done against this offense. Then again, the Yanks are prone of being shutdown by these young lefties for no reason, so who knows.

Here’s the lineup…

Jeter, SS
Johnson, DH
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Swisher, RF
Granderson, CF
Gardner, LF – glad to see him in there against the lefty

And on the mound, a guy who could really use a win, Javy Vazquez.

First pitch is scheduled for 10:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy the game if you’re staying up for it. Oh, and don’t miss tonight’s DotF.

Categories : Game Threads
  • poster

    Gee, I wonder which team will win this completely unbiased and objective poll?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s correct Gio’s very high strand rate tonight, eh?

  • bexarama

    On the bump for the A’s is Gio Gonzalez, who, frankly, should get his brains beat in.
    You jinxed it >:(

    “The As will have to hope their hot start continues if they are to contend this season.” Thanks Nancy Newman.

    It feels like it’s been soooo long since the last game, between the off day and the late start. Go Yankees woo.

    • Ansky

      Indeed. Hopefully, Javy gets a “W” and the 2004 crap goes away for…5 days.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Vazquez goes 7 tonight and only gives up two runs as the Yankees win 8-3.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    My nap was a good idea today. I can stay up and watch the game and feel not tired. Yay.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      +1

      But I still have to get up at six tomorrow. Stupid school system; middle/high school should start at 9 and the elementary school should start at 7:30.

      /grumpy’d

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Sames. My school starts at around 7:50 it should be pushed 2 hours later. I’m usually completely dead in the mornings.

        • Wisdom.

          well if you did good on your sats ride out with like a 2.9 GPA. Schools don’t care about GPA as muchas SATs anyway, and their scholarship rewards reflect that. So sleep all day, party all night. It’s highschool, have fuckin fun dude.

  • SF Yanks

    I live in the Bay Area and first graphic I see on the A’s broadcast are the defensive positions with each Yankee player salary right underneath each name. Then the predictable ‘it’s always nice to beat up on a team with that kinda of payroll’ speech ensues.

    Ugh.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Well maybe their team would spend more money if more than 10 K went their games on a consistent basis.

      • SF Yanks

        That’s what happens when you have one of the shittiest stadiums in all of baseball if not the worst.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          oh its the worst

    • Poopy Pants

      How embarrassing for Gardy. I wonder if the guys buy him dinner when they’re on the road.

      • YankeesJunkie

        They better.

      • SF Yanks

        For whatever reason they had Thames and not Gardner but point still stands. And yes he did stick out like a sore thumb, but damn it does look crazy with big fat numbers under each name I will say.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    My Mo, there’s like 30 people in the stands.

    • Wisdom.

      Not feeling enthusiastic, the oppressive Evil Empire is in town.

  • YankeesJunkie

    So where is Oakland going to move to exactly. I have heard San Jose, but is there speculation for other cities.

    • Esteban

      Fremont was speculated over for a while but I think the plan for the stadium fell through. Its probably worth searching though

  • Conchobar

    Dear Javy,

    Pitch a great game so I can stop having to defend you to the idiots who say you suck. Thanks.

  • larryf

    I lived in Oakland for 10 years-saw lots of Yankee games. The crowd is usually comatose-except for the Yankee fans of course..

  • Poopy Pants

    The photographer behind Jeter looked like George Lucas!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Santa

    A sell-out crowd tonight

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      But aren’t the Yankees bad for baseball?

      /EveryYankeeHater’d

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Or I could actually look on my TV screen to detect the sarcasm.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          You can’t win ‘em all

  • Turko

    It looks like it’s the end of Tim Wakefield. The Rangers stole 9 bases in 6 innings (with 6 earned runs) against him and Vic Martinez today.

    • Poopy Pants

      But they are all about pitching and defense!

    • ShuutoHeat

      Combine a slow pitch with a bad arm of a catcher and even the slowest base runners will look like Gardner on the base paths.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        If the Yanks face that combo Gardner could probably steal home….from first.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    hey guys ! i really hope Javy pitches a great game today.

  • bexarama

    My God. There’s no one in the stands.

    /what everyone’s been saying’d

  • Kristen

    So excited for a game without Michael Kay.

  • WIlliam

    Damnit.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was ugly, Derek.

  • Hangoverologist

    At least Jeter didn’t ground to short.

    • Hangoverologist

      Of all people to swing at a first pitch, it had to be Nick Johnson. -_-

      • Poopy Pants

        He told Kim Jones before the game that he was going to swing at the first pitch. Genius.

        • Poopy Pants

          Genius is sarcastically aimed at NJ, not you.

  • WIlliam

    What the hell Nick?

  • bexarama

    is that a Giants fan I spy in the stands? o_O

    • bexarama

      and a Dodger fan WTF

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Nick “Not Productive” Johnson flies out.

    /SuckaGotNoJuice’d

  • ultimate913

    Maybe the rest of the league is catching on on how to beat the Yanks. Attack the strikezone. Attack it. and then attack it again.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Nick, it’s okay to take pitches =)

  • ShuutoHeat

    I hate Oakland Coliseum….it is so friggin ugly.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Three game hit streak!

    /taking it one at a time’d

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Teix is heating up!

  • WIlliam

    Tex Slump=OVER

  • Hangoverologist

    Tex! You finally have a hit on the first AB!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Nice there’s a 3 game hitting streak for tex.

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

    Was Jorge calling his dad?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jorge’s dad must’ve called.

  • Hangoverologist

    There’s a Dodgers fan in the seats behind home plate. I wonder if there’s going to be a snapshot of a Braves fan in the stands at some point.

  • WIlliam

    Ribbie comes to the plate!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Speaking of Suzuki I thought the rumors were crazy about him going to the Sox when they have VMart. After today…yeah never mind.

  • Poopy Pants

    MLB Network will have Gio on later tonight and telling him he was being pinched by the ump.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      /CJ Wilson’d

      //Wilson really was getting squeezed

  • WIlliam

    Cano being patient!

    ::minds explodes::

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m surprised Robbie took that 2-0 pitch.

  • Kenny

    Will Cano once again fail with RISP? I really hope not

  • Hangoverologist

    I honestly thought I just saw a Nats fan in the seats. I must be having some sort of hallucination.

    • bexarama

      there are definitely Dodgers and Giants fans there. And Yankee fans. Not too many Oakland fans, though

  • SF Yanks

    That looked like such a strike.

    • Hangoverologist

      Robbie got lucky.

  • Accent Shallow

    Both curves from Gonzalez looked like strikes to me.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, I would’ve called that 2-2 pitch strike three. But, then again,t he ump didn’t call that same pitch a strike earlier in the AB.

    • Accent Shallow

      Great minds.

  • Poopy Pants

    Cano and Nick Johnson did a Freaky Friday switch on the plane!

    • bexarama

      ietc

  • pollo

    who the fuck is Darnell McDonald? ugh.

    • Esteban

      I don’t know, but he has the best average, OBP, and OPS in baseball, lol

      /small sample size’d

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Who the fuck is Renee Zell-Wedger?

      /Chappelleshow’d

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    A Robbie walk! Progress.

  • Accent Shallow

    Takes some effort to walk Cano, but like I said upthread, I thought those curves were strikes.

  • Hangoverologist

    Robbie walked?!

    ::head explodes::

    • WIlliam

      Copier!

  • WIlliam

    Cano walks…again?

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

    What an plate appearance by RBInson.

  • SF Yanks

    At least 25 pitches in the first. So far…

  • Accent Shallow

    Lefty with a good breaking ball vs. Posada? This at-bat should feature at least one ugly swing.

  • Reggie C.

    Gio Gonzalez can crank it up to 94 … impressive. I think he got that strike 3 on the curve (not that i’m complaining).

  • WIlliam

    At the very least, we’re working towards the Oakland “pen”.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    OMG LUCK.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    yessssssssssssssss

  • WIlliam

    I’m very confused.

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

    Heh, that’s the only way Posada would be safe on that play. Took two bobbles.

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

    The speed!

  • Kristen

    what the heck just happened there?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So much fail on that play. Wow.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And now there’s even more that it’s been scored a hit. Absolutely ridiculous.

  • bexarama

    what in the world was THAT, thank you though

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    /Mets’d

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    2010 New York Yankees: Now with mind penetrating powers

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    they gave him a hit for that?????

  • Poopy Pants

    I just woke up some neighbors.

  • 28 next year

    what happened?

    /person on gameday’d

    • bexarama

      1B got an easy ground ball, bobbled it about 37 times

  • YankeesJunkie

    Epic fail.

  • Dave

    Wow. Maybe the Yankees really do have an intimidation factor that induces terrible defense by the opposition.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      The Sound Angels failed. The Twins failed. Rangers failed. A’s failed.

      Btw SWISH!!

    • bexarama

      it’s generally what happens when we throw all the money on the field prior to the game you know

  • SF Yanks

    Wow, what a lucky break.

    How’s that a base hit…I’d give him 2 errors on that.

  • poster

    Posada with the infield hit!

  • WIlliam

    Scored a hit?????????

  • 28 next year

    30 pitches down, 70 more to go

    /MSM’d

  • YankeesJunkie

    How does Posada get a hit. A first grader makes that play.

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

    Yeah Swish!

  • Hangoverologist

    Swish!

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

    SWish!!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    All of this with two outs.

  • YankeesJunkie

    The scorer is fucking handicapped. That is an error.

    Swisher makes them pay.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Swisher’s on the road. Don’t tell me you didn’t see that coming.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    3-0 good hit swish

  • WIlliam

    Nick Swishah!!!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Damn! Someone by the name of Darnell McDonald just tied up the RS-Rangers game at 6-6 with a 2-run shot.

    • Poopy Pants

      I bet he’s gritty.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That’s how you go with a pitch, Swish. Great job.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Swishalicious!!!!

  • Poopy Pants

    36 pitches

    • bexarama

      when Jeter struck out on like four pitches and Nick Johnson made an out on the first pitch I was like oh no this is bad but… I shouldn’t have doubted the Yankees. Thanks, Yanks!

      • Poopy Pants

        I felt the same way early on.

  • bexarama

    Ugh I thought that was gone based on the sound. Boo

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

    Damn. That sounded gonezo.

  • YankeesJunkie

    And that only took 35 pitches. It is always fun to see the middle relief.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Damon would have hit a HR right there!

  • Hangoverologist

    Javy must avenge himself!

    /MSM’d

  • SF Yanks

    36 pitches, 3 runs = perfect start

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

    Scouting Report:

    TIME TO SHINE!! lol

  • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

    Way to ruin it Granderson! BOOOO!!!!!

    /DumbDrunkGuyAtTheStadium’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Javy’s second pitch was worse than his first pitch yet called a strike.

    • bexarama

      I know! Yay umpire logic!

  • Accent Shallow

    Four pitches, no fastballs? One K?

    I’ll take it.

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templeton_Peck Templeton “brendog” Peck

      those were fastballs probably ha

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh peace, Rajai.

  • bexarama

    “Daric Barton” sounds like a medieval wizard

    • bexarama

      the foul ground in this stadium is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        This shit is s-u-p-e-r-k-a-l-oh fuck it

        /when Cobra Starship was a joke and didn’t ruin my favorite band’d

        • Stryker

          sigh.

    • ShuutoHeat

      The kind that knows how to cast a level 14 fireball? Or the crappy kind?

  • Dela G

    what a great day for me to not start nick swisher….

  • Dela G

    man javy needs to keep his stuff lower

  • Dave

    Looks like Vasquez is gonna have to battle tonight

  • WIlliam

    2 K’s!!!!!

  • Dela G

    great K by javy

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Javy’s curveball’s looking nice this inning.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    good inning for Vazquez.

  • Accent Shallow

    Less aesthetically pleasing motion: Javy or Hughes?

    I’m going with Javy, but at least that’s kept him healthy.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah Javy. But whatever works for him.

    • bexarama

      I actually like Javy’s, it’s cool-looking.

      • bexarama

        Nothing beats the Pettitte arms-over-the-head windup when he’s warming up, though.

  • B-Rando

    Anyone else think that gun is terribly incorrect? Was that last pitch of the inning by Javy really 68mph??

  • charles poet

    Javy looking better than last game, through the 1st inning

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    Daaamn…Gameday had that K pitch at 68 mph! Some El Duque shit there.

  • SF Yanks

    The first hitter received all fastballs and then not one fastball after that. Way to mix it up, Javy. I like.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    No shit it’s Tampa Bay for the poll question.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Brett, please, for me, hit it to the outfield. Please.

  • Dela G

    wow what the eff??

  • bexarama

    what the what?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    What? How the hell was that a swing?

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    He checked that.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    what just happened?

    /gameday’d

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Ball the dirt, check swing by Gardner, appealed to 3B ump after a few seconds, he called it a swing, Gardy got tagged out.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Both pitchers have the breaking stuff inducing some ugly swings/half swings.

  • Dave

    Wow Jeter, way to work the count.

  • Dela G

    lol the textbook grounder to short

  • Reggie C.

    Pennington has some arm. That was a lazer.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    at least the ump saved a gidp

    asshole

  • WIlliam

    Come on!!!!!!

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    Hahaha Jetes with the grounder to short…priceless. Has this meme’d fully yet?

    • Beef Hammerdong

      /rhetoricalquestion’d

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Oh my Mo I love how YES acts like Nick Johnson never had a hit in his life.

    So you want him to swing at balls so he can be more aggressive? Sigh.

    • Poopy Pants

      I wrote this earlier, but Kim Jones said she spoke with Nick about that before the game. He told her he would swing more (and at first pitches) according to Kim.

      • Poopy Pants

        speak of the she-devil…

        • Pat D

          As much as I love Mo, I’m going to have dispute his divinity.

          Given all that happened, if he was, they don’t lose the 2001 WS.

          • Kevin

            How dare thee!

            • Pat D

              Well, I mean, 9/11 and all, I mean, come on.

              Didn’t you read The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty by Buster Olney? The whole chapter where Mo told the entire clubhouse before the game started that it was all in God’s hands? Well, there you go.

              • poster

                Duh, HE’S God. It WAS all in his hands.*

                *No, I don’t really believe this. But we’ll ignore that for now.

          • bexarama

            that was to save Enrique Wilson’s life, yo.

            • Pat D

              Yea, I forgot about that.

          • poster

            Um, did you READ his comments in the days after the game? He was preventing Enrique Wilson’s death. The plane he would have flown home on crashed. All aboard the plane died. Mo was clearly just preventing that.

            Shame on you for having such a disgraceful lack of faith. You’re lucky that Mo is all forgiving.

            • Pat D

              Yes, I just was reminded of that. Silly me. *Sigh* I had other events going on in my own life that just had the Series loss cap off that year being probably the worst of my life.

              And, to tell the truth, I do have a lack of faith in all things that cannot Force choke me to death.

  • WIlliam

    There’s the NJ full count we know and lo….damn!

  • baravelli

    Okay, I figured it out about Gardner’s swing, I was thinking this that game last week when he got rung up by the third base umpire twice:
    His checked swing move is to bring his bat downwards, rather than level across the plate, like in a chopping motion. That seems to exaggerate how much it’s gone around from the umpire’s perspective, apparently. Someone should tell him not to do that.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Actually, someone should tell Gardner that it’s a bat, not a racquet.

  • Dela G

    lol johnson is slower than dirt

  • Dave

    I think I like watching Nick Johnson at the plate more than any other Yankee right now.

  • Pat D

    Yay for west coast baseball! I can see the whole game on a weekday!!!

  • bexarama

    Phillies had a major bullpen fail today, wow. Like, Lidge-ian fail.

    • Pat D

      /Madson’d

      • bexarama

        also /Contreras’d

        • Pat D

          Let’s not forget /Heyward’d, then, I suppose. He only tied the game, but the legend grows…

          • bexarama

            He. Is. Ridiculous.

  • Cecala

    2 innings and he already has ~50 pitches.

  • poster

    The no-hitter…gone.

    :-(

    • Beef Hammerdong

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

      /yankeestadium’d

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

    Suzuki always gets a damn hit vs us.

  • Dela G

    hahahha kim jones talkin bout cc when he’s right there

  • EB

    Javy > Gameday pitch classifications

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A win in the win column? Really Kim?

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Steve Lombardi puts wins in the loss column.

  • Dave

    Eric Chavez lives?

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

    That was a hanger and a half.

  • Accent Shallow

    Eric Chavez isn’t dead?

    • Dave

      Hah, well played.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    come on Javyy.

  • Dela G

    ruh ruh

    business, they’re in it

  • bexarama

    should we start booing yet or something?

    • Beef Hammerdong

      I spit at my TV in disgust when he lost the perfect game with that BB.

  • BigBlueAL

    Didnt realize the Yankees traded for a RHP version of Jamie Moyer.

  • A.D.

    Ohhh some power from the A’s

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damage control time, Javy.

    Gotta get that breaking ball lower.

  • Dave

    Need some of those strikeouts weve heard so much about

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    and Suzyn Waldman has no idea who Ramon Troncoso is

  • Vinny the Bull

    Attaboy, Alex

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Good job A-Rod!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so for a minute i thought tropicana was the worst stadium in baseball, but then I was reminded of this place..for me..easily the worst in baseball.

  • Dela G

    interesting play there by a-rod

  • danny

    lets go javy!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice play, Alex. Contact play must’ve been on.

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

    There you go Alex, nice play. It’s an understated part of his game, but A-Rod rarely makes a bad decision on defense. He knows where to go with the ball at all times, and knows when to eat it.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And he has a rocket for an arm.

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

      His baseball smarts in general are underrated imo. Like you mentioned with defense, same on the basepaths.

      • bexarama

        this, a lot. He is very, very good at baseball.

        • V

          Exactly. Ditto with Pujols (awesome, smart defense, good baserunner). Pujols is a better all around hitter, but ARod is faster and plays a more premium position.

  • ShuutoHeat

    IS it me or is it extremely funny when Posada is involved in a rundown?

  • Dela G

    who the hell is travis buck

  • WIlliam

    A-rod’s defense has looked stellar so far!

  • Cecala

    I missed Javy’s previous starts, but does his fastball always top out at around 86-87 mph?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      no no..hes low 90s

      • V

        Exactly. 1) He’s not at peak strength yet. 2) His mechanics are out of whack, sapping his velocity and command a little.

    • Jersey

      This year it does, so far. Check out his Fangraph velocity charts though, seems like a regularly slow starter.

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Guarantee Ellis is going here.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG wow

  • Accent Shallow

    Now there’s one way to get a DP!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

    • Beef Hammerdong

      I mean, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vinny the Bull

    HOLY SHIT. Athleticism ftw!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Wow Javy, a little self defense play there.

  • Pat D

    Holy shit!!

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

    That’s how you do it Javy. Just like he drew it up.

  • Dela G

    holy shit what a double play!!

  • charles poet

    Vasquez = skillz

  • bexarama

    I fist-pumped for Javy.

  • mbonzo

    Javy came to kick some ass and drink some beers. I guess they’re all out of beers.

  • China Joe

    glove save…AND A BEAUTY!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    wow great play.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    I’ll take it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was awesome.

    Get another run!

  • WIlliam

    Great play by Vazquez. You could hear the ball hitting his hand, I hope he’s okay.

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

    Oh fuck me Texas has Frank Franc in the game.

    • V

      Guess the Rangers feel bad for the Sox and want to give them a win.

    • bexarama

      Rangers are doomed ;_;

    • Jersey

      He just got Beltre to pop out with runners on the corners and one out….

      • Jersey

        And then he blew it.

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

      …and scene.

  • Dave

    That felt like the scene from Rookie Of The Year, when henry falls and loses his velocity and they use nothing but trickery to win the pennant.

    • camilo Gerardo

      and then lose to the yanks in the series!!

      ucwidt?

    • Accent Shallow

      Give him the cheese!
      Give him the HIGH STINKY CHEDDAR!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Damn I missed it. What happened?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Real hot liner back at Javy, saved his own life by catching it, doubled up Ellis at first.

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

      Liner right at Javys face, caught it and threw to first for the dp.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Oh nice. Thanks.

  • Hangoverologist

    Javy is the man!

  • Salty Buggah

    Time for A-Rod to take Gio deep

  • WIlliam

    Wow!! Nice arm!

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

    Wowzah. Pennington with the gun.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      For real.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, Pennington has a cannon.

  • Dela G

    pennington went my school!

    Texas A&M University!

  • bexarama

    A-Rod’s OBP is .426?!? Damn. I didn’t think it was that high.

    • mbonzo

      .420 would be even higher!

      • WIlliam

        Heh??

        • WIlliam

          I just got it.

  • WIlliam

    Alex got nothing to hit at all.

  • MattG

    As a Jet fan, it is so odd to see “Pennington” and “cannon” in the same sentence…

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Pennington with a touch pass to 1B.

  • V

    Grr… why do the Rangers put Francisco into close games?

  • Justin Beaver

    Another walk for ARod? Booooo! :D

  • Pat D

    Darnell Fucking McDonald just won the game.

    I will repeat that.

    Darnell Fucking McDonald just won the game for Boston.

    • V

      Wrong. Frank Francisco just won the game for Boston.

      • Dave

        Darnell also hit the 2 run homer to tie the game in the 8th, to go along with his walkoff hit.

    • bexarama

      He’s the only reason they were tied with the two-run home run. What in the world? All of Boston’s prospects are so hyped but I can’t remember hearing about him.

      • V

        Because he’s not a prospect. He’s a scrub who’s played for several different teams (with only a few chances in the majors).

        • bexarama

          Ah. Thanks.

          Stupid Frank Francisco.

      • Pat D

        I’m going to assume that’s sarcasm.

        Ron Washington subscribed to the Joe Torre School of Bullpen Management. Chapter 1: “Do Not Use Your Closer In A Non-Save Situation.”

        • bexarama

          re: not knowing who Darnell McDonald is, I just didn’t look it up because I’m dumb. I heard he got called up along with Reddick and assumed he was a prospect like Reddick. We all know what happens when we assume. :(

          I’m pretty sure that’s every Manager’s School of Bullpen Management.

          • Pat D

            It is. At least Joe Girardi has been less likely to subscribe to that theory compared to Torre.

            Just making the 2003 WS Game 4 reference.

            • bexarama

              Agreed, but it’s still rare.

              I literally went “GAAAAAH” out loud at that. Thanks >:(

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

        He’s not a prospect. He’s a 31-year-old AAAA player.

        • bexarama

          Again, thanks. I had no idea.

          • Pat D

            Oh, sorry, bex, I thought you knew that.

            His brother Donzell played every so briefly for the Yankees in the late 90’s or early 2000’s.

  • Rudy

    Where was Feliz?

    • Dela G

      sharing a blunt with joepa

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      being saved for the higher-leverage ninth I would imagine

      • Pat D

        Who was it that said that? Trey Hillman?

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          yup. the ninth is by definition higher leverage

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I know it’s 1-2, not a favorable count, but I have a feeling Robbie’s just gonna unload on one right now. Then again, I have that feeling whenver he’s up.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Maybe not. Oh well.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Ugh, Sox walked off

    on the other hand, Texas stole 9 bases

    • Rudy

      If Tampa gets a hold of that Wakefield and Martinez/Varitek they will smash that.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        easily. Cruz and Guerrero had 5!

    • V

      So, Ron Washington has… how many days left before he’s fired?

      • Pat D

        Probably down to single digits at this point. When’s their next off day?

    • Accent Shallow

      Just shows how stealing bases isn’t necessarily connected with run scoring.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Don’t try to pull that, Jorge. Go to right field, please.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And then he swings through the curve. For the last year, he has just looked lost on breaking balls.

      • Pat D

        For the last 1 year?!?

        All you have to do is throw him a breaking ball down and in and he’ll swing over it!

      • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

        Is that true/provable? Because I dont remember noticing that.

  • Mystery Athlete

    I’m batting .140 I have 0 HRs as a DH, and tonight I got so frustrated with my shitty ass play I snapped a bat over my knees. Who am I?

    • mbonzo

      Did you also invent Candyland?

    • Hangoverologist

      David Ortiz! Have you found the real killers yet?

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        He’ll get back to us, don’t worry I’m sure he hasn’t forgotten.

    • poster

      Dalelama?

      • bexarama

        no, then you’d be irrationally complaining about Nick Johnson not being a “warrior” or something

    • bexarama

      But your team won! Yaaay all is right with the Red Sox, they’re going to the World Series!!!!

      /ESPN’d

      • poster

        Shit, the Sox won that game?

        • bexarama

          Yeah. Darnell McDonald hit a two-run home run to tie it up in like the eighth I think, and then he hit a walk-off hit after Frank Francisco was Frank Francisco and loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth.

          • poster

            Shit. Devils lose, Sox win…only the Yanks can salvage my Sports day.

    • Pat D

      Papi knows bat breaking!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it just me or did Kenny seem really matter of fact about that?

  • V

    Man, I really hope Javy fixes his mechanics sometime soon. That fastball is still sailing up and away, and he’s playing with fire.

    • Andy Summers

      Yeah, he needs to correct whatever it is that’s wrong with him.

  • China Joe

    Get ready for ESPN to start pimping the hot new Boston superstar, Darnell McDonald. And if Theo brings John Smoltz back, he’ll tear up the AL East

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

      He’s the next Nick Green.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea he will be some cult hero for winning some meaningless April game.

      • Brad Toughy

        It’s ironic that Boston stole that game. Heh.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Then we’ll hear some plausible trade rumors. McDonald for AGon? Okay that’s ridiculous. McDonald for AGon AND Heath Bell seems more fair.

    • Andy Summers

      WHERE THE FUCK WAS NEFTALI FELIZ!!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh wow; nice range by the ball boy.

  • Hangoverologist

    I love Tex on the field. He’s Robbie smooth with the glove.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Tex threw to the pitcher covering!

  • bexarama

    Alert! Mark Teixeira did NOT take the ball to the bag himself! ALERT!

  • Dave

    91! Hes heating up!

    /NBA Jam’d

    • Dela G

      hahaha i just cracked up big time

    • kunaldo

      is it the shoes?!?

      • Pat D

        Can’t wait for the He’s on Fire announcement! That ball better be flaming, though.

  • bexarama

    Javy being GGJV tonight.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I would hate playing for the As

    • ShuutoHeat

      The ugly uniforms and ballpark…I would hate it too.

      • Pat D

        The ballpark is reason enough. No team needs a new one more, not including the Marlins since they’re two years away from theirs.

  • mbonzo

    That umpire looks strangely similar to Enrico Palazzo.

    • Apollo22237

      I can’t see the game, but Joe West must really hate him when they have to stop the game for 20 minutes to let him sleep behind the plate.

    • Pat D

      Best umpire ever. Made himself bigger than the game!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Well at least I can buy low for Javy.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I did…I got him for Placido Polanco

      • Pat D

        Would you trade David Wright for Chone Figgins, Adam Jones and James Shields?

        I’d have to dump two guys to make the trade, but I’m thinking about it after Chad Billingsley’s start today.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          if you can handle the loss of power in that trade its not a bad move

          • Pat D

            I’ve got Pujols, Wieters, Cano, Rollins, Sandoval, Bay, Hunter, C. Gonzalez, Lind, Span, Cuddyer. Most of the guys have good power. And I’m not entirely convinced that Wright’s power will come back.

  • Pat D

    How dare they play the Imperial March!!

  • Hangoverologist

    I think Flash just jacked the booth from Kenny.

  • mbonzo

    Well this sucks, with Javy pitching so well and Tex actually hitting the media won’t have anything to complain about tomorrow.

    • Pat D

      You underestimate the power of the dark side.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Don’t worry they’ll find something.

    • Justin Beaver

      They dont need to. They would all be busy with stories for the newest Boston star. :D

  • Coach6423

    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Sam

    At least Javy is throwing up zeros. That’s what he needs right now. Obviously he has the ability. It’s all mental with him

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

    Heh, the WPA graph is missing a run.

    http://tinyurl.com/y5beah5

    • Sam

      They’ll do that from time to time

    • SF Yanks

      Mike, how do you figure out exactly what the percentage of winning the game is at a certain point in time? For example, the ARod homer looks like it puts it around 90 percent but does it mention specifically because I don’t see it?

  • Brad Toughy

    Let’s remember, Javy was scoreless through three in Tampa too. Let’s just let him pitch.

    • bexarama

      /Debbie Downer’d

  • bexarama

    A strike??!?!?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’m pretty sure it’s the first time he’s called that location a strike.

  • Dela G

    gio has really improved since the yanks demolished him at yankee stadium last year

    • bexarama

      except… he won that game? IIRC?

      • Pat D

        Yea, he only gave up 2 hits!

      • bexarama
        • JobaTheHeat62

          we did not do well against the As last year…Kurt Suzuki owned us if I remember right

          • bexarama

            … we were 7-2 against them last year

            • bexarama

              though Kurt Suzuki did have a 1.121 OPS against us O_O

            • JobaTheHeat62

              but Kurt Suzuki did good! I got that part right lol

              • bexarama

                haha it’s okay, I thought Darnell McDonald was a Sox prospect

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            .424/.424/.697

    • Dela G

      wait my bad, i was thinking of another oakland player

      gio actually won against the yanks

  • JobaTheHeat62

    good story:

    Nate McClouth hit a walkoff, and the whole braves team ran into the clubhouse and left McClouth all by himself. I think thats awesome!

    • Pat D

      Wait, what? They abandoned him on the field?

      • JobaTheHeat62

        yes, he ran the bases and the team vanished lol

        • bexarama

          that’s hilarious. I would kind of like for that to be a new tradition

          • Pat D

            I just figured it out. They were just trying to get to the clubhouse spread and eat all the food before he got back.

        • Pat D

          Either that was a prank or the entire team hates him?

    • mbonzo

      Glad to see Melky is teaching his new team how to walkoff.

  • andrae HINDS

    is the answer to the trivia an oriole? could it be palmer?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      question?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        A.L. record for most consecutive CGs.

        • Pat D

          Wow, should have known that just because of Rob Neyer’s Blunders book where he demonstrates how Billy Martin ruined those 5 guys.

        • mbonzo

          20 CGs in 1980! WOW!

        • Apollo22237

          I was looking at the trivia and it says…

          “Jack Taylor set the record for the most consecutive complete games pitched in 1906 when he pitched his 185th complete game. Do not look for that record to be broken any time soon. In Major League baseball, 185 is approximately the total number of compete games pitched by all major league pitchers in a year.”

          • Apollo22237

            I’m not saying its the answer I just though this was ridiculous and shows how the times have changed.

          • bexarama

            good GOD

            Maybe that wasn’t the AL?

      • bexarama

        Most consecutive complete games, AL.

        It was Rick Langford of the As in 1980.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    is it surprising the As have the least amount of HRs? I wonder out of those 7, how many were hit in this canyon, I mean stadium.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      two

      • JobaTheHeat62

        wow

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Eric Chavez needs a haircut like no other

  • bexarama

    Eric Chavez = another player my mom is stuck in like 2003 with. “He’s great! Why isn’t he playing more!”

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Javy has a killer slider

    • Accent Shallow

      Joba has spoiled me when it comes to RHP’s sliders. Next to his, they all look pedestrian.

  • Dela G

    very good job by javy

  • Pat D

    Singleton’s memory continues to be bad. Mike Norris beat the Orioles in 1980 in a 14 inning complete game that the A’s won 6-2. So it wasn’t 2-1 nor 16 innings.

    But Norris had 4 other games where he pitched extra innings that year! No wonder his arm died.

  • WIlliam

    Feel’s like Javy’s been pitching for a loooong time.

    • bexarama

      he has. kinda crazy that he was the losing pitcher in Cone’s perfecto!

  • Dela G

    another textbook grounder to short

  • kunaldo

    ok. seriously. wtf is w/ these grounders to short. cmon jetes!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Has anyone noticed that Javy has a Ewing-esque widow’s peak?

  • WIlliam

    NJ walks, all is right in the world again.

    • bexarama

      no it’s not…… LOL……..

      /you know who’d

  • A.Hinds

    darnell mcdonald did a good job but the sox are in trouble… i hate when other teams players go on the dL, does not feel the same when they suck.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    can we make it three starters in a row not getting out of the 5th due to pitch count?

    • bexarama

      yeppers

      The Yankees are just mean.

  • Dave

    Why cant every player do what nick johnson does?

  • Hangoverologist

    Dalelama must be cutting himself because Nick Johnson walked and didn’t get a game tying walk-off homerun!!

  • bexarama

    oh my God we get it Kurt Suzuki is the greatest catcher ever

    • Pat D

      Well, Jorge does have issues with blocking pitches from time to time.

      • bexarama

        Really?!?!?! ;)

  • WIlliam

    Kay is having a SSS fail with era.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh yea here we go

  • Dela G

    good eyes by texy and NJ

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and the Yankees have done it again!

  • Dave

    yes, 4.1 innings. I love it.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      3 in a row…Feldman, Harden, and now Gio…Starting pitchers have to crushed when they see they are facing the Yankees this year.

  • WIlliam

    I’m pretty sure Tex’s horrible April slumping obp is now above Bengie Molina’s career average,

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Nick Johnson probly has more walks this year than Bengie has in his career. and that is probly not as absurd a statement as it sounds.

  • Justin Beaver

    ABomb Time.

    • Dave

      Ah I wanted to get on the ARod HR prediction train, but was nervous of jinxing it.

    • Justin Beaver

      I know it is A-Rod and all, but still, heh.

      oh right, Boooo! Stat-padder.

  • Rey22

    My God, it’s almost unfair how quickly pitch counts rise against us. 97 pitches in 4.1 innings!

  • Accent Shallow

    Is bringing a LOOGY in to face A-Rod the optimal decision?

  • Dave

    Gonzo ANGRY

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I bet hes more angry now

  • Justin Beaver

    Another pitcher not getting past the 6th inning.

    This team, I love.

    • WIlliam

      6th 5th inning

    • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

      good job on the name, icwudt.

  • Pat D

    Someone better make sure Gonzalez doesn’t break that bench. They probably can’t afford to replace it!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    BYE BYE

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

    That.

    Was crushed.

  • bexarama

    Holy crap that was a bomb

    • bexarama

      also I just noticed the pitcher they put in to face Alex is a lefty. What?

  • Pat D

    ARod owns Breslow!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    I didn’t quite call it, but again, why would you bring in a LOOGY to face A-Rod?

    • bexarama

      Seriously

      • Pat D

        Especially one who served up a walk off shot to ARod 11 months ago.

    • Dave

      Because Breslow would be a superstar if he were on the Yankees.

      /Duch’d

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Seeeeee ya!

  • Hangoverologist

    A-Rod is the man! 585 and counting!

  • dkidd

    a-bomb

    that was like 460 feet

  • Dela G

    AN AAAAABOMB!!!

    • Beef Hammerdong

      BY A-MATSUI!!!!!

      • Dela G

        hahaha ICWUDT and iiiiiiiii LIKE IT!

  • WIlliam

    Teh bunches!!!!!!!!!!!

    MVP MVP MVP

  • Chip

    Boom, love it

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was a fucking BOMB. Holy shit.

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

    What a freak!!

    /freak book’d

  • JobaTheHeat62

    omg that was a monster HR

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Riding the pine, Gio gets some ER.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Don’t know about you guys but its just not as satisfying crushing the As…

    • Pat D

      No, but it’s satisfying to watch ARod crush pitches, no matter who throws them.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Well yeah, a bombs a bomb.
        Thing is, I used to be fired up every time the Yanks visit this shithole excuse for a stadium. But, I just don’t feel it this game…maybe I’ll find the fire watching tomorrow’s game.

        oh yea did I mention how crappy the stadium is?

        • Pat D

          It’s because they’re a fairly nondescript team with no real stars.

          It’s not like they’re the Bash Brother A’s or even the Giambi/Tejada A’s.

    • bexarama

      It’s satisfying crushing anyone

      • ShuutoHeat

        Maybe I’m just tired…I’m barely cursing at the tv.

  • bexarama

    Odds Gio Gonzalez and Justin Duchscherer kill someone?

    • Beef Hammerdong


      @CA$HMONEY
      @Duchscherer we have some fucking superstars, too, douchebaggererer.
      1 minute ago via web

      • bexarama

        heh, what’s that?

  • WIlliam

    A-rod just did that so Cano didn’t need to try get a hit.

  • Dela G

    man i have a good feeling javy can’t screw this one up

    • Dela G

      and looks like he’s tryna to start doing it

    • bexarama

      I was gonna say, stop jinxing it ;_;

  • China Joe

    Bringing in another lefthander to itch to A-Rod…that’s what George Bush referred to as “strategery”

  • Salty Buggah

    Large park, wind blowing in, and that was still long gone. Awesome.

  • dkidd

    gonzalez’ punching the bench pretty much sums up what it must feel like to pitch to this line-up

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yes..I say we keep track of all starting pitchers this year we face and see how many of them cannot finish 5 innings

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

      Nah. Punching the bench is a quick sharp pain. Facing this lineup is a long, drawn out, agonizing ordeal.

      • dkidd

        ietc

  • Tom Zig

    Man that HR was such a rally killer

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    replay just came in to MLB at bat.

    holy crap

  • bexarama

    but but but Javy is always awful in the AL! That’s what they told me!

  • Justin Beaver

    Eh, Tex with a three game hitting streak,and A-Rod starting to hit bombs.

    Yanks to Rest of World: Watch Out.

  • Joe West

    what a disgusting game.

  • Dela G

    holy shit he murdered that ball

  • bexarama

    Not optimal, Javy. Seriously, just get out of it. At least he challenged him with a six-run lead.

    • Pat D

      /Flaherty’d

      • bexarama

        I feel like I should take that as a minor insult?

        • Pat D

          Only if you want to. ;)

          Just had to say it because they were just saying it on the telecast.

          • bexarama

            haha, yeah, I know, I typed that and then they said it boo

            • Pat D

              Don’t you hate it when you’re smarter than the announcers?

  • Coach6423

    BOOOOOOO……2004!!!!11111

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

    Whoops. Nibbled when the count was 1-2, next thing you know it’s a full count.

  • Dave

    Plz just get through the 5th Javy, let the bullpen who really needs the work to take it the rest of the way

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Yo, Javy. My fantasy team needs this win.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yes yes yes

  • baravelli

    I hate it when people try to rebroadcast Yankees games based only implied oral consent.

    /Kenny’d

  • Pat D

    Not even close to the #9 hitter after giving up a solo home run with a 5 run lead.

    I’m starting to think it is in his head.

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

    It is so much easier on the ears to have Flaherty with no Kay. When they are together it’s like I’m being punished. Flaherty is almost enjoyable to me when he’s paired with Singy.

  • Rey22

    Why is Javy’s FB clocking in at about 88-89 only?

    • bexarama

      a. dead arm?
      b. EILAND KILLED HIM?!??!??!?!?!

    • Dela G

      he hit 91 once and 90 a few times

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok, for our sake and your sake, please get through 5 Javy.

  • Dela G

    great pitch by javy there

  • Hummingbird S.

    I wish Javy could pitch down in the zone. Everything he throws is up.

    • Pat D

      He’s always been a FB pitcher.

      Almost cost himself there.

    • V

      Yeah, those mechanical problems. They ain’t fixed yet. Grrr.

  • Justin Beaver

    Eh, at the very least Im hoping for the Anti-2004 Javy. Shaky in the first half, then boom, all-star-cy young the rest of the way.

  • YankeeScribe

    Be very afraid of this Yankees team

  • poster

    5 IP

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Javy has really saved himself on his play on defense

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

    There you go Javy. Solid outing, now build off it.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Niiiice. My fantasy team is grateful.

  • Dela G

    great job by javy

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

    Aysh. Come on Javy, try not to get #2 taken out.

  • Dave

    Still waiting for the hidden ball trick Javy.

  • bexarama

    Javy is fielding his position very well at least.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YEA!

  • Justin Beaver

    JV DP FTW!

  • dkidd

    hippy swish

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

    lol at young swish

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

    Oakland A’s Swisher was the shit. I lived in Cali back then, he was so fun to watch.

  • Hangoverologist

    Holy crap, Swish had enormous hair. It looks so beautiful, so caveman like.

    /I’m talking shit’d

    • Pat D

      Positively Damon-esque.

  • Dela G

    great job grandy

  • bexarama

    was that off a lefty? Woot

    • bexarama

      wow, it’s midnight. Damn you West Coast trips aaargh

  • Pat D

    On MLB network they showed the scene on the field after the walk off. It looked as if they were going to jump McDonald’s bones. Deliverance-style. Or they realized that they were in Boston and he’s not…ok, won’t finish that thought. Best left for NoMaas.

    And Reynolds just said it’s not all Martinez’s and Varitek’s fault because the pitchers don’t hold runners. So if Posada keeps having issues throwing out guys, will he defend Jorge since only Pettitte holds guys on?

    • bexarama

      http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/ap/....._large.jpg

      HOT.

      (totally not at all, I’m gonna go look at pictures of Andy Pettitte and try not to throw up)

      • bexarama

        (and by that I mean I will help myself not throw up by looking at Andy Pettitte pictures, certainly not that Pettitte would make me throw up

        /clarification that nobody cares about’d)

        • Pat D

          Youk: You sure got a purty swing…

  • dkidd

    bullpen needs work

    have a feeling we’ll see everyone tonight

  • bobtaco

    Edwar is warming…

  • Dela G

    ooooooh we get to face the bugs bunny change!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok so I looked at all the games we have played this year. Here’s the breakdown for the starting pitchah.

    6 have pitched 5 innings or less.
    5 have pitched 6 innings or less.
    and only 2 have went past 6 innings.

    oh to be a Yankee fan

    • Pat D

      Curse David Price and Joel Piniero.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        yea who of thought of all the pitchers we have faced Joel Pineiro is the one to own us. Remember that failed experiment with the red sox a few years back? Yikes

        • Pat D

          /Dave Duncan’d

        • bexarama

          Piniero’s looked good so far. SSS obviously. He shut out the Tigers for like… eight innings last night.

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

    My buddy E-Ram!

  • Dela G

    do we get to face gaudin this week?

    • Pat D

      No, Sheets and Braden. Gaudin isn’t starting right now.

      • Dela G

        ah thanks

        braden should be an interesting one

  • bexarama

    this ballpark is freaking annoying, everything just dies

  • Beef Hammerdong

    What the fuck?! Why didn’t he ground out weakly to short?!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    surprised Javy is back out for the 6th

  • JobaTheHeat62

    LOOGY alert

  • Dela G

    man javy is dealin tonight

  • Pat D

    Double Mask Shot!!

    +5 damage

    • JobaTheHeat62

      RPG’d?

      • Pat D

        Irony: Top score!!!

        /Powerthirst’d

  • JobaTheHeat62

    If only that were Joe West…His neck fat would have sucked the ball in

    • Pat D

      Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Imagine that in slow motion…all the ripples created by the impact of the ball…

      • JobaTheHeat62

        oh wow that would be a discovery channel special

  • bexarama

    Joe West: It’s pathetic and embarrassing that they’re taking this much time to care about someone.

    • Pat D

      Wonderful to see the umps holding up the game.

      Tee hee.

    • bexarama

      also remember when Ben Sheets gave up 10 runs without recording an out in ST? It’d be cool if that happened again tomorrow

      • Pat D

        I dream. I but dream.

  • Dela G

    lol great communication

  • JobaTheHeat62

    call the balls fellas!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    What we’ve got here…is failure to commun’cate.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow fuck me…poor defensive play, now this

  • bexarama

    aargh

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Stretch him out, they said.

    =/

  • Dela G

    jesus christ he killed that

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

    Dammit Suzuki! hes a yankee killaaa

    • Pat D

      Hopefully the Red Sox never set their sights on him.

  • Cecala

    Thats what happens when we give them a free out.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      tru dat

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

    Hrumf.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Mother mother fuck, mother mother shit fuck

  • Pat D

    Fan-flipping-tastic.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    damn, Suzuki kills the Yankees

  • Rey22

    That got ugly fast. Still a pretty solid start from Javy.

  • BigBlueAL

    Any fastball that hasnt been perfectly placed on the outside corner has gotten ripped tonight off Vazquez.

  • SF Yanks

    Ugh… he just couldn’t finish strong huh? Oh well, still a decent outing to build off.

  • AJ

    This wouldn’t be so bad if the Oakland lineup didn’t look like a high school softball team.

    Billy Butler is available in my fantasy league, should I pounce?
    Chris B. Young has been struggling bad, should I drop him for Matt Lindstrom?

    • Pat D

      I wouldn’t accept payment for any Astro right now.

    • Brad Toughy

      Absolutely on Butler.

      Yes on Lindstrom if you need a few saves.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    It’s time for Boone Logan!!

    • bexarama

      you’d think you WOULDN’T like that, with your user name

  • Pat D

    OK, I hope Rapuano is OK, but if Logan can’t throw strikes now, I’m going to be upset.

  • V

    Wow. D00d. If you ain’t feeling well, it would have been nice if you had left BEFORE we got our guy warmed up. Now that he’s warmed up and ready, he gets to stand around for awhile. Ugh.

  • dkidd

    know who doesn’t get concussions?

    robots

  • AJ

    I hate the guy in the red tie. Wicked syked to be here…

    • Pat D

      He’s also the guy that has to suffer through being with the “win-win” guy in that airline commercial.

      So he’s versatile. He can play the villain or the hero.

      • AJ

        As versatile as Marco Scutaro. So gritty and clutch and amazing..

        • Pat D

          Well…nah, I got nothing.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Logan wearing the famed number 48

  • bexarama

    thoughts on Javy: Ks are good, location not so much

    • bexarama

      also, it should really be 5.2 IP, 2 ER, which looks better

      • Pat D

        That’s assuming everything plays out the exact same way if the ball is caught.

        • bexarama

          Yeah I know. Fallacy of the you-know-what and all.

  • PaulF

    I have to drop an OF in my fantasy league. Should I drop Nolan Reimold or JD Drew? My league counts walks.

    • Pat D

      You carry Red Sox?? For shame.

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

        In an RAB league you have to take what you can get.

        • Pat D

          Spoiled by my friends only 10 team Yahoo league, I suppose.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        I would carry some Red Sox on a fantasy team, however..If Youkilis and Papelbon were free agents and I was in the playoffs with a glaring need at 1B and RP I would leave them there.

    • PaulF

      Nobody has a suggestion though?

      • Pat D

        I don’t think Reimold is playing every day? Even with the walks Drew is under .300 OBP.

        I’d still go with Reimold. F Boston.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    What the fuck is with all the commercials?!

    The ump haS to warm-up, take practice calls?

    IT’S 12:21AM, YOU BASTARDS!!

    • Joe West

      it’s a fucking Joke isn’t it?????

  • Cecala

    This is taking forever, so annoying. This is an embarrassment and a disgrace to the game of baseball.

    /West’d

    • AJ

      Shut up your fat face and do your job.

      / Mariano’d

      • Pat D

        We’ll take all of this under consideration.

        /Selig’d

        • AJ

          No you won’t, we’ve got pictures of you Selig.

          / Umpires Association’d

          • ShuutoHeat

            Check and mate.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    how long until Vernon Wells becomes Vernon Wells again?

    • AJ

      Maybe we should’ve taken his contract with Roy Halladay when we had the chance. Just kidding.

  • Justin Beaver

    Joe West aint gonna like this.

  • bexarama

    this…is…ridiculous…

  • danny

    injury delay?

    • bexarama

      for the umpire

  • JobaTheHeat62

    lol you could see all the players running into the clubhouse

  • Pat D

    Wow, even Lorenz started to look annoyed.

  • Cecala

    Poor Baby Boone, he has to be someone cold from the 13 minute delay.

    • Cecala

      somewhat*

    • bexarama

      how tall is he?

      • AJ

        6’5

      • Cecala

        6-5, he looks taller though.

        • bexarama

          sure does

  • AJ

    Is it just me or does he look a little like Tanyon Sturtze?…No it’s just me…

    http://cache.boston.com/bonzai.....4_5030.jpg

    • Cecala

      It is just you.

    • bexarama

      way cuter than Tanyon TBH

  • bonestock94

    What was the delay about?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      ump got beaned, and he had to remove himself from the game, but he decided to tough it out at first and failed

    • bexarama

      the home plate umpire died

      • bexarama

        (not literally)

      • bonestock94

        sounds hilarious, too bad I can’t watch

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

    Still 1/3 of the game to go. Yikes.

  • Dela G

    good job by logan

  • AJ

    I need to start working out…I look like the guys without their shirts on in the KGB commercial.

    • Pat D

      Me too. Well, I look like the wrestler…

    • JobaTheHeat62

      “Bring it on Fat Man”

  • Cecala

    This is torture, I hate these West Coast games.

    • AJ

      Mcafee Stadium, the Athletics and Ken Singleton can make a late night Yankee game on the West coast particularly dull.

  • bexarama

    OMG it’s Edwar

    • AJ

      Skin and Bones!!! Doing what he does best, give out walks!

      • JobaTheHeat62

        I was about to say “some things never change”

    • bexarama

      odds they show the Teixeira slam?

      • JobaTheHeat62

        Teixeira hit that? I just remember the damn slam

        • bexarama

          sure did. I might have PTSD over it. And we won that game!

          • JobaTheHeat62

            come on Robbie its ok to walk sometimes!~!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and Nick Johnson reclaims the BB lead over Barton

  • Cecala

    Nick Johnson wanted to take the AL walk leader title back.

  • Justin Beaver

    More runs please?

  • Beef Hammerdong

    nick johnson: lolwalk

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A.D.

    NJ decided swinging at the first pitch is not for him

  • Dela G

    wow tex that was right down the middle

    • bexarama

      he pretty clearly wasn’t expecting it.

      • Pat D

        He’s done that several times already this year. Getting a smidge annoying.

      • Dela G

        agreed, but still sucks

        • bexarama

          not disagreeing :(

  • Pat D

    The A’s are the poster team for all of the anti-immigration people.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    what a pussy!

  • Dela G

    i hope cano can make em pay

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Cano should have a 3-0 count right now

  • Justin Beaver

    Teams are afraid of A-rod?

  • bexarama

    Edwar is seriously not as skinny as John Maine

  • AJ

    Ahhh, this is what it feels like to face Skin and Bones from the other side. Feels good. I remember when Max Kellerman said that Skin and Bones, not Joba, would replace Mariano as closer when he retires.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      He was dazzled by Edwar’s2008 numbers looking identical to Overrated-Rod’s numbers.

      • bexarama

        I thought you were talking about A-Rod and I was all grrrrr

  • Dela G

    thank god, cano finally walked

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea it took a pitch almost hitting him to finally make it happen.

  • Cecala

    I can see why Edwar was DFA’d.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Edwar setting up another granny moment…I would be down for a GRanderslam myself

  • Rey22

    This is about to get very ugly for the A’s

    • AJ

      They are already ugly. Need a shave and a haircut.

  • Justin Beaver

    Cano with two BBs!

  • bexarama

    The As defense is intimidated by Jorge.

    • mbonzo

      They are afraid of the speed they saw from his rundown.

  • Cecala

    Ugliest RBI the Yankees could have gotten.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok swisher walks, Granderson slams

  • Dela G

    lol what the hell was that posada?

    hilarious

    my fantasy team will take it

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

    Jorge turned on the jets.

  • Pat D

    I’m pretty sure I could beat Posada down to first. And I haven’t sprinted in like 7 years.

  • bexarama

    OMG that clip of Jorge busting down the line had me dying. I love you, Jorge, but you are hilarious when it comes to running.

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

    look at jorge run.

    i lol’d.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    looks like a balk to me lol

  • AJ

    LMAO!!! Skin and Bones heckled by his own fans for faking to first. Or are those Yankee fans?

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

    LOL at Abreu hitting the wall.

    • bexarama

      that was hilarious

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Hahahahahahaha Bobby Abreu and a Wall…someone should write a book about it.

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

    “Bobby Abreu never met a wall he liked”

    Lorenz with the zinger! Ha he’s the man.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Flaherty’s definition of well hit is different than mine

  • whitty

    Ugh. Listening to the A’s announcers talk about Cliff Lee’s suspension being removed… they think Lee hit Snyder with the pitch. Which he didn’t.

    • bexarama

      He threw pretty clearly at his head though.

      • whitty

        Yeah, even Lee said, “I mean, I know the ball went at his head.”

        Since his case centered around his pitches going off-target due to injury, I suppose it helped that he was, in fact, injured during the course of the game.

        Just frustrating to hear the announcers’ summary of the events be both inaccurate and incomplete.

        I don’t know what I was expecting, though.

        • bexarama

          Ah – I understand your frustration in that case. Normally Oakland’s broadcast is pretty good, from what I’ve heard. Hmmm.

  • Dela G

    ruh roh

    teh a’s are back in bizness

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok this game is getting dicey…come on Logan!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    FUCK

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    time for teh Jobber?

  • bexarama

    that missed? (cries)

  • Dela G

    where did that miss?

  • dkidd

    it’s spelled “logan” but pronounced “LEW-gee”

    • JobaTheHeat62

      and he failed his job as a LOOGY with that last batter.

  • V

    I don’t CARE if the pitcher missed his spot. A strike is a strike is a strike.

    It’s time for robo umps.

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

    Not to be a contrarian but I thought it might have been juuuust a bit inside.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    it caught the black but the fucking umpire sucks cock and this is why games take all fucking day and night.

    /notthattheresanythingwrongwithsuckingcock’d

  • Pat D

    Oh, dear. And he was doing so well.

    Hope Joba left the gasoline can in the bullpen.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Will Joba grunt and fart his way out of this?

    • ShuutoHeat

      If grunting and farting isn’t the solution to this jam, I don’t know what is.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Yes, he does. Quite easily.

      Piss break.

    • Rey22

      Survey says yes!

  • Dela G

    i bet joba gets him

  • V

    So I see that whole ‘don’t let them step out’ decree lasted all of two games.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    yea!!

    was there a fist pump?

    • Dela G

      nope, just walked off the mound

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Order Has Been Restored

  • Dela G

    got em

  • Tom Zig

    Yeahhhhh Joba!

  • bexarama

    I shrieked in joy. Yay, Joba!!! I wish you were a starter but I will be happy with that out

  • AJ

    No fist pump. Ugh those stupid writers got into his head.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      And I bet there will be articles asking if he has lost his fire because of the lack of the fistpump

      I hate the MSM

      • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

        I figure no fist-pump because his work isn’t done yet.

  • danny

    Mike, I’ve noticed that there havent been many over flow threads this season. Is that something that will come back as the season goes on?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man Jonathan Sanchez pitches a 1 hitter and loses..what a kick in the groin

    • bexarama

      Giants offense y’all

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Legit, that was the best slider I’ve seen in a *while* from Joba. 89 mph

  • Cecala

    This has been bothering me for a while now and none of my friends could figure it out. How is something spelled Thames pronounced Tims? It basically defies all the rules of English.

    btw TEHHHHH 7.2!!!!11!

  • AJ

    Where is the RAB Radio show for God’s sake?

  • Pat D

    Can switching to Geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance?

    Only if you’re paying like $500/month!!

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I don’t understand these insurance commercials, they always talk huge figures. I have full coverage and I pay $50 a month. Then some Allstate commercial will come and say you can save $400 by switching to them. I must be missing something

      • Pat D

        Where do you live? I live in PA and pay $94/month with Progressive, which is the lowest rate I found last time I switched.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          OHIO..I was at 75 but once I turned 25 you get those “adult rates” and it dropped down to an even 50 a month. I am with Erie insurance, its not one of the big names by any means.

          • Pat D

            That’s funny. Erie is who I had. I didn’t get those adult rates when when I turned 25, and I never knew why. They kept raising my rate by $5-10 month the last few years, so I just told them to GTFO.

            • JobaTheHeat62

              That sucks, yea insurance is a strange thing, I don’t even have a perfect driving record, I got 2 speeding tickets in the last few years. I am not complaining tho.

      • V

        A lot of times they base these things on ‘people who switch save on average $X/month’. It’s a biased sample. People who don’t save (much or at all) don’t switch.

  • AJ

    I think the devil beard is all that Skin and Bones can grow.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow 4 BBs

  • AJ

    Wow. That was close.

    • bexarama

      yeah, but he was out.

  • bexarama

    oh no Jeter, now all I’m going to hear is “teh groundouts to short!”

  • Cecala

    Time for Johnson to pad his walk number…

    • JobaTheHeat62

      this made me laugh

  • bexarama

    this part of the broadcast is major dalelama bait

  • Justin Beaver

    Im wishing for one more A-Bomb.

    I know, I know. Im greedy.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    these WB Mason commercials make 0 sense..I hope there is some conclusion to them at some point so I am not confused.

    • Cecala

      Be lucky it is not Bob’s Discount Furniture commercials.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        this is true..YES network has some awful commercials..We can all thank MO they got rid of those awful Guissepe Franco hair product commercials, even tho the Just For Men adds are epically bad.

        • bexarama

          my least favorite is the Finally Fast commercial

          • JobaTheHeat62

            Oh my, I wanna kick that guy in the balls. Good Call!

            • bexarama

              “My computer’s fast! Finally!

              • Pat D

                Simple way to not slow down your computer: don’t go to any “free” download sites/programs.

          • Cecala

            MY COMPUTER IS FAST! FINALLY! FINALLY FAST.COM!

            • bexarama

              jinx sorta

  • JobaTheHeat62

    9 BBs…it’s like artwork

  • bexarama

    96! I know I shouldn’t get excited but I did

  • Dela G

    damn 96!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Joba hit 96…Gotta love that added to the sick slider he threw earlier.

  • Rey22

    Joba’s FB climbing around 96. …I like!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I won’t be impressed until Joba outdoes Phil’s 2IP 6K effort out of the bullpen.

  • Dela G

    joba

    3 batters

    3 Ks

  • Dela G

    could joba pitch teh 9th???

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Who pitches the 9th? Mitre? Ace?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I say keep Joba in

    • JobaTheHeat62

      unless we score more runs…then I say the Mexican Gangsta

  • Coach6423

    Pretty beastly performance….for a starter

  • Justin Beaver

    My fantasy team is liking Joba.

    Joba for the 9th?

  • Dela G

    has there ever been a guy with a sideways delivery that throws 92-95?

    • Rey22

      Brian Fuentes can throw fairly hard IIRC

      • JobaTheHeat62

        oh yea he had a low to mid 90s fastball.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man A-ROD is sporting some beautiful numbers

  • Dela G

    wow, too bad that strike 2 didn’t look like a strike

    • bexarama

      not at all

    • JobaTheHeat62

      what you didn’t hear about the new strike zone that starts at the ankles?

      • Dela G

        ha i think i might check out that new zone guide

        • JobaTheHeat62

          Umpires have been calling low strikes like crazy this season, especially down and away strikes.

  • bexarama

    why in the world would you choose green and yellow for your team colors. Just saying.

    • bexarama

      Goddamn that’s a loud HIP HIP JORGE

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Hey I’m a Packers fan, I cannot let that go without a comment!

      • bexarama

        haha sorry, though in the last football season the MEGA UNIFORM FAIL was so bad with all the hot pink stuff for breast cancer (I think) and the throwback uniforms

        • JobaTheHeat62

          Now we agree..a good cause, but green, yellow, and hot pink do not mesh

    • Cecala

      It is better than that camo one that the Padres wear.

      • bexarama

        this is true

  • V

    I like this new selective Cano.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Cano 3BBs? The sky is falling ZOMG!

  • Dela G

    wow cano walks 3 times in a game???

    *mind blown*

  • Pat D

    Cano with 3 BB. The end is nigh!!!!!

  • Dela G

    aight let’s hope marte can finish it out

  • Rey22

    Wow, 3 walks for Robinson Johnson today.

  • Pat D

    Isn’t that Audi commercial just trying to put you under their own spell?

  • Justin Beaver

    Cano is so lazy that he opts to ‘walk’.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    now there is one YES commercial that never gets old

  • bexarama

    why would you warm up Mo along with Mitre?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      “ENTER SANDMAN GAME OVER”

      Best autograph inscription ever.

  • Justin Beaver

    FWIW, A’s pitchers threw 190 pitches in this game. An average of more than 20 per inning.

    Wowza.

  • Dela G

    sucks that mariano had to come in this game

    • PaulF

      well, he didn’t have to. Girardi just wanted him too for some reason. He didn’t even wait until it was a save situation.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Fucking just had to wake Mo up for this shit, right?

    SMH

  • bexarama

    There is like one really loud fan in this stadium

  • Dela G

    got to love the nice strike zone mariano brings with him at times ;)

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I bet MO is glad Marco Scutaro isn’t on this team (Shutters at past memories)

    • bexarama

      shudder, not shutter.

      Not trying to be a bitch, just that’s a pet peeve :(

      • JobaTheHeat62

        not a problem..if i FAIL I deserve to be called on it

  • Dela G

    my boy pennington looked befuddled

  • Pat D

    Silly AT&T. The internet makes the average person dumber because all they do is search for celebrity gossip and post on message boards and forums calling people who disagree with them names that they’d never dare use to the person’s face.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    first place!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    10-3…best record in baseball..suck it bitches!

  • Dela G

    YANKEES WIN!

  • mbonzo

    GO MO!

  • bexarama

    For some reason this game made me so insanely stressed out for a freakin’ 7-3 game but whatever, Yankees win!! =D

    • JobaTheHeat62

      it was one of those “closer than the scoreboard shows” type of games

  • SF Yanks

    Mo’s cutter doesn’t look like it’s cutting too much and he’s not hitting his spots like usual. Not concerned, just an observation.

    Nevermind…now they seem to be cutting like normal.

    And Thhhhe Yankeeeeees Wiiiinnnnnaaaaaaa

  • Coach6423

    This team continues to be the balls…

  • Pat D

    Hopefully tomorrow’s game will be less painful to watch.

    • mbonzo

      Yea the Yankees need to use up some of their loses in the beginning of the season. Don’t want to save them for the end.

  • bexarama

    “He… gave us a a sufficient effort.” Sometimes I love A-Rod

    • Pat D

      Yea…that was…awkward.

      Almost as if he was saying, “Earn your spot, bitch.”

  • MikeD

    Good win. I’m not sure the radar gun readings on Joba and Mo were accuraqte, but who knows. The A’s were showing Joba at 96 when YES had him at 94, and Mo was only at 88, which is low for him even on his low days.

    • bexarama

      YES had Joba at 96.

      • MikeD

        I must have blinked!

    • JobaTheHeat62

      YES had Joba at 96 once too

      • JobaTheHeat62

        oh yea that’s a JINX

        • bexarama

          heh.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I wonder if Sergio Mitre and Randy Winn have become friends with their whole “not playin” roles on the team?

    • Pat D

      Are we sure they’ve met each other?