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.

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822 Comments»

  1. poster says:

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

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

  3. bexarama says:

    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.

  4. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  5. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • +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

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

        • Wisdom. says:

          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.

  6. SF Yanks says:

    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.

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

  8. YankeesJunkie says:

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

    • Esteban says:

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

  9. Conchobar says:

    Dear Javy,

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

  10. larryf says:

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

  11. Poopy Pants says:

    The photographer behind Jeter looked like George Lucas!

  12. Santa says:

    A sell-out crowd tonight

  13. Turko says:

    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.

  14. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

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

  15. bexarama says:

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

    /what everyone’s been saying’d

  16. Kristen says:

    So excited for a game without Michael Kay.

  17. WIlliam says:

    Damnit.

  18. That was ugly, Derek.

  19. Hangoverologist says:

    At least Jeter didn’t ground to short.

  20. WIlliam says:

    What the hell Nick?

  21. bexarama says:

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

  22. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Nick “Not Productive” Johnson flies out.

    /SuckaGotNoJuice’d

  23. ultimate913 says:

    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.

  24. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  25. Three game hit streak!

    /taking it one at a time’d

  26. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Teix is heating up!

  27. WIlliam says:

    Tex Slump=OVER

  28. Hangoverologist says:

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

  29. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

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

  30. Drew says:

    Was Jorge calling his dad?

  31. Jorge’s dad must’ve called.

  32. Hangoverologist says:

    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.

  33. WIlliam says:

    Ribbie comes to the plate!

  34. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  35. Poopy Pants says:

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

  36. WIlliam says:

    Cano being patient!

    ::minds explodes::

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

  38. Kenny says:

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

  39. Hangoverologist says:

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

  40. SF Yanks says:

    That looked like such a strike.

  41. Accent Shallow says:

    Both curves from Gonzalez looked like strikes to me.

  42. 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.

  43. Poopy Pants says:

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

  44. pollo says:

    who the fuck is Darnell McDonald? ugh.

  45. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A Robbie walk! Progress.

  46. Accent Shallow says:

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

  47. Hangoverologist says:

    Robbie walked?!

    ::head explodes::

  48. WIlliam says:

    Cano walks…again?

  49. Mike Axisa says:

    What an plate appearance by RBInson.

  50. SF Yanks says:

    At least 25 pitches in the first. So far…

  51. Accent Shallow says:

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

  52. Reggie C. says:

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

  53. WIlliam says:

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

  54. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    yessssssssssssssss

  55. WIlliam says:

    I’m very confused.

  56. Mike Axisa says:

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

  57. Kristen says:

    what the heck just happened there?

  58. So much fail on that play. Wow.

  59. bexarama says:

    what in the world was THAT, thank you though

  60. 2010 New York Yankees: Now with mind penetrating powers

  61. JGS says:

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

  62. Poopy Pants says:

    I just woke up some neighbors.

  63. 28 next year says:

    what happened?

    /person on gameday’d

  64. YankeesJunkie says:

    Epic fail.

  65. Dave says:

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

  66. SF Yanks says:

    Wow, what a lucky break.

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

  67. poster says:

    Posada with the infield hit!

  68. WIlliam says:

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

  69. 28 next year says:

    30 pitches down, 70 more to go

    /MSM’d

  70. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  71. Hangoverologist says:

    Swish!

  72. JobaWockeeZ says:

    All of this with two outs.

  73. YankeesJunkie says:

    The scorer is fucking handicapped. That is an error.

    Swisher makes them pay.

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

  75. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    3-0 good hit swish

  76. WIlliam says:

    Nick Swishah!!!!!!!!

  77. Reggie C. says:

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

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

  79. Poopy Pants says:

    36 pitches

  80. bexarama says:

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

  81. Drew says:

    Damn. That sounded gonezo.

  82. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  83. Damon would have hit a HR right there!

  84. Hangoverologist says:

    Javy must avenge himself!

    /MSM’d

  85. SF Yanks says:

    36 pitches, 3 runs = perfect start

  86. Drew says:

    Scouting Report:

    TIME TO SHINE!! lol

  87. W.W.J.M.D. says:

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

    /DumbDrunkGuyAtTheStadium’d

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

  89. Accent Shallow says:

    Four pitches, no fastballs? One K?

    I’ll take it.

  90. bexarama says:

    “Daric Barton” sounds like a medieval wizard

  91. Dela G says:

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

  92. Dela G says:

    man javy needs to keep his stuff lower

  93. Dave says:

    Looks like Vasquez is gonna have to battle tonight

  94. WIlliam says:

    2 K’s!!!!!

  95. Dela G says:

    great K by javy

  96. Javy’s curveball’s looking nice this inning.

  97. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    good inning for Vazquez.

  98. Accent Shallow says:

    Less aesthetically pleasing motion: Javy or Hughes?

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

  99. B-Rando says:

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

  100. charles poet says:

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

  101. gxpanos says:

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

  102. SF Yanks says:

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

  103. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

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

  105. Dela G says:

    wow what the eff??

  106. bexarama says:

    what the what?

  107. JobaWockeeZ says:

    What? How the hell was that a swing?

  108. gxpanos says:

    He checked that.

  109. JGS says:

    what just happened?

    /gameday’d

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

  111. Dave says:

    Wow Jeter, way to work the count.

  112. Dela G says:

    lol the textbook grounder to short

  113. Reggie C. says:

    Pennington has some arm. That was a lazer.

  114. Beef Hammerdong says:

    at least the ump saved a gidp

    asshole

  115. WIlliam says:

    Come on!!!!!!

  116. gxpanos says:

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

  117. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        speak of the she-devil…

        • Pat D says:

          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 says:

            How dare thee!

            • Pat D says:

              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.

          • bexarama says:

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

          • poster says:

            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 says:

              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.

  118. WIlliam says:

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

  119. baravelli says:

    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.

  120. Dela G says:

    lol johnson is slower than dirt

  121. Dave says:

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

  122. Pat D says:

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

  123. bexarama says:

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

  124. Cecala says:

    2 innings and he already has ~50 pitches.

  125. poster says:

    The no-hitter…gone.

    :-(

  126. Drew says:

    Suzuki always gets a damn hit vs us.

  127. Dela G says:

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

  128. EB says:

    Javy > Gameday pitch classifications

  129. A win in the win column? Really Kim?

  130. Dave says:

    Eric Chavez lives?

  131. Mike Axisa says:

    That was a hanger and a half.

  132. Accent Shallow says:

    Eric Chavez isn’t dead?

  133. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    come on Javyy.

  134. Dela G says:

    ruh ruh

    business, they’re in it

  135. bexarama says:

    should we start booing yet or something?

  136. BigBlueAL says:

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

  137. A.D. says:

    Ohhh some power from the A’s

  138. Damage control time, Javy.

    Gotta get that breaking ball lower.

  139. Dave says:

    Need some of those strikeouts weve heard so much about

  140. JGS says:

    and Suzyn Waldman has no idea who Ramon Troncoso is

  141. Vinny the Bull says:

    Attaboy, Alex

  142. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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.

  143. Dela G says:

    interesting play there by a-rod

  144. danny says:

    lets go javy!!

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

  146. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  147. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  148. Dela G says:

    who the hell is travis buck

  149. WIlliam says:

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

  150. Cecala says:

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

  151. Guarantee Ellis is going here.

  152. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    OMG wow

  153. Accent Shallow says:

    Now there’s one way to get a DP!

  154. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

  155. Vinny the Bull says:

    HOLY SHIT. Athleticism ftw!!

  156. ShuutoHeat says:

    Wow Javy, a little self defense play there.

  157. Pat D says:

    Holy shit!!

  158. Mike Axisa says:

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

  159. Dela G says:

    holy shit what a double play!!

  160. charles poet says:

    Vasquez = skillz

  161. bexarama says:

    I fist-pumped for Javy.

  162. mbonzo says:

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

  163. China Joe says:

    glove save…AND A BEAUTY!

  164. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    wow great play.

  165. That was awesome.

    Get another run!

  166. WIlliam says:

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

  167. Drew says:

    Oh fuck me Texas has Frank Franc in the game.

  168. Dave says:

    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.

  169. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Damn I missed it. What happened?

  170. Hangoverologist says:

    Javy is the man!

  171. Salty Buggah says:

    Time for A-Rod to take Gio deep

  172. WIlliam says:

    Wow!! Nice arm!

  173. Drew says:

    Wowzah. Pennington with the gun.

  174. Accent Shallow says:

    Wow, Pennington has a cannon.

  175. Dela G says:

    pennington went my school!

    Texas A&M University!

  176. bexarama says:

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

  177. WIlliam says:

    Alex got nothing to hit at all.

  178. MattG says:

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

  179. V says:

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

  180. Justin Beaver says:

    Another walk for ARod? Booooo! :D

  181. Pat D says:

    Darnell Fucking McDonald just won the game.

    I will repeat that.

    Darnell Fucking McDonald just won the game for Boston.

  182. Rudy says:

    Where was Feliz?

  183. 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.

  184. JGS says:

    Ugh, Sox walked off

    on the other hand, Texas stole 9 bases

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

  186. Mystery Athlete says:

    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?

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

  188. V says:

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

  189. China Joe says:

    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

  190. Oh wow; nice range by the ball boy.

  191. Hangoverologist says:

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

  192. Tex threw to the pitcher covering!

  193. bexarama says:

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

  194. Dave says:

    91! Hes heating up!

    /NBA Jam’d

  195. bexarama says:

    Javy being GGJV tonight.

  196. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    I would hate playing for the As

  197. mbonzo says:

    That umpire looks strangely similar to Enrico Palazzo.

  198. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well at least I can buy low for Javy.

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      I did…I got him for Placido Polanco

      • Pat D says:

        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 says:

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

          • Pat D says:

            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.

  199. Pat D says:

    How dare they play the Imperial March!!

  200. Hangoverologist says:

    I think Flash just jacked the booth from Kenny.

  201. mbonzo says:

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

  202. Coach6423 says:

    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  203. Sam says:

    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

  204. Mike Axisa says:

    Heh, the WPA graph is missing a run.

    http://tinyurl.com/y5beah5

    • Sam says:

      They’ll do that from time to time

    • SF Yanks says:

      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?

  205. Brad Toughy says:

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

  206. bexarama says:

    A strike??!?!?

  207. Dela G says:

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

  208. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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!

  209. andrae HINDS says:

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

  210. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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.

  211. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Eric Chavez needs a haircut like no other

  212. bexarama says:

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

  213. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Javy has a killer slider

  214. Dela G says:

    very good job by javy

  215. Pat D says:

    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.

  216. WIlliam says:

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

  217. Dela G says:

    another textbook grounder to short

  218. kunaldo says:

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

  219. Andy_C_23 says:

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

  220. WIlliam says:

    NJ walks, all is right in the world again.

  221. A.Hinds says:

    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.

  222. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  223. Dave says:

    Why cant every player do what nick johnson does?

  224. Hangoverologist says:

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

  225. bexarama says:

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

  226. WIlliam says:

    Kay is having a SSS fail with era.

  227. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    oh yea here we go

  228. Dela G says:

    good eyes by texy and NJ

  229. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    and the Yankees have done it again!

  230. Dave says:

    yes, 4.1 innings. I love it.

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  231. WIlliam says:

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

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      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.

  232. Justin Beaver says:

    ABomb Time.

  233. Rey22 says:

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

  234. Accent Shallow says:

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

  235. Dave says:

    Gonzo ANGRY

  236. Justin Beaver says:

    Another pitcher not getting past the 6th inning.

    This team, I love.

  237. Pat D says:

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

  238. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    BYE BYE

  239. Mike Axisa says:

    That.

    Was crushed.

  240. bexarama says:

    Holy crap that was a bomb

  241. Pat D says:

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

  242. Accent Shallow says:

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

  243. Hangoverologist says:

    A-Rod is the man! 585 and counting!

  244. dkidd says:

    a-bomb

    that was like 460 feet

  245. Dela G says:

    AN AAAAABOMB!!!

  246. WIlliam says:

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

    MVP MVP MVP

  247. Chip says:

    Boom, love it

  248. That was a fucking BOMB. Holy shit.

  249. Drew says:

    What a freak!!

    /freak book’d

  250. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    omg that was a monster HR

  251. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Riding the pine, Gio gets some ER.

  252. ShuutoHeat says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

      • ShuutoHeat says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      It’s satisfying crushing anyone

  253. bexarama says:

    Odds Gio Gonzalez and Justin Duchscherer kill someone?

  254. WIlliam says:

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

  255. Dela G says:

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

  256. China Joe says:

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

  257. Salty Buggah says:

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

  258. dkidd says:

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

  259. Tom Zig says:

    Man that HR was such a rally killer

  260. JGS says:

    replay just came in to MLB at bat.

    holy crap

  261. bexarama says:

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

  262. Justin Beaver says:

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

    Yanks to Rest of World: Watch Out.

  263. Joe West says:

    what a disgusting game.

  264. Dela G says:

    holy shit he murdered that ball

  265. bexarama says:

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

  266. Coach6423 says:

    BOOOOOOO……2004!!!!11111

  267. Drew says:

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

  268. Dave says:

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

  269. Yo, Javy. My fantasy team needs this win.

  270. baravelli says:

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

    /Kenny’d

  271. Pat D says:

    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.

  272. Drew says:

    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.

  273. Rey22 says:

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

  274. Salty Buggah says:

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

  275. Dela G says:

    great pitch by javy there

  276. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  277. Justin Beaver says:

    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.

  278. YankeeScribe says:

    Be very afraid of this Yankees team

  279. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Javy has really saved himself on his play on defense

  280. Mike Axisa says:

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

  281. Niiiice. My fantasy team is grateful.

  282. Dela G says:

    great job by javy

  283. Drew says:

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

  284. Dave says:

    Still waiting for the hidden ball trick Javy.

  285. bexarama says:

    Javy is fielding his position very well at least.

  286. Salty Buggah says:

    FUCK YEA!

  287. Justin Beaver says:

    JV DP FTW!

  288. dkidd says:

    hippy swish

  289. Drew says:

    lol at young swish

  290. Mike Axisa says:

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

  291. Hangoverologist says:

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

    /I’m talking shit’d

  292. Dela G says:

    great job grandy

  293. bexarama says:

    was that off a lefty? Woot

  294. Pat D says:

    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?

  295. dkidd says:

    bullpen needs work

    have a feeling we’ll see everyone tonight

  296. bobtaco says:

    Edwar is warming…

  297. Dela G says:

    ooooooh we get to face the bugs bunny change!!

  298. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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

  299. Drew says:

    My buddy E-Ram!

  300. Dela G says:

    do we get to face gaudin this week?

  301. bexarama says:

    this ballpark is freaking annoying, everything just dies

  302. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

  303. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    surprised Javy is back out for the 6th

  304. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    LOOGY alert

  305. Dela G says:

    man javy is dealin tonight

  306. Pat D says:

    Double Mask Shot!!

    +5 damage

  307. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  308. bexarama says:

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

  309. Dela G says:

    lol great communication

  310. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    call the balls fellas!!!!!!!

  311. Pat D says:

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

  312. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow fuck me…poor defensive play, now this

  313. bexarama says:

    aargh

  314. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Stretch him out, they said.

    =/

  315. Dela G says:

    jesus christ he killed that

  316. Drew says:

    Dammit Suzuki! hes a yankee killaaa

  317. Cecala says:

    Thats what happens when we give them a free out.

  318. Andy_C_23 says:

    Mother mother fuck, mother mother shit fuck

  319. Pat D says:

    Fan-flipping-tastic.

  320. JGS says:

    damn, Suzuki kills the Yankees

  321. Rey22 says:

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

  322. BigBlueAL says:

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

  323. SF Yanks says:

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

  324. AJ says:

    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?

  325. Pat D says:

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

  326. V says:

    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.

  327. dkidd says:

    know who doesn’t get concussions?

    robots

  328. AJ says:

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

  329. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Logan wearing the famed number 48

  330. bexarama says:

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

  331. PaulF says:

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

  332. Beef Hammerdong says:

    What the fuck is with all the commercials?!

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

    IT’S 12:21AM, YOU BASTARDS!!

  333. Cecala says:

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

    /West’d

  334. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    how long until Vernon Wells becomes Vernon Wells again?

  335. Justin Beaver says:

    Joe West aint gonna like this.

  336. bexarama says:

    this…is…ridiculous…

  337. danny says:

    injury delay?

  338. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    lol you could see all the players running into the clubhouse

  339. Pat D says:

    Wow, even Lorenz started to look annoyed.

  340. Cecala says:

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

  341. AJ says:

    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

  342. bonestock94 says:

    What was the delay about?

  343. Drew says:

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

  344. Dela G says:

    good job by logan

  345. AJ says:

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

  346. Cecala says:

    This is torture, I hate these West Coast games.

    • AJ says:

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

  347. bexarama says:

    OMG it’s Edwar

  348. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    and Nick Johnson reclaims the BB lead over Barton

  349. Cecala says:

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

  350. Justin Beaver says:

    More runs please?

  351. Beef Hammerdong says:

    nick johnson: lolwalk

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

  352. A.D. says:

    NJ decided swinging at the first pitch is not for him

  353. Dela G says:

    wow tex that was right down the middle

  354. Pat D says:

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

  355. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    what a pussy!

  356. Dela G says:

    i hope cano can make em pay

  357. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Cano should have a 3-0 count right now

  358. Justin Beaver says:

    Teams are afraid of A-rod?

  359. bexarama says:

    Edwar is seriously not as skinny as John Maine

  360. AJ says:

    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.

  361. Dela G says:

    thank god, cano finally walked

  362. Cecala says:

    I can see why Edwar was DFA’d.

  363. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  364. Rey22 says:

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

  365. Justin Beaver says:

    Cano with two BBs!

  366. bexarama says:

    The As defense is intimidated by Jorge.

  367. Cecala says:

    Ugliest RBI the Yankees could have gotten.

  368. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    ok swisher walks, Granderson slams

  369. Dela G says:

    lol what the hell was that posada?

    hilarious

    my fantasy team will take it

  370. Drew says:

    Jorge turned on the jets.

  371. Pat D says:

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

  372. bexarama says:

    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.

  373. James says:

    look at jorge run.

    i lol’d.

  374. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    looks like a balk to me lol

  375. AJ says:

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

  376. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  377. Drew says:

    “Bobby Abreu never met a wall he liked”

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

  378. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Flaherty’s definition of well hit is different than mine

  379. whitty says:

    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 says:

      He threw pretty clearly at his head though.

      • whitty says:

        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 says:

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

  380. Dela G says:

    ruh roh

    teh a’s are back in bizness

  381. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    ok this game is getting dicey…come on Logan!

  382. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    FUCK

  383. JGS says:

    time for teh Jobber?

  384. bexarama says:

    that missed? (cries)

  385. Dela G says:

    where did that miss?

  386. dkidd says:

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

  387. V says:

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

    It’s time for robo umps.

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

  389. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

    /notthattheresanythingwrongwithsuckingcock’d

  390. Pat D says:

    Oh, dear. And he was doing so well.

    Hope Joba left the gasoline can in the bullpen.

  391. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Will Joba grunt and fart his way out of this?

  392. Dela G says:

    i bet joba gets him

  393. V says:

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

  394. JGS says:

    yea!!

    was there a fist pump?

  395. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Order Has Been Restored

  396. Dela G says:

    got em

  397. Tom Zig says:

    Yeahhhhh Joba!

  398. bexarama says:

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

  399. AJ says:

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

  400. danny says:

    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?

  401. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

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

  403. Cecala says:

    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!

  404. AJ says:

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

  405. Pat D says:

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

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

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

        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.

  406. AJ says:

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

  407. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow 4 BBs

  408. AJ says:

    Wow. That was close.

  409. bexarama says:

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

  410. Cecala says:

    Time for Johnson to pad his walk number…

  411. bexarama says:

    this part of the broadcast is major dalelama bait

  412. Justin Beaver says:

    Im wishing for one more A-Bomb.

    I know, I know. Im greedy.

  413. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  414. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    9 BBs…it’s like artwork

  415. bexarama says:

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

  416. Dela G says:

    damn 96!!!

  417. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  418. Rey22 says:

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

  419. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  420. Dela G says:

    joba

    3 batters

    3 Ks

  421. Dela G says:

    could joba pitch teh 9th???

  422. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Who pitches the 9th? Mitre? Ace?

  423. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    I say keep Joba in

  424. Coach6423 says:

    Pretty beastly performance….for a starter

  425. Justin Beaver says:

    My fantasy team is liking Joba.

    Joba for the 9th?

  426. Dela G says:

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

  427. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    man A-ROD is sporting some beautiful numbers

  428. Dela G says:

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

  429. bexarama says:

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

  430. V says:

    I like this new selective Cano.

  431. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Cano 3BBs? The sky is falling ZOMG!

  432. Dela G says:

    wow cano walks 3 times in a game???

    *mind blown*

  433. Pat D says:

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

  434. Dela G says:

    aight let’s hope marte can finish it out

  435. Rey22 says:

    Wow, 3 walks for Robinson Johnson today.

  436. Pat D says:

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

  437. Justin Beaver says:

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

  438. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    now there is one YES commercial that never gets old

  439. bexarama says:

    why would you warm up Mo along with Mitre?

  440. Justin Beaver says:

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

    Wowza.

  441. Dela G says:

    sucks that mariano had to come in this game

    • PaulF says:

      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.

  442. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

    SMH

  443. bexarama says:

    There is like one really loud fan in this stadium

  444. Dela G says:

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

  445. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  446. Dela G says:

    my boy pennington looked befuddled

  447. Pat D says:

    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.

  448. JGS says:

    first place!!

  449. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  450. Dela G says:

    YANKEES WIN!

  451. mbonzo says:

    GO MO!

  452. bexarama says:

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

  453. SF Yanks says:

    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

  454. Coach6423 says:

    This team continues to be the balls…

  455. Pat D says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  456. bexarama says:

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

  457. MikeD says:

    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.

  458. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

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