Apr
21

Game 14: Going for a half-dozen

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Photo Credit: Frank Franklin II, AP

The Yankees have won their last five games coming into tonight, outscoring their opponents 30-11 in the process. They’re off to their best start in what seems like an eternity, and there are times that it looks like the only thing that can stop them is disaster of biblical proportions. Even when their number four starter has a poor outing, he was still pretty good. Everything’s clicking right now, and they’re looking to keep this winning streak alive.

Phil Hughes gets the ball for his second start of the season this evening, facing a pitcher with a very similar style to himself: Ben Sheets. Both work primarily in the low-90’s with their fastball and back it up with a big overhand curveball, though Sheets doesn’t throw a cutter as far as I know. Should be a very fun matchup, definitely worth staying up late for. Here’s the lineup…

Jeter, SS
Johnson, DH
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Granderson, CF
Winn, RF
Gardner, LF

And on the mound, the patron saint Phil Hughes.

First pitch is scheduled for 10:05pm ET tonight, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Oh, and make sure you scroll down for tonight’s DotF.

Categories : Game Threads
  • First Time Poster

    Lets go Philly!

    • mbonzo

      Anyone else read “Lets go Phillies!”?
      Was about to put some soap in my socks.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        I though the same thing at first

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          thought

      • bexarama

        yeah, I was like…why the hell am I rooting for the Phillies?

      • Poopy Pants

        me too. i was like, huh?

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

    Is it too early to call them the Lords of the OBP?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sheets’ ERA is very misleading.

    Anyway, I’m pumped for this since I missed Phil’s last start.

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

      I have 4 minutes to decided to start him or not. I have no idea. I need pitching stats so I think I’ll go with it.

      • pat

        It’s your fault if we lose.

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

          Haha I’ll take the responsibility.

    • pat

      5.9 bb/9 and a 1.7 whip this year.

      Deeelightful.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        83% strand rate as well–12 points above league average.

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

        Fun Fact: Ben Sheets had a 264-32 K/BB ratio with a 2.70 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 2004, and he finished 8th in Cy Young voting.

        • pat

          lulz, MSM fail.

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

    ESPN is already on the god damn McDonald bandwagon. Seesh.

    HE HAS MORE HOMERS THAN JASON BAY OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bexarama

      THEO’S SUCH A GENIUS!!!!!

      I don’t know why I’ve never heard of this prospect before, though. /me’d

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Well, he’s 31 years old, so calling him a prospect may be stretching it a bit. More like organizational filler.

        • bexarama

          No, last night I was like “Who is McDonald? Sox prospects are so overhyped and I’ve never heard of him!” I assumed he was a prospect since he was getting called up with Reddick and I didn’t look it up. Durrr epic dumb.

    • Reggie C.

      I blame that fucking bandbox of a paaahhhhhkkk.

  • V

    Is tsjc here tonight? NFL Draft question.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    does anyone else have a man crush on Phil Hughes? Or for the ladies out there a real crush?

    • bexarama

      He’s really cute and I’m a big fan of his but my heart belongs to one Andrew Eugene.

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

      Nah, I don’t really go for baseball players.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Except for Jayson Werth.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      a little but not nearly as much as cano

    • Frigidevil

      Yes

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

    Neftali Feliz makes Daniel Bard look like Paul Byrd!

    • Jose

      One of his pitches was 101.5 mph. Just wow.

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

        Yeah but by the time it got to home plate it was 91.

        /Mccarver’d

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I’m a big fan of Ben Sheets, so its going to be sad to see him get crushed in his 4 innings of work.

    also we have a Randy Winn sighting

    • Jose

      How about the runs score on errors? Would that be better?

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

    Yeah this doesn’t bode well for my team. Oh well.

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

    16 BB for Johnson? Damn he’ll catch Cano’s 27 BB’s in 2009 soon.

    • Jose

      Cano has 16 hits this season. OBP Jesus is unmatched.

  • WIlliam

    Walk #17 for the obp jesus.

    • bexarama

      Jesus walks… Je-sus walks with me…

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

    clearly that’s not gonna help Johsnon’s batting average

  • WIlliam

    Where’s the Swish?

    • Poopy Pants

      just resting. may pinch hit or play later.

  • bexarama

    aarghhh that was frustrating

  • pat

    Wonderful.

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

    Well..that sucks.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well that was fucking stupid.

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

    ughh… wtf teix

  • V

    d00d.

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

    Ugh, why try that shit in the first inning with A-Rod coming up?

    • V

      Exactly. Dumb.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      seriously…just being greedy

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

      I guess Joe figured Teix wouldn’t turn into a statue after 5 consecutive fastballs.

  • Hangoverologist

    Good god, what was that?

  • Beef Hammerdong

    None of that made any sense.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    buzzkill

  • dkidd

    pick him up, alex

  • Jose

    That was ballsy, I’m not going to criticize Girardi for trying it.

  • Hangoverologist

    To make up for that DP, I hope A-Rod crushes this one over the wall.

    • Hangoverologist

      Well shit that didn’t happen.

  • V

    Motherfucker that inning sucked.

  • Poopy Pants

    would have been a run

  • JobaTheHeat62

    FUCK THIS STADIUM

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Frustrating inning.

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

    Well at least he’s at 17 pitches.

  • bexarama

    is Sheets looking pudgy today or is it just me and/or the baggy white uniform? /shallow’d

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

    LET’S GO HUGHES!!!!

    Sorry of the caps.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Randy Winn: I got this.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is Adam Rosales that tool who sprints around the bases when he hits a homer?

    • Jose

      Why does that make him a tool? Would you rather he did a Manny pose at the plot then trotted around the diamond? Maybe he gets around quickly because he treats a HR like every other play, he legs it out.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Pitch-1 looked like a strike. Anyone have gameday open?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And pitch 3 looked like a ball.

      • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Wow… The last 2 pitches there looked like strikes, no? Maybe not the last one which was borderline outside, but the one before that did.

        • Jose

          Last one was outside, one before it was borderline.

          • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Gracias.

  • V

    Where was that, ump??

  • pat

    Teh Phranch

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    nice cutter

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

    Feliz doing work for my fantasy team. I appreciate you, dog.

    • Kevin

      Same.

  • WIlliam

    At least it was only 4 pitches.

  • bexarama

    that last pitch was a strike like five pitches ago.

    • bexarama

      that was… dramatic?

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

    TUCK AND ROLL!

  • WIlliam

    Teh defense!!!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh lord

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Mondesi, Brooks had the first pitch to Pennington as an obvious strike.

  • dkidd

    never seen that before

  • V

    Hughes is missing his spots badly.

  • Arod the Great

    No one is more afraid of getting hit with anything then Tex… the guy always thinks he is going to die.

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

      What would YOU do if a broken and probably sharp bat was coming toward your way? And pretend you are a 180 million dollar asset.

      • Arod the Great

        Try and make the play, while jumping. Instead of rolling on the floor and freaking out ala dusty pedroia after a grounder up the middle

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

          Meh well I wouldn’t say he was freaking out but whatever. At least the play was made.

    • Poopy Pants

      I thought your name was Andre The Giant when I looked really fast.

    • mbonzo

      Id hate to go on bumper cars with him.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hughes throwing pretty hard early one, Oakland broadcast has him at 93-94 mph on all his fastballs.

  • V

    Ok. He got it fixed. Nice.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and the man crush intensifies

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love how confidence from Hughes in the ‘pen means he can translate that into success as a starter, yet the same thing makes Joba perfect for the BP. I don’t get this logic.

    • pat

      You can’t predict baseball, Matt.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, that had me cracking up. Nice.

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

      Phil isn’t a bulldog, he’s more of a dalmation.

  • Poopy Pants

    yay!

  • pat

    93-94? Me rikey.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Love it, Phil.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    I like his fastball tonight

  • Reggie C.

    Nice high heater Huuuuuuugggghhhes !

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Just got back from watching the Baby Boogie Downs. Melky Mesa hit an ABSOLUTE BOMB to RCF. Man is he some kind of player, too bad he’ll probably never amount to anything.

    • pat

      /Axisa’d

      (jk)

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Venditte gave me a baseball.

        Jealous much? hahaha

        (I gave it to a kid)

    • Reggie C.

      Mesa’s “thing” is the lack of contact right? You think Mesa has a shot at topping out as a 4A player?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He hasn’t done to bad this year, strike-out wise. When you watch him, you can tell he’s better than everyone else, he just can’t seem to put it all together.

  • Justin Beaver

    Shaky strike zone. Strike being called balls and balls being called strikes..

    • Jose

      In the umps defense some of them have been very borderline. At least on Gameday.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hughes pretty filthy in that 1st inning, 2 K’s and a shattered bat on a ground out.

    • pat

      Except the 4 pitch walk to Daric freakin Barton.

  • BklynJT

    Lovin’ the “body language” right now

  • Justin Beaver

    Nice solid first inning for Hughes. 2Ks. Both swinging. Me likey.

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

    Oh look a Nothin’ On You sighting. Best song ever.

  • Rudy

    Why do I feel like McDonald is going to win the game again for the Red Sox? ESPN will lead off with this story tonight.

    PS cutest asian boy evar, I’m adopting him for the ladies.

    • bexarama

      Not trying to offend anyone but Asian babies/children are the freaking cutest.

      • Jose

        So the secret to women is…. Asians?

      • ShuutoHeat

        Tell me about it! *shoves my baby pictures in Bex’s face*

        • pat

          It would be funnier if you shoved your baby maker in her face.

    • Poopy Pants

      What about Matsui?? Movie star good looks he has!

      • BklynJT

        Holy shit, K machine

  • ShuutoHeat

    Cano was 0 for 29 at Oakland because the place is THAT ugly.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Totally cramps his style.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    John Flaherty can no longer say “a little 12-6″

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

      Maybe when he stops talking about pitchers with their proud fastballs.

  • bexarama

    According to UZR Posada is a positive defender! Or at least was in 2009.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      this is impossible lol

    • Poopy Pants

      They meant his attitude.

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

      Why even have UZR for catchers?

      • bexarama

        I have no idea

        • Jose

          I’m really surprised to see so many stat aware people opposed to it.

          • bexarama

            I’m not opposed to it and I’m defintiely not opposed to the CS% thing but… what can pitcher range really say?

      • Jose

        Why not? Yes, it doesn’t factor in the pitcher’s role in CS, but isn’t it a step in the right direction? Catcher defense is very important.

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

          Sure, but it catching is less about range than it is about at least five other major things. It truly is a unique position on the field, one that wouldn’t really make much sense if it were quantified in UZR.

          • bexarama

            that.

          • Jose

            It isn’t based on range, it is based on the ability to throw runners out. Maybe confusion is causing this aversion?

            http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....nse-in-war

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

              Ok, but that’s not UZR. That’s a different stat. Even that looks dubious.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Isn’t it “Don” Wakamatsu?

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

    Yikes, I thought Cano was out there.

  • V

    Ok. He’s safe. BUT STOP SENDING THE RUNNERS.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    swinging at balls…not the Yankee way

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Speed Kills!!

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

    Cano walked 3 times yesterday and steals a base today.

    WTF. Who is this person?

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi sending runners like crazy on 3-2 pitches.

  • WIlliam

    Why swing at that Jorge? Why?

    • pat

      Missed Hit and Run?

  • Reggie C.

    Damn Po … you only swing at those pitches in COMMERCIALS, dammit!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      His dad should be calling soon.

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

    Umpires are terrible so far.

  • Rudy

    Almost a strike em out and throw em out in back to back innings. Sheshhhhh

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Not a fan of Cano running there.

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

      I’m not sure if I’ll be a fan of him running ever. I mean Boston can even throw him out.

      • bexarama

        but he’s so fast! He should be running more!

        /MSM not quite racist but racially sterotyped’d

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        So far this year, he is the ONLY one they’ve thrown out.

  • pat

    Methinks Girardi is pedal to the metal to try and get young Philip a cushion to work with.

  • Dela G

    wow why the hell did posada swing at that schlop

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

      To make contact for Cano.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I could watch umpires taking foul balls off the face all day long.

    Hell is a dry heat.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      /dry look

      That shit hurts. I got hit in the jaw twice last year.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s go, Winn. Pick up that first hit/RBI.

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

    For a guy that comes out to miley cyrus, NJ doesn’t seem to happy.

  • dkidd

    ben sheets looks like a “30 days of night” vampire version of will ferrell

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

    I know it’s early and it could be the Scotch, but I think Winn is done.

    • Jose

      That is what you get for not getting single malt.

  • Cecala

    Boston is going into OT tonight, first the Sox are in the 11th ( I hope they lose ) and the Bruins are in 2OT. ( I hope they lose )

    Hopefully it ends soon becuase I want to watch the Yankees, but this game is amazing. Also Roy got a complete game shutout. The dude is an animal, 4-0 with 2 cgs.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      him in the NL is sooooo unfair..I bet he wins 25 games, and I am dead serious

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

        No. No way.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Well, he already has 4. So he “only” needs 21 of his next 28 starts.

    • Poopy Pants

      Go Sabres!

  • Dela G

    wowzers what a play

  • bonestock94

    Play gardner daily, wtf

    • JobaTheHeat62

      hes playing tonight

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

      fail

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Winn’s in for Swisher.

      • bonestock94

        Sorry, just got into this one. I should restate that as “Don’t play Winn ever except for late inning defensive + running substitutions.”

  • WIlliam

    Damnit!

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

    Oh Randy, you are not dandy like Andy.

    • Cecala

      Can’t forget Grandy.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    damn yo

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

    Boston-Rangers game is in extras. 1th inning so far. Let’s pray for a 20 inning affair.

    • JeffB

      Go Sabers!

      • JeffB

        Oh, rangers baseball. It wasn;t a typo..

  • dkidd

    i’m wicked psyched to be in a different commecial

    • pat

      DAMMIT. That’s my favorite commercial and I’m stuck listening to John and Suzyn.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is anyone else not at all a fan of this Kim Jones cut-in thing they’ve been doing?

    • bexarama

      I find it terribly awkward but I actually like Kim Jones, go figure

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

        Her figure’s ok, not great.

    • Dela G

      eh, i get to see more of kim jones. not too much of a bad thing i guess

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

      There is no information she can give me now that she couldn’t give before the game. I don’t know why they do this. Let me watch the game.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yep.

      • bexarama

        but AJ, Javy, and Andy were running the steps of the Oakland Coliseum and bonding!!!

    • Rudy

      She’s not even that hot and slightly irks me.

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

    Sigh more changeup talk. Guarantee you he uses it less than let’s say 7 times.

    • Jose

      Did you know pitches they work on in Spring Training don’t necessarily come to real game situations? I didn’t.

      -Michael Kay

  • Dela G

    hughes with teh gas!

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

    Please STFU, Kim. The game is on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    How much weight did Eric lose? 40 lbs.?

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

    I hope Cano is this patient forever.

  • WIlliam

    3 k’s by Phil!

    • Beef Hammerdong

      4.

  • WIlliam

    4 k’s

  • Dela G

    hughesy is dealin

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Phillllllllllllllll

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

    Phil Hughes is proud of his fastball.

  • handtius

    Anyone have “yankees on yes” streaming and having issues?

    • Ojas

      Yeah, I have the YES feed through a website and it just went off-air out of nowhere after Phil’s 4th K.

      • Ojas

        never mind, it’s back

      • handtius

        Damn it…i missed the 4 k’s!!! fucking garbage. It keeps dropping out. Going back and forth between it and 880…it’s like a nightmare.

        • Ojas

          what site are you on?

          • Handtius

            It’s yankees on yes, in market streaming…it’s working again, thanks fuckers…too bad i missed Hughes, the whole reason I wanted to watch this game.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kouzmanoff was Amtrak late on pitch.

    • bexarama

      Amtrak is actually very timely!!!

      /someone who took Amtrak for what seemed like forever when I was in college’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, I did too. I always enjoyed the ride, but hated the wait. I’ve found that in CT, Metro North is rather punctual, but the ride is shitty. Amtrak features a much better ride, but is not on time. Ever.

        • bexarama

          I take Metro North to go to the city and yeah, I wouldn’t want to take that on like a four-hour ride like the trip between home and school was when I was in college.

          Amtrak would be like… SLIGHTLY late if it ever was.

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

      Kabak would appreciate transit humor.

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

    I am starting to get a mancrush on him. Sorry Jose Ramirez, you’ll have to wait.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Psh, you can have more than one mancrush going on at a time.

  • Dela G

    i wonder if YES could steal heidi watney and pair her with kim jones

    man that would be epic

    • Rudy

      Heidi is wayyyy better. I’d still take Erin Andrews them both.

      • Dela G

        oh hell no. i would take heidi watney over EA, and i think i’d consider hazel mae over EA too. EA is hot though.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          You’re nuts. EA is tops.

          • Dela G

            she’d be even better on top

            • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

              nyuck, nyuck, nyuck

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

            That Mexican chick called “Inez” or something is easily the best.

        • V

          I’ll take all four at the same time.

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

    FINISH HIM.

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

      Allleiiooogan!

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

        Do you mean Hadouken or…

        Your post
        ____________

        My head?

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

          I thought it was “allie.” It always sounded that way to me, but then again, I didn’t have video games as a kid. I guess Hadouken makes sense.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static.....4613-0.jpg

      (kinda safe for work…gore)

  • bonestock94

    OH SNAP!

  • Dela G

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES

  • Jim S

    Anyone shocked that John Kruk really likes the Zambrano to the bullpen move because he has “so much energy and passion”?

    Sigh.

    Come on Hughes!

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Anyone shocked that John Kruk really likes the Zambrano to the bullpen move because he has “so much energy and passion”?

      The grunter/farters stick together.

    • bexarama

      I’m surprised when Kruk doesn’t say the stupidest possible thing. Also, the other day when I was actually watching BBTN he brought up the Rays JUST to talk about the 2008 World Series and how much better the Phillies were yay 2008 Phillies woo etc.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Phukkkkking Philthy curve.

  • WIlliam

    5!!!

  • BklynJT

    whipped out the curve… whats that 5 strikeouts??

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy shit, 5 K’s thru 2 innings for Hughes. Nasty tonight.

  • Reggie C.

    PHILTHY.

    Hughes has got that thousand yard stare going.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I am about to tear up with joy

    • Nick L

      i hear ya

  • Justin Beaver

    Philty! 5Ks!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh PEACE Oakland.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    He is “Philthy?

    I totally just made that up.

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

      No you didn’t, Michael Kay was calling Hughes and Coke “The Philthy’s” last year.

      • pat

        I think he was joking, Mike.

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

          Awkward silence…

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

    Damn Phil.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Hughes em and abuse em

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      With all due respect to Matt in section 105

      • Reggie C.

        That’s a new one! I like it.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I wish I could take credit, but the poster ‘Matt: section 105′ or something like that came up with it and made shirts. It’s mad clever though

  • WIlliam

    Come on guys, go get the kid some runs!!!

  • charles poet

    Filthy!

  • bexarama

    HUUUUUGHESSSS

    apologies for the caps

  • dkidd

    phil hughes: worth the wait

    • Marcos

      Joba Chamberlain: WELL more worth the wait…

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

    Me likkkkke!

  • mbonzo

    Hughes will have 22.5 Ks in this game.

  • Nick L

    filled up with joy, and getting a little emotional about phil

  • Cecala

    Fuck, Sabers lost.

    • Poopy Pants

      I’ll echo that sentiment.

  • Thomas

    I’m freaking out. Hughes is awesome tonight.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    i know it’s the A’s, but damn. Phil’s on tonight

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

    Phil Hughes 2010 CY Young. SSS be damned.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    When was the last time Gardner hit one to the OF?

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

      T-Ball?

    • Kevin

      None this season…

  • Reggie C.

    If Sheets keeps this going, we’re gonna have a game approved by Joe West.

    • mbonzo

      Joe West needs the game to end before Krispy Kreme closes.

  • V

    Jeter. Really. Do you have to swing at the first pitch EVERY at bat?

  • WIlliam

    What the fuck is this????

  • Tank the Frank

    I can’t watch the game tonight but the comments on here are giving me a semi. 93-94mph, nasty curve going, five strikeouts…go get you some Phil.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Grounder to.. 3B!

    HA! Betcha didn’t see that one comin’, did ya?!!?

    • WIlliam

      IETC

  • ShuutoHeat

    Kouzmanoff, excessive 360 pivot step FTW!

  • Rudy

    RAWRRR BUT Hughes and Joba BOTH belong in the pen!

  • WIlliam

    Aother full count to obp jesus….now a walk.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Nick Johnson….How can you not love that mother fucker?

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

      Because he isn’t aggressive enough?

      /Flaherty’d

    • bexarama

      Easily……….. LOL…………………

      /certain people’d

  • Dela G

    man NJ is an on base machine

    incredible

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Nick Johnson: Your silly 3-2 curves don’t harm me.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is becoming insane with NJ and his walks. Amazing to watch.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I was within spitting distance of the following 3 people tonight:

    Peter Gammons
    Larry Lucchino
    John Henry (would have been a longer spit)

    I’m going to go shower now.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I would have sent you my life savings if you spit on John Henry..Possible Yankee legend had it gone down.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I couldn’t have hit Henry, he was in his owners box, which is completely enclosed in glass. I think it’s a hyperbaric chamber to keep him alive.

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

      Shower? With what acid? Because water and soap won’t be enough.

    • bexarama

      ewwww why/how?

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I was at the Sox game earlier. Gammons walked by us as I was walking in, saw Lucchino and Henry in the owners box(es), I was in the box next door.

        • Reggie C.

          Why aren’t you still there Steve? Did you get tossed from Fenway for starting a “Where is Papi?” chant?

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            I can’t watch 9 innings of (almost) last place teams.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      I was within spitting distance of the following 3 people tonight:

      Peter Gammons
      Larry Lucchino
      John Henry (would have been a longer spit)

      I’m going to go shower now. So, I spit on them.

      /enhanced’d

    • mbonzo

      One time Keith Hernandez spit on me.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I despise Keith Hernandez!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    what a shit inning

  • dkidd

    i want nj to be the first player in history with a ba under .200 and an opb over .400

    • bexarama

      did you know he’s not producing? They should call up Jesus Montero.

      /ESPN’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Oh my fucking Mo. Who wrote/said that?

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

          Ken Rosenthal for one.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Wait, dont’ tell me. Dalelama or whatever did a guest spot.

        • bexarama

          http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....umors#5477

          I don’t have Insider so I can’t read it but those that do have said it’s as stupid as it sounds.

  • Dela G

    man that was too easy there for sheets

    oh wells, let’s hope hughes can do something

  • Reggie C.

    Teix. You gotta take a pitch there… Sheets is cruising.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was a nice catch by the fan.

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

    Can’t K them all.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Randy Winn does got this

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

    Flyout!?!?!? Booooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Maybe Granderson really is having vision troubles. He mentioned he had issues at YS3. Then last night’s pop-up and this…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I think that was a sky issue. And, if he had vision problems at YS3, he still made good reads and got to the balls quite well (SSS eye/UZR test).

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

      Isn’t he wearing contacts tough?

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      I am also having vision issues. I looked directly at John Henry’s wife’s ring tonight, and am now totally blinded.

      I’m sure they’re really in love though…………

  • damn yanks

    I wanted 20 k…. oh well

  • dkidd

    if the yanks traded for felix pie and he hit a walk-off hr, what would aj burnett do?

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

      Get his mind blown.

    • bexarama

      Yell “THAT MOTHERF-CKER” but in a good way.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, awesome.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Kick him in the face?

    • Eirias

      Cake him?

    • Poopy Pants

      He’d yell 3.14 at him.

  • Eirias

    Halladay should have been banned from playing in the NL, much less the NL East. It really isn’t fair.

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

      Better them then us.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea in 4 starts 36 possible innings he has pitched 33 and has allowed 3 runs…wtf

    • Hangoverologist

      Those people who predicted a 25 win season weren’t far off. Realistically, the Phils should be able to get 20-22 wins from him every year unless his arm literally pops off.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that had to be foul, otherwise TEX would have snagged it

  • WIlliam

    whew

  • Dela G

    good god, give up cliff!

  • Meat Loaf

    FINISH HIM!

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

      FATALITY.

  • WIlliam

    Dang good at bat by what’s his face.

  • Dela G

    great job phil

  • WIlliam

    No k’s. BOOOOOOO

  • Klemy

    This just in, Phil Hughes has my permission to bang my wife.

    • V

      I guess you’re into that sort of thing…

    • Poopy Pants

      Does CC?

    • nathan

      hey lets reward the kid… not this

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

    Flaherty just had to say it, didn’t he?

  • Tank the Frank

    Phil Hughes is mantastic.

  • Accent Shallow

    No Ks that inning?

    DFA.

    (I’m liking what I’ve seen from Hughes thus far. Obviously)

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

    Hey no Kay! Can’t reference a certain thing that is starting to happen.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    More like…Phil Cruise.

    /jinx’d

  • AJ

    I hope you Michael Kay haters are enjoying the dullness.

    • Meat Loaf

      Flash is awful at transitioning to commercial. “And he hasn’t given up a hit.” He sounds like he is falling asleep or something.

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

      Just because I hate on Kay doesn’t mean I have to enjoy Flash. They both suck.

    • Accent Shallow

      The playoffs last year made me miss Kay. Now that he’s back, I’m back to complaining.

  • Justin Beaver

    No Ks in that inning? Bust!

  • dkidd

    rangers walking pedroia to pitch to youk

    • Hangoverologist

      I’m predicting douchebag walkoff by Youk.

    • nathan

      Its a matchup thing, their pitchers cant pitch when the strike zone is 1 feet off the ground… so its BB for Pedroia or pitch to a normal ballplayer

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

    Rangers are intentionally walking PEDROIA to get to YOUK.

    They love giving games to the Sox don’t they?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      wow are you serious? that cannot be right

      • JobaTheHeat62

        and Youk makes them pay…what a shock

        • JobaTheHeat62

          Ron Washington must be snorting some blow again

        • V

          Ron Washington needs to be fired last week.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god I love A-ROD

  • Dela G

    wow A-rod with the great triple!

  • Accent Shallow

    Things I enjoy: leadoff triples from Yankee hitters.

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

    A-Triple

  • Reggie C.

    Crushed.

    Way to leg out the triple Alex!

  • WIlliam

    WOOOOOHOOOOOO.

    Now Yankees, don’t somehow screw this up.

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

    A .386 OBP for Robbie. Probably the highest it’ll ever get…

  • Hangoverologist

    A-Rod is the man. The media and dumbasses should have embraced him since he was traded to the Yanks.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG Back to back Triples

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

    RIBBI!! RISP hit!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wheels!

  • BklynJT

    back to back, belly to belly

  • WIlliam

    Yeaaaah!

  • Dela G

    hahahahha back to back triples!!

  • Ojas

    dueling triples!

  • bexarama

    If those two weren’t so lazy he could have had an inside-the-park home runs. Damn Dominicans!!!!

    • bexarama

      two inside-the-park home runs*

    • Marcos

      Gardner could probably have had a shot at the inside the parker if he were the one running.

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

    I go to re-fill my cup and there are two triples? Can someone tell me how they happened? Were they close?

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

      Saw the Cano one. Just need an A-Rod fill-in.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        outfielder dove, it was an easy one

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

        Ripped it to right field, rfer dove, went under his glove and rolled to the wall. Al made it in safely ahead of the throw.

      • Ojas

        a-rod drove it to right field, sweeney dove (heading towards the line) and missed the ball by about a foot

    • Hangoverologist

      The balls were blasted into the right field corner. Both throws from Sweeney were late, but to be safe Al and Cano slid.

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

        Cool, thanks everyone.

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

    RIBBIE CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Coach6423

    LAZY!!!

  • Hangoverologist

    Who wants to bet there’s going to be an inside-the-parker?

    /jinx’d

  • Matty Ice

    Lazy Cano….should’ve been an inside the park homer.

  • Meat Loaf

    As soon as he hit that, I thought triple. That is the first time I have ever seen the Yankees do that before.

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

    Lazy Cano. He went to third just so he wouldn’t have to run hard from second to score on a single.

    • Meat Loaf

      IETC.

    • WIlliam

      I was about to post this exact same comment, then I saw yours.

  • V

    We didn’t have to worry about Posada getting a triple.

    • charles poet

      Where would the ball have to be hit, in which park AND how poorly played by an outfielder for Posada to get a triple?

      • Ojas

        fenway, to the triangle just to the right of the dead center, where it’s marked at 420 feet. It would have to be mid-July, Posada would need the previous day off. The ball would have to be a knuckler hit directly at the CF (Cameron), you know, of the “toughest one to judge” variety. Cameron would have to seriously misread the ball, and take a jump towards the wall, realize it’s going to drop well in front of him, then dive to compensate for the lost time. The ball would fall just under him and slowly trickle towards the deepest part of the park. Posada would still have to slide

        • Marcos

          And the throw home had to have missed and hit the right fielder instead (somehow?) and then gone to the third baseman, who then fired it back to CF and THEEEN finally have skimppered slowly to home, and the call/tag would STILL be super close.

          • Ojas

            on the throw home, manny comes out of nowhere and dives in front of the throw and makes a spectacular play even though it was released from only 20 feet away. easily the funniest thing i’ve ever seen happen on a baseball field

  • bexarama

    what, no Posada triple?

    • AJ

      He does have 9 career triples. 4 in the last 5 years.

      • AJ

        Laura just likes his legs chunky.

    • Hangoverologist

      That would have been even funnier than Posada’s infield hit.

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

    Robbie is so funny.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is Cervelli rocking a lollipop?

    • Meat Loaf

      I suppose it’s better than Swish’s dip. Yuck.

      Swish and Joba do it, right? Seriously, I’d rather keep my jaw.

      They caught Beckett doing it during the opening series. I think it’s one of those dirty little secrets about baseball.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        A LOT of players dip

      • JobaTheHeat62

        Mark DeRoasa does it…seen him park his car and get out with a bag and a can of dip lol

        dont get Kay going on the dip subject…He went on a rant about it last year, but I agree with him. Not the best example for the little kids watching the game.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I remember that. They were playing the Rays and BJ Upton had a lipper in, and Kay goes, “Take it out of your mouth BJ.”

          Juvenilebutstillhilarious’d

  • Dela G

    cervelli suckin a lollipop

    adorable

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

    And Youk hits a walkoff double.

    STUPID ASS RANGERS WALKING PEDROIA TO GET TO YOUK.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea i commented above…ron washington back on the powder

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

      Wait, they intentionally walked Pedroia to get to Youkilis? Are they mad?

      • JobaTheHeat62

        oh yea…I am still dumbfounded

      • dkidd

        not mad

        coked up

  • bexarama

    Trivia answer: Cliff Lee

    • Hangoverologist

      Easiest answer ever.

      • bexarama

        Yep.

        That game was on MLBN a few days before the season started and I forgot how much IT RULED. Not so much the game but the crapping on Papelbon, Mariano’s reception, etc.

    • WIlliam

      Q?

      • Hangoverologist

        Who was the AL starter at the 2008 All-Star Game?

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

        Who started the All Star game for the AL in 2008?

  • Dela G

    lol JT snow is so sneaky. i never even knew what he looked like

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Yanks traded him to the Angels for Jim Abbott.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Randy Winn is superbad.

  • Rudy

    Thanks for playing along Winn.

  • Poopy Pants

    Who is worst?
    T. La Russa
    J. Manuel
    R. Washington

    • Jim S

      D. Baker

      • JobaTheHeat62

        YES! I live in Cincy, hes a complete fuckwad

    • Meat Loaf

      The one who did crack… and kept his job.

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

      Have to nominate either Pinella or Baker.

      Of those three, Manuel.

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

      Manuel. Washington. LaRussa.

    • bexarama

      Manuel, but don’t hold me to that. A 20-inning game is going to make an overmanager like LaRussa freak out but he isn’t usually THAT terrible.

      Having K-Rod throw 100 pitches in the bullpen, though O_O

  • Accent Shallow

    In the little we’ve seen of him, Randy Winn hasn’t looked too good.

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

    Winn’s time on the squad is limited. Especially with Golson down in Scranton.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      who is Racking

    • Hangoverologist

      It would be safe to assume that Winn would be DFAed around late June/early July. I remember seeing that if Golson put it together, that trade would be a steal.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        worst case scenerio is Golson plays equally good defense, and runs the bases better IMO

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

    That looked out.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed, but Gameday had it barely on the edge of the zone.

  • Accent Shallow

    Throwing strikes to Daric Barton. What a concept!

    (Strike 3 looked like a ball to me)

  • WIlliam

    6 k’s!!!

  • Dela G

    hughes is on fiya!

  • Rudy

    Last thing I want to see is Boston celebrating a walk off…

    • Accent Shallow

      I can live with it, since it’s not against the Yankees.

      :)

  • Meat Loaf

    The YES team, on the names for a curveball:
    Kenny: “Uncle Charlie”
    Flash: “Hammer”
    Kenny: “Yellow Hammer”
    Flash: “You said Uncle Charlie, Right?”

  • bexarama

    were the Rangers MAYBE trying to get the double play situation? If not. They dumb.

    • PaulF

      There were two outs I think.

    • Meat Loaf

      There were two outs.

      • bexarama

        Oh. Well then. THEY DUMB.

    • WIlliam

      There were 2 outs.

  • Justin Beaver

    KKKKKK

    Me likey.

    • Accent Shallow

      Two of those should be backwards!

      • Justin Beaver

        oh yeah.

        Me : Fail

    • PaulF

      racist

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

    Who wants to bet there will be at least one article saying Red Sox have walkoff magic and will win the WS since the Yanks had the magic last year?

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      I wonder where the Gammons articles are on what a joke Fenway Park is. Those two fly balls-turned-hits would have been flyouts in every other ballpark.

      • bexarama

        Fenway Park is all historical and awesome, how dare you say that

    • mbonzo

      Nah Red Sox have Darnell Mcdonald. Thats all they need.

    • bexarama

      and how their call-ups have truly inspired them. Now all they have to do is trade their franchise player and they’re locks!

    • Hangoverologist

      One article wouldn’t be enough to encompass the gritty, gaming ways the Red Sox come back to defeat their tired and meek opponents. The 2010-2090 World Series titles will belong to Boston and only Boston!!

      /psycho Sox fan’d.

    • nathan

      what Boston needs… is what Boston has…. Boton has a rotation … that.. that… that is better than the 98 Yanks or any rotation assembled.. and with the completely homegrown team… it is exciting and winning.. winning baseball…. also rookies like Pedroia, Youkilis, Ellsbury…. Lester and in their prime players like Varitek will be there… Boston needs the WC… they can come back from 0-3 or 1-3 in a series… we still hvnt seen Yanks come back from 0-3… and Boston’s latest young phenom McDonald will carry off and there will be no drop off when Ortiz rests…

      // slurp …. slurp…. Gammons… slurp

  • Reggie C.

    Frigging Rangers.

    Sometimes things can only get done with the personal touch.

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

    Oh please Hughes finish the game like this.

  • pat

    Sterling just dropped the no hitter.

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

      Flash did earlier. f-ers.

      • Ojas

        Did you guys hear Kay absolutely freak out on his radio show when a caller insinuated that he was responsible for a pitcher losing his no-no? Honestly, it was so nuts that it would make you think twice about talking to someone again if he/she went berserk like that towards you.

        I don’t know where to find it but if you can, you should listen to it. It’s epic.

        • bexarama

          didn’t he start ranting about Hitler or something? I think FJM has it. It’s a few years old, no?

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

          Ha yeah. It’s been circulated around these parts before. He drew a parallel it to nazi’s if I remember correctly.

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

          Yeah I heard it. He takes it personally and as a result he swears he will keep saying perfect or no hitter in the first inning until he is proven right.

  • Meat Loaf

    There are 0’s in the hit column for the A’s players.

    • Tank the Frank

      Girardi won’t let him finish it anyway.

  • Tank the Frank

    Aaaaalmost served up a jack to Kurt “Yankee Killer” Suzuki.

    • Accent Shallow

      The nice thing is that that’s the first time this park has really helped him.

  • WIlliam

    55 pitches, 6k’s, 1 bb, no hits through 4=awesomeness

  • Justin Beaver

    Thanks Kurt!

  • BigBlueAL

    Always see all these Jack in the Box commercials when watching games on the west coast. Never been to one but it sure looks pretty good, anybody been to one and is it any better than a typical fast-food burger place????

    • JobaTheHeat62

      its nothing special…its good..but nothing on the west coast beats In and Out Burger…HEAVENLY!

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah thats the other place I see commercials for too. Whatever all those food places look good to me!! lol

        • JobaTheHeat62

          I’m just gona say it…I have an erection

      • bexarama

        whenever I watch like Dodger games on EI because I’m bored late at night they have so many In and Out and Pollo Loco commercials and I get soooo hungry ;_;

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

    There’s a bathroom right there? wtf!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Oakland is Phailing at these pitches.

    DUCWIDT??? Suck it Michael Kay!

    • Hangoverologist

      I find it amusing that whenever a no-no is being thrown, Kay is nowhere to be seen or heard.

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

        Good. His obsession of saying it until there is a no hitter is extremely annoying.

  • pat

    Muahaha

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

    Impressed with Sheets? Oh please he’s lucky he’s given up only 2 runs.

  • Dave

    Oh yes, let the mind games begin

  • WIlliam

    Gritty walk!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Let Gardner steal before you swing, Cap.

  • Dela G

    now for the grit watch on the basepaths

  • JobaTheHeat62

    “The Havoc” is on base

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

    holyyy shit

  • WIlliam

    Bad luck by Jeter tonight.

    • Hangoverologist

      Jeter’s current BABIP: .348

      That’s still lower than his career mark of .360. Most hitters would dream of having his current BABIP.

      • Accent Shallow

        .360? I had to look that up, it’s so high I figured you read the wrong column or made a typo. But no, that’s what it is.

        /head explodes

  • WIlliam

    There’s no such thing as a called strike to Nick Johnson. Clearly this ump didn’t read the rulebook.

  • Rudy

    I’m pretty sure Gardner can score on a sac fly from second.

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

    Just one more inch…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG I despise this stadium

  • pat

    Hahah Sterling is in full on jinx mode.

    “The Yankees haven’t made an error in 11 games and of course, they have a pitcher throwing a no hitter.”

    • Accent Shallow

      God, Sterling drives me up the wall. Four innings!

      (In his first start of 2008, he had a perfect game through 3! I think . . .)

    • Meat Loaf

      An error doesn’t matter. It’s not a perfect game. AmIRight?

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

        He was talking about our defense. We haven’t had an error.

        • Meat Loaf

          But by saying “Of course” He seems to be inferring that the no hitter would end due to an error, which is incorrect.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        yeah, he walked one

  • WIlliam

    What the fuck was that Gardner?

  • Accent Shallow

    Bad move by Gardner there. So it goes.

  • NoMemo

    Some more runs please?

  • BigBlueAL

    Safe to say that wouldve been gone at YS or most any other ballpark.

  • Tank the Frank

    See…that’s a HR in so many (Yankee) stadiums.

  • dkidd

    can’t say i’m feeling very confident in tex

    • bexarama

      like… in general, or just right now? Because if it’s right now, sure. If it’s in general and you think he’s DOOOOOMED you crazy

  • Meat Loaf

    Gardner, you would have scored if it was a hit anyways…. WHERE IS THE TAG?

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

    Dunno what Gardy was thinking there.

  • nathan

    I guess young Phil likes the AL West…

    • Hangoverologist

      The AL West is Phil’s bitch.

      • nathan

        lol… and the last time around it was his second start too.. against the rangers….

  • pat

    Fuckin Sheets has been so lucky.

  • WIlliam

    Opposing starter in the 6th inning, unacceptable.

  • Steve Williams

    The Mark Teixeira v. Nick Johnson April race to the bottom is on

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

      Except Nick Johnson is actually productive.

    • WIlliam

      Uhh, have you seen NJ’s obp?

      • bexarama

        it’s only because he’s too afraid to swing the bat, not a real man

    • Accent Shallow

      Johnson is having probably the best season you can while hitting <.150. In contrast, Tex sorta sucks now.

      • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

        Yea. His IsoD is godly.

      • dalelama

        .136

  • BigBlueAL

    Man Tex really looks beyond awful at the plate. Barely has an OPS of .500

  • dkidd

    don’t hurt yourself phil. remember texas

    • pat

      Heh, I was thinking the same exact thing.

      • WIlliam

        ditto

    • Meat Loaf

      Do you want him to break his leg?

      /BelievesInJinxes

    • Frigidevil

      Dear god I can’t get it out of my head. I’m terrified this is gonna happen again

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

    Sit DOWN.

  • BklynJT

    @94 and loving it.

  • WIlliam

    7 k’s!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Hughes as starter is so confusing to me — this is a lot like watching Hughes as reliever, except people are still swinging through the (slightly slower) fastball.

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

    You knew it was coming! Phil Hughes is proud of his fastball!

  • bexarama

    Proud of his fastball! Haven’t heard that in a while.

  • V

    I would be really proud of smacking Flaherty every time he says ‘proud of his fastball.’

  • Hangoverologist

    Seven punchouts for Phil, against only one walk. Hughes is going to be monstrous this year and hopefully for many more years.

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

    Hahahah, there it is.

    “I guess Kenny, you can say Phil Hughes is very proud of his fastball tonight.”

    It was so slow and deliberate, he had to do it on purpose.

    • WIlliam

      I’m very confused.

  • Rey22

    Phil Hughes: Cruise control.

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

    Heh Hughes is dealing and he hasn’t thrown a change yet.

    • bexarama

      I’m starting to think this changeup is like Mariano’s changeup

      • Tank the Frank

        And AJ’s

      • Steve Williams

        haha – I remember a couple STs ago when the columnists were saying “Look out AL, Mo has a dominant changeup – Now he’ll be unhittable.” I have never seen it thrown.

        • bexarama

          he threw it once in ST to Morneau, I believe, to strike him out looking. Morneau just stood there and laughed because it was so completely ridiculous. Mo’s said it messes with his cutter, though.

        • Accent Shallow

          The story is that the wrist action is so different from the cutter, that he doesn’t want to work it into his repertoire during the regular season. Get beat with your best stuff, etc.

          As for how true that is . . . *shrug*

  • Dela G

    this is an amazing start for phil

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Water is wet

  • WIlliam

    At least Flaherty showed a little restraint on commenting on the you-know-what.

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

    CGSO at least? Go Philthy!

    • PaulF

      It might be tough with Joe ” I would’ve taken him out after shoppach” Girardi managing

    • Tank the Frank

      There is absolutely no way Girardi lets him go the distance unless he can complete the game in EXACTLY 100 pitches.

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

        Fact: Phil Hughes threw 108 pitches in his last start.

        • Tank the Frank

          I like it.

      • BklynJT

        Those fuckers jinxed it!

  • Accent Shallow

    47 strikes. 20 balls. That’s CC-esque.

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

    Sheets looks solid. That curve is a thing of beauty.

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

      His location is just a bit off.

    • Tank the Frank

      Agreed. That curve goes from the head down to the toes. It’s one of the best.

  • Hangoverologist

    A scary thought: This game is only in after one hour and twenty five minutes and the game is currently in the sixth inning. On a normal day, we’re only in the third! Joe West must be proud of the Yanks.

  • WIlliam

    Cano’s obp is dangerously close to 400.

  • Cecala

    Sheets is pitching pretty well for a guy who missed a year. The A’s are going to get a nice little payday by the time the deadline comes around.

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

      I could definitely see the Mets go for him.

      • Cecala

        Omar will offer Reyes straight up.

        • bexarama

          + Wright

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

    Ump creamed his pants on that one.

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

    LOL Robbie.

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL Cano.

  • Ojas

    “Tom Hallion gave it the vocal right there. He really banged out Robinson Cano.”

    -John Flaherty

    • Accent Shallow

      After the Steve Phillips thing, someone on another site asked “Why can’t someone have an affair with John Sterling?”

  • WIlliam

    3 and 0

  • bexarama

    Sheets has lasted through six innings?!?!? Wake up, offense!!!!!

  • WIlliam

    Posada seems to be in a bit of a mini-slump the last 3 games.

    • bexarama

      uhhh he got an infield hit the other day! (insert lols here)

  • pat

    I think Johnny got thrown out of the Tigs game. Hah.

    • WIlliam

      porque?

      • pat

        Caught lookin at strike 3 with the bases juiced. Guess he disagreed.

    • Ojas

      he could’ve murdered someone.

      • bexarama

        A+

  • Beast of the East

    JERRY BLEVINS.

    My dad ran into him in Toronto, and he saved us tickets at the Rogers Centre. We got to hang out with him for a bit before the game. Wish it was Brad Ziegler or someone more prominent, but cant complain.

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

      Was this last year? I think I remember you talking about it. You had a different handle though.

      • Beast of the East

        yeaa!. I Did, you got some memory bud. It was like August 05th.

        • Beast of the East

          btw, any idea of what Jerry’s ceiling is? Any chance of making the Rotation, he was fairly young from what I remember.

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

            http://www.baseball-reference......evin002jer

            I’ve got no idea but from the looks of it he’s never really been a starter. Only 2 starts in the minors. He’s got a great K rate at all levels.

            • Beast of the East

              thanks, yea that K rate looks pretty sweet.

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

    PHILTHY.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    That was a glorious sequence of pitches.

  • WIlliam

    8 k’s!!!

  • Rey22

    8Ks in 5.1 Wowzer.

  • Rudy

    Guys — uhh…. I thought Posada couldn’t call good games?

    • Joe West’s Sense of Self-Importance

      He can’t. Look closely. It’s Cervelli in a Jorge disguise.

  • bexarama

    Hughes has more Ks than Halladay tonight. I will not cry in joy, I will not cry in joy…

  • Joe West’s Sense of Self-Importance

    Hi all – just got home – has there been a a baserunner? Thanks

    • Cecala

      One walk no hits.

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

      One. A walk in the first.

    • Joe West’s Sense of Self-Importance

      Thanks much. Wow. I hope he stretched well before the game.

  • Cecala

    I am surprised the announcers have not started talking about a possible no hitter yet.

    • Jersey

      Sterling mentioned it after 4.

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

    And Hughes is only averaging 92 MPH on the FB.

    BTW Another K? WTF. Unreal.

  • Vinny the Bull

    HUUUUUUUUUUGHEEEEEEES.

  • WIlliam

    9 k’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    my man crush just turned gay

    • Nick L

      is there anything passed gay, because I was there about an hour ago

  • Accent Shallow

    This is just gorgeous.

  • pat

    Wtf is going on? This is insane.

  • Dela G

    10k!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Happy Phil Hughes day everyone!

    • Accent Shallow

      When Joe made that post (it was Joe, wasn’t it?) I assumed that was going to be a jinx. So far, that is not the case.

  • JSquared

    Nasty.

  • BigBlueAL

    A’s broadcast just showed Reggie Jackson and Rickey Henderson sitting in the stands talking to each other. They were probably talking about how they could start at LF and RF right now for either team tonight.

    • Ojas

      “I am … the Greatest of All-Time”

      best quote ever

  • WIlliam

    17 straight A’s?
    Wow, Hughes has good grades.

    /Had To’d

  • Rogue Trader

    I’ll be really disappointed if he doesn’t allow another walk or hit: because of the first walk.

  • Meat Loaf

    I just became a B-Jobber (Until there is a nopening in the rotation).

    • WIlliam

      That’s not being a B-jobber. A B-jobber is someone who feels Joba should be in the pen because he has a “bull in a china shop” mentality. You just like Hughes.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and another starter cant go more than 6

  • ShuutoHeat

    A’s offense look hopeless.

  • Ojas

    I’m a bit surprised Sheets didn’t come back out for the 7th.

  • Pat D

    Well Singleton just told us to wake up the neighbors, so…now they’re talking.

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

    Aren’t they supposed to ignore Hughes per the superstition?

  • WIlliam

    10 k’s Flaherty, not 9.

    • BigBlueAL

      Box score says 9 so far.

      • WIlliam

        I’m quite sure there are 10.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      its 9

      • WIlliam

        Was the last one a foul catch or something?

  • Hangoverologist

    Wow, I just checked on Twitter and some A’s fan said to jinx Hughes because it was the Yankees and it was only fair. The surprising thing: There’s an A’s fan? First time I’ve ever heard of it.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I seen one at a train station in Jersey once…I was like WTF

    • bexarama

      All the As fans I know are so bitter against the Yankees it’s unreal. They also might still be crying about how Giambi was safe zomg!!!!

    • ShuutoHeat

      Chances of spotting big foot: 1 in 128,990
      Chances of spotting an A’s fan: 1 in 12,344,091

  • bexarama

    I feel bad for Greinke. Can’t buy a win this year.

    Damn, Rays killed the White Sox.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    As skinniest bullpen ever?

    • bexarama

      A+ hahah

      Also, this As team is crazy white. Like, Boston white.

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

        Rajai Davis frowns upon your shenanigans.

        • bexarama

          He’s like the one exception. And Edwar.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Since BALCO shut down

  • Dela G

    that 1st base ump has some eye

    he’s been money tonight

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    Winn does not have the most aesthetically pleasing swing in the world.

  • Cecala

    Randy Winn looks so overpowered, it is upsetting.

  • WIlliam

    Still no opposing starter has made it into the 7th in a Yankee win.

  • Dave

    Randy Winn…come on buddy, time to hang it up.

  • Dela G

    lol did blevins just fist pump striking out randy winn??

    • ShuutoHeat

      thats like pouring Gatorade on your buddy after beating a bunch of grannies in touch football…

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

    Kenny goes out of his way to not mention it specifically, then Flash follows it up and opens his mouth.

  • pat

    It’s done, boys and girls.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/

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

      mlb.com

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Johnny Damon…LOL

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Havoc is on first

  • WIlliam

    Teh infield hits!

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

    Gardner’s power makes Jeter look like Pujols.

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

      Gardner’s speed makes Jeter look like Big Papi.

      /Fixed

    • sleepykarl

      Dallas media hates Brett Gardner. They claim that he excels at hitting 10-foot doubles, as even on pitch-outs he steals easily.

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

    Another groundout to the left side…

  • The Three Amigos

    Jeter first pitch ground ball to short…

  • Carlinho

    Hughes is close to a no hitter!!! What a nasty rotation we have!!!! This is insane!!!! Hughes will pitch the fourth game of the WS!!!! Javy to the bullpen!!!!!gooooooo Yanks!!!!!

    • Meat Loaf

      One exclamation point is plenty.

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

        MY CAPS LOCK IS BROKEN!!!

      • ShuutoHeat

        ONE is NEVER ENOUGH FOR teh Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • WIlliam

      So much fail in one post.

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

        I’m kind of impressed, actually. A model of efficiency.

    • cnicnyrnyy

      thats just painful…

  • Tank the Frank

    I’m guessing Suzuki gets a hit. That guy loves to hit Yankee pitching.

  • bexarama

    But Damon is so clutch!

    • Hangoverologist

      That was the most clutch ejection I’ve ever seen.

      • pat

        THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!

        • Ojas

          hahahaha

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

    Ahh poor Johnny.

    /sadface

  • BigBlueAL

    This would be alot more fun if the lead wasnt only 2-0.

    • WIlliam

      Pshhht. Have you seen our Pen?

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

    The “middle” of Oakland’s lineup is still pretty sad.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    this will be HUghes hardest challenge right here

  • Accent Shallow

    The A’s have to be watching tape of this:

    “Ok, he’s going to . . . be throwing fastballs down the middle?!?”
    “How are we supposed to hit that?”

    • bexarama

      I am laughing so hard.

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

      Literally everything is down the middle. And he’s averaging 92 on his FB. Sad.

      • Tank the Frank

        Some of his pitches have caught the fat part of the plate in the later innings, but he’s hit corners with his fastball with ease, spotted his curve, hit 94 with the fastball in the late innings…and they can’t get any good wood on the cutter. A very well-pitched game IMO.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    hell yes

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

    Good shit. Come on ump, no need to start pinching now.

  • Pat D

    I love how Damon got tossed for pointing with his bat. I love how that’s an automatic ejection. Same reason he got tossed in that May game against the Twins last year where Gardner replaced him and hit the ITP HR and then Melky walked off.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Nearly had a heart attack on that one.

  • Hangoverologist

    If Hughes gives up a hit, will Girardi leave him in?

    • Meat Loaf

      No, he will Yank him just like he did with CC.

      • Hangoverologist

        But he’s still well below his pitch count. I’m assuming he’ll get yanked if he passes his high of 108.

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

    F F F! Not Kurt.

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

      woot

  • Meat Loaf

    I really wish we had a K-zone thing. You all know what I mean. Hughes has got me all hot and flustered….

  • mustang

    Is Pete around? Just wondering if hypothetical 2010 Joba starter would be this good.

    LOL

    Hughessssssssssssssssssss!!!!

    • WIlliam

      Dude, it’s one game. Plus, the whole Joba thing wasn’t so much based on ability, more like age/innings limits/fear of Joba in bp forever.

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

        That.

      • mustang

        It’s just the beginning my friends by time this season is over we will see how right the FO was.

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

    6 MORE!

  • BigBlueAL

    Amazing thing is Hughes has a No-Hitter thru 7 and has there even been a ball close to being a hit?? No web gems needed so far I dont think.

    • Accent Shallow

      Suzuki’s previous AB could have been dangerous in another park.

      But yeah, I think the hardest contact was that and what we just saw from Sweeney.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    this is fucking awesome

  • ShuutoHeat

    SIT DOWN KURT!!!!!!! WAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH, sorry a bit too pumped up for Hughes

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

    Ya know, Flaherty is just doing it on purpose now. Fuck him.

  • Dela G

    wow through 7!!

  • Carlinho

    And Susuki is out!!!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Philthy Phil Philanthropist

    /NOFX’d

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    im so f…… exited omg i ts been so long since the last one 6more to go.

  • Hangoverologist

    Hughes is six away. This will be the first time since 1989 that Oakland will go nuts for something baseball related (or anything, really).

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

    If Girardi pulls him out sometime I will be pissed.

  • Handtius

    I can’t belive my streaming isn’t working and Hughes is straight dominating!!! what the mother fucking fuck mother fuck slut.

    • bexarama

      this comment is highly amusing

      • Handtius

        My head is about to explode. I skipped out on some lovin for this fucking game to see hughes and now i got radio and gameday….What the duck you fuck I’ll smack you with my nut. I want to hit someone.

    • cnicnyrnyy

      dunno if yur on mlb.tv but if u are i had the same problem earlier. lose the nexdef plugin and it works like a charm…least it did for me

      • Handtius

        not helping thus far.

    • Ojas

      dude, try http://www.atdhe.net and scroll down

      • Handtius

        Thank YOU!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    by far my fave game of the year

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

      Has to be my second. CC almost got his no-no on my birthday so by default that’s my fave. This is really really damn well close.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    Man, Hughes has about 20 pitches left to get thru 2 innings if he keeps it up.

  • NYQ

    Don’t say it….Don’t say it…Don’t say it…He has chance at a no-no…Damn

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

    Quick question, folks that live or work in Manhattan:

    Have any of you seen a huge increase in Toronto Blue Jays hats?

    I spotted about 15-20 of them this weekend.

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      Are they throwback hats? Might be more of a fashion thing than actual Jays fans.

      Also, good thing Blevvins is out, he was killing us, haha.

    • Mike HC

      I see some of the older, baby blue ones sprinkled around here and there. But I have not noticed an uptick myself.

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

        Hmmm…they were the newer style, black or the navy color. Mostly around Heights, Harlem and uptown.

        Just thought it was odd.

        • Mike HC

          True. I’m more around mid town and downtown for the most part.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well if everything goes right Hughes will go 1-2-3 in the eighth and Rivera can pitch the ninth.

    • Meat Loaf

      ha…ha?

  • danny

    omgomg why do i have to be out of state right now!!

  • dkidd

    only problem with this start is now people will start calling for jorge to be phil’s personal catcher!

    • Mike HC

      hahah, good one

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Yahoo reporting it now

      • I Wish I Was Swish

        All the sites do now. SI, CBS, ESPN, MLB, Yahoo!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    idk if I want Yankees to score here..maybe the close game has Phil in more of a groove?

  • Mike HC

    Is this the best team in the history of baseball?

    With Hughes pitching like this, this team is almost too good to be true. That is actually my only concern. Is that I have no concerns about this team.

    • ShuutoHeat

      It is hard being a Yankees fan.

    • Carlinho

      I think that this will be the best yankee team ever. Better than `98……that is my personal feeling

    • Tank the Frank

      I’m a little concerned about Jeter…just to be honest.

      /Rain on your parade

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

    Nick Johnson struck out on three pitches? Are the four horsemen riding?

  • Carlinho

    This is going to be the first no hitter!!!!

    • WIlliam

      Dude, shuuuuut uuuuuup!

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

        Doesn’t matter. “Jinxes” are bullshit.

      • Meat Loaf

        Seconded.

    • Hangoverologist

      since 1999! Hopefully. If this one doesn’t happen, CC will throw it. Book it.

      • bexarama

        Pettitte ;_;

        • Hangoverologist

          It would be amazing if Andy threw one. You’d go nuts. I’m leaving it there. ;)

          • bexarama

            I think I cried about 14 times during his near perfect game

  • WIlliam

    The most dangerous hitter won’t be up in the next 6 batters. Color me excited.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    fuck, Phil doesn’t need a damn delay in the game.

  • Pat D

    Wow. The A’s just sabotaged Hughes!! There’s no way he’s really hurt!!!!!!

  • Cecala

    Nick Johnson’s ugliness took out the pitcher.

    • bexarama

      A+

      that’s what happens when you K NJ on three pitches, beware.

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      FTW!

  • damn yanks

    I have not moved in 6 innings… i have to pee

  • kunaldo

    RABbis, you can’t start a new thread right? this one just has to go till overload i think. I’m usually not superstitious, but man, I’m nervous as hell right now.

    Anybody care to venture a guess for an absolute pitch count? 125? 130?

    • First Time Poster

      Under. He’s at 85 now?

      • Pat D

        87

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

      Seriously, if someone really thinks that a no-hitter will be blown because a Yankee blog started a new thread, they should be drawn and quartered.

      I’m not trying to be a dick or anything, but that’s absurd.

      As far as pitch count goes, no way does he see 125-130 pitches.

  • Beast of the East

    damn I think I just jinxed Blevins.

  • First Time Poster

    I think mlb.com homepage is streaming the no-no. It says watch live and has a little screen.

  • bexarama

    This delay is totally just meant to ice Hughes out, >:(

    • Meat Loaf

      frownie face seconded.

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

    OMG. I though the bullpen was for Hughes for a second. My ehart literally stopped beating.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      this pitcher has the worst delivery of all time

  • dkidd

    did tex look this bad last april?

    • Carlinho

      not that bad. We should move Swish to the 3rd spot

  • Klemy

    And Tex continues to look…lost.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Wow, Ross’ delivery and all is UGLY. Looks like he’ll get injured…

  • Dela G

    wow that will be ross’ easiest K of his career

  • Accent Shallow

    So, Tex, anytime you wanna remember you’re an excellent hitter would be ok with me.

  • Pat D

    In other news, this game is moving incredibly fast.

    • Joe West

      I’m aroused

    • Hangoverologist

      We are in the eighth inning about two hours after first pitch.

  • BigBlueAL

    Amazing how good the Yankees are doing when their #2-3 hitters are hitting a combined less than .150

  • Vinny the Bull

    I would feel a lot better if we had one more run.

  • Dela G

    this guy ross will be lucky to last 5 years in the mlb with that throwing motion

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

    Just give Hughes some extra rest.

  • luthi3n

    Anyone else having trouble watching the game through MLB.TV? I login and it just comes up with a black screen… :/

    • nathan

      they hv started showing snippets on MLB network and espn baseball tonight… check there

  • Accent Shallow

    But who will pitch the eighth? Phil Hughes, that’s who.

  • ToddnCali

    Man, this is a lot of fun…I don’t know what I want more: a “you know what” or no pulled hamstring!

  • Mike HC

    Why do I think it is possible that Girardi will pull Hughes with a no hitter going if the pitch count gets too hi. I can just imagine it now. I hope not. Hughes would probably have a fit if that happened.

    • Mike HC

      Wont have to worry about that

  • JobaTheHeat62

    here we go fellas!

  • mbonzo

    If Hughes it off the BJobers are gonna go crazy.

  • WIlliam

    Bucholz walked 3 and hit a batter in his no-hiiter, let’s see if Hughes can one-up that.

    • Marcos

      Jinxed it…

  • Dave

    FACK

  • JobaTheHeat62

    are you fucking kidding me?

  • Accent Shallow

    What a bullshit way for it to end.

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

    FUUUUUUUUCCCKKKKK.

  • BigBlueAL

    Are u fuckin serious!?!?!?!

  • Reggie C.

    That’s a damn shame.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    Are you shitting me!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • bexarama

    Oh eff. >:(

    Aw Phil’s parents are cute. Please be okay!!!!

  • Pat D

    FUUUUCK

  • pat

    Bah.

  • WIlliam

    Nooooooooooooooo

  • Joe West

    damn it

    damn it

    damn it

  • Klemy

    OH MAN /sadface

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    awwwwwww.

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

    Well that could have gone better.

  • nathan

    FUCK

  • Handtius

    That fucking sucks.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Hughes’ mom looked kinda hot

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      That brunette in front of his parents looked real hot

    • mbonzo
      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Damn, she is. Plus, if you start hitting it she’s probably got the hookup for Yanks tickets.

    • Ojas

      yeah, she does. is mr. hughes a … sugar daddy?

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

    Can a brother get an error? lol

  • Orlando

    Huuuuuuuuuughes!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    I’d start warming up Joba.

  • Dela G

    man that really sucked a lot. no one should have to lose a No-no like that

  • dygg

    I’ve only got GameCast, can someone update me on what exactly happened there?

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

      Grounder straight to Hughes and it bounced off him. Couldn’t find it in time.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      pitch hit hughes up the middle and he couldnt find ball

    • cnicnyrnyy

      come backer at hughes hit him in the heel of the glove…he thought the ball popped up in the air and looked up to catch it, but in reality it was lying at his feet

    • Accent Shallow

      Groundball to the pitcher, Hughes knocked it down, but couldn’t find it until Chavez reached.

      Not exactly a solid liner to right, you know?

  • nathan

    This is BS….

  • Hangoverologist

    Ouch. Good to know that Hughes is all right, but seriously: He bobbled that and that should have been scored an error.

  • BklynJT

    Well at least he didn’t pull his hammy this time.

  • Pat D

    Meanwhile, they play Whoomp There It Is just because they finally got a hit? That’s fucking ridiculous.

    • pat

      Comebacker bounced off his chest and he lost it.

      • pat

        oops, reply fail

      • Pat D

        Even so, it stinks of Bush League.

        And now the Yankees Suck chant breaks out? I think I now hat this team.

        • pat

          Hahah, the Yankees Suck chant is awesome. Nothing else reeks of more patheticocity

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

    As cool as a no-no would have been, I’d be perfectly happy with a win and a reasonable pitch count.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      You’re more of a buzzkill than Buzz Killington

  • BigBlueAL

    Well there goes any chance for a CG SO since now there is no way in hell Girardi lets him pitch the 9th if he gets thru this inning.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    2nd time he’s almost thrown a no-no. He’s destined to throw one eventually!

    • Chip

      Mussina would disagree with you

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammit on a bull s… hit.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Fucking Kouzmanoff….

  • Orlando

    muthafucca!!!!!!

  • Handtius

    I will Shit!!!

    • Ojas

      lol, what?

      • Handtius

        It’s from a comedy routine. I’ll look for the link.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Well, that would have been the “awesome defensive play to preserve the no-hitter” if he could have found the ball.

  • Chip

    I realize that losing the no-hitter sucks but how crazy is it that he can be this successful throwing nothing but fastballs and cutters? That’s almost Mo-esque

    • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

      And a beautiful curve.

      • Chip

        That he’s hardly had to use, which of course he gets a K with as soon as I start to type that.

      • Reggie C.

        Curve’s been as good as anything Burnett has thrown this year.

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      It’s ridiculous the amount of K’s he has with so little pitches.

    • BigBlueAL

      He has thrown some nasty curves tonight too.

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

    Get your pitchforks ready. Kouzmanoff will get hell. Same with Shoppach.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      wasn’t it Eric Chavez? hes a douche anyway

  • Vinny the Bull

    A yankees suck chant? Really?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I love the Yankees suck chant…a team with 1 hit

  • Frigidevil

    Oh dear god I thought it was texas all over again. And that totally should’ve been an error

  • BklynJT

    Gotta love the Yankee sucks taunts. We are the only team that gets this much respect (at least I see it as respect).

    Recognize bitches.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh its jealousy and respect and thug oakland fans..all 7 of them

  • Randy A.

    Yankees suck? Keepin it classy Oakland

  • bexarama

    is that a “Yankees suck” chant? (big, exaggerated eye roll)

  • Hangoverologist

    The Yankees suck chants are in Oakland too?! God, these chants travel like mosquitoes.

  • Meat Loaf

    Yankees Suck chants seem extra painful right now…

  • WIlliam

    Regardless, Phil Hughes has just thrown the best game by anyYankee pitcher this year. Congratulations on that Phil!

    • WIlliam

      Oh, and….10k’s!!!!!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    “infield single”, losing down by 2 and suddenly “YANKEES SUCK” chants out of nowhere.

    =/

  • ShuutoHeat

    I swear I wanna blow up Oakland coliseum and the fans in there. They’re chanting “yankees suck”, really? You’re the fan of a team that almost got completely blanked by Phil Hughes. Fucking A-holes. Plus the damn stadium is so shit ugly.

    • BklynJT

      Don’t let that shit phase you. It’s that little brother syndrome, and they aren’t even Met fans.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I know, I just hate how these fans are “waking” up all of a sudden because they broke up the no-hitter.

  • WIlliam

    11 k’s!!!!!

    • WIlliam

      Oops, I though that was the 3rd strike, my bad.

  • bonestock94

    As if living in shithole oakland isn’t bad enough, you also happen to be the worthless sports franchise capital of America.

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

    Who the fuck is winning A “fans?” Apparently basic math escapes you. So if Yankees suck, Athletics really really really really suck.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Goddammit that sucks.

    Another reason to hate Eric Chavez.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    a legitimate hit? really John?

  • Pat D

    Guys, no way you can score that an error. Just move on.

  • Carlinho

    Hughes will become Andy’s heir

    • WIlliam

      Phil probably has a higher ceiling than that. He’s a potential ace.

      • bexarama

        that. I’m obviously a big Pettitte fan but he never had the K stuff Hughes does.

  • Reggie C.

    Be careful Hughes…

  • Chip

    Throw the change! They’ll never see it coming

  • nathan

    Lets get Phil outta there… this shud be his last hitter

    • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

      Why? He is in control, he’s thrown just 100, and he threw 108 last time.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I feel the Athletic’s have risen in our hated teams list

    • pat

      O plz. Not even worth the effort.

  • Orlando

    funny….how when all else fails people revert to the “Yankees Suck” chant!!!

    • AJ

      Lmao yes. I remember last year the Mets fans were chanting it at the Subway Series. And we know how the rest of the season went.

      • Orlando

        fuck these idiots!!! Let’s go Joba!!!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Changeup. At least once. Fuck it.

    Do it.

    Do it.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    What was that single to Hughes like? I wish I could see it, but i’m too afraid to watch no hitters until the 9th.

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

      Lucky.

    • BigBlueAL

      A bullet hit right at him, it deflected forward and he couldnt find it in time.

    • nathan

      hit straight at Hughes, bounced once before it hit his glove and fell splat in front of him.. Hughes was searching for it in the air… wonder why Posada wasnt shouting…. by the teim Hughes found the ball, he was in pain and Chavez at 1B

      • dalelama

        Jorge was his usual helpful self defensively.

  • Hangoverologist

    We should all be proud that Hughes could one hit the A’s with a fastball, cutter, and curve. Now imagine CC carving them up. I’ll be a happy fool tomorrow.

    • Chip

      He must be just saving the change to screw with guys in the second half of the season

  • JobaTheHeat62

    come on Phil get the W

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow this will be the As season highlight for these fans

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

    It’s okay Phil. We all love you.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    Don’t blow this Joba!

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

    We need his parents at every game he starts. get on it Cash.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    Hughes’ mom is a definite MILF

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow I have never wanted to see Joba blow people away than right now..I wanna see 97 MPH heat

    • Beef Hammerdong

      I want to see accurate pitches and not 100 MPH heat sailing to the backstop.

  • AJ

    Now that’s class.

  • Reggie C.

    The mental letdown probably manifested against this batter. Hughes had lost his focus.

    That’s alright though… JOBA’s got this.

  • Pat D

    They boo him coming off the field.

    Man, fuck the A’s and their fans.

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

    Huuuuuuughes!

  • WIlliam

    Come on Joba!

  • pat

    I’m calling at least one slider in the dirt that gets past Posada and advances the runners.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    That was cute.

  • bexarama

    Hughes hat-tipping to his parents? OMG MY HEART

  • Reggie C.

    Was that Minka Kelly in the row ahead of Hughes’s folks?

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

    Was that Jete’s girl next to Phil’s dad?

    • BigBlueAL

      Damnit, I miss Minka Kelly and apparently Hughes’ mom who is a MILF cause the package only has the A’s broadcast!!!!

    • Reggie C.

      Haha. So i’m not the only guy who noticed.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I just noticed Rosales’ batting stance, it is UGLY. Almost Youkilis level kinda ugly.

  • AJ

    Does anyone remember Rookie of the Year with the kid that could throw 99-100 mph? He was the closer, came in every game and threw fastballs with no movement at 100 mph. And he was untouchable. A kid who NEVER pitched before!! A kid who got the velocity by breaking his arm! There was even the scene that his 100 mph fastball KNOCKED back the catcher. This makes no sense! Randy Johnson used to throw 103 with movement!

    • WIlliam

      ooooookaaaay

    • AJ
    • Accent Shallow

      Give him the cheese!

      Give him the HIGH STINKY CHEDDAR!

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        GardenHoser!!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      see also: Farnsworth, Kyle

    • pat

      I think he was a starter.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      103?

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      Pitched for the Cubs. The kid was Kevin from American Pie, the one who dated Tara Reid’s character (back when she was still hot and not a coke fiend).

      • bexarama

        she was pretty much always a coke fiend

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

          Fun fact: Tara Reid was my neighbor growing up. Never really met her, though.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            You’re from Wyckoff? Bergen County represent, represent

      • AJ

        I like that the fat friend looks like Curt Schilling. And the big slugger from the Mets looks like Johnny Damon. And pre-steroids Barry Bonds playing himself looks like a normal human being. Nothing really makes sense in this movie.

        • bexarama

          I do like that the BAD TEAM from NY isn’t the Yankees in that movie.

    • Handtius

      movie magic. what a bitch.

  • bexarama

    Effff come on Joba.

  • pat

    And Hughes gets charged witht he fucking ER. That blows.

    • kunaldo

      agreed, i have him in fantasy! at least he’s still eligible for the win

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    Jesus

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow this sucks

  • WIlliam

    Damn it Joba.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    I swear, if Hughes does not get the win…

  • BigBlueAL

    Couldnt throw the fastball by him.

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

    Randy Winn almost fell down out there.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Fuckin A.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    *cut to sullen Girardi: “he’s still our 8th inning guy.”

  • mustang

    Just like the FO drew it up. Now on to Mo.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    On an unrelated note, how dumb are the Cubs for sending Zambrano to the pen???

    • WIlliam

      They’re almost Cubs dumb.

      • bexarama

        excellent.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      i see what you did there

    • JobaTheHeat62

      desperate move to get something out of him…Hes worthless as a starter now so why not.

      • I Wish I Was Swish

        He’s still an innings eater who K’s a lot of guys, albeit at the expense of walking close to 100 per year, haha.

    • bexarama

      real dumb

    • AJ

      On the fantasy focus podcast on ESPN they joked about that “possibility”. Then they laughed it off and said it would probably be Carlos Silva or Tom Gorzellanny. I can’t imagine why they would do this. They may as well have the kid from Rookie of the Year coming outta the pen.

      And they’d be losing a lot of at-bats for Carlos Zambrano.

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

      And they told Z that he’d go back to the rotation when they trade for/sign an 8th inning guy.

  • pat

    ok Whew

  • JobaTheHeat62

    thank god

  • AJ

    Ohhh you’re on the Mark, Teixeira!

  • WIlliam

    To Mooo

  • Dela G

    well it’s ok joba got out of it

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Nice Joba!

    Also Mo looked like the laziest Sith lord ever when YES cut to him.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      thinking of MO as a sith lord = greatest thing ever

    • Hangoverologist

      Mo must have been celebrating 4/20.

      /shoots self

    • WIlliam

      IETCVM

  • ecksodia

    I cannot believe I missed this. 7 no-hit innings from Phil… At least I wasn’t there to see it get broken up, either. But gogo bullpen to close it out.

  • Vinny the Bull

    How ’bout a little insurance?

  • nathan

    That had to be the suckiest way to lose a freakin no-hitter… hat-tip to Hughesie

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

      Well, it’s not like it was a blooper. It was a hard hit ball right at him.

  • AJ

    God damn he’s slow lol.

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

    Jorge is beasting down the line lately!

  • Vinny the Bull

    Jesus, Jorge. That was closer than it should have been.

  • bexarama

    Posada has two infield singles in two games O_O O_O O_O

    • Hangoverologist

      Either A) The Oakland defense sucks when it comes to slow rollers hit by Posada or B) Posada is secretly Usain Bolt in his free time.

  • WIlliam

    How can it be an infield single if it rolls into the outfield?

  • ShuutoHeat

    The words “infield single” and “Jorge Posada” are rarely used in the same sentence.

    • ecksodia

      You just did. (I know that doesn’t mean it’s not)

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Jorge Posada with an infield single!?!?!?!?

  • cnicnyrnyy

    anyone else surprised to hear that nady got a ring?

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

      Why would you be surprised? He played with us last year.

      • cnicnyrnyy

        for 7 games

        • cnicnyrnyy

          I guess I look at it kinda like the stanley cup, not everyone who played for the team at any point that season gets their name on the cup…y should rings be any different?

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

            Well, I can’t speak on that. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, that’s just how it has always been.

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

          There are guys that played less and got a ring. If you’re ever on the 25, you get a ring.

          • cnicnyrnyy

            i did not know that…thanks for clearing that up

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

      No. He was on the team.

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

    Randy Winn: Oldie but a goodie oldie.

  • Beast of the East

    y is randy still batting?

  • AJ

    “I don’t like to be a reliever. I don’t want to be a reliever,” Zambrano told reporters.

    “This team needs somebody to step up and help the bullpen and I told (manager) Lou Piniella I want to be back (as a starter) for the playoffs.”

    • Hangoverologist

      The Cubs are going to the playoffs?

      • bexarama

        Sure. Then they’ll get swept by a team that won ~20 less games than they did. That is the Cubbie way.

        • bonestock94

          The only team that has less of a shot of making the playoffs in their division is houston.

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

    Worse approach: Rosales or Winn?

  • Pat D

    Posada just got Flaherty’d

  • Accent Shallow

    What percentage of the commentariat here could outrun Posada?

    I know I could.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Same here.

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

      I think I could. I could run a 55 meter dash in 7.4 seconds.

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

      Easily.

  • WIlliam

    Their pinch hitting for Gardner instead of Winn? WTF?????

    • WIlliam

      Or Not??????

    • AJ

      The pitchers a right hander and so is the batter, if you put a left handed batter in its called playing the percentages. It’s what smart managers do to win ballgames. Strawberry – “But I’ve got NINE homeruns today!”

      – Mr. Burns

  • AJ

    All these slumping red sox are bad for my fantasy team. And when they still win it makes it that much worse. Lester, Lackey and Ellsbury have all been worthless.

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

      Sounds brutal, man.

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

        ietc

    • bexarama

      wasn’t Lackey quite good before he imploded against the Rays in the last start?

      • AJ

        I benched him against the Yanks, then he did OK against the Twins, and he got massacred in his last start.

  • BigBlueAL

    Randy Winn sucks.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    “Randy Winn? With those swings, more like Randy Wind.”

    or

    “Randy Winn? More like Randy Wiff.”

    or

    “Randy Winn? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING ON THIS TEAM?!

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

      In fairness to Winn, remember what we were all saying about Thames before he started performing?

      I don’t hear many talking about Thames anymore.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        true…Thames has almost won me over, but then I see gardner have a clutch gritty AB and I want more Gardner

        • bexarama

          when Thames DHs against lefties I don’t really have a huge problem with it. I sorta cringe when he plays the outfield, though. And yeah, part of it is the “Gardner would have had that!” over anything.

      • Beef Hammerdong

        Cody Ransom is watching Winn/Thames while practicing his 9001 foot vertical leaps thinking, “I could do that shit”.

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

          Hah. Well done.

  • BigBlueAL

    I guess Swisher aint pinch-hitting tonight.

  • AJ

    My fantasy ERA is higher than Ron Washington lately. Damn these slumps.

  • Hangoverologist

    Gardy!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    love me some Brett Gardner

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 insurance runs <3

  • bexarama

    Yay he hit a ball to the outfield yay!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Great piece of hitting by Brett “The Threat” Gardner.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Grit Gardner comes through again

  • claybeez

    Hell yeah, Gardner!

  • Dela G

    grit gutner is teh clutch!

  • ShuutoHeat

    GARDY! Take that A’s fan!

  • Hughesus Christo

    GGBG’d

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

    Good job Gardner. BTW 1000 posts for the thread. Maybe.

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

      Nope this is 1000.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      wow thats insane…shows the Phil Hughes love

  • WIlliam

    An outfield hit by Gardner? Has hell frozen over????

  • Accent Shallow

    Very questionable call on Jeter’s check swing, no?

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

    Think Jeter went there.

    • bexarama

      I think he went the first time but not the second.

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

        Disagree. Think he went both times.

        • Accent Shallow

          Check swings are like pornography: I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it!

          (Jeter definitely went, both times)

  • bexarama

    This one goes to 1000!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    we got a call…about fucking time

  • Dela G

    looks like jetes is gettin the calls today!

  • Ojas

    i’m pretty sure he went both times.

  • pat

    haha, A’s fans aren’t going to like that sequence.

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

    Chad Gaudin has some beard, eh?

  • BigBlueAL

    I love all the walks but eventually NJ has to start getting some hits too.

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

      Meh, it’ll come. There’s no reason to think he won’t start hitting the ball. In fact, he’s had some poor BABip luck in the early going.

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

      Who says? heh. But seriously, the hits will come, I’m not complaining about his 430 obp.

      • BigBlueAL

        Oh of course but to be able to keep that OBP above .400 he is going to at least get his BA up to around .250 or so I would think which he certainly should since he has a career BA of .270.

      • dalelama

        I will complain about his 93 OPS+.

  • Rey22

    I just decided I really really want a Hughes jersey.

  • pat

    Heh, Fuentes gave up a game tying homerun in the 9th.

    • bexarama

      lolfuentes

      to who?

      • pat

        Big Migs.

        • bexarama

          ah. Well, that’s not that embarrassing.

      • Dela G

        miguel cabrera

  • ShuutoHeat

    Enter the sandman, exit all hope.

  • bexarama

    I saw that imaginary/invisible spit Mariano!!!!!

    • Hangoverologist

      /Halos Heaven’d

  • Accent Shallow

    Ordinarily, watching Mo pitch is really refreshing in how he pounds the zone.

    With how well Hughes pitched tonight, it’s not much of a change.

    (Difference being, Mo does this day in day out. Hughes has yet to do so)

  • Accent Shallow

    Whoa, >1000 comments? Wild.

    Good effort by Barton, but it’s all for naught.

  • Accent Shallow

    That’s more hits against Joba/Mo than against Hughes.

    Well.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh god not Suzuki

    • Dela G

      lol i thought the same thing

  • pat

    Mo is a little wild by his standards.

  • Pat D

    Next Rangers off-day: Monday, May 10 (wow, that’s a ways off).

    Odds that is the day Ron Washington gets the axe: 5-1

  • BigBlueAL

    At least the A’s dont still have Scutaro….

  • Apollo22237

    I always think they should play shallow when Rivera pitches. The only hits they ever get are bloops. If its over your head its a home run…

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

    This is just odd.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo doesnt have much stuff tonight.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    this game has made me age 5 years

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Come on Mo, stop messing around

  • bexarama

    C’mon Mo.

  • Yankee1010

    Mo obviously isn’t as sharp tonight as he’s been. Makes you wonder how necessary it was for him to pitch last night with a 7-3 lead in the 9th.

    • Pat D

      Bingo.

    • Accent Shallow

      Pretty much completely unnecessary, but so it goes.

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

      It was pretty stupid if you ask me. And you sort of did.

  • pat

    Can he break our hearts twice tonight?

    • pat

      Nope. WHew.

  • EB

    Is this where Joe short hook on Marte will come back to bite?

  • Accent Shallow

    Mo, please don’t make me nervous.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    its funny I noticed how far Chavez was playing off the park and i was like thats strange

  • Dela G

    man these a’s hitters wont give up

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

    Fuck Chavez. I don’t know why he’s so unlikeable. But I really loathe him.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I am not a fan

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s the facial hair, I think.

      Other than that, I feel bad about all the injuries. He was on the HoF path.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    damn MO is laboring badly

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Mo is getting a day off or two, no matter what.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    So you think Mo’s gotten too much work in the past couple days?

  • BigBlueAL

    Good play by Mo there, keep the tying run at 1st.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    come on 1 more out MO

  • Ojas

    glad he got the out at second

  • bexarama

    I can’t help but cringe when Mo throws to second aargh.

    • Pat D

      Don’t remind me.

      • bexarama

        remember in Game… 3? of the ALCS last year when he misplayed the throw to third? I literally teared up and had to leave the room. Zen baseball, I’m not real good at it.

      • Bob Stone

        Ditto – That brought back really bad memories.

  • Dela G

    HUUUUGE OUT

  • JobaTheHeat62

    1 strike away!

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

    I wonder if YES will ever get real scouting reports.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Mo: Chill. I got this.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Ok…Our starting rotation is now 9-2…and we have won 5 straight series to start the season. Our 5th starter is GOD, we have not committed an error in 11 games, and we have the best record in baseball. Seriously? I LOOOOOOVE THIS TEAM, including Nick Johnson and his .140 average. BE AFRAID MLB!!!!!

    • BigBlueAL

      Mo is the 5th starter????

  • Ojas

    whew

  • Accent Shallow

    Well, they made Mo work, but it didn’t matter in the end.

    • bexarama

      They figured him out, though.

      /Rollins’d

      • ecksodia

        I immediately thought of this, then the page refreshed and I saw your comment. Wow.

  • Dela G

    ballgame

  • BigBlueAL

    I need to go to Church tomorrow and apologize to Mo for somewhat doubting him tonight.

  • Pat D

    Chavez looks like he’s auditioning for Orlando Bloom’s role in Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • bexarama

    if that was Bad April Mo, I will definitely take it.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Nah, it was just “unnecessarily overworked” Mo.

      This bullpen shit will get ironed out soon enough.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Creepy Cubs fan alert.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Nevermind, it’s just Jeff Bridges.

  • Rey22

    What a game.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I like how Kim just yanked the mic from Phil Sr.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    If I was Phil Hughe’s parents I would be requesting Thank You cards.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Hughes’ mom:

    I’ll let the crowd provide further comment.

  • Salty Buggah

    Wow, 1000+ comments

  • Bob Stone

    Best game of the year!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow in one of my fantasy baseball leagues tonight I had Haladay, Gallardo, and Hughes…good lord

  • bexarama

    haha Brett Gardner getting the “cold hard blast” lols

  • Beef Hammerdong

    I can’t wait for nomaas’ take on tonight’s events.

  • First Time Poster

    Heh… former Yanks backup catcher Will Nieves won the game for the Nats.

  • MoDown

    Most hitters are clueless about Mariano. However some smart ones adjust well and get hits (Nomar Garciaparra from the past..he said he used to stand ahead in the box, that way could eliminate the much the “cut” in the cutter).

    Last year, it was very clear in the Seattle game (one of the rare ones that Mo blew), Ichiro stood way back and well away from the inner half of the plate so as to take a good swing on the cutter after bore in.

    We noticed today that Eric Chavez did the same, luckily he is not even close to Ichiro in talent.

    However hope this is something hopefully Yankee scouts will point out.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      With the amount of across the board dominance that Mo’s had, I have to believe that those hitters who do hit him well do so not because they know something that other hitters don’t, or have a rare unique strategy. Rather, it is likely some quirk of their swing or eye that somehow allows them success.

  • Across the pond

    God damn east coast games. I would have been sick if I missed a no-no.

    • Across the pond

      *west coast games even