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.

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  1. First Time Poster says:

    Lets go Philly!

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

  3. Sheets’ ERA is very misleading.

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

  4. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

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

    • bexarama says:

      THEO’S SUCH A GENIUS!!!!!

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

      • Sweet Dick Willie says:

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

        • bexarama says:

          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. says:

      I blame that fucking bandbox of a paaahhhhhkkk.

  5. V says:

    Is tsjc here tonight? NFL Draft question.

  6. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  7. Neftali Feliz makes Daniel Bard look like Paul Byrd!

  8. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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

  9. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  10. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  11. WIlliam says:

    Walk #17 for the obp jesus.

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

  13. WIlliam says:

    Where’s the Swish?

  14. bexarama says:

    aarghhh that was frustrating

  15. pat says:

    Wonderful.

  16. Well that was fucking stupid.

  17. Drew says:

    ughh… wtf teix

  18. Mike Axisa says:

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

  19. Hangoverologist says:

    Good god, what was that?

  20. Beef Hammerdong says:

    None of that made any sense.

  21. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    buzzkill

  22. dkidd says:

    pick him up, alex

  23. Jose says:

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

  24. Hangoverologist says:

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

  25. V says:

    Motherfucker that inning sucked.

  26. Poopy Pants says:

    would have been a run

  27. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    FUCK THIS STADIUM

  28. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well at least he’s at 17 pitches.

  29. bexarama says:

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

  30. JobaWockeeZ says:

    LET’S GO HUGHES!!!!

    Sorry of the caps.

  31. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Randy Winn: I got this.

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

    • Jose says:

      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.

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

  34. V says:

    Where was that, ump??

  35. pat says:

    Teh Phranch

  36. Drew says:

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

  37. WIlliam says:

    At least it was only 4 pitches.

  38. bexarama says:

    that last pitch was a strike like five pitches ago.

  39. Drew says:

    TUCK AND ROLL!

  40. WIlliam says:

    Teh defense!!!!!

  41. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    oh lord

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

  43. dkidd says:

    never seen that before

  44. V says:

    Hughes is missing his spots badly.

  45. Arod the Great says:

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

  46. BigBlueAL says:

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

  47. V says:

    Ok. He got it fixed. Nice.

  48. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    and the man crush intensifies

  49. 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.

  50. Poopy Pants says:

    yay!

  51. pat says:

    93-94? Me rikey.

  52. pete says:

    I like his fastball tonight

  53. Reggie C. says:

    Nice high heater Huuuuuuugggghhhes !

  54. 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.

  55. Justin Beaver says:

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

  56. BigBlueAL says:

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

  57. BklynJT says:

    Lovin’ the “body language” right now

  58. Justin Beaver says:

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

  59. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  60. Rudy says:

    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.

  61. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  62. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  63. bexarama says:

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

  64. Isn’t it “Don” Wakamatsu?

  65. Mike Axisa says:

    Yikes, I thought Cano was out there.

  66. V says:

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

  67. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    swinging at balls…not the Yankee way

  68. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Cano walked 3 times yesterday and steals a base today.

    WTF. Who is this person?

  69. BigBlueAL says:

    Girardi sending runners like crazy on 3-2 pitches.

  70. WIlliam says:

    Why swing at that Jorge? Why?

  71. Reggie C. says:

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

  72. Rudy says:

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

  73. Not a fan of Cano running there.

  74. pat says:

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

  75. Dela G says:

    wow why the hell did posada swing at that schlop

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

    Hell is a dry heat.

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

  78. Drew says:

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

  79. dkidd says:

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

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

  81. Cecala says:

    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.

  82. Dela G says:

    wowzers what a play

  83. bonestock94 says:

    Play gardner daily, wtf

  84. WIlliam says:

    Damnit!

  85. Drew says:

    Oh Randy, you are not dandy like Andy.

  86. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    damn yo

  87. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  88. dkidd says:

    i’m wicked psyched to be in a different commecial

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

  90. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Jose says:

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

      -Michael Kay

  91. Dela G says:

    hughes with teh gas!

  92. How much weight did Eric lose? 40 lbs.?

  93. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I hope Cano is this patient forever.

  94. WIlliam says:

    3 k’s by Phil!

  95. WIlliam says:

    4 k’s

  96. Dela G says:

    hughesy is dealin

  97. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Phillllllllllllllll

  98. Drew says:

    Phil Hughes is proud of his fastball.

  99. handtius says:

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

  100. Kouzmanoff was Amtrak late on pitch.

  101. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  102. Dela G says:

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

    man that would be epic

  103. bonestock94 says:

    OH SNAP!

  104. Dela G says:

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES

  105. Jim S says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  106. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Phukkkkking Philthy curve.

  107. BklynJT says:

    whipped out the curve… whats that 5 strikeouts??

  108. BigBlueAL says:

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

  109. Reggie C. says:

    PHILTHY.

    Hughes has got that thousand yard stare going.

  110. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    I am about to tear up with joy

  111. Justin Beaver says:

    Philty! 5Ks!

  112. He is “Philthy?

    I totally just made that up.

  113. Andy_C_23 says:

    Hughes em and abuse em

  114. WIlliam says:

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

  115. charles poet says:

    Filthy!

  116. bexarama says:

    HUUUUUGHESSSS

    apologies for the caps

  117. dkidd says:

    phil hughes: worth the wait

  118. mbonzo says:

    Hughes will have 22.5 Ks in this game.

  119. Nick L says:

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

  120. Cecala says:

    Fuck, Sabers lost.

  121. Thomas says:

    I’m freaking out. Hughes is awesome tonight.

  122. pete says:

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

  123. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Phil Hughes 2010 CY Young. SSS be damned.

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

  125. Reggie C. says:

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

  126. V says:

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

  127. WIlliam says:

    What the fuck is this????

  128. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  129. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Grounder to.. 3B!

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

  130. ShuutoHeat says:

    Kouzmanoff, excessive 360 pivot step FTW!

  131. Rudy says:

    RAWRRR BUT Hughes and Joba BOTH belong in the pen!

  132. WIlliam says:

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

  133. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  134. Dela G says:

    man NJ is an on base machine

    incredible

  135. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

  136. BigBlueAL says:

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

  137. Steve H says:

    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.

  138. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    what a shit inning

  139. dkidd says:

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

  140. Dela G says:

    man that was too easy there for sheets

    oh wells, let’s hope hughes can do something

  141. Reggie C. says:

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

  142. That was a nice catch by the fan.

  143. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Can’t K them all.

  144. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Randy Winn does got this

  145. Flyout!?!?!? Booooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  147. damn yanks says:

    I wanted 20 k…. oh well

  148. dkidd says:

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

  149. Eirias says:

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

  150. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  151. Dela G says:

    good god, give up cliff!

  152. Meat Loaf says:

    FINISH HIM!

  153. WIlliam says:

    Dang good at bat by what’s his face.

  154. Dela G says:

    great job phil

  155. WIlliam says:

    No k’s. BOOOOOOO

  156. Klemy says:

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

  157. Drew says:

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

  158. Tank the Frank says:

    Phil Hughes is mantastic.

  159. Accent Shallow says:

    No Ks that inning?

    DFA.

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

  160. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  161. Beef Hammerdong says:

    More like…Phil Cruise.

    /jinx’d

  162. AJ says:

    I hope you Michael Kay haters are enjoying the dullness.

  163. Justin Beaver says:

    No Ks in that inning? Bust!

  164. dkidd says:

    rangers walking pedroia to pitch to youk

  165. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Rangers are intentionally walking PEDROIA to get to YOUK.

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

  166. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    god I love A-ROD

  167. Dela G says:

    wow A-rod with the great triple!

  168. Accent Shallow says:

    Things I enjoy: leadoff triples from Yankee hitters.

  169. Reggie C. says:

    Crushed.

    Way to leg out the triple Alex!

  170. WIlliam says:

    WOOOOOHOOOOOO.

    Now Yankees, don’t somehow screw this up.

  171. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  172. Hangoverologist says:

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

  173. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    OMG Back to back Triples

  174. BklynJT says:

    back to back, belly to belly

  175. WIlliam says:

    Yeaaaah!

  176. Dela G says:

    hahahahha back to back triples!!

  177. Ojas says:

    dueling triples!

  178. bexarama says:

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

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

  180. RIBBIE CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  181. Coach6423 says:

    LAZY!!!

  182. Hangoverologist says:

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

    /jinx’d

  183. Matty Ice says:

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

  184. Meat Loaf says:

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

  185. Mike Axisa says:

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

  186. V says:

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

    • charles poet says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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

  187. bexarama says:

    what, no Posada triple?

  188. Drew says:

    Robbie is so funny.

  189. Is Cervelli rocking a lollipop?

    • Meat Loaf says:

      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.

      • Andy_C_23 says:

        A LOT of players dip

      • JobaTheHeat62 says:

        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.

  190. Dela G says:

    cervelli suckin a lollipop

    adorable

  191. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And Youk hits a walkoff double.

    STUPID ASS RANGERS WALKING PEDROIA TO GET TO YOUK.

  192. bexarama says:

    Trivia answer: Cliff Lee

  193. Dela G says:

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

  194. Hughesus Christo says:

    Randy Winn is superbad.

  195. Rudy says:

    Thanks for playing along Winn.

  196. Poopy Pants says:

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

  197. Accent Shallow says:

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

  198. Drew says:

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

  199. Accent Shallow says:

    Throwing strikes to Daric Barton. What a concept!

    (Strike 3 looked like a ball to me)

  200. WIlliam says:

    6 k’s!!!

  201. Dela G says:

    hughes is on fiya!

  202. Rudy says:

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

  203. Meat Loaf says:

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

  204. bexarama says:

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

  205. Justin Beaver says:

    KKKKKK

    Me likey.

  206. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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?

    • AndrewYF says:

      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.

    • mbonzo says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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

  207. Reggie C. says:

    Frigging Rangers.

    Sometimes things can only get done with the personal touch.

  208. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh please Hughes finish the game like this.

  209. pat says:

    Sterling just dropped the no hitter.

    • Drew says:

      Flash did earlier. f-ers.

      • Ojas says:

        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.

  210. Meat Loaf says:

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

  211. Tank the Frank says:

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

  212. WIlliam says:

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

  213. Justin Beaver says:

    Thanks Kurt!

  214. BigBlueAL says:

    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????

  215. Drew says:

    There’s a bathroom right there? wtf!

  216. Oakland is Phailing at these pitches.

    DUCWIDT??? Suck it Michael Kay!

  217. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  218. Dave says:

    Oh yes, let the mind games begin

  219. WIlliam says:

    Gritty walk!

  220. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Let Gardner steal before you swing, Cap.

  221. Dela G says:

    now for the grit watch on the basepaths

  222. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    “The Havoc” is on base

  223. WIlliam says:

    Bad luck by Jeter tonight.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      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 says:

        .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

  224. WIlliam says:

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

  225. Rudy says:

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

  226. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just one more inch…

  227. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    OMG I despise this stadium

  228. pat says:

    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.”

  229. WIlliam says:

    What the fuck was that Gardner?

  230. Accent Shallow says:

    Bad move by Gardner there. So it goes.

  231. NoMemo says:

    Some more runs please?

  232. BigBlueAL says:

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

  233. Tank the Frank says:

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

  234. dkidd says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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

  235. Meat Loaf says:

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

  236. Drew says:

    Dunno what Gardy was thinking there.

  237. nathan says:

    I guess young Phil likes the AL West…

  238. pat says:

    Fuckin Sheets has been so lucky.

  239. WIlliam says:

    Opposing starter in the 6th inning, unacceptable.

  240. Steve Williams says:

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

  241. BigBlueAL says:

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

  242. dkidd says:

    don’t hurt yourself phil. remember texas

  243. BklynJT says:

    @94 and loving it.

  244. WIlliam says:

    7 k’s!!!!!

  245. Accent Shallow says:

    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.

  246. Drew says:

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

  247. bexarama says:

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

  248. V says:

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

  249. Hangoverologist says:

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

  250. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  251. Rey22 says:

    Phil Hughes: Cruise control.

  252. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • bexarama says:

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

      • Tank the Frank says:

        And AJ’s

      • Steve Williams says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

          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*

  253. Dela G says:

    this is an amazing start for phil

  254. WIlliam says:

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

  255. JobaWockeeZ says:

    CGSO at least? Go Philthy!

  256. Accent Shallow says:

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

  257. Drew says:

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

  258. Hangoverologist says:

    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.

  259. WIlliam says:

    Cano’s obp is dangerously close to 400.

  260. Cecala says:

    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.

  261. Drew says:

    Ump creamed his pants on that one.

  262. ShuutoHeat says:

    LOL Cano.

  263. Ojas says:

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

    -John Flaherty

    • Accent Shallow says:

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

  264. WIlliam says:

    3 and 0

  265. bexarama says:

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

  266. WIlliam says:

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

  267. pat says:

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

  268. Beast of the East says:

    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.

  269. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    That was a glorious sequence of pitches.

  270. WIlliam says:

    8 k’s!!!

  271. Rey22 says:

    8Ks in 5.1 Wowzer.

  272. Rudy says:

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

  273. bexarama says:

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

  274. Joe West's Sense of Self-Importance says:

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

  275. Cecala says:

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

  276. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And Hughes is only averaging 92 MPH on the FB.

    BTW Another K? WTF. Unreal.

  277. Vinny the Bull says:

    HUUUUUUUUUUGHEEEEEEES.

  278. WIlliam says:

    9 k’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  279. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    my man crush just turned gay

  280. Accent Shallow says:

    This is just gorgeous.

  281. pat says:

    Wtf is going on? This is insane.

  282. Tank the Frank says:

    Happy Phil Hughes day everyone!

    • Accent Shallow says:

      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.

  283. JSquared says:

    Nasty.

  284. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  285. WIlliam says:

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

    /Had To’d

  286. Rogue Trader says:

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

  287. Meat Loaf says:

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

    • WIlliam says:

      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.

  288. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    and another starter cant go more than 6

  289. ShuutoHeat says:

    A’s offense look hopeless.

  290. Ojas says:

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

  291. Pat D says:

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

  292. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  293. WIlliam says:

    10 k’s Flaherty, not 9.

  294. Hangoverologist says:

    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.

  295. bexarama says:

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

    Damn, Rays killed the White Sox.

  296. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    As skinniest bullpen ever?

  297. Dela G says:

    that 1st base ump has some eye

    he’s been money tonight

  298. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

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

  299. Cecala says:

    Randy Winn looks so overpowered, it is upsetting.

  300. WIlliam says:

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

  301. Dave says:

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

  302. Dela G says:

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

  303. Drew says:

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

  304. pat says:

    It’s done, boys and girls.

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

  305. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Havoc is on first

  306. WIlliam says:

    Teh infield hits!

  307. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Gardner’s power makes Jeter look like Pujols.

  308. The Three Amigos says:

    Jeter first pitch ground ball to short…

  309. Carlinho says:

    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!!!!!

  310. Tank the Frank says:

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

  311. bexarama says:

    But Damon is so clutch!

  312. Drew says:

    Ahh poor Johnny.

    /sadface

  313. BigBlueAL says:

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

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

  315. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    this will be HUghes hardest challenge right here

  316. Accent Shallow says:

    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 says:

      I am laughing so hard.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      • Tank the Frank says:

        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.

  317. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    hell yes

  318. Drew says:

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

  319. Pat D says:

    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.

  320. Vinny the Bull says:

    Nearly had a heart attack on that one.

  321. Hangoverologist says:

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

  322. Drew says:

    F F F! Not Kurt.

  323. Meat Loaf says:

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

  324. mustang says:

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

    LOL

    Hughessssssssssssssssssss!!!!

  325. BigBlueAL says:

    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 says:

      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.

  326. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    this is fucking awesome

  327. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  328. Drew says:

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

  329. Dela G says:

    wow through 7!!

  330. Carlinho says:

    And Susuki is out!!!

  331. Andy_C_23 says:

    Philthy Phil Philanthropist

    /NOFX’d

  332. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

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

  333. Hangoverologist says:

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

  334. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If Girardi pulls him out sometime I will be pissed.

  335. Handtius says:

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

  336. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    by far my fave game of the year

  337. I Wish I Was Swish says:

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

  338. NYQ says:

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

  339. 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.

  340. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  341. danny says:

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

  342. dkidd says:

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

  343. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  344. Mike HC says:

    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.

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

  346. Carlinho says:

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

  347. WIlliam says:

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

  348. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  349. Pat D says:

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

  350. Cecala says:

    Nick Johnson’s ugliness took out the pitcher.

  351. damn yanks says:

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

  352. kunaldo says:

    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?

  353. Beast of the East says:

    damn I think I just jinxed Blevins.

  354. First Time Poster says:

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

  355. bexarama says:

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

  356. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  357. dkidd says:

    did tex look this bad last april?

  358. Klemy says:

    And Tex continues to look…lost.

  359. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  360. Dela G says:

    wow that will be ross’ easiest K of his career

  361. Accent Shallow says:

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

  362. Pat D says:

    In other news, this game is moving incredibly fast.

  363. BigBlueAL says:

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

  364. Vinny the Bull says:

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

  365. Dela G says:

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

  366. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just give Hughes some extra rest.

  367. luthi3n says:

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

  368. Accent Shallow says:

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

  369. ToddnCali says:

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

  370. Mike HC says:

    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.

  371. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    here we go fellas!

  372. mbonzo says:

    If Hughes it off the BJobers are gonna go crazy.

  373. WIlliam says:

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

  374. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    are you fucking kidding me?

  375. Accent Shallow says:

    What a bullshit way for it to end.

  376. BigBlueAL says:

    Are u fuckin serious!?!?!?!

  377. Reggie C. says:

    That’s a damn shame.

  378. I Wish I Was Swish says:

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

  379. bexarama says:

    Oh eff. >:(

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

  380. Pat D says:

    FUUUUCK

  381. WIlliam says:

    Nooooooooooooooo

  382. Joe West says:

    damn it

    damn it

    damn it

  383. Klemy says:

    OH MAN /sadface

  384. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    awwwwwww.

  385. Handtius says:

    That fucking sucks.

  386. Andy_C_23 says:

    Hughes’ mom looked kinda hot

  387. Drew says:

    Can a brother get an error? lol

  388. Orlando says:

    Huuuuuuuuuughes!!!!!!!!!!

  389. Reggie C. says:

    I’d start warming up Joba.

  390. Dela G says:

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

  391. dygg says:

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

  392. nathan says:

    This is BS….

  393. Hangoverologist says:

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

  394. BklynJT says:

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

  395. Pat D says:

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

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

  397. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  398. I Wish I Was Swish says:

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

  399. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    dammit on a bull s… hit.

  400. ShuutoHeat says:

    Fucking Kouzmanoff….

  401. Orlando says:

    muthafucca!!!!!!

  402. Handtius says:

    I will Shit!!!

  403. Vinny the Bull says:

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

  404. Chip says:

    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

  405. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  406. Vinny the Bull says:

    A yankees suck chant? Really?

  407. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  408. Frigidevil says:

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

  409. BklynJT says:

    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.

  410. Randy A. says:

    Yankees suck? Keepin it classy Oakland

  411. bexarama says:

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

  412. Hangoverologist says:

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

  413. Meat Loaf says:

    Yankees Suck chants seem extra painful right now…

  414. WIlliam says:

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

  415. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

    =/

  416. ShuutoHeat says:

    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.

  417. WIlliam says:

    11 k’s!!!!!

  418. bonestock94 says:

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

  419. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  420. T.J. says:

    Goddammit that sucks.

    Another reason to hate Eric Chavez.

  421. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    a legitimate hit? really John?

  422. Pat D says:

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

  423. Carlinho says:

    Hughes will become Andy’s heir

  424. Reggie C. says:

    Be careful Hughes…

  425. Chip says:

    Throw the change! They’ll never see it coming

  426. nathan says:

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

  427. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  428. Orlando says:

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

  429. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Changeup. At least once. Fuck it.

    Do it.

    Do it.

  430. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    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.

  431. Hangoverologist says:

    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.

  432. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    come on Phil get the W

  433. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow this will be the As season highlight for these fans

  434. JobaWockeeZ says:

    It’s okay Phil. We all love you.

  435. I Wish I Was Swish says:

    Don’t blow this Joba!

  436. Drew says:

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

  437. I Wish I Was Swish says:

    Hughes’ mom is a definite MILF

  438. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  439. AJ says:

    Now that’s class.

  440. Reggie C. says:

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

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

  441. Pat D says:

    They boo him coming off the field.

    Man, fuck the A’s and their fans.

  442. WIlliam says:

    Come on Joba!

  443. pat says:

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

  444. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    That was cute.

  445. bexarama says:

    Hughes hat-tipping to his parents? OMG MY HEART

  446. Reggie C. says:

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

  447. Drew says:

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

  448. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  449. AJ says:

    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!

  450. bexarama says:

    Effff come on Joba.

  451. pat says:

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

  452. I Wish I Was Swish says:

    Jesus

  453. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow this sucks

  454. WIlliam says:

    Damn it Joba.

  455. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    I swear, if Hughes does not get the win…

  456. BigBlueAL says:

    Couldnt throw the fastball by him.

  457. Drew says:

    Randy Winn almost fell down out there.

  458. ShuutoHeat says:

    Fuckin A.

  459. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

  460. mustang says:

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

  461. I Wish I Was Swish says:

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

  462. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    thank god

  463. AJ says:

    Ohhh you’re on the Mark, Teixeira!

  464. WIlliam says:

    To Mooo

  465. Dela G says:

    well it’s ok joba got out of it

  466. T.J. says:

    Nice Joba!

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

  467. ecksodia says:

    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.

  468. Vinny the Bull says:

    How ’bout a little insurance?

  469. nathan says:

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

  470. AJ says:

    God damn he’s slow lol.

  471. Drew says:

    Jorge is beasting down the line lately!

  472. Vinny the Bull says:

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

  473. bexarama says:

    Posada has two infield singles in two games O_O O_O O_O

    • Hangoverologist says:

      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.

  474. WIlliam says:

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

  475. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  476. T.J. says:

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

  477. cnicnyrnyy says:

    anyone else surprised to hear that nady got a ring?

  478. Drew says:

    Randy Winn: Oldie but a goodie oldie.

  479. Beast of the East says:

    y is randy still batting?

  480. AJ says:

    “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.”

  481. Pat D says:

    Posada just got Flaherty’d

  482. Accent Shallow says:

    What percentage of the commentariat here could outrun Posada?

    I know I could.

  483. WIlliam says:

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

    • WIlliam says:

      Or Not??????

    • AJ says:

      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

  484. AJ says:

    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.

  485. BigBlueAL says:

    Randy Winn sucks.

  486. Beef Hammerdong says:

    “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?!

  487. BigBlueAL says:

    I guess Swisher aint pinch-hitting tonight.

  488. AJ says:

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

  489. Hangoverologist says:

    Gardy!

  490. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    love me some Brett Gardner

  491. Accent Shallow says:

    <3 insurance runs <3

  492. bexarama says:

    Yay he hit a ball to the outfield yay!

  493. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

  494. T.J. says:

    Grit Gardner comes through again

  495. claybeez says:

    Hell yeah, Gardner!

  496. Dela G says:

    grit gutner is teh clutch!

  497. ShuutoHeat says:

    GARDY! Take that A’s fan!

  498. Hughesus Christo says:

    GGBG’d

  499. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  500. WIlliam says:

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

  501. Accent Shallow says:

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

  502. bexarama says:

    This one goes to 1000!

  503. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    we got a call…about fucking time

  504. Dela G says:

    looks like jetes is gettin the calls today!

  505. Ojas says:

    i’m pretty sure he went both times.

  506. pat says:

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

  507. BigBlueAL says:

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

  508. Rey22 says:

    I just decided I really really want a Hughes jersey.

  509. pat says:

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

  510. ShuutoHeat says:

    Enter the sandman, exit all hope.

  511. bexarama says:

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

  512. Accent Shallow says:

    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)

  513. Accent Shallow says:

    Whoa, >1000 comments? Wild.

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

  514. Accent Shallow says:

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

    Well.

  515. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    oh god not Suzuki

  516. pat says:

    Mo is a little wild by his standards.

  517. Pat D says:

    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

  518. BigBlueAL says:

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

  519. Apollo22237 says:

    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…

  520. BigBlueAL says:

    Mo doesnt have much stuff tonight.

  521. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    this game has made me age 5 years

  522. JGS says:

    Come on Mo, stop messing around

  523. bexarama says:

    C’mon Mo.

  524. Yankee1010 says:

    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.

  525. pat says:

    Can he break our hearts twice tonight?

  526. EB says:

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

  527. Accent Shallow says:

    Mo, please don’t make me nervous.

  528. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  529. Dela G says:

    man these a’s hitters wont give up

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

  531. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    damn MO is laboring badly

  532. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

  533. T.J. says:

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

  534. BigBlueAL says:

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

  535. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    come on 1 more out MO

  536. Ojas says:

    glad he got the out at second

  537. bexarama says:

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

  538. Dela G says:

    HUUUUGE OUT

  539. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    1 strike away!

  540. I wonder if YES will ever get real scouting reports.

  541. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Mo: Chill. I got this.

  542. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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!!!!!

  543. Accent Shallow says:

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

  544. Dela G says:

    ballgame

  545. BigBlueAL says:

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

  546. Pat D says:

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

  547. bexarama says:

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

  548. Beef Hammerdong says:

    Creepy Cubs fan alert.

  549. Rey22 says:

    What a game.

  550. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  551. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  552. Hughesus Christo says:

    Hughes’ mom:

    I’ll let the crowd provide further comment.

  553. Salty Buggah says:

    Wow, 1000+ comments

  554. Bob Stone says:

    Best game of the year!

  555. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  556. bexarama says:

    haha Brett Gardner getting the “cold hard blast” lols

  557. Beef Hammerdong says:

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

  558. First Time Poster says:

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

  559. MoDown says:

    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 says:

      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.

  560. Across the pond says:

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

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