Apr
23

Game 16: Keeping the streak alive

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Anaheim is 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, but don't tell the Angels. (Ric Francis, AP)

The Yankees lost for the first time in over a week yesterday, and it was just their second loss in the last 13 days. They’ve won their first five series of the year, the first time they’ve done that in nearly a century, but the process of keeping that streak alive starts tonight.

For years the Angels were absolute hell on the Yankees, particularly when they played in Anaheim, but it feels like the 2010 season busted those ghosts. For whatever reason, the Halos just aren’t scary anymore. Maybe it’s because they don’t have Chone Figgins and John Lackey and Vlad Guerrero and all those other guys that used to give the Yankees fits, or maybe it’s just because winning the World Series removed any silliness about curses and whatnot from people’s minds.

Starting for the Angels tonight is Ervin Santana, who took the loss when the Yanks handed out their rings last week. He bitched and moaned about the umpire’s strike zone after walking five in 5.2 innings, saying he didn’t get calls “because it’s the Yankees … That happens every time we play the Yankees or Boston.” If he whined any more, he’d be a resident of Bradenia.

Here’s tonight’s lineup…

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

And on the mound, Allen James Burnett.

The last late game of this road trip starts at 10:05pm ET and will be broadcast on YES, as (almost) always. Enjoy the game.

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

    (something about how hot AJ looks with all those tattoos in LoHud’s picture)

    • bexarama

      Okay if any other girls are here, AJ Burnett: hot or not? Cuz I just… don’t… see… it.

      • NYY626

        He looks really good in that picture. He doesnt compare to Andy though!

        • bexarama

          does anyone? :)

      • Brad Toughy

        I don’t know too much about NY girls, but I don’t know many down here (south) that are into the whole tatted up look.

        • bexarama

          it’s not even the tattoos (Josh Hamilton is hot), he’s just odd-looking

  • Phranchise

    who came up with that bradenia thing? when i look at that post it seems like you didn’t credit anyone for it

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

      Flipflopflyball

  • Dela G

    ima say this. how odd that the yankees are facing the exact same rotation as they did last week against the angels?

    prediction?

    yanks win 2 of 3

  • Coach6423

    We play today, we win today, das it….

    • dkidd

      /duncan’d!

    • dkidd

      duncan’s 1996 triple slash: 340/352/500

  • ultimate913

    I fully expect the Yanks to lose 2 out of 3 or get swept. Being hot this early on is just to good to be true.

  • Ray Fuego

    I will like to see more mound walking today . . ..

    Just kidding ;)

    • Brad Toughy

      The Yankees should just show up in Oakland’s locker room next time they visit Oakland.

      • http://www.facebook.com/adorador Ray Fuego

        THAT WOULD BREAK TEH CODE!1!!111

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I want to see Youk walk all over Porcello’s mound to see Youk get thrown down again.

  • bexarama

    Angels own the Yankees blergity blargh, blergity.

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

    I hope Ervin gets rocked. Badly. 10-0 in the first. Typical Angel crybaby.

  • bexarama

    Seriously, what the hell did Napoli ever do to Scioscia?

    That’s a … loud noise.

  • Dela G

    text book grounder to short

    • bexarama

      at least it was on the second pitch!

  • Brad Toughy

    Inside-the-parker for DeJesus.

  • Kenny

    Whats it with Jeter and all the grounders to short?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Bard/Okajima= FAIL

    • Ivan

      But, but Bard is teh unhittable god…

  • dkidd

    tex book pop-up

    • Ivan

      You couldn’t resist uh?

      • dkidd

        i’m not proud of myself

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

    The West Coast sucks.

  • bexarama

    which team is uglier, the Red Sox or the Angels?

    • Ivan

      Any team with Kevin Youkilis is the ugliest.

    • ShuutoHeat

      If you meant physically, hands down

      Youkilis > Angels

  • cjc

    I know its unfair and eventually they will turn it around but Nick and Tex are really frustrating to watch I am almost tempted to turn something else on while they are up.

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

      At least Johnson gets on base which is at least 60 percent of offensive production.

      Teix…well he’ll be back to form soon enough.

  • bexarama

    Strikes, Allen.

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

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Dela G

    lol aybar is a moron

  • cjc

    gift

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

    Marcus Thames would have had that.

    • bexarama

      you stole my comment :(

    • Ivan

      With one hand tied behind his back too.

    • Brad Toughy

      Doesn’t mocking fellow Yankee fans get old?

  • Reggie C.

    Well. Aybar must feel like a genius right about now.

  • Ivan

    Could of caught that Gardner, but im not gonna say he should of caught it.

  • Dela G

    damn it swisher

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

    It’s Bad AJ today.

  • ecksodia

    Work, stream.

  • Reggie C.

    If Burnett is able to get out the 1st without giving up a run … Wow.

    C’mon. DP time.

  • Dela G

    AJ gets the GIDP

    i am callin it

  • Ivan

    Come on AJ.

  • Dela G

    great play by jeter

  • Ivan

    One out to go.

  • Dela G

    what the hell was tex thinking???

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

      What happened?

      • Dela G

        morales hits a sky high chopper to first, but instead of flipping the ball to cano, tex tries to tag morales who beat him to first. flippin the ball to cano couldve given a better chance at an out, but i dunno if tex saw cano there

  • cjc

    you can’t be fucking serious

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

    Luck. It defines the Angels.

  • ShuutoHeat

    This sucks, not being home and stuck in doors with no TV broadcast for the game…so far is it good AJ or bad AJ?

    • bexarama

      Bad. Hopefully this is just the One Bad Inning and he gets out of it with only the run, though.

      • ShuutoHeat

        He’ll come through.

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

      You need to stop getting arrested, Shuuto.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I can’t help but harass the Red Sux fans that visit the city.

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

          I hear ya. I saw a tourist family on the 1 the other day. The seven-year-old kid had a Red Sox hat on, just like the rest of his ugly, inbred moron family.

          I told the father that I bet his son will end up being a toothless moron like he.

  • nathan

    What happened? gameday has singled to first.. is that possible with Tex

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

      You’re my new favorite commenter.

  • dkidd

    that could have been much much worse

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

    We’re lucky to have only given up 1, even though the Kendry play was pretty odd.

  • Dela G

    for those who are wondering, austin jackson is 0-4 with 3Ks

    sad that his BA is decreasing

  • Dela G

    a-rod with the nice start

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

    Braden. The ONLY PLAYER more of a baby than Youk.

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

      Is it possible A-Rod slept with Braden’s mother? Seriously. A-rod likes older ladies and he’ll do whatever it takes to gain a competitive edge. And Braden was uber-pissed! So pissed it suggests it was personal.

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

        LOL. I will never get what goes in your head JMK.

        • bexarama

          lots of alcohol?

          • bexarama

            (hearts, JMK.)

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

              Ha. Of course, m’lady.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Possible that Arod scored on his grandma…? *shudders*

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

          That’s a good one. Hadn’t even considered that.

  • bexarama

    Ervin Santana: Alex Rodriguez is disrespecting me by hitting my pitches.

    • charles poet

      LOL!

    • bexarama

      Orioles walked in the go-ahead run?!?!? Epic failure

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

        I’m not sure who I want to castrate more: Trembley or Pinella.

        • ShuutoHeat

          Why not both?

        • bexarama

          Pinella. If there’s any incompetency in the AL East, it needs to stay there. We need all the help we can get.

  • Dela G

    man someone needs to make this guy work plz?

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    JMK: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04.....gewanted=2

    bottom of page two. best. reference. ever.

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

      That is fantastic, pete. Nice find! I can’t wait to hear the album.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        it’s streaming on that site on the left side. It’s amazing.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

          the article’s a great read, too.

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

          Oh cool, I’ll check that after work tomorrow.

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

    I wonder what Halos Heaven thinks of the A-Rod/Braden tiff.

    • bexarama

      Three things I took away from this story; 1) I’ve never heard of not stepping on the mound, although I’ve never seen a hitter do it, 2) Dallas Braden is a bad-ass and moved up in my favorite player list, 3) A-Rod is a dick.

      I just went to Halos Heaven for that. I am now going to scrub myself with lye.

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

        Not enough. Burn your eyes. It’s the only way to save your soul.

      • bexarama

        also:
        I really want to punch him in the face
        I hope Braden really does plonk the guy next time.
        A-fraud is a [CENSORED] douchebag.
        The guy is, and always will be, an enormous douche bag of monumental proportions.
        A-Rod has no clue how to be a man

        They are SO ANGRY. And why the hell is there a Sox fan commenting there?

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        bexy you are very easily tempted. I feel like you are always talking about Lohudders. You should (for the sake of your mental health, of course) try to kick the habit ;)

  • Dela G

    man too easy for santana

    make him get a high pitch count before the 3rd inning is over plz

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

    We better start clobbering this pansy second time through the order.

  • nathan

    Santana 21 pitches in 2 innings, i thought get away game was yesterday… come on fellas

  • dkidd

    excruciating awkwardness

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

    I remember Showalter telling a great story on BBTN a few years ago about when he was a coach in the minors, his team ran into a triple play and a fielder never caught the ball.

    Runners on first and second, full count, he sent the runners. Batter popped the pitch up, so one out on the infield fly rule. The runner on first had his head down and kept running, so the second out was made when he passed the runner in front of him on the bases. The third out was made when the ball hit the runner that was on second in the helmet.

  • Dela G

    man i think flaherty is an awful booth guy

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

    Nice catch by Grandy.

  • Dela G

    great job grandy

  • Coach6423

    Nice catch

  • Dela G

    hey i’ll take the called strike 3 any day of the week

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

    Bah, probably would have had him at second on a fastball. Oh well, I’ll take the K.

  • Alex S

    Julio Lugo is up with 2 men on and 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th vs Paps

    • Dela G

      just changed my mlb.tv to the channel

      • Dela G

        damn you julio

        • Alex S

          a big hit there would have been awesome on so many levels

  • whozat

    So, I’m looking at splurging on some tickets for old timer’s day for me and my dad. How’s RF? I’m looking at section 105, row 13.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Alright I’m free to leave, running home to watch the darn game.

  • V

    Ok, where the fuck are the Yankees, and who are these no-patience hackers that have replaced them?

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

      It’s been one game and a third? Can’t win em all.

      • V

        I don’t care about the outcome so much as the approach. Second time through the lineup is much better, but when Jeter+Johnson+Teixeira take <10 pitches out of a guy, something's wrong.

  • bexarama

    work the count plz

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

    I really wish Lugo would have come through against Papsmear.

  • Dela G

    grit gutner!

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

    Another Grit outfield hit? Surprise!

  • Coach6423

    so gritty

  • Ojas

    Good number of Yankee fans there. I love it.

  • Dela G

    jeterian delivers

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

    JETES!

  • Chip

    Hey look, Jeter still can take it the other way

  • Coach6423

    Jeterian Grittiness

  • bexarama

    is it just me or was that the first Jeterian hit of like… the year? (I love Derek and I do not mean to whine about him.)

    • dkidd

      i was thinking the same thing

      oy nick

  • cjc

    not trying to be unfair but its time for nick to do something

  • Coach6423

    Matsui the warrior that he is, would hit a grand slam here…

    ?Dalelame’d

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

      Heh.

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

    Cross your fingers for Brett Michaels.

    • Poopy Pants

      Sad. He seems like a decent guy.

  • Dela G

    wow was that really strike 2 and 3??

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Inside.

    Fuck the ump up his rump.

  • cjc

    gift strike there but he needs to swing the fucking bat

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

    Still hating on Teix huh? You had him for like 2 months. get over it.

    • bexarama

      BOO!!!! No other player has gone anywhere else for money!!! Like Torii Hunter!!!! BOOOO!!!!!!

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

    Oh fuck Ervin Santana. Almost got NJ, now Teix?

    Baby.

  • dkidd

    make him pay, alex

  • Ojas

    Gameday had the Nick Johnson strikeout pitch at “too close to take” proximity to the strike zone

  • Beef Hammerdong

    The ump called the HBP a strike.

    Cocksucker.

    /stillbitter’d

  • cjc

    cheer the hit by pitch stay classy la angels of anaheim california westcost america

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

      Can’t stay when they never were.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nick Johnson is a nice guy, he is trying to take all the heat off of Vazquez and put it all on him. lol

    • bexarama

      this actually made me laugh, well done.

  • Dela G

    damn santana wtf?

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

    Relentless.

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

    A-ROD!!!

    Suck it Ervin!

  • Dela G

    alex makes em pay

    great job a-god

  • Coach6423

    Get off my mound….

    /Gran Tourino’d

    • Ojas

      need racism in that diatribe for the full effect

  • Alex S

    Soooo unclutch

  • Ojas

    I remember hearing that Jeter’s been thrown at home only two or three times in his career or something like that… talk about a great base runner

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Noyce. Al made him pay for almost hitting his dick.

    I would pay for someone to hit my dick.

    With tender love and affection, of course.

  • Dela G

    lol tex laid out the catcher

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

    ROBBIE RISP HIT!!!!!

    TEIX OWNAGE!!!

  • Poopy Pants

    jesus

  • Luke

    Take that !!!!!!!!!

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

    Ouch.

  • cjc

    wow tex plays hard damn man

  • Chip

    I think Braden felt that one in the dugout, was that against the unwritten rules too?

    • V

      Braden felt that in Oakland?

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

    Bobby Wilson just got knocked the fuck out.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    ROCK THE BELLS!

    TEX AIN’T A PUSSY!

  • cjc

    shouldn’t hit the man he went in angry

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex didnt like getting hit by a pitch.

  • bexarama

    Teixeira’s piiiiissseeedddd

    I do hope Wilson is okay. Even if he had to go on the DL, though, Scioscia still wouldn’t play Napoli.

  • Alex S

    WOW Tex nailed the catcher. memories of 2005-6? on Jorge Posada

    • bexarama

      it was 2006 in an awesome game where the Yankees came back from being down like 10-1.

      http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....ge_po.html

      funny story, great photo.

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

        Yeah, they came back from a nine run deficit twice in that game.

  • Beast of the East

    wow, TEX just train wrecked him. LOL thats pretty gangster.

  • bobtaco

    Tex doing his Pete Rose impression…

  • poster

    I love Tex, but that was bush league.

    • Chip

      How is that bush league? The catcher moved over the plate without the ball, what was he supposed to do while he came in full speed? He was mostly trying to protect himself at that point

      • poster

        What? The catcher gave him a large, clear portion of the plate and Tex basically tackled him. He better have a damn good explanation for that one. Not to mention, he’s rolling on the ground in pain, you hit him, you don’t even check to see if he’s okay?

        • Chip

          Does Tex look like a doctor? That’s not his place to get in the middle of there. You make a phone call after the game to make sure he’s ok, that’s the proper thing to do. I’m sorry but collisions at the plate are part of the game, get over it. You try to knock the ball out of the catcher’s hands, it’s done at every level of baseball and is not cheap at all

          • poster

            But he didn’t HAVE to. He had a pissy fit and decided to tackle the catcher. It was obvious that he had a clear path to the plate, he only takcled him because he was pissed by a HBP, and that’s petty.

            • poster

              BTW, since when did he have to be a Doctor? A “Hey man, you okay?” would suffice.

  • Ojas

    Shit, hope Wilson isn’t hurt too badly.

  • Coach6423

    WOW…

    With the 1st pick in 2010 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select, Mark Teixara…

    • Beast of the East

      ietc

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

      I thought they’d take Wieters.

      PETCOA had him at 4357 yards, 37 TD’s and 12 INT’s.

  • Dela G

    jesus christ

    i hope wilson is ok

  • Luke

    Maybe the Jets will draft Tex in the 4th round tomorrow after that hit.

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

    Note to opposing teams: Don’t hit Teix. He’s get angry. See Padilla.

    • poster

      That was bullshit by Tex.

      A. The pitcher hit him with the ball, not the catcher.

      B. Come on, you really had to freaking tackle Wilson like that? Ridiculous.

      • bexarama

        It’s not total bullshit but it did make me a little uneasy, I’ll admit.

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

        He did kinda have to get through to score. I mean sure the HBP probably made him do that but it’s apart of the game.

        Hopefully he’ll be alright.

      • Chip

        A. The ball bounce up over the plate, Tex can’t help that

        B. Wilson is in the way, you take him out, that’s baseball

        • poster

          He wasn’t in the way. He had a large, clear portion of the plate in front of him and he chose to bowl into Wilson because he was pissed at the pitcher. And what’s with not even going over to see if he’s okay?

          Tex is my favorite player, but that’s unacceptable.

          • Chip

            Torii Hunter just tried to take out Jeter at second, is that a dirty play as well? Seriously, it’s part of the game, get over it. I’d be willing to bet Tex does that even if he got on via a hit

            • poster

              A. I doubt he does that if he gets on via a regular hit.

              B. What Torii Hunter did wasn’t nearly as extreme as what Tex did.

              • RichYF

                Stop with the “A and B.”

                Think back a week or two when Granderson was trying to score and at the last second the catcher blocked the plate with his foot (it was the CC 6IP CG SO game). If Granderson, who was avoiding a collision, broke his angle on the catcher’s shin guard, would you be singing the same tune? He got faked out and it could have been dangerous.

                I understand your point, but Wilson didn’t STAY out of the way. He was diving back over the plate to block it. Teix was on the outer half and chose to initiate contact rather than allowing the catcher to dictate when or if there would be any.

                I’d be interested to hear what Wilson has to say about it.

                • poster

                  Er, if you have a problem with A. and B. I’ll stop. I don’t really get why, but whatevs.

                  Hmmm…the way I saw it, he was trying to swing his hands over with the ball in them, but he wasn’t going to get even close. This seemed obvious to me during the play. Tex didn’t care, and instead of sliding normally or trying a hook slide he stayed high and tackled the catcher, and I think it was in retaliation for a HBP, which the catcher had nothing to do with.

                  Of course I’d be singing the same tune. If you’re doing it because you think you need to to get/prevent runs, in other words, in the spirit of the game, that’s fine. I don’t think Tex was doing that. I’ll have to see the replay though, because I’ve heard several accounts now that differ from mine, so I could just be wrong.

      • Zack

        C. If its close, you take him out

      • Raf

        well he cant hit the pitcher back right? so he did it to send a message most likely. let them know there will be consequences for what their pitchers do.

        • poster

          Got it, let’s punish the catcher for what the pitcher did. That’s cool.

          Even cooler: In retaliation for a HBP, let’s tackle opposing players. That makes sense.

          poster=not happy

          • Raf

            poster = not getting it

            if Teix would’ve slid hard into 2nd to break up a double play, would you be ok with that? because that happens all the time and is done in retaliation after getting hit by a pitch. its part of baseball dude, it happens. Teix went in a bit high but thats my only issue with it.

            • poster

              He didn’t go in “a bit high”, he had a clear path to the plate and he chose not to take it. Instead he opted to run into the catcher, who wasn’t blocking the plate, and knock him to the ground.

              I’d be mad if they (any Yankee) tried to break up a double play only because they were hit by a pitch. You should try to break up a double play every time. That’s not on the same level as tackling the catcher, who wasn’t blocking the plate, and hitting him so hard he was taken out of the game.

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

                He had ONE second to decide what to do. Either go in hard after the catcher which is an accepted part of baseball or get out.

                • poster

                  But there was a lrge portion of the plate clearly available to him, unblocked, and instead of hook sliding or something he decides to tackle the catcher.

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

        “That was bullshit by Tex.
        A. The pitcher hit him with the ball, not the catcher.”

        Pitchers, especially AL pitchers, put their teammates at risk when they throw at guys. Ask Vicente Padilla’s ex-teammates how they feel about him.

        • poster

          So, the way to respond is to tackle opposing players who had nothing to do with it?

          If you’re really mad, get back in the box and hit a HR, or confront the pitcher after the game. Don’t go tackling people, possibly injuring them.

          • Raf

            tell that to the pitcher who just hit you with a pitch, possibly injuring you.

            • poster

              Tell that to the catcher rolling on the ground in pain, who didn’t hit you with a pitch.

              • Raf

                you know how that catcher will say something to, the pitcher. like it was said above, look up how Padilla’s teammates felt about him throwing at people.

                • poster

                  So, if the catcher is not on the pitcher’s dide, why are we punishing him?

                • poster

                  dide=

                  Hey, Swishy!

                • poster

                  anyway, to finish that thought…

                  dide=side

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

            It’s not uncommon to see players run through catchers when scoring. He sued more force then one normally would but he has the armor for a reason.

    • bexarama

      I was at that game in the Legends Suite, so I was right by the field. Hearing Teixeira absolutely SCREAM “Fucking bullshit. Throw the fucking ball over the fucking plate.” was SO AWESOME.

  • cjc

    honestly that was a bit much but being hit by Ervin probably had an influence there

  • dkidd

    tex is like christian laettner: clean cut looks but a cold-blooded bastard

    • Ojas

      except for that Mountain Man look the Laettner “cultivated” later in his career

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

      Heh, the Laettner stomp!

  • Coach6423

    Nothing Bush league about that play….at all

  • Beef Hammerdong

    MOST IMPORTANT LESSON:

    Robbie got a ribbie with RISP (pronounced rispee for dramatic effect).

  • Klemy

    I have no doubt that the hit by pitch had something to do with that. Still, the ball was beating him there and he had to make a split second decision. I can’t blame him for the impact on either account.

    • Poopy Pants

      Santana was being kind of careless with the inside pitches in my opinion.

  • Cecala

    I am pretty sure that Teix will not get hit the rest of the season.

  • Ojas

    Heard Montero took a hit like that and held on

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

      Lightning bolts later struck the offending player.

  • Hangoverologist

    Nobody fucks with Tex. He’ll make you pay (at the expense of your catcher).

  • Coach6423

    Foilks, it is bang bang. !st thing you are ever taught in a play when you are going to make contact with someone is you go full speed or you get hurt. The throw had him beat, and he made his mind up that he was running over the catcher, you can’t change your mind in mid play. He went hard, he did it the right way, there was absolutely nothing wrong with what he did. If that was Bush league, get rid of the rule where you can run over the catcher, becuase he did everything right.

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

      If that was Bush league, get rid of the rule where you can run over the catcher, becuase he did everything right.

      This. It’s a totally 100% legal play.

  • Dirk

    Wow. Mark had to be gunning for him.

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

    Mmm…I dunno, guys. He went in (what I felt) unnecessarily high.

    • Chip

      Not knock the ball out, that’s where you hit them. Seriously, Tex just ran unprotected into a guy wearing body armor and people want to demonize him and say it’s cheap?

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

        Kinda that. I mean it wasn’t the best decision but seriously no one is completely rational especially when you’re upset.

        I wouldn’t call it cheap since it is apart of the game.

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

        I’m not saying it was dirty (you can tell this because I said none of the sort), but he went in way on the upper chest. I’d think center mass, a bit lower makes sense. Then again, I don’t have TIVO and only saw it once, so perhaps I’m incorrect. However,”demonizing” is a bit hyperbolic, don’t you think?

        • lower case j

          If wilson doesn’t bring his body across the plate, teix gets arm only.

    • Poopy Pants

      “Unnecessarily high? Bullshit!”
      - Ron Washington

    • vin

      I wouldn’t expect him to dive head first and dislocate his (Teixeira’s) shoulder, though. Seemed clean enough to me.

  • Jon in Cyclist-Unfriendly Orlando

    Look at the replay – the catcher’s glove hits Teix before he gets to the plate. If Wilson had caught the ball (something that it would’ve been difficult for Teix to judge correctly while running fullspeed), he would’ve been out. Only way to avoid getting called out in that situation is to knock the ball out of the mitt. Clean play.

  • Reggie C.

    Nice contact.

    Abreu with the pwnage of Burnett.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Okay, I just got home and I saw the Tex the 18 Wheeler barreling down and crushing the catcher. WOW, Tex is like… a stampede or something.

  • Coach6423

    You attack the glove, he didnt go for the head. You have a 2×2 ft area to hit, you cant hit the legs or thats bush, you cant hit the head cause thats bush, both players are moving full speed, he did nothing wrong there.

  • Dela G

    torii hunter, get the eff out of the way you loser

  • JSquared

    Not going to slow down when Teixeira isn’t on first base??

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

    Great job by A-Rod just to keep the ball in the infield.

  • Coach6423

    Now, that was Bush…

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

    Holy shit Torii.

  • Dela G

    great double play

    hunter and abreu are killing for my fantasy team. i do have burnett pitching tonight though

  • bexarama

    I remember the story about Torii Hunter calling Tex after he signed with the Yankees and saying something like “Teixeira baby, I love ya and I’ll miss you, but I’ll see you in the ALCS.”

    I’m guessing he’s not gonna get that call this year.

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

      Unless Hunter’s buying tickets.

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

    Matsui with the clutch RBI……wait, what?

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

    Christ AJ.

  • Dela G

    damn it

    cmon AJ, my fantasy team needs you

  • Ojas

    damn, a more accurate throw and we would’ve had him

  • dkidd

    jorge wanted no part of that play

  • bexarama

    This game is gonna be ugly isn’t it

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

    AJ can’t locate anything today.

  • BigBlueAL

    AJ sucks major balls tonight.

    • Raf

      bag AJ tonight. nothing going where Posada wants it to be.

      • Raf

        *bad

    • Slu

      This. We have a bad AJ sighting.

  • cjc

    man AJ is fooling no one tonight

  • Poopy Pants

    I should just go to bed now.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    At least Matsui still likes helping the Yankees; former Yankees Juan Rivera and Bobby Abreu are assholes.

  • WIlliam

    The 3 earned run streak is snapped.

  • Hughesus Christo

    BAD AJ!

  • Dela G

    good fucking god

    i knew AJ was going to blow up. should’ve left him on the bench

  • cjc

    10000000000000 2 out doubles I hate the angels so fucking much

  • nyyynkee

    burnett is a complete enigma

  • V

    Joe. Get the bullpen up. Now.

    EVERYTHING is being hit HARD.

  • Reggie C.

    Good thing Aceves is fresh.

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

    Leaving EVERYTHING up.

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

    At least Mitre’s rested.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankee outfield certainly taking some curious routes to balls tonight. Also thanks Tex for apparently firing up an Angels team that had been playing like shit recently.

    • Poopy Pants

      Seriously, that kind of shit ALWAYS seems to fire up the other team, but never the Yanks. Tonight is no different.

      • BigBlueAL

        Its obviously more AJ sucking than the Angels all of a sudden being fired up but it doesnt help.

    • bexarama

      they’d actually won like five in a row before losing their last two. And I think it’s more AJ is pitching like crap than they’re angry at Teixeira.

  • Ojas

    what the hell, AJ?? can’t groove pitches, not even to Maicer Izturis

  • Poopy Pants

    Bring in Aceves or Mitre. Mop up time.

    • WIlliam

      It’s a one run game, not mop up time.

      • V

        Do you really think this is going to stay at 4 runs?

        • WIlliam

          Of course not, and the yankees aren’t gonna stay at 3 runs either.

        • Zack

          Not if you bring in Mitre

  • WIlliam

    Put in Joba!!!!!!

  • Tom Zig

    Guess bad AJ had to show up eventually.

  • bobtaco

    Whatever Eiland told him, he isn’t doing it.

    • bexarama

      It’s BECAUSE Eiland talked to him aaaaahhhhh

      /NYYFans’d

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Jesus – made worse by the fact the Yes feed isn’t working thru MLB.TV, I gotta listen to the goddamn homer color guy on the Angels broadcast… I’m this || close to putting my remote thru the TV.

    • bonestock94

      Mine worked first try just now, try again

  • Luke

    AJ is a mess, get the Gangsta up now.

  • cjc

    all this because o a 2 outh HBP fuck

  • V

    Goddamnit Joe. I guess you’re sacrificing the game.

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

      It’s the 4th inning and they’re down by a run. Relax.

      • WIlliam

        This.

      • lower case j

        No shot the yanks score 1 more run mike… no shot.

      • nathan

        I hope he was joking… he had to be right…

        • lower case j

          no shot. =)

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

          Dot…dot…dot…

          • lower case j

            ietc

  • bonestock94

    Soo, how long till we get an Aceves appearance?

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

    A.J. has almost nothing tonight.

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

    Maybe AJ should place a call to Halladay……

    /Media narrative’d (will be addressed tomorrow)

  • Dela G

    thank god he gets out of it

  • Ojas

    8 hits, 2 walk, 4 runs through 3 innings… yikes

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

    Enough of the complaints about Bad AJ, this is clearly Posada’s fault, right?

    • bexarama

      it’s always Posada’s/Eiland’s/Javy’s fault. This is because Javy was running up and down the steps of Oakland with him, isn’t it?!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Time to switch to the Red Wings game

  • lower case j

    thank mo for the double play.

  • Coach6423

    Wow,at 11-4 and losing by a run, the freaking vultures come out….folks, do yourself a favor, and just stay away….

    • ThatGuyGreg

      Bad AJ is bad… search your feelings, you know it to be true.

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

      Clearly we miss Matsui’s clutch run producing DP’s though…..

  • nathan

    What happened to AJ…. What .. is that Posada behind the plate

    //MSM’ed

  • Reggie C.

    BOOM!

  • bonestock94

    Fucking rocket!

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

    Nothing but net!

  • Dela G

    SWISHABLAST!!!

    TOO BAD I CUT HIM FROM MY FANTASY TEAM TODAY

  • WIlliam

    Of course, they’re away.

  • Raf

    that had a great sound off the bat. love hearing that crisp contact.

  • Chip

    SAAAAAAAAAWISH!

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

    Swishawk.

  • Ojas

    Swisher!

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

    That was crushed. Holy shitballs.

  • Reggie C.

    Good thing BAD ERVIN showed up too!

  • BigBlueAL

    Good thing Joe West aint umping this game cause this could take awhile (West isnt umping it is he??).

  • Zooboy

    Can you predict baseball?

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

    Hmmm, I thought that 1 run deficit was insurmountable.

  • dkidd

    tonight makes the oakland games feel like spring training

    • Ojas

      totally agree

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    Gotta love these Angels announcers homerism. Barely a peep with that Swisher home run. After one double off the wall “Doobie”, or whatever the hell his name is, screaming “That’s the way you come back Angels!!!”

    • bexarama

      Victor Rojas? He was really good on MLB Network but he’s an embarrassing homer on the Angels broadcasting system. Then again, he’s actually an embarrassing homer on any broadcasting team… he used to do Texas and Arizona too, I believe

      NJ!!!

  • Coach6423

    OH MY GOD, GIRARDI IS SACRIFICING THIS GAME, HOW CAN WE BE TIED IN THE 4TH INNING!!!!!

  • Zack

    OMG Scioscia! Are you giving up the game?! Bring in Shields1! Bring in Rodney!1

    /ahhhhh

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

    Please stop swinging at the first pitch, Jeter.

  • bexarama

    Yankees on Deck premieres next Sunday??? YES!!!!

    /I did that for the Zen baseball’d

  • Dela G

    jeterian

  • Ojas

    Does anyone know if Heathcott has Gardner-esque speed? Making a grounder to second close is damn impressive

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

      Gardner-esque? I’d say not but I’m just guessing. Regardless he still has wheels.

      • Ojas

        Admittedly, comparing most to Gardner is a tall order when it comes to speed.

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

          Now it’d be interesting tough to see a Gardner-Ellsbury race.

          • bexarama

            Gardner is faster but Ellsbury is a bit better on the bases. IMO.

    • ThatGuyGreg

      Seriously… one of these days somebody’s 2B is going to take a little too much time, and GGBG’s gonna beat that throw out.

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

      He’s fast, but not that fast.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Did you see him in Spring Training? He has a fucking motor!

  • poster

    It’s amazing…it seems like Jeter should be slumping with all the grounders he’s hit, yet here he is hitting 328 and two for three tonight.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Ervin Santana is The Captain’s little bitch.

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

    Yay Nick.

  • Dela G

    NICK JOHNSON!!!

  • Zack

    This is surely Mike Napoli’s fault. Jeff Mathis with 1 arm is a better catcher

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nick Johnson finishhhh himmm!

  • bonestock94

    At least their pitcher sucks too, lets get another run out of this inning.

  • Beast of the East

    NJ kind of looks like the babe at times.

  • Dela G

    lol tex will get hit

  • nathan

    Is Swisher still using the heavier 34 ounce bat, i remember reading a Feinsand article that helped him stay behind when he hit the other HR

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

      I believe so. He switched over in Spring Training, right?

  • Reggie C.

    Damn.

    Hanging slider.

  • WIlliam

    NJ can hit?

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL, this is going to be an ugly game…

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

    So I guess the “fired up team” pendulum has swung?

    Nope, just two terrible pitching performances.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Terrible pitching performance by AJ.
      More of the same by Santana.

    • bexarama

      that.

      NOOO THE ANGELS HAVE ALL THE MOMENTUM WE DOOMED!!!!!

  • Dela G

    was that really a strike??

  • BigBlueAL

    Sad part is right now Im not shocked at all with Tex striking out. Only one more week til May….

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

    It’s early in the season, but Johnson is doing so bad that hit boosted his average 17 points!

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

      Heh, the only thing that tells you is that it’s still hella early in the season.

  • Pat D

    Just got to the game post. Have I missed anything?

    • bexarama

      not sure if serious?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Bad AJ

  • lower case j

    I full expect a fist fight to break out around 11-11 or so.

    • ecology

      lololol

    • bexarama

      well it’s already 11:33 but I feel like something’s gonna happen

      • Pat D

        I think he meant when the score is 11-11?

        • bexarama

          ohhh gotcha. Haha, awesome.

          • lower case j

            Also meant “fully”.
            Fail by me.

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

      What’s that, 6th inning?

      • lower case j

        sounds about right steve. 3 spot this inning for sure.

  • Dela G

    man that def wasn’t on purpose

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

      Of course not. Even A.J.’s smart enough to know you never hit the leadoff man intentionally.

  • Reggie C.

    Hitting Napoli…

    Really AJ?!

  • bonestock94

    lol, catchers taking a beating

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

    This will end badly.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Wow. A.J.’s fooling everybody with his changeup.

    /wishfulthinking’d

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

      Most annoying narrative ever. Seriously I don’t get what’s so special about a pitcher’s worst pitch which they throw less than 5 percent of the time.

      • Beef Hammerdong

        Judging the quality of his changeup? SSS

        /everybodysfavoriteacronym’d

    • Chip

      Actually, this is the time to start going to it when you can’t command anything else. Seriously, why not give it a shot if you’re up 1-2 in the count see if you can get him to roll over something?

      • Chip

        As I type that, Bobby fouled it off

  • poster

    Actually, for all my pissiness earlier, I’m kind of enjoying this game. Conflict is always interesting.

    • Chip

      No worries, you stated your opinion, that’s the idea in these comments I believe

      • poster

        One thing, that I’ll make clear now: I haven’t been paying attention to the replays. If I see the replay and I think that there is indeed a good enough reason for Tex to tackle the catcher then fine, I’ll revise my position. Right now, I’m sticking to it.

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

        This.

  • dkidd

    flaherty putting me to sleep

    we miss you coney

  • Ojas

    I’m glad Napoli didn’t take offense. I think the worst case of a player getting hot and bothered over nothing, at least that I’ve seen/remember, was when Manny freaked out about Clemens throwing a pitch high and kinda sorta towards his body. Led to a ridiculous brawl.

  • bexarama

    that was an unnecessarily long close-up on AJ’s face.

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

      bitter it wasn’t Andy?

      • bexarama

        nope, I certainly can’t complain about the close-ups on Andy’s face, they happen like 58 times a game while he’s pitching and they are lengthy :)

  • Dela G

    HE GONE

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      No! Every time I hear the damn White Sox announcer say that I want to punch a 5 year old.

      • Ojas

        lol, now that’s rage

  • Chip

    That curve just isn’t fair at times. I think Bobby thought that pitch was going to be in his eyes

  • WIlliam

    Teh k!!!

  • Coach6423

    that pitch was a strike on NJ..

  • ShuutoHeat

    Wheres that smirk now Abreu? Sit down.

  • Dela G

    wow AJ the CAT!

  • cjc

    damn I’ll take it

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

    Showoff.

  • Raf

    fancy

    • ThatGuyGreg

      schmancy even

  • Chip

    Burnett flashing the leather

  • JobaTheHeat62

    why does flaherty call every aj breaking ball a slider? am i missing something? did aj drop the curve ball from his repertoire?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Possibly the only breaking pitch he knows…

  • lower case j

    It would have been phenomenal if he launched that into right on the throw.

  • WIlliam

    I love how much better than Boston our defense has been so far this year. It’s the little things in life….

  • Ojas

    awesome play

  • dark side of the goon

    Game recap: classic pitcher’s duel to see who sucks more. Teix platooning with Arod for evilest Yankee. Brawl by midnight EDT.

  • Dela G

    i thought this was hilarious

    kris benson (yes that kris benson) is in line to get a win vs the phillies

    holy moly i didnt even know he got back in the league

    • bexarama

      with JA Happ and Joe Blanton on the DL, who the heck do the Phillies have to pitch?

      Halladay
      Hamels
      Kendrick
      Moyer
      ummmm?
      Halladay on short rest. But he’ll still throw a CGSHO.

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

        Nelson Figueroa.

        • bexarama

          ooh yeah I forgot they have him now. Can’t wait til his inevitable 7-inning shutout performance against the Mets some time this year.

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

        Pedro Martinez?

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

          Oh wait Cliff Lee! Duh! Oh wai…

      • Dela G

        maybe the ghost of tug mcgraw?

    • bexarama

      also, 6-2 Diamondbacks going into the top of the seventh? I’m not entirely sure the Diamondbacks’ bullpen can’t blow that

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow Rangers stealing the pie in the face…so lame

    • Dela G

      lol you’ve got to be on something if you think the yanks invented that

    • bexarama

      Yankees didn’t invent that.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        didn’t say they invented it, but I like to think of it as there thing now…rangers are a joke anyway, they should be overjoyed they actually won a game. they deserve to lose every game after walking pedrioa to get to youkilis. sooo dumb

        • Zack

          yeah, but it’s not “their thing”

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

            Kinda made it more well known I guess he’s trying to say.

  • Ojas

    Hit a homer, dude!

  • larryf

    AJax-no dive in CF for that walkoff hit..I hate that

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

    It sucks that when Cano came through in a clutch moment Teix kinda had to go and do that.

  • Ojas

    Kenny should be the permanent play-by-play guy

    • larryf

      It is certainly more pleasant than being Kay-o’ed by the grating voice of the Fordham flash…

    • Ivan

      One of the WFAN dudes say that Kenny is too boring when he does the games. Well guess what, I like boring with my announcers.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        Kenny is a great play by play guy..John Flaherty is a younger non senile version of Tim McCarver since every play that occurs has to be referenced by some random moment in his career.

        • Ojas

          I never really minded color guys referencing their playing careers so long as it’s relevant. I agree, however, that it shouldn’t be done ad nauseum.

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

      Agreed, I love him in the booth. He and Cone were by far their best combo last year. It’s not even close.

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

        Plus he reminds me of Dr. Hibbert.

      • Ojas

        yeah, where is Coney now? did he leave?

        • bexarama

          yes :(

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

          Yeah, he had a bit of a falling out with the YES producers.

  • bexarama

    yo, Angels: it’s lame that you are trying to steal Matsui as your like franchise player now.

    • bexarama

      it’s funny how like classy and wonderful the ring ceremony was and how great that game was and this game is… DEATH! INJURIES! BAD PITCHING!

      • JobaTheHeat62

        yea this game is ridiculous

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

    That’s the third ball Matsui has rolled over the second this game. I don’t miss that one bit.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      but he’s soooooooooooooooooo clutch

      • JobaTheHeat62

        and Nick Johnson is worst player in baseball

        • Tom Zig

          Yuniesky Betancourt > NJ

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

    YES should have had a “neither” option on that text poll.

  • WIlliam

    Ribbie should have gotten that.

    • ThatGuyGreg

      Sometimes I wonder if he knows to dive for the ball *before* he’s right on top of it.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    thats cano’s one weakness in the field…his glove misses alot of ground balls when he really has to go after them.

  • Dela G

    great double play there

  • Tom Zig

    Woo hoo for DP!

  • WIlliam

    Burnett could actually recover to a not-so-bad 4 runs in 7 innings.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god if AJ gets a win tonight, its miraculous..Hes got very little going, but he seems to get the one pitch he needs to escape trouble in some of these innings.

  • bexarama

    ugh I have to get up at 7:30 tomorrow and go sing about Jesus with some elementary school kids FML

    • Dela G

      hey

      dont hate on montero!

    • Tom Zig

      What do you do and why do they hate you?

      • bexarama

        my parents super guilt tripped me

        Like… super

    • WIlliam

      I, do to a very annoying schedule and a dire need of a haircut, need to go to a 7:30 haircut.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      singing about Jesus= FML

      Love it! lol

    • ShuutoHeat

      Montero?

    • Pat D

      I feel your pain. Mostly in the hands and feet. ;)

      I’m going to a wedding, but I’m worried my emotionally retarded divorced friend is going to have a nervous breakdown.

    • poster

      I’m intrigued. Will you incorporate his stats in the song, or focus soully on his divine union with Mo?

      • bexarama

        I wish

        WTF GARDNER

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

      That sucks. I have to cover a story on some Jesus Freaks rebuilding a home for a family of autistic people.

      Seriously. I have to be up in 6 hours.

      • bexarama

        I’m not sure if you’re actually serious or if you’re mocking me. You are certainly entitled to mock me, though. =P

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

          I’m totally serious. Some NPO and a local church are renovating a house because a local municipality has a law that mandates a certain number of bedrooms per occupants. This family has like three autistic kids and only two bedrooms. So Jesus Freaks are renovating a basement and a porch or something.

          They forgot to clear the asbestos though, which I found pretty funny.

  • Dela G

    wow that hit the ump

    i hope that doesnt hurt too much

    • bexarama

      did that hit him in like… the private regions?

      • ShuutoHeat

        He moved and it looked like it got his arm.

      • Dela G

        yezzur

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

    Ouch.

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

    Curtis I need the steal. Please for me.

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

    Got home in time to see Teix destroy Wilson. Am I going to hell for maniacally laughing??

    He’s definitely getting drilled 1st AB tomorrow but well worth it.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Haha oh yea hes got a beaning coming for sure

      • JobaTheHeat62

        I wish Nick Johnson would piss someone off to get a free pass to 1st base…that would play right into the Yanks plans.

  • WIlliam

    Grandy isn’t fooled by your pitchout mind tricks!

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

    Granderson should run here. No way they pitch out on 2-0.

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

      even 2-1, go baby go.

  • Dela G

    man will someone warn this moron

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

    I hate Santana.

  • WIlliam

    Wildness tonight, don’t think that was intentional.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    good lord…most violent baseball game of 2010

    • bexarama

      there was a worse one between the Diamondbacks and Cardinals

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

    Swish had that same face in the “Sweet Caroline” commercial.

  • Ojas

    He did it on purpose! Where’s the ejection?!

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Oh, dear.

  • Ivan

    Ugh Bunt Fail.

  • Coach6423

    Stay classy angels fans…

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

    Oh come on Brett. That’s awful.

  • Pat D

    George Carlin: I think if the pitcher hits the batter with the ball, POP! Batter’s out!

  • Dela G

    wow a popup bunt

    that blew

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

    It’s fucking absurd Brett Gardner doesn’t know how to bunt.

  • whozat

    ceaseless boo.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I know the crowd is chanting “yankees suck” but it sounds like… “ankles suck”…

  • Chip

    Damn you Gardner, just get it down son!

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

    Nice Yankees suck chant. Too bad your joke of a team can’t even beat Bad AJ.

  • cjc

    hey did you know that yankees suck and than he pops up the bunt you win this one crowd

  • WIlliam

    Damn Brett.

  • whozat

    first pitch GIDP?

  • Ojas

    So… (if he did that of his own volition) Gardner’s not a SABR guy

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ww fuck you Santana…your command inside is embarrassing

  • Hangoverologist

    Apparently Santana is going headhunting tonight.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Double Steal C’mon!

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

    How many Angels catchers need to be hospitalized before they realize you’re not allowed to pitch inside to the New York Yankees?

    Someone get Shelley Duncan on the phone…

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

    Where the fuck are the warnings? Let’s not get this out of hand for God’s sake.

    • WIlliam

      It’s all wildness, nothing intentional.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    lucky little angel bitches

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

    That sucks, saved a run.

  • Dela G

    wow man i wish that had got out of the outfield

    damn

  • WIlliam

    Unlucky!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    That was…weird. And violent. This game is turning into a slugfest of a different kind.

  • Pat D

    Jeter was headhunting there.

  • cjc

    so that was damn lucky

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

    Luck thy name is Angels. Seriously they have to be the luckiest team in the MLB.

    • JSquared

      I Agree. It seems like everytime they win, something other than skill helps them out.

      • Dela G

        there’s a movie about em by disney i think…

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

        Angels in the outfield?

  • Ivan

    Jeter tried to take Santana head off on purpose.

  • Coach6423

    Could they seriously be, any luckier…

    • nathan

      thats Mike Scioscia’s game management and jedi mind tricks… not luck

  • nathan

    This is what i wanted them to do in ALCS game 6 2004, right on Curt’s noggin

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      It really was too bad that the season ended two nights before due to the violent earthquakes and volcano warnings.

  • Chip

    Time for Nick to break out here

  • Ivan

    Lets go Nick.

  • Dela G

    man, the .290 nick johnson would be great here

  • WIlliam

    Damn, 0 and 2.

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

    Double steal? Whoever came up with this is a genius.

  • bexarama

    I blame Boras for the total weirdness of this game

  • Dela G

    jeter steal!!

    fantasy team rejoices!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Well obviously Angels learned from Boston’s mistake.

  • WIlliam

    About when is Jete on track to break the Yankee steals record?

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

    That was right down the middle.

  • Dela G

    damn nick johnson finally got a fucking call

    • WIlliam

      He’s got a number of calls this year.

      • Dela G

        talkin bout tonight

  • WIlliam

    0-2 to 3-2. Classic Nick Johnson.

  • Ivan

    Woooo that was close.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    That was totally a strike. And I love OBP Jesus.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Nick got lucky as fuck.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Nevermind.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Turns out Grandy has more brains than a retriever.

  • Chip

    Wow, that was a strike, no question about it

  • ShuutoHeat

    lol NJ’s influence!

  • JSquared

    I haven’t seen us get a call like that since… ever!

  • BigBlueAL

    Wonder if its time to switch NJ with either Swisher or Granderson in the lineup.

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

      Nope. He’s got a better OBP then either of them, and it’s not really close either.

  • WIlliam

    Stupid Angel middle infielders.

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

    That was a lot of work for 0 runs.

  • Beast of the East

    i fuking hate NJ.

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

    Now the Yankees have three innings to go to town on their shitty bullpen.

    • nathan

      i hope they bring in fuentes at some point

      • WIlliam

        Is he back from injury?

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

          Yeah, came back either yesterday or the day before.

          • nathan

            and blew a save already

  • Ivan

    Get em next inning.

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

    At least Ervin is gone. Good riddance.

  • Dela G

    damn it, that effed up bunt loomed large

    • Chip

      I was thinking the same thing, they get one run to question about it if he can put it down. If he does it right, he might load the bases with no outs

  • poster

    We’ll win. L.A./Anaheim’s bullpen sucks.

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

      That.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Can I pretty please have a clean inning here, AJ?

    • ecksodia

      Yeahp, got it.

  • Pat D

    At least we got to see Mike Scioscia’s “You just ran over my dog and didn’t apologize” face after that 2-2 pitch to Johnson.

    • bexarama

      I prefer to call that the “uh oh I just ate a bad burrito” face

      Or the Mi-Mi-Mike Scioscia face, Mi-Mike Scioscia face

      • Pat D

        Whatever you call it, it’s always sure to please me no end, for it shall always give me a reason to loathe that pudgy faced douche.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Just imagine what Halos Heaven looked like after that call. Probably that expression put into many misspelled words.

  • Chip

    Alright AJ, settle down and let’s get through this

  • vin

    Alex is picking it today.

    • Chip

      Alex is picking it this season. Seriously, this is the best he’s looked in a looooong time

      • vin

        Yeah, he really was awful when he first came back last season. The hip surgery killed his lateral movement. He really seems to be fully healed.

  • bexarama

    A-Rod’s got a cannon.

    • ecksodia

      Agreed. Kendrick’s not that fast but wow. Almost a full step, even with a hop.

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

    If there was a channel that showed 24hr footage of Teix scooping balls at 1st, I would watch religiously.

    • nathan

      now that my friend is a lonely life

  • WIlliam

    Chances Arod takes the golden glove off those grubby little Tampa hands?

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

      None. He’s hated by like everyone in the media.

      • bexarama

        Meh, he’s got three MVPs, an asston of Silver Sluggers, and Gold Gloves from his shortstop days.

        • ecksodia

          The argument works both ways here, I think – those MVP seasons were downright ridiculous, but he also should have some more (that season where he was beat out by Tejada), so I guess his MVPs (and non-MVPs, if you will) deny and confirm this. Still, I hope that if he wins it, he’s truly deserving of it.

          • bexarama

            Yeah, I can understand this argument. Still, Jeter’s a media darling, and he got possibly robbed of an MVP. The voting is just not great overall.

    • bexarama

      No way. Or, he shouldn’t. Unless he suddenly becomes amazing defensively outta nowhere and Longoria falls off.

    • nathan

      I wud be stunned if ARod makes another All star Start… Longoria may become a great 3b but i just think there is no way fans ever vote ARod to start again

      • WIlliam

        Your a pretty good commenter, so I’m trying not to mock you, I’m reeeeaaaaly trying. Don’t push me.

  • Dela G

    does anyone else think that mike scoscia looks like john mccain?

    • Pat D

      No. McCain looks like Skeletor in the face. Scioscia looks like Shrek in the face.

      • Pat D

        Now that I think about it more, McCain doesn’t look like Skeletor that much. I just desperately wanted to make a Skeletor reference.

  • Joebrah

    I mean, people seem to be behind johnson, but there’s a perfect situation of why I don’t like him.

    Do you have any confidence that he can do something big at the plate at a big time?

    And don’t cite the walk against Boston. Vlad could’ve gotten a walk with those five pitches.

    • bexarama
    • WIlliam

      First of all, I woud’nt be surprised if he gets 20 hr’s. Second, with 2 of the 3 best hitters in the AL behind him, he doesn’t need to get the big hit all the time, he just needs to prolong the inning.

  • WIlliam

    We got fucking defense too bitches!!!!!!

  • vin

    I know its blasphemous, but…

    Mike Napoli = Jesus Montero?

    Just tossing it out there.

    • WIlliam

      heh? I don’t see any similarities. Montero is a MVP calibre hitter, Napoli s okay. Montero is a poor defender, Napoli is okay. Montero could be Piazza’esque.

      • EB

        Napoli is one of the worst defensive catchers in the majors. His bat has pop, but come on, he nowhere near a Montero-type hitter

        • bexarama

          I’ve heard Napoli is actually pretty good defensively and at least he’s actually better than Mathis. His bat is quite solid for a catcher.

        • vin

          I’m just trying to temper my expectations, I guess.

          Of course, one huge thing Montero has going for him is that he’s still only 20 and starting to smack around AAA.

      • vin

        There is a possibility that Montero won’t hit at a HOF level. And if that’s the case, Napoli seems like a pretty good comparison.

        And if Napoli were average behind the plate, I don’t think Scioscia wouldn’t play Mathis as much as he does.

        Look at Napoli’s numbers – he’s a quality hitter.

        • bexarama

          There was a study… I’ll try to find it… Mathis is actually a poor defensive catcher. Poorer than Napoli. And obviously his bat is weaker.

    • ShuutoHeat

      huh???

    • poster

      Not sure if they could be more different.

  • ShuutoHeat

    We expected the worst out of AJ, but he is still on the mound and the game is at 4-4 who would’ve thunk?

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Best.

    A.J.

    Inning.

    Tonight.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    AJ back on track, sweet!

  • nathan

    I wud never have guessed from the early going that AJ will have a chance to eat into the 7th inning…

  • Chip

    Is it just me or does it seem like AJ is crazy movement on his fastball? Gameday is even classifying it as a sinker. BTW, he looks good now, he seriously could see the 8th inning in this one if it’s still tied (otherwise no doubt it’s Joba)

    • Dela G

      he has the craziest fastball for someone not named brandon league or ubaldo jiminez imo

  • dkidd

    aj pitching to the score

    /jack morris’d

  • Ojas

    It’s crazy that AJ’s having a “grind-it-out” type of night yet he’s only thrown 90 pitches through six.

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

    If there’s one thing we know about AJ is that he’s consistently inconsistent.

    • BigBlueAL

      From inning to inning. lol

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

        It’s ridiculous. He’s Cy Young for 4 innings next he’s John Maine.

  • larryf

    Don’t usually stay up for these games for as long as it takes but hey, it’s friday night and today, Saturday, is my birthday so we better win to start it off! I want Mo to give me my first present.

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

      Happy birthday.

    • bexarama

      feliz cumple. :)

      • larryf

        Thanks. Who pitches next for us?

    • ShuutoHeat

      happy bday dude

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Happy birthday! :)

    • BigBlueAL

      Happy Birthday bro!!

    • ecksodia

      Happy birthday!

    • Ojas

      Happy birthday, man

  • Dela G

    that fan club doesnt seem like a bad idea

  • larryf

    Angel fans wearing ski hats and parkas behind the Yankee dugout. Weak…

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Ski hats and parkas are so passé.

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        I think the bigger point is that it’s LA. It’s 60 degrees there right now.

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

          Yeah, SoCal people are such bitches like that. They complain it’s cold when it’s 60 degrees out, meanwhile I’m getting ready to put on shorts.

  • Chip

    That pitch was sick

  • BigBlueAL

    Dunno who looks more hopeless at the plate right now, NJ or Tex.

    • Chip

      Tex, he’s flailing at pitches everywhere

  • vin

    I can’t wait to see Brian Fuentes. Jackpot, bitches.

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

      A-Rod misses him.

  • dkidd

    a-rod right on that fastball

  • Dela G

    cano will get on base

    believe it

    • Dela G

      told you people! :p

  • Chip

    I love this Cano who can lay off pitches once in awhile, it’s a beautiful thing

  • larryf

    Stayin’ off those curves Robbie. You are now a man-without the bar mitzvah!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Cano is really making Jepsen work.

  • bexarama

    Scioscia will end up catching in this game.

    • ShuutoHeat

      if that happens, I hope there are more bang bang plays at the plate…. hopefully someone huge.

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

    Woah did Cano walk?

  • Chip

    WHOA! What an at-bat by Robbie, he’s a different hitter this year

  • Ojas

    Cano’s been doing his best impression of Nick Johnson lately, no?

  • Dela G

    joe po lay off the curve

  • Hangoverologist

    I’m still amazed that Robbie is walking.

    /old ass joke’d