Apr
25

Game 18: One more win in Anaheim

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If the Yankees can pull off a victory in this afternoon’s game they’ll finish 4-2 on their mini West Coast trip. That seems to be the theme of the season so far: two out of three. It would also give them a 9-3 record during their recent tour of the AL West.

Their chance will come against a familiar face, the lefty Scott Kazmir. It’s hard to believe that this is his sixth full season in the majors. He originally got the call in 2004, just after his trade to the Devil Rays, and since then has pitched at least 144 innings in each season. Things went well until last year, when his ERA ballooned to 4.89 and the Rays traded him to Anaheim in August.

Kazmir, who has generally pitched well against the Yankees, struggled during his first start against them this year. In four innings he allowed eight hits and walked three, leading to six Yankee runs. The three home runs did not help his case. He recovered a bit with a good start against Detroit, but even then he had to leave the game after 5.2 innings and 99 pitches. His seven strikeouts to no walks in that game bode well, but the Yankees feature a lineup much more patient than the Tigers.

It has been a tumultuous return trip to the Yankees for Javy Vazquez so far. With each start he’s gotten a little bit better, though, so maybe today he puts it all together. We know what Vazquez can do — he’s been a solid, durable starter throughout his career, second half of 2004 notwithstanding. Part of his problem has been with command, particularly with his fastball. It seems like Jorge has to move the mitt on every one of them. This has led to eight walks in 16.1 innings for Vazquez, a mark far above his normal rate.

Cervelli gets another start behind the plate while Posada moves into the DH spot. Brett Gardner gets a day off, which is kind of baffling after his last couple of days. I’d be more inclined to catch Jorge and DH Thames, but apparently Girardi wants to get Cervelli in there against Vazquez, whom he has not caught yet this year.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Marcus Thames, LF
8. Curtis Granderson, CF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

And on the mound, number thirty-one, Javier Vazquez.

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

    When does IPK get his ring? Long live “The Big 3″!!!!

    • Esteban

      Probly when Yanks head to Arizona

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

    Bob Lorenz, “The Yankees got a lot out of the 2 hole yesterday.” haha.

    I’m such a child.

  • bexarama

    Jack Curry might be the only person more in love with Pettitte than I am. Also, he clearly has a cold.

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

    Keep the streak alive!

    • mustang

      Second that !!!

  • pat

    Been reading Morgan Ensberg’s blog all day. Dude is funny as hell and has a lot of interesting things to say. I originally saw it on kabak’s buzz so hat tip to him for finding it.

    http://morganensberg.wordpress.com/

  • sleepykarl

    Jackson with his first MLB HR.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, just saw. Very happy for him.

  • Marcos

    My head almost exploded when I saw the lineup.
    I get that Gardy’s a lefty but he hits lefties better than righties AND he’s on FIRE! And what’s with DHing JoPo and playing Cervelli? I don’t want to have to risk losing the DH spot/playing Ramiro Pena as our catcher should the unthinkable happen.
    Ugh sometimes I love Girardi’s moves and sometimes they’re downright ugly… Oh well, let’s kick some Angel butt.

    • whozat

      Your questions are all answered in the game post at lohud. Post had been up 10 minutes when you commented here. Turns out you could just read why these decisions were made instead of complaining. They all make sense, actually.

      • Marcos

        Didn’t mean to sound bitchy, I never read lohud so that’s probably why I didn’t have the answers at hand.

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

          You should read Lohud, just avoid the comments section.

  • Mike HC

    I have no idea what Girardi is up to with the two hole. It is an open competition right now I guess.

    • bexarama

      I have no idea what Girardi is up to with the two hole.
      twss

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

      Well, I’d imagine yesterday he wanted Swish’s power lower in the lineup because JoPo was out. Today, facing a tough lefty, he sits the left fielder and replaces him with the man who is on this team to hit lefties. I wouldn’t call it an open competition, per se.

    • Salty Buggah

      He mentioned that Swish, Grandy, and Gardy all could be candidates for the 2 hole so I guess he might try all 3 while Johnson is out.

  • http://pda.88000.org/wallpapers/48/Pikachu_Dressed_as_Hitler.jpg Do Not Feed The Trolls!

    I never knew Cody Ransom could be so polarizing

  • Across the pond

    Anyone see Molina gunning down the rays so far? 4/4 caught stealin

    • Accent Shallow

      Good for him, he wasn’t looking that good when he was last here.

  • ultimate913

    When was the last time the Yanks won their first six series of the season?

    • bexarama

      dunno, but the last time they won the first five series was 1922. So…… a long time ago.

  • pat

    Holy shit, this guy on the Brewers is getting destroyed.

  • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

    Joe, you’ve got two catchers in the lineup right now. I know you mean that Posada’s DHing, just a heads up.

    And WTF no Gardner?!??!?

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

      Yupp, Thames is on the roster for a reason.

      • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

        I know, I’m just always wary of sacrificing so much defense, especially when the defense is hitting and tearing up the basepaths as of late.

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

      Cervelli is there to back on all the pass balls that Posada will be giving up.

      /ESPNNY’d

  • Nick

    Eduardo Nunez is 4 for 4 today for Scranton,.983 OPS with 8 walks already.

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

      Somewhere an Axisa sheds a tear.

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

      Last night I checked Scranton’s stats, they have 5 guys OPSing over 825. Jesus is the lowest of that group at 827.

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

        Actually they still haven’t updated Jesus’ stats on Scranton’s website so what I said is inaccurate.

        http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....38;cid=531

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Girardi must have NO confidence in Cervelli, using two catchers and all.

  • Cecala

    With
    6. Jorge Posada, C
    9. Francisco Cervelli, C

    How will Girardi do it? Will he have them side by side or will Cervelli stand behind Posada incase something gets by?

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

      Cervelli is actually DHing. BOOOM!!!! That’s an exploding head making that sound.

      • bexarama

        remember that game last year when Molina DHed? o_O It was after the Yankees had clinched everything, so it didn’t even matter, but seriously.

  • Salty Buggah

    The Orioles can go to hell.

    • bexarama

      they’d better be this bad when we play them next week.

    • Jose

      The pitching did it again?

    • pat

      Dammit, I’m guessing they blew the lead.

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, though this time it was only a 1 run lead. But they have given up 3 runs, with runners on 1st and 2nd with one out.

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

      I know you didn’t expect them to hold a 1-0 lead.

      • bexarama

        I was trying to consider the likeliness of the Os bullpen to hold a 1-0 lead against Boston. I came up with about 0.0000002%

        • Jose

          (Checks math on a spreadsheet)

          Yup. It checks out.

      • Salty Buggah

        No way. I expected them lose unless they had a lead over 11.

      • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

        Why are they still a major league team?

        Not a serious question, but jeez… it’s ’62 Mets-level incompetence. Except with a worse winning percentage.

        • bexarama

          the thing that’s frustrating is that I really saw them taking a step forward this year. I think they have nice young pitching and a decent offense. But so far they are just awful.

          • bexarama

            not that it’s really “frustrating” because I’ll take whatever awfulness is in the AL East. But yeah. It’s frustrating when they’re playing Boston. ;)

          • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

            I know, right? I mean, they have Wieters and Matusz… I thought they were going to surprise me. Well, they have, but not in a good way.

  • Cecala

    If the Yankees win today, they have a legit shot at winning 9 in a row. It will be the Oriels x2 and the White Sox.

    • Salty Buggah

      Just watch, the Orioles will now get hot (which for them, at this point, is winning 1 out of 3).

      • bexarama

        they ALWAYS come out to play against the Yankees and it is seriously annoying. I mean, normally they don’t win that much against the Yankees, because they don’t have the talent that our wonderful team does, but they don’t even freaking try against Boston.

        /irrational’d

        • Jose

          Last year the Orioles were a combined 7-29 against the Sox and Yanks. Just wow.

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

    Was that girl wearing a Taco costume? Awesome.

  • pat

    Putting the sound of an alarm clock in a commercial should be illegal. I hate that shit.

    • Accent Shallow

      I support this.

  • whozat

    wow. Kazmir’s fastball looks like Andy’s.

    • bexarama

      It’s Dave Eiland’s fault.

      …I’ve read too much NYYFans.

      • whozat

        do they blame him for Javy? Joba?

        • bexarama

          yes. yes. They actually blame him for everything that goes wrong with the Yankees. I’ve seen him called “a piece of sh-t,” “a douchebag,” “a useless f-cker” and etc. there. There’s one user that suggests escalating bad things every time a pitcher has a meh outing. Recently, he suggested Eiland gargle lye.

          I get that you don’t think he’s a very good pitching coach. That’s okay. But the hostility toward him is astounding.

          • bexarama

            I don’t mean the personal “you” there, obviously

  • Cecala

    At least that ground out was not to short…

    • bexarama

      can we agree Jeter looks better these past couple of games? When he was “bad” he was hitting like .330 though.

  • Hangoverologist

    Hey look, Kazmir didn’t botch a throw!

  • Accent Shallow

    On the one hand, I’m glad Kazmir doesn’t hit 100 anymore. He always seemed to kill the Yankees as a Devil Ray.

    On the other hand, it’s always a bummer when there’s one less guy with electric stuff in the world.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ball 3 to Tex sure looked like strike 3, although Gameday really disagrees.

    • bexarama

      I was gonna say, whoah, Tex got a gift call there but go figure.

      • whozat

        It’s always tough to tell with lefties and the off-axis camera angle.

        • Accent Shallow

          Parallax!

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

    Fantastic at-bat by Tex.

  • bexarama

    Kazmir thought that ball in the dirt was strike 3? o_O

  • Salty Buggah

    Seriously Alex, you need a HR…

    • Salty Buggah

      Next time

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

    Jose Molina threw out four basestealers today. Hot damn.

    • bexarama

      It was horrible and unclassy of us not to resign him.

      /Bleacher Report’d

      Also, that was against the Rays. I think he got Carl Crawford. Whoah. o_O

      • Jose

        He got Crawford twice.

        • bexarama

          daaaamn

    • Jose

      This year he has 1 SB against. He has 7 CS. Wow.

  • Accent Shallow

    Were those two straight changeups? Or is Vazquez injured?

    Huh.

    • whozat

      Yeah, where are the other 4 mph on his FB???

    • bexarama

      his fastball velocity is a little =/-y so far

  • Jose

    Boston bullpen meltdown.

    • bexarama

      It’s just a tease.

      • bexarama

        though their bullpen looks so crappy, Papelbon’s walk rate is terrible albeit in a SSS, and it’s gonna hurt them against the non-bad teams.

  • Salty Buggah

    Woohoo Miguel Tejada!

  • Couchy

    Oka-rated

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

    Has Vazquez always pitched from the first base side of the rubber?

  • Accent Shallow

    What the fuck, Kazmir.

  • Hey ZZ

    Have the Yankees been hit a lot this year or is just me?

  • Cecala

    What the Fudge…

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

    Time to kill.

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

      Thank you Jorge, and fuck you Kaz.

  • WIlliam

    Don’t you hit our Ribibe.

  • WIlliam

    Payback!!!!!

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

    That’s how you get them back for throwing at Robbie. Eat it, bitches.

  • Accent Shallow

    Maybe you shouldn’t have hit Robbie there.

    Nice payback.

  • Poopy Pants

    FACE to Kazmir!

  • pat

    Muahahahaha

  • whozat

    THAT is the way to answer back!

  • Cecala

    Posada just took a dump on Kazmir’s chest.

  • Reggie C.

    WE. CAN’T. BE. STOPPED.

    Posada just checked Kaz.

  • Jake

    Karma?

    • 12

      kazma?

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

      Nah. We’re just better than him.

  • Hangoverologist

    Posada avenged Robbie!

  • Across the pond

    Karma’s a bitch Scotty boy

  • bexarama

    Damn. Nice payback, Jorge and Thames!

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

    Joe G ftw.

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

    Yeah Marcus. DESTROY HIM.

  • Hangoverologist

    Thames! I used to not like the signing, but if he can mash against lefties, I really don’t care if he has an iron glove.

  • WIlliam

    That would of been a triple if Gardner was there!!! Okay, Ill have to get over my irrational hate of Thames, brought on mostly by my completely rational adoration of Gardy.

  • pat

    Hahah, how do you bounce an underhand toss?

    • bexarama

      Just Kazmir bein’ Kazmir.

  • Hangoverologist

    aaahh! A bunt!

    • whozat

      Eh, it looked like he was bunting for a hit…

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

    I don’t mind the drag bunt in that situation, all things considered.

    • pat

      Word. Moves the runner no matter what, and has a pretty good chance to be beaten out.

  • WIlliam

    Grandy should teach Gardy how to bunt.

  • WIlliam

    if teh Cerve is walked for Jeter, I’ll laugh.

    • WIlliam

      Haha, only Kaz.

    • pat

      Commence.

  • PaulF

    Cervelli is feared.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Can somebody get Thames a fucking chinstrap?!

  • bexarama

    Thames loses his helmet in the field a lot

    • Poopy Pants

      Almost as much as Matsui used to lose his hat in the field. haha.

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

    Great job by Thames there.

  • Cecala

    Thames needs to wear a chinstrap or something to keep that helmet on.

  • WIlliam

    Jeter’s obp isn’t great, for him I mean.

  • pat

    Holy shit, Scott Kazmir is only 25???

    Wow, I would have said 29 or 29.

    • Accent Shallow

      This is what happens when you’re in the majors at 20.

    • whozat

      he came up at…20? I think?

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

      Yeah, he was up at 19 or 20. The Devil Rays took him right out of Double-A and put him in the rotation after the trade.

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

    El Capitan! Everyday he’s hustlin’!

  • WIlliam

    Thank god, what the hell Jete?

  • bexarama

    Nice hustle Jeets.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Jeter hustling out of a box for once in his life.

  • WIlliam

    You din’t hit teh Ribbie.

    • WIlliam

      *don’t

  • charles poet

    didn’t see Cano being hit. Anyone think it was intentional?

    Makes me wonder now that the Angels strangle hold on the Yankees seems to be gone, they are now trying to become the “Pedro Red Sox”

    • whozat

      Yes.

  • Hughesus Christo

    I am stunned by Hunter’s defense this year. He looks terrible.

    • bexarama

      absolutely. I know his days as an elite CF are long gone and honestly never really were, considering his reputation, but he doesn’t just look bad. He looks awful.

  • Alex S

    Seriously does Scott Boras ever move from his spot in the corner? They really need to get him out of frame. Can the ump move 2-3 inches to his right?

  • WIlliam

    Everything that inning was hard hit.

  • WIlliam

    Whew!

  • ShuutoHeat

    RAWR, time to crush some more starters!

  • bexarama

    Matsui can get his base hit in the bottom of the eighth when the Yankees lead 18-2. That’d be a nice moment.

  • WIlliam

    1o pitches through 4 batters, nice.

    • WIlliam

      *10

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Matsui almost made me shatpooey.

  • bexarama

    Nationals beat the Dodgers 1-0 what o_O

  • WIlliam

    Why is is Kendry batting 5th?

  • WIlliam

    Uhg.

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

    Settle Javy.

  • Poopy Pants

    From mlb.com…

    Macha also announced veteran right-hander Jeff Suppan — and his $12.5 million contract — will move to the bullpen. Suppan last pitched out of the bullpen in 2003 with the Red Sox.

    That’s a lot of money for a few outs, no?

    • Jose

      The new fad in baseball is to waste starters in the bullpen.

      • Poopy Pants

        The Yankees are trendsetters.

      • Pat D

        The new fad in baseball is to waste starters in the bullpen put guys who can’t pitch anymore but have ridiculously overpaid contracts in the bullpen.

        • whozat

          Zambrano is FAR from a guy who can’t pitch anymore. He’s not that “ace” guy they thought they were signing when they gave him that deal, but he’s still one of the 5 best starters on that roster. And he’s capable of league-average performance. Unless he’s going to go put up a mo-style performance in the 9th inning for them, this move will make them win fewer games.

          • bexarama

            I saw some stat about the Cubs bullpen that was completely horrifying. They’d given up like… 20 runs in 15 innings or something. So they do need bullpen help. But removing Zambrano from the rotation as opposed to Gorzelanny or Silva is not the help they need.

          • Pat D

            I know that Zambrano can still pitch. Just using the exaggeration method. He is ridiculously overpaid, however.

            Suppan can’t pitch and was used as Exhibit A by Keith Law to demonstrate what Mark Attanasio shouldn’t complain about the Yankees’ payroll.

        • WIlliam

          That doesn’t apply to Joba.

          • Pat D

            I wasn’t referring to Joba.

  • whozat

    Ok, so Vazquez just isn’t right. His velocity is WAY down, his control (which is normally good) just isn’t there…odds he’s hiding an injury?

    • Poopy Pants

      That’s what he did last time on the Yanks, right?

    • Accent Shallow

      Sure seems like it, but what do we know?

    • Pat D

      /Carl Pavano’d?

    • Kevin

      If he goes down, would Joba, Mitre, or Aceves be in the rotation?

      • Pat D

        Mitre or Ivan Nova.

      • whozat

        Not Joba, apparently. One of the reasons, I though he shouldn’t be pigeonholed into this 1-inning role, but…I guess they’d rather have Mitre in the rotation and Joba in the ALL IMPORTANT 8TH!!!!!

        • Kevin

          How silly of me to think they’d even consider putting Joba in the rotation! It’s amazing how this organization can be so good, yet make such silly decisions sometimes…

      • WIlliam

        Better be Joba.

        ::growls threateningly::

        • whozat

          They’ve already said it won’t be.

          • WIlliam

            Even in an extended period?

      • Poopy Pants

        Have Mitre or Aceves pitched yet in 2010?

        (sarcastic)

        • WIlliam

          Has Mitre?

          (completely serious)

          • bexarama

            the last time Mitre pitched it was in that game against the Rays when Javy got killed, I believe

          • whozat

            If only there were a plethora of easily searchable websites that could answer this question…

            (yeah, I remember at least one appearance)

    • bexarama

      He doesn’t seem to have much. It’s frustrating because I wanted him to do well out of the gate for various reasons. I hope it’s a mechanical thing they can work out and not an injury.

    • Jose

      Last year on April 24th Javy was 89-91 with his fastball in the first couple of innings. Once the game got going he would sometimes hit 92. Today he is 88-90 so far. I wouldn’t be overly concerned.

      • Accent Shallow

        The odd thing is that his first pitches of the game were 84, 85, 87, 87.

        That seems like late career Pedro Martinez: someone who needs some time to build to his “sitting” velocity, which is odd.

  • Poopy Pants

    Cervelli is hilarious.

  • larryf

    Even Cervelli trying to frame Javy’s pitches is not helping this inning. Frankie frames fantastically :-)

    And this just in: NJ being flown back to NYC on a private plane while laying on an extra firm mattress.

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

    Cervski is bad ass.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      The Cervinator

      /makincopies’d

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Eiland better plug this motherfucker into the matrix between innings.

    “I know pitch-fu.”

  • Dela G

    attaboy javy

  • ShuutoHeat

    Mike Napoli, an example of ugly tattoos on an athlete.

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

    MMM’Yeeeeeeeah Javy. Did you get the memo about the walks? Because we’re supposed to be cutting down on walks…so I’ll get you another copy of that memo. Oh and Javy uuuummm if you could go ahead and cut down on the hits as well that would be greeeeeaaat…yeeeeeah.

    /Lumberg’d

    • Poopy Pants

      “Has anyone seen my slider?”

  • bexarama

    juuuust missed. Teixeira seems better these past couple of days.

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

    Looks like Teix might be back pretty soon. His swings have looked much better the past few games.

  • WIlliam

    Damn, soooo close.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Alex

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

    Also, just checked in. Could someone give me a rundown on how we got the three runs?

    • lower case j

      Posada 2 run bomb, DJ fielders choice

    • pat

      Cano HBP
      Posada bomb
      Thames 2b
      Grandy Sac
      Jeter FC

      • pat

        With a Cervelli BB in between Grandy and jeets

    • bexarama

      Cano got HBP, Posada hit a bomb, then later with runners on first and third and one out Jeter beat out a DP so the runner on third scored.

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

      Thanks, gents.

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

        And Bexy.

    • WIlliam

      Kazmir intentionally hit Cano. Posada hits a first pitch 2-run homer. Thames doubles, Grandy bunts him to third, almost got a base hit. Cervelli walks, Jeter gets an RBI grounder.

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

      Kaz came up and in on Robbie. Next pitch, hit him in the ass. Next pitch, Jorge juiced one. Then Thames doubled, Jete’s ended up driving him in from a FC.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Hey, at least we know Javy can field. :P

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

    Kim Jones rocking old lady clothes.

    • bexarama

      nothing Kim Jones wears is as bad as what Nancy Newman wears. Kim Jones had some nice earrings the other day, too.

    • lower case j

      I’m legitimately in love with KJ.

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

    I really hate Brandon Wood. I only wish bad things upon him and his family.

    • pat

      Haha wtf?

      • bexarama

        He destroyed his fantasy team.

        • pat

          Ohhhh, word.

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

          Yeah, but at least Carlos Zambrano made up for the loss. OH WAIT?

          Gah. My team looks like 9 Rey Ordonez’s out there.

          • pat

            You should change your name to 9 Ordoñii

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

              I should change it from “The Overshares FTW” to “The 9 Ordonii FTL”

              I’m getting embarrassed out there. It’s like watching a Pirates game on a Yahoo spreadsheet.

    • Jose

      Careful you may polarize people and be attacked over this statement.

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

        That would be uncharted territory for me.

      • bexarama

        I was shocked at the responses to that Cody Ransom thing, heh. I mean… it was a little insulting to Cody, sure, and at this point making fun of Cody Ransom is only slightly less tiring than making fun of David Eckstein. But whoah. I guess the Ransoms visit RAB, or something.

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

          Missed the Ransom thing. I’m guessing there’s a parallel to what I said and how people feel about Ransom…being alive and getting a ring?)

          • Jose

            People were polarized earlier. That is why I made my comment. The Ransom family took Mike off the Christmas card list today.

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

              Gotcha. At least the Melky Cabrera family will be receiving an Axisa fruitcake for Christmas.

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

      I laughed.

      • Jose

        So did I. Only because he didn’t say it about Ransom.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    What the fuck was that guy swinging at?

    Thanks, though.

  • Dela G

    wow brandon wood is an idiot for swingin at that

  • Accent Shallow

    Brandon Wood is garbage.

    I am 100% ok with this.

  • bexarama

    could they demote Wood if he continues to be this bad?

    • bexarama

      though… I don’t know who they could get for 3B. Can Izturis or Aybar play that? Do they want both their bats in the lineup every day?

    • Pat D

      I’m sure they have another prospect that will never reach his potential to replace him.

      /Dallas McPherson’d

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

        Hah. Oh man, forgot about him. Talk about an underachiever.

    • Hangoverologist

      He has no options left, so the Angels would have to put him on waivers before he returns to AAA.

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

      He’s out of options.

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

      Trade him to the Orioles for a reliever.

    • bexarama

      thanks, guys. I know nothing about waivers/options.

  • Dela G

    good god give up izturis

    • bexarama

      this is annoying

      • Dela G

        Finally….

  • Zack

    way to screw up his pitch count maicer

  • Beef Hammerdong

    ’bout fuckin’ time.

  • lower case j

    Well earned.

  • larryf

    Better for Kim Jones to be up there when Angels were batting so as not to be accused of stealing the signs….

    but seriously-she is interfering with the hitters’ backdrop

    Sciosia to protest…..

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

      I’d expect to see a Kim Jones Milf Hunter outtakes episode. She’s not great enough to get a feature or anything, but she’s good enough to get something.

      • Dela G

        wouldn’t she have to be a mom first? she has no kids (that i know of), so she can’t be a milf, no?

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

          My understanding is it’s not about the mom status necessarily, but the age.

          You don’t see 17-year-olds with babies from Mississippi on Milf Hunter. But they have to be at least 29-30.

          There’s a common thread and it’s not the child-rearing status.

  • bexarama

    that… wasn’t… a … strike?

  • Dela G

    man i wish javy’s velo was up, he could blow the fb by people

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

    pwned

  • Dela G

    he killed that

    +1 for my fantasy teams

  • pat

    O fuck you Bobbinski.

  • BklynJT

    Wwack. Javy’s aiming for the record

  • bexarama

    Just walk him next time?

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

    Abeu kills us, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Why couldn’t this game be the other 60% of the time when Abreu doesn’t hit Javy up. Ugh.

    • Accent Shallow

      Prior to today: .297/.369/.757

      A .460 ISO? Damn.

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

        Expect that to correct itself Raul Ibanez-style (just the power).

        • Accent Shallow

          I dunno about that — that’s his career line off Javy, in 80 some odd PAs. Bobby clearly is a true talent .460 ISO guy, but it wouldn’t surprise me for him to hit significantly different from his career norms against certain pitchers.

  • Pat D

    Wow, even in the day time that fireworks haze is ri-god damn-diculous.

  • Dela G

    great K by javy

  • Hangoverologist

    God damn you Abreu.

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, Torii was way out in front of that.

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

      He couldn’t see it off the sheen of that fake black guy at 2B.

      • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

        literally LOLing

      • bexarama

        dyingggggg of the lols

      • Accent Shallow

        Is Cano still an impostor if he’s named after Jackie Robinson?

        I can see Torii’s point, even if he made it in a poor way — there’s less American-born blacks playing baseball, but that’s not as apparent, because many of the Dominicans have dark skin.

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          He explained his point in a poor way and gave poor evidence for it. Meh.

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

            Yup. His point should have been that MLB doens’t do enough to promote the game in the inner cities — which is true. He should have entirely left out the Dominican/Latin aspect. It obfuscated his larger message and only made him look a fool.

            • bexarama

              This. I think CC’s made comments about how bad MLB has been in promoting the game in inner cities, which is true. No one has a problem with anyone saying that. Torii just said it the really wrong way.

          • Accent Shallow

            Hey, I just want as many talented kids playing baseball as possible, whether they’re African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Japanese, etc etc.

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

    Okay, now don’t laugh. Should I start Melky or Coghlan? Melky will be facing Pelfrey who is bound to come back to earth. Cog is facing a likehanded pitcher in Colorado. 0 for 3 in his career against him.

    • bexarama

      Coghlan has blown so far I think. Melky’s been so bad though, too.

      • bexarama

        this is an awful answer to your question. I’d go Coghlan because I think he’s better overall. The chances of you getting production from those guys in their horrific slumps isn’t that high, though.

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

        Melky is hitting 143, Cog is hitting 148. fml

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

      Coughlan at least has more upside. He also hits in a better spot in the lineup. Start him.

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

        Yeah he’s leading off. Had 2 hits yesterday. Maybe he’ll run into one tonight.

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

          BTW, someone offered me Pineiro for Youkilis. I mean, I know my team sucks, but give me a break. I couldn’t believe that was a serious offer.

          • bexarama

            I’m laughing really hard. Wow.

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

            Sometimes offering shit trades is a long-term strategy. I employ it myself sometimes. Nothing that absurd, though.

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

    Curtis is so bad with lefties, I suspect he can only jerk with the right hand.

    • Pat D

      /TMI’d

  • bexarama

    Henderson and Morgan were the only answers to that question I could think of. :( I’m dumb for not thinking of the Bondses though.

    • bexarama

      also why in the world is the Florida/Colorado game starting at 5:00? That is such a weird time for a game to start

    • Pat D

      I had to look at the steals leaders to get the answers. I figured both Bonds were there, but I also guessed Mays originally. Forgot how many HR’s Morgan and Henderson hit, and would never have thought of Biggio.

    • Hangoverologist

      Weird. I thought the two Bonds, Rickey was crossing my mind, but I never would have thought of Biggio and Morgan.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Angel Berroa, heh.

  • Jose

    Thames hasn’t had a chance to field yet, how is he going to improve his -148.7 UZR/150?

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

      If it stays at that exactly line, we should be happy. Him not getting chances is the best case scenario for us.

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

    What is with the 12:30 (local) starts in LA? Is that the norm?

  • bexarama

    they couldn’t turn a DP on that?

    • bexarama

      nevermind, they clearly couldn’t on the replay

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, Thames really only has one tool.

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

      I thought it was a good throw. The ball rolled over way too much real estate for him to have a shot at it though.

      • Accent Shallow

        He has a much better arm than Damon, but that’s a pretty low bar to clear.

  • Jose

    Stephen Colbert is not going to be able to sleep after seeing this:
    http://i.imgur.com/CK6Hp.jpg

  • BigBlueAL

    Vazquez has as much confidence in his fastball as Tim Wakefield has in his.

  • charles poet

    ugh

  • http://pda.88000.org/wallpapers/48/Pikachu_Dressed_as_Hitler.jpg Do Not Feed The Trolls!

    Thames is slow as dog sh*t

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

    Javy got piched on the 4th pitch in that AB but damn, he is frustrating as hell so far this year.

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

      *pinched

  • Pat D

    This game is going to be painful.

  • Accent Shallow

    Brandon Wood grand slam?

    /reverse jinx. Wood sucks

  • nathan

    Unable to watch the game on TV, any chance vazquez makes it to 6 innings

    • kunaldo

      zero

    • Accent Shallow

      Just got yanked in favor of Boone Logan, so no.

  • bexarama

    aaargh

  • Dave

    Ah, we can always count on Vasquez to give the bullpen some work.

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

    Real nice Marcus. Real nice.

    • Lex

      I guess it is ok that Wood hit the ball on the screws off of Javy though?

      • bexarama

        they both get blame. Javy threw a crappy pitch, Thames couldn’t make a play.

  • Alex S

    not going to say which particular yankee outfielder would have made that play

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

    Get Javy out of there. His curve is a BP fastball.

  • damn yanks

    that is about the 5th run Thames is responsible for this season in the field

  • charles poet

    Girardi always seems to wait too long.

  • Across the pond

    Thames in left = horrible

  • Beef Hammerdong

    /pottedplant’d

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Javy to the 8th!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Klemy

    Who would’ve thought Thames would cost us another run in a game?

    /sarcasm’d

  • Hughesus Christo

    Javy needs to hit the DL. Make up an injury if you have to. We’re on the precipice of disaster with him. He is going to start getting Pavano’d in NY.

  • Jose

    I guess I shouldn’t have mentioned Thames’ fielding. Whoops.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    just stopped in–how did the runs score?

  • Cecala

    Can this Thames in LF stop already? My god he always seems to bite us in the ass, he is a horrid fielder.

    • Joe D.

      Especially with noted flyball pitcher Vazquez on the mound…

  • JuliaXX

    Wouldn’t a Johnson/Thames DH platoon make more sense?

  • Brent

    I don’t get why Girardi continues to play Thames. Gardner may have gotten to that ball without even sliding. That catch is as good as a two run homer.

  • ShuutoHeat

    ……….
    I go take a shit and this is what happens?
    …I should hold it in next time.

    • Teix is the Man

      LMAO

  • bonestock94

    I really want Gardner to play daily, at least until (if) he cools off. Javy’s slider looked filthy today but that’s about it.

  • Brad Toughy

    How is booing Javy Vazquez at a game and ripping him on Twitter or other online medium any different?

    • http://pda.88000.org/wallpapers/48/Pikachu_Dressed_as_Hitler.jpg Do Not Feed The Trolls!

      Because we PAID not to watch him suck

      DUH….

  • Dave

    We cant have EVERY starter going good right guys? That would be greedy.

  • BigBlueAL

    From seeing the stuff he has had this season so far, how in the fuckin world did he pitch so good last season?? I know the NL is weaker than the AL but seriously??

    • nathan

      Never trade with the f**kin Braves… nothing that they purge is worth sh*t

    • JPM

      The NL is that awful

    • Lex

      No, you nailed it. The NL is weaker.

      • Accent Shallow

        Yup, and Halladay is going to maintain that ERA under 1.00.

        There’s a difference between the leagues, but it’s not that great.

    • bonestock94

      It’s April, don’t be ridiculous.

      • BigBlueAL

        Vazquez so far has looked like Mussina in 2007, a guy who while was never overpowering had enough of a fastball that it made his breaking stuff way more effective. Vazquez can barely thrown 90 with his fastball and has lost all faith in it.

        He still has plenty of time obviously left to turn it around but he is going to have to make some significant changes with the way he pitches similar to what Moose did in 2008 to survive pitching in the AL this season. Now if he can start throwing 91-92 mph again consistently than he should be fine but he is almost 34 yo now and has alot of innings under his belt so who knows.

        I certainly dont think trading for him was a waste since they gave up nothing for him (dont care about Vizcaino, a 19 yo who hasnt even pitched a full season of pro baseball yet) but so far with the way he has looked you certainly have to be concerned with how he will do the rest of the season.

        • Accent Shallow

          I certainly dont think trading for him was a waste since they gave up nothing for him (dont care about Vizcaino, a 19 yo who hasnt even pitched a full season of pro baseball yet) but so far with the way he has looked you certainly have to be concerned with how he will do the rest of the season.

          Completely agree. I’m a bit concerned, but not ready to start panicking. If he’s still like this at the end of May . . . eeek.

  • nathan

    If thames starts it shd only be as a DH…

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Maybe LF at Fenway, or I could be talked into RF at home, but any normal sized outfield . . . nah.

  • Marcos

    Gardy makes that catch. Starting Thames yet AGAIN bites us in the behind…

    • charles poet

      Or maybe it is that the Yankees have had zero hits since the second inning and 2 total for the game against an erratic kazmir.

  • Johnny

    can we get kennedy back? javy is not compatible with the AL.

    • Alex S

      we didn’t trade Kennedy for Javy

      • Johnny

        trading kennedy, played a roll in acquiring Javy.

        • Joe D.

          Was there butter on it, though?

        • Alex S

          Are you trying to say that Kennedy would be starting right for the Yankees right now? it would have been Joba and Phil. Besides it not like Kennedy it pitching lights out….in the NL west

        • Zack

          how so?

    • nathan

      Kennedy went in the Grandy deal… its Arodys i am pissed abt

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, I’ll take Home Run Javy every time, thanks.

      He’ll have an ERA under 4.50 at the end of the year, which is something I wouldn’t expect of IPK.

  • nathan

    Cue the Javy choker calls to Wfan

    • Zack

      we gave up melky for him! MELKY! he was tha clutchest guy in tha majurs last yeer!

      • nathan

        to be honest, we gave up Arodys… blue chip prospect

        • Zack

          Oh I know, but if you listen to callers they dont mention him, just Melky

          • nathan

            true… lol

        • bexarama

          I’m thinking you’re constantly way overrating Arodys. Like, a lot.

          • nathan

            thts fair… i guess i was smitten with the reports.. and i was in the Joba starter camp… in one trade, both of them got dashed… so i guess i am belaboring this… true

  • Pat D

    I would have still left Vazquez in the game.

    Still think he gave a better chance than playing Eeny Meeny Miny Mo with the bullpen the rest of the game.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    good god Javy must hate Thames

    • Johnny

      Thames did not give up the line shot… or walk a bunch of guys.

  • YankeeScribe

    Okay, now I’m beginning to lose my patience with Javy

  • charles poet

    3.2 – 5 5 5 3 3 1 = shitty shitty shitty line.

    I know, it is early and no one can jump to conclusions after 3 starts, right. I mean we are giving Tex and others a pass cuz it has only been 16 games

  • EMills

    sure was a pleasure watching Javy pitch….is the Thames experiment over yet?

  • BklynJT

    Javy is annoying as hell to watch. What’s worse is that i drafted him on my fantasy team…

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

    I know Thames should’ve had that ball but damn. Many of you are blaming him and Girardi for Javy getting hammered.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Thames can maybe get a few hits off a LHP, but honestly I’ll trade that away for some better defense in LF.

  • Cecala

    Seriously it is not even on Javy, if Gardner was in, he would have caught it, and it was too shallow to score. With the Izturez ground out, the Yankees still have the lead. Hopefully this wakes Girardi up.

    • bexarama

      Javy wasn’t pitching that well. He clearly has no confidence in his fastball. I really, really hope they’re working on it.

      That said, Thames in the field makes me cringe and I hope that doesn’t happen too often.

      • Cecala

        It would have been a stressful inning, Javy put the men on base don’t get me wrong, but Thames has to make a play like that. He wont get any of the blame though, it will all be on Javy and make matters worse.

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

      He gave up 5 and left one on base for Logan. None of them are on Javy? This Thames hate is hilarious.

  • Ivan

    Look guys this game is FAR from over.

    • Johnny

      yeah, yeah… I just want to see the Javy I was excited about this off season.

    • nathan

      its not the game we are worried abt… its how javy totally sucks

  • Hangoverologist

    As soon as Javy blows up, a whole bunch of new names show up. I wonder why…

    • Johnny

      the internet is a great place to vent.

    • bexarama

      seriously

      He sucked today, no doubt, but… yeesh.

  • Pat D

    Could we get a more inconsistent strike zone?

  • BklynJT

    The Thames experiment will be over soon. Girardi may make mistakes at times but he does learn from them, hopefully sooner than later.

  • nathan

    for some reason i dont think Joe G is a big fan of javy.. he never completely backed him up in the francesa interview…

    and boy the way he jammed that bullpen phone… he looked pissed that a 3-0 lead has evaporated..

    we cud hv had Arodys in the system and Joba in the rotation.. sigh

    hes got no fastball.. it also kinda sucks that he has had to face some tough teams from the getgo… but this Javy move is gonna sting as the summer moves along

    • Accent Shallow

      From what we’ve see of Joba thus far, I can live without him in the rotation. Command just hasn’t looked like it’s there.

    • Pat D

      I have that feeling too.

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

      How about we give him more than four starts before declaring him done?

      • Pat D

        I don’t think he’s done. But his next start is at home against the White Sox. If he isn’t even half decent, it’s going to get dicey.

        I just said I don’t think Girardi is a big fan.

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

    Javy just cost me W, ERA, and WHIP in fantasy baseball.

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

      Don’t look to me for sympathy. I have Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo in my rotation.

    • BklynJT

      Ditto to me. I should of went with my gut and benched his arse.

  • Coach6423

    Strike zone magically expanding..

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

    Hammer time.

  • Ivan

    It’s kinda ironic that as we draw near to may, Teix is having better and better AB’s.

    • bexarama

      I don’t see what’s ironic about that?

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

        heh, +1.

        If anything, it’s status quo.

      • Alex S

        yup. I see it as making perfect sense.

  • Alex S

    ugh. Tex and A-rod both hit the ball well

    • Accent Shallow

      BABIP is a fickle mistress.

  • Ivan

    Look, i know Javy has been well bad, but I do think he will turn it around. As he gets more velo on the FB and sharpen his command, He’ll get better, nuch better.

    • Pat D

      But if his issues are just mechanical, and he doesn’t get that fixed……this may never happen.

    • Johnny

      agreed.

      but i reserve the right to bitch about it until he does. i am an entitled yankee fan, ya know.

    • BigBlueAL

      Javy aint young anymore and has thrown a shitload of innings in his career, his velocity may not be there anymore. He probably has to learn to live with it and adjust similar to what Moose did. Vazquez has the breaking stuff and changeup to pitch well with “only” a high-80’s fastball but he is going to have to learn to do so and making that transaction in season in the AL East aint easy.

  • Pat D

    Meanwhile, don’t turn over to NESN. You may not like what you find.

  • Zack

    Wow, O’s are about to blow a 3 run lead in the bottom of the 10th

    • Jose

      Hopefully McDonald regresses to the mean this AB.

    • Andrew What?

      The O’s are a complete embarrasment. Its amazing how bad they are.

      • Andrew What?

        O’s barely hang on to win.

        • Pat D

          They almost blow a 3 run lead in one inning, but then not quite. I’m not sure if my head can comprehend all of this.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Javy fan confidence poll (0-10):

    10

    He gets a perfect 10 for wearing a Yankee uniform. Other than that, it’s his grade to lose. Be done with this foul month and start anew, Vadgequez.

  • bexarama

    who’s the guy on Twitter that’s Ledger_Yankees? Because he’s pretty amazing.

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Marc Carig

  • Joe D.

    Reminder to not jump off the Javy train just yet:

    ……………………………..APR ’09….REST ’09
    1 Joe Blanton 8.41 3.55
    2 Matt Harrison 7.89 5.18
    3 Vicente Padilla 7.43 3.80
    4 Clayton Kershaw 7.29 2.16
    5 Josh Beckett 7.22 3.33
    6 Adam Eaton 7.17 8.78
    7 Aaron Cook 7.11 3.60
    8 Kenshin Kawakami 7.06 3.34
    9 David Purcey 7.01 5.24
    10 Ricky Nolasco 6.92 4.75

    • bexarama

      I’m convinced he’s doing a backwards 2004 where he is gonna rule in the second half or something.

      • Jose

        I keep thinking the same thing.

    • Across the pond

      6 Adam Eaton 7.17 8.78

      lol that doesn’t inspire anything

    • First Time Poster

      Javy will still be a goo pitcher. Look at what Lester has done thus far… look at what LIVAN HERNANDEZ has done thus far.

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

      Eh. I’m not going to look at Blanton and Padilla to give me reassurance of Javy.

      I’ll look at this: http://www.baseball-reference......ja01.shtml

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Jon Lester–5.40, 3.06
      CC Sabathia–4.73, 3.14

      Why is Adam Eaton on your list?

      • Joe D.

        It was the top ten highest April ’09 ERAs among starters.

        It’s good to have Adam Eaton there since, well, Javy is most certainly not Adam Eaton. No matter how badly some crackheads would like to claim he is.

    • Jersey

      So safe to say he’s somewhere between Kershaw and Eaton?

  • First Time Poster

    Just got here, what’s a recap of the game from those watching?

    • bexarama

      Kazmir looked bad early, settled down but threw a lot of pitches. Javy not very good (though Thames didn’t make a play that didn’t help).

      • mbonzo

        Agreed. Javy was about the same as last start but the ump has a batters strike zone. He ran in to trouble in the 4th when he gave up a couple hits but one big one. Thames couldn’t hold on to the ball after a bad jump and a bad slide. Despite Javy’s lack of control and low velocity, he would still be out there if Gardner was playing.

        • mike c

          unbelivable how some people defend this guy… “it’s thames!” “it’s the umpires!”
          /j-bobber’d

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

    Vulture time! Go get it Ace.

  • bexarama

    Orioles win!!!!! It’s a miracle!!!!

    • Teix is the Man

      They’re getting hot for Tuesday lol.

  • Across the pond

    Someone better pin Giardi to his seat in case he takes ace out after 1 out

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

    Congratulations on biologically outliving other humans. What an accomplishment!

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

    I figured we’d have a Mitre day. Guess not?

    • Accent Shallow

      If the Angels get a couple runs off Aceves, I bet we see him. If not, might as well try and win the game, right?

      • bexarama

        that. It was 5-3. Not insurmountable at all.

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

    Wow, just realized we only have two hits.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hoveround commercials are the funniest shit ever.

    In contrast, the most absurd commercials are the pro-corn syrup (!!!) ads. Thanks, farm lobby!

  • Ivan

    Lets get some runs plz.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I hate those damn singing Mohegan Sun commercials….

  • Dante

    I’ve just witness Vazquez piss away a 3-0 lead and get pulled with the Yanks now down 5-3.
    I think this guy is overmatched when it comes to Man-ning up to the moment and being a vital contributor to the World Champs. He’s ok playing for the Expos (were perennial losers) or the Braves but he’s not a winner.
    I also think he was cut plenty of slack around his ’04 implosion because of the “alleged” sore shoulder. Nice fabricated story to ease the initial pressure on him coming back.
    But here we are and facts are facts. His 9.00 ERA says it all.
    He just flat out suck …dudes!!!

    • bexarama

      Well that settles it. I was undecided until I read this. Thanks.

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

      I hope you shake your small children.

    • Joe D.

      This is an outstanding imitation and some fabulous satire.

      The final line was an excellent touch.

      I’ll give it an A-. Had to dock some points because you bothered to capitalize all the proper nouns, which is a definite no-no for the knee-jerk crowd.

      • bexarama

        you have to give him bonus points for the “Man-ning” thing, though. I don’t even know what that means.

    • Jersey

      He has won two more career decisions than he has lost. Because wins are infallible as a statistic, he is technically a winner and guaranteed to stay that way for at least one more start.

  • First Time Poster

    I hope Ace rights his ship soon. Love me some Pet Detective.

  • nathan

    Alright… lets get this going boys… while i would love to see another blown save by fuentes… i would like a little pasting for Kazmir….

  • Accent Shallow

    Kazmir is just not the same guy.

    How sweet does that have to be for Robbie?

  • Poopy Pants

    Hughes to #4
    Joba to #5
    Javier to NL
    Logan to ‘pen (with CHOP)
    NJ to hospital
    Thames or Miranda to DH
    Swisher to bat in 2 hole? Grandy?

    Am I panicking? Yes.

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

      Not sure if serious.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      You forgot to trade for Damon and Matsui

      • bexarama

        and Melky, and Kennedy, and Arodys!!!!

    • Beamish

      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      No
      No
      No
      and
      Yes

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

    Robbie has easily been the brightest spot on the short season so far.

    • First Time Poster

      Hughes is there, too.

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

        Yeah but Cano at peak form is a Top-5 position player. Hughes is probably a #2 starter. I’m thrilled about Hughes’ performance, but Robbie is on a different plane.

        • Jose

          So far I think Pettitte’s performance has been the most impressive of any Yankee. Not that it will last though.

          • bexarama

            this. mmmph.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano is just fuckin amazing this season so far.

  • Ivan

    Crush Baby. And by the way if Cano doesn’t have the best Home Run pose, he’s in the top 3.

    • Pat D

      Stole it from Griffey.

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

    Robbie murdered that ball.

  • Alex S

    nice closeup on the “Gone” sign after the homer

  • Coach6423

    He is so fucking locked in…

  • Across the pond

    Dammmmmmn he crushed that.

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

    Should have traded Robbie when we had the chance.

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

      And promoted that Nunez guy in AAA. Have you seen him, Mike? He’s raking!

    • mbonzo

      Maybe we could still trade him and Javy for Beltran!

  • First Time Poster

    In play, run(s)!!!

    I’m assuming Cano took a nap around 2nd when rounding the bases.

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

    It’s like he’s running with heavy combat boots. So slow.

  • BigBlueAL

    BTW just had to mention this, saw My Cousin Vinny last night on Fox Movie Channel I think it was and that movie still is a fuckin classic!!

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

      The yutes. The hhhwat?

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

      Gangs of New York was on AMC last night. Daniel Day Lewis FTW.

      • Alex S

        its on again right now

      • bexarama

        hate that movie, love DDL in it. And everything really.

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

          I drink your milkshake, Bexy!

          • bexarama

            aaah I love that movie

  • Meat Loaf

    I am so tired of Flash commentating. Sooo tired of it. I know Michael Kay is a douche, but at least his voice sounds like he has at least some level of happiness when watching Baseball. Flash sounds like he is watching paint try.

    • Meat Loaf

      dry.*

  • Dante

    sorry boyz…Vasquez is a $12 mil + loser. I’ve given him the benefit of the doubt but come on. This was his chance to shine and beat a good team and continue the series winning streak. Should the Yanks come back and win the game he will be the biggest question mark going forward.
    Can he Man up and rise to the occasion? The evidence both past and present say NO!!!

    • Jose

      Thank you for setting us straight.

    • Hangoverologist

      I love me some dumbass in the middle of the afternoon.

    • bexarama
    • Across the pond

      yawn

    • nathan

      I want Javy to succeed… coz he is the poster child for the 04 collapse.. when he absolutely is not, i think he was aht All star starter for that game that year for AL…

      i hope things work out for him… just worried a little bit abt his fastball though

    • mbonzo

      Yea his whole career is a fluke. The real evidence is in April of 2010!

      • First Time Poster

        Don’t be fooled by the LSS (large sample size)

      • Dante

        what one important game has he pitched in his entire career that was a stand out rise to the occasion game that he won?

        Can’t think of one?

        That’s because there isn’t one…

    • First Time Poster

      You just made an anti-Javy post… which no one responded to. Why make one 20 seconds later?

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

      This was his chance to shine and beat a good team…

      He beat the A’s last week, who are in first place. Not the Angels.

      • mbonzo

        Overly dramatic rant succeeded in being overly dramatic. Tradmark of the NY msm.

      • First Time Poster

        But the Angles have Socia (sp?)

      • mike c

        5.1 IP with 3 ER is nothing to feel good about … especially against a team that does not have good hitting

    • Joe D.

      “Can he Man up and rise to the occasion?”

      Okay, I gotta know who this Man guy is.

    • mike c

      It’s okay, we have CC, AJ, Andy and Hughes to use in the playoffs

  • BigBlueAL

    20 pushups for Gardner.

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

    It’s weird. This game is still very winnable, but it feels like they already lost.

    • Jose

      Yanks will win. They can take the Angels bullpen.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Keep that head high Mike, keep that head high.

    • bexarama

      it’s Anaheimitis. I feel the same way.

      • First Time Poster

        Fuckin’ rally monkey. Go back to 2002.

    • Ivan

      word right.

    • mike c

      Javy’d

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

    Cano shouldn’t have homered, it’s bad for the Yankees.

    /Karros’d

    • Pat D

      Wait, when did he say that?

      • Alex S

        during the Fox game broadcast yesterday

        • Pat D

          He said Cano hitting home runs is bad? Why the hell is this guy employed? His hairstyle?

        • First Time Poster

          I think Robbie should avoid hitting too many homers. If he does, he may start to think he is a power hitter and try to hit homers.

          • mbonzo

            Everyone knows he’s too lazy to hit homeruns.

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

            Right. He’s effective because he’s an incredible contact hitter with good-not-great power. If he alters his approach and just tries to shoot the balls out of the stadium, there’s a good chance he wouldn’t be very successful.

            It’s more what the home runs represent than the home runs themselves, folks. I agree with Karros.

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

              Que? Please explain how 40 HR’s from our 5 hitter is bad?

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

                Because a guy like Robbie probably doesn’t have 40-HR power and he’s not a disciplined hitter. He excels because he hits the ball hard all over the field, but not necessarily for home runs.

                If you think he can hit 40 home runs while still whacking balls everywhere for a high average (since he’s not going to walk), great. But I tend to think that if Cano is looking to hit home runs, it will be at the expense of what his strength is.

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

                  I guess. But putting his words into context, an email to the booth was “Will Cano hit 40 hr’s this year?” His answer was, “If Cano hits 40 HR’s it will be bad for the Yankees.” I don’t care if Cano hits 240(which will never happen), if he hits 40 HR’s from our 5 spot, or anywhere in the lineup, it will be a sick year.

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

                  I don’t think it will necessarily be a bad thing if Cano hits 40 home runs, but if it means fundamentally altering his approach so that he isn’t the type of hitter he is now, that worries me. Maybe he succeeds and becomes Vlad II, but there’s a good chance he starts looking to pull everything and that could be bad for a guy that isn’t able to walk.

            • mbonzo

              You can tell with all the failure he’s had this year with it. Kevin Long and Alex Rodriguez need to discourage him from taking this approach. They don’t know half as much as Karros knows.

            • Pat D

              But I’ve never been under the impression that he tries to hit home runs. 3 of them are off the same guy, so it’s not like he’s going to hit 40.

              Karros is an idiot.

      • Hangoverologist

        He said that in yesterday’s FOX broadcast. He said that Cano shouldn’t become a home run hitter because he won’t get a lot of RBIs if he does.

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

        Yesterday he said that if Cano hits 40 HR’s it will be bad for the Yankees. Seriously.

        • First Time Poster

          But… but… Robbie is an RBI guy!

      • Zack

        He basically said that if Cano hits 40 HRs then that’s bad for the Yankees, because Cano’s an “RBI-guy”

        Dont ask us to explain because no it doesnt make sense

        • Pat D

          No explanation is needed. Karros is an idiot who doesn’t understand anything about baseball analysis. He looks spaced out all the time and has more gel in his hair than…something, I don’t know what.

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

            and was somehow still much better than Tim McCarver

  • Accent Shallow

    I can almost forgive Napoli that beard, since he really has no chin.

    • Hangoverologist

      Napoli is the ugliest fool I’ve ever seen, non Red Sox division.

      • mbonzo

        Don Mossi

      • Pat D

        Brett Pedroia’s brother is very good looking, as far as exceptionally short, balding, creepy-looking white guys go.

      • First Time Poster
  • BigBlueAL

    Ace looking for a typical 2009 win for him.

  • First Time Poster

    It seems as if the Nats are always winning. But than I realize the Mets are winning too, extinguishing any shock felt by the Nats being above .500

    • First Time Poster

      Clippard tosses another great inning! Cashman should get the axe. What has Albadahgksiyc done for us so far.

      • bexarama

        He would suck if he was on the Yankees because of Eiland, though.

        /something I actually saw’d

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

    That’s like a college sophomore beard. Looks ridiculous.

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

    I hate the Angels. The annoyance of their team is only matched by their whiny fanbase.

  • Poopy Pants

    Who is this bitch?

  • MikeD

    Time for a come-from-behind win.

  • bexarama

    is it wrong that, win or lose, I’m just so happy that we don’t go back to Anaheim this year?

    • Jersey

      If it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.

    • Hangoverologist

      No. It’s completely justified because while Angel Stadium is a nice place, it’s whiny bitch fans and rally monkeys really piss me off. I hope they don’t make it back to the ALCS this year. I honestly hope they miss the playoffs completely.

      • bexarama

        Yep. We might have gotten some monkeys off our back but I still don’t like that stadium and all its doodads and gimmicks.

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

      Nothing wrong with that. For fuck’s sake, they have a pile of rocks as a main stadium feature. It’s not exactly Stonehenge, either.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Don’t forget the obnoxious fireworks.

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

          I actually like the fireworks.

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

    Damn, Kenny didn’t say “You’ve got to get up … to get down” during the Cano replay. Disappointed.

  • Poopy Pants

    I think the Mexican Gangsta could’ve beat Abreu.

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

    Is it wrong to say I don’t want to see Joba tonight?

    • Hangoverologist

      Nope. I want to see D-Rob though.

  • Across the pond

    I think the ump is blind in his left eye.

  • BigBlueAL

    Was it really necessary to take out Ace??

    • Across the pond

      Joe was bored. Needed something to do

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

      Necessary? No. Is it worth complaining about Joe’s decision? No. Marte is here to get lefties out. Bobby is probably their hottest hitter, and he’s a lefty, and everyone in the pen could use work, and it’s a one run game in which matchups may help us win this game, and Marte is pretty good.

      • bexarama

        this. It is overmanaging but not really egregious. Also, Bobby’s struggled against LHP so far this year.

        • mike c

          should have overmanaged marte out of the game

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

    Marte: “Take that, black people!”

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

    Take it, Torii.

  • Pat D

    Marte can be so frustrating.

    • bexarama

      seriously. It’s like, he’s so good, but aaargghh

  • mbonzo

    Somebody get Marte a calendar that only has October in it.

  • Tom Zig

    Does Marte not know how to throw strikes?

  • burnettscreamfilling

    really Girardi? Ace can’t handle bobby? overmanaging that bullpen again..after the first couple of games this year i thought he had changed…guess not..

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

      +1. We’re doomed. Girardi can’t manage for shit!11!! We’ll never win with his blatant mismanagement.

      • Poopy Pants

        What’s that again?

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

          We’ll never win with Girardi?

          • burnettscreamfilling

            we win in spite of Girardi..

    • Alex S

      is your screen name meant to be dirty?

    • mike c

      girardi was telling javy and marte pitch terribly before the game even started, and i saw him kick nick johnson in the back

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF is going on??

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

    Ahh trolls. Haven’t seen too many lately even with blown leads. Speaking of that it’s nice not seeing a normal SBGL post in a while unless I missed it.

    • bexarama

      my mom is trolling IRL right now.

      Well that was bad.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    what in the hell is going on this inning?

  • ShuutoHeat

    That check swing slow roller was SCARY, luckily Abreu wasn’t running full speed.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Good job, guys.

  • MikeD

    That sucks.

  • Across the pond

    Well done Joe

  • Alex S

    Fuck Me, Kendry is killing us. Girardi is scratching his head

  • Hangoverologist

    Fuck. This game is over.

  • Pat D

    I knew that playing bullpen carousel was going to bite them in the ass.

  • Poopy Pants

    I’m so glad Ace was taken out.

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

    So who blew the IBB call? I guess that’s Cerv’s error?

  • BigBlueAL

    Aceves imploded this inning. Wait what????

  • ShuutoHeat

    Mo laughing it up with the BP at the whole confusion.

    • Zack

      NO SMILING IN BASEBALL!

      /posada’d

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

    Hey, maybe we will get to see Mitre after all!

  • burnettscreamfilling

    Girardis bad bullpen management again..thats whats happening…

    • BklynJT

      Marte failed, thats all it is.

      • burnettscreamfilling

        no reason marte whould be in there, Ace is one of our best bullpen guys, no reason he should have been taken out

        • mike c

          marte was the right call against abreu, should have put in joba or k-rob immediately after though

  • Tom Zig

    Marte fail

  • ShuutoHeat

    I’m going to turn it off for the sake of my blood pressure…

  • Klemy

    This inning = total fail.

  • WIlliam

    Fuck.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that sucked

    bad decision to let Marte pitch

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

    No love for K-Rob, I guess. How could Marte face so many righties?

    • BklynJT

      They didn’t want Morales hitting from the left, so they used Marte.

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

        I understand, but I’d still take Robertson over a side-arming lefty against a righty batter.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Morales is a switch hitter

          • bexarama

            who is worse against LHP.

  • Tom Zig

    What happened to the Marte we used to know?

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

      Still early but not looking good.

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

        Maybe he’s saving his bullets for the World Series?

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

          Maybe he’ a Clemens-like scab.

    • Dante

      which Marte are you referring to?
      the guy whose’s constantly injured?
      the mirage that showed up for the playoffs & WS?
      the guy who’s done little to nothing in the 2+ years they’ve had him?

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

    They drank our milkshake…

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

    I’m already ready to hear what happened with that first pitch IBB. I find it hard to believe Joe called for it then changed his mind. I think someone blew a sign.

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

      Agreed. I think Cervelli missed something.

  • Dante

    Giradi…just blew this game… walk Morales and bring in Robertson to pitch to Rivera…
    I can’t believe the folly of Morales’ at bat….
    this game is on Girardi…staying too long with Vasquez and the total mismanagement of the bottom of the 7th.

    • Hummingbird S.

      shit happens, can’t win every game

      don’t blame the manager when the pitchers were awful

      • burnettscreamfilling

        right, but blame the manager when he brings in the wrong pitchers. no reason to take out a strong pitcher doing well (aCE) to bring in a weaker pitcher. (ace gets lefthanders out too…)

    • mike c

      javy + marte = blowout

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

    mmmm.. Rodney, I like our chances.

  • Accent Shallow

    The Yankees do have a chance to hand Marte a (very) undeserved win, since the Angels have the Dominican Brad Lidge pitching.

  • mbonzo

    mmk yankees need to pick up Girardi.

    • Alex S

      ehh he’s been pretty good thus far

  • Hangoverologist

    Actually I changed my mind. We’ll have our own rally against Rodney.

  • BigBlueAL

    At least the Yankees will still be leading the WC race after today. lol

  • DGeezy

    this is not shields & krod…this is rodney & fuentes..lets tie this game up.

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

    Javy Vazquez just broke my belt loop.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ok, for one last time, please Alex…

  • Tom Zig

    It’s Fernando Rodney. Probably one of the worst pitchers.

    • mbonzo

      Rodney seems to be as good as Marte.

    • Dante

      so bad they haven’t done squat against him in the 2x’s he’s pitched this series!

  • Tom Zig

    The combination of Fuentes/Rodney will blow the game.

    (seriously why are they closers/setup men?)

  • WIlliam

    No way!

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

    Did Torii actually do something good in the field? I haven’t seen that in years.

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

    Someone get a baby sheep so we can sacrifice that shit.

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

    Lame.

  • WIlliam

    Damn.

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

    Unlucky inning fo sho

  • Accent Shallow

    So that sucked.

  • Tom Zig

    I know its still early but damn Javy really sucks

    • Poopy Pants

      Troll!!!

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

        Nope.

    • mbonzo

      He would have gone 5 or 6 if the starting left fielder knew how a glove worked.

      • mike c

        shitty pitching > bad fielding

  • WIlliam

    Okay, should I be worried about Javy at this point?

    • Dante

      ya think?

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

      No. Slightly concerned? Sure. But not worried.

      • Dante

        slightly concerned meaning I’m not ready to jump from the ledge yet?

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

          Did you know that the only non-human mammal that can stand on its head is the Asian Elephant?

          That’s good stuff right there.

    • Joe D.

      Yes; he’s done.

      Tex, too. Dude is hitting .119.

      Yankees should resign Tino Martinez. HE knew how to win. Four rings.

      • WIlliam

        That was obnoxious.

      • bexarama

        why are Paul O’Neill and Al Leiter still in the booth ;_;

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

    Mitre Time!

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

      Grab your wood! The Mitre saw is on!

    • Joe D.

      Coulda been Gaudin Time!

      Alas, the coin came up tails.

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

        +1. Gaudin has been on fire in Oakland.

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

          BEARDS OF GLORY!

  • bexarama

    So… I didn’t really think bringing in Marte was a bad move in that situation other than that Girardi taking out a pitcher who is rolling is frustrating. Don’t kill me.

    • mbonzo

      He left Marte in for too long. Its clear he has some bad control issues. He’s a pitcher that works the bottom of the zone too, this ump had a batters zone and barely called any low strikes. I would have pulled him pretty quickly.

      • bexarama

        This, I agree with. But people are freaking out about bringing Marte in period, which wasn’t a problem to me.

        Also, the Morales at-bat, what the heck happened there

        • mbonzo

          Girardi should have been more vocal about his history swinging on 3-0. He just did his gesture and turned his back in disgust. Marte really sucks right now but he should be able to manager that.

  • Accent Shallow

    Well, they were gonna lose a series sometime.

    • Dante

      yeah…but it didn’t have to be this one. Up 3-0…the Angels aren’t as good as the Yankees have made them look this series.

  • WIlliam

    What’s with Cerve’s throws today?

  • theyankeewarrior

    No more excuses for the ass-clown Vazquez. He either starts pitching well or Cashman can start shopping him back to the JV league.

    How about this for an idea… Stop pitching to the other team’s best hitter when JUAN FUCKING RIVERA is batting behind them.

    Kendry Morales is 7 for 10 in the series with about 66 RBI and our genius pitching staff just keeps pouring the ball down the plate to him.

    It reminds me of the days when the Yanks would refuse to walk Manny and Papi. They felt compelled to throw those guys strikes in big spots.

    Please, for the love of god, stop pitching to Kendry Morales.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Oh, and one more thing… Why the hell is Morales hitting 5th? He’s by far the best hitter in the Angels lineup. Sounds like Mikey Soc is getting tips from his neighbor Torre.

      • WIlliam

        Okay, this one I actually agree with.

      • Joe D.

        Hell, Mike Napoli had the third best OPS on the team last season, and he’s batting 8th.

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

      All kinds of LOL. Well done!

    • mbonzo

      Why are you so angry with Vasquez and not with Thames who dropped the double that knocked him out of the game?

      This lose is the manager’s fault.

      • Dante

        that’s for sure…this loss is on Girardi with ample assists from Vasquez and Marte.

      • bexarama

        No, it’s not. Javy was not good today. Period. Doesn’t mean he’s useless and crap and he needs to get traded for beans put Mitre in the rotation zomgs, and Thames didn’t help, but Javy was not good today.

      • mike c

        because vasquez has been pathetic in every game so far and shows no signs of improvement.. thames is the 4th OF

      • theyankeewarrior

        Haha. Thames? The guy who is hitting about .850 and who smoked another ball off the wall in left today? Did you see the ball that was hit to him? It was hit as hard as any ball in the history of baseball. Would Gardner have caught it? Yes. But it was no easy play at all. That one is on Vazquez.

        This loss is part Girardi’s fault and part Vazquez’ fault. But starting Thames against a lefty has been a very successful move for the Yanks so far.

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

          Fact: No one should ever play left field for the Yankees unless their son’s name is Hunter.

          • bexarama

            GGBG’s son’s name is Hunter Gardner?

    • Dante

      I’m with you bro..!!!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Fun fact: Juan Rivera’s career OPS+ is higher than Johnny Damon’s and only one point behind Torii Hunter’s

      • theyankeewarrior

        Career stats? What is this, a 2005 YES broadcast?

        Kaat: “Kevin Brown on the hill tonight”

        Kay: “Lets take a look at his career stats”

    • bexarama

      I don’t know whether you or Dante is my favorite commenter tonight.

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

        I like Dante. He’s a bit more cerebral. You can tell he works on his craft.

      • Dante

        let it be me..dude..I really need some affirmation coming away from this crap of a game ;)

        I only despise the Scioscia Angels this much less than the Suxsox of Baston

        • bexarama

          I will give you credit for the Man-ning thing because I still don’t know what the hell you meant there. Good job, Dante

          • Dante

            Man up as in show up (ie Pettite in game 6 WS) Pettite during entire playoffs…

            • bexarama

              Pettitte wasn’t that good in Game 6 of the WS, the offense and lack of timely hitting by the Phillies bailed him out

              • Dante

                yeah…but he was able to hold it together and not implode.
                Vasquez couldn’t hold it together for a lousy 4 innings today.
                Pettite can suck it up when he doesn’t have it and that’s what makes him a winner.

                • bexarama

                  p-e-t-t-i-t-t-e

                  v-a-z-q-u-e-z

                • Dante

                  thanks bro…my focus on correct spelling gets flushed down the crapper when i’m witnessing this shite of a game.

      • theyankeewarrior

        I don’t deserve the crown. I’m commenting out of pure frustration and probably don’t mean anything I’m writing.

        • bexarama

          haha. I think it was “ass clown” that really set me off.

    • WIlliam

      “No more excuses for the ass-clown Vazquez. He either starts pitching well or Cashman can start shopping him back to the JV league.”

      Dude, it’s one thing to be a little annoyed, but this is ridiculous.

      • mike c

        better than the thames/umpire excuses for Javy

      • Dante

        it’s only going to get tougher on him since his next start will likely be @ home.

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

    Two bad throws from Cervs in a row. Never seen that before.

  • Carlinho

    They should send Javy to AAA until he solves all his issues……so far everytime he pitches is a sure loss….mitre for the 5th spot and melancon to the BP

    • bexarama

      so far everytime he pitches is a sure loss

      Except he actually won a game? Remember that? (Not saying he pitched particularly well in that game, just saying you said something factually incorrect.)

      • mike c

        yeah maybe lightning will strike twice

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

          Lightning has struck way more than twice.

    • WIlliam

      Except for when they win.

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

      Did you know that there are about 300 different species of turtles?

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

    Considering he hasn’t pitched in a few weeks, I’m pleasantly surprised that it’s not 13-4. Mitre is a bulldog!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      That’s why he is in the pen

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

      Mitre has that bulldog in a chinese restaurant mentality.

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

        Ha. I like that.

    • Carlinho

      I think Mitre will be better this year. That is why I think they should send Javy to AAA until he solves his issues. Right now I feel more confident when Mitre is on the mound.

      • WIlliam

        woooooooooooow

  • Tom Zig

    Is it May yet? Tex needs to start murdering baseball

  • BigBlueAL

    Shields coming in to start the 9th?? Yankees bring the tying run to the plate in the 9th.

  • mbonzo

    My rally cap is on

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

      My monkey is out.

      • Hangoverologist

        TWSS?

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

          That wouldn’t make much sense.

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

            Ever been to Thailand? I have. It makes sense.

  • WIlliam

    Damnit jorge,

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

    First series loss. Oh wells.

  • WIlliam

    Gritty ab by Gardner so far.

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

      He hit it well into the outfield, too! He’s been eating a lot of grits. It explains the power surge.

  • Tom Zig

    the Boverreactions on twitter are intense.

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

      We should blow up this team and start over.

    • bexarama

      we suck!!! Javy!!!!! Girardi you teh idiot!!!!!

      Seriously, guys, we have now lost one series out of six and we’re 12-6. This is not a reason to freaking panic.

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

      I bet @beeezby has lost her shit and is throwing shit all over the Twittersphere.

      • bexarama

        I have no idea who that person is but she looks pretty rational.

  • Dante

    Girardi’s management of this game has given a new meaning to blow job!!

    • mike c

      /j-bobber’d

  • Dante

    Now it’s Blown Job…. ?

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

      It’s your inferno, we’re just living in it.

      • Jose

        His comedy is too perfect, it is almost like it is divine.

        • bexarama

          this comment is awesome.

        • Dante

          you know he descended 8 level of “hell” (kinda like the 8 innings that the Yanks pitched today)

          but no ascent into Paridiso or come back victory to make it all OK…

    • WIlliam

      Tread carefully Dante, your dangerously close to crossing the Vicky Mendoza line into the SGBL zone.

      • Dante

        not sure what the SGBL zone is… or who Vicky Mendoza is

        sure would like to know… though

        • bexarama

          SGBL = nothing you would like to be

  • Andrew What?

    Wow, out of all the teams/places, the series streak ends in anaheim. damn those angels

  • WIlliam

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • MikeD

    They weren’t going to win every series, but this game was more than winnable. A couple of questionable bullpen decisions.

  • Lex

    Has Javy pitched in every Yankees loss this year? It sure seems that way.

    • WIlliam

      I direct you to Friday night, and Thursday night.

    • mike c

      3/6

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

      Has Derek Jeter been a part of every loss this year? It sure seems that way.

      OH WAIT?!

      • bexarama

        OH. MY. GOD.

        And we have a perfect record when he’s not playing. I just… I don’t… OH MY GOD.

      • mike c

        everybody gets a trophy this year even if the yankees don’t win. we don’t want javy to feel bad if he loses

        • bexarama

          totally not what anyone was saying but cool

          • mike c

            on a side note, javy’s photo is awful– i think it amplifies my frustration with the guy

  • Dante

    Even if his shoulder is not hurting it would be nice if it claimed it was and they DL’d him. He can be the Yankees Eddie Curry.