Game 2 Spillover Thread 2

Game Two Spillover Thread
Yanks walk their way to first win of the season

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Game Two Spillover Thread
Yanks walk their way to first win of the season
  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Kind of glad to see K-Rob and not Joba.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      +1

      I’m sorry, but Joba looks fat and out of shape to me. And he has for most of the past year. Most players lose weight as the season progresses, he looked like he gained over the course of 2009.

  • Dela G

    yezzur

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

      You’re alive?!

  • Souter Fell

    alright, auditions are open

  • dkidd

    joba to the 1st!!!

  • zzzzzz

    robertson. daddy likes.

    please don’t fail.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is there anything sweeter than seeing an opposing pitcher walk a run in?

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Yep.

      Seeing the opposing overrated closer walk YOUR superhuman closer to force in a run.

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        There were so many great moments in 2009. This was one of them.

      • Marcos

        +42

        Awesome moment for sure!

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Hmmmmmm…..

    Guess they didn’t like what they saw from Joba on Sunday.

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

    “This is telling.”

    No, it’s not. It’s the second game of the season. We don’t have an 8th inning guy yet. Everyone will get more than one shot. Ass.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Maybe they figure Joba would hit Youk. You know. Like always.

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

    Fuck these YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU chants. It’s close enough to a boo so use that instead.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Dammit, I hate when the thread spills over as I am typing in a comment.

  • BigBlueAL

    Second guessing not letting Ace start the 8th??

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s fuckin’ go, D-Rob. Bear down here, kid. Show us that future closer in you.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or not.

  • bexarama

    just. use. d-rob.

    • bexarama

      agh.

  • Yankee1010

    If Marte was going to face Ortiz, how was he not ready?

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

    Short outing for Robertson, eh?

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

    WTF one batter? Come on.

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

    Damaso coming in. This is telling!

    /Kay’d

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

    K-Rob for just one batter? Why not just leave in Aceves?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      because that would just be too easy

  • Get used to THIS

    No evidence no apologies and no regards…

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      and making no sense…

  • kmarx

    Joba also threw 100 million pitches on sunday and robertson threw like 5.

  • Souter Fell

    thank you. we’ll be in touch. next.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    SSS alert:

    Robertson has a .608 OPSA vs. LHB in 147 PAs.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Nah, he had a similar split on the minors. He’s always been good vs Lefties, his fastball has some natural cut to it.

  • pat

    DRobb ever gonna get a chance to do anything?

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

      He came in. He gave up a hit.

      Marte has one job on this team. To get lefties out.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    I really hate matchup games.

    Can we just remove all the lefties from the bullpen? I hate to say this, but the bullpen may need to be Girardi-proofed.

  • DontChaKnow

    I dont want to see Joba in a tight game right now. And I certainly dont want to see Jorge catching Marte either.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Steven Goldman is shouting “Coffee Joe!” at his television set.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, gorgeous.

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

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • Tank the Frank

    How many mistakes are the Yankees planning on making in this series exactly?

  • V

    Marte needs to go on the DL, like, last week.

    d00d. Learn to throw the fucking ball.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Relax, buddy. All will be well.

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

    What the heck was that?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What in the FUCK are you doing, Marte? It’s Kevin Fucking Youkilis. He isn’t going to steal!

  • kmarx

    At least this time it will take 3 wild pitches for Youk to score.

    • Vinny the Bull

      Make that 2 wild pitches and an errant pick-off throw.

    • Yankee1010

      Or a Damaso error and 2 wild pitches.

  • bexarama

    aughghhghhghhg. C’mon Marte.

  • Vinny the Bull

    /damaso’d

  • Cy Farnsworth

    you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me

    why are they trying to hold youkilis on in the first place? where is he gonna go???

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

    …Just get 2 outs. Then Mo. 2 outs.

  • BigBlueAL

    I fuckin hate Mrte again.

  • Yankee1010

    Awesome. This is looking good. Damaso is having trouble pretty much hitting any target.

    Way to keep Youkilis close. Lord knows he’s a huge threat on the bases.

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

    Marte’s wasted?

  • poster

    In the context of the game, that was a HUGE mistake.

    Tex is not playing a very clean defensive game, is he?

    • V

      Not much Teix can do when the pitcher throws a changeup into the dirt.

      • poster

        That ball was not far away from him. It’s more Marte’s fault, but he still should have caught that ball.

      • larryf

        Posada called for it :-)

  • cjc

    this sloopy pla is disgraceful

    • cjc

      my spelling is disgraceful

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Hang on Sloopy?

      /McCoys’d

  • Souter Fell

    jeezus, such sloppy baseball

  • Zooboy

    Can they keep Marte under wraps until October?

    • mbonzo

      I agree, they are just trying to make the Sox think he sucks and then in the ALCS he’ll shut down the whoever he sees.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Worked last year.

  • Omar

    Hate the move. Don’t want to see Chamberlain blow the game after Marte leaves…and Marte does something dumb.

    Fuck this shit.

  • JeffB

    Chuck Knoblock throw to first.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Marte thanks for the WS ring but if you don’t start picking it up your going to be cut.

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

      No, he’s not going to be cut.

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        He is owed just 8 million. Sox cut Lugo and he had 9.5 million this year only that they were owed plus part of his salary last year.

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

    Okay fuck it. Cash make an early visit this year. This is more sloppy then an Ortiz AB.

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

    STANDING OVATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    /StupidBostonFans’d

    • bexarama

      that made me laugh. CRAZY SCREAMING!!!!!

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    I guess the Sox noted Grandy’s arm.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    marte needs to pitch in games. all that needs to be said. It’s game 2 guys.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      as does Joba.

      I’m starting the official Not-Questioning-Joe’s-Bullpen-Process Bandwagon. Who’s with me?

      • Not The Rays

        Sadly, no one.

  • V

    Speeding up the games FTW.

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

    I’m now very nervous.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Ditto.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Did Kay just say that Marte did his job? I do believe that the runner still advanced.

    • Accent Shallow

      But Ortiz didn’t reach.

      Still, he earns a C for that.

  • Souter Fell

    next.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Geez, Joba looks fucking fat.

    • Tank the Frank

      He ain’t skinny…

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Running out of the bullpen, he was jiggling all over the place.

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

    My fingernails don’t like this pitching change.

  • Omar

    Here comes the loss…goddamnit.

    • poster

      Can I see your crystal ball? Mine’s foggy.

      • poster

        Never mind, apparently yours isn’t quite right either. Hmmm…

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba against Drew and Cameron? Oy.

    At least that plays to his strengths — Drew has had trouble with him in the past, and Cameron is a high-K hitter.

    • Accent Shallow

      Whoops, Beltre and Drew. Cameron if one of them reaches.

  • DontChaKnow

    I dont have a good feeling on Joba. D-Rob could have taken care of Ortiz and then faced Beltre.

  • bexarama

    okay, Joba. Please be good.

  • Tank the Frank

    Prediction: Joba does not throw a fastball on the fat part of the plate to Beltre.

    Cuz that would be smart.

    • mbonzo

      He’s wearing his Phiton necklace tonight, he doesn’t need location when he can throw through brick walls with that thing.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeeeeeaaaash!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    at this rate we’ll get joba, chop, mitre, mo and hughes for one out each (he’s a relief pitchaaahhh!!!)

  • yankees=warriors

    God, are we going to go through this 3-pitchers-an-inning thing every time there’s a left-handed batter sandwiched between 2 right handers?

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Yes.

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

      Probably.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    No 3-2 sliders, Joba. No 3-2 sliders.

  • BigBlueAL

    Bring in Mo!!!! Just kidding I know its only the 2nd game of the season. Well lets see if Joba is up to this, nice early test for him.

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

      …No screw it bring in Mo.

      • BigBlueAL

        Nah, lets see if Joba can get out of this.

  • bexarama
  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    I really want to know why Joe brought in Robertson for one freaking guy.

    Is that a waste of resources or what?

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

      Following the lead from the FO.

      I keed, I keed.

      • pat

        Hahaha

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

      He came into get an out. He failed. Get over it.

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        The point

        __________

        Your head

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

          lol.

          Nah, it really didn’t.

          If you’ve payed attention to Joe over the past couple years, you’d know how he manages the game. Whether it’s right or wrong, whether you agree with it or not, it’s how he plays it.

          In a matchup situation, if he asks you to get an out, and you don’t, he’ll probably pull you. We’ve seen it many times. We’ll see it many more.
          Get over it.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Relax.

      He’s doing what he did last year: trying people out to see what he’s got and who he can trust. As much as it’s killing us to watch, this is a process that needs to occur, and these games are as close to meaningless as regular season games get.

      In spite of the fact that we can’t stand it when we lose to Boston, Joe’s keeping his eyes on the prize.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        that. moreover, it goes beyond “trying people out”. Quite simply, Marte HAS TO PITCH to become the dominant lefty reliever he can be. Which we want him to be, because that makes our bullpen, and therefore our team, better. Same goes for Joba. Other than Aceves, who needs as much practice going multiple innings as the other relievers do getting 1/2/3 batters out, everyone just needs to pitch in a bunch of games right away and get into a routine. It might cost us a game here and there early on, but that’s how you turn middle relievers into effective weapons.

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        That’s not the point. I didn’t talk about Marte. I was talking about using your resources in a smart manner. Using one of your best arms in a close game for one out is not using your resources in a smart manner.

        Joe is a good long-term bullpen manager. He could use some work on his in-game tactics.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Are we all feeling better now?

      Play nice, boys. :-)

  • Accent Shallow

    Odds Joba hits Youkilis with a pickoff throw?

  • Souter Fell

    please joba pretty please

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

    LOL at that 2nd pitch being called a ball.

  • Nigel Bangs

    yay!

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

    I can’t believe he swung at that.

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

    Nice. I like this Joba.

  • Souter Fell

    one more, bulldog, one more

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

    I don’t want to hear a status update on velocity on Joba’s EVERY PITCH.

  • larryf

    Joba shakes off Jorge for the K!!!!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    bingobango

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, MLBN had that fastball to K Beltre at 96 mph.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      So did YES.

    • mbonzo

      Again, its because he’s wearing the Phiton necklace.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Those things look so dumb to me. It’s a hunk of plastic, what’s the attraction?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well that calmed me down a bit. Thanks for expanding the zone, Adrian.

  • Cecala

    *grunt and fart*

    /Joba’d

    • Vinny the Bull

      Fantastic. LOL for real.

  • Swisher’s fauxhawk

    Nice Joba. 96.

  • poster

    TEH SET-Up, FARTING< SNORTING BULL LOOSE IN A CHINA SHOP IS BACK!!!!!111!!!1

    • poster

      (The errors in spelling and punctuation merely add emphasis.)

      • poster

        TEH FIST PUMP!!!11!!!!11!1

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

          your handle accurately portrays you ;)

  • hawkins44

    He’s a reliever…. funny how he’s back up to 96….. which in reality is probably 93-94.

    • Yankee1010

      Is this sarcasm?

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      You mean the velocity he held into his 100th pitch back in 2008?

      2007/2008 Joba isn’t back. He won’t be unless he can start hitting 99 with regularity.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nothing is wrong with Joba’s velocity tonight I’ll say that much. Looking filthy so far.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    That was a nasty slider.

  • Vinny the Bull

    /fist pump’d

  • Nigel Bangs

    whoohoo!

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

    FIST PUMP BITCHES!

  • bexarama

    oh thank you Joba THANK YOU

  • Accent Shallow

    Drew simply cannot deal with the slider. I’m ok with it.

  • Jairus

    Game over??

  • hawkins44

    B-JOBBER!

  • Hughesus Christo

    What the hell don’t these guys understand about pitchers gaining velocity out of the bullpen?

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

      His ball doesn’t lose speed as it moves closer to the plate?

      /philosophicalMcCarver’d

      • Accent Shallow

        Well, neglecting air resistance . . .

        /how a solid percentage of my academic life elapsed . . .

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

          This is why my dick chafes so much???

  • Souter Fell

    hey, i remember this guy!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    FIST PUMP!

  • BigBlueAL

    Its 2007 all over again!!!!!

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Daddy likes.

  • larryf

    2-1 slider-lookin’ good Joba and he takes something off the 2-2. Awesome. Mo time!!!!

  • emills

    Fist pump!!!! FTW

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

    Thank God my predictions are terrible. Thank you, Joba.

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

    Fist pump! Very nice.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Pump that fist!

  • Accent Shallow

    Same pitch, same location, same result.

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

    Don’t fucking fistpump. More fuel to the B-Jobbers.

    Yet it pisses off Sox fans. Meh.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    finally Joba looks like a major league pitcher for once…His slider was nasty

  • Yankee1010

    See, that there fist pumping and farting clearly demonstrates the bullpen is where he belongs.

  • zzzzzz

    not gonna lie, i just giggled.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    Poor JD Drew. Imagine hitting amidst all of that grunting and farting.

    • BigBlueAL

      Plus the snorting and fearing the fist pump in the end.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    That was reminiscent of 07. Fastballs down in the zone, high 80’s sliders up with the bottom dropping out.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      94-95 with the fastball as well. Not 99, but to be honest he doesn’t need to throw that hard and I’m not sure they want him to. Some doctors think guys that throw that hard are just doing damage to their shoulders.

      • Accent Shallow

        This year, I’m going to try and avoid gun-watching until June, at least, until the pitchers build up strength.

  • Nigel Bangs

    happy hour’s from 5-infinity brah. hang loose.

  • Meat Loaf

    Hello, B-Jobbers coming to post on how they were right all along.

    (Ready for the onslaught)

  • Omar

    Wow…that was nuts, I saw a couple of 95s there on Gameday and on the NESN gun.

  • http://captnsblog.wordpress.com/ Will

    That’s the Joba I think we all want to see…bullpen or rotation.

  • Dela G

    Hey JMK at the overshare of deez nutz, i haven’t been around much because i have been studying for the CPA exam. I will be back in business when i finish the last test (audit) on may 5th

    i’ll bring the bayonets

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

      Nice, good luck to you Del.

      • Dela G

        thanks man, i’m almost done passing all four parts

        • V

          Pshaw. Try the actuarial exams, bay-bee!

          (7 down (I’m counting the FAP IA and FA as exams), 4 to go… ugh).

  • larryf

    Very positive Joba-changing speeds for strikes-best part about this game so far…

  • Nigel Bangs

    it’s funny to think of joba like pigpen from peanuts. just a cloud of farts of grunts surrounding him at all times.

  • Vinny the Bull

    If we get an A-Bomb here, gamesetmatch.

  • bexarama

    if anyone cares Tampa Bay walked off against Baltimore and won 4-3.

  • Souter Fell

    show me ’07 ARod now too and I’ll be a happy man

  • O

    attaboy Joba!!….calling an A-bomb….

  • Yankee1010

    Jesus, Kay, we did see that from Joba as a starter in 2008. And in spurts last year. Talk about confirmation bias …

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

      Fallacy of the predetermined Kay comment?

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        No fallacy there.

        It’s guaran-damn-teed.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      “Jesus, Kay, we did see that from Joba as a starter in 2008. And in spurts last year. Talk about confirmation bias …”

      thats why you have to question if ppl really watch the games or not.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Holding back so you can last longer.

    I know how that is.

    • Nigel Bangs

      canoe!

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

    Damn, that was close.

  • bexarama

    goddammit JD Drew stop being good at baseball

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      i heart this comment

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

    Drew and his damn +10 UZR.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Mythological analogies…

    Arod = Centaur
    Joba = Minotaur?

    Pedroia = Pixie

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

      IETC.

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

      Haha.

    • Accent Shallow

      The pixie is not a figure in Greek mythology.

      (And Clayton Kershaw already has “The Minotaur” on lockdown)

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      No, no,

      Pedroia = nassty Hobbitses.

  • O

    almost…..

  • Vinny the Bull

    Damn Fenway. That’s a homerun in New York.

  • http://i.imgur.com/noZkG.jpg SmoothLipsCano

    I don’t care if JD Drew is on my fantasy team, watching that fist pump by Joba was beyond awesome.

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

    Don’t you know!!

  • Vinny the Bull

    Doncha know!!

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

    You my boy, Robbie!

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

    Woot. Cano motherfuckers!!

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 Robbie <3

    Gotta give Mo that cushion.

  • JeffB

    Cano, clutchiness?

  • larryf

    Don’t ya know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Robbie!

    Insurance runs FTW!

  • Souter Fell

    Robbie, gotta love those no RISP AB’s

  • B-Rando

    Anyone else here forced to watch the yanks game on NESN?? You do not know painful game calling until you’ve watched a yankee game on NESN.

    • bexarama

      haha I actually like the NESN callers…

      • bexarama

        errr guys that do the commentary. If they had a radio station and they had callers, they would probably be horrific.

        • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

          Trust me, you do NOT want to listen to WEEI.

          It’s pretty much exactly the Sox version of sports radio here in New York.

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

            Yep. Brutal.

          • B-Rando

            WEEI is absolutely terrible.

      • B-Rando

        I’m sorry, you cannot be serious. You can actually tolerate listening to these guys state “that woulda been a dinger in yankee stadium” everytime theres a fly ball to right field??

      • Frigidevil

        much better than the espn announcers, that’s for sure

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Ugh, I hate seeing Robbie swing at those pitches in the dirt.

    AND THEN…he makes me look stupid with that blast!

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

    Even with nobody on he’s batting them in! Go Ribbie!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Cano doesn’t need men on base to get an RBI

  • kunaldo

    lazy bastard, he just wanted to jog around the bases.

    ROBBIE CANO!!

    • poster

      I hate you.

  • O

    doncha know!!!!!

  • poster

    Lazy Dominican asshole, hitting home runs so that he doesn’t need to use energy running the bases.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Robbie is going 30/120 this year

    countinstats’d

  • bexarama

    oh Robinson you beautiful creature

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      where does robbie stand on the Pettitte-Leiter list?

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        (he’s pretty much on top of the mancrush list)

      • bexarama

        he’s got a great smile ;)

        plus he’s really good.

  • JeffB

    A Cano-doubter.

  • http://i.imgur.com/noZkG.jpg SmoothLipsCano

    I think this going to be a monster year by Cano, he’s even taking pitches now too!

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    So I guess those years of slow starts for Cano are over, huh? That was just crushed.

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

      It was only a matter of time. The way he always killed in Spring ball. Hopefully the weather and his bat stays warm.

  • J.D.

    I guess Jeter has started going to Mo’s barber.

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

    I love the was Cano drops the bat after he hits one hard.

  • ecksodia

    Definitely my second favorite Yankee. After that bum A-Rod.

  • Omar

    Where’d the Joba farting on the mound meme come from?

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

    I’m still a bit shocked they have this pseudo-Japanese guy in after giving up a lot of hard contact.

  • Tom Zig

    I love it when Cano knows right away that he hit it out. He drops the bat, watches it, and has a shit eating grin as he rounds the bases

  • DontChaKnow

    Oh sure he can hit them out when nobody’s on, but where’s his clutchiness. I mean clearly he’s not clutch if he’s only hitting a home run in a one run ball game in the bottom of the 8th.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He’s clearly taking his cues from A-Rod.

  • Vinny the Bull

    “LOOK OUT, Nick!”

    /singleton’d

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      Don’t do that. This shit takes long enough to load as it is. There’s already a lot to scroll.

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        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          Please be courteous. The request was pretty simple and straightforward.

          • Rogue Trader

            But he didn’t say please

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

              Fair enough.

              Would you have done it again if he had said please, though? Really? Be honest with yourself.

              • Rogue Trader

                Swear

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

                  Shit, I didn’t realize I’d been so rude. Excuse me for not asking politely. In the future, would you please refrain from posting a large list of repetitive nonsense that does nothing to further the discourse or spark any kind of new and engaging thought?

                  Maybe you could even change it up by sprinkling in a tidbit about how nice the weather is or the challenges municipalities in NY/NJ face with their cut in state aid?

                  Pwetty, pwetty please?

    • bexarama

      I heard there was a fist pump

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      you are quickly becoming RAB’s most annoying commenter

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

    Not a strike.

  • Nigel Bangs

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

  • Yankee1010

    That would have hit a RH batter.

  • Souter Fell

    alright, it’s mo time, it’s been too long

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    That is a terrible call.

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

    That was not a strike.

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

    Angel Hernandez needs a good shanking.

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

      …not to hurt him, just to send a message.

    • http://i.imgur.com/noZkG.jpg SmoothLipsCano

      Yeah, after how Singleton talked against instant replay the umps have been noticeably off so far this season.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Here’s a dagger: †

      Use it well. Angel’s no angel.

  • Patrick

    I forgot what an insurance run looked like.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Umps want to go home. I want to go to bed. Thank Mo it’s time for Mo.

  • AJ

    If anyone wants to laugh at the Boston fans…there’s always this clip..I want pizza..:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapNcP_7PPo

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Oh my Mo I totally forgot about that. Incredible.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Yeah, I saw that, it was bizarre. Jerry Remy kept giggling about it throughout the whole game.

      I believe that was also the game where Boston came back down like, 4 runs in the 9th inning against the Orioles bullpen.

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

    Sleep with one eye open/Gripping your pillow tight

  • bexarama

    dude 6 closers blew games, 1 took a loss in a tied game, and the other was Mo.

  • ecksodia

    First pitch strike. Of course.

  • yankees=warriors

    Go Mo!

  • bexarama

    zomg is he spitting?!?!?!?

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

    How many times has Winn played in Fenway? The, again, I guess he may as well get used to it now.

    • BigBlueAL

      Im sure a shitload of times with Tampa I assume.

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

        Word, my b.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn, Costas just said that Mo, Jeter and Posada are the first pair of teammates in North American team sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) to play together for 16 straight seasons.

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

      Wow.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      Was Houston really worth it, Andy?

      Was it really?

      • bexarama

        No. >:(

    • Nigel Bangs

      that there is an interesting tidbit.

    • BigBlueAL

      Obviously I meant trio of teammates not pair of teammates since its 3 of them.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      Damn, Costas just said that Mo, Jeter and Posada are the first pair triumvirate of teammates in North American team sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) to play together for 16 straight seasons.

      Fixed.

      • BigBlueAL

        Wouldnt trio work too?? I did correct myself btw right above this reply!!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          Trio actually works better.

          I just like the word “triumvirate”.

          • BigBlueAL

            You are a well educated man with one helluva vocabulary :-)

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

              My R-squared value is statistically significant.

              /euphemism’d

  • O

    1 down for Mo!

  • ecksodia

    The man does not waste time.

  • bexarama

    how in the world was that not a strike

  • Yankee1010

    That was a ball to Scutaro, but Swisher’s was a strike?

    • http://i.imgur.com/noZkG.jpg SmoothLipsCano

      I know dude, I was thinking the same exact thing.

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

    Where the fuck is this call for the Yankees.

    Screw inconsistent AND wrong umpires.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I unlocked my pitchfork and torch shed…get the angry mob ready.

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

    Okay, maybe the shanking should hurt him.

  • dkidd

    angel hernandez is a joke

  • Yankee1010

    Nice to see Atchison getting the big zone but the newcomer Rivera getting squeezed multiple times.

  • BigBlueAL

    Soooooo, where is the range from Gardner there????

  • Accent Shallow

    Meh, Ellsbury and Pedroia? Not worried.

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

    Should have been out but hey. Can’t go against Boston ever.

  • Omar

    Lame.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Gardner should have had that. He hasn’t played left enough.

  • bexarama

    feck. C’mon Mo.

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

    One hop to the wall? Someone probably should’ve got that.

  • O

    i hate all the idiots that sit behind home plate!!! That wave at the camera!!!

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

      I only hate the idiot wearing a mask and saying wrong calls all day.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    I hate Marco Scutaro for what he does to Mo.

    Also the home plate umpire, because he’s been terrible tonight.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Still hate Fenway.

  • bexarama

    ugliest shot of Youk ever

    • Zooboy

      I think it was tie with every other shot of him.

      • Nigel Bangs

        also agreed!

    • Nigel Bangs

      agreed. he is red sox incarnate in the worst possible way.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Isn’t that every shot of him ever?

      • bexarama

        it was especially bad

      • ShuutoHeat

        More like: Was there ever a not-so-ugly shot of him?

  • Souter Fell

    show the kid who’s boss

  • Nigel Bangs

    well, i’m glad to get that call, angel.

  • http://i.imgur.com/noZkG.jpg SmoothLipsCano

    THANK YOU! I was worried that might be called a ball for a split second.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Yup, Mo’s so nasty sometimes he fools the umpire AND the hitter.

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

    Holy shnikes that pitch was nasty.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /backdoor’d

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

    Eww overreacting Red Sox fans FTL.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Tomorrow’s headline in the Philadelphia newspapers?

    YANKS AVOID SWEEP.

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

    NO 0-8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://i.imgur.com/noZkG.jpg SmoothLipsCano

    The quest for 161-1 is still intact, thank Mo.

  • O

    2 down for Mo!!!

  • DontChaKnow

    “When he decides to go in the backdoor they just stand there and take it.”

    I love Ken Singelton

    • Accent Shallow

      Sounds like something Cone would say.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      Ken Singleton: Black Dynamite.

      • O

        LMAO!!!!!!

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

        Boom goes the Kenny Singleton?

  • Accent Shallow

    Gotta love Mo.

  • dkidd

    sound advice from kenny:

    when mariano decides to come in the back door, just stand there and take it

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    3 errors should mean you lose but the Yanks won. The season is saved!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yay, bullpen!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      I’m confused. I was told two nights ago that our bullpen was eptastically horrible. I cannot square these two conflicting pieces of information.

      • bexarama

        Wallace Matthews just cursed because he doesn’t have anything to write about for tomorrow.

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

    Back to .500, baby.

    Tomorrow they go over for good.

  • pat

    BALL GAME OVER, SEASON SAVED WOOOOOOOOOOO

  • bexarama

    I just fistpumped all Joba-esque. :D

    OMG THE YANKEE BULLPEN IS SO BAD!!!!!

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

    Somehow we overcame Jorge’s inadequacies and won! Woohooo

    Win #1.

  • larryf

    and now for the probing post-game questions from our crack staff at Yes

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      There’s an obscene joke in there somewhere.

      But I‘m not gonna make it.

      This time.

  • Yankee1010

    Damn, how is the MSM going to turn this into a negative?

  • yankees=warriors

    Nice! Good job by Mo, but I think today’s biggest star is Ace.

    • WIlliam

      Cano was big. A single, a walk, a sac fly, and a homer.

  • Mike Z

    Thank Mo for Mo!

  • O

    Mo the gigante!!!…good guys win!!!!!

  • Omar

    Alright, who was the asshole who called me a Red Sox fan…they won I’m here, come get some.

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

      ???

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

        He said come get some! Now duel, or step aside JMK!

    • bexarama

      It wasn’t me, but you basically acted like the team sucked and everything was going to go wrong for them, and right for the other teams. Then you came by later with a MUCH saner post.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Retroactive sanity FTW!

    • pat

      Nobody cares.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      I don’t know if you’re talking about me…

      but if so, here I am.

      And so are you. So you’re not a Sox troll. But you sure acted like one.

      • poster

        Yes, he is. He just wants to fool everybody.

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          Then I was right! ;-)

          • poster

            I don’t know that for sure, but I very much suspect it.

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

      Oh, I remember you now. Yeah, you were a bit of an alarmist last season. I’m not questioning your fandom, but it was a little too much Chicken Little for many last year. That tends to rub people the wrong way at RAB.

      You’ve been solid this season from what I’ve read.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Then you weren’t paying attention.
        Start here:
        http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-825198

        And work down.

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

          Oh, hadn’t seen that. I’d been working off a Shake Shack hangover at the time.

      • Omar

        I hate Joba Chamberlain thoroughly, and thought Lester/Becektt was a better playoff 1-2 in the playoffs.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          “I hate joba chamberlain”

          *shakes head * wow

    • ShuutoHeat

      So you’re calling out the person that thought you’re some troll? Look at some of your comments and picture someone else saying that.

      You’ve gotta take the good with the bad and vice-versa. No offense, but you sound like the type of person who is a Yanks fan when they’re doing well but bashes them to no end when they’re doing bad.

      Have a lil faith in the team, don’t start bitching/moaning/crying/whining when someone gives up a hit/run. We can complain about bad moves, but don’t shit all over the team when they’re down a run or so.

    • Alex S

      HERE I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Are you happy the season isn’t completely lost?

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Hey, buddy, there’s only room for one asshole in this thread. Move over. I was here first. ;-)

        • Alex S

          well i was the one who told him to cheer for the Sox, he was getting on my nerves. I got carried away

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            Heh.

            I think it was poster and I who used the word “troll”, but you’re welcome to some of the blame if you want it! :-)

            • poster

              I don’t take it back either. Comments like, “Here comes the loss. Goddammitt.” When Joba comes in still have me convinced that he’s just trying to piss people off. I mean, there’s pessimism, which is natural, then there’s taking the time to make sure you post exactly how badly you think things will go, when you know everybody will get pissed off at that. He’s a troll.

              • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

                Go to the link I posted, and do a search in the page for “Oaktag”, “O:S”, and “O;S”.

                You’ll find about 10 hits, or more…and they’re all on his posts.

              • Omar

                I do thoroughly loathe Joba Chamberlain, I didn’t think a small lead (one run IIRC) with a man in scoring was safe at the time. Given the last few times we’ve seen him pitch, that should be understandable.

                • poster

                  Saying “Getting kind of worried here” and “Here comes the loss. Goddammitt.” Are two different things. You’re a troll.

                • Omar

                  I find that I’m less disappointed with a negative outcome if I predict it.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            Alex:

            Perhaps there’s a confusion of days here. Did you make that remark tonight?

            Poster and I used the “T”-word in the Open Thread yesterday.

      • Omar

        There’s still time for that to happen.

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

    A sloppy but exciting game. A win is a win. And hey, the bullpen was really good today.

    • Omar

      It’s amazing what happens when they don’t let Chan Ho Park pitch.

      • whozat

        Yeah, that’s what made EVERYONE who came out of the pen that night give up runs and/or let inherited runners score.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          It’s all teammate Rallying Ability.

          tRA.

        • Omar

          Robertson didn’t allow a run, and the majority of the ass was blown by Park. Really don’t like the move, and I would have much preferred Chad Gaudin or even one of the FA lefty relievers. I’m guessing McAllister or Melancon will take his job soon enough.

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

        I don’t think it has anything to do with Park. It’s just that bullpens are inconsistent. We can’t draw too much of a conclusion after two outings. Maybe he will be a complete zero. Maybe he’ll be mediocre. Maybe he’ll be really good. Too early to say.

        I admit he makes me nervous out there, but so does Joba and Marte. But that’s true of all teams.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          I admit he makes me nervous out there, but so does Joba and Marte. But that’s true of all teams.

          Repeated for emphasis.

          The best bullpen in the majors is still constantly on the verge of implosion. No team ever feels safe with their relievers.

          • Omar

            Unless their last name’s Rivera.

            • poster

              What’s that have to do with your point? You’ve picked an example that is practically unique to make what has become a strawman point.

              • Omar

                Jesus Fucking Christ, I can’t even worship at the Altar of Mo infront of you assholes. I wasn’t really making a point.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is still GOD.

  • Nigel Bangs

    posada future manager?

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

      I love him but no.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        My girlfriend asked me this same question just the other night; I replied with the exact words you just used.

        I may have inserted a verbal comma before “but”, though.

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

      I hope not.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      I’ve got a feeling that would be a bad thing.

      • Nigel Bangs

        let’s at least hope it’s not with the yanks, yikes. he’s like a human shill for talking points.

    • larryf

      it worked out well for Jorge tonight. He overcomes slow and unintelligent baserunning (should have hustled to third on grit’s humpback and scored on a sac fly) to get it done…

      • Zack

        Umm no, you dont advance on a line drive until you KNOW it’s not going to be caught.

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          Yeah, I’m the first one to say Jorge is baserunning-challenged, but considering his speed, or lack thereof, I’m can’t blame him there.

          It’s much worse to go when you’re not sure, as Zack said, and get thrown out by 30 feet. We’d all really be killing him then.

    • poster

      I actually think he’d be good. Catchers generally make good managers, and Posada is a guy who commands respect.

      And hatred. From certain people. But whatevs, point is I think he’d be a fine manager.

  • CTyankee

    He look good to me outta da bullpen
    JP

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay first win of the year!

  • bexarama

    did Aceves get the vulture win already? luls

    • bexarama

      and Okajima is already 1-1. Weird

  • ecksodia

    Finally, all is right with the world again.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Damn, you guys buried my post, so here it is again:
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    Tomorrow’s headline in the Philadelphia newspapers?

    YANKS AVOID SWEEP.

  • BigBlueAL

    Tonight the Yankees beat the Red Sox and the Knicks beat the Celtics. Screw you Boston!!!!

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Someone said this the year the Giants won the Superbowl:

      Boston’s deal with the Devil has expired.

  • dkidd

    nj with the awesome triple slash .000/.500/.000

    • A.D.

      Gotta love it, who needs hits.

  • MikeD

    When I see Joba hit 100 on the radar gun, then I’ll believe he’s back. Now he’s still the Joba of last year, throwing 93 as a starter and 96 as a reliever. That’s what we saw tonight. The Joba of 2007 and 2008 pre-DL is still a memory.

  • EB

    Nice to see Mo operating at 91-93. Good sign for him. IIRC he was 89-92 late in 09.

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

    I am here to announce that in light of Marcus Thames being an atrocious excuse for a baseball player, I actually like Brett Gardner now.

    I would, however, prefer that he not uppercut everything since he, you know, has the power of my deceased hunchback Grandmother.

    • A.D.

      Has hell frozen over????

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Yep. Thames has an ice cube machine.

    • larryf

      grit is to left field inside out swing what Jete’s is to RF…

      well maybe not yet

    • Omar

      I never really liked Gardner, and I’m not high on Thames…but for a bench player or a platoon partner Thames isn’t awful. I’m guessing Cashman wants Crawford in 11, or might look to acquire a good LF to replace them and bring on Thames’ DFAing.

  • bexarama

    updates from around baseball if anyone cares:
    Rays walked off against Orioles
    GO MINNESOTA BEAT THE ANGELS WOOOO
    The Astros have a bad offense.

    • Omar

      The Astros have a bad team in general, “bad” isn’t just limited to the offense.

      • bexarama

        yeah, it was an understatement. They’re really terrible.

  • Nigel Bangs

    joba joba joba. goodness gracious.

  • Brian

    The funniest thing is reading these comments after the game. No matter how smart you guys are, you always fail to remember that baseball season is 162 games. Most of you guys were ready to cut Marte and were talking like Joba was the worst pitcher in history. Let the season play out. And there’s no reason why Joba is not your 8th inning guy. DRob is good, but he’s no Joba…and ACE IS THE MAN.

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

      You’re going to fucking nail that dissertation.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Yeah…

      No. You’re wrong. There was only a small percentage of bridge-jumpers; the same ones that are always on the ledge.

      Perhaps you mistook humor for seriousness?

  • Omar

    Even though Burnett’s results weren’t pretty, 5 IP 1 BB, 5Ks, he had a 3/2 G/F IIRC, and really only got beat by Victor Martinez. Not an awful start all things considered, something to build on for sure.

    • bexarama

      this. Considering how he did at Fenway last year, I will take it for now.

    • Alex S

      He will get better, hey he pitched better than Lester

  • Accent Shallow

    Things I didn’t realize: JD Drew is a right-handed thrower.

    With his athleticism, I’m surprised he didn’t wind up at 3B or even SS.

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

    Girardi was saying AJ was great. He missed a pitch to Martinez but he was ahead of the hitters…he pitched really well.

    He didn’t pitch terribly, but he wasn’t great shakes out there. Mediocre is the best word for it.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Joe G has been reading up on a book about positive reinforcement.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Yeah, at first I was afraid that the mythical monster “Bad A.J.” had shown up; but he worked through it.

      I’m not too worried, though; same as C.C. opening night, I just chalk it up to rust. I’m glad he didn’t implode on the mound as he was wont to do at times last season.

    • Zack

      Girardi said AJ was great? Send Girardi down to AAA until learns some respect for the game of baseball.

      /reaction if Girardi was Joba

    • WIlliam
  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Gee, where’s Rhode Island Sawx Fan tonight?

    Not here? what a surprise.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    1-1!!!

    Anyone play beat the streak? I picked Chone Figgins to get a hit tonight, so I’m watching some of the Mariners-A’s game, and damn Braden is pitching really well.

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    Earlier today, I predicted AJ’s outing:

    Over/under 5 IP for AJ? I think goes six, 2 BBs, 6 H, 5 Ks.

    I was close on everything, as I was off by one on everything except the Ks.