Apr
28

Game 20: Stop the bleeding

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RAWR!!! (Photo Credit: Rob Carr, AP)

As fast as the start to the season was for the Yankees, things turned in the opposite direction just as quick. They’ve lost four of their last five games despite being outscored by just three runs during that stretch. Even with their recent dip, the Yanks still have the fourth best winning percentage and fifth best run differential in the game, plus … you know … the season is far from over. They’re still on a 102 win pace.

CC Sabathia gets the ball tonight in an effort to right the ship, back at the site of where he first announced his arrival to the Yankees last May. He faced Jeremy Guthrie that night, and he’ll do the same again on this one. Of course, Alex Rodriguez stole the show in that game when he hit a three run homer on the first pitch thrown to him on the season. Such a selfish jerk.

CC’s coming off back-to-back complete games, except one was rain shortened and the other was an eight inning loss. You can tell Joe Girardi is really trying to get off the schneid tonight, he’s sending the A-lineup out there to back up Sabathia…

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

And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s go CC!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    plus … you know … the season is far from over.

    You mean… the World Series isn’t gonna be Padres/Athletics?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      Mets/Twins.

      • Thomas

        What do the Mets and the Padres have in common?

        They both remind me of a whale’s vagina.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          If the Mets were a man, I’d punch them. I’d punch them right in the mouth.

          • Pat D

            That is bush. That is bush league.

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

    Let’s go Yanks!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I wanna see a CC roar.

    /will be GameDaying it til about 8:10. :(

  • Daniel

    Mark my words, today will a massacre of birds. Tex will have an awesome day, nick johnson will have himself a fine day as well. KK Sabathia will finish the day with 8 strike outs in 7.2

    Today is the day to stop bleeding, and for tex and nick to wake up, yankees win 10-1

    • CS Yankee

      With that score it sounds like we have room for a Jeet & Arod warehouse bashed ball.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Warehouse shot from a righty? I don’t think so

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          If anyone can do it, it’s the Centaur.

          • Thomas

            So you’re saying Rodriguez, won’t make any really good contact.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          If anyone can do it, it’s A-Rod.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

            Get more tits and ass.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The Yanks have a collective .869 OPS vs. Guthrie. Oh yea.

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

        God, don’t TRY to jinx it!

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          (Insert Michael Kay style rage here)

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

            Condiments! The horror!

    • LB

      8 to 1 in the 6th…so far so good

  • Tommy Fusco

    Ok guys. Predict The Player.

    Tonight?

    Curtis.

    I say 0-4 with a BB.
    1K

    Also, lets here your other ‘stat predictgion of the night’.

    Pitching: I’ll go with Joba striking out two in the 8th.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Robbie Cano: 2-for-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        My other “predictgion”:
        CC: 7 IP, 4H, 5K, 3BB, 0R

      • Tommy Fusco

        wow, i was going to do robbie and had him very close to that.
        only thing was 2 RoBI’s

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I’d settle for two RBI

    • First Time Poster

      Nick Johnson: 1-2, H, 2BB, K, 2R

      Mo: 1IP, 1K, S

    • http://highteawithchurls.blogspot.com Matt on Earth

      I think Curtis will do alright tonight. I’m hoping for a big night out of Tex!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      ARod: 5 for 2, 6 homers, 8 walks, 29 RBI.

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

      I’m going to say 7-8 with 2BBs, 1K and 5 home runs.

      Joba will go for 1/3 of an inning with 15 earned runs. That one out will be a K, so it’s not all bad.

      Boy, this prediction thing is fun! I’m off to grab some scratch-off tickets. I’ll catch up with you later!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

        I think the Yankees win tonight. By walk-off home run, on the road.

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

          Jeffrey Maier will hit the winning shot.

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

        We might need a new terriost threat level if that’s what Joba does.

        • Tommy Fusco

          haha. yes. one above ‘Javy’

    • CS Yankee

      Don’t hate on the Grit or the 100-grand.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’ll go Jeter:

      1-4, single, SB, R, HBP

      • Tommy Fusco

        were u yelling for him to hold up at first there? lol
        j.k.

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

    I know our bullpen sucked last night but…we could have Trevor Hoffman as our closer.

    See, you feel better now, don’t you?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      much

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or we could have Ken Griffey, Jr. What an embarrassing end to a career.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        what’s this about? is he sucking? :(

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          .226/.293/.245/.538/52+, .254 wOBA, 52 wRC+.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            :(

            he’s probably like the third-best member of the Mariners lineup, though

  • Hangoverologist

    CC will be teh dominance tonight.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      It’s gonna be like beating you-know-who big.

  • Tommy Fusco

    i”ll keep tabs on the Preditc the player this week.

    One who gets the closest stats for a full week, ill send some sort of yankee thing out. to the winner

    • Tommy Fusco

      edit: ‘predict’

      also, why oh why can’t the yankees have different radio announcers?

      you can’t predict baseball!!
      i swear i once heard Sterling say that on a high first pitch.

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

    Yeah let’s have our offense not only centered with Cano and JoPo today.

    • First Time Poster

      Swisher says hi.

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

        How could I forget road Swish?!?

        • First Time Poster

          Swisher is a chill dude, I’m sure he forgives.

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

    Wow that stadium is empty.

  • Alex S

    nice start

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

    pastalunging!

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

    Wow, Atkins is awful in the field.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Way to get it started, Jeet. Bring him around!

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

    Yeah Nick!

  • First Time Poster

    Woo! Double… in foul territory… wait… are these the same umps from last years ALCS or is game-day on something.

  • Alex S

    I don’t believe what i just saw!

    • Hangoverologist

      /Jack Buck’d

    • First Time Poster

      What! God I wish I had my sports package.

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

    But I thought NJ could only walk!

  • A.D.

    Johnson looked out at first sight.

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

    I already have the feeling tonight will be better than last night.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Hey Nick Johnson got a walk hit!

  • Across the pond

    Nick DA STICK!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      It’s the #36. Huge.

      • Across the pond

        He obviously had Jose Molina Disease.

        #36 = Cure

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did Jeter score via fielding error or throwing error?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      fielding error I believe

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Yay excitement!

  • Hangoverologist

    Johnson can hit?!

    ::head explodes::

  • Tommy Fusco

    Nick, at nite!

  • Pat D

    Sacrifice hit!

    Oh, wait.

  • Pat D

    Sacrifice fly!

    Really this time!

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

    OFFENSE!

  • Across the pond

    Where was the first pitch 3 run homer alex??? Kay told me it would happen!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Not a HR? DFA! Narrative killed!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A-Rod’s sac fly looked quite deep on GameDay. How was his swing? Did he just get under it?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      it WAS really deep. TWSS! Swing looked pretty good.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

    Judging by the twittername, I guess Kyle Wilson is going to rock Thomas Jones’s old #20 for Green and White.

    http://twitter.com/therealKDUB20

    (That Mets jersey/hat, though… ugh. I guess they don’t teach ‘em class in Piscataway.)

  • Poopy Pants

    NJ’s got wheels, yo.

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

    Cano’s hitting EVERYTHING really hard this year.

    • Hangoverologist

      I feel sorry for the hookers he gets.

      http://hiyoooo.com/

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      23.4% LD rate this year.

  • Tommy Fusco

    Good quick first inning, pushing across a few scratch runs.

    CC’s first few innings will tell the tale, he gets his motor going thru two, two will be all we’ll need.

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

    A-Rod is unimpressed by your bunting, Adam Jones.

    • First Time Poster

      He just did all he could so he wouldn’t K.

    • Across the pond

      bunt for hit FAIL

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name.. Alex

    Wow that was beautiful.

  • Across the pond

    I’d give that webgem #4

  • Pete C.

    Arod as Brosius, nice play.

  • Hangoverologist

    A-Rod still has that cannon.

  • First Time Poster

    What was that Markakis double like? Looked deeeeeep on gameday.

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

      It was down the line, just fair. It rolled deep, but it didn’t touch down very far past third.

      • First Time Poster

        very good… very good indeed.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    The whiff

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

    I still think Cano beats Pedroia.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      maybe at the end of this year. Not right now, though.

      • First Time Poster

        KK

  • Tommy Fusco

    ok, chill Ceec. :)

  • Hangoverologist

    My fantasy team weeps, for I have Wieters as my starting catcher.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Guthrie reaaaaally needs to stop hitting Yankees.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      yes I know it’s not on purpose.

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

    Jesus vs. Aroldis coming up soon. I’m as excited as JMK at a Justin Bieber concert.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....a_swbaaa_1

    • Jose

      I thought the restraining order prevented him from attending?

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

    If anyone can actually pitch over the plate on the opposing team, let me know.

  • Tommy Fusco

    Thanks curtis. you were freaking me out, bro!

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

    An even slower Jorge? Good luck.

  • Across the pond

    Damn I wish we were in the NL.

    CC getting some back would be awesome

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

    Slump bustin’ kinda night. First NJ, now Curtis.

  • Hangoverologist

    Does Jorge get lifted at any point during this game?

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

    SWISHAHOUSE!!! BITCHESSSS

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

    ROAD SWISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hangoverologist

    Swishalicious!

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

    Road Swish strikes again.

  • Tommy Fusco

    A Swishle!

    statement game from the yanks.

  • Across the pond

    Jeremy just got PWNED

  • poster

    I wonder if Jorge’s gonna stay in the game?

    • Across the pond

      Frankie has the gear on so guess not

    • poster

      Nope.

  • Sheepmeister

    Swisher with 2 triples this year, does that double his career total?

  • Jose

    Is Pena the third catcher?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      sure is.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

    NO COMMERCIALS, NO MERCY!!!!

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

    An early 4-0 lead on a CC start. Things are looking up.

  • Hangoverologist

    I’m predicting a CG SHO for CC.

  • Tommy Fusco

    ‘Sado’ falls to the SI curse!!!!! lol

    :)

  • Pat D

    There’s the NJ we love.

  • Dela G

    looks like CC could literally ZZ through this start

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Dear Yankees,

    Please keep this up. I will be a happy person if you do.

    Love,
    bexy

    • Poopy Pants

      That’s what she said! Literally.

  • nathan

    Joined late, any updates on the extent of Posada’s injury.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      he left the game. Cervelli’s in.

    • Hangoverologist

      No word on how bad the HBP was, but for precautionary reasons, I think he’s been lifted for Cervelli.

    • larryf

      Leg contusion. Can’t do squat :-)

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

    CC hits Wieters?

    • Jose

      Nah, don’t take it out on the kid.

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

        Eh, catcher for a catcher. Maybe Guthrie will be more careful next time.

  • Dela G

    lol kim jones without guys around her? are the men not into wimmenz?

    • Across the pond

      Is she dating Kay? Fairly sure I read that somewhere

      • Poopy Pants

        ewwwwwww!

      • Jose

        That rumor goes around every other year. I don’t think it is true.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        O_O

        that would be horrifying

        • Dela G

          (oYo)

      • Dela G

        i need to fly to baltimore now to take up his spot

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

        No, she clarified it on Twitter. Said he’s dating some other bimbo.

        • Across the pond

          Sure she loved being called a bimbo.

          Kay, smooth as ever

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Are you being for real? I thought he was married.

      • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

        Did not know Michael Kay was into women. But that works, too

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          this, a lot.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            (not that there is anything wrong with that)

      • Across the pond

        by the way using the word “dating” is hard for a non-american

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

    YES camera work FTW.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    ugh cano

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

    Please shut the fuck up, Kim.

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

    Shity SS do seem to hurt the Yanks. Like Nick friggin Green.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Got home, tired and pissed. Nothing better than to see the Yankees up 5-0.

  • poster

    That poll is really awful.

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

    Anyone that picks bowl should be deported.

  • Poopy Pants

    That is the single worst YES poll EVER. How embarrassing.

  • Tommy Fusco

    tex .125 BA?
    1 hit in 4 AB’s eveyr night will take that thing forever to just get to 200! lol

    ok guys, which will be lower this year, tex’s BA or Halladays ERA?

    • poster

      O:S

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

      BA isn’t important tough. But obviously Teix will bring that up.

      BTW Cano is a beast.

  • Dela G

    wow nice catch

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

    What’s the deal with airline peanuts babip?

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

    BOOOMMM!!! Goes Jesus….fly out to RF

  • Dela G

    CANO!!!!

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

    Woot. Robbie.

  • Tommy Fusco

    Cano On Crack!
    :)

  • Hangoverologist

    Robbie!

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

    What a beast. RBInson Cano.

    • Sheepmeister

      We should give him a 5 year 125 million dollar extension for those RBIs

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        only when he’s like four years older and semi-fat.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

        ICWUDT

      • Phranchise

        in all seriousness though why dont the yankees extend him? if all these great young players are signing extensions for the security over potential huge money maybe cano would too

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

          He’s already locked up through like, 2013, how much longer do you want them to go?

          Second baseman tend to fall off a cliff around age 31-32. Baerga, Alfonso, Knoblauch…

          • Phranchise

            0h ok i wasnt sure how long he was signed through. thats fine then

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    cano <3

  • Poopy Pants

    “Cano’s HR is not a good sign for the Yanks.”

    Karros

    • Across the pond

      Negative RBI for the yankees

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I hate to sound like a dickhole, but I called he’d go yard:
    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-858526

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

      You’re a urethra.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        You’re a vas deferens

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

          I am used in joy, you are used in waste.

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

            most of the time.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            Maybe so, but I still called that homer.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

              KEEP FIRING, ANDYS!!!!!!!

              • WIlliam

                ICWUDT

  • ShuutoHeat

    Be scared, be very scared of the lazy Cano.

  • Dela G

    how crazy is it that joepo gets injured on a ZZ start?

    i swear the baseball gods want cervelli catching him

    • Jose

      Guthrie was paid by CC.

      • Dela G

        lol what the hell is going on

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

    Mike, you have a new contestant on DoTF tonight.

  • WIlliam

    Figures, I have to sit through an extremely painful game to watch yesterday, and I miss a great run-scoring bonanza. Still, at least we’re finally crushing the Orioles. Cano for MVP!!!!

  • poster

    Is it me, or has Jeter not been fielding well lately?

    • WIlliam

      It’s not you.

      • poster

        I’m hesitant to make a strong statement on the matter lest I fall into “the Swisher fallacy” (watching a player make a couple bad defensive plays in a row and then concluding that they’re not defending very well.

        • Jose

          Or the Jason Bay fallacy. Everyone thought he was terrible last year. Turns out his defense wasn’t as bad as everyone thought.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Not you, he’s bobbling a few too many plays, but I think he’s sick.

  • Cecala

    I really want a Granderslam, btw these sloppy gloves need to stop, there is no sense in giving the Oriels a free base.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Oriels is a pretty hilarious typo.

      • Cecala

        I always butcher spelling birds, grr.

  • Phranchise

    alright how the hell is that scored a hit? i mean honestly that is a doable play

  • WIlliam

    Damn.

  • WIlliam

    To be fair, when Roberts is out, it doesn’t take much to be the best hitter on the Orioles.

  • Dela G

    man what the heck is goin on

    • WIlliam

      heh?

      • Dela G

        i’m talkin bout the poor fielding

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

      Pitching to the score, that’s what HOFers do.

      /Jack Morris’d

  • WIlliam

    Damn, it shouldn’t have been an earned run.

  • Reggie C.

    I wonder how many runs the CC-Cervelli tandem have given up? I cant remember the last time.

  • Across the pond

    Dammit O’s…Cut the damn grass

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

    Yeah Michael, stadiums have giant walls in the OF, that’s okay. LONG GRASS??!? I DON’T THINK SO!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn pussy hits…

  • Dela G

    can’t wait till ZZ’s fastball gets to 96-97 as the season progresses. he’ll be unhittable!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    does Wieters have a really nice swing or am I totally misjudging it? jw.

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

      It’s able to make flowers bloom, so what do you think?

  • WIlliam

    So, what was the horrible poll question?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      “if you could visit the White House, besides meeting the president, what would you do?”

      • WIlliam

        Wow, that is stupid. FYI, I would sit in the president’ chair and put me feet up on the resolute desk.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          I’d have sex in the Lincoln bedroom. With Senator Blanche Lincoln.

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

        “Hide the cigar” one of the options?

        /crossing lines’d

      • Jose

        Find all the Civil War era porn in the Lincoln bedroom.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Hotbox the oval office

    • Pat D

      I’m not taking their poll questions seriously until they ask “If the moon were made of barbecue spare ribs, would you eat it?”

  • Reggie C.

    Note to Kay. Most great HS baseball players are also great in every other sport. Athleticism is all you need when you’re 17 to dominate.

  • Reggie C.

    IKE DAVIS = ROY ?

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

      What has he been up for, 10 days?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      you forgot Jesus Christ Jason Heyward

    • WIlliam

      It’s possible, but Jason Heyward seems to be the likely winner right now. Obviously, there’s a lot of the season left.

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

      After a good week and a half? Sure!

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

        Yuniesky Betancourt for ss Silver Slugger?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

        FACT: Shane Spencer is still hitting 3-4 homers a week. He’s a beast on my fantasy team.

    • Tommy Fusco

      why him?

    • Dela G

      Darnell McDonald for the AL

      [/gammons’d

  • Dela G

    gritster!!

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

    Kevin Russo is unimpressed with Aroldis Chapman.

    • Dela G

      he hit a homer off him?

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

        Si.

        • Dela G

          congrats to russo

          proud of tha man

  • Tommy Fusco

    on a side note, the mets are in first place? 13-9!?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      yep.

      This shows how the season is, you know, long. A week ago they were a joke. Now they’re on fire. A week from now? Who knows.

      • Tommy Fusco

        true.

        i see they have Philly up next. finally some competetion. this series will tell the tale.

    • WIlliam

      It’s far more entertaining to see the Mets blow a 7 game lead with 10 games to play then to see them loose the whole season.

      • WIlliam

        *lose

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Meet the Mets, beat the Mets
        Last-place teams defeat the Mets
        Terrible pitching, second-rate speed
        Guarantee to blow a seven-game lead!

        • Hangoverologist

          TCWA.

        • Tommy Fusco

          lol

          they are good at blue-balling their fans.

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

    Cruise Control

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bye bye, Nolan.

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

    Picked up Rich Harden off the scrap heap the other day. Lets see if I’m a genius.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      if he can get past 3.2 innings (sorry)

    • Across the pond

      *looks into crystal ball*

      Nope sorry, you’re not.

  • Dela G

    ha i totally forgot about dick pole, the pitcher

  • WIlliam

    Cano player of the month? near 400 avg, 6 homers, great fielding.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      dunno about the “great fielding” part, but yeah decent chance

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

        “Average fielding” is more accurate.

      • WIlliam

        Fucking Liriano is gonna take pitcher of the month from Pettite. Asshole.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I KNOW GRRRR

          (Not when Pettitte pitches his no-hitter on… Friday?)

          • WIlliam

            That would do it. He’d tie in ERA and have a no-hitter, and it would be in April. ALl he needs is a no-hitter. No biggie.

            • WIlliam

              *all
              spelling fail today

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              Or a perfecto. Easy, really

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

          Liriano should take it. He’s not 2006 Liriano, but he’s been fantastic. Have you seen his slider?

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            yep. He’s been freaking nasty. But I’m a ridiculous homer, especially for my boy. =P

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

    Let’s see some NJ power.

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

      He powered his way to a walk.

  • WIlliam

    How dare you question NJ?

  • WIlliam

    OBP Jesus strikes again.

  • WIlliam

    Come on Tex.

  • Dela G

    i dont get why NJ doesnt expect the pitch inside on EVERY 0-2, 1-2, 2-2 count?

    i bet it would help his backward K rate

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Pick him up, Alex.

  • WIlliam

    SHouldn’t Mark be heating up by down.

    • WIlliam

      *now

    • Dela G

      nah just wait till april 30th. He’ll go 3-4

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

    So you mean protection doesn’t actually mean anything? Shocker.

  • WIlliam

    A-rods in a mini-slump.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      kinda, but he’s getting terribly unlucky at times (like yesterday)

      • WIlliam

        Right, I momentarily forgot.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kenny was an .829 OPSer in April; but that fell to .777 in May.

  • Dela G

    good god! 98 pitches through 4 2/3? wowzers

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

    Anyone going to watch “Happy Town” on ABC?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      No. All I watch is the news, the Yankees, Lost, and porn.

      Massive, massive amounts of porn. Hideki left his Eastern Seaboard collection in my care while he’s on the left coast.

      • WIlliam

        No daily show and Colbert?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          (I may have omitted a few other shows I watch for comedic effect.)

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

        I once had a Direct TV all access card, and we got every channel, all the time. All pay-per-views, all the porn. It was pretty cool, but after a while you would crave for a decent plot line or dissect the girls’ acting. Direct TV would zap the cards every month or so, and we would have to get a new one.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          It was pretty cool, but after a while you would crave for a decent plot line or dissect the girls’ acting.

          YOU PANSY HOMO!!!

          /IronHorse’d

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I’m semi-annoyed I’m missing America’s Next Top Model

      (this comment is serious. And I’m not really annoyed because WOOO YANKEES.)

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Left to get a soda and John and Suzyn were talking about Ryan Howard. I come back and they’re still talking about Ryan Howard.

    Ugh…

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

    Dave Winfree unimpressed with Aroldis.

    but….

    Aroldis unimpressed with Jesus…..:(

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Look at Johnson go!

  • Dela G

    cano makes it too damn easy

  • WIlliam

    Is he hitting 400 now?

    • Nick L

      you would be correct.

      • WIlliam

        Oh yeah!!!!!

  • Nick L

    Beast, enough said

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

    Johnson with the wheels! Robbie is just beasting.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Okay, look, I love Cano. But if there is anyone who thinks he’s better than Utley, that person needs electroshock therapy.

    • Dela G

      i think they need some cookoo tests too

    • Nick L

      where do I sign up for the therapy

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      that. a lot.

    • WIlliam

      I think you could argue the whole AL East thing, and if Cano has an MVP calibre yer, it could be argued well. As of now, not close.

      • WIlliam

        *year damnit.

  • WIlliam

    Okay, Utley is better than Cano. Cano has the potential to be better, but until then Utley>>>Cano.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Cano has the potential to maybe match Utley, but not exceed him.

      • Nick L

        I personally would take Cano over Utley.

        • WIlliam

          As of now, I respectfully really disagree.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Why? How? The only reason I can see is age/going forward, but in terms of current performance, it’s Utley by a lot. He’s got infinitely better patience at the plate, still hits for a good average, and also has outstanding power. His fielding is also miles above Cano’s (and everyone else’s for that matter).

      • WIlliam

        Utley career avg.

        295 avg, 380 obp, 30 homers.

        Cano has a much high avg, and when a guy has 340 potential, he can definitely pass 380 obp. And Cano has 35 homer potential. I’de say he has the potential to offensively pass Utley. Don’t know about Utley’s defense.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          not with Cano’s low BB%

          • WIlliam

            You don’t think Cano’s will improve?

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              this year, he looks better. Fangraphs has been horribly slow for me today so I can’t look at his BB% there to see if I’m right. But he’s just not that kind of hitter.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              His highest BB% is 7.4 (right now, this season) and league average is around 9%. He’s really shown no great improvement year to year in BB%, so I don’t expect it to jump up at this point.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Utley’s defense is much better than Cano’s.

        • Nick L

          I truly believe Cano has a few gold gloves coming, but than again I don’t watch Utley like I do Cano everyday.

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

          As Bex said, Cano’s not going to ever be a .380 OBP guy. Ever. I’ll bet my cats’ lives on that. Cano’s defense isn’t close to Utley’s and he’s not nearly as good on the bases.

          Cano has a better hit tool, but Utley is better in every other aspect of baseball.

          • Nick L

            Yea I see what your saying, I guess I’m just a biased Yankee fan, which I try not to be…But I love cano to much not to defend him a little.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

            As Bex said, Cano’s not going to ever be a .380 OBP guy. Ever. I’ll bet my cats’ lives on that.

            Cano’s BA/OBP, year by year:
            05- .297/.320
            06- .342/.365
            07- .306/.353
            08- .271/.305
            09- .320/.352
            10- .389/.432 (SSS, obviously)

            You know what? I’ll take that bet. He’s never going to lead the league in walks, but players do learn to walk more as they age (prime BB years are 32 and up). And, on straight hitting talent alone, he can already put up a .350-.360 OBP. He’ll crack .380 a few times, I guarantee it.

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

              I agree. He’ll continue to rake through pitching and I definitely see him improve his BB rate.

  • Dela G

    cervelli!!

  • Pat D

    All rise in the presence of Dark Helmet!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Bullshit! Ludicrous speed! GO!

      • WIlliam

        Wow, third Space Balls reference of the day.

        • Pat D

          Sorry, I haven’t been watching every post.

          • WIlliam

            I don’t get why your apologizing. I just thought it was kind of funny. I love that movie.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

              President Scroob: Is it safe?
              Commanderette Zircon: Oh, yes, President, Snotty beamed me twice last week. It was fantastic.

              • WIlliam

                How do you know her name?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

                  I’m amazing.

                  Also, the intertoobs.

            • Pat D

              Just assumed that you were getting sick of it. That’s the problem with this form of communication. You can’t hear one’s tone of voice.

              So………

              “Oh no, not again!”

              “Hello my baby, hello my honey…”

  • Rey22

    Cano is just automatic right now. Batting .400!

    • Hangoverologist

      Robo-Cano shall be his new nickname.

      • mike c

        DOMO CANO

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

      If he goes 0 for his next 25, he’d still be hitting .300.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Now this is more like it.

  • mike c

    cisco velli!

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

    Texas hung 5 on Peavy in the first. Come on Harden, give me 5 innings!

    • Rey22

      Peavy has just completely lost it this year. I didn’t expect him to be Petco Cy Young in the AL, but certainly not THIS bad.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        how long until Ozzie calls him a choker?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          coñaso ju #$%# suck bad #$%#$ I #$%$ you puta #$%$ cooz benchi #$#$%# $#%$%&$%licker inna chud roncho #$$%%#$*&^%

        • Rey22

          I give it…2 more starts. Then cue Ozzie and YEIK PEEVY CAN’T HANDLE THE AL. NOT A BIG GAME PITCHER nonsense.

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

        His fastball is sitting at 90.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

          Barry Zito Pt. II

          • Dela G

            i think peavy would give his left nut to have zito’s 2010

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

              He probably will… 5 years from now.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    c’mon CC.

  • Kid Kelly

    Cervelli 5-6 with RISP – one more hit than Granderson in those situations with 18 less at bats.

  • Dela G

    saw this on earl weaver’s wikipedia and made me roll on the ground in laughter

    His Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, who battled with Weaver on a regular basis, once noted: “The only thing that Earl knows about a curve ball is he couldn’t hit it.” After Palmer’s skills began to decline and he was no longer a regular starter, Weaver defended his actions by claiming he’d given Palmer “more chances than my ex-wife.”

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

      Ha. Nice anecdote.

  • Dela G

    very nice double play

    ZZ makin it easy

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

    That gap is getting a workout today.

    /twhs’d

  • Dela G

    man i drop swisher from my fantasy team last thursday, and he goes on some wicked streak

    harrumph!

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

      Them’s the breaks. Swish is pretty much a lock for .380 OBP with 25-35 home runs. Hope you got someone good for him.

      • Dela G

        just picked him back up

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

          Wish I was in your league.

          • Dela G

            ha yeah i am in a league of allegedly “baseball savvy” people

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

          Damn, you’re lucky. In my league, he’d be picked up in .00001 of a second if dropped.

      • Tom Zig

        I dropped him yesterday. But my league doesn’t count OBP or walks just R, HR, RBI, SB, TB and AVG for hitters.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That’s what you get for having little faith.

  • Dela G

    GUTNER!!!!

  • Alex S

    Gardy better steal here

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

    Run Grit.

  • Dela G

    jeterian

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

    JETE!

    Double steal!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice rip, Derek!

  • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

    THIS is how you play the Orioles

  • WIlliam

    I’m going crazy. Could’ve sworn Kay just said “Rick Moranis the pitching coach”. It’s ’cause I was just reading the Space Balls references.

  • Dela G

    by the way

    ladies and gentlemen, jon lester is back, and my fantasy welcomes him with arms wide open

    [/creed’d

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

      Same for me. Tough my offense is loving these 5/25 streaks. Smh.

    • Alex S

      same here. Still not sure if I’ll start him next week though. He’s facing Anaheim and the Yanks

      • Pat D

        Love being in a 10 team fantasy league where I can pre-set my roster to not autopick any Red Sox.

        • Alex S

          haha I’m in a 10 team league too. but i picked him off the waiver wire. His owner made a dumb move. I swooped in

          • Pat D

            Could never allow myself to do it. Dumped Ortiz before the season started last year when he somehow slipped onto my team.

            Since I’m also a NY Giants fan, I refuse to have Cowboys and Eagles on my roster. One year I ended up with 3 Cowboys and it was so, so painful.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      the Red Sox being bad > your fantasy team!!!!!

      • Dela G

        lol seeing that i have him and josh beckett, it behooves the sox to win their starts for me

      • Rey22

        Agreed 100000% That’s why I never draft Red Sox unless there’s absolutely no other choice.

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

      Didn’t that guy get arrested for having like 700 painkillers (that were not his) at the airport? Or he punched someone or something?

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

    A .500 OBP today isn’t struggling.

    • mike c

      Striking out looking twice against bad pitching isn’t good. Especially with risp

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

        Sure. But he isn’t struggling.

  • Pat D

    How dare you sully the name of Creed Bratton!

  • WIlliam

    Not that I have any particular problem with it, but doesn NJ usually strike out this much?

    • WIlliam

      *does

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

      Career 20.9 K%, this year he’s at 34.

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

    Ugh. Can’t get no respect.

  • V

    Man, I like my job, but I REALLY don’t want to be studying right now.

    1) Non-Discrimination testing for Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans.
    2) Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability
    3) PBGC Guaranteed Benefit rules.

    Weeeeeee.

    • Dela G

      ha dude i am studying for the audit section of the cpa exam (hopefully it’s the last section i have to take, and i am taking it may 5th), and i want to give up, cuz studying 8 hours a day is brutal

      • V

        I’m onto the 6th exam out of 9 towards my actuarial designation ;-)

        You think the CPA is tough, take an exam that requires 300 hours of study every 6 months NINE times ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      that sounds super painful

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

      Why challenge yourself? Asking “Would you like the super-extra-great value meal with a #5″ sets the bar pretty low. Hard to be disappointed with that.

  • V

    Ok. The BABIP gods have foresaken ARod.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Yeah, I was just coming here to say something like that. Poor guy. (Not really, more like obscenely rich guy. But you know what I mean.)

  • WIlliam

    BABIP being a bitch to A-rod right now.

    • Pat D

      Teixeira hit the one pretty solid last time. That’s what bothers me.

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

    Ahh, that catch would’ve been super legit.

    Miggy’s dive was epic.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I swear, BABIP. I will murder you.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      /FrankVitchard’d

  • Tommy Fusco

    has CC had a one two three yet?

  • Dela G

    lol they should have a poll: Who would you pick in a 4 woman chocolate pudding fight?

    1) Heidi Watney
    2) Hazel Mae
    3) Kim Jones
    4) Erin Andrews
    5) My Right Hand

    • Dela G

      forgot to add : “Pat’d”

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      I choose the Kobayashi Maru. I’ll take all four.

      • Pat D

        The Force is strong with this one.

        /mix metaphor’d

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Wow. Spaceballs, Star Wars, and Star Trek all in one thread. Fantastic.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

            If I’m gonna die for a word, my word is “poontang”.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft
    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Nick Markakis

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Did you spell “Andy Pettitte” wrong, Bex?

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I figured that would be too obvious.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            now I’m distracted by the mental image of Andy Pettitte shirtless pudding wrestling some other good-looking baseball players. (what, if you’re going to talk about girls’ asses, I am going to talk about Andy Pettitte theoretically shirtless.)

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

      Even though she’s a bit busted, I’d go with Hazel Mae. Something about her voice.

      Also, Inez Sainz of Mexican TV. HOLY FUCK-ARONI!

      • Dela G

        haha i actually saw her at the superbowl in 2008. Her ass is beyond unbelievable

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

        Also, Inez Sainz of Mexican TV. HOLY FUCK-ARONI!

        A MILLION TIMES, THIS.

        http://www.google.com/images?h.....8;gs_rfai=

        Enjoy. Probably NSFW, at least in spirit if not in full technicality.

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

          Yes, she is amazing. I like Jill Arrington, too. EA just isn’t the same after the peeping tom stuff.

          • damn yanks

            her face is pretty busted tho

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Cano discussion above is getting too crowded, so to answer Tommie/JMK:

    I agree w/Tommie that Cano will eventually learn PD and start flashing some OBP skills. I think that as his BA skills decline, he’ll start focus on hitting for more power. As he does that, pitchers will start pitching around him and he’ll start walking more.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      Fun Fact:

      Ichiro has had 10 years in the league. In half of them, he’s had a OBP below .380.

      (Yes, for some reason, Ichiro is my mental Cano comp. A little less pure hit skill (but still way better than most of the league), a little more power. You don’t like it? Sue me.)

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

      Hmm…maybe went a bit too much. I don’t really like many of the cats anyway, so whatevs.

      I don’t expect him to flash lasting OBP skills for a while, if ever, though I suppose there’s a decent shot he hits .380 later in his career.

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

    Suck it Braden. Little girl.

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

    Dallas Braden dicked my ERA tonight. Douche.

  • Dela G

    good to see dallas braden gettin his ass kicked by the rays tonight

    • Pat D

      Not really.

      Rays losing >>> Braden getting his ass kicked.

      • Dela G

        eh, it’s april, let the rays have their fun before their schedule gets a little tougher

        • Pat D

          Never like looking up at anybody.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

            Patience, young padawan.

            • Pat D

              You don’t know the POWER of the Dark Side!

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

                /Vader’d

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

                Miracle Max: I’ll call the brute squad!
                Fezzik: I’m *on* the brute squad!
                Miracle Max: You*ARE* the brute squad!

                • Pat D

                  I am Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die!

          • Dela G

            true dat

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

        I’d rather see Braden get his ass kicked then the Rays losing with him pitching. The Rays will be tough to beat so I understand what you’re saying.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I would like Braden to get his ass kicked and then have the Rays bullpen implode. That’s really ideal.

  • LB

    all the sudden swisher has wheels…lol…i love it

  • Dela G

    wow cano got an out

    • poster

      That’s it, he’s a cocksucker.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

        I MISS THE OLD STEINBRENNER HE WOULDA CUT THAT BUM ON THE SPOT!!!

        Sincerely,
        Idiot Yankee Fans

  • Dela G

    my fantasy team hopes mike gonzalez can turn it around

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I think he’s on the DL for like a month so… that won’t happen for a while?

      • Dela G

        yeah that’s what makes me sad

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I really want Curtis to go deep here. The run would be meaningless but for some reason, I enjoy it a lot when Cla gets pounded.

  • Dela G

    yay granderson!

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

    I’m a little bummed there has been no retribution for Jorgie getting hit. If it doesn’t happen tonight I’d bet that AJ will have something to say about it tomorrow.

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

      Who to hit tough? If Huff was still there I’d advocate him to get drilled. But there’s no one that’s worth hitting on that team. They suffer too much already.

      Maybe a brushback pitch or two.

    • Cecala

      But Jorge and Burnett have their difficulties.

      /2009 MSM’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, IETC.

    • Pat D

      Didn’t appear intentional to me.

      He was already down 2, why do you want to put more guys on base?

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

        I dunno, Granderson is slumping and Jorge is killing, first pitch hbp. Even if it wasn’t on purpose, Guthrie needs to be careful. It seems like we’ve gotten hit in every game. Plus, I’m just a spiteful ass.

        • Pat D

          Well, at least you’re honest.

          I don’t mind retribution either, so long as it’s justified. Mainly because I don’t want to hear whining about the Yankees being a “dirty” team, or other such nonsense.

  • Cecala

    I wish I could watch this game, the Capital’s are on the verge of elimination so I can’t look away.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft
    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The who?

      • Pat D

        Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

        Notable songs: My Generation, Baba O’Riley, Pinball Wizard, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Who Are You

        Notable albums: A Quick One, Tommy, Who’s Next, Quadrophenia

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Oh I see what you did there.

          • Pat D

            In other news, the Canadiens are now up 2-0. Which will mean something like the top 3 teams in the NHL eastern conference will have lost their series.

            Which would mean something if anyone actually cared about hockey.

            /rimshot’d

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Darnell McDonald, remember you’re Darnell McDonald

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

      He’s literally their second best hitter right now. I’s funny.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    When Eiland, Girardi, and Pena all stand in a row like that, they look very intimidating.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Is that Spike Lee in the Turkey Hill commercial?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      I laughed.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        They all look a like to you, eh Tommie?

        /irony’d

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

    CC has to be good for 115-120 tonight.

    Also, “CC likes the DP.”

  • Dela G

    CC likes DP???

    wow kay…

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

    Kind of surprised that carried that far.

  • Hangoverologist

    Kay just said CC likes DP.

    Interpret that as you wish.

  • Dela G

    markakis killed that one

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Great opposite field power there; nice display by Markakis.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Boooo. Get the next guy, CC.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Good job.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Who comes in for the low leverage 8th? Mitre?

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

      My money is on CC.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’d prefer he didn’t. He’s given up 9 hits and they’ve been hitting him a bit harder of late. Just because he can throw a lot of pitches doesn’t mean he should all the time. This is a perfect game in which to save his arm.

        But, it looks like he’ll at least start the 8th.

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

          Eh, I can’t remember a particularly high stress inning. 110 pitches isn’t really “a lot” of pitches when we’re talking about Carsten Charles.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Fair enough, but this isn’t exactly a situation in which we need CC to “extend” himself. If it was a one-three run game, I’d want CC out there; but in a five run game, let the mop up guys get it.

    • Dela G

      ZZ

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The people in the Hoyt Livery ad are some of the ugliest people on television.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    did NJ just ground out on the first pitch? Ruh-roh!

  • Dela G

    looks like tex is going to erupt very soon

    it sucks cuz i am playing against him this week in both fantasy leagues…

    oyvey

  • Phranchise

    ughh why would you bring CC back for the 8th? I know he’s pitched well but there’s no need to use his arm for another inning for this situation. come on girardi

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

      Is one more inning going to effect him negatively?

      • Phranchise

        its possible. and innings add up, the less you pitch him in the regular season the better in this kind of situation

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

          I disagree, in a low stress game I don’t see 10 more pitches having any real effect on him. 99 pitches for Hughes isn’t the same as 99 pitches for CC.

          • Phranchise

            that may be true, but either way the pros of leaving cc in dont seem to be able to outweigh the cons. give those innings to a near-useless arm like mitre

  • Dela G

    man, 2003 a rod gets a single off that

  • dark side of the goon

    I am more of a reader than a poster but seriously the fantasy league comments seem a bit out of control this year.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’m gonna guess that it’s only because there are like 75 fantasy leagues through RAB this year.

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

      Well considering there is 7 RAB leagues I’d say it comes with the territory.

      • dark side of the goon

        I thought they would have their own discussion threads. It just seems like a lot this year during game threads.

        • Bob Stone

          Totally agree.

  • Phranchise

    apparently theres another a.j. burnett in the majors. Hes not actually called aj, but still
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....erId=30410

    • Dela G

      i saw him in a box score a lil while ago and thought my eyes were deceiving me

  • Dela G

    why not put in mitre instead of joba

    • Dela G

      however, if CC gets through this in less than 108 pitches, i’d send him out to the ninth

      • Phranchise

        no way. plus he isnt going to but no to that either way

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice thought by Swish.

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

    Ha CC mad.

  • Dela G

    man ZZ looks pizzed

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i love having an ace

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Have I complained about BABIP yet? Yes? Okay.

    Good job, CC. He didn’t have great stuff but he was still CC. :)

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

    Utto, Rich Harden is trying to do me dirty. Hold on Texas!

  • Yankee1010

    Is 110 pitches the new limit for everyone, regardless of situation? Who couldn’t see CC getting pulled after he completed the at-bat in which he threw his 110th pitch?

    It seems like it doesn’t matter if it’s 110 pitches in 5 innings, 6 innings, 7 innings or 8 innings, you’re coming out at the point regardless. It seems ridiculously stringent this year.

    • Phranchise

      uh not really. and 110 pitches is plenty. theres nothing wrong with taking a pitcher out after that

      • Yankee1010

        That’s not my point. My point is that it’s 110 regardless of the situation. 110 in 5 or 6 innings is a lot more stressful than over 8 innings. It seems that without fail, Girardi is pulling a pitcher right after the at-bat with the 110 pitch. It also seems to be regardless of the lead that the Yanks hold too, e.g. Pettitte finishing the 8th with 114 pitches in a blowout. It seems that Girardi wants them to throw 110 pitches and then get them out of there. I know that’s simplifying it a bit, but I’m afraid it’s a little too accurate.

        • Phranchise

          oh alright. yeah i guess i could see that

  • Tommy Fusco

    man if this was any other team CC would have let up 8 runs. lol

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      meh, I don’t really think he was getting hit that hard, honestly.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    get ‘em Joba!

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

    fist pump plz

    • Dela G

      lol we’re up by 5, no need for fistpump

      • Phranchise

        dude theres no situation that doesnt need a fistpump when jobbers pitchin

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

    Well that was anti-climactic.

  • WIlliam

    Cano is crushing everything.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice rip, Frankie. Good game for him.

  • WIlliam

    Cerve’d!

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

    So what happened to Jorge?

    • Meat Loaf

      HBP – kneecap. He hobbled to first, slowly made it to second on asingle, clearly hurt. Scored on the Swisher triple and that was all she wrote.

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

      Douche Guthrie hit him straight in the knee.

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

    “Jon Lieber. He was hilarious. He was out there, just weird. I’d come out to the mound and if he had given up a home run, he’d say, ‘That was your fault.’ He was pretty good.”

    So apparently Jorge has been calling for the old HR pitch long before Burnett arrived.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh, I really hope no one goes down. I have absolutely zero faith in Mitre if he has to re-join the rotation. It really, really, REALLY sucks that Joba won’t be stretched out if that happens. Sigh…

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

      But teh eighth inning guy is more important!

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

      I love me some Mitre.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I don’t!

        /beating a dead horse

    • The Big City of Dreams

      hey thats what the yankees decided to do they feel mitre would be a better bet to go with if someone in the rotation went down. Which makes sense. I mean why give a chance to a young pitcher that you tried to develop for the past 2 1/2 yrs.

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

    Anyone think Nova would be better than Mitre as the 6th starter.

  • Dela G

    goodness, mitre still can’t field the ball

  • WIlliam

    Anyone got the feeling Girardi knew something about Mitre we didn’t?

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

      I’m on the record as probably the only one that has faith in Mitre. His stuff is nasty.

      Re Girardi: Until he hurt his elbow, probably in July or August of that year, he was flat out killing for Girardi down in Miami.

    • Phranchise

      eh he’s looked good but let’s not get too excited. he’s pitched like 5 innings

  • Dela G

    last year i was all on mitre’s jock, saying he would turn it around

    he will turn it around this season

    • Bob Stone

      I like Meat Tray and think he will pitch well this year. He could be our new Mendoza.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love that 30% of the people who were commenting here last night during the loss aren’t here tonight in the solid win. Shocking, really.

    • WIlliam

      Dante is conspicuously absent.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      The Yankees suck and are embarrassing. They aren’t trying.

      (Please don’t say this is a strawman argument. It’s not. I saw people saying this on Twitter and LoHud.)

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

      lol, last night they didn’t come out till the 6th inning. It was like clockwork.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        this. I don’t mind venting. Lord knows I bitch and whine enough. But when people only show up when the Yankees are losing to talk about how bad the team looks, how Girardi’s an idiot, how they’re not trying and they have no heart/guts/other intangible, how (whatever player) sucks, it really pisses me off.

  • Bob Stone

    Great game. The Yankees ace was the stopper he is supposed to be.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    yaaaay Yankees :)

  • Cano

    You know what,

  • WIlliam

    Damn, the Rays are Red Hot!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Baltimore, New York (lost 2 of 3), Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Oakland (current series), KC, Seattle, Oakland.

      Call back when they start playing real teams

      • WIlliam

        Wow, good point.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        a lot of those were on the road though. Sweeping four at Fenway? They’re really good. Probably not as good as they seem right now, but good.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          I have to think that was rock bottom for the Sox. They aren’t that bad. Granted it was the Blue Jays but I think we saw Lester wake up tonight. Beckett and Lackey will get their shit together soon enough

          Tampa still scares me much much much more than the Sox do (David Price and BJ Upton were their two big question marks and both look pretty darn good so far), but they aren’t quite as good as their 16-5 mark makes them out to be.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            I agree with all of this, though I also think Tampa has an appalling bullpen. Doesn’t really matter if they’re murdering teams, though.

  • Bob Stone

    I wasn’t here last night but I am tonight. Just scheduling issues.

  • Bob Stone

    I was watching the game on MLB.com in a hotel in the Boston area with a wired 100mbps connection. I still had many streaming problems. I picked up a few tricks on how to minimize it. Anyone know of methods to keep the streaming going?

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

    So if Sports Illustrated didn’t lose enough credibility by having Jon Heyman continue to write for them, there’s this. The CHB wrote an article explaining why he thinks the Celtics will beat the Cavs. Ok, he can have his opinion, which of course is always to go against the grain. Sports Illustrated then emails this column to a Cleveland blog to let them know and try to stir up the pot (and readers I guess). Seriously, Sports effing Illustrated has resorted to that?

    • Bob Stone

      At least they don’t charge Insider fees like ESPN does to give you the same drivel that you get for free from SI.com. That counts for something.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Fun fact: Darnell McDonald has more RBIs than Victor Martinez

  • Jim S

    Was at the game tonight. Amazing how sad Camden Yards is these days. Beautiful stadium, terrible team.

    Otherwise though, an immensely enjoyable game. Very little stress. Definitely an easy Zen Baseball game.

    • YankeeScribe

      I was there too. Looks like they upgraded the jumbo screens. What a wwaste of a great ballpark