Apr
30

Game 22: Home again

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If only the starts lined up right: Andy Pettitte debuted 15 years ago yesterday.

Photo credit: John Dunn/AP

Freddy Garcia has gotten off to a horrible start in 2009. He pitched a Pavano-esque 129 innings from 2007 through 2009. Last season he came back last August with the White Sox after failing to catch on with the Mets earlier in the season, and actually pitched fairly well. His 56 innings mostly came in September, not the best month on which to base an analysis.

This season he’s off to a slow start, a 5.82 ERA in 17 innings spanning three starts. Walks and home runs have killed him. The Yankees do two things exceedingly well. They take walks, and they hit home runs. It sounds like a perfect combination for a night of baseball in the Bronx. Only problem is, it has the makings of a reverse lock.

Garcia, now 35, put together a solid career with the Mariners and White Sox. From his rookie season, 1999, through 2006 he missed the 200-inning mark just once. He had a 113 ERA+ during that span, 16th highest among pitchers with more than 1,400 innings pitched. His opponent tonight, Andy Pettitte, had a 117 ERA+ during that span, 13th overall.

In his career Garcia has faced the Yankees 10 times, pitching 68.1 innings and allowing 34 runs, 32 earned, for an ERA of 4.21. One of those instances came last season, when the Yankees got to Garcia for three runs in six innings. Before that he hadn’t faced them since 2006. The team is quite a bit different now.

Pettitte has faced the White Sox 23 times in his career, not including the 2005 World Series. He’s had his good games and his bad, allowing 75 runs, 67 earned, in 139 innings. His last outing came last year, when he struck out eight White Sox and walked none in 6.1 innings.

Posada’s out of the lineup again, though he says he’s fine. Girardi said he could use him tomorrow or Sunday. I might be worried if he doesn’t.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Johnson, DH
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Francisco Cervelli, C
9. Brett Gardner, LF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Let’s do it gang! GO YANKEES!

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

    Freddy Garcia has gotten off to a horrible start in 2009. He pitched a Pavano-esque 129 innings from 2007 through 2009.

    Heh. Yesterday, I watched highlights of a thrilling pitchers duel between two cagey vets going toe-to-toe, shutting down the opposing offenses.

    It was the Twins-Tigers game between Carl Pavano and Dontrelle Willis.

    :: head explodes ::

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

      Hey, Willis won that game. It’s his second win as a Tiger. Ever.

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

        You know how chronic Yankee bashers loved (love?) to cite the cost per win for Pavano in pinstripes? I look forward to the final ledger on millions per win for D-Train’s stint in Motown.

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

          Cost thus far: 29M (over 3 years)
          Games started thus far: 18
          Team record in 18 starts: 7-11

          • whitty

            More than $7 million per… damn, son.

            And in terms of WAR, he’s below replacement level since signing that contract, so the Tigers have actually paid Willis a large sum of money in order to win fewer games than they would with some generic quad-A caliber pitcher.

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

              Like Eddie Bonine or something. Which explains why Eddie Bonine started so many games recently.

    • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

      and d-train got the win.

      2 wins since he was traded from FLA.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    let’s hope Freddy is in a 2003 state of mind:
    http://bit.ly/9v56gs

  • whitty

    Not sure this has been linked here, but since it has something to do with today’s game:

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......t.html.php

    Jeter’s just two back of Ken Griffey Jr. for first place on the hits leaderboard among active players. Could he catch him today?

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

      I thought he got that yesterday? I remember seeing the beat writers on Twitter saying that he tied him for the active lead.

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

        I thought he tied him for the most multi-hit games as an active player.

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

        B-R.com says they’re tied.

        http://www.baseball-reference......tive.shtml

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

          Fun Fact from that list:

          There are only two active major leaguers with over 1,000 career hits already who are under the age of 30. Can you name them without looking?

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

            Casey Kelly and Ryan Westmoreland?

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

              DAMNIT, I TOLD YOU NOT TO LOOK!!!!!

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

            Pujols and Miguel Cabrera?

            Cano’s going to join them this year.

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

              No wait, Pujols is 30 now. It can’t be David Wright. Crawford?

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

                Yup.

                Wright (1003 hits, age 27) and Miggy Cabrera (1250 hits, also 27).

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

                  Hah! Crawford’s 28 and has 1,325 hits.

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

                    Yup, there was 3, not two. My bad.

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

              Pujols turned 30 in January, so, no.

            • First Time Poster

              Miggy! I always forget how young he is.

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

                He was playing in World Series games before he could drink.

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

                  He’s certainly made up for lost time.

          • First Time Poster

            Crawford? and… Pujols… or is he 30 this year?

          • dkidd

            jose reyes?
            carl crawford?

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

              Reyes will join them soon, he’s 27 and only 24 hits away from a grand.

              Bah, I missed Crawford. There’s three.

              He’s got 1325 and is only 28.

              • dkidd

                crawford looks 38, so he doesn’t count

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      That Hardball Talk post is from yesterday. Jeter got his two hits and is now tied with Griffey as the active hits leader. Next guy to get a base knock will get the sole leader.

      What’s amazing is that the Kid had over 970 hits in the bag before Jeter made his Major League debut.

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

        What’s amazing is that the Kid had over 970 hits in the bag before Jeter made his Major League debut.

        That means Griffey is just a lazy slacker since Jeter caught him already.

        /ignoresallcontext’d

      • First Time Poster

        Would of been something if Griffey had remained healthy. The media would of had a blast with the HR record.

      • whitty

        …I can’t read. DFA me?

        Hopefully I didn’t screw that meme up.

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

    For anyone who hasn’t tried it, MLB.tv on PS3 is phenomenal.

    • First Time Poster

      HD?

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

        Oh yes.

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

    That picture = Bexy baiting

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      There are so many good things about both Baby Andy and Mature Andy. (Frankly, I think the picture RAB used for the thread the last time Pettitte pitched was more Bexybait. Hate to see you go, love to see you walk away. Ahem.)

  • dkidd

    freddy garcia’s nickname is “the chief”

    that nickname should have been retired. there’s only one chief, a 7-foot, pot-smoking center for the boston celtics

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

      If it makes you feel any better, Freddy Garcia’s nickname is probably actually “El Jefe”.

      I’m just sayin’.

    • Poopy Pants

      I prefer Chief from Cuckoo’s Nest.

      • dkidd

        juicy fruit

  • First Time Poster

    If Robbie continues to mash (obviously not quite like he is now) and puts up an MVP caliber year, and chance he challenges Utley for the best 2B in the game? I know there are variables such as Utley’s preformance, but given the age difference and talent level, it should warrant consideration.

    That said, at the moment, Utley is clearly the best 2B in the game. He is a great fielder, a little more rounded out at the plate, and can mash… but you all know this.

    • Cecala

      Lets not get crazy now, Utley has been better than Cano for several seasons already. If Cano beats Utley for a few years in a row then yes he is the best 2B in the game.

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

        That.

        Utley’s WAR the past 5 years:
        7.3, 6.8, 7.7, 8.1, 7.6.

        That’s insane, yo. Cano needs like 4 absolute monster years to get into Chase’s stratosphere.

        • First Time Poster

          Yeah, Utley is the shit. There is no shame being slotted behind him. I just want him to surpass ol’ Dusty.

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

            I just want him to surpass ol’ Dusty.

            Who the f#$% is Dusty?

            /Chappelle’d

            • First Time Poster

              :(

              Missed the reference. I’ve really gotta see more of his comedy.

        • Chris

          Those 5 seasons start in his age 26 season. Cano had 4.7 WAR last year in his age 26 season.

      • First Time Poster

        I agree, for the most part. I am defiantly allowing myself to become a little too optimistic with this wondrous month. But with Utley entering his age 31 season (I think) and that nagging hip of his, it may just happen.

        That said, I wouldn’t want to see Utley’s numbers to be affected by an injury, he’s a great player.

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

    Who the F is Donny Lucy.

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

    There goes the no hitter!

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

    BAAH, YOU SUCK DEFENSIVELY, ROBINSON CANO!!!!!

    /convenientlyforgetslastnight’d

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

    BS hits.

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

    Gimme a break.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft
      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        Who the heck is that?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft
          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

            Oh, I’ve heard the name before. Wasn’t allowed to see television as a kid and she’s a bit before my time.

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

              I don’t want to hear your excuses, JMK. We all know you’re a racist bastard who hates black people.

              /LoHud’d (I assume)

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

    Rios kills us IIRC.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yo, fuck BABIP.

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    We need a BABIP correction in this inning…

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Think it’s close enough to May that Tex wakes up tonight?

    2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

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

    Fucking shit.

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

    Well that sucked.

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

    And a BS HR to top it off.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Dammit.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Goddammit that guy in the chat yesterday jinxed us.

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

    What the hell is with that guy and the sweatshirt?

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

    That guy needs an asskicking, stat.

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      Swisher’s gonna find him after the game.

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

        Meh, it was out regardless. Swish was slightly under it.

    • First Time Poster

      To look on the brighter side, it looks like Andy his hitting his spots. The first two hits just found the grass and Konerko and Quentin hit good pitches… although, I’m watching gameday so maybe I’m 100% wrong.

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    Bartman’d?

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

    Summamabitch. There goes the sparkling ERA.

    • First Time Poster

      Now it’s just really really shiny.

  • First Time Poster

    I think AJ is getting the whipped cream ready…

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

    Look I’m going to be greedy but the Yanks better score 10 runs next inning. I want the first walkoff tomorrow when I go to the game. -__-

    • First Time Poster

      When is that though, they need to get 15 and they only play the Twins so often.

  • Cecala

    Idk who I feel worse for, Andy or Bexarama.

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

      They’re mutually exclusive?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I would hope we were different people

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

          Comforting you in your moment of sorrow would probably be more fun, in my opinion.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Wouldn’t mind Andy comforting me. And I could comfort him. Ahem?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      ;_;

  • Hummingbird S.

    Pettitte looks awful

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

      Meh, he’s making decent pitches, IMO, they’re just hitting them.

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

      2 bloopers and the most extreme cheapie? Please.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      strange I think he looks good, the white sox got 3 of the pussiest hits of all time…quentin is the only one to really square one up.

    • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

      This isn’t exactly true, although the Konerko pitch got a TINY BIT too much of the plate.

    • First Time Poster

      Via gameday, he looks like his pitching great. He is hitting his spots and has good velocity. Two texas-league singles and one of the hottest hitters hitting a good cutter is just how it goes sometimes.

      Plus two K’s.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      He’s getting blooped to death

  • Pete C.

    the people next to him should punch him in the head.

    • First Time Poster

      Who? What’s going on?

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

        The homer was right near the wall. Probably gone regardless, but some asshole with a sweatshirt in his hand tried to catch the ball when Swish may have had a play. The sweatshirt hit Swish’s glove. Guy needs a beatdown!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    me and my friend was arguing today…what if a ball hits in foul territory and goes fair, is that a foul or fair ball? I know it doesn’t happen alot but it happened in a softball game yesterday. anybody know?

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

      Once a ball is foul, it’s foul.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        yea that is the side of the argument I am on..I was almost certain I was right, but he still argues anyway.

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

        Are you sure? I think if a ball comes back into fair territory before it reaches 1st or 3rd it is a fair ball.

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

          That’s right.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          You are correct.

          • JobaTheHeat62

            ohhhh so if someone chops the ball in foul territory and it somehow comes back fair and gets passed the bases then it is fair? that makes sense, this was kind of like a bunted ball but it instead of rolling foul it rolled fair, but it wasn’t a bunt just a poorly hit ball. that would be out right?

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

              It has to come back fair before it passes 1st or 3rd base. If it is foul past 1st/3rd and curves back fair in the outfield, it’s foul.

              • JobaTheHeat62

                thanks everyone…I appreciate the help

          • JobaTheHeat62

            yankees in business

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

    If that shit stayed fair I was going to cry.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn, I just got my first real look at it. Fuck you, sweatshirt dude!

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

    Holy rough inning, Batman. 25+ pitches, 3 sort of BS runs? Ugh. (FWIW, I don’t think Swish would have gotten that anyway. Still, that dude should be beaten with bats.)

    • Cecala

      At least he looked normal trying to catch that HR ball. I still laugh at his attempt to catch the Abreu or Morales HR, I forget.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      I thought it looked as though the ball and sweatshirt both ended up in Swisher’s glove and that by pulling the sweatshirt out of the way, that guy knocked the ball out too. Either way, if your team is in the field and there’s a play near the wall, just get the fuck out of the way. That sort of idiocy/fandom really bugs me.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Yeah, he only threw 23 strikes out of 26 pitches. And those two excuse-me hits were inexcusable.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Reply fail.

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

      And those two excuse-me hits were inexcusable.

      INEXCUSABLE, DO YOU HEAR ME!!!!

      (shakes fist)

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

      My assumption is you’re attempting to me. 2 runs were crap, agreed. Because of them his inning count went up.

      Frustrating, but I think you’re misinterpreting me. Andy actually threw the ball pretty well. Sometimes them’s the breaks.

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

        I FAIL. …assumption is you’re attempting to reply to me.

        Also, his *pitch count*, not innings count. Whatevs. You know.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        No, I was responding to Hummingbird S who said “Pettitte looks awful.

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

          Gotcha. Carry on then…

  • Meat Loaf

    The only thing that bothers me about Michael Kay is that he is just as excited for opposing team home runs as he is for ours. Listen to other team broadcasts, and they never cheer when the Yankees hit a bomb.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Meh, at least he has a modicum of objectivity.

    • Tom Zig

      Do you expect him to be like. “Konerko hits a HR…F*** that piece of s***!”

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

        /TheHawk’d

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

    Freddy Garcia looks like crap.

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

    Kay’s an idiot.

  • Cecala

    Grit-stache?

  • Jersey

    Pettitte simultaneously hurting his own AND Robbie’s respective Player/Pitcher of the Month chances with that inning?

    Good thing Freddie’s getting fingered lit.

    • First Time Poster

      Lirano had it pretty muchlocked down, IMO.

      • Jersey

        Maybe. If Andy’d had another stellar game today, he would have at least been in the argument.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Is Nick The Stick growing a ‘stache?

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

      The return of the young Salvador Dali look? I hope so. So much.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nick Johnson still has more walks than the Houston Astros.

  • First Time Poster

    Okay, there are about 4 posts calling for some guy’s head… explain plz?

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

      Look up a couple posts, i explained.

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

    Can we stop calling it the “2 Hole”. My immature mind can’t take it.

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

      Can I still say that he’s pounding the hard stuff right back up the gap?

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

        FISTED!

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

        That’s still appropriate.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Seriously, BABIP really hates Andy today

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it just me, or should the Yankees just not hit and run ever? I really don’t see the benefit with this powerful a lineup.

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

    Does Kay take joy in pointing out that people are sucking?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      A lot of it. It’s terribly annoying.

  • dela g

    good eye tex

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tie game after this AB.

    (Please?)

  • First Time Poster

    Gameday had the swinging strike 3 out of the zone… it’s obviously propaganda placed fourth by the Umpire’s Association to sully the reputation of Nick Johnson and his ability to identify strikes and ball.

  • dela g

    alex will get a hit here

    • dela g

      called it!

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Okay. Time for our 3-run jack.

  • Cecala

    I am feeing A-rod pulls a Konerko.

    • Cecala

      Close enough.

  • First Time Poster

    Garcia likes getting balls dirty.

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

    A-Rod!

  • 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 Al.

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

    OMG A-Rod hasn’t done shit lately he’s killing my fantasy team OMG.

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

      CUT HIS ASS!!!!!

      /ThatGuy’d

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

    I love Juan Pierre’s old-school stirrups look.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      I can’t believe I didn’t notice this before and now no one will see this comment, but Andy Pettitte’s legitimately old-school stirrups in the 1995 AP Photo Joe found for this post are fantastic.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’ll take it; Pierre actually played that really well off the hop. If he doesn’t grab that on the first time, Tex definitely scores and A-Rod may end up on third.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Hmm, upon further review, that was a much easier hop than I thought. Still a good play, though.

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

    BABip correction! Prediction: Garcia doesn’t make it past the 4th.

    • First Time Poster

      Eh… 2-run first is great after a 3 run deficit.

      • First Time Poster

        Who is Lucy? Isn’t Flowers raring to go down in AAA?

  • Hangoverologist

    Yay A-Rod.

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

    CentWAR Centaur™ FTW.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s too bad that B.Proj. doesn’t update the WAR database in season.

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

        FanGraphs does. We can add that number to his season-opening total.

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

    OMG FANS GIVING CANO RESPECT!

    That’s a first.

  • dela g

    M-V-P!

    M-V-P!

    M-V-P!

    • dela g

      and he delivers!!

  • First Time Poster

    No Homer?

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

    So Andy in Sunny Daytona, did you get Melvin to joint the group?

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

      I invited him to join “Bring Melvin to America”, become a fan of “River Avenue Blues” and become a fan of “This Purist Bleeds Pinstripes”.

      Does “Mystique & Aura” have a Facebook fan page yet?

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

    ROGER. CLEMENS’S. BALLS.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I wish I could see the look on the face of the person who reads this w/o knowing the context.

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

        Heh.

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

    RISP HIT! Cano!

    MVP! MVP! MVP!

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

    Keep testing him.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    He is just SMOKING everything.

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

      JoePawl?

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

        Hah. You just beat me to it.

  • Hangoverologist

    Who says Robbie can’t hit with RISP?

    • Cecala

      Peter Gammons, John Kruk, ESPN.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    RBIson Cano!

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

    It’s home Swish now.

    • dela g

      my fantasy team laments home stands

  • Jersey

    Robbie Dey call him mista boombastic

  • Rey22

    Only one RBI? That’s unacceptable for Robbie the way he’s been hitting lately. I expected a grand slam.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Come on Swish hit that sweatshirt carrying jackazz right between the eyes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn. That was a good throw by Konerko.

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

    Damn, Swish.

  • dela g

    great throw

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Aaagh! I hate luck

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher becomes Ramiro Pena with the bat at Yankee Stadium. lol

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

    Oh Home Swish..

  • Hall and Nokes

    Swish is not having the luckiest game I’ve seen.

  • ecksodia

    I knew it wouldn’t take long.

    • ecksodia

      Aaaaaand just as I typed that, DP.

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    Donny Lucy?

    Seriously? Donny Lucy with the double?

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Come on Andrew. :(

  • First Time Poster

    I HATE Lucy.

  • dela g

    who the hell is lucy? ricky’s wife?

  • Poopy Pants

    Andy’s throwing BP today. :(

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I think her name was Lucy but they all called her Loose

    /Beastie Boys’d

  • dela g

    unbelievable

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Walking Juan Pierre? Not optimal.

  • First Time Poster

    … Pierre… really?

    Really!?

  • ShuutoHeat

    Man, who the fug is Donny Lucy?

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    This is the SI cover jinx!!!

    /weak willed’d

  • MikeD

    The Cano expectations are out of whack. I mean, he’s been in the majors for six seasons, is a life-time .300 hitter, has hit as high as .340 and last year hit .320 with 25 HRs and 48 doubles. They talk about him as if he’s a failure at times. He doesn’t have to get bette rto be exceptional beyond picking up the RISP stat.

    • First Time Poster

      +24

  • BigBlueAL

    OK no more bad luck excuses, right now Pettitte is sucking balls. Dunno what kind of balls yet but he is sucking some kind of balls.

    • MikeD

      He needs Posada. Pettitte has said repeatedly that Posada is the best catcher he’s ever had. Not that positive things about Jorge and catching ever get reported by the media. Clemens and Wells also said he was the best at calling games.

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

        correlation ≠ causation

        • MikeD

          Wasn’t being too serious, since I know Andy can pitch to Cervelli. The whole “Posada can’t catch” movement that seemed to pop up last year around AJ Burnett was a bit absurd.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Other than the walk to Juan Pierre, I honestly don’t think he’s sucking balls, I gotta say. If I’m being biased, please let me know, but I really don’t think so.

      • BigBlueAL

        The 1st inning was certainly not sucking balls. That was just pure horrible luck.

        • MikeD

          Right. Two bloops to short right, and then the ball just over the wall mingling with a jacket. It is a game of inches. He’s not as bad as the line shows, but he’s a bit off, too.

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

    MIchael Kay is a hater.

  • dela g

    the guy went way out of the baseline!!

  • Poopy Pants

    Really bad call.

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

      I don’t like that call. Not a very good call.

      /LaDanianTomlinson’d

  • Cecala

    Good call umps.

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    God, the umps are so afraid to interpret that baseline rule. They seem to never call it.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      Some of them probably don’t know that that is a rule…

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    I hate umpires sometimes.

    • BigBlueAL

      I hear that all the time….

  • First Time Poster

    He still seems to be pitching well (with exception to the Pierre walk…).

  • dela g

    wtf is going on here

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    What a weird game this is. Is Pettitte pitching horribly or reasonably well?!

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Not nearly as bad as four-runs-in-two-innings

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

        That.

        Andy’s not as sharp as he normally is, but he’s had some rough luck. Some seeing-eye balls, some perfect pitches hit well, etc.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    Here’s what I want to know about umps in general: why is it ever ok for a call to be wrong? ever?

    • First Time Poster

      Human error?

  • dela g

    thank god

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Seriously that guy from the chat jinxed Pettitte tonight.

    [Comment From SYFSYF: ]
    How many more starts before Andy gives up his first home run of the year
    Thursday April 29, 2010 1:35 SYF
    1:35
    Because you said that, he’ll give up at least on Friday. Thanks

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

      Jinxes, curses, and hexes: the hobgoblins of feeble minds

      • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

        I’m just kidding…mostly.

        I’ll just assume that SYFSYF was the guy with the black sweatshirt.

      • MikeD

        Don’t talk about Red Sox and Cubs fans like that. Oh, wait. Go right ahead.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So, do umps just not know the rules or…?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Good question. Dunno why Girardi didn’t put up a symbolic fight either.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    MLB umpires are horrendous at their jobs

  • BigBlueAL

    Check out Kay with the “if you believe in the fallacy of the pre-determined outcome” quote.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      At least he’s acknowledging the absurdity of his innings predictions.

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

      I don’t know why it’s a “fallacy”?

      /Jacob’d

  • ShuutoHeat

    Ozzie’s ugly mug boils my blood…

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

    Jesus gunning down a runner to end an inning.

  • dela g

    grandy man has no luck

  • JobaTheHeat62

    we are so lucky

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m making a BABIP sacrifice tonight.

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

    Seriously, babip is a douche.

  • BigBlueAL

    Austin Jackson would have that line drive completely over Konerko’s head.

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

      Or struck out. One of the two.

      • BigBlueAL

        I just realized I forgot to type “hit” in between have and that.

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

          Meh, you’re an ump, you make mistakes. It’s an integral part of the game’s beautiful human poetry.

          • BigBlueAL

            I usually get paid 30 bucks a game, you get what you pay for.

      • YankeeScribe

        AJax hasn’t struck out in the last 3 games and is 2 for 2 tonight

        /SSS’d

  • Pat D

    Man, I left work early for this?!?

    Seriously, though, with the game on at 1 tomorrow and Fox starting their telecast at 3, does that mean the game will be blacked out on DirecTV Extra Innings?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I hope not, I thought only the mid-afternoon games were blacked out

    • lenn23

      Yes.

      • Pat D

        Great, just what I wanted to hear.

      • MikeD

        Yes it will be blacked out, or Yes it won’t be blacked out?

  • ShuutoHeat

    Man, I haven’t seen Garcia pitch much… but he looks like he is mostly arm and a little bit of leg… it IS ugly.

    • First Time Poster

      The Yanks will bash him tonight. We can just hope that the game runs past 12:00 so Tex and hit a walkoff.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I’ll be blown away if Big Tex totally clobbers one into the stands at exactly 12:00:00 AM.

    • MikeD

      Getting back to the discussion if Pettitte is pitching poorly tonight or just had some bad luck, to expand it, I would say that Garcia is not pitching as well as Pettitte. They’ve smoked some balls off of him. He could easily be behind right now.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that was encouraging

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    Can we get a few more Teahens in the lineup? Andy’s great, but Teahen makes him look like Koufax.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Well Mr. Axisa you were right about my comment about Andy and the home run in the chat.

    • Tom Zig

      Jerk!

      • SouthernYankeeFan

        I know. He did chose to put the comment in the chat…so I’m not totally to blame.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I BLAME YOU!!!!!
      /irrational and weak willed’d

  • MikeD

    NJ is killing me. He’s on the Yankees AND he’s on my Roto team.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cant blame BABIP tonight for Nick Johnson. Strike out and a fly ball to the 2nd baseman.

  • lenn23

    Yes, it looks like it will be blacked out. Doesn’t show up on the schedule.

    • lenn23

      Should be a reply to MikeD.

      • Pat D

        Thanks for the info!

        Even though it perturbs me.

  • Alex S

    Adam Dunn hit a triple….I really need to see that highlight

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow could you have 2 easier innings? Garcia is a bitch

  • BigBlueAL

    OK this is getting annoying now seeing the Yankee hitters swing at slow crap low and outside therefore pulling weak ground balls.

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

    Our 2 and 3 hitters need to start hitting. This is getting a bit crazy. Luckily tomorrow is May.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Can the Yankees start smashing Garcia yet?

  • Pat D

    Trivia answer: I’m guessing Dave Winfield in 1988. My dad says Paul O’Neill in 1994.

    • dela g

      i’m with your mom, and she says winfield too…

      [/too easy’d

      • Pat D

        Well my dad was right…

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Fabulous Freddy

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          HUGE reply fail

  • poster

    Is it me, or has Pettite looked much better than the score indicates?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      A LOT. He got cheapied to death in the first inning.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        to clarify: he has not been brilliant but much better than his line indicates

        • Pat D

          Yea, two bloops and a barely cleared the wall blast.

          • poster

            Yeah, that first inning was all bad luck.

  • MikeD

    They probably should stop judging Cervelli based on the .190 average in AA. It was a very few number of ABs. He hit over .300 in AA the year before that, also over very few ABs. His lower minor league record indicates .270ish with a decent eye. Now how that translates to the majors is another question, but suggesting Cervelli can’t hit based on what he was doing in AA early last season is not quite fair. That said, I’ve been surprised by what I’ve seen so far in ’08 and ’09 and not convinced it will continue, but hope it does.

    • Pat D

      You expect TV announcers to understand small sample sizes? I think you overestimate their chances…uh, knowledge!

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

      My Dad always has said that Carlton Fisk was a better hitter in the majors than the minors because the pitchers in the majors threw around the plate more.

      Am I saying that Frankie Cervelli is going to have Carlton Fisk career? Yes. Yes I am.

      • Pat D

        Dave Winfield had better numbers in the majors than in the minors, too.

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

          So did Bob Horner.

        • MikeD

          That’s a funny one…even in my grumpy mode tonight!

    • YankeeScribe

      He looks like he could realistically hit .270-.300 if he started at catcher the whole season. That’s above average for most catchers. His only problem with the Yankees is that they have the luxury of Jorge still being able to catch everyday and several potentially good hitting catchers in their farm system. If at the end of 2010, the Yankees don’t view Cerv as a potential replacement for Posada at catcher, I hope they trade him while his value is high…

      • MikeD

        With Posada in the final year of his contract and questions about Montero as an everyday defensive catcher lingering, I don’t see them moving Cervelli. The Yankee pitchers like him and he’s cheap, so I expect him to be aound for a while. I can see Posada and Montero rotating between catcher and DH next year (and beyond, depending how long Posada remains/effective), with Cervelli still serving as the defensive specialist for those two. If Romine keeps progressing it’ll become even tougher by 2012.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn, Paulie was on fire April 1994.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      seriously, darn near .450? That’s crazy.

      • BigBlueAL

        Believe he finished hitting .359 that season to lead the league, granted it was a strike-shortened season.

  • BigBlueAL

    Apparently the Yankees feel the White Sox didnt take enough ground balls during pre-game.

    • Pat D

      /Harry Doyle’d?

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Can we hit the ball in the air? Freddie Garcia has 6 ground balls already.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    They are beating everything into the ground.

  • BigBlueAL

    Red Sox have made 2 errors so far in the 4th inning in Baltimore, losing 3-1. Run prevention baby.

    • BigBlueAL

      Orioles with the bases loaded and no outs.

      • BigBlueAL

        Of course the Orioles hit into a 1-2-3 DP.

    • ShuutoHeat

      teh amazing defense!!!

    • CS Yankee

      Give a team 5 outs in an inning…they are lucky being only down a few.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i am at a loss for words that freddy fucking garcia is dominating us like this.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Really? Aaaaghhhh

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

    Swish that was really really bad.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Really really bad, more like plain UGLY.

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

    It’s Freddy freaking Garcia.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I always get those 2 mixed up :)

  • kunaldo

    Woo-sa. Zen Baseball. (My mind feels like a pretzel right now!)

  • Rey22

    How are we looking so helpless against Freddy Freakin Garcia right now?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      these things happen. Doesn’t mean they’re not FRUSTRAAAAATING but they happen.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Rope-A-Dope, baby. Rope-A-Dope. The pain starts coming in the bottom of this inning.

  • YankeeScribe

    Detroit just scored 8 runs in the 4th against LA. AJax is 3 for 3

    This is relevant because he is boosting my offense on my fantasy team

    • dela g

      this makes me happy cuz porcello is my starting pitchah

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Do you need his last five starts?

        • dela g

          i actually sat him the last 3 starts, because he had been bad the first 2, but had i known he was playing LAAofLAofUSAofNAofEarth, i prolly would’ve wavered about it.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        You and me both

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Piniero misses Dave Duncan.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I just hope the offense wakes up tonight

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

    AISD. Just catching up, we do have a facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.p.....049?ref=ts

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

      Ehh, just search for Mystique and Aura, should be easy enough to find.

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

      Added and suggested.

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

    This reminds me of the Brett Tomko start last year. Not sure why that is. You sit there and wonder, “why haven’t we put up a crooked number against a guy like that.”

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea what was worse about Tomko tho is we all knew it was going to go down like that.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I totes knew this was coming with the Freddy Garcia has gotten off to a horrible start in 2009. (you mean 2010?)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Dammmmmmit.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Granderson is getting owned by bad luck

    • Poopy Pants

      If he didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all…

      /hacky cliche’d

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

    Two hard hit balls for Granderson. Signs of life.

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

    Please learn how to bunt, Brett.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, Jeter. Keep it rolling here.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Jeet goes yard here

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Andy_C_23: Soothesayer

      • Poopy Pants

        Indeed. Indeed.

    • Rey22

      +2 for you, my man!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      High five!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Phew, I thought they got him on that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh peace, Freddy.

  • MikeD

    That was an A-Rodian shot from Jeter.

  • Alex S

    that ball broke perfectly into his bat

  • JobaTheHeat62

    it had to happen eventually…this guy is throwing horrid pitches

  • Hangoverologist

    JETES!!!

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

    Yay Cap’n.

  • BigBlueAL

    You hang em, Jeter bangs em.

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

      I don’t think that’ll be the only thing he bangs tonight.

      http://www.hiyoooo.com/

      • BigBlueAL

        I would actually be very disappointed if the only banging Jeter does tonight is on the field.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    teh clutch!

  • YankeeScribe

    Its alive! Our offense is alive!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    love that stat for Jeter… .500 hitter with 2 outs RISP

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Gardner is tied with McCutchen for the MLB lead in Stolen Bases! El Capitan connects, DEREKKKK Jeter homers! ( Sterlin’d)

  • Alex S

    great AB

  • Hall and Nokes

    Tex goes yard here

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why does Michael Kay seem so shocked when guys don’t play exactly like they used to years ago?

    • Pat D

      Now he’s complaining about digital cameras!

    • First Time Poster

      Beltre has 5 errors… and Alex Gonzalez has just hit his 2nd homer of the evening.

      Both things suck for the Sox’s off-season.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    Is it me or does Nick Johnson look a helluva lot like Fanucci from The Godfather Part II?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      eh maybe less than I thought: http://assets.nydailynews.com/.....oschin.jpg

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I think it’s just you. I’d have to see Nicky J in a white suit and hat to make a proper judgment, though. Someone with photoshop skills help me out.

    • Poopy Pants

      I could see NJ doing some damage in A Clockwork Orange.

    • dkidd

      private pyle in “full metal jacket”

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Pedophile’s lil’ bro just hit a HR for the sux

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I think people’ve said this before, but can we stop that? What his brother does has nothing to do with him.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Exactly. And, pedophilia is never funny.

        • Pat D

          I agree. But I just hate Pedroia so much that I find it funny to call him “Brett Pedroia’s brother,” since Dustin is younger.

          But I think you guys are right, I’ll stop doing that.

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

      Yeah really, let’s not joke about pedophilia.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Whoa. A quick shot of RAB on the YES commercial. Never saw that before.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      +1

      That was awesome.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      really? I see it a lot.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’m sure I’ve seen it, but just not noticed it.

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

          It’s been like that since last year.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            See this? This is Matt not paying attention.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I have also seen this before…I noticed just this year tho

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

    Did anyone see that blonde girl they just showed on YES? I think she’s an actress.

  • First Time Poster

    Pettitte is pitching great. The only qualm I have with his performance tonight is the Pierre walk.

    • First Time Poster

      So he starts Pierre with an 2-0 count…

  • dkidd

    i wish juan pierre was a better player becuase he’s obviously a great guy/teammate

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    ANDYYYYYYY

  • First Time Poster

    7IP for Pettitte?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Putting him through the lineup a fourth time is kind of a scary idea.

  • Tom Zig

    A-rod and Tex are so going to murder and pillage the month of May.

  • larryf

    Is Bret Gardner the best flat footed hitter in baseball? The Great Bretsky!!!

  • First Time Poster

    Remember two years ago when there were rumors that the Yanks were going to sign Garcia to a minor league deal… than they signed a couple guys named CC and AJ.

  • dkidd

    ajax 4-4, now batting .357

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

      The one day I sit him…

    • First Time Poster

      Cano scoffs at such a puny number.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ten pitch inning? Gross.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      to dead center? AGH.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, anywhere else and that’s a hit.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Yeah, anywhere else and that’s a hit outta here.

  • Mike HC

    So I have been following Austin Jackson’s stats this year, as I am sure like many others at RAB, and he has some interesting lefty, righty splits, albeit in a small sample size.

    His triple slash against righties is .389/.450/.569

    Against lefties is .136/.208/.136.

    Considering he hits righty, I found this a little odd. Does anybody know what his minor league splits were?

    • Mike HC

      And now you can tack on another 4 for 4 against righties tonight.

      • YankeeScribe

        5 for 5 now

        The scouts haven’t figured him out yet I guess. Even worse, his strikeout rate is going to come down once the more he sees major league pitching

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

      0.290-0.359-0.451 vs LHP

      0.282-0.350-0.386 vs RHP

      • Mike HC

        Thanks Mike. You the man.

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

      That’s mostly because he has exponentially more RHP than LHP throughout his career.

      597 PA vs LHP
      1664 PA vs RHP

    • YankeeScribe

      I think it’s a SSS issue. He only has what, 30 atbats vs lefties this year?

      • Mike HC

        Less. Like 22. I tend to agree with the sample size issue.

        But it is tough to ignore his far superior slugging in the majors along with everything else against righties in a larger sample size. about 76 at bats

  • First Time Poster

    Vulture time!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Keep it scoreless for two, Ace. They’ll get you a run.

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

      Are you kidding? He can’t pitch the 8th, only Jobber can.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    “Kimberly Jones will work the clubhouse after the game.” Oh my.

    • Pat D

      Wow. Now who has a dirty mind?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Andy’s been pitching, I can’t help it :X

    • BigBlueAL

      Naughty, Naughty.

  • First Time Poster

    So many ROTY’s turn out to be terrible players… Cap’n as an exception of course.

  • Mike HC

    Human memory is obviously a flawed thing, but does anybody else think Ace’s windup is far more stiff, rigid and upright this year than last. Maybe due to the injury?

    • First Time Poster

      Shaq should hook him up with some Icy/Hot.

      • Mike HC

        haha.

  • First Time Poster

    The Rays have such a deep rotation. Seriously… what the hell!

    That said… Yankees in every way >>>>>> Rays

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      It also helps that they haven’t played any sort of good team in a while >:(

      That said, they are VERY good.

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

    So, RABbis, guess who got to talk to Melvin last night…

    • BigBlueAL

      Where is Melvin Mora playing nowadays????

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

        Wrong Melvin

        • BigBlueAL

          lol I assumed so.

  • BigBlueAL

    Just read Halle Berry is now single again!!!! I still have a chance….

    • YankeeScribe

      She’s a MILF and cougar

      • dkidd

        and she won an academy award despite being out-acted by p diddy

        • BigBlueAL

          “Make me feeeeel goooood!!” Totally Oscar worthy performance.

      • BigBlueAL

        Can u believe the guy who broke up with her apparently talked about their age difference now being a problem. 9 year difference. I would totally overlook the 14 year age difference between me and Halle Berry.

        • Zack

          She’s got 22 on me and I wouldnt think twice

          • BigBlueAL

            Good man.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Everyone who is doing the wave in the seventh inning of a fucking tie game should be shot. Pay attention, you morons.

  • Zack

    Yeah, Toronto is happy Wells wasnt claimed on waivers last year.

    You are such a moron Kay.

    • First Time Poster

      lol… he seriously said that?

      Really!?

      • Zack

        He was talking about how the White Sox claimed Rios for nothing, and how Toronto put Wells on waivers- but they’re probably happy they have him since he’s off to a hot start and the power has returned

  • First Time Poster

    Somewhere at home, Jermaine Dye is pissed.

  • dkidd

    ace missing his spots. please be careful with quentin

  • dela g

    mets are destroying the phils

    8-1

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yay, the Yankees (non-Cervelli division) got some BABIP luck!

  • First Time Poster

    “The Yanks pull an Ace out their sleeve to stifle the South-Side Sox”

    /clicheheadline’d

  • First Time Poster

    I’m all for giving AB’s to Grandy against lefties… but could we see JoPo pinch-hit?

  • First Time Poster

    Cervelli’s hurt! Call up Jesus!

  • dkidd

    thornton was totally average until 3 years ago. did he just “figure it out”?

  • First Time Poster

    Bah! Gotta go to work.

    We go this!

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

    Hell yeah, Gardy!

  • Alex S

    grit……he’s got it

  • Pat D

    Don’t look know, but Thames is going to pinch hit for NJ.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Or Jorge.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I hate it when I have to prematurely leap out of my seat in excitement ;_;

    • BigBlueAL

      I hate it when I prematurely…..never mind.

      • Alex S

        hehe i was just about to link to a funny captioned picture. but you beat me to it

        • BigBlueAL

          Go ahead, I didnt link to anything!!

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      thank you for making it not actually that premature!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Fuck yeah Captain!!!!

  • Hangoverologist

    Jeterian!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Great AB by Jeter.

  • damn yanks

    JORGE… NO DL!!!

  • Rey22

    Yikes, PH for Nick, that’s a bit of a lack of confidence.

    • mike c

      my pet rock has a obp of almost 400 too, he wants someone who’s not afraid to swing the bat

    • Dalelama

      Well earned

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I know Thornton wasn’t 100% sharp, but wouldn’t have been smarter to keep Posada batting right handed rather than facing the short porch?

    • Pat D

      Who are you to question the Almighty Oz?

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Jorgie pinch hitting!!!

  • larryf

    NJ couldn’t walk Jeter in from 3rd?

  • Camilo Gerardo

    hate this shorter field BS from bighead.. Jorge is a better pure hitter from the right.

  • dkidd

    closely-shaven joba = monster baby

    • mike c

      my gf’s 6 month old nephew looks exactly like joba, we were just saying that as well

      • dkidd

        yankees 2028 first round pick!

  • NC Yankee Fan

    All these relievers throw Mid 90s, where do the Chi Sox find these guys?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jorge + Breaking Balls = not good results

    • Pat D

      And it wasn’t the usual down and in breaking ball.

  • Hummingbird S.

    bad ab

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      seriously… do you ever come here to say anything good about the team?

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

        Yeah, there was that one time–

        No, wait, that was me. Nevermind.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Are you sure it was in a book? Are you sure it wasn’t nothing?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Someone got drilled in the head.

  • CNight_UP

    Ace all set for the vulture win….

    • Rey22

      He got 11 of those last season, hence why I drafted him in fantasy this year.

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod about to break this game wide open.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I kinda don’t want them to score anymore runs so Mo can get the save. Does that make me a bad person?

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

      YES IT DOES!!!!!

      (punches Andy_C_23 dead in the mouth)

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        I’M A HEMOPHILIAC! DICK

    • CNight_UP

      i want them to get to Jeter’s spot as he only needs a double…

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

        This is going to sound more meanspirited than it should be, but…

        … hitting for the cycle is even dumber than getting a save.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Does it ever get lonely up there…by yourself on that pedestal?

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

            No, I bring ladies up here to keep me company.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Am I the only one who thinks Frank Robinson is under appreciated as a player? He was a freakin’ beast.

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

      Check yesterday’s gamethread.

      Punk.

      http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-860309

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I was out/had a power outage last night. Thanks for beating the drum in my absence. I’m also in total agreement w/you about Morgan, too.

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

          Frank Robinson is the man. When I went to a game in Montreal, we waited outside the players parking lot, and Frank rode out in the passenger seat, with a smoking hot mid 20′s blonde driving him. I had been a fan before, that upped it quite a bit.

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

    It’s a Marte partay.

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

    Tomorrow’s headline after Yanks victory over Chicago White Sox:

    “Obama’s financial regulations no match for power of Wall Street”

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That looked outside. Thanks, blue.

    • Tampa Yankee

      waaaaaaaaaaaaaay outside on gameday

  • Meat Loaf

    AJax with a 5-for-5 night. Wowie.

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

      What could have been.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A fist pump?! ON THE SECOND OUT?!?!?!

  • CNight_UP

    Justin F. Chamberlain.

  • mike c

    grunt!

    • CNight_UP

      fart!

  • BigBlueAL

    Soria nearly gave me a heart attack but he finally closes out a 3-2 Royals win over the Rays.

  • Alex S

    Soria locked down the save against the Rays

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

    So Joba pitched well in teh 8th, where should the Terriost Threat Level advisory end up tonight?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Thanks to M&A for the link today; much appreciated.

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

        It was a good read, I just expounded on other aspects.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Word, you did a great job. Thanks again.

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

      I’d stay steady at Orange if I were you.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tack on run via Robbie homer, please.

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Joba throws 5 pitches, incredible!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Hot damn. Rios made that look easy.

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

    A-Jax clearly is not made uncomfortable by the horseshoe up his ass.

    • YankeeScribe

      Detroit says “thanks” for taking Granderson and his terrible splits vs lefties

      • Joe D.

        With the season ending today, it is indeed official that Austin Jackson is a fantastic hitter and quite possibly the best young hitter in the game.

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

          I’m still pissed that the Tigers just won the 2010 World Series thanks to Johnny Damon and Austin Jackson.

          The Yankees suck. Get bent, Cashman.

  • Alex S

    damn Swish can’t get any luck

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

    Well, before ESPN bashes the Yankees tonight for the A-Jax trade, there is this (before tonight):

    If Grandy had the same BABIP luck as A-Jax, he’d be hitting .391. If A-Jax had the same BABIP as Grandy, he’d be hitting .181.

  • larryf

    When Joba runs in from the bullpen, he looks chubby and stubby-a bit like a manatee…..strange comparison. Please Grandy-get something going!

  • dkidd

    daniel bard fail

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    How come only average or below average players “get the most out of what they have”? Don’t great players get more out of what they have than those other guys?

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

      Because great players know that they’re great, so they don’t treat reporters nicely because said reporters are beneath them.

      Average and below average players are nicer to people, because they know they suck and need to be liked. So reporters say more glowing things about them, because they like them better because they treat the reporters better.

      Why is Barry Bonds a dick? Because, fuck you, I’m Barry Bonds.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Because, fuck you, I’m Barry Bonds.

        Fuck you; pay me.

  • larryf

    Quick 1-2-3 so I can watch Bill Maher. Please.

  • AJ

    John Lackey can’t buy a win.

    Fantasy question of the day: Would you trade Derek Jeter and Hunter Pence for Hanley Ramirez?

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

      Yes.

      • AJ

        Sold! Done and done.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why is Michael Kay so floored by this?

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

      Because he could have died from carbon monoxide poisoning?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        My mother gets irate when that ad comes on.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Gordon Beckham has a really square head.

  • Will in NJ

    if anyone else is using the mlb.com new “at bat” feature (a new and improved gameday), do you know how they’re calculating the “nasty” factor for each pitch? Because the first pitch in the pierre at bat they had mo at 93 mph but gave him a 17 nasty rating, and the next pitch was at 91 but gave him a 57 nasty rating. I guess it has to do with movement and other factors but I’m curious if anyone knows how they actually calculate it. and im sorry if this is considered off-topic but it has to do with the game kinda.

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

    FINISH HIM!!!!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is GOD.

    • Hangoverologist

      Where have you been for the past 15 years?

      /kidding

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

        Where have you been for the past 15 years?

        Hey, did you know that a pitch slows down in velocity as it travels through the air towards the plate? I just found that out a few months ago.

        Sincerely,
        Tim McCarver, published author

  • Rey22

    Solid. My fantasy team will appreciate the Ace W.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    If you jumped ship after the fourth or fifth inning, shame. on. you. ;)

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter is so modest.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kim, what the hell is that necklace?

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

      I missed it. Was it made of pearls?

      /nasty’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        In Dela G’s dreams.

        (he’s the one who really loves Kim, right?)

        • Dela G

          haha i love me some kim jones

  • Rose

    Is Brett Gardner the WCBS “player of the game” every game because he’s the only one who will talk with them or something? Last few times I’ve listened on the radio, Susan has said “and here I am with the player of the game…Brett Gardner” (while he was good), he certainly wasn’t the player of the game in either occasions haha.

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

      Gardner scored 2 runs in the game, getting on base with key singles in the 5th and 7th to prolong the innings where the Yankees tied the game and then took the lead.

      Joe Posnanski argued (on numerous occasions; try this one for starters: http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlo.....z-houston/) quite effectively, IMO, that we overvalue the RBI guys and undervalue the run-scored guys. What Gardner did tonight was arguably just as instrumental as what Jeter did tonight. I wouldn’t be upset with Gardner over Jeter as the player of the game.

      • larryf

        He IS the best flat footed hitter in baseball today. The Great Gritsky vs The Great Bretsky. Either will do for tonight.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Mo is ridiculous. They shouldn’t allow gods to play against humans, it’s not fair.

  • CNight_UP

    Big Pop Up being Big Strike Out

  • Hall and Nokes

    When I see Cervelli chat up Mo after the last out, all I can think of is the Chris Farley Show. Remember that time you struck out Beckham? That was awesome.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, TCWA.

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

        +19

  • CNight_UP

    When are the Red Sox gonna take Papi out back and shoot him like Old Yeller?

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

      David Ortiz is still playing baseball? I assumed he’d retired to go find the real killers, and the Sox had resigned an old, washed up Mo Vaughn to take his place and instructed him to speak Spanish to ease the transition for the racist Boston fanbase.

    • Dalelama

      When we do the same with Nick Johnson.

      • poster

        O:S

  • Kevin

    Mo just surpassed Roger Clemens on the Yankees’ strikeout list. And he just tied Eric Gagne’s record for 51 consecutive saves converted at home.