Game Ten: Lefty vs. lefty

The Ho Train makes a stop on the DL
Higashioka goes deep again in loss
Photo Credit: Peter Morgan, AP

ofAs the Angels head out of town with their halos between their legs, the Rangers come on in fresh off being shut down by Indians’ lefty David Huff yesterday. They’ll get another lefty tonight, though CC Sabathia and Huff are on opposite ends of the southpaw spectrum. The Yanks’ ace flirted with a no-hitter last time out, and has pleasantly avoided his typical April slump in the early going. He makes his first home start of the campaign tonight.

Opposing Sabathia tonight is starter turned middle reliever turned setup man turned closer turned setup man turned starter C.J. Wilson, who is one of the few professional athletes worth following on Twitter. He struck out nine in seven shutout innings against the Jays in his first start, but missed his last outing earlier this week with a stomach bug. Hopefully he’s a little off his game tonight. Here’s the starting nine…

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

And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and can be seen on YES. There’s some rain in the forecast, but it looks like there will be enough of a window to get this sucker in. Enjoy the game.

Update (10:14pm): The game has been called, so the Yankees win. Our regular recap will be along later tonight.

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The Ho Train makes a stop on the DL
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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    1) CJ Wilson once talked to me on Twitter. It was cool.

    2) I don’t want to see Florida ever again.

    3) I sat next to a total this-is-why-everyone-hates-yankee-fans-ass at last night’s game. He called Swisher a clown, said he didn’t belong on the team, that they should have resigned Abreu, and also called Jackie Robinson Day a joke.

    I wanted to smack him.

    And then I found out his friend was the guy that got kicked out of the stadium a few years ago for trying to go potty during God Bless America.

    Small world.

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

      2) I don’t want to see Florida ever again.

      :(

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

        Heh. You spend three weeks sleeping on a pull out, caring for one sick relative while trying to make sure the others don’t f- up too badly (they do, anyway), changing a flat tire and jumping a dead battery, and seeing a guy’s testicles in the ICU cos the damn nurses forgot to cover him up…

    • Accent Shallow

      Guy sounds like a dick, but you should absolutely be able to take a leak during God Bless America. It’s not the anthem, so . . .

    • Poopy Pants

      “I sat next to a total this-is-why-everyone-hates-yankee-fans-ass at last night’s game.”

      I’m surrounded by those people every time I go to a game. Sorry.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Just so people don’t start freaking out about CC getting a personal catcher in Cervelli: it’s just how the schedule works out. It looks like Posada is set to rest again in 5 days – due to a day game after a night game – which is Sabathia’s start again. Still, I bet we hear rumblings about how much better Sabathia works with Cervelli, etc.

    • Hey ZZ

      Agree. No big deal here at all. When Cervelli plays CC is really the best guy for him to be paired up with anyway. Frankie weakens the lineup and CC gives up the least amount of runs.

  • poster

    Can we really say he’s avoided his early slump yet? He’s had one great start and one bad one. Two bad starts in a row and it’s another slow start for CC.

    • Coach6423

      /Debbiedownered?

      • poster

        No. I THINK he’ll do well. It’s just too early to make that call yet. One great start and one bad one is not enough to define whether or not he’s having early season success.

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

    Do you think Nolan Ryan throws up in his mouth a little everytime he hears how Girardi would have taken CC out if he had a no-hitter through 8 because his pitch count was at 110?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yes, but i still dont buy it that he would have removed him from the game. CC would go all Paul O’Neill on the clubhouse.

      • bexarama

        CC would have eaten Girardi

        • ecksodia

          I love this comment hahaha. Reminds me of the Onion article where Sabathia and Fielder imagine each other as a hotdog and a burger, respectively. Classic.

    • Dirty Pena

      As he imagines putting Girardi in a headlock and punching the shit out of him.

    • Chris

      I don’t think that the actions of the Rangers have backed up Ryan’s talk. Last year they had 51 games started by a pitcher 25 or younger and the starter threw 100 or more pitches in 16 of them. Compare that to the Yankees who had 38 games started by a pitcher 25 or younger and the starter threw 100 or more pitches 13 times.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    The Yanks are really pushing Marcus Thames…He has played a ton, I guess the bat has not been awful, but the defense…yikes…is it crazy to DH Thames, and let Nick Johnson play the field? Wasn’t he a decent OFer??? I guess the risk of injury isn’t worth it tho

    • Accent Shallow

      Johnson was a great 1B, but hasn’t played the OF outside of 2002.

    • Dirty Pena

      Wasn’t he a decent OFer???

      He most certainly was not.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        haha got ya, well if he cant be any better than Thames, then forget that idea for sure.

  • Sean Serritella

    Come on! I’m psyched for this game!!

  • Mike HC

    Swisher is cracking me up.

  • Hey ZZ

    Swisher pimpin himself for the gig as Chipotle’s spokesman

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Do it, CC!

  • The Sheepmeister

    I wonder if anyone talks about CJ Wilson being a starter now after being a reliever.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That should be an error.

    • Poopy Pants

      I agree. He hacked at it like an ax for some reason.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    1. Great power by Hamilton.
    2. Thames looked very lost on that play.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I can has strikeout, pleez?

  • daneptizl

    Little leaguers field better than Thames. Thames is just terrible out there.

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

      doubt even Gardner gets to that hamilton ball.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        He likely would’ve played it better off the wall, though. Then again, a squirrel could’ve.

        • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

          did it matter?

          2nd and 3rd is the outcome of that no matter what, no?

      • daneptizl

        I’m not saying he should have gotten to it…. but he could look like he has an idea where to go to be around the ball. He’s just bouncing around out there.

      • Hey ZZ

        That ball was not hit very hard. It was hanging up there but Thames stumbled around for 5 seconds before knowing what to do. Gardner makes that catch at the wall.

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

          Not even close. He would have been about ten feet closer, and still about 20 feet away.

          • Hey ZZ

            We are going to have to disagree here.

            When I watched the play in real time I definitely thought it hung up long enough for Gardner to catch. Also, Thames was so far away from catching it because he got a really poor read off the bat. Maybe it was the wind, but he did not look like he had any idea where the ball was going until it hit the wall. Gonna have to watch the highlight after the game.

  • Hey ZZ

    Glad Thames is in LF.

    It is not like he has cost the team a run everytime he has been out there or anything…

    • Poopy Pants

      None of it would have mattered if Jeter made his play in the first place.

  • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

    Perfect Game, No-hitter, Shoutout, all gone. At least the important result is still within reach.

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

    my god…is it going to be like this all the time with the Thames hate?

    ::Player hits HR while Thames is in LF::

    “ZOMG Gardner could have caught that. Damn You Marcus Thames!!!11!1″

    • daneptizl

      So you’re telling me Thames can play LF…

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

      Yeah really. No one on the roster makes a play on that ball.

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

        Gardner would have over ran that ball. HE”S GOTZ TEH SPEED!!!111

      • Chris

        I bet Ellsbury would get to it. After all, he was the defensive player of the year last year.

        • bexarama

          ietc

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        I bet Mo would have threw his glove up, have it catch the ball, and caught the glove.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          That’s actually a two base error.

          In reality, though, Mo would catch it because, well, he’s Mo.

          • Jose

            I think Andy is right on this one. Does anyone remember the rule that covers this?

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

          Would have been awarded 3 bases then.

    • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

      He should be booed everytime he shows his face until he hits 4 HRs in a game, or the Cycle, which ever comes first

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I would LOVE to see Thames leg out a triple. That would be awesome.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Great pitch to end an inning that could’ve been a lot worse. Let’s get the run back, offense!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Quietest 10 game hit streak ever.

    • bexarama

      but teh groundouts to SS!

  • Jose

    Joaquin Arias? It has been a long time old friend.

  • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

    Gameday has every one of the pitches to Johnson as strikes on the black.

  • Joe D.

    Walk #11. In Game #10. I (heart) Nick Johnson.

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

      He didn’t start yesterday either.

      • Joe D.

        Excellent point.
        You, sir, are a formidable opponent.

      • Brad Toughy

        And he still drew a walk!

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

      Move over Barry Bonds 232 walks. He come “Nick the Discerning”

      • bexarama

        Not a real man!!!

  • bexarama

    Poor Teixeira

    • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

      At least Jeter is 90 feet closer to 3rd?

      • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

        Exactly what I was talkin bout.

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

    Yay Jetes.

  • Conchobar

    Thanks, Teagarden!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it just me or does Teagarden sound like a made up name?

    • bexarama

      Taylor Teagarden certainly sounds like one

    • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

      A noun is a person, place or thing. Person no, Place or thing, yes.

  • WIlliam

    Tie game baby!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, look at that. An umpire doing his job properly.

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

    Has anyone seen how Grandy responded to the roll call?

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

      I’m pretty sure he just waved. I saw it at the home opener, but if I don’t remember it, it wasn’t anything spectacular. Gardner flexed his muscles a la Damon.

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

        Ah, ok. Thanks.

  • Hey ZZ

    NJ is really fun to watch. I am so calm when he is up to bat because there is just such a good chance he gets on base.

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

      One day he should just go up without a bat. I bet if he does that in a full game (4 AB), he’d still walk at least once.

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

    Am I the only one who is concerned that Alex is going to clock someone with his bat when he flips it after he walks?

  • WIlliam

    WHat are some serious NJ walk projections. He seems to be going towards 200.

    • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

      Depends on how much time he spends on the DL.

      /rimshot

  • bexarama

    I’m really amazed they’re playing. This weather is teh crap.

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Let’s go Yankees!

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

    OH MY GOD. Kay, enough with the fucking Girardi CC thing. Holy shit. Where is the off button on this moron!?

    • bexarama

      … mute? ;)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    There’s the Chris Davis we all know.

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

    @OldHossRadbourn is at the Yankee game. That narrows his true identity down to just 49,000 people.

    http://twitter.com/OldHossRadb.....2310714868

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Did anyone figure out who he actually is? Definitely a Yankees fan. I wonder if it’s one of the guys who writes for Bronx Banter.

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

    Wow. Davis struck out.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Is your mind blown?

  • bexarama

    Texas’ catchers have cool names. Taylor Teagarden. Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh HELL YEAH.

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

    CC don’t need no stinkin’ defense.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The woman in that American Airlines ad really over pronounces her T’s. It annoys me.

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

    Neftali Ferez … yeah Michael Kay

  • bexarama

    I am mildly confused by this “Segment 2″ thing. Like, is there a Segment 1?

    • baravelli

      Yeah, segments are just pieces of the broadcast between commercials, and that’s the second one. They’re just trying to give it a snappy name – sorta like “Page 3.”

      • bexarama

        ohhhh, I get it now – it’s the second “segment” of the show. Thanks. That was helpful, actually. I assumed “Segment 1″ was some mysterious thing that existed in a purely theoretical void

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why wasn’t Jon Rauch included in the text poll?

    • bexarama

      he didn’t get changed to it in-season because the current closer was sucking something bad

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

      He’s not an in-season replacement, technically.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      I’m pretty sure they said midseason replacement.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I thought they just said replacement. My bad, yo!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Fair enough.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    BABIP hates Swisher right now.

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

    Swish hammered the ball yesterday and his first AB today.

  • Hey ZZ

    Nick does not have lady luck on his side his last few at bats.

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

    Oof, Thames turned towards second there. He’s lucky they didn’t tag him.

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

      saw that.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. The ball definitely didn’t go out of play.

  • bexarama

    High socks (NOT PANTS) are NEVER a bad thing and every Yankee should wear them.

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

      It is a minor league rule.

      • bexarama

        should be a major league rule grumble grumble

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

    I envision hell as a dark empty room in which I am forced to wear headphones that play a 24/7 loop of Kay and Flash talking.

    • bexarama

      I kind of laughed when Flaherty made jokes about how much Kay doesn’t like Mussina

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

        Just one reason why I don’t like Kay. Mussina is probably my favorite player, ever.

        • bexarama

          Understandable. I love Mussina as a player. And I want him to join the booth so that either he or Kay will kill the other.

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

            Moose in the booth would be incredible. I think he’d be really, really good there.

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

      Funny. I envision hell as the world’s most comfortable bed, but very time I fall asleep an alarm goes off and wakes me up.

      • bexarama

        that sounds so horrible I think I’m going to cry

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

          If I were Dante, I’d include it as the tenth circle of hell.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    There is no player-analyst who talks about his career more than Flaherty. The ironic thing is that, of all the ex players on YES, he had, by far, the worst career.

    • Jose

      He’ll always have that half season in San Diego. He was better than league average. Those were the good old days.

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

      But he’s such a smooth, interesting talker! When coupled with Kay, man, those guys are just wonderful.

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

      give him credit…he has made the most out of the least. One hit got him a player-analyst job for the biggest sports franchise’s RSN.

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

    Looked inside to me.

    • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

      and to gameday.

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

    No live chat, guys? WHY DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT US?!

    • Jose

      It would have just been filled up with porn anyways.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    nothing like John Flaherty highlights

  • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

    Serious question..

    How many career ABs does it take to no longer consider it a SSS? Obviously there isn’t an exact answer, but an educational guess would do.

    • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

      *educated

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

        I’d think three complete seasons. So about…what, 1,500 or so?

      • Jose

        It depends what you are looking for in the at bats. Many statistics start stabilizing in as little as 500-550 PA.

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

      A season’s worth? 500? Though, over the course of a long career a season can be considered a SSS, especially if it deters from the mean.

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

        Yeah, that’s why I wrote three times that, above. Not sure, that’s a good question.

      • Jose

        It really depends on the stat. Something like contact rate would be pretty stabilized by 200 PA and could even be representative of a 10 year career.

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

    Brook Logan? Really, Kim?

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

      We almost called up Queen Nefatari Ferez. That’s a true story.

      • bexarama

        I’m laughing.

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

      i wished so bad she would have said Brook Lopez.

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

        He’d be 12 for 60.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Pay. Attention. To. The. Game. Please.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god I love CC being on this team lol

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow 6Ks in a row

    • bexarama

      it’s because the Yankees don’t care about defense.

      /Neyer’d

  • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

    Ron Davis anyone?

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

      Ron Burgundy?

      • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

        Ron Davis once held a consectutive strikeout record for the Yankees back in the 80’s. Not sure if he still holds it.

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

    A single for Thames? ummm…ok.

  • Rogue Trader

    Nice i saw RAB on my tv

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

      Whaa?

      • Rogue Trader

        yesnetwork.com commercial showed the RAB homepage

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oof, that was ugly.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Joba for CJ Wilson…Do you do the trade?

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

      No, let Wilson show that he’s not a flash in the pan.

  • Hummingbird S.

    awful swing captain

  • bexarama

    oh dear

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

    Fuck, the absolute last guy you want hbp.

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

      Ha I know…

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Have fun on the DL Nick

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

    Nick Johnson didn’t work the count there. I’m disappointed.

    • bexarama

      CJ Wilson probably wants to save himself the pitch count

    • JobaTheHeat62

      is that because sometimes he attempts to steal?

  • Hummingbird S.

    I can’t wait for april to be over so we can have Tex back.

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

    Ok kids, dinner time. You all enjoy the pummeling that will soon ensue.

  • bexarama

    Nick Johnson… attempted stolen base……… what……….

    • bexarama

      and he was safe to boot!

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

    He was safe!

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

      ball beat him.

      /umpire’d

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

    He looked safe in real time and was absolutely safe on the replay. http://tinyurl.com/robotumps

  • WIlliam

    The only thing weirder than NJ stealing is NJ stealing and being safe.

  • Alex S
  • Manimal

    Funky slide by Johnson… he was safe!

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

    Safe? Out? Who cares? It’s the human element!

  • Jose

    I can only think of Arod on the trivia. Anyone got any other guesses?

    • bexarama

      Palmiero? Juan Gone?

      • Jose

        Yeah, Juan Gone is gotta be one.

      • bexarama

        A-Rod and Juan Gonzalez did. Palmiero didn’t. Hmmm.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        It’s not Palmeiro, I looked. Never led the league in homers.

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

      Question?

      • Jose

        Rangers who have led league in HR.

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

        What three Rangers have won AL home run titles?

      • bexarama

        the three Texas Rangers that won the AL HR crown. A-Rod and Juan Gonzalez are two. Palmiero isn’t the third.

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

          Jeff

    • Jose

      Bullshit question. Screw the Washington Senators.

  • Alex S

    wow, CC is a classy guy

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Re: Johnson:

    Robo umps?

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

    CC = cruise control

  • Manimal

    Does anyone with MLB “At-Bat”(the pay-only souped up version of gameday) know how they calculate the “Nasty Factor”? I’m guessing its some formula of pitch type, velocity,and x and y movement.

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

      I was wondering the same thing.

  • WIlliam

    CC’s stuff is filthy tonight, even more so than usual.

  • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

    Hey, I was right.

    DYK Ron Davis holds the Yankee record for consecutive K’s, with 8?

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

    ZZ is cruuuuising.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That Howard answer is misleading. Both times he led in HRs, 68 and 70, the team was in Washington, not known as the Rangers.

  • WIlliam

    A-rod needs to hit a Home Run soon.

  • bexarama

    reliever mentality… but he’s starting… mind… explode-y…

    • bexarama

      A-Rod’s just a base clogger

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Logically inconsistent Flaherty is logically inconsistent.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    CJ Wilson loves the HBP

  • WIlliam

    I love you Kendry Morales, my fantasy team is being carried by you.

    • WIlliam

      Plus Kemp as well.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    AROD learned alot from Kate Hudson in the acting department lol

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

    Man, they’re off to the races in Boston.

    • bexarama

      Tampa, you mean? What’s going on?

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

        Yeah. Three stolen bases in three innings. So far.

        • bexarama

          Wow. Carl Crawford returns mwahaha.

          • bexarama

            Wow, Beltre terribly bobbled a ball. He’s been getting to everything but making bad plays.

    • Brad Toughy

      Meaning?

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

    John Flaherty has obviously never seen A. J. Pierzynski pretend to be hit.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Swisher bunting makes me so fucking angry. STOP.

  • bexarama

    NICK SWISHER BUNTING AGAINST TEXAS NOOOOOOO

  • WIlliam

    Weird, Swish looked really young from the shot of him bunting, I don’t know why.

    • bexarama

      He looks very young today, IMO. Maybe it’s the high socks and the fact that he’s very clean-shaven.

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

      High socks. He looked like a righty Brett Gardner there.

  • bexarama

    Obligatory shot of Andy in the dugout to make bexy happy.

  • WIlliam

    Apparently hitting the batter isn’t the pitcher’s fault.

    • WIlliam

      /Kay’d

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

    I can has Grand Slam, Marcus?

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

      nope

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    one granny here and Thames have the lock on his job against lefty for rest of the season.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    we kick ass with the bases loaded

  • WIlliam

    Uhg, I hate bad calls.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I really wanna see a GRanderslam this year

  • Reggie C.

    Wow. Somebody review that foul ball call!

    • WIlliam

      Pretty sure it waas foul.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    damn umpires

  • WIlliam

    Soooo close.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Where did that 0-2 pitch miss? Wow. Maaaaaaybe a bit high, maaaaaaaybe a bit outside.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      If that situation is reversed with CC pitching I would be livid…I think CJ has some legit beef on that one

    • Jose

      He called a pitch earlier in the at bat as a strike even though it was further outside. Lucky break.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Thank god for bad defense

  • bexarama

    Well that was exciting

    Good God, Rangers defense.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Texas has given the Yankees all three runs tonight. That’s a very bad play by Davis; he’s gotta just go to first on that.

    • bexarama

      They gave Cleveland all their runs in that game where Cleveland won in like two hours, too.

  • Reggie C.

    Heh. That was a weird way to score 2 run.

    I thought Ron Washington stressed the fundamentals…

    • Reggie C.

      Who homers first?

      Arod or Montero.

      • Jose

        Arod

    • bexarama

      there’s a cocaine joke to be made here but I don’t know how to make it. Waaah.

  • WIlliam

    Is their some sort of penalty for pegging the batter?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    How can ya not like Cervelli?

  • Reggie C.

    A Cervellian hit.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Gazoo!

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

    Jose Ramirez has 7 strikeouts in 3 innings so far tonight.

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

      Quickly becoming one of my fave prospects.

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

        Agreed.

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

        …and Arodys Vizcaino has given up 3 earned in 4 innings to lower his era to an even 7.00.

        • bexarama

          but teh 98 mph and teh javy failure!!!!

  • bexarama

    Mike Maddux looks nothing like his brother.

    • Stadium Garlic Fries

      that’s why he is not going to HOF.

      • bexarama

        that’s pretty funny.

      • ecksodia

        HAHAHA.

  • Jose

    I’m no meteorologist, but that looks bad.

  • WIlliam

    You’ve been cerved.

  • WIlliam

    Logan isn’t just a lefty specialist? DId the Yankees see his splits versus righties last year?

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

      The Yankees did, but Kay didn’t.

      • WIlliam

        He said he heard this from the Yankees though.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That pitch was called a ball to Granderson.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Mr. Michael Fkin Kay..Yankees batter doesn’t care about weather when he hits and neither does their pitcher when throwing the pitch. In span of 4 innings you have tried to connect both the things and it doesn’t make anysense.

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

    Dear Reebok,

    Americans HATE Sidney Crosby.

    Love,
    James.

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

      Aw come on. Let Canada have its hockey. It’s not like America really cares.

      • Brad Toughy

        I’d rather be a silver medalist in hockey than Canadian anyways.

  • bexarama

    nice play Adrian

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Double play ball, please.

    • WIlliam

      We’ll have to settle for the k.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That works.

  • Brad Toughy

    Melky with a dribbler to the pitcher for a infield hit! Average up over .100

    • bexarama

      I laughed at this. Poor Melky. His BABIP is like .100.

      • Brad Toughy

        Sometimes, BABIP is indicative of how you’ve been going. He hasn’t hit the ball hard at all this year.

        • bexarama

          Fair enough, and I agree. I haven’t been watching many Braves games, though, so it’s all I have to work with.

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

    CC Sabathia has thrown nine balls tonight. Nine!

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

      Nick Johnson sees ninety balls every game.

      Note: This may not be entirely true.

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

        If this game isn’t delayed, he could realistically record 15 Ks.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      /MLB 2010’d

  • Reggie C.

    Arias…

    why does this name look familiar?

    • Jose

      The Arod trade.

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

      Part of the A-Rod trade.

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

    ZZ is rolling like a barrel down a hill.

  • bexarama

    wtf is Elvis Andrus doing in the box? Dancing?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that was one of Kay’s worst lines ever

    • baravelli

      He’s used it before plenty, and I actually think it was originally Sterling’s. I certainly remember Sterling saying it back when he and Kay were in the radio booth together.

    • WIlliam

      I’de say any time he talks about Joba farting and grunting is worse.

      • bexarama

        did Kay actually ever say that?

        • WIlliam

          No, but whenever either Joba or Hughes are pitching, he talks about how Joba “is a different animal” in the pen. It’s infuriating.

          • bexarama

            that’s every commenter. :(

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

    Skies may open now.

    -Melvin Croussett

  • WIlliam

    It figures that in a game against the Rangers the weather is more of a nemesis than the actual team.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yikes.

  • bexarama

    My mom has officially declared that Teixeira just isn’t trying

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

      Your mom should be forced to read RAB everyday for the next month or two.

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

    38% think Rodney will remain the Angels’ closer after Fuentes gets back?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So they’re definitely not gonna even attempt to have Feliz start? I know many thought the ‘pen would be his ultimate destination, but they’re not even gonna try?

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

      Well at least we aren’t the only FO that does this.

  • bexarama

    Cardinals have Mets disease. Wow.

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

      If the Cards end having a Metsian collapse, the Cubs will take the NL Central… only to be swept out of the playoffs by the NL West Champions.

      • bexarama

        Heh. Well, I mean I just turned it on the game for .002 seconds and saw an unbelievably dumb play by the Cards. But the Cubs are the Cubs.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      good..go REDS haha

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

    Charleston Riverdogs guessing game. You get 3 hints. One in the 2nd inning, one in the 5th and one in the 8th. Tonight’s answer is a “former Riverdog”.
    Tonight, first hint, “#1 prospect”. Second hint, “catcher”. I guess I’m going to have to wait until the 8th inning to figure this one out.

  • WIlliam

    And he stilll gets a strike.

  • bexarama

    Can we just call the game already?

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

    My fantasy team has no problem scoring runs (23, second in the league this week) but it seems to be allergic to RBIs (12).

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Apparently the Yankees don’t recognize that value…

    /bitter’d

  • dkidd

    someday a real rain will come along and wash all the scum off the street

    /bickle’d

    someday a real rain will come along and wash all my vomit off the seat

    /phillies phan’d

    • bexarama

      A+

      oh Philly fans.

  • bexarama

    is that a “STE-ROIDS” chant? o_O

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

      I think it was an asshole chant. Must have been someone wearing Red Sox paraphernalia.

    • baravelli

      Sounded to me like an “AAAASSSS-HOOOLE” chant, like someone was getting thrown out in the stands.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I miss Vlad’s hair.

  • Brad Toughy

    Screw V-Mart, sign Jason Varitek long term!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I heard someone on the radio today suggesting the Mets trade for Varitek.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /defying the scouting reports

  • Dela G

    i’m lovin this thames experiment if he keeps on hittin

  • JobaTheHeat62

    the way Thames is swinging the bat its hard not to argue with Girardi so far.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      i said that way wrong..I was attempting to support Thames

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James

    Great move, Joe.

  • bexarama

    Gardner’s in the game, can we all relax now

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I will until I see his swing.

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

    Marcus Thames is teh, how do you spell it, “Sux0r”?

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

    Kind of sad that the http://www.riverdogs.com internet broadcast has absolutely no sponsors. In between innings you hear sounds from the park.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why hasn’t Wilson thrown over?

    • bexarama

      Maybe he’s not allowed to? Buchholz’d?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, love it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    At least he made Wilson work.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’ll be there tomorrow, sect. 332B–anyone else going?

    • bexarama

      I feel like I should be there. I was there for AJ pitching against Texas twice last year out of… four total times at the Stadium. Go figure.

      Damn, Gardy, you’s fast.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        In 2007, I saw like…four Kei Igawa games.

        • bexarama

          I would give you a sympathy hug if I was there. My mom went to Opening Day 2007 and tried to lead a “This is bullshit! We want Pettitte!” chant in her part of the stands (Pavano was starting), which is awesome. She also saw a lot of Moose starts (remember, Moose ’07 was awful).

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow Gardner beats the pitchout

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Brett says ‘Fuck your pitchout.”

  • Dela G

    gardy is too fast!

  • bexarama

    Not gonna be in much longer? But teh Nolan Ryan!

    • bexarama

      Frankie Hustle. :)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Great throw by Andrus.

    • bexarama

      Agreed, that was pretty incredible. I don’t think too many people get close to getting Cervelli.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah. He was falling backwards and still got it there in the air; that’s nuts.

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

    Cerve showing off the wheeeels.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Posada would have maybe been half way up the line

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If they call that a hit, that’s ridiculous.

  • bexarama

    Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the crappy defense

  • Dela G

    wow fail by the rangers

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    derek grounding to short again…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Kind of.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    There’s no way they come out for the seventh, right?

  • YOU DOWN WITH OBP !?!

    CG for CC

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

    Stupid rain.

  • bexarama

    With the rain delay, let me just say that Oliver Perez wearing #46 is a horrible taint to all lefty New York pitchers wearing #46 >:(

    • bexarama

      also WTF Francoeur is like on fire. This is bizarre.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        I’m waiting for both he and Wells to realize they just raced off a cliff’s edge.

        • bexarama

          heh, I could understand if he was like hitting ridiculous bombs because that would go away. But he’s like walking and stuff.

          :: head explodes ::

        • Accent Shallow

          I have more faith in Wells returning to being a useful player than Francoeur being anything more than a white Jose Guillen (or even that useful)

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Once again the Gods spread the cheeks to ram cock in fucking ass!

    Patiently waiting for the Spartacus season finale @ 10PM.

    • bexarama

      that’s an interesting way of putting it

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

      Me and you both, Hammer.

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

    No way CC goes back out after the delay, right?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    how the fuck does varitek have 3 HRs??????

    • Dela G

      i have no idea

    • Brad Toughy

      2 vs. Royals, one Green Monster scraper.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete
  • Accent Shallow

    I do not avoid women, Mandrake. But I do deny them my essence.

    • dkidd

      you’re gonna have to answer to the coca-cola company

  • JobaTheHeat62

    in fantasy i traded polanco and liriano for javy and hughes…I hope I was just selling high, and not in fact screwing myself.

  • EB

    I have seen 3 yankees games in my life (I Live in Australia). Two of them were started by Igawa and Ponson…

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      I hope you booed the hell out of them as is your right.

      /WFAN’d

      • EB

        Igawa actually was pretty solid. Bruney blew it in extras in Oakland. Eyechart fumbled a gounder to first to end the game. The same weekend Scutaro took Mo deep.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh my lord…Ive been to 2 in NY, and one was the A-ROD walk off in the 15th against the Sux…I guess I have better luck lol

      • Poopy Pants

        I was there, too!

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

      Is Kyle Perkins your favorite farmhand?

      • EB

        Not yet. Probably for the same reason Graeme Lloyd isn’t my favorite Yankee.

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

    The Rays have to go to the pen in the 6th against the Red Sox tied 1-1. No chance in hell they can win this game.

    • bexarama

      Red Sox pen hasn’t been distinguishing itself either, though Beckett is pitching so they will probably get length out of him

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

        TWSS?

        • bexarama

          haha I thought that myself, then vomited thinking of Beckett in any sort of sexual way

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

    Varitek has more homers than Teix and A-Rod combined. :(

    • Jose

      He has more HR than Tex, Arod, Johnson, Swisher, Thames, Gardner, Cervelli, Winn and Pena combined.

  • Jose

    Halladay continues to devastate. I really thought people were having way too high of expectations. I may end up eating my shoe.

    • Accent Shallow

      I think you’ll be right in the end. He’s a great pitcher, but he’s not Gibson v.1968, Koufax v.1965, Pedro v.1999, etc.

      • bexarama

        He’s not but he’s a ridiculously good SP, possibly the best in the game right now, who’s been on a pretty poor team for years, facing the Yankees, Red Sox, and newly excellent Rays a bunch of times. Now he’s going to an excellent team in a far inferior league.

        I know 20 wins is a lot and pitcher wins are a dumb stat, but I would be mildly surprised if he didn’t have 20 wins at the end of the year.

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

        Well of course not but he’s still really really good. He had a 3.00 FIP playing in the AL East! And unfortunately he was on the Jays and pitched against the Yanks, Sox and Rays a lot.

        NL East should be child’s play. 20+ wins isn’t too unrealistic. A sub 3 ERA isn’t either.

        • WIlliam

          Uh, he had a sub 3 era in the AL East, I’m thinking sub 2.5 era.

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

            Oh my bad. Change ERA to FIP I suppose.

        • Accent Shallow

          I expect him to have a good season, but nothing particularly historic. So yeah, 20 wins? 3 ERA? Sounds fine to me.

    • Brad Toughy

      I’m quite relieved that the Yanks don’t have to face him 4-5 times a year.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Chris Carpenter’s hook is fucking filthy.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    sucks there is a rain delay…I bet CC would have gone the distance, his pitch count was looking very good.

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

    Hahaha. Squirrel Face thinks he’s fast. What. A. Douche.

    • bexarama

      is that Pedroia?

      • Jose

        Youk.

        • bexarama

          oh, because of the beard. Heh.

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

        Since he’s as tall as a squirrel I understand how you got confused.

        • bexarama

          he also has a rodent-esque face

  • bexarama

    The Mets booth is so confused that Ollie is pitching well up to now.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Hahaha Ortiz finally delivers with RISP and Youkilis gets thrown out at the plate. LMAO

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

      /TSJC’d

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

      No. Douchilis was at 1st and tried to score instead of staying at 3rd and having runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs.

    • Alex S

      I The Sox are facing 3 lefties next week. that should make a good laugh

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

    Ouch. Mike Cameron might have a kidney stone.

    • bexarama

      don’t only old people get those?

      /I should look this up on Wikipedia’d

      • Hey ZZ

        Isn’t Mike Cameron like 60 now?

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeeesh.

    • Jose

      If he is going to pass that the traditional way he is a braver man than I. I would get the shock wave treatment.

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

        I would think that the Sox would want Cameron back ASAP. Otherwise, you would have Ellsbury in CF and Hermida in LF (Which in itself is not bad, but that would ruin teh pitching and defense!!11)

        • bexarama

          or Hall in CF because Ellsbury is like possibly dead or something. (That’s what happens when you hurt Andy, jerkface.)

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

    Power Rankings already? Seesh.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    Yankees 5th because of a bad Teix and Javy. Phillies are first. Giants are ahead of them too. Heh. If those teams played the Sox, Rays and Angels for 3 straight series I wonder if they would do just as good. Doubt it though.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Haha that’s awesome.

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

      Philly might have done just as well as the Yanks did. Giants not so much.

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

        Phillies are one of the best teams out there I agree but they played against the Nats twice and the Astros. 2 of the worst NL teams. Yanks played against the 3 best AL teams that aren’t them.

        • bexarama

          Phillies just look ridiculous in general when they play the Nationals though. They score like 14 runs a game. (Note: This is an exaggeration. But they definitely scored 14 runs against them the other day.)

    • bexarama

      Sox aren’t even in the top ten? I hate them and all but oooookay

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

        Well it’s a SSS but they have been struggling. And with Cameron and Ellsbury hurt they might be worse.

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

    Lol the Angels are about to lose a six run lead.

    • bexarama

      what?? details!

      • bexarama

        Mathis is playing AGAIN, wow.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Haha, Mike Napoli needs to demand a trade.

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

            The Mets would take him, but he isn’t Hispanic so they wouldn’t allow the trade to take place.

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

        Toronto originally led 1-0 off a Vernon Wells homer, but the Angels piled on the runs and it ended up being 7-1 Angels. Then the Jays add two runs but I forget how and then there was a two run jack by Adam Lind to make it 7-5 Angels. Last I saw on MLB Tonight was Lyle Overbay with the tying run at the plate.

        • bexarama

          ah. I just put the game on and it was 7-5 Angels with the Angels up so I guess they got out of it

  • WIlliam

    I’m conflicted between wanting to see the Angles loose and wanting to see Toronto give sole posession of the AL East lead to the Yankees.

    • WIlliam

      looselose

      /spelling’d

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

      We all know Toronto will fall sooner or later. The Angels losing is always nice to watch.

    • Alex S

      is there really a debate there?

  • bexarama

    Mets broadcasters are obsessed with Jeff Francoeur. I can’t decide whether he’s really really cute or too stupid-looking and dumb to be cute.

    • bexarama

      also the Mets are winning 1-0 right now. The Mets SP? OLIVER PEREZ. And from what I’ve seen, he looks… like… really good. What???

      • Alex S

        ehh The Cards ran out a pretty poor lineup tonight. They sat Holliday and Rasmus

        • bexarama

          Pujols has grounded out twice and struck out O_O

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

    Jay-Z suing Ortiz? Maybe he really does have a passion for the Yanks.

    • charles poet

      over the name of the 40/40 club. Ortiz chose forty-forty…

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

        I’m no lawyer (but did well on my LSATs), but methinks he’ll win that suit.

  • bexarama

    Do I want to watch the Rays’ bullpen against the middle of the Red Sox order in a tie game? I feel like this could be very ugly

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

    This rain delay is pathetic and embarassing.

    /Joe West’d

    • charles poet

      Classic.

  • bexarama

    Yo Phillies bullpen don’t eff it up for Halladay thanks

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

    Damn they won already…

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

    Game called.

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

    And it’s officially a game.

  • bexarama

    Yaaay Yankees :D

  • Justin Beaver

    Does that count as a complete game win for CC?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I believe it does.

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

    NBA cap will be $56 million. That is unbelievably huge for the Knicks, who can now pay for two max FA’s and even have a bit left over.

    Thank Mo for that.

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

      I’m not big on basketball, but from what I’ve read here, I’m assuming that the Knicks can sign both LeBron and maybe Dwayne Wade right?

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

        Yep. Any combo of LeBron/Bosh or Lebron/Wade or Lebron/Joe Johnson or Lebron/Amare. Of course, it could also be Bosh/Wade, Bosh/Johnson, Amare/Wade…

        Just to be clear, I want NO part of Amare.

      • Hey ZZ

        You said the other day you were in 8th grade right? I can see why you are not big on basketball with the Knicks team you have grown up with. Man I miss 90s NBA. Good times.

  • Brad Toughy

    CC with the CG win, lol.

  • WIlliam

    A 73 pitch complete game! That takes some skill. On another note, the Yankees are officially in sole possession of 1st place in the AL East and are tied with Minnesota for the best record in the AL.

  • Justin Beaver

    Would have loved to see more of CC (damn, the rain. sigh.) as he was utterly vicious tonight. 6 innings, 9ks, using only 73 pitches, throwing only 15(!!) balls. That’s gangsta right there.

    Oh well, a win is a win. Let’s get ‘em again tomorrow. Go AJ!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yea, he was straight beastly tonight, truly a joy to watch.

  • ecksodia

    Damn this internet connection. Wasn’t able to watch the game ugh. Missed CC’s masterful performance.

  • bexarama

    The Mets.

    (astonished stare)

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

    Cervelli really is adorable.

  • YankeeJosh

    I get that it doesn’t make economic sense from a “gate” perspective to have built Yankee Stadium with a retractable roof? But how about in terms of protecting investments? I cringed when I saw CC slip on the mound. Does it really make sense for the Yankees to risk the health of some very expensive players playing in sub-par conditions?

    Just something that crossed my mind tonight.

  • WIlliam

    aaand the Mets lose. Shocking.

    • WIlliam

      and it’s Castillo’s fault. Even better.

  • Tom Zig

    To piggy-back on what someone said earlier about Nick Johnson having more walks than the Astros:

    Nick Johnson: 11 BBs in 44 PAs
    Houston Astros: 8 BBs in 345 PAs

    • camilo Gerardo

      wah wah wooie

    • ecksodia

      Wow. I hope they’re hitting well enough to make up for that lousy walk rate. Oh wait, they’re not. And Wade probably still thinks they’ll contend.

  • Poopy Pants

    MLB Network is showing how CJ Wilson got squeezed by the umps tonight.
    CJ is on and talking about it, too.