Game 24: A win for the series

In search of an outfielder
Mid-game injury update: A-Rod's knee, Granderson

Despite yesterday’s hair-pulling affair, the Yanks have a shot to once again take a series and keep their winning percentage at .667. They’ll have to fend off the White Sox, against whom they’ve trailed the majority of the innings played this weekend. It comes against the lefty Mark Buehrle.

Buehrle has been the White Sox nominal ace for a few seasons now, though he certainly doesn’t fit the mold of the power-stuff ace. He’s more of a finesse guy, hitting corners and inducing weak contact. Yet he’s struggled a bit this season. He threw a gem against Cleveland on Opening day, but since then has allowed 17 runs in 25.2 innings, including six in six innings against those very Indians.

Last year Buehrle turned in a fine season, highlighted by his perfect game against the Rays on July 23. That brought his ERA down to 3.28, and it wouldn’t get to that point again. He surrendered five runs to Minnesota in his next game, and then allowed seven runs in just 4.1 innings against the Yanks the start after that. It seemed the team had a plan against him, shooting the ball into the hole between third and short and racking up 12 base hits before Buehrle left. They got him later that month, and despite eight hits and two walks in six innings, they scored only on two solo home runs.

Phil Hughes has looked every bit the young phenom through his first three starts. Even though he didn’t have his best stuff in his last appearance, he still managed to hold down the O’s, allowing just one run over 5.2 innings. The bullpen promptly blew it, something we’ve seen from them more than once lately. He still needs to cut down on the walks, but other than that Hughes has been nothing short of marvelous so far. His next assignment will come against the Red Sox.

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson 1B
Mark Teixeira DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Marcus Thames LF – gulp
Brett Gardner CF
Ramiro Peña 3B

And on the mound, number 65, Phil Hughes, number 65.

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In search of an outfielder
Mid-game injury update: A-Rod's knee, Granderson
  • Tank the Frank

    No A-Rod for some reason. I know he needs rest…but after a loss when you’re lineup is already weak? Give him some rest when the O’s come to town. Coupled with his decisions yesterday, it’s like Girardi wants to lose this series.

    • Tank the Frank

      Eh, overreaction. The lovely Kim Jones just explained it. With the night game tomorrow it’s almost like two days off. If it gets him going then that would be awesome.

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

      I know he needs rest…but after a loss when you’re lineup is already weak?

      The rest of our lineup, with current wRC+:

      Jeter: 136
      Johnson: 85
      Teixeira: 70
      Swisher: 123
      Cano: 206
      Posada: 162
      Thames: 306
      Gardner: 144

      That: not weak. (Especially since one of the only two subpar bats, Tex, is currently in the midst of his awakening.)

      • Tank the Frank

        I was thinking the same thing. I hath seen the signs of Teix awakening from his slumber, and they are plentiful.

  • Ivan

    If im Hughes im a lil mad right now for the simple reason that Girardi elected to put Thames if LF. Your not doing your pitcher any favors when put Thames in LF, or the field period.

    Nevertheless, lets hope Hughes has his good command and assist the yanks to take another series. LETS GO YANKEES!!!!

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

      If I’m Hughes, I go out and pitch and let the manager fill out the lineup card however he damn well pleases. Pitchers don’t have that sense of entitlement the fans do.

      • Tank the Frank

        Except for Ian Kennedy…

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

        If I’m Hughes, I hope that Marcus Thames keeps mashing the fuckballs out of opposing pitchers and gives me a nice, cushy lead like he’s been doing constantly.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          yes

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

            A .550/.625/.850 tripleslash makes up for a whole lot of defensive foibles.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s see if Phil mixes his pitches a little more effectively this afternoon.

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

    You know what this team needs? Tex to cut his damn hair. Goodness.

    • Tank the Frank

      And he needs to go to the barber wearing a brown suit.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        He needs to BURN that suit

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

          or bury it in Fenway

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Yea that is why hes not hitting…Why do we fans understand these things, and the baseball people do not

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

        Damnit, for the last time, Mattingly, SHAVE THOSE SIDEBURNS!!!!!!

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

    Buehrle has been the White Sox nominal ace for a few seasons now…

    That’s only because he’s a name that people know. You know who is currently outpitching him for going on the third year in a row?

    That’s right, John Danks.

    2008-present:
    Buehrle: 72 starts, 464.2 IP, 30-25, 3.87 ERA (119+), 5.0 K/9, 2.1 BB/9
    Danks: 70 starts, 429.1 IP, 28-20, 3.42 ERA (135+), 7.0 K/9, 2.9 BB/9

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Boom. Roasted.

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

        I’m still on a roll from the White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner last night.

  • DGeezy

    anyone else ever get the feeling that Nancy Newman has no idea who any NON-Yankees baseball players are?

    • Tank the Frank

      She’s quite spacy, no doubt about it. But I can’t decide if I’m attracted to her or not…

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I hate to be catty and/or bitchy, and I’m not attracted to women, but I can’t see how she’s attractive.

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

          Seconded. (Except for the part about not being attracted to women and not being catty/bitchy, of course. I’m all of those things.)

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        Her?

        • Tank the Frank

          I SAID I COULDN’T DECIDE!! The jury’s out. I’ve never been with an older woman and she just does the whole Mrs. Robinson thig for me.

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

            I’ve been with older women, and let me tell you:

            There’s better older women to be attracted to than Nancy Newman.

            • V

              This.

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

    I would love a nice Hughes start to wipe away the awful taste Javy left yesterday.

  • Tank the Frank

    Seriously, what’s with the pie on walk-offs now? I know the Yankees didn’t start the whole thing, but it seems like they made it mainstream and now almost every team is doing it.

    • Zack

      Almost every other team was doing pies in the face for walk-offs prior to 2009.

      • Tank the Frank

        My pinstriped goggles never let me take notice.

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

        You made it a hot line. I made it a hot song.

        /Jiggaman’d

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so I wonder if Marcus Thames has fantasy value now?

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

      He’s still available in The RAB Premier League™. At the moment, at least.

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

      Deep league, sure. Normal 12 team league, no.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        yea mine is a 12 team…yea I already have Granderson and Gardner..That why I asked the question since I lost Grandy..:(

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

        I should qualify this. He’s nto a starting option, but a bench guy to matchup whenever the Yanks are facing a lefty. Kinda like real life.

  • Tank the Frank

    Phil Phranchise time. Time for Philthy. HUUUUUUUUUGHES!

    All that stuff…

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    HUUUUUUGHES!!!

    (Obligatory)

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

    Fact: The Chinese character on the back of Andruw Jones’ neck means “Applesauce”.

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

      The Chinese character on Marcus Camby’s shoulder means “shoulder”.

      /oldjoke’d

  • Adam

    I think the Michael Kay workout plan involves lots of hair quaffing.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    “at some point the umpires were going to get him”

    another reason I hate them

  • Ivan

    94MPH outside Black…Sick.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oh goodness. Be okay Jorge.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      the BAT hit his EYE? OUCH

  • Adam

    It kind of looks like it got his ear? I will leave that for anyone else to make a joke if they choose.

  • Tank the Frank

    Damn Andruw Jones’ bat looks a hell of a lot quicker than last year.

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

      Maybe he had some iguana soup when he went home to Curaçao this winter. It’s a powerful elixir.

      (Note: TSJC highly recommends the iguana soup. Surprisingly tasty.)

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

      Andruw Jones hit .250-.348-.581 over the first three months last year. Then he hit .169-.298-.305 the rest of the way.

      • Tank the Frank

        That’s very Jason Varitekian of him.

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

    Yay Phil.

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

    Nice call, blue.

    (Yes, it’s sad that I actually have to praise the umps when they do their jobs correctly.)

    • ShuutoHeat

      Its okay, when the robot umps roll in we just need to feed them some motor oil ala cartoons.

    • Tank the Frank

      Totally. Just becaused the pitch missed location is no reason to call it a ball. That was over the plate.

  • Ivan

    Nice inning.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Konerko has 0 argument there

  • Brian

    Melancon in the house!

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

    RABbis, (Or anyone else) Do you think the Yankees might kick the tires on Elijiah Dukes now?

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

      I don’t think so. He’s probably going to need 2-3 weeks to get ready, and by that point he’ll be useful for like, a week until Grandy comes back.

      (hopefully)

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

        Yeah, I can see that. But he would be more than roster filler in AAA.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Nope. Gotta say I think that ship has sailed.

  • Tank the Frank

    I remember when I was truly concerned about Jeter…

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

    Been a while since we’ve seen one of those trademark flares to right by the Cap’n.

  • Adam

    If nothing else, living in Chicago and listening to Hawk Harrelson has made me appreciate all of the Yankee announcers. Yes, even Sterling (a delayed response to the post from a few days ago).

    Friday night he actually said, “Well, our pitchers have a small strike zone and theirs have a big one. No question about it.”

    • ShuutoHeat

      I’ve heard stories that they call their own guys “good guys”? Or things like saying “thank you” when the opposing team hits easy pop ups or when the ChiSox hits land? Someone even told me they say “he gone” when the opposing team strikes out?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I can’t tell if this is joking but yep, they do that.

        • ShuutoHeat

          lol Bex, I was dead serious.

          I’ve only heard about what they do, never experienced it. I can’t even imagine how people can be so asinine with the “he gone” strike out call……cause come on, it makes them sound like a scholastically challenged robot….

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            haha you just sounded like you were saying “in this mythical land, I have heard they yell ‘he gone!'” so I thought you might have been exaggerating for effect.

            If you haven’t heard Hawk’s call when Buehrle had his perfect game, you should. It is very, um, special. ALEXEIIIIII????

            • ShuutoHeat

              lol, it is like a mythical land. When they told me, I really thought they were exaggerating. But wuddya know? It’s true!

              • Adam

                It is a magical, mythical land, where everyone gets shot once the temperature rises above 70 degrees.

      • Adam

        Yep…he calls the White Sox the “good guys” and openly I mean OPENLY roots for them. The “he gone” thing is horrible. He is also paired with Steve Stone who is a fairly good color guy but…ouch Harrelson is painful.

        • ShuutoHeat

          How can any baseball fan stomach the “he gone” thing? Obama needs to make some calls…

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

            Death panels.

            • Adam

              Ron Guidry…1988 team abusive father.

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

      If nothing else, living in Chicago and listening to Hawk Harrelson has made me appreciate all of the Yankee announcers.

      You know what? If I was in prison for years, when I got out, I’d probably really appreciate some bad pussy.

      /crass’d

      • ShuutoHeat

        LOL

      • Adam

        I was really confused because I first read that as “bald” instead of “bad.”

      • Tank the Frank

        /Overshare’d

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

    I assume that was a hit and run to try to get NJ going. He almost never swings at a pitch that far off the plate.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god we strikeout looking a lot…or so it seems

    • Tank the Frank

      Well the team doesn’t strike out much, but when they do it’s usually looking.

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

        Frankly, I’d rather strike out looking more than strike out swinging. Striking out swinging means you thought you could/should hit it but you couldn’t. Striking out looking just means you had a difference of opinion with the ump as to whether it was a strike or not, and the umps clearly suck at calling balls and strikes.

        • Tank the Frank

          Or the pitcher just made a great pitch and you couldn’t pull the trigger…tip your hat kind of thing.

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

            That too.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            I saw someone elsewhere say that “during the late ’90s we never tipped our hat to a pitcher because those batters never got fooled” I guess no one on the dynasty teams ever made an out?

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

              FACT: Paul O’Neill batted 1.000/1.000/4.000 his entire tenure in pinstripes. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Question for those who are genuinely good at scouting and such, which is not me: whose pickoff move is better, Andy’s or Buehrle’s?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Andy supposedly has the best, so good that when he balks its not a balk……..

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

        so good that when he balks its not a balk…

        If Andy Pettitte does it, it’s not illegal.

        /Nixon’d

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I soooooo want to make an inappropriate comment here.

          • ShuutoHeat

            …come on… I know what you’re thinking…go ahead do it…do it…

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              It’d be crass and unnecessary. But basically, he can do pretty much whatever he wanted to me. /tmi’d

              • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

                heh apparently both tsjc and I are in crass moods today.

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

    Rather than guess the answer to the trivia question, I’m going to guess what the trivia question is going to be.

    The question will be:

    “Mark Buerhle holds the MLB record for most consecutive batters retired, with 45. Who holds the Yankee record for consecutive batters retired?”

    • JobaTheHeat62

      god I hope that is the question

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      David Wells?

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

        Yes. 38.

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

          I few years ago I remember reading something about “hidden perfect games,” which is when a pitcher retired 27 straight batters regardless of when it happened, meaning it could be across two games and what not.

          Moose had three, no one else had more than one.

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

            That’s a great stat.

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

            Fun Fact: The MLB record that Buerhle broke was held (partially) by Jim Barr, who retired 41 in a row. He did that over two games, neither of which was a no-hitter.

            He allowed a walk in the 3rd inning of one game, then retired 21 in a row. He then retired the first 20 batters of his next start, then gave up a single.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Mike Mussina = really good at pitching.

  • dkidd

    i like how phil walks off the mound after a strikeout. “yeah, we’re done here.”

    • ShuutoHeat

      I imagine him thinking “next?”

  • First Time Poster

    One curveball by Philly thus far… I kinda like how confident he is with it. I bet second time through he starts droppin’ the hamma. Dare I say… he is really, REALLY proud of his fastball…

  • theyankeewarrior

    Does anyone else think it’s odd that Thames has been by far the best newcomer to the Yanks this season?

    I don’t see this continuing for much longer, but I think it’s worth noting that the Vazquez/Johnson/Granderson trio have had an absolutely brutal month.

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

      Weird shit happens in April.

      • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

        No. Weird shit happens. In April your stats only include April.

  • A.D.

    Thames keeping it interesting in the field

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

    THAMES!

    THE DEFENSIVE WHIZ!!!!!!!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      NOBODY BEATS HIM!

      Nobody!

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

      WEB GEM THAT SHIZZ!!!!!!

      /ESPN’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Anyone else makes that play standing up, haha.

    • First Time Poster

      I’m actually a little dissapointed with Robbie and his sub .400 average. Take the crown from Teddy, Robbie.

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

      SHUT UP, DUDE, YOU’RE HARSHING MY BUZZ!!!

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

    It wasn’t pretty…….but effective.?..

  • larryf

    So far, I like Phils’s mechanics. Mostly fastballs in or close to the strike zone. As for Nancy Newman, it doesn’t take much for me to be attracted to a female Yankee fan-assuming she is.

  • Dave

    Heh, thames in left is going to be one wild ride for the next month

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Marcus Thames says “UZR aint got nuthin on me”

  • Tank the Frank

    Thames wants that playing time.

  • Salty Buggah

    Please Mo, let the Yankees win because the bad taste from yesterday’s game is still there a bit.

  • Alex S

    pshh Brett Gardner makes that play w/o sliding

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Marcus Thames=Defensive wiz

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love how he just one handed a double. Awesome.

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

    Cano is a beast.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Robbie is ripping the cover off the ball.

    • Tank the Frank

      He was fooled and out in front…if not that would’ve gone 2nd deck.

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

    P.I.M.P.

  • dkidd

    nice positioning by kotsay

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did Kay just call that low?

  • ShuutoHeat

    I’ve recently learned to overlook Thames’ AMAZING defense in LF, by remembering Youk in LF last season….

  • First Time Poster

    I’m actually a little disappointing with Robbie and his sub .400 average. Take the crown from Teddy, Robbie.
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  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Aww…Melancon will go back down soon. Nooo.

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

    Kay just said the first pitch to Thames was low. Is he watching?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Huffman is on the 40 man, no?

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

      Yep.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’m glad the announcers know that.

  • Tank the Frank

    Bring him around Gardy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow. Worst RBI single ever. Haha.

    • ShuutoHeat

      /comic book guy’d

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

    It’s a line drive in the box score.

  • dkidd

    konerko: doctor strangeglove

  • Tank the Frank

    BABIP FTW.

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

    Brett has won me over. It’s official. Sorry Drew and JMK, I’m on “Team Brett” now.

    /FlipFlop’d

    • ShuutoHeat

      Yay, welcome to the Gardy side!

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

      It’s the premature balding. It’s endearing.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Gardner’s gotta have some crazy BABIP right now but I’m gonna love it while it lasts.

    • First Time Poster

      Honestly, a lot of his hits are decently struck. He does beat out a lot of infield singles… and he probably can’t sustain the rate of success with those… but he is learning how to adjust with a pretty poor swing.

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

        And Gardner’s BABIP is currently .377, which is high-ish, but honestly, a guy like Gardner probably has a highish true talent level BABIP. He’s fast, a lot of hits that normally would be outs he’ll beat the throw on.

        His minor league BABIP’s were pretty consistently above average. I don’t think he’ll come down that much when he does come down.

    • dkidd

      babip likes blazing speed

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

        What he said.

  • First Time Poster

    Is it dumb to want Gardner in the 9-hole even with Pena in the line-up? I really like him as the “second” lead-off guy.

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

      Kinda. Pena’s a zero with the bat.

      • First Time Poster

        I definitely agree; however, the difference of one AB and a string of Gardy, Jeter etc. seems to be working great as of late. Furthermore, it’s not like the one AB is A-Rod and Pena. That said, I understand why it probably is the wrong decision.

      • mike c

        Zero is a bit harsh, he’s no Randy Winn

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If Gardner’s planning on going, I’m sure he’ll just go on first move. He’s fast enough that he could possibly beat it out anyway.

    • Tank the Frank

      So far it seems to me he is a very hesitant runner. He’s not as aggressive as I would like him to be.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, but I think his selectivity as a base stealer (and all the Yankee runners, really) is what makes him effective.

      • First Time Poster

        I remember last year critics calling out Brett and being overly anxious on the base-paths. I wonder if he is trying to adjust accordingly because I’ve noticed he’s been a little hesitant… and the guy has 11(!) steals!

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

        So far it seems to me he is a very hesitant runner. He’s not as aggressive as I would like him to be.

        I would have said that in 2009, but this year he’s upped the aggression quite a bit. He’s settling into his basestealing groove.

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

    Kotsay ran at that ball like your 60 year old uncle would run in a pickup football game at a family reunion.

  • larryf

    What is Sterling’s home run call for Thames? (for later in the game I hope). My international suggestion:

    Marcus-put it in the River Thames!

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

        Thanks-that was helpful. I look forward to Sterling’s rendition.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I am 100% convinced that Jorge will not throw out more than five runners all season.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Well he has three right now, so I’d take that bet.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Really? Wow, I’ve totally missed those. Is that including Vizquel yesterday?

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

    Nice throw, Jorge.

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

      At least he didn’t put it into CF like the last few throws.

      /silverlining’d

  • First Time Poster

    Would Tex have made that play?

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

      Nah, that was just a well placed ball.

      • First Time Poster

        Thanks… stupid gameday.

  • dkidd

    posada’s been working with winn on his throwing mechanics

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

    Anyone else find it strange that the White Sox wear black socks? Especially when during the worst part in baseball history they were called the “Black Sox”.

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

      What’s weirder:

      That the Boston Red Sox often wear blue socks?
      That the Chicago White Sox often wear black socks?
      Or that the Chicago White Sox once wore shorts?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      There was an ESPN ad on this subject. Tim Hudson (as an A) and someone from the White Sox were in it.

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

          Huh. I wasn’t trying to steal anyone’s material. My bad ESPN.

  • Chip

    Breaking out the change-up, I love it

  • Adam

    I think Leiter must be in therapy to get over his unresolved issues with Dallas Green. So was I until October 1996.

  • First Time Poster

    What is more pleasing to the eye? A swinging strike-out or a strike-out looking?

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

      Halle Berry.

    • Chip

      A knee buckling curveball strikeout looking

    • ShuutoHeat

      I like it when the batter looks utterly helpless on a strike-out looking.

  • Ivan

    HUGHES!!!

  • Hangoverologist

    My sister, who is six, just started saying Michael Kay’s HR call. Should I be worried?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yes.

    • Hughesus Christo

      TRACK! WALL! FIRE ME!

      • Tank the Frank

        I LOL’d

    • ShuutoHeat

      It is a bad thing anytime any child is under the influence of Kay.

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

        I hope she doesn’t die from carbon monoxide poisoning. That would be tragic.

        • ShuutoHeat

          Damn, I totally forgot about Kay’s friggin Kidde CO alarm PA.

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

            I COULDA DIED!!!!

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

    Beckham’s swung and missed four times already today.

    • First Time Poster

      He’s looked really off this entire series. He K’d three times yesterday and is just looking bad.

  • Tank the Frank

    Beckham’s going to have a tough time sitting on the bench with the spanking he just got.

  • ShuutoHeat

    to coin the guys in Chicago….

    “HE GONE!”

  • First Time Poster

    What is Buehrle’s pitch repertoire? Four-seam, cutter, curveball, and changeup?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The director is having a sloppy day. They’ve missed a pitch or two already and they’ve been a little slow on switching cameras. Shape up, truck guys!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Push it real good!

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

    Yay Swish. At home, no less.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Does the UMP not know the rules? This is Nick Every-Friggin-Pitch-Is-A-Ball Johnson.

  • Tank the Frank

    Cano not biting. I love it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    When was the last time these yokels actually called a pitch in the game?

  • Chip

    Wow, Cano is FEARED

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ozzie stole that towel back from the kid he gave it to earlier.

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

      Camera’s off? Give me that you little bastard.

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

    How many walks is Robbie gonna finish the season with? 50? 60?

    Tommie: very aroused.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      If he keeps up a 7.1% BB rate and has as many PAs as last year (674), he’ll walk about 48 times.

  • dkidd

    feels like posada was just up

  • Chip

    I’d love to see them walk Posada so Thames can hit a granny

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

    Summamabitch.

  • Dela G

    i am hoping they score here

    i sat buerhle because of his bad history with the yanks

    • Dela G

      unbelievable

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    EFF YOU PIERRE

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Pierre throws like Damon.

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

      Did you see Damon’s throw yesterday? I couldn’t believe it.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Matsui was running. I could’ve thrown him out by kicking the ball.

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

          Dude that was the hardest throw he’s had in the past 4 years.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I think from now on all replays of Damon throwing the ball back in, they should add a rainbow trail to the ball…

  • Adam

    Damn…that was a bullet.

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

    Dayumm. That was a smash job.

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

    Well, Posada did his job. Hit it hard, just right at someone.

  • Ivan

    On the screws but no cigar…dammit!!!

  • First Time Poster

    At least JoPo put some good wood on it… we got this. Hughes has already decided to win today. It kinda sucks as a fan, it takes all the suspense out of the game.

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

      Hughes has already decided to win today. It kinda sucks as a fan, it takes all the suspense out of the game.

      Inigo: I’m going to duel him left-handed.
      Vizzini: You know what a hurry we’re in!
      Inigo: Well, is only way I can be satisfied. If I use my right… over too quickly.

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

    Bah, my trivia question was more topical.

  • dkidd

    good trivia question

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    this trivia question… hmm. Jeter/Mo/Posada/Pettitte, obvious.

    • Hangoverologist

      Maddux/Smoltz/Glavine is another.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        didn’t they say active? Or am I totally making that up?

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

          Active.

    • First Time Poster

      What was the question?

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

        Four sets of teammates who have been together for at least 10 years.

        • First Time Poster

          Thanks. Much appreciated. You too, Bexarama.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        there are four groups of active players who have at least 10 years of playing together on the same team. Name them. (I think)

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

    Wow, good trivia. The Yanks trio, obviously. Konerko & Buehrle? Berkman & Oswalt?

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

      Wordekemper and Fortenberry?

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

      Wakefield and Varitek might the other set.

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

        That sounds right.

  • Adam

    Konerko and Buerhle are one of the pairs.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Liking Hughes’ line!

    Just got home, how does he look today?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Real good. His fastball location has been solid today.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Nice! It looks like he is hitting the sides of the strike zone very well.

  • larryf

    If Gritsky can teach Grandy how to hit with just his upper half, he can come back sooner to DH. Well…maybe not

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

    Is it just me, or has their been an inordinate number of these little nubbers on the infield that go just foul recently?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Not just you. Clearly it’s the grass.

      /YES conspiracy theories’d

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

      I think there was one yesterday and two the day before.

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

    It’s kind of nice to see a young umpire.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Robot UMPS > Young UMPS > Old UMPS > Joe West/Angel Hernandez

      • Tank the Frank

        Very well put.

      • Eirias

        Do you know?

  • First Time Poster

    Two changeups in a row… cool.

  • dkidd

    ortiz/wakefield?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Ortiz hasn’t been on the Sox for ten years. Varitek/Wakefield is one though, I believe.

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

      Not Ortiz, I said Wake & Varitek above.

  • Rey22

    How’s Phil looking today? The box score didn’t tell the whole story for his last start, so I’m curious, seeing as I can’t watch the game.

  • Adam

    Varitek and Wakefield?

  • larryf

    Phil with a changeup? lights out

  • Ivan

    ZOMG!!!! Hughes K someone with a Change Up.

  • Slugger27

    strikeout on a change up… nice

  • Chip

    Wow, three changeups to Teahen with the third being the swinging strike three. Hopefully he can actually start putting some guys away now

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Hughes abandon the slider?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Supposedly replaced by the cutter.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I did not realize Hughes had that many pitches, damn.

  • Handtius

    Gameday registered that change up to Teahen as a 83 mph fastball! haha.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, nice. It didn’t have much downward movement, but tailed off nicely at the end and had a nice change of speed.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Really TBS, the Yankees can’t win a world series with just 3 good starters? Have we forgotten last October so quickly?

    I’m not saying that it’s a scenario we wanna repeat, but CC-Burnett-Pettitte should get the credit they deserve for getting it done last season.

    • Ivan

      The Cannot win a WS with Alex Rodriguez

      /Idiot’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        They are a better team with Cody Ransom.

        /O’Connor’d
        //Abe’d

  • ShuutoHeat

    “HE GONE”

  • Ivan

    4 SO innings. Pitch count a lil high, but oh well.

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

    What the hell is wrong with Hughes today? He’s already given up 2 hits in 4 innings. UNACCEPTABLE.

    • Ivan

      When your with the Yankees, you throw no-hitters in this mothafucker.

    • mike c

      Javy must be giving him lessons

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Argh.

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

    Fuckin’ nailed that trivia.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oh Kotsay eff you.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      also that seriously pales in comparison to the two plays they’re talking about, the Wise catch and the Buehrle through-the-legs play

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fuck you, Kotsay!

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

    That was a great catch.

    Damn you, Kotsay.

  • Chip

    It’d be nice to see him get through an inning with less than 10 pitches. Of course if he goes 6 and doesn’t allow a run, I’ll be satisfied.

    Was that the eephus Buehrle just threw?

  • Adam

    So..the jacket guy couldn’t have been at the game today?

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Damn that ball was so close

  • dkidd

    doesn’t seem like berkman has been playing for 10 years

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

      Well, he’s added at least 3 chins so far, and it takes about 3 years per chin, so that’s 9 right there.

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

        Lance Berkman’s career OPS+ = A-Rod’s Career OPS+

        Dude is crazy underrated.

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

          It’s because he looks like a professional bowler.

  • Tank the Frank

    Where was the guy with the jacket on that play?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Gardy!

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

    TEH POWER!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow Brett!!!!!!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Damn that was a LEGIT shot!!!

  • Poopy Pants

    Gardner is NOT shabby.

  • Alex S

    HOLY SHHHHH…..

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

    Holy shit. He crushed that.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Holy shit Gritner just crushed that

  • Hangoverologist

    GARDY!! I did not know you could hit it out of the park!

  • Adam

    Holy shite! A gritty dinger!

  • Across the pond

    WOW. Brets found the juice

  • larryf

    The GREAT GRITSKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    WHAT THE F*&K JUST HAPPENED????

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

      DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER?!?!??!??!

      • Adam

        Mass grit-steria!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I am laughing so hard right now. WHAT THE HELL?

  • Ivan

    Holy Shit, Gardner crush that mothafucker.

  • ARX

    Holy fuck

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    See what happens when you use your goddamn hips, Brett?

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

    Brett Gardner: Don’t worry, Curtis, I got your back. I’ll keep this shit hot ’til you return.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    That was a long homerun for Gardner.

  • Kevin

    Only the 3rd ball he’s hit into the outfield lands into the seats!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Crushed!

    That’s not very gritty, GGBG. Calm down.

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

      That nickname has been “Abrahammed” I refuse to ever use it.

      • Hughesus Christo

        What? I claim to have made that up, maybe. Screw Pabe.

  • dkidd

    brett gardner: better than bubba crosby

    • Apollo22237

      Hey, watch your mouth.

  • dkidd

    ramiro pena might want to shorten his swing

  • Chip

    Whoa!

  • JD

    Swish just gave Gardner the WTH look!

  • Guest

    Sterling seemed shocked. He does not have a Gardner homerun call. He just repeated his name for a second time.

    • Apollo22237

      He forgot to say Gardner plants one into the outfield seats.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Uh Oh Big Papi, Gardner is catching up to ya!

    • ShuutoHeat

      LOL.

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

    Mark Buerhle will never hear the end of that.

    That was a no-doubter. A friggin no-doubter.

    • Chip

      Even the one who can’t think said something, come on guys!

  • larryf

    Does Sterling even have a HR call for Bret?

  • ShuutoHeat

    GARDY GARDY GARDY!!!!@

  • Chip

    OK, if Brett starts doing that once in awhile, he’s going to be a very solid above-average outfielder

  • Adam

    “Call the Gardner, Brett just tilled one to right!”

    • Tank the Frank

      Seriously?

      • Adam

        haha, I wish. But it does say something that you thought it was possible.

    • Lex

      Tilled one to right?
      Really?

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

    In other news…..Melky Mesa is unimpressed with Chris Capuano.

  • Tank the Frank

    Phil Hughes could possibly have the ERA lead after today…

    The Tribe need one or two more off Liriano.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Are you sure your math is right? He is only lowering his ERA by .02 points every out!

      In other news!! Victor Martinez, watch and learn muthafucka!

      • Tank the Frank

        No I did no math at all. I saw they were about .30 apart and hoped for Liriano to get shelled a bit.

  • ShuutoHeat

    You can’t stop GARDNER!!! He is THUNDER & LIGHTNING!!!

  • larryf

    I think that was a 3-2 changeup to the Gritster. Did folks think it was a fastball?

  • First Time Poster

    Would be so good if Baltimore sweeps the Sox.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Make out! Make out!

    /girl’d

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

    I want Zack Greinke to make 35 starts with 240 innings this year with a 1.89 ERA, 10 complete games, and 300 K… with a W/L record of 1-12.

    Just to see sportswriters heads explode.

    • Hangoverologist

      Sportswriters’ heads would explode if this scenario happened: Jamie Moyer wins 300 games, but as we all know, has subpar peripherals. What to do then?

    • Ivan

      Awwwwww man that would be amazing.

  • Poopy Pants

    Kay was trying to take a little credit for the HR. “I asked him about HR’s the other day” as if he did it through the power of suggestion.

    Then again, Kim Jones was trying bragging that she told NJ to take less pitches and walk less (last week). She thought she would inspire him to hit. We see how that is turning out.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

  • Ivan

    Fabolous Voice: NICE!!!!!!

  • Handtius

    there’s your quick inning.

  • Tank the Frank

    Tag was there. Nice job all around.

  • JD

    No Juan Pierre…your not Bret the Jet

    • alittleblackegg

      Our waterbug player > than their waterbug player.

      • JD

        Exactly

      • First Time Poster

        Our gritty player > their athletic player

        /ESPN’d

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

    Kay: “As the Yankees… essentially, turn a 1-2-3 inning.”

    Kay, you’re “essentially” a good announcer.

  • larryf

    A perfect storm for Jorge!!! Ain’t nobody stealin on me…..

  • Across the pond

    wtf pierre wears a cap under his helmet? glad he was thrown out just for that

  • Hangoverologist

    Posada redeemed himself for the fail of his last throw.

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

      Just when I thought he couldn’t get any dumber…

  • ShuutoHeat

    Seriously Pierre, sit your ass down. Don’t give the whole “OMG I WAS SAFE” frustration act…

  • Hangoverologist

    May Tex is a whole lot better than April Tex. I can’t wait until he starts hitting bombs out to all fields.

  • dkidd

    ajax 2-3, now batting .364

    • Guest

      Sigh. He’s got like a .600 BABIP. That’s almost certainly not going to last. Actually it definitely won’t last.

      But even if A-Jax does have a great season/career, it was still the right move at the time it was made. A-Jax never profiled as .364 hitter and pretty much everyone said he had a Curtis Granderson ceiling with LESS power. Right move.

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

        Remember when Shane Spencer hit .373/.411/.910 in his first 73 big league plate appearances?

        Yeah… good times.

      • Dalelama

        Did anybody ever make a move they didn’t think was right at the time?

        • poster

          What does that have to do with anything/ We’re not saying that Cashman thought it was right at the time, we’re saying we think it’s right now.

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

    “His words are a little harsh and a little hurtful.”

    Oh grow up.

  • Guest

    Six best Yankees so far this season.

    1. Robinson Cano
    2a. Andy Pettite
    2b. Phil Hughes
    4. Brett Gardner

    I wonder what they all have in common…

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

      (counts)

      (recounts)

      • Guest

        Sorry. Yes. That was supposed to be four. Egregious mistake.

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

          Not as egregious as misspelling Andy Pettitte’s name, but whatevs.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            A+ comment

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

      The all double-teamed Mary Caray with Melky?

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

        Mary Carey? Mary Carray? whatever…..The Porn Star.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I am terribly confused because:
      a. I don’t see what they have in common.
      b. Six? Four?

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

        Yankee farm system

      • Tank the Frank

        I think he’s trying to say they are home grown.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Duh. I’m silly. Thanks. And thank you, Andy in Sunny Daytona.

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

          He’s wrong, though. According to WAR, the best Yankees so far are (in order):

          Cano 1.3
          Pettitte 0.9
          Sabathia 0.8
          Posada 0.7
          ARod 0.7
          Jeter 0.7
          Burnett 0.7
          Gardner 0.5
          Thames 0.4
          Swisher 0.4
          Granderson 0.4
          Hughes 0.3

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            does Pettitte still lead the AL in pitcher WAR? I think not, it’s probably Liriano, but while it lasted, that was hot.

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

              FG says Liriano’s at a 1.1.

          • Guest

            Wow, I’m surprised that A-Rod’s WAR is that high. I would guess its because he’s playing stellar defense. I also guess that Gardner is hurt by the fact that he has played in fewer games. Hughes numbers are likely lower than the other starters because as of this morning, he had two fewer starts. Today’s start will likely help his WAR quite a bit. How important are stolen bases according to WAR?

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

              They factor in, but not a whole assload or anything.

      • mike c

        Wooosh

  • nathan

    When i see Swish in the 4th spot, i try to recollect what we gave up for him :-). And with the opponent being WhiteSox its likr Joe G is pushing Guillen’s buttons, too funny.

    • Tank the Frank

      Exactly. And the only thing he can do is take cheap shots at Swish.

  • Ivan

    More Runs plz.

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

      All you had to do was ask Ivan.

      • Ivan

        It’s like Room Service.

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

    MEATGRINDER’D

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

      BANGWAGON’D

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

    This guy is unreal.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Robbie says “Check swing this, bitch.”

  • JD

    Cano: How is that for a SWING Mr. 3rd base ump?

  • ARX

    This is ridiculous…in a good way!!!

  • Ivan

    CANO BITCHES!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    RBInson Cano does it again!

  • Chip

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA He was COMPLETELY fooled on that one and still put it out

  • Alex S

    MVP

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

    You can put it on the booooooooooard … YES!!!

    • nathan

      I would so love to hear that guy ‘pout’ now how the 200 mill team is being unfair to Buehrle

    • Across the pond

      MERCAY!

  • Ivan

    I call this game the attack of the Young Homegrown Yankees.

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

      YEAH!

      (pretends that Swish and Tex are young and homegrown)

  • Hangoverologist

    Robbie is apparently learning from A-Rod.

    • Ivan

      The only thing missing is now…is the hot celebrity babe.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano! You are fucking ridiculous!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Also, Cano was totally out in front of that but he has incredible control with the bat and his hands. Holy crap I love this guy.

    • ShuutoHeat

      He was out in front on the previous hit, but totally muscled it with his wrist.

    • Tank the Frank

      This. Unbelievable…

  • First Time Poster

    ;ljknzdsgjprgijprga

    SO HAPPY! I kinda teared up a bit there. I. LOVE. BASEBALL!

  • ARX

    In a related note, I am so glad I benched Buehrle today :D

  • larryf

    Another changeup hit out. That pitch no good.

    Robbie

  • ShuutoHeat

    FATALITY!!!!

  • CNight_UP

    ROGER.CLEMMENS.BALLS.

  • Dela G

    man choosing to sit mark buerhle on my fantasy league FTW

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

    GGBGardner needs a Home run call.

    “Brett launches a jet!”

    “You Bretter believe it !”

    “The Gardner makes the pitcher his Hoe!! ”

    Any others?

    • Tank the Frank

      “The Gardner makes the pitcher his Hoe!! <—– All kinds of this.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      All Bretts are off!

      shows self door

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

        I actually like that one.

  • nathan

    The hacks are loud, they ball is literally being pummeled with a sledge hammer.

    • nathan

      * the ball

  • Handtius

    Cano needs to move up in the order. He’s been one of my favorite for a long time and i’ve been waiting for this season….Think it’s going to be a special one.

    • First Time Poster

      Where would he go? I think he is absolutely perfect for the 5-hole with ex and A-Rod in the line-up.

      • Handtius

        jeter,tex, a-rod, cano…bam! that just happened. can you deal with it?

    • Hangoverologist

      I agree. Whenever A-Rod is out of the lineup, Robbie should be in the cleanup spot.

  • ShuutoHeat

    FEEDING FREEEEEENZY!!!!!!

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

    This game has Mark Melancon written all over it.

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

      This game has “2-hit shutout by Hughes” written all over it.

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

        This game has “The Yankees are all that is wrong with baseball” written all over it.

        /JohnHenry’d

      • Handtius

        +27

  • First Time Poster

    Brett is instilling his gritty, good morals in Robbie. Not like that Melky guy who just wanted to party and get laid and be 23 and not care about baseball.

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

      He plays the game the right way. With hustle and humility and clean, American values.

      • Eirias

        White, I mean right, on.

  • Dela G

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

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

    Hooray for Jorge’s baserunning.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Alexei= FAIL LMAO

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sucks to be you, Alexi.

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

      Probably not though. lol

  • Alex S

    /LuisCastillo’d!

  • mike c

    Cano is hitting lefties like a young Godzilla

  • Ivan

    Over or Under 35 Homers for Cano?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Under.

    • ARX

      Under. Slightly. He HAS to cool off sooner or later. But maybe 30.

      • First Time Poster

        I’d say it’s possible, but 30 is more likely (and still amazing). Barring any injuries or massive slumps I could see him getting 35.

    • nathan

      Still say under, but would be so cool if we was waaaay over

    • Frigidevil

      Well according to espn, he’s on pace to match Mr. Maris

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bullshit, Juan. You call that fucker off. What a disgrace to LFers.

    /plays LF

    • Big Juan

      Yes. No excuse for that.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Bases loaded w/ no outs for Beckett

    • Dela G

      just switched my mlb.tv to this channel. thanks

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

        in play run(s)!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Damn you, Luke Scott.

  • Alex S

    does anyone else feel that Buehrle play from opening day super overrated?

    • Chip

      No, that play was all kinds of ridiculous

    • dkidd

      no

    • JobaTheHeat62

      not at all..that play was stupid good

    • nathan

      ESPN has a Buehrelmeter. They rate the day’s webgems on the Buehrle scale (the brains).

    • First Time Poster

      No way. That was sick.

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

      Nah man it was insane.

  • Tank the Frank

    Hughes now leads the AL in ERA.

    • Tank the Frank

      Don’t know why I’m so excited about that…but I am. I know the day is still young.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      ironically I traded the former ERA Leader Mr. Liriano for Phil Hughes in fantasy.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and Buehrle becomes the 22nd of 24th starting pitchers to not go more than 6 innings against the Yankees and 9th to last 5 or less.

  • Hangoverologist

    Robbie’s current BABIP: .361
    His career BABIP: .322

    He’s going to cool down at some point I guess.

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

      Or, he’s making the leap that we all (including scouts and non-fan observers) have been waiting for. That’s possible as well.

    • First Time Poster

      He is smoking everything. He barely gets a dribbler. He will cool-down… but not by an extreme amount.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

      Is there anything about how he’s hitting the ball right now that strikes you as ‘lucky’?

      I guess you can’t stay this hot all year, but his BABIP is high because he’s crushing the ball.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I still don’t get why this guy is glad he’s pink in the IO ad. I really don’t get it. Someone please explain.

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

      I got nothin’. Stumped.

      He’s tickled pink? He’s blushing? Who knows?

      • Handtius

        he likes pink.

    • ShuutoHeat

      There are no explanations for certain commercials?

      For instance, why the fuck is there a chick disguised as an annoying dancing geezer in the Six Flags Commercial?

  • First Time Poster

    Wow. The Red Sox have a horrible line-up today.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Lol Beckham.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Baltimore, not that I think you can do it, but if you sweep Boston, I will write you a love letter.

  • Ivan

    Hughes to Beckham: “Your my Bitch today, lets go”.

    • Hangoverologist

      Beckham’s been every Yankee pitchers’ bitch this series.

      • Ivan

        What a Whore Beckham is then.

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

    Robbie Cano for MVP.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Cano for El Presidente!

  • Alex S

    nice recovery by Robbie

  • First Time Poster

    I love Mauer’s “The Show” commercial… so much better than Dusty’s. Speaking of which… I wonder what they will do with Robbie’s commercial next year.

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

      He’ll probably be too lazy to even show up to the shoot on time.

      • dkidd

        even guys like us, lazy and shiftless, can experience the rush of being in the show…

  • Chip

    Wow, Jeter wasn’t even covering at first thinking there is NO way that he gets to that one

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

    Konerko’s beard is weird.

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

      His ‘stache is trash.

      • First Time Poster

        His stubble is rubble.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

    Best 2B in the AL.

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

      Utley
      (gap)
      Cano

      (Mariana Trench-sized canyon)

      everyone else

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      being the best is a measurement of grit, of which Cano has none, therefore Pedroia is still the best second baseman in the AL!

      • Tank the Frank

        There’s no statistic that measures heart.

        /Nomar’d

    • Hangoverologist

      I think Robbie will leapfrog Utley for best 2B…in three or four years. But he’s coming close.

      Utley’s 2007-2009 WAR: 16.4
      Cano’s 2007-2009 WAR: 9.5

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

    Easy Phil. Don’t show up the ump.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    are you kidding me?

  • ARX

    Cmon Phil, blow him away

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, blue. You’ve been calling that a strike all day.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sientate, Pablo.

  • Chip

    Wow, just wow. Phil Hughes for the Cy Young!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that strikeout REALLY pumped me up…Phil Hughes= GOD

    • ShuutoHeat

      MO would like a word with you.

  • Ivan

    Phil Hughes….NICE!!!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Austin Jackson…just wow.

    • First Time Poster

      Honestly, I am happy he is tearing it up. Yeah, it would be nice to have him, but I really like Granderson. Win-Win.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        This. I’m not bitching and whining that we made the wrong choice. I’m happy we have Granderson. I know Jackson’s BABIP is insane and he’ll fall. But I like seeing the kid do well.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      batting .370 in May…crazy

      • Tank the Frank

        I’m happy he’s succeeding, but I’m still not sold. I’ll be very interested to see where he’s at after the All-Star break. The league has to have taken notice and will make adjustments.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Doubt he keeps it up, but it would be cool (and hurt a little) to see him win ROTY.

    • First Time Poster

      Wilson Betemit?… Really?

  • Chip

    I swear, Hughes’ cutter just absolutely disappears sometimes. Konerko has no idea where those two cutters he swung at went. On top of that I believe Hughes just hit 95 in the 6th inning. Just wait until he hits his stride mid-season :)

  • dkidd

    play all the nick drake you want, at&t sucks

  • JobaTheHeat62

    there has been a lot of slow rollers down the line this series

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I really think they told Nick Johnson to swing more often. Agh ;_;

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Papi walks…

    Beltre hits into a double play…

    Varitek for the solo shot!

    lol

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      how many HRs does Varitek have, like five? Six? lol

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

    Just wait, the BABIP regression to the mean for NJ will be glorious.

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

    Damn. Nick’s bullets have been outs (sometimes multiple) all year long.

    His BABIP entering today was .189. That’s criminal.

    • Ivan

      And with that Homerun and says to BABIP: “Fuck You”.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    cleanup hitter Swisher

  • dkidd

    a-rod = wally pipp

    /not really’d

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

      LOOK HOW MUCH MORE AWESOMELY THEY’RE PLAYING TODAY! MY THEORY WAS RIGHT!!!

      Sincerely,
      Ian O’Connor

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

    The SSS is ovah!!!!

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

    Who said Swish can’t hit in the Bronx?

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

    Nick is going to force all of you to stop saying “HomeSwish/RoadSwish”.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I like all things Swisher

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

      That would be awesome.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Should’ve stared Ozzie down going around third.

  • Rey22

    Road Swish has come home this series! Nice!

  • yankees=warriors

    Awesome game so far, but the White Sox announcers are totally stealing our players’ nicknames. I could understand them calling Pierzynski, A.J., but they’re also calling Konerko, Paulie!

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

    I needed this after yesterday’s game. Just pound them into oblivion.

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

      Just pound them into oblivion Bolivian.

      /MikeTyson’d

      • dkidd

        and then snort them

        /washington’d

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Nick smoked that one!

  • JD

    Nick is gonna force Ozzie to bitch about how much he sucked and…zzz…

  • ShuutoHeat

    Swish: “Hey Ozzie, how you like me now?”

  • First Time Poster

    Wilson Betemit? Really?

    That was for Javy and Swisher: Fuck you, Ozzie.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      thats still the best part about Swisher…How we got him for Wilson Betemit…LMAO

      • First Time Poster

        I’ve been thinking it for the entire series… I still can’t get over it.

      • First Time Poster

        I bet when Cashman sees Williams, he always rips on him.

        Cash: Hey, Teddy
        Williams: What’s going on Cash!
        Cash: Got a trade for you to mull over.
        Williams: Lets here it, buddy!
        Cash: Okay. I’ll let you paint my sweet fence… if you give me Danks.
        Williams:… perhaps.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    It’s always fun reading the otherwise reasonable SouthSideSox blog and seeing how much they hate Swisher.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

    There’s only one way to stop Robbie.

    If I was Theo Epstien, I would swing a 3-way deal with the Braves and Mets that has Melky wind up in NY.

    Its their only hope at this point.

  • Tommy Fusco

    austin jackson? again?! lol

    3 more hits?
    ok now that this is a blowout
    i wanna hear the RAB thoughts on this.
    i know we all think he will come down to earth after scouting reports come in.

    but whats to say he isnt a 300 hitter
    we thought he was
    spo it makes sense to think this is him.
    maybe with a bit lower BA tho
    :)

    grandy on the Dl notwithstanding
    do u want the trade back?
    even if jackson hits 290?

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

        Ouch.

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

        I thought it was just a terrible poem

    • Hangoverologist

      No. We got a very good player who is in all important facets the same as Jackson.

    • Hey ZZ

      Is that some weird poem?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        ietcvvm

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Oh I think he can be a .300 hitter. He is one of those players with an above-average BABIP through the minors. But he doesn’t walk a lot, nor does he hit for a ton of power.

      And yes, I would still make that deal. I’d still make the Javy deal, too.

      • Tommy Fusco

        agreed. 100% bex.

        the javy deal especially.

        austin, if he cuts down on the K’s, which he has lately, is a great leadoff hitter.
        damon is thriving behind him is his usual two spot.

  • Alex S

    I’m conflicted on seeing Phil go the distance or seeing Melancon get some work in

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh PLEASE let Tyson hit Kay. Please.

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

      My defense is impregnable.

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

        I want his heart, I want to eat his children. All praise due to Allah.

        • Tank the Frank

          Come here and say that to me punk ass white boy i’ll f*ck you in your ass you ho!

          I loved the documentary on him BTW. Check it out if you haven’t.

    • First Time Poster

      I want you to know I laughed really, really hard at this. Thank you.

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

    I might actually watch the Mike Tyson CenterStage.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      there is no way it couldn’t be entertaining lol

      • Ivan

        Anything with Mike Tyson is entertaining lol.

        But seriously, Tyson isn’t as bad as people potray him. He’s really cool dude from what I,ve heard.

  • Adam

    Centerstage Mike Tyson…umm, yes please.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    7 brilliant innings from Phil Hughes…man it is a beautiful site

  • ecksodia

    Come on, Phil. Strikeout to top it all off.

    • ecksodia

      Guess not but. 7 scoreless, pitch count wasn’t too high. Very, very nice.

      I can’t wait for the chance to see Hughes pitching to Montero. Countless 1-2-3 innings followed by sublime hitting in the next half. (You’ll forgive me for daydreaming)

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Send Hughes out for the 8th?

    Nah, give Robertson some no-stress work.

    • Rey22

      Girardi said the bullpen was taxed yesterday. Phil’s probably back in the 8th.

      • Tank the Frank

        Melancon.

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

    Phil Hughes is ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rey22

    9 pitches. Side retired. Domination.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      fuggedaboutit

  • Ivan

    I don’t know about you guys, but I might let Hughes pitch one more inning. Why Not?

    • Hangoverologist

      Melancon to teh ninth!!!11

      /stupidcomment’d

    • First Time Poster

      Definitely. I think it’s good for young guys to pitch 9. His pitch count is low, huge lead… why not.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      why not? because hes on an innings limit, and the bullpen needs ironed out and this is the best opportunity to do just that.

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

        The bullpen is going to get ironed out in a 7-0 game against Ramirez, Pierre and Kotsay?

        • JobaTheHeat62

          no, but there is nothing wrong with a struggling pitcher putting up some zeroes. I just think we take the 7 innings with a 7 run lead and take advantage of the 2 innings to get some work in. Regardless its not a big deal. I have Phil in fantasy so send him out lol

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

    Me thinks Joe goes with Phil to 110 pitches. He’s had a relatively stressful day thusfar.

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

      *stress-less

  • nathan

    Hughes starts the 8th?

    • Ivan

      I would. But I think Girardi has his mind set that Hughes is done.

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

      I think no, but every time I’ve thought that this season, Girardi’s sent the guy back out there.

      • nathan

        this long inning may have ended that

  • Hey ZZ

    You guys really think Hughes is going out for the 8th?

    Pierre and Kotsay are lefties. Do you know Joe at all!?

    • Alex S

      but its 7-0. this is Phil’s game. 110 is the new 100

  • Across the pond

    Sorry Kay, Javy is NOT the reason the bullpen is wrecked after yesterday.

    Joe is.

    • nathan

      Wts worse, Yanking Javy after 3 or letting him pitch one or two more innings and see if he can get something positive out of it

      • Across the pond

        Yankin Javy was not the problem.

        His mixin’n’matchin’ was the problem.

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

          Lol

          Explain to me how “mixin’n’matchin'” wrecks a bullpen.

          • Across the pond

            I didn’t mean it like that. It was in response to Kay saying the bullpen was wrecked because 5 relievers were used because of Javy.

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

              Kay’s right. You’re wrong.

              • Across the pond

                :(

                Not a good sign for me

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

          No, it wasn’t.

          If Javy had gone 6+, Girardi could have mixed and matched to his hearts content and not burned out the pen at all.

          The pen is burned because Javy spit the bit.

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

      Umm.. False. Thank goodness Mitre gave us 3 innings, otherwise Javy really would’ve screwed the pen.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

        This.

        Sometimes I wonder if people want Torre back, with guys arms falling off left and right by the end of the year.

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

      No, Javy is.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      The fact that the starter went three innings really, really didn’t help, though. Joe used a ton of pitchers, sometimes in a questionable fashion (matchups for Mark Teahen?), but other than Mitre and Aceves (who’d pitched the night before, right?), I can’t imagine they’d be unavailable tonight.

      • Across the pond

        Of course it doesn’t help but with mitre and ace rollin we could have got through 9 with less than 5 relievers.

  • dkidd

    phil ‘er up!

    /that’s what he said’d

    //inappropriate’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fantastic at bat by Jorge.

  • JD

    Do C.C. and A.J. spend most of their money on tatoos?

    • First Time Poster

      And maybe taco’s and pies.

      • Alex S

        you mean Subway subs and pies

  • nathan

    Ajax with another 3/4 day, he is on fire

    • First Time Poster

      Good for him. I liked A-Jax for a long time, I am happy to see him succeeding. Though, it is the ultimate bitter sweet.

      • nathan

        I agree, will root for him. It helps he didnt get traded to the Angels or Sox, so am happy for him and hope he keeps this up, but that BABAIP is too skewed.

  • JD

    There goes Ozzie…

  • cuponoodles

    Kind of off topic, but since the guys at TBS just mentioned it…

    Strikeouts be damned, I’ll take Austin Jackson and his .370 BA any day. Oh well, guess we’ll just have to drop $90 million on Crawford next year…and a starting pitcher?

    I liked the trade at the time, but it hurts when your guy pulls his groin and his .600 OPS goes to sit at home, when the young, homegrown talent is looking like a ROY candidate and an All Star in his first month.

    /Yankeed
    [/whining]

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Kind of off topic, but since the guys at TBS just mentioned it…

      Strikeouts be damned, I’ll take Austin Jackson and his .370 BA any day. Oh well, guess we’ll just have to drop $90 million on Crawford next year…and a starting pitcher?

      I liked the trade at the time, but it hurts when your guy pulls his groin and his .600 OPS goes to sit at home, when the young, homegrown talent is looking like a ROY candidate and an All Star in *****his first month.*****

      /Yankeed
      [/whining]

      • Tank the Frank

        Hahahaha. I like it!

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

        Hahahahahah!

        Big ups to Bexy.

    • Alex S

      its been a month. thats not a fair time to judge a trade. A-Jax’s BABIP is like .600. it will even out and Grandy will come back and heat up

      • Guest

        Totally this.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Remember when Chris Shelton hit 10HR in April?

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

      I liked the trade at the time, but it hurts when your guy pulls his groin and his .600 OPS goes to sit at home, when the young, homegrown talent is looking like a ROY candidate and an All Star in his first month.

      My advice: think more deeply and patiently.

    • YankeeScribe

      AJax – 3 for 5 today with 1 K

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wouldn’t be a series without an Ozzie ejection. Ozzie and AJ= Biggest douche tandem in the sport

    • nathan

      I was like why he is dumping on Burnett, but then i figured its other AJ

  • Tank the Frank

    Ozzie: “Hey, wait look at me!”

  • Ivan

    I gotta say I don’t hate Ozzie, not at all….I despise him.

  • 28 this year

    i can’t watch teh game, why did he get ejected? Arguing balls and strikes cause Gameday shows a few close calls.

  • First Time Poster

    lol at gameday: Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen ejected by HP umpire Dan lassogna, One out.

    • 28 this year

      that is what I saw and I am like damn, i just stopped watching the game and that is what happens. Why did he get ejected?

  • JD

    I bet Ozzie just took his towel back from that kid right now

  • ARX

    hahahahahahahahaha

  • Tank the Frank

    I LOVE how Gardner goes in hard EVERY TIME.

    • Alex S

      Grit. He’s got it.

  • dkidd

    gardner still playing hard. love it

  • JD

    Gotta love Gardner

  • ARX

    cmon Derek, I want to see a grand slam…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Ramirez…Not winning any gold gloves anytime soon

  • JD

    What happens if the picthing coach gets ejected too? Bullpen coach comes over to dugout?

    • 28 this year

      it doesn’t matter. Ozzie is still sitting in the clubhouse giving all the orders still anyway.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      a grand slam would make NJ feel better

      • JobaTheHeat62

        what the hell..i didn’t wanna reply here

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is there a pitch fx site that monitors the zones of the umpires? I think that’d be pretty awesome.

    • 28 this year

      brooksbaseball has stuff.

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

      Brooks has single games, but BtB did some stuff last year using all the PFX data out there. As you can imagine, it was extremely interesting.

  • Tank the Frank

    I think the HP ump has been good today. Consistent zone, calling strikes even if the pitch misses the glove, and he’s not biting when the catcher tries to frame the pitch.

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

      I’m willing to bet that the framing of the pitches was what the HP umpire didn’t like. Pierzynski was pulling the glove in at least 5 or 6 inches. That’s pushing it to an umpire.

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

        So the ump is upset that the player is trying to help his team?

        Umps are fucking morons.

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

          I think the umpire is upset that the catcher is holding the ball six inches from where he caught it, trying to embarrass the umpire for not calling a ball a strike.

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

            My retort:

            Shut the fuck up and do your job, blue. You’re hired help.

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

            The catcher isn’t trying to “embarrass” you, he’s trying to get you to call it a strike. He’s motivated by nothing but self-interest.

            Taking gamesmanship personal is juvenile and unprofessional.

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

      A few questionable calls. A lot better than usual. I didn’t like how he engaged AJP though. No reason for him to point down at him and make it a bigger deal than it was. The fans watching couldn’t even really tell AJ was saying anything until the umpire stepped forward.

  • Dela G

    wow too easy

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I heart free runs.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nick Johnson wants a freebie too!

  • Brad Toughy

    You’re not going to get calls simply because you’re being blown out. You get calls by making pitches.

  • 28 this year

    can someone tell me what Ozzie was mad about?

    • Jobamania

      TEAMS LOSING?
      GOTTA ACT LIKE IM MANAGING, LETS GET TOSSED

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      HP ump and A.J. were going back and forth.

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

      The oil spill?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      A borderline call.

    • 28 this year

      thanks, that was my guess.

  • Poopy Pants

    My favorite 2 Yankees right now:

    Cano
    Gardner
    Pettitte
    Hughes
    Mo
    Jeter
    Swish
    A-Rod
    Tex
    CC
    AJ

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

      I did laugh.

    • Alex S

      I’m not a mathematician and all. Hell I hardly passed elementary school. but that seems like much more than 2

  • Jobamania

    if nick cant AT LeAST work a walk against randy williams its time to cut him loose

    of course im joking but still

  • El Capitan

    Anyway we can take Javy and Nick Johnson over to the old stadium after the game and go Old Yeller on them?

    • El Capitan

      Ok, just Javy.

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

        See what happens when you say dumb shit? You embarrass yourself.

  • Hangoverologist

    Johnson grand slam?

    • Hangoverologist

      Two run double is just as good.

  • nathan

    Have a question, we have the managerial win-loss records right, who get the win/loss when they are ejected. What if the game was tied when they got rejected.

    • nathan

      * who gets

      * not rejected. meant “when they get ejected”

  • Dela G

    NJ delivers!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Nick Johnson baby

  • Jobamania

    HELL YES NICK

    woot 2rbi double

  • JD

    NJ feels much better now

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

    Yay Nick!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Where you at, dalema?!

    • Dalelama

      Of course he delivered when it didn’t matter and there was no pressure.

      • poster

        O:S

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    We’re winning 8-0 (now 10-0) and I see there are still people here whining about Javy, Nick Johnson (who just hit a two-RBI double so suck it!), and Austin Jackson. SERIOUSLY?

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

      Serial complainers.

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

        Habitual line-steppers, even.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Of which I am one because I’m complaining about the complainers but really.

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

          There’s a difference.

        • mike c

          you drew the line in the sand, Javy & NJ fans vs. yankee fans
          incidentally i believe this is the undercard for the “slugfest at the stadium” fight

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            I am a Yankee fan. I am also a Javy and NJ fan, because they are Yankees and I would like all Yankees to do well. Neither of them is doing very well right now (though NJ’s OBP is still in the .370s or .380s, which considering what a horrendous slump he’s in, is pretty remarkable). I just don’t see the point of coming here to complain about them, or about how Austin Jackson is teh awsum, when the Yankees are absolutely annihilating another team.

            • mike c

              i always found effite, elitist snobs more annoying than loudmouth knuckleheads
              either way, there’s room for everybody with the yankees, passionate fans lead to heated dialogue.
              i’m sure if everybody here was hanging out at the game we’d all have a good time, that is assuming NJ keeps hitting :)

              • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

                Thanks for basically calling me an elitist snob?

    • nathan

      I think most rational fans will be happy with Ajax’s start and really root for his continued personal success. Its always good to see Yankee farm hands do well, it stings and you do think what he could have done here, but its early and he will not have had this shot if he was still with us.

  • Dela G

    that strike one to tex was a wicked curveball

  • Dela G

    melancon!!

  • JD

    psst…Gardner could’ve caught that…

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

    Looks like the ejection really fired up the Yankees…wait…

    • 28 this year

      i chuckled.

  • Dela G

    i love may tex

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

    NICK JOHNSON, BITCHES.

    • mike c

      who’s that nick that got a hit?

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

    May Tex.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    now this is called an ass whipping

  • Poopy Pants

    May indeed.

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

    lol at May Teix.

    This long ass inning might put the nix on Phil coming back out.

  • Alex S

    Pouring it on. I love this

  • JD

    Tex!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tex is having a Ted Williamsesque May!!!

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com nostra artist

    Tex launching his assault on .200.

  • First Time Poster

    I love all of you guys.

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

      (fighting the urge to make an IronHorse joke)

  • Ben

    Paging Major League Baseball, CC: American League
    Re: Yankees offense

    Body: IT IS ALIVE! IT IS ALIVE!

  • mike c

    the sleeper has awakened!

  • Hughesus Christo

    I feel like Ozzie was justified today. The home plate ump was being a dickhead.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Need some help…..can’t decide on what to make for dinner tonight.
    Burgers? Or chicken cutlet sandwiches?

    • Dela G

      poonanay

      • ShuutoHeat

        That’s dessert.

        • Dela G

          touche

      • Hughesus Christo

        Is this an accepted spelling? I always thought it was punani.

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

          That.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Chicken cutlet but not sandwiches

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

      Need some help…..can’t decide on what to make for dinner tonight.
      Burgers? Or chicken cutlet sandwiches?

      We have a saying in my country – the coyote of the desert likes to eat the heart of the young and the blood drips down to his children for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Hangoverologist

    Any chance the Yanks get to 14 RS?

  • ARX

    Can we drug Tex at the start of every season and brainwash him into thinking it’s already May?

    • JD

      What would happen during the playoffs if he is performing a month ahead of schedule?

  • Guest

    This Teix May thing is ridiculous.

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

    It’s just not the same without Shef terrorizing 3rd base coaches.

    • First Time Poster

      Or the bleacher creatures in the upper left-field deck, for that matter.

  • Dela G

    good eye swishahouse

  • ShuutoHeat

    Mercy? No such word in our vocabulary!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and Randy Williams is a walk/hit away from a 3.00 WHIP for the season

  • YankeeScribe

    It’s so weird how Tex doesn’t start hitting until the calendar hits May. But whatever. Better that he slumps in April than September…

    • Ben

      or October

    • 28 this year

      as Yogi says, 90% of the game is half mental

      /Kay’d

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Randy Williams is horrible

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

    Is it a coincidence that the minute that “Diva”, that “Me-First Player”, that “Prima donna” , Curtis Granderson goes on the DL, the Yankee offense takes off?

    /WHAAAA?’d

    • Ben

      I think our secret weapon is Ramiro Pena. Whenever he (or Francisco Cervelli) play, our offense explodes

      • ShuutoHeat

        Its called the “young blood effect”.

  • Dela G

    damnit cano, the guy can’t throw strikes… dont help him

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Apparently Cano is human.

  • First Time Poster

    Hanging slider… I think Robbie was just being empathetic.

  • Dela G

    was that really strike 3? eh, yankees crushin

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

    This inning’s been going on so long, when it started, Sarah Palin was still Governor of Alaska.

    • Ben

      /JonStewart’d

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

        Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Tip your waitresses.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Melancon sighting!!

    DO WORKKKK!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Seriously how much do they pay Williams to pitch? Because I know a shitload of people who can pitch at that level and for cheaper…..

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

    It’s pronounced “muh-LAN-sin”? I thought it was pronounced “mah-TOOZ”.

    • First Time Poster

      good stuff.

    • dkidd

      it’s pronounced “powder”

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I did think it was mah-TOOZ lol

    • Tom Zig

      How is Matusz pronounced? Mat-us?

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

        “Mattis”

        • Tom Zig

          palabra.

  • 28 this year

    cervelli playing 3rd, cool.

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

    Cervelli playing third. This should be fun.

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

      I saw Frankie make a GREAT play at 3rd base in Spring Training. Seriously. Diving to his left, fire to first.

  • Alex S

    WTF Cervo at 3rd?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Cervelli playing 3B????

    • nathan

      It would have been way cooler if ramiro Pena was moved to “C”. Just to see if he really is a 3rd catcher.

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

        I want Peña to play some OF, to see if we can get by with just Winn and Peña as our 4th/5th outfielders, allowing us to call up Miranda or Russo instead of Golson/Huffman.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          I seen Ramiro play CF in Columbus last year when Scranton came to town..He looked solid, he did hit a big HR.

  • dkidd

    frankie can play third?

    icing on the icing

    /send royalty check to tsjc

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

      (hands dkidd a tasty Pinstripe Lager™)

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

    Cervs has the arm for it, why not?

    • First Time Poster

      No Way!! this Is just joe garardiar over manageing!

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

        HE’S KILLING TEH BULLPEN WITH ALL THIS MIXING AND MATCHING!!!!

        • First Time Poster

          Shoot… I always forget the caps. I’ll get it down.

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

            It’s all in the details, my friend.

  • larryf

    Rico Petrocervelli at 3rd….

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

    POWDER!

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

    Come on Baltimore. You can do it!

    /Rob Schneider’d

  • Ben

    Cisco Cervelli is the awesome-est player in the league. Him and Gardy are so gritty I can’t even express it

  • First Time Poster

    lol… look how many homegrown Yanks are in the Line-up. Tex and Swish are the outliers.

  • Brad Toughy

    How many player above the age of 10 still wear their cap under their batting helmet.

    • nathan

      Is it because no helmet is small enough to fit him well, lol.

    • Big Juan

      I still do.

      At first it was because my helmet didn’t fit. Then it was because it’s nasty sharing sweaty helmets. Finally, it just became a habit.

      Not that you really cared to know all that, but there it is anyway haha.

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

    Marcus Thames with a flawless LF so far today.

    Good times.

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

      Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em……

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

        http://mokellyreport.files.wor.....shack1.jpg (safe)

        Fun Fact: I own a lithograph of this painting.

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

          I love that show.

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

            Fun Fact #2:

            The painter of that painting is former AFL football player and polymath Ernie Barnes.

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

              I would like to have a copy of it.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so Melancon…good pitcher

    • JobaTheHeat62

      or as MLB 2k10 pronounces it Melon Cone

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Uh oh, Javy Vazquez is smiling.

    • First Time Poster

      This. I’m sure Javy is getting a kick out his guy fucking up the South-Side.

  • Lex

    I think it would be a huge mistake to skip Javy next Friday. What kind of message are you sending him? It’s not like the Red Sox linep is some juggernaut. Well maybe to ESPN but not to me.

    • Ben

      I think you skip him regardless of the opponent: he is pitching like Kei Igawa right now. He needs to get his head together.

      PS: STOP HITTING OUR BATTERS! STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP!

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

      He’s been around, I’m sure he can handle it. He’s not a rookie or anything.

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

      What kind of message? You’re telling him he’s been brutal and you want him to get work in on the side.

      • Lex

        Work on the side? He is a veteran with a good track record. He deserves to get at least a few more starts, no?

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

          He’ll get plenty more starts.

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

            20-25 of em, in fact.

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

          What Mike said.

    • First Time Poster

      I see what you mean; that said, I believe it will be good for him. As long as Joe makes it clear that he has faith in him, and that it is purely to get the mechanics (whatever is wrong) worked out. Javy should understand that it is nothing personal, and that they are just trying to help him get better.

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

      What kind of message are you sending him?

      This one:

      “You’re a vet, straighten your shit out and we’ll see you in a week.”

      • Lex

        It’s May, you’re already giving week vacations to get straight? Laughable.

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

          You’re overreacting to a one-week vacation as if it’s some sort of permanent demotion and super-offensive smack in the face?

          More laughable.

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

          When we skipped Andy Pettitte’s turn in the rotation last August when his back was a little hinky, did Andy get pissed and take offense? No.

          He took the time, got right, and went back out there. As Javier will do, without incident.

  • First Time Poster

    Woot! Tek out at the plate.

  • nathan

    My day will get a lot better once the Phils put the smackin on the Mets on national tv tonight.

    • Lex

      So smackin up the White Sox is not enough for ya huh? lol

      • nathan

        I love it, but this icing on the cake.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I used to like the Phillies. Then the WS happened. Go Mets tonight.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I wish Thames would have yelled “Oh Fuck You”

    • First Time Poster

      IETCVM

  • JD

    Santos is throwing mid 80s. How did he make it into the whitesox bullpen?

    • JD

      nevermind

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Varitek didn’t tackle the catcher like roid rage Tex did! =0

  • Ben

    Better nickname for Gardner: Brit Gardner, or Brett Gritner?

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

      We’ve been using “Gritt Guttner” for a while.

      • Ben

        Guttner? That just makes no sense.

        • First Time Poster

          Gutty.

          • larryf

            Nobody likes The great Gritsky or the great Bretsky I guess… no Gretsky fans out there?

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

        That. None of this “GGBG” bullshit. That nickname smells like burnt bacon.

        • nathan

          And wasnt it started by Pete Abe

      • aka://link

        The man who swallows sand?

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

    The untouchable Bard in to pitch to the top of the O’s lineup.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Greinke lost to the Royals 1-0. How long until random Royals start turning up dead? (At least they split the series)

    • First Time Poster

      The clubhouse dynamic would be pretty funny. After the game, everyone just looking at Greinke with apologetic eyes… “Our bad, bro”.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Poor Greinke

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I feel so bad for ZG.

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

      Eh, I don’t. He doesn’t want to play with the big boys.

  • Ben

    Crap Pena fouled the ball off himself. How come our injuries come 12 in one series?

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

    If Zack Greinke pitched a shutout, the Royals would score -1 runs and Greinke would still lose.

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

      We have a plan, trust us.

      Sincerely,
      Dayton Moore

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      what’s his ERA now? It was 2.56 before this game, right? So it actually went down. And he still has NO WINS and what, THREE LOSSES? That’s rigoddamndiculous.

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

    Is it me or is this game taking forever!?

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

      ICWUDT, cowboy.

  • First Time Poster

    Runners on 3rd and 2nd w/1 out for the O’s.

    • First Time Poster

      Anyone else think Tejada has become under-rated once he stopped producing “elite” production?

  • dkidd

    and when the royals get invited to play in the astrodome, greinke will have to drive the van

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so Bard aka Best pitcher ever just served up 2 singles to open the 8th inning

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

      I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      and now the bases are loaded

    • JobaTheHeat62

      shit he just struck out scott

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      It seems like he’s been getting hit pretty hard this year. Almost like control and movement > velocity

  • Alex S

    Did anyone catch Oritz in the DirecTV commercial with Jorge and Girardi? It’s actually much more fitting since he actually stinks

  • dkidd

    reply fail

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

    Give the kid a hit.

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

    C’mon Mark, keep that goose egg up there.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jones had no idea where he hit that ball, haha.

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

    COME ON, RAMIRO!!!

    Cervelli woulda had that if he was playing SS.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Yo, Melancon. Outs, plz. (Not really irritated.)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy crap, Konerko CRUSHED that.

  • CNight_UP

    and we are booing….

  • ARX

    Ok so…these stress-free Melancon innings didn’t work out as I hoped.

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

    Bitch.

    Well, I guess we just got our answer for “Who goes down, Melancon or Logan?”

    Not that it’s fair…

  • V

    People are booing? Really? You get to see the Yankees win 12-x, and you’re BOOING?

    • First Time Poster

      That’s pretty shitty. An amazing performance by the Yanks and this is what they get.

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

        Jerkface in stands: Man, this game has been kinda boring, I haven’t–
        OH SHIT A REASON TO BOO!!!!1 YESSSSS!!!!

        BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

        • First Time Poster

          Then they start booing on and other. Not because it’s a shitty move… just so they can boo something.

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

            Jerkface in Stands’s mother/wife/girlfriend/roommate: Hey, how was the game?
            Jerkface in Stands: Oh, it was awesome! That bum Melancon gave up a big homer, and I was all BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I really gave it to him. He’s a big homo, I hate that jerk.
            Jerkface in Stands’s mother/wife/girlfriend/roommate: Did the Yankees win?
            Jerkface in Stands: I dunno. Do we have any more Natty Ice?

            … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

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

    Mel really has had no control whenever he comes up.

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

      It’s eerie.

      /MondesiBait’d

    • V

      See below. His control’s fine when the bases are empty.

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

        The first 3 batters he saw he started them with balls.

        First batter was 2 balls in a row, 2nd batter was 3 balls in a row. He had 7 strikes-6 balls in that 8th inning. That’s not how he pitches in AAA.

  • danny

    woops

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and Bard wins the fight…shit

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    O’s fail

  • nathan

    Thats one way to keep the bases clear. Come on Mark.

  • V

    It really seems like Melancon really loses command when pitching from the stretch. He hasn’t given up a non-error baserunner with the bases cleared, but fell apart when Ramiro booted the ball.

  • dkidd

    total domination

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

      Fugghedaboutit.

    • JD

      forget about it

      • JD

        beat me to it in better style!

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

    Someone tell Kay Ramirez is upset because he got benched.

  • Tom Zig

    my fantasy team says thank you to Paul Konerko. Your HR just gave my team the lead. Although his team still has Kemp and Wright yet to play, but that’s not the point.

  • Alex S

    Swisher doesn’t have a monkey on his back……A monkey has swisher on HIS back

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

      At museums, Nick Swisher is allowed to touch the art.

      • Alex S

        Nick Swisher is the reason Waldo is hiding

      • JobaTheHeat62

        and only one other person on Earth has that privilege. The most interesting man on Earth!

        • Zooboy

          He doesn’t always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Doseques. (Driven by Jeep.)

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

            AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH!!!

            I LIVE, I RIDE, I AM!
            I LIVE, I RIDE, I AM!

        • Alex S

          Fact: Nick Swisher IS the most interesting man in the world. He was originally slated to star in the commercial but he had better things to do.

  • Tom Zig

    Swisher thinks Ozzie is a horseshit manager.

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

      Swisher Everyone other than Kenny Williams and Jerry Reinsdorf thinks Ozzie is a horseshit manager.

      Fixed.

  • Alex S

    Albert Pujols up with the bases loaded. my fantasy team could really use a GS

    • Jose

      Only a bases clearing double? I guess Ryan Braun is the better hitter.

      • Alex S

        it’s all about the 0-2 counts

    • JobaTheHeat62

      how about a bases clearing double?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Phil Hughes 25 IP 10 Hits OWNED

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

    LMAO @ Papelblown!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    O’s sweep.

    Wiggidy wiggidy wiggidy wiggidy Wigg-daddy.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Holla Orioles!

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

    lol at Teix. “When a guy like Gardner gets a homerun you know things are going good.”

    • alittleblackegg

      He really said that?

      Awesome.