May
02

Game 24: A win for the series

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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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  1. Tank the Frank says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • 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 says:

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

  2. Ivan says:

    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!!!!

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

  4. Mike Axisa says:

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

  5. 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

  6. DGeezy says:

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

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

  8. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  9. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    so I wonder if Marcus Thames has fantasy value now?

  10. Tank the Frank says:

    Phil Phranchise time. Time for Philthy. HUUUUUUUUUGHES!

    All that stuff…

  11. bexarama says:

    HUUUUUUGHES!!!

    (Obligatory)

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

  13. Adam says:

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

  14. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

    another reason I hate them

  15. Ivan says:

    94MPH outside Black…Sick.

  16. bexarama says:

    Oh goodness. Be okay Jorge.

  17. Adam says:

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

  18. Tank the Frank says:

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

  19. Nice call, blue.

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

    • ShuutoHeat says:

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

    • Tank the Frank says:

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

  20. Ivan says:

    Nice inning.

  21. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Konerko has 0 argument there

  22. Brian says:

    Melancon in the house!

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

  24. Tank the Frank says:

    I remember when I was truly concerned about Jeter…

  25. Mike Axisa says:

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

  26. Adam says:

    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.”

  27. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  28. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    god we strikeout looking a lot…or so it seems

  29. bexarama says:

    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?

  30. 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?”

  31. dkidd says:

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

  32. First Time Poster says:

    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…

  33. theyankeewarrior says:

    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.

  34. A.D. says:

    Thames keeping it interesting in the field

  35. Anyone else makes that play standing up, haha.

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

  37. larryf says:

    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.

  38. Dave says:

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

  39. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Marcus Thames says “UZR aint got nuthin on me”

  40. Tank the Frank says:

    Thames wants that playing time.

  41. Salty Buggah says:

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

  42. Alex S says:

    pshh Brett Gardner makes that play w/o sliding

  43. T.J. says:

    Marcus Thames=Defensive wiz

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

  45. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Cano is a beast.

  46. T.J. says:

    Robbie is ripping the cover off the ball.

  47. dkidd says:

    nice positioning by kotsay

  48. Did Kay just call that low?

  49. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  50. First Time Poster says:

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

  51. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Aww…Melancon will go back down soon. Nooo.

  52. Drew says:

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

  53. Huffman is on the 40 man, no?

  54. Tank the Frank says:

    Bring him around Gardy.

  55. Wow. Worst RBI single ever. Haha.

  56. Mike Axisa says:

    It’s a line drive in the box score.

  57. dkidd says:

    konerko: doctor strangeglove

  58. Tank the Frank says:

    BABIP FTW.

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

    /FlipFlop’d

  60. bexarama says:

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

  61. First Time Poster says:

    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.

  62. 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 says:

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

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

      • First Time Poster says:

        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!

      • 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.

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

  64. larryf says:

    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!

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

  66. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice throw, Jorge.

  67. First Time Poster says:

    Would Tex have made that play?

  68. dkidd says:

    posada’s been working with winn on his throwing mechanics

  69. 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”.

  70. Chip says:

    Breaking out the change-up, I love it

  71. Adam says:

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

  72. First Time Poster says:

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

  73. Ivan says:

    HUGHES!!!

  74. Hangoverologist says:

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

  75. Mike Axisa says:

    Beckham’s swung and missed four times already today.

    • First Time Poster says:

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

  76. Tank the Frank says:

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

  77. ShuutoHeat says:

    to coin the guys in Chicago….

    “HE GONE!”

  78. First Time Poster says:

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

  79. 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!

  80. Push it real good!

  81. Mike Axisa says:

    Yay Swish. At home, no less.

  82. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  83. Tank the Frank says:

    Cano not biting. I love it.

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

  85. Chip says:

    Wow, Cano is FEARED

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

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

    Tommie: very aroused.

  88. dkidd says:

    feels like posada was just up

  89. Chip says:

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

  90. Dela G says:

    i am hoping they score here

    i sat buerhle because of his bad history with the yanks

  91. bexarama says:

    EFF YOU PIERRE

  92. Pierre throws like Damon.

  93. Adam says:

    Damn…that was a bullet.

  94. Drew says:

    Dayumm. That was a smash job.

  95. Mike Axisa says:

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

  96. Ivan says:

    On the screws but no cigar…dammit!!!

  97. First Time Poster says:

    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.

  98. dkidd says:

    good trivia question

  99. bexarama says:

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

  100. Mike Axisa says:

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

  101. Adam says:

    Konerko and Buerhle are one of the pairs.

  102. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Liking Hughes’ line!

    Just got home, how does he look today?

  103. larryf says:

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

  104. Mike Axisa says:

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

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

  106. First Time Poster says:

    Two changeups in a row… cool.

  107. dkidd says:

    ortiz/wakefield?

  108. Rey22 says:

    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.

  109. Adam says:

    Varitek and Wakefield?

  110. larryf says:

    Phil with a changeup? lights out

  111. Ivan says:

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

  112. Slugger27 says:

    strikeout on a change up… nice

  113. Chip says:

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

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

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

  116. Handtius says:

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

  117. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.

  118. ShuutoHeat says:

    “HE GONE”

  119. Ivan says:

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

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

  121. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Argh.

  122. Mike Axisa says:

    Fuckin’ nailed that trivia.

  123. bexarama says:

    Oh Kotsay eff you.

    • bexarama says:

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

  124. Chip says:

    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?

  125. Adam says:

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

  126. T.J. says:

    Damn that ball was so close

  127. dkidd says:

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

  128. Tank the Frank says:

    Where was the guy with the jacket on that play?

  129. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Gardy!

  130. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow Brett!!!!!!!!

  131. Tank the Frank says:

    Damn that was a LEGIT shot!!!

  132. Poopy Pants says:

    Gardner is NOT shabby.

  133. Alex S says:

    HOLY SHHHHH…..

  134. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy shit. He crushed that.

  135. T.J. says:

    Holy shit Gritner just crushed that

  136. Hangoverologist says:

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

  137. Adam says:

    Holy shite! A gritty dinger!

  138. Across the pond says:

    WOW. Brets found the juice

  139. larryf says:

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

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

  141. bexarama says:

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

  142. Ivan says:

    Holy Shit, Gardner crush that mothafucker.

  143. ARX says:

    Holy fuck

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

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

  146. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    That was a long homerun for Gardner.

  147. Kevin says:

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

  148. Hughesus Christo says:

    Crushed!

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

  149. dkidd says:

    brett gardner: better than bubba crosby

  150. dkidd says:

    ramiro pena might want to shorten his swing

  151. Chip says:

    Whoa!

  152. JD says:

    Swish just gave Gardner the WTH look!

  153. Guest says:

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

  154. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  155. Mark Buerhle will never hear the end of that.

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

  156. larryf says:

    Does Sterling even have a HR call for Bret?

  157. ShuutoHeat says:

    GARDY GARDY GARDY!!!!@

  158. Chip says:

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

  159. Adam says:

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

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

  161. Tank the Frank says:

    Phil Hughes could possibly have the ERA lead after today…

    The Tribe need one or two more off Liriano.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan says:

      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 says:

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

  162. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  163. larryf says:

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

  164. First Time Poster says:

    Would be so good if Baltimore sweeps the Sox.

  165. bexarama says:

    Make out! Make out!

    /girl’d

  166. 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 says:

      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 says:

      Awwwwww man that would be amazing.

  167. Poopy Pants says:

    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.

  168. Ivan says:

    Fabolous Voice: NICE!!!!!!

  169. Handtius says:

    there’s your quick inning.

  170. Tank the Frank says:

    Tag was there. Nice job all around.

  171. JD says:

    No Juan Pierre…your not Bret the Jet

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

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

  173. larryf says:

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

  174. Across the pond says:

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

  175. Hangoverologist says:

    Posada redeemed himself for the fail of his last throw.

  176. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  177. Hangoverologist says:

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

  178. dkidd says:

    ajax 2-3, now batting .364

    • Guest says:

      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.

  179. Drew says:

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

    Oh grow up.

  180. Guest says:

    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…

  181. nathan says:

    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.

  182. Ivan says:

    More Runs plz.

  183. Drew says:

    This guy is unreal.

  184. Robbie says “Check swing this, bitch.”

  185. JD says:

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

  186. ARX says:

    This is ridiculous…in a good way!!!

  187. Ivan says:

    CANO BITCHES!!!!!

  188. T.J. says:

    RBInson Cano does it again!

  189. Chip says:

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

  190. Alex S says:

    MVP

  191. Mike Axisa says:

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

  192. Ivan says:

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

  193. Hangoverologist says:

    Robbie is apparently learning from A-Rod.

  194. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Cano! You are fucking ridiculous!

  195. 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.

  196. First Time Poster says:

    ;ljknzdsgjprgijprga

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

  197. ARX says:

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

  198. larryf says:

    Another changeup hit out. That pitch no good.

    Robbie

  199. ShuutoHeat says:

    FATALITY!!!!

  200. CNight_UP says:

    ROGER.CLEMMENS.BALLS.

  201. Dela G says:

    man choosing to sit mark buerhle on my fantasy league FTW

  202. GGBGardner needs a Home run call.

    “Brett launches a jet!”

    “You Bretter believe it !”

    “The Gardner makes the pitcher his Hoe!! ”

    Any others?

  203. nathan says:

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

  204. Handtius says:

    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.

  205. ShuutoHeat says:

    FEEDING FREEEEEENZY!!!!!!

  206. Mike Axisa says:

    This game has Mark Melancon written all over it.

  207. First Time Poster says:

    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.

  208. Dela G says:

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

  209. Mike Axisa says:

    Hooray for Jorge’s baserunning.

  210. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Alexei= FAIL LMAO

  211. Sucks to be you, Alexi.

  212. Alex S says:

    /LuisCastillo’d!

  213. mike c says:

    Cano is hitting lefties like a young Godzilla

  214. Ivan says:

    Over or Under 35 Homers for Cano?

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

    /plays LF

  216. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Bases loaded w/ no outs for Beckett

  217. Alex S says:

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

  218. Tank the Frank says:

    Hughes now leads the AL in ERA.

  219. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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.

  220. Hangoverologist says:

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

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

  221. 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.

  222. First Time Poster says:

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

  223. bexarama says:

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

  224. Ivan says:

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

  225. Alex S says:

    nice recovery by Robbie

  226. First Time Poster says:

    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.

  227. Chip says:

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

  228. Drew says:

    Konerko’s beard is weird.

  229. Best 2B in the AL.

  230. Mike Axisa says:

    Easy Phil. Don’t show up the ump.

  231. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    are you kidding me?

  232. ARX says:

    Cmon Phil, blow him away

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

  234. Chip says:

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

  235. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    that strikeout REALLY pumped me up…Phil Hughes= GOD

  236. Ivan says:

    Phil Hughes….NICE!!!!!

  237. Tank the Frank says:

    Austin Jackson…just wow.

    • First Time Poster says:

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

      • bexarama says:

        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 says:

      batting .370 in May…crazy

      • Tank the Frank says:

        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 says:

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

    • First Time Poster says:

      Wilson Betemit?… Really?

  238. Chip says:

    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 :)

  239. dkidd says:

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

  240. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  241. bexarama says:

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

  242. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Papi walks…

    Beltre hits into a double play…

    Varitek for the solo shot!

    lol

  243. Mike Axisa says:

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

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

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

  245. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    cleanup hitter Swisher

  246. dkidd says:

    a-rod = wally pipp

    /not really’d

  247. Mike Axisa says:

    Who said Swish can’t hit in the Bronx?

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

  249. Should’ve stared Ozzie down going around third.

  250. Rey22 says:

    Road Swish has come home this series! Nice!

  251. yankees=warriors says:

    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!

  252. Mike Axisa says:

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

  253. T.J. says:

    Nick smoked that one!

  254. JD says:

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

  255. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  256. First Time Poster says:

    Wilson Betemit? Really?

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

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

      • First Time Poster says:

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

      • First Time Poster says:

        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.

  257. AndrewYF says:

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

  258. 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.

  259. Tommy Fusco says:

    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?

  260. Alex S says:

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

  261. Oh PLEASE let Tyson hit Kay. Please.

  262. Mike Axisa says:

    I might actually watch the Mike Tyson CenterStage.

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      there is no way it couldn’t be entertaining lol

      • Ivan says:

        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.

  263. Adam says:

    Centerstage Mike Tyson…umm, yes please.

  264. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  265. ecksodia says:

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

    • ecksodia says:

      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)

  266. AndrewYF says:

    Send Hughes out for the 8th?

    Nah, give Robertson some no-stress work.

  267. Phil Hughes is ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  268. Rey22 says:

    9 pitches. Side retired. Domination.

  269. Ivan says:

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

    • Hangoverologist says:

      Melancon to teh ninth!!!11

      /stupidcomment’d

    • First Time Poster says:

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

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

      • Drew says:

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

        • JobaTheHeat62 says:

          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

  270. Drew says:

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

  271. nathan says:

    Hughes starts the 8th?

  272. Hey ZZ says:

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

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

  273. Across the pond says:

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

    Joe is.

  274. dkidd says:

    phil ‘er up!

    /that’s what he said’d

    //inappropriate’d

  275. Fantastic at bat by Jorge.

  276. JD says:

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

  277. nathan says:

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

    • First Time Poster says:

      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 says:

        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.

  278. JD says:

    There goes Ozzie…

  279. cuponoodles says:

    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]

  280. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  281. Tank the Frank says:

    Ozzie: “Hey, wait look at me!”

  282. Ivan says:

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

  283. 28 this year says:

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

  284. First Time Poster says:

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

    • 28 this year says:

      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?

  285. JD says:

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

  286. ARX says:

    hahahahahahahahaha

  287. Tank the Frank says:

    I LOVE how Gardner goes in hard EVERY TIME.

  288. dkidd says:

    gardner still playing hard. love it

  289. JD says:

    Gotta love Gardner

  290. ARX says:

    cmon Derek, I want to see a grand slam…

  291. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Ramirez…Not winning any gold gloves anytime soon

  292. JD says:

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

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

  294. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  295. Dela G says:

    wow too easy

  296. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I heart free runs.

  297. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Nick Johnson wants a freebie too!

  298. Brad Toughy says:

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

  299. 28 this year says:

    can someone tell me what Ozzie was mad about?

  300. Poopy Pants says:

    My favorite 2 Yankees right now:

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

  301. Jobamania says:

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

    of course im joking but still

  302. El Capitan says:

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

  303. Hangoverologist says:

    Johnson grand slam?

  304. nathan says:

    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.

  305. Dela G says:

    NJ delivers!

  306. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Nick Johnson baby

  307. Jobamania says:

    HELL YES NICK

    woot 2rbi double

  308. JD says:

    NJ feels much better now

  309. Where you at, dalema?!

  310. bexarama says:

    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?

  311. Dela G says:

    that strike one to tex was a wicked curveball

  312. Dela G says:

    melancon!!

  313. JD says:

    psst…Gardner could’ve caught that…

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

  315. Dela G says:

    i love may tex

  316. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    now this is called an ass whipping

  317. Poopy Pants says:

    May indeed.

  318. Drew says:

    lol at May Teix.

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

  319. Alex S says:

    Pouring it on. I love this

  320. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Tex is having a Ted Williamsesque May!!!

  321. Tex launching his assault on .200.

  322. First Time Poster says:

    I love all of you guys.

  323. Ben says:

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

    Body: IT IS ALIVE! IT IS ALIVE!

  324. mike c says:

    the sleeper has awakened!

  325. Hughesus Christo says:

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

  326. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  327. Hangoverologist says:

    Any chance the Yanks get to 14 RS?

  328. ARX says:

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

  329. Guest says:

    This Teix May thing is ridiculous.

  330. Drew says:

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

  331. Dela G says:

    good eye swishahouse

  332. ShuutoHeat says:

    Mercy? No such word in our vocabulary!

  333. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  334. YankeeScribe says:

    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…

  335. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Randy Williams is horrible

  336. 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

  337. Dela G says:

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

  338. Apparently Cano is human.

  339. First Time Poster says:

    Hanging slider… I think Robbie was just being empathetic.

  340. Dela G says:

    was that really strike 3? eh, yankees crushin

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

  342. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Melancon sighting!!

    DO WORKKKK!

  343. ShuutoHeat says:

    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…..

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

  345. 28 this year says:

    cervelli playing 3rd, cool.

  346. Mike Axisa says:

    Cervelli playing third. This should be fun.

  347. Alex S says:

    WTF Cervo at 3rd?

  348. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Cervelli playing 3B????

  349. dkidd says:

    frankie can play third?

    icing on the icing

    /send royalty check to tsjc

  350. Drew says:

    Cervs has the arm for it, why not?

  351. larryf says:

    Rico Petrocervelli at 3rd….

  352. Drew says:

    Come on Baltimore. You can do it!

    /Rob Schneider’d

  353. Ben says:

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

  354. First Time Poster says:

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

  355. Brad Toughy says:

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

    • nathan says:

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

    • Big Juan says:

      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.

  356. Marcus Thames with a flawless LF so far today.

    Good times.

  357. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    so Melancon…good pitcher

  358. bexarama says:

    Uh oh, Javy Vazquez is smiling.

  359. Lex says:

    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.

  360. First Time Poster says:

    Woot! Tek out at the plate.

  361. nathan says:

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

  362. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    I wish Thames would have yelled “Oh Fuck You”

  363. JD says:

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

  364. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  365. Ben says:

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

  366. Drew says:

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

  367. bexarama says:

    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 says:

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

  368. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Poor Greinke

  369. I feel so bad for ZG.

  370. Ben says:

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

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

  372. Joe West says:

    Is it me or is this game taking forever!?

  373. First Time Poster says:

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

    • First Time Poster says:

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

  374. dkidd says:

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

  375. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  376. Alex S says:

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

  377. dkidd says:

    reply fail

  378. Mike Axisa says:

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

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

  380. COME ON, RAMIRO!!!

    Cervelli woulda had that if he was playing SS.

  381. bexarama says:

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

  382. Holy crap, Konerko CRUSHED that.

  383. CNight_UP says:

    and we are booing….

  384. ARX says:

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

  385. Bitch.

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

    Not that it’s fair…

  386. V says:

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

    • First Time Poster says:

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

      • 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 says:

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

          • 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!

  387. Drew says:

    Mel really has had no control whenever he comes up.

  388. danny says:

    woops

  389. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    and Bard wins the fight…shit

  390. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    O’s fail

  391. nathan says:

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

  392. V says:

    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.

  393. dkidd says:

    total domination

  394. Drew says:

    Someone tell Kay Ramirez is upset because he got benched.

  395. Tom Zig says:

    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.

  396. Alex S says:

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

  397. Tom Zig says:

    Swisher thinks Ozzie is a horseshit manager.

  398. Alex S says:

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

  399. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Phil Hughes 25 IP 10 Hits OWNED

  400. Beef Hammerdong says:

    O’s sweep.

    Wiggidy wiggidy wiggidy wiggidy Wigg-daddy.

  401. bexarama says:

    Holla Orioles!

  402. Drew says:

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

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