May
15

Game 36: Andy Returns

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Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

After missing a start with some minor elbow inflammation, Andy Pettitte returns to the bump this afternoon as the Yankees look to pick up yet another win over the Twins at home. Minnesota is sending Francisco Liriano out there as they try to win for just the fourth time in the Bronx during the Ron Gardenhire Era, and all he’s done this year is post a 2.24 FIP with a 50.9% groundball rate (zero homers!) in six starts. He’s completely annihilated lefthanded batters as well (1.64 xFIP), so it might be a tough day for Robbie Cano and Brett Gardner. Here’s the lineup that’ll try to figure him out…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF – I guess the bicep is okay
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, DH
Thames, LF
Cervelli, C
Gardner, CF

And on the mound, Andrew Pettitte.

Nothing like a Saturday game under the sun. First pitch will be at 1:05pm ET, and the game can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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445 Comments»

  1. EvoLuTioN says:

    good to see posada DHing

  2. Pat D says:

    According to LoHud, Swisher’s biceps doesn’t hurt swinging right-handed. Does that mean he gets lifted once a righthander comes out of the ‘pen?

  3. feim says:

    Posada and Cervelli in the same lineup… It’s really nice!!

  4. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Frankie Cervelli is making his play to be YCOTF.

  5. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Thames in LF is scary. Thames in LF during a sunny day game is terrifying.

  6. Guest says:

    So…are we just expecting to not hear anything about Nick Johnson for a weeks? We’ve gotten semi-regular updates about Granderson, but it feels like people aren’t even thinking about Nick’s progress at this point. Can we expect to him be out for THAT long?

    • Drew says:

      A week ago they said he’d be out for at least a few weeks. What kind of update are you looking for? He’s probably sitting around getting treatment, not much to report on that.

      • Tank the Frank says:

        From what I gather I would expect both Granderson and Johnson to come back at around the same time; probably around the first week of June.

    • Dan says:

      There’s a Johnson update on Lohud today, actually. Says he got a cortisone shot, and they’re waiting to see how it works before deciding what to do next.

  7. Drew says:

    Loving the lineup today.

    Obviously the test showed that the bicep is just something that will hurt and not something that can escalate into something worse. Good stuff.

  8. bexarama says:

    No Nancy Newman, the “M&M boys” did not both contribute to the ALDS, especially as one of them didn’t even friggin’ play.

  9. A.D. says:

    Ahhh something resembling an A lineup.

    Is Cervelli still have rookie status coming into this year?

  10. Tank the Frank says:

    Hoping Liriano’s last start is a sign of a little slump. Hope he’s good and wild today.

  11. mike c says:

    Love the velli/sada combo. When CG gets back we will be diesel again

  12. Mister Delaware says:

    You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?

    /Eddie Harris’d

  13. poster says:

    Pretty play by Guttner.

  14. Hughesus Christo says:

    GGBG is a boss

  15. Tank the Frank says:

    Brett Gardner continues to slay the non-believers.

  16. Drew says:

    What a catch.

  17. Tank the Frank says:

    Ooooooo he is a saucy momma! That was a great pitch!

  18. bexarama says:

    SIT DOWN JOSEPH

  19. First Time Poster says:

    Mauer: “But I’m an MVP”
    Pettitte: “No recollection”
    Mauer: “We went to Cabo together?”
    Pettitte: “I’m not even allowed in Mexico”
    Mauer: Than were did I get this?”

    *Mauer takes out pitcher of he and Pettitte fishing in Cabo… while Mauer is distracted Pettitte strikes Mauer out to end the frame.

  20. First Time Poster says:

    Where is everybody today? Not to many RABbies.

  21. Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben) says:

    wait… did Jeter just get a leadoff hit and the ball didn’t hit the ground til the outfield? WAAAAH??

  22. Drew says:

    I could’ve sworn Flaherty said the back arm does the work yesterday.

  23. Nigel Bangs says:

    wow. that was some pitch.

  24. First Time Poster says:

    They should walk Tex here to pitch to that bum behind him.

  25. mike c says:

    He’s heating up!

  26. Hangoverologist says:

    Yankees baseball!!!! First to third!!

    /Halos Heaven’d

  27. Drew says:

    Gardenhire has awoken a sleeping Centaur.

  28. Nigel Bangs says:

    Oooooh, would I love to get into the bullpen early. Nice hit Al!

  29. Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben) says:

    Arod! I gotta feeling (that this homestands gonna be a good good homestand)

  30. NC Yankee Fan says:

    A Rod is finally heating up!!!

  31. First Time Poster says:

    And that is why Alex is the shit, Ron. But shall continue to be punished for your insolence.

  32. Hangoverologist says:

    Alex is all like, “I thought this guy was supposed to be good?”

    /Marte’d

  33. EvoLuTioN says:

    nasty slider

  34. NC Yankee Fan says:

    May Cano is here

  35. boogie down says:

    “yes-mo.” woof.

  36. Drew says:

    Flaherty knows all about this because he has DH’d so many times in his career.

  37. V says:

    Wow. Sliders make Posada look silly. He swung over the top of THREE of them in that AB.

  38. First Time Poster says:

    It’s really quite astounding to see how similar all three of Tex, Morneau, and Adrian are.

  39. bexarama says:

    Eesh. C’mon, Andy…

  40. Sheepmeister says:

    Wow, walked on 4 pitches and 3 were strikes.

  41. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    DP DP DP!

  42. Mister Delaware says:

    Great turn.

  43. Drew says:

    For such a gritty team that does everything right, Cuddyer did a pretty bad job as far as breaking up the DP.

  44. Mister Delaware says:

    Serendipity!

  45. Tank the Frank says:

    That was awesome.

  46. Accent Shallow says:

    That’ll be on SportsCenter.

  47. bexarama says:

    Guhhhhhhh (bites finger)

  48. V says:

    Man, YES was rather blatant about turning up the volume on that ball call. Crowd noise is rather subdued, then they sudden ramped up the volume for the ‘Awwwww’.

  49. mike c says:

    Slick fielding!

  50. Tank the Frank says:

    Marcus “Take One For The Team” Thames.

  51. Drew says:

    Ha.. Thames getting on base. Me likes.

  52. boogie down says:

    So serendipity means a favorable BABIP? Works for me

  53. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Yes! Now nobody is going to our lead in hit batters now!

  54. Mister Delaware says:

    Ummm, that wasn’t an ‘oww’, Michael. That was an ‘aw shit!’.

  55. Tank the Frank says:

    I don’t get that. Unless he’s trying to surprise the Twins and trying to bunt for a hit. That doesn’t make sense with lefty Gardner on deck.

  56. EvoLuTioN says:

    didnt hit poorly?
    grounding to shortstop on a itch way out of the zone is bad luck?

    • bexarama says:

      He had a combination of bat at-bats and then when he DID hit it hard, he had terrible luck during the Tigers series (or their scouting was very good).

  57. Mister Delaware says:

    I love Swisher.

  58. bonestock94 says:

    Sometimes I love small baseball

  59. Drew says:

    Great running and slide by Thames.

  60. Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben) says:

    Jeter is making some murmurs…

  61. Tank the Frank says:

    A seven game RBI-less streak? That’s a new one. Must have picked that up at Fordham.

  62. Mister Delaware says:

    Swish-a-lish!

  63. Accent Shallow says:

    Hey, Swish!

  64. Rory says:

    Great catch by Swisher, not pretty but got the job done.

  65. bexarama says:

    Awesome job by Swisher, hope that doesn’t mess with his arm too much

  66. AJ says:

    Hail the umpires!

  67. Tank the Frank says:

    “The Yankees don’t care about defense.”

    - Rob Neyer

  68. Mike HC says:

    I’m not giving up on Nick Johnson being productive at the end of the year into the playoffs, but is it time to give up on any kind of power out of him?

  69. V says:

    With a bullshit call like that, I wish the team would run off the field like he called it a strike.

  70. bexarama says:

    Oh no now we get a discussion on how Cervelli doesn’t play the game right or something

  71. First Time Poster says:

    If –and a big if I know– Pettitte finishes the year with 20 wins and a 3.50ish ERA, do you think that it changes his mind a bit towards retirement. If the Yanks win the WS, does that get him to come back again and be a part of another dynasty, or does he “ride of into the sunset” on top?

  72. V says:

    Thanks for making Andy throw three more pitches, ump!

    RoboUmps = RoboUmps +1.

  73. mike c says:

    I don’t mind losing NJ if we can have cervelli and posada in the lineup for now

  74. Sheepmeister says:

    The ump will call that pitch a strike, but not one right over the plate.

  75. AJ says:

    A-Rod is amazing, I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he’s been able to do over his career in spite of the criticism. He’s not even 35 yet and he’s 1 away from Frank Robinson. Not to mention his + patience, + speed, + defense, + arm and 2009 ring.

  76. Accent Shallow says:

    This Robbie Cano fella is a pretty good hitter.

  77. AJ says:

    LMAO what a steal from the Giants!

    • Hangoverologist says:

      I guess it looked like a good trade at the time, because Liriano was a lottery ticket and Nathan was a failed starter. Pierzynski was apparently going to be holding down the catcher’s position for a while.

      • Zack says:

        I think Mike pointed out before that Liriano was coming off of back-to-back seasons in which he had shoulder issues

  78. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Thames: “hit me again punk, I dare ya!”

  79. AJ says:

    Fantasy question of the day: Which washed up former ace would you take a chance on in your league? Rich Harden, Scott Kazmir, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ervin Santana or Ben Sheets?

  80. bexarama says:

    Gehrig and Manny, easy.

  81. Hangoverologist says:

    Cano’s got hops.

  82. Mister Delaware says:

    Awesome x2.

  83. Drew says:

    Horrible baserunning by the Twins. But they do everything right… haha

  84. EvoLuTioN says:

    I keep benching andy in my fantasy league thinking that the regression won’t be pretty when it happens…yet he keeps proving me wrong.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben) says:

      Just keep playing him and once he goes down, you only endure like 2 or 3 bad starts

  85. RobinsonKanoWinsFatality says:

    Well done, Cano.

    http://bit.ly/cnrizL

  86. Drew says:

    Manny’s been off the DL for over a week. Flaherty gets paid to talk about baseball.

  87. bexarama says:

    Seriously, how have the Twins made it past the first round of the playoffs ONCE in the past ten years?

  88. DJH says:

    I can’t wait till Jeter starts drawing some BB’s again.

  89. bexarama says:

    Pat Burrell DFAd. Whoah.

  90. First Time Poster says:

    A lot of line-outs this game for both squads. The BABIP gods must have felt besmirched by many.

  91. Hangoverologist says:

    Johan and Liriano aren’t just a couple of good lefties. In that 2006 season, they had a combined 31-9 record, 389 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.47. That’s a pair of lefty aces.

  92. First Time Poster says:

    Blalock getting called up when Dye is still out of a job! Racism I say, racism!

    /Hudson’d

  93. yoo-boo says:

    Point off, Park will be active tomorrow. Just after one rehab game? I expect he replaces Loogan. Nova should go back to Scranton after Sunday game. Melancon should be brought back. Nova needs to pitch regularly somewhere.

  94. bexarama says:

    Holy crap Andy…

  95. EvoLuTioN says:

    liriano used to throw like what, 98mph?

  96. yoo-boo says:

    MLB gameday is down… which is better yahoo or espn?

  97. Drew says:

    That’s a bullshit call. He had the ball in his glove for half a second.

  98. First Time Poster says:

    I honestly think this is a legit question based off of the game-day box-score: Who is more impressive today, Andy or Lirano?

    Though Andy has given up less base-hits, he has pitched all to contact, while Lirano has a 7:1 ration. Thoughts?

  99. DJH says:

    Orlando was going for the transfer but the ball came out to quick to call Swish out in my opinion.

  100. gxpanos says:

    Trivia: Last Yankee pitcher to throw 200 innings with a sub-3.00 era? Also: what year was it?

    (Honor system! No B-R’ing!)

  101. Mike HC says:

    It seems like nobody is talking about Hughes inning limit like we talked about Joba’s last year. Are they just going to let Hughes pitch till the limit then put him in the pen for the end of the year and playoffs? Are they going to ignore the limit for the playoffs if he is a legitimate Cy Young like he is pitching now? Are they going to pull a Joba with him and try to stretch the innings out as far as possible? Just started to think about that now that he clearly one of our best four starters. Probably number 2.

  102. AJ says:

    Whoa there Michael I think she’s married.

  103. Jamie says:

    whats Hughes’ innings limit this year?

  104. DJH says:

    Pettitte’s got huge balls he wants to challenge Mauer. Span and
    Hudson aren’t enough of a challenge.

  105. bexarama says:

    Andy, come on…

  106. First Time Poster says:

    Damn. The Span walk is crappy. Really want to end this inning without seeing Mauer.

  107. AJ says:

    Andy does this all the time. Yet he somehow gets out of it.

  108. Mike Axisa says:

    What the shit Andy. Strikes!

  109. Tank the Frank says:

    Not good. This isn’t a coincidence. Around 80-85 pitches and Andy starts to lose his command, his mechanics get out of whack. The Yankees said no limitations but you had to think he would tire after this many pitches.

  110. bexarama says:

    How was that not a strike? FECK

  111. AJ says:

    What did someone say about Andy’s balls?

  112. Drew says:

    WOot. Good shit Andy.

  113. Zooboy says:

    Had ‘em all the way.

  114. DJH says:

    Damn Andy,that was close.

  115. boogie down says:

    ..and he gets out of it. Oh, strand rate, how I love thee.

  116. First Time Poster says:

    BOO YAH!!!!

    I am so relieved! Wow on gameday that looks deep. It seemed like Mauer was definitely coming through there. I guess that’s why Pettitte is the shit.

  117. bexarama says:

    I love this sexy old man.

  118. Hangoverologist says:

    I suggest the Yanks pad their lead. I really don’t want to see the tying runs reach base every inning because of a hit or an errant walk.

  119. boogie down says:

    exactly how close to the wall was that ball? I can only monitor via Gameday and it seems to be right up against the 399′ marker.

  120. Tank the Frank says:

    Time to tack on.

  121. zs190 says:

    11 straight balls from Andy. First game back from injury and he’s up to 90+ and losing command, got to be the last inning there, right? I wish Park is back though, this wouldn’t be a bad spot for him. Morneau first next inninng, I guess it’s going to be Boone Logan or Marte, I wish I have more faith in those guys but they’ve been just awful.

  122. First Time Poster says:

    Damn, Posada has been a doubles machine of late.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      He’s been a doubles machine his whole career.

      • First Time Poster says:

        Yes, I am aware of the awesome-ness of JoPo. However, he has been hitting the doubles at an extravagant pace over the past couple days. This is particularly pleasurable due to the recent calf issues; he may not be what he used to be on the field but he can still swing the stick.

  123. yoo-boo says:

    Pettitte is at 91 PC now. It becomes difficult for Girardi. Need more runs.

  124. First Time Poster says:

    Remember how annoying Harris was in last years ALDS. It seemed like he always came up with the big hit… though they were swept.

  125. Drew says:

    Thames being Thames.

  126. boogie down says:

    Time for Cervelli’s first homer. Call it The Francisco Treat.

  127. First Time Poster says:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/indiv.....statType=1

    How does this guy have as many AB’s?!

    • Hangoverologist says:

      It’s the grit factor.

    • boogie down says:

      sheer luck, I’d say. Perhaps the combination of a lack of viable options in the farm system and injuries is what’s allowed him to play as much as he has. Guess he’s repeatedly in the right place at the right time.

    • Drew says:

      He does everything right. Except for baserunning in the ALDS and yesterday.

  128. Hangoverologist says:

    Lol Kay called the Rays the Devil Rays.

  129. First Time Poster says:

    Cervelli approaching the Williams line.

  130. RobinsonKanoWinsFatality says:

    Gardner threatening to run on every pitch is always fun to watch.

  131. Drew says:

    C’mon Gritster. Run run run!

  132. boogie down says:

    ok, I’m glad that the first pitch to Jeter was called a ball, but Gameday had it literally down the middle of the plate

  133. bexarama says:

    Ahahahaha Brett Gardner > you. Though was he out?

  134. First Time Poster says:

    Automatic.

  135. yoo-boo says:

    SB against southpaw….. YAH!!!

  136. Drew says:

    He was out, it was close, but I’ll take it!

  137. Hangoverologist says:

    Gardner is so good, he beats out pickoff moves. From a lefty, no less

  138. First Time Poster says:

    Even a force out is great from Gardner. It’s like a sac bunt replacing the speed at 2nd with his own.

  139. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Brett Gardner tied for the lead in stolen bases!

  140. Drew says:

    I would think Liriano’s Ice is distracting to the hitters. He’s worn it as far back as I can remember though.

  141. Tank the Frank says:

    Nick Johnson may need surgery and is out until August, says Brian Cashman.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5191210

  142. First Time Poster says:

    I wonder if pitchers truly dislike Gardner as a human just because of the mental and physical stress he causes them when he gets on base.

    Also, has anyone here watched band of brothers? With the name a somewhat “hard-nosed” look, I can’t help but think of Gardnere.

  143. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Andy has only allowed 5 base runners all day, but it felt like a struggle watching on Gameday

    • bexarama says:

      There were two innings where it was a little iffy, the second and the … sixth? Other than that, though, really it was mostly cruise control.

  144. bexarama says:

    Is Andy’s ERA sub-2 again after this? Drool.

  145. Drew says:

    lol. Umpires are pathetic. I guess the Morneau should’ve assumed the pitch that has been a ball all day is now a strike.

  146. Hangoverologist says:

    Andy was the boss today. 6.1 IP of shutout ball.

  147. First Time Poster says:

    I love how Andy’s two K’s are against Mauer and Morneau.

  148. Kevin says:

    I think every member of the Yankees infield could legitimately win both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger.
    And be 1-4 in MVP voting.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      The city of Boston’s minds would collectively explode.

    • First Time Poster says:

      Nah. Miggy is tearing the AL up at an astounding rate… he is freaking sick. Jeters glove is not there at all. Maybe the rest.

    • First Time Poster says:

      Will be a good 1B AL gold glove race, though. Youk and Tex… will bring some good debate.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      Doesn’t look too good this year with all the slow starts from Teix, A-Rod and Jeter to a lesser extent.

  149. First Time Poster says:

    Maybe I am just being to harsh. But do you guys think it was a good idea sending Pettitte out to take care of Morneau just because of the Lefty-Lefty matchup?

    I am torn, because Andy had a rough 6th, and Morneau is their best hitter right now regardless of what hand the pitcher throws with.

  150. yoo-boo says:

    Robertson seems to revert to himself now. Or is it Twins?

  151. Drew says:

    Just a heads up. If you see someone in a light blue Yankees T taking out women and children to get foul balls on the 3rd base side tomorrow, it’s me.

  152. Hangoverologist says:

    Lol Delmon Young walked.

  153. Hangoverologist says:

    Settle down D-Rob.

  154. BigBlueAL says:

    Michael Kay saying the trade was “probably” better for the Rays. Are you freakin kidding me, it was a huge steal for the Rays. Granted who wouldve thought Bartlett would become the hitter he has become with the Rays.

  155. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Pleas DO NOT let Punto get a hit!

  156. bexarama says:

    Okay, Marte. Be good, please.

  157. V says:

    Ugh. I don’t want to be a negative Nancy, but this can’t end well. Hope I’m wrong, but I’m calling 3R HR.

  158. butocoli says:

    Robertson needs to be sent down.

  159. Tank the Frank says:

    Marte…I don’t know what else to say.

  160. Shdw says:

    Marte?…

  161. EvoLuTioN says:

    marte needs to make thome look silly.

  162. Mike Axisa says:

    Damaso’s got this.

  163. First Time Poster says:

    Funny story: I have been to one Yankee game in my life seeing how I live in PEI, Canada. It was the last year of YSII and had to get there. Anyways, it was Joba’s second start of his career and he did not pitch great… but was okay. Giese came into pitch like, 4 IP of great ball. I got to see Mo and the Yanks won… so that was great.

    Anyways, a foul ball went into the stands and a bunch of little kids went to get the ball. Well, an older guy (30) got to it first and sat down. The kids were all staying asking for it and the crowd started to boo. He gets up and goes to toss the ball to the crowd of youngsters… but than fakes it and sits down. He was then removed from the stadium.

    Do people get removed a lot for being assholes?

    • nathan says:

      Well, should he have been removed. Thats a bit too excessive for what he did, no matter his character.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      Wow. That’s certainly a dick move but no reason to be removed from the stadium.

      • First Time Poster says:

        Yeah. I thought it was a little over the top as well. Still funny, but I wasn’t sure if it was that easy to be removed.

    • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality says:

      Anytime you watch a home game, try to listen for the “asshole” chant. That usually results in someone getting kicked out. It happens.

  164. yoo-boo says:

    jim thome? ouch

  165. bexarama says:

    Marte got this. (fingers crossed)

  166. Tank the Frank says:

    Good Lord.

  167. EvoLuTioN says:

    wats with his velocity? he was throwing 94 in the postseason

  168. EvoLuTioN says:

    attaboy damaso

  169. Hangoverologist says:

    Marte! Thank you Mo!

  170. Drew says:

    That’s fuckin right D-Mart. Time for you to get on a roll baby.

  171. bexarama says:

    YESSSS nice Marte.

  172. NC Yankee Fan says:

    Marte was downright nasty!

  173. First Time Poster says:

    Marte… yeah budday!

    P.S. Good to see Thome producing, just not against the Yanks.

  174. BigBlueAL says:

    Redemption is spelled M-a-r-t-e.

  175. boogie down says:

    yess, thank you, marte, for finally coming through

  176. yoo-boo says:

    chamberlain and Rivera coming up. Guaranteed to win the series.

  177. NC Yankee Fan says:

    If Joba goes 1-2-3 Rivera has Mauer Morneau and Cuddyer to face in the 9th

  178. EvoLuTioN says:

    swisher looks completely out of whack haha

  179. NC Yankee Fan says:

    One of the Two Walking Nicks with his specialty.

  180. bexarama says:

    I have to leave, blah. Yankees got this.

  181. Drew says:

    This umpire is really bad. Swish got a bit lucky on that walk.

  182. Hangoverologist says:

    TEIXEIRA!!!

  183. First Time Poster says:

    Mitre time, bitches!

  184. EvoLuTioN says:

    TEIX MESSAGE

    poor mariano

  185. BigBlueAL says:

    Tex with a freakin BOMB!!!!

  186. Tank the Frank says:

    Holy. Shit.

  187. Drew says:

    That was almost Giambian.

  188. First Time Poster says:

    Damn, Tex. What is that, 6 homers in May?

  189. Drew says:

    Haha. Check out the zone on Swisher’s walk.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  190. RobinsonKanoWinsFatality says:

    Jeez. He obliterated that one.

  191. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Put this one in the refridgerator.

    /Chick Hearn’d

  192. EvoLuTioN says:

    just BAAAAAAARELY got underneath it

  193. Hangoverologist says:

    Jeez, I thought that was gone.

  194. BigBlueAL says:

    Tex and Arod heating up big time.

  195. Drew says:

    Damn that one sounded like a homer.

  196. Tank the Frank says:

    Mark Teixeira to Alex Rodriguez: “Hah! Pussy.”

  197. Hangoverologist says:

    I predict that Tex or A-Rod will hit one into the grandstand at some point this year.

  198. Tom Zig says:

    How does one have an 0-1 record and have a 0.00 ERA?

  199. EvoLuTioN says:

    GEORGIE JUICES ONE

  200. Dela G says:

    hip hip!

  201. Hangoverologist says:

    JOPO! Holy shit that went all the way back!

  202. Dick Richie says:

    I guess Mahay just gave up an earned run. LOL.

  203. Drew says:

    Gardenhire FAIL!!

    HAHA

  204. BigBlueAL says:

    That fan got a great, lucky bounce on that HR.

  205. RobinsonKanoWinsFatality says:

    Now I can go back to studying for my final as this one is apparently over.

  206. claybeez says:

    The boys love playing at home.

  207. RobinsonKanoWinsFatality says:

    How often do you see two catchers bat back to back in the lineup without batting gloves?

    /Head Exploded’d

  208. nathan says:

    Nova time?

  209. Tom Zig says:

    Boom Loganed

  210. Dela G says:

    was that the wave??

    my god

  211. Kevin says:

    A-Rod with the CANNON.

  212. EvoLuTioN says:

    He actually didn’t opt out
    he was released

  213. Drew says:

    Kay and Flaherty seriously need to invest in a computer, and use it to access MLBTR. Flash didn’t know if Manny was still on the DL. Now both of them have no idea about Mientkiewicz. Just opted out yesterday.

  214. EvoLuTioN says:

    logan fucking sucks

  215. butocoli says:

    Loogan is brutal

  216. Jamie says:

    Where do you guys go to find probable starting pitchers for future game? I remember MLB.com used to have like some schedule page that charted this out…. I’m an idiot and can’t find it at the moment…

    Trying to decide what game(s) I want to go to on the rest of the homestand.

    Oh and thanks to AJ for dropping the knowledge earlier in the thread about what Hughes’ projected innings limit is.

    Much appreciated.

  217. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    “Hey that Boone Logan kid has an ERA around 3.50. He ain’t half bad. What a find.”

    /Casual fan’d

  218. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

    Why is Boone Logan on the ML roster again? Melancon could not do any worse.

  219. MikeD says:

    Posada is the shot of the game? Tex’s was more impressive.

  220. boogie down says:

    Time to root for Seattle

  221. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Nice win. Good hitting, Good pitching. Das it.

    A 43-pitch effort from Boone Logan says to me, “Say hi to Michael Scott for me, Boone”. Someone is bound for Scraton PA.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      Is Nova still on the roster to caddy for Mitre? If so, I’d love to see Logan sent down and get Sanchez back up and give him another chance. I like him over Melancon only because he’s a starter and could be used in case of a short outing by Vazquez. He had a good start, but it’s not a guarantee he’s 100 percent back yet.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

        I would think the signing of Tim Redding means that the Yankees like having Nova and/or Sanchez up with the big club.

      • yoo-boo says:

        Logan will be sent down to make a room for Park. Nova stays with MLB until Ace returns. That means Nova has to pitch in any situation not just mop up duty.

        Melancon for Robertson is also a possibility.

  222. B-Rando says:

    Just saw the news about Johnson…probably going to end up having surgery on his wrist which would put him in for an august return. Looks like Miranda has his shot.

    • MikeD says:

      Was there an update after the game? The last I heard was that gave him a cortisone shot and were going to see if that worked, which I guess it has in the past. He should have the surgery immediately if it’s not working.

      • Tank the Frank says:

        Yeah I blew my load to soon on that too. What you said is right. The way the article/headline was written on ESPN made it seem like he was destined for surgery. But it’s not for sure yet.

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