Game 42: On the road, but not really

Pregame Notes: Granderson, Thames, Cervelli
Vazquez leaves with bruised finger, x-rays negative
"And that's when I was like 'easy lady, 40 is too young for me." (Photo Credit: Frank Franklin II, AP)

History is being made tonight, folks. For the first time in the history of the universe, River Ave. Blues is covering a game as a credentialed member of the media. We had to travel to lovely Flushing, NY to make it happen, but that’s a small price to pay. In case you missed it, here’s my pregame notes with a big Curtis Granderson update.

As for tonight’s game, well the Yankees can really use a win, regardless of who it comes against. This weekend will get an undue amount of hype as a big series, but the Mets are in last place in their division and have lost nine of their last 12 games. At least someone’s been worst than the Yankees recently. Javy Vazquez is making his first start since shutting down Detroit more than a week ago, but Mets’ starter Hisanori Takahashi is making his first start in the United States. It seems like no matter how bad things go for the Yanks, it’s just a little worse for the Mets.

Here’s tonight’s lineup…

Jeter, SS
Gardner, CF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Cervelli, C
Russo, LF

And on the mound, Javy Vazquez.

First pitch of the 2010 edition of The Subway Series is scheduled to be thrown at 7:05pm ET, and you’ll be able to watch on either YES or SNY. I totally cut in front of Gary Cohen on the line to get a drink in the media lounge earlier. Anyway, enjoy the game.

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Pregame Notes: Granderson, Thames, Cervelli
Vazquez leaves with bruised finger, x-rays negative
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    So, thoughts on the John Maine saga? (Can we dub it Maine’s Pain?)

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I still don’t quite understand what’s going on there. They keep saying Maine is hurt? And he refuses to go to a doctor???

      • Zack

        His excuse all year for his performance has been that he’s pitching hurt, so he goes out last night and his fastball isnt cracking 85, and after 5 pitches he puts his hands on his knees. So they took him out, he’s on the DL now with ‘shoulder weakness’- which is why he only made 15 starts last year too.

        • Accent Shallow

          He’s the ultimate example of why sometimes you don’t want to be a “bulldog” who pitches through pain.

  • Carlosologist

    Best caption ever.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    That caption is amaaaaaaazing.

    Also, can they please spot the Astros like seven runs a game?

    • Carlosologist

      My dad snagged tickets for the Astros series as a birthday present. I get to see blowouts as a birthday present!

      I’m most interested in seeing the Dbacks series. I didn’t pay attention to much of anything in 2001, so I want to listen to the narrative.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Can’t say I think there’ll be too much narrative, honestly. They’ve played them in interleague before, including in 2002, obviously the year after that WS, I think. Some members of that Yankee team are still there, obviously, but the only member of that Arizona team that’s still on the team is Matt Williams as their 1B coach. Kinda weirded out that I know that.

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

    Heh guess they got tired of Winn. Russo isn’t a plus fielder tough right?

  • Carlosologist

    Isn’t Bay a notorious Yankee killer?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      .949 OPS vs. current Yankee pitchers (.397 vs. Javy).

  • http://deleted Richard Deegan

    Russo in left !!! Love it. No “Adventures of Marcus” tonight.

  • JMV

    ^ yea

  • Meat Loaf

    Mike – what is the dress like there? Business? Business casual?

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

      Yo, who’s your roomate’s brother’s friend that I’m facebook friends with?

      • Meat Loaf

        Oops forgot about that, posted back where that convo started.

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

          Oh man, I knew him for like a semester, he was friends with the guy I was seeing at the time…

          • Meat Loaf

            Ah. Meh, small world anyways!

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

      Biz casual. Some guys are wearing suits, others shorts and flip flops.

      • Edwantsacracker

        Is this a city field only thing? Or do you guys now have credentials to go everywhere and this is just your first games?

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

          Just CitiField for this series for now, we’re working on getting access elsewhere though.

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

    Apparently Casey Kelly wasn’t able to “toy” with Austin Romine or Brandon Laird. 2-0 Thunder.

    • Zack

      He wants to build their confidence up, before he crushes it.

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Gotta POUND THE METS THIS WEEKEND BABY!

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    Does anybody have met fan friends that are going to be a pain to deal with if the Yanks lose tonight?

    ys the Met fans I know will hold a win tonight up like a prize winning puppy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I wanna see Javy get an AB before he throws a pitch. Blast this scrub!

    • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

      ooooh, I like the sound of that
      lets bat em around!

      but knowing us, we will struggle because we haven’t faced him/
      :)
      :(

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

    Over/under on Yankee pitchers home runs has been set at 1 for this weekend.

    Caveat: Sabathia pitches on Sunday.

    You taking the over or the under?

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

      Under. It’s CitiField.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Definitely under, though I hope it’s over of course. That’d be hilarious.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Luis Castillo dropping the pop-up will never ever ever ever ever not be funny. Ever. Especially when they show K-Rod’s reaction to the pop-up/reaction after it’s dropped.

    • Alex S

      Did you catch his reaction before it happened? He was fist-pumping and yelling his ass off. then the dropped ball…..

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        yes! He does this crazy spaz out move when he gets A-Rod to pop up! It’s hilarious!

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

    If DJ Mitchell could face Mike Cameron everyday he would be a Cy Young winner. Cameron is 0-2 with 2 k’s. 2-2 though. :(

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

      Ya estoy esperando para Hector Noesi aceptar mi requesto del amigo =(

      (I may have just made up the word ‘requesto’, by the way)

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

        He’s out of service again, no idea why. I congratulated him on his promotion before, though.

        He’ll be back.

        • yoo-boo

          He will start tomorrow against Stephen Fife. Wilkin DeLaRosa will start on Sunday. Interesting.

          Any update on Ivan Nova?

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

            Out of Facebook service. Sorry for the confusion, YB.

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

        According to “Google Translate” “requesto” means “reguest”. So you got that going for you.

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

          One out of two ain’t bad.

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    i’d liek a repeat of last years Mets/yanks games

    The dropped pop up
    the johan crushing defeat blowout
    the mo bases loaded walk & 500th save

    did i get em all?

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

    Celebrating over an NLCS win? Wow Mets.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Especially the 2000 one. Where, you know, THE YANKEES beat them in the World Series. And celebrated on their own turf.

  • Meat Loaf

    Piazza had work done. Holy crap.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Remember when he had that press conference to announce he wasn’t gay? o_O

      • Meat Loaf

        hahahahahahahhaahhaahahahahahahahahahha….ha!

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

    I almost clapped on the single.

    • pat

      No fans in the pressbox!

  • Carlosologist

    Jeterian: That opposite field hit
    Not Jeterian: Swinging at high junk

  • Chris

    I love articles like this (and there are a couple out there) that argue that the NL could be better than the AL this year. They all base this on the same items:

    The NL teams are playing better against NL teams than the AL teams are playing against AL teams.

    That would be like arguing that AAA is better than the NL because Strasburg is dominating, and the league has an overall higher OPS. It just doesn’t make sense.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/noteboo.....-clubhouse

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Is this the article that says “Kevin Gregg has more saves than Mariano Rivera so far this year, as you can see this means the usually dominating AL closers are fading”?

      • Carlosologist

        Yup.

        “The lack of control and dominance by American League closers also tips the scales in favor of the NL. Kevin Gregg of the Toronto Blue Jays leads the AL in saves (12). Not Mariano Rivera or Jonathan Papelbon … but Kevin Gregg.”

        How stupid is this? People are actually paid to write garbage like this?

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

          I know. I mean I wish I could get paid for writing out stupidity everyday.

      • boogie down

        Things like this seem so avowedly amateurish that I wonder (and hope, for the sake of the writer’s intelligence) if they’re not being said simply to get a rise out of people.

  • Carlosologist

    I forgot that Gardner can strikeout.

    • Carlosologist

      And I forgot that Tex still sort of sucks. -_-

  • Meat Loaf

    Hey guys, how far is it from YSIII to Citi Field?

    • pat

      9.7 miles

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

    Sad face.

    • Meat Loaf

      What was the deal with bunting against a guy in his first start in the first inning…?

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

    I realize that no one cares but me, but I think Casey Kelly must have been promoted during the AA game, because he left after 3 innings. He only gave up 5 runs.

    • pat

      Hahaha. Promoted…. TO TEH HALL!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Ummm there’s no way that can be Casey Kelly. He only throws perfect games.

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

        Boston is probably asking him to get in trouble on purpose, just so he can sneak up on the rest of MLB when he gets the call next month.

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

      He must have been pitching with his mouth. No way did he give that many runs with his arms.

  • Tank the Frank

    Let’s see if Vazquez can hold down this lethal lineup.

    • Carlosologist

      I could no-hit the Mets.

      • First Time Poster

        The only one who could not no-hit the Mets are the Mets… the game would end before the first pitch because no one would know how to play baseball out of the bunch.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Jimmy Key, what is he, like, 45?

        I could hit him…

  • First Time Poster

    Finally got MLBTV… being a pour student blows. I almost forgot how much better the game is than gameday!

    Although… I love when you are sitting praying for an In Play, Run(s) and it happens.

    • Meat Loaf

      I love this.

    • boogie down

      agree 100%. tho it’s awful when you get the other team’s broadcast. i think the only two groups of announcers i’d rather listen to are the mets’ cohen-hernandez-darling trio and the dodgers’ scully-whoever setup.

    • whozat

      You need to be taught how to pour?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Maybe he’s a sommelier?

        (Yes, I just used that word. Deal with it.)

  • Tank the Frank

    Uh…Is Javy’s fastball really topping out at 85, 86? Did he get tips from John Maine before the game?

    • Tank the Frank

      Ok that’s better.

  • dygg

    At what point in the season do we stop consoling ourselves with, “Tex is a slow starter,” and start freaking out?

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

      He’s hitting 300 in May. I honestly do not see why people are even slightly worried. I mean we’ve even seen this before last year.

      • dygg

        Really? Well, I promise to turn off Gameday every time he comes to the plate, because I swear I haven’t seen him get a hit since Fenway.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ
        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Empirical evidence >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anecdotal evidence

        • whozat

          Take this as an object lesson in the unreliability of human memory.

          Your feeling: we should start freaking out about Tex’s hitting
          Reality: he’s hitting .295/.375/.538 since may 1.

    • Carlosologist

      Never. Tex is a masher this month.

    • First Time Poster

      He is hitting. Not mashing… but he is not a black-hole or anything. He’ll get back to Tex soon… don’t forget that he did finish 2nd in MVP voting– taking into consideration that the voters are incredibly stupid.

    • Jose

      His OPS in May is .913, what more do you want from him?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Tex in May: .295/.375/.538

      I’m just sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    The fact that Jason Bay has an option for a 5th year that’s like 95% certain to vest joys me overwhelmingly.

    • Carlosologist

      That was such a terrible deal. When does Bay get shipped off to the AL to DH?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      What are the requirements that option has to meet to vest?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Either 600 plate appearances in the fourth year (2013)
        OR
        500 plate appearances in both 2012 and 2013

        The latter looks like a cinch.

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

          Reason 13274174102759871304701 why Omar Minaya should be fired ASAP.

      • First Time Poster

        Convince 1 000 000 Met fans that Pam Anderson will be running around in slow-mo (Yes Mo if at YSIII) in left field for four years.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          My least favorite contrived and hackneyed bit of corporate branding in all of modern sports:

          “YES-Mo”.

          It’s Slo-Mo. You did not invent Slo-Mo, YES. Nothing about what you are doing is unique or special to your network or your telecast that entitles you to rename the generic title of Slo-Mo to your brand name.

          It’s not “YES-Mo”. There is no such thing.

          STFU.

      • Carlosologist

        He has to have 600 PAs in 2013 or 500 in both 2012 or 2013. He even has a full NT clause. Worst deal of the offseason.

    • First Time Poster

      Me too… but I was really pulling for the Sox to lock him up long term. That said, Lackey was a great conciliation… kind of like losing a Type B instead of Type A.

    • Tom Zig

      What I think will be more interesting is the clause in John Lackey’s contract:

      2015 club option at Major League minimum salary if Lackey misses significant time with surgery for pre-existing elbow injury in 2010-14

      What is “significant time”?

      • Carlosologist

        I think that significant time is missing twenty or so starts or missing the year all together.

    • Tank the Frank

      I really can’t believe that’s the move Minaya made. Jason Bay, in that outfield, just doesn’t make sense. Pony up the dough and get Holliday…the superior offensive and defensive player.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        That.

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

        SSS yeah but Jason’s Bay’s UZR is actually positive so far. Apparently because of an “error”.

        But Holliday >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bay

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

          Actually I kid. It’s at -1.6 which is much much better than what we perceive him to be.

          • Tank the Frank

            I have a feeling it will get worse as the season goes on.

  • yoo-boo

    My MLBN is airing Red Sox vs Phillies game… oh great!

    • boogie down

      same here, though in fairness, MLB Network have REALLY been helping us out with the national broadcasts of Yankee games over the past two weeks.

      • boogie down

        MLB Network and ESPN**

      • yoo-boo

        yeah… they aired too many yankees games during that span. Kind of wished MLBN saved one Tigers game for Mets game tonight.

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

    If Davis would have made contact with that ball it would traveled at least 6 feet. Crushed if you’re an ant.

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

    Jesus with a 3 hit game. Someone is rising from the dead……

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

    I’m sitting next to the Gameday stringer. I’ll never doubt that info again. The dude is watching the game through binoculars. Binoculars. Yeah.

    • Meat Loaf

      So is he basically an MLB employee who types “In play, out(s).”

      I love having a spy in the press box.

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

        I’d love to grab a pic, but there’s no way I can do it discretely. He’s got like, 7 windows open on his computer, and three of them are graphics with a gridline overlaid on the field. Three different grid patterns too.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          The 8th window that’s minimized has the self destruct codes on it for all 30 MLB stadiums.

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

      Is he blind? Why binoculars? FYI in my head, I always read that word the way that Sol in “Snatch” says it.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      FACT: The PitchFx data is tabulated by sharks with friggin laser beams attached to their heads, who sit in a tank just behind home plate out of camerashot.

    • boogie down

      that’s sick. love the commitment.

  • Tank the Frank

    I hate these Japanese pitchers with their hesitation and funky deliveries.

    /Totally racist’d

    • Carlosologist

      There’s one that’s extremely wild and hittable. (Looks at Dice-K)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Especially Chan Ho Park, the worst Japanese pitcher of them all.

      /Rose’d

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

        Anyong?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          AN H-BOMB!!!!! FROM MATSUI!!!!!

        • pat

          Ok, we get it, you’re Anyong.

          • First Time Poster

            “…Where did you get that juicebox?”

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

            Hello?

        • boogie down

          Best. Show. Ever.

  • Tank the Frank

    I have a feeling that this guy is going to have a tough time going through the order a second or third time once the Yankees get used to his delivery.

  • Carlosologist

    Lol at Yankees suck. Take a look at the standings for a second.

    • pat

      FIRST PLACE NEVER FELT SO GOOD!!!!

      /that shithead Mets columnist’d

      • First Time Poster

        Well… hopefully he enjoyed it while it lasted… how does that basement apartment feel?

        • Kevin G.

          Good. Thanks for asking.

          Sincerely,
          Everyone from RAB

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The gap on the evolutionary ladder between Mets fans and Red Sox fans isn’t a large one.

      Mets fans don’t bathe either, but at least they don’t sleep with their siblings.

      • First Time Poster

        Dude! It’s not like their siblings want it to happen!

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

    Does YES plan to keep playing ‘Run This Town?’ Never was a fan of it.

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

      Is that the one where Jay-Z raps about Little Caesar’s pizza?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I laughed.

        • boogie down

          I actually think that song has an amazing beat. Listen to Lil Wayne’s version, it’s waaaay better.

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

    At least Wright didn’t strike out there.

  • First Time Poster

    Are there many Yankee fans who attend games at Citi? I’m surprised by the “The Yankees Suck” chant.

  • Dela G

    throw strikes javy :)

  • Tank the Frank

    Seriously Javy needs to throw strikes to this group of mashers.

  • pat

    Are you seriously gonna walk Cora and Pagan?

    • pat

      Ok, thank you sir.

  • Dela G

    javy bringin teh pwn

    good, seeing that i picked him off the waiver wire for tonight

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

      I traded Hunter Pence for him.

      • Dela G

        i hope javy pans out for the both of us!

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

          Let’s hope!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Al Leiter just said a triple play was unexciting o_O

    • Across the pond

      Did Kay say an unassisted triple play had never been done??

      I’m certain I seen the Indians having one last year or the year before.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        The Mets had one done to them LAST YEAR.

      • First Time Poster

        From a CF’er

        • Across the pond

          Aaaaahh. Makes more sense.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        No, he was saying that particular type of unassisted triple play (from the outfield) had never been done before.

        Whatevs, nobody cares, it’s the Mets.

  • BigBlueAL

    How was/is the food for the media???? Stuff your pockets and take some home if its good Mike!!!!

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

      Pretty good, dirt cheap. Three bucks for two tacos, a side or rice, a side of corn, and a soda with free refills. Good bang for the buck.

      Carig said the food is bad though, compared to other parks. He says it would ranked 12th among AL parks.

  • Dela G

    66mph heat!

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

    I actually feel bad for David Wright. Because the owner is enamored by Ebbets Field, Wright is forced to hit to an outrageous “power” alley or completely alter his approach.

  • Dela G

    what an inning

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

    Oh sit down Mets.

  • pat

    Striking out 4 Metsies in 2 winnings is like 1 or 2 AL hitters, right?

    • pat

      Or innings, whatever you prefer.

      • Carlosologist

        Winnings sounds great. I’m going to credit you with its invention and use it now.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I just assumed that these strikeouts don’t count towards his official total, due to the lowered degree of difficulty.

      • First Time Poster

        Kinda like boxing a blind guy… or playing a girl in chess?

        /misogynistic’d

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I heard that their periods attract bears. The bears can smell the menstruation.

          • NYTraveller

            Reason #634 why it’s better to be a male

            /misogynistic’d to the 3rd power

  • Carlosologist

    Javy is bringing the good shit to the table! 4 Ks in two innings.

  • Tank the Frank

    I disagree with Kay. I don’t think Javy looks particularly good. He’s benefiting from facing a vastly inferior lineup who are in turn swinging at pitches out of the zone.

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

    Tina Fey is as funny when she’s being serious.

    /obvious’d

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Did anyone see “Date Night”? Good? Bad? Should I add it to the Netflix queue?

      (Speaking of which, the wife put “Margot at the Wedding” on the queue. Take my advice: never ever ever watch that movie. You’re welcome.)

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I did. It’s pretty cute/entertaining. Not brain surgery. I think it actually gets funnier the second time around, but I had multiple friends that wanted to see it. Dunno if it’s the kind of movie that I’d see more than once otherwise.

        Agreed about Margot at the Wedding.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Thanks for the heads up.

      • Joe D.

        I thought it was awful. Do not add to queue. When your other half chooses half the movies, you are guaranteed some real crap.

        How can someone so wonderful want to watch such garbage!?

        On the bright side, she thought it sucked, too.

        Verdict: Pass, and if possible, Burn.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          DAMN YOU CONFLICTING REPORTS!!!

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

            Saw it. Dumb, predictable and canned. I think Tina Fey is hot as hell (love the nerdy-girl thing), but it’s a PASS.

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              It is pretty predictable. TSJC, you probably wouldn’t like it. It’s pretty mindless. I liked it but it’s not brain surgery.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Okay, this smattering of reviews is now sufficient. Thanks to all.

  • Dela G

    this guy’s delivery is crazy!

  • pat

    Suzyn asked Frankie if he needs a day off and he verbally bitch slapped her and said “I’m 24 I don’t need a day off”

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

    Yay Frankie. Boost my fantasy team’s OBA.

  • Carlosologist

    Cerv is great. He walked after being down 0-2.

  • Dela G

    RUSSO!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Russo baby.

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

    But only the Angels run 1st to 3rd!11!

  • pat

    I fuckin knew Russo was gonna get a hit. KNEW IT

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

      You are a prophet!

  • Reggie C.

    Bottom of the lineup magic! Get ‘er done DJ!

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

    This guy is no Jonathan Van Every.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s not even a Josh Reddick.

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

        I meant Takahashi.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Oh, so did I.

          (whistles, moves along)

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

    Nice one, Russo.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Nice job, Russy.

  • Tank the Frank

    SWING THE BAT! Even a DP scores a run.

  • Reggie C.

    Meh. Understandable sac bunt situation. At least Javy put down a good one.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Javy you were supposed to hit a home run. (shakes fist)

  • Carlosologist

    First to third and a successful bunt! This is how the empire plays small ball.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Soon we will crush this rebellion in one swift stroke.

  • Meat Loaf

    Leiter just got himself all sorts of confused.

    /Kitten in a paper bag’d

  • Dela G

    the ump is even clappin for jetes!

  • Dela G

    ugh jetes

  • Carlosologist

    Jeter please.

  • Dela G

    that was too far inside

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

    Ugh.

  • ZZ

    I was just reading through the game thread.

    Saying that Tex is hitting .300 and OPSing .913 in May is a prime example of how statistics, especially in small samples, can be very deceiving.

    Tex has been a black hole in this lineup and below replacement level for the vast majority of this month and this season.

    His production this month is almost entirely concentrated in just 2 games (May 2nd and May 8th). You take out those 2 games and he has continued to be very bad in May. And on the whole his at bats have been very poor especially from the left side.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I concede your point. If things were different, they wouldn’t be the same.

      • ZZ

        That implies that he has been good in May. That is a very deceiving statement.

        Disproportionate production really does matter especially because while the baseline statistics imply that he is getting hot/playing well/whatever you want to call it, but hen you break it down his play is still very much a concern based on what he has done in May.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Eh, it may or may not imply that he’s been good in May, but in does imply that there’s no need to worry about him because he’s clearly waking up, which is what the original question was.

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

    Biggest strike zone ever.

  • Dela G

    how are they supposed to hit some of these “strikes?”

  • Tank the Frank

    It’s crazy because the last two series the strike zone has been so tight and now this guy’s strikezone is absolutely everywhere.

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

    This strike zone is everywhere and this Japanese guy throws all kinds of weird off-speed pitches at odd angles.

  • pat

    That was pretty brutal.

  • Dela G

    javy should try and have fun with this strike zone, which is as big as the ol USSR

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

      Don’t worry, when he pitches it’ll be reduced to New Jersey.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Besides, it’s the Mets. Why bother trying to strike them out on pitches outside the zone when they’re so good at striking out on pitches inside the zone?

        • Dela G

          lol this is true

  • BigBlueAL

    Vazquez shouldnt have bunted. I kid, I kid (sort of).

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

    Ugly dress, Kim.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Johnny: Where did you get that dress, it’s AWFUL, and those shoes and that coat, JEEZ…

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    The umps calling strikes during Gardy’s at-bats that are not strikes, making him swing at things he normally wouldn’t either, is terribly annoying. This happened last night too.

  • hobbes

    Worst bunt call in history

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

    YES! Grandy will be back soon.

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

    Jeff Francoeur, OBP Detective.

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

    This zone is horrendous. Nothing is a ball.

  • Dela G

    wow that last pitch javy threw wasnt even a strike and it was called as such!

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

    Shake Shack FTW!

    • Dela G

      preach!

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

        The cheese fries are unbelievable at SS. The shit they sell at Nathan’s in YS3 is always soggy and tastes like Velteeta.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Love the frozen custards and the burger patties.

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

    Wow. Kay didn’t try and jinx it there.

  • Carlosologist

    Do all Japanese hitters do the same thing Ichiro does and pull away from the ball as they hit? I’ve been tinkering with my swing and want to do the same thing.

    • Dela G

      only the left handed ones

      kurt suzuki doesnt, seeing that he is right handed :D

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Not sure if serious, but… Kurt Suzuki isn’t a “Japanese hitter”, he was born and raised in Hawaii and went to Cal State Fullerton. He’s an American hitter of Japanese ancestry.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Its like the “standard” for lefty hitting, it helps getting out of the box faster and getting on base. It works wonders for people who are fast on the base paths and have no problems with their hitting in the first place.

      I helped a friend coach a “protege” of his and the kid can really run, but he has problem creating contact with a swing like that. He opted to keep his original swing.

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

    7 pitches, bitches.

    /Javy’d

  • dygg

    Since I had my ass handed to me before, I thought I would spend some time on FanGraphs giving myself and edumacation.

    .295/.375/.538 <Tex in May (total)
    .263/.353/.403 <Tex in May if you remove his 3 HR night in Fenway

    His OPS drops from 913 to 756. So, I'll admit I shouldn't panic, but "mashing" is a bit much.

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

      Mashing is a reach. But Teix will be Teix soon enough.

    • PaulF

      But why do you want to take away those 3 hr’s. He hit them, and they count.

      • dygg

        This is a gross over-simplification, but do you prefer someone who contributes every night, or someone who only contributes big once a week?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Yes.

  • Tom Zig

    ready.set.SCORE.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Leiter: How have the fans been?
    Kim Jones: They’ve been very, very nice to me, actually!

    Oh, sweet, naive Kim… it’s because they’re Mets fans happy to see a woman who doesn’t currently have an order of protection against them, and they’re being nice to you because they’re waiting to abduct you so they can $%&# you and #$%& you and tie you up and do #$%& and #$%&# in your #$%&#$% with canola oil.

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

      Reading that convinced my body the time was noon.

      Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I’ll guess Jeter on this trivia question.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Except wait, as someone said on Twitter, the first Yankees/Mets interleague series was something like a one-hit shutout by the Mets pitcher. So it was probably a Met.

      • NYTraveller

        Mlicki (buy a vowel, please)

    • Carlosologist

      What was the question?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        who was the only player who had a 3-hit day during the first Yankees/Mets interleague game?

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          ’twas Girardi.

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy shit no way that 1st pitch to Tex was a strike.

    • Dela G

      thats what i thought

  • mike c

    Vazquez is rocking it!

  • Dela G

    this off speed pitch is killin

  • Dela G

    attaboy alex

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

    Jeez that’s some range.

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

    Ribbie’s going deep.

    • First Time Poster

      Really deep if you want a Citi-Field homer. But Ribbie will line it out.

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

      I haven’t perfected my Futurevision Goggles. They’re getting there.

  • First Time Poster

    Jose > Jeter…

    wait.

  • Carlosologist

    No shortstop can pull of Jeter’s signature move.

    • First Time Poster

      What? Past a diving Jeter?

      • First Time Poster

        ;)

      • Carlosologist

        haha IETC. Pastalunging Jeter.

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

    Damn.

  • Dela G

    DAMN!!!

    almost

  • Carlosologist

    Damn. Robbie is going to make Takahashi pay if he makes another mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oh how annoying. Robbie CRUUUUSHED that.

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

      That’s 6 runs in cricket.

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

    Robbie’s bat drop is the shit.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Carig said the food is bad though, compared to other parks. He says it would ranked 12th among AL parks.

    I assume the two AL parks that would be worse are Oakland, since nothing there is newer than 1970, and Boston, since all the foodservice workers in that town are dirty inbred syphilis-infected mouthbreathers.

    • CT Yankee

      Oakland has an full service Irish Pub behind homeplate with great burgers

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    LOL the mets do presentation like they do baseball. Nice wall of big baseball cards. Was that scotch tape?

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

    MVP.

  • Dela G

    CANO!!

    damn you kay for misplaying that

  • Carlosologist

    Ribbie for MVP!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Son of a bitch. That’s a homer in every real baseball stadium.

    • First Time Poster

      Good to see Robbie crush the ball twice in one AB though.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Indeed.

    • Carlosologist

      Baseball stadiums that are not real, only gimmick:

      Fenway
      Citi
      Oakland Coliseum
      Coors
      Citizens Bank

      • First Time Poster

        Field of Dreams?

    • Comerica Park

      hello!

      ;)

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

    C’mon Swish, get a run in.

  • First Time Poster

    The Shiti Double!

    /SouthPark’d

  • Carlosologist

    Road Swishaslam?

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

    Oh my Mo I forgot what it felt like tt have a legit hitter after Cano.

  • Tank the Frank

    Lack of situational hitting lately has been VERY frustrating.

  • First Time Poster

    Damn… thought that was a liner up the middle… stupid camera angle.

  • Dela G

    bad bad swish

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF was Swisher swinging at that entire at-bat??

    • First Time Poster

      Gyro ball?

      He IS Asian…

      • Brian in NH

        has that guy….tazawa actually thrown a gyro ball in a MLB game?

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

          Barajas is slower than most of the girls I’ve dated.

  • Tank the Frank

    None of those pitches were anywhere near the area of the strikezone.

  • Carlosologist

    Sigh. The hitters are swinging at junk. Cerv will drive the pair in, I’m sure.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Stop swinging at that changeup arghlbarghl.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      Well said.

  • Dela G

    this guy is a magician

  • First Time Poster

    :(

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    See that inning?

    That’s why the Mets should build around pitching and defense, instead of spending 80M on Jason Bay.

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, come on offense, I really don’t want another ‘Well, at least Javy pitched well but we lost again’ game…

  • Carlosologist

    Goddamnit. My predictions have been off all night. Hopefully someone will go deep or make this a shootout.

  • rek4gehrig

    Houdini himself…jeez, why are the Yanks swinging at those change ups

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      They said something about this being his first start in the US. Perhaps they didn’t manage to get they’re hands on a scouting report?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I notice that Jeter got some fat endorsement bucks from that Johnnie Walker commercial but was conspicuously absent from appearing on camera in that Johnnie Walker commercial.

    Media savvy: he’s got it.

    • mike c

      i hear he’s also got an edge

  • yankwin

    situational hitting at its finest tonight great job guys

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s the 4th inning.

      • yankwin

        sure but keep letting a guy off the hook like that and you get burned

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          But the point is, it’s the 4th inning. Nothing says we’re going to keep letting him off the hook. It’s still very early.

    • rek4gehrig

      The best I’ve seen in a long time

  • BigBlueAL

    You have got to be kidding me, walking Cora TWICE. On 4 pitches now no less.

    • whozat

      well, you wouldn’t want to throw a fastball to ALEX CORA. He wins games!

    • rek4gehrig

      Cora Puhols

  • Dela G

    strikes plz javy

  • whozat

    3 hung breaking pitches to alex cora == really bad

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Feared Cora???

  • yankwin

    seems like no matter how many guys change this lineup is still dazzeled by a junkballm lefty they have never faced before see the guy again they hammer him but first time they get schooled

  • First Time Poster

    Hmm… I find it hard to see the positive in that Cora AB

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Heh.

    In any real baseball stadium, THAT’S a home run.

    • mike c

      same with cano’s double

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I know, that’s why I said it how I said it. See above.

        http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-892389

        • mike c

          wow, i really missed out on a flash of brilliance up there, how embarrassing

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            It’s all good.

            (DFA’s this no-good bum)

            • mike c

              at least i got the money

    • rek4gehrig

      Yeah Bay misses the Fenway and the Green Monster

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

    Because Fenway is a joke.

  • whozat

    was that as close as it seemed to a 2-run jack?

  • Dela G

    and thats why you shouldve signed with the red sox, mr bay

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    That Bay hit HAS to be a home run in like every other ball park, huh?

    • Brian in NH

      maybe if the wind knocked it down…but i don’t think so..

  • yoo-boo

    How is Russo doing at LF?

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

      Well decent since there’s only been like one ball hit towards him.

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

        Well two including the Bay fly out but Gardy caught that.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He hasn’t pulled a Marcus Thames yet, so… good.

  • mike c

    damn, tampa’s schedule is a bear

    • rek4gehrig

      Astros….Rays will come back down to earth soon enough..

    • Guest

      Is this sarcasm? They are playing the woeful Astros tonight. We’ve got no kick coming though. They tore us a new one in our own park.

      • mike c

        maybe a little. i’m pretty sure at this point we could trade phil hughes for the entire houston astros

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Nah, I’ll pass.

          • mike c

            we’re going to need someone to make up for johnson’s BB’s

  • Dela G

    415 to right center?!?!!?!?

    holy goodness

    • Tom Zig

      It’s no Polo Grounds

  • Jason Bay’s Internal Monologue

    At least I’ve got the money. At least I’ve got the money. At least I’ve got the money. At least I’ve got the money.

    Sigh.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      TCWAAAAAAAAAA.

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        Failing to recall or decipher the acronym, I asked the web.

        I assume this means either:

        Turtle Creek Watershed Association

        or

        Tri-Counties Wrestling Association

        Cool.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          This comment was awesome.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Dela G

    CERVELLI!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Frankie! Nice throw.

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

    From his knees. FROM HIS KNEES PEOPLE.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      WE ARE ALL WITNESSES!!!!!!

      /Nike’d

  • BigBlueAL

    Cervelli from his knees!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Lack of pitching information/statistics on Takahashi, its only a matter of time they pounce on him. That change up grip reminds me a of Gagne’s “Vulcan” change.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      I like your serious Logan burn.

  • Accent Shallow

    Javy’s pitching well so far. How’s the velo?

    /just got in from Grimaldi’s. If you don’t eat there, you’re fucking up

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      was the line out the door at Grimaldi’s?

      • Accent Shallow

        Nope. That’s the benefit of going to Hoboken. Shit, maybe I’m fucking up

        • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

          LOL.

  • Across the pond

    WOW

  • Brian in NH

    /perfect throw’d

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

    Cora is 75 years old, why is he trying to steal second?

    Awesome throw. You’ve been Francisco’d!!!

    Is that right?

  • Dela G

    By the way, john lackey is at 72 pitches through 3.1 innings

    2-1 phils

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

      Great signing. Only 4 and a half years to go.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Remember what I said about being so happy that Jason Bay was under contract to the Mets for 5yr/80M?

      Yeah… John Lackey.

      Good times… good times.

      • Dela G

        hahaha you are effing hilarious

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I give because I love.

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

        Beckett too. Now Lester’s agent better demand both of those contracts combined whenever his current deal expires.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Lester’s agent: You have 24 hours to give us our money. And, to show you that we’re serious… you have TWELVE hours to get us our money.

          • boogie down

            it’s funny because it’s true

      • mike c
    • Carlosologist

      But, but I thought Boston’s rotation was supposed to be like Maddux-Smoltz-Glavine! ESPN told me so!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Ridiculous depth.

        /2009’d

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

          Ridiculous defense too.

    • Tom Zig

      i like 9+ pitch at bats

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Cerve is so dreamy…

  • First Time Poster

    I was wondering when he’d start gunning guys down again.

  • First Time Poster

    Takahashi has got some good stuff. Under the rader signing this off-season? I don’t remember hear much about it.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Well, he was a bullpen signing. And he probably would have remained a bullpen signing, except the team that signed him was planning on making it through the year with John Maine and Oliver Perez in the rotation, so… yeah.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Still too early to say. But it was definitely under the radar, strangely enough none of my Japanese relatives living in Japan watch baseball.

      • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

        Hence they couldn’t provide me any info on him.

  • Tom Zig

    woo hoo at least 10 pitches this AB. Wearrrr em out.

  • Dela G

    hell of an at-bat by russo

  • yoo-boo

    russo saw 10 pitches. nice. too bad he is out.

  • Dela G

    cannot wait for takahashi to be done

    • Tank the Frank

      Take the umpire with him.

  • BigBlueAL

    SNY showed a Mets fan in the stands wearing a Benny Agbayani jersey. I laughed.

  • Jose the Satirist

    So Javy has no-hit the Mets so far and has walked Cora twice? See that is how Alex Cora wins ballgames.

  • First Time Poster

    Nice AB by Javy so far.

    • Tom Zig

      must really suck when the 8 and 9 hitters combine for 18 pitches seen.

      • First Time Poster

        And one is the pitcher!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Chien-Ming Wang = Chan Ho Park

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Seriously now?

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

        In Kay’s mind.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so thats why Chan Ho gives up so many HRs

  • Tank the Frank

    Chan Ho Park was never the same.

    Michael Kay thinks all asians are the same.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      Though to be fair, he also thought Boston was Baltimore.

      He’s not a master of correct identification.

  • Dela G

    good at-bat by javy

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Who would pick the Astros???? Was that secretly Pettitte in the dugout or something?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      probly cuz they smell a sweep

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Gritty AB by Vazquez!

  • First Time Poster

    Is Pelfrey legit? I had no idea he was a highly touted prospect… I always thought he was an above replacement guy but I’ve been hearing rumblings that this is the real Mike… any thoughts?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I care about the Diamondbacks series the most, because I don’t want Robinson Cano, Ramiro Peña, Frankie Cervelli, Damaso Marte, Randy Winn, Derek Jeter, Alex Rod..

    … because I don’t want everyone on the team other than Phil Hughes and Andy Pettitte to be arrested on suspicion of being an illegal. That would really put a crimp on our roster.

    • BigBlueAL

      I think Gardner is safe in Arizona too.

      • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

        He runs too fast…

        /went too far’d

    • First Time Poster

      The Sox will do fine in the Desert, however.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Teixeira? Sounds foreign to me. Better arrest him just in case.

    • First Time Poster

      We don’t take kindly to you people ’round there parts.

  • Dela G

    unbelievable, that change can’t be hit

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    h8 u changeups

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Chien-Ming Wang = Masanori Murakami???

    • First Time Poster

      Matsui=Ichiro!

      That is why Matsui wouldn’t play there!

  • boogie down

    wtf were you swinging at jeter?

  • First Time Poster

    Damn… that was a really poor AB by Jete. He’ll get it going… but damn.

  • rek4gehrig

    That change up must sure look good

  • yoo-boo

    shit… Minka had to be accidentally eating one of Jeter’s precious balls. Jeter is awful.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      What the WHAT?

      • First Time Poster

        I’m going to have to agree…

    • mike c

      that’s the most logical explanation i’ve heard so far

      • Accent Shallow

        “I have to go home with the same girl again? Let’s just get this shit over with. . .”
        *sighs deeply and grounds out, 6-3*

  • BigBlueAL

    I think these Jeter has an Edge commercials might be getting a bit outdated. lol

    • boogie down

      lol, they literally can’t pay him to drive one.

  • Dela G

    JAVY with teh k

  • Accent Shallow

    So David Wright can’t hit a 90 mph fastball down the middle now? Yikes!

    • First Time Poster

      Maybe he should start hitting a couple bowls…

      /The Mets of the early 2000’s

      • Accent Shallow

        I thought the Mets were known for coke, not weed.

        • First Time Poster

          Remember that weed scandal. I specifically remember Mo Vaughn and the manager at the time apologizing.

        • Harold Moskowitz

          Mets of the 80s – coke
          Mets of the 00s – weed

  • Dela G

    this strike zone has to be the largest i’ve ever seen

  • Dela G

    oh well, good job anyways javy

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

    Damn. No no broken.

  • yoo-boo

    Vazquez hits 88 mph heater regularly? Damn. I hope he survives throughout the season without falling into Type B FA class.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh yea cuz velocity is all that matters, thats why greg maddux was so terrible

  • Jose the Satirist

    David Wright’s wOBA is .380 this year. The only one better on the team is Ike Davis with .381 Can someone explain to me why he is being moved down in the order and everyone is saying he is having a terrible year? Is it the batting average and strikeouts that everyone is panicking over?

    • Brian in NH

      yes

    • Accent Shallow

      It really is odd to see how his strikeout rate has SPIKED. In fact, he might be getting into really unsustainable territory.

  • First Time Poster

    Pagan was a nice pick-up… who did they give for him again? It was a couple years ago.

    • Marcus

      Angel Pagan is an amazing name btw, at least on paper.

      • boogie down

        yup, doesn’t make sense on paper.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Scary throw to first…

  • Dela G

    damn barajas is effing slow

    great DP

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Catchers are slow

      /baseball stereotype

      • Tom Zig

        I’d say that the pitcher is better than GMJ

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

      great DP

      TWSS?

  • Tank the Frank

    Runs please.

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

    A CGSO would really help my team Javy. I have no doubt that you can do it.

    • Dela G

      +1

      my team needs the ERA and Whip

  • rek4gehrig

    Tex is going deep

  • Dela G

    oliver is warming up!

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

      Game. Blouses.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Ollie Perez has actually been great against the Yankees in his career :|

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

      It’s still a relatively short sample.

    • Accent Shallow

      His fastball is gone.

      /off to Fangraphs to czech

  • dark side of the goon

    Being engaged is Jeter’s kryptonite.

    Unring the Mink.

    • rek4gehrig

      :-) Funny I just thought the same thing. Jete needs to postpone this marriage thing until he retires

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

      His head is full of china patterns.

  • Dela G

    i am so flummoxed how he is killing the yanks. i figured the third time through the order they wouldnt fall for that crap

  • Reggie C.

    Question. … Would anyone here swap Arod for David Wright for the next 7 years?

    • Accent Shallow

      2 years ago, I consider it. Now . . . eehhhhh

      Depressing if he craters. I don’t care about the Mets, but he was on the HoF track, and I don’t think he can be successful with that kind of K-rate.

      • Reggie C.

        Yeah … i’m not so convinced that getting Wright OUT of Citi Field for half his games would cure him and make him an automatic All-Star again. I’m sure he’d be better , but that K-rate is worrisome and disappointing for fantasy holders.

        • Accent Shallow

          I think you have to get him back to whatever he was doing up to 2008. How possible that is, I have no idea. A massive change in K-rate is usually not a fluke.

  • Dela G

    damn what an amazing throw

    • Accent Shallow

      Yup. I thought that was going to be a rainbow, but it almost go to A-Rod.

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

    Looks like A-Rod and Cano have to carry the offense. Javy could use some support.

  • BigBlueAL

    He cant hit much anymore but still Frenchy still has a chooch from RF.

  • Reggie C.

    Okay … REALLY NICE throw from Francouer. Arod needed all 4 legs to get to 2B, so now we’re set up to break through right here.

  • Dela G

    john lackey tonight

    107 pitches 5IP 6H 4ER 5BB 2HR 3k

    • Dela G

      phi leads 4-1

      • Reggie C.

        Keep on comin’ with the updates … if nobody minds. It saves me from having to open up another tab.

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

          Yep. Same here.

          • Accent Shallow

            That’s the whole point of tabs!

            /head explodes

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

    Good grief, John Lackey got worked over.

  • Dela G

    damn it cano!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, glad he’s gone. Watching them flail at changeup after changeup was getting annoying.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I’m just annoyed this will add to the “THEY CAN’T HIT PITCHERS THEY HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE!!!!” stuff.

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

    So the Yanks can’t score runs when Javy is on…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    even in interleague play, the Rays have an easy schedule…get to play the astros…who else they play? hmm probly the nationals, dbacks, and pirates???

    • forensicnucchem

      MLB Network did a whole thing on the inequity of the interleague schedules earlier tonight. If I remember correctly they showed that the Red Sox and Blue Jays each face 3 of the NL’s playoff teams from last year, the Yankees face 2 of them, and the Rays don’t face any of them. Also, the Opp. winning % of those teams was off the charts different.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    A-ROD and the popup..It could be a soap opera

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    If you had told me that Javy Vasquez would be pitching AND the Yankees would be shutout by a mediocre lefty they’d never seen before, I woulda found somewhere else to go tonight.

    Touche Javier.

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

    GMJ? Instant out.

  • Reggie C.

    Interesting …

    Rangers prospect Tanners Scheppers has been converted into a reliever and is now in AAA. In 8 innings he’s walked 6 but K’d 11. He had only pitched 11 innings at AA. I guess the Rangers need some pen help. Didn’t we have a shot at drafting Scheppers a couple years back but repeatedly passed on him?

    • whozat

      I think a lot of teams did, because he had some kind of injury concern. A stress fracture, or a shoulder thing maybe?

      I believe he got drafted, offered a smaller bonus than he wanted due to injury concerns, and then went to indy ball and re-entered the draft last year. I could be mistaking or conflating him with someone else, though.

  • ZZ

    Is there even a point of pinch hitting with Gary Matthews Jr?

    • Accent Shallow

      Ask Mike Scioscia.

      /zing!

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      On that team? Sure. He’s gotta be what, the third or fourth better hitter on the mets?

      There’d be no point in the Bronx or Scranton…..

    • yoo-boo

      waste him sooner than later.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    al leiter just said its not about javy’s stuff this year, but his put away pitch isn’t as good…sounds like stuff to me lol

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Javy teh NL Pitchah!!!!!!

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

      …So even when he pitches good he’ll get a stupid response.

      I know you’re being sarcastic but people will say that in the future.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        oh I know, that is why I did it…

        Javy is a good pitcher, I knew eventually he would get it going…Now Boone Logan…whole other story…fuck him

        • Accent Shallow

          You spelled “Chan Ho Park” wrong in this post.

  • Dela G

    too easy for javy

  • Accent Shallow

    So Javy Vazquez is a good pitcher? Who knew?

    /clearly not serious

    • whozat

      It’d still be nice to see him sit above 90. I mean, dropping 3-4 MPH on his average FB over one offseason can’t be a good thing.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    6IP 70 Pitches…Hell Yes Javy!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Javy is the man. Now, offense, get some damn runs.

    • Tom Zig

      Just one is all we need. Anything more is a bonus.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    One of these days we shall score runs when we don’t give up, like, 9. (shakes fist)

    • Tom Zig

      who would they pinch hit Javy with anyway? There is no one on the bench.

  • Tom Zig

    Swisher’s gameday picture makes him look like ramiro pena

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Elmer, not a name I will give to any child.

  • Dela G

    wow that was not a strike

  • Tank the Frank

    I’d be surprised if either team scored with this strikezone. We could be here all night.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    the strikezone tonight is anything within first and third base

  • Dela G

    thank goodness a rally has started!

  • forensicnucchem

    Dessens gave up the homer to Gardner last year here. Let’s turn the lineup over boys!!!

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup, Manuel was scared of letting him face him again. :-)

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

    If they PH Javy I’ll be pissed.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    if they pinch hit for Vazquez I am offing myself.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow EPIC FAIL

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Do not. Pinch-hit. Javy. At this point.

  • Dela G

    mets defense!!

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

    Haha Mutts.

  • FIPster Doofus

    LOL

  • BigBlueAL

    Alex Cora wins ballgames.

    • Alex S

      Damn you sir!

  • Tank the Frank

    The only thing funnier would be if Luis Castillo did that.

  • forensicnucchem

    What is it with Mets second basemen???

  • Alex S

    Alex Cora wins ballgames

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Knowing the Mets, they’ll do something like that sooner or later.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Oh, Mets.

    I didn’t know Luis Castillo was still playing second.

    Do you think the whole team goes to dinner together in one small car?

  • mike c

    ::rimshot::

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

    RUSSO!!

  • Dela G

    RUSSO DELIVERS!

  • FIPster Doofus

    RUSSO!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Kevin Russo FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Kevin Russo came to play.

  • Reggie C.

    Russo has met the Mets and is not impressed.

  • BigBlueAL

    Russo my new favorite Yankee!!!! lol

    To think I questioned why he was called up and not a real OFer.

  • mike c

    a cervellian display of hitting

  • Drew

    That’s my boy.

    /proud father’d

  • Tom Zig

    Gosh I’ve reply failed about 6 times tonight.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    THATS the way it is supposed to be. CAPITALIZE on the mistakes of the enemies/opponents.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’ve been really impressed with his swing ever since ST.

  • yoo-boo

    Russo the MAN!!!!!!!!!

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

    Russo shoots the Other way.

    /a poor LOST reference’d

    • Tom Zig

      …………

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

        I said it was poor.

  • forensicnucchem

    IF (big if) Russo gets some PT over the next week or so and actually hits, how can you really send him down instead of Pena? At least he seems to have an idea at the plate.

    • BigBlueAL

      If I am not mistaken Russo doesnt play SS though.

      • Mattchu12

        Keep Russo and Pena, drop Winn. Both can play the outfield, Pena has the speed and the shortstop skills, I don’t know about Russo’s speed but I know Pena can steal a base. Just seems like a better flexibility that way to me. Our healthy bench would be:

        C – Cervelli
        DH/PH – Thames
        INF/OF – Russo
        INF/OF – Pena

        I like that much better than only one of Russo/Pena and then keeping Winn around. The guy has always been a “see if he gets it back” pick-up like Marcus Thames. Thames can smash lefties, and is a very solid DH option at times. Winn didn’t get it back.

  • Dela G

    man great bunting by javy tonight

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Javy knows how to bunt with the best of em

  • FIPster Doofus

    Javy is kicking ass all over the place

    • First Time Poster

      Jesus!

  • Tank the Frank

    Did that catch his finger?

    • Tom Zig

      Please NO!!

  • Tom Zig

    Javy has 3 productive at bats today.

    2 Sac bunts and a 10 pitch AB

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

    Please don’t let him be hurt.

    • Tank the Frank

      Typical.

  • Dela G

    you have got to be kidding me

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

    God fucking damn it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh Jesus dont tell me Javy messed up one of his fingers now.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow a fucking injury????? I hate life

  • Reggie C.

    Javy hurt? Aww shit…

  • forensicnucchem

    Jeter, ugh…

  • FIPster Doofus

    Jeter is just horrible right now.

  • Guest

    That would be comically awfully terrible. More Mitre!

  • Dela G

    noooooooo now the yanks really need runs

    this is obscene

    let’s pound oliver perez

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter might be losing his Captain Clutch nickname soon. lol

  • JobaTheHeat62

    hahaha Oliver booed before he even pitches

  • Alex S

    Oh man please let Javy be alright

    • kunaldo

      replay didnt show any contact w/ his hand/fingers…I dont get it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oliver Perez as LOOGY! Love it!

    • whozat

      make him come to you, brett…

  • First Time Poster

    Wow… I really don’t know how I should react emotionally if Javy is hurt.

    • mike c

      with a performance like tonight, you should be very upset

    • Guest

      Are you a Yankee fan? If so, the answer should be pretty obvious. (Upset. You should be upset).

    • JobaTheHeat62

      how could you not be upset???? that makes 0 sense

      • First Time Poster

        Obviously upset. I was displaying my displeasure through awe… it’s almost too much to handle to see so many Yanks going down.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Why wouldn’t you be upset? I hope he’s just dinged up and he’ll be fine for his next start.

  • Dela G

    For those who were wondering, Lackey was pulled after 5, but some scrub i’ve never heard of (Joe Nelson) gave up another run

    5-1 phils

    • JobaTheHeat62

      said scrub was once a Ray…if its the same guy…the changeup/fastball guy…he sucks

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      He’s the guy who they called up when they DLed Beckett, IIRC.

  • Tank the Frank

    Wonder if Gardner tries to work a walk here….

  • JobaTheHeat62

    29 BB in 33 IP…OMG

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Brad Penny hits a grand slam o_O

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      O_o indeed

    • whozat

      is he with the cards now?

  • V

    If Javy is hurt, after FINALLY being back to REAL Javy form, I am going to be fucking pissed.

  • dygg

    I’ve only got Gameday and you guys. Can someone tell me what happened to Javy?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      He might have gotten hit on the finger bunting or something. LFJljgljasg.

      • dygg

        Thanks.

  • Tom Zig

    any updates on javy?

  • mike c

    $12MM for perez, $11MM for matthews jr. YEESH

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I think the Angels are paying most of that money for GMJ, no?

      • mike c

        they are absorbing $10MM, which offsets their value in kendry morales thankfully

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Money buys you championships…..

      right..?

    • First Time Poster

      The Mets pay 2 Million for GMJ over 2 years.

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 (The Real) James

    Ollie’s career numbers vs the Yankees: 5-1, 2.61 ERA, 1.113WHIP, 41.1IP, 31Ks/17BBs

  • JobaTheHeat62

    they really called that a strike? I bet randy wolf is bummed as shit he never gets this ump behind the plate.

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

    Please let Javy come in.

  • China Joe

    This game has the ominous feel of their recent losses: runs left on the bases, Tex not coming through, ridiculous fluke injuries.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I’d agree with you if the game was tied. I think the Yanks hold on tonight.

  • V

    That looks like Robertson. MAOTAUJTHAJTHHASOJTROPAESOJPASg”JaJO”dgOaojGO:Jmgj;AMJL:GdJO:az:Jzg:LJAJKL:ZXljzxg
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    • JobaTheHeat62

      Fail?

      • V

        Just fucking pissed right now. Javy is finally back, and fucking DOMINATING (I really thought he was going to complete the 1 hitter).

        I may have to stop watching baseball for a month.

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

    OMG. THIS FUCKING SUCKS.

  • forensicnucchem

    Javy probably got a splinter from his bat. Damn NL rules!!!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Per YES, Javy has a blister, not an injured finger due to bunting…

    • forensicnucchem

      They’re just speculating still. That’s not official from the Yanks.

      • Zack

        The replay didnt show any contact with his fingers either.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i like how DROB doesnt get that strike, the stupid ass mets were getting low inside strikes forever

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    So a blister?

  • BigBlueAL

    Really sucks for Vazquez.

  • V

    I fucking hate baseball. I fucking hate it right now.

    By next week, we’ll be watching the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees + Derek Jeter.

  • Dela G

    please DROB and pen dont fucking blow this game

  • whozat

    FUUUUCK

    And, also, that first pitch was a strike.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      not a normal strike, but a strike tonight

  • FIPster Doofus

    They’ve allowed Cora to get on all three times. Terrible.

    • First Time Poster

      But the rest of the line-up once… whom of which was erased via the DP… I’ll take it.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Touche. I just hate when terrible players get on base. Cora should be an auto-out.

  • cjc

    just checked the rules and it is ok to get Cora out weird

  • V

    Ok, Marte’s already up. Fuck you, Girardi.

  • dygg

    Alex Cora is an on-base MACHINE!

  • yoo-boo

    Robertson pitching now? what the fuck.

  • Dela G

    ok DROB, got to get Ike to GIDP

  • WIlliam

    Why is K-rob pitching?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      why wouldnt he? the 7th inning in a game we are leading, sound like Robertson territory to me.

      • WIlliam

        I was reffering to Vazquez’s absence? Then I rad the comments.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    LoL, “good genes” ?

  • Dela G

    joe you cant be serious

  • Accent Shallow

    Ike Davis is really worth Marte? Color me skeptical.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh god here we go…

    teh mixing and matching!!!!

  • China Joe

    oh dear God no…

  • PaulF

    I am just so enraged right now.

  • Guest

    So…David Wright. He’s still on deck. LOOGY.

  • V

    Fuck you Girardi. Fuck you.

    I know it’s a National League game, but come on, man.

  • WIlliam

    Seriously, after last night?

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, I hate mix-and-match Joe sometimes.

    More pitchers = better chance to find someone who doesn’t have it that night.

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi must be horny as hell playing w/o a DH. Already a double switch and now on to the mixing and matching with the bullpen.

  • yoo-boo

    that is better. Marte and then Chamberlain.

    • V

      I don’t want to see Joba for another month.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        who do you want to see????? some Yankee fans are ridiculous

        • V

          Are you ready for Mr. Fastball, Fastball, slider slider slider slider slider slider slider slider slider?

          • First Time Poster

            Media regurgitation at its finest.

            • V

              Do me a favor. Look at his appearances this year. Count how many of them start 0-2. Count how many of those appearances reach 3-2 and the runner reaching 1st (on a walk or hit).

              It’s awful.

          • JobaTheHeat62

            who else you want? oh lets have MO come in in the 6th and go 4 innings every game. The whole bullpen has struggled, so who else???

            maybe this pitcher…BB, BB, Out, Hit, BB, BB, HR

            thats boone logan for those keeping score at home

            • V

              How about… don’t pull Robertson after 2 batters? How about… if you’re going to pull Robertson after 2 batters, you don’t pull Marte after 1?

  • V

    Time for a 2 run HR.

    • First Time Poster

      … seriously. Any faith at all?

      • V

        Have you been watching this bullpen for the last week?

        No. I have no faith in this bullpen. Zero.

  • Tank the Frank

    Aaaawwwww I think he’s gonna cry!

  • Dela G

    i feel sorry for bay

  • JobaTheHeat62

    for some reason I just have 0 pity for Jason Bay

    and wow this umpire is a douchebag

  • yoo-boo

    wait a minute… Winn replacing Russo? oh lord!

  • Dela G

    i guess with this strike zone, marte makes sense to joe

  • Dela G

    damn it

    ugh

  • Accent Shallow

    Well that was some bullshit.

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

    Great I’m scared.

  • cjc

    seriously wtf

  • FIPster Doofus

    Unfuckingbelievable.

  • Tank the Frank

    FIELD THE FUCKING BALL MARTE! He points at it. What an asshole.

  • V

    Fuck you, Girardi.

  • WIlliam

    Uhg, infield singles.

  • yoo-boo

    not working. Everything Girarid has tried never works. damn.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    We don’t need this many pitchers for three outs…

    • yoo-boo

      Chamberlain should close this game in old fashioned way. leaving him in for 8 outs. huff!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    well thats 3 BP arms for one out…I guess Joe is making sure Boone Logan makes it in this game.

    • V

      Looks like it.

  • Tom Zig

    Can’t wait for Joba to give up 800 runz

    • First Time Poster

      miserable.

  • BigBlueAL

    I hope Joba is grunting and farting tonight.

  • sux

    Joba should do ok with the sucky mets batters. Though this is david wright..maybe not

    • Accent Shallow

      Wright is having contact issues. I can support that.

  • Dela G

    aight joba, lets get em

  • China Joe

    Only two possible outcomes now: 3+ run inning or the largest fist-pump in the history of Western civilization

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

    La Russian.

  • V

    I wonder if he can grunt and fart his way to an ERA above 5.

    • First Time Poster

      I wonder if you can piss and moan your way into a Sox message board?

      • V

        :yawn:

  • ZZ

    Why is Joe going with defense first in Winn with how bad this bullpen has been?

    Especially with how good Russo has looked at the plate this game.

    • yoo-boo

      I was wondering the same thing. pitcher is not even up for bat in next half.

    • V

      Because that’s what Girardi does.

  • WIlliam

    Joba finally to go more than 3 outs?

  • PaulF

    This has the potential to be worse then the red sox game. Between the injuries and Girardi I just really want to break stuff.

  • WIlliam

    wow, that’s a lot of k’s.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday thinks the first pitch was a strike.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      The ump is just all sorts of frustration.

  • Dela G

    attack with fastballs, then attack again

  • Carlosologist

    For some reason, my folks don’t like Joba. I tell them he’s good, but they don’t listen. They say his antics after an inning ending strikeout are too much. Oh well.

    • Dela G

      dont ever show them jose valverde

      • Carlosologist

        They saw Valverde, and my dad said he was a disgust to the game and didn’t respect it. I quipped that he was the A-Rod of pitchers. We both laughed.

  • Dela G

    ive never heard of kyle blanks

    • V

      Really? He’s a beast of a 1B prospect that’s being forced to play the OF because Adrian Gonzalez is t3h awesome.

    • Accent Shallow

      Ok, but what does he have to do with Mets-Yankees? He’s a Padre.

      • V

        I’d trade Joba for him ;-)

        • Accent Shallow

          And he plays . . . where?

          • V

            DH?

  • JeffG

    D-Rob pitching well… Marte pitching well… get them out of there lets find the weakest link!

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

    Joba this zone is 50 feet wide. USE IT.

  • sux

    here we go

  • Tank the Frank

    A 2-1 slider in the dirt off the plate. Wonderful.

  • V

    If you throw a slider on 2-1, it better be a strike.

  • sux

    he hs starting to sweat…o boy

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Joba, throw a 3-2 eephus…it will fuck his world up

  • Accent Shallow

    3-2. Odds on a slider out of the strike zone? Even up?

  • boogie down

    please no more 3-2 sliders… throw the heat!

  • cjc

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggg fuck

    • cjc

      tension breaker had to do it

  • Dela G

    i love this strike zone!

  • WIlliam

    Another k!

  • FIPster Doofus

    JOBA!!!

    One more out.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG what a strikezone…I mean I am glad we got it, but WTF

    • WIlliam

      It actually was a strike, so yeah.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        gameday had it as a strike? man that looked low to me, but whatever

  • First Time Poster

    BOOM! FASTBALL!

    That’s fucking right.

  • V

    Wow. What was Wright looking for there?

    • BigBlueAL

      Can only assume since the count was 3-2 and he was facing Joba a slider.

    • Accent Shallow

      A slider out of the strike zone?

      ;)

      • V

        Touche. Touche ;-)

    • mike c

      an excuse

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW, a 3-2 Fastball!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    That was right on the borederline.

    • First Time Poster

      Perfect.

      • Accent Shallow

        Not my spelling. Eek.

  • sux

    oof..come on one more

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Joba’s back!!

  • sux

    up and away 95 plss

  • sux

    i wouldnt go so afr to say he is back against this lame Mets line up

  • Dela G

    JOBA!! YES!!

  • WIlliam

    yay!!!!! So, pitching.

  • V

    3-2, slider out of the strike zone (of course)…. and Pagan chases. Shew.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    nicely done…even if it took 3 pitchers

  • Accent Shallow

    There’s the 3-2 slider in the dirt. Heh.

    (Seriously, Joba, would it kill you to not go 3-2 on everyone?)

  • First Time Poster

    BEST SLIDER IN THE MAJORS! BOOM!

    THAT’S FUCKING RIGHT!

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

    Yes sire, Joba

  • V

    Wow. Angels-Cardinals, neither pitcher makes it past 3 IP.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea but Penny hit a grand slam, so he wins

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man poor Javy, he had the pitch count and stuff for a complete game shutout, which wouuld have gotten his ERA into the 5’s…Bummer man, the dude cannot catch a break. I am really rooting for him this year

    • Accent Shallow

      At least he’s now below 7!

  • yoo-boo

    12 pitches for 2 outs? I dare you to match that number for next 3 outs, Joba.

  • Tank the Frank

    Honest to God something must be done about umpires.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    as bad as we think our bullpen is, look at the Mets…Now that is a fucked up bullpen

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      as bad as we think our bullpen anything is, look at the Mets…Now that is a fucked up bullpen

      Changed it a bit so it works on an universal level.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        tru dat

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, it’s a battle of the mix-and-matchers. At least Girardi still has his ace in the hole, Boooooooooooooone.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh god I hope he doesnt get in this game…i almost vomited just thinking of that

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

    Which is why the Mets prioritizing the present will actually be their undoing. What a poorly run organization. It’s a waste of good talent.

  • V

    Who can use more relievers tonight, Girardi or Manuel?

  • Accent Shallow

    If Vazquez has a broken finger . . . ergh

  • JobaTheHeat62

    off topic, but wow the Brewers pitching staff blows

  • BigBlueAL

    Vazquez with a bruised right index finger, going for X-rays tonight apparently.

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

      If he misses yet another start I’ll really be pissed.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        he will be ok…MO willing

        we gotta catch a break eventually right?

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

          Well the Yankees are not doing their traditional April/May suck.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Maybe missing a start is good for him. The last two times he went on extended rest he’s pitched great.

        kindakidding’d

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Please please please please, nothing broken/fractured.

  • mike c

    houston up 2-1 over tampa in the 6th

    • Tank the Frank

      Lovely!

      • Accent Shallow

        Yup. That would be nice if they can hang on.

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

    What a shame. Having to force a previous starter pith more than one inning. Do the Yankees despise starter Joba that much?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      lol apparently they do

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Kevin Russo > Randy Winn

    yea I said it

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh man, you could see Javy’s finger, it was bruised as shit…Man I hope hes ok

    • forensicnucchem

      Looked to me like it might have been more of a little bit of blood around the fingernail than a bruise. Hopefully he just broke the nail and he’ll be fine.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Phillies give me an absolute heart attack but beat Boston. Houston actually has a lead over Tampa!!!!

    • Carlosologist

      Houston actually has a lead over Tampa!!!!

      what is this I don’t even

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba, you’re getting three free outs. Please accept them as is.

  • Dela G

    man barajas is like the catching version of francouer

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Joba missed his spot so bad on that pitch

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Joba just get these guys.

  • Dela G

    man GIVE UP barajas!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Later, Rod

  • Accent Shallow

    Stream of milk.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man when his slider has that bite on it, it is disgusting

  • forensicnucchem

    What’s with the ballboy trying to stab Swisher with his stool???

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I guess that’s better than trying to push in Swisher’s stool.

    • Zack

      Sounds like the ballboy needs to eat more fiber.

  • Accent Shallow

    Eiland: “Joba, watch out for this guy, he hits sliders in the dirt well.”
    Joba: “OH SHIT, REALLY? What do I do?”
    Eiland rolls his eyes and returns to the dugout

  • dela g

    great job by joba

    my fantasy team that has him as a reliever is very aroused

  • dela g

    x-rays were negative!

    hallelujah

    • Zack

      Great news!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    thank god

  • FIPster Doofus

    Winn!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    why would any pitcher throw an offspeed pitch to winn? he couldnt hit a fastball to save his life, how do professionals not see these things

  • dela g

    how was that a strike 1 to miranda??

    my goodness

    • dela g

      i swear he thought “too tall” jones was batting

      [/geico’d

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    These “Let’s go Yankees Yankees Suck” chants will be the death of me

  • dela g

    i for sure thought acosta would blow that

  • dela g

    HOW IS THAT A STRIKE??

  • Accent Shallow

    Anytime Jeter and Tex want to remember that they’re Major League hitters would be fine with me.

  • Carlosologist

    Shit I love: My six year old sister already hates the Rays and Sox. She has also learned to pity the Jays, O’s, and Mets. She’s done this all in the only forty-two games she’s ever seen.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      The force is strong with this one….

      /evil empire

      • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

        IETC

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      For whatever reason, I can’t hate the Rays. Maddon and Garza, sure, and I just don’t like BJ Upton even though his brother rules. But I kinda want to pinch their cheeks and stuff.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        That said, of course I want them to LOSE RAYS LOSE.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        i hate the rays way more than the red sox

        that being said, I hate Papelbon, Youkilis, and Beckett more than any Ray.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wasnt Manny Acosta a Yankee farmhand???

  • Accent Shallow

    Why is Reyes batting right-handed against Mo?

    • forensicnucchem

      A bunch of switch hitters do that to keep the cutter from coming in on them as a lefty.

      • dela g

        odd that i never noticed reyes was a switch hitter. always thought he was a lefty

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          /pistolpete’d

      • Accent Shallow

        I hear the announcers mention this every time a switch hitter faces Mo, but I can’t recall any of them actually doing it until now.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      lefties actually do worse against Mo IIRC

    • Carlosologist

      I think it’s because it is his natural side. I remember Swisher did it against Wake a couple of games back.

      • forensicnucchem

        Swisher only did it that time because his bicep didn’t bother him batting righty.

        • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

          Switch hitters usually hit right against Wakefield, Teixiera for the exception he batted left against Wakefield.

  • dela g

    mo leaps!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    MO and his Ups

  • Accent Shallow

    Only Mariano can retire Cora, apparently.

  • Accent Shallow

    Natural 92 to Bay! Unnhhhhh

  • Alex S

    It just seemed like Winn jumped for the sake of jumping

  • dela g

    wow he killed that

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    What the hell is this crap?

    • whozat

      the beginning of the end? A blip in his command? You decide.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Nah, it’s just the end of the beginning, that’s all.

  • Meat Loaf

    That’s a home run in so many parks, isn’t it? (Looking for someone to post stats about it :))

  • forensicnucchem

    I love Leiter, but that was far from a ‘good effort’ by Winn.

  • dela g

    goodness

    cmon mo

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow this cannot be happening

  • V

    Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    WHY IS IT NEVER EASY

  • Reggie C.

    Ike Davis is a damn good rookie.

  • dela g

    ike looks in pain

  • dela g

    yankees win!

    thank god

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    LOL, David Wright.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    thank god!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Way to make me worry, Mo.

    Yay win!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Phew.

  • Reggie C.

    … And exhale (again).

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    THANK YOU DAVID WRIGHT FOR SUCKING RIGHT NOW!!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Whew, thank you David Wright.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo just has to be that much more perfect with his location due to his decreased velocity. Still nasty as ever when hitting his spots.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    That’s almost worse for the Mets. To get that close and then have the franchise fail… ugh.

    • mike c

      sounds familiar

  • JMV

    sorry to say to this to you mo…but seriously dude you are sucking lately!

    • FIPster Doofus

      The core four’s been reeling of late. Pettitte rocked last night, Mo and Jeter struggling, Posada hurt.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama
        • lapham

          !!!!!!!!!!! you are so funny!!!!!!!!!! keep self promoting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Not sure if serious, but I’m not that funny. Am proud of that one, though.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh come on, its MO who was off 12 days…If anyone is allowed to suck it is him.

  • mike c

    david wright sounds like michael jackson

  • Reggie C.

    Kevin Russo is a bit dry.

  • forensicnucchem

    Kim Jones: Worst Interviews Ever!!!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    Mo was just teasing the Mets :-)))

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow you can tell Kevin Russo is nervous as hell…good for him!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Kevin Russo is quite the interview

  • JobaTheHeat62

    this takes the cake for worst YES commercial

  • rek4gehrig

    Was Michael Kay extremely annoying tonight (David Wright this, Daivd Wright that) or was it just me?

    • Zack

      Michael Kay is extremely annoying every night.

    • BigBlueAL

      Extra Innings only had the SNY broadcast which I must admit is 100X better than any YES broadcast. But of course SNY doesnt have Kim Jones….

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Michael Kay? Extremely annoying? I’m calling bullshit!!!!

      • forensicnucchem

        I don’t know why, but I don’t really have a problem with Kay. Sure he has his annoying moments, but so do all announcers.

        Of course, I also can’t stand listening to the old announcers like Scully and Co.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          In my “travels” using MLB.tv and Extra Innings, Kay’s not that bad. I still don’t like him, but compared to some of the clowns out there (like the White Sox’s guys), Kay’s actually decent.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          In all honesty, I don’t hate Kay. He definitely has his annoying moments and is a pompous windbag, but he knows his shit. I’d take him over many of the announcers in the game. I feel he gets a lot more shit than he deserves.

          Also, you’re nuts for hating on Scully. He’s incredible at calling games.

          • forensicnucchem

            Yeah, I get that a lot. I just think he (and many of the other older guys) is boring and very monotone. His stories are also usually annoying too, I don’t need to hear the life story of every player in history.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I don’t have a huge problem with Kay either. Irritating at times yes, way too gossipy, but I don’t hate him. Seriously, listen to some other broadcasts. They are almost all terrible.

          You……. hate…. Scully…….?!?!??!

  • mike c

    actually the mets should be pretty stoked that takahashi was that decent in his first start

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Glad to see the Yankees won while my team lost 21-8! WOO!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I was 2-3 with an RBI and a walk, though. And, I fucking had a dude dead to rights at the plate in the first inning and the catcher dropped it. He dropped at least 3 balls back there that could’ve/should’ve been tag outs.

  • Carlosologist

    The injury storm is finally coming to an end. Swisher is back in the lineup healthy. Granderson will return next week. Javy avoided an injury, thankfully. The only major players left to return are Po and NJ.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Astros trying hard to blow the game

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh I jinxed em…Rays Lose!

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Unpossible. They’re too young and athletic to ever lose.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          They are the greatest team in the history of the game.

          /way, way, way, way, way too many people it’s goddamn May people’d

          • forensicnucchem

            Yeah, and granted they just kicked our ass, has anyone looked at their early schedule? Wow, second lowest opponent strenght of schedule in the majors so far (I know it’s somewhat flawed, but still…).

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Holy fucking shit the Astros beat the Rays.

    Thank you, Houston!!!! For many things, including Andy Pettitte like a lot.

    • dela g

      i live in houston! bexy should be thankful for me too :p

      i’m going to see the rays/stros on sunday for 4 bucks a ticket

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Meh, Michael. I don’t really see any Yankee win over the Mets as a “big win.” I think I don’t care about the Subway Series at all.

    • B-Rando

      stop the bleeding + javy was brilliant + joba rebounds + russo was productive = big win

      just my opinion, has nothing to do with the mets really, just a win we really needed

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Big win because it stopped the “bleeding”. Javy filling in the role of the “stopper”.