May
21

Game 42: On the road, but not really

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"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.

866 Comments»

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

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  2. Carlosologist says:

    Best caption ever.

  3. bexarama says:

    That caption is amaaaaaaazing.

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

    • Carlosologist says:

      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.

      • bexarama says:

        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.

  4. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  5. Carlosologist says:

    Isn’t Bay a notorious Yankee killer?

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

  7. Meat Loaf says:

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

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

  9. Gotta POUND THE METS THIS WEEKEND BABY!

  10. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards says:

    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.

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

    • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards says:

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

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

  12. 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?

  13. bexarama says:

    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.

  14. 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. :(

  15. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards says:

    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?

  16. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Celebrating over an NLCS win? Wow Mets.

  17. Meat Loaf says:

    Piazza had work done. Holy crap.

  18. Mike Axisa says:

    I almost clapped on the single.

  19. Carlosologist says:

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

  20. Chris says:

    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

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

        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?

      • boogie down says:

        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.

  21. Carlosologist says:

    I forgot that Gardner can strikeout.

  22. Meat Loaf says:

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

  23. 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.

  24. Tank the Frank says:

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

  25. First Time Poster says:

    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.

  26. Tank the Frank says:

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

  27. dygg says:

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

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

  29. yoo-boo says:

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

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

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

  32. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  33. Tank the Frank says:

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

    /Totally racist’d

  34. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  35. Carlosologist says:

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

  36. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  37. Mike Axisa says:

    At least Wright didn’t strike out there.

  38. First Time Poster says:

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

  39. Dela G says:

    throw strikes javy :)

  40. Tank the Frank says:

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

  41. pat says:

    Are you seriously gonna walk Cora and Pagan?

  42. Dela G says:

    javy bringin teh pwn

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

  43. bexarama says:

    Al Leiter just said a triple play was unexciting o_O

  44. BigBlueAL says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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.

  45. Dela G says:

    66mph heat!

  46. 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.

  47. Dela G says:

    what an inning

  48. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh sit down Mets.

  49. pat says:

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

  50. Carlosologist says:

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

  51. Tank the Frank says:

    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.

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

    /obvious’d

  53. Dela G says:

    this guy’s delivery is crazy!

  54. pat says:

    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”

  55. Mike Axisa says:

    Yay Frankie. Boost my fantasy team’s OBA.

  56. Carlosologist says:

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

  57. Dela G says:

    RUSSO!!

  58. BigBlueAL says:

    Russo baby.

  59. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  60. pat says:

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

  61. Reggie C. says:

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

  62. This guy is no Jonathan Van Every.

  63. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice one, Russo.

  64. Tank the Frank says:

    SWING THE BAT! Even a DP scores a run.

  65. Reggie C. says:

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

  66. bexarama says:

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

  67. Carlosologist says:

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

  68. Meat Loaf says:

    Leiter just got himself all sorts of confused.

    /Kitten in a paper bag’d

  69. Dela G says:

    the ump is even clappin for jetes!

  70. Dela G says:

    ugh jetes

  71. Carlosologist says:

    Jeter please.

  72. Dela G says:

    that was too far inside

  73. ZZ says:

    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.

  74. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Biggest strike zone ever.

  75. Dela G says:

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

  76. Tank the Frank says:

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

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

  78. pat says:

    That was pretty brutal.

  79. Dela G says:

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

  80. BigBlueAL says:

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

  81. bexarama says:

    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.

  82. hobbes says:

    Worst bunt call in history

  83. JobaWockeeZ says:

    YES! Grandy will be back soon.

  84. Jeff Francoeur, OBP Detective.

  85. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This zone is horrendous. Nothing is a ball.

  86. Dela G says:

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

  87. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  88. Carlosologist says:

    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 says:

      only the left handed ones

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

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

      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.

  89. 7 pitches, bitches.

    /Javy’d

  90. dygg says:

    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.

  91. Tom Zig says:

    ready.set.SCORE.

  92. 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.

  93. bexarama says:

    I’ll guess Jeter on this trivia question.

  94. BigBlueAL says:

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

  95. mike c says:

    Vazquez is rocking it!

  96. Dela G says:

    this off speed pitch is killin

  97. Dela G says:

    attaboy alex

  98. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jeez that’s some range.

  99. First Time Poster says:

    Jose > Jeter…

    wait.

  100. Carlosologist says:

    No shortstop can pull of Jeter’s signature move.

  101. Dela G says:

    DAMN!!!

    almost

  102. Carlosologist says:

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

  103. bexarama says:

    Oh how annoying. Robbie CRUUUUSHED that.

  104. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Robbie’s bat drop is the shit.

  105. 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.

  106. Joe West's Music Career says:

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

  107. Dela G says:

    CANO!!

    damn you kay for misplaying that

  108. Carlosologist says:

    Ribbie for MVP!

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

  110. Mike Axisa says:

    C’mon Swish, get a run in.

  111. First Time Poster says:

    The Shiti Double!

    /SouthPark’d

  112. Carlosologist says:

    Road Swishaslam?

  113. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  114. Tank the Frank says:

    Lack of situational hitting lately has been VERY frustrating.

  115. First Time Poster says:

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

  116. Dela G says:

    bad bad swish

  117. BigBlueAL says:

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

  118. Tank the Frank says:

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

  119. Carlosologist says:

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

  120. bexarama says:

    Stop swinging at that changeup arghlbarghl.

  121. Dela G says:

    this guy is a magician

  122. First Time Poster says:

    :(

  123. See that inning?

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

  124. forensicnucchem says:

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

  125. Carlosologist says:

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

  126. rek4gehrig says:

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

    • Joe West's Music Career says:

      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?

  127. 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.

  128. yankwin says:

    situational hitting at its finest tonight great job guys

  129. BigBlueAL says:

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

  130. Dela G says:

    strikes plz javy

  131. whozat says:

    3 hung breaking pitches to alex cora == really bad

  132. yankwin says:

    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

  133. First Time Poster says:

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

  134. Heh.

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

  135. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Because Fenway is a joke.

  136. whozat says:

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

  137. Dela G says:

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

  138. bexarama says:

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

  139. yoo-boo says:

    How is Russo doing at LF?

  140. mike c says:

    damn, tampa’s schedule is a bear

  141. Dela G says:

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

    holy goodness

  142. Jason Bay's Internal Monologue says:

    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.

  143. Joe West's Music Career says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  144. Dela G says:

    CERVELLI!!!

  145. Carlosologist says:

    Frankie! Nice throw.

  146. Mike Axisa says:

    From his knees. FROM HIS KNEES PEOPLE.

  147. BigBlueAL says:

    Cervelli from his knees!!!

  148. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    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.

  149. Accent Shallow says:

    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

  150. Across the pond says:

    WOW

  151. Brian in NH says:

    /perfect throw’d

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

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

    Is that right?

  153. Dela G says:

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

    2-1 phils

  154. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    Cerve is so dreamy…

  155. First Time Poster says:

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

  156. First Time Poster says:

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

  157. Tom Zig says:

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

  158. Dela G says:

    hell of an at-bat by russo

  159. yoo-boo says:

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

  160. Dela G says:

    cannot wait for takahashi to be done

  161. BigBlueAL says:

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

  162. Jose the Satirist says:

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

  163. First Time Poster says:

    Nice AB by Javy so far.

  164. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Chien-Ming Wang = Chan Ho Park

  165. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    so thats why Chan Ho gives up so many HRs

  166. Tank the Frank says:

    Chan Ho Park was never the same.

    Michael Kay thinks all asians are the same.

    • Joe West's Music Career says:

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

      He’s not a master of correct identification.

  167. Dela G says:

    good at-bat by javy

  168. bexarama says:

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

  169. Harold Moskowitz says:

    Gritty AB by Vazquez!

  170. First Time Poster says:

    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?

  171. 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.

  172. Dela G says:

    unbelievable, that change can’t be hit

  173. Harold Moskowitz says:

    Chien-Ming Wang = Masanori Murakami???

  174. boogie down says:

    wtf were you swinging at jeter?

  175. First Time Poster says:

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

  176. rek4gehrig says:

    That change up must sure look good

  177. yoo-boo says:

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

  178. BigBlueAL says:

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

  179. Dela G says:

    JAVY with teh k

  180. Accent Shallow says:

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

  181. Dela G says:

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

  182. Dela G says:

    oh well, good job anyways javy

  183. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Damn. No no broken.

  184. yoo-boo says:

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

  185. Jose the Satirist says:

    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?

  186. First Time Poster says:

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

  187. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    Scary throw to first…

  188. Dela G says:

    damn barajas is effing slow

    great DP

  189. Tank the Frank says:

    Runs please.

  190. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  191. rek4gehrig says:

    Tex is going deep

  192. Dela G says:

    oliver is warming up!

  193. bexarama says:

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

  194. dark side of the goon says:

    Being engaged is Jeter’s kryptonite.

    Unring the Mink.

  195. Dela G says:

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

  196. Reggie C. says:

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

    • Accent Shallow says:

      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. says:

        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 says:

          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.

  197. Dela G says:

    damn what an amazing throw

  198. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  199. BigBlueAL says:

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

  200. Reggie C. says:

    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.

  201. Dela G says:

    john lackey tonight

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

  202. Mike Axisa says:

    Good grief, John Lackey got worked over.

  203. Dela G says:

    damn it cano!!!

  204. forensicnucchem says:

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

  205. bexarama says:

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

  206. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  207. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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 says:

      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.

  208. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  209. Joe West's Music Career says:

    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.

  210. JobaWockeeZ says:

    GMJ? Instant out.

  211. Reggie C. says:

    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 says:

      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.

  212. ZZ says:

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

  213. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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

  214. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Javy teh NL Pitchah!!!!!!

  215. Dela G says:

    too easy for javy

  216. Accent Shallow says:

    So Javy Vazquez is a good pitcher? Who knew?

    /clearly not serious

    • whozat says:

      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.

  217. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    6IP 70 Pitches…Hell Yes Javy!

  218. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  219. bexarama says:

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

  220. Tom Zig says:

    Swisher’s gameday picture makes him look like ramiro pena

  221. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

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

  222. Dela G says:

    wow that was not a strike

  223. Tank the Frank says:

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

  224. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    the strikezone tonight is anything within first and third base

  225. Dela G says:

    thank goodness a rally has started!

  226. forensicnucchem says:

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

  227. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If they PH Javy I’ll be pissed.

  228. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    if they pinch hit for Vazquez I am offing myself.

  229. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow EPIC FAIL

  230. bexarama says:

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

  231. Dela G says:

    mets defense!!

  232. FIPster Doofus says:

    LOL

  233. BigBlueAL says:

    Alex Cora wins ballgames.

  234. Tank the Frank says:

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

  235. forensicnucchem says:

    What is it with Mets second basemen???

  236. Alex S says:

    Alex Cora wins ballgames

  237. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

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

  238. Joe West's Music Career says:

    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?

  239. mike c says:

    ::rimshot::

  240. Dela G says:

    RUSSO DELIVERS!

  241. FIPster Doofus says:

    RUSSO!

  242. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  243. Mike Axisa says:

    Kevin Russo came to play.

  244. Reggie C. says:

    Russo has met the Mets and is not impressed.

  245. BigBlueAL says:

    Russo my new favorite Yankee!!!! lol

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

  246. mike c says:

    a cervellian display of hitting

  247. Drew says:

    That’s my boy.

    /proud father’d

  248. Tom Zig says:

    Gosh I’ve reply failed about 6 times tonight.

  249. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

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

  250. Tank the Frank says:

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

  251. yoo-boo says:

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

  252. Russo shoots the Other way.

    /a poor LOST reference’d

  253. forensicnucchem says:

    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 says:

      If I am not mistaken Russo doesnt play SS though.

      • Mattchu12 says:

        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.

  254. Dela G says:

    man great bunting by javy tonight

  255. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Javy knows how to bunt with the best of em

  256. FIPster Doofus says:

    Javy is kicking ass all over the place

  257. Tank the Frank says:

    Did that catch his finger?

  258. Tom Zig says:

    Javy has 3 productive at bats today.

    2 Sac bunts and a 10 pitch AB

  259. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Please don’t let him be hurt.

  260. Dela G says:

    you have got to be kidding me

  261. JobaWockeeZ says:

    God fucking damn it.

  262. BigBlueAL says:

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

  263. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  264. Reggie C. says:

    Javy hurt? Aww shit…

  265. forensicnucchem says:

    Jeter, ugh…

  266. FIPster Doofus says:

    Jeter is just horrible right now.

  267. Guest says:

    That would be comically awfully terrible. More Mitre!

  268. Dela G says:

    noooooooo now the yanks really need runs

    this is obscene

    let’s pound oliver perez

  269. BigBlueAL says:

    Jeter might be losing his Captain Clutch nickname soon. lol

  270. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    hahaha Oliver booed before he even pitches

  271. Alex S says:

    Oh man please let Javy be alright

  272. Accent Shallow says:

    Oliver Perez as LOOGY! Love it!

  273. First Time Poster says:

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

  274. Dela G says:

    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

  275. Tank the Frank says:

    Wonder if Gardner tries to work a walk here….

  276. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    29 BB in 33 IP…OMG

  277. bexarama says:

    Brad Penny hits a grand slam o_O

  278. V says:

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

  279. dygg says:

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

  280. Tom Zig says:

    any updates on javy?

  281. mike c says:

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

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

  283. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  284. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Please let Javy come in.

  285. China Joe says:

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

  286. V says:

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  287. JobaWockeeZ says:

    OMG. THIS FUCKING SUCKS.

  288. forensicnucchem says:

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

  289. bexarama says:

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

  290. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  291. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    So a blister?

  292. BigBlueAL says:

    Really sucks for Vazquez.

  293. V says:

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

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

  294. Dela G says:

    please DROB and pen dont fucking blow this game

  295. whozat says:

    FUUUUCK

    And, also, that first pitch was a strike.

  296. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  297. cjc says:

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

  298. V says:

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

  299. dygg says:

    Alex Cora is an on-base MACHINE!

  300. yoo-boo says:

    Robertson pitching now? what the fuck.

  301. Dela G says:

    ok DROB, got to get Ike to GIDP

  302. WIlliam says:

    Why is K-rob pitching?

  303. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    LoL, “good genes” ?

  304. Dela G says:

    joe you cant be serious

  305. Accent Shallow says:

    Ike Davis is really worth Marte? Color me skeptical.

  306. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    oh god here we go…

    teh mixing and matching!!!!

  307. China Joe says:

    oh dear God no…

  308. PaulF says:

    I am just so enraged right now.

  309. Guest says:

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

  310. V says:

    Fuck you Girardi. Fuck you.

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

  311. WIlliam says:

    Seriously, after last night?

  312. forensicnucchem says:

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

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

  313. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  314. yoo-boo says:

    that is better. Marte and then Chamberlain.

    • V says:

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

      • JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

        • V says:

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

          • First Time Poster says:

            Media regurgitation at its finest.

            • V says:

              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 says:

            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 says:

              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?

  315. V says:

    Time for a 2 run HR.

  316. Tank the Frank says:

    Aaaawwwww I think he’s gonna cry!

  317. Dela G says:

    i feel sorry for bay

  318. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    for some reason I just have 0 pity for Jason Bay

    and wow this umpire is a douchebag

  319. yoo-boo says:

    wait a minute… Winn replacing Russo? oh lord!

  320. Dela G says:

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

  321. Dela G says:

    damn it

    ugh

  322. Accent Shallow says:

    Well that was some bullshit.

  323. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Great I’m scared.

  324. cjc says:

    seriously wtf

  325. FIPster Doofus says:

    Unfuckingbelievable.

  326. Tank the Frank says:

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

  327. V says:

    Fuck you, Girardi.

  328. WIlliam says:

    Uhg, infield singles.

  329. yoo-boo says:

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

  330. bexarama says:

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

  331. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  332. Tom Zig says:

    Can’t wait for Joba to give up 800 runz

  333. BigBlueAL says:

    I hope Joba is grunting and farting tonight.

  334. sux says:

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

  335. Dela G says:

    aight joba, lets get em

  336. China Joe says:

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

  337. V says:

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

  338. ZZ says:

    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.

  339. WIlliam says:

    Joba finally to go more than 3 outs?

  340. PaulF says:

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

  341. WIlliam says:

    wow, that’s a lot of k’s.

  342. Accent Shallow says:

    Gameday thinks the first pitch was a strike.

  343. Dela G says:

    attack with fastballs, then attack again

  344. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  345. Dela G says:

    ive never heard of kyle blanks

  346. JeffG says:

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

  347. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Joba this zone is 50 feet wide. USE IT.

  348. sux says:

    here we go

  349. Tank the Frank says:

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

  350. V says:

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

  351. sux says:

    he hs starting to sweat…o boy

  352. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  353. Accent Shallow says:

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

  354. boogie down says:

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

  355. cjc says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggg fuck

  356. Dela G says:

    i love this strike zone!

  357. WIlliam says:

    Another k!

  358. FIPster Doofus says:

    JOBA!!!

    One more out.

  359. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  360. First Time Poster says:

    BOOM! FASTBALL!

    That’s fucking right.

  361. V says:

    Wow. What was Wright looking for there?

  362. BigBlueAL says:

    WOW, a 3-2 Fastball!!!!

  363. Accent Shallow says:

    That was right on the borederline.

  364. sux says:

    oof..come on one more

  365. sux says:

    up and away 95 plss

  366. sux says:

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

  367. Dela G says:

    JOBA!! YES!!

  368. WIlliam says:

    yay!!!!! So, pitching.

  369. V says:

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

  370. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    nicely done…even if it took 3 pitchers

  371. Accent Shallow says:

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

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

  372. First Time Poster says:

    BEST SLIDER IN THE MAJORS! BOOM!

    THAT’S FUCKING RIGHT!

  373. V says:

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

  374. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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

  375. yoo-boo says:

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

  376. Tank the Frank says:

    Honest to God something must be done about umpires.

  377. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  378. forensicnucchem says:

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

  379. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  380. V says:

    Who can use more relievers tonight, Girardi or Manuel?

  381. Accent Shallow says:

    If Vazquez has a broken finger . . . ergh

  382. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    off topic, but wow the Brewers pitching staff blows

  383. BigBlueAL says:

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

  384. mike c says:

    houston up 2-1 over tampa in the 6th

  385. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  386. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Kevin Russo > Randy Winn

    yea I said it

  387. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

    • forensicnucchem says:

      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.

  388. bexarama says:

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

  389. Accent Shallow says:

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

  390. Dela G says:

    man barajas is like the catching version of francouer

  391. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Joba missed his spot so bad on that pitch

  392. bexarama says:

    Joba just get these guys.

  393. Dela G says:

    man GIVE UP barajas!!

  394. FIPster Doofus says:

    Later, Rod

  395. Accent Shallow says:

    Stream of milk.

  396. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  397. forensicnucchem says:

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

  398. Accent Shallow says:

    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

  399. dela g says:

    great job by joba

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

  400. dela g says:

    x-rays were negative!

    hallelujah

  401. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    thank god

  402. FIPster Doofus says:

    Winn!

  403. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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

  404. dela g says:

    how was that a strike 1 to miranda??

    my goodness

  405. Andy_C_23 says:

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

  406. dela g says:

    i for sure thought acosta would blow that

  407. dela g says:

    HOW IS THAT A STRIKE??

  408. Accent Shallow says:

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

  409. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  410. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wasnt Manny Acosta a Yankee farmhand???

  411. Accent Shallow says:

    Why is Reyes batting right-handed against Mo?

  412. dela g says:

    mo leaps!

  413. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    MO and his Ups

  414. Accent Shallow says:

    Only Mariano can retire Cora, apparently.

  415. Accent Shallow says:

    Natural 92 to Bay! Unnhhhhh

  416. Alex S says:

    It just seemed like Winn jumped for the sake of jumping

  417. dela g says:

    wow he killed that

  418. Meat Loaf says:

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

  419. forensicnucchem says:

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

  420. dela g says:

    goodness

    cmon mo

  421. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow this cannot be happening

  422. bexarama says:

    WHY IS IT NEVER EASY

  423. Reggie C. says:

    Ike Davis is a damn good rookie.

  424. dela g says:

    ike looks in pain

  425. dela g says:

    yankees win!

    thank god

  426. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    LOL, David Wright.

  427. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    thank god!!!!!!

  428. Accent Shallow says:

    Way to make me worry, Mo.

    Yay win!

  429. FIPster Doofus says:

    Phew.

  430. Reggie C. says:

    … And exhale (again).

  431. bexarama says:

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

  432. forensicnucchem says:

    Whew, thank you David Wright.

  433. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

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

  435. JMV says:

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

  436. mike c says:

    david wright sounds like michael jackson

  437. Reggie C. says:

    Kevin Russo is a bit dry.

  438. forensicnucchem says:

    Kim Jones: Worst Interviews Ever!!!!!

  439. rek4gehrig says:

    Mo was just teasing the Mets :-)))

  440. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  441. Andy_C_23 says:

    Kevin Russo is quite the interview

  442. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    this takes the cake for worst YES commercial

  443. rek4gehrig says:

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

    • Zack says:

      Michael Kay is extremely annoying every night.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      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….

    • Andy_C_23 says:

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

      • forensicnucchem says:

        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.

        • 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.

        • Andy_C_23 says:

          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 says:

            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.

        • bexarama says:

          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…….?!?!??!

  444. mike c says:

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

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

    • 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.

  446. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  447. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Astros trying hard to blow the game

  448. bexarama says:

    Holy fucking shit the Astros beat the Rays.

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

    • dela g says:

      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

  449. 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 says:

      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 says:

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

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