Game 45: Finish what they started

Numbers show a decline on Jeter's range to his left
Jeter takes matters into his own hands as Yanks top Twins 1-0 in suspended game
"I miss the dome." (Photo Credit: Andy King, AP)

It’s not quite a doubleheader, more like a one-and-a-half header. Before playing tonight’s regularly scheduled game, the Yanks and Twins will play the final four innings of last night’s game, which had to be suspended because it was raining like a mofo. When we left off, the game was still scoreless and the Yankees were set to come to bat in the top of the inning, and both A.J. Burnett and Scott Baker had been cruising for the last few innings. It was an old fashioned pitcher’s duel, but now it’s a mad dash to scratch a run or two across and hold on for dear life.

Here’s the lineup, if you need a reminder…

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

David Robertson will get the ball in the 6th inning, which kinda surprised me because three of the first four hitters are lefthanded. I figured Joe Girardi wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to use Boone Logan. Girardi also said that none of the relievers will be used in both games.

The game is scheduled to resume at 5:05pm ET, and depending on who you ask, it’ll be broadcast on either My9 or YES. Enjoy the rest of the game.

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Numbers show a decline on Jeter's range to his left
Jeter takes matters into his own hands as Yanks top Twins 1-0 in suspended game
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Maybe they can score a run this time.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Way to dream big, Rebecca.

    • vin

      Let’s not get carried away.

      • poster

        Well, you can’t predict baseball after all.

        /Brand building’d

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

            are you still keeping your other site?

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

              Of course. This one’s just for fun; PBP is my baby.

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                FUN???? That’s all I am to you, Rebecca?!?!?!

                ;)

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

      Looks like a yes.

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    GO YANKEES

  • A.D.

    Ugh, maybe this means Logan isn’t being sent down for Gaudin.

  • A.D.

    Since they weren’t going to knock out Baker on pitch count, they had to use good old mother nature.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Will Gaudin be activated between the two games so they can use one reliever and sent down/DFA one reliever after using him in the first game?

  • yoo-boo

    Gaudin is added to the 25 man roster after the first game.

  • Dela G

    let’s finish this shit

  • pat

    HOLY SHIT THEY’RE PLAYING THE REST OF THE GAME ON MY9

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Carlosologist

    D-Rob will strike out the side. I can just feel it.

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

    What is this crap? I turn on My9 to watch Tyler Perry’s House of Pain, and the fuckin’ Yankees are on instead?!

    • Kevin

      IETC

      • baby carlos

        what does that mean IETC

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

          I enjoy this comment, I enjoyed this comment

          • baby carlos

            Thank you, kindly.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      wait, the game is actually on My9 again?

      SWEET

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

      ZOMG I KNOW RIGHT?!

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Just awesome.

    • pat

      My9 sent you and the dozens of Tyler Perry fans an apologetic email.

      • Pete

        My9 sent you and the dozens of other Tyler Perry fans an apologetic email.

        FTFY

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    We play today

    We win today

    …then we play again today
    and we win again today

    Das it

  • Dela G

    man mlb.tv isnt picking up the yankees game yet, it still hasnt showed up

    anyone else have this problem?

    • Dela G

      well looks like i have to watch the twins feed on mlb.tv

  • baby carlos

    Is there no YES or WCBS coverage today? trying to figure out if work is blocking these.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      This game is on My9. The night game is on YES.

    • Carlosologist

      YES has the Yanks for the next game.

    • baby carlos

      Thank you…that means if it isn’t picked up by MLB.com, I am stuck with the Twins feed. Lovely.

  • pat

    Lets just end this quickly boys, swing at everything.

  • Dela G

    jeter!!!

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

    Yay Jeter.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    !!!! yea Jeter

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    J-Jeter lives!!!! Maybe!

  • Kevin

    That was a BOMB.

  • BigBlueAL

    Burnett for the win!!

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    BAM!

    sincerely, Jeter

  • Carlosologist

    That HR: The result of taking a pitch.

    • baby carlos

      funny how that works

  • baby carlos

    Ok, I think there is something wrong with my Twins feed on MLB… it just shows Jeter hitting a HR and the Yankees scoring???? WTF

  • mike c

    the captain makes it happen!

  • pat

    Reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated!

    • baby carlos

      Buster Olney says that hit doesn’t count because it was not all the way to his left. Says Jeter still can’t go to his left fielding or hitting.

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

    Jeter go boom

  • Frigidevil

    El Capitan! Wow I bet that’ll be an interesting stat to pick up on the postgame

  • pat

    Nice little bonus if you had a ticket to today’s game in Minny.

    • Frigidevil

      did they honor last night’s tickets too?

      • pat

        Nope.

  • Carlosologist

    If Gardner hits a ball (what is this i don’t even) into the corner, does he have an inside-the-park HR?

  • Dela G

    man tex is slow… haha

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      He’s REAAAAAALLY slow. Like, people don’t talk about how incredibly slow he is. He also looks hysterical while he’s running.

  • Carlosologist

    Goddamn you Teixeira and your struggles.

  • BigBlueAL

    When was the last time Tex even made solid contact??

    • baby carlos

      During the homestand – with his wife.

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

        Hiyoooooooo.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          GMTA. (not Get More Tits & Ass.)

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Hiyooooo!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Is Kay going to say “and Teixeira’s struggles continue” every time he doesn’t get a hit?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      You know the answer to this question.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Unfortunately I do. ugh

        • Mister Delaware

          You can predict Kay.

  • Frigidevil

    Funny, I was hoping before the game that the yankees would score in the first so AJ can get the win, yet didn’t even realize Jeter just got it until Kay told me

  • baby carlos

    So looked this up, as bad as Tex is hitting- example right there – he is either ahead of league averages or right in light with his career averages…. except on hitting when he gets strike 2… there he only has 6 hits all year. on the pitch following strike 2, he has 8 hits. weird.

  • Frigidevil

    Ohhhh crap

  • Dela G

    good god

    k-rob be ok

  • Carlosologist

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Carlosologist

      Oops I boverreacted.

  • pat

    Way to get the out Dave. Holy shit that must have hurt.

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

    Did that hit him in the ass?

    • Dela G

      it looks like it

  • BigBlueAL

    HOLY SHIT he got drilled.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Aaaaah what the hell!

  • Across the pond

    Phew

  • Dela G

    attaboy k-rob

  • baby carlos

    HOLY SHIT…..

    Nice assist by Robertson.

  • pat

    Lookd like it might have gotten him on the upper asscheek.

    • Carlosologist

      Does that mean he’s Mauer’s bitch now? (tramp stamp!)

      • pat

        Prison rules.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          In prison, you are somebody’s bitch!

          That’s my all-time favorite moment on that show. I miss when it was great. ;_;

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

    At least he’s smiling. Has to be a good sign.

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

      Side note: I myself shit blood just watching that.

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

    Oof.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    It probably got him on the butt, not the back. Which means it just hurts, but it’s not TOO terrible. Whew.

  • Dela G

    oh well, lets get a GIDP

  • nathan

    Following the game through Gameday. Hopefully its not his back.

    • Dela G

      it’s his behind, not his back, so it seems

  • Dela G

    aight d-rob, let’s get that curve back in there

  • pat

    Still think Robbie should have caught that ball over his shoulder that Thames dropped vs Boston.

    • pat

      Obviously Thames called him off but RObbie makes that play look eeeeeeasy.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      That entire thing was just a cluster fuuuuu—

    • Frigidevil

      i mean yeah, but that was a week ago…

      • pat

        Yea I know, sour grapes.

  • Dela G

    thank jesus for holding morneau there

    wow

  • Carlosologist

    oh my god D-Rob.

    • Carlosologist

      Nevermind.

  • Frigidevil

    alright lets make them pay for not scoring there

  • baby carlos

    c’mon Robertson… one more out… don’t let them score.

  • pat

    Holy shitballs that was a lazer from the Captain.

  • Frittoman626

    If he cant get Young out, ill be super mad

  • Pete

    Dear Jason Kubel,

    I’ve warned you before about hitting well. You’ve been fully and fairly informed that it is unacceptable. Consider this your last warning.

    Love,
    Baseball fans who hate you everywhere

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

      In fairness, I just wrote a post on Kubel. His swings and batted ball data is virtually the same as last year. He’s had trouble with the fastball and his FB/HR percentage is really low. He’ll be fine, though.

      • Pete

        You’re missing the point. The point is that Jason Kubel is not allowed to be good at baseball, due to the enormity of my irrational hatred of him. Seriously, fuck Jason Kubel. Who the fuck does he think he is, putting up a 138 wRC+ in 2009? How dare he disgrace MLB-average offensive players by contributing 38% more than they did?

  • Dela G

    JETER!!! holy shit

    • Carlosologist

      Jeter’s range to the right: It’s all good.
      Jeter;s range to the left: Eh…not so much.

  • baby carlos

    not a great play, wasn’t to his left… bwaaaaaahhhhh Suck it Sherman/Olney/any Jeter haters!!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Range baby!!

  • Across the pond

    Nice Jete

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    If only Jeter had range to his right.

  • Frigidevil

    That’ll do cap’n

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    HFS Jeter. Noice.

  • Frittoman626

    The lead is safe… for now

  • YankeesJunkie

    I have not seen Jeter put some much umph behind a ball on that play in awhile.

    • Mister Delaware

      Nope. My first reaction was that he should have tried for 3B before he unleashed that rocket. Jeter loves the 5:05 starts?

  • Across the pond

    Twins broadcaster – “Eh this aint over, the Twins are gonna win”

    Nice objectiveness.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Not as bad when the Jays crowned themselves champions last May pretty much.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        ahahaha what happened there?

      • Mister Delaware

        Lest we forget the “ITS ROGER MFING CLEMENS” incident? Home team broadcasters aren’t built for objectivity.

      • Frigidevil

        And thats not as bad as MLB.com declaring the twins winners while the game was in extras. Not involving announcers, but still terrible

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          There are all kinds of things like this. Last year during the NLCS during the game where Rollins had the walk-off, they had a “Dodgers tie the series” headline before that walk-off happened. During the HE DROPPED THE BALL! game, they had a “Mets take Game 1 of the Subway Series, Wright comes through huge” headline before A-Rod slammed his bat down, Teixeira hustled, and Luis really should have used two hands. Happens all the time.

    • baby carlos

      No where near as bad as Hawk for the Whitesox.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        He started KILLING Joe West today on air after West ejected Buehrle and Ozzie. I didn’t hear it but it was supposedly awesome.

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          It was awesome. He called West a joke and disgrace and wanted him to suspended. Hawk had a point, by the way.

          • Frigidevil

            Yeah, that was just ridiculous

      • Across the pond

        True True. The good guys versus the bad guys

  • pat

    Robbie squares to bunt? lolwut?

  • Dela G

    nice job cano!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    That was pretty close at second

    • Mister Delaware

      It took Delmon a looooooong time to cock and let that one go.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Time for some insurance lets go Swish.

  • Carlosologist

    Cano! Team slump: starting to end

  • nathan

    I see Tex getting lot of DH time. Is it to get Miranda’s bat in or is something wrong with Tex thats also screwing up his offense.

    • pat

      Just to give Tex some time off to get his mind straight.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    wait, Phil Cuzzi is calling the left field line?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I thought Cano swung and missed at that. It was a double. Camera angles FTW.

  • pat

    Sorry Michael, but that call didn’t end up meaning shit. Kubel would have been IBB’d. Simple game management.

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

    Why swing at that, Swish? Clearly a ball.

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

      Yeah, and then a perfect pitch.

  • poster

    I know I’m late, but that was a Hell of a play by Jeter, I fist-pumped.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Jeter has carried the team in the 1+ IP

      • poster

        IETC.

  • Dela G

    where did that miranda foul land?

    ha prolly went up to jesus

    • poster

      Is He in Scranton right now? Or has He decided to lead His team on the road?

  • Dela G

    aight marte, please dont blow this

    thx

  • vin

    The Twins radio announcers are pondering whether any pitcher on the Twins can pitch in both games today. You’d think they would do their homework and ask Gardenhire before the game.

    • nathan

      or they asked and he didnt reply

  • Dela G

    thats a sweet luggage tag

    • YankeesJunkie

      Well if I am paying $100 a ticket I want like 40 luggage tags.

      • Dela G

        lol

  • pat

    Don’t know how I feel about D-Robb in. That ass cheek might tighten up and be a little sore after the half inning.

    • pat

      I guess it’sjust the soft underbelly of the twinks lineup.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      That’s what she said

  • YankeesJunkie

    D-Rob’s curveball not looking sharp today :(

  • YankeesJunkie

    Span just went down on that pitch and got a nice hit.

  • Dela G

    span is raking for my fantasy team today.

    but keep him from scoring

  • pat

    Joba? Interesting.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Stupid camera angle. That one looked like a soft ground ball off the bat.

  • baby carlos

    Just flipped a coin 10 times – heads = good Joba, tails = bad Joba……6 good 4 bad. Let’s hope my scientific test works

  • Frittoman626

    Joba better not ruin it

  • pat

    Ir we use D-Robb, Joba and Mo in this game, are we just going to forfeit the second game? Or are we just hoping Andy throws a CG?

    • pat

      *If

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Mitre, Park, and hope for a blowout?

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Gaudin?

    • Frittoman626

      Bet you Park and Marte set-up for Mo in the second game

  • Carlosologist

    aaahhh Leiter said mentality when speaking of Joba.

  • Dela G

    forget span, there are 2 outs

    • Dela G

      got em

  • BigBlueAL

    So far Joba not exactly bringing it with the fastball.

  • pat

    Twins have hit the ball hard so far, with nothing to show.

  • poster

    Hypothetical Question: IF Mo blows the save (it’s not going to happen, but let’s pretend it does for the purposes of the hypothetical) assuming that in the 9th we still have a one run lead, then do we start to worry, just an little bit, about Mo?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      That would depend entirely on how it goes down

    • Carlosologist

      Nope. Mo goes through hiccups like these once or twice a year. If he starts blowing saves a la Trevor Hoffman, well then we’re screwed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Similar to the game we lost in New York against the Twins, this is where we should have Mo pitching, against their best hitters.

    • pat

      And similar to last time we ask, how many managers are going to do that in May?

      • poster

        None, but the point is valid. I don’t blame Girardi; I do blame the faulty old-school mentality of ALL managers today.

      • Dela G

        maneul has done it twice with k-rod… haha

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          And didn’t K-rod almost get into a fight with the bullpen coach over his usage?

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            A shoving match!!!

          • Dela G

            ha yes he did

        • Hummingbird S.

          but he did the 5-out save, right? What makes sense to me is to have Mo pitch the 8th and Joba pitch the 9th so we have our best pitcher against their best hitters and we still keep them fresh

      • Hummingbird S.

        I just hope the result is not the same as last time.

  • pat

    Joba throwin the curve. I like it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    3-2, here comes the slider, and Mauer knows it.

    • Hummingbird S.

      different pitch, still can’t get the out… damn you Mauer

  • Dela G

    man joba plz get through this inning unscathed

  • Carlosologist

    Damn Morneau has a Bondsian OBP.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Bonds had an OBP of .517 for the last eight years of his career

  • Dela G

    impressive

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good pitch Joba, high cheese!

  • Carlosologist

    Straight gas right there.

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

    I hate the Joba velocity watch. We get it Kay! So damn annoying.

    • Across the pond

      Tis very annoying

  • Frigidevil

    Am I the only one who gets more pumped after a strikeout that the catcher stands up to position?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Nope. I love that shit.

  • Dela G

    hey i’ll take the FC

  • pat

    If Joba gets out of this quickly I say give him the 9th and save Mo for the night game.

    • pat

      And as I say that he goes 2-0 on Kubel.

  • Tom Zig

    I’ve seen this multiple times, but why do people get all up in arms about home team announcers blatantly rooting for the home team? I mean I can understand if it’s a FOX, ESPN, or TBS game. But who cares if Hawk Harrelson is a White Sox homer? or that John Sterling is a Yankees homer? Isn’t that their job?

    • pat

      I don’t mind it at all. I want the people I listen to everyday to be rooting for the home guys.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      There’s a difference between being a bit of a homer and being unprofessional. Calling the other team “bad guys” isn’t professional, IMO. I mean, Hawk cracks me up but yeah.

    • Hummingbird S.

      It’s not just that Hawk is a white sox homer, it’s that I hate the “he gone” line.

    • Drew

      Kay is a moron.

      • Drew

        Ha, reply fail.

    • baravelli

      I’ll tell you the difference. I agree, it’s not so bad when you know the announcers want the team to win, as long as they still tell you objectively about the game. I actually think the guys in Boston, Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo, do a good job of this – obviously they’re more concerned with their guys, but they still call a fair game. I think Kay and company generally strike a good balance as well. What Hawk does, though, is that he roots for the Sox INSTEAD OF DOING PLAY-BY-PLAY. When a ball is hit, he won’t say where it is, he’ll just yell at it – “Get down!” “Get out!” “C’mon, get there!” It’s the difference between watching a game with a knowledgeable and reasonable friend who happens to root for the other team, and watching a game with an obnoxious lout just screaming to hear his own voice in a sports bar. Hawk is an obnoxious lout.

  • Frigidevil

    Nitro zone?

  • Dela G

    haha that was in the other batter’s box

  • Mister Delaware

    You know, if Joba gets Kubel, it might not make sense to use Mariano for 7-8-9.

    • Mister Delaware

      Never mind, me.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      but teh save!!

    • BigBlueAL

      If it wasnt just a 1-run lead I would agree with you, but if it is still just 1-0 going to the bot of the 9th you have to go with Mo.

  • damn yanks

    3-2 breaking ball…. aka the CURSE of Joba

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      that’s the 3-2 slider.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shocked Joba threw Kubel a 3-2 slider.

    • pat

      Looked like a curveball.

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

        It was.

  • Dela G

    great job joba

  • Carlosologist

    Yay Joba had a solid outing.

  • bonestock94

    Nice, some insurance runs now please.

    Oh, here’s Buehrle getting ejected and Hawk going off on Joe West. Gotta agree with him here.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Mark Buehrle is so adorable and sweet

      • bonestock94

        If you say so lol

    • Carlosologist

      Joe West is the biggest dick ever. Also, roboumps please.

    • Jim S

      Joe West needs to get a damn life. That’s pathetic.

    • Across the pond

      Hawk wasn’t as loud as I thought he’d have been.

      He’s dead right – West should have been suspended after the yanks-sox comment anyway.

  • Across the pond

    What time does the next game start at?

    • Drew

      710 or 30 minutes after last pitch if this game runs past 6:40.

      • Across the pond

        Sweet, Thanks

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Kay with the Yiddish

    • Frigidevil

      please explain haha

  • Frigidevil

    Wow what did he just say? zomptic!?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS
      • Frigidevil

        why thank you, you are a gentleman and a scholar

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Thank you much

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      zaftig?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon offense, score 3 runs here so we can save Mo for later tonight.

  • Frittoman626

    Just 3 more outs, LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Peedlum

    Michael Kay thinks Brett Gardner’s first name is “The Speedy”.

  • pat

    Chasing garbage.

  • Drew

    Maybe Teix is hurt because he is horrible as a lefty right now.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Does Tex need glasses or something? I feel terrible for him at this point. I mean not really because he’s a super rich dude and seems to have a nice family and all that, but you know what I mean.

    • Across the pond

      He has horrible hair though. I feel sorry for him because of that.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        And when he cuts it, his power will return

        Teixeira = Anti-Samson

        • Anksy

          The haircut is the source of all his…Failure!

  • Hummingbird S.

    I’m really worried about Tex…could it be something wrong healthwise?

  • poster

    Gotta go to Mo’s.

    • Carlosologist

      Why do the Mets have a sign like that in Citi? Is it to remind themselves that the greatest closer is in Bronx and they’re stuck with a douchebag with declining stats as a closer?

  • Across the pond

    Tex says he struggles because he has to try and get two swings going.

    Is there anything to be said for him just batting right handed for a while?? Try and get something going.

    • baby carlos

      no kidding… would be happy with a solid hit out at this point. he is just horrible right now.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Nah–the guy hasn’t faced a like-handed non-knuckleballer in many years. Making him even less comfortable at the plate is not what he needs right now

      • Across the pond

        Good point. He’s fairly ugly though with opposites maybe it’d be worth a shot.

  • baby carlos

    3-4 hitters must still be in pre game mode….

  • bonestock94

    Lets hope bad Mo is gone for the season.

  • Frigidevil

    So if Joe said he won’t let GUYS who pitch in the first game pitch in the second, what’s his ruling on God?

    • Pat D

      God exists by two falls to a submission.

      /Monty Python’d

      • Frigidevil

        Didn’t know what you’re talking about, looked it up, fantastic.

        • Pat D

          Yea, instead of having scholars debate God’s existence, just have them wrestle for it instead!

  • Pat D

    On my lunch break and stopping by to see what’s up.

    Did I really see people saying that they find Hawk Harrelson amusing? I’m afriad you need to see a psychiatrist if you feel this way.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      That’s me, haha. I just think he’s funny!

      • Pat D

        I just can’t listen to him. I turned on a White Sox game 3 years or so ago and he was just rooting in the booth. Like, begging Jose Contreras to cover first base on a groundball before the runner beat him by saying “Stretch, Jose!” or something like that. Now the only time I’ll listen to him is when they’re playing the Yankees and the Yankees do something good. I just want to hear him cry.

        • poster

          YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!

          -Hawk Harrelson after Buehrle’s perfect game.

          I wanted to drive a jackhammer into my skull.

          • Pat D

            I suppose I could maybe kind of excuse that. It’s such a rare occurrence and all.

            Of course, if he was on the losing end of that, he’d probably not react the same way, so, yea, f him.

    • Pete

      your lunch break is at 6:16 pm? Either you need to get your eating schedule sorted out, or MOVE TO THE FUCKING EAST COAST YOU URCHIN!!!!!!

      /…whaa?

  • baby carlos

    WTF is up with Mo?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Probably not getting work for a big chunk of April/May.

      • baby carlos

        But he wears a Super M suit…. shouldn’t that be enough?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Mariano please make this easy?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Fuck, no command for Mo again. This is not good.

  • Dela G

    eff you kay, you had my heart stopping

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    My back was turned. Michael Kay just gave me a heart attack

  • poster

    Geez Mo, don’t scare me like that.

  • pat

    ::Craps pants::

  • Across the pond

    Oh shit I think my heart just skipped a few beats

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

    And thanks for the heart attack.

  • Carlosologist

    That wasn’t even close to being out Kay.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      That was pretty close. Off the bat, it looked like it was out but the ball kinda died it seems.

  • baby carlos

    Ok, I want real Mo back.. this robot is scary

  • Mister Delaware

    Tapper back to the mound in the non-gamelog version of the box score.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Lucky we are in Target field and not YS.

  • Drew

    holy moses

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Mo’s velocity seems like its where it needs to be, his control is just lacking.

  • bonestock94

    Phew

  • damn yanks

    wowzers!

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Crap, not Thome!

  • damn yanks

    yea… its time for the control to come back

    • damn yanks

      Which is something im not all that worried about

  • Mister Delaware

    Command is not there again, eh?

    • damn yanks

      No two 3 and 1 counts to start it off…

    • Yankee1010

      Nope. He’s missing by a lot on a decent number of pitches.

      He’ll be fine though.

  • bonestock94

    Dominant Mo, please come back

  • Frittoman626

    No not Thome again, dont walk him

    • Frittoman626

      Come on Mo, lets get through this

  • Carlosologist

    Thome makes the bat look so small.

  • Dela G

    man mo has been crazy off

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh JFC Mo please just do this.

  • NC Yankee Fan

    He was careful with Thome

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo’s follow-through in his delivery looks odd today.

  • Carlosologist

    At least the DP or force is set up.

    • Carlosologist

      My prediction: Money.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Eiland is paid by mound visits. Get your ass back in the dugout man, this is Mariano Rivera.

  • Across the pond

    Come on Mo!

  • bonestock94

    A pinch runner that’s a threat to steal, no fucking shit kay!

  • Across the pond

    FCUK YEAH

  • Dela G

    YANKEES WIN!

  • Frigidevil

    woooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    I fistpumped.

  • baby carlos

    phew!!!!! that is more like it…

  • BigBlueAL

    LOL easy inning for Mo.

  • poster

    I’ll take it!

    Good game.

  • pat

    Mo looks pissed.

  • Yankee1010

    Huge turn by Cano and Jeter.

  • Mister Delaware

    Well that wasn’t convincing.

  • Jim S

    Yikes, Mariano. Come back!

    • Jim S

      slow internet fail. Yay win!

  • Across the pond

    That’ll do mo… That’ll do

  • bonestock94

    Nice!

    I’m very concerned about Mo though, I’m not ready for the decline…

  • Dela G

    haha you could hear sterling in the background doing his “yaaaankeees, win!” chant

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh goodness. Thank you. Yankees win!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good win, but man that ball was hit HARD.

    We need Mo to get back to his old self.

  • JMV

    thank god game over!

  • Frittoman626

    THE YANKEES WIN, THEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Drew

    Maybe Mo just needs an edge.

    • poster

      …with a cool panoramic vista roof!

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Groundball to short, Jeter flips to Cano one, on to first Double Play!
    Ballgame over Yankees Win, THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees Win.
    ( Sterling’d)

  • Frittoman626

    Now they have to focus on Game 2, but they need to score more runs

  • Pat D

    ESPN breathes hugh sigh of relief. Their game will start on time.

  • http://www.thesportsshowlive.com/ JoeyH

    Any concern that his pitches are missing down instead of up? I know its probably better to miss down opposed to out over the plate and up but it just seems like he doesn’t have all of it.

    • poster

      I have absolutely no concern at all. People have this discussion every year. So far the rumors of Mo’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

  • pat

    Twins were mashing the ball right at our fielders. Their pitching ate us up save one bad pitch to Jeets. We stole that bad boy.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      You wouldn’t take it? =P

      • pat

        Oh I’ll most definitely take it. Makes up for the bullshit losses last week.

        • pat

          Well, one of them, at least.

  • JMV

    nice to see burnett got the win

  • theyankeewarrior

    Marte to the closers role!