Game 45: Finish what they started


"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.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. A.D. says:

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

  2. A.D. says:

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

  3. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

    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?

  4. yoo-boo says:

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

  5. Dela G says:

    let’s finish this shit

  6. pat says:



  7. Carlosologist says:

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

  8. Mike Axisa says:

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

  9. JGS says:

    We play today

    We win today

    …then we play again today
    and we win again today

    Das it

  10. Dela G says:

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

    anyone else have this problem?

  11. baby carlos says:

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

  12. pat says:

    Lets just end this quickly boys, swing at everything.

  13. Dela G says:


  14. JGS says:

    !!!! yea Jeter

  15. bexarama says:

    J-Jeter lives!!!! Maybe!

  16. Kevin says:

    That was a BOMB.

  17. BigBlueAL says:

    Burnett for the win!!

  18. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:


    sincerely, Jeter

  19. Carlosologist says:

    That HR: The result of taking a pitch.

  20. baby carlos says:

    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

  21. mike c says:

    the captain makes it happen!

  22. pat says:

    Reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated!

    • baby carlos says:

      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.

  23. Frigidevil says:

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

  24. pat says:

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

  25. Carlosologist says:

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

  26. Dela G says:

    man tex is slow… haha

  27. Carlosologist says:

    Goddamn you Teixeira and your struggles.

  28. BigBlueAL says:

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

  29. JGS says:

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

  30. Frigidevil says:

    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

  31. baby carlos says:

    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.

  32. Frigidevil says:

    Ohhhh crap

  33. Dela G says:

    good god

    k-rob be ok

  34. Carlosologist says:


  35. pat says:

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

  36. Did that hit him in the ass?

  37. BigBlueAL says:

    HOLY SHIT he got drilled.

  38. bexarama says:

    Aaaaah what the hell!

  39. Across the pond says:


  40. Dela G says:

    attaboy k-rob

  41. baby carlos says:

    HOLY SHIT…..

    Nice assist by Robertson.

  42. pat says:

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

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

  44. bexarama says:

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

  45. Dela G says:

    oh well, lets get a GIDP

  46. nathan says:

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

  47. Dela G says:

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

  48. pat says:

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

  49. Dela G says:

    thank jesus for holding morneau there


  50. Carlosologist says:

    oh my god D-Rob.

  51. Frigidevil says:

    alright lets make them pay for not scoring there

  52. baby carlos says:

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

  53. pat says:

    Holy shitballs that was a lazer from the Captain.

  54. Frittoman626 says:

    If he cant get Young out, ill be super mad

  55. Pete says:

    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.

    Baseball fans who hate you everywhere

    • 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 says:

        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?

  56. Dela G says:

    JETER!!! holy shit

  57. baby carlos says:

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

  58. BigBlueAL says:

    Range baby!!

  59. Across the pond says:

    Nice Jete

  60. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

    If only Jeter had range to his right.

  61. Frigidevil says:

    That’ll do cap’n

  62. bexarama says:

    HFS Jeter. Noice.

  63. Frittoman626 says:

    The lead is safe… for now

  64. YankeesJunkie says:

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

    • Mister Delaware says:

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

  65. Across the pond says:

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

    Nice objectiveness.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

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

      • bexarama says:

        ahahaha what happened there?

      • Mister Delaware says:

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

      • Frigidevil says:

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

        • bexarama says:

          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 says:

      No where near as bad as Hawk for the Whitesox.

  66. pat says:

    Robbie squares to bunt? lolwut?

  67. Dela G says:

    nice job cano!

  68. JGS says:

    That was pretty close at second

  69. YankeesJunkie says:

    Time for some insurance lets go Swish.

  70. Carlosologist says:

    Cano! Team slump: starting to end

  71. nathan says:

    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.

  72. JGS says:

    wait, Phil Cuzzi is calling the left field line?

  73. bexarama says:

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

  74. pat says:

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

  75. Why swing at that, Swish? Clearly a ball.

  76. poster says:

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

  77. Dela G says:

    where did that miranda foul land?

    ha prolly went up to jesus

  78. Dela G says:

    aight marte, please dont blow this


  79. vin says:

    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.

  80. Dela G says:

    thats a sweet luggage tag

  81. pat says:

    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.

  82. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  83. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  84. Dela G says:

    span is raking for my fantasy team today.

    but keep him from scoring

  85. pat says:

    Joba? Interesting.

  86. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

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

  87. baby carlos says:

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

  88. Frittoman626 says:

    Joba better not ruin it

  89. pat says:

    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?

  90. Carlosologist says:

    aaahhh Leiter said mentality when speaking of Joba.

  91. Dela G says:

    forget span, there are 2 outs

  92. BigBlueAL says:

    So far Joba not exactly bringing it with the fastball.

  93. pat says:

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

  94. poster says:

    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?

  95. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  96. pat says:

    Joba throwin the curve. I like it.

  97. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  98. Dela G says:

    man joba plz get through this inning unscathed

  99. Carlosologist says:

    Damn Morneau has a Bondsian OBP.

  100. Dela G says:


  101. Hummingbird S. says:

    Good pitch Joba, high cheese!

  102. Carlosologist says:

    Straight gas right there.

  103. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  104. Frigidevil says:

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

  105. Dela G says:

    hey i’ll take the FC

  106. pat says:

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

  107. Tom Zig says:

    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 says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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. says:

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

    • Drew says:

      Kay is a moron.

    • baravelli says:

      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.

  108. Frigidevil says:

    Nitro zone?

  109. Dela G says:

    haha that was in the other batter’s box

  110. Mister Delaware says:

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

  111. damn yanks says:

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

  112. BigBlueAL says:

    Shocked Joba threw Kubel a 3-2 slider.

  113. Dela G says:

    great job joba

  114. Carlosologist says:

    Yay Joba had a solid outing.

  115. bonestock94 says:

    Nice, some insurance runs now please.

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

  116. Across the pond says:

    What time does the next game start at?

  117. JGS says:

    Kay with the Yiddish

  118. Frigidevil says:

    Wow what did he just say? zomptic!?

  119. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  120. Frittoman626 says:

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

  121. Peedlum says:

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

  122. pat says:

    Chasing garbage.

  123. Drew says:

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

  124. bexarama says:

    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.

  125. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  126. poster says:

    Gotta go to Mo’s.

    • Carlosologist says:

      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?

  127. Across the pond says:

    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 says:

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

    • JGS says:

      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

  128. baby carlos says:

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

  129. bonestock94 says:

    Lets hope bad Mo is gone for the season.

  130. Frigidevil says:

    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?

  131. Pat D says:

    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.

    • bexarama says:

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

      • Pat D says:

        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 says:


          -Hawk Harrelson after Buehrle’s perfect game.

          I wanted to drive a jackhammer into my skull.

          • Pat D says:

            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 says:

      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!!!!!!


  132. baby carlos says:

    WTF is up with Mo?

  133. bexarama says:

    Mariano please make this easy?

  134. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  135. Dela G says:

    eff you kay, you had my heart stopping

  136. JGS says:

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

  137. poster says:

    Geez Mo, don’t scare me like that.

  138. pat says:

    ::Craps pants::

  139. Across the pond says:

    Oh shit I think my heart just skipped a few beats

  140. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And thanks for the heart attack.

  141. Carlosologist says:

    That wasn’t even close to being out Kay.

    • Spaceman.Spiff says:

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

  142. baby carlos says:

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

  143. Mister Delaware says:

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

  144. Hummingbird S. says:

    Lucky we are in Target field and not YS.

  145. Drew says:

    holy moses

  146. NC Yankee Fan says:

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

  147. bonestock94 says:


  148. damn yanks says:


  149. NC Yankee Fan says:

    Crap, not Thome!

  150. damn yanks says:

    yea… its time for the control to come back

  151. Mister Delaware says:

    Command is not there again, eh?

  152. bonestock94 says:

    Dominant Mo, please come back

  153. Frittoman626 says:

    No not Thome again, dont walk him

  154. Carlosologist says:

    Thome makes the bat look so small.

  155. Dela G says:

    man mo has been crazy off

  156. bexarama says:

    Oh JFC Mo please just do this.

  157. NC Yankee Fan says:

    He was careful with Thome

  158. BigBlueAL says:

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

  159. Carlosologist says:

    At least the DP or force is set up.

  160. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  161. Across the pond says:

    Come on Mo!

  162. bonestock94 says:

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

  163. Across the pond says:


  164. Dela G says:


  165. Frigidevil says:


  166. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

    I fistpumped.

  167. baby carlos says:

    phew!!!!! that is more like it…

  168. BigBlueAL says:

    LOL easy inning for Mo.

  169. poster says:

    I’ll take it!

    Good game.

  170. pat says:

    Mo looks pissed.

  171. Yankee1010 says:

    Huge turn by Cano and Jeter.

  172. Mister Delaware says:

    Well that wasn’t convincing.

  173. Jim S says:

    Yikes, Mariano. Come back!

  174. Across the pond says:

    That’ll do mo… That’ll do

  175. bonestock94 says:


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

  176. Dela G says:

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

  177. bexarama says:

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

  178. Hummingbird S. says:

    Good win, but man that ball was hit HARD.

    We need Mo to get back to his old self.

  179. JMV says:

    thank god game over!

  180. Frittoman626 says:


  181. Drew says:

    Maybe Mo just needs an edge.

  182. NC Yankee Fan says:

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

  183. Frittoman626 says:

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

  184. Pat D says:

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

  185. JoeyH says:

    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 says:

      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.

  186. pat says:

    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.

  187. JMV says:

    nice to see burnett got the win

  188. theyankeewarrior says:

    Marte to the closers role!

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