May
26

Game 46: Two wins, one day

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Update: Boone Logan has been optioned to make room for Chad Gaudin, who’s officially been re-signed. Shane Lindsay, who was claimed off waivers less than two weeks ago, was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

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After winning the suspended game just a few minutes ago, the Yankees will try for a second victory on the day. They’ll start this one fresh, with Andy Pettitte going against Francisco Liriano.

We saw this matchup before, just a week and a half ago at the Stadium. The Yanks got to Liriano for nine hits, though only three of them came around to score. They worked the count and got him to 101 pitches through six innings, and then they tagged the Twins bullpen for another four runs and an easy win. Pettitte, in his first start after leaving a game against Baltimore with elbow inflammation, went six and a third with just two hits allowed. His control was a bit off, as he threw just 53 of his 95 pitches for strikes and walked three. He still came out easily ahead.

Liriano then moved onto Boston, where he pitched even worse. In 4.2 innings he allowed five runs on five hits, including two home runs, and three walks. In his last start at Target Field he allowed five runs on 10 hits to the Orioles. Before that, though, he’d allowed no runs at his home park. Liriano is best when he’s keeping the ball on the ground. In his first five starts opponents hit 52 groundballs to 38 fly balls. He allowed six runs in those 36 innings. Things have changed in his last three starts, as opponents have hit 25 groundballs to 34 fly balls. He has allowed 13 runs in 16.2 innings in those starts.

The Yanks would do well to score early and often for Pettitte here. The bullpen is pretty short after Robertson, Joba, and Mo pitched earlier.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Marcus Thames, DH
7. Francisco Cervelli, C
8. Kevin Russo, LF
9. Brett Gardner, CF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

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

    I’m not liking this post-side injury Mo =(

    • Carlosologist

      It’s an adventure every time with this Mo.

    • Drew

      Hopefully it’s just a dead arm and he gets the feel back soon.

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

    Bye bye, Boone

  • Frittoman626

    Finally Swish is batting 2nd

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

    I’m really looking forward to the Mike Tyson CenterStage after the game.

    • Drew

      Kay’s interview is impregnable.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s back from Bolivia?

  • JMV

    gaudin available tonite?

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

    Let’s play 1.44 (that right?).

  • Drew

    Woot. Boone to AAA.

  • Chris

    Jeter is now 3-4 with 3 HR against Duensing. So that’s twice that Gardenhire has been burned by bringing in a pitcher who’s given up more HR than outs against a Yankee.

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

      Is Gardenhire on Cashman’s payroll or something?

  • Frittoman626

    I hate Justin Morneau

  • poster

    The only reason Mo struggled today was that he was pissed at Twins acting as if they could possibly beat Him if He didn’t want them too. So he pretended to struggle in order to get their hopes up, then crushed them using his divine will.

  • Carlosologist

    Considering how trades are supposed to pick up in June after the draft, who will the Yanks target? Seeing as how NJ might end up being on the shelf the rest of the season, I think Adam LaRoche is a good target. He will only make 3M for the rest of the season and can be had for a reliever and/or salary relief.

    • Frittoman626

      Why would they do that, Tex will break from his slump, they already have Miranda, and Johnson might be back by August

      • mike c

        and if he’s not, well then we’re short a very good hitter that we will need in the postseason

    • A.D.

      There’s also going to be a 1.5M buyout, or 9.5M mutual option if he’s traded.

  • A.D.

    RAB holiday with Logan being sent down.

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

    Short pen. Let’s hope Pettitte goes deep and hope the offense does something this time.

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

      Let’s hope Pettitte goes deep

      At first I was like “interleague?”

      Then I was like… no comment

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Short on shutdown guys, but they are built for length with Mitre, Park, and Gaudin (who went 67 pitches in his last outing)

  • Frittoman626

    ESPN said Tex can do some damage from the right side, HUUUUUUUUUUUUUH!!!!!!

    • poster

      He can. He’s just not.

  • poster

    Jeter really does seem to be hitting better-even on this out, he hit it in the air toward right-center rather then on the ground to SS. A good sign.

  • rek4gehrig

    Hey hey…just got home. I see Yanks won Game 1….yippeeeeeeeee

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

    By all means, keep batting Gardner second.

    grumblegrumble

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

    Swisher creams one? What the hell does that mean?

  • Frittoman626

    Thats what we need from the 2nd hole

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

    I honestly think Kay enjoys pointing on how much people are slumping.

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

      You’ve been watching the Yankees for how long? ;)

  • Pete

    Strasburg might be “debuting” against the Pirates. Which begs the question, which MLB team will be the first one that Strasburg faces?

    • theyankeewarrior

      I enjoyed this comment very much

    • Carlosologist

      He could possibly debut against Detroit or Cleveland.

      • Pete

        can you imagine if it was cleveland? He’d be like “god dammit, i’m debuting against the pirates? fuck this. Oh snap i get to face the AL next start! Oh god dammit…”

  • Frittoman626

    Tex makes me want to throw a bat through my TV

    • theyankeewarrior

      I like his “not try to do anything differently” approach. It really seems to be working out for him because he “really hasn’t done much differently than suck” all season.

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

    Tex, why would you swing at that, babe? =/

  • A.D.

    ohhhh 3-4 with RISP

  • Frittoman626

    DEJA VU all over again :(

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

    You know what I have to say about that inning?

    http://aaronsprecher.com/conte.....ration.jpg

  • theyankeewarrior

    Over/under 10 HR for Tex at the break?

    And over/under 20 combined HR for Alex and Tex at the break?

    • Carlosologist

      Date: May 26th, not a time to be boverreacting.

      Tex will have around 16 or 17 HR by the break. A-Rod will have around 20 HR by the break.

      I take the over on all accounts.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Over for both would be a solid choice. Idk about 20 & 17 though.

        • Carlosologist

          A-Rod is long overdue for a home run bonanza. He could potentially hit ten this week and next. Teixeira’s numbers point to a rebound (.223 BABIP, 19% LD rate, 21% for career). He’s due for a better month at the plate.

    • Frittoman626

      Over, But barely for both

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

    And that’s probably a stolen base.

  • Pete

    NO Denard Span, that’s a BAD Denard Span. NO.

  • Frittoman626

    I wish Sapn would hit his mom with a foul ball again

    Kidding(knock on wood)

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    What’s a “blue dart”?

    (Sterling’s description of Span’s double

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      )

  • Pete

    Did you know that Orlandon Hudson can steal 40 bases? He doesn’t, because it’s not his game, but he could if he wanted to.

    /Ichiro with home runs’d

    • theyankeewarrior

      Hahaha yes.

      “I’ve seen Ichiro take BP in Yankee Stadium and he hits HRs at will!”

      “He could win the HR Derby with ease if someone would just let him in!”

      /MSM’d

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

    Matusz with 4 ER in the first against OAKLAND. Yeah I think I might drop him.

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

      Eeeek! I thought he was gonna be a stud this year. I was very wrong. So far.

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

        Yeah same. But growing pains. Now if Matusz was in NY I think he’d be in the 8th by now.

  • poster

    Hey Yankees, see that? It’s called a hit with men in scoring position. Study it, you’ll be quizzed on it later.

  • Frittoman626

    (Hand in face)I hate the ump

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

      He was safe, though.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    “So the stolen base was big…actually, Span would have scored from second on that too”

    -Sterling

  • Pete

    holy crap morneau is murdering the ball this year

  • Pete

    nifty

  • Frittoman626

    Nice double play

  • Frittoman626

    Who will be sent down once Curtis G comes back. DFA Randy Winn and keep Russo, wont happen though

    • Drew

      Let Russo go down and get regular starts in the OF and at SS in preparation for his call up later in the year.

  • Pete

    Heh. Cano might’ve made that play

  • pat

    FUcking Sterling is such a dick.

    “Swung on and LAUNCHED to left center”

    “And Spahn catches it a few feet in front of the warning track”

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

      Did you hear Kay’s call of Hardy’s hit off Mo? GOOD LORD.

      • pat

        I didn’t. Luckily I got to watch it on TV and have my own heart attack.

        *Hahah Suzyn flies in the face of conventional scouting and claims Russo is a good SS.

      • poster

        Can’t blame Kay there, it really looked out.

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

          So did I but he was SCREAMING!!!!!!

      • theyankeewarrior

        Swung on and hit DEEEEeeeeEEeEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeEEeEeEepto left-center field!

        GONING BACK RUSSO!

        AT THE TRACK!

        (Russo settles calmly under ball)

        AT THE WALL!

        (easily makes catch)

        AND HE MAKES THE CATCH!!!!!

        • pat

          Heh, I can actually hear him saying that. Something we’ve heard a hundred times.

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

            That’s EXACTLY what he said

        • Accent Shallow

          I can attest, this was an unpleasant call.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I was just going to post this

  • Frittoman626

    Who the hell wants to watch Rangers Twins!?!

  • theyankeewarrior

    O-dawg tried to throw Cano out, Cano-style. Nuh uh.

  • jim p

    Is it in Kay’s contract that he has to avoid talking about any player actually on the field of play, or the actual game situation? Is there a bonus when he manages to do it for a whole half-inning?

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

      He only talks about them when they’re slumping

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        and Teixeira’s struggles continue

  • Frittoman626

    RISP part 2, lets see what happens

  • Frittoman626

    That was a ball

  • Pete

    lol @ the twins broadcasters basically explaining what a strikeout is as though it’s a weapon unique to Liriano (of course on that pitching staff it pretty much is)

  • Carlosologist

    RISP fail.

  • poster

    WTF was Gardner looking for exactly?

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

    Time to remove the Boone Logan anger widget woot

  • Frittoman626

    OMG, WTF were you looking for, I’d rather you swing and miss

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

      Liriano’s slider is really good dude

    • Pete

      yes, that would have been a better result

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

    At least Gardner had a good at-bat? /silver lining’d

  • theyankeewarrior

    That looked like late season ’09 GGBG. Staring at strike 3 as the ball literally crosses as much of home plate as physically possible.

  • Pete

    The twins traded Matt Garza for that guy. Haha.

    • Frittoman626

      Dont forget Bartlett

      • Pete

        oh I fully intend to forget bartlett.

  • Frittoman626

    Young is lucky, a good fielder would have caught that ball, I dont blame Russo though, he isnt use to LF

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

    Look, Kay’s trying to start drama, guys. I’m so surprised.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      explain

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

        BLAH BLAH BLAH MARIANO DOESN’T MARIANO LOOK BAD???

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Heehehah..you crack me up.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Haha I love how Michael Kay is using one batted ball from JJ Hardy as evidence that it is impossible to hit a ball out of left-center field. He is convinced that JJ Hardy should have had a 500 ft. round tripper.

    And the only run of the game was a HR easily over the fence from our struggling captain.

  • Frittoman626

    How long will Ace be out, hopefully not the whole year

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      It doesn’t look good at all. They’ve tried the rest and rehab route, and it flared up again. Depending on how long the recovery time is from surgery (say 4 months=offseason) they may opt to keep trying rest and rehab. If it’s longer than 4 months to recover fully, then they might cut him right away so he’s ready for next year.

  • Pete

    NIce Jason Kubel is not playing tonight!

    Jason Kubel needs to board a plane to Seattle, then take a bus down to Eugene, Oregon, then take another bus up the Wakonda River, holler across the river towards the Stamper house till Joe Ben comes out lookin for ta see who it is makin all that racket across’n the river over there, hop in the boat, skiff it across, say “well I’ll be! It’s cousin Jason! Getcher goofy ass on over here! I think there’s still a couple burgers left from supper, the missus will throw em in the oven for ya! How are ya bub?” To which Jason Kubel will respond “Not bad, a little beat up from the trip. How bout yourself? How’s business?” To which Joe Ben will gravely respond “Not so great. Them damn Union boys got us hangin on by a thread. We sure do appreciate you comin back on up here to help out!”

    Jason Kubel will then help Joe Ben fasten the boat to the dock, and then walk up to the house with him. When they reach the screen door to the porch (there isn’t an actual door to the house – just a doorway), Joe Ben will exclaim “Hey all a yall come look! It’s cousin Jason Kubel! He’s come up to help us out fer the cuttin season!” And all of Jason Kubel’s relatives will relish the opportunity to stick it to the union scum, at least for one more year.

    That’s what Jason Kubel should do.

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go Jeet, lets get this inning started

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

    Beltre homer off Garza. 1-0 Sox.

    Sox do you want the Sox to sweep or Tampa to make it more even? I don’t know who to root for.

    • Frittoman626

      Root for who you hate least of these 2 ;)

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

        I don’t hate the Rays as much but they are in first but a good amount of games. But the Sox are rapidly catching n to the Yanks. So i don’t know. I guess I’ll go for Sox and really hope the Yanks offense manages to do something.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      If the Yankees win, they gain a game and a half on someone.

    • Drew

      Why do you have to root for one of the two?

  • Frittoman626

    Red Sox might sweep Rays today, should we be worried

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      No. Nice to see the Rays lose

  • pat

    OPEN TEH FLOODGATES TEX

  • Carlosologist

    Oh my god Tex got a hit! Best news all day.

  • baby carlos

    Thank god for broken bats

  • Frittoman626

    Youdickless saved Lackey, thats the only way Tex gets a hit, but i’ll take it

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    So many moves behind home plate, he is like Elgin Baylor back there

    -Sterling, dating himself

    • pat

      Wtf was he even talking about?

  • Frittoman626

    Liriano does’nt look like he has his best stuff, but yet he gets out of it, no sweat, watching the Yankees offense is really going to make me rip my hair off

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

      Yeah leading the league in runs scored per game sucks

      • poster

        Be fair now, he has a point. They’ve been awful the past three games.

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

          They have but people never give the opposing pitcher any credit. Ever. It’s always “blah sucks but the Yankees suck worse!!!!” I’m really tired of it. It’s not just him, but I guess it came to a head here.

          • poster

            There’s a point where with an offense as good as this one should be it goes beyond just giving the pitcher credit. You have to thhink they’re also struggling.

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

              They are. Do I get frustrated when Teixeira does what he’s been doing lately? Yup. But don’t say “watching the offense is going to make me tear my hair out” because you could be a fan of oh I don’t know PRETTY MUCH EVERY OTHER TEAM.

              • poster

                Point well taken.

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

        Actually I think Toronto is.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          As of this morning, Toronto had played three more games. More overall runs, but the Yankees have a higher R/G

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

            I was gonna say, Toronto has more runs scored but only by a run or two and they’ve played more games so the Yankees have more runs per game.

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

            Oh okay my bad then.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        not only that, but the difference between them and second place is bigger than the difference between 2nd and 7th.

  • Frittoman626

    doesn’t, spell fail

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

      You should really use the REPLY button. It’s blue, bottom right corner of the comment box.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, Robbie.

    /head explodes

  • baby carlos

    This Cano guy was a great call up.

  • Frittoman626

    Question, will Cano win the gold glove

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

      Nope. I’m guessing Pedroia just because of teh stupid grit.

      • poster

        Not to mention, he’s a better defender.

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

        Eh. Pedroia IS a better defender, but he’s not the auto-choice. He didn’t win last year. I think Cano wins this year, though, just because of the hype.

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go Robbie Cano

  • Drew

    Buehrle ftw

    He said Joe West is too worried about promoting his CD and getting his name in the paper.

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

      Ahahahaha that’s awesome, I love Buehrle so much.

      • Carlosologist

        As much as AP?

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

          Not NEARLY. But he’s one of my favorite non-Yankees.

    • Carlosologist

      Linkage please?

  • Frittoman626

    Toronto is pissing me off, I know they wont be in the race by the second half, but it still feels bad to see them win unless its against Boston or Tampa

  • Frittoman626

    Love that Russo kid

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

    Yeah Russo. Great at-bat.

  • A.D.

    Alright Russo

  • pat

    LAWN GUY LAND REPRESENT WOOO

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

      WOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG ISLAAAAAND!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Can we get a replay of that? YES’ camera work had me really confused there.

    • Carlosologist

      The ball bounced a couple of feet within the left field line and bounced into the corner.

      • Accent Shallow

        Thanks. They did show a replay, so I saw that. The initial camera angle made me think it was either a grounder to short, or a popup to CF. Odd.

  • Carlosologist

    Russo!

  • Drew

    What’s with the horrid fucking camera work today? Same thing happened before.

  • mike c

    roooooss

  • poster

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s GREAT that we tied it, but even now we can’t score a run with RISP.

    Russo with teh clutch!

  • poster

    Looked safe to me.

  • Accent Shallow

    That’s either a hell of a play by Hardy, or some bullshit.

  • Frittoman626

    At least the game is tied up

  • poster

    Damn Al, WTF was that?

    “Kiiiirrrr-byyyyy Puck-ett!”

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

      They said that in Minnesota, I believe. Harold Reynolds ALWAYS calls him that.

      • poster

        You learn something new every day.

      • Marcus

        Yeah, I went to a few Twins games at the Metrodome back in the 80′s when I was a little kid and the announcer would say it like that when Kirby came up to bat. Really stuck with me because now any time I see his name that’s how I say it in my head.

  • baby carlos

    Anyone watching this game on ESPN? Is it me or does Rick Sutcliffe make every single play/pitch sound like it is season ending to team damaging?

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

      I’m not, but he does. It’s ESPN. Everything is ~making a statement~

  • poster

    Nice play Russo.

  • Accent Shallow

    Joe Mauer is really freaking good.

    Thanks for saving an XBH, LI Guy.

  • Carlosologist

    Calm the fuck down Kay. Again, that wasn’t even close to being out.

  • mike c

    that’s it, russo is the 4th OF!!!

  • Frittoman626

    Nice Play, I though that was gone, that park really is huge

  • dkidd

    what’s the opposite of a bandbox?

    mauer must be rethinking his contract

  • Frittoman626

    DFA Winn, keep Russo

  • Frittoman626

    Fuck Beltre

    • rek4gehrig

      Never mind Beltre…Russo is kicking

      • DGeezy

        Beltre’s no Kevin Ru-kilis!

  • YankeeScribe

    Wow. The Red Sux have really owned the Rays this series

    • Frittoman626

      Could this be the start of a Rays slump

      • WIlliam

        Regression to the mean can be a bitch.

  • dkidd

    not sure cervelli should be fist pumping this early in the game

    • pat

      Cervelli loves him some fist pumping. Must be the Italian in him.

      /All Italians love fist pumps.

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

    Andy with the good offspeed stuff… nnngh

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go Jeet, dont bunt Swish

    • Frittoman626

      Damnit maybe he should of

  • A.D.

    Oh boy RISP opportunity for heart of the order…

  • pat

    Hahah, wtf? Come on Gardy.

    • pat

      Ah, shit. Twas Swisher.

      Great AB’s guys. Two fucking pitches two outs.

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

    About seven more runs and some CHoP action would be appreciated.

    • Accent Shallow

      I am going to be so psyched when he’s DFAed.

      (Man, I feel like such a jerk for that)

  • Hummingbird S.

    What is it with those ridiculous ABs? Swisher has to go after the first freaking pitch?

  • WIlliam

    Jeter with a nice little hot streak going on. Trying to make it look liek he deserves his place at the ASG.

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

    Kay acting smart. Sigh.

  • vin

    How awesome is the Gameday pitch-by-pitch of the Delmon Young strikeout?

    1) Changeup out of the zone (down) – Swinging Strike
    2) Fastball up and in on the corner – Foul
    3) Cutter out of the zone (in) – Foul
    4) Changeup away, on the black – Swinging Strike

    I love Delmon Young, especially with Kubel out of the lineup. Pitch around the M&M boys, and take your chances with Cuddyer and Young.

  • WIlliam

    It’s so annoying to have to root for the Sux.

  • dkidd

    serious bling on liriano

  • baby carlos

    Think ESPN should consider that if Susan Waldman’s voice is more appealing than any ESPN person, the selection you have sucks.

  • WIlliam

    Seriously, you pitch carefully because Cano is lefthanded, he hits lefties a ton.

    • WIlliam

      Ahh, he corrected himself. Now I’m switching to YES anyway.

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

    In what world is A-Rod struggling?

    • WIlliam

      Is he supposed to suck, because he’s struggling to suck. Damnit Cano.

  • Frittoman626

    :( >:(

  • pat

    Ouchies.

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

    Can the offense please stop sucking?

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

    2-3-4-5, I know a correction is coming but SERIOUSLY

    • WIlliam

      To be fair, Cano and A-rod have been hitting well, as has swisher, though he wasn’t batting 2nd to today. Right now it’s mainly Tex and Gardy.

      • WIlliam

        *’til

  • dkidd

    i miss when leadoff doubles by jeter led to runs

  • Drew

    Situational hitting has been veddy veddy bad as of late.

  • Frittoman626

    even if someone hits a triple, this team wouldn’t score a run

  • Drew

    Great camera work again YES. It’s not like we want to see where the ball goes.

  • A.D.

    Ozzie Guillen not happy with Joe West.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I’m pretty sure calling an umpire a fucking asshole is going to get you a fine of some sort

      • Accent Shallow

        Umps like West should be fired; stay out of the spotlight.

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

        Ozzie is only stating a fact tough.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Never said he was wrong. I 100% agree with him. Doesn’t mean he won’t get a huge fine though

    • bonestock94

      Two guys I don’t like going at it, this can only end well.

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

        I actually gained more respect for Ozzie. He’s calling out the real embarrassment of the game.

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

          “People pay to watch players play, not to see umpires and managers. I don’t see any people say, ‘I’m going to see Ozzie Guillen manage or Joe West umpire.’ ‘

          Holy shit. Ozzie actually said this gem? Golf clap Ozzie, golf clap.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Did you hear what the Hawk said when it happened? He was absolutely spot on

  • Accent Shallow

    I don’t buy that call to get Harris (Gameday sorta does, but the overhead camera confirms the pitch went around the plate), but I don’t care, since Brendan Harris sucks, and should be afforded all the perks of being a scrub.

  • Frittoman626

    1-2-3 inning, Pettitte is a beast today

  • WIlliam

    I’m starting the official Pettite and Hughes for co-Cy Young award winners campaign.

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

    Friday can’t come fast enough. Struggling or not a healthy Granderson makes the lineup better.

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

    I’m in Twitter jail which is good because it’s sparing people from me UNFFFFFing all over Pettitte. More than I already am.

  • WIlliam

    It appears Tampa won’t have a staff ERA under 3 for the year?

  • Frittoman626

    Russo is a beast

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

    Russo and Jeter heading the offense today.

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

    Yay Gardy.

  • A.D.

    alllright bottom of the order

  • Drew

    That’s how it’s done son.

  • poster

    Great that we took the lead but…

    STILL not with men in scoring position!

  • Frittoman626

    LETS GO GARDNER!!!!!! Good baserunning by Russo

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    GARDNER MOWS EM’ DOWN!!

  • rek4gehrig

    Told ya…Russo is da man

  • pat

    YOUTH! SPEED! FUNDAMENTALS! RUNS!!!!! WOOOOOOO

    • rek4gehrig

      I second that….

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Twins Baseball?

      /cliche’d

  • Angelo

    Gardner with the Triple!!

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

    Well of course they got that hit. It wasn’t with RISP.

    /sarcasm
    /but kinda not really

  • Frittoman626

    Horrible swing, but we got the lead

  • Accent Shallow

    So smooth.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Sterling is drooling–how good a play was that?

    • pat

      Heh, I actually went to a Twins site to see if they were gonna say something about it.

    • poster

      It was okay; if Cano had a worse arm he wouldn’t have made it. Kay mentioned it in passing.

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

    Brewers pitching vs. Astros hitting… this could be interesting.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Milwaukee ERA+ = 76
      Houston OPS+ = 59 (!!!)

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        For the record, an OPS+ of 59 would be the worst in the majors of anyone last year who qualified for rate stats. Worse than Yuni Betancourt, worse than Emilio Bonifacio, worse than Randy Winn and Jason Kendall.

        This is every single person on the Astros combined

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

    Someone Jeter sheds a tear.

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

      Somewhere*

  • Jim S

    Andy Pettite is awesome.

    • Jim S

      Pettitte. Stupid keyboard.

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

        bexy thanks you for that correction.

  • Frittoman626

    Wouldnt be a surprise to see Pettitte in the All-Star game, he really is an underated pitcher in his career

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

      I think Girardi, since he gets to decide the pitchers, might take him but not want to use him.

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

    Someone make a girl equivalent of this so I can use it for Andy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY

    • pat

      Like a Prayer, you want to take Andy there?

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

        YES. (finds that song and cranks it) Andy. (fans self)

      • NYY626

        ahahaha that was a good one pat

  • Hummingbird S.

    Liriano is getting a ton of swinging strikes..

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

      Because he has a really good slider?

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

    Another Ortiz homer? Looks like he got his supplements back. And that’s 6 ER in 4.1 innings for Garza. Pitching is falling down for them.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Ortiz has more home runs than anyone on the Yankees

  • Shdw

    wtf, just give Tex the hit

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

      Honestly. Give the guy a damn break.

  • Carlosologist

    I think Michael Kay is perfect for SC. He has enough dumbass to go around.

  • pat

    An A-Bomb to knock Liriano out of the game would be nice.

    • pat

      Orrrr not.

  • Frittoman626

    I wish Tex and Ortiz would switch positions, so Tex would be killing the ball, and Ortiz would be a loser like he was in April

  • Drew

    Why show Teix’s last 5 games? You may as well show his last 50.

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

    A-Rod with his 133 wRC+ is soooooooooooooooooo bad! DFA DFA DFA!

    /Kay’d

    Kay today is worse than Tim McCarver.

  • Carlosologist
  • Frittoman626

    MLB needs to investigate Ortiz, how is he killing the ball all of a sudden, its bullshit if you think that he has found his stroke back

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

      Well Teix does the same thing every year…

      • Frittoman626

        Its a joke

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

          Oh my bad.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Guys who have wrist surgery often take a full year to get their power back.

      *cough*Nick Johnson*cough*

  • dkidd

    three team race this year. gonna be awesome

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Damn, Papi’s back and the Rays are finally slumping.

    • Frittoman626

      I hate Gayvid Ortiz

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

        Please don’t use gay as an insult. It’s not.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Yes. We refer to him as ‘Big Sloppy’ around here.

          That only offends the slobs, but who cares what they think.

  • Kevin

    Say we’re down 2-1 in the 9th. Andy is at 100 pitches. Who do we send to pitch?

    • poster

      That would be impossible since we’re up 2-1.

      • Kevin

        I meant up 2-1. Whoops…

        • poster

          Ah.

          I’d use Mo.

    • Kevin

      Well, there goes that hypothetical.

  • Accent Shallow

    So, Jeter, anytime you’d like to play defense . . .

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Where’s ‘Pastadivingjeter’ these days? He’s due for a comeback.

      • Drew

        It’s on the shelf, replaced by pastalungingjeter.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          I was thinking of going with pastadisintertestedjeter but it just seems a bit long.

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

    Andy showing emotion is so fucking hot (/heterosexual girl’d). Now get this guy!

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

      Phooey.

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

    Lackey is so lucky today. 4 IP with 11 baserunners with ONE K. Oh well it’s nice watching him suck and it’s nice looking at that contract at the same time.

  • dkidd

    poop

  • Frittoman626

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    Ugh.

  • YankeeScribe

    Jeter’s defense seems to be giving up a lot of runs lately

  • Frittoman626

    Delmon Youg is still a loser in my book

  • poster

    No TV by me now. I can safely assume Jeter made a bad play, leading to a Twins run?

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

      No just bad range.

      • poster

        Eeeewww.

  • pat

    Delmon giveth and Delmon taketh.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Damn.

    http://highbridnation.com/2007.....y-pettite/

    Turn your head Bexy. You don’t want to read this.

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

      That’s from 2007. And seems, errr, not terribly reliable.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Unreliable? Next thing you’ll try to tell me The Onion isn’t a real newspaper.

  • Frittoman626

    COME ON OFFENSE, WE NEED TO SCORE SOME RUNS!!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Andy’s pissed.

    /bex bait’d

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

      Poor baby. I’ll make him feel better.

      • poster

        That is so easy.

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

          Like I’d be with Andy?

          /too obvious’d ?

  • Frittoman626

    I hate that ESPN commercial, with Joltin Joe, Aaron and Pujols. Pujols is not the best player of this generation

    • poster

      I think he might be.

      • Tom Zig

        Barry Bonds says Hiiiiiiiii

        • poster

          Never mind, for some reason I thought of him as completely post-Bonds. Which he’s not.

    • pat

      Best one not implicated in any sort of steroid allegations.

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

      If he’s not, who is? He’s one of the best players EVER.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      No? Other than Bonds, I can’t think of anyone better

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      He’s the best player who hasn’t admitted to steroid use.

      Maybe he’s used them, but until that comes out you can’t use Alex. Even if all their numbers are equal, you’d use Pujols for PR purposes.

      • Frittoman626

        Ah Ken Griffey Jr anyone

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          You mean Ken Griffy DL?

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Griffey: 78.4 WAR, 22 seasons
          Pujols: 78.1 WAR, 10 seasons

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Beat me.

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

            Yep. Had he stayed healthy, you could make a case for Griffey. But he didn’t, so…….

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

            Or, put another way

            WAR/600PA

            Griffey: 4.20
            Pujols: 7.55

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Pujols > Griffey

          In 11303 PA, Griffey has a WAR of 78.4.

          In 6282 PA, Pujols has a WAR of 78.1.

          • Accent Shallow

            I’m going to disagree a little. Through 10 seasons (~5900 PA), Griffey had 64 WAR. He had little value after 2000, but he was so great before that, that he’s still an easy HoF.

            Not that ~15 WAR isn’t a lot of ground to make up, but I’d take a Gold Glove CF over a Gold Glove 1B.

            • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

              But doesn’t WAR take position into account? Pujols is ahead by 15 even with getting hammered by positional adjustment

              • Accent Shallow

                It does, but Rally’s WAR uses TotalZone, which isn’t a PBP metric. Not that I think that would make up the entire difference, but I think it might be a discussion worth having.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Okay, sure, but WAR is also adjusting for position. Playing CF gave Griffey a big boost whereas play 1B handicapped Pujols and Pujols still excelled.

              I’m not saying Griffey wasn’t a high caliber player, he obviously was, but Pujols has been just as good.

              • Accent Shallow

                Yup. My original point (which I’ve gotten away from) was that since so much of Griffey’s value was concentrated into the beginning of his career, using his whole career WAR undersells him.

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  Of course it does–as it would anyone with a high but short peak. The thing is, Pujols still wins even when you chop off the mediocre last half of Griffey’s career

  • pat

    Again, John splooges over a fly ball. Fucker.

  • Shdw

    The person who designed Target Field is sadistic

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Why don’t we hold off judging how a ballpark plays after two months?

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        TEH BAND BAWXXXXX!!!!!!!

  • cjc

    this park makes citi field look like a band box just ask Mauer and Morneau

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go Russo

  • Tom Zig

    Mysteriously the Yankees as a team have a 115 OPS+ with RISP (not including today).

    • Hummingbird S.

      They started the season off fine, they’ve been sucking lately.

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

        Yep. And they’ll end up being fine by the end.

        • Tom Zig

          yeah they always do. We also happen to have 3 (2.5?) replacement level players in the lineup.

  • NC Yankee Fan

    I want Pettite to go another inning so he has a chance at a win, since he has pitched one hell of a game.

  • pat

    Fucking shit. What the fuck.

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

    You gotta be kidding me Gardy ;_;

    • Frittoman626

      it was a tough play

  • Frittoman626

    Damnit so close

  • Angelo

    I am taking Gardner off of my bestfriends list.

  • Accent Shallow

    If Gardner’s right-handed, that’s an (easy) out.

    Argh.

  • Frittoman626

    I hate when the worst batters get hits, aka Delmon Young

  • Angelo

    WTF WAS THAT!!!

  • bonestock94

    Tremendous fail

  • cjc

    this team can’t make it up seriously

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Okay, Andy. Time for some magic.

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

    Oh God oh God oh God.

    Andy deserves a lot better than this. That said… he got it.

  • Frittoman626

    I think the Yankees just lost,

    • Alex S

      yup definitely. 2-2 we’ve lost

    • Angelo

      Have faith my friend. Pettite just made an out.

    • Accent Shallow

      Man on first, one out, groundball pitcher on the mound.

      Ok, I was calm, but I’d forgotten Mauer is up. Crap.

  • bonestock94

    Nice!

    DP time

    • Tom Zig

      dance party?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow. Awesome. Please roll one, Andy. Please.

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

    Nice snatch Andy. Now get that GIDP.

  • Frittoman626

    Outstanding play!!!!!!!!!, double play now

  • Hummingbird S.

    Game over, very likely.

  • Zooboy

    Pettitte has to do everything himself.

  • pat

    Just a ground ball baby. Dass it.

  • whozat

    what was the coaching visit to the mound about?

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

    Best catcher yes. One of the best bats? Ehh.

  • Frittoman626

    Fuck there should be 2 outs

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

      He should already be out of this inning =/

  • Carlosologist

    Excellent play by Pettitte there. Snared that liner, probably could have gotten Butera had he not been paying attention.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why does Kay sound surprised that the crowd is standing during the game’s biggest play?

    • Carlosologist

      It’s all about the narrative.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday didn’t like ball 3 to Mauer, but I sure did.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      He swung anyway.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    BOOM!

  • Accent Shallow

    Nicely done, Andy!

  • Alex S

    Fuckin’ A!

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

    YES DPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • poster

    FUCK YEAH!!!

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

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    wow. Andy is awesomeness

  • pat

    SEX IN MY MOUTH

    • Tom Zig

      This comment is a diamond in the rough

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

        I had a totally filthy response and deleted it.

        • Tom Zig

          One can only imagine……

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Boo!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Fantastic.

  • bonestock94

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Angelo

    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!

    /Orgasm’d

  • baby carlos

    That is why we resigned Pettitte… and Jeter to his left – suck it losers.

    • whozat

      wait, wait, wait…I’m sure that play was just fine, but that doesn’t render the entirety of the season up to this point irrelevant, nor does it make anyone a loser for pointing out deficient play.

    • pat

      Jeter is to Andy’s right.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    YES!!! ANDY I LOV…I MEAN BEXY LOVES YOU!!!!!

  • whozat

    Dandy :-)

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

    I CANNOT BELIEVE that just happened.

    I love you so much Andy!!!!!! Guys, get him a fucking win!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that andy pettitte guy is pretty sweet

  • Carlosologist

    I don’t care about the outcome of the game, this should be a Yankee classic solely for that eighth inning. Andy pulled a D-Rob there.

    • poster

      No. We need to win.

    • Accent Shallow

      Threw a nasty curveball? Pulled a real life Summer Catch?

      (Now, I’m not joking. He met his wife while playing in the Cape Cod League)

  • rek4gehrig

    Ohhh…my boy is pumped up and looking great…sorry Bexy

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

      He’s MINE!

      • rek4gehrig

        Alright alright…I’ll take AJ…you can have Andy
        ps. Can we share?

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

          I suppose. ;) You a girl too? High-five if so. And if not.

          • rek4gehrig

            ALLLLL woman. Kudos on your blog and knowledge of baseball. My kinda girl.

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow that’s nice. Now they HAVE to score some runs and get Andy his win. He deserves it.

  • JMV

    that was HUGE! good job pettitte!!!!!!!!

  • Frittoman626

    PETTITTE IS A BEAST!!!!! He really deserves to win this game

  • poster

    Just goes to show you…You just can’t predict baseball. ;-)

  • Tom Zig

    How gritty is Andy?

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

      He’s covered in grits AND I WANT TO LICK THEM OFF OF HIM

      • Carlosologist

        Comment of the night.

      • poster

        I don’t know what to say to this.

      • A.D.

        that might have crossed a line

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

          If this crossed a line I don’t even WANT to know what the reaction to my deleted post would have been.

      • pat

        Hahah nice, bex.

      • rek4gehrig

        Now now Bexy :-)

    • whozat

      by “gritty”, do you mean talented?

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

    So Kay calls a ball a pop up to the warning track and calls a fly out at second base. Good job.

  • Frittoman626

    I feel sorry for Pettitte, he most likely wont get the win

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I can’t recall ever seeing Andy that pumped.

  • cjc

    ARG TOTAL FUCKING HANGER GOD DAMN IT

  • Angelo

    I thought Jeter hit a homerun just now….damn it!

  • Frittoman626

    PATIENCE, HAVE PATIENCE!!!!! >:(

    • whozat

      so, after brett works a 7 pitch AB, Jeter swings at the first pitch (as he is wont to do, and has been his whole career), and swisher takes two straight pitches, you’re whining about patience?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    With Andy’s pitch count tonight, he could easily go 10 innings.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      With Andy’s pitch count tonight, he could easily go 10 innings.

      but he won’t have to!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Pitch to Jeter hung “too much” if there is such a thing. If it was a little lower, Jeter shits all over it. But, it stayed up and he was only able to fly out. Damn.

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

    SWISHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    ROAD SWISH!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Swisher says fuck your long fences. What a shot.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Drew

    FUCK YEAH SWISHY!

  • Carlosologist

    SWISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    YES!!!!!

    SWISHALICIOS!!!!!

  • poster

    This game is so fucking awesome.

  • Frittoman626

    SWISH IS A FUCKIIIIIN BEAST!!!!!!! LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    OH FUCK YEAH.

  • mike c

    so is it AP or mo now?

  • JMV

    shitty offensive inning…go figure

    • JobaTheHeat62

      que?

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

    Swisher!!! Love you so much right now!

  • cjc

    Jon Rauch ladies and gentlemen nice to see the real pitcher show up

  • Angelo

    YESSSSS!!!!!! OH YES!!!!

  • Frittoman626

    FUCK MY LIFE!!!!!

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

    That’s bullshit.

  • JMV

    WELL NVM LOL

    get it swish!!!

  • cjc

    Cuddyer really? who knew

  • poster

    Great throw Cuddyer.

  • Drew

    Watevs. What a shot that was by Swish.

  • Frittoman626

    Pettitte for the CG

  • JobaTheHeat62

    let Andy go for the CG!

    We don’t need Marte/ Meatray closing games

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Oh, those poor Twins fans. We break their hearts every time.

  • Shdw

    Tex was easily safe there. I don’t know what the ump was looking at

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

      His watch so he can go home faster apparently.

    • rek4gehrig

      He was out…but at least he is hitting :-))

  • JMV

    guys think andy has enough to do the last inning??

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

      I don’t see how you don’t send him back out there. Lots of pitches, but until that last inning, not many of them were high stress.

      • mike c

        if you get beat in the bottom of the 9th without the greatest closer of all time on the mound, you are a foolish manager

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

          Except he’s already been sued previously and it’s clear that he’s not 100 percent.

          • mike c

            andy at 90~ pitches isn’t 100% either

            • Accent Shallow

              Yeah, but ~90 pitches? That’s hardly breaking a sweat for these guys. If he’s at 105-110 or more, then maybe I agree with you.

              • mike c

                he gave up a run in the last inning to tie the game. he wasn’t at 100% and he was facing one of the twins’ best hitters. are you really arguing against using mo in a save situation?

  • Angelo

    Let Pettite complete the game!!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    Darn it…let Andy finish this

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

    Ugh.

  • pat

    Ballsy.

  • Drew

    Mo time in Minny.

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

    So much for “we won’t use anyone from game 1.”

    Would it kill you for a complete game?

    • Accent Shallow

      But it’s a save situation! Only a proven closer can pitch!

    • mike c

      and a complete game matters why? stat porn?

  • Frittoman626

    Good job Pettitte, lets go Mo

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    I can’t believe I think bringing in Mo is the wrong decision

    • Angelo

      I can’t believe I’m agreeing with you.

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

        I can’t believe it’s not butter.

        /familyguy’d

    • Shdw

      I don’t know if it’s the “wrong” decision but Pettite looked pretty tired after the last inning. But it’s pretty sad that I’m worried with Mo coming in

  • JMV

    come on andy 3 more outs!

  • Carlosologist

    So this is what Andy was like when he was the ace right back in the 90s right?

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

      I never really think of Andy as an ace – maybe 1997 – but this was amazing of him.

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

        He had a sub 3.00 ERA one year in his Astros days.

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

          And yes, 2005. 2002 but he was out a good portion of the year.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Tonight was as good as I’ve ever seen his control. He was David Wells-like tonight.

  • JMV

    oh come on let him finish!

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow, Mo again? That’s surprising.

  • PaulF

    This is a dumb move right? Mo already pitched today and was ineffective.

    • mike c

      he’s still the best closer of all time, andy is still effective but not mo

    • poster

      I can see why you’d disagree with it, but that is not a good reason to disagree.

      He’s Mo. He’ll do fine.

    • PaulF

      OK, I was wrong.

  • JMV

    if mo blows it
    girardi’s life will me miserable for the next 24 hours

    • mike c

      if andy blew it how would it be any better? “you had the immortal mo and you didn’t use him in a save situation???!!!”

  • rek4gehrig

    They day we start doutbing MO is the day we are doomed. He’ll be fine

    • cjc

      not sure anyone doubts Mo bringing him in is never the wrong move only issue I have is at his age throwing him twice in 1 day in May probably won’t matter health wise long term fair

  • JMV

    2 more outs

  • pat

    Jesus Christ now Sterling is miscalling balls and strikes.

  • cjc

    mm that was close

  • Drew

    Is the ump wasted? What’s with the jimmy arms.

  • Frittoman626

    I hope Kubel comes up to bat, and Mo K’s him to win the game, It will put icing on the cake

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

    Where did ball 2 miss? Oh gosh…

    • rek4gehrig

      Oh gosh indeed. Ump is suddenly blind

  • rek4gehrig

    Where are those pitches?

  • JMV

    come on 1 more!!

  • bonestock94

    Mo just needs activity to be Mo. Like a Porsche 911, can’t let that bitch sit too long.

    • rek4gehrig

      I like that

  • Alex S

    Boo-ya

  • rek4gehrig

    Yeah baby….

  • poster

    Yankees’ Classic right there.

  • Angelo

    And the Yankees win. Feels good to win two games in one day.

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

      4 runs, 2 wins. I’ll take it.

  • mike c

    he brought in mo!!!! fire girardi!!!!!

  • Frittoman626

    Sweet Sweet win, Andy deserves this win

  • Drew

    Haha Swish causing a ruckus.

  • JMV

    sweet! good jobs yanks!

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

    What a game!!! Thank you Yankees!

  • Frittoman626

    Fuentes is trash!!!

  • Frittoman626

    Wow, the Twins really suck against the Yanks, lets go Vazquez, lets get that sweep

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

    Rays will probably lose today so Yanks will be 3 out of first. Not bad.

    • Angelo

      But I thought teh Rays were running away with the division?

  • yoo-boo

    ah…forget about Lindsay.

    Nice ball game. Russo looked good playing LF. I hope he continue playing well.

  • yoo-boo

    Think Selig will fine Girardi for slow 9th inning? lol.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      No, but Joe West will write a negative song about it.

  • Adam

    So…is panic button time over yet?

    • bonestock94

      Grandy coming back soon, Mo showed a marked improved within a day, Logan is gone, and the return of an old friend. i would say so. Now we just have to wait for that offensive explosion at 3 + 4 to get the Yankees bulldozer going at full steam.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Unfortunately, panic button time is never over for some folks.

      • Adam

        haha, my point exactly.

    • V

      Pitching is back, but the offense has still gone the way of the Pirates.

  • Mark

    Keep the Kevin Russo when Granderson comes back Friday.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Have you noticed how much playing time (over Randy Winn) he’s been getting? I think Girardi really likes him, and I’m not sure he cares for Winn that much.

      • bonestock94

        I hope this is the case, I really don’t like Winn.

    • yoo-boo

      That is what I want and I am alone.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Not really. People, including myself, have suggested it.

        • yoo-boo

          I know.

        • Drew

          Russo’s the man. I like him a lot and I’ve been saying for a couple years now that I wanted to see him get time in the Bigs. Howeva, once Grandy comes back, I’d like to see Russo get regular turns in the OF, like everyday. That won’t happen here. Stick with Winn as the 4th OF for another month, if he turns it around in limited time, great. If he continues to play like he is, Adios Randy and Hola Kevin. If Russo can get 20ish starts in the OF between now and then I think it will be a great help to him, and us.

  • pat

    Lulz, Twink fans are saying they lost bc we cheated. Haha.

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

      ahahah how did we cheat? Pettitte took HGH like seven years ago?

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Because Pettitte went out to warm up, giving Mo more time to get ready.

        Last I checked, that isn’t even remotely cheating

        • pat

          Haha yup. Our cheating led to Rauch giving up the deciding HR.

          • Adam

            In their defense, having Mo is akin to cheating.

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

              There is nothing in the rules saying we can’t have demi-gods on the team.

              • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                “He needs to pitch in a higher league, if there is one. Ban him from baseball. He should be illegal.”

                -Twins manager

                • Accent Shallow

                  For the record, this is Tom Kelly, in April of 1996. Incredible.

    • phughesisgod

      Lol. I just read comments on a Twins blog(TwikieTown, I think). There saying we cheated because Pettitte warmed up but was taken out for Mo. Umm, ok, so where in the rule book does it state that doing that is against the rules? Or is it against the “unwritten” rules, like running across a mound is…

      In other news, everyone’s favorite umpire Joe West got himself into more controversy today by calling balks on Mark Buehrle when they clearly weren’t. Of course this led to some comic gold by Ozzie Guillen and even Mark Buehrle. I love Ozzie just because he provides constant comic gold.

      • yoo-boo

        there is rule for Selig to enforce. Slow to start off the inning.

      • poster

        Their views on ESPN are fascinating. They think ESPN has a Yankees’ bias. Somebody suggested they band Rivera and Pettite for no good reason. This asshole’s response?

        And send the national media into a frenzy?

        Last year when Jeter got ejected, Baseball Tonight had a 15 minute segment about the ejection, the play, the umpires involved, and it ended with them talking about what a class act he is. I’m not kidding about any of this, Jeter got thrown out for arguing over an out call at third base, and he whined that the ump told him that the ball beat him. ESPN went insane.

        • poster

          …WTF?

      • poster

        Okay, new favorite comment, referring to the thing they claimed was cheating that wasn’t.

        Yessir But that’s okay. God doesn’t care why you cheat…

        HAHAHAHA…

  • pat

    Most unenthusiastic homerun call ever…

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

    • Drew

      haha. That makes me almost feel bad for Twinky fans.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Nick Swisher’s stick is demoralizing to mere mortals.

      /take that how you want to’d
      //double double entendre’d

  • Mark
  • poster

    LOL what?

    From TwinkieTown, which is fun to read since the Yanks won:

    I think Nazi Germany had a bigger bunch of assholes assembled. But the Yankees are a close second.

    I can think of 3 players on this team who, if I were an opposing player, I’d think were assholes. I’d probably dislike Posada, Joba, and A-Rod. But how do you figure that the Yanks have the second biggest amount of assholes to Nazi Germany? I just don’t see it.

    Those Twins fans really hate the Yankees. One day has a signature with a quote from Bert Blyleven in it. The quote is, “A-Rod has that look about him. I’d drill him.”

    Like, WTF?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on…

      • poster

        Othello, right?

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Yessir.

          • poster

            Shakespeare FTW!

  • bonestock94

    Tim Lincecum’s look has transitioned from likable pothead to scary serial killer.

  • poster

    Twinkie Town is obsessed with Emo.