May
27

Game 47: Atonement

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The last time the Yankees took the first two games from the Twins, they also held a 3-1 lead heading into the eighth inning. Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera, the guys who represent one of the better endgames in baseball, blew the lead, and even though the Yankees had three chances with the tying run on base they couldn’t finish the job against Jon Rauch. Tonight the’ll get a chance to complete the sweep they couldn’t last time.

Of course, the Twins will look for atonement of their own. They’re currently 1-4 against the Yankees this season after going winless last year. They came close last night, but Andy Pettitte put the kibosh on that one. Tonight represents their last chance.

Nick Blackburn will be the guy for the Twins. He went seven innings last time against the Yanks, allowing three runs. The Yanks had chances, as they put 10 men on base, nine on hits. Blackburn, a goundball kinda guy, had trouble in that regard, allowing 18 balls in the air (15 fly balls and 3 line drives) to 10 on the ground. Overall Blackburn is experiencing his worst season to date, a 4.50 ERA against a 5.31 FIP.

Javy Vazquez gets a chance to continue righting his ship. In his last three appearance he has allowed just two runs in 13.1 innings, striking out 14 to just four walks. Opponents have hit the ball on a line just 14 percent of the time in that span, a good sign for Vazquez. The Minnesota offense, featuring some heavy hitting lefties, will be his biggest test since the revival.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number thirty-one, Javier Vazquez.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Attention all: If Javy gives up hits to either Mauer or Morneau, relax, those guys are pretty good.

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

      Boy, you’re no fun. Next you’ll try to convince me that the other team’s trying to win just like the Yanks are.

  • Dela G

    we got dis my friends

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

    Tough matchup for Javier tonight with the Lefty-laden Twins lineup that features Mauer and Morneau. If he’s good again tonight, I’ll feel like he’s out of the woods.

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

      Yep. Plus Thome DH and he has TERRIBLE recent numbers against the Twins.

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

        Yeah, and its like a tiny handful of career starts. 100.1 IP against the Twins in his career.

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

          “NOT like”

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

      http://www.baseball-reference......;t=p#oppon

      His career splits aren’t great (6-6 5.11 ERA vs MINN) but much of that would have been in the old Homerdome, and Javier has always been prone to the long ball.

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

        They gave his most recent numbers on the local news. They were like 1-5 with an ERA over 6. Dunno how long ago that was, but he probably faced them a good amount with the White Sox.

        It’d be nice to see him dominate. If he does, I’ll be VERY VERY VERY happy. If not, I won’t panic.

  • vin

    Javy’s last 3 starts have been in Comerica, Citi Field, and Target Field. Brilliant move by Girardi. The dude leaves no stone unturned.

    • Bob Stone

      Is it a plan or happenstance? I wonder.

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

        If you’ve been paying any attention to Joe for the past few years, or know about his personal story, he plans everything.

        • Bob Stone

          Touche!

          • Bob Stone

            I guess your sarcasm meeter is broken though.

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

      Every park is small whenever the pitcher is shitty. Give a little credit to Javy.

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

    So, not that I know much about college ball, but my brother at UCF IM’d me this:

    Duffy now holds UCF records for single season batting average (.447), home runs (21), runs batted in (81) and slugging percentage (.850) as well the career mark for homers (43). The Orlando native’s .447 season batting average was also the highest ever in the entire history of Conference USA.

    Also, he had a .539 OBP. You do the math.

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

      The other day Bryce Harper went 6-6 with 4 homer and a double. With a wooden bat.

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

        I give up.

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

          The NL East should. Strasburg and Harper should be fun to watch. Why can’t the Yankees be shitty? :)

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

            Well, we have the Jesus.

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

              I want all the catching wunderkinds.

          • yoo-boo

            Actually, Nats already pass on Harper for Brentz. Sorry. I read somewhere in Prague.

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

              stuff you read in an unverified article in Prague =/= reality

            • Pete

              i’ll admit to not getting this.

      • CNight_UP

        The night after he went 5 for 6 while hitting for the cycle…dont leave that one out…

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

          He made an out. It was a disappointing game.

  • Kevin

    Why is Gardner batting 2nd again?

  • Kevin

    And does anybody else besides me think batting Curtis 2nd once he’s back would be a good idea?

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

      Only against Righties

    • Pete

      maybe once he gets going, and against righties, as N-A said.

  • yoo-boo

    Gardner is working up to get comfortable at hole 2. Granderson is not going to bat 2nd.

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

      Now there’s a sentence that can be read more ways than one.

  • Carlosologist

    Javy’s got this.

    A message to the rest of baseball: Prepare to collectively shit your pants. The Yankee offense is on the way to turning itself around, the pitching now has five aces, and June will be your nightmare.

    • yoo-boo

      It is Twins.

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

        What’s this supposed to mean? The Twins have a pretty damn good offense.

      • CNight_UP

        CONGRATS ON THE MULTIPLES!!!!

    • Bob Stone

      From your lips top Mo’s ears.

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

      The Yankees schedule in June is unbelievably easy. Be afraid MLB.

  • Bob Stone

    I am really looking to see good Javy tonight, even against Mauer and Morneau.

    • Pete

      So is everyone else except SBGL(y-b?)

    • vin

      I was going to say, “I think if we see Good Javy, then he should be able to handle M&M reasonably. His stuff is good enough to limit great hitters.”

      Then I checked the stats. Morneau eats him for lunch. He’s faced Javy more than any other pitcher except Buerhle:
      In 47 PA’s he’s hit .350/.447/.900/1.347

      That’s some Babe Ruth type production.

      He’s had a bit more success against Mauer:
      in 30 PA’s he’s hit .300 .300 .400 .700

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

        Good mother of God, eesh.

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

    Can we has offense?

  • Bob Stone

    SBGL????

  • Dela G

    watching the red sox game on nesn

    heidi watney FTMFW

    • Bob Stone

      Varitek has good taste.

  • Bob Stone

    I hit reply – don’t know why it didn’t work.

    • Bob Stone

      That’s the third time it didn’t work.

      • Pete

        sal/bo/grant/lanny would, potentially, not be looking for good Javy tonight. I wasn’t sure if yoo-boo is another of his many characters, so i included him too.

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

          lol yoo-boo

          Doubtful, though. y-b just seems confused and overrates all the prospects as opposed to talking about Andrew BUSTMAN HA HA SO FUNNY

  • Greg G.

    Granderson’s not in Scranton’s lineup tonight. Anyone know why? Lousy weather?

    • Dela G

      i thought i read they would be giving him a day off and then bringing him back to the yanks on friday?

      • Bob Stone

        That was my guess.

      • Greg G.

        I coulda sworn I heard Girardi say in his spot on WFAN that they’d see how he was doing after tonight’s game. I must’ve heard wrong…I like your answer better, Dela.

    • yoo-boo

      two games.. He is limited to one. I believe.

    • vin

      From Lohud:

      As I type this, Curtis Granderson is in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees lineup for the first game of a double header. If all goes to plan, chances are good he’ll be in center field at Yankee Stadium tomorrow.

      • Greg G.

        Ahhh…a double-header. Sneaky bastards.

      • Dela G

        ah gotcha. thanks man for the update

  • yoo-boo

    Noesi holds the line of 3IP 1H 1BB 5K. And then it is rain delay. Oh great!

  • yoo-boo

    Granderson went 0 for 2 with one walk

    • yoo-boo

      replied to my own post for Granderson’ being one game.

  • Carlosologist

    A question for the somewhat elders: Do you think Bernie’s 51 will be retired or will it be Paul O’Neill’d?

    • Bob Stone

      I’ve watched the Yanks since 1955. Bernie and Paul are two of my favorite players but I don’t see either having their numbers retired.

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

        Bernie should. Paul no.

        • Bob Stone

          They both had similar contributions to the Yanks run from ’96 to ’00. Without looking up the exact numbers, I respectfully disagree. But my memory could be deceiving me.

          • Chris

            Actually, they’re not really close.

            From 1996-2000:

            O’Neill: .850 OPS, 118 OPS+
            Bernie: .960 OPS, 145 OPS+

            Bernie’s worst season OPS in that stretch was .926 in 1996, while O’Neill’s best was .912. So Bernie’s worst season was still better than O’Neill’s best.

            Add on the fact that Bernie was a good defensive CF while O’Neill was a RF, and they’re really not even close in terms of production.

    • vin

      IMO, it’ll definitely should be retired. They retired Mattingly and Guidry – they should retire Bernie. But not O’Neill.

    • Zooboy

      Gotta wait a while still. Bernie may need to replace Winn on the roster.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Bernie on Yankee lists:

      4th in ABs, 6th in runs, 5th in hits, 2nd in doubles (though Jeter will pass him shortly), 6th in HR, 6th in RBI

  • Bob Stone

    I’m watching the game on MLB.tv via my laptop. I’m staying at a lesser hotel because they have a wired connection that gives me a WIRED connection that provides an HD picture (3.0mb download speed).

    Why do so many 2.5 to 3.0 star hotels have really crappy WIRELESS connections that can barely carry an SD picture? Why doesn’t MLB care about road warriors? I asked them if they have a list of good hotels with wired connections and they responded like I was insane or something.

    Does anyone know how to get a list of hotels with wired connections of 3.0+ download speeds? If you call the hotels, the local help has no clue.

  • Dela G

    aight this time they’ve got to beat blackburn

    • Dela G

      and so it begins

  • Bob Stone

    Good start Cap’n!

  • poster

    Jeets definitely out of his slump.

    I’m thinking blowout for the Yanks today.

  • Carlosologist

    Nick Blackburn has a 0.86 K/BB ratio so far this season (13 BB/15 K)

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

    Sigh I don’t care put Swish in the 2 hole.

    • Carlosologist

      Oh my god Tex got a hit! Left-handed, no less.

  • Dela G

    looks like the lineup is showing a tad more patience now

  • tophitter

    I really wish that Gardner will stop uppercutting on pitches.

    • Dela G

      thats just the way he swings

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

    Yay Tex.

  • Dela G

    may tex!

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

    Yes Teix! Offense is waking up from a small nap. Thank Mo.

  • bonestock94

    Love hit and runs

  • poster

    Good job Tex. That ball being hit up the middle is a good sign.

  • nsalem

    anything on aceves? thought something there would be news by now?
    tex getting stroke back goody

    • Dela G

      tweaked his back in his session in tampa earlier this week, no timetable on his return

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

    That was disappointing.

    • poster

      The Yankees’ motto for the past week or two.

    • ecksodia

      You said it. Gah.

  • Carlosologist

    Girardi can continue tinkering with the lineup until tomorrow. That’s when Granderson comes off the DL.

    How the lineup should be when Granderson returns:

    Jeter
    Swish
    Tex
    A-Rod
    Cano
    Granderson
    Cervelli
    Gardner
    Russo

    • vin

      Granderson DH’s? He’s supposed to play CF with the Yanks tomorrow.

    • Carlosologist

      Wait, crap, I messed up.

      Jeter
      Swish
      Tex
      A-Rod
      Cano
      Granderson
      Miranda/Thames
      Cervelli
      Gardner

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

        I don’t think Swish is batting second. Without Grandy Girardi thinks there are too many lefties together.

        • yoo-boo

          kind of… Without Posada, they will have to live with Cano and Granderson in back to back holes.

          I like Swisher in 2nd hole with Gardner sometimes bats there.

      • vin

        I think if Thames DH’s, then he will definitely go between Cano and Curtis. Joe G hates not having the platoon advantage.

        I fear Swisher will be hitting 6th or 7th to break up the lefties, at least until Jorge gets back.

  • poster

    I think that the next time the Yanks get RISP position the batters should try and bat blindfolded. That way they can fool themsleves into thinkin there’s nobody on base.

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

    Kay is making me miss Joe Morgan and Jon Miller.

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

      That’s just INSANE TALK

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

        Kay has just been brutal this week.

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

          He has been. But he is in utterly no way worse than Morgan and Miller or the other ESPN guys. Last night they tried to float an ANDY HATES CERVELLI conspiracy.

      • Bob Stone

        Totally agree.

    • poster

      We need a straight jacket and a rubber room, stat.

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod couldnt beat that out?? As soon as he hit it I assumed at worst just 1 out never thought they could turn 2 on that.

  • ecksodia

    Ugh.

  • Jake H

    Terrible.

  • ecksodia

    stfu, Micheal Kay.

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

    The drifting pollen in front of the camera is very annoying

  • Carlosologist

    The Andy fistpump is a meme now. It’s more exciting than Joba’s!

  • Dela G

    where did that curve miss?

  • ecksodia

    None of those were strikes?

    • Dela G

      i was thinking the exact same thing

      • ecksodia

        I know. We could be wrong, but those two pitches looked pretty damn good to me.

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

    I’m really surprised, seeing the luck of the 2010 Yankees, that Andy didn’t actually blow out his shoulder fist-pumping.

  • Carlosologist

    This ump’s strike zone is tighter than a mosh pit in a closet.

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

    As an FSU fan, I have to say, Michael Kay is absolutely correct.

    • Dela G

      i read an espn insider article last year about the same fact. very interesting how true that statement really is

      • SouthernYankeeFan

        and the statement was??

    • ecksodia

      Micheal Kay, correct? Wow.

  • ecksodia

    That’s a first!

    • ecksodia

      Reply fail.

  • baby carlos

    Ok, see that Tex got a hit… was it a good one as in on a line.

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

      Yeah, it was. Yay!!!!

  • Dela G

    cmon javy, you can get through this

  • Carlosologist

    As I said before, Javy’s got this.

  • ecksodia

    How big were those two ‘missed’ pitches now?

  • Dela G

    that strike zone really hurt him against mauer.. oh well

    • baby carlos

      it is a shrinking zone…that is bull shit

  • Pete

    Ok seriously what is going on w/ Vazquez’s velocity?

    • Dela G

      i say he is back in the low 90′s consistently by end of june

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

      No one knows. Mechanical issues maybe?

  • Carlosologist

    Sacrifice flies: I hate them with all my being.

  • poster

    OUR fourth hitter couldn’t do that. Oh no. HE had to ground into a double fucking play.

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

      Yeah, fuck Mauer. Go-ahead run on third last night, one out, all he could do was GIDP against Pettitte. That guy’s like forty. Way to earn all that money, jackass.

      Oh wait.

      (Sorry, poster. I figure when you’re goin’ negative, things are bad.)

      • poster

        My comment was NOT about which player was better than another. It was about frustration when our fourth hitter was up and he couldn’t get it done, and the other team’s fourth hitter could. Never did I say A-Rod couldn’t do it if given another chance, nor do I think this was a particularly ridiculous post.

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

          A-Rod will fail 60 percent of the time. It’s baseball.

          • poster

            So I can’t be frustrated when we haven’t got a runner in with runners in scoring position in, like, forever? With our fourth hitter up?

            I never said A-Rod couldn’t do it, but if you say you weren’t frustrated, you’re lying.

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

              Frustrated yes. Pissed off like that no. Zen baseball.

              • poster

                I wasn’t pissed off at A-Rod so much, more at the general situation.

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

                  It is frustrating but they’ll score soon enough.

                  • poster

                    Of course they will. But I’m still REALLY annoyed at this shit. It’s getting ridiculous.

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

          Didn’t think that’s what you were saying/trying to say, at all. It was extremely frustrating. Just saying – that’s baseball.

  • baby carlos

    Good Job Javy

  • vin

    Big out right there.

  • yoo-boo

    May I say “Oswalt”?

    • Carlosologist

      No.

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

      Not needed.

    • poster

      After 1 run in the first?

      Sure it wasn’t an easy inning, but really?

    • Carlosologist

      Javy please settle down.

      • Carlosologist

        Fucking reply fail.

  • Dela G

    holy shit what a play by tex

  • Carlosologist

    Tex made an awesome grab there.

  • Sheepmeister

    I hope our bullpen is ready to go again tonight.

  • ecksodia

    I love how Tex posed for a bit there, staring at his glove. Priceless!

  • yoo-boo

    which side? left or right?

    • Dela G

      right side

      • Dela G

        i mean left

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

    The answer is in the polls order.
    1. Catcher.
    2. Shortstop.
    3. Centerfield.

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

    Cano hasn’t hit a homer since that two homer game in Baltimore.

    • Dela G

      wowzers

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

        Well he wouldn’t sustain it. He doesn’t have that much power.

        • Dela G

          well eric karros said he has too much power and him hitting more homeruns would be bad for the yankees!

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

    A little “flava” in the pickup by Hudson.

  • Dela G

    how was that a strike

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    This offense needs a kick in it’s ass. I’m tired of terrible pitchers dominating us.

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

    Did anyone checkout the lineup that Scranton is throwing out there for the second game? Ugh. At least Eduardo is in there.

  • Dela G

    man gardy you dont need to dive in those situations, man

  • bonestock94

    Second one like that this series, guess it’s the big OF.

  • Pete

    dammit brett

  • Pete

    God i hate Jason Kubel so freaking much

  • Dela G

    wtf

    ugh

  • Pete

    dammit that was a good pitch too

  • ecksodia

    Ouch. Ouch.

  • Dela G

    man can we get an out plz?

  • baby carlos

    no movement on his pitches… missing his spots bad.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      Maybe it’s time to cut ties with Javy and look into another starter…I mean, sample sizes be damned he hasn’t had one good start where he wasn’t on extended rest all year, his pitches have zero movement and his command is downright awful. Before someone mentions his two good starts on extended rest I’ll mention his five bad starts on normal rest. He’s becoming a liability.

  • bonestock94

    Welcome back shitty Vasquez

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I’m pretty sure that the Yankees won’t be offering Vasquez arbitration. I”m also pretty sure no one is going to offer him more than a 1 year deal.

    • Evan in NYC

      He would be cleaning house in the NL right now.

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

        When you’re this bad, no, going to the NL wouldn’t help too much.

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        Probably a sub 2.5 era in the NL.

  • Evan in NYC

    At least Gardner didn’t airmail it home and let the guy go from 1B to 2B on the throw.

  • Sheepmeister

    So are we allowed to say Javy sucks now or do we have to wait until he is throwing just as many balls as strikes?

    • Pete

      Depends. “Javy sucks now” would be an accurate statement. “Javy sucks” would not be an accurate statement.

  • ecksodia

    Those where some hard hit balls off the bat.

  • Dela G

    great play tex

    i love you tex

  • ecksodia

    TEEEEX!

  • baby carlos

    could have gotten kubel at home.

  • Evan in NYC

    This outing is not going past the 5th. These balls as SMOKED.

  • BigBlueAL

    My God even the outs are absolutely smoked.

  • Dela G

    man javy is missing spots badly

    • Dela G

      and he’s almost at 50 pitches

      he looks terrible right now

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Javy being Javy.

    • ecksodia

      I was going to laugh, but then I realized what it means to the team.

  • Evan in NYC

    That was a fastball low and away. That pitch was up and in. Doesn’t get much worse than that.

  • Pete

    cmon javy get your shit together

  • ecksodia

    I nearly threw my remote at the TV right there.

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

    Okay that was right down the middle…

  • baby carlos

    So how long before Joe decides it is time to get the bullpen going… 5 runs, 7 runs… Joe is not exactly on top of things when it comes to pulling his pitchers.

    • Carlosologist

      Really? Joe is a micromanager when it comes to the pen.

  • bonestock94

    These pitches aren’t doing anything, either outside or very hittable high 80′s strikes.

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

    Frankie got hit on the head with the bat.

  • Dela G

    i dont want to see mauer this inning

    pretty plz

  • Harold Moskowitz

    so why can’t the offense do the same to Blackburn?

    • bonestock94

      Because blackburn isn’t throwing 88 mph strikes down the fat part of the plate?

    • baby carlos

      they are on a vacation…..j/K

  • Dela G

    dice k has 7 walks and just walked in a run, with one out against the royals

    2-1 KC

    • ecksodia

      I think we all needed that. Thanks.

    • bonestock94

      What an absurd nickname.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Hence I call him Dice-BB

    • Dela G

      just let one score on a wild pitch

      3-1

  • Dela G

    thank god thats over

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

    Seriously everything is like in the damn middle.

    • poster

      That last pitch was pretty good.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Maybe this guy’s just bad, and it pains me to say that as someone who has continually stuck up for Vazquez in both his Yankee tenures.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I immediately regret this. “Bad” was a poorly chosen word; he’s obviously not bad. This is just frustrating.

    • poster

      It’s like his last two starts just didn’t happen.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Those two outings were excellent, but has Javy delivered a solid start on normal rest yet? Not that I know of.

        • poster

          Be patient. We discussed this earlier. It would have been great if Javy had a good start today, but the Twins historically own Javy, and over a good sample size too. 100 IP.

    • bonestock94

      I refuse to believe the guy has suddenly lost it, we’ve seen what he’s capable of against the Tigers and Mets.

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

      Yeah, maybe he’s just bad. Except for pretty much his entire career that suggests otherwise. Like you said, though, it was a bad word choice.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Yeah. As soon as I typed that, I remembered that the guy has put up really good numbers during an extended career. Just blowing off steam, as I said. I know Javy’s not bad.

  • BigBlueAL

    I normally wouldnt be worried at all about being down 3 runs after 2 innings but with the way this offense has been going lately a 3 run deficit feels like a 30 run deficit.

  • Carlosologist

    Le sigh Javy.

  • Evan in NYC

    I’m watching on MLB.TV since I’m at work and the announcers have a Minnesota State Trooper in the booth. I guess the bag lady at the Walmart canceled last minute.

    • Bob Stone

      It is Minnesota after all.

    • Pete

      hahaha

  • Dela G

    mmk the yanks get to him the next time through

  • baby carlos

    this offense is as comforting as jock itch

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

    He should have asked Derek why he doesn’t bust it down the line every single time then.

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

    Are people going to buy 3-D TV’s? I think when they can make 3-D available with glasses, then they will sell them.

    • rek4gehrig

      They already are available…saw TVs (avec glasses) at Samsung store nyc

  • Dela G

    finally someone tries to screw up kim’s segment

    hi-larious

  • Pete

    Ok Javy just make them hit line drives to people and we’ll be ok!

  • Harold Moskowitz

    i think it’s dice-k, spelled phoenetically

  • baby carlos

    OMG…I hate when test model Yankee fans don’t have the bugs worked out.

  • BigBlueAL

    That Yankee fan standing behind Kim Jones is hilarious. lol

  • Dela G

    hahahaha someone should make a gif of kim’s reaction there

  • bonestock94

    If this was the dome it would be a hr derby. And I just lost some respect for Jeter.

    • Pete

      for?

  • Pete

    that was a strike

  • Carlosologist

    lololololololololol at those two Yankee fans

  • FIPster Doofus

    hahahahahahaha he bit the pork chop

  • Dela G

    hahahahaha fucking hilarious

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    “What a disgusting act on that pork chop.”

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

    LOL drunk fan.

  • BigBlueAL

    Best segment ever!! lol

  • CNight_UP

    Its not like it had condiments on it Kay…

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

    Is there a game going on? I have an idea YES, talk about the game.

    • baby carlos

      Watching a fan disrupt Kim’s segment is better than watching Javy pitch tonight and the blazing offense… essentially you are not missing anything.

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

    This fan is PRICELESS. Best part of the game so far. Not that there have been too many other good parts

  • bonestock94

    Hahahahahahaahhaha

  • Frittoman626

    COME ON JAVY, YOU CAN DO THIS. The Offense needs to get going also

  • Carlosologist

    What was the deal with the brush? Did he have any ideas? (I’m looking at you Dela G)

    • Dela G

      i think he brought it out because the yankees were about to sweep (bringin the brooms out)

      :)

  • Dela G

    that segment made me forget about this game for a few minutes

    love it

  • CNight_UP

    Can we please get Buck or Mcarver, even Joe Morgan if we don’t have to listen to Kay anymore….

  • Bob Stone

    I’m watching the MN announcers. They keep harping on last night’s game and saying that if a pitcher warms up he HAS to pitch to at least one batter. Man . . . will somebody give them a rule book. Just stupid.

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

      They’re actually right. But they don’t seem to understand that Andy overshot that one batter minimum by about 25.

      • poster

        Hahaha.

        Idiots.

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

        For some reason this comment made me laugh really hard.

      • Bob Stone

        Exactly!!

  • Pete

    progress.

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

    “i opened up and exposed” – Al Leiter 5/27/10

  • Carlosologist

    That should be a web gem on BBTN.

  • FIPster Doofus

    “That’s just gross. Animal.”

    Kay is pissed at pork chop guy.

    • CNight_UP

      I don’t listen to anything he says until he puts condiments on something…

  • matt s

    why does Kay have to be such a judgmental douche regarding the hilarious drunk guy?

  • baby carlos

    Polanco for the Phillies has a huge head…. can you imagine what he would look like in Cervelli’s helmet….

  • yoo-boo

    61 pitches already? damn.

  • Pete

    so what happened with the fan?

  • Alex S

    wasn’t watching…..what happened with Kim Jones?

    • Dela G

      she was talking about a porkchop on a stick, and a yankee fan came from behind and eats the porkchop on a stick that kim is holding in her right hand

  • baby carlos

    Why is Gardner still on first… WTF!!!!!!

  • Pete

    Teixeira: NO.

  • baby carlos

    WTF Tex… REALLY??????

  • Dela G

    swinging on 3-0 count?????

    ugh

  • BigBlueAL

    You have got to be fuckin kiddin me Tex. AWFUL.

  • ecksodia

    That was ball 4, damn it!

  • baby carlos

    still on first? don’t get it.

  • CNight_UP

    This is why hitting Gardner in the 2 hole is fucking useless…

  • baby carlos

    fucking waste…

  • Dela G

    you’ve got to be kidding me

  • Hummingbird S.

    We have maybe the best base stealer standing on first and he doesn’t even try to steal second… what’s up with that?

    • Hummingbird S.

      best base stealer in the majors right now that is

    • CNight_UP

      He isnt going to run with Teix and Arod up because he is supposedly already in scoring position…..they don’t want him to run and get thrown out..

  • Carlosologist

    Mauer airmailed that one.

  • ecksodia

    This is just frustrating. We shouldn’t be losing like this! I hope the Yankees go on some crazy offensive tear and make me look like an idiot for complaining in the 4th inning, buy my goodness…

    • CNight_UP

      does the game end here if we dont take the lead or tie it?

  • Dela G

    attaboy gritster!

  • baby carlos

    two batters and nothing… had to take an error to get him on second.. piss poor

    • Bob Stone

      It was a planned play. Gardner knew if he started and went back that Mauer would throw it away. Go Grittner!

      • Carlosologist

        So you’re saying that Gardner is like yoo-boo?

        /kidding

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

    Gardenhire does not magically will his players to not make errors aaagh

  • ecksodia

    FINALLY!

  • Dela G

    and the yanks are in biznass!

  • Carlosologist

    A hit with RISP! By Robbie of all hitters!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Cano is hitting .400 with just a runner on second

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

    Good job Cano!

  • Dela G

    i love these 2 out hits

    now maybe miranda can come through?

    • Dela G

      ugh

      more patience wouldve been nice there, he can’t throw strikes….

  • baby carlos

    Ever look at Jose Reyes and just want to put a big fishing hook through that cocky ass lip of his.. God he annoys the shit out of me.

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

      His eyebrows are weird

      • baby carlos

        so is his damn hair…. he looks like a character out of Nightmare before Christmas.

        • CNight_UP

          Tim Burton movies creep me the fuck out…

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

    Granderson cannot come back faster.

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

    Scratch away baby, scratch away.

    • CNight_UP

      No Mike, it’s over, we didnt tie it after the 4th, so we lose, we dont get those extra 5 AB’s…

  • yoo-boo

    what the fuck was Miranda doing? swung the supposed to be ball 2 TWICE.

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

      Hitters do that a lot. Even really good ones. Cuz they get fooled.

    • CNight_UP

      he is secretly doing it on purpose. gardenhire got to him and paid him off…

  • nsalem

    Kay really sucks at math. He says Blackburn averages 14 pitches an
    inning and he is way over his average at 15 pitches an inning.

  • Pete

    Javy’s stuff is looking much much better this inning. The strike zone still sucks though

  • FIPster Doofus

    Nice to see Javy settling down.

  • Dela G

    love that inning

    now lets get to blackburn

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

    Rays back to beating a bad team…

  • Dela G

    i love mark teixeira’s wife’s accent

    she sounds like she’s from texas

    • Dela G
      • Pete

        she is very cute

        • Dela G

          agreed

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

            I’m a girl and she’s adorable

            • BigBlueAL

              Good thing you reminded Dela that you are a girl. lol

  • Pete

    no.

  • Dela G

    bad luck all around….

  • Hummingbird S.

    this offense hurts my eyes

    • CNight_UP

      your posts hurt my eyes…

      • Pete

        chillax, let him hate

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

    Jeter is really on fire.

    • Carlosologist

      Everybody went nuts when he was amidst that slump. There were questions of eyesight, age, etc. and now he’s in a hot stretch and people have forgotten.

      • Pete

        i think there was some legitimate concern though – his lack of plate discipline has been an issue all season, really

  • Dela G

    plz dont swing at this one grit

    • Dela G

      unbelievable

  • Pete

    that was unfortunate.

  • Bob Stone

    Twins getting some luck tonight.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    I feel like this is BABIP paying us back for the last two games

    • poster

      Yeah, we really needed a correction after scoring 4 runs in 2 games.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        more in terms of the Twins getting absolutely hosed by BABIP yesterday

        • poster

          Ah. Got it.

  • CNight_UP

    4 line drives, lots of bad luck….

  • PaulF

    That inning wasn’t fair.

  • Shdw

    ….

    Those dots describe my feelings for that inning

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

    Lotsa line drives bein’ hit in this game

  • Vinny the Bull

    Glad Javy settled in. Blackburn’s going through the order for the 3rd time, gotta figure we’ll get to him next inning.

    • Vinny the Bull

      Naturally he gives up a triple as soon as I say he’s settled in.

  • Pete

    I don’t like how the yankees aren’t winning this game 11-0

    • mike c

      omg obv a javy hater

  • Hummingbird S.

    I hope when C-Grand comes back the offense gets back on track

  • Dela G

    that sucked :(

    now the M&Ms come…

  • Pete

    I hate this strike zone

  • yoo-boo

    Joanna Garcia is Nick Swisher’s babe? That is bullshit.

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

    Javy, channel Andy!!!

  • Dela G

    HUUUUUGE strikeout

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    If you can’t get low strike calls, you are going to leave it up more

    robot umps please

  • Hummingbird S.

    I dont know it will work but I think this is the right move to put him on intentionally.

    • mike c

      yes set up the dp

  • Dela G

    cmon javy please hit your spots

  • Dela G

    superb job by javy

    • Dela G

      well superb as in not letting thome kill him there

      • poster

        He really got lucky. Thome crushed that right at Swishy.

  • poster

    What a shame. We finally get one run and give it back so quickly.

  • mike c

    gotta keep that era in the 7 range

  • Dela G

    finally

  • Pete

    aight. we got this.

  • Pete

    attaboy mark

  • poster

    Wow, Bexy’s right. I AM negative today.

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

      Yeah you totally are. Eh, it happens to the best of us.

  • Dela G

    and we are in biznass again

  • ecksodia

    Big easy swing. Good job Tex.

  • Carlosologist

    Tex is having his own O’Neill effect: Get a pair of hits in the late innings of one game, rake in the next.

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

    A-Rod has spoiled us. Geez when will Kay let this go? Why not focus on the parts of the offense not producing?

  • Dela G

    man…

  • Carlosologist

    Cano!

  • V

    Hope this offense can remember they’re the Yankees.

  • Dela G

    cano keeps this RBIs goin

  • dkidd

    cano to blackburn: i eat your porkchop!!!

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

    Cano singlehandedly saving the offense. Most clutch.

    • Carlosologist

      Yup. Per Fangraphs, he has a WPA of .046 so far.

      • Carlosologist

        Scratch that, it’s a WPA of .137 so far.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    A-Rod needs a day off. Terrible at bats today.

    • Vinny the Bull

      I’d get Gardner or Cervelli a day off right now before A-Rod.

  • Dela G

    the other alex burnett is ready to play

  • Dela G

    give me a break, how was that a strike

  • CNight_UP

    That is not a strike, and he needs to stop fucking calling it…

  • Pete

    keep chipping away

  • Dela G

    damn it

    well maybe the yankees can get to the bullpen soon

  • Dela G

    nooo… not chop :/

  • CNight_UP

    where the fuck is that pitch

    • rek4gehrig

      right down the middle

  • Carlosologist

    Son of a bitch.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Woooooooow Kubel crushed that. I’m kinda not even mad. Holy crap he destroyed that.

  • Pete

    rapidly becoming my least favorite player in all of baseball

  • Vinny the Bull

    He just HAD to open his mouth, didn’t he?

  • dkidd

    that was a bomb

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

    So a struggling Vazquez can go 104 and COUNTING but Pettitte on cruise control can’t go past 94?

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

      I know what you’re saying but you gotta consider the situations.

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

    Where’s that person that really really hates Kubel? Also, why does he kill us this year?

    • Pete

      that’s me
      I hate him.

      • Pete

        I had this to say about him in last night’s drunken stupor:

        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.

  • Dela G

    well that sucked

  • rek4gehrig

    Give em back Javy

  • dkidd

    could javy be tipping his pitches? kubel looked like he knew (or guessed) what was coming

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was a hanger.

    • Pete

      disagree

  • Dante

    Vazquez is a NL pitcher…
    Can any one say Jay SUCKS!!!

  • Poopy Pants

    How much longer before we’re allowed to critique Javy on this site? August? September?

    • kunaldo

      You can critique him all you want, man. Just be rational about it and back up your criticisms.

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

      Really, there’s not a law that says you can’t criticize him. He completely sucked tonight. He didn’t have anything. Most of the outs were smoked. This might be totally embarrassing if it wasn’t for Teixeira making some nice plays.

      Just don’t say he’s an inherently bad pitcher and he sucks. Because he’s got an entire career of not being a bad pitcher and not sucking.

      • Pete

        he was very good in the 4th

  • Dante

    Javy SUCKS!!!

  • CNight_UP

    amazing how blackburn gets that call…

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

    Yay trolls. Just like clockwork.

    • Poopy Pants

      You’re right. Javy is a great pitcher. SSS, right?

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

        No, he is merely a very good one. Yes, 2 months of one season do not override the rest of his career.

      • Pete

        great would be a stretch, but definitely a good pitcher. And yes, you’re right, SSS.

  • Dela G

    cmon javy, you can get him out

  • Dante

    Let’s get Oswald …3 way trade involving a NL team.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Oswald’s dead, dude.

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

      Dante’s back, yay

    • dkidd

      for john wilkes booth and an assassin to be named later

      • Pete

        well played, sah

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          +1

          Much better than my approach.

    • Granderslam

      Yup. Let’s trade Vasquez for Oswalt straight up.
      (sarcasm)

    • Carlosologist
    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Dante’s posts put me in the 3rd Circle of Hell.

      • Pasqua

        I see what you did there.

  • WIlliam

    Uhg, Dante’s back.

  • Pete

    a bad start, but not an altogether horrific one, especially considering the twins (and Morneau’s) #s against Vazquez coming in. I still think he’s starting to get back on track

  • Vinny the Bull

    Can Target Field contain CHoP? Stay tuned!

  • Dante

    Cash has got to be sitting in the reeds regarding Oswald.
    Vazquez is the SP albatros

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

      Spelling is your friend.

    • CNight_UP

      He is sitting on the grassy knoll…

    • Pete

      i think you’re confusing “reeds” with “grassy knoll”

      • Pete

        CNU beat me to it

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Per me si va ne la città dolente,
      per me si va ne l’etterno dolore,
      per me si va tra la perduta gente.
      Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore:
      fecemi la divina podestate,
      la somma sapienza e ‘l primo amore.
      Dinanzi a me non fuor cose create
      se non etterne, e io etterno duro.
      Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’entrate

      • Pete

        funny but doooooooouuuucheee

        /(admittedly acknowledging this makes me as much of a douche)

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

        just freaking awesome

      • WIlliam

        ICWUDT

  • WIlliam

    I’m very impressed witht he site-wide restraint from responding to Dante. Well done people, keep it up.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Well, honestly, the “Oswald” thing is kinda worth responding to. The rest, not so much?

    • dkidd

      you can’t not respond to the oswald thing

      it’s gold, jerry. gold!

      • WIlliam

        At least we’re not responding to him in an attempt at logic, that’d be painful.

    • WIlliam

      *with the

    • Dela G

      i’m doing my best not to

      • WIlliam

        Good man.

  • cjc

    this guy has like 8 hits this series and 2 of them have left the friggin infield

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Am I the only one who thinks Cervelli snap throws too much?

    • CNight_UP

      JoMo snap threw every 2 pitches….

  • NYC

    Good job chop

  • Dante

    Chan Ho is a nice compliment to Javy… ?

    will the score soon be 10-2?

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Dig the way Javy settles down (multiple times/game)…

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    and KC holds on

  • WIlliam

    Boston about to loose to KC, heh! Rays won though, which is annoying.

    • WIlliam

      *lost

  • Drew

    Javy is bumming me out. Anytime you’re approaching 80 pitches in the 4th inning you know you’re fucking up. I hope he figures it out soon. Lack of a good consistent 5th starter is straining the team a bit, imo.

  • WIlliam

    Uhg.

    • CNight_UP

      /Charlie Brown’d

  • Dela G

    man this is too depressing

    this offense has been on ice since last friday

    • WIlliam

      Just think, soon will be replacing our worst hitter with an All Star Centerfielder. That should help, and Tex is heating up it seems.

      • Dela G

        totally agree

        • WIlliam

          And by soon, I mean tomorrow.

  • Carlosologist

    Trolls, you might want to take a look at these for a second:

    Javy Vazquez vs Twins:

    6-6 W/L
    106 IP
    5.26 ERA

    What you can pull from this is that the Twins have Javy’s number. That doesn’t take away from his previous good starts. He’ll got another shot to redeem himself against the Orioles.

    • Drew

      Eh, most of those innings came in the Baggy.

      • poster

        That’s atrocious though. It’s more than the Homerdome causing that.

  • yoo-boo

    if you are looking for happiness then go check out the Tampa Yankees’ Box score.

  • yoo-boo

    wow… Blackburn is the man.

  • Dela G

    and that missed where??

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

    People acting like Javy’s had a bad career makes me sadface.

    • Brad Toughy

      He hasn’t had a bad career, but he owns a career ERA+ of 106. He’s had a fairly average career of being an innings-eater. And there’s nothing wrong with having a career like that.

      I think too many people were expecting a repeat of his 2009 campaign and won’t be satisfied if his 2010 ends up more in line with his career averages.

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

        Exactly. I’m not saying he’s one of the game’s elite (except last year and a few other years here and there). Not even close. But he’s been a solid pitcher throughout his career. People act like he’s shit, like what we’re seeing in this game is the real Javy, when he’s not and it’s not.

  • Brad Toughy

    What is everyone’s take on perspective? I see a handful of people saying the Yankee offense isn’t as bad as Philly’s has been the past few days.

    That’s true and great and all, but I’m not a Phillies fan and could care less about how many runs they score when they’re not playing the Yankees.

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

      I think it just shows it’s a long-ass season and there are going to be stretches like this.

    • Carlosologist

      The Phillies have been shutout three times over the course of six games. The Yankees have only been shutout once and even in a rough spot, they’ve managed to push some runs across.

      • Dela G

        actually they were sadly shut out twice in detroit (porcello and verlander) :(

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        they have scored runs in just one of their last 43 innings

  • Dela G

    can’t wait to be done with the twins

    • poster

      Seriously? We kill the Twins. This is, like, the tenth series in a row vs. them we’ve won.

      • Dela G

        i mean mauer and mourneau and span

        they have murdered the yanks

        • poster

          Yeah, but I’d love to play the Twins every time we struggle.

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

          Mauer and Morneau always murder us. We’ve still already won this series. That said, I can’t wait to be done with the Twinkies either, because they seem to be one of the better teams in the AL. Bring on the creampuffs, please.

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

            Mauer and Morneau always murder us everybody. We’ve still already won this series. That said, I can’t wait to be done with the Twinkies either, because they seem to be one of the better teams in the AL. Bring on the creampuffs, please.

  • CNight_UP

    So we bring in the LOOGY to face the not Mauer or Morneau???

    • yoo-boo

      Both Ms are solid against both sides. No need to bring Marte in unless it is RISP.

  • BigBlueAL

    Soooooo, Park pitches to Mauer and Morneau THEN Girardi brings in Marte to face Thome. Right.

    • cjc

      they murder marte

      • BigBlueAL

        Dont matter, he is your expensive LHP out of the pen you use him against the freaking LHB’s on the other team and certainly not use Chan Ho Park instead who cant get out a little leaguer right now let alone 2 of the best LH hitters in the league.

        • WIlliam

          Uhh, of course it amtters. If the M’M boys crush him in his career, you don’t let them face him.

          • BigBlueAL

            3 for 10 and 4 for 10 aint crushing. Plus seriously you would rather have Park face them than Marte????

  • Dante

    Chan Ho’s the Asian Javy…..(shorter stint version)

    • WIlliam

      Wow, ignorant false, and racist at the same time….nice.

      • poster

        How’s it racist? He called Chan Ho Asian. He is Asian.

        You’re dead on about the other two though.

        • WIlliam

          Perhaps I was being melodramatic, he’s just pissing me off a ton tonight.

          • poster

            I hear you. He’s like a gnat, you want to swat him but when you think you’ve got him you look over your shoulder and there he is.

  • Dela G

    cmon marte, can’t walk him

  • Dante

    Sending down Logan was a blessing Michael Kaye

  • Dela G

    what a play by tex!!

  • WIlliam

    Tex bringing the D and the bat today.

  • Carlosologist

    He didn’t dive into the stands, so it doesn’t count as an amazing or gritty play.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice bullpen management so far this inning. If it wasnt for the classic Kim Jones segment tonight this game so far would have really sucked major balls.

    • dkidd

      the pork chop guy reminded me of jason sudeikis in the “what up with that?” snl sketch

  • poster

    That was a good play by Tex.

  • baby carlos

    really makes you miss the “real” line up. This current form cannot over come bad pitching like last year.

  • Dela G

    let’s hope gaudin can bring the good mojo in his second yankee stint

  • baby carlos

    here’s to hoping Javy and Chop turn it around after the all star break.

    • WIlliam

      Javy is already in the process of turning it around. In his last 3 stars he’s had to phenomenal and 1 mediocre start.

    • Hummingbird S.

      I have faith in Javy. Chop, not so much.

  • Drew

    Looks like Gaudin changed his delivery a bit. Maybe that’s his problem.

  • dkidd

    welcome back, chad

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, great pitch by Gaudin.

  • WIlliam

    I missed you Chad.

  • baby carlos

    But “hopeful” prediction – yankees return the favor in the top of the ninth with a GS by Swish

  • cjc

    when his slider is workin it is just straight nasty

    • BigBlueAL

      Always has handled RH hitters for his career.

  • Dela G

    and i want to go chop cats

  • poster

    Ooooh. Too bad for Gaudin. Too bad for the Yankees.

    This game kind of sucked.

  • CNight_UP

    Jason Kubel should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell….

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yikes.

    Okay I had a 14+ hour work day and this is no fun. I’m off to bed. Goodnight, all. Bexy, keep the place sane while I’m gone.

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

      People keep asking me to do weird-ass things. You’re expecting me to keep this place sane? o_O

      • BigBlueAL

        What kind of other weird-ass things are people asking you to do???? Kinky stuff????

        • poster

          And you want to know why…?

          Actually, the answer is fairly obvious. Never mind, it’s a fine question.

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

          Haha nah, I just meant here.

  • Carlosologist

    Gaudin has been having problems with the long ball FWIW… Nice shot though.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cue the “Welcome Back” song for Gaudin. lol

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

    Gaudin vs. lefties just isn’t a terribly good idea

  • baby carlos

    Oh well… took 2 of 3…. So the Great Yankees can’t beat Jason Kubal or Jason Bay….

    Nice that average MLB players can dominate a team like that…. ugh!

    • Dela G

      jason bay is better than average

      hth

      • baby carlos

        Respectfully, I disagree, regardless of what numbers you throw at me, he is average.

        • WIlliam

          Then respectfully, your an idiot.

          • WIlliam

            *you’re

          • baby carlos

            good come back… did you think of that all on your own or did you have to reference lamecomebacks.com?

            Didn’t realize that my perception of a player makes me an idiot. Good to know that symmetrical thinking with Wiliam is only permissible.

            • WIlliam

              Your perception of a player does not, it’s the “regardless of what numbers you throw at me” part that is idiotic.

              • baby carlos

                ahhh, So his numbers look impressive in some situations and not so much in others. A career .281 hitter playing in the NL for all but 2 years is average.

                And with the numbers – you can make them tell any story you want – so you have to rely on watching the player… He takes decent routes to balls, his arm is ML acceptable, even hitting in a LH friendly park like Fenway, still could not rake.

                19 games against the majority of the NL Central where there is average pitching says even more.

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  I knew it! you are Joe Morgan

            • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

              Your perception of a player doesn’t make you an idiot.

              Your declaration that no matter what, nothing can possibly be done to convince you that your evidence-free opinion is incorrect does.

              • WIlliam

                Yup!

            • poster

              A long time ago I called you an asshole*.

              I don’t take it back.

              *Asshole is being used in the sense of one who is ridiculously stupid rather than one who is a bad person. For all I know you could be a lovely fellow in person. But you’re an asshole.

              • baby carlos

                Flattered. Original, not really, but good effort.

                • poster

                  You know, if you’re flattered after an insult, that doesn’t make you any smarter or the insult any less true.

                  • baby carlos

                    I am sorry, my idiot translation box is not working properly so I guess, saying flattered was the wrong response.

                    But I am greatful that you have cleared up a great mystery in my life. I think I am move on now, perhaps grow from asshole to just ass. Baby steps, baby steps.

                    • poster

                      Okay…I’m not quite sure what you’re saying here but when you blatantly ignore objective evidence and disregard facts in favor of how you feel about a player you’re an asshole. You can play word games if you want but I still think that.

        • Drew

          That’s some interesting logic.

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

          what the……

      • WIlliam

        This, like a lot.

  • cjc

    not a fan of Kubel not a fan at all

  • yoo-boo

    Now Yanks regret not to keep Logan…lol what a fuck up game. grr!!

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

      I’m pretty sure not many people regret not keeping Logan.

    • CNight_UP

      no boone logan would have just walked the next 3 batters…

    • poster

      How about NEVER.

      I’d take Gaudin over Logan 10 times out of 10.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Fact:

      Boone Logan has a higher walk rate than Dice-K

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        even after tonight

  • Dante

    Geez another shaky bullpen performance…

  • WIlliam

    Damn, now peeps are gonna hate on Chad. This game just got a lot harder to win.

    • baby carlos

      Yep,…. give them a few minutes they will start pounding…

      and the game, not winnable, not the way the Yankees are hitting right now.

      • mustang

        even less so now!

      • WIlliam

        Not likely, bu I never count any game over ’til the last out is made.

        • WIlliam

          *but

  • rek4gehrig

    I’ve just been Kubled…off to bed

  • mustang

    That’s what happens when they pick up things others have thrown away.

    Yes! Chad back!

  • CNight_UP

    Dice-BB walked 8 and struck out 1 in 4 and 2/3…..

  • V

    So, uh, Yankees… maybe you can score more than 2 runs tomorrow night? Please?

    I really can’t believe Teixeira popped up that 3-0 pitch earlier. D00d needs a few days off.

    • WIlliam

      Uhh, he’s hit very well the last 2 games, minus that ab.

    • Carlosologist

      I know right. Give a guy who’s four for his last nine an extended break. It’s the best decision.

      • WIlliam

        Jinx

      • V

        Wow. That sample size is humongous.

        He still looks lost up there.

        • poster

          I disagree. When Tex is finally showing some signs of picking it up a bit is not the time to sit him.

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

          You ever not ridiculously negative? Just saying. Yes, I know the team is not at its best right now.

  • dkidd

    yankees have played 16 series. they’ve lost 4.

    /through a megaphone at the base of the bridge’d

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

      I’d hear you if I wasn’t lying face-down in the water under the bridge, having already jumped

    • V

      Before tonight (which will probably lower it), in their past 5 games, they OPSed .678 in 190 plate appearances. That’s pretty sad.

  • BigBlueAL

    Just noticed Twins only have 2 more hits than the Yanks (12-10) but obviously 6 more runs.

  • Dante

    Wow…Mets ..shutting out the Phil… 3rd night in a row. Impressive.

  • tradejavy

    This Javy experiment is a total loss. He cannot get patient AL batters out with his mediocre stuff. He is not good enough to survive AL East. It is just so frustrating to see a meek, sweaty, supposed star, turn a possible close game into a no doubter for the opponent.

    Dodgers are in need of a veteran pitcher, maybe trade Javy for a younger pitcher and an outfielder before his stock hits the pile of horse shit, which is where it is headed and possibly belongs. He will be fine in NL west and feel like an ace…we dont need this shit anymore.