Game 48: Back home

Yankees designate Randy Winn for assignment
Romine & Laird keep hitting, but Trenton can't finish off the win
Do the Yankees have a little Captain in them? (Photo Credit: Craig Lassig, AP)

Hopefully some home cooking will wake the offense up. That and the short porch, anyway. The Indians have the third worst record in baseball at 17-28, which tends to happen when your pitching staff has the game’s second worst xFIP at 4.79. Offensively, if the Yanks manage to contain Austin Kearns and Shin-Shoo Choo, they should be in the clear. Hopefully our boy Shelley Duncan gets some playing time. I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing him hit one out as long as the Yanks have the lead and are firmly in control.

Here’s the Alex Rodriguez-less lineup…

Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF – good to see him back
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Miranda, DH
Gardner, LF
Pena, 3B
Moeller, C – hooray for Frankie Cervelli finally getting a day off

And on the mound, St. Phil.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET, and can seen on YES. Enjoy the game.

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Yankees designate Randy Winn for assignment
Romine & Laird keep hitting, but Trenton can't finish off the win
  • Dela G

    that photo is geico money

    get em yanks

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

    You know, this time last year, if Canó was hitting cleanup, we would have killed Girardi.

    • Zack

      Wait 4 hours, if they lose people will kill him for giving ARod a day off.

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

        People the past few days: A-Rod’s SUCKING, he needs a day off!!!!
        People now that A-Rod’s getting a day off: What the fuck, this lineup sucks! Where the hell is A-Rod!

      • vin

        More like wait 1 AB. If he grounds out, people will kill Girardi.

  • http://twitter.com/nebkreb Total Domination

    Lets go Yanks, knock the Indians out early. I’m saying 7-1, with Hughes going 7 innings for the win. Cano and Miranda go deep, Gardner swipes a base.

    • Kelvinattor

      Nice calls.

    • Comet70

      You hit the nail right on the head! Thats what I said – “Way to go Robbie Cano!”

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Captain Morgan dude for Javy?

  • Frittoman626

    Feel sorry for Winn, but not surprised. GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Bold prediction: Granderson hits a homer tonight

  • Drew

    Dressing up as a drunken pirate and get on the field at MLB games.

    Great job, or GREATEST JOB IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD?

  • Dela G

    k-long on the radio just says he likes gardner further down the order where he can do more damage. I like that idea and hope they stick with it

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

      Yupp, for mephentermine, similar drug to ephedrine.

  • Trish

    Nick Swisher just officially went Hollywood—he and Joanna Garcia are engaged. It’s in People and everything.

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20389624,00.html

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Let’s get it on bitches!!!!

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

    Oof. T’was a mighty fine curve.

    • Dela G

      that guy was waaaay out in front of it

    • Vinny the Bull

      Phil-bert’s showing off early.

  • baravelli

    So, which is more annoying: O’Neill constantly saying “again” in front of things that he hasn’t said before, or Leiter saying “also too” every third sentence?

    • Dela G

      not having flaherty is better imo

      • baravelli

        Oh, I agree, I like O’Neill and Leiter quite a bit, actually, but those little things get under my skin.

        • Dela G

          ah i understand where you’re coming from now

  • Carlosologist

    Damn. Paint on the corner.

  • Dela G

    got em

  • FIPster Doofus

    Hell of a start to this one

  • Carlosologist

    huuuuuuuuuuugheeeeeeeeeeeees

  • Dela G

    impressive inning!

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

    Phil Hughes is a bad man.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Strikes out the side! Great start

  • Cecala

    I really really hope there is not a bench clearing brawl with Shelley on the Indians.

    • Drew

      As long as you move, Shelley can’t hit you.

      • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

        ICWUDT and I enjoyed it very much.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Haha, don’t run straight at him! Charge at him in a wide curving motion, if need be!

  • Hummingbird S.

    welcome back Curtis… please stay healthy now

  • mike c

    have teams always been playing tex with that shift or is that a newer thing?

  • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

    Give Cervelli 2 days off? I don’t see why. I would understand if he got tomorrow with how much he has been used and day game after night game happening but whatever. Just complaining about something not that important unless Moeller ruins a rally or something.

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

    What a weird text poll.

  • Dela G

    i voted for will smith day

  • Accent Shallow

    Very unenthusiastic strike call.

    And Austin Kearns is batting cleanup?!

  • Dela G

    4 outs

    4Ks

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Phil Hughes: wheeling and/or dealing

  • Sheepmeister

    is it too soon to talk about the ultimate perfect game, 27 up, 27 k’d

  • Accent Shallow

    My feelings towards Russell Branyan are more or less “abject terror”

  • Drew

    O/U 26K’s?

    • Dela G

      over

      29!1!juan!!

  • Dela G

    5outs

    5Ks

  • Carlosologist

    Holy shit. Hughes is just being unfair at this point.

  • Drew

    BOOOOOO!

  • Dela G

    finally, a non K out

    i love this pitching

  • Accent Shallow

    I really didn’t like Hughes throwing a cutter over a changeup as his third pitch when they first started talking about that, but it’s freaking nasty when he executes it.

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

    Not saying anything original here but HUUUUUUUGHES!

  • baravelli

    Is anybody else ready to strangle Sid the Science Kid?

  • Drew

    lol at robbies celebration

  • FIPster Doofus

    He was out

  • Dela G

    haha he was out by like 2 steps

  • Hummingbird S.

    I think he was out

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

    So lazy!!!

    He was also comically out.

  • Accent Shallow

    What an awful call, but I won’t complain too much.

  • Dela G

    looks like another bucknor making an error near first base

  • FIPster Doofus

    Swish!

  • Dela G

    swishahouse!!

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 Swish <3

  • Hummingbird S.

    Swisha!!!

  • Kristen

    Nick Swisher’s having a good day, eh?

  • Reggie C.

    SWISHA BLAST!

  • Carlosologist

    Monster shot for Swish. Absolutely insane.

  • CNight_UP

    HOLY SHIT

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

    Laughing at how comically huge that HR was and also how out Cano was.

  • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

    Kerry Wood and Clemens hold the record for 20 K’s in a 9 inning game. Maybe getting ahead of myself, but I’m thinking Phil is looking like he has a good chance at getting there.

    • Accent Shallow

      To tie that, he’d have to K 15 in 7 innings. That’s Moose in 1997 level.

      (I don’t think he’s getting there, due to pitch count.)

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

        Mike Mussina’s stats in the 1997 ALCS. Holy MFin’ ess.

      • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

        Wow, can’t believe Moose lost that game. Talk about no run support.

        (And don’t rain on my hope parade.)

  • Dela G

    yay the lineup is producing!

  • Dela G

    hahaha frankie and swish

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

      Remember when the Yankees were just a group of unemotional, uninteresting robots? This team is much more fun to watch.

      • Dela G

        agreed. i truly think adding damon, swish and burnett made this team 100 times more fun

        • Dela G

          well i mean they all meshed in 09 and it spilled over in 2010 with frankie here full time and swish and burnett doin their thing

      • poster

        But…but Twinkie Town said there were only slightly less assholes on the Yankees than in Nazi Germany!

        No, really.

    • baravelli

      Y’know, that kinda made me thirsty. I think I’m gonna get myself a soda.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’d rather have Winn than Pena. Ick.

    • Hummingbird S.

      I don’t think it’s that big of a difference on offense. On D, we have a greater need for Pena’s glove.

    • nsalem

      nobody else plays ss

      • Accent Shallow

        Sure, but there’s gotta be an all-glove no-hit SS somewhere who can hit more than Pena.

  • A.Hinds

    hey. off topic but Jose Lima died. wtf???

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

      He died like, five days ago.

    • Dela G

      hmm stuck on last saturday, i presume?

      • Dela G

        sunday*

    • FIPster Doofus

      We landed on the moon!

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

        This is hilarious.

    • Kevin

      Gary Coleman is the new early celebrity death that you need to care about for 2 days, or until the next one: whichever comes first.

    • Zooboy

      Huh??? What you talkin’ bout, Willis?

    • Accent Shallow

      Live every day like it’s LIMA TIME

  • baravelli

    Do you think Kay gets annoyed whenever Jack Curry or Kim Jones winds up having to call the play-by-play for something that happens during their on-field segments?

    • Dela G

      you have to have a massive ego to even care about small shit like that

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

    Hahaha they’re making Jack Curry do these sideline reports now. Bet no one eats his pork chop.

  • Hummingbird S.

    bad curve…

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    A double? Hughes sucks, DFA his bitch ass!!!!

    J/K, obvi

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

    Shattered forearm.

    OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  • Hummingbird S.

    ugly injury there… poor Cabrera

  • Dela G

    tex is like a hungry hungry hippo

  • A.Hinds

    what ever happened to split fingered fast balls? it seemed like only people who threw them were clemens and red light (shilling) now i cant think of anyone who throws a split. does it mess up your arm or something?

    • Accent Shallow

      They don’t want to teach it to kids, since it supposedly messes up your arm.

      • Carlosologist

        Splitters are complete hell on the elbow. It requires a lot of friction to generate the downward break.

      • pat

        That and you need massive hands to jam the ball betwen your fingers.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Like Andy said, I think it’s death on the shoulder.

    • pat

      Haren, Diego Contreras, and Papelbon throw a splitters. Valverde too.

      • Carlosologist

        Freddy Garcia throws one too.

    • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      I believe Papelbum throws a splitter.

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

    Ugh blah thought that was gone and would have been amused and happy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I pulled a DJ tonight–4 grounders to short; one was an IF hit and I scored three times.

    • pat

      Hah, gotta hit he cages son.

  • Dela G

    damn juuuuuuust missed it

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Obviously I’m late, but it’s absolutely great to see Curtis back in the lineup.

  • Dela G

    attaboy texy

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m having flashbacks to Giambi vs. the O’s.

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

    A hit! By Tex!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    F you shift!

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex finally beginning to make solid contact.

  • Carlosologist

    Yay Tex got a hit. More importantly, C-Grand went first to third without a limp.

  • A.Hinds

    the problem with split-fingered fast balls. i did some research the on the split, it puts pressure on the wrist or some shit ,
    http://www.stevenellis.com/ste.....split.html

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

    Trivia answer = Indians?

  • MikeD

    The Yankees in 1923?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is Choo the most underrated player in baseball?

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

      He’s up there.

    • Carlosologist

      Yes. He had the seventh best wOBA of all outfielders last year with .389.

    • MikeD

      I’m sure it’s somebody else…that I can’t think of.

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

      Best nickname in baseball too: Big League Choo.

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

    My guess for the trivia question is the Mariners at Safeco. But it’s probably the Indians at Jacobs/Progressive because they are playing the Indians.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they are sitting on the fastball, hughes has to be able to throw his curve

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

    Hughes…?

  • BigBlueAL

    If Thames was playing LF everybody would be killing him for not getting to the 2 balls Gardner didnt get to this inning even though they were smoked.

    • Harold Moskowitz

      Wait till Gardner’s BA dips another 5 pts…then everyone will be killing him, too

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

      Possibly though like you said, they were smoked. Hard to get mad at anyone for that.

      • Harold Moskowitz

        I was being sarcastic…

        /fair-weather-fans

      • BigBlueAL

        When Thames plays in the field people get mad at him for not catching a foul ball that lands 20 rows deep into the stands. lol

  • Carlosologist

    Nasty curve.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Nice… Very Nice!

  • bonestock94

    Dammit, why am I getting blue screen of death whenever I run mlb.tv for extended periods of time. This blows…

    • radnom

      BSOD?

      What, are you running Windows 95?

      • bonestock94

        Vista, been running it since 1/2007 and it’s been dead reliable until the past few weeks. Seems to happen with video intensive stuff, updated the video card drive to no avail.

        • radnom

          Could be a hardware issue at that point. I didn’t think the BSOD exsisted in XP/Vista but according to wikipedia I’m wrong.
          I haven’t seen one since 95 myself.

          • bonestock94

            Oh yea, got it regularly on XP. Shit was buggy as hell for me. Vista’s been nice, at least till now.

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

              I got the BSOD on Vista and it was unrepairable. The Dell people said the only thing I could so was wipe my entire hard drive clean, then install XP. So I run that now, and haven’t had a (major) problem.

              • bonestock94

                Wow, I heard so much bad stuff about Vista but I was lucky. I never had a thing since I built my computer. Now this is annoying me, hopefully I can solve it.

                • radnom

                  A lot of the bad press about Vista is from when it first came out, there were a ton of hardware/driver incompatibilities that screwed over a bunch of people. I’ve never had a problem with it either.

  • Reggie C.

    Who is Joanna Garcia and is she hot?

    • MikeD

      Never heard of her, but you can be sure she is.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      To answer your question, yes. Yes, she is hot:

      http://tonicgossip.com/wp-cont.....garcia.jpg

      • Hughesus Christo

        A Jeterian blast from Nick Swisher.

  • ZZ

    Moeller catching Hughes is a better fit than Cervelli.

    The pitch selection is much improved.

    • radnom

      It might be an adjustment based on last game and have nothing to do with the catcher. Who knows?

      • ZZ

        I have never been a fan of Cervelli catching Hughes. He is much too inexperienced back there to be handling him.

        I’m sure adjustments were made with Eiland, but I feel much more comfortable with Moeller making in game adjustments if Phil falls into bad habits.

        • radnom

          That is a legitimate opinion, and I might agree although I don’t think it matters too much.

          I’m of the opinion though that they probably redrew a game plan for Hughes after his pitch selection last game.
          Impossible for us to know for sure from where we are sitting.

  • MikeD

    Jim Edmonds-like.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn, nice play.

  • bonestock94

    Can’t get too mad at that, nice play

  • pat

    I’m not even mad, that was amazing.

  • Dela G

    ha donald does look like biggio

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

    Yuni Betancourt with a GS against the Red Sox.

    • Kevin

      Huzzah!

  • Dela G

    aight grandy, maybe you can continue the rally

  • Hummingbird S.

    CB helping us out tonight

  • Dela G

    hahahaha the sox are losing 9-5 to the royals, mid 4

    tim wakefield’s line?

    3.2 IP 12H 9 ER 3BB 1 Grand Salami

    • Hummingbird S.

      Ugly! How the hell did he shut out the Phillies?

      • Dela G

        nevermind that, how the hell did R.A. Dickey shut out the phillies???

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

        The Phillies recently have… um… well if you think we’re not scoring runs…

  • BigBlueAL

    Hitting woes w/RISP continue.

  • Dela G

    man hafner has looked bad against hughes tonight

    *hopes not to jinx

  • Reggie C.

    I’m sure Hughes would really appreciate a couple more runs of support. Kearns just missed tying the game right there.

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

    Melvin Returns! Tomorrow. I’m so excited.

  • Pete

    Just saw the replay of the Crowe catch…oh my god.

    • Zooboy

      Miranda looked like Crowe stole his milk money.

    • baravelli

      It’s always a little surprising to me that Willie Mays’ famous “Catch” to rob Vic Wertz has stood the test of time so well, when it seems like more impressive plays are made all the time nowadays. Not to take anything away from Willie, obviously, but I wonder if maybe the level of play really has gone up all around. I mean, Crowe did just what Mays did, but he also laid out straight away from the plate – incredible!

      • Accent Shallow

        No, Crowe didn’t do what Mays did. Mays was 450+ feet from the plate, and then turned around and threw in to prevent the runner from scoring.

  • Dela G

    is kay on drugs?

    utley>>cano

    • Pete

      haha seriously. That’s like taking Hughes over Felix. Take of the goggles, Mike.

      • Pete

        *off

    • ecksodia

      He said something about the hip injury worrying him long term, so at least he didn’t say Cano’s better than Utley straight up.

      • Pete

        sure, but you’re talking about a guy whose offensive production would be good-great at any position on the diamond, and the guy you’re talking about is one of the absolute best defenders in the league at 2B.

        • ecksodia

          Oh, I’m not saying he’s right; just saying that it’s not as bad as saying straight up that you’d take Cano over Utley.

  • pat

    Lets score some fucking runs.

  • ecksodia

    Guys, did they just compare picking between Utley and Cano to picking between Magic and Bird?!

    Wow.

  • Dela G

    yay free run!

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Grit-slam?

  • Dela G

    finally some good hittin

    good job gritster

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I like this Carmona fellow

  • Dela G

    man pena has little plate discipline… ha

    • Dela G

      man where did that miss?

      got lucky there

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

    Right now every game in the Yankees system is in the bottom of the 6th.

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

    2007 ALDS Game 2 = maaaaaaybe the most frustrating game I’ve ever watched.

    • Dela G

      game 6 of the ALCS in 2004 was mine. they should’ve beat schilling

      at least i think it was game 6

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

        It was. My mom was there :| She had absolutely no idea what happened with the A-Rod slap play until she got home, and then she was like MEGA FACE PALM.

        • Dela G

          man i still wish A-rod never did that slap. i always wondered what the heck he was thinking during that play… haha

    • Pete

      carmona was friggin amazing that night though. perfectly spotted 97 mph sinkers with crazy lateral and vertical movement? no chance, really

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

        Not because of Carmona – he was fucking ridiculously awesome that night indeed. You just have to tip your hat sometimes.

        But damn, the rest of that game… I just remember there was an inning where Grady led off with a triple, and then Pettitte was facing the heart of the Indians order, and that triple didn’t score. It was really amazing pitching by Andy. I was SO psyched. And then… everything else happened.

  • AJ

    Mattingly! I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHv3aDa8n_A

  • pat

    Make em work Ramiro.

  • Pete

    god i hate the wave

    • Booya Baseball

      The wave should not be done at Yankee Stadium. It’s just wrong.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        The wave should not be done at any stadium.

      • Accent Shallow

        No one listens when I tell them to take it to Shea.

        • Dela G

          that’s cuz shea isn’t used anymore!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Ditto.

    • poster

      I don’t mind it.

  • A.Hinds

    love the wave during his k

  • Dela G

    boy branyon loves to kill at this stadium

  • Reggie C.

    Heh. Good thing we got the tack-on runs.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Should’ve gotten more though

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good thing we got those 2 runs last inning

  • Dela G

    that curve was FILTHY!

    • Dela G

      and so was that one

  • ZZ

    Given the result of Pena’s at bat (an out) seeing 11 pitches is great.

    But, that really was an unimpressive at bat. The pitches he was fouling off were very hittable.

    Given that so many of them were up in the zone, it was a pretty bad job he did not get the ball to the outfield.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Don’t nibble, Phil. It’s your last batter; just go at him.

  • Dela G

    man bucknor has been damn generous tonight

    • baby carlos

      Wait until he gets behind the plate. He will seek his revenge then.

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

    CB Bucknor wants us to win this game I think

  • MrJigginz

    C.B. Buckner must have a few dollars on the Yanks tonight,lol…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice play, Tex. Good outing for Phil.

  • poster

    Yankees have gotten away with a couple of calls today.

    Haha it will be so fun reading about the conspiracy theories from the idiot fans of all the other teams.

    Besides that though that was a really great play by Tex.

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

      It’s going to be hysterical.

  • BigBlueAL

    CB Bucknor is the man!!!!

  • Dela G

    man donald prolly wants to kill bucknor tonight

  • Hummingbird S.

    this time he was safe

  • poster

    Wow, he seemed safe to me, but fans of other teams will be going bananas after this game. Always fun.

  • Dela G

    why are you bunting, curtis??

    • Dela G

      see why you dont bunt my man?

      good job

  • BigBlueAL

    Bunt this!!!!

    • poster

      Bitch!

  • Kristen

    Welcome back, Curtis!

  • mike c

    damn it feels good to have CG back!

  • Hummingbird S.

    pretty good hit for a guy who cant touch lefties

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

    That was both exciting and unexpected. Yaaaaay Grandy!

  • Dela G

    cmon… cano!

  • Dela G

    GRAND SLAM!!!

  • Kristen

    RBI-nson Cano!

  • poster

    DAMN, Cano just made that ball has bitch.

    • poster

      his

  • Hummingbird S.

    Robbie!!!

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

    You know what? I saw that coming. Love you, Robbie!

  • baby carlos

    Wow, who the hell is this team in pinstripes and what did they do with the ineffective line up.

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

      They met the Indians pitching staff?

      • WIlliam

        Don’t be ridiculous, it’s obviously because A-rod wasn’t there.

        /MSM’d

  • JMV

    fucking A!! GRAND SLAM FROM CANO!!!!!!!!

  • mike c

    WANTED: robinson cano for murdering baseballs

  • WIlliam

    What a way to find your power swing. Just got here as they showed the replay. Why’d Swish “realize why he got plunked”?

    • poster

      Revenge for the Cano grand slam?

    • baravelli

      It was because Cano took his curtain call in the middle of the pitch.

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Swisher getting hit after a grand slam, very interesting

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

      O’Neill just lectured us on the unwritten rules, oy.

  • CNight_UP

    Magically, Granderson gets back and the lineup takes off….

    or it’s the Indians….can’t wait for JoPo to get back…circular lineup, how we have missed thee…

    • WIlliam

      In the long run, Grandy will be huge, but tonight, it’s more of the indians pitching. Still, nice to see some runs either way.

  • rek4gehrig

    Arod who? :-)))))

  • WIlliam

    Cano was so lazy, he waited ’til Swish tied him for the team lead to hit another home run.

    • 28 this year

      IETC

      • WIlliam

        I live to please.

  • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

    I’m a few minutes late, but … Cano fucking murdered that ball.

    Ah, run scoring. How I’ve missed you.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh, I was in the shower/listening on the radio when Cano hit it.

    • rek4gehrig

      At least you’re squeaky clean :-))

    • CNight_UP

      if you like outside, you might see it….because it hasn’t landed yet…

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, quite well played.

  • WIlliam

    WHat his Phil’s pitch count?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      109. He done.

    • CNight_UP

      108 or so…he is done…

  • baravelli

    White Sox tack on in insurance run in the 9th, lead the Rays 4-2!

    • baravelli

      *an insurance run…

    • rek4gehrig

      And Blosox losing to KC…baseball sure is a funny game

      • baby carlos

        it is a round ball that comes in a square box.

  • WIlliam

    Gardner gets a hit!

  • Dela G

    welp, here comes pena with the double play i bet… haha

    • Dela G

      and it happened….

    • WIlliam

      yup!

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

      >:(

    • CNight_UP

      whatyou talking about dela…..

      very omniscient of you….

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Hey, Dela, why don’t you sit the next few plays out, k?

      • Dela G

        my bad folks :(

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Nothin’ but love for you, Dela.

          • Dela G

            *makes 2 hits to the chest and points to the sky*

  • WIlliam

    Bhurle fined, I get Ozzie, and I’m enthused by West, but Burhle, really?

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

      Buehrle dropped his glove. I didn’t think he was trying to be show-offy, but I guess that’s why. Also, he said something like “I think Joe West is just trying to promote his CD.” lol I love you Buehrle!

      • WIlliam

        Ah, that little quip would do it.

  • Dela G

    the mets’ pitching staff hasn’t given up a run in 32 innings i believe… wowzers

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The correction is going to be insane.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fire Joe West!
    Fire Joe West!
    Fire Joe West!
    Fire Joe West!
    Fire Joe West!

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Joe West

      You’re a disgrace

      • poster

        You’re right, he took far too long to post that.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Joe West

          Buy my CD

  • mike c

    nice, strasburg vs. jesus tomorrow in swb

    • CNight_UP

      anything less than a Harperian line of 5 for 5 with 4 HR, means Jesus is a bust tomorrow…..

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Prediction:

      Jesus goes 1-3, single, k, BB

  • Harold Moskowitz

    @MikeAxisa:

    Where’s your g-friend Rose tonight?

  • Dela G

    lol at kay. “Tonight’s votes are robinson cano and everybody else”

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

      There’s a good point to be made for Hughes. I was kinda livid when people chose Swisher over Pettitte the other day haha. I mean I understand why but seriously >:(

      • Dela G

        agreed, but usually, unless the game is a 1-0 shutout, most people are inclined to choose the offensive guy

        sucks sometimes :(

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I know Ace is a tough dude and wants to come back, but I think going for the surgery now is probably the smarter play. Any setback in rehab and he’s basically done for the year, since they’ll likely just go for the surgery at that point. Could that put him on the shelf for part of next year?

  • mike c

    mitre has been looking good lately. he might be able to fill in for aceves perfectly

  • baravelli

    Woo-hoo! Rays lose!

    • mike c

      nice! on a side note: WTF is up with toronto

    • mike c

      prediction: by the end of next week, the yankees will be in first place

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Joe West

        I’ll buy that for a dollar

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I’ll buy that for a dollar

          /forgottochangemyhandle’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    “Cano…looks at Granderson haul it in.”

    What happened there, Mike?

  • Dela G

    red sox down 12-5 to royals top 8.

    yikes

    • WIlliam

      I know hat you mean, the Sox are still gonna probably win, that score isn’t nearly bad-bp-meltdown immune enough.

    • Zooboy

      KC has 20 hits; and 2 shut out innings from one Karl Farnsworth.

  • WIlliam

    Still not really liking the whole outfield alighnment now that Gardy is an every-day player, but I’m so happy Grandy is back, I can’t bring myself to give a shit.

    • CNight_UP

      What is not to like about it?

      • WIlliam

        Gardy is the better fielder, he should be in center.

        • mike c

          eh, perhaps he has better range, he’s faster– but CG knows how to field the position better at the moment, how to get a jump on fly balls, plus he has a much better arm

        • ZZ

          That remains to be seen.

          Granderson has looked great in CF so far this year. Better than Gardner in the limited samples IMO.

  • WIlliam

    Good for Moeler.

  • WIlliam

    Jeter walks, ZOMG.

  • Dela G

    a texy slam?

  • WIlliam

    Competition? Even if they did become really good, I fail to see how we’d have any rivalry outside of possible WS matchups.

    • mike c

      competition in media markets i think

  • CNight_UP

    Is it bad to want teix to K so robbie can hit another…

    • WIlliam

      Want him to walk in that scenario.

  • WIlliam

    Bases loaded with 0 outs again.

  • EB

    Farnsy K’d Big Sloppy on 98mph heat. Golden memories

  • CNight_UP

    he can walk too

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

    I so badly want Tex to walk and Cano to hit another grand slam.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      No dice

  • Booya Baseball

    Glad Tex can smile about that. sheesh.

  • WIlliam

    Uhg, he hit that right up the middle, but no hit.

    • Hummingbird S.

      he went after a pitch that was probably ball 4 and grounded out weakly up the middle…it was a bad AB.

  • Frittoman626

    I hate Tex right now

    • mike c

      he had a nice hit and had two walks, he can’t always make it happen– the game’s over anyway

    • WIlliam

      He’s 2 for 3 and 2 walks, that’s an excellent night. He has had like 3 multi-hit games in a row.

    • CNight_UP

      he is swinging the bat well and played fucking gold glove defense all night, you fail 65 percent of the time in baseball and are considered a god, you cant always get the hit.

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go Robbie Cano

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

    Are we back to Feared Cano?

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go Swish

  • WIlliam

    Wow, a GS and a walk, Cano has pulled out all the stops tonight.

  • CNight_UP

    “switch hitter batting from the right side”….

    fucking really Kay….

    • Booya Baseball

      He went to Fordham.

  • Booya Baseball

    I keep losing sound on YES. Cable issues? Anyone else?

  • Dela G

    those curves to swisher were very nice

    • mike c

      well yeah, that’s why he proposed to her

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

        ahaha awesome comment

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
      • mike c

        thank you thank you, i’ll be here all week– tip your bartenders, they look hot for a reason

        • Dela G

          hahahaha money my man

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love that my 3 PM article today was about Cano not walking.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I love lamp

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Andy_C_23, are you just looking at things and saying you love them?

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I love carpet. I love desk.

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

    Currently pitching for the Red Sox: Bill Hall

    (thanks @cantpredictball)

    • CNight_UP

      Can Bill Hall work with Javy on his mechanics…

    • CNight_UP

      Harold Reynolds on Bill Halls 11 pitch, 3 up, 3 down inning…He threw more strikes in that inning than Dice K threw all day yesterday….

  • Accent Shallow

    Chan Ho Park has yielded more home runs this year (5) than he’s struck batters out (4). Fuck.

    • Accent Shallow

      With two Ks in that inning, he now has 6 Ks to 5 HRs. I still want him DFAed tonight, though.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Oh ha. Bill Hall is now pitching for the Sox. Against KC.

    That, and a clean inning to end the night will be the cherry on top.

  • WIlliam

    Don’t know if this is common knowledge, but West is the head of the Umpire’s Union, so he is very hard to fire.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Sonofa…

      • WIlliam

        Yeah, I know.

  • WIlliam

    Who is the guest commentator?

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    This game with a half dozen beers has really made my night, thank you yankees! =)

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

      this sounds like an awesome night.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    In re: Russel Branyan:

    He doesn’t hit the ball a lot, but when he does, he hits it hard.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m so glad I got to see that Super Bowl ring instead of the game’s final pitch. Great production, YES.

  • poster

    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for watching the Robinson Cano show. We hope you come again tomorrow.

  • Dela G

    if you can, watch the mets game, santana and gallardo have been killas tonight