Jun
02

Game 53: A battle of former teammates

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Tonight’s starting pitcher matchup features two former teammates, though they didn’t play together in the minors and certainly not the majors. Nope, Phil Hughes and Brad Bergesen were teammates at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California some six years ago. Both graduated in 2004, and went on to be drafted by AL East teams, with the Yankees taking Hughes 23rd overall and the Orioles taking Bergesen 109th overall.

Hughes rocketed up the ladder, but Bergesen’s ascent was a bit more deliberate. It wasn’t until he reached Double-A at age-22 that he really made a name for himself, but here he is two years later starting in Yankee Stadium. If you want to read the article about Hughes from the picture above, click here.

Here’s the lineup, which features the very welcome return of a certain catcher…

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

And on the mound, St. Phil.

It’s a gorgeous day in New York, so this one will begun on time and under the sun at 7:05pm ET. The game will be broadcast on YES

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

    Turd Bergesen.

    /good old days’d

    • Jack

      It’s a big hat. It’s funny

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

    “Is Daniel Gibson the next Stephon Marbury?”

    They’re both irrelevant.

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

    Aw Phil looks adorable there.

    Also, today I learned the Yankees cannot design non-hideous shirts.
    http://shop.mlb.com/family/ind.....210_fb@MLB

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

      That’s from the “Douchie Couture” collection.

    • Tom Zig

      the headphones one is kind of cool though.

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

        Agreed, that’s the only one I think is acceptable.

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

          (Sorry, Andy.)

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

            I’m with ya’ll. But it’s still borderline.

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

              For clarification, I meant Pettitte. =P Camo, really? Eeek!

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

                (whistles……walks away slowly)

    • Accent Shallow

      They’re much better than the Mets’ shirts last year. Ew.

  • 28 this year

    Wow, two teammates from high school against each other in the bigs. What are the odds?

  • Longo

    favorite team red sox eh? always wondered what it would be like playing for your favorite teams rivals one day

  • vin

    I miss the mid-90s fonts. It really was a much simpler time.

  • vin

    Check out some of the names from the “Baseball All-Americans page:”

    Greg Golson
    Phil Hughes
    Nick Adenhart
    Homer Bailey
    Gio Gonzalez
    Austin Jackson
    Matt Tuiasosopo
    Justin Upton

    Of course there’s more star power there than others, but still… decent collection of high schoolers.

  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

    I hate to kill the buzz on the story, but aren’t Hughes and Bergesen from different high schools in California? There are six Foothills HS in California alone, and according to *Wikipedia*, Hughes is from the one in Santa Ana and Bergesen is from the one in Pleasenton

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

      B-Ref’s got him from the Santa Ana one:

      http://www.baseball-reference......=came_from

      And FWIW, I remember hearing Kay or whoever talk about it the last time Bergesen pitched against the Yanks.

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

        “And FWIW, I remember hearing Kay or whoever talk about it the last time Bergesen pitched against the Yanks.”

        i.e. it’s definitely bullshit

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

    Expensive magazine. $3.50 in 2004 is like $87 nowadays.

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

    Slade batting lead-off for Charleston. AWESOME.

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

      That is awesome.

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

    Seems like a good night to give Cervelli the night off.

  • Sheepmeister

    Not on topic, but how bout that ARI-LAD game, 0-0 in the 14th

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

      Arizona has a like 30+ scoreless innings streak.

      • Jack

        /A.C. Green’d

  • ahind

    did anyone just here ken.sing say 1000 % of phil hughes pitches are strikes? i love these guys

  • zzzzzz

    phil hughes likes thrice, how could i possibly like this guy anymore??

  • baby carlos

    Phil needs to control those pitches.

    • baby carlos

      just like that…

  • Tank the Frank

    Good Lord Phil you’re hurting their feelings…

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    So, this Hughes kid is pretty good.

  • 28 this year

    strong inning but I guess when so much is going right, I can’t help getting annoyed at how many foul balls Hughes gets. His stuff is great but just a little less than what he needs. Probably will learn how to finish hitters quicker with experience.

    • 28 this year

      8 foul balls that inning.

    • Tank the Frank

      I think that will come with experience and continued development of the changeup. To me, Hughes is the kind of pitcher that anything he tries he’ll have success with.

      The Yankees taught him a curve and now it’s his out pitch. He picked up the cutter so well that it’s now his 2nd most used pitch. I think by next season his changeup is a real weapon.

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

    Weird. Jesus was batting fourth for SWB according to Gameday, then I went back and looked again and he wasn’t in the game at all.

    • Drew

      Probably got traded for a Penny type arm.

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

        Just awesome.

    • ROBTEN

      Well to be fair to gameday, Curtis and Jesus are practically twins.

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

        Curtis was hitting 5th.

  • Tank the Frank

    This could (should) be one of those games where their starter doesn’t get into the 6th…finally.

  • baby carlos

    So new night… same Tex…..

    did you know the Mariners keep track of how fielders get their PO’s. Mark Reynolds leads the league in throwing out runners from his knees. That play made me think about that.

  • Pete

    c’mon a-rod

  • Tom Zig

    shouldnt the count be 3-1 on Arod?

  • Sheepmeister

    Wow, all three of those strikes were inside.

  • Tom Zig

    none of those 3 pitches were strikes according to gameday

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    yeah Arod got hosed.

  • Guest

    It seems that pitchers get inside strikes on pitches of the plate, but they don’t get low strikes or high strikes (especially on breaking balls). I guess its a wash.

  • Kyle

    Has anyone else seen these shirts designed by Yankees? Were they required to make them hideous?

    http://shop.mlb.com/family/ind.....8;view=all

  • Pete

    ok seriously Kay, this is like the 38th year in a row that the Blue Jays have been right up there the first two months of the season. It’s not surprising anymore. If they’re still there in august, it’ll be surprising.

  • ROBTEN

    For those watching on MLB.tv…should they really be advertising a camp for umpires that will help people “learn how the ‘Big Leagues’ do it!”? Really?

    (Thinks a minute…)

    Really?

  • baby carlos

    what the fuck is the point of having a strike zone?

    • Pete

      /what is the point of having umps?

    • Sheepmeister

      Sometimes I feel umps don’t want to call a strike when a batter swings and misses.

  • baby carlos

    cant believe they chose Phil over Joba…

    • ROBTEN

      Straw man.

      • baby carlos

        he he

  • Carlosologist

    Hughes is my man.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    just plain Philthy..

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Wow gameday had that second pitch to Cano WAAAAAAAAAAAY outside.

    • Shdw

      As is strike one to Jorge

  • Guest

    If he only swings at strikes, you cannot get him out consistently. Its just not possible.

  • Carlosologist

    Wow, Robbie is just mashing at this point.

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

    Ken Griffey Jr. retiring tonight. Wow.

    • poster

      Sad.

    • Carlosologist

      Link? I feel somewhat disappointed that I never got to see Griffey in his prime.

      • Marcus

        As a Yankee fan you should be glad, he killed the Yanks:) But he was a sight to behold. It’s really too bad all the injuries and sleepiness took over his career.

  • Dante

    Hughes is throwing smoke with good location tonight.

  • Dante

    Let’s put these chumps away early tonight.

    • Shdw

      Good call. Granderson starts it early

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

    Grandy! I missed you too!

  • Accent Shallow

    Surprised Jones didn’t get out there.

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

    Posada got the wheels.

  • Carlosologist

    JoPo’s foot is fine. Look at that hustle there! Also nice hit by C-Grizzle.

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

    Awesome! And Posada scored from first ahahaha!

  • poster

    2-0, bitches.

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

    I love you Cano but Jorge almost aught up to you on the basepaths. Yikes.

  • mike c

    looked like CG just dinked it and it ended up carrying pretty well, yankee A-lineup ftw

  • Guest

    Why is Cervelli bunting? This guy can’t get outs right now. Why give one to him?

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    time to light Bergesen up and chase him out of here

  • Dante

    He we go….a Grandy 2 base dandy

  • Tom Zig

    be patient, bergesen is already at 40 pitches. Just make him throw pitches.

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

    Yay for luck.

  • Dante

    I don’t understand how a guy pulls the ball with no outs and a man of second. Geez Cervy hit it the other way. Move him to 3rd at least.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Heh, we’ll take a bloop any day.
    Time to cause some 2 out chaos on the base paths with all this crazy speed.

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

    Kenny with The Clash reference.

    Not really.

  • poster

    I can’t tell if that was bad baserunning or not.

  • Across the pond

    Grandy’s back to his babip killing ways, nice.

  • Carlosologist

    Smart play by C-Grand. Everybody took another base.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    WTF did gardner do?

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

      Smashed double to CF. (at least in the scorebook)

  • Carlosologist

    Swisher you are on fire now.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    HOME SWISH!!!!!

  • poster

    Swishalicious.

    Word.

  • Ivan

    Swish, all net baby…

  • poster

    Bad fucking luck.

    • poster

      But an excellent inning.

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

    Heh Jays are beating the Rays again. 1-0.

  • Accent Shallow

    Teixeira wuz robbed.

  • Tom Zig

    if we can get him to 50+ pitches before the end of this inning, i’ll be satisfied.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    damn you Wigginton!!!

  • Carlosologist

    What did Tex do to BABIP? Is it payback or something?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAYfIzQpja0 (I had to)

  • Dante

    SWISHER..SWEET!!!

  • vin

    Did you know that there were only 9 guys in the last 2 years to have a BA/OBP/SLG of at least .310/.390/.550?

    That’s Swisher’s stat line this year(rounded down a bit). I doubt he can keep it up, but if he can come close then he will be a MONSTER in the 2-hole.

    • poster

      I doubt he comes even close to keeping that up. My guess is that he’ll end up with perhaps slightly better stats than last year.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Bex, would you wear that Pettitte camo jersey?

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

      It has camo. No O_O

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

    The patterns on the Pettitte-designed shirt, with the camo and the design on the 46, make my eyes bleed ;_;

    • Carlosologist

      The AP stare would have been suffice IMO.

      • Kristen

        I think I’d buy the shirt without the camo and just the eyes. I’ve been thinking about a Pettitte shirt for a while; there’s just too much stuff on his shirt for it to be “the one.”

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

          I think I’d buy it with the eyes for sure. But the camo? Because he likes hunting? Oh Andy… (facepalm)

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

        Camo is NEVER necessary

        • Accent Shallow

          You just climbed the list of “RAB posters least likely to be my Secretary of Defense”

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

            Ahaha. In fashion. ;)

  • FIPster Doofus

    Maybe it’s just me, but I like the Swisher shirt: http://shop.mlb.com/product/in.....cp=4253295

    • vin

      It’s just you. But I respect you going out on a limb. Cool graphic, but I don’t see it looking in a t-shirt format.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That breaking ball was so tight. Great pitch.

  • Tank the Frank

    Time to go easy on that cutter. It’s just sitting up there in the zone tonight.

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

    Damn, Hughesy, don’t hurt ‘em

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

    Johnny VanDerMeer’s (sp.) 2 straight no-hitters.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Word.

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

    Griffey actually announced his retirement from bed.

    • FIPster Doofus

      hahaha, nicely done

  • PaulF

    8 straight multi-hit games? that’s pretty cool.

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

    Cano > baseball right now.

  • FIPster Doofus

    It’s so great having Grandy back. Love that dude.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh, Curits. How did I miss thee? Let me count the ways.

  • Kristen

    Ouch.

  • YankeeScribe

    RBI the hard way for Cevelli

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Cerve is a ball magnet!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Time for a Gardner grand!

  • Carlosologist

    Cervelli has been pitched up and in for the past couple of weeks and this is the only time he’s been plunked.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Haha, I love when the SP is gone after 2 1/3.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      We’re baaaaaack!

      /In a high pitched horror movie voice

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

    Cervelli gets pitched up and in a LOT eesh

  • rek4gehrig

    Everyone is hitting, Yanks are winning, Life is good

  • vin

    Suzyn gasped so hard on the Cervelli HBP I initially thought someone had been shot or something. That crazy lady is trying to give me a heart attack.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I like the MLB.co SHop commercials, they’re mildly amusing.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      *com

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I almost jizzed at that stat line.

    • Tank the Frank

      Let it out brother.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Batting-eye Brett is so fun to watch.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Uhhh, that wasn’t hitting Kenny.

    /Dick’d

  • rek4gehrig

    It’s raining runs….

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A six run lead? Uh oh.

    /Saturday’d

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Whatever, hard to complain about Jete’s offensive performance as of late.

  • baby carlos

    galaraga for detroit perfect through 6 1/3

    • Across the pond

      64 pitches through 7 innings.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    16 runs over the past 11 games by the Phil’s offense. That’s just abysmal. No major injuries either. It’s just a lot of slumps at the same time.
    REPLY

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Don’t know why that says reply, oops.

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

      Eleven straight games with 3 or fewer runs scored. Bad.

      Also, Rollins and Polanco are injured. They’re replacing them with, like, Valdez and Gload. Not that that’s really an excuse, I guess, but those are pretty significant injuries.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Less then 1.5runs on average per game.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Great to see the Yankees jump all over Bergesen.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Jinxed.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Trivia answer: Eckersley. Kenny had 25 hits vs. Eck.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    That’s a very lenient umpire.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeah I was thinking the same. I wonder if the umps had a talking to or a memo was sent out after all of the recent ejections. Umps have been catching some heat lately.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Yeah, but swing a bat at someone? That’s a threat of physical violence. If a kid did that to me when I’m umpiring a LL game, I’d throw him out of the game.

        • Tank the Frank

          No I agree he should’ve been tossed. That’s pretty automatic IMO. I was thinking maybe the reason is that umps have been told not to have such quick triggers.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Managers simultaneously receive too much blame and credit for the success (or lack there of) their teams.

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

      “Managers get too much blame.”

      Joe Torre, 1995

      “Managers don’t get enough credit.”

      Joe Torre, 2001

      (fake quotes)

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Dealin’.

  • Tank the Frank

    I wonder if Trembley still has a job Saturday.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Back to back change ups from Phil?

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    That was a pretty weak call on Wigginton. I don’t think he went around.

    • Tank the Frank

      Really? I thought he went, he almost made contact with the ball.

      • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

        I didn’t see it from the replay MASN showed.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Even weaker stand by the ump — surprised he didn’t get ejected.

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

    Singleton was a really good player. If he was on a certain team he’d make instant Hall of Fame.

  • poster

    If that Tiger pitcher pitches a perfect game I’m going to laugh and laugh.

    • baby carlos

      maybe Joba will join you.

      • poster

        ?

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Devaluing Braden’s game.

      • Carlosologist

        If that PG happens, four out of the 21 perfect games will have happened within ten months of each other (Buehrle, Braden, Halladay, Gallaraga)

        • baby carlos

          didn’t think Buehrle’s was a perfect game, just a no hitter.

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

            Buehrle has a no-hitter from 2007 and a perfect game from last year.

          • V

            Yup, PG.

          • baby carlos

            ahh.. Thank you for the correction.

        • V

          Don’t forget Sanchez’s Uribe’d PG.

          • poster

            Still not a PG. It highlights precisely why it’s (apparently) so difficult.

            I say apparently because this is ridiculous.

            • V

              Yeah, I know. That was the ONLY PG that I was actually watching live, and that play just… wow… he was in for defense, and he just booted an easy, easy ball.

              • poster

                A no-hitter is still pretty cool.

        • Across the pond

          Through 8 guys. 3 to go! He’s dealin’

    • poster

      I can’t believe this is happening. This is so utterly ludicrous.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    WTF Kay, that wasn’t close to the track.

  • Tank the Frank

    Michael Kay needs to check his pants.

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

    OMG Kay that call was a mega fail…

  • baby carlos

    Anyone see how Vlad got hurt in batting practice? Ball hit the top bar on the cage and ricocheted back and struck him in the head/face. Um helmet?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Michael Kay cannot read a fly ball.

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

    Seriously it’s like every 2 games we get a non watch or a PG watch…

    I mean the Yanks had two this year with Hughes and CC.

    • V

      Not in the 8th.

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

        Didn’t CC make it into the eighth? And Hughes’ was broken up with nobody out in the eighth? Or am I totally making this up?

        • Accent Shallow

          After Hughes got the side in the 7th, I was sure he was going to get the no hitter. Dammit.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        They both went into the eighth.

        • V

          PG? Or no hitters?

          • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

            NO-No’s

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

          Yeah thats what I thought.

  • Carlosologist

    Galarraga’s perfect game is happening. Three outs to go.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So…where did the first pitch miss?

  • Carlosologist

    I like Granderson’s range.

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

    I don’t know what to think of ANOTHER perfect game.

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

    Perfect game against Cleveland should count as a 4-hitter at best.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kay has three words for fly balls:

    1. Served.
    2. Driven.
    3. Lofted.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      How about flied?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Oh, true. I think that takes spot #3 and lofted gets dropped to fourth.

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

    Miguel Cabrera is going to get fucked up tonight if Gallaraga can finish this off.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Wow look at the strike zone with bergson in the game. Its like the plate was shifted 6 inches over.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/....._type=.gif

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That’s the second time in as many nights that Jones has unnecessarily jumped into the wall.

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      He’s trying to look more gritty.

  • Ivan

    Wow potentially 3 perfect games already this season? Singleton was talking how pitching #’s have gone up this season. Has this been the year of the pitcher this year?

    • V

      7041 runs in 14007.5 IP, 4.52 League Average ERA.

  • rek4gehrig

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! Crazy month for PGs

  • Carlosologist

    What’s impressive about Galarraga’s perfect game thus far: He has Johnny Damon and Magglio Ordonez playing LF and RF in Comerica.

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

      And he’s thrown like 45 pitches.

      What is not impressive: It’s the Indians. =P

      • vin

        Wow… 75 pitches through 8 innings. The Indians have already peaked this year – it was Saturday against the Yanks. They’re sooo done with this season.

      • poster

        75 pitches.

        Ridiculous.

        And here we go.

  • rek4gehrig

    The longer they bat….

  • Across the pond

    Here we go!

  • poster

    3 outs.

    This is just so absurd.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    What station is showing the perfect game?

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

      MLB Network.

    • Kristen

      MLBN

      • SouthernYankeeFan

        Thanks of course i dont get that channel.

  • Carlosologist

    Gardner struck out on a big breaking ball in the middle of the plate. I think he should be more aggressive when he sees a breaking pitch like that. I’ve seen him strike out on at least two occasions on pitches like that.

    • the209

      i just texted k-long … we’re gonna get on that first thing in the AM

  • rek4gehrig

    MLB Network

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

    Cabrera wanted to get out. That was the slow swing there.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    No, Mike, he does not look good. At all.

  • Alex S

    mlb.com has the free live look in to galagraggas game

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

    OMG AJAX.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Who would you rather have: Hughes or Price?

    I’m guessing Price gets the edge for being left-handed, but wasn’t a big part of his appeal was that he could throw upper 90s? Fangraphs says he’s averaging just under 92mph this year.

    • Accent Shallow

      Hughes, but I’m a huge homer. Price’s MiLB record doesn’t jump out at you the way Hughes’ does.

  • rek4gehrig

    What a catch

  • vin

    Anyone know why Kelly has replaced AJax in center? Does he do a mean Dewayne Wise impersonation?

    • vin

      Gameday said Kelly replaced AJax. 5 seconds later AJax makes a miraculous catch? I hate being stuck at work. I’m so confused.

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

    AJAX! Wow.

  • Jack

    Holy shit.

  • Carlosologist

    Holy shit, A-Jax saved the perfect game with a play at the wall. Two to go.

  • baby carlos

    Former Yankees Austin Jackson just saved the PG

  • Across the pond

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    WOW! Ajax just made a sick catch to preserve the perfecto.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    A-Jax!

  • poster

    HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT

  • Kristen

    A-Jax with the UZR

  • Alex S

    A-Jax!

  • Angelo

    Wow. Austin Jackson just made a really nice play to save the perfect game.

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

    Nice play by A-Jax there.

    • poster

      Understatement of the year so far.

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

    One more out.

  • Angelo

    one more out to go.

  • BigBlueAL

    Which catch to save a perfect game was better, AJax or Wise last year??

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

      Wise. But both were fucking sweet.

  • Carlosologist

    One out to go. This is ridiculous.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    WOW, AJAX WHAT A CATCH!

  • poster

    1 more out.

    A-Jax’s catch just got me completely into this game.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    1 more out!!!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    Oh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Angelo

    OH MY GOD!!!!

  • Across the pond

    OH WOW

  • Alex S

    WTF!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    HOLY SHIT the ump called him safe!!!!

    • vin

      Bring on the robots?

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

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Blown call.

  • Carlosologist

    Bullshit call to end everything. Bullshit, absolute bull.

  • Accent Shallow

    HOLY SHIT!

    That’s a worse loss of a PG than Moose’s!

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

    Oh my God are you kidding me????

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

      He was out by like a foot! That fucking blows.

  • Jack

    /Mussina’d

  • Marcus

    What a joke.

  • Angelo

    WHAT THE FUCK, HE WAS OUT!!!!

  • Across the pond

    Oh not even close!!! I seriously hope that ump gets fired

  • Alex S

    He’s fucking out!

  • poster

    NO WAY…

    The single worst call I’ve ever seen. Ever.

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

    He was out by a MILE.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    A whole step out!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Leyland needs to get tossed if it was that bad.

  • BigBlueAL

    He was out by a mile, just WOW.

  • Tackaberry

    OH MY GOD. Perfect game ruined by an umpire. What a surprise!

  • Kristen

    Robot umps!

  • cjc

    umm yeah so that sucks terrible call costs him a PG just a total disgrace

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That sucks.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Holy fuck.

    /blown call

  • Alex S

    robot umps now!!!!!!!!!! who is that clown of an ump?

  • Jairus

    umpire steals the show!!!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    Did that Ump just make a horrible call? Guy was out

  • Ivan

    OMG, OMG, if that had happen in Yankee Stadium with a Yankee pitcher, I would personally go there and slay that umpire….

  • dkidd

    ROOOOOBBBBBOOOOTTTTTSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    If they win, that should be overturned.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    This is the last fucking straw.

    Well, obviously it isn’t. But holy fucking shit, the umpires have NO EXCUSE. INSTANT. REPLAY. FOR EVERY FUCKING THING.

    Absolute fucking travesty. Honestly? One of the biggest non-illegal travesties in the sport’s history. Simply embarrassing. I don’t think there’s enough hyperbole in the world to explain this.

    • Guest

      Strongest ditto ever.

    • Alex S

      right there with you. If I’m Leyland I pull the Tigers off the field in protest

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      You: preacher, me: choir

  • Across the pond

    He HAS to get in serious shit for that. Seriously.

    I have no idea how he did not lose the head with that ump

  • Guest

    This might be a big enough F-up that MLB will have to do something about it.

  • Kristen

    That was some bullshit, right there. I feel so bad for Galarraga.

  • poster

    Worst call in the history of baseball, yes or no?

    • dkidd

      no question

      • Ivan

        Cardinals fans say hi….

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

          That’s close but not as bad as this one IMO.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Costing the WS is worse than costing one game, even if it’s a PG.

            • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              This. It’s June 2, I think the World Series is a tad more important.

            • poster

              It didn’t cost the World Series though, to be fair. It cost one out of one game of the World Series. After that call, the Cardinals imploded. It wasn’t just the call.

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

                This. Terrible, terrible call, close to this one, but it didn’t decide the game. They still could have gotten out of it.

                Also, it’s not just “June 2,” it’s a perfect game, man.

                • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

                  this.

        • dkidd

          forgot about that

          don denkinger

        • poster

          That’s the only competition. I MIGHT give it to the honorable title to them since it was a World Series game. Of course, it was only the first out and there was still a game 7 but it was the WORLD SERIES.

          That being said, this was a perfect game. It’s very close, perhaps tied.

    • Kristen

      He was out by like two steps. Absolute bullshit.

    • Sheepmeister

      I know its a Perfect Game, but that Mauer call in the ALDS was pretty bad and that has “bigger” implications since its the playoffs.

      • Bob Stone

        That was unforgivable. I want robots now.

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

      Absofuckinglutely. So ridiculous. I’m actually livid, and I’m obviously not even a Tigers fan.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Second to Deckinger.

    • Bob Stone

      Close . . but no.

  • dkidd

    how does the crew chief not go to instant replay?????

    • cjc

      ONLY fair or foul homers are replayable

      • cjc

        sorry whether or not a ball goes over the wall as well

      • dkidd

        sigh. somehow i blame bud selig

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    Selig should fix this.

  • panicattack

    umpires suck

  • cjc

    hope Joyce didn’t plan on eating out ever while in Detroit

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Man, if I were commissioner, I would just call it a perfect game anyway, and forever shame the umpires. What an embarrassing group of officials. One of the most embarrassing in all of sports. Something clearly, CLEARLY needs to change, and the players’ union needs to exert some of its considerable leverage. Because this is utter bullshit.

    Talk about murdering baseball history.

    • rek4gehrig

      Totally agree..what the score in the Yankee game, anywaz?

  • rek4gehrig

    That was the most horrible call or non-call I’ve ever seen

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    That was the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball field, non Huff division.

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

    Selig should grow some balls an put in replay. And he should make this a perfect game.

  • Alex S

    Selig will have to reward the kid the PG. There will be a huge shitstorm from this

  • Across the pond

    This kid needs some serious credit for how he’s handling this.

    I can say without doubt.. I would have assaulted that ump.

  • bonestock94

    I just can’t believe it, watched it live on mlb network. Unfuckingbelievable.

  • Jack

    If only there was some way to fix that call, some way to instantly replay it and see that he blew it.

    • Dave

      IETC

  • Angelo

    Umpires are amazing.

  • vin

    Is Gallaraga the only pitcher to get 28 outs in a perfect game?

    • Accent Shallow

      I look forward to someone losing a perfect game on a dropped third strike, and keeping the no hitter.

  • bonestock94

    WTF, even if it’s close give it to the pitcher.

    • Angelo

      This.

      Seriously the guy worked so hard for it.

      • Alex S

        Fact- he only threw 88 pitches. would have been 83 if not for the blown call

      • poster

        No, you don’t do that. If the guy really is safe, you can’t lie and give it to the pitcher, that’s just as unfair.

        • Tank the Frank

          I think what he’s saying is that if it’s a “bang-bang” play, and you’re not sure, you give it to the pitcher. He must have seen him safe though. I don’t know how…but he did.

          • bonestock94

            Yea, what tank said. Maybe the bobble. This a controversial call in a normal detroit – cleveland game, let alone this.

          • poster

            I still disagree. If it’s bang-bang and you think the guy is safe, call it honestly.

            This play wasn’t even close.

            • bonestock94

              All I’m saying is if it’s one of those “could go either way plays.” which this wasn’t, I think the pitcher should get it.

              • poster

                Yeah,, if it’s a tie, give it to the pitcher. Tie goes to the runner was never a real rule anyway.

  • Carlosologist

    The same shit happened to Kerry Wood when he threw that one-hitter way back when.

    • Accent Shallow

      The 20K game against the Astros? Not really. You can make the case the one hit should have been an error, but . . . it’s not quite like this.

  • poster

    All credit to Gallarga, he took it exceptionally well.

    • poster

      Gallaraga.

      • Pete

        galarraga

        • poster

          Arrrrrgh. :-(

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    If that happened to Phil Hughes, I’d be in the car from CT driving to Joyce’s house to punch him in his fat handlebar mustache.

    • Angelo

      I’m not sure he makes it out of Yankee stadium if he blows that call on Hughes.

    • panicattack

      lol he looks like william h taft and grover cleveland

  • baby carlos

    Jim Joyce is a fucking douche bag. He should be fired. PISS FUCKING POOR.

    This blame is on the owners and MLB for not allowing more Instant Replay…

    • poster

      I wouldn’t call him a fucking douche bag, or even necessarily a bad ump since I haven’t seen enough of him to judge. All I know of him was that he made one of the worst calls in the history of baseball.

      • baby carlos

        On a non emotional level I agree, but this is history. That play wasn’t even close. He is paid to get that call right. If it were bang/bang, I would understand.

        It is the equivalent of calling a mid thigh pitch down the middle a ball.

        Sorry, but this is bullshit because nothing will be done to Joyce. Umpires get off free from any errors, regardless of what you are told.

        • poster

          You’re right; he needs to be reprimanded. But without knowing anything about Joyce I can’t say he’s a douche or that he deserves to be fired or anything like that. I don’t know him sell enough to make that call.

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

        Stop being a fucking pussy. Umpires are, by breed, incompetent. He blew a call of a perfect game against my second least favorite team in all of baseball. Fuck him, he should be fired and held in stocks in front of Commerica park until Galaragga gets another perfect game.

        • poster

          I can’t tell if this is sarcasm…

  • rek4gehrig

    Back to Yankee baseball…this is so awful

    • Carlosologist

      MLB has to do something right? Just call it a perfect game because of that blown call. Also, lol at Miggy. He was going nuts, then he saw the ump’s call.

      • V

        I’m surprised Miggy didn’t just get in his face.

  • phughesisgod

    Was Jim Joyce the umpire that blew that stolen base call a few years ago when the guy was tagged out way before the base by Jeter I think, and they called him safe? I wanna say it was against the Mariners…

    I dont know, but I seem to remember him being an epic fuck up as an umpire even before tonight…

    • Pete

      it was against the mariners but i have no idea if it was jim joyce

      • phughesisgod

        Still even if it wasnt him, hes blown countless huge calls in his umpiring career, im surprised he was still regarded as a good umpire.

      • panicattack

        that was that play with willie bloomquist right?

  • Bob Stone

    Enough is enough! Technology has progressed. But are favorite game hasn’t. We are seeing the foibles of the umps ever more closely in Hi Def. Get RID OF THE UMPS. Bring on the robots.

    I am fed up with how poor the umping has been this year and last. I am serious . . . I want robots.

    • the209

      totally.

      while we’re at it, half these fucking players are overrated, too.

      i’m seriously hoping i live to see all-simulated games

      • V

        Ah… scarecrows are so weak nowadays.

      • Pete

        yeah, because we like to see the human element involved in all parts of the game, including the ones that are supposed to be perfect and only haven’t been thus far because there was no way to engender such a system. Now, however, we could pretty easily install such a system. So why not do it? There is absolutely nothing whatsoever that is even a tiny bit not horrible about blown calls. They fuck up the game wayyyyy more than replacing the sacred “human element” of the game-calling with perfect officiation ever could.

        • Bob Stone

          TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!

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

        Dude are you psyched for tomorrow’s game? Which umpire is starting?

        How ridiculous does that sound? Only thing more ridiculous is supporting having umpires fail time and time again.

        • the209

          Don’t worry about writing letters guys … there’s a huge movement among current MLB players to go robo-ump.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Settle Phil.

  • phughesisgod

    If Jim Joyce did this at Yankee Stadium or Fenghey, I dont think he would have survived to see the next pitch.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      I’m surprised they didn’t throw garbage on the field.

    • Jack

      In Philly, he’d have been tased.

      • YankeeJosh

        Or Vomited upon.

  • There have been 21 perfect games

    I don’t think I have ever been so upset by a non-yankee game in my life.

  • Tank the Frank

    Honestly though, if someone else screws up at their job as bad as Jim Joyce just did, they would be fired.

    • Across the pond

      There just has to be some serious consequence for him for that. He cannot be let away with it.

    • Bob Stone

      Absolutely true . . . especially in the private sector.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      great point

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    My big problem with Joyce is how he was barking back, especially at Cabrera during the 3rd out. He better apologize at the very least.

    • Across the pond

      Grovel you mean

    • V

      He should never step foot on a baseball field again.

  • Kristen

    I love the way Hughes walks off the mound after he strikes someone out for out 3.

    • rek4gehrig

      Not as cool as AJ’s knee-bend and hand flick…but not bad

    • Frigidevil

      it’s because he knows the second he throws it

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Robots = Robots +1

  • Pete

    Andres Galarraga…first man to ever retire 28 consecutive hitters in a 9-inning game?

    • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      Andres Galarraga… fist man to ever retire 28 consecutive hitters in a 9-inning PERFECT game.

      FTFY

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

        No idea why I went with “andres” insted of Armando.

        ARMANDO Galarraga… first man to ever retire 28 consecutive hitters in a 9-inning PERFECT game.

        FTFM

  • Frigidevil

    That was probably the worst thing I have ever seen in baseball. Dude’s throwing a PERFECT GAME. You have to give him that if it’s close, and it wasn’t! Ok big deal, he may have snow coned the ball, but YOU CAN’T BLOW THAT CALL! I am disgusted. Props to you Mr. Gallaraga, for throwing the first 28 out perfect game in my book.

  • Ivan

    Nice Hughes.

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

    Somewhere out there, Joe West’s publicist is smiling and nodding his head thinking, “Yes. Get your name out there Jim Joyce. There is nothing such thing as bad publicity.”

    • rek4gehrig

      Very funny…and prob. true

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      haha. Or Joe West thinks Galarraga’s slow trot to first was pathetic and embarrassing.

      • Chaz

        IETC

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    The other real crime in it is the odds of Galarraga getting that close again are so slim. I was trying to explain to the girlfriend how some fat ump just took away the one chance the kid probably has at being remembered forever.

  • Sheepmeister

    I have to say, although consistent, this umps strike zone being shifted 6 inches to the right is really annoying.

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

    Selig better put this as a PG. How many times do we have to see his beloved fucking fail umpires screw up the game instead of being 100 percent correct?

  • The ghost of JIm Joyce’s career

    I used to be respected. But now, I’m immortal. I chose my own immortality over that of the deserving pitcher. People will talk about me forever. This is so much better than respect.

    • poster

      IETCVM

    • Bob Stone

      ietcvm

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Bill Simmons tweet: “Look out Detroit, Jim Joyce isn’t done. He just ran his rental car over Kid Rock and Bob Seger.”

    • Pete

      not much loss there…except Turn the Page. Awesome song.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        doesn’t it speak to how bad Detroit needed the perfect game? what else do they have left?

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Home Improvement reruns?

  • Pete

    2010…the year of the umpire? honestly the only thing pathetic and embarrassing about this game is the fact that we still let blown calls happen.

    • Sam

      I see what you did there. Turned the words right around on them.

  • Adam

    In related news, Jim Joyce just reversed the call of safe at the plate of Griffey in 1995. Congrats, the Yanks beat the Mariners and are heading to the ALCS!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tex was definitely safe on that play.

    /Jim Joyce’d

  • Mike

    What if the blown call happened in the 2nd inning? Would anyone remember it?

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Probably not. Probably if it was the only hit.

      • Angelo

        That’s what he was implying I believe.

    • Angelo

      Yes. What type of question is that? Leyland wouldn’t have flipped on Joyce, but people would still be upset about it. And this is the modern era, everyone would know Joyce blew a call in a perfect game regardless.

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

    Joyce will probably be commended for being a real baseball ump. He’ll probably get a damn raise or something. At the very worst a wag of the finger.

    • Bob Stone

      It’s become a bad joke.

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    The Tigers should have celebrated on the field like it was a Perfect Game. Give the kid what he earned.

    • Jack

      Heh.

      Joyce: Safe!
      Tigers: *celebrate*
      Joyce: I said he was –
      Tigers: Fuck off.
      Tigers: *continue celebrating*

      • Pete

        i laughed out loud

      • Frigidevil

        me too

      • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

        I meant after the 28th out, but I like your take better.

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

        IETCVM

  • JobaTheHeat62

    If that blown call doesn’t bring changes to the instant replay rules then nothing ever will.

    Umpires strike yet again!

    • Across the pond

      Should at least bring in a managers challenge flag or something

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

    Kenny’s wrong. The kid is a sophomore.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    What if the umpires could be retroactively charged errors.

    /farfetche’d

  • baby carlos

    So disappointed in baseball right now. Embarrassing.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Tim Welke took the fall for Jim joyce’s epic fail

  • Ivan

    Wish dat ump was Joyce rite there…

  • Angelo

    Did you see that? Another umpire trying to get attention.

  • panicattack

    i bet all the other umps were pissed at joyce for ruining their chances at witnessing history

  • Ivan

    Boring outing from Hughes, fucking typical 7IP of brilliant baseball…

    • Angelo

      +1

      Couldn’t agree more.

      • Ivan

        We Want Ho Hitters and Perfect Games Dammit, shit everybody is getting one…

        • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

          I could make a VERY good (yet distasteful) joke about “Ho Hitters” and an MLB player or two. But I wont.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I set up a facebook group against the call. Join!!!!

  • Bob Stone

    Screw more partial replay. Screw Manager’s Challenges. I want to see the umpires replaced by technology. Our HD TV’s are making a joke out of the umpires’ collective incompetence. The umpires just can’t keep up with technology. MLB already broke the Umpires Union. It’s time to finish the job.

    • YankeeJosh

      I think that’s the key point. the technology has outpaced the umps, and it’s so easy to spot their errors now where it wasn’t even 5 years ago.

      • Bob Stone

        The MSM never talks about that though. Very frustrating. I’m 60 years old and I keep up with technology. Why can’t Bud and MLB do the same?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk
  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow the umpires are sooooooo shitty this year

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

      wow the umpires are sooooooo shitty
      FTFY

      • JobaTheHeat62

        true, but its like painfully blatant this year

    • Bob Stone

      And last year.

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

    Amazing stuff? Kay this shit sucks.

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

    The umpires are just doing it on purpose now.

    • Angelo

      I smell a conspiracy!

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

        I buy it. It all started with the fucker Joe West. Then downhill…

        As I saw on twitter, fire these horrendous umps and replace them with chimps. Immune to bias and stupidity.

      • Across the pond

        It has Joe West written all over it :D

  • V

    Wow. MLB Network is trying to make excuses for the blown call. Wow. Effing dumb.

    • Across the pond
    • FIPster Doofus

      I like Harold Reynolds, but he’s being a moron tonight.

      • Across the pond

        What is he saying?

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

          HUMAN ELEMENT!

          • Across the pond

            Oh sweet suffering jesus

            *facepalm*

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wow i feel bad for Galarraga and lol its already on wikipidea

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Joyce

    • Bob Stone

      More support for how MLB is not keeping up with technology. Get rid of Selig and bring in someone who knows that fans have personal computers, HDTV, TIVO, Sling Box, Sabermetrics, Blogs Iphones, DROIDS, etc., etc.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok for like 30 minutes straight all we (YANKEE FANS) haqve been bitching about this blown call…Can you guys honestly imagine what is going on in Tiger’s blogs and fansites right now? good lord

    • Angelo

      Never thought of that. I wouldv’e cried if this happened to Hughes. My tv would also be demolished.

      • VO

        I agree

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

      I am so pissed. Now if this was Braden I’d laugh nonstop.

      • VO

        I agree with this also

      • Across the pond

        hahah – ah yes, now that would have been funny.

        In fact I think we were calling for such an incident in the 9th of that game :D

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

        That would have been too funny.

  • forensicnucchem

    How can you guys complain about that call in the Rays game? You couldn’t even see his foot with the bag to know if he was right or not.

    I understand everyone is fired up, but calm down a little…

    • Angelo

      Who’s talking about that? Are you an idiot or are you joking?

      • forensicnucchem

        Very mature. There were more comments posted when they showed that highlight. Stuff about what Kay said, stuff about the Umps doing it on purpose…

        • Angelo

          Yeah, but nobody cares about that. Nobody would be talking about that if it weren’t for the blown call in the Tigers game.

          Logic fail.

        • rek4gehrig

          Kay is just a trouble maker. Just watched Jim Leyland press conference. He had nothing but good things to say about Jim Joyce. He simply missed a call and agrees that it was easier to make call after watching the replay.

          • Jack

            . . . and agrees that it was easier to make call after watching the replay.

            Which begs the question, why don’t we have instant replay?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      please tell me you are being sarcastic

      if not…epic fail

    • Jack

      Rays game?

    • Pete

      hahaha i’m pretty sure you’re kidding, and it was a good joke

    • Bob Stone

      NO. You are absolutely wrong. WE have been TOO CALM for too long. It is time to demand changes. Let’s channel this anger into an email/letter writing campaign to the MLB Commissioner and the press.

      • Bob Stone

        Reply Fail – My bad.

    • Bob Stone

      How can you NOT complain? We have to complain and stop being so complacent. It’s time for some serious changes with the unpires.

      People aren’t fired up enough. That’s what it takes to make change.

      You couldn’t possibly be more in error in your perception of the situation.

      I can’t think of another comment on this site that I have disagreed with more than yours on this issue.

      • the209

        “I can’t think of another comment on this site that I have disagreed with more than yours on this issue.”

        he said RAYS game…

        • Bob Stone

          I think he meant the Tigers game.

  • Chris0313

    He is not human

    • FIPster Doofus

      haha, same time

  • FIPster Doofus

    Rob Cano is not human.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok Cano is on another level right now…Jim Joyce coulnd’t even stop him

    • Pete

      maybe not…but that’s not gonna keep him from trying

  • Carlosologist

    Holy shit Robbie!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Teeheehee.

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

    Umpire just called Robbie out for missing 1st.

    • Bob Stone

      HA HA. It wouldn’t surprise me. It could happen.

  • Alex S

    the year of Ribbie

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

    Cano = MVP!

  • Pete

    foul ball

    /jim joyce’d

  • forensicnucchem

    Hey look, a Cano homer, if any of you are even watching this game…

    • JobaTheHeat62

      sorry that baseball history was ruined and we like talking about

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Good lord Cano is killing the ball

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

    Cano is really good at baseball.

    #thingsnoonecaresaboutrightnow,atall

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go Robbie – working toward a possible MVP year.

  • Adam

    Also…Jim Joyce must have really pissed off Joe West by extending the game time by another batter.

  • Ivan

    Ok Cano is just destroying the baseball right now…

  • CNight_UP

    I know it has probably been talked ab out ad nauseum, but i was walking my daughter, and I see that Don Denkinger snuck into a game in Detroit?

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

      Exactly. Ask Kansas City fans if they feel sorry for Detroit.

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

        Cards fans. =P

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

          Yeah. That.

      • Chaz

        Kansas City has fans?

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

    Granderson probably has more hits off the DL than before.

  • mike c

    OH NO CANO, CURTIS DON’T HURT US

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

    Cerv could use another break.

  • Kevin

    Frankie came back to earth quickly.

    • Angelo

      Yeah, but in his defense, he’s been ridiculously exposed with barely any breaks.

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

        Ehh he was getting mad lucky tough.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Old Hoss said it best:

    In my day, of course, we did not have the technology necessary for “instant replay.” We circumvented its need by hiring quality umpires.

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

    The Blue Jays are blowing the game in the 9th again.

  • PaulF

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
    Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner
    245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
    New York, NY 10167
    Phone: (212) 931-7800

    Can everyone write a letter or give Bud a call tomorrow? MLB needs to know that people are pissed off and care enough to get off their butts and do something about it.

    • poster

      You know, if people got this upset over social injustice we’d live in a better world….

      /Musing’d

      • PaulF

        People get upset about specific events rather than trends that overall are a lot worse. It doesn’t mean its not a good idea to use specific events to try to change things.

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

      This was pretty awesome.

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

      The only thing he’ll get is a wag of the finger. Nothing more. Then we’ll hear “HUMAN ELEMENT!!!! I LOVE WATCHING UMPIRES CALL GAMES!!!”

      • Bob Stone

        Sad . . . but probably true.

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree. My letter is being drafted as we chat.

    • PaulF

      …Or since a lot of you live in New York, maybe take a walk over there and tell them yourself.

    • the209

      Hey guys, after we’ve solved the ump problem, maybe we can all write letters to the president about that little oil spill in the Gulf.

      Just in case you’re so inspired:

      The White House
      1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      Washington, DC 20500

      Let’s do this shit!

      • PaulF

        What do you want him to do?

        • poster

          If he has to, plug his fucking body into the hole! Yeah!!!!

          /Irrational’d

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Heeheehee!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Textbook

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was the best throw Brett Gardner has ever made.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

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

    The picture on the video says it all.

    • rek4gehrig

      Just watched Jim Leyland press conf.

      He said bottom line is that no-one in the dug out was sure guy was out until they saw the replay. JJ didnt have that luxury. He also said that we are all human and make mistakes. Also JJ is a class act and very good umpire.

      I thought he was very gracious. And he does make a point. Naked eye vs replay….

      • poster

        I knew he was out immediately. Just saying.

        No. I’m not giving him a pass. It wasn’t even CLOSE.

        • Bob Stone

          I don’t give him a pass either.

      • Pasqua

        Good for Leyland, but C’MON! Even if Joyce sees it as a bang-bang play (which is the only argument he could make and it’s a shady one at that) how do you not give Gallaraga the benefit of the doubt?!

    • Across the pond

      MLB’s homepage has it as “disputed” and “close play”…

      Call a spade, a spade. It was a fcuked up call

    • Bob Stone

      Great link – Thanks.

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

    Tejada…?

    For those of us watching the game.

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

    Tying runner on third for the D-Rays…

  • Mike HC

    Sick relay throw by Pena. Got rid of it extremely fast and perfect throw.

    • Mike HC

      Also. That was Gardner to Pena to Cervelli. A minor league coach is smiling somewhere. And gritty players everywhere know they have a shot.

  • Adam

    I probably shouldn’t but I think I feel bad for Orioles fans.

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

      Don’t worry. The talent they have will develop and they’ll be a lot better.

      • Mike HC

        I don’t see them surpassing the Sox, Yanks or Rays anytime soon. I know they have lots of young talent, but there is little hope in Baltimore for probably the next five years.

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

          Probably not. But I don’t think they’ll suck as much. Now if there was realignment that would be better for them anyways.

          Any chance of that happening?

      • Bob Stone

        In which lifetime?

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

    Blue Jays blew the game on a safety squeeze.

    • Tom Zig

      Raysbeisbol!

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

    And Jays blow the lead. Tie game.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Shocking.

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

        Honestly. Someone beat them for crying out loud.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    An ugly good inning their from Chad.

  • FIPster Doofus

    3-2 Tampa now, and they have men on second and third with one out.

    Thanks for nothing, Toronto.

    • baby carlos

      now 7-2

  • PaulF

    MLB.com changes the headline from “Disputed Call” to “Missed Call”

    • Bob Stone

      Spin management.

      • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        How is it spin management when the change made it sound worse? “Disputed” isn’t a conclusion, but “missed” is. They went from not saying the call was wrong to saying it was.

        • Bob Stone

          They are proactively correcting a ridiculous statement with one that will, in their minds, take the heat off for allowing this travesty of poor umpiring, with no substantive response. That’s spin.

          • Bob Stone

            Or at the very least, damage control.

            • Chris

              Or reporting.

              You know, sometimes people correct mistakes.

            • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Dude, they throw up those headlines and articles REALLY quickly. I’m certainly not one to defend the MSM often, but you’re kinda killing them for nothing here. For all we know the person writing the headline didn’t see the play, or at least didn’t know how people are reacting, when he/she first wrote the headline, then as a few minutes passed and the story developed he/she clarified it.

              • Bob Stone

                You are killing me here. I am so negative on Selig and MLB on the instant replay issue and for that matter, mosst things progressive, that I am exaggerating a little. But then again, I could be right.

                But I guess we know that I am just overacting because we don’t see the main issue being addressed. That issue is that technology has overtaken the umpires ability to do a credible enough job to satisfy serious fans. Heck . . . I am being kind. They can’t do a credible enough job to stop a lot of fans like me from going ballistic.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Since the pitching performances of which we shall not speak, Yankee starters have gone 4 games in a row going at least 7 full innings while giving up no more than 1 er.

    • Bob Stone

      This team is just warming up. I said before the season that this team will win 105-110 games. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

      What I didn’t expect was for Tampa Bay to be this damn good this deep into the season. They look like they could be for real.

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

        Could be for real? The best FIP and xFIP in the AL combined with a good young offense isn’t for real?

        • Bob Stone

          When a team has VERY young pitching like the Rays do anda very questionable bull pen – Anything can happen. Thus the “could be” about being for real.

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup, it’s been great, and based on what’s been happening to Cleveland, it shows how unfortunately inexcusable that game was.

      • Bob Stone

        Picky, picky, picky.

        • forensicnucchem

          I don’t think it’s that picky. You’re playing the dregs of the league and you give away two 5 run leads. This is a stretch the Yankees really have to put up some wins and even sweeps and they missed a chance there.

          They’re so far doing what they should against the O’s though, which is nice. Just need CC to not have another subpar start tomorrow.

          • Bob Stone

            My point was that every team has a really bad game now and then. I agree with you otherwise.

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

            Every team goes through this funk. Look at the Phillies for a prime example. Or the Sox two weeks ago.

          • forensicnucchem

            I don’t know how clear that was. A loss is one thing, it’s going to happen sometimes (though it shouldn’t much against those teams), but it’s the fashion they lost in which is inexcusable.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Holy crap I never knew this site existed and now it’s too late.

    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/....._is_k.html

    • Bob Stone

      It’s a shame. Shame on Selig. Shame on MLB. Bud is hurting the game we love. He has no clue. He is not capable of keeping up with the times. He doesn’t know what it takes going forward to keep the game growing. He has to go!

  • YankeeScribe

    Wow. Tex has no luck against Baltimore

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

    6 run inning for Tampa. The Jays suck.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Toronto’s fast crash back to earth has begun. They’ll be totally irrelevant again soon.

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup, they’re really not enjoying playing teams with winning records this season. They and the Rays are tied with the 3rd easiest strength of schedule so far this season (I know, it’s an iffy formula). It’ll be interesting to see how they both do when the schedule picks up some (though clearly the Rays are much better than the Jays, who have really struggled against winning teams so far).

      If anyone’s interested, the Yanks have played the 6th hardest schedule so far.

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

        Will the Rays schedule get any harder? Hopefully because it’s tiring having them win every game. Yankees did have a hard schedule but their coming schedule looks so easy.

        • forensicnucchem

          Well, they haven’t played Detroit, Minnesota, or Texas yet. They also still have a bunch of games left vs. the Yanks and Sox. They’re a great team, no doubt, but hopefully they’ll slow down a bit.

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

    Well the sane people didn’t give up on him.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    The Yankees have two of the top three era’s for starters in the AL.

  • Bob Stone

    Another good win. Go Yanks!

  • Adam

    In the middle of a weaker schedule and with injuries clearing up, I feel one of those big time runs of like 15 of 20 or something in the works.

    • Bob Stone

      Exactly.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Man, the Dodgers are the 2009 Yankees of walk-offs this year.

  • baby carlos

    This weak schedule couldn’t have come at a better time. Now if we can only get Tex going.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    great win!

  • forensicnucchem

    The Mets:

    Yesterday – Pelfrey 110 pitches, K-Rod 30 pitches
    Tonight – Santana 123 pitches, K-Rod 46 pitches

    Yikes, you’d think the manager was trying to save his job or something…

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

      and K-Rod NEVER threw that many innings and whatnot as an Angel. Can they like not break him down in the second year of his contract?

    • mike c

      if i was manuel i’d only trust those 3 pitchers too

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Cano is currently at 373, Justin’s at 374. A 1 for 3 night, and robbie takes the major league lead in batting avg!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Ribbie reclaims the major league lead in average!!!!!!!!

  • Mike C

    The article from that mag mentions several times Phil’s devestating slider. As far as I know, Phil only throws, FB, Curve, Cutter, and the occasional changeup. What happened to this mythical slider? Why did he abandon it? Anyone?

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

      The Yanks had him stop throwing it in favor of his curveball. Less stress on the elbow. He sneaks one in there every so often, but it’s very rare.