Game 57: Avoiding the sweep

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For the first time this season the Yankees head into the final game of a three-game set with a sweep looming. Normally they’re on the other end of this, but after Burnett’s rough outing on Friday and the offense’s complete inability to hit the Jays’ lefties both days, they now face the threat.

Emotionally, there’s not much to say before the game. Win. That’s it. No one wants to see a sweep. We’ve seen a few teams drop the first two to the Yanks only to come back and avoid the sweep in the third. It would be nice to see the Yanks pull off that.

This game has you can’t predict baseball written all over it. Brandon Morrow walks the farm. Normally the Yankees eat those guys for breakfast and still have leftovers. Yet he leads the league in strikeout rate, so he certainly has the ability to set down the Yanks. If he does that today don’t be surprised.

Javy Vazquez allows tons of home runs. He’s second worst in the AL in home run rate. The Blue Jays lead the league in home runs by a long shot. That seems like a terrible formula, and if Javy doesn’t have his control he’ll be toast by the second. But if he has command like he did against Baltimore, then he can carve up the Jays with his five-pitch repertoire.

Two pitchers who play to their opponents’ strengths. I think we’re going to see a whacky game this afternoon.

Lineup:

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

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

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  • Carlosologist

    At least the pen isn’t as shot as we thought it would be. CHoP is the only one unavailable.

    I do hope Javy provides six or seven quality innings however.

  • JM

    When is Tex finally gonna heat up?

    • V

      According to Girardi, he was ‘hot’ in May. Funny, all I saw was a few good games and a bunch of mediocre ones.

      “He’s our 3 hitter,” Girardi said. “We haven’t talked about changing anything. And when he was on fire in the month of May, no one was saying anything. He’ll get hot again.”

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    How about that Dez fellow from last night

    • Carlosologist

      Those comments were gold. If the RABBi’s hadn’t deleted them, I would link back to them during the championship celebration.

      • Poopy Pants

        What’s with the censorship?

        • Tom Zig

          Homophobia isn’t acceptable.

          • Poopy Pants

            OK. I didn’t see what he/she wrote.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    “We have a 40-year-old closer. I don’t have a 22-year-old closer. I have a 40-year-old closer that has logged a lot of innings. He’s been down for 10 days already. Closers are used for when you’re winning games or are tied at home. That’s how you do it. If Mo extends the game, then someone else is going to have to close. If that guy gives up a run, then you say, why didn’t you wait to use Mo as the closer?”

    From LoHud, emphasis mine. Ugh

    • Little Bill

      He’s an idiot. If Mo extends the game and Gaudin gives up a run then at least we had no other option but to use Gaudin. It would have given the offense another chance to score a run or maybe 5 runs as both teams were going through their best bullpen pitchers, but we’ll never know now because the game wasn’t extended.

      • Accent Shallow

        I’d rather have Mo preserve the tie and have Gaudin have to close than throw Gaudin in the tie game.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          I don’t remember where I saw this, but someone said the save was the only stat that dictates the way games are managed. It’s such a shame

      • yoo-boo

        Yanks basically try to limit Rivera to one inning per game regularly. Waste of time if Rivera extends the game after pitching only inning.

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

        Managers are, by breed, stupid.

    • sangreal

      Ok so lets say Gaudin threw 3 pitches in the 16th and got 3 outs. The Yanks score in the 17th so you pull Gaudin and put Mo in right? Save situation now!

      Ok so what if Mo blows the save and ties the game. Now who do you pitch for the rest of the game? Nick Swisher?

  • Batman

    Why doesnt Joe just switch Robbie and Tex, let Tex heat up in the 5 spot rather than kill potential rallies. Maybe he’ll see more fastballs as a result of having more men on base in front of him.

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

    Javy Vazquez allows tons of home runs. He’s second worst in the AL in home run rate. The Blue Jays lead the league in home runs by a long shot. That seems like a terrible formula, and if Javy doesn’t have his control he’ll be toast by the second. But if he has command like he did against Baltimore, then he can carve up the Jays with his five-pitch repertoire.

    Bingo, well said. This BJ lineup is loaded with guys who swing from their heels, a smart veteran pitcher who’s on top of his game really should be able to carve them up. Andy did yesterday, as did most of our relievers for 7 innings. The Yanks lost yesterday because they couldn’t get anything going offensively.

  • Carlosologist

    Jose Bautista vs Javy in five PA:

    .600/.600/1.800 with 2 HR

    This won’t end well.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Brett Gardner against Jonathan Papelbon:

      1.000/1.000/1.250/2.250 in 6 PAs

      It doesn’t mean much. If Javy has his stuff working, he wont go deep. If he doesn’t, look out

      • Carlosologist

        That line is hilarious. I realized that line was total SSS, but as you said, if Javy has it all going for him, this is a victory.

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

        Bit different, Jose Bautista leads the majors in home runs…Javzquez’s problem has always been the long ball, Papelbon’s problems are a straight fastball and his parents are related by blood.

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

    BTW-If any of the RABBIs are around, do you guys have anything in the works on the Imperfect Game/Selig decision? It was the biggest story of the week, and I was looking forward to getting your take on this but didn’t a post.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    And we have an “it is high, it is far, it is…caught”. That was quick

  • pat

    Fucking zombie Wells.

  • cjc

    ah fuck guess he hasn’t lost a step shit

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

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/.....6x3aqwqF2M

    Best Baseball-related thing I read this week. Loved the market parallels.

  • Michael

    Damn swish hit that a mile. BABIP…

  • The Three Amigos

    Is anyone else concerned about cervelli being completely useless at the end of the year from overwork. I understand he is young, however this is getting ridiculous. He catches day games after night games and now catches multiple days in a row after catching a game and a half yesterday.

    I know we have a day off tomorrow, but this kid needs a break. One reason I am excited for Posada to catch again just so cervelli can get three days in a row off to rejuvenate.

    • Jersey

      I agree, seems like the workload is heavy, but Cervelli will end up catching fewer games than Posada from this point forward.

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

      Not at all. The Yanks plan on catching Posada, they’re just waiting for the Docs to give the go ahead. He’s OK to hit, but squatting for 9 innings will take some more time. I’ll be surprised if Jorge isn’t catching at least 2 days a week from July forward, esp facing tough Righties.

  • Reggie C.

    At least Teix wont go down in 3 pitches. Things are looking up indeed!

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

      That wasn’t a bad AB, he sat on the breaking ball and killed it. Can’t control where it goes.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup..light at the head of the tunnel. Tex didnt strike out and Swish hit the ball hard….

  • Tank the Frank

    When this kid throws strikes, he’s what we all wish Joba could be.

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

      Skinny?

      Clean shaven?

      • Tank the Frank

        Dominating (when throwing strikes), in the rotation, mid 90’s fastball, strikeout slider.

        Funny stuff though.

    • pat

      When Joba throws strikes Joba is whow e all want him to be.

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

    that was a sick pitch

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Nice–Javy throwing 92

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

    man that foul ball hill hit had me scared to death

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

    cmon javy

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

      good job javy

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

    Lorenz with the child-mutilation joke!

    Who does he think he is, David Cone?

  • Jersey

    As much as we get on Tex, just imagine if we had Toronto’s situation with Lind and Hill, a COMBINED sub-700 OPS at the 2 and 3 holes. Oof.

    • Tom Zig

      our real #2 hitter is on the DL

      • Jersey

        True, but that means Swish and/or Granderson there now, which I’ll take.

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

    I just wanted to say that I absolutely hate plastic grass.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s an abomination.

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

      ‘cept when it’s in the back of mah pickup truck

      /Bubba’d

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

    oooof.

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

    So last night I went to the Stadium slugfest, and ended up sitting next to a fellow RABber.

    Small world or the blog reaching meta levels?

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

      How was the fight? What did you think about having a non-Baseball event there?

  • Lily-BK

    wtf was alex thinking!!!!!!

    • rek4gehrig

      He wasnt

  • Reggie C.

    It was probably an error on the SS anyway …

    /trying not to kill Alex right there.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Man–don’t see Alex drop the ball like that very often

  • rek4gehrig

    This is precisely what happens when the team is not hitting…

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

    why alex????

  • Carlosologist

    The fuck was that Alex?

  • pat

    If he ran straight to 2nd he would have been in easily.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Ballboy fail

  • cjc

    um didn’t the ump call that fair

    • cjc

      fake out by the ball boy

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

    hahahahahaha ball boy

  • Accent Shallow

    PitchFX has Morrow throwing a 91 mph curveball to Cano. Slider classified as curve, or just a bad fastball?

  • Lily-BK

    nice alex very nice…..coulda been 2nd and 3rd no outs!!

    • rek4gehrig

      or 1-0 Yanks

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

    Someone just lost their job.

  • Carlosologist

    Wow, this game is already pretty strange.

  • Tom Zig

    I hope Lackey realllly gets lit up today. I get such enjoyment out of him getting lit up. I don’t know why him over others.

    • rek4gehrig

      It’s his teeth…

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

    Eckersley is the worst.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    No Jawn, 28 year old Dustin McGowan is not Toronto’s answer to Phil Hughes.

  • Carlosologist

    I just thought of this: When Manny goes to the HOF, does he go in as a member of the Sox? (I feel as if I know the answer to this)

    • Tom Zig

      Probably. He won 2 WS with them, played like 8 years with them too.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      TEH PEDS!!!1

      to answer your question, yes

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

      Don’t be so sure. Lots of HOF voters won’t vote for an admitted user, look at McGwire.

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

    man how is it that the rays made the jays look like the astros as we make them look like the 92 jays?

    baseball is crazy, i tell you

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

        haha hilarious

    • rek4gehrig

      It’s mostly mental…

    • FIPster Doofus

      Some scholars question whether it can be predicted.

  • dkidd

    toronto has some impressive young starters

  • James A

    I like Lorenz in the booth, but im starting to irrationally blame him and Flaherty for the Yankees offensive struggles

    • Tom Zig

      It’s A-Rod’s fault. He also caused the oil spill in the gulf. What a jerk!

      • Carlosologist

        No, no, A-Rod is immune to criticism because of teh awesome postseason. Yesterday’s loss was obviously Javy’s. In fact, all of our losses are Javy’s fault!

  • baby carlos

    Good luck Yanks…. hope you don’t get swept. But below .500 teams are on the horizon so you can make up for this abysmal performance and no so consistent performance since losing 3 of 4 from Detroit….

  • cjc

    I’m sorry I know the guy has been on fire but the fact he leads baseball in HR is a total joke don’t buy it for a second and of course again an ump can’t fucking call the guy out on a check

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

    lol that umpire is hilarious

  • Eirias

    Did he just say cripple shooters?

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

    Best part of road games with the Blue Jays is listening to Sterling, and the one loud-mouth drunk who’s sitting right below the booth that drives him nuts.

  • cjc

    maybe its just because there are only like 4000 or 5000 BlueJay fans left and you can hear them better in an empty Rogers center but they are very douchey

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

      Remember that guy from last year that kept screaming about the Vernon Wells deal? That was hilarious.

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

    aight one more out

  • dkidd

    canadians are supposed to be so polite, but blue jay fans rival phillie fans for drunken profanity

  • Accent Shallow

    Lyle Overbay’s Gameday picture is completely absurd.

  • cjc

    ok if Reed hits a HR I’m calling shanigans

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

      I’ll have a litre of cola.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Is someone in there talking about shananigans?

  • rek4gehrig

    Gatson moved Overbay down, Francona moved Ortiz down…both moves paid off..why not Tex? I dont get it..why is G so reluctant to move him down? surely it cant hurt?

  • Pete

    I’d like Jose Bautista to hit -14 home runs so that his stats more accurately reflect his talent level

    • dkidd

      he needs to start taking GHG

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

        IETC

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    He gone

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

    great job javy

  • Jersey

    Nice K. Javy looking solid thus far.

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

      Every pitch that AB, except the second one, would have been a called strike had the batter not swing.

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

    ha i went on that glass floor at the CN tower last year, and man is it kinda scary to walk on

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

    Gardner vs. Molina.

    Let’s hope it happens today.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Holy crap Jose has thrown out 10 out of 14

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

      We can save that for later.

  • Mike

    Bob Lorenz sucks. Put in a robot, save money and get the same performance. I miss Michael Kay.

    • Poopy Pants

      LOL
      You must watch a lot of ‘Extra’, ‘TMZ’ and ‘Entertainment Tonight’.

      • Mike

        Never heard of these shows, but thanks for the tip. Bob Lorenz puts me to sleep

  • bonestock94

    gritttttttttttttttt

  • Carlosologist

    Gritty triple right there.

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

    Brett the jet!!!!

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

    GRITSTER!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Arite Jetes, get it done

  • Jersey

    Steal home!

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

    ooooof

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

    dayum, jeter

  • Carlosologist

    lol Jeter.

  • Michael

    God this gets old

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

    Morrow’s got a great fastball…and for all the hate Michael Kay gets, I like him. I really think he just does it for the LULZ. He’s a characterize of a bad announcer with his bad nicknames, annoying sayings, bad anecdotes,

    And the second pitch was clearly a ball.

    • bonestock94

      I love kay for all the reasons everyone hates him. I don’t mind lorenz.

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

      Didn’t finish the Michael Kay thing…accidentally hit the “submit” button.

      But any ways the bad nicknames, annoying sayings, bad anecdotes, how he interacts with the color guy with comments like “I’ve never been to the O’Neill basement” or whether it be the weird sexual tension between him and Kim Jones, or it be his old timely (that’s been demonstrated wrong) analysis. I love Michael Kay.

  • Ivan

    Wow I thought that ball was inside there…

  • bonestock94

    I can confidently say none of those pitches were strikes.

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

    that was bullshit

  • cjc

    this fucking offense come on

    • cjc

      just to clarify its the runners on 3rd with less than 2 out that is frustrating the hell out of me the Swish calls were horrid

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

    Generous strike zone. EricGreggian sized, even.

  • dkidd

    not a single strike in that entire at-bat

    robots, please

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

    Sigh.

  • V

    Gotta love when the umpire gives three inches off EACH side of the plate.

    Robots = Robots + 1.

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

      The called strike three was way too close to take on a two strike count.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Highest team ISO (since 1974):
    .226 2010 Blue Jays
    .204 1997 Mariners
    .202 2003 Red Sox
    .201 2005 Rangers
    .199 2000 Astros

    Definitely an unsustainable level of power by the Blue Jays offense so far. The big question is how much will their power drop by? It will be interesting to see in the remaining 65% of the season.

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

    That one’s on Jetes. A slow ground ball scores Gardner.

  • Reggie C.

    Aside from the hot Asian chick in the background, this was a disappointing inning . Hopefully Morrow doesnt junk the 2 seamer for the rest of the game. If Gardner can hit it almost 400 feet, then Cano or Posada should put it in the stands.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS
  • Jersey

    Shoulda stole home.

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

    Jose Molina really opened up his stance, no?

  • bonestock94

    Don’t walk jose molina

  • Reggie C.

    Damn Javy! This is JOSE MOLINA. Wtf!

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

    Sigh….

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

    a walk to jose molina????

    wtf?

  • V

    So. The zone just shrunk a bit.

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

    I just got home in time to see a one-out triple get wasted (albeit with an awful strike zone) and Javy walk Jose Molina. Ummm maybe I should go back out?

  • China Joe

    Not usually a fan of the bunt, but maybe next time they get an XBH with less than 2 outs they should start bunting to avoid the embarrassment of striking out.

  • cjc

    you can’t walking Molina come on Javy keep walking guys and you are going to get burned bad

  • dkidd

    javy has a good change today

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

    attaboy javy

  • pat

    So Morrow is going to get that 1b side 2 seamer called for strikes but Javy can’t?.

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

    Didn’t know Hill was that fast.

  • cjc

    how did they not turn that strange

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

      ROBBIE SHOULDA HUSTLED ON THAT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      It wasn’t hit that hard.

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

    aight, lets get the last out

  • dkidd

    i’m suspicious of the blue jays “new philosophy”

  • Keaton

    He’s lookin’ pretty good but you just know a fastball is going to end up catapulting over the stands… the control is too iffy

  • Ivan

    Hey guys what you think of this article hear in concern of which pitcher you would want for the next 10 years:

    Im surprised Lester is ranked that low, and Personally (yeah im being a bias) I would put Hughes over Price…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....ings100604

    • Ivan

      Im also SHOCKED Greinke didn’t even make it in the top 5…

      • Angelo

        Yeah, seriously. Anderson is on the list though. I mean sure, the guy has tons of potential, but he’s doesn’t have the track record that Grienke has.

    • Angelo

      Lester is more proven than some of the guys on that list. Kind of a shocker.

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

      If you looked at a similar article from 10 years ago, I’ll bet half of them aren’t even pitching anymore. 10 years+Pitchers=Exercise in futility. Fun to kick around, though.

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

    man i love how javy is pitching so far. the pitch count is up, but that’s ok, i can live with that.

    when the offense starts clicking, and we have 5 competent starters pitching quality starts like they pretty much are right now, this will be a scary team

  • dkidd

    good trivia question

    manny
    ortiz
    tejada
    thome

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

      Forgot about Tejada…

      • dkidd

        i’m just guessing

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

    wait so that 0-1 pitch to tex is now a ball after swisher’s at-bat?

    nuts

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

    Hmmm…Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, are two to the trivia question. I can’t think of the other two, Carlos Pena and Vladimir Guererro? Maybe Garrett Anderson?

  • Alex S

    Ortiz
    Manny
    Vlad G
    jim Thome

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

    Teixeira needs to take more pitches…give him a day off or something…shit.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Teix should go back to his old hair. The new look ain’t working.

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

      Keep rocking the Rachael Maddow look.

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

    i want a yes-mo on that tex ground ball

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

    damn 98!!

  • V

    Man, I had this fucking umpire.

    I hope Girardi loses it.

  • Carlosologist

    This fucking ump. That was clearly a ball.

    • Hummingbird S.

      It looked like a ball but gameday has it on the edge of the strikezone.

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

        Too close to take, but pitchers don’t that call EVERY time out usually it’s about a 50/50 split. Morrow’s getting the call EVERY. FUCKING. TIME.

    • Jersey

      http://tinyurl.com/2fyxfdm

      Looks like a strike.

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

      hate to break it to you, but it was a strike on pitch fx

  • V

    Now our guys are going to start swinging at shit, knowing it’s going to be called strikes.

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

    Throwing 98 and getting whatever call he wants…yeah, they’re not getting to Morrow today.

  • China Joe

    If Morrow’s not walking anybody they are screwed.

  • Alex S

    wow would have never guessed Arod

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

    man how come javy doesnt get that fastball on the outside corner like brandon morrow

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

      eh, javy K’s him anyways

  • Accent Shallow

    Jose Bautista: just not that good.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Jose Bautista: 2 outcome player.

  • Angelo

    sit down Bautista

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

    Javy with the no-hitter heading into the 5th.

    Somebody call Bud and get those 3 Walks erased. The strike zone has been awful.

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

    javy is dealin

  • Orlando

    who is this Javy Vasquez?

    • Tom Zig

      the real javy

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        +28

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

          +27 because we’re never winning 28 because we’re so terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          /every other Yankee site but here’d

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

            To be fair, RLYW does it in jest…and for people to vent about all the frustrating shit that’s happened this year.

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

              I don’t read RLYW very often, haven’t noticed them doing that. They’re usually very good though. Of course, there’s a lot of frustrating shit to rant about, and there’s nothing wrong with ranting about that. I do it. But saying the team inherently sucks is just silly, I think we can all agree on that.

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

                The comments is usually just people venting…the whole “worst offense ever” thing is a long lasting meme.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Javy is in the midst of his fourth great start in his last five outings. Get the guy some runs.

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

    Javy looks awesome, get him runs you assponies.

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

      Hahahahahaha

      “assponies”

    • Angelo

      ietc

  • Jersey

    I know complaining about the umps is a tradition as old as balls-scratching, but this really doesn’t look like a plot that skewed in Morrow’s favor. If anything, he’s getting squeezed low.

    http://tinyurl.com/25m55gd

    • cjc

      I feel sooo bad for him

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

      So what you’re saying is the Ump is squeezing him on his Balls?

      • dkidd

        he doesn’t have any balls, cotton!

  • cjc

    some runs would be nice just sayin

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

    way off the plate strike calls are ridiculous

  • V

    Dumb trade by Seattle.

    • Carlosologist

      And this happened when Jack Z was at the helm.

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

      obligatory: #6org

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

        Yeah…Dave Cameron and the Fangraphs staff is filled with pretty big Mariner homers. They mentioned the Cliff Lee trade and would not shut up about how the lack of an offense doesn’t actually hurt the Ms…naturally they’ve been proven absolutely and completely wrong.

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, Brandon League is pretty awes . . .

      /unable to finish without laughing uncontrollably

  • Orlando

    Curtis!!!!

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

    i thought grandy mashed that one…

  • pat

    Ugh. I totally just /sterling’d myself.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    This guy leads the majors in BB/9

    I know he is on his game today, but stop swinging at the first pitch

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Nice working the count cerve.

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

    cervelli, plz stop swinging at the first pitch…

    thx

  • bonestock94

    The bats need to wake up today. I’m sure they’ll hit against the Orioles but damn, who doesn’t? I want them to perform against this team before they inevitably begin to suck again.

  • Hummingbird S.

    That’s 14 consecutive scoreless innings, right? Pretty weak

  • bonestock94

    I didn’t know Randy Winn signed with the cards yesterday, good for him.

    Gotta love Javy today.

  • pat

    How many times would Kay have mentioned the Jay’s hit total so far? 10? 20?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Sterling has mentioned it almost every out for the last three innings

  • CS Yankee

    They need to get Javy some runs!

    Heck even the O’s have some runs today…2-2 in B3 against Lackey…we all like that, eh?

  • Klemy

    Our lineup has been just painful to watch hit the last couple days.

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

    Javier with the no-hitter through 5

    • CS Yankee

      He might need to get a no-no thru 14 for the W.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Teh Gritster reheating up.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    It’s pretty cool how Gardy’s offensive game is so tied up in his batting eye.

  • Ivan

    Just watching Morrow perform, is quite amazing. Dude has nasty stuff. And the AL EAST are gonna have some nasty arms in the next year or 2…

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      CC, AJ, Lee, Hughes, Beckett, Lackey, Lester, Bucholz, Cecil, Morrow, Romero, Mathusz, maybe Joba

      • Angelo

        Price, Shields, Garza

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          Forgot about the rays, oops.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    The Phillies have scored 5 runs!

  • Angelo

    Nice sight Bexy. Referring to dumbshitireadonnyyfans.tumblr.com

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

      Why thank you.

  • cjc

    arg ball 4 come on gardy

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Twice.

  • Ivan

    Ugh Gardner…

  • Hummingbird S.

    Now I know why Morrow is doing good, he’s pitching to Molina! If Posada was the catcher Morrow would be terrible..

  • Carlosologist

    That was Gardner’s 100th career strikeout.

  • Angelo

    Anyday now the Yankees will score a run.

  • Carlosologist

    Jeterian groundout to short! It was bound to happen at some point.

  • pat

    Is this a fucking joke?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, Swish. That’s not your game.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    2 3-0 counts, 2 outs.

  • pat

    ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?

    Terrible terrible inning. Two 3-0 counts 2 outs.

  • cjc

    frustration is just not nearly strong enough a word

  • Hummingbird S.

    3-0 popup… and people want to complain about the ump! This offense is terrible right now.

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

    Alex trying to take 2nd. . .

    Swish swinging 3-0. . .

    Nah, nothing to see here.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    There hasn’t been a baserunner from either team since Molina walked to lead off the bottom of the third

  • bonestock94

    Off day can”t come soon enough

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

    Good God, Yankees. Come on.

  • Hummingbird S.

    We need a Cashman visit to wake the team up

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

      Mark Teixeira needs a Kate Hudson visit.

      • Carlosologist

        This team needs to rock the fuck out in LA when they go there. That will be a mindboggling refresher.

        • pat

          In like a month?

    • pat

      Hahahahaha. Winning 6/7 games then losing two in a row = visit from the GM.

      yea ok dude.

      • V

        Yeah, cause the Orioles are t3h awesome.

        • pat

          So the wins don’t count? I don’t understand.

          • V

            They don’t mean this team isn’t sucking. The Scranton Yankees could beat Baltimore right now.

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

    Mike Stanton not in the line up today.

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

    Prediction-this game will be won with a HR by somebody.

    • Carlosologist

      A la Minnesota?

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

      Hopefully not because the only way it can be “won” with a HR by someone is the Blue Jays…

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

        Now we both look smart, huh?

    • Michael

      damn you

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Giants DFAing Lewis was an odd move.

    • Carlosologist

      That move made me wonder why Brian Sabean hasn’t been fired. Well, so did plenty of other moves, but that was a real headscratcher.

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

    Damn. That breaks up the no-hitter.

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

      Or not.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that one scared me a little

  • Angelo

    I remember when the Yankees used score runs, remember those days guys?

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

    The “pitcher” chants…fucking Canadians.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Are they chanting “Pitcher”? Lame.

  • Alex S

    are they yelling “Swisher”?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Javy is tiring, losing location

  • JobaTheHeat62

    what are these tools chanting?

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

      “pitcher”

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    His pc seems too high to go 9.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Oh, come the fuck on.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fuck.

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

    Well that sucked.

  • Carlosologist

    Wow. No-hitter and shutout over.

  • Alex S

    Javvy is getting tired, threw up a rock to Wells

  • V

    Gawd I hate the Blue Jays.

  • Hummingbird S.

    game over, it was fun while it lasted

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

      It’s actually not but okay.

      • pat

        Just let her leave.

      • V

        With this offense? Yeah, 2 runs looks insurmountable right now.

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

          Yeah we know you think the sky is falling but until there are 27 outs, I don’t stop watching games because they aren’t officially over. Just saying.

          • V

            Who said I’m turning the game off?

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

              I didn’t, but Hummingbird S. said it was “over” when it isn’t.

    • Angelo

      Really? C’mon really?

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Failure.

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

    Can I yell FML? On 0-2, really?

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

    Now THAT breaks up the no-hitter.

  • pat

    Zombie Wells.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    BOOOOOOO!!!! Javy sucks!!! 2004!!!

  • V

    So, do the Yankees get to pitch with juiced balls and the Blue Jays get to throw rocks? Everything the Yankees hit hard the past couple of days goes to the warning track. Everything the Jays hit goes out.

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

    Oh fuck you Toronto.

  • pat

    Hahaha a “Yankees Suck” chant! Awesome.

    • pat

      Hmm that’s now where the ! was supposed to go.

      • pat

        And that’s not how you spell not.

  • bonestock94

    Saw that coming with those hard hit outs. 2 runs shouldn’t be shit for the Yankees though, c’mon, don’t Greinke Javy.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Speaking of which, if Greinke’s 1-7 record doesn’t make it obvious to everyone (notably the media) that sabermetrics is worlds better than traditional stats, nothing will.

  • V

    Hopefully the Yankees don’t go back to Toronto until their (Blue Jays = they) inevitable collapse down the stretch.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    It seems like Javy gets shit on run support every time out.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      His last four starts the Yankees have scored 3, 2, 2, and 0 runs. Ouch

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

        He lacks tRA+

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Well, two of those were wins. And this one isn’t over yet

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        and he still won 3 times!

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          twice–“last four starts” omits his four pitch W against Boston

          • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

            oh, oops. still, impressive.

  • Pat D

    I’m glad that only Pettitte and Vazquez have shown up this series.

    And I guess everyone in the bullpen not named Gaudin, too, but I’m not mad at Gaudin, really.

    • Angelo

      You have to be more upset with the line up. Gaudin shouldn’t even have pitched in that game.

      • Pat D

        Yea, that’s pretty much how I feel. This team is 2nd in runs scored, and yet there have been so many games where it doesn’t feel like it.

        • V

          They really were on fire for awhile in April, then when the injuries came, they’ve, outside of a few games here and there, all taken a collective nosedive.

  • V

    Ah, I love having a black hole at #3 in the lineup.

    • Donny

      Tex has GOT to be the worst #3 hitter in the majors by a pretty good distance.

      • V

        On at least 25 teams he would have been bounced down to #7 to find his stroke already.

        But no, Girardi’s going to keep sticking with him. Cause, you know, he was on ‘fire’ in May.

        • pat

          Or because he has an 8 year career of being one of the best hitters in the game.

          • V

            Yeah. Too bad he can’t carry over some of those HRs from last year.

            The guy playing today is absolutely lost at the plate. Batting him 3rd is losing ball games. Moving him to #7 in the lineup isn’t ‘giving up on him’, it’s just removing him from high leverage plate appearances that he is absolutely looking awful in.

        • Angelo

          If you erase that 3 home run game against Boston, his May does not look too good. Seriously, when was he on fire? Girardi needs to face reality.

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

      He scorched the ball, what else is he supposed to do?

  • CapitalT

    how about working the count and getting to their bullpen

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

    “If you’re Mark Teixeira, even when you hit the ball hard you don’t get rewarded with a base hit”

  • Carlosologist

    Tex got cheated there. At least he hasn’t struck out today.

  • pat

    Is this what it’s like to be a Royals/Orioles/Pirates fan? This shit sucks.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m not too mad about getting shut down a bit by Cecil and Romero–they’re legit–but they should seriously pound Morrow.

    Hey, look! A hit!

    • V

      Eh, Morrow’s talented, but I just wish they showed some semblance of a plan of attack. Some of the hitters (cough Teixeira cough) don’t seem to have a clue as to what they’re doing right now.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    hey, a hit!

  • bonestock94

    Hey look. a hit!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Robbie with a hit, what else is new?

  • China Joe

    I can see it now: Yankees still down in the bottom of the 8th, and Girardi brings in Mo just to get some work in.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      If that happens, I’ll lose it.

      • China Joe

        Closers can be brought in for road games if the team is losing and they need work, but they cannot be brought in if the game is tied. Them’s the rules.

  • rek4gehrig

    So I went out and just got back…I see Javy has a one hitter going but is still losing? I also see our bats are still slumping :-((((

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Wells hit a 2-run homer

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    But teh catching defense!

  • bonestock94

    In my brain Posada has just hit a 2 run bomb

    • bonestock94

      but ill take that

    • rek4gehrig

      Good brain…

      • bonestock94

        My brain > your brain, never forget that.

  • Carlosologist

    Hey look a walk!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on Grandy!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I feel something good coming from Curtis. Let’s go, Grandy.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or not.

  • Donny

    I call BS on this guy walking 6 guys per 9.

    I simply don’t believe that statistic ;-)

    • V

      Well, he doesn’t have this fucker behind the plate most of the time.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Don’t blame the umpire for this one

        • Angelo

          I agree, you can blame the offense, but not the umpire. Although the two are sometimes related, the Yankees just aren’t scoring at all.

  • V

    Ah, and the outside pitch called a strike. Weeeeeeee.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fuck you.

  • dkidd

    poop

  • FIPster Doofus

    This sucks.

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

    Aaaargh whyyyyy

  • rek4gehrig

    When Yanks stink, they really really stink

  • Michael

    This is getting really fucking old

  • dkidd

    could we have some cool panoramic vista runs?

  • bonestock94

    At least there should be one entertaining sports event tonight. Hopefully Boston getting shat on in LA again.

  • rek4gehrig

    Javy 1-hitter? WOW!!!!!!!

  • cjc

    this team hates Javy they refuse to score for this guy its ridiculous

    • cjc

      and no sooner do I push enter and Flaherty says 20 runs in 10 starts its a joke this team is way better than that

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

        That’s insane. I mean, that’ll change, I’m sure, but dear lord.

  • dkidd

    even if we get swept, javy’s turnaround is huge

    5 above-average starters = fun summer

    • Carlosologist

      By the time I enter high school, it’s going to be a free-for-all in the East.

      • Angelo

        What grade are you in? Didn’t know middle schoolers came to this site…

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

      Dude, haven’t you read this thread? Quit it with the optimism!

      • Angelo

        Haha, I think people have had it with the optimism. The Yankees still have a chance to win, but it certainly is frustrating to watch the Yankees right now.

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

          Oh, of course, it is. This game sucks so far. The offense has made me do this the past three games:
          http://aaronsprecher.com/conte.....ration.jpg

          That said, people acting like the Yankees seriously suck, are doomed, and have an inherently bad offense, are truly annoying. And it is nice to see Javy pitch this well against a team whose offense seems legit so far this year.

          • Angelo

            Couldn’t agree more

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Great pitching, Javy.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Yay Javy. Great outing. Aside from the Twins game, he’s been excellent the past month or so.

  • rek4gehrig

    Good Javy, very very good Javy

  • pat

    We can talk shit about the lineup allw e want but Morrow is really dealing today. High 90’s on the corners and all his offspeed stuff is dropping in for strikes. Morrow is just on today.

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

      WAAHHHHH. Stop making excuses, pat. The Yankees just plain suck. The Yankees don’t try. The Yankees hate Vazquez. The Yankees can’t hit. Joe Giardi can’t manage.

      Did I cover everything? God forbid that a pitcher does well.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        You forgot fire Cashman

      • Angelo

        Worse team to ever hit the planet! Actually they should put an asterik next to all 27 championships because these Yankees are such an embarrassment. This truly a disastrous year.

        Teixeira will go down as the worst contract signing ever because he can no longer hit…

        ….Oh would you look at that the Yankees just scored a run.

  • dkidd

    morrow breaks cerv

    /post headline’d

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

    Ugh stop hitting Cervelli like that, everyone.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    What exactly does “he lacks tRA+” mean?–maybe it’s just that I don’t really know what tRA+ is

    • Carlosologist

      alex gonzalez made that one up last year. It means team rallying ability.

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

      When Jose used to troll here as alex gonzalez (I think that was the name, right?) he made up this stat tRA+, which was Team Rallying Ability. alex gonzalez would have said something like “Greinke lacks tRA+” to explain his 1-7 record. The offense not scoring runs for Javy would obviously indicate a lack of tRA+.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        wow, why do I not remember this?

        awesome, thanks. And yes, clearly Javy lacks it

  • Pat D

    Sweet. We’re finally into the Jays’ horrid bullpen.

    Oh, wait…

  • Carlosologist

    Cervelli was plunked again right? At least the Yanks can get into the pen now.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    At least we have a 0-out base runner.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Hi, stop plunking our freaking hitters.

  • pat

    HBP PARADE WOOOOO

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Be ok gardy.

  • rek4gehrig

    Oh good, another baserunner

  • Carlosologist

    Another HBP? Holy crap, this might be the rally starter!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Definitely thought that hit his bat knob.

    • Pat D

      Ditto.

  • dkidd

    stop pointing your gun at my dad!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pat D

      /Tarantino’d?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A sac bunt, Flash? Down two? No thanks.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    If Jeter walks, I want a triple steal.

  • rek4gehrig

    Yeah baby…here we come

  • Alex S

    finally, Go Cap’n!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A run! WOOO!

  • dkidd

    let’s get javy a win!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Yay! Why doesn’t Gardy score on that?

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

      No outs, don’t push it. A GIDP ties the game now.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        No one on 1st, but I get your point.

    • Accent Shallow

      No outs, why take the chance?

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

    What is this crap, a rally?

  • Pat D

    Gotta walk Swisher, methinks.

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

    Jeter!!!! That was a very good piece of hitting.

  • Carlosologist

    Yay Jeterian double.

  • Ivan

    LETS GO!!!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What is this, is this….a run? God, can you imagine how Phillies fans felit, 16 runs in 11 games until yesterday.

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

      Before yesterday they hadn’t scored more than three runs in a game since MAY 21. Insanity. And yet I’m pretty sure the Phillies are gonna be fine. Baseball! Slumps happen!

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Whatever the Philly version of NYYfans is must’ve been exploding.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Will they intentionally walk Swish?

    • Pat D

      I would. But since they changed pitchers, I’m guessing they won’t.

  • rek4gehrig

    Let’s blow this thing WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEE open…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Goddammit. That 1-1 pitch was it.

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

    Anything but a strikeout Swish.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That…was not a swing.

  • Carlosologist

    What the fuck? Swisher did not go around on that shit.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Bullcrap that he didn’t check his swing.

    Go get em Joe.

  • shrek

    fail

  • China Joe

    I say we tied this baby up right now, then we bring in Gaudin for as long as it takes!!! Who’s with me?

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

    No way he swung. Good for you, Girardi.

  • Pat D

    Wow, this umpire FUCKING SUCKS!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Teh turning point?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Ok, Girardi has been tossed–now hit a home run Cervelli!

  • dkidd

    bull crap

  • Ivan

    Get G on em Joe!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    WOW!!!!!!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow this is insane…did you just see that replay????

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    seriously walking tex

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    OH SHIT THEY’RE DOING THAT THING THAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Why the hell would you walk a black hole?

  • Carlosologist

    Alex hits a grand slam now?

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

    Wild guess, Girardi measuring about 8 inches with his two fingers had something to do with Dreckman’s strike zone.

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

      Either that, or. . . .never mind.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What the fuck?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Are they seriously loading the bases for A-rod????

  • rek4gehrig

    Uh uh…IBB to Tex..Arid is going deep

  • Pat D

    Well hopefully this will be like the last 2 times…

    Really, even with the double play possibility, why would you walk Teix right now?

  • dkidd

    are you kidding me? i could get tex out right now

    /rubs hands in anticipation

    • Accent Shallow

      Not knowing anything about you or your repertoire, I’d pay to see this.

  • Accent Shallow

    So they’re choosing to pitch around the guy who can’t hit anything right now to get to the guy who’s overall a better hitter, both now and in general?

  • pat

    hOLY SHIT WALKING TEX?

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

    Have the Jays learning ANYTHING?!?!

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

    What in the world are they doing this for????

  • BigBlueAL

    THANK YOU Cito Gaston.

  • Ivan

    Ok this is beyond retarded. Tex has been struggling and can’t hurt a breaking ball, and u IBB to get to A-Rod?….ok.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    something has to be done about umpiring in mlb…it gets worse by the day

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Just drive the ball somewhere, Alex.

  • Kevin Bacon

    Haven’t they learned what happens when you intentionally walk Tex?

  • Alex S

    Here comes an Arod granny

  • phughesisgod

    What the hell?!?!?!?!?!? This is at least the 3rd time this year the home plate ump has taken it upon himself to judge a check swing and all times the call has gone against the Yankees and the calls were clearly wrong. This is freakin BS!!!!!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If they don’t score, I’m going to fucking cry.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on Alex!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Gardy!

  • rek4gehrig

    2-2 game

  • Angelo

    YEESSSSSSSSSS

  • Alex S

    yea muthafucka!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    That’ll do

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    I will take it

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’ll take it.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    fuck you jays!!!!! even your homer ump cannot give you a free win

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    YAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYYAYAYAYY!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Only way Yanks wouldve probably tied the game. lol

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

    So it’s official. IBBing Tex to get to A-Rod NEVER WORKS.

  • Carlosologist

    Suck on that Blue Jays! Game tied on a wild pitch. Who do you think you are, the Mets?

  • rek4gehrig

    Molina helping out the Yanks :-)

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    In play out ties it!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I’ll take it!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Right down the pipe A-Rod, christ.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Really, Alex? What the hell are you looking for? Ugh.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cito Gaston is a genius.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on Alex.

  • Ivan

    Iight the game is tied…

  • shrek

    hit the fcking ball

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

    How do you not take a hack at a 1-2 fastball down the middle??

    • rek4gehrig

      Perplexing…really perplexing

    • Drew

      Well, you don’t see many 1-2 fastballs down the middle. I guess he read it as a split and thought it was dropping out of the zone.

  • claybeez

    I understand he’s a guess hitter. Does that mean he can’t protect the plate?

  • phughesisgod

    Swish has been getting screwed all game. I think Swish might have taken this umps girl or something, lol.

  • Angelo

    C’mon Robbie

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Ribbie is up!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I’d walk him.

  • pat

    Arod lookin offspeed. Not supposed to get beat by fastballs. Oh well.

  • Drew

    Thought I’d drop by to say, WP ftw.

  • Carlosologist

    I would have laughed if they IBB’d Alex to get to Cano and Cano hits a grand slam.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    teh clutch!!!!!!!

    • Angelo

      Ribbie Cano!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Woo!

  • Alex S

    Ribbie!

  • Carlosologist

    ROBBIE!!!!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Robbie!!!

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

    DON’T CHA KNOW!!!!!!!!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Canoooooooooooooo!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Cito Gaston is an idiot.

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

      You mean pitching to Robbie with a base open?

  • Accent Shallow

    Cano cleaning up.

  • rek4gehrig

    Dontcha know

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    He can not be stopped!

  • Ivan

    CANO!!!!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Javy clearly improved his tRA during this inning.

    • Angelo

      Clearly. He’s been doing that in his last few starts.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    ROBBIE!!! Take that Jays!

  • Drew

    Cito ftl! haha

  • claybeez

    Way to pick him up, Robbie

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

    YAAAAYYY!!!!! Oh that was exciting!!!

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

    Suck it Toronto.

  • pat

    THIS TEAM SUCKS CASHMAN NEEDS TO VISIT

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He did, we just didn’t see it.

      /Cash is a ninja’d

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Javy in line for the W too….Hell Yes!

  • BigBlueAL

    Must say if Posada wasnt hitting behind Cano no way they pitch to Cano. Posada’s presence in the lineup still makes a big difference.

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

      +1

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’d like another run or two for good measure.

  • Pat D

    Now who pitches the 8th? Joba?

  • rek4gehrig

    Thanks to Girardi for getting thrown out…that’s the spark they needed

  • Zooboy

    I’m a bit surprised Tex didn’t strike out while they tried to intentionally walk him. Caught a brake there.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano>Pedroia>Hill

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Cano>>>>>>>>>>>>>Pedroia>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hill

      • Angelo

        If you’re going to throw Hill in the mix, might as well consider Zobrist and Roberts (although he’s on the DL.)

  • Carlosologist

    Suddenly, I’m not worried about the offense as I was seven innings ago.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Jays loooove the IBB

  • China Joe

    Robinson Cano, 2010 MVLD…most valuable lazy dominican

    • rek4gehrig

      U had to spoil it with the word lazy, huh> How about MVD?

      • China Joe

        Well he’ll never win the MVP because lazy Dominicans can’t beat out clean cut Canadians. So we have to make a new award for him.

  • shrek

    cmon grandy

  • BigBlueAL

    So now they bring in a LHP. Is Girardi managing the Blue Jays this inning???? lol

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Uhhh no, this makes complete sense.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah made complete sense not to bring in the LHP to face Cano, pure genius.

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

          Cano has good numbers against lefties. Grandy does not.

          • BigBlueAL

            LHB’s KILL Frasor this season, no sense in letting him face Cano if you still had a LHP in the pen.

          • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

            This.

            • BigBlueAL

              Not. Like I said if you actually look up the stats Frasor gets murdered by LH. Made no sense whatsoever to let him face Cano. Downs had been used already but if there still was a LHP left in the pen you either walk Cano or bring in the LHP to face Cano, letting Frasor face Cano made no sense in any way.

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

                Aha. I didn’t look up the stats, can’t say I’m too familiar with the splits of non-Yankee relievers. :X Agreed, that inning didn’t make a lot of sense on the Blue Jays’ part.

                • BigBlueAL

                  Yeah for some reason I was sure I heard in the past that Frasor sucks vs LH and then I actually looked it up and it is true at least this season and somewhat for his career. I knew Downs had been used so I didnt think they had another LHP left but when I saw him come in I was like WTF they still had a LHP in the pen??

                  Obviously right now Cano hits everybody but still no way in hell you let Frasor face Cano there regardless.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Who’s this guy?

    GranderSMASH!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Seeing Tino and D-Rob backstage at a Taylor Swift show is just…odd. It just doesn’t compute.

    • Pat D

      I guess you’ll just have to watch Yankees On Deck to find out why!!!!

    • claybeez

      Why? I’d love to go backstage at Taylor Swift.

      • Once and Future Lurker

        A Taylor Swift CONCERT, that is.

        …right?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      D-Rob I could understand.

      Tino? nahhhh

  • Accent Shallow

    Wait, Rommie is his given name?

    /head explodes

    • Pat D

      That guy is un-American. And I can prove it! You see, if you change the “R” in his first name to a “C,” what do you get? Well, you get a “Commie,” of course! The conspiracy against America is on!

      /Glenn Beck’d

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on Grandy!!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man 2 HBP and 3 BB…Hell of an inning

  • Carlosologist

    Look at Granderson with the BB against a lefty.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    time for Cervelli to end the slump with a granny

  • bonestock94

    Wheres the Yankees suck chant now, scumbags!?!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Went away for a bit, how hard did cerve line it.

    • Pat D

      Pretty much on the nose, but right at Reed.

    • rek4gehrig

      Hard..Mike’s Hard Lemonade Hard

    • Angelo

      Pretty hard. Just hit it right at an outfielder.

    • pat

      On the nose. Bad luck. Makes up for some of his worm burners up the middle that have gotten him RBI’s.

    • Accent Shallow

      It was a pretty solid shot.

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

    Hit that super hard but right at someone, boo.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Where in the FUCK did that miss?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Jose Molina? Seriously?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Soooo close.

  • pat

    Hahaha Molina.

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

    Lol Molina? really?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m pretty impressed that Curtis even got his glove on that. He had to run for a LONG time.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, since it’s Jose Molina, a double counts as an inside-the-park HR.

  • Pat D

    Get Mo up now!

    Seriously, if he can’t get more than 3 outs today after not being used for so long and w ith an off day tomorrow, what good is he?

    • Pat D

      Repeat previous post!!!!!

  • NYHighlander

    Javy’s reason we’re still in this! Way to go!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Shit.

  • Accent Shallow

    That’s an out if this horseshit turf isn’t here.

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

    Oh my God guys come on.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    of course Joba would do this

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I can has DP?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Why, yes I can.

  • pat

    Haha Yankeez.

  • dygg

    Is the dome open or closed today?

    • C

      Closed.

  • C

    Not bad Joba…

  • rek4gehrig

    Bad Joba today

  • Beamish

    Oh, how I hate Joba Fucking Chamberlain.

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

      You shouldn’t, he’s on the team you root for.

      • Beamish

        And every time they give him the ball I watch my team start losing.

        Happiest moments are just that – Joba getting yanked OFF the mound.

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          O:S

          • Angelo

            Haha, haven’t seen an O:S for a while.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fist pump!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    thank you Joba

  • dkidd

    yes!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Rally over.

  • rek4gehrig

    Good Joba

  • http://www.originalcinemaposters.com/800%20pic/landscape/mad%20max%20III%20quad%20c9.jpg gxpanos

    That makes it better, nice way to rebound for Joba.

    Plus, here comes Mo!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What, more than 4 outs?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    you can tell Girardi is not managing haha

  • Will

    Grandy went after that hit like Hanley Ramirez to let Molina score there.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It was a slow bouncer up the middle; he had no shot at getting Molina.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      negative ghost rider

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        The pattern is full.

  • rek4gehrig

    No more M.r Nice guy…here comes Mo

  • Pat D

    About time!

  • Angelo

    It’s a close one. Better use Mo for 4 outs today, after refusing to use him yesterday.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    WTF was that

  • Will

    Heh, exit sandman?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i do not agree with this decision, but i sure hope it works out

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Do your job, Damaso.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Seriously? Put in Mo!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wansowitz? What an awesome last name.

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

    This is very ominous.

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

    That thing with Mo was weird.

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

      Exit sandman. Ha ha ha

  • JobaTheHeat62

    thats what happens when you have the backup bullpen coach playing…he gets exposed

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      IETCVM

    • pat

      Hahaha +1

    • Angelo

      Haha, that was a good one.

    • dkidd

      that’s what happens when you sit in the dugout. you expose yourself to female fans

      /david cone’d

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

        This comment is also awesome.

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

      Ahahaha awesome

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    The ump makes the call to the bp? Didn’t know that.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Tony Pena is a genious..OMG lol

    • Will

      He also appears to have stolen Keith Hernandez’s mustache.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Game over!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    What happened there? Is Mo still available?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      he will pitch the 9th

  • dygg

    I am confused. Gameday said Mo was coming in. But Damaso came in instead?

    • Angelo

      Everyone was confused..

      • dygg

        Fair enough.

  • Pat D

    I’m pretty sure the 2-1 pitch to Gardner was a strike earlier in the game…

    • Pat D

      And the 3-1 pitch, too.

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

      I think this ump is calling a very high strike but not a borderline low one.

  • dkidd

    cevelli: so i should bust it down the line as fast as i can?
    cano: no. never run hard. remember your heritage.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Venezuelan = Dominican?

      • dkidd

        i thought all non-anglo players were lazy. just dominicans?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Cervelli isn’t Dominican

    • Angelo

      Cervelli is italian.

      I’m confused.

      • dygg

        I believe Cervelli is from Venezuela, but of Italian heritage…?

        • Angelo

          Yes, he played for Italy in the WBC my friend.

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

        Italian descent by way of Venezuela.

        Still makes no sense, unless you think everyone below Florida is the same.

    • Angelo

      FAIL.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    look how shocked Gardner was the ump didnt call a strike..thats when you know the zone is a piece of shit

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Yeah. Like a year or two ago when Cliff Lee was on the mound and the batter was walking to the dugout because he was sure it was strike 3 and had to turn around when it was a ball.

  • pat

    GIDJ?

    • pat

      He tried.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Wow. Those were….not balls

  • V

    Man, I finally caught up. WTF was that Swisher striking out swinging call?

    This is getting absolutely ridiculous. These umpires should be locked out. Throw all the bums out.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Mike Harkey explaining to Joba that if he had been in the bullpen, none of this confusing shit would have happened.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Tampa up 2-1. Jaso got a 2-run homer.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    WTF???????????

  • BigBlueAL

    This ump hates Swisher. lol

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

    This umpire’s insanely bad.

    • Pat D

      Yea, you just replied to me about where he’s calling pitches. He’s just pulling them out of his ass.

    • rek4gehrig

      wow!!!! was that a strike..

      • rek4gehrig

        strike ?

        • Pat D

          Enrico Polazzo doing a fine job behind the plate today. Too bad he hasn’t busted out the moonwalking.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday buys that backwards K. I don’t.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Brooks buys it too

  • Will

    Holy hell that was terrible. Can Girardi still come out of the clubhouse to argue?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Swisher should just hit the ump with the bat…just get in his stance and swing for the fences…Swisher has to hate this guy

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

    “Seattle Mariners RHP Doug Fister to DL with shoulder fatigue”

    Nice.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wouldn’t it be funnier if it was a hand injury?

      • Will

        I’m just glad that with Chip Caray no longer at TBS, I was able to get at least one fisting joke out of this.

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

    Come on Mo.

  • Carlosologist

    Two outs to go.

    • Carlosologist

      One to go. Nice play by Cano.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    one out a way from a very nice Win

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Off of Mo to Cano? Just how they drew it up.

  • Will

    Is Mo actually throwing sinkers, or are the TBS guys just morons?

    • Pat D

      All national baseball announcers are morons.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Game day said fastballs

  • Carlosologist

    Vintage Mo.

  • rek4gehrig

    Mo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angelo

    The Yankees win!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Phew

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

      I spell it with a “W” myself.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    despite the umpires best attempts to cost the Yankees a W, they pull it off

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

    Whew.

    Just whew.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Game now officially over, though it was really over after the 8th.

  • dkidd

    good win

    psyched for javy

  • BigBlueAL

    I wanna say that I picked up Vazquez for my fantasy team before this week and it surely paid off!! I think he knew he was on my team now so it gave him extra motivation to pitch great this week….

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

    We’re mildly less doomed!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Until they don’t get a run in the top of the first against the O’s.

    • Angelo

      Teh Yankees got lucky, Teixeira is the worst player ever!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Javy is now 5-5…good for him

  • claybeez

    Great start from Javy. Robbie comes through. Now, go bludgeon the O’s.

    • BigBlueAL

      Also the Astros on the weekend.

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

    Hey guys, if you’re near a computer check me out on NYBD Radio show tonight around 9:30. Talking Yanks, Tex’s slump, Bud Selig, etc.

    http://nybaseballdigest.com/

    You can also listen to 1240 WGGB if you’re out on Long Island.

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

      Tell Mike I said hi.

  • Pat D

    They really, really need to go 6-0 next week.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    How are the Javy haters going to spin this one?

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

      Remember when Javier had an ERA of 9.78 a few weeks ago?

      http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=3786

      Javier Vazquez evens up his record at 5-5 and lowers his ERA to 5.63. He’s given up 10 ER in his last 33 IP (2.72 ERA). Good times ahead for Javy.

      • Tom Zig

        He’ll never succeed in the AL

        /Curt Schilling’d

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

      He gave up more runs than hits therefore he sucks

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Not a no hitter.

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

      I don’t think people here or on blogs like RLYW hate Javy. I was one of those who thought something was clearly wrong with him in the beginning of the season, one or two bad starts is excusable…but after the Oakland one I thought something needed to change. At first, since he’s on my fantasy team, I wanted him DLed and to work on this in Scranton build his command and velocity back up. However, he had a couple starts with extended rest mixed in with long bullpen sessions…and that seemed to help. Then he faced an AL team with quite a few good left handed power hitters and he got hammered.

      After that his next four starts were Baltimore, Toronto, Houston, and they can schedule it so he gets the Mets again instead of the Phillies, and after that the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, and Mariners…probably advisable. I’m not a huge believer in things like “confidence” and “clutch” or the mental side of the game in general (if you make it to the major leagues, you’ve been under enough pressure and gone through plenty of hardships in life and you’ve succeeded in overcoming every obstacle you have faced in life, this “cracks under pressure” nonsense is just silly), but it couldn’t hurt to let him get some success he can build off…and he can see what works and what doesn’t works and what he’s capable of and what he isn’t capable of stuff and location wise against teams with shittier offenses.

      So far he’s gotten off to a good start, on that stretch of four games I listed…as he should. Right now he’s a better pitcher than he was on opening day, is he good enough to face a good AL team that’s heavy on left handed powerhitters? I doubt it. Is he good enough to help the Yankees get into the playoffs? Probably. The walks need to decrease, but the Ks are there and the HRs are probably just something you’ll have to live with from him, but over all he should contribute to the team’s success from here on out, provided of course he gets at least average run support from the offense.

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

        This is a pretty darn good comment. The Twins have always destroyed him, though, so I wasn’t expecting good things from that start.

        And there are DEFINITELY people that genuinely hate Javy (as much as they can hate someone they’ve never met). Just not here. Well, the non-trolls here.

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

          Yeah I really hope they even out the rotation so he faces the weaker hitting teams in sequence…I feel it gives the Yankees a better chance to win…and it helps me with fantasy baseball.

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

    great win

    i wouldve had to chop cats had that idiotic strike zone force the yanks to swing at everything and lose this game (of course, morrow was dominant)