Jun
09

Game 59: CC in the rain

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Photo Credit: Mike Carlson, AP

Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s a threat of rain whenever CC Sabathia is scheduled to pitch? I don’t know what Mother Nature has against the big guy, but he can’t seem to ever get decent weather when he starts.

The Orioles are throwing the poor and unsuspecting Chris Tillman tonight, who at this point in his young career is best known for giving up Derek Jeter‘s 2,722nd career hit, pushing him ahead of Lou Gehrig for the franchise’s all time record. Let’s hope they pound him like the Red Sox did his last time out. The lineup please…

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

And on the mound, CC Sabathia.

It’s raining in New York and Baltimore, though there appears to be a decent chance to get this game in. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

    And on the mound, CC “The Rain Man” Sabathia

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

    I’ll take a CC & Water please.

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

    Rule #1: don’t get hurt

  • Salty Buggah

    Andy Pettitte seemed to have similar weather issues early in the year (especially spring training). Maybe it’s a Yanks LHP thing?

  • http://www.lennysyankees.com lenNY’s Yankees

    A minor note – as if you didn’t know this – it was raining when Jeter got his record-breaking hit!

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

      Ooh aah?

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

    Excellent job by Mike on his 3 day draft chat. I feel like I accomplished next to nothing at work the past 2 days, but that’s how I usually feel anyways.

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

    Interesting to see how well the HP ump from last night does at 3rd tonight. If he goes by last night’s results, every lefty check swing will be a strike.

  • Salty Buggah

    Uh-oh. Sucka got no juice says Cliff Lee will go the Yanks. It seems dumb but I thought he was wrong last year too, but he was right.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....ork-Yankee

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      i totally agree. that’s what we need to pull it all together–just a legit ace; a top of the rotation starter.

      • Tom Zig

        yeah in 2011. not 2010

      • poster

        So what do you call Phil Hughes and Andy Pettite so far? And everybody here knows that by the end of the year CC will probably turn out that way.

      • Salty Buggah

        Agree with Rosenthal? Because I am not in favor of Lee.

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

        Are you being sarcastic? Because that’s what CC is and what Hughes and Pettitte have done so far.

    • Cecala

      I hate these writers, they always add the Yankees to help the agents whose __ they __ (be creative). Anyway I am so glad the Yankees are not run by the MSM or else we would look like the Pirates.

  • Sheepmeister

    So this may be a dumb question, but does it benefit the hitters or the pitchers more the more times teams face each other.

    • Marcus

      I don’t think there is a definitive answer to that, because it depends on adjustments. Some pitchers/batters adjust better than others.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        maybe im just nuts, but it seems like the sox hit Mo better than anyone else does…do they really, and if so, could it be the amount they’ve seen him?

        i have to think its an advantage to the hitter–otherwise why would getting through the order get harder as the night went on?

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          It also helps that the Sox have been a pretty good team for most of Mo’s career

        • Marcus

          Well that’s why I say it depends. Mo is exceptional I think, because he can’t really change his approach; everyone knows what’s coming, but he depends on location for it to work. So I think you’re right, if memory serves, that the Red Sox do better against Mo than others, but I don’t think you can apply the “hitters, over more at-bats, have an advantage over pitchers” rule widely.

  • Philthy65

    mike what do u think the top 10 prospects look like with the draft now over or does it not change the top 10

    • Chip

      Gotta sign em first son

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

      Gotta sign them first, but I don’t think it’ll change much. I don’t see anyone in this draft as a better prospect than Zach McAllister right now.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Looked safe to me.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Well, a hr is a fly ball Kay.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damn.

  • Carlosologist

    Yup, Alex is bound to have a good series at home. BABIP has to stop treating him like a bitch at some point, right?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      His BABIP is .313

      • Carlosologist

        Well then, I rescind my previous comment.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    The 26 y/o Tabata got a hit in his first AB!

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

    CC still doesn’t look right.

    /jinx jinx super jinx – go and dominate CC

    (yes jinxes don’t exist)

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I blame CC’s struggles on the Montero watch

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        IETC

      • vin

        It’s all Javy’s fault.

      • poster

        TCWA

      • Angelo

        ietc, good one.

  • BigBlueAL

    I need to come to this site more often during the day, I keep missing out on all the good debates. lol

    • Tom Zig

      We sure are a bunch of master debaters

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        And we’re also quite cunning linguists.

  • Accent Shallow

    This CC guy is pretty good.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fuck yeah!

  • Carlosologist

    If the Yanks win today, they will clinch a season series victory over Baltimore.

    • Dela G

      wow

      mind. blown.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    You’re telling me a pitcher never pitched a CGSO in his debut ever?

    • Jose the Satirist

      It looks like that has happened 37 times.

      Including this guy: http://www.baseball-reference......do01.shtml Very weird he only pitched one time after that and then was done.

      • Angelo

        He was too good for the league, I’m guessing.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Exactly, that’s why I find it funny when Kay says it is one of the most impressive debuts ever. Was it awesome? Definitely. One of the best ever? No.

  • Dela G

    Robbie = sleepwalking

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cano will not be stopped.

  • Accent Shallow

    I know Tillman is supposed to be a top prospect, but the stuff doesn’t impress me at all.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Cano got a hit, what else is new?

    • Angelo

      That’a all he ever does, it’s starting to piss me off. Lazy dominicans…wait what?

  • BigBlueAL

    Baltimore broadcast saying Orioles are calling up their top pitching prospect Jake Arrieta to start vs the Yankees tomorrow. Kid has some awesome numbers this season so far at Norfolk, anybody know how good a prospect is this kid??

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

      He’s good, not great. More IPK than Hughes/Joba.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      BA has him ranked as the 4th best prospect in their organization, behind Zach Britton and ahead of Matt Hobgood.

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie produced 4.6 WAR last season. He’s already produced 3.5 WAR this season.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Eddie Murray is a serious looking man.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it just me or does this ump have a tight zone?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Sure seems like it

      Gameday had that fourth one way in the zone too

    • BigBlueAL

      Looks even tighter after last night’s strike zone.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn, that was a good fight by C-Grand.

  • Dela G

    goodness people, stop swinging at that high fastball

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This inning has just gotten frustrating. Damn. Come on, Russo!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Grr.

  • Carlosologist

    When Robbie gets another hit, I hope it’s a long ball. Why? It’ll be HR number 100 in his career.

  • scott

    random question would any of you do this deal in fantasy: i would trade michael stanton and next years 3rd round pick for carl crawford and next years 7th round pick. keep in mind that stanton is keepable for 4 years and crawford can not be kept

    • Angelo

      Why would you trade for Crawford then? Stanton’s stock might be on the rise, and so might his strike outs. But the kid has tons of power, I would want to see what he could do before trading him away, especially when he’s not making much money. Crawford isn’t going to get better at this point, although he’s an excellent player, and there is no way he will be making anything less than $12M a year next season. And if Crawford can not be kept then it makes even less sense.

      • Angelo

        Wait, wait, wait? Is this a fantasy league deal? That’s a different story…nevermind.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      How many teams are in the league?

      • scott

        12 teams, cant keep anyone taken in the first 4 rounds

        • Angelo

          I’d say keep Stanton if you believe he’s going to hit. Crawford might have more value because he can steal, and do everything else prett well, but you’re only going to have him for the rest of the season from what I understand. You will probably get more value out of keeping Stanton over the next few years.

          But if you think you have a legit shot at winning your league this year, I say go for it. Long term Stanton is the answer. I don’t know if this helps at all, hopefully it does. I’m not a fantasy expert though.

          • scott

            those are my exact thoughts

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      What league lets you trade picks?

      • scott

        keeper leagues. you have to keep track of everything manually. we use a google doc

  • Dela G

    wow that sucked ass

  • BigBlueAL

    I cant believe Im about to say this, but I would much rather have Thames starting in LF than Russo.

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

    Waaaah. That said, it’s early.

  • Dela G

    cmon zz

    • Dela G

      attaboy ZZ

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love when CC goes to that slider against lefties. Awesome.

  • Carlosologist

    Wow, nice comeback in that AB by CC. He was wild for three pitches, struck out Scott on the next three.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cervelli had no shot.

  • BigBlueAL

    Eddie Murray wishes he played the majority of his career at Camden Yards and not the fairly spacious Memorial Stadium.

  • Dela G

    man cc is having a rich harden-esqe start as of now

    • Dela G

      atkins????

      :(

  • BigBlueAL

    Atkins now 9 for 18 vs the Yanks this season.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Vince Lombardi

    What the hell is going on here??

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Time to get the run back, Yanks.

  • DJH

    CC and Tex have always been slow starters but hopefully they both kick it into high gear soon.

    • Angelo

      Funny enough, CC actually started the year great.

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

      They should be soon.

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

    aight lets get this right

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

      good job jetes!

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

        And with that hit my Beat The Streak total is now 10. 47 left for 3 million dollars…

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

          ha nice

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Go with Garrett Wittels

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

            Heh.

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

        oh no jetes

  • BigBlueAL

    Seriously Jeter??

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Horrible hump.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      *jump

    • Tom Zig

      TNWSS

    • Angelo

      Haha priceless.

  • Tom Zig

    No one steals on The Wieters

    • BigBlueAL

      Orioles broadcast saying before that CS he has thrown out 34% of runners which I think they said the best or one of the best in the AL so far this season.

  • BigBlueAL

    Alright Yankees with runners on 1st and 2nd to start the inning. Wait, what….

  • DJH

    Damn nothing seems to be going our way right now. Good thing w got 6 2/3 more innings against the O’s pitching.

    • BigBlueAL

      Safe to say the Yankees will not be shut out tonight.

      • poster

        …No?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Kay just said something intelligent. WTF?

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

    man wasnt tillman a top prospect a while back?

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

      and then he k’s tex

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Not particulary tough to do at the moment.

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

          touche

  • PaulF

    I just hate caught stealings so much. It seems like the next guy always does something that would have advanced the runner anyway.

  • baby carlos

    Tex.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wasn’t that a ball in the first inning?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Can’t take that pitch with 2 strikes.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice to see Tex is back on track. lol

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sigh, I keep waiting for A-Rod to get into a groove and put better swings on the ball, but it’s just not happening.

  • cjc

    arg the fuck guys if the 3,4 ever starts hitting look out

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Don’t take it out on A-rod. He was at 300 2 days ago. It’s his power, not his contact, that has been suffering.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I would love if Tex could put a two game hitting streak together.

  • Will in NJ

    What’s with Tillman’s lack of velocity? Isn’t he supposed to be a guy who at the very least sits in the low to mid 90s? He’s been at 88/89 the entire night.

  • DJH

    Alex seems to be popping up a lot of pitches lately. He must be just a bit off with his swing.

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

    This game is annoying but it’s early and I’m already annoyed from stuff that’s going on soooo.

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

    does kim look more tan than usual? ha maybe it’s just me

    • BigBlueAL

      Damnit, I can only watch the Orioles broadcast. Would love to see a tanned Kim Jones!! lol

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

        looks good i tell you

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why, Kim? He gets to hit O’s pitching, that’s why.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Welch’s? The secret is grape juice?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Nice pitch.

  • Frigidevil

    Hear that ladies? Swish is a “buns guy” (they were talking about swish… right..?)

  • Accent Shallow

    I do not miss the Scary Flyball Guy in pinstripes. Sorry to hear that Hughes does.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I don’t want any pitcher on the Yankees keeping in contact with Jeff Karstens.

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

      hahahahaahaha

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy crap, the Orioles lead tonight is the first in 52 2/3 innings vs the Yankees this season.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    CC has no idea where the ball is going tonight.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Not diggin’ the pinch count.

    • Angelo

      Nolan Ryan would destroy you for making this comment

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

        Nolan Ryan is rolling in his grave.

        /sorry mike c but that comment was funny considering he is alive’d

  • BigBlueAL

    Can CC have an easy inning tonight??

  • DJH

    Come on CC bear down here!

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

    man i can’t wait for the real ZZ to show up again like he did in apr

  • baby carlos

    damn, 55 pitches in 2 2/3

  • cjc

    man he has nothing again tonight sigh lock it down here CC

  • cjc

    awful just fucking terrible

  • BigBlueAL

    OK this is getting ridiculous now with the 2-out, 2-strike hits/runs.

    • baby carlos

      cc doesn’t have it tonight.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Shit.

  • baby carlos

    nice play. air mail throw home …. for the kids watching at home, hit the fucking cutoff man.

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

    he looked out

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I do nto like this night.

    Except for the Mario 2 music. Awesome.

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

      I hate this night a lot. Waaaahhhh

  • DJH

    Well it looks like this is gonna be one of those games. Ugh

    We can’t buy a hit with 2 outs and they only hit with 2 outs.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Waaaaaaay to early.

  • Carlosologist

    Le sigh CC. I’d just like for him to get out of the inning with just the two run deficit. Just hope the offense beats the crap out of Tillman and the bullpen so you can at least snag a win or ND.

  • baby carlos

    Sergio, start warming.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    2 and 2 Michael.

  • Angelo

    What’s happening in the game right now? I’m on RAB through my phone.

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

      Bad things. But it’s early.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      They scored another run, it’s 2-0. Going to the 4th. 60-something pitches on CC.

      • Angelo

        Eh, things aren’t looking good I see.

        Thanks for the update.

  • Carlosologist

    Yay inning over. Offense, proceed to wake up and kick the daylights out of Tillman and his bullpen.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Finally.

  • whozat

    Umpires: “These games take too long!! What? That knee-high pitch over the middle of the plate? BALL!”

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

    cano = on fucking fire

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    2 singles, fail!

  • Carlosologist

    Is it wrong to hope for a rainout? CC’s bad start gets erased and two are played tomorrow.

  • baby carlos

    rain out – gift for CC…

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Yay!

  • Accent Shallow

    His fault for throwing over to check on Robbie. I love Robbie, great hitter, plays a smooth 2B, but he can’t run.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on Grandy!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Pathetic b/s ratio.

  • poster

    Let’s go rainout!

    Clap-clap, clap-clap-clap

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well, I’ll take it, but let’s at least tie this shit before they call it.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    2 more guys.

  • DJH

    If we lose in 5 innings against Baltimore im gonna be pissed. There bullpen is where you do damaga against this team.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    2nd nice play of the game by Izturis. The BABIP are collecting teh Cerve’s debt.

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

    Why am I rooting for a rainout ;_;

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I bet they’ll try to get the fifth in.

    • Angelo

      Haha, against the Orioles at that.

  • DJH

    CC needs to hold Baltimore here so we have a better shot of tieing in the top of the 5th. In case the umps plan on screwing us by waiting to call the tarp until it’s official.

    • Angelo

      /obvious’d

  • baby carlos

    yep, call the game now and save CC’s arm.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Okay, get two runs, then let CC finish it off. Please? Haha.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    His pitch count needed that.

  • DJH

    Offense please score. I don’t want a 5 inning L against the cellar dwellers.

  • Sheepmeister

    Its not going to be a rainout, there is one cell with almost nothing behind it.

  • Guest

    What a frustrating loss if they don’t score in teh top of the fifth and they call it there.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    That was an amazing bunt! Russo!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Two run homer!

    (clap, clap, clapclap, clap)

  • DJH

    Jete just fucked us.

    • Guest

      groupie’d

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fuck, unlucky and bad.

  • Carlosologist

    Goddamn you Jeter and your tendencies to GIDP.

  • baby carlos

    perfect…. with that DP, yanks will lose in a rain shortened game.

  • Kevin

    Bunt pop…that’s a new one for gameday

  • whozat

    Fucking…Jeter, damn it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Good play by Izturis. If he flips it, Jeter may’ve been safe.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    To be fair guys, Jeter schorched that ball up the middle.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      No he didn’t. It was a humpack liner.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        humpback, rather.

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

      He did. That wasn’t a groundout. Makes it more annoying boohoo.

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

    (complains)

    Sorry I am in a very cranky mood tonight, I apologize.

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

    man boston treated this guy like a 5 dollar hooker last week

    cmon yanks

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

    man i thought swisher had that…

  • whozat

    Damn. Thought he mighta had it.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on CC, quick inning.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Dammit, dammit, dammit.

  • PaulF

    These offensive innings are giving me existential woe.

  • rek4gehrig

    Rays killing the Jays again……

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Can I get support for a moratorium on commenting on how other teams are doing during Yankee games, especially when we’re still in June? Worrying about how other teams are doing is so Sox Fanish. Yucky.

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

        Seriously, unless something hilarious is going on and/or there is something that could work for the YCPB daily roundup ;) I can’t really bring myself to care in early June.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          /BTB’d

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

          Buuuut people probably do care. Though can we not have “WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE PLAYED THEM ZOMG!?!?!?!?!?!!” type comments? Please?

          • rek4gehrig

            Sorry I made your cranky mood even worse…

        • Please

          WOW. you comment all the time on how other teams are doing during game threads.

      • poster

        Nah, I’m genuinely interested.

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          Me too.

          • baby carlos

            yep

      • rek4gehrig

        I care (not worry) about how other teams esp. our rivals are doing thru out the season. Rays and Jays are esp. interesting to me cos we couldnt do anything about the Jays and the Rays keep beating up on them. That, for me, is intruiging…

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

          we couldnt do anything about the Jays

          we have played three games against them and beat them once.

          • rek4gehrig

            Yeah…barely. Point is we struggled against the Rays (struggled mightily if I recall). Perhaps I am wrong.

            • rek4gehrig

              Jays

            • poster

              Who cares how close the game was?

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

              The Rays or the Jays? We took 2 out of 3 from the Rays at home at the beginning of the season. Then they took the two-game set from us at the Stadium because AJ and Andy pitched absolutely terribly. We put up a lot of runs against their ZOMG BEST PITCHING STAFF EVER, though.

              The Jays – We’ve played two games against them. AJ pitched crappily in one of them, but Andy and Javy did an excellent job holding their good offense down.

              I can’t get worried that early on though. Remember how it kinda took us the NINTH game against them to beat the Sox last year? Do not worry.

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

                three games against the Jays, not two.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Thank god.

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

    phew

    good to hear the rain is easing up

  • Sleepykarl

    What is the difference maker in a postponed game and a rain shortened final?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Now I can stop being so negative. With the O’s bullpen back in play, 1 run down is like a 3 run lead to a normal team.

  • PaulF

    When can we feast on Orioles bullpen?

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

    great play jetes!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Well, of course he got it, it was to his right.

    /Olney’d

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Some much needed pitch count relief the last 5 outs…..and now Kenny is copying me.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    R-U-N-S.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Chan Ho Park?

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

        Kaz Matsui in 09?

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Me anytime I have Taco Bell?

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

            ha IETC

      • Accent Shallow

        DFA please?

    • Carlosologist

      Rice, beans, and avocado night (every night goddamnit) at my place?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    CC could go 7 with 2 runs, not a bad start.

    • whozat

      7/2 is a very good start, be reasonable.

  • PaulF

    Nice pitches CC, big boys coming up.

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

    boy brad lincoln getting destroyed by the nationals tonight

    4IP 5BB 5ER 6H 1K and one mammoth HR to adam dunn

    he’s pitching in the bottom of the 5th right now

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

    CC seems to do this a lot. Works hard and throws a ton of pitches early, then he settles down and before you it he’s in still out there in the 7th.

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

      very AJ burnett like i think

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I think that should be an infield single.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    The Red Sox paid Lugo to make that error <3

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s go, A-Rod. Put a good swing on one.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That’ll do.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh, that was ball four!

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

    nice job alex!

  • Angelo

    So my dog’s name is Rocky and I just called him Robbie by accident.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I think your dog’s name is Robbie and you’ve just been calling him Rocky by accident for years.

  • baby carlos

    Not upset about ARod’s power shortage at all, like this style of hitting.

    Maybe he can rub some mojo to Tex so he can start hitting…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    For fuck’s sake, please get a run.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ted WilliamsRobinson Cano, you got this!

    • Carlosologist

      Prettiest lefty swing since Griffey.

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

        bonds had a pretty nice swing, i thought

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Yeah he did.

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

    yay the bullpen!

  • baby carlos

    If cano gets out without scoring a run, DP Posada is next…yikes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I wouldn’t send A-Rod, but that’s just me.

  • Carlosologist

    So when does Cano possibly hitting .400 come into conversation? Too much, even for him?

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

      i think if he’s still doing this in mid august, it would be a good convo to have

    • Angelo

      /overly optmistic’d

    • Jose the Satirist

      Yes. No way Cano can hit over .400, he doesn’t walk enough.

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

    wow cano!

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

    Love it.

  • Angelo

    Another Ribbie for Cano

    • poster

      Another Ribbie for Robbie.

      • Angelo

        That’s better.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /Baltimore chop’d

  • poster

    (Robinson Cano dressed as a police offiver and holding a megaphone):

    BACK AWAY FROM THE BRIDGE!

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      IETC

    • Angelo

      Haha, yes.

  • Carlosologist

    That’s the Yankees triple crown leader right there.

  • baby carlos

    So there is the perfect example of baseball….

    Cano gets the hit on a ball not hit hard and Tex can’t get a hit if the field was empty… even on the balls he drills.

    Good stuff.

  • Sleepykarl

    On the 3-2 foulball, the O’s announcer said that mortal hitters would
    have hacked through it.

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

    man i love this orioles defense!

  • Carlosologist

    Holy crap, Baltimore is playing like shit.

  • baby carlos

    When your team sucks, you can always depends on fundamentals.

    • Carlosologist

      IETC.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Too bad for Izturis; he’d been playing nicely on defense to that point.

  • Carlosologist

    An IBB to Granderson to get to Cervelli? I’m not sure of what’s going to happen here.

    • whozat

      Really? Cervelli’s never been a good hitter. I think it’s pretty clear what was going to happen.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Meh, that’s the smart play.

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

    man, watching cervelli’s regression hasn’t been fun

  • poster

    Hey, we’re winning!

    • baby carlos

      Sox are losing, Toronto is coming back to earth…

      Predict the Yankees sweep Toronto at the stadium.

  • Guest

    I think the cisco kid is starting to come back down to earth a bit.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Starting? Since May 15th–not including tonight–his OPS has been .485.

      • Accent Shallow

        He needs a day off one of these days.

      • Guest

        I was going for understatement, but I see your point. This has been going on for a bit. We knew this was coming. Not pleasant to watch.

        In his defense, he’s caught a lot of innings since Posada went down.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Oh for sure; I don’t think Girardi’s done a good job of spreading out his load.

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

    good inning by the yanks

    now hold it for em zz!

  • dygg

    For some reason, Kevin Russo reminds me of Randy Velarde. Does anyone else see that at all?

    • BigBlueAL

      No because Velarde could actually hit.

      • dygg

        Fair enough.

      • Poopy Pants

        SSS!!#!!!!!%%##!!

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

          Is this the only comment you ever make?

          • Poopy Pants

            Yep. I love pointing out the inconsistencies of the people on this site.
            SSS pretty much sums up this site.

  • Carlosologist

    At least we took the lead in that inning.

  • Hummingbird S.

    1 for 9 with RISP, and we’re still winning.

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

    David Price or Phil Hughes?

    • Jose the Satirist

      David Price.

    • Teix is the Man

      Price, and it’s not even that close for me, personally.

    • poster

      David Price this season, Phil Hughes for the long haul.

    • Carlosologist

      Price, due to the fact he’s left-handed. A lefty who throws in the vicinity of the high 90s is still pretty uncommon in the majors. If you want to go by age, I’d take Hughes. He has a full year on Price.

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

      price and it aint close

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

      Price because he is a lefty. Though… I thought he had crazy good K and K/BB ratios, but he’s not striking out as many as Hughes per inning and his K/BB ratio is under 2. He’s walked like six tonight already, too.

      I think he’ll be better than Hughes in his career. Not a knock on Hughes, just a comment on how good I think Price will be.

    • Guest

      Price. His stuff is absolutely special for a lefty and he seems to be putting everything together this year.

      Hughes is a lot like Moose. Special command, very good stuff. (Not saying Hughes is anywhere near as good as Moose).

      Price is like Randy Johnson. Lefty with incredibly rare stuff, dominant when he harnesses it.
      (DEFINITELY not saying Price is anywhere near the universe of as good as RJ).

      • LOL

        Price.

      • poster

        I think Hughes can definitely end up as good as Moose. Maybe even better.

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

          That’s a lot to ask for, Moose had a reaaaally good reaaally long career and is at absolute worst a borderline HOFer.

          • poster

            I’m not saying he will be as good or better than Moose, I’m saying he can be.

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

          I don’t think Hughes could even be as good as Moose. When Mike was Phil’s age, he had naaaaasty stuff.

  • BigBlueAL

    Russo and his .206/.229/.265 line makes me miss Randy Winn alot.

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

      wasn’t randy winn hitting .000 as a right handed hitter this season?

      • Jose the Satirist

        Yes. In 11 AB.

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

    ZZ in CC

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

    CC is having a great bad game.

  • DJH

    CC got into a groove after the 4th. It’s nice to see the real CC step up.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was a fucking waste.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Masterson could get the CG SHO against his old team. It looks like he is going to go back out for the 9th.

  • cjc

    could you be slower

  • Hummingbird S.

    hate those bunts

  • DJH

    Tex with a hit streak!

  • Carlosologist

    Tex is going to have a May 2009 in June 2010 right?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Can Tex have an Arod April 2007 in June 2010? That’d be nice.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they are really struggling with RISP

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Those Mason ads need to stop.

  • nostra-artist

    If the Yanks get Tex, Alex and Robbie all going, they will be impossible for opposing pitchers to deal with.

  • Hummingbird S.

    What the hell? Where was Tex?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Woops.

  • DJH

    The O’s are busting out the big sticks.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Cano on the march to 400!

    • dygg

      Too lazy to march. If he’s going to get to 400, he’s going to meander there.

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

    Cano with a grit play.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, CC. Get one more!

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

    great play by cano

    now finish, cc!

  • Reggie C.

    Cano ate some wet dirt and saved us a run. Man is doing everything to will us a win.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Robbie with the D!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on CC!

  • nostra-artist

    Empty the tank, CC.

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

    damn

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Shit. Come on CC!

  • Carlosologist

    aahhh Jesus I hope CC gets out of this.

  • DJH

    Well this is dramatic.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Yup!

  • whozat

    What…why are they playing the super mario bros music??

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon CC, your last batter. Make us proud.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hopefully, Scott falls for the slider one more time.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    3 errors does that to a team.

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

    man zz is still throwin hard

    you got this

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Get him, Carsten!

  • PaulF

    The Indians just batted around on the sox without making an out.

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

      hahaha i was just amount to say that!

      10-0 Cleveland

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

    WOOOOO

    FISTPUMP!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come On CC! You can do it!!!!!

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      I believed in you!!!!!!!

  • Carlosologist

    BIG MAN!

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

    Thank you C.C.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Very nice CC, very nice!

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

    Holy crap. NEVER thought CC would go seven with two runs after the first two innings. Love ya, big fella.

    • Angelo

      That’s baseball for you.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Is it possible to predict it?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        It’s almost like you can’t make an accurate guess as to what’s going to happen during the course of a game…

        • Angelo

          Exactly!

  • nostra-artist

    Si! Si! CC!

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

    ZZ! ZZ!

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

    Emotion from CC…..I can’t wait until there are robot umpires, robot players and robot fans.

    • nostra-artist

      No robot announcers?

  • DJH

    Yay CC!

  • whozat

    awesome.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    This game should be a lesson to all young pitchers. Didn’t have good stuff, gave up runs early along with the lead, settled, got outs where he needed to, and reached back for something extra to exit with the lead intact.

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

    anyone else find this odd??

    http://i47.tinypic.com/2e1a8zq.png

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Nah, Boof Bonser’s always sucked.

      ;)

    • Carlosologist

      The fuck? If Bonser had given up four runs, then his ERA should be INF right?

      • Angelo

        I don’t think that was the point.

        • Carlosologist

          I just saw Buchholz’s K/BB ratio the second time I saw the graphic.

    • Angelo

      Wow. That’s all I have to say.

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

      Buchholz’s K/BB ratio would terrify me if I was a Sox fan.

      • Carlosologist

        Do they have bridges in Boston? I imagine they’re full right now.

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

          I said this on Twitter but I’ll repeat it here because of the lols: My mom e-mailed me to say a Sox fan at her job said “If you take out all the games the Red Sox lost, they’re in first place”

          • Angelo

            Haha, logic.

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

        Hughes had 18 more strikeouts in nine fewer innings pitched.

        • whozat

          And is two years younger.

          • Angelo

            But the Redsox have teh great farm system!

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

              We’ll never win the division in 2018 because they signed (guy I heard of, kinda) in the draft noooooooo!!!!!

      • Angelo

        Makes me happy to watch Hughes.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Run prevention anybody?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    YOu know what’s more embarresing than loosing 13-11 to the Indians? Loosing 10-0 to the Indians.

    • PaulF

      It’s 11-0 now and the bases are still loaded

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        If they give up in excess of 13, it’ll be that much sweeter.

    • DJH

      Make it 11-0

  • PaulF

    Looks like Gardy’s fine.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    If Gardner can play, replace Russo with him, not Posada! You just took out your 6 hitter in a 1-run game!

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

      He can run and play defense but not bat, I think.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        But he’s DHing, which makes no sense.

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          He’s PR’ing, isn’t he?

          • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

            In that case, you’re taking Posada out of the game to replace with a vastly inferior hitter in who ever will hit for him off the bench in a 1 run game.

            • Spaceman.Spiff

              Meh, I don’t really mind that he did it in the 8th inning. There’s a decent chance that spot doesn’t even get up again.

  • boogie down

    I don’t know about everyone else but I love that Johnnie Walker commercial featuring YS3

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Because week stats are so significant.

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

    hahahahaha kay you had my heart jump

  • Carlosologist

    Michael Kay needs a new pair of pants.

    • Carlosologist

      and a wet towel.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Sooooo close.

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

    man i dont think grandy really swung on that

    • Angelo

      Niether do I. Didn’t look like it.

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

    Kay still can’t judge a fly ball. To be fair, I thought that was gone too, boohoo.

    • Angelo

      Well that one had a legit shot. Just went foul.

  • ultimate913

    Will we EVER be able to listen to the game without hearing any commentators? Like what they did a few weeks ago for someone I can’t remember(maybe the Detroit broadcaster who died). It was great. It was a moment of silence. Can’t we get a season of silence or something?

    • Angelo

      You hate the commentators that bad?

      • ultimate913

        Yes.

    • Jose the Satirist

      That would get boring real fast. If you think that is the best way to watch the game, hit the mute button. Have fun with that.

      • Angelo

        Yeah, it’s the same thing basically. And that would be boring. Seeing games with commentators that barely talk is pretty unbearable.

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

      Remember that moment of silence for Robin Roberts when the Yanks were at Fenway a few weeks back? That was epic.

  • PaulF

    Gotta love the complete game shut out for Masterson against his old team.

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

      +infinity

      • Kevin

        /Boof’d

    • Angelo

      Hell yes.

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

      I doubt he’ll go back out after the crazy long inning. Unless he already did?

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

        yeah he already completed the shutout :)

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

          Ahaha wow, that’s cool. Good for him.

  • nostra-artist

    Gotta love Brett.

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

    cervelli delivers!!

  • DJH

    Big insurance right there.

  • Angelo

    The cisco kid!

  • Carlosologist

    Cervelli!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Hit him right in the arse

  • Pete

    russo is a truly boring player.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    wow

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

    lol matchups for Russo that don’t even work.

  • nostra-artist

    Frankie loves the Lefties. Must be because he’s from venezuela.

  • DJH

    I hope good Joba is running to the mound right now.

    • whozat

      nope.

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

    RUSSOO!!!!!!

  • DJH

    Russo!

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

    Boring what now?

  • nostra-artist

    Holey moley what a catch!

  • Angelo

    Russo = true utility player.

    Once he learns to play shortstop adequetely of course.

  • Hummingbird S.

    damn…awesome play

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

    Holy crap Russo! Amazing!

  • mike c

    sick catch, that would have been an ITPHR if that was thames in LF

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

      Ahaha it’s so true.

  • tatedoggfatha

    and once he starts to hit a little as well

  • nostra-artist

    Showboat.

    Johnny Damon makes that play look easy.

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

    boy joba getting hit hard

  • DJH

    I wanted to see good Joba but alas I shall not.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Joba not fooling anyone..

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yucky route by Swisher.

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

    Oh Joba. Come on.

  • tatedoggfatha

    straight 95 mph fastball will get hit…

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

    looks like we’re gettin the 93-94mph joba tonight

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

      but that ++ slider is electric

    • Angelo

      Looks like Joba has a slider.

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

    moore looks like he’s 30

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Joba’s slider might be better than his fastball.

    • mike c

      the fastball doesn’t work without the slider, that’s a killer strikeout pitch

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice recovery, Joba.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Haha. Great strike call.

  • nostra-artist

    Whew!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Uhhh, he threw his slider to K the guy Kenny.

  • DJH

    That was nerve racking but good job not giving up anything.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Hard to believe he only allowed one baserunner.

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

        I feel like we’re always holding our breath with Joba though, so that’s why it was so “OH GOD!!!!”

        That was a rare non-ridiculously bad or ridiculously good inning. Normally he’s either HORRIBLE or TOTALLY AMAZING. He was pretty bad for the first two batters, then fine.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    “gets his share of walks”
    “decent obp”
    wow, it’s like they don’t know Swisher has one of the best walk rates and obp’s in the league.

    • Ivan

      He’s a marginal baseball player.

      /Francessa’d

    • Angelo

      Haha yeah

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        At first I thought they were joking.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      He’s a horseshit player.

      /Ozzie’d

  • CNight_UP

    Harold Reynolds just claimed Joba’s getting hit so hard because the Yankees overexposed him as a starter….

    (shakes head)

    • Ivan

      Hahahaha that’s funny…

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

      You are fucking kidding me.

      (I feel rather adamantly about this if you can’t tell!)

      • CNight_UP

        No joke….

    • Angelo

      Reynolds was a defender of Joba to the pen. Haha, guy is hilarious.

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

        Everyone on MLB Network was. So was JOE FREAKING POSNANSKI. Sigh.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Tim McCarver said the same thing. These guys wanted joba in the pen so bad that they can’t believe he’s inconsistent so they need a reason why he has been up and down this yr. It’s funny because when he has a great appearance they pound their chest about how he is made to be a reliever but the moment he implodes it’s well they should have never made him a starter. lol wtf

  • Angelo

    I feel bad for Tex’s BABIP

  • DJH

    Tex can’t buy a hit.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      He’s paid 22 mil per year. Don’t you think he would’ve tried that already?

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

        Haha A+ comment.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Wow, unlucky.

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

    yay alex!

  • Augustus Minimus

    err..anyone thinks we need bullpen help, someone who can take over 8th inning role other than Joba.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      No.

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

      His peripherals are amazing. So no.

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

    man that looked foul

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    It’s amazing, but I’m pretty sure that’s Cano’s first IBB this year.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    COme on guys, that was verrrry close. These umps aren’t gods.

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

    A rare walk and it had to be a IBB.

  • Ivan

    Wow is it me or does Camden Yards looks and sounds like a minor league ball park?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication
    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      But Gardner’s steal helped score a run, so I guess it was worth it most likely.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        In the 8th inning, that’s not a bad move.

  • Augustus Minimus

    watching the Milwaukee game, Craig Counsell looks nice in Yankee uniform in place of Pena

    • CNight_UP

      no reason for that at all….Pena is a defensive replacement….

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Why do they even try?

  • Augustus Minimus

    the incomparable Mo makes it looks so easy !!!

  • Ivan

    Wow 10 pitches for the Save from Mo…

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

      He needed five for his last save, you know. DFA?

      • Ivan

        Give em one more chance ok…

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    That ball looked crushed, I guess he got under it. Anyway, GAME OVER, YANKEES WIN, THEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIIIIIIN!!!!!

  • DJH

    Mo was filthy that inning.

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

    I’m considerably less cranky than I was earlier :D

    • Angelo

      I’d imagine haha

    • Tom Zig

      did you get your swerve on or something?

      • CNight_UP

        /gigity’d

  • Augustus Minimus

    just read the Lance Berkman trade rumor, wouldn’t Paul Konerko be better fit?

  • Angelo

    The comments stopped running as soon as the game ended. Odd.

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

    I’m stupid but do the Yanks have to wait for the international signing period to sign someone like Rafael DePaula? Or can they sign him now for some reason but others have to be signed after the period starts?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      They can come to an agreement before the IFA signing period, but that doesn’t 100% mean that he would sign with the Yankees when it starts.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Does Girardi bat Cano and Mournoe 3-4 in the ASG?

    • Angelo

      Not a bad idea, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t do that.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        It would make sense. They’re currently the 2 best hitters in baseball, but Justin has a bit more power, while Cano hits for a better average.

  • Augustus Minimus

    i read that in March that yanks were interested, but rumor has he is actually 38.

    • Angelo

      Reply FAIL

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Remember when we all wanted a rainout?

    /sure this comment has been made but not checking’d

    • poster

      That would be me.

      So I’m wrong for once in my life. It builds character.

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

        Heh. Me too. I was in a verrrry cranky mood earlier because a. the Yankees looked terrible; b. I was working on THE WORST JOB APPLICATION EVER; c. personal stuff. Obviously I’m now glad that didn’t happen.

  • poster

    This Rivera kid has really turned it around after that rough patch. Early yet, but I like what I see.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Meh I dunno. He only has one pitch.

      • Angelo

        Exaclty what I was thinking!