Game 60: Look Out!

Girardi selects Scioscia, Geren as All-Star Game coaches
A-Rod leaves game with stiff groin

With an otherwise uninteresting early-June game against the Orioles on tap for tonight, let’s focus on something else for a chance: It’s Ken Singleton’s 63rd birthday!

A career .282-.388-.436 hitter, the switch-hittin’ Singleton hit .297-.406-.464 with 163 homers and more walks (819) than strikeouts (740) during his peak from 1973-1980. He actually started his playing career with the Mets in 1970 before being traded to the Expos with two others for Rusty Staub in 1972. Montreal then shipped him and Mike Torrez to Baltimore after the 1974 season, where he stayed for the rest of his 15-year career.

A three time All Star with four top ten finishes in the MVP voting, Singy’s 40.6 career WAR is more than Don Mattingly (39.8) and at least 16 Hall of Famers, and less than a full win shy of Jim Rice. So happy birthday to my favorite YES commentator and one helluva ball player.

Meanwhile, here’s the Yankee lineup that’s face Jake Arrieta this evening, who’s making his big league debut…

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

And on the mound, A.J. Burnett.

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

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Girardi selects Scioscia, Geren as All-Star Game coaches
A-Rod leaves game with stiff groin
  • Mike HC

    That is some line-up to make your Major League debut against. Strasburg gets to against the AAAA Pirates while this guy gets a team full of All-Stars.

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

      And Poor Arrieta somehow doesn’t even get the eight hours of hype and his debut on MLB Network.

      • Gonzo

        I was at the Strasburg game. He is legit. He may not repeat that performance for a while, but he he is legit. I think Fangraphs said he would make the Yankee offense look like the Astros offense in that game. No small feat.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Just wait until Casey Kelly arrives. 81-pitch, 27-K perfect game. Every time.

          • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

            81-pitch, 27-pitch, 27-K perfect game.

            Casey Kelly will invent the one pitch strikeout.

            • Angelo

              I’ve heard this from Mr. Gammons himself!

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

                Gammons mentioned Buchholz and Kelly 10000000 times during the draft special OMGGGGG couldn’t take it.

                • Angelo

                  I know, I saw that. He also mention Youkilis when talking about firstbasemen who aren’t power hitters. (He was comparing a firstbasemen prospect to him in the draft special)

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Stands to reason. He’s already invented cost-effective cold fusion; the Group of 20 won’t let him release it because it’ll bankrupt all the world’s oil and gas companies.

              • poster

                Didn’t Melvin stop him pretty much singlehandedly?

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

          Oh, decidedly agreed. Anyone who’s like “whatevs it was the Pirates lols!” wasn’t watching. He was filthy.

  • Ivan

    Another Reason why Jim Rice is not a HOF.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Intentional walks, career:

      Jim Rice: 77
      Ken Singleton: 125

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        Teh Fear does not need numbers or facts.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Feared Williams: 97

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Fun Fact of the Night #1:

            Hank Aaron is #2 on the career IBB list with 293 free passes. Willie McCovey is #3 with 260.

            Barry Bonds has more intentional walks than BOTH OF THEM COMBINED. 688 intentional walks in his lifetime.

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

              When you’re getting IBBed with the bases loaded you’re pretty good.

  • http://tamato@radford.edu T.J.

    At the game tonight so any of my comments should be taken with extra importance.

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

    I love Singy. I don’t think he’s a HOFer but he was a very, very good baseball player and he’s a good commentary guy. Happy birthday to him :D

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    That picture on the left looks eerily similar to Bob Abreu.

    • pat

      In the one on the right he kinda looks like a dark skinned Joe Girardi.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I can see that.

  • Trish

    As someone who is old enough to actually remember Kenny playing, happy b-day, dude!

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Ditto on both accounts.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Singleton has to be one of the best YES commentators, and he was a damn good ballplayer too. I hope he has a happy birthday.

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

      His offensive production equaled that of Jim Rice. Too bad for Kenny, Rice was backed up by the Red Sox media.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
  • rbizzler

    Repost from the off-topic thread:

    Fantasy question (non-RAB league):

    10 team NL-only league; Carlos Lee and Ike Davis for Wainwright or Johan

    Thoughts? I would be giving up Lee and Ike and acquiring the ace.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      For Wainwright?!? Why would you even need to ask?

    • Angelo

      If you have enough fire power, I say do it. Who are you replacing Lee and Davis with though?

      • rbizzler

        Davis is a bench guy for me right now (Prince is my 1b). My OFers are J-Hey, Carlos Gonzales, McCutchen, Stanton and Cory Hart (with Beltran on the DL). Clearly I can move an OFer or two.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Do it. Do it. Do it.

          Do it.

          Do it.

          /Stiller’d

        • Angelo

          Oh my god, yes do it. Do it before the guy realizes he’s an idiot!

    • Brad Toughy

      Definitely. In a ten team league like that, you can find a replacement level bat on waivers to fill the spots you open up by dealing Lee and Davis—you may already have a bat on the bench that’s serviceable. I’d say try for Wainwright first, Johan second.

  • Sleepykarl

    Man, seeing guys like Jake Arrieta and AJax popping up makes me realize how tough my HS district was.

  • Guest

    Players like K-Sing would have gotten way more respect in the Moneyball era.

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

    Oooh the lame boos for Teixeira are back, I guess Baltimore fans are actually at the game today.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Some of the links on the side are pretty priceless…

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    ingy’s 40.6 career WAR is more than Don Mattingly (39.8) and at least 16 Hall of Famers

    Nitpick–Huggins and Wright were not elected as players, and even of the rest of them only Brock, Campanella (extenuating circumstances), Maranville, and Traynor were elected by the writers

  • Accent Shallow

    So, AJ . . . yikes.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, this isn’t a very encouraging start…

  • http://tamato@radford.edu T.J.

    Bad AJ?

    Bad AJ.

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

    I missed this inning, WTF happened?

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

      Hit, hit batter, wild pitch. And a K!!!

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

        Jeez nice control so far.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Gameday says PB

    • Angelo

      Wigginton sac fly. 1-0 Orioles.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    How can this be? Posada isn’t catching

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

      People on Twitter ALREADY saying “AJ can’t pitch to Moeller!!!!”

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        {facepalm}

      • Brandon W

        Ironically, via LoHud

        This will be Chad Moeller’s third straight start with A.J. Burnett on the mound. “It seemed to click right off the bat as far as our first game, he went eight and struck out eight,” Moeller said.

        • forensicnucchem

          Personally I’d like to know what he says as far as their second game…

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    God, I hate when Thames is in the field.

    That throw was down right Damonian.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      *downright?

    • forensicnucchem

      At least he caught the ball…

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        When that ball was hit, I was actually wincing in expectation he’d find a way to mis-play it into 2 runs.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    This start by A.J. is totally unacceptable.

    UNACCEPTABLE!!!

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Ugh. Let’s don’t start that again.

      Please?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Okay, okay. I’m just goofing.

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          Me, too. :-)

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

      DOESN’T HE KNOW IT’S THE ORIOLES AND THEY HAVE LITERALLY NOT WON A GAME ALL SEASON?!?!?!?

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Who was it in the postgame last night that asked Girardi a question beginning with “The law of averages states that you can’t win 10 games in a row” as if that was an absolute rule of physics that CANNOT be broken?

        Duh.

  • pat

    Hahaha baaaaaad AJ.

  • Drew

    I see Jorge is calling the game from the bench again.

  • Hector

    wow hit TWO people in one inning
    get your head out of your ass Aj !!!!!!!!!!

    • Drew

      He’s just thinking about boats and hoes.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        PRESTIGE… WORLDWIDE!!!!

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

      He was getting vengeance for Guthrie hitting all those Yankees, no big deal man.

  • yankwin

    well don’t see this everyday

  • Yankee1010

    Did anybody else see how Moeller said today that he doesn’t specify 2 seam or 4 seam when calling for a fastball from AJ? Seems like something a catcher would want to know, especially with AJ’s stuff. I guess it doesn’t really matter though when AJ has no idea where the ball is going.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Nor does Chad, apparently.

    • forensicnucchem

      He hasn’t had to catch many yet tonight, so it’s not a big deal yet.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I honestly don’t think A.J. even knows that two different kinds of fastball exist.

  • Pete

    alex….ya gotta make that play

    • forensicnucchem

      With his go-go gadget arm?

  • Angelo

    There is no way the Yankees can win this game with the AJ-Moeller combination! Game over! We need Cervelli out there. He’s Posada’s future replacement! C’mon!

    /Irrational’d

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    This is my first Game Thread in awhile. The Yankees are losing. Hence, I have cursed the Yankees.

    • Angelo

      Teh Montero Watch!!!

    • http://tamato@radford.edu T.J.

      This is my first Yankee game in awhile clearly I cursed them too.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        I think there’s three of us.

  • pat

    This is AJ spotting the rookie a couple runs in his debut.

    Now it’s clobberin’ time.

  • tatedoggfatha

    Looks like another bad A.J. night.

  • Cecala

    Ken Singleton is black?

    • Ivan

      And A-Rod is latino too…

  • DJH

    Ugh,A-Rod’s out.

  • forensicnucchem

    Oh good, like the start of this game could get any worse, here comes Pena…

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Oh good, like the start of this game could get any worse,

      Not sure if serious…

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        I think it is.

      • forensicnucchem

        Let me rephrase since I don’t even know if I put it correctly:

        The start of this game sucks. And now it’s even worse as here comes Pena.

        That might be better now.

  • tatedoggfatha

    A-Rod out of the lineup… not a very good start at all.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Be OK Al.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      If not, who will pad the stats?

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      My prediction: he’s out for the Astros series.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        And nothing more, haha whoops meant to clarify.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I hope so, they’ll need him against the Phils. Plus, I’m going on Tuesday and I don’t want to see Ramiro.

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

    Oh. Oh, God. Be okay, A-Rod.

  • Joey

    I’m watching a broadcast online without any sound, please tell me A-Rod’s out because he didn’t try for that ball and not anything serious

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Yup, Peña batting cleanup’s gonna kill any rallies.

  • http://tamato@radford.edu T.J.

    Please just be a precaution, please just be a precaution…

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

    MVP.

  • pat

    Robbie is not impressed.

  • Accent Shallow

    They don’t have hitters like Robbie in AAA.

    • pat

      They barely have hitters like Robbie in MLB.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Update us, please: Why did Alex get lifted?

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Unknown at this particular time.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        If it’s his groin (speaking from experience, unfortunately) and he felt good enough to play, I’d expect to hear words like “twinge,” “tweak,” “didn’t feel right,” and “day to day.” He wouldn’t have stayed out there for a minute longer if he tore it.

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

      We don’t know. ;_;

  • Pete

    unreal

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    Which team is Betances pitching for this evening?

  • Pete

    anyone think A-Rod might have been benched for not going after that ball?

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

      Unlikely.

    • Drew

      No.

    • pat

      Arod might be a narcissistic, purple lipped, ex-roider, but he has never ever been accused of dogging it or being lazy. I doubt that was the case.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        He may be a self-centered, thin-skinned, touchy, fake, phony egomaniac, but he’s not a tax cheat.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      So we have a “Pete” and a “pete” now?

      This is gonna get confusing! :-)

      • Pete

        I think i might be the “pete”.

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          “pete” posts long but very readable comments and has been here a long time.

          You ‘dat “pete”? If so, your “voice” has changed a little. :-)

    • Pete

      It just seems like that play ought to have been made, so Alex not making an attempt on it means either he just spaced out (not that likely), and has been benched as something of an example, or because something is wrong with his legs, which would also explain the removal from the game

  • BigBlueAL

    Is Cody Ransom available??

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

    GRANDY!

  • forensicnucchem

    Good thing they ‘hurried’ Posada back to have hit bat in the lineup…

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice Grandy!!! Getting us on the board.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    My prediction: Ramiro Peña’s mighty bat serving as protection tonight kickstarts Mark Teixeira’s renaissance.

    He’s going to go 5-for-4 with 6 homers.

    • 28 this year

      don’t forget the 25 RBIs

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Yup.

        scoring runs = winning games

        Sincerely,
        That one guy

        • 28 this year

          yea, and he will score 7 runs by himself. That means he created 32 runs by himself.

          /bad math’d

        • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

          Too many nerdgeek stats and numbers for me. All I need to know is wins.

          /thatsameguy’d

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
          • Pete

            It’s not what is likely to happen, it’s what already did happen! And thatoneguy knows his shit when it comes to what has already happened.

        • poster

          That was bizarre.

  • Mike HC

    You know, everyone focuses on Granderson’s weakness against lefties, but against righties, he is an absolute beast.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    GRAN-deh!

  • forensicnucchem

    Why not put Russo in for A-Rod instead of Pena? He’s got a better shot (though still not great) at actually getting a hit or two, plus you can still move Russo to LF later on and put Pena in then for him.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Good question. I got nothing.

      Maybe because it’s the O’s, Joe’s in a “I don’t give a f#$%, we’re gonna win this game regardless” mode.

    • pat

      Maybe Pena can bat LH? I’d still take Russo as a RHB over Pena as a LHB but teh book might say differently.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

      Apparently Russo can not play shortstop adequetely. And if the Yankees believed he could, I doubt Pena would be on the roster.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        ARod plays 3B, though.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

          Eh, I fail. For some reason I was thinking of Pena as the shortstop right now, haha.

          Weird, why isn’t Russo in.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Maybe it’s just ’cause Peña’s JoeG’s boy?

      He seems to take precedence somewhat seriously.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        Also sadly I bet it has to do something with the fact that Pena is a switch hitter.

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          Mmm hmm.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

    Spectacular throw by Cano. Did you see that gun!

    I’m not in love with Cano or anything, just saying.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      I’m not in love with Cano or anything, just saying.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • Pete

      I am definitely in love with Cano, and proud of it.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

        I’ve loved Cano since 2005!

        He should’ve won rookie of the year over Huston Street that year. Those bastards!

        Solid everyday secondbasemen > Closer

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy crap, I looked up Arod’s stats for June since I know he has struggled this month and wanted to write a stupid comment saying that Pena at 3B wont be that much different offensively than Arod recently and I saw that in June Arod has a .270 OBP with 0 walks. .270 AVG and a .270 OBP. I knew his power was nothing this month (1 HR only but not a horrible .432 SLG) but the OBP and lack of walks so far this month surprised me (again granted only 38 at-bats this month so far).

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      granted only 38 at-bats this month so far.

      That’s all that matters.

  • Joey

    Bad AJ is gone, Good AJ is showing up right now… I’m calling it right now with absolutely 0 accountability and if I’m right I’m gonna brag so damn much. Thank you intertubes! http://xkcd.com/181/ (safe)

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

    AJ’s so bad zomg.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The slaughter starts now.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      You can’t spell slaughter without laughter.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Or without “gualrhtes”.

        Just sayin’.

  • Ellis

    Why is gardner out of the lineup? Did I miss something?

    • Joey

      Thumb

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      DTD w/a thumb injury.

    • pat

      Sore thumb.

  • pat

    Walking Chad Moeller = bad newz.

  • forensicnucchem

    Here’s the inning we get the lead back for good, capped off by RBI hits from Tex and Pena.

  • pat

    WINDMILL

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Maybe it was the angle but I thought they may’ve gotten Moeller…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yep, definitely the angle. Way to be, Chad.

      And Jeter roped that. I love when he pulls it every once in a while.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Jeetah.

  • Joey

    Oh Cap’n my Cap’n

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

    Moeller with the hustle.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

    The Moellinator scores!

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

    ZOMG not getting shut down by a rookie again!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, that was a little too close with 0 outs, though I’d be one of the first to bitch if he did and then they failed to get the runs home at that point.

    Guess I’ll take it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Michael Kay: still awful at reading fly balls. How can someone who watches so much baseball be so bad at reading FBs?

    • vin

      The O’s radio broadcaster was fooled too. His voice got really quite and somber. “Uh, fly ball deep to right…”

      (completely surprised/relieved) “But Markakis has room.”

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex might getter better pitches to hit this game now that Pena is his protection in the lineup.

  • pat

    Hahaha, Sterling just flipped his shit.

  • forensicnucchem

    That really looked fair.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Replay dammit!

  • forensicnucchem

    You could see chalk!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Thats a makeup call for Mauer’s ball last year in the ALCS. lol

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Damn. Beat me to it.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Except it was the ALDS.

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

      Dude no. It was totally a makeup call for Jeffrey Maier. Get with it. =P

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What the fuck was he watching? I love that he was essentially walking to the goddamn spot instead of running to get a better look.

    • Pete

      he’s miguel fucking tejada, he do what he want

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        No, I mean the umpire.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        …he do what he want

        Like steroids?

        http://www.instantrimshot.com

    • forensicnucchem

      I think that actually was his ‘running’.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Maybe some day we’ll get umps that are in good enough physical shape that they can run and/or bend to get into position to make the calls.

      Grrr.

      I’m still P.O.’ed they didn’t call for a Replay.

  • FIPster Doofus

    You know, there’s this thing called instant replay that is capable of reversing bad calls. Not sure if baseball knows about it yet.

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      HumanElement’d

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

      It’s a good thing our commissioner is doing something about this in the future…oh wai

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

    Umpires suck v2147981275081708561275012

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      No, that was v2147981275081708561275012.5.
      :-)

  • lily-bk

    bad call by the 3rd base ump, fair ball…. and is there a reason y pena is still here and not in triple-a ? i know hes got a good glove and all but c’mon he jsut can’t hit

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      No great alternatives…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Who else is going to take his place, though? I’m sure Russo could at least pretend to play SS if they send Pena down and call up Huffman or Golson to be on the bench, but neither option is great.

      • forensicnucchem

        I know it’s more complicated than this but, if Russo has the minimum arm to play 3B and the minimum range to play 2B, why can’t he play SS since it’s kind of a combo of the two. Kind of bugs me…

        • pat

          SS need more range than a 2b.

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

            And secondbasemen’s are failed shortstops.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            And more arm than a 3B.

          • forensicnucchem

            How much range do you need for the announcer to say ‘Just past a diving Russo’ a couple times a game. We already hear it now with a different name.

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          SS is a much more complicated position.

          You know, you’re, like, the “Captain of the infield”, and stuff. Gotta tell dudes where to play ‘n stuff.

  • vin

    How has Pena seen more pitches/pa than Cano this year (coming into today)? Seems like he’s always hacking first pitch.

    • vin

      Most pitches/pa in MLB?

      Brett Gardner – 4.52.

      Just thought I’d share that with everybody.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

      Cano can hit anything > Pena can see pitches

    • forensicnucchem

      Pena is such a bad hitter that many times you’d rather he just stand there watching pitches until he has 2 strikes, that way he at least uses 3+ pitches each plate appearance.

  • BigBlueAL

    No offense to Jeter and Kobe but there are a shitload of NBA players who want the ball at the end of games and are actually pretty good at delivering in the clutch as well.

    • pat

      Big Shot Bob!

      • BigBlueAL

        Nick Van Exel, Derek Fisher, Steve Kerr, John Paxson etc.

        • pat

          John Starks!

          :(

          • Ivan

            As a Knick fan, When I see John Starks, I think of (starting to feel ill) of game 7. Heck even game 6 make my stomach turn…

            • BigBlueAL

              Starks actually had a great Game 6 and if Olajuwon doesnt get a piece of his final shot that game I think the Knicks are champions in 6 games that year.

              • Ivan

                Game 6 was just brutal because the Knicks were leading that series and if it wasn’t for those bone headed plays, Knicks win the finals and avoid game 7…

                • BigBlueAL

                  They actually made a big run at the end of that game to almost steal it, the game they really blew was Game 3 at home when Cassell hit the go-ahead 3pter with under a minute to play.

                  Knicks shouldve won that series in 5 games.

                  • Ivan

                    That series til this day kinda bother me. 99 Not so much for the simple fact that the Spurs were better and Duncan was unstoppable. A healthy Ewing would of help but still of been a tall order…

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              I’m still pissed that Reggie friggin’ Miller got away with shoving Starks to the floor so he could steal that inbound pass.

              Grrrrrrrr. Frickin’ Refs.

              • Ivan

                Reggie got away wit that move a TON of times…I use to go crazy when he did that. For crying out loud, he did that against Jordan and got away wit it in Game 6 of East Con finals in 98…

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            I think “Starks, for three” was the original “Pasta diving Jeter”.

            Usually followed by “missed”.

        • Ivan

          To be fair…those guys were benefitionary of guys like Shaq, Kobe, Jordan or Pippen. Sure they may want the ball but that doesn’t mean they were gonna create something for themselves…

          • BigBlueAL

            Even in today’s game there are stats about player’s pts and FG% in the final 2 minutes of close games and Im pretty sure Carmelo Anthony has been the best/most efficient player at end of game situations in the past few years.

            • Ivan

              You are correct actually. Him and also Dirk too…

              However, I go Kobe in that situation. Mainly cuz imma huge Kobe fan…

    • Pete

      Is that a shot at Jeter?

      • BigBlueAL

        LOL only at Jeter’s NBA knowledge.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    You know what else Jeter, A-Rod, and Kobe all have in common? They’re really fucking good at what they do.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A.J’s shit is moving like mad this inning.

    • pat

      Must have had a big cup of coffee between innings.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Damn you, Pat.
        ;-)

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Ex-lax?

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

      I love how Bad AJ can now disappear. It’s awesome.

  • Pete

    AJ: really good at throwing curveballs sometimes

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

    The trivia answer has to be Kenny, no?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    The trivia is Ken Singleton >_>

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice play by the O’s 2B to get Robbie.

  • pat

    Sterling just said Singy turned 39.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      “You can’t predict Sterling’s mis-calls”.

    • vin

      What, you expected accuracy from Sterling?

  • pat

    Another quick inning, wooo.

  • forensicnucchem

    Thames is getting closer and closer to Randy Winn every day.

    • pat

      .310/.408/.452 vs LHP, not to mention he was robbed of a hit earlier in the game.

      • forensicnucchem

        11-56 overall since April.

        • forensicnucchem

          That’s .196 for those of your scoring at home.

        • pat

          He was brought in to hit lefties, a task he has done with aplomb

          • forensicnucchem

            Thanks to a .400 BABIP. As you can see, the regression has already started.

            I’m not saying there are necessarily better options right now, but it hasn’t been pretty lately.

  • vin

    Only 30th round pick in the ’96 draft to make it to the big leagues? Marcus Thames.

  • lily-bk

    did they say y alex came out of the game?

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Nope.

  • Reggie C.

    Alright AJ. Shake it off.

    Damn … that was a pretty sweet swing.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Grr.

  • poster

    Oh A.J.

  • pat

    Fucking piece of shit Sterling goes apeshit when Swish hits it to the warning track, and doesn’t raise his voice one decibel when this assclown hits a homerun. I hate this douche.

    • poster

      Sterling or the assclown who hit the HR?

      • pat

        Sterling. He is so freaking bad.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      If my memory serves me correctly, Swisher didn’t even reach the track.

  • DJH

    I didn’t think that ball had a chance off the bat.

  • DJH

    1 more inning against Arietta then we get the pen. It’s almost feeding time.

  • forensicnucchem

    Why throw Tex anything but a changeup at this point?

    • mike c

      he just got a hit, SSS ALERT

      • forensicnucchem

        I gave him the good jinx. :-)

        • mike c

          keep it up or it’s your fault now!

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    Is it just me or does Kay ALWAYS seem surprised at the results of the text poll? Unless he’s previously gotten on his soapbox one way or the other when he’ll say, “like I thought..”

  • BigBlueAL

    Does Pena bunt here??

    • forensicnucchem

      Best bunting clean-up hitter in MLB history!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Feared.

  • BigBlueAL

    Whoa. No respect for Posada.

    • forensicnucchem

      At this point, who would you rather face? It’s a no-brainer.

  • DJH

    Cano is really starting to get some respect.

    • mike c

      when you devour baseballs whole for breakfast lunch and dinner, you might get it now and then

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

      About time.

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

    Feared!

  • forensicnucchem

    Come on Posada, need a hit here!!!

    • forensicnucchem

      Or not.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Risky play by Cano.

  • pat

    WHat the fuck? Robbie you ballsy motherfucker.

  • BigBlueAL

    Great, now they will walk Granderson and pitch to Thames.

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

    Cano if you hurt yourself.

  • poster

    Heads up baserunning by Cano.

    We need a nickname for this lazy Dominican asswipe with no baseball smarts.

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

      Ribbie.

      • poster

        Meh, a bit boring.

    • mike c

      can go

      • poster

        He’s not very fast.

  • mike c

    if posada is catching is thames the only DH available?

  • forensicnucchem

    Overall that baserunning really hurts by bringing up the inferior hitter.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Crap.

  • beer man

    some A swings from Thames

  • BigBlueAL

    Not surprising at all.

  • Accent Shallow

    Bah, that was the same pitch that he just took!

    And their young catcher just fistpumped!

  • Sheepmeister

    This is why Thames starts against lefties and not righties.

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

    Siiiigh. And I thought that was smart baserunning by Cano but it actually took the bat out of Grandy’s hands, blargh.

    Whatever. Bullpen time.

    • poster

      There you go. Pedroia would have thought of that, and with his uber-awesome baseball smarts would never have taken second.

      I say we trade him.

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

    damn thames you suck

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

    I said I won’t complain about Thames because of his walk off but ugh.

  • pat

    No guarantee they don’t walk walk Grandy anyway, even if Robbie stays at first.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Just got home, what happened to A-Rod? Also, why is Pena playing instead of Russo?

    • forensicnucchem

      Nobody’s been able to answer either question yet.

    • mike c

      pena’s been better so far, offense and d

      • Hummingbird S.

        really? it’s pretty hard to be worse than Pena offensively

        • mike c

          yeah they are both pretty lame

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

      We dunno what happened to A-Rod. He’s probably dead. (I kid, everyone.)

  • Hummingbird S.

    Horrible play by Swisher…

  • mike c

    what’s with the floaters tonight

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh… Off his glove…

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher has been making those catches lately, actually surprised he didnt catch that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Strikeout please.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Poppycock.

  • poster

    So, A.J. Not his best game.

    I hate when he gets in his little “bad A.J.” streaks.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees leave em loaded, Orioles answer by taking the lead. Hopefully Burnett keeps it at 4-3.

  • Sheepmeister

    And that would be game over considering the way the yanks have hit with RISP tonight and with an automatic out right behind Tex.

    • BigBlueAL

      Orioles bullpen sucks, Yankees aint getting shutout final 3 innings.

    • poster

      Hahaha you’re a funny dude.

    • Hummingbird S.

      O’s BP is pretty weak

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

      Pretty much whenever someone says this, we win.

      • poster

        OH SHIT BEXY JUST RUINED IT

        GREAT JOB DUMBASS

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

          CRAP I need to put up the Bexy Jinx Watch now

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s a swing

  • Dante

    @ this pt AJ’s a #4…
    watching this guy pitch is like chinese water torture. Tedious….precarious…hold your breath and tighten you’re sphincter muscle.
    Whew…he’s out of it…can I exhale now?????

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

      Oh hey Dante’s back!

      And yes. When AJ pitches badly, he is no better than a #4. When he pitches well, he’s like a #1, though. Kinda funny how that works.

      • Dante

        yeah…unfortunately for us he pitches like a #1 and a #4 in the same game….all to often.

        ;)

  • beer man

    in your face ump

  • forensicnucchem

    O’s relievers vs. Yanks this year: 3.17 ERA.

    I know it’s not the perfect thing to look at, but a quick look says they haven’t been that terrible against the Yanks this year.

    • Hummingbird S.

      time to change that

      • poster

        This.

    • Accent Shallow

      And in night games on Thursdays, that ERA is 0.00!

      Talk about meaningless cherry picking.

      • forensicnucchem

        I’m not saying it’s over, we could certainly still win, but how is that meaningless cherry picking? It’s the exact thing that matters now, their bullpen vs. the Yanks Offense. And really, if you leave it to just the guys who might pitch in this game given it’s a lead, it might be even better. It’s about 34 innings, so not a huge amount, but it’s not nothing either.

        Just putting a number out there. Baseball is all about numbers, that’s another one that applies to the rest of this game.

        • Accent Shallow

          34 innings is pretty close to nothing. A better way to look at it would be the O’s bullpen against everybody, and the Yankees offense against everybody. If you really want, you could get into handedness. That’s about it as far as predictability.

          • forensicnucchem

            And if you’re still paying attention, that ERA is now 2.92.

            • poster

              That’s not a good response to this comment though. It addresses none of the points Accent Shallow brings up.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come through, Tex. Make these fuckers hate you even more.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that was the pitch to hit..

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh, I miss A-Rod.

  • Accent Shallow

    Checking on Kenny and Michael’s story:

    Don Stanhouse is a guy with a career walk rate of 5.4 BB/9, a career K/BB of 0.90 (that’s right, more walks than strikeouts), and a career ERA+ of . . . 96.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is Cervelli really that much better than Pena? Meh.

    • mbonzo

      He’s batting 600 with RISP so far… so yea

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        OPS under .500 since mid-May.

      • Bob Stone

        sss

    • Accent Shallow

      Yes. Pena is dogshit garbage. Pena is a slightly better MLB caliber hitter than you are, and for all I know, you’re confined to a wheelchair.

      /it is my sincere hope that the above is not the case

    • Hummingbird S.

      he is and it’s not even close, really/.

  • pat

    Wtf? Is Russo hurt?

  • poster

    Good AB by the Cisco kid so far.

    • http://canyonofheroes.wordpress.com/ matt montero

      spoke too soon :(

      • poster

        Nah. The AB was still pretty good.

    • poster

      …With an unfortunate ending though.

      Still not worried. We win this shit.*

      *Unless that Bexy bitch jinxed us before. If we lose, it is so her fault.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Another out with RISP… nobody can get the big hit

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Now that move looks even worse. Why not just let Pena hit or send up Russo? Now a player’s been unnecessarily wasted.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Ill never understand why Russo wasn’t playing to begin with. He’s way better than Pena and 3b is his natural position.

      • pat

        2b is his natural position.

        • pat

          But that’s beside the point. He is a much better hitter than Pena.

        • Hummingbird S.

          my bad. It’s cause I only remember him playing 3b for Scranton this season before being called up

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

    Predictable, but what can you do.

  • BigBlueAL

    At least the Yankees upgrade with Russo batting 9th now instead of Moeller. Not really.

  • Dante

    Hey…the Indians have taken a 6-5 lead on those Suxsox….
    that’s a nice comeback…
    down 5-0 with Lester pitching….

    now Yanks have to come back on the O’s…
    and it starts with Marte…

    • Bob Stone

      Anything can happen in any given game in baseball. If I was a gambler, baseball is the last sport I would play.

  • Bob Stone

    The Yanks can’t lose to the O’s. Lost oppportunity if by some chance they do.

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

      While it would suck to lose to them, they’d still be 10-2 against the O’s this year. You can’t really complain too much about that.

      What they need to do is start winning more games against teams with winning records (who they’ll start to face again next week).

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

        Heh, remember the TEHY CAN’T BEAT TEH GOOD TEEMS!!!!! from like July last year? Not that worried.

        • Bob Stone

          Not worried either.

        • poster

          Especially since they did just fine against the good teams in April.

          They’ll be fine.

          • forensicnucchem

            I’m not overly worried about it, but they haven’t won a series against a winning team not named Minnesota (who they always beat) in over a month. And the one before that was mid-April.

            Long way to go, they just need some hitters to start helping Swish and Cano out to beat better teams.

            • poster

              They’ll do fine. Worry is overrated.

              /Zen baseball’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
  • Dante

    There we go…let’s rally now.

    Let’s go YANKEES…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Get a hold of one, Robbie.

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

    Heh Lester blows a 5-0 lead.

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

      Damn reply fail.

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

      Yeah I saw that and was stunned. What the heck happened there?

      (By the way, guys, I do apologize for the “STOP TALKING ABOUT OTHER GAMES!!!!” stuff last night. I was in a crankypants mood early on. I don’t like the “but why didn’t WE play them like this???” stuff but whatevs, I’m not a mod.)

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        That was more me than you.

        I offer no excuse, nor do I apologize.

        /dick’d

      • Bob Stone

        We all have them. I have no problem with it. But . . . nice for you to acknowledge it.

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

    Once A-Rod left the game the O had a huge black hole right in the middle.

  • beer man

    shitty ump

  • Dante

    Posada has been abysmal. Geez they even walked Cano to get to him and he didn’t come thru with 1st & 3rd/ one out.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yucky inning.

  • cjc

    seriously will ohman seriously

  • Dante

    it’s small “stuff” like that that often cost a team a win.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      What “stuff”? They didn’t get hits against Ohman; sometimes that happens.

      • Dante

        Sac fly….
        pull the ball to the opposite side of the field. ( he popped up to shallow left)
        even pull a Mickey M and drag a bunt….

        Get the runner home…!!!!

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          How do you know he wasnt’ trying to do that? Sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

        • pat

          We’re the only ream that doesn’t hit w/risp.

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

            Ever. Seriously, every other time teams have runners in scoring position they always get them home. We are the only ones that ever fail.

  • The Infamous Irondequoit

    Is it just me or are we the only team in the majors not allowed to check our swings?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      HOLY SHIT IT’S CITO CULVER!

      • The Infamous Irondequoit

        There’s no need for formalities. You can simply call me “The great Bam-Cito.”

        /1st Round Draft Pick’d

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          All sorts of awesome.

  • Jersey

    Watching on Gameday: looks like Crowe brought back a 3-run HR by Cameron?

    • Shdw

      Nope. He dogged it and caught it before the track and then ran into the wall anyway for show

  • BigBlueAL

    Kind of sad when the Yankees have Thames and Russo to lead off the 9th inning and there are no hitters available to pinch-hit for them.

    • forensicnucchem

      It’ll be based loaded, two out for Cervelli at the end.

    • pat

      Carrying three catchers isn’t exactly standard procedure.

  • Bob Stone

    I hate rubber getting in the way too when you are getting so close to the end.

  • pat

    Anybody felling blue about the game today can take solace in the fact that Dellin killed it in his first start back from ligament surgery.

    6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K.

    • pat

      *feeling.

    • Jersey

      Nice.

      Very nice.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Awesome.

    • Bob Stone

      How could I feel blue? The Yanks haven’t come back yet and the game is still going.

    • beer man

      fail game

    • Accent Shallow

      Great to hear.

  • Dante

    Geez we got the bottom of the order coming up…Top of the 9th

    Does anyone beside me want to see Thames go?

    I was thrilled when they released Winn…ecstatic when Logan sent dow wn

    now let’s get Thames off..he sucks

    • pat

      Who should we pick up?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Dukes.

        /won’t let it die’d

  • beer man

    of course that doesn’t carry

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I like the contact, but I don’t like swinging at the first pitch against a guy with 30 walks in 48.2 IP.

  • poster

    Come on Thames, take a fucking pitch. One pitch one out? Really?

    Okaaay, I’ll be honest here. At this point, I think we lose. Damn you, Bexy.*

    *Unless we win. Then you’re a lucky-ass bitch.

    • pat

      Easy with that, she’s still a lady.

      • poster

        Your definition of “lady” is much looser than mine.

        /Nasty’d

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

          Hey hey hey. >:( ;)

  • Dante

    both Rays and Suxsox are losing so maybe no harm no foul should they lose tonight

    • forensicnucchem

      You don’t remember Toronto’s bullpen against Tampa in the 9th inning last week? Twice?

      • Dante

        yeah…I remember..and I’m betting they remember as well…
        probably added psyched

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Nice at bat.

  • poster

    Why the fuck is Jeter swinging at the first pitch?

  • Dante

    Man Jeter took a big cut…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh. Keep it going, Swish. Just get on base for Tex.

  • Dante

    Let’s go Swish…pie?

    • 28 this year

      no pie in away games.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Why is the veteran the only guy who can be patient with Mr. un-control.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      *?

  • poster

    Let’s go Swisher!

    Clap-clap, clap-clap-clap

  • Bob Stone

    C’mon Swish!

  • Dante

    just swung @ ball 2

  • Dante

    BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    Meh, oh well.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn. Oh well. Can’t complain too much, considering another series win.

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

    IT’S ALL MY FAULT!!!! (runs off sobbing)

    • poster

      We had the jinx working in our favor and you ruined it. No excuse.

      /Tough’d

  • poster

    That ninth inning was fucking embarassing.

    I mean, you can’t expect them to win every game and this loss wasn’t a particularly big deal (unless we lost A-Rod), but they got to put up better AB’s than that.

    • pat

      Embarrassing? The guy throws 97. It’s not easy to hit 97.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Psh.

      • poster

        Tell that to anybody who’s faced Kyle Farnsworth.

        Come on. You’re smart enough to know that velocity is not even close to the only thing that determines how tough it is to hit a pitcher.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Well, he did seem to have decent movement and was locating relatively well.

        • pat

          Umm yeah I know. It’s still fucking hard as hell to hit 97 mph even when it’s down the pike. These guys wouldn’t be in the big leagues if they couldn’t get guys out. As I said below, pitchers win a majority of at bats. Calling an inning embarrassing because it was one of those times is a bit ridiculous.

          • poster

            Except I don’t think it was one of those times. I don’t think he was locating that well, and the players that were up should have been able to put up better ABs. Sorry, I disagree.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    3-3 road trip, definately disappointing considering team health had me feeling pretty good at the get-go.

  • beer man

    Pena batting #4 cost them the game. Get well soon ARod…

    • Kid Kelly

      Posada popping up with a runner on 3rd cost them the game.

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

        Thames not getting a hit with the bases loaded probably cost them more than that. But, whatevs. There were a few lost opportunities, we can all agree.

      • Dante

        I’m with you bro…

        gotta get that guy home…in a tight game like this one.

      • pat

        You guys realize that even the best hitters fail almost 60% of the time, right?

        • Dante

          what are you a statistician?

          big game moments…you focus more…and do what’s needed.

          Period.

          Posada’s been a “big game moment guy” but he’s been stinken of late.

          • pat

            So then why don’t they just focus more during every at bat and get a hit every time? How come nobody ever thought of that?

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Well, pat, they don’t want to make it look too easy. Then any idiot would think he could be a ballplayer.

          • SF Yanks

            I laughed. Failure is not an option in your world I see. I’m glad you’re a perfect specimen.

            • Kid Kelly

              Posada is 1 for his last 20 and 6-35 with RISP this season. Cano needs better protection than that. Terrible numbers.

              • SF Yanks

                SSS.

                And I was referring to his ”good player’s focus and get the job don3!!!11!” comment.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                This has nothing to do with the conversation. It’s not about where someone bats in the lineup at all. Guys just don’t get it done sometimes and it’s usually not because they weren’t trying hard or focusing enough.

          • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

            Lo duca e io per quel cammino ascoso
            intrammo a ritornar nel chiaro mondo;
            e sanza cura aver d’alcun riposo
            salimmo su, el primo e io secondo,
            tanto ch’ i’ vidi de le cose belle
            che porta ‘l ciel, per un pertugio tondo;
            e quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, since that’s over, time to move on to something else.

    Shelly Duncan with the bases loaded against the Sox now…

    • forensicnucchem

      Shelly being Shelly. Swings at a breaking ball that bounced then swings (maybe) at a fastball that nearly hit him to strikeout.

    • Bob Stone

      Ridiculous! I want replay and robot umps.

  • Bob Stone

    Duncan just got hit by a pitch and was called out in the BoSox Indians game. Bring on the robot umps.

  • Bob Stone

    BoSox game – Struck out at ball 4 to end the inning with the bases loaded. Frustrating.

    • pat

      I THOUGHT ONLY THE YANKEES DID THAT?????!?!?!?!?!

  • lily-bk

    frustrating game…… i just dont wanna see them do this against the astros, 2/3 is nice but they should really sweep this team…hopefully they come through

  • forensicnucchem

    Kerry Wood sucks!

    • forensicnucchem

      Whew, Bard did too, for a couple batters at least.

      So, we didn’t lose any ground to the team in front of or behind us.

  • beer man

    Haha, Cleveland beats Boston.