Game 61: Houston, you have a problem


"Aw dang, I really miss New York y'all." (Photo Credit: Pat Sullivan, AP)

The Astros are bad, like really really bad. As a team they’re hitting .237-.290-.339, which is like having nine Randy Winn‘s in the lineup. It’s that bad. Houston’s rotation is sneaky good, but it’s just not enough to overcome that putrid lineup. I’m sure former ‘Stro Andy Pettitte is glad he decided to come back to the Yankees when he did.

Here’s the tonight’s lineup…

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

And on the mound, Andrew Pettitte.

Make sure you check out all the injury updates from earlier in case you missed them. The game starts at 7:05pm ET, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Those team numbers can’t be right, can they?

  2. mike c says:


  3. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Mike, I think you made all the girls who come on here throw up in their mouth with that picture of Pettitte in an Astros uniform. AT LEAST THEY SHOULD BE SICK.

  4. Ivan says:

    Wow a .237-.290-.339 isn’t just bad, that’s “Hide the Women and Children” Bad, YIKES!!!!

  5. Ivan says:

    Carlos Lee: Most underrated bad contract in baseball?

  6. Dela G says:

    man since i’m in houston, i have to watch the houston broadcast

    i don’t like the houston broadcasters because they are so boring and overly homerish

  7. Pat D says:

    Quick everyone, I need answers. I’ll miss the game tonight, being at work and all. But I might miss tomorrow’s game too. My sister wants me to go to my brother-in-law’s birthday party tomorrow. Unfortunately, said part is going to be in NE Philadelphia, which means a round trip of about 3 hours in the car. Plus, I’d have to go with my parents.

    I’m thinking, considering my work week is fairly mentally exhausting and I’d actually like to spend my weekends relaxing, I should stay at home and watch the game. What say everyone?

    • Jose the Satirist says:

      Go to the store and pick up a bottle of José Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. Then order hookers. Party all night and call your brother-in-law while in a drunken stupor to wish him a happy birthday.

  8. Dela G says:

    the astros have jason michaels as DH

    this should be fun

  9. Accent Shallow says:

    Wow, Bourn just looked clueless there.

  10. Accent Shallow says:

    Interleague play is a travesty and an abomination.

  11. JSquared says:

    Andy’s got his No-Hit STUFF

  12. Dela G says:

    wow easy inning

  13. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    How much of that .237-.290-.339 is Berkman? If you take him out, I can’t even imagine how bad it would be.

  14. Andy_C_23 says:

    Let’s go Yanks, get the wifebeater!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. bonestock94 says:

    Anyone with mlb.tv not getting audio?

  16. Mike Axisa says:

    Curtis Granderson is so awesome.

  17. Accent Shallow says:

    Astros won’t have a no hitter today.

  18. Dirty Pena says:

    What is Carlos Lee doing in the field?!?

  19. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    This is one of those games where Tex’s bat will go apeshit on the ball.

  20. Trish says:


    Yay Grandy!

    and i might have an astros pettite jersey don’t judge me

  21. forensicnucchem says:

    Let’s go Swish, early lead!!!

  22. Hummingbird S. says:

    Good eye Swisha!

  23. Accent Shallow says:

    Nothing I love more than opposing pitchers walking in a run.

  24. forensicnucchem says:

    Alright Jorgie!!! Break out of the slump now!

  25. Trish says:



    All that stuff.

  26. bexarama says:

    Carlos Lee is playing the outfield when there’s a DH spot available wha huh???

  27. Dela G says:

    man i saw that breaking ball coming a mile away

  28. Hummingbird S. says:

    Posada-Cervelli-Pena-Russo is just brutal, with Posada’s current struggles

  29. Zooboy says:


  30. Mike Axisa says:

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah Frankie!!!

  31. forensicnucchem says:

    Cervi!!!!!!!!!!! Huge!!!

  32. Dela G says:



  33. Hummingbird S. says:


  34. Pete says:

    runners in cervelli position

  35. Dela G says:

    if pena gets a hit, i might fistpump

  36. bonestock94 says:

    ugh, ball 4

  37. forensicnucchem says:

    34 pitches and 3 runs. Not so bad for the first inning. :-)

  38. Hummingbird S. says:

    Pretty good inning! 3 runs should be more than enough for Andy tonight

  39. Trish says:

    Is that Chevy Chase in the front row? It looks like him.

  40. Paul Canales says:

    Wow, 3,000 innings. That’s sweet. Thanks for the insight Kay.

  41. Dela G says:

    nice play mark!

  42. Dela G says:

    how the hell was pete munro part of the 6 pitcher no-hitter. that guy was terrible

    • Jose the Satirist says:

      He had pretty good results the second half of that year. 2.79 ERA in 19.1 IP from the day of the no-hitter to the end of the year.

  43. Andy_C_23 says:

    Pete Happy breaking up the no-no

  44. bexarama says:

    He actually said “oh gosh” :P

  45. Paul Canales says:

    Pettite having trouble closing em out…

  46. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, terrible Andy.

  47. Hummingbird S. says:

    bad bad andy

  48. Dela G says:

    good god wtf?

    manzella is horrible

  49. Paul Canales says:


  50. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, that sucked.

  51. Doc Pollo says:

    Did anybody else notice that Jeter is one hit away from 3000 for his career?

    2824 (regular season) + 175 (post-season) = 2999

  52. bexarama says:

    Oh nos :( It’s okay, he locks it down after this.

  53. Dela G says:

    finally, andy

    now the offense needs to get more runs

  54. bexarama says:

    I blame all of you who said he had no-hit stuff in the first inning sob sob.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      The Astros have been hitting better in recent weeks. Certainly not intimidating or anything, but better than their season line shows. Still some potential danger there.

  55. Andy_C_23 says:

    Russo looked safe there

  56. Hummingbird S. says:

    looked safe

  57. boogie down says:

    BARELY safe… sucks, but can’t blame the ump for that.

  58. Dela G says:

    wow jetes…


  59. Hummingbird S. says:

    jeter, disgusting AB

  60. Dela G says:

    aight guys, this is brett effing meyers

    pound him plz

  61. forensicnucchem says:

    Can we go back to the first inning instead? I didn’t like that second inning.

  62. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, the Red Sox game is over already (theoretically). Thanks Jamie Moyer.

  63. I just got home, has Paul O’Neill talked about his nephew being drafted by the Yankees?

  64. Dela G says:

    man bourn looks like andy’s biotch

  65. forensicnucchem says:

    So, Andy can school the top of the order but the bottom of the order does the damage. That’s just not right.

  66. Didn’t in the past Roy Oswalt say that he never wanted to play in New York?

    • bexarama says:

      I think he did… but he apparently changed his mind. IIRC, he also talked crap about A-Rod, saying something like that we shouldn’t count any of his records. Do you want to take away your 2005 pennant because Clemens and Pettitte played such a huge role there?

    • boogie down says:

      I think I remember hearing that but with the combination of his age and the remainder of his contract, he doesn’t have too many options. Wanting to go to a contender further shortens the list of possible destinations, so he pretty much has to take what he can get.

  67. Dela G says:

    florida beating the rays 6-0


  68. Mike Axisa says:

    Trivia: Phil Nevin.

    • boogie down says:

      What was the question? Was it who was drafted first overall the year the Yanks picked Jeter at #6?

      -Actually, I think it had to have been the question — now that I think about it, Nevin was drafted by the Astros

      • Kevin says:

        I’m sure it was that.
        Unless, of course, it was “Who was Ryan Klesko’s favorite drinking buddy?”

        • boogie down says:

          hahaha, that would’ve been an all-time trivia question. Maybe they could’ve added that as a hint.

  69. Dela G says:

    wow whoopi goldberg is in the houston astros’ booth.


  70. Dela G says:

    damn jetes almost had that

  71. forensicnucchem says:

    Is it just me or does the outfield grass look like it’s not in great shape?

  72. The Astros used to have a lot of “pride” back in the day.

  73. Hummingbird S. says:

    Posada has no chance against the breaking ball

  74. forensicnucchem says:

    Curveball : Posada


    Changeup : Teixeira


  75. Dela G says:

    boy will jo po EVER lay off the curveball? it’s almost as if he never sees it coming on a 2 strike count

  76. yankwin says:

    Jorge has been a zero since coming back its like he never got off the DL

  77. Hummingbird S. says:

    10 straight retired by Myers… not good

  78. yankwin says:

    I really hate to complain but for a guy tho throw 36ish pitches in the 1st and than 30ish over the next 3 is unacceptable

  79. forensicnucchem says:

    34 pitches in the first inning. 33 pitches total in 3 innings since. Yuck.

  80. “Big Game” James. haha

  81. Dela G says:

    man mike bourn is cooked

  82. Dela G says:

    good job kevin

  83. forensicnucchem says:

    Nice Russo!

  84. Mike Axisa says:


  85. forensicnucchem says:

    Jeter, ugly…

  86. Hummingbird S. says:

    Jeter looks terrible

  87. Dela G says:

    great running by russo!

  88. forensicnucchem says:

    What a gift, that was a terrible attempt by Keppinger.

  89. Hummingbird S. says:

    good hit Tex

  90. Heck of an arm by the RF.

  91. Dela G says:

    James Shield’s final line?

    3.1 IP 9H 10ER 3BB 4Ks


  92. Dela G says:

    swisha great play!

  93. forensicnucchem says:

    Very nice Swish!!!

  94. Andy_C_23 says:

    I thought those last two outs were homers.

  95. Accent Shallow says:

    The nickname is “Fat Elvis”!


  96. bexarama says:

    Number of heart attacks that inning just gave me: 3

  97. baby carlos says:

    Man, Posada has a case of the Teixeira’s right now.

  98. $12,000, or as Michael Milkin likes to call it, “Pocket change”.

  99. Andy_C_23 says:

    Is there anyone more annoying than Whoopi Goldberg?

  100. bexarama says:

    Moyer gave up as many runs tonight as Ubaldo has given up ALL YEAR.

  101. forensicnucchem says:

    Ugh, this is worse than a Kim Jones interview segment…

  102. Accent Shallow says:

    Eliminate cancer by 2016?!?!?!!?!

    WLhat? REklalkjyly?

  103. Dela G says:

    wow that was cat-like

  104. Michael Milken once paid a $200 million fine.

  105. baby carlos says:

    Hunter Pence… with that first name, I wonder if his parents even liked him.

  106. Andy_C_23 says:

    Is Swisher trying to quit dip? I just noticed him chewing gum.

  107. Dela G says:

    good god bourn that was sick

  108. forensicnucchem says:

    I don’t know if I should be more frustrated that Myers finished seven innings against the Yanks (especially given that first inning) or more relieved that they at least have 4 runs given the C lineup out there.

  109. forensicnucchem says:

    Jeter, that’s a killer…

  110. baby carlos says:

    bad move… hope this move doesn’t bite joe in the ass

  111. DJH says:

    This game is in Joba’s hands now. I’m very scared.

  112. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    oh I am not a fan of this call to the bullpen..come on Joba whip some ass

  113. Dela G says:

    wait… andy couldnt pitch a few more pitches??

  114. Mike Axisa says:

    Joba’s got this. The ‘Stros will hack at everything.

  115. Dela G says:

    cmon joba… plz plz plz get out of this

  116. baby carlos says:

    ut oh… bad joba

  117. Dela G says:

    cmon one more out… one more out…

  118. baby carlos says:

    Berkman take Joba deep?

  119. Centuar of Attention says:

    walk berkman right?

  120. Oh snap. Get him, Joba. Get him.

  121. I’d love to see a changeup here.

  122. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    good work Joba!

  123. Hummingbird S. says:

    good Joba!

  124. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Jeter is probly soooooooo relieved

  125. bexarama says:

    I don’t think he went but I’ll take it!

  126. forensicnucchem says:


  127. Jorge and the ball boy definitely thought he went, haha.

  128. Hummingbird S. says:

    ball’s not carrying tonight

  129. Damn, I thought that was getting out. Oh well.

  130. Dela G says:

    thought that was gone

  131. bexarama says:

    Thought that Tex hit was gooooone but I’ve thought like four Houston hits were goooone too.

  132. Dela G says:

    boy mo has really been missing his spots this year

  133. Kay loves the word “nip” or any variation thereof.

  134. forensicnucchem says:

    Wow, that was outside.

  135. If it’s not Mo on the mound, that’s a ball.

  136. forensicnucchem says:


  137. Oh peace, Jason. His cutter was mooooooooving tonight.

  138. forensicnucchem says:

    Two hours and 20 minutes. Wow.

  139. bexarama says:

    Woohoo Yankees! Congrats on #200 with the Yankees Andy :D

  140. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    So that guy Montero has 2 doubles in tonights game.

    I think the Montero Watch is broken! It’s supposed to be cursing players… not helping them!

  141. forensicnucchem says:

    1.5 games out, 2 innings away from 1 game out. Seems like a long time since it’s been that close.

  142. poster says:

    You guys need to stop stressing every time Mo pitches. Seriously. If I’d been following the thread I’d think he pitched out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      I had no worries with Mo. Slight concern with Joba’s spot because lately it seems like everything against him is being hit hard. Just gotta hope he gets on a roll soon.

    • baby carlos says:

      Um on your earlier comment about the “over my head”. Again, my post was a question, NOT a statement. I was unaware in the world of RAB blog that a question equates to a statement for or against the Yankees.

      Fascinating how much I learn each time I read the in game threads.

      • poster says:

        I love how you act like learning is a bad thing.

        • baby carlos says:

          See again, misunderstanding another comment. So now I say I am fascinated by how much I learn and you interpret that as a bad thing.

          Do you really understand English, grammar, and language?

          • poster says:

            Okaaay I’m out.

            If you weren’t being sarcastic the comment above me wasn’t very insulting.

            Good day to you sir.

  143. Old, but still awesome and appropriate considering the pounding they took today:

    No matter who wins tonight’s Celtics/Lakers game, Hoss sure hopes we can make fun of Philadelphia fans again. 6:58 PM Jun 10th via web

    Gotta love Hoss.

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