Jun
13

Game 63: Sweep the ‘Stros

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Closer entrances have gone too far. (Photo Credit: Seth Wenig, AP)

The series win is already in the bag, but today is a big day in Yankeeland regardless. Jorge Posada is starting behind the plate for the first time since coming off the disabled list, and for the first time overall since May 16th. Frankie Cervelli is a fine player, but I think it was abundantly obvious over the last four weeks that he’s not much more than a backup at this point in time. There’s a chance he’ll be more in the future, but that time is not now.

Assuming Posada catches nine innings this afternoon without incident, the team will monitor how his foot reacts tomorrow, and then give him a two or three more starts behind the plate before feeling comfortable enough to let Chad Moeller go. The last thing they want to do is cut Moeller only to have Posada’s foot react in an unexpected way. Let’s all hope he passes this test with flying colors.

Aside from that, just sit back and watch Phil Hughes do his thing against on of the worst offenses in the game. This should be a treat.

Here is your lineup…

Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, DH
Posada, C
Gardner, LF
Huffman, RF – big league debut
Pena, 3B

And on the mound, St. Phil.

The game is set to begin at 1:05pm ET, and you can catch it on YES as (almost) always. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Hector

    get em’ huff!!

  • crawdaddy

    Unless another injury takes place in which the DL is not required, I expect Moeller to stay with the Yankees until the interleague games are done in LA.

  • 28 this year

    i guess swisher and granderson are going to be switched depending on whether the starter is left handed or right handed.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Alex needs to return to the lineup soon. Hopefully he’ll be fine for the series against the Phillies.

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

    my prediction

    yankees 8

    astros 3

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      You don’t believe in St. Phil’s ability to shutout a punchless Houston lineup?

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

        i expect gaudin to give up a run or two

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          I was thinking Phil would go seven and hand it off to Mitre.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      If they can’t reach double digits with Brian Moehler starting, the offense is a lot worse off than I thought.

      • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

        …and it looks like they won’t. Disgraceful.

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

          If we scored nine runs in every game, like we did in this game, we would score near 1500 runs. I would not complain about that.

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

    i am watching the astros live pregame show, and they say that berkman is out for this game

    should be fun

    • MikeD

      Considering how he’s been hitting of late, his replacement is probably more dangerous.

  • Trish

    I LOL’d at the caption. Although admittedly how cool would it be to see Mo parachute in while “Enter Sandman” blares?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Anything less than a first pitch, first at-bat grand slam and huffman is a bust!

    • 28 this year

      so a three run homer ain’t good enough for you. I want him to go 4 for 3 with six homers, four doubles, and 35 RBIs. he also should have six walks and no K’s with an OBP of 6.000 or we should trade him for a bag of balls.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Huff, Huff, give. Huff, Huff, give.

  • Hector

    hopefully the kid can impress some people today

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

    Cleveland and Washington is on TBS. I wonder who’s pitching?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Tyler Clippard?

  • dalelama

    Any chance the Yanks could take Mike Lowell off the Red Sox hands? With Arod’s health concerns I think Lowell would look better in the line-up than Pena. Or would the Sox never let him go to the Yanks?

    • Accent Shallow

      I want no part of Mike Lowell playing the field.

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

      a. I don’t really want Lowell playing the field.
      b. Did you not see the article right below this?

      • dalelama

        No thanks for pointing it out…

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Man, why does Strasburg Day always fall on Hughes Day?

  • Accent Shallow

    Michael Bourn is fast

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

    The Black Brett Gardner

    • bonestock94

      Very athletic

  • pat

    What the fuuck? That isn’t interference?

    • Accent Shallow

      Agree.

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

      One thing I learned recently…

      Interference = the defense’s fault

      Obstruction = the offense’s fault

      • pat

        Ah ok, and obstruction gets called even less frequently than catchers interference. Oh well.

    • ZZ

      Just bad luck. Lee has every right to stand there.

  • forensicnucchem

    I guess they forgot to work on throwing to third during the catching drills.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice deflection by Lee there. Yikes.

  • Stryker

    hahahahahahah did that just happen?

  • cjc

    only Jorge

  • Hector

    fuck i hate when we give up runs in the first fucking inning

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

    What in the world was that? o_O

  • FIPster Doofus

    Time for the offense to make things very unpleasant for Brian Moehler.

  • Hector

    this team is going to run all over jorge

    • ZZ

      They will have to get on base to run.

      Phil let Bourn get into his head a little there, but his stuff looked good.

      • Hector

        let’s hope phil settles down real soon then

        • cjc

          settle down an infield hit and a walk he wasn’t exactly hammered out there

        • ZZ

          Settle down from what? He was off for one batter on the walk.

          Bourn should not even have been on base. Less than a handful of guys are safe on that groundball.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Meh. They have 32 stolen bases as a team, which is toward the bottom of the league. Bourn has 20 of them.

    • cjc

      lets be honest every team runs all over Jorge age + injurues its just what happens

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

      Teams ran all over Cervelli too.

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

        NO!!!!! Cervelli was the most perfect defensive catcher ever!

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Who can Houston really send running except for Bourne? They aren’t exactly the fastest team in the league…

  • cjc

    haha I had forgotten about who had the sand paper

  • Hector

    atta boy jete!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Yay. Another moron umpire.

  • cjc

    fuck him now crush it

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Can we go 15 freaking minutes without Michael Kay making a yes-mo joke?

  • cjc

    of course

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    lol Tex. You could here his reaction at the fly to CF.

  • Patrick

    Did anyone see Tex mouth, “I’ll give you $50,000 if I’m lying.”

    • Accent Shallow

      Trying to bribe an umpire? We are the new Black Sox.

      /clearly kidding, but sometimes you have to spell these things out.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    You know, the ump did blow that call but I give him credit for calmly letting Tex jaw at him on the way back to the dugout. Lost of umps (Angel Hernandez, for example) would’ve goaded Teixeira into getting himself tossed.

    • pat

      So true and so sad. Most umps are douches.

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

    If I had Tex’s hair I’d be angry too. ;)

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

      Though angry Tex = some Astros player is going to die today.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        I hope he crushes the Astros pitching staff to the tune of 3 HR in his next 3 ABs.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I miss the old hairdo.

  • pat

    At least Robbie gets to lead off the inning.

  • cjc

    well that inning sucked

  • Hector

    well fuck not the best offensive inning ever

  • Hummingbird S.

    Im on gameday, what happened between Tex and the ump?

    • pat

      Got hit on the back foot by a breaking ball in the dirt. Ump said it didn’t hit him Tex was pissed. Then he flew out on the next pitch and yelled at the ump some more afterward.

  • bonestock94

    Maybe Kay should learn to not blow his load on no-hitters lol

    • Cy Farnsworth

      haha I was really hoping that O’Neill would chide Kay about “baseball etiquette” and set off another slavery rant

  • pat

    Phil says “Fuck yo sac fly. You get nothing else.”

  • FIPster Doofus

    Strasburg with 18 K’s in his first nine innings. Damn.

    • Sheepmeister

      Well its not often that a pitcher gets to go from AAA to AAAA before entering the majors.

      • Phranchise

        dude its not just about the teams hes faced. hes fucking ridiculous

        • Sheepmeister

          I know, but I doubt he has 18 K’s if he faces the Yankees and Phillies as his first 2 starts. Just sayin’. I will be the first to say his stuff is otherwordly, just the quality of the batters is not that high.

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

            If he faced the current Phillies he’d probably have 20 Ks in one game. =P I’m inviting bad karma by posting this, aren’t I?

  • Phranchise

    would you guys rather have gardner or bourn? personally i feel like theyre basically the same player

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Gardner’s a bit better at the dish

    • forensicnucchem

      Gardner has better plate discipline, less strikeouts, better SB percentage, and isn’t completely demolished by lefties.

      I don’t think they’re the same player at all.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Gardner, but only because he’s younger (and by a year at that). He also has better contact rates.

  • Hector

    good inning hughes
    now lets get it going offense!!!

  • Hector

    wtf guys come on!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Teh bullshit!

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

    This HP ump is baaaaaad.

  • LB

    this ump is determined to keep this chump pitcher in the game

  • Cy Farnsworth

    strike 3 to cano caught the corner. strike 3 to swisher…not so much.

    i’d bet money that girardi explodes on this ump before the game ends.

  • ZZ

    What a terrible job by another HP umpire.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      I honestly don’t understand how someone can call a pitch in the other batter’s box. Aren’t they supposed to be watching the plate?

      • ZZ

        The umpiring system is completely broken and just instituting replay is not going to fix it. Most of these guys are completely incompetent and there is little if any incentive for them to be better.

        MLB finally did something by finally getting rid of Solomon who supervises the umpires, so hopefully that is a step in the right direction.

  • forensicnucchem

    With all the love between our guys and the ump, this is really going to be a fun game…

  • bonestock94

    C’mon lets not get lit up by a 85 mph pitcher

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

      We’re not even done with the second inning.

      • bonestock94

        Yea, I’m talking about the second inning not projecting the entire game

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

          Yuh-huh.

          • bonestock94

            Pssshh, whatever

  • Pat D

    I can forsee ugliness with the umpire in this game.

    Let’s start taking bets on which Yankee gets tossed today.

    • Hector

      $10 on girardi

      • Trish

        Tex, particularly if he gets another crap call. Girardi immediately afterwards.

      • Pat D

        OK, that’s obvious. I guess I should have said Yankee other than Girardi.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I say Teixeira. When he’s pissed, he’s pissed. I think he started a riot during an interleague game against the Giants when he was with Texas.

      • Pat D

        Really? Anyone have video on that?

  • Hector

    damnit another shitty inning

  • pat

    2nd time through the lineup should be fun.

  • Trish

    Swisher’s still pissed off, he’s bitching to Girardi in the dugout.

  • Hector

    .186 hitter gets a single
    wow

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

      Baseball is a funny game like that sometimes.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Holy crap that was a nice play from Ramiro.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Why oh why did Strasburg have to occupy the same slot in the rotation as Hughes? It makes for very conflicted baseball watching.

    • FIPster Doofus

      That was scary.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Reply fail. Sorry.

  • bonestock94

    A-who?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Don’t get carried away. Remember this play? http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......id=7366379

      • bonestock94

        lol, hyperbole

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          I know. I was just going along with your joke.

          • bonestock94

            Oh man, I totally blew it

  • Accent Shallow

    Ump calls a big outside corner to lefties, and doesn’t call pitches on the actual corner to righties?

    Argh.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    so what, the outside corner is only good for moehler?

  • Accent Shallow

    Pence really was determined to ground out to third.

  • Hector

    debut AB for huffman
    come on!!

  • Trish

    Aw, proud mom and dad.

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

    Aw his parents look so nervous. Cute.

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

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh Chad!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Hustleman!

    • boogie down

      love the handle, dude

      • FIPster Doofus

        Thank you, sir

  • pat

    Sterling just JIHP’d on that inf single.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Huffman got his first hit. Good for him.

  • Hector

    good job huff first career hit!

  • Trish

    Now VERY proud mom and dad! WTG Chad!

  • forensicnucchem

    lol, O’Neill just said Pena could ‘drive’ a ball.

    Yeah right…

  • Hector

    go figure pena
    its getting to a point he doesnt even need to come to the plate anymore bc its going to result in an out

    • Pat D

      He seems to be “pesky” and make the guy throw 4-5 pitches, though.

  • Hector

    damn

  • Pat D

    Strasburg just walked fellow top prospect Carlos Santana for his first ever walk allowed. Will this at bat be remembered in both of their Hall of Fame inductions???????

    /keep it in your pants MLB network’d

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

      IETCVM.

      • Pat D

        You’re going to have to spell that out. That’s a term with which I’m not familiar.

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

          I enjoyed this comment very much.

          • Pat D

            OK, thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Answer: Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt.

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

      What was the question?

    • Pat D

      Missed the question. What was it?

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

      What was the question? I missed it.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        The question was what National League teammates have played the most consecutive seasons.

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

          Lame. They asked a similar question a few weeks ago.

          • Pat D

            Well they’ve had a couple so far that they’ve given wrong answers, so stick with what works, I guess?

  • Ivan

    Got away with a hanger there…

  • Accent Shallow

    Even Happy Pete will hit hanging curveballs hard.

  • Hector

    ok let’s try this again offense!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I’m pretty sure that Tex was thinking about clubbing the ump with his bat after that strike one call

  • Mike HC

    Tex is particularly frustrated today.

  • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

    This happens EVERY time I have a chance to sit down and watch a game…zero offense. This is an utter disgrace against a guy on his last MLB legs with a 6+ ERA coming in and is basically a punching bag. Disgraceful in that there hasn’t even been a hard hit ball against Moehler all day.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      …as soon as I hit Submit…there goes Cano. Still would like to see some sustained rallies against this team…not just a few bloops and blasts.

    • Mike HC

      you were saying …

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      You were literally one minute early for Cano’s blast.

    • Accent Shallow

      Clearly, you have some sort of reverse jinxing powers. Would you mind posting similar rants in the future?

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

      Is there a better example of confirmation bias than when the Yanks don’t pound a bad pitcher?

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

      Sob sob.

      Kinda funny that you’re saying this the day after we scored nine runs.

      • Pat D

        I feel his pain. During that Indians series, particularly the game they blew, I thought I was a jinx because I hadn’t watched them win a game in a long time. Then they won the next game.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    don’t ya know

  • Mike HC

    Cano baby!! Best hitter in baseball!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    MVP! MVP! MVP!

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      What is Justin Morneau doing in New York?

  • bonestock94

    booooooooooooooooooooooom

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie Cano is good. Brian Moehler isn’t.

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

    thank god cano

  • forensicnucchem

    Hey, a hard hit ball.

    Nice job Robbie!!!

  • Hector

    oh come on swish! k’ing twice against this guy is embarrassing

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

      Except he K’d looking on pitches in the other batter’s box. Can’t really blame him for that.

      • Hector

        didn’t know about his first AB

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Except that the first one wasn’t a K. But sure, two bad AB are totally embarrassing.

  • bonestock94

    Swisher should Wally Backman Ted Barrett.

    • Pat D

      That would be epic.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      That would be amazing.

  • Mike HC

    Cano the veteran now!! Gotta love this.

    • Pat D

      Who’d have thunk that in September ’08?

      By the way, what ever happened to all that “What will Cano do without Melky around?” talk?

      • Mike HC

        Yea, exactly.

        And Melky has been hot of late, bringing his numbers within respectability.

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

          He’s got a looooooong way to go though…

      • bonestock94

        Gritty walk

    • forensicnucchem

      I think he was just telling Pena to NEVER touch his seat on the bench again. And if he does, he’ll be sleeping with the fishes.

      You noticed how he was in a different seat the next time the camera went back there…

      • Mike HC

        hahaha … you never know with baseball players

    • Cy Farnsworth

      that was closer than three or four of the corner calls that moehler’s gotten today. this strike zone has no consistency at all

      • Pat D

        I just love consistently inconsistent strike zones.

  • Mike HC

    Who has the better batting average by years end. Austin Jackson or Gardner?

    • ZZ

      Gardner. Higher AVG, OBP, and more HRs than Jackson will.

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

      Austin Jackson, but Gardy will have the higher OBP.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ball 3 was an exact overlay of strike 1, per Gameday.

    • Mike HC

      This ump is clearly not that sharp, as evidenced by the Tex call.

  • mike c

    cano’s HR swing almost looks griffey-esque

    • Pat D

      Yea, he’s got that “immediately drop the bat and take a couple of slow steps whilst admiring the blast” part of Griffey’s swing down pat.

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        Is it bad that I’m not a fan of that? I dislike it in general, but at least with vets and superstars like Manny and A-Rod, they’re some of the best ever. Cano was barely replacement level two years ago.

        • Pat D

          I never liked it with Griffey because I hated Griffey for his utter cockiness, and thought that HR trot exemplified it.

          Cano was 1.2 WAR in ’08 according to B-R.

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

          I’m not a fan of it either. At all.

        • mike c

          yeah maybe if he wasn’t a yankee i’d hate it– although cano does have more hits at his age than jeter did, we may be talking about the future captain here

  • yankees=warriors

    Hughes doesn’t wrap his arm up between inning?!

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Well it’s kind of beside the point when the towel would just end up in flames.

  • Hector

    good job gardy
    come on huff!

  • Accent Shallow

    One ball away from Ramiro Pena coming up with the bases loaded.

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

      It’s okay, he’s like four for five in those spots in his career. 80% chance he gets a hit.

      /sarcasm

      • Accent Shallow

        Your slavish devotion to statistics is once again correct!

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

    Yeah Huff.

  • forensicnucchem

    He’s just pitching around guys to get to Pena… ;-)

  • bonestock94

    lol, bases loaded with Pena is hilarious

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      You spelled “tragic” incorrectly.

    • bonestock94

      woooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Hector

    wooo 3 straight BB’s

    too bad that pena is next though

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Grand slam by… Pena? Unlikely the score goes up.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I was wrong.

  • Ivan

    Pena!!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    bad baserunning. still, i’ll take any hit from ramiro pena we can get.

  • forensicnucchem

    Two runs is nice, but that was some terrible baserunning…

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

    Yay Ramiro. And did Kay really all that a line drive?

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      It’s Michael Kay. He has problems judging flies that are 30 feet in front of the wall.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Lol Huff.

  • Hector

    aww poor huffman lol

    but good job pena

  • whozat

    Kid lost his head on the base paths; oh well. Anytime that Gardner/Huffman/Pena can turn into two runs with two outs on the scoreboard, I’ll take it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Nice Pena! But a screw-up by huffman getting thrown out with the top of the order coming up.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    this strike zone is infuriating

    • Cy Farnsworth

      girardi is getting tossed from this game before we’re done here. he looks ready to explode.

      you can’t take the outside corner away from hughes after some of the calls that moehler’s gotten. that’s ridiculous.

  • Ivan

    Where da fuck was that pitch!!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Holy shit this ump is blind!!!

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

    Where the hell did that miss? Stupid ump.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Wait, Cash struck out twice in that AB yet he gets a BB.

  • Pat D

    Consistently inconsistent.

  • whozat

    This ump is killing me. Calling Cano and Swish out on balls in the other batting box, and Hughes can’t get a call IN the zone!

  • Hummingbird S.

    whats up with Hughes not being able to retire Cash?

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh…

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

    Tex rushed that shit to try and double up Bourne.

    • Pat D

      Agreed.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    This is the first time I have ever seen Tex commit an error. No joke.

  • pat
  • Hector

    damnit tex

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

    Tex ain’t havin’ the greatest day.

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

      Tex ain’t havin’ the greatest year.

      • Mike HC

        Yea, not so far. You know he is going to explode at some point though. Don’t let this prolonged slump fool you. He is still one of the best players in baseball.

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

          I agree, but unless he completely tears the cover off the ball like Alex 2007, he’s probably going to have a down year. It’s expected at this point. But I agree that he is still one of the best players in the game.

  • forensicnucchem

    Jeter sat back waiting WAY too long on that…

    • whozat

      can’t really run into the batter’s way, though. That’s interference.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    another blown call–bourne was safe there.

    i’ll take that one though

  • Pat D

    Ooh, benefit of a bad call.

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

    Bourn was totally safe.

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

      Oh. I know we all like to complain about Halos Heaven and the like, but has anyone ever been to the SB Nation site for the Astros? It’s called Crawfish Boxes or something like that and oh my gosh it’s like not a real baseball site. Everyone there is so… nice. And rational. Like, they were like, “Oh, it’s nice to see Pettitte!” and not cursing and/or accusing every Yankee of being on steroids and then they acknowledged some calls might have gone FOR them. What the…?

      • pat

        Haha, yeah I was creepin at that place before. It’s like a ghost town, and they’re exceedingly nice. BTW what do crawfish boxes have to do with the Astros?

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        Those poor fans. Why can’t there be a good team with mostly good fans?

        • Mike HC

          Ha, because extremely rational fans are tough to get a penny out of, while the Yahoos, Wackos and suckers are eager to part with their money.

  • whozat

    Man, some shoddy umpiring this inning

  • Hector

    is phil throwing that wild or is this ump that bad?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      a little of both. hughes definitely doesn’t have his best stuff today but the strike zone is almost random at this point.

  • pat

    If Hughes gets a K here, the place is gonna explode.

  • FIPster Doofus

    The Bourn Alacrity

  • Mike HC

    Usually the players are a little sluggish for afternoon games, but today, the umps are the sluggish ones. This time to the Yanks advantage thankfully.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    perfect fastball. way to battle hughes.

  • Accent Shallow

    Phil Hughes is pretty freakin’ good.

  • Hector

    phew good job hughes

  • pat

    Hughes is tha baddest. Unflappable. I could see Joba grooving Pence a FB after the missed K on Cash and the error by Tex. Instead, Phil goes beastmode.

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

      As others have said, in 2008, between the bad umpiring and the Tex error, that’s a big, big inning. Not in 2010, though.

  • forensicnucchem

    Can’t help but think that first AB took Tex totally out of this entire game, on both sides of the ball…

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

      Dude is a professional. I doubt that and I’d actually be rather disappointed if it was the case.

      • Mike HC

        He is also human.

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

          You have a point. But I was at that game against Texas last year where he got HBP a few times and was INFURIATED, and he looked a lot better than this. Maybe he’s just having a bad day.

    • Mike HC

      I actually agree. I think that completely threw him off his game. He completed exploded at the ump which is very uncharacteristic of him.

      • Mike HC

        completely

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I disagree. I just think he’s struggling against a changeup pitcher who’s getting strike calls on pitches in the opposite batters box

      • Mike HC

        good point as well. He has a right to be frustrated

  • Hector

    tex…today just isn’t your day buddy

  • Hector

    come on swish!

  • pat

    man, a pitcher who works that slow must be Cano’s dream. Gives him time to take a little siesta between pitches.

  • Pat D

    Wait, it’s only Saturday? Sweet, I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.

    • bonestock94

      you got my hopes up for a second

      • Pat D

        Well that’s what Michael Kay said!

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

      /phony’d

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Another brutal call on ball 3 (though Swish benefited this time at least.) This home plate ump really might be blind.

  • Hector

    come on jorge!!

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

    Mills is probably better off bringing Jenny Finch in here…

  • Trish

    WHORE! HEY!

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

    The end is near for Jorge…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    HIP HIP

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    JORGE!

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

    the end is really near. ;P

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

      +1 haha

  • FIPster Doofus

    Are you kidding me, Jorge? Holy shit!

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow

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

    Two days in a row. Very nice job Posada. I love that guy. And today is the puerto rican day parade.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I thought the end was near…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man its good having Jorge and Grandy back

  • Hector

    omg jorge!!!!! wooooooo!!

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21
  • Mike HC

    Jorge makes such a huge difference when he is behind the plate. As much credit as he has gotten over the years, he has probably not gotten enough.

  • Hector

    2 grand slams in two days=beast

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

      Posada > Beast

  • Mike HC

    I’m a big fan of Paul O’Neill’s in the booth. I wish he did more games but I think Michael Kay always implies he does not want to work that much. Its a shame. YES should up their offer to him in order to get him to do more. I think he is worth it.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I agree entirely. He’s light years better than all the other non-Singleton color guys they’ve had over the past few years.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Not David Cone. That dude was both insightful and hilarious as a commentator. I still can’t believe YES fired him. Coney was the best.

        O’Neill is good, though.

        • Mike HC

          Yea. Loved Cone. Did they really fire him? Why? I thought he left for more money or something.

          Also big fan of Singleton. Leiter and Flaherty put me to sleep although Leiter has tried to improve of late.

          • Mike HC

            Girardi was also a snoozefest. I’m happy they finally found the right role for him in the organization, ha.

          • forensicnucchem

            I was never a big fan of Cone’s. Flaherty is the worst though.

          • FIPster Doofus

            http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....s-network/

            That article says he stepped down, but I am pretty sure I read back in the winter that Cone and the bigwigs at YES didn’t get along. “Fired” was the wrong word nonetheless.

            Also, the only YES commentator I dislike is Flaherty. He annoys me for whatever reason.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Is that what happened, YES fired him? I thought he just wanted too much money.

    • Trish

      This. Love it when Paulie’s in the booth.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh yea Paul O’Neill is the shit…However if him and Al Leiter ever work together there will be way too much food in the booth.

      • Trish

        If by “food” you mean “awesome” then yes, yes, indeed.

    • forensicnucchem

      I like Paulie. I would really love it if they could lure Leiter away from MLB network for more games, but that’s not really happening.

    • bonestock94

      Huge fan of O’neill growing up and I love him in the booth. Also liked Cone in there too.

  • forensicnucchem

    lol, first Pena then Jeter. Jorgie trying to tell them what to look for…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    huffman is gritty lol

  • Pat D

    Mike was right. Mills definitely would have been better off bringing in Jennie Finch.

    I wonder what it’s like to be Casey Daigle. On one hand, you’re married to Jennie Finch. On the other hand, you’d have to constantly know that your wife is better at her sport than you are at yours! Hopefully his ego can accept that.

    • Trish

      He can ask Nomar Garciaparra.

      • Pat D

        Eh…maybe.

        Nomar was really, really good for several years, though. Daigle has a 6.16 ERA in 64.1 career innings and hadn’t pitched in the majors for 4 years.

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          Nomar’s prime = Really really good
          Mia Hamm’s prime = One of (if not)the best in the world

        • Devil In A Blue Cap

          It’s really not up for debate that Mia Hamm was better at soccer than Nomar was at baseball. That’s the point of comparison.

  • Stryker

    nice day for huffman. this is another reason why i love baseball – individual moments like his make games against the houston fucking astros a treat.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    this end is near stuff, did someone say Jorge was done or soemthing? because I can totally see someone saying that.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Someone did yesterday. I feel bad for whomever it was, because he/she has really been beaten over the head with it since.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        good…I hate fans like that…its a slumping player coming off a broken bone…people need to use there brains sometimes, and when they don’t I hope they get bashed hard.

        • FIPster Doofus

          We’ve all said dumb things sometimes, but yeah … not a good idea to doubt any of the core four.

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

          Nah, he acknowledged it was a stupid thing to say and said he expected all the mockery. That’s a good way to be, I think.

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

            Yeah, he wasn’t a troll or anything like that.

          • JobaTheHeat62

            well if you admit your wrong then yes good for him…I didn’t know that…I wasn’t around for yesterdays game much.

            • JobaTheHeat62

              and yes i meant your not you’re lol

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

          Yeah. It was Tank the Frank. But you didn’t hear it from me. It was cool, he pretty much admitted he was wrong afterwords, since 10 minutes later after that debate Posada hit the grandslam. It’s always fun to poke fun at people though.

          • Mike HC

            Whats the fun of being a fan if you can’t overreact every once and while and say some regrettable stupid stuff.

            The key is to recognize the stupidity of your comments after calming down a little. And reassessing.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Yeah that guy was a total asshole. The end is near?!!? Give me a break! 39-year-old catchers just DO NOT break down! It’s silly to even THINK IT! Am I right or am I right?

      But yeah…it was me. As much as I appreciate being ridiculed by the entire RAB community after posting here for two years, I’ve decided to retire my original handle. I am now “Not Tank the Frank.”

      I will now resume my position in the corner of my bedroom and continue to contemplate my life. Thank you.

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

        Haha it’s cool.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Does Jeter go yard?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Nevermind…

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    A nice little game the Bombers got going here.

  • Hector

    im hoping huff stays up for awhile

  • JobaTheHeat62

    2 grannies in one inning all with 2 outs? too much?

  • Hector

    damn sucky way to go out with the bases loaded

  • forensicnucchem

    Jeter’s killing this team. ;-)

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Hopefully Phil isn’t rusty after the long offensive inning.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so yea its looking like Phil and Andy are headed for 17-2…There is not a scenario in which I seen that coming before the season started.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I know this has probly been brought up earlier, but whats the word on Huffman? any kind of potential? I seen he was a 2nd round pick

  • JobaTheHeat62

    nice try by Grandy

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

    damn i thought grandy had it

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    Close there Grandy.

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

    No rain = Granderson catch maybe? Eh nevermind, didn’t look like the rain was a factor.

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

    I blame the rain. ;P

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    C’mon Phil…

  • forensicnucchem

    Come on Hughes! Close out the inning before it’s a game again…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow seriously this Manzella guy is annoying

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

    good god, give up already

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

    Foul ball after foul ball. Please just get the out.

  • forensicnucchem

    Tommy Freakin’ Manzella??? Come on Hughes!!!

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

    dang it jetes…

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

    I hate Manzella.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I officially hate this Manzella guy

    • craggy (formerly crapula)

      He was pissed when Mo struck him out and he’s been a pain ever since. it’s all mo’s fault.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well that sucks.

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    Comon phil…you got this.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Not the best Phil Hughes today. Still good enough for the win though.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Did that really just happen?

  • Reggie C.

    I blame Jeter for that homerun.

  • ahind

    wtf. now a breaking ball???

  • Trish

    :headdesk: IT’S THE PATHETIC ASTROS, PHILIP, STOP MAKING THEM LOOK GOOD.

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

    wow what the eff

    plz take out hughes

  • Pat D

    Well this is all Paul O’Neill’s fault because he said that the game was out of reach.

    • Mike HC

      Based on how Paulie would always practice his swing in the field, he seemed to have thought the game was out of reach on many occasions when the Yanks were pitching.

      • Pat D

        He said that right after the grand slam.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Hughes is getting shelled now. Girardi, retrieve him!

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

    Son of a.

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

      (starts a CALL THE GAME chant)

  • Mike HC

    And thats how fast a good start turns into a poor one. Hughes just got Javy’d.

    /just messing around.

  • bonestock94

    A rain out would be nice now

  • forensicnucchem

    And that completely erases the grand slam…

    Not a pretty game for Hughes. They were hitting the ball pretty hard pretty often.

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

      lol wut? We’re still winning.

      • forensicnucchem

        When did I say we weren’t winning? They scored 4 runs here. The grand slam is 4 runs. It’s erased.

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

          Whatever, that’s just a weird way to say it.

  • beer man

    Get him out…

  • Pete

    pitching to the score?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I blame Nick Johnson

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

    6IP 1R > 6IP 5R

    Makes it seem like Hughes pitched awful. This is upsetting.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Let’s not make excuses. He wasn’t particularly good through the first 5 innings and was pretty bad in the 6th.

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

        Yeah, but all he needed was one out to get out of that inning. I’m just a big Hughes fan. Definitely wasn’t pitching great, but the damage control was great, now his numbers look tons worse.

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

        He wasn’t as good as 6 IP 1 ER, but he wasn’t as bad as 5.2 IP 5 ER.

        • Hummingbird S.

          I guess. All I’m saying is that he wasn’t good today, but it happens. Everyone has an off-day someday.

  • claybeez

    Most likely just got tired. I can see Girardi giving him the job to finish the inning. Though, I would have thought Manzella would have been the last batter.

    • Pete

      yeah i really didn’t get that one. You don’t keep a guy in at 110 pitches when he can’t put Manzella away for 10 pitches in a row in the rain.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Definitely looking back that would have been a nice time to take him out. Then again, you would like to expect him to retire Kevin Cash…

  • bonestock94

    rain harder!!!

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

    Hughes’ ERA is now over 3. DFA!!!!

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

      lol im pretty sure, after all of the cupcakes the yanks will be playing through the ASB, he’ll have his ERA firmly in the 2.7’s.

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

        But he got beat up by the ASTROS!!! ZOMG!

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

          PANIC TIME!!!1111JUAN!!!11!

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

          I’m pretty sure that’s the last time we will see Phil Hughes as a Yankee.

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

            IS IT TOO LATE TO GET JOHAN SANTANA? Cash u teh idiot!!!!

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

      Kind of makes me sad that his ERA is over 3 now.

  • Stryker

    i blame the rain for that. an under 3 ERA was nice while it lasted.

  • S.King

    i hate it when run-scoring opportunities (see: jeter with bases loaded) in blow-out games come back to get you when the game ends up not having been a blow out afterall

  • ahind

    i need to find out why he didnt throw something different to Manzella. im just a fan but it seems so obvious to do something else. it reminded me of the mo vs t. wolmack in the 01 world series. after 9 or 10 straight fbs throw something else. why would’nt you?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Phil’s ERA is over 3.00 now :(

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Until he throws 7 scoreless against the Mets.

  • bonestock94

    Marte has come around, nice.

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    Two or three is too young for your first ball game. Five is more like it.

  • whozat

    wait, WHAT? My internet goes out, and it’s 7-5????

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

    looks like it’s time for the yanks to get more runs

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, i thought that was out. Damn rain…

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

    I totally thought that was looooong gone.

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

    nice job texy

  • forensicnucchem

    Very nice to answer right back.

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

      Is the grand slam back now? ;)

      • forensicnucchem

        Just Jorge’s run. :-)

        A fly ball here would erase Cash’s homer though. ;-)

        • forensicnucchem

          Or not.

          • forensicnucchem

            That works though.

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

            GGBG took care of it though. ;)

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

    Games like this make me believe the Yankees can score at will.

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

      B-b-but I thought we were never going to hit these scrubs!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    The curveball is Jorge’s greatest nemesis.

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

      it’s like cocaine to this guy

      http://api.ning.com/files/lYgk.....iggums.jpg

      just cant stay away

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G
      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

        Cocaine Dela?

        Got something you want to talk about?

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

          i can’t help it, i like crack :p

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Lawrence Taylor

            We should hang out sometime

            • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Nate Newton & Michael Irvin

              Don’t forget about us!!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Posada? I heard this guy was meat…done. Gone the way of David Ortiz.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      LMAO!
      You my friend have my respect.

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

      You are awesome for this by the way. Hee.

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

      ietc

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    After this debacle I’m pretty certain Phil hughes will just retire and join the Slovakian World Cup team as an injury replacement. It’s the only thing that make sense.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Is this the longest game ever or what?

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

      /Joe West’d

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        That reply was a disgrace

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

          This game thread is a disgrace, it’s too long.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21
  • mike c

    tampa is down 5-1 in the 7th, can anyone smell first place?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I can! It smells like champagne, hookers, steaks, and blowjobs.

      • mike c

        all conveniently located near yankee stadium

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          The advantages of playing in the Bronx.

          • mike c

            the official escort service of the yankees, NYY skanks

            • Pat D

              When keeping it corporate goes wrong…

  • FIPster Doofus

    Ed Helms’ cousin Wes helping propel the Yanks into a first-place tie :)

    • Pat D

      Really? That’s neat.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      It’s probably the only time Yankee fans should root for the Marlins.

      • Pat D

        I’ll never forget sleeping through Game 6.

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

          Other than Games 2 and 3 that series sucked. So infuriating. :(

          • Pat D

            All I can remember about that series is watching Alex Gonzalez’s home run barely clearing the left field wall in Game 4, David Wells asking out of the game in the first inning of Game 5, and then suddenly waking up and realizing I had just probably missed Game 6. I quickly ran to the other room, turned on the TV, saw the Marlins celebrating, and turned it off immediately. I think that entire process took about 5 seconds.

            • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

              I was seven years old in 03. The one thing I remember clearly is seeing Posada ground out to Beckett to end the Series. I remember everyone in the room being all downcast.

              • Pat D

                Yea, that probably sucked. Not as much as Game 7 of ’01, though.

                I was working two jobs at the time and so was very tired when I came home that night. Also I had a very pessimistic outlook after they just flatlined during Game 5.

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

              I remember Game 2 was such an overwhelmingly great victory and then Game 3 was a really good pitchers’ duel and I thought there was no way we could lose and then… sigh.

              • Pat D

                I always thought that is why they fell apart so easily. They thought they had it in the bag after Game 3 and after the way they lost Game 4, they just flatlined.

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

                  And they had already won the World Series in the series before, which didn’t help. ;)

                  • Pat D

                    Indeed. Aaron Boone’s HR will be remembered more than anything from that World Series, a la Bobby Thomson in ’51.

  • Pat D

    That’s the first time I’ve seen those Yankees ponchos.

    Ah, brings back great memories of being in Disney World when everyone goes and buys those horrible yellow-colored Mickey ponchos when it starts to rain.

    • Trish

      You must not watch a lot of games. Then again, realize that you’re looking at pre-printed trash bags that can be sold for ten bucks apiece.

      • Pat D

        No, I can only watch on the weekends with my current schedule unless I take a day off.

        And I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Disney World, but that’s essentially what their ponchos are, too, if maybe a tad more likely to keep you dry.

        • Trish

          And the Mouse Hole charges $15 for theirs IIRC. It’s good to be king.

          • Pat D

            Is that what they’re up to now? I was last there 3 years ago, it rained for all of 1 hour of 1 day we were there (went in March, relatively dry), but my parents immediately overreacted and bought one for all of us when it started. I refused to wear mine, knowing it would be over soon.

            • Trish

              I have a crapload of relatives (including my dad and sisters) in FL, went to the Mouse Hole in March. Fifteen bucks for ponchos. I got soaked and bought two cheese dogs at Casey’s Corner instead.

              • Pat D

                I’ve never gone to Casey’s Corner because the Unofficial Guide to Disney World has always maintained that the quality of the hot dogs doesn’t justify the cost.

                • Trish

                  The cheese is what makes the difference. It’s not a trip to Disney without a Casey’s Corner cheese dog.

                  • Pat D

                    Well, next time I go, I’ll have to remember this.

    • mike c

      damn rich yankee fans, too good to wear a garbage bag with a hole in it

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

    Question on NESN:

    Who’s [sic] MLB debut was more impressive?
    a. Daniel Nava
    b. Stephen Strasburg

    Between this and the question on SNY last night, FAAAAIL.

    • Pat D

      Well any time you can diminish someone else’s fantastic debut by being an extreme homer, you’ve gotta do it…

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      What a retahded question! Who dah hell is Steven Strahsburg?!?!?

      /Sawx fan’d

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Stras is six years younger and had the most impressive MLB debut EVER.

      • Pat D

        I don’t know. Marcus Thames hit a home run off a future Hall of Famer in his first at bat.

        Stephen Strasburg faced a lineup with one potential future All-Star and a bunch of replacement level players.

        Clearly ya gotta go with Thames.

        /NESN imitation’d

  • Pete

    ok seriously is there any legitimately talented player with an uglier swing than Hunter Pence? Why the fuck is he choking up? Use a smaller fucking bat and stop imitating David Eckstein. Jackass.

    • ZZ

      I don’t know about uglier, but Tex has a really poor swing for a guy that has accomplished so much in this game.

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

        David Ortiz.

      • Pete

        I agree actually, Tex’s swings are pretty ugly. But why would someone who can actually swing a bat choke up?

        • ZZ

          I have no clue. He probably tried it, had success with it, and never looked back.

          I look at Tex like Happy Gilmore. What he does up there is completely unconventional, but when he is right, he dominates.

          If even the slightest thing is off though, he has no chance.

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

      Hunter Pence isn’t graceful, we know. No need to kill him for it.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Gritsky!

  • mike c

    gardner = carl crawford lite

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

    That was some type of grit

  • Pete

    i’m so glad that we live in an era were baseball gloves are no longer just padded gloves

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

    Pfffft, what an actor.

    Johnny Damon makes that play look easy.

  • whozat

    Iiiiii hope he didn’t do anything to his thumb when he hit the wall

  • forensicnucchem

    Eh, Thames has that no problem.

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

      Heh. IETC.

    • whozat

      It’s a lot easier when you wait for it to stop rolling and pick it up.

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

    great job by the grit ster

  • Reggie C.

    A tip of the hat goes out to Cole Hamels for stopping the bleeding today. Looks like the Phils should take 1 against the RS.

    • Pat D

      May they promptly go back to losing on Tuesday. Or if they can’t then, definitely on Wednesday and Thursday.

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

      But I thought Cole Hamels is a Chokey McChoker who does nothing but choke!

      Also, if I worked the dates out right, the last game of the Phils/Yanks series is Moyer/Pettitte. Yaaaay for 10,000 old jokes.

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

        sadly, we face the hammer in the series… i pray the yanks at least get 5 hits off of him :p

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

          Hopefully it’s like his game against the Red Sox ;P

      • Pat D

        And probably endless remarks about how this is the last time the two active leaders in wins have faced each other since whenever that was.

    • forensicnucchem

      It’s not over yet. They sort of mix and match at the end of games. Lots can happen…

      • forensicnucchem

        Oh, Lidge is back now…

  • Pat D

    The Ben-Hur moving commercial has officially become my least favorite commercial in the current commercial rotation. Damn, really thought I could have snuck the word “commercial” in there one more time.

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

    uh oh, we have the 92mph joba today

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

      and now he’s pumpin 94

      good to see

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Kay, stop feeding the ego of Rodriguez! You’ll just add to his 24+1 mentality.

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

      At this point:
      a. Longoria is more deserving than A-Rod. Sorry, Alex.
      b. I’d rather just have A-Rod get the rest anyway.

  • Trish

    RUSH FANS IN RED PONCHO

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

    good job joba!

  • forensicnucchem

    Anyone just see the cannon of Jayson Werth? Wow.

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

    strasburg averaged 99mph (when rounded up) on his four seamer today

    holy shit

  • forensicnucchem

    LMAO!!! He was about to start something bad if that wasn’t called.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Like Wally Backman bad?

      • forensicnucchem

        Hopefully…

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

    dont fucking blow this game, phils

    • forensicnucchem

      Finally finished it off.

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID

        lolz

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

    10 walks for the yanks today

    good job

  • Kevin

    I would’ve preferred Mitre over Joba/Mo

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

      Eh, with a day off tomorrow, I don’t mind.

    • forensicnucchem

      It’s ‘only’ a 4 run lead, neither one pitched yesterday, and there’s a day off tomorrow. No problem using them here. Finish it off and get out of the rain.

  • MikeD

    Messy…but a win!

  • forensicnucchem

    Very nice. Way to get the job done Yanks!!!

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

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! Yes I’ve seen it for a million years but watching opposing players’ reactions to him never gets old. Ever.

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

    great great great sweep by the yanks

  • Benjamin

    FIRST PLACE BABY!!

  • Cecala

    This is a little late, but during the middle of the game I realized that the Houston coach looked like the bad guy from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    http://metropolitanlady.files......_doom1.jpg

  • Hector

    tied for first wooooo!!!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I had the most amazing seats to this game. 20 rows directly behind home plate, elevated by a few feet. It was epic. Got a ws ring replica as well.

  • Mike HC

    I always love that. Kobe and Phil both claim he went into the locker room and got his ankle, “re-taped,” which miraculously healed the ankle, giving him the necessary lift. I just have a hard time believing all they do in the locker room is re tape it.

    • Mike HC

      wow. I was not even close to the right thread on this one, ha.