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.

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518 Comments»

  1. Hector says:

    get em’ huff!!

  2. crawdaddy says:

    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.

  3. 28 this year says:

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

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

  5. Dela G says:

    my prediction

    yankees 8

    astros 3

  6. Dela G says:

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

    should be fun

  7. Trish says:

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

  8. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  9. Andy_C_23 says:

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

  10. Hector says:

    hopefully the kid can impress some people today

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

  12. dalelama says:

    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?

  13. AndrewYF says:

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

  14. Accent Shallow says:

    Michael Bourn is fast

  15. pat says:

    What the fuuck? That isn’t interference?

  16. forensicnucchem says:

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

  17. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice deflection by Lee there. Yikes.

  18. Stryker says:

    hahahahahahah did that just happen?

  19. cjc says:

    only Jorge

  20. Hector says:

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

  21. bexarama says:

    What in the world was that? o_O

  22. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  23. Hector says:

    this team is going to run all over jorge

  24. cjc says:

    haha I had forgotten about who had the sand paper

  25. Hector says:

    atta boy jete!

  26. FIPster Doofus says:

    Yay. Another moron umpire.

  27. cjc says:

    fuck him now crush it

  28. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  29. cjc says:

    of course

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

  31. Patrick says:

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

    • Accent Shallow says:

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

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

  32. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.

  33. bexarama says:

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

  34. pat says:

    At least Robbie gets to lead off the inning.

  35. cjc says:

    well that inning sucked

  36. Hector says:

    well fuck not the best offensive inning ever

  37. Hummingbird S. says:

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

    • pat says:

      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.

  38. bonestock94 says:

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

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  39. pat says:

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

  40. FIPster Doofus says:

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

    • Sheepmeister says:

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

      • Phranchise says:

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

        • Sheepmeister says:

          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.

  41. Phranchise says:

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

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      Gardner’s a bit better at the dish

    • forensicnucchem says:

      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 says:

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

  42. Hector says:

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

  43. Hector says:

    wtf guys come on!

  44. bexarama says:

    This HP ump is baaaaaad.

  45. LB says:

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

  46. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.

  47. ZZ says:

    What a terrible job by another HP umpire.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap says:

      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 says:

        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.

  48. forensicnucchem says:

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

  49. bonestock94 says:

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

  50. Pat D says:

    I can forsee ugliness with the umpire in this game.

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

  51. Hector says:

    damnit another shitty inning

  52. pat says:

    2nd time through the lineup should be fun.

  53. Trish says:

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

  54. Hector says:

    .186 hitter gets a single
    wow

  55. Holy crap that was a nice play from Ramiro.

  56. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

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

  57. bonestock94 says:

    A-who?

  58. Accent Shallow says:

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

    Argh.

  59. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  60. Accent Shallow says:

    Pence really was determined to ground out to third.

  61. Hector says:

    debut AB for huffman
    come on!!

  62. Trish says:

    Aw, proud mom and dad.

  63. bexarama says:

    Aw his parents look so nervous. Cute.

  64. Mike Axisa says:

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh Chad!

  65. FIPster Doofus says:

    Hustleman!

  66. pat says:

    Sterling just JIHP’d on that inf single.

  67. Huffman got his first hit. Good for him.

  68. Hector says:

    good job huff first career hit!

  69. Trish says:

    Now VERY proud mom and dad! WTG Chad!

  70. forensicnucchem says:

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

    Yeah right…

  71. Hector says:

    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

  72. Hector says:

    damn

  73. Pat D says:

    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

  74. Answer: Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt.

  75. Ivan says:

    Got away with a hanger there…

  76. Accent Shallow says:

    Even Happy Pete will hit hanging curveballs hard.

  77. Hector says:

    ok let’s try this again offense!

  78. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  79. Mike HC says:

    Tex is particularly frustrated today.

  80. Mr. Sparkle says:

    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.

  81. Cy Farnsworth says:

    don’t ya know

  82. Mike HC says:

    Cano baby!! Best hitter in baseball!!

  83. bonestock94 says:

    booooooooooooooooooooooom

  84. Accent Shallow says:

    Robbie Cano is good. Brian Moehler isn’t.

  85. Hector says:

    thank god cano

  86. forensicnucchem says:

    Hey, a hard hit ball.

    Nice job Robbie!!!

  87. Hector says:

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

  88. bonestock94 says:

    Swisher should Wally Backman Ted Barrett.

  89. Mike HC says:

    Cano the veteran now!! Gotta love this.

  90. Mike HC says:

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

  91. Accent Shallow says:

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

  92. mike c says:

    cano’s HR swing almost looks griffey-esque

    • Pat D says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

        • bexarama says:

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

        • mike c says:

          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

  93. yankees=warriors says:

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

  94. Hector says:

    good job gardy
    come on huff!

  95. Accent Shallow says:

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

  96. forensicnucchem says:

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

  97. bonestock94 says:

    lol, bases loaded with Pena is hilarious

  98. Hector says:

    wooo 3 straight BB’s

    too bad that pena is next though

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

  100. Ivan says:

    Pena!!!!!

  101. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  102. forensicnucchem says:

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

  103. Mike Axisa says:

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

  104. Hector says:

    aww poor huffman lol

    but good job pena

  105. whozat says:

    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.

  106. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  107. Cy Farnsworth says:

    this strike zone is infuriating

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      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.

  108. Ivan says:

    Where da fuck was that pitch!!!!

  109. forensicnucchem says:

    Holy shit this ump is blind!!!

  110. bexarama says:

    Where the hell did that miss? Stupid ump.

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

  112. Pat D says:

    Consistently inconsistent.

  113. whozat says:

    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!

  114. Hummingbird S. says:

    whats up with Hughes not being able to retire Cash?

  115. forensicnucchem says:

    Ugh…

  116. Mike Axisa says:

    Tex rushed that shit to try and double up Bourne.

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

  118. Hector says:

    damnit tex

  119. bexarama says:

    Tex ain’t havin’ the greatest day.

    • Angelo says:

      Tex ain’t havin’ the greatest year.

      • Mike HC says:

        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.

        • Angelo says:

          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.

  120. forensicnucchem says:

    Jeter sat back waiting WAY too long on that…

  121. Cy Farnsworth says:

    another blown call–bourne was safe there.

    i’ll take that one though

  122. Pat D says:

    Ooh, benefit of a bad call.

  123. bexarama says:

    Bourn was totally safe.

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

        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?

      • AndrewYF says:

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

        • Mike HC says:

          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.

  124. whozat says:

    Man, some shoddy umpiring this inning

  125. Hector says:

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

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  126. pat says:

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

  127. FIPster Doofus says:

    The Bourn Alacrity

  128. Mike HC says:

    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.

  129. Cy Farnsworth says:

    perfect fastball. way to battle hughes.

  130. Accent Shallow says:

    Phil Hughes is pretty freakin’ good.

  131. Hector says:

    phew good job hughes

  132. pat says:

    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.

  133. forensicnucchem says:

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

  134. Hector says:

    tex…today just isn’t your day buddy

  135. Hector says:

    come on swish!

  136. pat says:

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

  137. Pat D says:

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

  138. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  139. Hector says:

    come on jorge!!

  140. Mike Axisa says:

    Mills is probably better off bringing Jenny Finch in here…

  141. Trish says:

    WHORE! HEY!

  142. Mike Axisa says:

    The end is near for Jorge…

  143. Cy Farnsworth says:

    HIP HIP

  144. bexarama says:

    the end is really near. ;P

  145. FIPster Doofus says:

    Are you kidding me, Jorge? Holy shit!

  146. forensicnucchem says:

    Wow

  147. Angelo says:

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

  148. Andy_C_23 says:

    I thought the end was near…

  149. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    man its good having Jorge and Grandy back

  150. Hector says:

    omg jorge!!!!! wooooooo!!

  151. Mike HC says:

    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.

  152. Hector says:

    2 grand slams in two days=beast

  153. Mike HC says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

    • Trish says:

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

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      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.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      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 says:

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

  154. forensicnucchem says:

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

  155. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    huffman is gritty lol

  156. Pat D says:

    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.

  157. Stryker says:

    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.

  158. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

    • FIPster Doofus says:

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

      • JobaTheHeat62 says:

        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 says:

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

        • bexarama says:

          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.

        • Angelo says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

      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.

  159. Does Jeter go yard?

  160. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

    A nice little game the Bombers got going here.

  161. Hector says:

    im hoping huff stays up for awhile

  162. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  163. Hector says:

    damn sucky way to go out with the bases loaded

  164. forensicnucchem says:

    Jeter’s killing this team. ;-)

  165. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  166. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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.

  167. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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

  168. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    nice try by Grandy

  169. Dela G says:

    damn i thought grandy had it

  170. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

    Close there Grandy.

  171. Angelo says:

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

  172. bexarama says:

    I blame the rain. ;P

  173. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    C’mon Phil…

  174. forensicnucchem says:

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

  175. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow seriously this Manzella guy is annoying

  176. Dela G says:

    good god, give up already

  177. Angelo says:

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

  178. forensicnucchem says:

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

  179. Dela G says:

    dang it jetes…

  180. bexarama says:

    I hate Manzella.

  181. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    I officially hate this Manzella guy

    • craggy (formerly crapula) says:

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

  182. forensicnucchem says:

    Well that sucks.

  183. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

    Comon phil…you got this.

  184. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  185. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Did that really just happen?

  186. Reggie C. says:

    I blame Jeter for that homerun.

  187. ahind says:

    wtf. now a breaking ball???

  188. Trish says:

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

  189. Dela G says:

    wow what the eff

    plz take out hughes

  190. Pat D says:

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

  191. Hughes is getting shelled now. Girardi, retrieve him!

  192. Mike HC says:

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

    /just messing around.

  193. bonestock94 says:

    A rain out would be nice now

  194. forensicnucchem says:

    And that completely erases the grand slam…

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

  195. beer man says:

    Get him out…

  196. Pete says:

    pitching to the score?

  197. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    I blame Nick Johnson

  198. Angelo says:

    6IP 1R > 6IP 5R

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

    • Hummingbird S. says:

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

  199. claybeez says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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…

  200. bonestock94 says:

    rain harder!!!

  201. bexarama says:

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

  202. Stryker says:

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

  203. S.King says:

    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

  204. ahind says:

    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?

  205. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Phil’s ERA is over 3.00 now :(

  206. bonestock94 says:

    Marte has come around, nice.

  207. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

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

  208. whozat says:

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

  209. Dela G says:

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

  210. forensicnucchem says:

    Wow, i thought that was out. Damn rain…

  211. bexarama says:

    I totally thought that was looooong gone.

  212. forensicnucchem says:

    Very nice to answer right back.

  213. Mike Axisa says:

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

  214. The curveball is Jorge’s greatest nemesis.

  215. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  216. 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.

  217. Andy_C_23 says:

    Is this the longest game ever or what?

  218. mike c says:

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

  219. FIPster Doofus says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      Really? That’s neat.

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

      • Pat D says:

        I’ll never forget sleeping through Game 6.

        • bexarama says:

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

          • Pat D says:

            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.

            • 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 says:

                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.

            • bexarama says:

              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 says:

                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.

  220. Pat D says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • Pat D says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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.

    • mike c says:

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

  221. bexarama says:

    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.

  222. Pete says:

    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.

  223. mike c says:

    gardner = carl crawford lite

  224. Angelo says:

    That was some type of grit

  225. Pete says:

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

  226. Pfffft, what an actor.

    Johnny Damon makes that play look easy.

  227. whozat says:

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

  228. forensicnucchem says:

    Eh, Thames has that no problem.

  229. Dela G says:

    great job by the grit ster

  230. Reggie C. says:

    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.

  231. Pat D says:

    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.

  232. Dela G says:

    uh oh, we have the 92mph joba today

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

  234. Trish says:

    RUSH FANS IN RED PONCHO

  235. Dela G says:

    good job joba!

  236. forensicnucchem says:

    Anyone just see the cannon of Jayson Werth? Wow.

  237. Dela G says:

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

    holy shit

  238. forensicnucchem says:

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

  239. Dela G says:

    dont fucking blow this game, phils

  240. Dela G says:

    10 walks for the yanks today

    good job

  241. Kevin says:

    I would’ve preferred Mitre over Joba/Mo

  242. MikeD says:

    Messy…but a win!

  243. forensicnucchem says:

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

  244. bexarama says:

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

  245. Dela G says:

    great great great sweep by the yanks

  246. Benjamin says:

    FIRST PLACE BABY!!

  247. Cecala says:

    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

  248. Hector says:

    tied for first wooooo!!!!!

  249. 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.

  250. Mike HC says:

    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.

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