Jun
15

Game 64: Date with the Doc

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Photo Credit: Matt Slocum, AP

The Yankees just can’t seem to get away from Roy Halladay, even with the move to the NL. He’s made a total of 14 starts against the Yanks since 2007, and he’s gone 9-2 with a 2.51 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in 107.2 IP in those starts. That’s unfathomable. We might hate seeing Doc dominate the Yanks, but we should also take a second to marvel at his greatness.

Here’s the unfortunate nine that will start again Halladay…

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

And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia. Should be a good one.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on My9. Ben, Joe, and I will be at the game, and if you want to say hi we’ll be sitting in Section 405, Row 13, Seats 28-30. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • CNight_UP

    We play today, we win today….

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

      Das it

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

    It’s “Ace Night” tonight:

    ML – CC Sabathia
    AAA – Ivan Nova
    AA – David Phelps
    High A- Dellin Betances
    Low A – Jose A. Ramirez

    Awesome.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      “Ace Night”

      Not the absence of bust, Andrew Brackman.

      ;)

      • Gonzo

        Pfffttttt…. Without Tim Redding(s)?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    This might be one of those 3-2 victories in which the starters are teh dominance but the Yanks capitalize on a rare mistake by Halladay and take a lead they never relinquish.

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

      Or it could go crazy. And both pitchers allow tons of runs.

      You can’t predict baseball :)

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

        Gardner hits his 4th homerun of the season today by the way.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        I’d like to see a shootout. It would be fun.

        • Pete

          or a tie

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

          I’d like to see the Yankees score eight runs in the first then pull away from there. ;P

          • thurdonpaul

            bexy, i love your optimism :)

    • bronxboy

      Thanks for nothing.

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

    i say the yankees should don red sox hats for one night so halladay throws his F+ stuff against us, like he does against them

    anyways,

    my heart says : Yanks 6 Phils 4

    my brain says: Yanks 2 Phils 5

    *puts on mati’s ring from captain planet to choose heart!!! *

  • Adam B

    does anyone else feel like Garners .400 OBP and speed is wasted in the seventh hole? i think he should be batting first and jeter second.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Nope. Jeter grounds into double plays like nobody’s business. That’s why he and Damon were swapped before last season.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      It’s perfect in the 9 hole when the lineup is right.

  • bonestock94

    Ugh I thought Arod would be back

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

      he’s available to pinch hit tonight

  • Pudge

    damn no arod =[

  • rbizzler

    IPK is going against Clay Bucky and the Sox tonight. Hope he fares well.

    • forensicnucchem

      Not gonna happen. Facing the Red Sox isn’t facing the NL West.

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

    Happy birthday Andy Pettitte, by the way. :D

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Best 38 year old lefty ever.

      • Justin

        He’s up there, and if he keeps it up he’ll take the title, but Warren Spahn has it for now:

        Courtesy of BBref:

        Age 38:

        W 21 ERA 2.96 CG 21 (!!!) IP 292.0 ERA+ 120 Etc…

        But I hope Andy can beat that. That would be sweet.

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          Note: Warren Spahn was good at pitching.

          Andy might get to only the wins and perhaps the ERA. The other stats are ridiculous.

          • Justin

            I know! 21 CG. It was a different time, yeah, but that was 60% of his starts.

            Not that I don’t love Andy, of course. He could beat the ERA+.

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

            21 CG?!?!? I know CG were looked at differently back then but good God!

            • Justin

              Yeah. And he only got 36 starts, which really isn’t that different from starters today (Andy will probably get 31 this year since he missed one).

  • Across the pond

    Well that was a dramatic intro

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

      I can’t stop laughing, it was so ridiculous.

      • Across the pond

        Don’t know how he does it without cracking

  • forensicnucchem

    Hopefully CC and Utley won’t make like the WS again… Especially since Utley’s been ice cold.

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

    Did Kay just say “the six wins have come against the Orioles?” Oooooops

    • forensicnucchem

      He said 4 of the 6…

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

        Aha. I misheard.

  • forensicnucchem

    Tonight is when CC starts his beast-mode run.

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

    Pumped up for this one. Best regular season ‘big game’ pitching match up since Beckett-Burnett last year.

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

      HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE SPRING TRAINING MATCHUP FOR THE AGES!!!!!

      /actual headline’d

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Does this one go 15 innings and ends on a home run by Alex Rodriguez?

  • Tampa Yankee

    Nasty

  • kunaldo

    Talk about being torn. I have utley on my fantasy team and my opponent has CC. F it, my teams a beast, go Yanks(and CC)!

    • Across the pond

      Yankees >>>> Fantasy. Always.

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

      Dude. The Yankees >>>>> your fantasy team

      • kunaldo

        Yeah, I know. Not gonna stop me from coming up with crazy scenarios in which the yanks win and I get points!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    ZZ!

  • forensicnucchem

    That’s a nice start…

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

      Now to go to work on Doc…

      :: rubs hands together ::

  • CNight_UP

    Carston Charles….

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    But teh 25 wins!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Halladay averages a walk per start. Holy freaking shit.

    Also, Jeter lined out. Boo.

    • Across the pond

      Over his career or just against us?

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

        This year: 101 innings, 14 walks. That’s like good right?

        • Across the pond

          101 innings already? Whats that put him on course for?

          • Accent Shallow

            If he maintains that IP/start, and makes 34 starts, that 260 some odd innings.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      89 hits… 86 strikeouts. Yeah.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    This will be a fast game.

  • Dave

    Something tells me this game will make Joe West smile

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

    Halladay being Halladay. ;_;

    (Hopefully this is like that start at Fenway against Beckett where he looked unbelievable in the first inning then had that meltdown and we beat him like 10-1.)

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, Howard didn’t have a chance. Looks like he thought that would be a breaking ball.

  • Accent Shallow

    There should be a “none of the above” option on the text poll.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is this the end of the road for Ibanez? Tough to tell, since he’s so streaky, and he’s looked so done so many times.

  • Dave

    How exactly is Jayson Werth struggling? He is OPSing .905, the highest of his career?

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

      He was OPSing like 1.100 something on May 21. He’s been struggling since that day, as have most of the Phillies.

      • Rose

        But when we say something similar about a Yankee people throw a tantrum. Can’t have the cake and eat it too!!! lol jk

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

          Oh hey Rose, what’s up? Haven’t seen you much lately. ‘Cept to talk about how the Astros no-hit the Yankees seven years ago and… whatever this post means.

      • Dave

        Ah fair point.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Struggling lately after a tremendous start.

    • forensicnucchem

      Via Cliff Corcoran:

      Jayson Werth, who should be one of the top free agents to hit the market this winter, was hitting .327/.403/.641 on May 25, but has hit just .137/.241/.235 in 58 PAs since.

  • forensicnucchem

    Where did that miss?

  • Not Tank the Frank

    No dual no-hitters tonight!

    • Across the pond

      We only wanted one anyway ;)

  • forensicnucchem

    Woohoo, no perfect game. ;-)

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

    Sorry to bring in stuff from other games but Ian Kennedy just drilled Pedroia. TRUE YANKEE!!!!!

    • Kevin

      The served up a home run to David Ortiz. :(

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Again…true Yankee.

    • Across the pond

      Best post in this thread

    • kunaldo

      And Ortiz hit a bomb off him…sigh (IPK’s another member of the fantasy squad)

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

      And he gives up a home run to Ortiz. So yes, true Yankee.

      /depricating joke’d

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

        And I see everyone beat me to it so I feel less bad about making it. =P

  • Across the pond

    Woooooohoooooo

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Gritty triple!

  • forensicnucchem

    Gardy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • baby carlos

    wow that wrist is really killing Gardy….

  • Tom Zig

    Is Jorge catching for the Phillies?

    • Not Tank the Frank

      ICWUDT

  • Across the pond

    He was a yankee killer…. before we got the gritster

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, ugly AB.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Cervelli = overmatched

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damn, that k took away an easy 3rd run, but 2 is fantastic off Halladay.

  • forensicnucchem

    Ramiro Pena: 2-6 off Halladay.

    He’s going all Enrique Wilson vs. Pedro tonight. ;-)

    • forensicnucchem

      See, Halladay’s scared of him.

    • Accent Shallow

      I can just picture Girardi: “Alex was ready to go, but we had to get Pena in the lineup, with the way he’s hit against Halladay.”

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Heh.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Is it just me or is it always a funny sight to see Posada sprint across the diamond?

  • baby carlos

    Biggest foul ball of Pena’s career.

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

    Totally thought that was gone which would have been the best thing ever.

  • Across the pond

    My heart just jumped!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Give Pena a damn break…

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    That’s the most power Pena will ever exhibit. If that was fair I would have died laughing.

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

    wow that must hurt

  • Across the pond

    He’s doing a Beckett

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

      I hope that’s only in terms of him falling apart performance-wise because watching Beckett in that game was rather terrifying, honestly.

    • Accent Shallow

      I could only wish to see Halladay emulate Beckett against the Yankees. Sadly, Halladay will never be that much of a home run dispenser.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Ouch. Right on Pena’s ass.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    I love seeing that pitch count ticking.

    • Jersey

      36…37…38…

    • Accent Shallow

      Unfortunately, Halladay could throw 130.

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

    cmon jetes, just find a way to get on base

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

      ah damn it

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

    Javier Vazquez ROY HALLADAY can’t pitch in the American League.

    /MSM’d

  • forensicnucchem

    2 runs and 29 pitches.

    Pretty good, but REALLY would’ve loved that 3rd run…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Brett Gardner >>>>>> Dustin Pedroia

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      At the beginning of the season, the top three second baseman were:

      Utley>>>>>>>>>>>Cano>>>>>>>>>>>>>Pedroia

      Now they are:

      Utley>>>>>>Cano>>>>>>>>>>>>>Pedroia

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Sorry but Cano >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all if you are talking about this season. No second basemen has been close and as a fantasy winer of Utley I can say Utley is slumping TERRIBLY. It’s terribad. It’s Mark Teixeira bad.

        • Across the pond

          Cano is definitely ahead of Utley at this stage in the season.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Brett Gardner >> Jacoby Ellsbury

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Brett Gardner is proving he can actually A) get on base and B) play solid defense at a premium position.

        In 2009 Brett Gardner with 282 PA which is only FIFTY more than his current plate appearances this year posted a 2.2 WAR. In 2009 Ellsbury in the ENTIRE season posted a 2.7 WAR.

        I retract my statement.

        Gardner >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dusty

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          FML. I meant Ellsbury and you caught it and I didn’t because I’m stupid. Forget that post.

          • Not Tank the Frank

            I WILL NEVER FORGET!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I love these shitty Phillies.

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

      Jiiiiinx

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Heh, it rhymes.

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

    I missed that, how’d we get the 2 runs?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Swisher singled, Posada walked, Gardner tripled them home.

    • bonestock94

      2 run triple for the gritster

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

      Thanks, guys.

  • baby carlos

    Andrew Marchand article earlier today in ESPN – small part on CC

    Thus far, the general perception of Sabathia has been that he is not up to last year’s form.

    “He is much closer to his performance from last year than most people think,” the first scout said.

    After 13 starts, Sabathia is 6-3 with a 4.01 ERA. Last season, he was 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA after 13 starts.

    Other numbers are nearly identical as well. Sabathia pitched 93 innings in his first 13 starts in 2009, compared to 85 1/3 so far this season. In 2010, he has allowed one more hit (77 vs. 76) . His strikeout-to-walk ratio is nearly identical (67 K, 29 BB last year vs. 69 K, 27 BB this year). So maybe Sabathia is about to get really hot.

    “He has been pretty good, but not as good as he could be,” the second scout said.

    • baby carlos

      But he is fucking dealing tonight…. could the above be true

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, there’s CC’s K-rate.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    CC is the shit tonight. He’ll begin his wreak of terror tonight and it won’t stop until late October.

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

    This might be the last time we ever see Halladay pitch at YS3.

    -Not in our division anymore
    -Cant expect a WS match up
    -Phillies likely wont come back for interleague for another 7-8 years. We played them last year, and didn’t see them before that since 2000.

    I think this is it, folks.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      At least we’re shelling him now.

    • Accent Shallow

      His reign of terror is over?

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

    zz off to a nice start

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

    GRANDERSON!!!!!!

    WOOHOOO!!!!

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

    GRAN-deh!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    GRANDY!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Grandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and Gardy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The unstoppable combo.

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

    What a meatball he served to Grandy.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    That was the first homer Halladay has given up to a lefty.

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

    finally!!! looks like the red sox version of halladay is here tonight

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Just give him MVP already.

  • baby carlos

    I like finally facing Doc when he does not have his best stuff. Nice relief.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    God they are HAMMERING Halladay.

    And WTF is wrong with Teix? He’s been missing by “just this much” on and off all season.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Cano just keeps on going and going.

  • forensicnucchem

    He probably wouldn’t get it anyway, I just wish Cano ran harder toward 2nd like he was even considering a possible triple.

    Oh well…

    • forensicnucchem

      NOW he can jog… :-)

    • Across the pond

      He was busy telling Utley he’s the man now

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

    I am so confused by this game. Totally thrilled, but confused.

    • Across the pond

      You are..Have you seen Roy’s face?!

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

        Haha I was going to say, my face right now is like Roy’s, just more happy, less sad.

        • Accent Shallow

          Hopefully less bearded, as well.

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

            Heh indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    SWISHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    HOME SWISH!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Swisher = All Star

  • forensicnucchem

    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    halladay getting destroyed!!!

    woohooo my fantasy team!

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

    Swishahouse!

  • Across the pond

    Hahah..Swish-swoo

  • Ivan

    Roy Halladay: “No Wonder I wanted to leave the AL East”

  • 28 this year

    +1 for heart
    -1 for stats

  • forensicnucchem

    Boy, Tex must really suck to make an out this inning. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Looks like we can’t predict…oh you know the rest.

  • Gonzo

    Halladay is getting fustigated!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    This game has YCPB all over it. Ladies, here’s some facts you might want to know:

    Halladay had given up 3 homers in 101 IP; He gave up two in two and two-thirds innings

    The two home runs Halladay gave up were to left handed batters. They had been held homerless until then.

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

      Computers assume not perfect skill but perfect randomness. Life is different. One strikeout can lead to another: a batter returns to the dugout shaking his head at the missed fastball, leading his mates to doubt their chances. Inning by inning they grow more anxious, like traders who start selling after a succession of losing days, precipitating a rout.

      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/.....6x3aqwqF2M

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

    now it’s up to ZZ to hold this lead plz

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup, can’t let up at all. They could easily get right back in this one.

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

    Roy Halladay can’t pitch in the American League

    MSM’d Brilliant Observation’d

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Weak hit.

  • forensicnucchem

    Sure am glad they traded away Cliff Lee. That guy always seemed to kill us. ;-)

    • Accent Shallow

      They had to afford Joe Blanton somehow.

  • Across the pond

    Please stop using your pitching hand CC!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Damn. I thought CC’s reign of terror through the AL would begin with a no-hitter. Goddamn you Chase Utley.

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

    Brandon Laird is continuing his Robbie Cano imitation.

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

    wow that sucked ass

  • Accent Shallow

    Wait, Utley was able to go to 3rd on that? That was Bernie or Damon-esque.

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

      The ball wasn’t exactly smoked up the middle.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Please Kay I’d like to see you think for 0.5 seconds with a line drive right above you.

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

      lol kay is such an idiot sometimes

  • Dave

    Plz keep Howard in the park here

  • Across the pond

    wtf is going on?!

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh…

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

    damn it, i had a good feeling that would hit howard…

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

    Oh dear. C’mon CC!

  • Accent Shallow

    So, CC, mind settling down?

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

    damn we can’t start a carousel

  • 28 this year

    pitching to the score is not good.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Triple play is in effect. If Cano catches a liner, steps on second, and throws to third if Polanco had gone home on contact, inning over.

    /extremely unlikely’d

  • forensicnucchem

    Damn umps, why can’t they miss a call every once in a while? ;-)

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Kind of a lucky inning…

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

      Yeah. At least the way it started, I’d agree.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I dislike this very much.

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

    Trivia answer: 1984 Tigers?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Answer to the trivia question: The Phillies in 2008.

    • forensicnucchem

      Phillies didn’t lead the NL in runs in 2008.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Holy Mo they could take the lead.

  • forensicnucchem

    Yuck…

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

    damn it

    plz get a GIDP somehow

  • baby carlos

    and there goes the 5-0 cushion….. yankee pitchers sometimes.

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

      and there goes the 5-0 cushion….. yankee pitchers sometimes.

      • Pete

        rationalizing only leads to rationality, bexy, and we don’t want that.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Jesus Effing Christ Teix.

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

    oh damn it

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

      and there goes the DP

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

    Fundamentals fail.

  • baby carlos

    collapse

  • claybeez

    Gotta go home.

  • Across the pond

    Oh… go home!

  • forensicnucchem

    That was poor…

  • Dave

    Ugly.

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

    Tex should’ve gone home. CC should’ve covered. Ugh.

  • baby carlos

    WTF -

  • phughesisgod

    That at bat to Ibanez was the absolute worse pitch selection I have ever seen. It seemed like CC got way to comfortable with the curveball after he got strikes 1 and 2 immediately, and kept on going with it.

    And now CC doesnt go to cover first. CC is like falling apart this inning.

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

      That at bat to Ibanez was the absolute worse pitch selection I have ever seen.

      Brian Fuentes’ 0-2 pitch to A-Rod in Game 2 of the ALCS last year says hello how are you.

  • forensicnucchem

    How’s that go again Bexy? Our 3-run inning is now erased, right? ;-)

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

      Something like that ;)

  • Tom Zig

    CC what has happened to you?

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

    definitely should’ve gone home

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    It seems like CC starts good, and tires down the stretch the last few non-Oriole games.

    • 28 this year

      to the 8th!!!

      /half-kidding’d

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Fully kidding.

        /ftfy

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Ruiz is a mini Yankee killer. Nervous AB.

  • Across the pond

    How many pitches this inning?

  • baby carlos

    I hope after this inning this shit is out of their system. Fundamental failure

  • Dave

    10 bucks says Halladay is money from here on out.

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

      oddly i disagree with you

      • Dave

        Don’t buy the “Reinvigorated by the team’s fight in supporting him, Halladay locks it up” story line?

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

          lol not one bit :)

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

            BUT HE GOT THREE STRAIGHT OUTS WE’RE DOOOOOOMED *ignores that two of those outs were Cervelli and Pena*

    • baby carlos

      you will be right… or to the extent that the now 2 run lead will remain when Halladay is pulled. Yanks had a gift and “regifted” it back to the Phillies.

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

      Wrongity wrongity wrong wrong.

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

    thank god they still have the lead

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well, they’re still winning. That’s always good.

  • A.D.

    at least CC got out of it

  • Pat D

    I’m at work and therefore not watching the game. I was just about to go on break and get all giddy on the Phillies fans for them getting a 5-0 lead on Halladay. Then CC gives back 3 runs. Sigh.

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

    CC thought Tex was going home, that’s why he didn’t cover 1B. As Leiter said, he screwed up.

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

    If anyone cares, Ian Kennedy is getting lit up

    • forensicnucchem

      Should that be surprising?

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

        Well, he’s had a pretty good year thus far. It’s not like he’s an awful pitcher.

        • forensicnucchem

          He’s gotten pretty lucky this year. 4.80 FIP, .244 BABIP, 83%LOB (not sure how great that is vs. average). Still walking a bunch of people, just doesn’t hurt as much in the NL West.

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

            Eh, I guess. Didn’t look up the stats to be honest, just went with what I could remember.

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

            83% LOB is pretty crazy so yes he has gotten lucky. Doesn’t he actually NOT walk that many people?

            • forensicnucchem

              Almost 3.5 walks per 9. Guess it’s not terrible, but it does help facing the pitcher a couple times a night.

            • forensicnucchem

              Bex, do you know around what the average LOB% is? I’m trying to find a context for that number.

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

                Not sure but I know anything above 80% is quite high.

                • forensicnucchem

                  Cool, thanks.

                • forensicnucchem

                  Kennedy is 6th highest in MLB. I’d say that’s pretty high.

                  Ubaldo Jimenez is at 91%. Insane…

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

        the AL>>>>>>>NL

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

      Meh, he’s allowed a stinker. He’s been terrific all year.

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

        Yeah, definitely.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Clay Buttholes isn’t exactly lights out tonight either.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      It’s not as bad as it looks IMO. Two runs scored on a wild pitch and an infield single…by Victor Martinez no less. That must have been one hell of an infield single.

  • phughesisgod

    It seems like CC has no problem getting 2 strikes, but then he tries to waste a few pitches, and then goes for the strike out but the batter knows whats coming. He needs to go for the strike out right when he gets the 2nd strike instead of wasting pitches, and he really needs to start mixing his pitches and using his best pitch, the changeup, to get the third strike.

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

      You must be a pitching coach!!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    I thought it was a good inning by CC…looking at the bright side. It started off with a couple lucky singles and then a HBP. After that, he did a great job of limiting the damage. I thought Teix really let him down by not going home there. Who knows what may have happened after that. Bases still loaded and a DP ends the inning.

    Even the RBI hits were grounders that found holes. Tip your cap to a good AB by Ibanez. But CC got a big strikeout and the groundballs he needed.

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

      I thought Teix really let him down by not going home there.

      I thought he really let Tex down there by not covering 1B, which is his job.

      5-2 game, 0 outs, if I’m the 1B I go for the double play as well.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        I agree CC should have been covering but I disagree that Teix should’ve tried for the DP.

        I think it’s a much tougher play for the first baseman to start a DP in that situation unless it’s hit in a way where he can step on the bag. The easy play, and the right play IMO, is to go home there, save a run and keep the DP in order possibly for the next AB. There’s a force at every base, no need to try for a more difficult play in that situation.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Alright, CC. You had your hiccup, now settle back down. You’ve got this, big guy.

    • CC Sabathia

      Thanks man, I really needed that. I’m gonna strike out the last batter of the inning just for you, Bro.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Much love, CC. Much love.

        • CC Sabathia

          It’s beating you-know-who big…

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

    cmon zz you have to get these hitters

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    So I just got here–how has this one been so far

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

      Gardner has 3 homeruns with 5 ribbies.

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

      halladay was rocked for 2 innings, zz was hurt in the 4th

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

      Was good, now it’s gotten a bit scary

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Halladay can’t pitch in the AL.

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

        Yeah, the Yankees always light up Halladay.

        Wait, what?…

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

    cmon dont walk howard

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

      ugh

    • forensicnucchem

      2 gimmies to Howard. Not good…

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

    Girardi’s like WTF. As he should be, I think.

  • cjc

    arg strikes please

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

    uhhhhh i hope this works out

  • Across the pond

    We’re going to the guy who’s had the best AB so far?

    Mmmm hope this works

  • baby carlos

    not good… heading towards a tie… ugh

    • baby carlos

      Thank you Raul for making a bad swing.

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

    Where did that miss? Ughhh

  • cjc

    now the zone has shrunk to the size of a pea fuck

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

    thank you god

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    No harm, no foul.

  • Across the pond

    Phew

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    CC has been dancing into and out of trouble tonight. And he still has a shot to go seven.

  • forensicnucchem

    Whew… What happened to beast-mode though? Get it together, I don’t see Halladay giving up much more, if anything.

  • Accent Shallow

    So we missed strike 1 because a King of Queens promo had to be shown.

    What a joke.

  • forensicnucchem

    Alright guys, if nothing else try to keep that pitch count rising…

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    If any of the RABbis see this, please feed the hamsters. The wheels on the website are turning very slowly tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    YEAH!! TEIX!

    • Across the pond

      Tex says Fuck going home, I’ll just go yard

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I heart short porches.

  • Across the pond

    YEESSS

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    TEX!

  • forensicnucchem

    GIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

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

    wow a yankee stadium helper!!!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Yankee Stadium special! That’s what he needs.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    TEX MESSAGE!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    How many other parks is that out of?

    Who cares, I’ll take it.

    • forensicnucchem

      It’s out of the only one that matters tonight. :-)

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

    The swing wasn’t pretty, but I’ll take it.

    /only in Yankee stadium

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Short porch = awesomeness

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Phillies can’t complain about that with their ballpark.

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

    Woot Tex :D

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Wow, I thought there was no way that was gone from the from the radio. Sterling wasn’t screaming over over-enthusiastic or anything.

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

      lol it looked like a high fly ball to werth but it kept on carrying

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Sterling can’t read a fly ball; neither can Kay. You’d think that after so many years of watching baseball they’d be able to, but they can’t.

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

    settle down zz

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

      damn you kay, you fucking had my heart beating

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    The differences between left and right field in this stadium is amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Goddamn camera angle scared me for a minute.

    • forensicnucchem

      lol, great minds think alike…

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, that camera angle made it seem like that ball was going to hit off the facade…

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

    I totally thought that Francisco hit was gone but when even Kay doesn’t think it’s gone…

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Yeah that was weird. Looked like a sure homer. Maybe it was a broken bat. Only Swish is strong enough to get one of those out!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Okay I’m really fucking sick of hearing about Wally Pipp every goddamn time they bring Gehrig up.

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

    where did that 1-1 pitch miss?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    That’s the greatest thing that ever happened to Wally Pipp. He wouold have been long forgotten by now, but for that connection to Gehrig.

  • Across the pond

    Does he come out for the 7th?

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Negative ghostrider the pattern is full.

    • Tom Zig

      Hmmm weird, all i said was “yes” and it got eaten by the spam filter.

    • forensicnucchem

      The worrisome part is that Utley is up 2nd in that inning. That matchup hasn’t gone CC’s way too much lately.

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

    Jorge Posada infield single.

    LOL.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, haha.

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

    dayum, christina aguilera looks mighty super hot

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Say whaaaa! I think she looks nasty.

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

        she performed the national anthem for the celtics/lakers game

        she looks paler than usual, but i’d hit that with the fist of an angry god

        • Not Tank the Frank

          I saw her. You’d have an angry urologist after that night of nastiness too.

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

            hahahaahhaha

            prolly

  • forensicnucchem

    Posada showing the wheels…

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Infield single+Jorge Posada=Blue Moon tonight

  • Across the pond

    Gardy loves the doc

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

    teh gritster!!!

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....sada.shtml

    Jorge was a 2B for about 1 year, when he was 19 years old.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Brett is awesome with 2-strikes.

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

    Bunting for Pena, what the

    • Across the pond

      Dont get it at all

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

    well that sucked

    it’s ok pena

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fuck, can’t ask for much more than that.

  • cjc

    bunt for Pena of course I do it everytime

    than he hits a bad luck bullet I retract my sarcasm sir

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Yeah even with that outcome I was going to say bunting there makes no sense. No sense. I’m serious when I say I dislike Girardi’s decisions more all the time. I wasn’t a fan of loaded the bases for Ibanez either.

    • Across the pond

      Could he have done that on his own?

      • cjc

        I would buy that he did it on his own I sure hope they wouldn’t call for it

    • cjc

      what are you talking about its gritty old school NL baseball 2 on no out sacrafice for the .190 hitter

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Bunting there isn’t AWFUL because they’re already up, BUT bunting to get to Ramiro Pena is just a silly move.

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

    wooow i was shocked that wasn’t called strike 3

    good job jetes

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on Grandy, another homer?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If Michael Kay could go one game without saying a ball is “served” into whatever field, I might be willing to bake him a cake.

    • Jack

      Would you then serve him the cake?

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

      Yeah, but isn’t that better than “fisted”?

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

    Halladay angry rawr

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, awesome.

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

    damn, i had a feeling that was going to happen

    plz give us the pilly bullpen in the 7th…

    no more doc, no matter how many pitches he has

    • mike c

      i don’t mind seeing the doc face tex and swisher again

      • Across the pond

        I want to see him face Gardy again! :D

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

    superb job by cc when he knew he needed to give the bullpen length

  • Across the pond

    Great effort CC

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

    and my wishes were fulfilled

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

    ouchie tex

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

    I love the Alex and Andy bromance. Just sayin’

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

    The Phillies seem to hit our guys a lot. Don’t think it’s on purpose (why hit Ramiro Pena??) but three in one game after hitting Tex and A-Rod three times each in the WS?

    • mike c

      yeah i’d usually say WTF, but halladay’s control is awful tonight though

  • Not Tank the Frank

    I really hope Gardy finds his way onto the All-Star game.

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

      unfortunately, i bet the only way he ends up there is if he puts himself on there mlb2k10

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

        Ahaha why do I find this comment so funny?

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Cerved!

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

    cervelli!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Poor Ramiro.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Pena’s actually looked pretty good at the plate tonight but hasn’t had any luck.

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

      Agreed. He’s hit it hard with nothing to show for it. /Kay’d

  • Kevin

    Man, Paulie’s freak out is shown every game.

  • forensicnucchem

    Does anyone else get tired of the O’Neil ‘tribute’ videos they constantly show every game he broadcasts? It’s way overplayed…

    • Mike Nitabach

      I am totally sick of it.

      On a happier note, it was awesome how tough CC hung tonight after a really dodgy inning.

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

    Cervelli has 27 RBI. Utley has 26. YCPB!!!!

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

    wow tex you can’t swing at that schlop

    • forensicnucchem

      He still looks nothing like himself up there. His June has actually arguably been worse than his May…

      At this point, who knows if he’ll really find it big time ever this year, it might just be one of those seasons.

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

        Doesn’t he have like… a few hits tonight including a home run? Not saying he’s been perfect or anything but it’s weird to complain about him tonight.

        • poster

          I mean, he did hit a HR. Sure it was a YS special but it was a HR.

          • forensicnucchem

            He had one hit tonight, and it was a gift hit that doesn’t exactly instill tons of confidence in me.

            • poster

              A HR, regardless how short it is, is not a gift hit.

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

        dude, it’s june 15th… slow down

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          dude, it’s june 15th AKA the best day ever because Andy Pettitte and Matt were both born on that day … slow down

          FTFY.

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

            hahaha very nice.

            and happy birthday!!

          • Jack

            I just found out I share my birthday with Roy Halladay.

            How have I not looked this up before?

      • mike c

        his ops in the last 7 days is 1.218, and his june opb is .382 so far– he’s been getting back on track

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Sounds like A-rod will DH tommorow.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damn, Cano having an off day.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, only one hit. What a bum.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Well, 1-5 isn’t great, but you can’t expect excellence every night, unless your Casey Kelly.

  • Jack
    • boogie down

      wow, that’s crazy

  • Accent Shallow

    I still want Park DFAed, but at least he didn’t make that stressful.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    wow Victorino looks really fat on his game day picture

  • forensicnucchem

    First place alone!!!!

    Though it’ll only last a couple hours with Tampa already up 4-0 with Price on the mound.

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

    great win for the yanks!

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

    That outcome was… not what I was expecting when I went into tonight’s game. But:

    a. I will take it.
    b. YCPB!

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      The win or the score?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Halladay taking a licking.

  • Dave

    CHoP and D-Rob are both in the middle of a nice little stretch here, could bode well for the BP.

  • Adam

    I don’t want to toot my own horn, but *toot toot*. A few weeks back I posted after a win (I forget which series?) that with injuries returning and a soft schedule that a run of 15 out of 20 was coming up. I will now also pat myself on the back and smile in self satisfaction.

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

    in other news, shelly hit a 2 run homer off of K-rod in the 9th inning

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

      shelley duncan

  • Mike HC

    Ian Kennedy got knocked around by the Sox. Was that a small picture of how Kennedy would have performed in the AL East? Or just a bad start?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Bad start. IPK has been rock solid all year (4.30 xFIP) for the DBacks.

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

      Probably a combination of both. I can’t see him being more than a back-end starter in the AL, especially the AL East, but he’s been pretty good for them.