Jun
16

Game 65: He could be my grandfather

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"Back in my day we had to pitch the ball uphill, both ways. And we didn't have arms back then, we had stumps." (Photo Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP)

I’m kind of bummed out that the Phillies flip-flopped Kyle Kendrick and Jamie Moyer in their rotation; I was hoping to see an old man matchup of Moyer and Andy Pettitte tomorrow. Instead, he’ll go tonight against A.J. Burnett, two pitchers that couldn’t be any further away from each other on the pitching spectrum. Moyer got demolished last time out by the Red Sox, and I’m hopefully the Yankees will do the same. I’m pretty sure the AL East is no place for a senior citizen.

On to the other good news: Alex Rodriguez is back! Well, kind of. He’ll be the designated hitter tonight because his lateral movement isn’t all the way back, but getting your cleanup hitter back is always a good thing. Jorge Posada resumes his regular catching duties. Here’s the rest of the lineup…

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

And on the mound, Allen Burnett.

The skies look threatening, but there appears to be enough of a window to get this sucker in. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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

    Jamie Moyer, what is he, 47?

    … I could hit him.

    • poster

      There’s a joke here somewhere, isn’t there?

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

    I’m kind of bummed out that the Phillies flip-flopped Kyle Kendrick and Jamie Moyer in their rotation; I was hoping to see an old man matchup of Moyer and Andy Pettitte tomorrow.

    Heck yes.

    Oh no Posada is catching AJ this is all we’re gonna hear about.

  • Jose the Satirist

    I’m hoping Jamie Moyer keeps going so he can pitch at 50. First to do it since Orlando Hernandez.

    No fact check was done

  • boogie down

    IETCaption

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

      I believe Moyer’s first win was over Old Hoss Radbourn.

      • Pete

        wrong. He was actually Young Hoss Radbourn back then.

  • Mike HC

    Just a food for thought type question:

    Is it too soon to move Cano up in the batting order on a permanent basis? I know this lineup is so good that it won’t make that much of a difference who hits 3,4, and 5 between Tex, Rod and Cano, but it might at least be time to think about making Cano more prominent in our lineup.

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

      Good question.

      I say yes. Until Tex and ARod’s slumps are actual age-related declines and not just regular slumps, I think they’ve earned the seniority and superstar cache to get the #3 and #4 spots in the order.

      I think it should remain Tex-ARod-Cano at 3-4-5 for at least another 2-3 years. JMHO. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a bad-ass #5 hitter in front of Tex and ARod, who still have great walk rates to get on in front of him.

      • forensicnucchem

        I completely agree and one of my main reasons is the last thing you mentioned, the walks. Cano had a .400 OBP right now, but that’s only because he’s hitting .360. He won’t do that all the time, and at least some of Tex and A-Rod’s slumps can be negated by still drawing walks.

        • poster

          Actually, I think Cano has a chance of staying at 360.

          • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            Cano can do anything.

            • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

              He’s the most interesting man in the world.

      • MikeD

        Agreed. No need to move Cano up when we have hitters the caliber of Tex and A-Rod. There was some concern when Matui left that A-Rod wouldn’t have protection and some wondered if Cano was up to the task. Cano has more than answered the call so I wouldn’t be looking to change the formula. Last, it’s nice to realize that if the opposing pitcher gets through Tex and A-Rod, just as he’s breathing a sigh of relief momentarily wondering who’s up next, up to the plate strides Cano.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    I’m pretty sure the AL East is no place for a senior citizen.

    Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Alex Rodriguez, and Mariano Rivera say hi.

    • Mike HC

      And Moyer still has about a decade on them.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        When I was born, Jamie Moyer was 33 and playing for a third place Boston team and was traded to a Seattle team that won 85 games.

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

          When Jamie Moyer was born, Charlemagne was King of the Francs and the Moslem hordes terrorized the Eastern wildernesses of the Silk Roads.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          and when I was born he was on a St Louis team that featured Ozzie Smith, Rex Hudler and was managed by none other than Joe Torre.

        • Mike HC

          And when I was born he was playing for the Pittsfield Cubs, going 7-6 with a 3.72 era

  • mustang

    Just wondering how many games have the Yankees 2010 projected starting line-up play this year?
    I mean
    Jeter, SS
    Swisher, RF
    Teixeira, 1B
    NJ, DH
    Cano, 2B
    Posada, C
    Granderson, CF
    A-Rod 3B
    Gardner

    • mustang

      I’m guessing 10 to 15 games maybe?

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

        Well, Granderson didn’t hit the DL until the 23rd game, and Nick didn’t get hurt until after that (minus a few bumps and bruises games).

        Probably 15-20, I’d say.

      • poster

        You’re forgetting Johnson.

        • poster

          Wait, never mind. DFA me.

      • Chris

        Conveniently, you can find out on B-Ref. The exact batting order used on opening day has been used 8 times. There may have been a game or two where the same players were in the lineup, but in a different order, but it doesn’t look like it.

        http://www.baseball-reference......ders.shtml

    • Mike HC

      The projected line up also included Thames platooning vs lefties with Gardner.

    • mustang

      All those line-ups so many different guys going down the only constant is that they haven’t had any of the starters on the DL.

      Pitching, pitching and pitching.

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

        Aaaand the whole scoring the most runs in baseball thing helps too

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Just a bit.

  • Frittoman626

    Will be a offensive night if we see bad Burnett

  • Jose the Satirist

    Royals hosting 2012 All-Star Game. Take that Boston.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Good to see KC get it, they have a great stadium.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      2013: Citi
      2014: Minnesota
      2015: DC

      http://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/15972259724

      • Jose the Satirist

        Huh. Didn’t realize someone had it 5 days ago. Selig just announced it today.

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

        That DC game is gonna be awesome, with Strasburg, Zimmerman, and possibly Harper appearing at home for a team that will probably be quite good by then.

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          2015-2025 National League East Champions: Washington Nationals

          Your mind: blown

        • Jose the Satirist

          Nationals Fever: Catch it?

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

            Strasburg, Harper, Wall, McNabb: Change the DMV can believe in.

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

      LOL Boston is going to be crying so hard.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Especially when the Lakers win game 7.

    • ultimate913

      Ha. Selig is so mean with giving false hope to the Kansas City community by giving them the ASG when the world will no longer be around.

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

        IETCVM. Ahahaha.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can there be a home run derby with no homers, welcome to the reality of the 2013-2014 HR derbies.

    • Mike HC

      I think Jesus will be ready for the challenge.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Whoops, Michael Kay.

  • Souter Fell

    Yeah, Bill. Throw it.

    • Vinny the Bull

      I wonder which crew hates their talent more; the YES crew, or Francesa’s crew.

      • Jose the Satirist
        • baby carlos

          they fear Francesa will eat them.

        • boogie down

          Francesa’s a punk… While he still has good insight into goings-on in the sports world, but I think he’s past his prime. Plus, the fact that he doesn’t have a co-host allows him to ruthlessly bully his callers; it’s as though no one else can possibly have a point to which he’ll concede.

          I know it’s off-topic, but I just had to say it.

          • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            Today he thought Omar did a good job by not getting pitchers and relying on Dickey and Takashi…

            He proceeded to say because of Ike Davis, Mejia and like AAAA scrubs that contributed to the team that the Mets farm system was great in spite of the “experts.”

            While their system is underrated I was dying by his statements.

            • Jose the Satirist

              I heard that. He made it sound like they had 6 guys in the farm system who came up this year that no one had known about and have been amazing.

              • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                They’ve only had one that really contributed in David. Mejia should be a starter and frankly they are wasting his talent. Dickey and Takashi can only be good for so long.

            • boogie down

              I think it’s fair to say that Omar did nothing more than roll the dice by relying on Dickey and Takahashi. It’s always possible that that roll turns out the way you’d hope and that’s what happened to him. In the week leading up to the start of the season, Francesa was merciless in his bashing of everything Mets. I didn’t particularly mind, obviously, but it does bother me now that he’s reversed course so dramatically without acknowledging that “a good job” and “luck” are two distinctly different things. What exactly were Minaya’s options and how were they so tempting that he had to make a shrewd move in NOT succumbing to them?

              • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                Heh that’s Francesa for you. Oh well. I mean he can defend Omar all he wants but his points are pretty weak.

  • Stryker

    so what was all this #badattitude business about on twitter? anyone care to explain the meme?

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

      Someone on Twitter said they’d heard through their “sources who didn’t want to give their names” that Montero had a bad attitude. It kinda delved into a silly meme.

      • Mike HC

        Not that I have any insight into the situation at all, but I would guess it is more immaturity than a bad attitude. He was put on the fast track and this might be some of that backlash.

        • Mike HC

          Not that I believe that Twitter guy at all. Just based off getting benched a couple of weeks ago for not hustling.

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

            Maybe. But:

            a. Saying you have “anonymous sources” always makes me really skeptical, I am sorry to say.
            b. I think we can all agree he’d hardly be the only 20-year-old to get an attitude while struggling. Doesn’t mean anything about him being a bad person or whatever.

            • Mike HC

              Right. I agree completely. I don’t trust the Twitter guy at all. And I attribute his benching a while ago to a immaturity and a blip on the radar. Nothing to do with a long term attitude problem.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Good AJ is here to stay. He’s been consistent all season, despite a pair of clunkers against the Jays and Rays.

    • Dave

      I blame you for the current predicament

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Ryan Howard is being paid 2M per strikeout. It’s a special clause in his contract.

    Note: This may or may not be true.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      His contract is so ridiculous I believe it. I mean just why? Why not just keep Cliff Lee?

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

    that called 3rd strike wasn’t even close to being an actual strike

  • baby carlos

    Tex, Tex Tex…. may want to skip the All Star break and use the time to hire a private investigator to help you find your swing.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Just get Kevin Long to work on Teix 24-7.

    • Mike HC

      According to that ZZ poster from the other day, the lohud posters already have it all figured out.

      Somebody just has to tell Teix to read the lohud comments and all will be perfect.

      • baby carlos

        lohud posters…. ya that is like Iran giving advice on Middle East peace talks.

      • ZZ

        While I appreciate the shout out, that has nothing to do with Teix applying what’s wrong.

        When things are going wrong for a baseball player most of the time they know what is going wrong. Taking it onto the field is a whole different story.

        Teix has alluded to what is wrong a bunch of times already. Long knows exactly what is wrong. Eiland knew what was wrong with Vazquez earlier in the season.

        Hell, John freakin Kruk knows what is wrong with Teix right now as he was talking about it the other night on BBTN

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

          You may be correct here except on one thing: John Kruk knows nothing.

        • Mike HC

          I was just messing around.

          I actually enjoyed that conversation entertainment wise. I have never read or or been to lohud more than once, so I really don’t know them at all over there.

          I just remember you used teix’s swing mechanics as your example and that not only can lohud commenters identify the problem, but they knew how to fix it. I was laughing at that. Its cool though. I don’t take anything like this that seriously.

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

    On ESPN, Dave O’Brien was trying to make the point on how bad Philly is without Jimmy Rollins, he said, “The Phillies are only 15-15 without their catalyst.”

    So, that means they are 17-15 with him. Devastating.

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

      Like I said on my like essay on the Game Writeup last night… the Rollins thing is really overblown. He is much better than whoever they are using as SS right now, obviously, but the horrible slumps of guys like Utley and Werth are the real problem…

  • baby carlos

    Rick Sutcliffe makes Waldman sound like Vin Scully.

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

      This movie is gonna make House Party look like House Party 2!

      • thurdonpaul

        speaking of movies, what movie premiered 60 years ago today ?

      • boogie down

        Or House Party 3.

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

    god that sucked ass

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yay umps.

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

    greg dobbs??

    • forensicnucchem

      Great numbers vs. AJ.

      But the steal for Ibanez is the most pitiful part of it all.

  • Dalelama

    Can we trade AJ for Cliff Lee? He is so irritaring to watch.

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

      Can we trade you for a commenter that says non-irrational things even occasionally?

      • boogie down

        That’s definitely a win.

      • Dalelama

        Why not?

      • Dalelama

        Still sore I was right about Nicky Johnson?

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

          Nope. ‘Twas a risk that didn’t work out. Kinda surprised you’re not here bragging about it all the time though.

          • Dalelama

            Not my style—to someone not blinded by love it was an easy call. Love of team that is.

        • Mike HC

          ha, wait. You are talking about the player, right?

        • Pete

          Are you pissed we were right about Damon? or Matsui?

          • Dalelama

            Want do you mean? Either Damon or Matsui would be better than NJ?

            • Pete

              What I meant was that we were right about Damon and Matsui – that Matsui was a ticking time bomb and was enormously unlikely to match his production levels from the year before, and that Damon had masked another year of aging with ridiculous home/road splits that were not going to hold up forever. He still may have been a functional DH, but not at anything close to his asking price (we offered 2 years, 14 million, he declined).

              Nick Johnson, meanwhile, came into this season another full year away from wrist surgery, meaning there was a decent chance he’d start seeing some of his power return, especially in YSIII. Also, even without power, Johnson has, when healthy, been a much more productive hitter than Damon (career wRC+ for Johnson: 129, Damon: 112). Also, while he has had a plethora of injuries during his career, two were freak accidents (broken femur, his biggest injury, and broken jaw), and he didn’t have any lasting symptoms from any of his previous injuries. He was, by all appearances, a player who had had terrible luck, and was only marginally more likely to injure his wrist, back, or leg, than your average player.

              When it came down to it, the gamble was this: take the older, declining player suffering from two chronic knee injuries that will not get better (matsui), the older, declining, significantly worse, significantly more expensive player with a history of nagging injuries, or the younger, better player with a history of two unrelated play-induced injuries, and two unrelated freak-accident-induced injuries on his ledger. The Yankees made the correct choice at the time, even if it didn’t work out.

              • FIPster Doofus

                Damon is getting on base nearly 39 percent of the time and has an OPS of .809. I like Nick Johnson and think signing him was a smart move, but Damon is still plenty effective at the plate.

              • dalelama

                But they didn’t make the correct choice. Age really isn’t that important a factor because NJ’s contract was for only one year. Signing either Matsui or Damon would have been a better decision than signing NJ. In my view which the data season to date validates is we gave up two proven big time performers who were very instrumental in helping us win the World Series to acquire a soft, slow, injury prone, one dimensional player who can’t hit for power and has padded his stats against weaker competition. I didn’t mind so much giving up either Matsui or Damon but giving up both and replacing one with Nick Johnson I predicted would be a mistake. I know that even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then but I thought not doing what we did was a no brainer.

  • Brian in NH

    Are we seeing the a little bit of Bad AJ tonight? I just started watching in the second and it seems like he’s having trouble finding the strike zone

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh…

  • forensicnucchem

    Let’s go AJ, shut it down here…

    • Brian in NH

      lookin like philly is about to break it open

      • forensicnucchem

        It’s not broken open at all with Moyer on the mound.

  • baby carlos

    Look at the bright side, only 3.5 years left on that 82.5 million investment.

  • A.D.

    Looks like Game 5 Burnett

  • Frittoman626

    OMG it bad Burnett :(

  • forensicnucchem

    Yikes…

  • Frittoman626

    I hate you Burnett

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

      I HATE YOU, RON BURGUNDY!!!

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

    Welp that was unfortunate.

  • Frittoman626

    Fuck that fat bitch that was dancing

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    not the result i was looking for.

  • yankwin

    well thats awesome just fucking awesome Dobbs schneider valdez way to take advantage of the bottom of the order frankly victarino gave you what you deserve

    • lenn23

      What?

    • boogie down

      YOU GOTTA DUNK THAT BALL!!

      Repeat after me, my friend: Goooosfraba

  • Frittoman626

    It doesn’t matter, Moyer is pitching anyways

  • lily-bk

    bad aj has shown up….i just hope our offense can get something going

  • Frittoman626

    Burnett always has to make things look hard :(

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

    Chances of the Yankees overcoming a 4 run lead against a 47-year old soft tosser?

    85%

  • baby carlos

    I’m guessing the “I Hate Javy” group now has defections to the “I Hate Burnett” group. That has to be an interesting shuttle ride between the two groups.

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

      The “I Hate Burnett” group has always existed. They are very strange.

      • baby carlos

        so true, so true…. weird fixation in my opinion.

    • Dalelama

      Hate is too strong word—irritation is better—great talent but mentally challenged.

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

        This comment. It is a bad one.

        • Dalelama

          Bexy he is a whack job.

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

            This comment. It is also a bad one.

      • Pete

        orrrrr great arm with a sometimes great curveball whose overall “talent” is often oversold because people seem to think for some reason that command/control/consistency are related to character more than being a part of the actual talent package.

        Greg Maddux, Mike Mussina, Roy Halladay, etc: all much more talented to begin with than Burnett could ever dream of being. Not to say that he isn’t immensely talented, but where on earth do you get off attributing his difficulties/failures on mental issues? Do you know him? How can you possibly tell? You are aware that it’s really, really, really fucking hard to control your pitches, right? And that control/command are the result of muscle memory and talent, not some mental advantage, right?

        Pitch selection, setting up hitters, etc. – are things you learn (and your catchers/managers learn). Control is something you can try to practice, but when it comes down to it, some can, some can’t.

        • Dalelama

          Character has nothing to do with mental acuity. I am sure Madoff had a very high IQ.

          • Pete

            my point was this: what hard evidence do you have that AJ Burnett is “mentally challenged”?

            • dalelama

              Like not covering first base after Tex busts his butt to rob a double down the line….

  • Stryker

    bad AJ in the early innings…i might be turning this one off.

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

    People are freaking out even though there was one hard hit ball that inning. One.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Oh that’s right because he walked 2 others, allowed a stolen base to Raul Ibanez – I even had to shake my head at that to make sure I wasn’t dreaming – had no command of the srikezone whatsoever, and couldn’t get the bottom of the order out.

      But there should be no freaking out because he never he’s a pitcher known for his control. A strikethrower that we’ve got locked up for another 3 seasons. I know I’m looking forward to it.

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

        You gotta take the good with the bad. At the end of the year he’ll have his 200 IP of ~4.00 ERA ball. If you can’t deal with the ups and downs of the season, I don’t know what to tell you.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Just allows me to vent about the contract in general. I was never a fan.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        But what do I know I can’t even type. :-P

  • Frittoman626

    Lets go offense, lets respond

  • forensicnucchem

    The worst part of that may not be the 4 runs, but instead the 52 pitches that may lead to a Gaudin sighting.

    • Gwen

      *shudders* Gaudin…ughh.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    If you think AJ’s contract is bad then I suggest every go look over the stats of John Lackey.

  • Frittoman626

    Im watching the game on ESPN3.com and this site sucks, is there another website I can go to watch this game

  • boogie down

    Was that a fliner or a just-missed-it fly out by A-Rod? I’m monitoring on Gameday and the pitch looked like it was in the ol’ wheelhouse.

  • MikeD

    Hopefully in the coming weeks and months, the Phillies don’t point back to this game as the day their offense returned. Bad, AJ, bad!

  • Kristen

    Kim Jones quote of the night: “Jamie Moyer – older than the Super Bowl.”

    • thurdonpaul

      awesome

  • Kevin

    CRUSHED.

  • forensicnucchem

    Demolished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  • Vinny the Bull

    That one made the Creatures happy.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    THAT.WAS.CRUSHED

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    He CAN’T be stopped. MVP!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Bob Cano picked the right occupation. He is good.

  • lily-bk

    atleast cano puts us on the board

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

      At least. sadtrombone.com

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

    Robbie put a good swing on that one, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Cano ripped that shit. Goddamn!

  • Frittoman626

    Robbie Cano don cha know!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    I have a feeling we’re going to see a ML record being broken tonight.

    • forensicnucchem

      That would be very nice.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I’m dumb. What would that be?

    • MikeD

      He hasn’t passed Roberts yet? How many more?

      • forensicnucchem

        Two more to tie, three to pass him.

        And Joba, that’s career homeruns allowed.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Old man Moyer is sweatin’
    Cano is a monster!

  • baby carlos

    Moyer striking a hitter out = embarrassed

  • Frittoman626

    Moyer looks like Randy Johnson today besides that HR he gave up =(

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Granderson, I understand that for your career you strike out a metric fuckton, but you strike out against a guy who is throwing 82-83? For shame.

    /mini rant over

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

      Why does Jorge and Tex get a pass in your rant?

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        They struck out? I was eating dinner so I didn’t see their ABs. Include them in there then.

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

        BECAUSE THEY’RE TRUE YANKEES!!!!

        Wait, you said Tex.

        BECAUSE THEY’RE TRUE CHAMPIONS WHO HAVE WON BEFORE!!!!

  • ZZ

    What you saw from AJ last inning is what you would get from Joba in the rotation right now, but worse, since Joba fails way more often than AJ to repeat his delivery.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      /basedonnothing’d

      • ZZ

        Based on that AJ was doing the same exact thing Joba does with his front shoulder. Except that Joba does it way more often which means even more fastballs right over the plate.

  • Stryker

    why aren’t the yankees rocking moyer right now? i could probably hit an 80 MPH fastball. COME ON.

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

      It’s two innings, relax.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    I was offered Chase Utley and CJ Wilson for CC Sabathia and Brian Wilson.

    Should I do it? I’m really tempted.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Bounceback inning here.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Son of a bitch. My predictions are off as always.

  • lily-bk

    this offense has got to do more than just cano solo shot…..i know its just the first at-bat but moyer making out hitters look bad

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

      And they looked great against Halladay yesterday. And it’s been two freaking innings. Baseball is weird, isn’t it?

      • Adam

        Well, you know, you just can’t predict…oh, well you know.

  • baby carlos

    one of those nights.

  • Frittoman626

    PLEASE TAKE SORRY ASS BURNETT OUT, DAMN IT

    • Frittoman626

      TAKE HIM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      XO

    • Pete

      No matter how much you capitalize, Joe Girardi can’t hear you

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, this doesn’t exactly qualify as settling down… Yuck.

  • NYC

    Crushed.

  • baby carlos

    4-1+2 =

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Vintage bad AJ. God, what can you do other than accept it and hope the next start is better.

    • Pete

      nothing. You can do nothing, other than that. You take the great with the terrible with AJ. I don’t get how people haven’t figured that out. At the end of the year, there’s more good than bad.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    well whoever talked about a record being broken. If you meant home runs i hope the Yankees hit the rest of them

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I fire up gameday at work and the Phils immediately hit back to back HRs.

    http://www.sadtrombone.com/

  • Vinny the Bull

    /logan’d

  • Dave

    Bad timing for Sergio Mitre to be hurt. :(

    • Gwen

      Seriously. I didn’t think I could ever miss Ace as much as I have these past two days. The bullpen just seems so much stronger with him in it.

  • forensicnucchem

    Yay, it’s BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.

  • A.D.

    Last couple starts are an annoying trend right now (including this one).

  • lily-bk

    wow u have got to be kidding me!!!! burnett sucks tonight!!

  • Frittoman626

    Is it wrong to hate Burnett, he is a Yankee, but man this guy, Fuck

    • BigBlueAL

      I dont hate him but he is easily my least favorite Yankee SP by a mile. Just so frustrating to watch.

    • Pete

      Heh weird. I look forward to his starts second most amongst yankees. For whatever reason I find Pettitte to be boring to watch (sorry bex), and CC hasn’t really gotten to the part of the season where he starts eating everyone yet. AJ’s still exciting. I just stop watching if he’s stinking up the joint. Zen baseball, ftw

  • Cecala

    The New York Yankees are always the slumpbusters, it pisses me off a little.

    We need to play the Orioles again…

    • Adam

      Umm, aren’t they like tied for first place and all? 18 games over .500?

      • baby carlos

        that was yesterday. this is today. think you forget, with the onset of the new 24 hour period all previous existing data is lost. Instant gratification.

      • Cecala

        I’m not talking about the Yankees, I just feel like when teams verse us the bats come alive for some reason. Werth and Howard were in the biggest slumps and they go back to back. They Phillies were 17/25 coming into this series vs the Yankees.

        • Pete

          that explains our rotation’s success this year…

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

      Woooooo confirmation bias!

    • Gwen

      I hate seeing the Orioles play the Yanks. Their games are boring as hell, generally bad defensively for both teams and guaranteed wins (unless the AJ on the mound is Sh*t AJ). I like the challenge of playing other teams, but I’m not on the field, so I don’t know how much my opinion counts.

  • BigBlueAL

    AJ is just following in the footsteps of his mentor Roy Halladay’s outing last night.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Heh IETC.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Oh god, not Logan!! NO LOGAN!!! NOOOO LOGAN!!!!! NOOOOO!!!! NOOO!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    All four of those pitches could’ve been strikes via Gameday.

  • Frittoman626

    When i said get Burnett out, I didn’t mean for Logan, GET PARK OUT!!!!!!!

  • Usty

    Well…I did have a couple of episodes of Lie To Me to watch on my DVR anyway…

  • Frittoman626

    You can’t blame Posada for this

  • MikeD

    So a guy who has hit 96mph tonight is getting his ass kicked by a guy who is throwing 80. Baseball is a strange game.

    I have faith the Yankees can score a bunch of runs. I don’t have faith that AJ is going to hold the line tonight.

    • ARX

      96mph meatball is still a meatball…just not his night tonite.

      • Gwen

        It hasn’t been his night for a while then.

  • Dave

    How many pitches does AJ throw? Has he always been FB/Curve and that is it? I thought he was bringing a change to the table this year. To me, it almost always boils down to “does AJ have a curve he can throw for strikes?” And if the answer is no, it’s “Bad AJ”.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Alright, well, five runs isn’t as many as it seems, especially against Moyer. Game ain’t over yet.

  • ARX

    I think the only positive for me at this point is that Werth is on my fantasy team and AJ isn’t…yikes. Bad AJ tonight.

    Speaking of fantasy, have I ever mentioned how much it sucks to have a lower waiver priority than my next closest competitor just after someone DROPPED ZACK GREINKE TO WAIVERS!? Worst yet, he’s probably going to flip him in a trade to make a killing and shore up his team’s weaknesses. :sigh:

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 (The Real) James

    Possible that WP (really a passed ball)in the 1st got in his head?

  • forensicnucchem

    Squeeze another inning or two out of AJ, then just save one more pitch in that arm for the pie after the epic comeback and walk-off…

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

    Wow, a lot a whining tonight. Smells downright LoHudian in here.

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

      Tell me about it.

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

      Seriously, it’s kinda scary.

      • Adam

        Breaking News, fair weather Yankee fans blame A.J. Burnett for oil spill in the Gulf.

    • ZZ

      I sent the LoHud trolls over here ;)

    • forensicnucchem

      A lot of it is absurd, but it’s not like there’s a ton to love about this particular game right now.

      • Adam

        Ok, but it is one out of 162, not a big deal. Crap games happen. Just because it is against the team they beat in the Series last year does not make it any more important than any other old Wednesday in June.

  • forensicnucchem

    Moyer was very graceful on that.

  • Frittoman626

    Man I hate the Phillies

  • Jersey

    At what point do they move Gardner and his 400 OBP back to the leadoff spot and move Jeter and his inside-out swing back to the 2-hole?

    • forensicnucchem

      At the point when they want to see if Jeter can set a GIDP record.

      So, never…

      • Jersey

        Can’t GIDP if the leadoff hitter swipes 2nd.

        Also, he’s hit into exactly SIX this year. So cool it.

        • forensicnucchem

          Gardner can’t steal everytime he’s on base.

          And a large part of Jeter only having six right now is that it’s impossible for him to hit into one in his first AB every game and most of the time he’s had a lower OBP guy in the 9 hole in front of him.

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

          You’re right. They’ve scored more runs than any other team in baseball, but damn it, this game pissed you off. So fuck it, let’s change everything.

          • Jersey

            Is this a fucking joke? Gardner’s got a 400 OBP. Jeter’s known to hit to the right. I had a random thought and made a suggestion. I’m not the one who’s cranky, Axisa.

            • Dalelama

              Wouldn’t Gardner stealing also open a hole for Jeter? Complacency is devastating.

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

      Did you see how Gardner hit when they moved him higher in the order? And you want to move Jeter and his grounders to the 2-hole to create more GIDP’s, I presume?

      • Jersey

        I did. But he’s swinging the bat well, don’t you think he merits another look?

        And I’d like to think, if teams are holding Gardner on, it opens a big hole on the right for Jeter.

    • Adam

      At the point when they ignore all the statistical evidence that points towards Jeter being one of the more effective leadoff hitters in baseball.

      • Jersey

        Don’t you think Gardner’s OBP would be more valuable at the top of the order, if he can maintain it?

        Jesus Tapdancing Christ this blog gets snarky sometimes.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Was there any particular reason that Manuel swapped Moyer and Kendrick for this series?

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

      Maybe to keep Moyer on schedule? I dunno.

    • forensicnucchem

      My own theory is that he thought Moyer could get hit around so he wanted him matched up against Burnett instead of Pettitte, since Burnett is the more likely of the two to get hit around a little.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Obviously, it’s easier said then done, but Jeter’s gotta look for a better pitch than that (at least w/how it looked on GD) on 2-0 when the team is down five runs. Meh.

  • Frittoman626

    Yankees are getting owned by a man that that has a 80 MPH pitch, I can throw faster than that and get hits off him, Lets hope AJ can pitch a shut out inning

    • Pete

      you can? Dammit, why aren’t you on the yankees then? Cash really screwed the pooch on that one…

      • Frittoman626

        Still in high school

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Didn’t stop Bryce Harper. Stop slacking.

        • Pete

          Wow, you’re very lucky to have gotten the opportunity to face Major League pitcher Jamie Moyer while still in high school

          • Frittoman626

            Alright enough with the sarcasm

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

      Yankees are getting owned by a man that that has a 80 MPH pitch, I can throw faster than that and get hits off him,

      Command > Control > Movement > Location > Velocity

  • Frittoman626

    Im looking foward to the Yankees-Dodgers series next weekend, Im going to one of the games =D

  • Pete

    Alrrrright since were getting shellacked i think it’s time to just spend the rest of the night going all out on Moyer-is-old jokes. I’ll start:

    This isn’t fair. Obviously Moyer has the upper hand, having invented the sport and all.

    • Frittoman626

      LMFAO!!!

    • Pete

      I mean it’s great that we’re the yankees and all, with 27 world titles, but he invented fire…how can we compete with that?

  • poster

    So. Jamie Moyer. I now hate him.

  • BigBlueAL

    Phil Niekro the trivia answer??

    • Adam

      Ack, missed it, what was the question?

      • BigBlueAL

        Oldest pitcher to record a win vs the Yankees I believe was the question.

        • Pete

          Probably Moyer himself, when he notched a win on his 56th birthday back in ’72

        • Adam

          Thanks! Charlie Hough maybe?

          • BigBlueAL

            Didnt think of Hough. Good one too. Its gotta be an old knuckle-baller!! lol

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Is it wrong that I hate Victorino with a passion?

    • Frittoman626

      No because yuo should hate most if not all the Phillies

  • boogie down

    So I’ve noticed on a few occasions tonight, via Gameday, that inarguable strikes are being called balls. Does Brooks or any other site confirm this?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Right now, Brooks has five possible strikes as balls for A.J., with one ball being called a strike. For Moyer, two possible strikes called as balls and two balls called as strikes.

      • boogie down

        5?? Sheesh. Don’t know how much it would’ve helped but that still sucks. Thanks for the info.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Well, that’s five POSSIBLE strikes–two of them are borderline. Moyer’s though, were much more blatantly bad.

          • boogie down

            Ah, nevermind then. Guess the ump’s screwing both sides equally.

  • ARX

    oof.

  • Frittoman626

    Is Posada cursed with throwing runners out

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    ha wow one of those games so far

  • poster

    Wow, A.J. Really?

  • MikeD

    As we all know, AJ goes in streaks. He’s been off for a few games, so I’m figuring he’s on the cusp of a hot one.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I understand, but there are a couple things that concern me about AJ. His FB is down nearly 1 mph and his curve has not been as effective as last year down from 1.5 CB/C to .5 CB/C that is huge decline. If anyone has an explanation for this I would be interested to educate myself.

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

    Yeah this is one of those nights. That said, it’s not even close to over.

  • Dante

    Another “stellar” AJ performance…folks.
    He’s thrown 85 pitches already in 3 & a third. Geez!!!
    Now with Mitre Dl’d and Ace on the shelf. Girardi’s long relief choices are what…Gaudin? Logan? (throw up the white flag already Joe G)
    Might as well rest your regulars.

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

      Just go away.

      • Dante

        why..dude? What’s you’re problem? Truthfulness?

        • poster

          Stupidity.

          Your problem with this post will be truthfulness.

          And now I’m done feeding the troll, I promise.

          • Dante

            poster…deuce bag should precede poster

            • poster

              Deuce bag..Yes indeed, I am a deuce bag.

        • Mike HC

          How about the problem of you claiming a 5 run game is over in the fourth inning, especially with this lineup.

          • Dante

            ah huh… we’ll see schmucho

            • Mike HC

              The end result is kind of meaningless. What kind of manager would give up on any game, especially when it is only a 5 run game, half way through the 4th inning.

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

          His problem is TRUTHINESS

    • poster

      You=My favorite poster that doesn’t call himself poster

      • poster

        To clarify:

        This comment was made because of the comedic content in Dante’s posts.

        • Dante

          We’ll see @ the end of 9 what the final blow out score is dude.

          • poster

            Okay, NOW my final comment.

            The final score proves ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

            I swear, I’m done.

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

          Truly, Dante’s comedy is divine.

          • poster

            Hahaha IETC.

            • Dante

              juvenile…lil boy

          • Marcus

            This comment is the winner.

            • Dante

              Geez I’m being ganged up by a bunch of 9th graders.
              Obnoxious lil boyz!!

              • deuce bag poster

                I find it ironic you spell boys boyz then call us obnoxious 9th graders.

                Also ironic: TSJC made a reference to Dante’s Divine Comedy, one of the great works of literature EVER, yet he is a ninth-grader?

                Fascinating.

  • baby carlos

    So fundamentally the last two nights, this is NOT the series you want high school kids watching.

  • Mike HC

    The real problem here of course is no Jose Molina, ha

  • Dalelama

    See Bexy, thank you AJ for proving my point.

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

      Do you think CC Sabathia has mental problems?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        You’ve got mental problems, man!

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

          Yeah, man, you’ve got mental problems, man.

      • Dalelama

        No but then I have never seen him forget to cover first base.

        • Chris

          You missed the game yesterday?

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

          You didn’t see the game yesterday then. Or you’re forgetting it on purpose for your narrative.

          • dalelama

            Actually only get the nationally televised games down here in Florida. I am stuck with the Marlins and Rays games on most evenings. I have seen enough of Burnett to come to what I feel is an obvious conclusion, he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Poor pitch selection, rattles easy, bonehead plays. Yesterday there were two glaring examples, botching the tailor made double play ball up the middle and forgetting to cover the bag. That is why teaming him with Posada is risky, you end up with two butter knives rather than two razors.

    • poster

      No. Just no. You’re not right.

  • Frittoman626

    Burnett even sucks at defense, huuuuuuuuuugh, he deserves to be taken out and being booooed >:(

  • ARX

    o..k…
    So. Logan. Clean slate. Low expectations. Time to redeem yourself dude.

  • Stryker

    welp.

  • boogie down

    When was Blogan recalled?

  • Frittoman626

    Cant blame my dad for this, he never watches a game when Burnett pitches

  • Adam

    I blame Cano’s laziness rubbing off on AJ, explaining why he did not hustle over to first there.

    Seriously…boos?

    • Adam

      Or were they just really excited and calling for Logan’s appearance in the game?

  • baby carlos

    Boone Logan will shut out the Phillies….

  • Frittoman626

    Is it me or do teams that are in slumps always seem to break out of it when they play the Yankees, maybe im ust overating that stat

  • baby carlos

    How come no one has blamed Posada for AJ’s bad performance? Isn’t Posada the reason AJ can’t pitch?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I’m not sure if this is sarcasm or not.

      • baby carlos

        Yes, it was total sarcasm…. based on the whole “molina is aj’s personal catcher”….

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          I wasn’t sure because of your previous posts around here.

          • baby carlos

            yep, understood.

      • forensicnucchem

        Totally agree, I’m stumped.

    • Frittoman626

      He got man handled with Cervelli, how is it Posada’s fault, you try and be AJ’s catcher

    • boogie down

      Yeah, that’s sarcasm alright.

  • MikeD

    This is not Boone Logan. I’d like to think of him as Logan Boone.

    • MikeD

      Good job, Logan Boone, good job.

  • Frittoman626

    IFFFF the Yankees escape this inning i predict they have the lead by the 8th inning, do you guys agree

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

      They’ll definitely bring the tying run to the plate at some point.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Unpossible. They’ve already given up.

    • forensicnucchem

      I still think AJ will need that pitching arm one more time for a pie later on…

  • ARX

    :applause:

  • MrJigginz

    Booooooooooone….lol.

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, for two batters there Logan actually looked like a half-useful pitcher.

  • Frittoman626

    Heeeeeeeeyyyyyy, good job Logan =D

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I like the shell of Raul Ibanez. Remember this time last year when everyone was talking shit about those who said his contract would be bad? Good times.

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

      He’s obviously on the juice.

      /ThatOneBloggerGuy’d

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, but did anyone take those people seriously

  • ZZ

    I can live with Good AJ/Bad AJ, but not covering first there was pathetic.

    He gave up on his team on that play.

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

    Yeah, Boone did OK, but he walked another guy.

    What?

    He did?

    Nevermind. Good job Boone.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn that food looks good as fuck.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I cannot wait to go eat there next month after the ASG. It should be freaking awesome.

  • MikeD

    I haven’t had dinner yet. Get that food off my screen.

  • Frittoman626

    Hah Moyer looks like he pitched a 15 inning game, he keeps breathing hard

    • baby carlos

      and is pitching a 1 hitter.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    So…does a game like this mean you can’t predict baseball?

    • Mike HC

      Just like you can’t predict whats going to happen in the next 5 innings.

  • BigBlueAL

    Bang!!! Got the trivia right baby!!! Woohooo!!!

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

    FACT*: The Yankees have never come back from a 5 run deficit.

    *(not true)

  • forensicnucchem

    AJ’s part of the game sucked, but the worst part is Moyer getting through 4 innings with under 60 pitches and at most just a couple of hard hit balls (regardless of the results).

  • Frittoman626

    1 HIT off Moyer, man that sucks =(

  • baby carlos

    Joe is going to make the entire team run wind sprints after the game.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m on GameDay, so I’d like to know: how as A-Rod looked at the plate?

    • Adam

      That last pitch that he flied out on is one he hits out when he is really on. But he doesn’t seem overly clunky to me or anything.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        That last pitch that he flied out on is one he hits out when he is really on.

        I feel like I’ve said this a lot myself this year.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Moyer with the one hitter through 4. I did not see that coming.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      /Spanish Inquisition’d

  • BigBlueAL

    At least Tommy Hanson is shutting out the Rays through 5 innings.

  • cjc

    this game is 1000% on AJ if they do not come back how could it not be but this lineups performance against Moyer thus far is not only embarassing it is down right disgraceful it is disgusting to watch any mediocre junk ball lefty fool this team over and over again hopefully this ends next inning

    • forensicnucchem

      Wow, just a little punctuation goes a long way…

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      You’re not going to be around during the ninth, after a walk-off in which the Yanks win 7-6.

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

      Aaand we beat up Roy Halladay last night.

      #ycpb.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Punctuation is your friend.

  • Adam

    Logan has just good enough stuff that he tricks you into thinking that he can be a contributor when he is actually throwing strikes. A lefty Albaladejo, if you will…

  • Frittoman626

    Logan is beasting it

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

      He’s pitching just well enough for Girardi to give him another chance. This is a bad thing.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        Left handed relievers: Joe Girardi :: Gritty veterans: Bruce Bochy

      • Accent Shallow

        Not as bad as Park still being here.

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

          Yeah, he’s really hurting the team with all those low leverage outings.

          • Accent Shallow

            He has zero upside. If you’re going to have someone pitch low leverage spots, why not try and work Melancon in, or see if Albaladejo really has worked something out?

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

              Why, so they could sit on the bench and pitch once every four days? I’d rather see those two pitch regularly in AAA. CHoP doesn’t have upside because he’s old, but he’s a better MLB option that those two right now.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Apparently Logan brought something with him from SWB. He’s throwing strikes for Christ’s sake!

  • ARX

    I predict a 5 run rally this inning.

  • baby carlos

    baby carlos says:
    June 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Boone Logan will shut out the Phillies….

    If that was his last inning, do I get credit for the prediction?

  • Frittoman626

    Rays down 3-0, Red Sox up 4-2, Lets go Yankees, lets get it started

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

    This game obviously happened because A-Rod is in the lineup.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Is A-Rod the goat again? We should make him the goat of this game.

  • MikeD

    Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel out to watch their old high school buddy Jamie Moyer pitch a game just like when they were kids.

    • boogie down

      hahahaha IETCVM

  • rek4gehrig

    Just got home.
    Yanks are not hitting Moyer because?

    • baby carlos

      cy young

      • Pete

        Jamie Moyer taught Cy Young how to throw a curveball

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

      The very important YCPB clause.

  • Frittoman626

    Can someone tell the Yankees Moyer isn’t throwing Knuckleballs

  • baby carlos

    verbal oral sex on Moyer by Sutcliffe is gross

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

      (goes off to write fanfiction about it)
      (kidding, kidding, totally kidding)
      (OR AM I)

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        Dear God I hope you are kidding.

  • Adam

    Sutcliffe just said, “Jamie has said it before, but he doesn’t see that someone like Jorge Posada, is who is up there.”

    Of course that is because of the cataracts and not because of his competitive nature.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      See that shit, bitch.

      Rally starts now!

      • Gwen

        lmao. If only.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Or ends three pitches later.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    JORGE!

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

    Now they’re back to within slam distance. This thing isn’t over. Not by a long shot.

  • forensicnucchem

    That’s where it starts…

  • Frittoman626

    Posada for the All-Star game =D

    • Gwen

      He should re-learn how to block balls first and stop base stealing. I love Jorge offensively, but he’s starting to show his age behind the plate.

      • boogie down

        Well, when it comes to those things, hasn’t he, in a way, always “shown his age”?

        • Gwen

          I guess that’s true, but as an aging catcher who is still insistent on catching, he should be better. I don’t hate Posada in any way, I’m just expressing my disagreement with him being on the All Star roster. I wasn’t looking at his numbers as a whole either and basing it on this performance alone, so maybe there’s an argument to be made, but it’s my opinion.

      • ZZ

        The dynamic Yankee fans have with AJ Burnett really is amazing.

        So many hate the guy, but these same idiots may actually hate Posada even more. So while, they are hating on AJ on a night like tonight, they actually at the same time constantly make excuses for the guy by putting as much as they can on Posada.

        Maybe blocking the ball has to do with AJ year after year being close to the lead in WP and hits batsmen.

        Maybe the base stealing has to do with AJ being atrocious at holding on baserunners and leading the league in SB allowed.

        Nothing and I repeat nothing tonight is Posada’s fault. It is amazing how often that has to be said.

        • forensicnucchem

          Posada dropping the ball on the pitchout isn’t his fault? ;-)

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Maybe the base stealing has to do with AJ being atrocious at holding on baserunners and leading the league in SB allowed.

          That’s not just A.J. No Yankee pitcher is effective at holding runners. Pettitte’s got a good move to first, but if he’s not throwing over, he’s very slow to the plate. If the runner guesses right, he’s got the bag stolen.

        • boogie down

          I don’t know if that was addressed to me, fully or partially, or not, but I’ll respond as if it was.

          I wasn’t saying anything about how tonight’s performance by AJ should be pinned on Posada, I was just talking about Posada’s defense being mediocre throughout his career. I remember he had that stretch during a month a few years ago where it seemed as if he allowed a passed ball every other game. I completely agree that Posada had nothing to do with how poorly AJ pitched tonight, I was just saying that Posada has never been mistaken for Pudge Rodriguez behind the plate.

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

            This is what I figured. His response puzzled me.

            You can run, but you can’t hide ZZ.

          • ZZ

            To clear up any confusion I was responding to Gwen. Your post wasn’t even there when I wrote that post.

        • Gwen

          I didn’t say it wasn’t AJ’s fault. He had a horrific performance today and I never give him any credit unless he’s earned it (which he hasn’t), but it is a catcher’s job to block the ball, and AJ can’t stop base stealing since he can’t see it, so that is on Jorge as well as AJ.

          • ZZ

            Who’s fault was it when AJ was always at the top of the leaderboard for WP when he was with Toronto?

            They are called wild pitches and not passed balls for a reason.

            I don’t think you understand how a base is stolen at the major league level if you think those SB’s are on Jorge. See Matt I’s comment above.

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

              ZZ > Gwen

              Fatality.

              Hit it Pawlikowski! Use those admin powers and pull out the button!

            • Gwen

              Okay then, explain it to me if I don’t understand it.

              • ZZ

                Oh well that is a lot less fun than yelling at Posada haters.

                AJ does not pay close attention to base runners. So they can get a good lead on him. The main reason though is that he is also very slow to the plate because of his high leg kick and just general delivery.

                He basically does not give his catcher much of a chance at all to throw the runner out, because they are already so far down the baseline by the time the catcher gets the ball.

                Also, AJ is a very difficult pitcher to catch. His stuff moves a lot, he often misses the glove, and he often throws the ball in the dirt. That makes it even harder for a catcher to catch the ball, pop up, and get a good grip on the ball.

                I also should not even said major league level. Pitcher’s not holding on runners is a major problem at the minor league level.

                It is very difficult to gauge a minor league catcher’s ability to throw out base stealers with just their CS%, because so many pitcher’s down there are so bad and so inexperienced at holding on runners.

                Also, a lot of organizations don’t emphasize their pitcher’s learning to do it. They just want them to focus on pitching and developing as a pitcher.

                For example, the Red Sox org basically don’t teach their pitcher’s at all how to slow down the running game. You can see it with Clay Bucholz and how lost he looks at times with runners on base.

                • ZZ

                  Just to add one more thing.

                  The Rays stole 6 bases off AJ with Cervelli behind the plate.

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

                    Thank you for emphasizing the fatality.

                    • ZZ

                      hahah IETC and the one above. Love Mortal Kombat references.

                • Gwen

                  Okay, that makes sense. I wasn’t aware of that bit of information on AJ being a difficult pitcher to catch.I know his pitches have movement, but I didn’t know that made him difficult to catch. I didn’t know about the stolen bases with the AJ-Cervelli battery either, so any blame on Jorge would’ve been absolved had I known that.

                  I figured it was an inexperience thing that caused AJ to be a horrible pitcher when it comes to base stealing. He doesn’t throw to first a lot, but I see Andy and CC doing it often. I don’t think I’ve seen Phil doing it, so I can’t add him to the comparison.

                  For the record, I do not hate Posada. He’s actually one of my favorite players, but when someone’s also at fault, you can’t just excuse them because you like them. I thought Posada was at fault and I was mistaken, so there.

                  I also thought that stolen bases were charged as the battery of pitcher-catcher, and didn’t just fall on the pitcher.

                  • ZZ

                    No you’re right. Statistically SB’s don’t fall on the pitcher.

                    But with a guy pitcher like AJ, the vast majority of the time they should fall on him.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Jorge has more home runs than A-Rod.

  • Frittoman626

    Russo hits his first HR here

    • Frittoman626

      Nevermind d:

  • boogie down

    Well, at least we’ve begun to chip away. Let’s do this.

  • forensicnucchem

    Isn’t this kind of pushing your luck with Logan now?

    • forensicnucchem

      I stand corrected.

      Now, trade him for ANYTHING right away. His value will never be higher again…

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

        Haha +1

  • ARX

    Logan for another inning? This is either tempting fate, or a sign that I should look for pigs flying outside my window…

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

      But he’s teh lefty!

    • ARX

      Yep, they’ve taken flight.

    • Chris

      Watch out for those pigs.

    • MikeD

      Duck when you stick your head out the window.

  • Adam

    Umm…did Sutcliffe just say that Laz Diaz and Joe West are great umpires?

  • ARX

    Whoa…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    If only Boone was always like this

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

      He would be a Cy Young cadidate. 0.00 ERA is serious stuff over a whole season

  • Vinny the Bull

    Boone Logan? Effective??

    My brain hurts.

  • MikeD

    Logan Boone. Don’t let your evil twin Boone Logan ever come back.

    • kunaldo

      Wolverine?

    • Chris

      Can someone please explain the Boone Logan hate? He currently has the 3rd best ERA among Yankee relievers with 4+ IP and not on the DL (behind Mo and Marte). He’s now had 6 inherited runners this year and allowed none of them to score. Sure, he’s not the next Yankee closer, but he’s been pretty effective this year.

      • Gwen

        He was terrible at the beginning of the season. It was like an assault on the senses with him and Robertson being terrible together. I think his low ERA might be due to the fact that he was demoted for a while. I’m glad he’s improved, but you’ll have to excuse us if we’re not exactly brimming with confidence when he’s on the mound.

        • Chris

          He wasn’t terrible at the beginning of the season. He was effective. I guess his first appearance wasn’t particularly effective (1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, left with 2 outs and bases loaded), but he didn’t give up any runs.

          His season ERA went above 4 for the first time on 5/19 when he gave up two runs to the Rays. In 14 appearances, he’s given up 1 run 4 times and 2 runs once.

          He’s struggled with his control somewhat, but that seems like a ridiculously little thing to worry about when you’re talking about the 6th or 7th man in your pen.

          Again, I still don’t understand why people have all this animosity towards Logan.

          • Gwen

            I can’t tell you why everyone else dislikes him, but he was pitching poorly and missing pitches in the beginning of the season, so that’s why I’m not a fan. I don’t particularly have animosity towards him, but I don’t exactly trust him on the mound either.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I like the 6/16/2010 version of Boone Logan.

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

      Agreed.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Everyone remember this Boone Logan, this will be the answer when we continously ask why this guy is still in our pen going forward….

  • MikeD

    Has Jeter seen more than three pitches tonight in his three ABs?

  • forensicnucchem

    Jeter, 5 pitches in 3 AB’s. Yuck…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    nice play by werth there

  • Adam

    Wow that was…wide.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Per GameDay as well.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I love Paulie and I love Swish, but that was strike 3 right there. Good pitch by Moyer.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      it really wasnt at all..clearly of the plate

      • Cy Farnsworth

        the strike zone in actual baseball games isn’t perfect. both teams have been getting the outside corner all game, swisher needs to swing at anything that close.

        • Chris

          For his entire life, Swisher (and all other hitters) has been learning what’s a strike and what’s a ball. Why should he suddenly have to adjust his reactions for one game just because an umpire doesn’t know that the ball actually has to cross the plate?

          • Cy Farnsworth

            Because he’s playing in the major leagues, not a video game. You act as though this is the first time that he’s played in front of a human ump with an extended strike zone.

            That strike 3 was consistent with the other calls that this ump has been making on the outside corner. It may not be fair, but that’s life.

            • Chris

              The problem is that there isn’t time to think through the decision. You react as you’ve trained your body to react. If the pitch is off the plate, then it’s a ball and should be called a ball. If this umpire can’t call a game correctly, then he shouldn’t be umpiring in the major leagues.

              That strike 3 was consistent with the other calls that this ump has been making on the outside corner.

              This just makes it worse. If it’s one call, then you can say the ump just missed the call. When it’s consistent, then the umpire should be corrected. There’s a defined strike zone for a reason.

              It may not be fair, but that’s life.

              Well, it doesn’t have to be. Everyone here knew the pitch was a few inches off the plate (as did Sterling from the press box). Why should it be a strike just because the ump doesn’t believe in the definition of the strike zone?

              • poster

                All of this.

  • baby carlos
    • Adam

      I hope that means that he pisses off Jobu (not Joba) in between innings…

    • Accent Shallow

      There’s no one in the game today with that reputation, unfortunately.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, Moyer did have a sub-4.00 ERA before the Sox game.

    /still trying to convince myself this isn’t as bad as it looks

  • danny

    trying to practice zen baseball but being shut down by a 47 year old tends to get me just a bit annoyed

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

      Age < Talent

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

      Remember how we lit up maybe the best pitcher in baseball yesterday. Feel better.

  • Accent Shallow

    I can support 92-93mph Gaudin.

  • camilo gerardo

    i wanted vlad, i am right in retrospect. doesn’t mean anything

    • camilo gerardo

      woops. let’s honor America, everyone

  • forensicnucchem

    So, AJ gets hit all over the park, Logan is dominant for over 2 innings, Gaudin gets out three power hitters including 2 lefties, Moyer shuts down the Yanks offense.

    What the hell is going on out there???

    • Kevin

      Baseball: You can’t predict it.

  • Frittoman626

    Yankees eed to score this inning or it might be time to think about tomorrow

  • baby carlos

    Sterling; “You can’t predict baseball”

    Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    A Burnett 3.1 6 6 6 4 3 2 87-48 4.33
    B Logan 2.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 33-22 4.05
    C Gaudin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19-12 7.90
    Totals 7.0 6 6 6 5 7 2 139-82

    Love it..

  • http://unclemikesmusings.blogspot.com Uncle Mike

    Hey, be nice to Jamie Moyer. After all this is a guy who pitched at Connie Mack Stadium.

    For Connie Mack.

    Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but he says he was at both Phillies’ World Championship parades, 2008 as a player and 1980 as a fan. He probably did see a game at Connie Mack Stadium, formerly Shibe Park, which closed in 1970.

  • Adam

    Woohoo! Hinske going yard against the (Not)D-Rays. Still helping this team out.

  • Adam

    Can someone tell me…is it possible to predict baseball?

    • Mike HC

      I really don’t understand why this game is so mind blowing to people. Moyer has been at this thing called pitching for a while now. This is really not all that crazy and unpredictable.

      • Adam

        Yeah, agreed. And really watching Mussina in ’08 should illustrate how location and mixing pitches is more effective than just straight gas.

      • dalelama

        We also had a guy named Tommy John who did the same thing quite well.

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

    Tonight’s pitching match up could be called “The Best Stuff in Baseball” vs “The Worst Stuff in Baseball”.

    ….and the guy with the ‘worst’ stuff won the battle.

    That’s why Susan…

  • baby carlos

    Tex is just painful to watch hit right now.

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

    Apparently this ump thinks the neighborhood play applies to the strike zone.

    http://twitter.com/TheYankeeU

    This just had to be repeated. It’s from Mo’s Twitter.

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

    First time Moyer has to pitch from the stretch tonight. Hopefully it’ll screw him all up.

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

      Or not.

  • baby carlos

    Cano = double

    • baby carlos

      didn’t mean play…..comeback now non existent.

  • forensicnucchem

    Ok, gotta get a run or two back this inning now.

    • forensicnucchem

      Or just abruptly kill the inning and possibly the chances of winning…

  • Frittoman626

    :(

  • MikeD

    Leiter’s wrong. It’s the hard throwers who generally have pitched later into their careers.

  • ARX

    Well, that baserunner nice while it lasted…

  • Vinny the Bull

    Pretty sure that ball just sort of fell into his glove.

  • Adam

    It ain’t always pretty with Swish, but he is damn solid in the OF.

  • baby carlos

    don’t the Yankees have a losing record this year for games televised byESPN

  • Sheepmeister

    You know, this catastrophe can only be blamed on one person who is only out there for his own stats, A-Rod. I heard he told AJ to pitch a terrible game so he can hit 5 solo HRs in the 9th to win.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Some pie would be nice.

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

    7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 15, 2010 at 10:35 AM (#3559665)
    I find it hard to believe that Quisenberry – who I remember as having a fairly short career for a great player – and Trevor Hoffman – who seems to have pitched forever – have thrown roughly the same number of innings.

    http://www.baseballthinkfactor.....isenberry/

    Nice of Repoz over at BTF to start a discussion about my Quisenberry post, but this comment just blew me away. I felt the best argument against Quiz was his lack of longevity, but this completely destroys that argument. No one would ever question Hoffman’s longevity, and they pitched the same # of innings.

  • ARX

    So…who predicted the Logan/Gaudin multi-inning shutout? (put your hand down)

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

    I heart that Johnnie Walker commercial.

    • Vinny the Bull

      I heart that Johnnie Walker.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Am I the only one who got uncomfortable when Kay started talking about Kim Jones “tweeting with her knees?”

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

      lol this too easy….

    • Adam

      I think I get a little uncomfortable whenever Kay talks to her…

    • Vinny the Bull

      No. Lonely, creepy Michael Kay is creepy.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      I know what you mean, had to shift the laptop a bit…

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

    good god, i can’t believe moyer is still there

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

    good job russo

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

    Why does Jamie Moyer shock Kay so much? Guys pitched like this for 100 years before everyone fell in love with radar gun readings.

    • Dan

      Moyer himself has been pitching like this for 100 years.

    • MikeD

      It’s probably why Moyer is effective. Many hitters have only had to face him.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I could be a MLB pitcher with this strikezone

  • Frittoman626

    Moyer pitched in 49 different stadiums, he has been around a long time

    • JobaTheHeat62

      thats crazy…I cannot believe there have been that many new stadiums built in his 400 years of service. Thats more than half the teams getting new stadiums in the past 25 years or so.

      • Chris

        By my quick count, there are only 9 teams that have played home games in a single stadium since the start of 1989:

        Boston, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, LA Angels, Oakland, Florida, Cubs, Dodgers, and Diamonbacks

        The Nationals/Expos have the honor of having played home games in 4 different stadiums: Montreal, Puerto Rico, RFK and Nationals park

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I think I’ve figured out why everyone’s so hellbent on pointing out Moyer’s age.

    He’s the 6th cast member of Grown Ups.

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

      IETC

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh Gardner that was not gritty

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

    Stay thirsty, my friends.

    Thirsty.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Meh. You have to take the good with the bad. At least Tampa is losing, which would give the Yanks their first divisional lead by half a game.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      if they both lose its tied

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        Still? Well shit they better do something next inning. I want pie, damn it!

        • JobaTheHeat62

          yea they are both 41-23 and both losing there game right now..Give it time, we will take the lead over them.

  • thurdonpaul

    Wow, tip your cap to Moyer.

  • Frittoman626

    While I do respect Moyer, this game REALLY HAS pissed me off, I cant stand watching the Yankees lose o a pitcher who gave up 9 ER his last start :(

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      In ONE inning pitched, we let him embarass us, 3 hits through 8.

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

      And we killed Halladay yesterday.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        along these lines, I remember John Sterling mentioning something about “predicting baseball,” but the specifics are a little fuzzy…

      • Frittoman626

        Maybe the bats come to life against Kendrick

        • forensicnucchem

          Sure hope so. Lefties are really hitting him this year, but the only guy who’s seen him before is 1 for 12 against him.

          Would love to win the series still.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    so Boone Logan and Chad Gaudin have owned and it might all be for nothing. Now that is a bummer

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

    “and if you want to stop by Kim Jones’ house, she lives on 215 East 23rd street…”

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

      aaaaand i have a new address to stalk

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Vuvuzela’s are just not a part of “soccer etiquette,” right Kay?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Please be 2009 Brad Lidge we see next inning…PLEASE!!!!! I’ll even take 2010 Brad Lidge

  • Jim

    Chad’s parents should have named him “Dan.”

    that would be quite the name

  • Frittoman626

    Good games fro Gaudin and Logan

  • JobaTheHeat62

    5 2/3 IP from Boone Logan and Chad Gaudin, and it was like Roy Halladay against the Marlins.

  • forensicnucchem

    Boy, it really tells you something about how bad AJ was tonight when Logan and Gaudin do what they just did to that offense.

  • MikeD

    If I’m Manuel, I send Moyer out for the 9th.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      This is a nice opportunity to get Lidge some work–he’s only got 8 or 9 innings under his belt, and he’s got a natural advantage following a guy who throws so slowly.

  • forensicnucchem

    It’s insanely unlikely, but how awesome would a walk-off still be?

  • baby carlos

    6-2 lead and brad lidge is pitching… Charlie worried?

    • Frittoman626

      I dont think he’s that terrible

    • MikeD

      He just increased the “worry level” by bringing in Lidge. Yankees did nothing against Moyer.

  • Frittoman626

    Did Moyer and Halladay switch bodies

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Jeter swinging at balls

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

    HOW IN THE WORLD WAS THAT STRIKE THREE???

    • Adam

      I think we can score that one Umpirical Indifference.

  • Frittoman626

    FUCK that was a nice pitch

    • JobaTheHeat62

      If you are 14 feet tall

  • forensicnucchem

    yikes, that was high.

  • Reggie C.

    DOMENICK HIXON is lost for the season!

    Holy shit , who’s gonna return kick-offs and drop long, wide-open passes from Eli ???

    • Kevin G.

      Well that was fast. >_>

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Yikes, Swish’s pissed.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    lets get em in the rubber game…The good ol’ Texan will whip some Philly ASS

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Did it twice last year in shittier zones. I am fully confident in AP’s ability to pimpsmack the Phillies tomorrow.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god I hope Paul O’Neill gets a twitter account lol

  • baby carlos

    Tex…overmatched

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

      Tex… walked

      You… look silly

  • beer man

    boring game

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Is Al Leiter still even watching?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Hes dominating that steak dinner…Now his boy Moyer is gone he has lost interest.

  • Adam

    How is it that I still confuse Chad Gaudin and Chad Durbin in my head?

  • Reggie C.

    The new Drake record …

    too much auto-tune? Is it a hot record? thinking of downloading it from itunes.

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

      the guy doesnt use autotune, he can actually sing, and i love the album. then again, i have been following him since 2006, so i prolly am a tad biased.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I have heard good things

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I like it. There’s some auto tune but damn I like it.

  • ARX

    OK double here, then a walk, then a game tying Slam.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Arod is itching to K.

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

        O:S

    • ARX

      one down…

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Double..Check
      Walk..
      Slam..

    • ARX

      Well not a walk but, two down…cmon Posada!

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, how different is this inning now if not for that terrible call on Jeter (theoretically).

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Mr. Kay has a saying for that logic of yours!

    • Cy Farnsworth

      hey fans! don’t fall victim to the fallacy of the predetermined outcome!

      /kay’d

      • camilo gerardo

        most commentators wouldn’t compute unless explained, though.

  • Adam

    I’m guessing he wasn’t busting it, but…wow ARod was slow to get to 2nd there.

    • MikeD

      Had the same thought. Was wondering how he looked running.

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

    Very similar to the double that won Game 4 of the WS if I do say so myself.

  • MikeD

    That bad call on Jeter hurts.

  • forensicnucchem

    Pinch runner Paul? Just in case the other 2 runners score from the on deck circle before A-Rod scores from 2nd???

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 tying run to the plate <3

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
    • JobaTheHeat62

      WIN

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

    You get the tying run to the plate, this was a good showing.

    • poster

      You thinking O’Neill effect?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ohhhh Jorge…Please Jorge!!!!!

  • ZZ

    Hopefully the end of this game is not near.

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

    Come on Posada!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    If Jorge walks does Romero come in?

  • ARX

    rats.

  • MikeD

    Back for the deciding game tomorrow. Andy will get it done.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    total buzzkill

  • camilo gerardo

    did someone call the tying run coming to the plate before the inning?

    jopo, you knew slider was coming

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

    terrible swing there.

    • Pasqua

      Pretty good slider.

  • Adam

    Oh well. Solid job by the pen, and O’Neill rule in effect tomorrow!

  • Adam

    Should be an interesting 30 for 30…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yanks killed Halladay, Yanks get killed by Moyer.

    /YCPB’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Blechy game. Oh well.

    • forensicnucchem

      Well said.

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

      That. Oh well.

  • Frittoman626

    Good try, they were just to late, cant win every game I guess but this game was really an emberrasment, no offense to Moyer :(

  • poster

    I believe it was Axsia who said we would bring the tying run to the plate in this game. Good call.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I think it was a joke that is said a lot. Tough I still don’t know what it means.

      /fail’d

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

    we’ll get em tomorrow fo sho

  • S.King

    it was all just “fun” to get the tying run to the plate…but c’mon– everyone and their grandmother knows he’s throwing a slider to posada (who can’t hit a frickin slider to save his life), and he still swings at it.

    it’s moments like that that i wonder if he (and other players in similar situations) ever THINK the game. did he really think it was going to be a slider he could touch?

    AJ’s the big goat, but that would have been nice to keep the 9th going. we haven’t had many come-back wins.

    and seriously– i have NO confidence when AJ takes the mound, b/c honestly i have NO idea what he’s going to do. it’s ridiculous how he can’t “battle”. it’s embarrassing.

    • forensicnucchem

      Posada’s actually been above average against sliders this year. The only pitch type he’s been better against have been fastballs, of course.

    • Pasqua

      Really? You’re criticizing Posada for swinging at a tight slider? You know what I assume a tight slider looks like out of the hand? A nice, fat fastball. Posada = good hitter. Lidge = good slider. Good slider beat good hitter. That’s it.

      If Posada is standing there, in that situation, thinking, “He’s throwing me the slider. I ain’t swinging. Two outs. Two strikes. Ninth inning. I’m the tying run. Hell no. I’m takin’ it,” then I don’t think I would want that Jorge on my team.

      • Jimmy

        If he doesn’t swing he sees another pitch. WTH are you talking about?

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

          It was 2-2. I don’t know what Lidge is inclined to throw on certain counts, but if he struck out on strike three looking? You gotta protect the plate.

      • Accent Shallow

        Manny Ramirez and Russell Branyan were both Cleveland Indians some time ago. Manny says to Russell one day:
        “Hey Russell, I notice that you have trouble with the inside fastball.”
        “That’s right, Manny, I do.”
        “Then why do you swing at it?”

        That’s the difference between someone like Manny and someone like Branyan — Manny can recognize that pitch, and lay off. Someone like Branyan doesn’t, until it’s already too late.

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

      it’s moments like that that i wonder if he (and other players in similar situations) ever THINK the game. did he really think it was going to be a slider he could touch?

      You know, if he thought it wasn’t going to be a slider he could touch, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have swung at it.

    • Mike HC

      Easy to say that in hindsight. With two strikes you have to be thinking fastball, especially someone who throws as hard as Lidge, and adjust to the slider. Lidge threw an excellent pitch and just beat him, it happens. But don’t blame it on Posada not thinking.

      And how can you say AJ does not know how to “battle” after last years post season. You know you will get great and terrible starts from AJ throughout the year, but he proved last year, he can shut down the best lineups on any given day.

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