Jun
17

Game 66: Andy for the series win (again)

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Photo Credit: Julie Jacobson, AP

The last time Andy Pettitte faced the Phillies, he and his teammates walked off the field a World Champion. He picked up A.J. Burnett that November night, finishing off the series win after the enigmatic righthander couldn’t. Of course there’s not nearly as much on the line tonight, but a win is always appreciated. The Yanks are 15-5-1 in their 21 series this year, so let’s bump that total up to 16 tonight.

Here’s your starting nine…

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

And on the mound, Pettitte. Andy Pettitte.

It’s a fine evening for a baseball game, and this sucker will kick off at 7:05pm ET. You can watch it locally on YES, and nationally on MLB Network. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Andy will do well in this start. I predict he’ll go seven strong.

    • Drew

      You really went out on a limb there.

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

    i predict yankees 6 phils 3

    • Across the pond

      So 6-3 for any game with an old starter? :)

    • pat

      We’re only gonna score 6?

      /Mr. Bündchen’d

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    OMG that picture. 0_0

    /Bexy’d

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

      :(

      It’s a cool picture but it’s not like you can really see his face in that picture boohoo.

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

    Kyle Kendrick has faced 274 non-pitchers this year. He’s stuck out 28 of them. 28. Twenty. Eight.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Also the number of championships the Yankees will have at the end of October.

      Anyway, that’s legitimately terrible.

    • forensicnucchem

      And very quickly that’s 29.

      And now 30…

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

        zomg RAB jinx!!!!

  • ultimate913

    A-Rod not at 3B again? I’m starting to get worried now.

    Also, Mike “Of course there’’s not nearly as much on the line tonight, but a win is always appreciated.” Fix the ” or “. Whatever that is.

    • ColoYank

      Corrections to posts are appreciated, but belong in email.

      That’s the standard, for future reference.

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

    Of course there’’s not nearly as much on the line tonight, but a win is always appreciated.

    Whomever wins this game gets home field advantage at the 2010 All Star Game Home Run Derby.

    This time, it counts.

    • ColoYank

      Aaaaaaannnnd it’s personal!

      (I don’t know, it just seemed to fit.)

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      When do we decide who get’s home field in the Celebrity Softball Game?

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

    What the hell is Cervelli doing in there? Trade him immediately and promote Chad Moheller, please.

    /thatoneguy’d

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      What’s with all the Andy Pettitte hero worshipping? Where’s the game thread that talks about MO who ALSO pitched in that game…

      /someotherguy’d

    • ultimate913

      Let’s trade Cervelli for IPK and Melky. The Braves get his Italian side and the Diamondback’s get his Venezuelan side.

      Seems like a fair deal. amirite?

    • CS Yankee

      That post this afternoon was as FU as a soup sandwich. He said he hated him for overachieving…WTF?

      The Great Gazoo has played extremely well by any standard & is a cool dude to boot from the sounds of his teammates…to trade any of that away for a guy who 27 teams would DFA is batshit insane.

      I bet he JIHP when Thames drops/mistracks a routine flyball as he knows that doesn’t merit a trade.

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

    It’s Kyle Fucking Kendrick…they better fucking pound that asshole.

    • Drew

      I’ll leave that one alone.

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

        They should also score some runs off of him

        /middleschool

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

    I was watching the MLB Network (they’re broadcasting the game today), and I was just reminded that Boston gets back Ellsbury, Becektt, and Cameron in the second half…combined with David Ortiz getting back on the cycle experiencing a career resurgence, they should be a tough second half team. Lets hope The Yankees get Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada back at third and catcher, respectively.

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

      ortiz is hitting .226 in june

      just sayin

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

        He’s off the cycle now…

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

          The shakes haven’t been very tasty lately.

          • CS Yankee

            Winner…clearly the comment of the day.

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

              I dunno, there have been a lot of REALLY GOOD comments today.

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

                But thank you :)

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

            He also reported to OJ this week that the search is still stalled on finding the true killers.

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

            In all seriousness, it amazes me how he got off the hook. “I’m looking for the information,” is what he said at the press conference. No one’s bothered him since.

            Meanwhile, reporters were cold calling every Rodriguez in the Miami phone book to find out who A-Rod’s cousin was after his PED stuff came out.

            • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

              I seem to recall a somewhat recent interview with Bob Costas where he basically said that he had already said everything he was going to say about that

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

              That’s because he came out and told the truth, that he never intended to take steroids and is looking into this issue very closely and that he’s completely. Unlike that asshole liar Alex Rodriguez, who told the egregious lie that he only used in Texas, honestly who believes that load of bullshit.

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

                completely clean*

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

              Absolutely agreed. It really pisses me off, honestly. I didn’t mind him back when he killed us because he always seemed like a nice guy. But now? Ugh. Plus he’s been an asshole over the whole playing time issue. I understand why but seriously.

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

                I didn’t mind him back when he killed us because he always seemed like a nice guy.

                Trader.

                Though in all seriousness you are THE ONLY person I’ve ever heard say that.

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

                  Trader.

                  AHAHAHA that was so awesome.

                  Of course, I hated him on the playing field. But as a person? Nah. Now I kinda do.

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

                    Really? I actively hate that entire 25 man roster…on and off the field, same thing with rival players in other sports too and other players that have killed the Yankees in the past.

                    I suppose I like JD Drew just because he’s so hated by that fan base and David Price as for current players that play for rivals…other than that, pure hatred.

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

                      Try as I might, I can’t hate the Rays. Possibly it’s leftover “lolDRays” sympathy. If they keep being good I’ll probably still hate them. I do irrationally dislike Price and Garza, though…

              • forensicnucchem

                This thread = perfect

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

            Also, who does Ortiz upstage at the HR Derby this year? I always look forward to Slapi waddling away, waving his hands, yelling “No Mas!”

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

    When will they stop painting the Right Field grass? It must have taken a “beating” during the fight.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      hah.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I was at the game last night and was thinking the grass looked like shit. That must be why

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, Kendrick has a 4.80 ERA, 4.81 FIP, and 4.86 xFIP. I don’t think I’ve ever seen those numbers so close before.

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

      not much to regress to, i see

      • forensicnucchem

        He is who we thought he is.

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

    He gone

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

    great inning

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    How many pitches was that, 7?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Your telling me this guy is the best 2nd baseman in baseball? I think it’s the guy who just made that play.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Jeter’s in the midst of another slump.

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

      double ugh on jeter

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

    just like that, ortiz hits a 3-run homer as i bashed him

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

      When Boston takes home the rock in October, I know who to blame now.

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

    how the hell is this guy striking out the first two batters????

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

    Teh RAB curse strikes again.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Uhg.

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

    (insert overreaction here)

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

    i voted the east

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Actually John, I’d like to hear these things, these….numbers.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Ooh, it’s the super demonstrative home plate umpire

  • forensicnucchem

    The ump seems very excited to be there tonight.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Dealin’

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

    I know I’ve harped on this already, but I think the Cotto/Foreman fight was a bad idea for the baseball team. The outfield looks like shite. Hopefully it’s just cosmetic.

    • forensicnucchem

      Totally agree, I mentioned something on it too the first home game after the fight. You can see dirt and dust flying around when the OFers run. It’s terrible.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Are the Royals actually the favorites of a series? My god!

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

      I think someone said there were a HUGE number of people at the Astros/Royals game last night. Uhhhh why…?

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        The excitement of interleague, of course!

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

    Andy passes Guidry to be 2nd on the Yankees’ all-time K list. Counting stat, but yay. :D

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

      Are we not allowed to appreciate any historical stats at all anymore? Can I use a sentence with more words that start with “a”?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      If he hadn’t gone to Houston, he would be the Yankee leader in all MSM stats.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        well, wins and strikeouts. ERA is kinda important though

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

    cano = sleepwalking

  • Across the pond

    Is it not cool to change your favourite player? I want to change mine now

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

      ha dude, you can change it daily if youd like

      • forensicnucchem

        Only daily? Can’t change it every AB? :-)

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Take that Utley!

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

    Holy crap Cano’s got a 10 game hit streak again?

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Wow! I didn’t know he had a hitless day this season. I can only assume he was intentionally walked at every at bat.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Some of the money? You think? Suzyn!!!

  • pat

    Dela is gonna be so jealous, Kim Jones and I accidentally bumped butts in the cafeteria like 10 mins ago.

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

      :( did her allegedly giant behind bump you out of the way?

      • pat

        Haha, yes a little bit. She’s very fit.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Did you steal some of her porkchop?

    • Across the pond

      Scores out of 10?

      • pat

        7.5 or 8, she’s very pretty in person, plus loves the Yanks.

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

      did her milkshake bring you to the yard?

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

    i seriously love these three together in the booth

    makes me laugh

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damn. Get ‘em Andy.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    No Michael, they can’t both be in first tomorrow because the team in front of both of them are playing each other

    • forensicnucchem

      Could be tied though. That would be considered first place.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Now that Ribbie has firmly surpassed Pedroia, is Utley versus Cano the next great debate?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Is that like, 20 pitches?

    • forensicnucchem

      31, but still really good.

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

    John Lackey is terrible.

    • forensicnucchem

      Imagine what his numbers would be if Mark Reynolds wasn’t such a terrible hitter.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      In other news, Moyer destroys the Yanks.

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

    lol @ kay not being invited

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damnit Jeter!

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

    cmon yanks… this is kyle kendrick here…..

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

    Kyle Kendrick’s season high is four strikeouts. He has three the first time through the Yanks’ order.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Kendrick has made it through the order once. I want the Yanks to make him suffer during the next go-around.

  • Sleepykarl

    Wow, Smoltz made a smug comment on Jeter’s flyout about how all balls to RF are HRs. Someone’s still bitter about last year.

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

      i think the yankees are STILL scoring runs against him

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

        Ahahahaha it’s so true. Somewhere, that game is still going on.

  • yankwin

    sooo how bad is this guy again

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    teh perfect game!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Barring an injury, Andy has 21 more shots at a no-hitter.

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

      I want him to get a no-hitter so badly. :( Sometimes I think he looks like he’s got no-hit stuff this year but well, hits sometimes find holes. Oh well.

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

    i loved watching that mets game and seeing them do that part about al’s photo

    made me crack up

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Bring back a good pitcher because apparently that’s what the Yanks can hit.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Utley bunting?

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

    Chase Utley: Not just a grinder but a total grinder.

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

    damn it ramiro

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    WTF????????

  • forensicnucchem

    ugh…

  • Trish

    THAT’D BE NO

    My God, I love Al Leiter.

    • deuce bag poster

      That was pretty funny. My favorite was from yesterday.

      Kay [After O'Neill suggested that the best team should have the most all-stars]: Oh, so you’re saying to the winner go the spoils.

      [A pause]

      O’Neill: What?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    damn lip of the grass

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

    Pena seems to do that a lot, even though that wasn’t quite his fault.

  • Kevin

    Rare bad play by Pena. The ball looked like it magically stopped bouncing…

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

    Dammit Ramiro.

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

    Pena :( He was distracted by whatever the hell was on his lips.

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

      Ughhhhh sob sob.

  • Mike HC

    I’m not even joking about this, other than the speed, I could do everything Pena has done for the Yanks this year.

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

      he has had a couple of big hits this season and has been a pretty good fielder IMO

      • Mike HC

        right. Thats how I envision myself in the big leagues

        I’m half kidding. But really only half.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Heh! Uhhhh, no.

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

    damn it, this is what happens when the defense makes mistakes

  • deuce bag poster

    BOOOOO Andy allowed a run he sucks.

    /The crowd

  • Drew

    I can has K-Roos?

  • forensicnucchem

    No modified shift??? Every other team still does it.

  • rek4gehrig

    Baseball 101 Pena. Get your darn glove down

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      eh–the ball hit off the lip of the grass and died. 19 times out of 20 the ball ends up right where his glove was.

  • deuce bag poster

    I think this is gonna be a good game.

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

    wow ibanez looks cooked

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

      -0.2 WAR.

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

        wow

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    He gone. That’s an unearned run, right?

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

      No, pretty sure it’s earned.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        mlb live box score says unearned. I guess they assume Pena goes to second, therefore Howard’s single doesn’t score Victorino

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          Home field scoring.

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

          Nevermind then.

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    How dare you?

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

    Goddamn it Werth…

  • forensicnucchem

    What’s that, 2 hard hit balls all game long? And both by the same player.

    • NYY626

      no alex grounded to SS his first time. Jeter hit the other fly out to right.

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

        I think he was talking about Cano.

        • NYY626

          ohh whooops lol

        • forensicnucchem

          Yup, 2 line drive from Cano. A bunch of grounders, routine fly balls, and K’s for everyone else.

  • forensicnucchem

    Do people actually care who’s at the game? I never understood that…

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

    I know Strasburg is really, really good, but MLB is almost trying to force a new “Fernando-mania”. Every single one of his starts have been on national TV.
    Don’t get me wrong, he’s bad ass to watch, but I’m a little put off by the promotion of him. Why isn’t MLB putting all of Ubaldo’s starts on it’s network?

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

      i completely agree. i mean was there seriously a reason to give him NL player of the week?

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup, that kind of stuff always turns me off. I’m less likely the watch the more they over-hype stuff.

      Similar to the world cup. I might actually watch some of it if ESPN hadn’t been running their ads for it on a loop for 6 months.

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

    man this guy is killing the yankees this series

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

    Frowny faces.

  • deuce bag poster

    Yeesh, what happened? Andy looked great for three innings there.

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

      He gave up a 325 ft. homer. Shit happens.

      • deuce bag poster

        He gave up a ton of hard hit balls since the fourth. It wasn’t just that HR. The first out of the inning was a line drive.

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

      He hasn’t really looked bad since then.

      • deuce bag poster

        As I said above, I actually disagree. Looking up “a ton” might be a bit too extreme, but he has given up more hard hit balls.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Fuck.

  • Sheepmeister

    That would be the end of the game since we can only manage one hit through 1.5 times through the lineup. Man, the yankees have a knack for playing to the level of their opposing pitcher.

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

      they do a pretty good job killing scrub pitchers for the most part, no?

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

        Yep. Remember the Astros series?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      This meme is both tired and false

  • forensicnucchem

    His four shutout innings so far give Kendrick his lowest ERA of the season. I really hope he doesn’t finish the game with his lowest too.

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

    cerv’d!

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

    Good job by Frankie of clearing the pitcher.

    • forensicnucchem

      Wow, how did we do that?

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

        I assume it’s a joke about Pena.

        • forensicnucchem

          I know, my comment was because I posted the same thing (phrased differently) at the same time.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      ietc

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

      Can you have a DH for a position player and have the pitcher hit?

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, at least they’ll clear the pitcher, I mean Pena, this inning.

  • Frittoman626

    Hey just made it home, WTF is going on, the Yankees ae getting shut out by a sorry pitcher

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

    damn it, can’t russo plz bat? i dont care if he’s a decent fielder, at least he has a much better eye at the plate

  • Frittoman626

    Damn can someone tell the Yankees or Kedrick he is not Halladay (Yankee killer verson) :(

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

    Awww, those tattooed freaks love animals. They really do.

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

    wow those lucky hits are killing me

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Fuck you, babip

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Another blech game.

    • forensicnucchem

      I agreed with you for last night. One game is one thing.

      Two straight terrible games is just frustrating, bordering on aggravating.

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

        Or it’s baseball and these things happened. We played pretty awesome baseball for about 20 games.

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

          Or it’s baseball and these things happened. We played pretty awesome baseball for about 20 66 games.

          much better ;)

        • Frittoman626

          Lets hope they find there stroke by the Dodger series, but I expect to win at least 2 from Mets and to sweep Arizona, I also expect them to come back in this game

        • forensicnucchem

          Against the worst teams in the league. They haven’t won a series (I know, this one isn’t over yet) against a non-Minnesota winning team since early May. And only one such series since mid-April.

          Forgive me for not being more excited about beating Baltimore and Houston.

          • deuce bag poster

            Hey, funny thing, I remember hearing almost THE EXACT SAME THING last year.

            The thing is, what they’re doing, beating up on the bad teams and being mediocre against good ones, less than halfway through the season, is normal for good teams.

            • Frittoman626

              So have the Rays, but wins are wins, dont you get that

            • forensicnucchem

              I know similar things happened last year, but that doesn’t mean it’s ‘normal’ for good teams. There’s no way to quantify that.

              You know who else beats bad teams and loses to winning teams? Teams who are .500 for the season. Obviously the Yanks will be better than that, but struggling against a team like this who has been limping for over 3 weeks is not a way to keep the momentum of beating bad teams going.

              • deuce bag poster

                What do you mean there’s no way to quantify that? RAB did just that not too long ago. I’ll look it up. And no, 500 teams do noty beat up on bad teams. At best they’re slightly above average against bad teams.

                • deuce bag poster

                  Here’s the article I was talking about:

                  http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....hat-15442/

                  As well as a couple of good companion articles.

                  http://online.wsj.com/article/.....00493.html

                  http://bases.newsvine.com/_new.....ory=sports

                  • forensicnucchem

                    How does that quantify it? All it says is it’s a coincidence. A coin toss. That doesn’t mean it’s ‘normal’, that means it can happen sometimes.

                    And that’s discussing only the World Champions. They need to get to the playoffs first, and though they’re in a good spot so far, Boston is charging hard and the playoffs are no sure thing. Also, we’ve already played most of our games against Baltimore, so that’s one terrible team mostly off the schedule (though there are some out of our division that we haven’t played yet).

                    • deuce bag poster

                      Yes, but if you read, it gives quantifiable reasons it’s a coincidence.

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

            I don’t blame you for not being more excited about that but there’s a looooot of baseball to be played. I remember all the THEY CAN’T BEAT THE GOOD TEAMS!!!! stuff from last year too.

  • Frittoman626

    MAN if this Halladay would have been in his Yankee killer mode, the Yankees would be in trouble of a sweep

  • forensicnucchem

    I don’t know why, but it always bugs me when they have the shift and Jeter stays where he is. Is he too good to move 5 steps to his left like every other SS in baseball???

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

      Wow. Yeah I’m sure it’s just because he thinks he’s better than everyone else.

      • forensicnucchem

        I’m not saying it’s just because of that, but I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if it is part of it.

    • CubanC

      If Jeter stays put that’s one less player that has to move. He gets to stay in his natural position. Just trying to keep him comfortable I would think.

  • baby carlos

    Yankees=total offensive dominance tonight.

  • Frittoman626

    Bet you guys Werth ends up in Boston next year

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      He already meets all Boston facial hair requirements.

  • Sheepmeister

    So andy and kendrick will battle for 8 innings and then lidge will come on in the 9th, put two runners on for one of the middle of the order guys to strike out or ground out to end the game.

    • Frittoman626

      Way to have confidence

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

    cmon andy

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

      boy this is very frustrating

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

    lol that pitch seemed waaay off the plate, but i’ll take it. love the emphatic strike out call

  • rek4gehrig

    Andy is doing his part…its the offense that sucks!!

  • Frittoman626

    Thank god for Bad players

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    My goodness, 2 hits. Maybe I’m still having a bad dream about yesterday! Somebody pinch me.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup…feels like deja vu all over again :-(((

  • CubanC

    Anyone else want to see Cano hitting 3rd?

    • rek4gehrig

      I wanna see Cano hitting 1-9..

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Don’t we all.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      I want to see him hit 4th.

      • CubanC

        so in that scenario who would hit 3? Arod?

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          It was in jest. I’m just frustrated.

      • The209

        I want to see Tex hitting 10th

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          I don’t, but ok.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What is Kendrick’s pc?

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

    this is making my head hurt

  • Frittoman626

    So we killed Halladay, their best pitcher but cant beat twwo of their worst pitchers, I rather of had Halladay shut us out and have murdered Moyer and Kendrick, the Yankees never get a break >:(

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Yeah, never!

    • CubanC

      well that’s just not true… about the breaks thing. It’s just you only usually remember the tough breaks and not the good ones.

    • deuce bag poster

      They’re either in first place or, like, one game out. Seriously, they’re fine.

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

      Yes. We suck and nothing ever goes our way. That’s why we have… the best record in baseball?

      I know this game is frustrating. Last night’s game was also frustrating. But what can you do? They’re doing fine.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Come on A-rod, just don’t make an out.

  • Frittoman626

    Lets see an A-BOMB

  • rek4gehrig

    Me too

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Reply fail?

  • forensicnucchem

    Get a hold of one here A-Rod!

  • mike c

    kendrick is losing command, this is where the offense takes over

  • Tom Zig

    Maybe if I start drinking, they’ll start hitting?

    • mike c

      yes, this does work

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Cano ties this bitch up.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      RBI single is fine. Jorge has a shot to bring home Alex now.

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

    Here we go. Do something, Robbie.

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

    damn that was some good hitting

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Yes!!!!! The MVP is up to bat as the tying run!!!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    They’re chanting MVP!

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

      Yeah, they were when I was at Tuesday’s game.

  • Dave

    Our 3 and 4 hitters on base at the same time? Tis a christmas miracle

  • rek4gehrig

    Dontcha know

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Way to be, Robbie. Let’s go, Swish. Keep it rolling.

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

    cano!

  • forensicnucchem

    Finally, nice job Robbie.

    He’s probably thinking to himself, how long do I have to carry this damn offense. ;-)

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    It’s a ribbie! For Robbie!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Just a single, fail!!!!!

    In all seriousness, this guy is amazing, I wasn’t remotely surprised he got the hit.

  • CubanC

    It’s almost not fair… Cano should probably bat righty and give the rest of the league a chance.

  • forensicnucchem

    Good thing Howard was sleeping when he cut that ball off.

  • rek4gehrig

    Swishalicious

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Robbie, I love you to death, but you can’t run effectively, so don’t.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn, that was Swish’s pitch!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • rek4gehrig

    Those fans suck…

    • Mike HC

      Yea, one of those blonde girls should have definitely attempted to jar the ball loose, ha

    • deuce bag poster

      What’d they do?

      • Mike HC

        They all ducked for cover.

        • deuce bag poster

          Wow, you’re right. Lame.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What the hell just happened????

  • Mike HC

    Damn. Can’t say they don’t deserve that out though. Well played.

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

    holy shit what a catch

    i was doing the fisk thing, praying it would go foul

  • deuce bag poster

    HOLY FUCK, that was an awesome catch. Not much you can do but tip your hat.

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

    Ugh. Weak job by the fans. You gotta get in Polanco’s face on that.

    • rek4gehrig

      Totally agree….jeez

  • DontChaKnow

    As a fan you gotta hit that out of the way

  • CubanC

    Where were the fans on that one? Look at that guy pull his hands away. Wow. No balls.

    • CubanC

      That was one hell of a catch though

  • SmittDogg

    How does that guy in the blue-button down sleep at night?

    My guess… Next to a dude.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Is that supposed to imply something?

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

        He’s gay lolololol that’s so funny and mockable.

      • SmittDogg

        YES.

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          You’re not helping yourself.

          • SmittDogg

            I respectfully disagree, and even moreso I don’t think I need to help myself. But thanks for the heads up TD. You’re a good friend. I mean that.

            • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

              How old are you? Really?

              • SmittDogg

                I’m honestly about a month away from my 30th birthday. I’m married and have a 4 year old son and another about 5 months away. I pay my taxes, love the Yankees, have a job that allows me to see them play live every now and then, and every now and then I like to watch a Yankee game on TV and go to my favorite Yankee blog to read the comments. How old are you? Really?

                • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

                  I just don’t think it’s rights to make homophobic jokes.

                  • SmittDogg

                    Whereas you see what I said as a homophobic joke, I would ask you this: why is what I said homophobic? When you asked if I was implying something, what did you suspect I was implying?

                    I would contend that not having the capacity to make or laugh at good natured ribbing is the height of homophobia. It’s pretending as if there are not different people in our country. My brother in law is gay and is more offended when people avoid talking about homsexuality and enjoys jokes (good natured mind you) about gay people.

                    It’s the same thing that makes South Park so funny and popular. We are all united under the fact that there is something funny about us. To deny that is what I would consider the height of racism/sexism/homophobia.

                    By the way, your link is intriguing. Is this your Bar Mitzvah project, or just something you support, Total Dominication?

                  • SmittDogg

                    Also, what does how old I am have to do with my comment. If I were judging people based on their age, experience and maturity, I might have said something like, “Don’t you have a test to study for son?”

                    But I didn’t. Because I’m too mature for that.

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

    plz kill me

  • Frittoman626

    FUCK YOU RUIZ!!!!!!

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

    very smart idea to walk victorino here

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

      wait i just realized utley is after hmm… oy

  • Dave

    hmm walking victorino to get to utley…I really understand why you do it but…makes me nervous.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’d love a double play right now.

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

    I dislike this move. Whiiiiine

  • Mike HC

    I don’t hate that move.

    • Mike HC

      Risky though

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

    lol this chess match is very funny

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Not sure I like the IF being in with a double play possibility.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And it doesn’t matter on a walk!

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

      I hate bringing the IF in unless absolutely necessary, as in you lose if a run scores.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, I hear ya.

    • forensicnucchem

      They only came in with the full count because Victorino would be running. They were back before that.

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

    Oh crap. Come on Andy…

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Alright, well a base hit let’s me catch the game 7 tip-off I guess.

    /silver-lining’d?

    • deuce bag poster

      You know, we didn’t lose yet.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Oh I know, it’s contingent on a base hit =)

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Andy’s Grit > any basketball tip-off

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

          Did someone say something about Andy Pettitte and grit…? ;)

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

    the home crowd is booing a mound meeting?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Yes!!!!!

  • Dave

    Tex came home! He learned!

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

      And Andy covered 1B!!!!

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Somewehere CC is shooting him a stink-eye…

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      There’s no place like home. Just repeat that to yourself Tex!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I really need to study for my accelerated biology final that is tomorrow.

    • deuce bag poster

      Get out.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Really? Total dominication accelerated biology…. just sounds like a long way to say steroids to me…

    • Jose the Satirist

      Remember that E2F phosphorylates pRB, with the initiation of the process being started by the cdk4/Cyclin D complex.

      /biology’d

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        I’m not quite that advanced.

  • deuce bag poster

    Well this is dramatic.

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

    i know howard knows the cutter is coming

    let’s see if he swings

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

      GOT EM!!

      WOOOHOOO

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    HUGE pitch. Love it, Andy.

    Start the bats, please.

  • deuce bag poster

    …And the fist pump!

  • Dave

    FISTPUMP

  • Kristen

    FISTPUMP

    • Dave

      Jinx?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Huge. Now get some runs

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Yessssssssssssss! You dah man Andy!!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    After that pair of fist pumps, how can they possibly still lose this game???

    • deuce bag poster

      They can’t. It’s science.

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

    I fistpumped. My poor baby. SCORE FUCKING RUNS FOR HIM.

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

    Carry that momentum into the next inning.

    • forensicnucchem

      It’ll take the bottom of the order to set something up for the top of the order. Jeter getting a hit would also be nice.

    • Harold Moskowitiz

      I always say that momentum is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher…

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    FIST PUMP*RAWR

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

    i seriously fist pumped

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok so how many of you just fist pumped with Andy there???

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Me!

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

      me

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

      Meeee!!!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Me

    • deuce bag poster

      No fistpump, but I yelled.

      Those moments are what makes baseball awesome.

      NOW SCORE SOME MOTHERFUCKING RUNS.

      FUCK, I’m going to kill BABIP’s children and make it watch.

  • danny

    alright, lets go offense!

  • Stryker

    come on offense..

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yo, are you on AIM right now? Apparently my BL got nuked and no one’s on there anymore, haha. If you’re on, drop me an IM so I can re-add you.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    I came back in just in time for the fistpump. Awesome.

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

    as much as i’d love the offense to do something, i’m pretty sure it’s gardner, cervelli and pena…

    ugh

    • JobaTheHeat62

      2 of the 3 pretty solid players

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        1 of the 3 very solid. 2 not so much.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Tampa’s losing!

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

      however, boston keeps on winning

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

        That tends to happen when you play the Diamondbacks.

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

          ha this true

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Never look behind, only look at those who are your equals or who are better than you.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Kendrick gets the inside strike…sweet

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The 1-1 pitch to Gardner was farther in than the 0-1, yet was called a strike. LOVE THE CONSISTENCY, BLUE!

  • CS Yankee

    They need to bring in Jorge for Pena this inning

  • danny

    NO. gr

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That’s fucking two LDs right at fielders. Goddammit.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What is this defense today?

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

    dem’s the breaks

  • JobaTheHeat62

    suck

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

    I yelled in anger. >:(

  • deuce bag poster

    I’m killing BABIP and all of its children.

  • danny

    at least make this be his last inning.

  • CS Yankee

    Cerv him Frankie!

  • Dave

    Wow, the 5th time he has thrown 100 pitches? Lets hope he loses his command immediately.

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

    ha yeah that was a tad low

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

    damn cervelli!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damn you Sterling!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Shit, I thought that was fair.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow this is turning into the inning that could have been

  • deuce bag poster

    Wow, that sucked so badly.

    I despise BABIP. Despise it.

    • deuce bag poster

      This inning sucks balls.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    CERVELLI! HOLY SHIT THAT WAS CLOSE

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

    well this inning is over

    we have pena up next

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

      wow if he walks here, i will look like even more of an idiot

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

        incredible

  • danny

    frustration.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sigh. Oh baseball, you cruel, cruel bitch.

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

    I hate luck right now so much.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Cervelli almost showed the power of Juan Pierre there.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ok so maybe the unlikeliest of the 3 will get on base

    • JobaTheHeat62

      or not

  • danny

    okay, 2 runs is nothing for this team. just keep it at 3. to the pen!

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    No worries, there will be pie tonight!

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      This may be the full on jinx. I wonder if for the 1 pie game we’ve had this year we actually all managed to not say this.

      • forensicnucchem

        Tonight is one month to the day from that first walk-off. It’s a sign…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    its cool, Brad Lidge looms…We will finish what we started last night against his ass

  • Yankee1010

    Would there be any real harm in making Pena take 2 strikes before he’s allowed to swing?

  • deuce bag poster

    Okay guys, I’m leading a hunt for BABIP. All from RAB are welcome. We need pitchforks, torches, and our pissed off moods. It’s time to fight back.

    WHO’S WITH ME!!!!???!!!111??!

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Elmer Fudd

      Be berry quiet, i’m hunting babip

      • Jose the Satirist

        IETC

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        IETCVVVVVM

    • forensicnucchem

      ietc

  • CS Yankee

    Couldn’t we send someone to the plate for the Ramiro “I once had a clutch hit in a MLB game” Pena?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      why waste a pinch hitter in a nobody on 2 out situation when Jeter leads off the next inning?

      • CS Yankee

        Because they ain’t going to use a PH for the first 7 batters…why not try Jorge or Thames?

        • forensicnucchem

          MLB might frown on the Yanks using Thames to PH when he’s on the DL.

          • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

            Give him a fake moustache and glasses, a la Bobby Valentine, nobody has to know! Healthy hamstrings do not a good hitter make…..

          • CS Yankee

            My bad, been out-of-pocket with the family vacation for the last 8 days & only checked scores from the iphone.

            Don’t even know if we still have Russo that can man third, but I think it was time with only 7 outs left to sacifice D for the O, you know?

        • JobaTheHeat62

          Id rather use Jorge in the 9th with runners on if the situation arrises. Jorge is the only pinch hitter who is worth it anyway, so save the one bullet ya got. its simple baseball logic dude

        • Pasqua

          So, in other words, just pinch hit for the hell of it?

          • CS Yankee

            No, Pena is well below the Mendoza line.

  • Dave

    Cano is guaranteed to come to bat again, so we got that going for us.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I feel like I never see D-Rob anymore.

    • CS Yankee

      Could it be the upper-5 ERA?

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        He’s been excellent since April.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        no

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Who gets pie tonight?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Cervelli

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      A-Rod.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        gona be some funky things happening if A-ROD is doing the walking off lol..He bats 3rd in the 8th

        • JobaTheHeat62

          4th i apologize

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I’m predicting extras.

          • JobaTheHeat62

            after this shitty game extras would thrilllllll me

    • The Three Amigos

      Im pretty sure it’s Melky’s turn

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Melky. That guy was teh clutch

    • j

      Pena

  • Kevin

    Classic D-Rob K right there. The pen has been awesome lately!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    So are Any of you guys attending the subways series this week? im exited i get to see Cc vs Santana great pitching match up.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Jose Contreras…Destroy the former Yankee!

  • Dave

    WTF Contreras throws 97??!?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      its teh 8th!!!11!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Jose Contreras: Dominican Joba

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      *Cuban Joba, excuse my racial error.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Jeter, you’re making my little puppy cry right now…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fuck this game.

    • deuce bag poster

      This.

  • deuce bag poster

    New least favorite game of the year if we don’t win.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • Dave

    Fucking lucky Phillies. Christ.

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

    Jeter’s slump is because of the RAB curse. RAB said he was going to be the best shortstop in the AL so therefore he is going to be the worst!!!

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      /Montero Watch’d

  • Hummingbird S.

    lucky sob… just not our night

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

    That about sums the night up.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Are you kidding me?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that would happen

  • Dave

    Plz Tex do something here.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Who would have thought the only pitcher the Yankees would be able to hit this series would be Halladay.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      This game is hard to predict. Some might even say it’s impossible

      • JobaTheHeat62

        Sterling’d/

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Irony is pretty ironic sometimes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sigh.

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

    These guys should be embarrassed with the effort that they have put up the last 2 days.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      That’s a little over the top.

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

      Yep they’re just not trying. That’s it. Ugh, someone get me in touch with Girardi so I can tell him to remind the guys to try.

      • deuce bag poster

        We haven’t found BABIP yet. I think he’s taunting us.

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

        Sorry but when you get destroyed by 2 guys who have no business destroying you what can you say? Moyer and Kendricks have 4.8 ERA in the NL! That means they would have a 5.80 era in the AL.

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

          It means they didn’t get it done. Teams don’t not try, don’t say things that are irrational. And I’m sorry, after every loss you’re here saying they’re not trying and it’s pathetic and etc. Frustration is fine, being irrational never helps.

  • Dave

    Remember when our 3-4 tandum was feared throughout the land? At what point will that happen again this season? soon? plz?

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      We do have the feared 5……(3 innings later)..5 tandem though, it’s teh beast!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    its still set up for my Cervelli pie…AROD walks, Cano Doubles, Gardner infield single, Cervelli double in the gap and Gardner scores from Home. Mark it down!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    nothing like a slump buster

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I cannot stand Carlos Ruiz.

  • Reggie C.

    Didn’t Ruiz kill us in the 09 post season?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      oh he was beastly

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

    What has happened with the offense. They either destroy a team or can’t score any runs.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Last few games (removing the Orioles, Astros, and Indians because they should be destroying them)

      lost by 3
      won by 5
      won by 1
      lost by 1
      lost by 5
      lost by 6
      won by 1
      won by 1

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Worst.
    Game.
    Ever.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    WHEEL PLAY= FAIL

    • Tom Zig

      whats the wheel play?

      • JobaTheHeat62

        where the shortstop charges at third and the 3B charges home to cut off a bunt and nail the runner going to 3rd…aka why the Phillies just scored there because it was right to the SS hole and Jeter was at 3rd base.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Shit

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

    Unreal. No reason to get cute with the infield for WILSON FUCKING VALDEZ.

  • deuce bag poster

    Okaaaay, I’m calling this one. I know it’s Brad Lidge, but it is three runs. It’s unfair to expect the Yankees to come back from three runs in one inning.

    This series sucked. Not much you can do but move on.

  • baby carlos

    Yankees offense v Phillies – Mushroom cloud – fail

  • JobaTheHeat62

    well there goes my Cervelli walk off theory..fuck it I am going bold…They don’t pinch hit for Ramiro and he hits a walk off grand slam. :)

  • baby carlos

    So Yankees play the Mets this weekend… maybe they can win more than 1 game this time.

  • Reggie C.

    Looks like we’re dropping the series. Damn.

    Is the lineup stuck in a post-Moyer funk?

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Good night gentlemen, as much as I would love a yankee win, we don’t deserve it , 1-3 hitters tonight 0 – 11 against an NL ERA 4.8 pitcher is fail. I know ya lose some or whatever, but we usually save the series losses for the Rays/Sox/Angels of the world.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    yea thats an OUT…nice job dumbass umpires

  • baby carlos

    Yankee pitchers/catchers – throwing out runners – does not exist.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      sure it does, what does not exist is good umpiring

      • baby carlos

        can’t blame the umpires – 4 hits, 1 run… Andy did his job.. Offense just decided to take a break.

        Even it that runner is out, the Yankees still lose this game.

        • deuce bag poster

          Probably. But fuck, what if Philly scores a run here and then the Yanks score three in the ninth? You gotta make those calls.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wow just wow u ump fucking suck

    • baby carlos

      don’t blame the umps, the high powered highest scoring team in MLB managed just 4 hits and 1 run… not like the ump cost them the loss or the series loss.

      Look at the bright side, the Yankees have given life to Philly.

  • deuce bag poster

    HE WAS SO FUCKING OUT.

    This game is just impossibly unlucky.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Umpire fail number 21491275017095701327501705710275012370571207?

    I think that’s being gracious too.

    • baby carlos

      Um, also include the Yankee offense the last two night.

  • ZZ

    I would love to know how often the wheel play actually works.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I doubt very often…Managers make it obvious it is coming anyway, so its kind of stupid IMO

      • ZZ

        I would assume as well not very often. However, the chances of it going very wrong like what just happened seem high.

        Just take the fuckin out at first if the guy bunts.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I cant believe these guys are being paid to sleep and be wrong. I do that everyday. I’d kill to get paid.

  • Dave

    Wow, these last two games have been extraordinarily frustrating. grr.

  • baby carlos

    Joba just sucks…. overhyped and now coming back to his mean.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    is there really a Yankees suck chant actually audible at Yankee stadium? wtf

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Come Girardi, challenge that

    oh wait, you can’t

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    When down three runs, I really don’t see the point of going for the platoon matchup.

    • baby carlos

      in this case, perhaps saving another three runs that Joba would give up.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I think that was more of a “gotta get Joba out of there, and you have Utley and Howard in the next three batters, so may as well go with Marte”

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Fair enough.

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

    Joe G needs to bench Joba and make him earn something for once in his Yankee career.

    • Tom Zig

      I hear there is an opening in Charleston

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Stoneburner to teh 8th!

  • baby carlos

    So friend of mine sends me an email with the following:

    “I know how much you Yankee fans like the “let’s go Yankees” clapclapclap.

    “considering how Tex is hitting maybe you want to change the chant to “Tex can’t hit” , ”

    Now I look and he is 0-3 tonight – great, more shit tomorrow.

    • Tom Zig

      every time you think he is gonna bust loose. he goes back into hibernation.

      • baby carlos

        wrapped in that warm blanket of $20 million.

        I could hit close to the Mendoza line for $20 mill

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          You think you could hit close to .200 off Major League pitching? I’m calling shenanigans

          • Tom Zig

            I dont think I would know he threw the pitch until i heard it hit the catcher’s mit

          • baby carlos

            for $20 mill, I would find a way…..Ok not really and there is no way I could play defense like Tex. However, he fucking sucks right now offensively… this is not a slump this is a “i am not helping the team at all” type of streak.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Marte was a beast in the postseason

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I don’t think well ever see that 07-08 Version of joba ever again. I remember his first appearance at the old yankee stadium and the place went nuts with joba his fastball was reaching 99 and 100 and his slider was 92 according to the stadium gun good old days.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Losing in the first round of the playoffs, yeah, that was the good old days, all right.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did Utley just try to get his elbow on the ball…/

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    That was awesome

  • Reggie C.

    Mets roll in tomorrow as baseball’s hottest team. Not. Good.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      we gona sweep dem foos

      • baby carlos

        Yankees will lose 2 of 3 to the Mets. Effectively eliminating any good will they had by sweeping the loser Astros

        • lenn23

          If they win 2 of 3, will they get the good will back?

          • baby carlos

            Ok, good will was the wrong word. Fail on my part.

        • deuce bag poster

          Come on dude. Seriously?

          And no, that does not eliminate wins, believe it or not.

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

            If they score four runs in the series it will cancel any grand slams we hit.

            /whatever that person said that one time’d
            /sorry, it was just funny’d

            • forensicnucchem

              Thanks Bex. Glad to know it’s staying with you. :-)

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

      Phillies come in on a cold streak: The Phillies are cold, they’re doomed to wake up…

      Mets come in on a hot streak: Mets are the hottest team in baseball, ugh.

      Just sayin’.

      • Tom Zig

        Playing the Indians and the Orioles will do that to ya

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    HOLY CRAP! Marte just broke the stadium!

    • Tom Zig

      ?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        He threw a ball over Utley’s head to the backstop and it put a crack/hole into the sign.

  • Pudge

    two embarrassing games

    • baby carlos

      only if it was to the Orioles.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Perspective:

    No matter what happens tonight, the Yankees are still in first place

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      This is something I like.

    • baby carlos

      This is true and as Mike said earlier today, this series will mean nothing come August. However, as a fan, considering how shitty they have played the last two nights, it become increasingly frustrating to watch a team that should be +6 games better than their record play at a level reserved for teams like the White Sox, Nationals, or even a hiccup series by a team like the Mariners.

      All things said, they have many games left and will still win 95 games. But why let a team that is down wake up. Kick them beat them, keep them down. Yankees failed this series.

      • deuce bag poster

        Yeah, with all the series teams play throughout the year, teams will, in fact, fail in a few. Shit happens. No big deal.

    • Pudge

      yea with the red sox less than 2 games from first
      so 1st place for us won’t be long if we keep playing like this

      • baby carlos

        bet you by the end of the season, AL East Standing are as follows:

        Yankees
        Rays – 3
        Sox – 5

        • deuce bag poster

          You mean, 3 out and five out?

  • deuce bag poster

    Now really game over.

    Augh, this game sucked so badly. My new worst game of the year.

  • Mike HC

    Let the Phils get their WS revenge in this series.

    We still got the rings.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    More perspective:

    No matter what happens tonight, the Yankees still have the best record in baseball

    • baby carlos

      and a friendly schedule until the break

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

    Nothing like losing two in a row to bring out the crazy, apparently.

  • baby carlos
  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    Andy Pettitte’s quest for an all star bid is approaching near inevitability at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    .00000000000000000000000000001 percent chance the umps change the call.

    • deuce bag poster

      So what was the percentage again? ;-)

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    So how many runs score that inning if they got the call right on the stolen base earlier on

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      But hey screw it human element amirite?

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow. They actually got a call right.

  • Jrrrp

    Sad stats:

    #2 hitter BA – .234
    #3 hitter BA – .224
    “8th inning guy” ERA – 5.72

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Happy stats:

      Team record- 41-24.

      • Jrrrp

        You only got one for me? No wonder I’m so sad…. =(

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

          Look at Cano’s stats. Be happy.

          Wow, I think tonight’s loss really brought out a record amount of stupid, I gotta say.

          • Jrrrp

            Right, me being sad about underperforming players makes my comment stupid, eff you Bex.

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

              Not directed specifically toward you. Thanks, though.

              • thurdonpaul

                bexy , u have the right perspective, we will be just fine :)

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

                  Thanks. :) I certainly hope so.

            • deuce bag poster

              She didn’t call your comment stupid.

            • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

              Bex didn’t directly target you. There was a legitimate amount of stupid tonight. Also, happy stat for you:

              Yankees are still tied for first in AL East.
              Yankees still lead the AL in runs scored and runs scored per game (367 and 5.6 respectively).

              • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                Yankees still have the best record in baseball

                Robinson Cano is hitting .372
                Pettitte has a 2.47 ERA

                • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

                  They have the best run differential in the AL at +99.

  • baby carlos

    Wow Contreas and Moyer… who sponsors the Phillies AARP….

  • bring back damon and matsui

    Great job Cashman, if only we had Ajax batting 2nd and Coke in the 8th.

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

      As I said, apparently losing two games in a row brings out the dumb.

      And, unlike Jrrrp’s comment, I am actively calling this comment stupid. Feel free to tell me to go eff myself. (Andy Pettitte started so I am feisty.)

      • bonestock94

        Hook, line and sinker. I will gladly help you eff yourself tho lol.

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

          That’s a tad creepy but I laughed and I suppose I walked right into that one.

          • bonestock94

            Only a tad? Not bad I’m improving.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Just go to pat’s school; he’ll teach you. He’s got a plus-plus “creepy” tool.

    • thurdonpaul

      i was looking forward to seeing a-jax on the big league squad also, but i believe Cash did a good job in the off season and i will not go crazy after a couple of poorly played games. we are still at the top of our division arent we ?

    • deuce bag poster

      I think this is a joke. Right?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    OH MY GOD THE YANKEES LOST TONIGHT’S WORLD SERIES REMATCH THAT MEANS THE YANKEES ARE GOING TO 0-93 FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON AND THE PHILLIES ARE OBVIOUSLY GOING TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES AGAIN AND FOR THE NEXT 457867 YEARS I AM GOING TO GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!1eleventy

    • thurdonpaul

      carlo, before u jump, can i have your credit cards ?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Can I have your stereo?

  • Really, Tex?

    Ortiz .266, 14 hr > Tex

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

      Stop changing your handle. That’s three in this thread alone.

    • Ghost of Arodys

      AT LEAST WE HAVE NICK JOHNSON LAWLS

  • bonestock94

    Okay, enough of this shit we need to collectively will the Lakers to win.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Buck Foston!

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        I assume you mean Fack Bawston right?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      The Lakers have down by seven for most of the second and third quarters. The Celtics been playing good defense. That’s why Gasol and Kobe are not making good shots.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Agreed. The only thing that would make me feel better after a loss like that is a Boston franchise losing in Game 7 of a championship series.

    • bonestock94

      What a battle, just ugly f__king basketball.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    The rapist Kobe better step his fucking game up

    • Drew

      For real?

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        J/K

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    One point game. Lakers have a real shot to win with seven minutes to go and being down by one.

  • bonestock94

    The winner’s final score will be like in the 70s lol. I know it’s only supposed to apply to white athletes but this game has been GRITTY.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Everybody and their mother has gotten their asses knocked down on that court.

  • Drew

    Kobe.
    Bean.
    Will.
    Not.
    Be.
    Stopped.

    • Drew

      /forgot how to do italics’d

      • deuce bag poster

        em

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      That’s what she heard.

      J/K. I promise I’ll stop now.

      • Drew

        lol

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Is that the new way of spelling Robinson Cano?

      /he really wont’ be stopped’d

  • deuce bag poster

    I seriously don’t care who wins. I’m just glad it’s a good game.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    I find it amazing that this is the first time Phil Jackson has ever gone to a Game Seven in his coaching career.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Really? When you’ve had Jordan/Pippen and Kobe/Shaq at your disposal I’d be shocked if you ever went to a Game 7

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        Did not know that. Honestly, my interest in basketball was piqued by the playoffs. I’m still learning things about the teams and all that.

  • deuce bag poster

    Ooooh, big play for the Lakers.

    I’m rooting for a dramatic buzzer-beater.

  • Alex S

    WOW Gasol

  • Alex S

    it’s over after Gasol’s rebound

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Wow, Boston does not want to die. They have 25 seconds to go and the Lakers are about to go back-to-back.

  • Drew

    I hate Big Baby. I hope he cries. ha, just thought I’d throw that in.

  • deuce bag poster

    Nice 3 by Rondo.

  • Drew

    Rondo is a pain in the ass.

  • deuce bag poster

    Game over.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Lakers just did what the Yankees will do in October.

  • Alex S

    HAHA Artest saying thanks to the hood and his psychiatrist

  • bonestock94

    Hahahahahahahahaha eat shit Boston hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha let the 86 year streak begin for all sports woooooooooooooooooooooooooo