Jun
20

Game 69: Ace vs. ace, redux

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Photo Credit: Seth Wenig, AP

CC vs. Johan. Lefty vs. lefty. YES vs. SNY. Big brother vs. little brother. Bronx vs. Queens. Good vs. evil. North vs. South. Humanity vs. vuvuzelas. It’s all on the line today … well, maybe not. Should be a fun game though. Here’s the lineup…

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robbie Cano, 2B
6. Jorge Posada, DH
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Frankie Cervelli, C
9. Brett Gardner, LF

And on the mound, the best pitcher in New York, CC Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET, and can be seen on either YES or WPIX locally, or TBS nationally. Enjoy.

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

    Heh, today is game 69.

    Immaturity aside, I hope the Yankees shell Johan like they did last season. CC continues his reign of terror with 8 IP of one run ball.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    And on the mound, the best pitcher in New York, CC Sabathia.

    Somewhere, Andy Pettitte sheds a single tear.

    /MSM’d

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      /MSM’d bexy’d

      FTFY

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        ::DFAs self::

        Jesus, how did I mess that one up?

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          You’re commenting like a first baseman out there.

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

        I’m online for like five seconds on Father’s Day (I am a terrible daughter) but hey hey hey. I think I’ve been pretty objective. It was stupid when Michael Kay said he’d take Andy over CC yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I said that.

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

          Andy is however, the most *wonderful* pitcher in New York. And the universe. So there.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          The meme > you

  • Jose the Satirist

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. This is a special day for children everywhere to be thankful their father banged their mother.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Interesting outlook there.

    • baby carlos

      LOL!!!! that has to be the greatest father’s day comment EVER!!!!!

  • Ivan

    Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there especially my dad.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Ken Singleton FTW!

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Can you tell me what tendinitis feels for you?

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        I’m not sure I understand the question.

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          I was making a joke of your handle.

          • A-Rod’s Hip

            i know lol.. the wording of the question just screwed me up.. i didn’t know where to go to continue on with the joke. LOL

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

              lol knowing how tedinitis feels like is crucial to keeping your handle

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    A-Rod looks out of whack and completely lost with his swing right now.

    This is exactly why i’m predicting a 2 HR game from him today

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

    wow i just woe up, and the yankees are on! yes!

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

      woke*

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        those are always the best feelings upon wakening!

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

          amen!

  • baby carlos

    I would love to see CC buzz the back of Reyes’ head, trim those ugly ass locks

  • Vinny the Bull

    Michael Kay sounds very happy this afternoon.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      he’s generally a pretty happy guy

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        If you were pulling down tail that far over your level, you’d be constantly happy, too.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So why do all the radio guys want Pagan to sit instead of Franco if/when Beltran returns? That seems to not make sense.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Don’t radio guys make livings off sounding like dumbasses?

      See: Mike Francesa

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

    Gotta love Ken Singleton.

    Kay: “The Mets are good because Reyes and Wright are performing like they should be.”

    Singleton: “They’re getting good pitching.”

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      come on CC.. we need a scoreless 1st inning here.. for the first time this series

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    CC looks to have his fastball command.. good sign

  • Accent Shallow

    Porcello sent down to AAA. On the one hand, without him in the rotation last year, they probably don’t make it to game 163. On the other hand, he certainly could have used the seasoning.

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

      man don’t tell this to francesa

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        LOL.. how hilarious was that last year

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

      Unsurprising. Kid can’t miss a bat to save his life. He’s still just 21, he’ll be fine.

      • Accent Shallow

        Not too sound too much like a sycophant, but I agree completely.

        That said, I wonder how much 2009 in MLB v. 2009 in AA/AAA will affect his future development. I’d imagine it can’t hurt too much, but wtf do I know.

  • baby carlos

    CC’s bad inning will be in the 5th. Yanks will be up 5-2 by then

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      he just had his bad inning for the day in the 1st..

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

    Yikes, CC almost got hit with the throw to second.

  • Accent Shallow

    And Cervelli almost takes out Sabathia.

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

    god i love that changeup

  • Accent Shallow

    I love Sabathia making lefties look silly.

  • Sleepykarl

    Why is Tatis their DH when they still have Bobby Bonilla on the payroll?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    my first New Yankee Stadium experience: the 15-0 sunday game last year

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I was there for that game, too.

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

    man i thought jeter hit that much better than he did

  • Jose the Satirist

    That 10 ER outing for Santana really killed his ERA this year. Not including that one outing he has a 2.01 ERA in 98.1 IP.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    love Swisher’s at-bats

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

    ruh roh, here comes the change to tex

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

      and he threw it… and tex swung through it…

      • baby carlos

        he is just lost right now. not consistent at all.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    David Price vs. Josh Johnson right now

    • bobb

      great match up

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    people were actually questioning on the radio whether or not Josh Johnson will (or should) make the all star team. LOL

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Seriously? What more do they want out of him?

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

      Yeah, how stupid is that. Three earned runs in his last seven starts.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bay’s splits (wOBA/IsoP)
    Home: .401, .205
    Away: .308, .088

    • Thomas

      Citifield = Bandbox

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

      so you’re telling me it’s citi field…..

      [/sarcasm

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

    cmon zz, more control please

  • The Infamous Irondequoit

    Gardner did well in the leadoff spot yesterday. Do you think that Girardi would consider putting him in that spot with Jeter in the 2-hole? Gardner’s speed would prevent Jeter from hitting into too many double plays and at the same time, Gardner would be able to have better chances at base-stealing.

    Gardner – L
    Jeter – R
    Teixeira – S
    A-Rod – R
    Cano – L
    Posada – S
    Granderson – L
    Swisher – S
    Cervelli – R

    Is this a lineup you would like to see? I quite like the lineup as it is, but this could be an interesting alternative once in a while.

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

      this would be an awesome lineup, but gardner was exposed as a 2-hole guy in may

      • The209

        Exposed in the lineup — or he went thru a 2-wk slump? What if that slump came in Apr or June … would you say the same thing?

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

      That will result a whole lot of GIDPs from Jeter.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Not if Gardner is on second every time he is on first

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

          He’s not going to steal every single time he’s on first. He’s attempted a steal 24.2% of the time this year.

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

            Fair enough. I figure he would have to be more aggressive if he became the full-time leadoff man.

        • A-Rod’s Hip

          i agree.. Gardner’s much more of a SB threat than Damon was.. and i think that would reduce Jeter’s DP propensity compared to what it was with Damon there..

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Barajas looked like a little leaguer during that AB. Wow.

    • Thomas

      Barajas had hit Sabathia really well in his career before that AB. He was 9-22 with 2 or 3 doubles and 3 HRs.

      Hopefully, Sabathia kicks his ass from now on.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So do the Mets really not have anyone else to be a bench hitter aside from Tatis?

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

      R.A. Dickey is hitting .375-.375-.375, that’s an upgrade over Tatis.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Alex Cora or Chris Carter–take your pick

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

    damn that was a nice K

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    I hate you, BABIP

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

    goodness that blew

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I hate you, baseball.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    CC has apparently brought the good shit to the table today.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    epic at-bat for A-Rod there

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Babe Ruth was 26 years old when he became the all-time home run leader. That guy was good at baseball.

    • Thomas

      Kelvin DeLeon will be 25 when he becomes baseball’s all time HR leader. Then he will enter his peak.

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

    man the eric hinske effect is crazy

    i expect the braves to be in the WS

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      The Braves have been playing so well I had to adjust my playoff brackets.

      AL East – Yankees
      AL Central – Tigers
      AL West – Rangers
      AL WC – Rays

      NL East – Braves (formerly Phillies)
      NL Central – Reds (formerly Cardinals)
      NL West – Padres (formerly Dodgers)
      NL WC – Giants

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

        I’m sticking with my preseason picks:

        Yanks, Twins, Angels, Rays (WC)

        Phillies, Cards, Rockies, Braves (WC)

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          My AL picks remained the same, the NL was the thing that changed.

        • Pete

          i’m sticking with those same picks

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Cano’s plate discipline FTW…

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

    what a moronic shift, regardless of the fact that he was hit

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      exactly.. combine that with how many pickoff throws they’ve made when Cano’s been on first.. where the hell are the Mets getting their scouting reports from?? LMFAO!

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

        where the hell are the Mets getting their scouting reports from??

        the shake shack menu?

  • Claudell

    Ouch. Hit Cano.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Fucker.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    it was a breaking ball (on a full count no less).. relax

    • Claudell

      (Relaxin’)

  • Vinny the Bull

    Off-speed, but I’m sure it still stung. Hopefully it didn’t get him on a bad spot near the wrist.

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

    here comes the change

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

      wow he threw a fastball!

      good job jorge!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    this was the inning where it all started last year

    LET’S GET IT STARTED!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Hip Hip.. JORGE!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Surprise us and make contact vs. a lefty Grandy!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s go, Curtis. Take a walk if you have to.

    /lowered expectations vs. lefty’d

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    0 for 12 vs. Santana.. means the odds are in OUR favor!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      /gambler’s fallacy’d

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    dammit!

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

    well cmon cervelli

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Cervelli if i’m not mistaken got the first RBI in last year’s 15-0 game.. it came in the 2nd inning with 2 outs and runners in scoring position

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

    at least the yanks have the pitch count up

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Santana’s K’s only went up the year he first arrived in the NL

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

    Good at bats by Granderson and Cervelli, can’t argue with that. Santana looks hittable.

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

    damn, carlos santana just hit a nice home run against the pirates

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      damn just missed it

      still can’t believe the Dodgers traded him for freakin’ Casey Blake.. LOL

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

      Five extra base hits, seven walks, two strike outs in his first eight games, so not including today.

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

        2 strikeouts???

        jesus…

  • baby carlos

    jason bay is like a cold sore.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Rays down 1-0

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

      Might as well by five against JJ.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy shit, Kim looks awful.

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

      i agree :/

      2 days in a row

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        I’d still hit it, though

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    I think the Braves have decided that they’re just not gonna lose another game for the rest of the season.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Until the WS when they run into the Yankees.

      /what I predicted in April

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Look at Mariano Jr. rocking out the letter. Good for him kickin’ it old school.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Scherzer goin’ up against Arizona

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

      Against IPK, no? Two guys essentially traded for each other.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Mo IS a rock. He’s been closing for thirteen years with not a terrible season.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    David Price is just disgusting.. my goodness! straight filthy

    • Accent Shallow

      I am unimpressed by Price.

      In that, I am probably alone.

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

    Nice quick inning. Go sit in the air conditioning, CC.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I remember in ’08, I think, the ump got hit in the mask w/a foul ball and had to be replaced. During the delay, the Yankees jogged off the field to the dugout–except for Melky; he hung out in the air conditioned bullpen. Good call, Melky. Good call.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        ::Inserts lazy Dominican joke here::

      • Gwen

        I thought the dugout was air conditioned as well. If not, they lie during the stadium tour.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    4-0 Braves in the 1st inning already

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Atlanta pen will blow it. Kawakami isn’t allowed to get a win

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

      You know what’s ridiculous? The Braves are playing so well right now, but Kenshin Kawakami is still 0-9.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        that’s really amazing.. the odds of that almost seem impossible

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

          It’s not even like he’s having a bad year. ~4.30 ERA.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        Another reason wins suck as a stat. Kawakami has a FIP and xFIP of 4.43 and 4.58 respectively.

  • Thomas

    Shit the strap to my sandal just broke.

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

      Ugh, that sucks. Been there. I’ve splurged for high end sandals since.

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

        rainbow sandals FTW

    • Accent Shallow

      Confirm/deny: it’s impossible to look good wearing sandals.

      • Thomas

        I don’t wear them outside, but do wear them in my apartment (no A/C).

    • Thomas

      I have now stapled my sandals back together. I realize now just how cheap I am.

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

        Oh you’re home? Mine broke on me in midtown a few years ago.

        • Thomas

          My sister’s once broke at Universal Studios in FL and had to buy a new pair there. They cost $19 after she used her friend’s employee discount. The new sandals broke in like a month.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i didn’t realize McCutcheon was as good as he really is.. i knew he was a beast, but geez.. i underestimated his power

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Gardner’s really provin’ me (and a lot of us) wrong with the way he’s handled every-day duties. He rarely has a bad at-bat.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Rays pen is completely gassed after yesterday (they used James Shields and warmed up Wade Davis last night in extra innings). And Price is already at 60 pitches after 3 innings

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

      Sonnanstine got the save last night after throwing 55 pitches the night before.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I would laugh if Maddon turned to Sonnanstine after throwing a combined 85 pitches in the past two nights.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        that’s almost inexcusable.. seriously

        there had to have been someone else available and some way to avoid using him. u gotta sacrifice the battle for the war sometimes.. that’s just insane

        • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

          Price is up to 61 pitches in the fourth inning. Price is an ace in the wings and you don’t sacrifice the future of his arm for a meaningless win in June.

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

    47 pitches for Johan with no outs in the third.

  • MikeD

    Derek has been the equivalent of A.J. Burnett of hitters this year. He’s either hot or cold. No in between game. Hopefully he can break from that.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    time to capitalize this inning.. Santana looks very vulnerable right now

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Makes up for A-Rod’s thing.

  • baby carlos

    jeter planned that… nice

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Never bunt w/Nick Swisher. Ever.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wow.

      /Matt was wrong

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    LOL, where did that come from?

  • MikeD

    Bunt? Can’t believe Kay even asked that question. He hates bunts. And, of course, it actually worked this time.

  • Accent Shallow

    So, around the horn GIDP*

    *not a typo

    • Accent Shallow

      Hilariously enough, I meant to say GITP! God, I love being wrong.

  • Thomas

    Swishaaaaaaaaaaa

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

    STOP BUNTING.

    Lucky that shit worked.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That’s the one good bunt Swisher will have all year.

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

    hahahahaha mets fail

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i’m only gonna say 1 thing.. it worked..

    i have no further comment about this Swisher at-bat.

  • Sal

    Gotta love that rare Swisher push bunt

    • Sal

      Make that: Gotta love that Tex grand slam following that rare Swisher push bunt

  • baby carlos

    shit tex is up.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
    • baby carlos

      shit, I just ate my whole foot….

      Tex >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>me

    • Cy Farnsworth

      you were “off the mark” on this one

      /you can’t predict baseball

      /sterling’d

      • baby carlos

        NICE!!!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Bunting there is stupid…but Swish really couldn’t have executed more perfectly.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      absolutely.. bunting is just plain retarded for a guy with 30 HR ability.. but that was as perfect as you could possibly get

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    TEEEEEEEEEIIIXXX!

  • Accent Shallow

    Mea culpa!

  • ARX

    HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back to the land of the living Tex!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Black hole!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    TEX MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    BOOM.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    TEXERSLAM!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    HOLY SHIT TEX TOOK THAT ALL THE WAY!

  • Kristen

    That was awesome.

  • DCBX

    Welcome back Tex, we missed ya!

  • Thomas

    The Teixtitcle going deep.

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

    TEXY SLAM!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    BABIP 2, A-rod 0

    • Cy Farnsworth

      IETC

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

    what an incredible play by wright

  • Raf

    big guy needs to start warming up. im liking it the last two days

  • JobaTheHeat62

    moments like those make me forgive any negative this team produces from time to time…an amazing bunt followed by a huge Grand slam..LOVE IT!!!

  • The Infamous Irondequoit

    Pssh. That wasn’t really that impressive. I, the Great Bam-Cito would’ve hit a 5-run homer and recorded an unassisted triple play before the next inning even started.

    /1st round draft pick’d

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Cito Culver speaks French…in Russian.

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

        He’s the life of a party he’s never even been too.

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

          ha i like that

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Cito Culver can end a sentence with a preposition.

        • Vinny the Bull

          He ALSO prefers Dos Equis.

  • bonestock94

    Tex coming around

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    must be funny for Mets pitchers to play in a park where they don’t get rewarded for making mistakes

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

      to be fair, balls haven’t been flying out the stadium as much as they did last year

      *see jason bay’s long fly ball in the 1st inning*

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        yes indeed.. i think a few factors for that (and there are many) are the disassembling of the old park, and Chien Ming Wang is no longer pitching at 40% health

    • JobaTheHeat62

      yea Citi field is crazy…I would hate it if Yankee stadium were like that even if our pitchers never gave up HRs

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Attn Baby Carlos: Even better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOfXc1haEoA (safe)

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    at least Nohan got his New Yankee Stadium ERA under 27..

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Carl Crawford solo shot.. tied up 1-1 in south florida

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Answer to the trivia: Jim Rice

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Lol oops never mind wrong answer.

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

    this inning is important for the yanks

    must answer with a good inning

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

      just like that a GIDP

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    CC likes DP!

    /Kay’d

    • DCBX

      /TMI’d :p

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Jeter may not have the range, but few in the game turn a smoother double play. He makes it really easy for Cano.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cano’s got that leg kick working.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    I heart Cano’s arm

  • EvoLuTioN

    silly Ike

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

    man, throw that to ike davis over and over until he gets it that he shouldnt swing

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i think the Mets have allowed the most grand slams in the majors this year.. and they’re close to the top in bases loaded walks (Ollie P FTW!)

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

    That was Tex’s first grand slam since the one he hit off Edwar.

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

      i’ll never forget that game

      he made the score 9-8 angels, and then the yankees come back and win 10-9 i believe

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        After Christian got picked off and on an error or some shit. Crazy game.

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

          indeed

  • EvoLuTioN

    i’m watching the WPIX broadcast. i’m not in the mood for Kay today

    • Cy Farnsworth

      When compared to Keith Hernandez, Kay is the definitive lesser of two evils.

      If you’re gonna listen to a Mets broadcast, I suggest the Howie Rose radio call. Now that guy’s a great play by play man.

  • EvoLuTioN

    conor jackson is batting 3rd in oakland

    holy hell!

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

    it’s good to know that kenny is always humble about the hall of fame

  • Cy Farnsworth

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Ken Singleton’s a class act and Jim Rice is a jackass.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Independently, Singleton shouldn’t be in the HOF. But if you want to play the “Well, player X is in so Singleton should be in” you can do that, esp. when player X is the aforementioned Rice.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        I agree totally–Singleton’s not a hall of famer, though he had a great career.

        My point was more that Singleton humbly declines HoF speculation, while Rice openly lobbied for it and has used his status as a bully pulpit to judge others since the moment of his induction.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Word.

    • Thomas

      I am watching the Mets broadcast. What did Singleton do or say?

      • Cy Farnsworth

        Kay said that Singleton should be in the Hall of Fame, and Singleton politely disagreed. One of those little moments that remind me how much I like Singleton (and how much I miss Jim Kaat.)

        • Thomas

          It’s that humbleness that kept him out. If he more aggressive and angry, he would be more feared and thus in the HOF.

          But seriously, Ken Singleton seems like a hell of a player and a hell of a guy.

  • EvoLuTioN

    that was textbook by wright.

    nice fielding

  • Accent Shallow

    There really should not be David Wright commercials on YES.

    • SABRmetro-sexual

      yeah but who does his eyebrows?

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

    hey the pitch count is at 70

    now lets hope ZZ can keep on doin the same with his pitch count and keep it down

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    poor Kawakami…

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Gardner!!!!

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

    goodness i thought that could’ve been a homer

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    wow. Gardner!! Carl Crawford who!!!!!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That ball took forever to come down. Damn.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    we really don’t need to sign carl crawford

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

      completely agree

      let someone else lose the picks

    • Vinny the Bull

      I hope we don’t.

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

    The fact that that jumping catch wasn’t at the wall makes it that much more awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Gardner! Great jump right there.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That was a Bobby Abreu-esque approach to the wall

    Great catch though, as long as he comes down with it I’m happy.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    2-1 Marlins! terrible TERRIBLE play in right field by whoever’s out there for Tampa today.. turned a single into an RBI triple

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Zobrist

      +3.5 UZR FTL

      • Accent Shallow

        You mean UZR isn’t necessarily 100% accurate?

        /head explodes

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

    i voted for the griffey family

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ah, Father’s Day. Remember, lads: the best thing about children … is fathering one with your ‘mate’s wife and pretending the spawn is his.

    Wisdom from Old Hoss.

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

    good job ZZ

    he’s pitching as if he could go 8

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

      If they tack on some more runs, I wouldn’t be opposed to taking him a little earlier because of the heat. Off day tomorrow, built in rest for the bullpen.

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

        Or maybe not, off day’s Thursday. My bad.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    this has to be the best we have seen from CC this year…I think the ACE is warming up for 2010

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That game against Texas in the rain was pretty sweet.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        yea I guess I meant in this little pedestrian stretch he has had, He looks like himself.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      this has to be the best we have seen from CC this year

      Agree to disagree

      • JobaTheHeat62

        tru dat

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        On my birthday too. I was so hoping for a no hitter as a gift but oh wells.

  • baby carlos

    Matt Imbrogno

    Attn Baby Carlos: Even better:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOfXc1haEoA (safe)

    Ok that was totally hilarious. Well done, sir, very well done….Love Scrubs!

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

    god job jetes

  • baby carlos

    So the scouting on the Yankees is – if you have a legit pitcher, i.e. Halladay, Santana, Beckett -don’t pitch them. Instead, pull up some dude from AAA or run some soft toss throwing Moyer type.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Throw faster than 85, and we will destroy you

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Psych 101 classes should use the “bad pitchers dominate the Yankees” myth to teach freshmen about confirmation bias.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Please don’t put Beckett in a triplet of Halladay and Santana. Please.

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

    damn johan, that was filth

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

    Wow, Kay really knows how to grind that axe. Mentioned all the thing he’s looking forward too in the Dodgers series, basically everything but Torre.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I’m going to be away during that Dodgers series.

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

    dang, i thought that ball 4 was strike 1, but ill take it

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

    Heh, Atlanta blew the lead.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why does it seem like every 3-0 they swing at they fail miserably? Sigh.

    • baby carlos

      they usually do.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      ‘Cause they all think they can do what Swisher did that one time in Seattle last season.

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

    swinging at 3-0????

    bad idea, joe…

  • baby carlos

    Why the fuck is he swinging…. C’mon ARod…

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

      i’m pretty sure joe g called for that

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      because he has 590 HR’s in his career and we’re hoping that he can still hit an 89 mph fastball hard that’s right down the middle of the plate

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    good lord A-Rod………….

  • Accent Shallow

    Eeesh.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damnit A-rod!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Damn, the luck is just not with Alex today

  • Cy Farnsworth

    “God put the lights on”

    Once again, creepy Kay is creepy.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Even if he’s not walking, Cano puts up some good at bats.

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

    oh well, at least the pitch count is up to 93!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    4-1 Marlins!

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      No matter how poor we’ve played recently, the Rays have played even worse.

  • Accent Shallow

    Francoeur to Pagan: “Can you believe they’re gonna play me over you when Beltran returns?”

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

      Francoeur to Pagan: “Can you believe they put OBP on the scoreboard?”

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        I lol’d….. a lot.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    What are these outs Cano are making?

    • Thomas

      Cano started off hot this year so he could slack off for the rest of the year. Luckily the Yanks play the Dodgers soon, so Bowa can get on his ass.

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

    marlins up 4-1 on the rays

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Kay, you’re an idiot.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I muted it. What did he say?

      • swisher’s fauxhawk
        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Le sigh

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        CC’s 28-6 after the ASB in the last few years or something. I think.

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          I was more annoyed at. “Oh, well his ERA is higher than this point last year, but he has one more win and one less loss, so he’s actually doing better!”

          • A-Rod’s Hip

            HAHAHAHAH!!!

            unbelievable.. did he really say that?

            • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

              You can’t make this stuff up.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, that was totally a ball. Good frame job, Frankie.

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

    a-rod defense FTW

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Alex’s groin is fine.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Kate Hudson can attest to that.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Nice Job A-rod, now let your deffensive play momentumize* you into another 35 homer season.

    *may not be a real word

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

      It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

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

    hahahahahahaha kay

    “it’s really hard to give yourself a birthday present. I’ve tried, but it’d really hard”

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

      it’s*

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Way to work the pc Mets.

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

    what a play by pagan

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Met’s, this is the guy you’re taking out?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Maybe it’s because I’ve only really watched Pagan during this hot streak of his, but this guy seems like he can play.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Oh, he’s firmly ahead Francuer, he should be a starter.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Shocker, Maine had a setback

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

    chip clip night??

    lol that sucks

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

      It’s actually pretty useful. Better than most of the crap they give away.

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

        ha true dat

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        The ws replica ring I have is pretty fucking awesome.

        • Tom Zig

          no fair! Me and my friend tried getting one of those. But they said you had to be 14 or younger. We tried telling them that we were, but they didnt quite believe us lol.

          • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

            15 is close enough for me. Just had to shave before the game.

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

    John Mayer’s brother looks exactly like John Mayer.

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

      not a bad guy to look like

      • Accent Shallow

        Would you want to pretend to be your brother to meet girls? God knows I wouldn’t.

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

    Frankie!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Cerved!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    That was a truly epic at bat.

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

    fucking hilarious

  • baby carlos

    the Pride of Venezuela….

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Cervelli with his third triple.

  • Kristen

    That was also awesome. Great AB and then a triple. Cerved, indeed.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    what’s with all the NHL goal songs playing at the stadium?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Kay forgot to mention K-Fraud when it comes to the celebration overload..

    i personally don’t care either way.. but if the Mets are seriously gonna complain about Cervelli?? what a joke

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

    great inning by the yanks, even though no runs scored

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Damon would have gotten three rbi’s in that situation.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    we’ve had a ton of guys on base in this game.. i wouldn’t be inclined to say that “Santana’s only made 1 mistake” in this game

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

    wow talk about lucky

  • Shadow

    Does Cervelli switch helmets once he’s on base?

    I’m pretty sure during his AB he was wearing the big gazoo helmet, but when they showed him crossing home after Gardner’s grounder, i’m pretty sure he was wearing the normal helmet… weird

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

      yes he does

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

        It’s effed up, but I’m gonna laugh when he gets hit in the head by a thrown baseball while on the basepaths wearing the smaller helmet.

        Frank-Vitchard-style. THIS IS GETTIN’ RI-GOD-DAMN-DICULOUS!!!

      • Shadow

        I’m all for him wearing the big helmet, but i think that he should have to wear it while on base also if he makes the decision to wear it while hitting. Otherwise the bat/ballboy has to bring it out to the base he’s on, just doesn’t seem right.

        Not a major thing at all, and in the grand scheme of things, it means absolutely nothing. Just a thought

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          I feel like they do that anyway to retrieve batting gloves

          • Shadow

            I thought usually the 1B/3B coach usually just held onto them? Maybe not.

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

          Otherwise the bat/ballboy has to bring it out to the base he’s on, just doesn’t seem right.

          Ambrose, you’re big. Don’t be afraid to throw the elbow. If you break someone’s collar bone, that’s a good thing, that’s what the medic’s for. Otherwise he’s just sittin’ around. All right! You hear me!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Josh Johnson.. dealing… what a monster

    • Cy Farnsworth

      the most underrated pitcher in baseball

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

    96!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    dammit CC

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

    You got this CC, ain’t no thang.

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

      See that broad with booty pack-em,
      Lay her down, and smack-em-yak-em!

      Col’ got to be!

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

        god what a great song

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

          lol i meant movie

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

            I don’t know where I’ll be then, Doc, he said… but I won’t smell too good, that’s for sure.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        I’m sorry, I don’t speak jive

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

    cmon zz

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

    cmon, where did that miss

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

      much better strike call

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS
      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        heh, i knew it had to be a strike

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    let’s get this K!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Fist Pump!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    ZZ!!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    wow.. Barajas strikes out looking! u know u made a good pitch.. he just couldn’t swing at it

  • Accent Shallow

    And the crowd chanted “Give us Barajas!”

    /only good thing about interleague

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

    man they are REALLY pimping this “grownups” movie

    it better be good

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

      It won’t be. Any comedic abilities possessed by Msrrs. Rock, Sandler, and James will be totally undermined and ruined by the perpetually unfunny David Spade and Rob Schneider.

      The only two good parts of that movie will be Salma Hayek.

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

    GIDCC.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Huge

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    FIST PUMPS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Hehehe, suckers!

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

    ZZZZZ!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    wow, i’m happy that the yanks turned two but there’s no excuse for tatis not beating the throw there. robbie had nothing on it.

  • baby carlos

    Sabathia >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>mets

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i approve this message

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Josh Johnson’s through 8 innings.. up 4-1 on Tampa.. this could be that magical day when we’re in 1st place dolo

  • Accent Shallow

    At least Tatis will always have his two grand slams in one inning to keep him warm.

    Hey, they were off Chan Ho Park! Man, he sucks.

  • http://www.heresthepitch.wordpress.com MP

    I love it when CC goes into beast mode at this time of the season.

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

    Talk about wasting a prospect.

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

      (looks up from copy of Lincoln Journal-Star)

      Huh? What? What were you guys just talking about?

      /Joba’d

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      To be fair, they’re planning to Hughes him. but you have to be scared of Jobafying him.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        if he becomes too good, Francesa will force them to keep him in the 8th inning as the heir apparent to K-Rod

    • Cy Farnsworth

      i love how kay mentions the precedent of hughes succeeding as a starter after pitching in the pen, but “forgets” joba.

      • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

        Well. Joba did have sucess, but he was shut down anyway. Here’s hoping he starts next year!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    i love singleton’s reaction to mejia being compared to mo

    “…ok…”

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      I had the same reaction.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Mets, didn’t you learn anything from Joba?

    • Accent Shallow

      All I learned from Joba is that shoulder injuries are a bitch.

      • Accent Shallow

        Well, that, and the media won’t stop rooting for the story.

        • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

          Hopefully, I’m wrong and the Yankees start him next year. Please Yankees?

          • A-Rod’s Hip

            cosigned

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Tex last few days have looked better

    but we’ve been here before where he’s looked good for a few days at the plate, and then slides back into a 3 for 23

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

    oh well, at least the game is movin right along

    • Cy Farnsworth

      even for me, joe west jokes have become too easy

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Does Tex have an encore HR in him?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Guess not.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Leo Nunez.. 1 down.. 2 to go in the 9th

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i know alotta guys are in love with UZR, but i’ve seen NOTHING at all that coincides with all the horror stories we heard about from Detroit about Granderson’s CF defense

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

      …i’ve seen NOTHING at all that coincides with all the horror stories we heard about from Detroit about Granderson’s CF defense

      Neither did UZR.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        well i never checked, but i thought i remember hearing that his numbers were down somewhere..

        either way, Leyland and the whole Tiger organization was reacting like they were fed up with his play in the field as if it was terribly, horrifyingly bad

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

          well i never checked

          Aren’t you a funny guy.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Pavano shuttin down the Phils in Citizens Bank.. just 1 run allowed through 7.1

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      /Phillies Offense’d

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    CC for the CGSO!!!!!

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

    hahahaha jose reyes swingin through like a lunatic

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Rays lose!

    • Raf

      had both Price and Johnson on my fantasy team starting. couldnt have asked for a better result.

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

    Rays lose!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Does CC come out for the ninth?

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

    do the yanks have any more games against the twins? i’d love to beat the ever-living daylights out of carl pavano

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      No. I’d like for Jeter to hit a line drive up the middle and burn off Pavano’s mustache.

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

      Maybe in the play-offs

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

    holy crap are you serious??

    a rain delay?

    gimme a break

    • yoo-boo

      it is a thunderstorm.

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

        hey, you’re back…

        • yoo-boo

          ha… I am not a regular poster.

  • Tom Zig

    rain delay? It’s clear up here in Westchester

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      Same down here in Central NJ.

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I disagree Kay, the Blue Jays are most definitely going to go away.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    They should just call the game. It would give CC his third CG on the year.

    • yoo-boo

      yeah… it would save our time…lol

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

    man did anyone see carl pavano’s mustache? took it from a screenshot using mlb.tv

    http://i49.tinypic.com/f0521c.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      Pavano is no Donnie Baseball.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Co-sign the shit out of this

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

      It suits him. In a douche bag sort of way.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    there goes CC’s shutout.. it’s all good.. shutout in my eyes

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      heh? the so is still on.

  • yoo-boo

    about all star game to favor the home advantage for World Series, I think it should be dropped. I think a league that wins the most interleague games will be awarded the home advantage in WS. If tied, league swiches from last year’s home advantage team. Good idea?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I think it should just be whichever team has the better record gets home-field advantage. What way is more fair than that?

      • yoo-boo

        not enough interleague games to justify the best record in the MLB.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          I meant that of the two teams in the World Series whichever has the better record gets home-field.

          • Thomas

            What happens if the teams have the same record or if a team has an unmade-up rain out and end up a 1/2 game back?

            • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

              Good point. If either of those situations were the case, there could be a backup method. Maybe they could do whoever wins the All-Star game or interleague records if there’s a tie. If a team is a 1/2 game back then they are just screwed I guess. I just think it’s BS to use an exhibition game to decide the fate of home-field advantage in the WS.

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

              If the two teams have the same record, then you go by play-off record. And if that’s the same as well (very unlikely situation), I suppose you can use the All-Star game as the tie breaker. At least that lessens the significance by a ton

              An unmade-up game can help or hurt their record, so if they fall off by one game, that’s just too bad for them.

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

              What happens if the teams have the same record

              Then there’s a tiebreaker system of some sort, probably involving divisional/league/interleague W/L records or head-to-head (in the event that the teams actually played each other that season). I bet this is far less common than you think it would be, though. The NBA has simple home-court advantage for the NBA Finals, and I can’t remember an instance where both Eastern and Western Conference champions had identical final records.

              …or if a team has an unmade-up rain out and end up a 1/2 game back?

              Then they end up a half-game back and don’t have home field. Tough titties, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Perhaps if this scenario presented itself, the teams would insist on making up the rainout, and everyone wins.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    ever since the “Chipper considering retirement” story, Chipper just started raking.. LOL.. he just stole 3rd after tying the game with an RBI double with 1 out

  • Pudge

    they calling the game?

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

    pavano beats halladay and the phils with a complete game 4 hitter (1 ER)

    wow

    :head explodes:

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

    yay the game is back on

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    Uch, A-rod!

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

    Robby hits a homerun in the second deck. I’m calling it.

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

      Oh noes, I’m wrong

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Joe Torre

    Send CC in!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    am i still allowed to be upset over how our offense has performed today with so many runners left on base?

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

      /spoiled

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        lol.. i know i know.. i just would’ve loved to rub it in the Mets that much worse

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

    i hope you’re alright a-rod

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i’m doin’ ok.. just gettin a bit of a rest… gotta long flight

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    The Yankees are now sitting pretty at the top of the AL East.

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

    with that out by david wright, mo has retired 21 consecutive batters. that is the longest such streak in his career

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

    yankees win!

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

    First place.

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

      Gotta keep the Rays at bay.

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

    Thanks for a great first Father’s Day, Tex, CC, and Mo.

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

      Happy Fathers Day TSJC!

      This is your first I believe.

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

        Indeed, and thanks.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        +1

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

    I just got home to see – the Yankees won this game? That’s impossible. On Friday, everyone told me they’d never beat a good team.

    • ROBTEN

      The Mets are a good team?

      /jk

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

        Haha I knew that was gonna be SOMEONE’S comment.

    • lenn23

      They won back all the good will they lost against the Phillies!

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

      Tex hit grandslam, CC shut the Mets down for 8 innings

      And that’s the game

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

    sole possession of first place sounds great

  • rek4gehrig

    Order restored…alone in 1st

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Mariano might be having one of his best seasons…25 IP 9 Hits…Crazy good!

    • bonestock94

      Time to pull out those articles about how it might be over for Mo? Nah, too early.

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

      His WHIP is currently 0.600, which, yes, would be the lowest of his career. He probably won’t sustain that, though.

      FWIW, his 2008 WHIP of 0.665 was his lowest full-season mark.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        2008 was ridiculous.

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

          Mo put up a 1.40/2.03/2.32 E/F/x, had only one blown save all year long, and had a 77/6 K/BB ratio.

          In 2008, the three lowest raw OPS amongst qualified batters belonged to:
          Bobby Crosby – .237/.296/.349 (.645)
          Willy Taveras – .251/.308/.296 (.604)
          Michael Bourn – .229/.288/.300 (.588)

          Mo’s raw OPS allowed? .165/.190/.233 (.423).

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

            Thaaaat’s not real. You made that up.

            Seriously. Mariano Rivera. Pretty good.

          • ROBTEN

            Thus far in 2010: .117/.190/.208 (.398)

    • ROBTEN

      “You know what’s coming, but you know what’s coming in horror movies too. It still gets you.” -Mike Sweeney on Rivera’s Cutter.

      h/t to Pinstripe Alley