Jun
23

Game 72: Crap, another bad pitcher

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Earlier this year the Yanks were scheduled to face Dontrelle Willis, but he was a late scratch. The Yanks ended up facing a string of Tigers relievers, demonstrating mostly futility against them. The Yanks lost the game, managing just four runs off the Tigers six relievers. Dontrelle has since been designated for assignment and sent to the Diamondbacks, where he’s allowed seven runs through 15 innings. long the way he’s walked more than he’s struck out, and holds a 1.80 WHIP.

Stephen R. explored the Dontrelle saga today at TYU, so in case you’re not up on tonight’s starter give that a quick read.

Posada gets the night off tonight, which makes sense for a number of reasons. Using him on back-to-back nights and then giving him two nights off is probably physically for the better. Also, it gave him a chance against Haren, while the Yanks might not need their best lineup against Dontrelle. Then again, considering how they’ve hit in the past week-plus against poor pitching, maybe I shouldn’t be making that assumption.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Francisco Cervelli, C
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Brett Gardner, LF
9. Javy Vazquez, P

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894 Comments»

  1. Kiersten says:

    Can we all just collectively laugh at the idea of Francisco Cervelli protecting the best hitter in the league?

  2. Just the mention of Dontrelle’s name bums me out. He was so exciting, so much fun to watch a few years ago and he seemed to lose it for reasons that have never been fully explained. There have been hints at his delivery, but it’s not like he blew out his shoulder or something.

  3. bexarama says:

    We have to face another good-hitting pitcher tonight :( :( :(

    Hopefully he’s out of the game by the time he has to hit though. Mwahaha.

  4. Carlosologist says:

    I want to see a blowout win tonight. It’ll be the last time I see the Yankees for the next two weeks.

  5. Arizona continues to celebrate the 9th anniversary of their Championship.

    Seriously.

  6. OK, raise your hand if you had RA Dickey on your fantasy team.

  7. UWS says:

    I heart late games when I’m also on the west coast. Go Javy!

  8. Mike HC says:

    Whats with Cervelli batting over Granderson and Gardner. I get the whole lefty, lefty thing, but I don’t know. That could be pushing it.

  9. bexarama says:

    If Jeter swung at the first pitch I would have been very mad at him.

  10. FIPster Doofus says:

    Nice job, Swish. Great start. Looks like we’ll get into the Zona bullpen early, too. :)

  11. Dela G says:

    this might be too easy…

  12. Mike Axisa says:

    That’s about the only way Willis is recording an out at this rate.

  13. That was fucking dumb.

  14. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Don’t be stupid, Swish.

  15. Carlosologist says:

    LOL Swisher. That’s probably the only out Willis will record.

  16. Dela G says:

    thanks a lot, swish. a-rod could’ve driven in three here

  17. Dela G says:

    no one should feel sorry for him. he somehow duped the tigers into giving him a great extension

  18. FIPster Doofus says:

    Willis should break his arm a la Henry Rowengartner. That might cure him.

    /Rookie of the Year’d

  19. claybeez says:

    Watching Dontrelle implode is not my idea of fun. Makes me kinda sad.

  20. Carlosologist says:

    This is NJ’s wet dream.

  21. Dela G says:

    this is like watching the demise of rick ankiel. That was interesting to watch waaay back in the day

  22. Kiersten says:

    Strike zone, where you at?

  23. bexarama says:

    This is making me really sad actually.

  24. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    D-Train =(

  25. This is like watching a ten year old pitch. Wow. I feel terrible for Willis right now.

  26. CNight_UP says:

    Is Rick Ankiel on the mound?

  27. Accent Shallow says:

    Dontrelle has actually been non-awful against lefties this year: .197/.289/.273 this year, although only 77 PA. Does have a 26/8 K/BB ratio, though.

  28. Reggie C. says:

    is Cano spotting Dontrelle strikes?

  29. What in the fuck are they doing? What a terrible fucking inning.

  30. Dela G says:

    holy crap what the hell was that??????????

    super ugh

  31. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Lol.

  32. Mike Axisa says:

    Awful. The guy’s begging to be hammered, don’t run into outs you idiots.

  33. Carlosologist says:

    —_____—

    The way the inning ended pissed me off.

  34. Accent Shallow says:

    Tex stealing third is hilarious.

  35. bexarama says:

    Yankees: STOP RUNNING INTO FUCKING OUTS WHEN THE GUY CAN’T THROW A STRIKE, SERIOUSLY

    Also I think he was safe but that doesn’t matter, DON’T DO THAT

  36. Reggie C. says:

    I hope Teixeira wasn’t running on initiative … what a stupid stupid idea.

  37. Gwen says:

    Is Jeter the only one who knows how to play while on base? That was ridiculous.

  38. rek4gehrig says:

    Make hay whilst the sun shines, Yanks

  39. Hummingbird S. says:

    that inning was inexcusable..

  40. Yankee1010 says:

    As bad as Willis was that inning, one would have a pretty decent argument that the Yanks’ baserunning was even more craptastic. Some of the dumbest baserunning you’re going to see in 1 inning, considering the context.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I think that argument would be correct. It is beyond moronic to hand two free outs to a pitcher who clearly can’t throw strikes. They better buck that trend from hereon in and actually make Willis get them out.

  41. Accent Shallow says:

    Clearly, whatever Dontrelle has is transmissible by mound.

  42. bexarama says:

    Javy let’s not get Dontrelleitis, thanks.

  43. Hummingbird S. says:

    4-pitch walk.. this is probably going to be one of those 10-8 games.

  44. Mike Axisa says:

    This game has four hours written all over it.

  45. I am not liking this. Come on, Javy.

  46. Accent Shallow says:

    This infield is terrible.

  47. Ivan says:

    Come on Javy. Get your shit together man.

  48. bexarama says:

    This game is gonna be loooong.

  49. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    It’s the game of crappy baserunning gaffes.

  50. Worst. Running. Ever.

  51. Carlosologist says:

    Baserunning fails all across.

  52. Mike HC says:

    I can’t believe he was sent there

  53. FIPster Doofus says:

    Keystone Kops on both sides tonight

  54. Ivan says:

    That sequence had FAIL all over the place…

  55. DCBX says:

    is this Baltimore/Houston or what?

  56. Hummingbird S. says:

    damn Cervelli, is he fucking blind?

  57. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    This game is made up of baserunning fail.

  58. AndrewYF says:

    They could have gotten him at second had Cervelli immediately thrown the ball once he got the out.

  59. Dela G says:

    boy this is incredible

    its like watching a little league game

    • Mike HC says:

      ha. exactly. The only fundamentally sound plays were by Swish hitting the cut, Tex cutting it off and then running at the runner. It all went to shit after that.

  60. Mike HC says:

    And then Cervelli starts arguing and forgets about the runners. Rookie mistake.

  61. claybeez says:

    The Bad News Bears Game of the Week

  62. rek4gehrig says:

    Sloppy sloppy baseball

  63. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    watching on gameday what happened?

    • Accent Shallow says:

      First and second, single to right, runner ran through the stop sign, and out after a rundown.

      Cervelli wasn’t paying attention after the tag, and the runners moved up.

  64. Javy needs a punchout here. Come on, Javy.

  65. Dela G says:

    lol i was just about to mention tom emanski myself in this post, and kay took it from me

  66. Dela G says:

    where did that miss?

  67. FIPster Doofus says:

    Where was that pitch??

  68. bexarama says:

    Wow, where did that miss?

  69. Ivan says:

    Wow where was that pitch?

  70. rek4gehrig says:

    Bad Javy showing up tonight

  71. Dela G says:

    damn it ump, that was ridiculous

    plz someone get a ground ball

  72. Reggie C. says:

    Vazquez needs alittle of Dontrelle’s 1st inning luck right about now.

  73. Carlosologist says:

    Double play! Double play!

    clapclap clapclap clap

  74. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Well, if tonight is going to be a battle of pitching suck, I feel confident that the Yanks will win. But it’ll be the definition of Pyrrhic victory.

    • Total Dominication says:

      Except if Javy doesn’t calm down, which he probably will, we have an actual bullpen.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Wouldn’t a pyrrhic victory be a victory against an NL team where we burn the bullpen, prior to a September series against a contender for the AL East or wild card?

      • boogie down says:

        Not necessarily. That’d make the cost that much more excessive but wouldn’t eliminate what had to be given up tonight to get the desired outcome. If what’s been posited actually happens and we have to shred our bullpen, it’d be pretty pyrrhic, just not AS pyrrhic as your situation IMO.

  75. Total Dominication says:

    Come on guys.

  76. Ivan says:

    Nice pitching there Javy.

  77. FIPster Doofus says:

    Javy!!!

  78. Total Dominication says:

    You got this Javy!

  79. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Yes! Two down. Now just one more…

  80. Nice breaking ball. Do it again, please!

  81. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Almost out of the jam, just one more.

  82. Michael Kay: apparently not a strong swimmer.

  83. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Javy 9 strikes 16 balls. not a very good start.

  84. Total Dominication says:

    Nice pitck, now k ‘im!

  85. Ivan says:

    Generous call there but I’ll take it

  86. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Oh now you’re calling that a strike…

  87. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Way to buckle down.

  88. rek4gehrig says:

    Cmon Ump, give him a break

  89. Hummingbird S. says:

    lucky for Javy he’s not at the stadium or he would be hearing a lot of boos by now

  90. That was the worst inning of baseball I’ve ever seen. Ever.

  91. Total Dominication says:

    Uhg.

  92. Dela G says:

    wow great throw by swisher

    i’ll take it as long as there weren’t any more runs scored

    now lets be patient, offense…

  93. Paul Canales says:

    what crap, ugh!

  94. DCBX says:

    Facepalms all around….

  95. DJH says:

    What a shit inning by both sides.

  96. Ivan says:

    Maybe the worst 1st inning of baseball fundamentals you’ll ever see…

  97. Kevin says:

    And that’s why any team can’t afford to make baserunning mistakes against a struggling pitcher.

  98. bexarama says:

    This game is gonna be long.

    And painful.

  99. Dela G says:

    worst full inning of baserunning ever??

    yeah i think this tops whatever i think i may have seen in my lifetime prior to that first inning

  100. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    And…that sucked.

    Okay, here’s what’ll happen: beat up on Dontrelle this inning, score 4+ runs and Javy settles into a groove, not giving up any more runs.

    Now we just need to get the Yankees to execute my plan.

  101. Yankee1010 says:

    That inning set baseball back 100 years.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap says:

      Does that mean all the minorities on the field magically disappear?

      • Accent Shallow says:

        An exercise for the obsessed (or racist):

        Remove from the rosters anyone with a skin tone that would have resulted in them being barred from the majors pre-1947.

        See which team has the best remaining roster.

  102. Total Dominication says:

    On the bright side, Boston’s losing and Tampa’s slumping in general.

  103. Little Bill says:

    Can’t wait to see who Girardi plays hit and run with this inning. What a horrible manager.

  104. Over/Under: 12 hours for that match.

  105. Total Dominication says:

    Yes, a Yankee game, unless it was just a game where a team was beating them by a ton.

  106. FIPster Doofus says:

    WTF is he bunting for?

  107. Accent Shallow says:

    Why bunt? Why not take 4-5 pitches?

  108. Wow. I think I may turn this shit off. What the HELL are you doing, Cervelli?

  109. Dela G says:

    BUNTING??!?!?!?!

    what the hell is this

  110. Reggie C. says:

    BUNTING? Wtf!

  111. Kiersten says:

    Why the hell would he bunt???????

  112. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Why bunt there? Why?

  113. Yankee1010 says:

    Holy. Fucking. Shit. Stop fucking running into outs and bunting. He can’t throw strikes.

    Is this game a retard test?

  114. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    O_o

  115. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cervelli is on drugs tonight. Why the fuck is he bunting?

  116. bexarama says:

    Yankees what in the world are you doing, seriously

  117. damn yanks says:

    This is nuts… they really want to give this game away…

  118. Paul Canales says:

    dont worry kay, im freakin out too

  119. V says:

    Screw this shit. GIVING at bats away, against a crappy pitcher?

    I’m going to bed.

  120. Dela G says:

    can we beat the crap out of him already, plz?

  121. rek4gehrig says:

    Bunt?
    Why not help out Willis more!

  122. kunaldo says:

    yay #6 hitter bunting.

  123. Dela G says:

    wow john lackey really sucks

    can’t believe they gave him that much money

  124. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Inside the park homerun NAOz!

  125. DJH says:

    Man the Yanks are killing me right now after that 1st and now Cerv bunting? ugh. I hope Javy can straighten this game out in the bottom.

  126. Total Dominication says:

    Gardy disagrees.

  127. FIPster Doofus says:

    Nice umping.

  128. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    This game is going to make me sad, isn’t it?

  129. Dela G says:

    wow that strike zone was completely different from what javy had

    bullshit

  130. Total Dominication says:

    Fucking kidding me?

  131. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Well, Dontrelle found himself.

  132. Kiersten says:

    WTF kind of call was THAT?

  133. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    I’m going to say something that has already been said thousands of times….

    Robot UMPs NAO!

  134. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Calm down, Michael Kay.

  135. Carlosologist says:

    Alex doesn’t consider himself to be a HR hitter. Talk about humility.

  136. Fuck that; if I had A-Rod’s power, I’d look to hit homers every damn time.

  137. Total Dominication says:

    What’s Alex is trying to say Kay, is that he’s not like some people who hit a HR or nothing. cough**Ryan Howard**cough

  138. Total Dominication says:

    What the fuck is this?

  139. Total Dominication says:

    That was a weird ground ball.

  140. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    At this rate, if Javy makes it through four, it’ll be a miracle.

  141. Total Dominication says:

    1 pitch outs!

  142. Dela G says:

    darnell mcdonald and daniel nava have utterly destroyed ubaldo jiminez tonight

    • Jose the Satirist says:

      What the fuck? How are they both 2-3 and have all 5 RBIs?

      • AndrewYF says:

        I saw some statistic that shows that these guys are getting incredibly clutch hits. Of course, he was showing how awesome the Red Sox have been.

        What does this likely mean for the rest of the season? Regression is a bitch, baby.

  143. Kiersten says:

    Fucking Red Sox scored 5 runs off Jimenez. Bullshit.

  144. Total Dominication says:

    Those 2 outs in 2 pitches were much appreciated.

  145. DJH says:

    At least that inning didn’t make we wan to claw out my eyes.

  146. dygg says:

    Is there a full moon tonight?

  147. bexarama says:

    Of course Ubaldo has to regress now ;_;

  148. Kiersten says:

    In other news, TCU scored 8 runs in the top of the 8th and FSU is going to LOOOOOOOOSE!

    muahahahahaha. Gators and Seminoles eliminated on back-to-back days? Me likey.

  149. Total Dominication says:

    Is Ubaldo Jiminez, gasp, human?

    • Devil In A Blue Cap says:

      He can be human the rest of the season, but why tonight against the Red Sox?

      (*&%$#$%^&*#$%^@#@#$%^&*()

  150. Dela G says:

    red sox lead 6-5

    unbelievable

  151. Jose the Satirist says:

    Good AB by Javy.

  152. Total Dominication says:

    7 pitches!

  153. Carlosologist says:

    Haha Javy walked.

  154. Yankee1010 says:

    If Jeter bunts here, I’ll fly to Phoenix and kill them all right now.

  155. FIPster Doofus says:

    D-Train just walked the pitcher. For the love of Mo, make him pay.

  156. Javy attends the Nick Johnson School of Hitting.

  157. Total Dominication says:

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHHAHAH!!!!!!!

  158. Total Dominication says:

    At least it was constructive in that we have a good base runner.

  159. Hummingbird S. says:

    good Jeter crushes that hanging breaking ball
    bad Jeter grounds out weakly

  160. Total Dominication says:

    Close.

  161. I think someone needs to do an actual study of that conventional wisdom Kay and Singy just spouted.

  162. Total Dominication says:

    How can you swing at that?

  163. Dela G says:

    good job swisher

  164. Total Dominication says:

    Willis might be as bad as his bullpen.

  165. Total Dominication says:

    I think we’ll get either an A-rod GS or an A-rod rbi walk.

  166. Dela G says:

    i just wonder what the D-backs were thinking when they signed him

  167. bexarama says:

    I wish the Yankees wouldn’t swing AT ALL until he’s got two strikes on them.

  168. Jose the Satirist says:

    I’m confused. Earlier in this thread I read Dontrelle found himself. What is happening right now?

  169. If Tex swings, I’ll slit his throat with a spork.

  170. Mike Axisa says:

    He’s asking for it. Fucking give it to him already.

  171. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Time to channel their inner NJ!

  172. Total Dominication says:

    What is more depressing to see your pitcher give up, a bases loaded walk or a GS?

  173. Total Dominication says:

    This is pathetic, I’m embaressed for the guy.

  174. rek4gehrig says:

    Its quite sad watching this implosion

  175. Ivan says:

    Really Alex?

  176. Yankee1010 says:

    Make him throw strikes.

  177. Wow, Alex. Come on.

    Attn: Cameron Diaz if you’re reading this:

    Do not give Alex any after that 2-0 “swing.”

  178. Total Dominication says:

    Why would you swing at anything Alex? Why?

  179. Ivan says:

    If im A-Rod, im not swinging at all…unless it’s down the middle.

  180. Carlosologist says:

    Tie game.

  181. baby carlos says:

    Great at bat by ARod..

  182. Total Dominication says:

    Relax guys, Alex only swung at those to draw extra pitches.

  183. FIPster Doofus says:

    There is no point in even swinging against this guy.

  184. Can someone just put this fucker out of his misery with a grand slam?

  185. dygg says:

    This is one of the most unsatisfying games I have ever watched.

  186. Kiersten says:

    Not a grand slam, but I guess I’ll take it.

  187. Total Dominication says:

    I don’t get it, Cano has absolutely nooooo split, why try to use one?

  188. What do you even say to Willis at this point?

  189. Kiersten says:

    YAYYYY TIME TO DESTROY THE ARIZONA BULLPEN AGAIN!!!

  190. Mike Axisa says:

    2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 2 K.

  191. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Now to attack the even softer underbelly….

  192. claybeez says:

    Sad. My heart breaks a little for Dontrelle.

  193. Ivan says:

    I gotta say, it was kinda sad to watch Dontrelle pitch like this…

  194. baby carlos says:

    Was watching the Sox v Rockies. Jimenez was pitching ok but obvious that the better AL East teams could bring his numbers back down to earth.

  195. boogie down says:

    wow, 7 BB’s in 2.1 innings… I sincerely feel bad for him.

  196. Total Dominication says:

    From bad to worse.

  197. Kiersten says:

    Dontrelle’s BB/9 for this game is 27. Twenty. Seven.

  198. Total Dominication says:

    Don’t swing at that Cano!

  199. FIPster Doofus says:

    Wow. The Yankees are really swinging at garbage tonight.

  200. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Who didn’t see that coming?

  201. rek4gehrig says:

    Darn it

  202. Ivan says:

    Cano…Ya killing me.

  203. Total Dominication says:

    Wow guys, 7 walks and just 2 runs.

  204. Dela G says:

    unfucking believable

  205. Kiersten says:

    I can’t believe he just did that…

  206. Jose the Satirist says:

    Don’t panic guys. Their bullpen is atrocious. It will be alright.

  207. Yankee1010 says:

    Good God. Between the baserunning outs, the bunting and the swinging at pitches when they can’t throw strikes …

    Until Arizona pitchers prove they can actually throw the ball in the strike zone, TAKE. A. STRIKE.

  208. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    …DAMN IT DAMN IT!!!! ARGH!!
    There was supposed to be a DEATH BLOW!!!

  209. dgf says:

    2009 Cano

  210. Hummingbird S. says:

    This is some epic failure by the yankees offense. I wonder what other ways they can find to avoid scoring on this horrible pitching staff.

  211. boogie down says:

    damn it all to hell… Cano’s saving it for later in the game

  212. dygg says:

    So, he gives up one hit for the no-decision.

  213. Total Dominication says:

    The minislump.

  214. Dela G says:

    that was like watching old yeller getting shot

    very sad

  215. Hey, look at that! A clean inning of baseball!

  216. Total Dominication says:

    9 pitches for the last 5 outs.

  217. baby carlos says:

    So, has Javy looked good? Strike zone seems to be a little tight tonight.

  218. Total Dominication says:

    What a shitty trade for us.

  219. Mike Axisa says:

    Lame trivia question.

  220. FIPster Doofus says:

    Yay Grandy

  221. Hummingbird S. says:

    comon Javy, help yourself since your teammates aren’t doing much

  222. Dela G says:

    that was at his shins??!!?!

  223. Hummingbird S. says:

    way low, this ump blows

  224. Dela G says:

    javy vasquez = feared

  225. Carlosologist says:

    Javy is the interim Nick Johnson, sans injuries.

  226. ShuutoHeat says:

    Fucking HP UMP is a joke…

  227. Total Dominication says:

    Vazquez trying to earn back some love.

  228. Mike Axisa says:

    Nick Johnson is proud of Javy.

  229. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Wheeee.

  230. Dela G says:

    cmon jeter…. that was pathetic

  231. Total Dominication says:

    This is horrible.

  232. ShuutoHeat says:

    …I’m still waiting for the death blow.

  233. Yankee1010 says:

    Jeter is such a great dude. Why let Boyer get himself into more trouble?

  234. bexarama says:

    I am going to institute a new policy for the Yankees: don’t swing unless you have two strikes. Cool? Cool.

  235. Total Dominication says:

    Can we swap Gardner and Jeter?

    /half-kidding

  236. Hummingbird S. says:

    how the hell can you draw 8 walks in 4 innings and only score 2 runs?

    • Yankee1010 says:

      Multiple outs on the bases, giving away free outs with leadoff bunts, swinging at pitches feet out of the strike zone when the pitchers have demonstrated they have no idea how to throw a strike, etc.

    • baby carlos says:

      you are a team mired in an offensive slump and have no idea how to get out of it because you keep chasing bad pitches, watching good pitches and trying to do to much when runners are on base..

  237. DJH says:

    Even if the Yankees win this game by like 10 runs it will still go down as one of the ugliest games of 2010.

    I’m usually great at Zen baseball but i’m about getting so frustrated right now I could throw a Buddha statue through a window.

  238. bexarama says:

    Apparently all Monteros are awesome.

  239. Mike Axisa says:

    This game is beyond frustrating. Bullshit offense.

  240. Total Dominication says:

    Fuck.

  241. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Not feeling this game.

  242. bexarama says:

    Why can’t the Yankees do that tonight? Waaaah.

    That said, this game is not anywhere NEAR over.

  243. baby carlos says:

    Hi, we’re the NY Yankees, we just lost 2 of 3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Can we please be let back into Yankee stadium.

    Thank you for this public service announcement.

  244. Hummingbird S. says:

    you just get the feeling the dbacks are about to put this game away. Javy has nothing and their offense can actually score when they put runners on base.

  245. ShuutoHeat says:

    I know its not the end of the game…but…

    …this is what happens when you fail multiple times to land a death blow. When you have your opponent on the ground at your mercy, you stomp and crush them. Don’t give them a hand/chance to get back up on their feet, in fact don’t stop until you know they are dead/incapable of fighting back.

  246. Ross says:

    Normally I’m not a cliff-jumper and quite forgiving of the Yankee offense, but I don’t know what positives you can possibly take from this game. They’ve had an awful night at the plate and on the bases, I’m literally shocked at how bad they’ve been tonight. 7 walks in 3 innings and you score only 2 runs? That’s almost impossible to do.

    • bexarama says:

      Yep, it’s been terrible. Really embarrassingly bad. There aren’t really excuses.

      It’s also been four innings.

      • Ross says:

        Agreed, but these are chances that even mediocre teams take advantage of. For the Yankees to do that? It’s frustrating as heck.

        And really, if you’re going to swing at a first pitch in this game you better hit a home run.

      • baby carlos says:

        where the starting pitcher is out, the bullpen is in and they have 2 measly runs, one off a walk and only 2 hits…. but it is only the 5th inning and they have 14 more outs to go.

      • Jose the Satirist says:

        Exactly. It hasn’t been good. But can still get better.

  247. Total Dominication says:

    It’s the D-Backs!

  248. Ross says:

    “I can’t believe what I just saw” is an appropriate title for this game, for all the wrong reasons.

  249. bexarama says:

    “I can’t believe what I just saw?” fail

  250. Ivan says:

    Something’s cooking.

  251. Total Dominication says:

    Come on Cano, break out of your mini-slump.

  252. Mike Axisa says:

    Do something Robbie. I beg of you.

  253. Total Dominication says:

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  254. ShuutoHeat says:

    …omfg

  255. baby carlos says:

    that play right there sealed the game….ok maybe not but with the bad play by the Yankees and the offense that cannot turn it on right now… wow!

  256. bexarama says:

    I just cried. Not really, but WTF.

  257. Total Dominication says:

    That was

  258. Gwen says:

    How is it that we keep messing up innings due to shitty base running?

  259. Hummingbird S. says:

    fail fail and more fail… somebody needs to be punished after this bullshit. Each inning they find new and creative ways to not score runs.

  260. JGS says:

    When was the last time they made this many baserunning mistakes in one game?

  261. rek4gehrig says:

    That’s my cue…pretty sure we can win this but time to go to bed

  262. RalphieD says:

    this outfield catches balls…they catch balls…geez

  263. Joe says:

    Thats three double plays for Cano. Only one was his fault

  264. Carlosologist says:

    Alex’s reaction: OH SHIT

  265. boogie down says:

    wow, Cano’s DP’d in every way possible

  266. Mike HC says:

    What is with Lackey? Are we lucky enough that he really may be done, or is this just a bad stretch?

  267. Dela G says:

    man i need a facepalm

  268. Carlosologist says:

    Alex made up for his horrible DP with that play.

  269. Mike Axisa says:

    That guy was wearing a pink kid’s glove.

  270. Mike HC says:

    Great catch!!!

    Jeter would have went face first into the family. That is what a real winner does

    /MSM’d 2009 style

  271. ShuutoHeat says:

    LOL @ dude with tiny lil kid’s glove.

  272. Ivan says:

    Hahahaha, did u see A-Rod dis the shit out of the father there?!

    • Mike HC says:

      Yea, I saw that too. Kinda ballsy of the father though to act as if he deserved the ball and all pissed that he didn’t get it.

  273. Kiersten says:

    PapelBLOWN!

  274. Ross says:

    Papelbon blows the save. Ha.

  275. Dela G says:

    hahahahahaha paplebon blew the save

  276. bexarama says:

    Papelbon blows the save! Yay for sort of happy news!!!

  277. Total Dominication says:

    Colorado ties it!

  278. Mike Axisa says:

    Thank you, Ian Stewart. Former high school teammate of IPK.

  279. Dela G says:

    rocktober … err june…

    ;)

  280. Joe says:

    Papelbon sucks

  281. ShuutoHeat says:

    THE ENTHUSIASM!!!

  282. FIPster Doofus says:

    OK, that’s a big hit. Time to stop playing around and take hold of this stupid game.

  283. Dela G says:

    giambino vs paplebon with winning run on 2nd base

  284. Dela G says:

    GIAMBI HITS THE GAME WINNING HOMER!!

  285. Kiersten says:

    JASON GIAMBI BABYYYYYY!

  286. FIPster Doofus says:

    The Giambino wins it!

  287. Ivan says:

    THE GIAMBINO!!!!!!!!!

  288. Dela G says:

    man this is so much fun to watch. the crowd is goin nuts

    rockies win

  289. Total Dominication says:

    Jason!!!!!!!!!

  290. ShuutoHeat says:

    Okay seriously, don’t fuck it up!!!

  291. RalphieD says:

    yay giambi

  292. nsalem says:

    the Giambino

  293. JGS says:

    Walk off for the Giambino!!!!

  294. Mike Axisa says:

    Giambi remembers his Yankee roots.

  295. Jose the Satirist says:

    *Comment about Giambi hitting HR*

  296. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Thats a lot of speed on the base paths.

  297. bexarama says:

    Jason Giambi is now a TRUE YANKEE!!!!

  298. Jack says:

    I want to see a GritSmash right now.

  299. Dela G says:

    the rockies reporter looks like a poor man’s misty may with bigger boobs

    not too bad

  300. FIPster Doofus says:

    Single ties it. Do it, Brett.

  301. Carlosologist says:

    Granderson is all like NO DP FOR YOU.

  302. Ivan says:

    LOL at singleton reaction when Kay told him that Giambi hit the walk off Homer…

  303. Total Dominication says:

    A base running play works, hallelujah!

  304. JGS says:

    I’m ok with that. Well done Gardner

  305. Dela G says:

    good job, gritt

  306. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Better than nothing.

  307. Total Dominication says:

    That sb was key.

  308. Ivan says:

    Good AB by Gardner there.

  309. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Gardy = Fundamentally sound right there, thank god.

  310. FIPster Doofus says:

    Well, good thing we stole that base. At least he got a run in.

  311. Reggie C. says:

    Alright Curtis. Can you give me a flyball?

  312. Dela G says:

    COLIN CURTIS!!!

  313. FIPster Doofus says:

    Colin!!!!

  314. Ivan says:

    NICE!!!!!!!

  315. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    COLIN CURTIS!!!!!

  316. JGS says:

    Colin Curtis comes through again!!

  317. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Colin Curtis cannot be stopped, you can only hope to contain him!

  318. Total Dominication says:

    Curtises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  319. Ross says:

    To steal a quote from bald vinny, I hope Colin Curtis goes into the hall of fame as a Yankee.

  320. Jack says:

    Mini-CC!

  321. Carlosologist says:

    Yay tie game. Colin just alleviated the depressing mood of the game.

  322. Total Dominication says:

    Laroche thinks he can play Mark Teixera, hehe.

  323. Hummingbird S. says:

    I know it’s been only 3 ABs but Curtis has been impressive. 3 hard hit balls in 3 PH ABs. Very nice kid!

  324. Total Dominication says:

    How fast is Curtis?

  325. Total Dominication says:

    Colin Curtis for teh ASG!

    /strasburg’d

  326. JGS says:

    In an NL park, why is Vazquez the pitcher of record. Isn’t Curtis technically the pitcher?

  327. Dela G says:

    jeter better not bunt

  328. Dela G says:

    well a bunt would’ve been better than that…. le sigh

  329. Total Dominication says:

    Jeter has nothing recently.

  330. Ivan says:

    Really Jeter?!?!?!

  331. Hummingbird S. says:

    captain groundout doing what he does best this season…

  332. Vinny the Bull says:

    Robots kill the Gulf.

  333. FIPster Doofus says:

    Now it’s a battle of bullpens. As bad as Arizona’s BP is, I am only cautiously optimistic with how badly this game has gone.

  334. Carlosologist says:

    Lol, Alex is among the most hated athletes ever. Don’t hate the player because he’s better than you.

  335. Dela G says:

    man, i forgot about marte. haven’t seen him in forever

  336. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Marte isn’t gonna enjoy the slim strike zone here.

  337. baby carlos says:

    how did we not score more runs? What happened?

  338. Dela G says:

    great play by jeter

  339. Hummingbird S. says:

    Marte’s wildness + small strikezone = disaster

  340. Ivan says:

    Double play ball here.

  341. Jose the Satirist says:

    Drinking that early in the morning? Pass.

  342. damn yanks says:

    Our pen vs Theirs… gotta like these odds…

  343. Total Dominication says:

    Shit.

  344. Dela G says:

    you’ve got to be fucking kidding me

  345. Ivan says:

    Oh Great.

  346. Vinny the Bull says:

    Balk-passed ball fail.

  347. DJH says:

    What an ugly game.

  348. baby carlos says:

    I want the varsity Yankee squad back.. this Junior varsity version with sophmore’s and freshman is embarrassing.

  349. Dela G says:

    wow what a crazy ass play by marte

    lol at least they got the out

  350. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Laroche > Yanks so far tonight.

  351. Ivan says:

    This game is so god damn fustrating…

  352. Mike Axisa says:

    All things considered, nice play by Marte.

  353. Dela G says:

    who had laroche on their fantasy team??

    my god he is raking

  354. baby carlos says:

    what’s the number of times you can give a game away before you actually blow it?

  355. damn yanks says:

    Can someone name a more poorly played game by the yanks this season??? I am struggling to think of one… Barring the outcome of this one of course.

  356. baby carlos says:

    and the dodgers are potentially going to lose their 6th in a row. that doesn’t bode well for the weekend.

  357. Joe says:

    Happy birthday Phil Hughes

  358. Total Dominication says:

    This is the worse win of the season by far.

  359. Dela G says:

    thank jesus that’s over

  360. sleepykarl says:

    I want playoff Marte back. How did he become so dominate there and terrible everywhere else?

  361. Hummingbird S. says:

    how the hell can Girardi trust Marte? It seems like everytime he gets in a game he walks somebody.

  362. Joe says:

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

  363. Total Dominication says:

    This is where Ace was needed, when’s he getting back, mid-July?

  364. Total Dominication says:

    Happy birthday Phil Hughes! Happy 24!

  365. boogie down says:

    Question that I think I know the answer to: Suppose A-Rod had a hitting streak going; despite walking all three times to the plate, if A-Rod had no more at-bats, his hitting streak would be over, correct?

  366. Total Dominication says:

    So do the Yankees Kay.

  367. Carlosologist says:

    Lololol at the Yankees Suck chant from a team that is due for a fire sale at the deadline.

  368. Total Dominication says:

    Foul ball?

  369. Vinny the Bull says:

    This is the part where Alex hits a home run.

  370. baby carlos says:

    can only laugh at futility.

  371. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    …this is one heck of a roller coaster ride

  372. Gwen says:

    That was ridiculous Tex.

  373. bexarama says:

    Guys this is getting stinky again. :(

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

      Indeed, quite the stinker. Takeaways from this series are that Petite is just so gritty, Arod had a homerun, Joba found some gas, and you just can’t predict baseball…..

  374. Ivan says:

    Come on Offense.

  375. DJH says:

    Damn Demel sliced and diced that inning.

  376. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    This will be one of those really disappointing series. I’m sure alot of us had aspirations of a sweep here and it appears likely we’re going to lose the series. Just, wow.

  377. Dela G says:

    um how could he swing at that… that was below the knees

  378. Total Dominication says:

    k the side? uhg!

  379. Vinny the Bull says:

    Or not. Is this the part where CHoP comes in and gives up two runs?

  380. Hummingbird S. says:

    So the worst bullpen in the history of MLB just retired our 2-3-4 hitters in order. Definately not our night.

  381. DJH says:

    I hope the bullpen can hold the small deficit. They’ve struggled a bit when behind lately.

  382. bexarama says:

    I am feeling super unzenbaseball but then I saw those home runs off Papelbon. I hadn’t actually seen, I just heard. I now feel better.

  383. JGS says:

    Arite, Demel is out. Now feast, damnit!

  384. Ivan says:

    It just keeps getting better and better…

  385. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    There ya go, that really brings it home, a Jeter injury and a play missed by Tex.

  386. Vinny the Bull says:

    Ah crap.

  387. Hummingbird S. says:

    just what we needed… on top of losing the worst game in quite some time, Jeter gets injured. Hope it’s nothing serious.

  388. DJH says:

    If we lose today what series would you say was worse against last place teams this one or the one last year against Washington?

  389. Vinny the Bull says:

    Last year’s, definitely. Since they weren’t in first and were scuffling. That was pre-Atlanta.

  390. baby carlos says:

    this game is providing no where near the excitement knowing the Rockies hit two off of Papelbon. Joy in Mudville!

  391. Dela G says:

    someone show marte that’s how you get shit done

  392. DJH says:

    If Cano gets on base to start the 8th i’m calling a win if he makes an out i’m saying this games over. I like our odds with Cano.

  393. Ivan says:

    Oh where, oh where, have my yankee offense gone..oh where, oh where cn it be….

  394. JGS says:

    Kay with the Yiddish again

  395. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Cano looking bad this ab so far….

  396. Vinny the Bull says:

    As Michael Kay speaks, Cano swings at 3 balls.

  397. FIPster Doofus says:

    Robbie!

  398. Dela G says:

    and we’re in biznass

  399. Hummingbird S. says:

    Where the hell is Posada?

  400. Dela G says:

    please dont bunt

  401. Dela G says:

    aight let’s go curtis

  402. DJH says:

    Curtis is going yard.

  403. Hummingbird S. says:

    please don’t fail to score this inning.

  404. DJH says:

    Man could something go our way?

  405. bexarama says:

    That was a foul tip? :(

  406. Dela G says:

    cmon grit

    please get on base

  407. Dela G says:

    fuck yes!

    cmon jopo!

  408. JGS says:

    OK Jorge, it’s all you

  409. Ivan says:

    Gardy!!!!

  410. baby carlos says:

    shit…

  411. Carlosologist says:

    That Gardner single reminded me of Gonzo’s series winning hit.

    /sorry’d

  412. Carlosologist says:

    Ump apparently has a date.

  413. Dela G says:

    man that sucked major ass

  414. damn yanks says:

    this team is just dreadful

  415. Ivan says:

    Dude u suck, fuck u getting excited for.

  416. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    8+ era bullpen pitcher keeping us off the scoreboard, that seems about right.

  417. Hummingbird S. says:

    boo… pathetic offense.

  418. Hunter says:

    Wow, with the mega fist pump.

  419. DJH says:

    Well at least the annoying rythm this game had continues.

  420. I hate games like this! Leaving 17 men on base is tragic.

  421. damn yanks says:

    luckiest first place team in baseball, If it wasnt for the O’s we would be in trouble

  422. That fist pump was even more exuberant than Joba’s.

  423. VO says:

    Didn’t the announcers just establish that Montero hated when Valverde did that? What about his own pitcher?

  424. Ivan says:

    Yankees will win this game…I don’t know how, but they will…

  425. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Phrases I’m sick to death of hearing:

    “Another wasted opportunity by the Yankees there”

    “Looks like he just missed that one”

    “Perhaps starting to turn it around”

  426. Dela G says:

    91 mph slider??!?!?!

    holy shit

  427. mike c says:

    arizona gruntfarts, the heat

  428. Hummingbird S. says:

    was that really a 91mph slider? damn

  429. Carlosologist says:

    Joba brought the better shit today.

  430. kunaldo says:

    Hey guys, remember that time Cervelli (our 6th hitter) bunted in the 2nd inning with Dontrelle throwing with his eyes closed? Good times.

    Also: Grunt, Fart.

  431. Ivan says:

    ZOMG!!!!!!! IT’S LAROACHE!!!!

  432. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Considering this game so far, it won’t be fitting if we don’t ground into a game ending double play with either Tex or Arod.

  433. Ivan says:

    Can’t say I can fault the move here…

  434. Dela G says:

    mark reynolds looks like spencer pratt

  435. Ivan says:

    Just one more slider….

  436. Dela G says:

    damn that was sick

  437. DJH says:

    It’s time for a little 2009 style ninth inning rally.

  438. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Don’t you just love the Yankee fans in the background signaling the punch out?

    It might be a bit premature, but… welcome back Joba!

  439. mike c says:

    tex message > mo

  440. Gsuss says:

    Look at that RAB commercial going into the 9th…that’s a big spot!

  441. Tom Zig says:

    Heilman used to pitch for the Mets, that means he is prone to blow ups right?

  442. kunaldo says:

    whoa. i didnt realize you guys (RAB) got a commercial on YES. that’s awesome.

  443. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Alright, top of the order I’m sure you remember Aaron Heilman, Met reject, nothing to be scared of here.

  444. Ivan says:

    Aaron Heilman is their closer?!?!?!?!

  445. JGS says:

    I would love it if Heilman became a successful closer to prove that anyone who can start can close, but it would be great if that started after tonight

  446. mike c says:

    dbags have the ugliest uniform in mlb

  447. The209 says:

    …regular game-time commercials on YES: time to take down the “donate to RAB” button?

  448. Dela G says:

    cmon swisha, you can do it

  449. Dela G says:

    damn, it’s 1am on the east coast. i feel for yall you have work tomorrow

  450. Gwen says:

    C’mon Swisher.

  451. Ivan says:

    Alright Lets go.

  452. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Do NOT send Jeter.

  453. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    CHANNELING THE INNER NJ!!!!!!!

  454. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Never get tired of the Mets bullpen, they can change timezones, but nobody’s fooling nobody.

  455. Hummingbird S. says:

    I know it’s sad but I wouldn’t complain if Tex bunts here

  456. kunaldo says:

    PR for swish? i dont think i agree…but, we’ll see.

  457. Carlosologist says:

    Who is this guy, the righty Oliver Perez?

    /lame’d

  458. baby carlos says:

    11 walks and only 4 runs…

    Patches O’Houlihan “Like watching a bunch of retards hump a doorknob”

  459. Ivan says:

    Come on Tex…

  460. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    SLOPPY is an understatement…

  461. Dela G says:

    aight a-rod, let’s go!!

  462. Ivan says:

    Lets Go A-Rod……

  463. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Arod = not fail!!

  464. baby carlos says:

    ARod… Mr. Dependable ….

  465. Dela G says:

    damn it, i bet they walk cano

  466. Hummingbird S. says:

    good job Alex

  467. FIPster Doofus says:

    Tie game. If they end up losing this thing, I’m gonna flip out (zen baseball be damned). Tonight’s been a nightmare from start to finish.

  468. baby carlos says:

    Cervelli with a bloop single to score the go ahead run…..

  469. Ivan says:

    Good Shit A-Rod.

  470. Vinny the Bull says:

    Time for the Cisco Kid to get it done.

  471. Gwen says:

    Good job, Alex. Cervy, it’s up to you, ’cause they’re taking the coward’s route.

  472. Mike Axisa says:

    So let’s see Cervelli earn that 6th spot in the lineup.

  473. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Sooooooo… if we don’t score, who’s pitching the bot 9th?

  474. Hunter says:

    Hope Cervelli doesn’t bunt.

  475. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    C’mon Cerve!!!!

  476. Vinny the Bull says:

    They got Mo up. Does anybody know if he sat down? Will Girardi actually bring him in for a potentially tied game on the road?

  477. mike c says:

    first HR of season

  478. kunaldo says:

    what is he arguing about? its a pretty damn good strike.

  479. Dela G says:

    good effing god cervelli, you have to swing

  480. FIPster Doofus says:

    What a lame AB that was. God dammit.

  481. FIPster Doofus says:

    Mo hasn’t thrown since the weekend. I’d give him two innings tonight if necessary with the off day tomorrow.

  482. baby carlos says:

    2 strikes and he would rather bitch about a pitch that may or may not have been up…

    Here is a thought, PROTECT the fucking plate. Damn it…

  483. bexarama says:

    Cervelli batting sixth. :(

  484. Hummingbird S. says:

    3pitch K… way to put up a fight

  485. damn yanks says:

    I do have to say… Girardi Over thought this lineup a lot… yes Granderson cant hit leftys… but Willis is barley a pitcher let alone a lefty… grandy HAD to be in the 6 slot… no way can you have Frankie bat that high…

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

      I turned on the game in the bottom of the 1st, and actually assumed Jorge got hurt catching in the top of the 1st, because there’s no way I could see Joe actually intending to bat Cervelli 6th.

  486. JGS says:

    Not that I’m complaining about bringing in Mo (who gives a shit about save situations), but why didn’t they just leave Joba in? He looked pretty good

    • Jonny D says:

      Completely agree…it’s just a relief that there is no longer a possibility of this game ending with the best pitcher still in the bullpen

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      he pitched yesterday, and it wasn’t a quick inning (20 something pitches)

    • Vinny the Bull says:

      Mo makes everything better.

      SHUT UP, Michael. Shut up. Isn’t tonight bad enough?

  487. Hummingbird S. says:

    well, I have no faith in CHoP either.. he blows

  488. bexarama says:

    Closer in a tie game on the road!!!

  489. The Yankees have officially made history tonight. They now hold the record for most men left on base in 9 innings with 21. :(

  490. mike c says:

    you pitch mo here because he’s batting 9th, if you pitch park, you either lose or have to PH for him in the 9 hole, bringing up mo in the 10th regardless of score

  491. Dela G says:

    aight mo, make quick work of the dbacks, plz

  492. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Bringing in the closer with a tie game on the road almost makes up for Cervelli hitting 6th. Almost.

  493. JGS says:

    94? I like this Mo

  494. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Shocked at the lack of video of Gonzo’s single…. wait spoke too soon perhaps…

  495. JGS says:

    Damnit, there it is. I was wondering how long before a 2001 reference

  496. bexarama says:

    OMG YES stop talking about this. :(

    Also that should’ve been called strike 3 waaah.

  497. Dela G says:

    cmon dbacks, stop fouling off this stuff

  498. kunaldo says:

    Mo is throwing 93 and breaking bats. Your argument is invalid.

  499. Ivan says:

    Got a tad of a heart attack…

  500. FIPster Doofus says:

    Sigh of relief.

  501. Vinny the Bull says:

    8 straight perfect innings for God.

  502. Dela G says:

    man my heart stopped

  503. mike c says:

    wow, 3 more outs for mo for the perfect game

  504. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    (sigh) Not the night for bonus cantos, already sleep deprived x2… Goodnight RABbers, hope we win, not sure how many more men we’ll have to leave on base to do it though =(

  505. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Calling it right now, we’re going to score 3 runs against this clown…

  506. mike c says:

    grandersmash!!!!!

  507. Ivan says:

    GRANDERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  508. FIPster Doofus says:

    SOMETHING SORT OF GRANDISH!!!!111

  509. Vinny the Bull says:

    Turns out, the Grandy Man can!

  510. Mike Axisa says:

    Where them haters at?

  511. Hummingbird S. says:

    Grandy!!!!

  512. Jack says:

    I was told that Mariano Rivera Can’t pitch in tie games.

    CURTIS!

  513. Kevin says:

    Curtis Granderson does it again! What a beast. My eternal love for him cannot be adequately expressed.

  514. bexarama says:

    GRANDERSON I LOVE YOU RIGHT NOW!!!! Yay!

  515. Carlosologist says:

    GRANDERSON!

  516. mike c says:

    granderson HR + mo’s perfect game, a nice way to finish off the snakes

  517. kunaldo says:

    hey, that guy’s good! why is he batting after Bunter McGazoo?

  518. Nikhil R. says:

    The Grandy Man can, Oooh the Grandy Man Can!

    /Sterling

    • The209 says:

      Sterling working OT to get “grandish”, “grandy-man” and the call in on one breath…

      /low-budget game experience…

  519. rbizzler says:

    Dear Joe:

    Closer on the road in a tie game is a good idea. Thanks for (finally) listening!

    Best,
    rbizzler

  520. DJH says:

    Curtis probaly has more power then any CF in the game.

  521. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    GRANDY, GARDY!!!!

  522. mike c says:

    every time gardner gets a hit: “god damn he’s fast”

  523. Jonny D says:

    Curtis Granderson’s home run brought to you by leaving Chan Ho Park in the bullpen

  524. Kevin says:

    Grit, etc…

  525. JGS says:

    Did the headfirst slide into first actually just work?????

  526. Carlosologist says:

    Why is Logan warming? We have a lead for Mo’s sake.

  527. Dela G says:

    if girardi takes out mariano i’ll chop cats

  528. DJH says:

    Boone Logan for the save would end in disaster.

  529. Jack says:

    Why the fuck is Boone Logan warming?

  530. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Fucking Assclown, just fucking pitch to the batter already.

  531. JGS says:

    Hats off to Reynolds–that was a great non-play

  532. Jack says:

    Look at that, he stole it anyway.

  533. Vinny the Bull says:

    You can’t hassle the Huff.

  534. Dela G says:

    great job huffman

    bullpen implosion

  535. Gwen says:

    Did Kay just say Upton takes a walk? That man is confused.

  536. I want a MO slam!

    /Too much’d

  537. DJH says:

    That was a very nice AB by Huffman.

  538. Hummingbird S. says:

    comon Captain Groundout, no DPs please.

  539. kunaldo says:

    is no one sitting next to Mo b/c he has the perfect game going?

  540. JGS says:

    Not much of a deception–Mo is a better hitter than Pena

  541. Jonny D says:

    I’d rather see CC pinch hit than Pena…he looked amped in BP

  542. Ivan says:

    One more DP for good measure rite Jeter?

  543. Dela G says:

    oh captain double play

  544. FIPster Doofus says:

    Come on, Jeter. Seriously?

  545. baby carlos says:

    well done Jete…. skip the all star break for the sake of the team and your next mega contract

  546. Hummingbird S. says:

    unpredictable outcome there..

  547. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Get a hit! Get a hit!

  548. rbizzler says:

    Wow Jeet, that is a pretty beat line you put up today.

  549. Ivan says:

    Let mo swing…

  550. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Cano is laughing his ass off, LOL.

  551. Oooooooooooooooof course he did!!!!!!

  552. Carlosologist says:

    Mo is batting!

  553. mike c says:

    a mighty cut

  554. AJ says:

    Nice cut.

  555. FIPster Doofus says:

    lol, Mo looked pretty good there

  556. Dela G says:

    damn, so close to getting that through for a hit. if only someone was on 1st base

  557. Gwen says:

    Mo batting was totally worth staying up until 1:30.

  558. JGS says:

    No more perfect game :(

  559. bexarama says:

    Oh dear. Come on, Mo.

  560. Carlosologist says:

    Bloops in Arizona: Bad memories.

    /sorry again’d

  561. Ivan says:

    Im not worried at all…

  562. Dela G says:

    ok upton, plz dont ground to the mound

  563. Vinny the Bull says:

    Upton. Why’s it have to be Upton?

  564. Hummingbird S. says:

    hate those lucky ass hits

  565. mike c says:

    i think those radar guns are a bit hot

  566. baby carlos says:

    only fitting that mo loses this… that will make is a perfect fucking night.

  567. mike c says:

    gardner saved that run

  568. kunaldo says:

    ruh roh shaggy

  569. Hummingbird S. says:

    same pitch 3 times in a row… a good hitter will make you pay

  570. Vinny the Bull says:

    Focus, people. Think happy thoughts.

  571. rbizzler says:

    This sucks. Need a little luck/magic.

  572. kunaldo says:

    this looks oddly familiar…

  573. Gwen says:

    Mo, you’re awesome, and I trust you. Please get it done.

  574. Gsuss says:

    2 innings..in Arizona, started by a bloop single….

  575. Dela G says:

    i hope the infield in works this time… unlike back in the day

  576. mike c says:

    cmon GIDP!!!

  577. Brandon W says:

    This is going to turn into more justification for Girardi not bringing in Mo in a tie game on the road ever again.

  578. Ivan says:

    1 down, 2 to go.

  579. baby carlos says:

    that actually hurts… no where to put Laroache.

  580. Vinny the Bull says:

    Are you all serious with the 2001 references?

  581. Ivan says:

    2 down, 1 to go.

  582. Dela G says:

    one… more…. out…

  583. rbizzler says:

    fingers crossed

  584. AJ says:

    I left the room for one minute to take a schmitz and the bases are loaded wtf

  585. AJ says:

    He’s gna watch it go by…no spine.

  586. Carlosologist says:

    This reminds me of… Mo’s final two innings in Game Six of the 2009 World Series.

  587. kunaldo says:

    FISTPUMP!!!

  588. AJ says:

    WOW! He never stops to amaze me

  589. Mark says:

    GOD I love this man!!!!!!!!

  590. Vinny the Bull says:

    And that’s why he’s the best.

  591. JGS says:

    Ugliest win ever. But I’ll take it

  592. Ivan says:

    THANKS BE TO MO.

  593. FIPster Doofus says:

    WE LANDED ON THE MOON

  594. baby carlos says:

    Jesus Christ….There is and never will be another closer like Mo…

    Un fucking real….I bow to you Mariano Rivera.

  595. BigBlueAL says:

    Mo is GOD.

  596. ARX says:

    Thank god.

    Still, fuck zen baseball, that was the most frustrating game in recent memory.

  597. Gwen says:

    MO YOU’RE AMAZING!!

  598. Hummingbird S. says:

    I feel blessed that I get to watch MARIANO RIVERA

  599. claybeez says:

    Phewww! That was a tough 2 out of 3. But 2 out of 3 is a good start to the road trip. Thank you, Mo!

  600. Kevin says:

    How Mo never fistpumps is beyond me.

  601. DJH says:

    Don’t fuck with God bitches!!!

  602. Dela G says:

    holy shit i am so excited

    i yelled and fistpumped

  603. bexarama says:

    That was the messiest win ever but it was worth it for that ending. Holy fucking shit. Mariano. WORSHIP!!!!

  604. Wow! Just wow! That took at least a day off of my life.

  605. Ivan says:

    Mo didn’t even show no reaction with the last out. Amazing.

  606. DJH says:

    Mo with the honesty I loved that.

  607. Pat D says:

    When Mo passes…rather, if Mo passes on, will his body lay in state at Yankee Stadium?

    Or will he just instantly assume a higher plane of being, like Obi-Wan?

  608. mike c says:

    that’s 2.5 games ahead of boston and tampa

  609. damn yanks says:

    Mo callin the team out!!!

  610. Carlosologist says:

    A normal reliever would have cracked. Mo takes it in stride and records three straight outs without any of them leaving the infield.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Three straight outs against formidable hitters, no less, one of whom had five RBIs on the night. That really was a Houdini act. Unreal.

  611. Dela G says:

    2.5 game lead, bitches

  612. Ivan says:

    Plus, didn’t I said to u all, that someway, somehow, the yankees were gonna win this game….

  613. kunaldo says:

    wait. i have to pay $0.99 to vote in your stupid poll about the year the yankees LOST the world series? no thanks, YES (and KGB)

  614. bexarama says:

    I just read the comments in this thread again. Eek. Not undeserved, but again, eek.

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