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

Categories : Game Threads
  • Kiersten

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

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

    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.

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

      My guess is his conditioning and delivery were the problem. Just a guess.

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

      Seriously. I loved him a lot. He was so fun to watch, like you said. And now he’s just… :(

    • Mike HC

      Yea. agreed. I always end up shaking my head whenever I think about his downfall.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Agreed. One of those guys that was just exciting to watch, and baseball is a sport where if you aren’t a fan, games are a bore. Dontrelle was one of those guys that even non-baseball fans might tune into watch, because it was a show.

    • Accent Shallow

      Completely agree. I don’t need the guy to be a Cy Young candidate, but it’d be nice if he was at least a #3-4 starter.

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

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

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

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

    Seriously.

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

      I’m so sure it’s a total coincidence they announced Gonzo’s getting his number retired while the Yankees are in town.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      They can only celebrate the 9th anniversary for a year, so they might as well live it up.

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

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

  • UWS

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

  • Mike HC

    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.

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

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      No one should swing until he has a strike.

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

    Willis looks sharp.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      As a spoon.

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

        …as silly putty

  • FIPster Doofus

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

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

    this might be too easy…

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

    why swish????

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

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was fucking dumb.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Seriously, that was a terrible fucking move. Why give this guy any sort of outs? Awful play, Swisher/whoever called that.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Tell me about it. F’ing stupid to give a free out to a guy who hasn’t come anywhere near the strike zone so far.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Don’t be stupid, Swish.

  • Carlosologist

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

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

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

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

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

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

      that said… yikes!

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    /Rookie of the Year’d

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He needs DeNunez to teach him the heater.

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

      “Ow. I broke my arm”

      -Al Czervik

    • Accent Shallow

      Give him the cheese! Give him the HIGH! STINKY! CHEDDAR!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow.

  • claybeez

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

    • Reggie C.

      Same here.

  • Carlosologist

    This is NJ’s wet dream.

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

      hahahaha he’s begging cashman to somehow change the DL stint

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

      Well done haha

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

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

  • Kiersten

    Strike zone, where you at?

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

    This is making me really sad actually.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    D-Train =(

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • CNight_UP

    Is Rick Ankiel on the mound?

  • Accent Shallow

    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.

  • Reggie C.

    is Cano spotting Dontrelle strikes?

  • DCBX

    WTF?!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

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

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

    super ugh

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Lol.

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

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

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Um.

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

    Really? Really? Really?

  • Carlosologist

    —_____—

    The way the inning ended pissed me off.

  • Accent Shallow

    Tex stealing third is hilarious.

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

    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

    • FIPster Doofus

      He definitely looked out on the replay.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Gwen

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Make hay whilst the sun shines, Yanks

  • Hummingbird S.

    that inning was inexcusable..

  • Yankee1010

    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

      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.

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

        Totally agreed. Gross. Didn’t mind Swisher going when he did all that much, but Teixeira???

  • Accent Shallow

    Clearly, whatever Dontrelle has is transmissible by mound.

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

    Javy let’s not get Dontrelleitis, thanks.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s contagious via the mound.

      • Accent Shallow

        You owe me a beer.

        I like porter.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    This game has four hours written all over it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I am not liking this. Come on, Javy.

  • Accent Shallow

    This infield is terrible.

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

    cmon javy….

  • Ivan

    Come on Javy. Get your shit together man.

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

    This game is gonna be loooong.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    It’s the game of crappy baserunning gaffes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Worst. Running. Ever.

  • Carlosologist

    Baserunning fails all across.

  • Mike HC

    I can’t believe he was sent there

  • FIPster Doofus

    Keystone Kops on both sides tonight

  • Ivan

    That sequence had FAIL all over the place…

  • DCBX

    is this Baltimore/Houston or what?

  • Hummingbird S.

    damn Cervelli, is he fucking blind?

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    This game is made up of baserunning fail.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

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

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

    boy this is incredible

    its like watching a little league game

    • Mike HC

      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.

  • Mike HC

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

    • rek4gehrig

      Chuck Knoblauch

      • Mike HC

        yup. I actually wrote he pulled a Knoblauch, then botched him name and decided to delete it, ha.

  • claybeez

    The Bad News Bears Game of the Week

  • rek4gehrig

    Sloppy sloppy baseball

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    watching on gameday what happened?

    • Accent Shallow

      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.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Javy needs a punchout here. Come on, Javy.

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

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

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

    where did that miss?

  • FIPster Doofus

    Where was that pitch??

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

    Wow, where did that miss?

  • Ivan

    Wow where was that pitch?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This inning sucks.

  • rek4gehrig

    Bad Javy showing up tonight

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

    damn it ump, that was ridiculous

    plz someone get a ground ball

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Carlosologist

    Double play! Double play!

    clapclap clapclap clap

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    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

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

    • Accent Shallow

      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

        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.

  • Total Dominication

    Come on guys.

  • Ivan

    Nice pitching there Javy.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Javy!!!

  • Total Dominication

    You got this Javy!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Yes! Two down. Now just one more…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice breaking ball. Do it again, please!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Almost out of the jam, just one more.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Michael Kay: apparently not a strong swimmer.

    • Accent Shallow

      With a head that size, you’d think he would float.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

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

    • Total Dominication

      *pitch

      • Total Dominication

        oops

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      That many pitches alone is a disaster, let alone the ratio.

  • Total Dominication

    Nice pitck, now k ‘im!

    • Total Dominication

      pitch

  • Ivan

    Generous call there but I’ll take it

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Oh now you’re calling that a strike…

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Way to buckle down.

  • rek4gehrig

    Cmon Ump, give him a break

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • rek4gehrig

      Unbelievable

  • Total Dominication

    Uhg.

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

    wow great throw by swisher

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

    now lets be patient, offense…

  • Paul Canales

    what crap, ugh!

  • DCBX

    Facepalms all around….

  • DJH

    What a shit inning by both sides.

  • Ivan

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

  • Kevin

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

    • boogie down

      And that’s why you don’t make baserunning mistakes.

      -J. Walter Weatherman

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

    This game is gonna be long.

    And painful.

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

      4 out of 6 outs on the basepaths o_O

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

    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

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    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.

  • Yankee1010

    That inning set baseball back 100 years.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

      • Accent Shallow

        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.

  • Total Dominication

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

  • Little Bill

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

    • Total Dominication

      He’s quite a good manager actually.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 12 hours for that match.

  • Total Dominication

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    WTF is he bunting for?

  • Accent Shallow

    Why bunt? Why not take 4-5 pitches?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

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

    BUNTING??!?!?!?!

    what the hell is this

  • Reggie C.

    BUNTING? Wtf!

  • Kiersten

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

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Why bunt there? Why?

  • Yankee1010

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

    Is this game a retard test?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    O_o

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    Yankees what in the world are you doing, seriously

  • damn yanks

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

  • Paul Canales

    dont worry kay, im freakin out too

  • V

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

    I’m going to bed.

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

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Bunt?
    Why not help out Willis more!

  • kunaldo

    yay #6 hitter bunting.

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

    wow john lackey really sucks

    can’t believe they gave him that much money

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Inside the park homerun NAOz!

  • DJH

    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.

  • Total Dominication

    Gardy disagrees.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Nice umping.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

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

    wow that strike zone was completely different from what javy had

    bullshit

  • Total Dominication

    Fucking kidding me?

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

    Pa. Thetic.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, Dontrelle found himself.

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

      After an inning?

    • rek4gehrig

      Yanks lost themselves

    • Total Dominication

      Uhhhhh…no.

  • Kiersten

    WTF kind of call was THAT?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

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

    Robot UMPs NAO!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Calm down, Michael Kay.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      Enjoy becoming Mark Reynolds.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Hey. Give me some credit here. You know how much I love Adam Dunn–that’s who I’d emulate.

  • Total Dominication

    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

  • Total Dominication

    What the fuck is this?

  • Total Dominication

    That was a weird ground ball.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

  • Total Dominication

    1 pitch outs!

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

    darnell mcdonald and daniel nava have utterly destroyed ubaldo jiminez tonight

    • Jose the Satirist

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

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        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.

  • Kiersten

    Fucking Red Sox scored 5 runs off Jimenez. Bullshit.

  • Total Dominication

    Those 2 outs in 2 pitches were much appreciated.

  • DJH

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

  • dygg

    Is there a full moon tonight?

    • dygg

      Lackey is 2-3 with a double tonight against Jimenez

      • Total Dominication

        He has now doubled his WAR for the season.

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

    Of course Ubaldo has to regress now ;_;

  • Kiersten

    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.

  • Total Dominication

    Is Ubaldo Jiminez, gasp, human?

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

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

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

    red sox lead 6-5

    unbelievable

    • Jose the Satirist

      Remember, they are in Coors. There is still time to come back.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Good AB by Javy.

  • Total Dominication

    7 pitches!

  • Carlosologist

    Haha Javy walked.

  • Yankee1010

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Javy attends the Nick Johnson School of Hitting.

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

      cervelli on the other hand…

  • Total Dominication

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHHAHAH!!!!!!!

  • Total Dominication

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Total Dominication

    Close.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Total Dominication

    How can you swing at that?

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

    good job swisher

  • Total Dominication

    Willis might be as bad as his bullpen.

  • Total Dominication

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

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

      knowing our luck he will pop-up

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

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

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

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

  • Jose the Satirist

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

    • Marcus

      He found himself to be deathly afraid of pitching strikes to major league hitters.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

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

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

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Time to channel their inner NJ!

  • Total Dominication

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

    • Carlosologist

      Bases loaded walk.

    • Jose the Satirist

      GS. 4 > 1

  • Total Dominication

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Its quite sad watching this implosion

  • Ivan

    Really Alex?

    • dygg

      Umm, he was just trying to extend the pitch count?

  • Yankee1010

    Make him throw strikes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, Alex. Come on.

    Attn: Cameron Diaz if you’re reading this:

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

  • Total Dominication

    Why would you swing at anything Alex? Why?

  • Ivan

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

  • Carlosologist

    Tie game.

  • baby carlos

    Great at bat by ARod..

  • Total Dominication

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      I like this optimism.

  • FIPster Doofus

    There is no point in even swinging against this guy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • dygg

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

    • Total Dominication

      This is pathetic and embaressing.

  • Kiersten

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

  • Total Dominication

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What do you even say to Willis at this point?

    • rek4gehrig

      Wanna try soccer?

    • baby carlos

      how do you feel about 1st base or the outfield.

    • The209

      Time to switch meds?

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

      Good thing you signed that extension when you did.

  • Kiersten

    YAYYYY TIME TO DESTROY THE ARIZONA BULLPEN AGAIN!!!

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

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      Lets add to that line.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Now to attack the even softer underbelly….

  • claybeez

    Sad. My heart breaks a little for Dontrelle.

    • baby carlos

      so you blame Girardi… just kidding.

  • Ivan

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

  • baby carlos

    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.

  • boogie down

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

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

      After 2003, fuck him.

  • Total Dominication

    From bad to worse.

  • Kiersten

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

  • Total Dominication

    Don’t swing at that Cano!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow. The Yankees are really swinging at garbage tonight.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yea. I dislike it.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Who didn’t see that coming?

  • rek4gehrig

    Darn it

  • Ivan

    Cano…Ya killing me.

  • Total Dominication

    Wow guys, 7 walks and just 2 runs.

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

    unfucking believable

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

    Aaah! Why!

  • Kiersten

    I can’t believe he just did that…

  • Jose the Satirist

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

    • Kiersten

      I’m not worried about this game, but it’s a continuation of the Yankees’ inability to score runs in key situations.

      • Total Dominication

        This.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Yankees are doing well in important situations.

        High Leverage Situations: 116 sOPS+
        When Behind: 116 sOPS+
        RISP: 121 sOPS+
        2 outs, RISP: 115 sOPS+

        Overall as a team: 118 sOPS+

        • Total Dominication

          Recently.

        • Kiersten

          2.1 innings. 7 walks. 2 runs.

          My eyes don’t need your sOPS+

  • Yankee1010

    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.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

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

  • dgf

    2009 Cano

  • Hummingbird S.

    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.

  • boogie down

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

  • dygg

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

  • Total Dominication

    The minislump.

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

    that was like watching old yeller getting shot

    very sad

    • FIPster Doofus

      I’d say more like in “Austin Powers” when they kept trying to kill Will Ferrell’s character but couldn’t quite do it.

      Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htRHj3tyYyo

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

        ha this is so true

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Total Dominication

    9 pitches for the last 5 outs.

  • baby carlos

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

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

      Terrible in the first inning, great after that though it’s been like two innings so.

      • baby carlos

        thank you man.

        • baby carlos

          mean ma’am… sorry can’t type and talk at the same time tonight.

  • Total Dominication

    What a shitty trade for us.

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

    Lame trivia question.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Yay Grandy

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

    attaboy curtis

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    that was at his shins??!!?!

  • Hummingbird S.

    way low, this ump blows

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

    javy vasquez = feared

  • Carlosologist

    Javy is the interim Nick Johnson, sans injuries.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Fucking HP UMP is a joke…

  • Total Dominication

    Vazquez trying to earn back some love.

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

    Nick Johnson is proud of Javy.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Wheeee.

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

    cmon jeter…. that was pathetic

  • Total Dominication

    This is horrible.

  • ShuutoHeat

    …I’m still waiting for the death blow.

  • Yankee1010

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

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

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      With two strikes the Yankees hit .203/.304/.311

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

        Ouch. Mostly tongue-in-cheek, anyway.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Yeah I figured. Just wanted to dispel it for anyone who believed it. Get this though, that is way above league average.

  • Total Dominication

    Can we swap Gardner and Jeter?

    /half-kidding

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Yankee1010

      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

      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..

  • DJH

    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.

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

    Apparently all Monteros are awesome.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      That fight with Valverde sent him way up on my list of non-Yankees I really like

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

    This game is beyond frustrating. Bullshit offense.

    • baby carlos

      it is the great pitching they are facing…. expected.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    sigh

  • Total Dominication

    Fuck.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Not feeling this game.

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

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

    That said, this game is not anywhere NEAR over.

  • baby carlos

    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.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Haha. I love reading comments like these after the game. Especially after a win.

      • baby carlos

        there even more fun to say during the game because you get such an blistering of reaction from people. Its like no one can make off the cuff negative comments without the entourage baseball geniuses that post here coming attacking you as a troll, idiot, hack, etc…. Would make for a great study on human behavior.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Trust me, I know.

    • Total Dominication

      uhh..it’s the 4th inning.

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

      DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED in 2010!!!!!!

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

      It’s the 5th inning and there’s five inning of Arizona bullpen left to be gotten.

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

      … wrong.

  • Hummingbird S.

    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.

  • ShuutoHeat

    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.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Sun Tzu is that you?

      • ShuutoHeat

        Damn it, don’t blow my cover!

  • Ross

    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.

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

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

      It’s also been four innings.

      • Ross

        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.

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

          Yeah, agreed. Hopefully it changes, though. SIGH.

      • baby carlos

        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

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

  • Total Dominication

    It’s the D-Backs!

    • baby carlos

      their pitching is dominating. it happens.

      • Total Dominication

        It’s not dominating, I’m just frustrating.

        • Total Dominication

          *frustrated

  • Ross

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

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

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

    • Ross

      thatsthejoke.jpg

    • Ross

      Pretty sure A-rod just molested that poor child.

  • Ivan

    Something’s cooking.

  • Total Dominication

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

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

    Do something Robbie. I beg of you.

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

    Unreal.

  • Total Dominication

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  • ShuutoHeat

    …omfg

  • baby carlos

    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!

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

    I just cried. Not really, but WTF.

  • Total Dominication

    That was

  • Gwen

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    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.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Yea! Fire Girardi! Fire Cashman! Fire Steinbrenner! Take down the Montero watch!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

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

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

      Three outs on the bases. A fucking innings worth.

  • rek4gehrig

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

  • RalphieD

    this outfield catches balls…they catch balls…geez

  • Joe

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

  • Carlosologist

    Alex’s reaction: OH SHIT

  • boogie down

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

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

      And only one was his fault, ugh.

    • Jack

      Giggity.

  • Mike HC

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

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

      he’s not worth what they’re paying him

      what a joke of a contract

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

    man i need a facepalm

  • Carlosologist

    Alex made up for his horrible DP with that play.

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

    That guy was wearing a pink kid’s glove.

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

      hahahaha i thought the same thing

    • Mike HC

      And then acted annoyed when ARod didn’t give him the ball if I read that right. I could be wrong on that one.

  • Mike HC

    Great catch!!!

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

    /MSM’d 2009 style

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL @ dude with tiny lil kid’s glove.

  • Ivan

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

    • Mike HC

      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.

      • Ivan

        Lmaooo. I guess once he saw the pink glove, he was like no you sissy boy, u ain’t getting the ball…

  • Kiersten

    PapelBLOWN!

  • Ross

    Papelbon blows the save. Ha.

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

    hahahahahaha paplebon blew the save

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

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

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

      Haha I’m beaten to it by like 5 million people. YOU WILL NOT TAKE THE WIN AGAINST TEH UBALDO!!!!

  • Total Dominication

    Colorado ties it!

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

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

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

    rocktober … err june…

    ;)

  • Joe

    Papelbon sucks

    • Carlosologist

      The grass is green, the sky is blue, etc.

  • ShuutoHeat

    THE ENTHUSIASM!!!

  • FIPster Doofus

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

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

    giambino vs paplebon with winning run on 2nd base

    • Jose the Satirist

      He still plays? Good for him.

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

        and he wins, too!

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

    GIAMBI HITS THE GAME WINNING HOMER!!

  • Kiersten

    JASON GIAMBI BABYYYYYY!

  • FIPster Doofus

    The Giambino wins it!

  • Ivan

    THE GIAMBINO!!!!!!!!!

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

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

    rockies win

  • Total Dominication

    Jason!!!!!!!!!

  • ShuutoHeat

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

  • RalphieD

    yay giambi

  • nsalem

    the Giambino

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Walk off for the Giambino!!!!

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

    Giambi remembers his Yankee roots.

  • Jose the Satirist

    *Comment about Giambi hitting HR*

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Thats a lot of speed on the base paths.

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

    Jason Giambi is now a TRUE YANKEE!!!!

  • Jack

    I want to see a GritSmash right now.

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

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

    not too bad

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

      and a nice behind, too

    • Jose the Satirist

      She’s no Kim Jones though. Right Dela?

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

        lol no, she’s no kim jones. ;)

  • FIPster Doofus

    Single ties it. Do it, Brett.

  • Carlosologist

    Granderson is all like NO DP FOR YOU.

  • Ivan

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

  • Total Dominication

    A base running play works, hallelujah!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    I’m ok with that. Well done Gardner

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

    good job, gritt

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Better than nothing.

  • Total Dominication

    That sb was key.

  • Ivan

    Good AB by Gardner there.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Gardy = Fundamentally sound right there, thank god.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Reggie C.

    Alright Curtis. Can you give me a flyball?

    • Total Dominication

      Better.

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

    COLIN CURTIS!!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Colin!!!!

  • Ivan

    NICE!!!!!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    COLIN CURTIS!!!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Colin Curtis comes through again!!

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

    Yay Lil’ CC.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • Total Dominication

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

  • Ross

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

  • Jack

    Mini-CC!

  • Carlosologist

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

    • FIPster Doofus

      He did. I’m born anew in Colin Curtis’s genius.

  • mike c

    CC

  • Total Dominication

    Laroche thinks he can play Mark Teixera, hehe.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

      his swing reminds me of jacoby ellsbury for some reason

      • vin

        Yeah, good call.

  • Total Dominication

    How fast is Curtis?

  • Total Dominication

    Colin Curtis for teh ASG!

    /strasburg’d

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I bet they put him in the final vote, and I bet he wins it

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

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

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

      nope, he’s just a pinch hitter

      • Hummingbird S.

        but it would be funny if Curtis could get the W.

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

    jeter better not bunt

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Wish he had.

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

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

  • Total Dominication

    Jeter has nothing recently.

  • Ivan

    Really Jeter?!?!?!

  • Hummingbird S.

    captain groundout doing what he does best this season…

  • Vinny the Bull

    Robots kill the Gulf.

  • FIPster Doofus

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama
  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

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

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • baby carlos

    how did we not score more runs? What happened?

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

      jeter hit a GIDP

    • FIPster Doofus

      Jeter GIDP

    • Jose the Satirist

      Yankees brought together all their abilities and channeled it to ex-Yankee Giambi to help him beat Boston.

      • Total Dominication

        IETC

    • baby carlos

      Jesus christ… who is running this offense, British Petroleum?

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        What’s not to like about 3 inning ending double plays in 6 innings thus far?

      • Total Dominication

        Maybe it’s the English football team.

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

    great play by jeter

  • Hummingbird S.

    Marte’s wildness + small strikezone = disaster

  • Ivan

    Double play ball here.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Drinking that early in the morning? Pass.

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

      ha it’s not as bad as it sounds. makes it much easier to sleep

  • damn yanks

    Our pen vs Theirs… gotta like these odds…

    • Carlosologist

      I hear you were a great play.

      • damn yanks

        Wow… Epic Jinx

      • damn yanks

        Musical Actually… and yes I highly recommend it haha..

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

        It’s actually terrible. :(

        • damn yanks

          Dont base it on the movie… Its a piece of Musical Theatre history good or bad… plus its about baseball how can you go wrong?

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

            I just don’t like the music. It is lame. ;_;

  • Total Dominication

    Shit.

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

    you’ve got to be fucking kidding me

  • Ivan

    Oh Great.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Balk-passed ball fail.

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

    Marte whyyyy

  • DJH

    What an ugly game.

  • baby carlos

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

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

    wow what a crazy ass play by marte

    lol at least they got the out

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Laroche > Yanks so far tonight.

  • Ivan

    This game is so god damn fustrating…

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Agreed.

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

    All things considered, nice play by Marte.

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

      man marte is sucking tonight

      please get this guy out

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

        reply fail

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

    who had laroche on their fantasy team??

    my god he is raking

  • baby carlos

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

  • damn yanks

    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.

    • Total Dominication

      Cleveland 13, Yankees 11

      • Vinny the Bull

        That was more of just a bullpen fail than a complete team fail, though. Other than not scoring in the 9th, of course.

      • damn yanks

        Agree 100 percent, thank you very much…. you have eased my pain a bit for this one

  • baby carlos

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

  • Joe

    Happy birthday Phil Hughes

  • Total Dominication

    This is the worse win of the season by far.

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

    thank jesus that’s over

  • sleepykarl

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Joe

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

  • Total Dominication

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

  • Total Dominication

    Happy birthday Phil Hughes! Happy 24!

  • boogie down

    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?

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      No. No official at-bat.

    • Vinny the Bull

      That’s when they change it from a hitting streak to a reached base in this many games in a row streak.

  • Total Dominication

    So do the Yankees Kay.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      “The ugly pig never looks in the mirror.”

  • Total Dominication

    Foul ball?

    • Total Dominication

      What just happened?

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

    cmon tex

  • Vinny the Bull

    This is the part where Alex hits a home run.

  • baby carlos

    can only laugh at futility.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    …this is one heck of a roller coaster ride

  • Gwen

    That was ridiculous Tex.

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

    Guys this is getting stinky again. :(

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      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…..

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

    cmon alex

  • Ivan

    Come on Offense.

  • DJH

    Damn Demel sliced and diced that inning.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    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.

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

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

  • Total Dominication

    k the side? uhg!

  • Vinny the Bull

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

    • Vinny the Bull

      D-Rob shall restore order in the universe.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • DJH

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

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

    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.

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

      I now do not. Aaaagh

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Arite, Demel is out. Now feast, damnit!

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

    ugh

  • Ivan

    It just keeps getting better and better…

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • Vinny the Bull

    Ah crap.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • DJH

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

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Washington

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

      Washington. That was at home, we were behind in the standings, etc.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Nice

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

    great GIDP

  • Vinny the Bull

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

  • baby carlos

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

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

    someone show marte that’s how you get shit done

  • DJH

    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.

    • Hunter

      OK.

    • DJH

      Well I guess we win.

    • Ivan

      It’s a win!!!

  • Ivan

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

    • Vinny the Bull

      Phillies stole it to replace theirs, on their way out of the stadium.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Kay with the Yiddish again

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Cano looking bad this ab so far….

  • Vinny the Bull

    As Michael Kay speaks, Cano swings at 3 balls.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Robbie!

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

    and we’re in biznass

  • Hummingbird S.

    Where the hell is Posada?

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Yeah, no pinch hit here, foot must not be feeling too good.

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

      he’ll be the next pinch hitter, i bet

    • Vinny the Bull

      Waiting for his double-switch, perhaps. But somehow I doubt that Girardi wants him behind the plate at all. And he probably won’t burn his second catcher for just a pinch-hit.

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

    please dont bunt

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

    aight let’s go curtis

  • DJH

    Curtis is going yard.

  • Hummingbird S.

    please don’t fail to score this inning.

  • DJH

    Man could something go our way?

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

    That was a foul tip? :(

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

      It probably was, I’m just cranky and in Twitter jail and stuff.

      • BigBlueAL

        LOL again?? How do you actually get put into Twitter jail??

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

    cmon grit

    please get on base

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

    fuck yes!

    cmon jopo!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    OK Jorge, it’s all you

  • Ivan

    Gardy!!!!

  • baby carlos

    shit…

    • baby carlos

      as expected

  • Carlosologist

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

    /sorry’d

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

      :( It wasn’t even to the right location…

      • Carlosologist

        It was in the general location… it was only off by a couple of yards or so.

  • Carlosologist

    Ump apparently has a date.

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

    man that sucked major ass

  • damn yanks

    this team is just dreadful

  • Ivan

    Dude u suck, fuck u getting excited for.

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

    Stupid tease :(

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    boo… pathetic offense.

  • Hunter

    Wow, with the mega fist pump.

    • DJH

      Yeah that fist pump might of trumped Joba’s.

  • DJH

    Well at least the annoying rythm this game had continues.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

  • damn yanks

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

    • Hunter

      Hopefully, the Yankees still have some games left against the O’s.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka “don’t_bring_in_the_lefty”

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

  • VO

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      Valverde’s celebration is a bit different.

      • DJH

        Valverde takes a triumphant dump on the mound after every single strike.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      Valvedere does the spinning hokey pokey double clutch fist pump chicken dance. He looks like a total douche, there is none like him.

  • Ivan

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

    • Hunter

      I hope you are right!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    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”

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

    91 mph slider??!?!?!

    holy shit

  • mike c

    arizona gruntfarts, the heat

  • Hummingbird S.

    was that really a 91mph slider? damn

  • Carlosologist

    Joba brought the better shit today.

  • kunaldo

    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.

  • Ivan

    ZOMG!!!!!!! IT’S LAROACHE!!!!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    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.

    • baby carlos

      bet large on Tex.

      • Carlosologist

        Did Tex kill your family and burn down your house? You’re always hating on him.

        • baby carlos

          Nope… just want him to perform to his ability. can’t understand how someone with his ability cannot adjust and go the other way, miss so many pitches, select so many non strikes.

    • Hummingbird S.

      can Jeter ground into a double play with the bases empty?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I would say Cano. Here’s how I think it would play out.

      Jeter HBP
      Swisher Single
      Teixeira BB
      A-Rod K
      Cano GIDP

      Leave’em loaded. Go big or go home.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        That’s bold, it’s starting to pan out though.

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          I’m glad it didn’t.

  • Ivan

    Can’t say I can fault the move here…

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

    mark reynolds looks like spencer pratt

  • Ivan

    Just one more slider….

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

    damn that was sick

  • DJH

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

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    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!

  • mike c

    tex message > mo

    • kunaldo

      erroneous! nothing is greater than mo.

      • mike c

        mo is the beginning, and the end

    • kunaldo

      also, i know what you mean, i’m just messing around.

  • Gsuss

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

    • Pat D

      Yea, glad to see it’s been promoted already.

  • Tom Zig

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

    • kunaldo

      I was just going to ask, can we still consider this #lolmets if he blows it?

  • kunaldo

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

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • Ivan

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

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    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

  • mike c

    dbags have the ugliest uniform in mlb

  • The209

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

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

    cmon swisha, you can do it

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

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

    • S.King

      it’s part of the job: yankee fan

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      5 hours of sleep are incoming, just hope tha Yanks don’t make me grind my teeth tonight.

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

        man, i have to study for 3 hours after this, so i really want a yankees win

      • DCBX

        Sure about that five hours?

  • Gwen

    C’mon Swisher.

  • Ivan

    Alright Lets go.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Do NOT send Jeter.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    CHANNELING THE INNER NJ!!!!!!!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Effectively the same thing

  • kunaldo

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

  • Carlosologist

    Who is this guy, the righty Oliver Perez?

    /lame’d

  • baby carlos

    11 walks and only 4 runs…

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

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

      Ahahaha I am laughing so hard. Fucking hysterical.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      lol, nobody’s said it better

  • Ivan

    Come on Tex…

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    SLOPPY is an understatement…

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

    aight a-rod, let’s go!!

  • Ivan

    Lets Go A-Rod……

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Arod = not fail!!

  • baby carlos

    ARod… Mr. Dependable ….

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

    damn it, i bet they walk cano

  • Hummingbird S.

    good job Alex

  • FIPster Doofus

    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.

    • FIPster Doofus

      On second thought, “flip out” was an overstatement. This game has sucked big time, though.

  • baby carlos

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

  • Ivan

    Good Shit A-Rod.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Time for the Cisco Kid to get it done.

  • Gwen

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

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

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

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • Hunter

    Hope Cervelli doesn’t bunt.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    C’mon Cerve!!!!

  • Vinny the Bull

    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?

    • Vinny the Bull

      Michael Kay, can I have your job?

  • mike c

    first HR of season

  • kunaldo

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

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

    good effing god cervelli, you have to swing

  • FIPster Doofus

    What a lame AB that was. God dammit.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • baby carlos

    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…

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

    Cervelli batting sixth. :(

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      This.

    • Vinny the Bull

      Girardi will blame it on breaking up the lefties, of course. Even though the bullpen doesn’t have a single left-handed pitcher in it, and the D-Train blows.

  • Hummingbird S.

    3pitch K… way to put up a fight

  • damn yanks

    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

      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.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    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

      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.

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

    • Vinny the Bull

      Mo makes everything better.

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    Closer in a tie game on the road!!!

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

    • Gwen

      That is extremely sad.

    • Jonny D

      apparently the record was held by the ’56 Yankees

  • mike c

    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

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

    aight mo, make quick work of the dbacks, plz

  • The Fallen Phoenix

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

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)
  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    94? I like this Mo

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

      it’s like he watched joba and had to match

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

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

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      Kay needs to just STFU…

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

    OMG YES stop talking about this. :(

    Also that should’ve been called strike 3 waaah.

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

    cmon dbacks, stop fouling off this stuff

  • kunaldo

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

  • Ivan

    Got a tad of a heart attack…

    • Gwen

      Me too. My heart’s still going.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Sigh of relief.

  • Vinny the Bull

    8 straight perfect innings for God.

    • Hummingbird S.

      hopefully he completes the perfect game in his next inning while we celebrate a win.

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

    man my heart stopped

  • mike c

    wow, 3 more outs for mo for the perfect game

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    (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 =(

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      Just 2 more…

  • mike c

    grandersmash!!!!!

  • Ivan

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    SOMETHING SORT OF GRANDISH!!!!111

  • Vinny the Bull

    Turns out, the Grandy Man can!

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

    GRANDERSON!!!

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

    Where them haters at?

    • Pat D

      Clearly, the Yankees made a terrible trade.

    • Esteban

      ask Jon Heyman

  • Hummingbird S.

    Grandy!!!!

  • Jack

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

    CURTIS!

  • Kevin

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

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

      You are the anti-Jethro.

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

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

  • Carlosologist

    GRANDERSON!

  • mike c

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

    • kunaldo

      oh good point. he could finish that off, but he IS at 17 pitches or so. Also, gardy!!

  • kunaldo

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

    • Pat D

      Hey, that’s Lord Dark Helmet to you!

      • kunaldo

        Haha, he doesn’t have the Ludicrous Speed to pull off all these bunts!

  • Nikhil R.

    The Grandy Man can, Oooh the Grandy Man Can!

    /Sterling

    • The209

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

      /low-budget game experience…

  • rbizzler

    Dear Joe:

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

    Best,
    rbizzler

    • kunaldo

      heh, I wonder if this will really influence him to do it more though…was it more just a matter of circumstance/off day tomorrow/other stuff?

      • rbizzler

        Probably not, but a little confirmation bias can’t hurt.

  • DJH

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

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    GRANDY, GARDY!!!!

  • mike c

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

  • Jonny D

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

  • Kevin

    Grit, etc…

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

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

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

      yezzur

    • Gwen

      It did!

    • Pat D

      I hope we’re all DVR’ing this game, because that will never happen again.

    • Jack

      If Melky was Hacky McHeadfirstslide, does that make Brett Slappy McHeadfirstslide?

  • Carlosologist

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

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

    if girardi takes out mariano i’ll chop cats

  • DJH

    Boone Logan for the save would end in disaster.

  • Jack

    Why the fuck is Boone Logan warming?

    • mike c

      in case the yankees score 9 runs i guess

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Fucking Assclown, just fucking pitch to the batter already.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

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

  • Jack

    Look at that, he stole it anyway.

  • Vinny the Bull

    You can’t hassle the Huff.

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

    great job huffman

    bullpen implosion

  • Gwen

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

    • Gwen

      Apparently I’m confused.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    I want a MO slam!

    /Too much’d

  • DJH

    That was a very nice AB by Huffman.

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon Captain Groundout, no DPs please.

    • kunaldo

      HA! take that hummingbird!

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        LOL.

  • kunaldo

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

    • The209

      Comment of the night…

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

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

  • Jonny D

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

  • Ivan

    One more DP for good measure rite Jeter?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yay for GIDP…

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

    oh captain double play

  • FIPster Doofus

    Come on, Jeter. Seriously?

  • baby carlos

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    unpredictable outcome there..

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Get a hit! Get a hit!

  • rbizzler

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

  • Ivan

    Let mo swing…

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Cano is laughing his ass off, LOL.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Oooooooooooooooof course he did!!!!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Mo is batting!

  • mike c

    a mighty cut

  • AJ

    Nice cut.

  • FIPster Doofus

    lol, Mo looked pretty good there

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

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

  • Gwen

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

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    No more perfect game :(

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

    Oh dear. Come on, Mo.

  • Carlosologist

    Bloops in Arizona: Bad memories.

    /sorry again’d

  • Ivan

    Im not worried at all…

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Bet you said that nine years ago

      /Carlosologist’d

      • Carlosologist

        I would approve of this as a five year old.

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

    ok upton, plz dont ground to the mound

  • Vinny the Bull

    Upton. Why’s it have to be Upton?

  • Hummingbird S.

    hate those lucky ass hits

  • mike c

    i think those radar guns are a bit hot

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

    CRYING

  • baby carlos

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

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

    oh my god

  • mike c

    gardner saved that run

  • kunaldo

    ruh roh shaggy

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      by same pitch I mean same spot, of course the pitch type is always the same

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I don’t know–he has thrown the same pitch for 13 years now, most good hitters don’t do much with it

  • Vinny the Bull

    Focus, people. Think happy thoughts.

  • rbizzler

    This sucks. Need a little luck/magic.

  • kunaldo

    this looks oddly familiar…

    • Vinny the Bull

      Shh. Don’t even.

      • kunaldo

        reverse jinx? simmons style?

  • Gwen

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

  • Gsuss

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

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

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

  • mike c

    cmon GIDP!!!

  • Brandon W

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

  • Ivan

    1 down, 2 to go.

  • baby carlos

    that actually hurts… no where to put Laroache.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Are you all serious with the 2001 references?

  • mike c
    • mike c

      yankee cap in there too

  • Ivan

    2 down, 1 to go.

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

    one… more…. out…

  • rbizzler

    fingers crossed

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

    He’s got this.

  • AJ

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

  • AJ

    He’s gna watch it go by…no spine.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • kunaldo

    FISTPUMP!!!

  • AJ

    WOW! He never stops to amaze me

  • Mark

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

  • Vinny the Bull

    And that’s why he’s the best.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Ugliest win ever. But I’ll take it

  • Ivan

    THANKS BE TO MO.

  • FIPster Doofus

    WE LANDED ON THE MOON

  • baby carlos

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

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

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is GOD.

    • Total Dominication

      That’s a bit redundant.

  • ARX

    Thank god.

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

  • Gwen

    MO YOU’RE AMAZING!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    I feel blessed that I get to watch MARIANO RIVERA

  • claybeez

    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!

  • Kevin

    How Mo never fistpumps is beyond me.

  • DJH

    Don’t fuck with God bitches!!!

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

    holy shit i am so excited

    i yelled and fistpumped

    • FIPster Doofus

      Same. I did multiple massive fist pumps.

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

        agreed

      • Vinny the Bull

        Yup.

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

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

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

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

      same here

  • Ivan

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

    • camilo gerardo

      Me and him, both.

  • DJH

    Mo with the honesty I loved that.

  • Pat D

    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?

  • mike c

    that’s 2.5 games ahead of boston and tampa

  • damn yanks

    Mo callin the team out!!!

    • camilo gerardo

      that was awesome

    • claybeez

      Needed to be done. No reason for the players we have to play below their talent level and acumen.

    • Hummingbird S.

      what did he say?

      • Tom Zig

        “we played horrible, it is unacceptable”

  • Carlosologist

    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

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

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

    2.5 game lead, bitches

  • Ivan

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

  • kunaldo

    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)

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

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

    • Total Dominication

      I did that too, eek is right.