Jul
29

Game 101: One or two?

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I love it when the Yankees do this to opposing pitchers. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

The Rays already beat the lowly Tigers today, so tonight’s game will determine if the Yankees go into this weekend’s series in Tampa one game up, or two games up. Of course they’d love to have that extra cushion, but they’re going to have to survive Dustin Moseley’s first start of the season tonight. Joe Girardi indicated that Moseley is good for up to 100 pitches tonight, he was starting in Triple-A Scranton after all, so hopefully they manage to squeeze six innings out of him while working Indians’ starter Mitch Talbot over.

Here’s the lineup, sans a resting Jorge Posada

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

And on the bump, it’s one of the Chad Ho Moseley monster.

No weather issues tonight, thankfully. First pitch is set for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    So I finally caved and joined twitter. Follow tips?

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

      Just go to twitter.com/mikeaxisa, look through the list of who I’m following and go from there. That’s easier than listing them one by one.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

        This, pretty much.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      http://twitter.com/flappitybat

      all you will ever need…

      on a serious note: the RABbis, riveraveblues, mlbtraderumors, nickswisher, cc_sabathia, any sports sources you like, anything funny, etc.

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

      @dpatrickg

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Here’s my page! I caved in a month ago. I blame TSJC and Bexy!

      http://twitter.com/AngeloInNY

      • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

        i joined a couple of weeks ago too, actually really enjoy it. just start with a couple baseball writers and go through who they are following. and get ready for a lot of 3 part Buster Olney tweets. the man has no regard for 140 character limits
        http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf

  • forensicnucchem

    It’s nice seeing Gardner up with the real hitters where he’ll at least be a better option with guys on base than Cervelli and Curtis.

    • CS Yankee

      In the long run, I would rather have him in the leadoff spot.

      • forensicnucchem

        So would I, but you know they would never actually drop Jeter way down where he should be at this point.

        • Paramecium Jones

          Just like Teixeira was moved out of the 3 spot a month or 2 ago?

          • forensicnucchem

            When Tex is struggling he still walks and shows some power, Jeter doesn’t. Jeter has a nice, shiny .606 OPS this month, and has been getting worse each month this year. Tex you knew would start slow and has mostly gotten better each month, not worse.

        • CS Yankee

          I still like him in his old two spot as he sees less pitches, gardner is a better base stealer and Jeet’s usually lives opposite field.

          Still believe in old 2, but think the truth is somewhere betwwen the ’09 & ’10 numbers. His WAR this year is still like #3 in the AL for SS…not bad considering how bad he has been (for his/our standards)

          • Total Dominication

            I don’t think you realize just how bad SS in the AL are. The only other good SS (Tulo, Hanley, Reyes, Rollins to an extent) are in the NL.

            • CS Yankee

              I do…but would strike Reyes off your list & Rollins isn’t all that either (Tulo was the clear NL MVP in ’07).

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

                I’d have taken Wright and Holliday before Tulo in 2007, easily. But yes, Rollins and Reyes are not on the level of Hanley and Tulo, though they are better than most.

                • CS Yankee

                  I rate the glove equally with the stick (not saying you don’t…just saying), Tulo’s range & cannon is beyond impressive.

                • Total Dominication

                  I know the first 2 are far superior to the other two, but aren’t they all SS with above average bats?

  • Carlosologist

    I love how Gardner went from potential trade bait/ 4th OF to starting LF and essentially a white Carl Crawford with less power.

    • The Three Amigos

      Gardner’s white?

      • CS Yankee

        Grit is always white, athletic comes in all colors.

      • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        Carl Crawford isn’t?

    • Guest

      I wonder if Gardner is costing Crawford money. Seriously. If he continues to play well and the Yankees decide to stay out of the Crawford sweepstakes, then his agent won’t be able to use the threat of the Yankees to bid up his services.

      Now, not having the Yankees involved doesn’t exclude a player from getting an exorbitant amount of money (see Lackey, John). But I’m sure Carl’s agent would much prefer it if the baseball world thought the Yanks had a gaping hole in LF.

      • CS Yankee

        Good point…maybe the Yankees security should be notified if Crawford’s agent/agency visits the stadium.

      • Carlosologist

        IMO, Crawford is likely headed to Anaheim.

        • Poopy Pants

          Boston will bid, too, right? That could be enough for him to get a nice pay day.

          • Carlosologist

            Eh, Boston should have a better OF situation next season. Doesn’t mean they won’t be in the bidding, but Crawford will likely go to Anaheim to improve that OF situation. They’ve had the corpses of Juan Rivera, Hideki Matsui, and Bobby Abreu roaming that outfield.

            • CS Yankee

              He is waaaay too young to play in LAAoAoCAoWUSAoNAHoE stadium…isn’t he?

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

                IETCVM. I always enjoy swipes at LAAAAAAAAAAA.

                • CS Yankee

                  IETCVM is…I (xxx) this comment very much?

                  /needinghelp’d

                  • Carlosologist

                    enjoyed.

                    • CS Yankee

                      Thanks

              • Kit

                I agree. Usually they pick up the scraps from the East coast teams.

            • Poopy Pants

              Who does everyone see Boston going after in the off-season?

              • Total Dominication

                Pitching.

                • Total Dominication

                  Shit, thought you said what. Who specifically? Maybe Downs, Gurrier, or even Frasor. Possibly a middle of rotation guy like Lilly.

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

                  and defense?!?

                  • Poopy Pants

                    hahaha!

              • Kit

                I say Werth, simply because he’s tall and white with a crappy Jesus beard and Boston likes those types.

                No, I kid, but not really.

                • Poopy Pants

                  ‘Douche with a beard’ would fit in nicely in Boston.

                  • Kit

                    ‘Douche with a beard’ would fit in nicely in Boston.

                    I fixed it to reflect my feelings.

              • CS Yankee

                Whatever they do it will be because Theo…

                “has developed a system that rewards contracts to the young, under valued past/present/former stars utilizing his impressive state-of-the-art farm system to fill in for future draft prospects that are developed at the speed of light”

                /MSMviewpointleadbypetergammons’d

    • Cecala

      He made the jump to white speed

      /nomaas’d

  • Total Dominication

    Why isn’t Miranda DHing?

    • Guest

      Girardi said he wanted to give “Swisher” a day. My guess is that Joe gave Nick a half day (achilles soreness last week) and Jorge a full day (knee issues) tonight so that he go with the A lineup all weekend in Tampa. (Except the one game where Jorge DH’s and Cisko the Kid catches).

      • Guest

        Of course, Swisher should be in quotes. Rather, “a day” should be in quotes.

        • Poopy Pants

          haha. “Swisher” if that’s his ‘real name’.

  • forensicnucchem

    Mitch Talbot OPS against:

    Bases emtpy: .674
    Men on base: .869
    RISP: .990
    RISP, 2 outs: .878

    Just gotta get guys on base and maybe he starts to fold a bit.

    • Carlosologist

      Isn’t that the book on most pitchers?

      • forensicnucchem

        Not sure, I’d have to look more closely, but the 200-300 point difference just really stood out to me.

        • forensicnucchem

          It appears the MLB average with bases empty is .717, men on is .757, RISP is .754, RISP 2 outs .725.

          Obviously the averages are going to be closer together and lower, but it still shows how huge a gap he has.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      by PA:

      bases empty: 306
      men on base: 198
      RISP: 123
      RISP, 2 outs: 52

      • forensicnucchem

        Yeah, I just threw the RISP 2 outs in there because it was high too, but the ones over 100 are ok to look at for a little bit of a trend. At some point you can’t eliminate everything because of the dreaded SSS.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Could this be the worst Yankee trade deadline ever?

    • forensicnucchem

      Did the Montero for Bloomquist trade go through?

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Yea, but they switched it from Bloomquist to Yuniesky Betancourt. We have our shortstop of the future now!

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          The Yuni-Bomber!

          • theyankeewarrior

            Awesome.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      1) Wait until the deadline passes
      2) The Yankees will most likely make a waiver deal if anything.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Not sure if that slide was necessary.

    • Kit

      I’m starting to think he’s doing it to show off.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        I’ve thought this before.

      • Carlosologist

        I figured this after he laid down the bunt single.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    All I ask for
    All I pray
    A steady rollin’ Moseley gonna come our way…

    Please throw at least five innings.

    • boogie down

      Somewhere Jimmy Page weeps. Doesn’t change the fact that IETCVVM.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Same pitch back to back. Not a good idea when you don’t throw mid 90′s.

    • Poopy Pants

      and a belly to belly!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I think Kenny just forgot about Grady.

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

    I miss you Andy Pettitte (sobs)

    • Kit

      I second this. =/

    • forensicnucchem

      How was his Centerstage?

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

        Schmexcellent. It really was, not just cuz I love the guy. Try and watch it if you can, I’m sure they’ll replay it.

        • boogie down

          Thought you’d go with “bexcellent” on this one.

      • Kit

        It was pretty good.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    @JGS,

    Apparently soxandpinstripes.net is starting up again. They are changing their website name to redsoxyankeesonline.com in about 10 days.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Yea, I got Vince’s email a few days ago. I don’t know if I can commit to anything between time and other blogging ventures though. We shall see

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Alright, I’m going to try to write there to some extent. Just letting you know.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          Awesome–let me know when they actually launch

  • forensicnucchem

    He totally stuck his arm/shoulder out there.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cabrera leaned into that shit. Ridiculous.

  • Brad Toughy

    One-hittah!

  • forensicnucchem

    Eh, I think he would’ve had a chance at 2 there…

    • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com/ Newbie

      I thought so too, but I guess it was hit softly and Choo was getting down the line pretty quickly.

  • Poopy Pants

    He should’ve hit Carlos Santana for that song ‘Smooth’.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, this is not starting very well…

    Still could get out of it though.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well this is certainly not going as planned.

  • Total Dominication

    Shit, dp now!

  • Carlosologist

    Andy has to come back from the DL ASAP.

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

      I’m working on it, I’m working on it

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

    I’m stunned that those four shutout innings of relief against the Royals were not indicative of Moseley’s true talent.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      And here I thought the Yankees had the next Cy Young on their hands.

    • CS Yankee

      gotta like the .205 BA though, right?

      • Total Dominication

        Sarcasm?

  • Ross in Jersey

    It would be nice if one of these replacement starters could, you know, get out of the first inning without giving up a run.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well, aside from the pitch count, that wasn’t awful.

  • rek4gehrig

    Could’ve been much worse

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, that was painful, but it could’ve been much worse. And who knows if the ump doesn’t blow the HBP call.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Is this a Liberty Medical ad without Wilford Brimley? For shame, Liberty Medical

    • Poopy Pants

      He’s on the DL with DiaBEEtus.

  • Total Dominication

    That could’ve been much worse.

    • Hummingbird S.

      But it was just the first inning. What can we expect in the following innings? It won’t be pretty.

      • forensicnucchem

        Well, with 30+ pitches per inning, there won’t be too many following innings to worry about for him…

      • Paramecium Jones

        See, I heard he was a “you better get to this guy the first time through the order or you’re in for a long night type of pitcher”

        No?

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

    So here’s a question. They have those special balls for A-Rod’s 600th, but what’s stopping someone from catching one of those as a foul ball, and claiming it’s the homer ball?

    • forensicnucchem

      They’re individually numbered and the ump knows which number is in play each time, so he’ll know which number is the homer ball when it’s hit.

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

        Well that makes sense. Thanks.

    • Poopy Pants

      I think they each have a number. Ump probably takes note of that.

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      cuz when he hits it i guess they’ll be able to know which ball he hit based on the ones in the box still and the ones the umpire didnt put into play

    • Kit

      I think the umpire notes which ball number it was. It’s flawed as hell, but he has to pick them up in order for a reason, no?

    • Dr Van Nostrand

      But the real question is why do they look like theyve been written on with a sharpie. Seems pretty easy to duplicate. Catch a random foul ball and mark it with the number associated with A-Rod’s 600th. I hope they have a stamp or something that they aren’t showing on the broadcast

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Random question:

    What position has Miguel Tejada been playing this year? Third? Short?

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

      Third. SD said he’s going to play a lot of SS though.

    • forensicnucchem

      Bad DH posing as a 3B.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      third

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Third I believe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      thanks to all

  • kunaldo

    Any clue why swisher isn’t always in the 2 hole? I mean, sure, Grandy’s hot, but Swish has been great @ #2 (cue doody jokes).

    • Poopy Pants

      achilles/rest

      • Poopy Pants

        I’m a FOOL. I thought Swish was getting the night off.
        Sorry.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Girardi loves splitting up the lefties. If Granderson was in the 6 hole they would have 3 lefties in a row.

      • forensicnucchem

        And Talbot actually has better numbers against lefties than righties.

        • forensicnucchem

          Although the switch hitter doesn’t change that with him on the mound.

          Fail for me…

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Remember when Johnson was supposed to be in the two hole?

      Yeah, neither do I

    • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com/ Newbie

      It’s probably the traditional view that speed is a vital component of a 2 hole hitter that puts Granderson there.

      • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com/ Newbie

        But Johnson was penciled in there in the beginning of the year so… I have no clue.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    How was that a strike?

  • Poopy Pants

    Will the Lofton bobble head be Kenny or James?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I hate it when Posada’s not in there. The power just goes completely out after the sixth spot.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Yea. Just goes to show the difference a power hitting catcher makes.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, it totally sucks having to live like most of the rest of the league. :(

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          I laughed.

        • Kit

          IETC.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

          hahah, exactly

  • RalphieD

    great ab by gardner

  • Carlosologist

    Apparently everybody took some lessons from the Nick Johnson School of Hitting in BP today.

    • Carlosologist

      And just as I say that, fucking Cervelli GIDPs on the first pitch.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Cervelli fail

  • Ross in Jersey

    3 walks, and Cervelli swings at the first fucking pitch.

    • Dalelama

      This.

    • Poopy Pants

      Posada is mentoring him.

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

    He’s walked three of the last four batters, why take a pitch? I fucking hate Frankie. He’s so worthless.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This is me being over Francisco Cervelli.

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice long AB after nice long AB

    and then Cervelli does his best to kill the whole damn thing.

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

    That was what we call “not a great at-bat” Cisco

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

      Also is there somewhere where people are like, reasonable about Francisco? It’s either people murdering him for being a backup catcher or hysterically squealing fangirls.

      • Paramecium Jones

        If there are, not many comment here about it..

      • Hummingbird S.

        Well, he can’t hit and his defense is below average. A reasonable stance would be to not like him and I see that all the time.

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

          “Cervelli you fucking suck I kill myself whenever he’s in the lineup” type comments, not that reasonable.

          • Hummingbird S.

            the part about commiting suicide is a bit much, but he really fucking sucks.

      • Kit

        I think some people here are actually pretty reasonable from what’s been said in the past. I’m personally apathetic towards Cervelli. He’s a back up catcher, so I don’t expect stellar performances, but I would like him to be useful when it calls for it. He wasn’t useful in that AB, but I can’t say I’m surprised.

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

          This is how I feel. I also think he’s getting too much playing time and is getting overexposed, which is what happens when Posada isn’t the healthiest player ever.

          • Kit

            Yup. You said it.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Can’t say that one totally surprised me…

  • kunaldo

    freakin cervelli. hey, lets swing at the first pitch. it’s not like talbots not walking everybody or anything. argh.

  • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com/ Newbie

    Ugh Cervelli.. Now, his only redeeming quality is his eyes.

  • Total Dominication

    Really, a 1st pitch dp, that was literally the absolute worst thing he could have done. Fuck.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Cervelli swinging at the first pitch with bases loaded, is basically just as bad as a pitcher swinging in that scenario.

    • Paramecium Jones

      Actually, he could have hit a line drive that killed A-rod. That would be worse.

      • forensicnucchem

        Like Cervelli can hit a ball that hard.

      • Total Dominication

        Worst statistical thing he could have done.

        • Dalelama

          Heaven forbid Girardi tried something creative like a suicide squeeze to cut down on the chance of a DP.

  • baby carlos

    So swinging at the first pitch always encouraged, especially when a DP is possible.

    Sincerely,

    Derek Jeter.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Even worse.. the pitcher walked 3 batters in that inning.

      • baby carlos

        You would think that would be an indicator to take a pitch or two.

  • Guest

    What’s the update on Jesus’defense this season? Is he showing improvement/regressing?

    Love Cervelli’s attitude/grit/moxy/ecksteinian peskiness, etc., but..uh…he can’t hit.

    2011 Jesus and Jorge split catching DH duties. Is this possible?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’d put my money on it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        I don’t know if Girardi is going to roll with two horrible defensive catchers (assuming Posada continues to regress as he ages).

        Maybe they carry Cervelli as a third catcher in that scenario though. Probably do.

        • forensicnucchem

          I can totally see this more likely than just the two of them. And I think he’d actually split the time more between Cervelli and Montero, with Posada largely DH’ing.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Cervelli fucking sucks…nothing new though.

    • Paramecium Jones

      So, what do you really think bout Cervelli?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Mosley seemed all “aw shucks” in that mini interview

    He is in for a rude awakening at some point, hahah

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The pussytubing will wake him up.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        Haha. If he was so impressed with a pat on the back, imagine how he feels after ARod hands off his leftovers to him.

  • Ansky

    its amazing how hot that cervelli was at beginning of the season with RISP. he is still over 300 and i swear he hasnt had a hit since May

    • forensicnucchem

      He’s at .171 (7-41) since he started 11-14 with RISP.

    • http://riveraveblues Rosie

      Cervelli = Jose Molina with speed.

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

        Cervelli dreams of being as good as Molina both offensively and defensively.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          OPS since May 15. Cervelli: .537. Jose Molina: .818

          This is crazy. And I agree with Mike.

      • Dalelama

        Molina was better defensively.

  • Tom Zig

    it’s possible to walk Shelley Duncan?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Valbuena doing his best Cervelli impression.

    • forensicnucchem

      Hopefully Jeter won’t try to show him that he can do it too now…

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Laziest DP ever

  • Paramecium Jones

    I just noticed an odd pattern. It seems when a player does something bad people complain about them. When they do something good, people say good things about them. It’s a SSS, but maybe if I go through other game threads it will turn into something I could use to project future comments.

    • Carlosologist

      ^The birth of a projection system. What will you call it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        Logic

      • Paramecium Jones

        How about WHYDFML+-

        That’s – What have you done for me lately plus/minus. It takes into account park factors.

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

          Oh man, A++++ comment.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Amazing.

          Make it happen

        • Carlosologist

          So there will be a +5 snark rating when the Yanks are in Cleveland and a -5 snark rating when they are in Tampa?

          • Paramecium Jones

            I like it.. Let’s build something together!!

            Gotta go, if you could start collecting specific comments from people and rate negitive and positive in their relation to what happen i’d appreciate it.

            We can crunch the numbers over breakfast in my Mom’s basement tomorrow.

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

          whats Cevelli’s WHYDFML?

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      project future comments

      You’re studying us!!??

  • forensicnucchem

    Who says Cervelli sucks? See, he knocked their starter out in the 2nd inning…

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

    Oh good, lots of bullpen after lots of bullpen last night.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Anybody know why Sunday’s game is at 1:40PM? That’s a weird time.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Cervelli just plays too damn much.. If he was out there once a week or something like that it wouldn’t be an issue. He’d just be another back up catcher who doesn’t hit much.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, that.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Well said.

    • Poopy Pants

      I think they should give him one week off.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Posada would die.

        • forensicnucchem

          And then who would catch the other 5 days?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And to think Cervelli has trade value to some teams.

    • CS Yankee

      Well, you could always have a great Gazoo hat night

      /billveeck’d

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

      Remember when there were very very very very slight rumors that the Mariners were interested in CERVELLI FOR LEE? How quick would you do that deal?!?!

  • Mike Nitabach

    Granderson looks hapless trying to bunt.

  • Xnyles

    Carlos has an impressive arm

  • Mike Nitabach

    But he made it.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Hate to see a kid get hurt, but I’d feel a lot better if the Yankees go into tampa with a 2 game lead rather than 1.

    Why is Granderson bunting :(

    • Mike Nitabach

      He’s horrible against lefties.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Still don’t like it. He’s a dead pull hitter, chances are he would have moved the runners up anyway. And never know if he finds some grass.

  • Carlosologist

    So, Santana is like Jorge except he can play defense.

  • FIPster Doofus

    One of our hottest hitters bunting with two men on and no out? I hate it. A lot.

    • CS Yankee

      Perez is a lefty…Grandy doesn’t like lefties.

      • FIPster Doofus

        I know. I still hate the move to bunt. We gave a free out to a reliever who can’t throw a strike.

  • Guest

    So…hottest hitter on team bunts after pitcher walked first batter…why?

  • Ross in Jersey

    Come on Manny, walk Tex to face A-rod. You know you want to!

  • Dalelama

    I dont like the sac there as Grandy has been hot and a new pitcher just in the game.

  • rek4gehrig

    This is going to be a very long game

    • Kit

      Making up for the length of the first game.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Granderson is horrible against lefties: just barely over .200.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    get out of this with a couple of runs. none of the bases loaded DP nonsense again

  • Carlosologist

    Tex was intentionally unintentionally walked, so A-Rod hits a grand slam here?

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

    Oh boy. Just get at least a run home, k?

  • Xnyles

    Im tired of this 600 thing and i thought the balls had some special markings on it is just a R with a number

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      its a special marking for MLB to know which one is the real HR ball. easy enough to do with a letter and number on em.

    • Poopy Pants

      They should use gold balls like in the HR derby.

  • Mike Nitabach

    The ink has special authenticatable DNA in it.

  • Kit

    Alex, I will be happy with a bases clearing double. But I really want 600 to be a grand slam. Just sayin’.

  • forensicnucchem

    Just hit a single please…

  • baby carlos

    this will not end well, I fear

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

      Really extremely surprised you’re saying this. It’s not like you to be so pessimistic!

      • baby carlos

        I know, right!

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

    Sounded like a broken bat.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Urgggh… that had the sound off the bat. Damn!

    Oh well, got the runner in. Good at-bat.

  • forensicnucchem

    Not quite a hit, but at least it gets the tying run home…

  • Mike Nitabach

    Sac fly is good.

  • baby carlos

    Can we hindsight manage….. wasted out by Granderson bunting.

    • Kit

      Hindsight is always 20/20.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    ill take that. Cano drive in Jeter and we’ll all be happier.

  • Carlosologist

    I’m excited way too easily. Oh well, game tying sac fly is fine.

  • Guest

    Good pitch to hit. Looked like he just missed it.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Tie game. It could be worse.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Disappointing inning.

    • forensicnucchem

      Twice in a row. Bases loaded twice with 1 out, just one run. They’re not going to give these free walks all game long, most likely. Gotta start hitting too.

  • Guest

    Ugh. That could have been better.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    only 1 run out of the last two innings is disappointing.

  • CS Yankee

    That SF actually lowered our WP from 49 to 47%.

    You can’t predict baseball.

  • whozat

    Bases loaded with one out twice in two innings…one run. Ew.

  • Jose the Satirist

    I’m late to the party. Has Arod hit one out yet?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Nevermind. I looked it up in the boxscore.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Single, BB, Sac Bunt, BB, Sacf Fly, out.

    /Angels Baseball’d

    • forensicnucchem

      The Angels would never walk that much.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      IETMeme.

  • Hummingbird S.

    It’s amazing that we only have 1 run after all those baserunners…

    • Mike Nitabach

      That’s a good sign there’ll be more.

      • forensicnucchem

        Or you could say they won’t give up these walks all game long and then they’ll have even less baserunners…

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

          Yankee fans are known for their optimism

          • forensicnucchem

            or being realistic. :-)

  • CS Yankee

    Hey Moseley has lowered his BA against to .186…could be the next Aaron Small?

    • Carlosologist

      That would mean he would have to make 10 starts, so no.

      • CS Yankee

        Hughes to the pen?

        Small went 10-0…just saying.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Wow. That was unexpectedly efficient

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Is it me? Or did all the hits sound like they were going to go far?

  • baby carlos

    Give Showalter 2 years before he is fired. As long as Angelos is in charge, jinx!

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

      seriously, as long as Angelos is in charge I’m not sure anything good is going to happen to that franchise.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Soriano, Sax and ?

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Lazzeri? Gordon? Randolph?

      • forensicnucchem

        Bobby Richardson

        • Jose the Satirist

          Could he hit well? I thought he was more a defensive second baseman.

          • forensicnucchem

            He was, but he still reached 200 once. And I found the 4th one, good name, way back too…

            • Jose the Satirist

              Good call.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Lazzeri is probably one. How could I forget him?

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        ouch, 0-3

        • Jose the Satirist

          I really thought you had one with Lazzeri. He hit .354 but couldn’t make it to 200 hits.

    • larryf

      Horace Clarke

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice. Any bets on Gardner bunting??? ugh…

  • Mike Nitabach

    Now that’s a fucken bunt!

  • RalphieD

    interesting bunt there gardy…..good result

  • xnyles

    Lets see Frankie do something here

  • Jose the Satirist

    Quantity of bunts does not indicate quality of the bunter. Come on Kenny.

  • Pat D

    So I just got here and, sorry to say, don’t feel like scrolling through a couple hundred posts. Why did Talbot leave? Did he pull an Andy?

    /surethatwillgetbextoreply’d

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

      He just seemed to get injured out of nowhere. No idea if it was his groin or what it was.

      (Heh, I am so predictable. But I would’ve answered even if you didn’t mention Andy!)

      • Kit

        I was going to answer, but he singled you out there…lol.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Of course the time he hits the damn ball hard, it goes right at someone.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    so i bunted with Granderson but not Cisco.

    Girardi explain please sir.

    • Mike Nitabach

      HAHAH! Great minds.

    • forensicnucchem

      I would bet Granderson bunted on his own.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

        could be…still strongly opposed to letting Cervelli swing away there though.

        • forensicnucchem

          Yeah, but you just hope he bloops one in. It’s not like the guys behind him are going to do anything either way anyway.

          • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            I know people are low on Jeets right now, but I’d still wager on him getting a hit over the Cisco kid.

            *Repost after reply fail*

            • forensicnucchem

              Maybe, but it’s amazing how close their numbers are in July (though in different sample sizes).

              • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                Yeah, I’ll still take Jeter. Every time.

                • forensicnucchem

                  Yeah, but it’s just sad that it’s even something that can be a debate/discussion…

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

      Probably the quality of bats behind Granderson and the quality of bats behind Cisco. Not that I really agreed with it.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Can someone explain why the fuck Cervelli didn’t bunt?

    • rek4gehrig

      I was thinking the same thing but heck, what do we know?

  • Dalelama

    Why in the hell wasnt Cervelli bunting?

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, that was an ugly AB.

    • forensicnucchem

      And Jeter says, anything you can do I can do worse…

      • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        I know people are low on Jeets right now, but I’d still wager on him getting a hit over the Cisco kid.

        • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

          Reply fail.

  • Dalelama

    Girardi is not a great in game manager.

    • ZZ

      I know. I bet he could never manage this team to a World Series.

      • Dalelama

        You think he is a good in game manager?

        • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

          I think he has his flaws, but overall, he does a generally fine job. Better in game than Torre was, overall.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Define good manager.

          • Dalelama

            Having Cervelli bunt with runners on first and second with none out rather than having Granderson do so.

            • ZZ

              You do realize who bats behind Curtis Granderson and who bats behind Cervelli?

              Considering you are neglecting that and it is an integral part of the decision to sacrifice bunt I have serious doubts you know what good managing is.

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

                Bravo.

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

                  BTW-Just in case you don’t know already, I’m Steve S from TYU. Thanks for the kind words about the post and site this morning.

                  • ZZ

                    No problem. Enjoy the site.

              • Dalelama

                Didn’t neglect it at all, still would have reversed who bunted. Also would have had Cervelli bunt with bases loaded to avoid the dp.

                • ZZ

                  You would have called for a bunt with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning with Dustin Moseley on the mound for the Yankees?

                  Yeah, I am definitely sticking with my statement regarding you knowing what good managing is.

        • ZZ

          I don’t agree with every decision he makes but he won a World Series last year and is currently managing a team who has the 4th best record in Yankee history after 100 games.

          Hard to complain about that.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            And yet so many do.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        If only we had Tony LaRussa.

    • Steve O.

      What, exactly, does he manage outside of the game?

      • Dalelama

        Keeping everyone happy, lining up rotation…anything not involving tactical moves during the game…the stuff Billy Martin and Earl Weaver were great at.

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

          DAMN YOU FOR NOT BEING EARL WEAVER JOE GIRARDI, DAMN YOU!!!

          (Sorry for the capslock)

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          I don’t know how old you are, but Billy Martin and Earl Weaver were great in game managers.

          And where in the world did you get the idea that they were good at keeping people happy? Billy once broke one of his pitchers jaw, and just listen to an O’s broadcast to get Jim Palmer’s take on what a “people person” Earl was.

          • Dalelama

            I meant Earl and Billy were great in game managers….Billy horrible at what Girardi is good at

  • Ross in Jersey

    8/9/1 = Automatic outs with runners on base. Gotta love it.

  • All-Star Carl

    God these are the worse kinda games.

    • All-Star Carl

      worst***

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was not good.

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

    Ew guys, just ew.

  • RalphieD

    on a positive note, perez must be done for now…most pitches hes thrown all year by far

  • rek4gehrig

    Disgusting

  • Dalelama

    If jeter continues to stink how low do the Yanks go in the offseason, $15m per for three?

    • Tom Zig

      they cut him outright

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        ietc

  • Dalelama

    Moseley not looking bad for a number 5.

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

    Moseley seems to have settled in nicely. Of course, because I said that, he’s going to have a disaster inning next inning.

    • Dalelama

      He has movement on his pitches but will probably tire soon

      • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        You’re just a bundle of optimism tonight, aren’t you?

        • Dalelama

          Realist

          • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            Well, I disagree, but whatevs.

            • Dalelama

              No problema

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    BEST.
    DOUBLE.
    EVER.

  • forensicnucchem

    That was graceful…

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

    Yay Grandy.

  • boogie down

    An (almost) Infield Double!

  • Kit

    Granderson! That was gutsy and it worked, but don’t try it again!

  • Dalelama

    Curtis hustling…like it

  • Carlosologist

    The hustle double. An anomaly performed by nary a Yankee.

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

      I didn’t see hustle there. I saw athleticism. Dunno what you were looking for there, Carlosologist.

      (Note: kidding)

      • Carlosologist

        It only would have been athletic if he jumped over the second baseman a la Dexter Fowler.

  • S.King

    anyone else notices that tex is not that far behind jeter in BA right now…

    • forensicnucchem

      Even Granderson is gaining on him too.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If this dude has a changeup, now would be the time to use it.

    /hoping it doesn’t happen

  • rek4gehrig

    C’mon Arod…..hit 600 already

  • larryf

    16 HR and 83 rbi’s nice barry Bonds would have 28 rbi’s

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

      haha IETCVM.

    • Pat D

      I’d rather he have more home runs and less RBI.

      • larryf

        There is no I in Arod…

        • Pat D

          There is no I in teamwork, but there is an Ewok.

          • larryf

            so true

    • boogie down

      The fact that Bonds had only 137 RBI despite hitting 73 HR’s in 2001 goes to show just how poorly RBI represents a player’s offensive ability. For comparison’s sake, in 2005, A-Rod had 2/3 of Bonds’ HR total (48) and fell only seven shy in the RBI department.

      In fact, Bonds had HR-RBI years of 25-59 (Strawberry-esque), 24-58, 37-81, and 45-90. Crazy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    They are getting around on this dude’s fastball.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Solid contact. That sucks.

  • rek4gehrig

    wow!!!!!!

  • Ross in Jersey

    This is getting stupid. All these runners, can we get a base hit?

  • RalphieD

    damn. cano is getting robbbbed…hes crushed two balls right at infielders

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, Laporta defense fail this inning. The Granderson ball and now that one.

  • boogie down

    Matt LaPorta’s Awareness rating just went down in Madden ‘ll

  • theyankeewarrior

    Anyone know the record for most base runners/fewest runs in a MLB game?

    • Poopy Pants

      100/0

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      I’m guessing it’s much much much worse than this game

  • All-Star Carl

    Yeah that what we need Swish. Swing for the fences.

    • theyankeewarrior

      He just hit a baseball 375 feet the opposite way. No need to criticize him for it.

      • All-Star Carl

        I was talking about the swing 2 pitches before that. The last one was textbook.

        • theyankeewarrior

          touche

    • Carlosologist

      Oy vey, you’re extremely pessimistic.

      • larryf

        Oy vey from a carlosologist??

  • Kit

    Wow, Swish looked pretty heated there.

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

    How did that not go out? Argh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Baseball gods getting even for AJ escaping trouble every inning last night.

  • RalphieD

    they are hitting the ball incredibily well…hard contact all over the field…

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      EVERY hit sounded like it could drill through a foot of concrete.

  • Dalelama

    A lot of warning track power tonite

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Man This many walks and one run. I can has RISP hitting??

  • forensicnucchem

    All these chances they’ve given the Yanks. 6 walks, an error, a couple other defensive misplays…

    Eventually you would think they have to get a hit with RISP, right???

  • boogie down

    I suspect tonight’s DoTF will be juicy…that’s all I’m gonna say.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      My pants hurt.

  • Januz

    Too many missed opportunities tonight. I really wonder how much Jeter will be getting on his next contract? He has not been clutch this season at all. Those people who think it will multi-year at 20-25 per might be sadly mistaken. If he does not step it up, it might be a 1 year plus a reasonable option.

    • nathan

      Jeter’s next contract will not be paying him for what the Yanks expect him to do but for what he has already done. His contract will be unaffected by his overall stats this year, whether he heats it up or yucks it up.

      I expect nothing short of a 4 year 25+ mill deal.

      • Dalelama

        Ouch that would be wrong…he has already been paid for what he has already done.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        You will be disappointed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    This is ridiculous…

  • Ross in Jersey

    Welp, pretty sure Moseley is going to get at least another start regardless of how this game goes.

    • Pat D

      In the Stadium vs. the Jays. Will be interested to see if the balls go flying.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Sometimes the best way to stifle a homer-happy offense like the Jays is to throw junkerballer like Moseley. We’ll see how it goes…

  • All-Star Carl

    Montero 3 run bomb. Opp field.

    • SF Yanks

      Am I the only one who looks forward to the DoTF’s and not having it spoiled in game threads? Obviously there is no rule about not discussing it in game threads but I just like being surprised.

      • boogie down

        I hear you, that’s why I tried to only drop a hint about it above. However, it’s hard to contain the excitement…

        /Euphemism’d?

      • All-Star Carl

        My bad I won’t do it again.

        • SF Yanks

          I appreciate it.

  • xnyles

    wow blink of eye the inning is over

  • forensicnucchem

    Gotta give Moseley some credit. What would’ve been without the blown ump call on the HBP or if A-Rod had been able to turn 2 on Choo?

  • Frigidevil

    So this is incredibly late, but around 7:30 Carlos Santana stole second base ‘unmolested’. Thank you John Sterling.

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

      Well yeah, that was noteworthy because last week he stole second and David Eckstien stuck his hands down his pants.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Who would have thought our 2 best starters in this series would be Moseley and AJ?

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

      #ycpb

      Javy was really damn good though.

      • Hummingbird S.

        I guess you’re right.. he was very good. Kinda forgot about him.

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

          It’s more “Who would have guessed that our worst starter in this series would be CC?”

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, Park warming up…

    • rek4gehrig

      Yeah, I saw that…..please please no

  • xnyles

    OMG do i see ChoP warming up?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Highlights from my trip to Cleveland lastnight:

    * Sitting in LF behind the people with the 600 YES sign and getting on TV every time A-Rod came to bat

    * Sitting in the section where the kid in the Miami Heat LeBron jersey was causing problems. Saw an Indians fan dump beer on him. Saw a police officer witness it and then kick out the kid in the LeBron jersey instead of the kid who poured the beer.

    * Shook John Sterling’s hand on the street after the game while being 75% of the way to intoxicated… Reminded him that the Grandy Man Can.

    * Saw Alex walking down the same street and got a “thanks guys, take care”/hand slap from him after my and my two buddies wished him a happy bday

    * Saw the good AJ dominate

    * Saw about 22 hits

    If you live in WNY, Clevelend is a great place to catch the Yanks. Inexpensive, great seats, easy transportation from Hotels to park. Nice little downtown area to go out.

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

      Wow, this is one hell of an awesome story.

      • theyankeewarrior

        We were so lucky. We were in the right place at the right time all night. Except for the fact that Alex didnt hit us his 600th.

        Which is obviously asking for a lot, lol.

    • Chris

      * Sitting in the section where the kid in the Miami Heat LeBron jersey was causing problems. Saw an Indians fan dump beer on him. Saw a police officer witness it and then kick out the kid in the LeBron jersey instead of the kid who poured the beer.

      Just curious… how was the kid causing problems?

      • theyankeewarrior

        At first, he wasn’t. He was just wearing his shirt and trying to mind his own business. But then he started back lashing on everyone and yelling at the crowd. You can imagine what he was saying. Taunting thousands of people. It was about to get ugly. So they escorted him out.

  • larryf

    Mosely and God-ner: you can only hope to contain them

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      “God-ner”…I wish I had thought of that earlier.

      • forensicnucchem

        Thinking about it though, it sounds like ‘Gahdner’, like a Boston accent…

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

          DAMN IT! BLASPHEMOUS NAME!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    Run Gardy, Run

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I only caught the end of it, but what did Flash say in regards to Gardner making improvements? After this year, the only thing I can think of is more power, but I doubt that happens.

    • rek4gehrig

      That he should run early in the count

    • phughesisgod

      Well, he can hit for more power if he wants to. He even says it. He has a beautiful power swing, and can definitley hit some out. Its just that he knows his game, and always plays his game. But on that grand slam, you knew he wanted to get that grand slam from his first swing. He wants to get on the base pads by either walking or getting hits or infield singles and using his speed to get around the bases.

      I think he needs to improve with using his speed to his full advantage, and steal more often.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

        I can hit 30 HRs if i want to…but i would rather hit singles.

        /ichiro’d

        • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

          Actually, Ty Cobb said something like that.

          • Pat D

            He was a dead ball era player. He couldn’t have hit 30 HR’s no matter how hard he tried.

            And he was a racist.

            • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

              I said something “like” that. And he wasn’t only a dead ball era player. He played both before and after Ruth revolutionized the game with the HR ball. He made his comments in response to the people who fawned over Ruth’s hitting ability (as well they should have!).

              Ruth responded paraphrased) with, “I could hit .600 if I was trying for them dinky singles.”

              What does him being a racist have to do with it?

              • Pat D

                Being racist? Eh, just saying.

                Yes, he played before and after, but his prime was before. I don’t really think he could have hit 30 HR a year before 1920 even if he had tried, just because of the conditions of the game.

                • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                  He hit over 350 in his final year in the majors. His prime lasted his entire fucking career.

                  He was an amazing player.

                  • Pat D

                    Not saying he wasn’t. What his last year, 1926? Weren’t a lot of people putting up big averages then? Not saying .350 isn’t impressive, just that it might not be quite as impressive as it sounds.

                    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                      Sure averages were high, but that’s impressive whatever the year.

        • Chris

          Seriously, though, almost any baseball player could probably hit more home runs (well, except for maybe Dunn) if they just swing for the fences in every at bat. It would lead to a lot more outs and be worse for the team, but it would probably lead to more home runs.

  • phughesisgod

    Gardy, I love you. You and Hughes are my 2 man crushes. But please can you just use that god like speed of yours and steal more often?

    • ZZ

      Stealing bases at the major league level is much more complicated than just being fast.

      Actually being fast in Gardner’s case probably worked against him in the minor leagues, because he likely never really had to learn how to read a pitcher and minor league pitchers are so bad at holding runners that he really did just steal purely on speed.

      Gardner is having incredible success from a rate point of view in his young career.

      However, he is also now having great success at the plate and getting on base at close to a 40% clip.

      With Gardner’s speed, the success rate he has shown, and how much he is getting on base now opposing coaches are going to spend more and more time preparing their pitchers for what to do to keep Gardner off balance.

      It is a game of adjustments especially for young players.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Stealing bases at the major league level is much more complicated than just being fast.

        Repeated for emphasis

        See also: Washington, Herb

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

      He’ll steal more as he learns the pitchers’ moves. It’s his first year as a full time player, so give him some time.

  • Cecala

    Cervelli’s sucking is getting us prepared for the resurrection of Jesus

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      It took me a moment to get that. Well done.

  • forensicnucchem

    There you go Gardy. Now if only Curtis could make contact against a lefty…

  • larryf

    and we await a steal of home when Jeter bats

  • forensicnucchem

    Yuck…

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

    Thank Mo.

  • boogie down

    O Captain, My Captain!

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow!!! A hit with RISP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Oh my, was that a solid line drive to center??

  • S.King

    thank you, captain.

  • Dalelama

    Yippee!!!

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

    Uh how in the world was that there a strike

    • Pat D

      /Frank Drebin’d?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Enrico Palazzo! Enrico Palazzo!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, this Fox guy looks like a tooooooootal douche.

    • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      But he’s got his sleeves rolled up, so obviously he’s working very, very hard.

    • forensicnucchem

      You mean the bat doesn’t make him look tough and cool???

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

    What’s the deal with this guy on the FOX business update? Is the bat on the shoulder necessary?

    • nathan

      as necessary as his bus. attire

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees
    • Pat D

      You dare to question the genius of Fox Busines???

    • Poopy Pants

      He’s probably sitting at home bitching about the RAB commercial.

  • Total Dominication

    This mustache commercial is just sooooooo creepy.

  • forensicnucchem

    Cabrera tried to lean into that one too…

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Paging, Guiseppe Franco.

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      The poster from lohud?

  • boogie down

    It’s reached the point where Kenny must not want to be right with Choo’s name.

    • Poopy Pants

      Should Kenny also over-do it with all the latin names as well?
      It doesn’t really matter.

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Whoops.

  • boogie down

    That would’ve been a sick DP if the ball hadn’t been ruled dead.

  • Cecala

    Would that be BABIP luck for the fielders?

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

    Why does Choo get a hit there?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      ball hitting a runner = dead ball.

    • forensicnucchem

      You would think it should be a fielder’s choice…

  • Dalelama

    That sucked, if that prevents a double play i am surprised runners dont do it more on purpose

    • forensicnucchem

      Most of the time the runner isn’t going and the ball would get to them where it would get through the 3.5 hole.

      • Dalelama

        But there are many pulled grounders where the runner could let the ball hit them and thereby eliminate the DP. Does the runner have the obligation to not let the ball hit him if possible?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Santana’s power hasn’t translated to the bigs yet? .500 SLG and a .251 IsoP doesn’t do it for you, eh, Johnny?

    • Pat D

      I’m sure he’s referring strictly to HR totals.

  • Matthew

    Can anyone point me in the direction of an article/website that I saw last year that broke down what MLB rosters would look like if players had remained with the team that owne thier original rights? For example: the Indians had Sabathia, Lee and Manny all on their “all-time active player roster.” Can anyone be of any help? It would be greatly appreciated.

    • Gonzo

      That would mean Cliff Lee is a National.

  • forensicnucchem

    ‘I wanna be like Choo’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as ‘I wannt be like Mike.’

  • boogie down

    “He’s got a shortstop’s arm.”

  • Kit

    Damn Cano, why are you so cool?

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Damn Cano, why are you so cool lazy?

      FTFY

      • Kit

        Didn’t look lazy to me.

        • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

          I wasn’t being serious.

          • Kit

            I know.

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

    Heh, revenge DP

  • larryf

    Robbie Cano-don’t Choo Know!!

  • nathan

    Come on ARod, make it happen this inning

    • forensicnucchem

      At this point I’d rather it be a big one to hurt Tampa Bay…

      • nathan

        true that

  • larryf

    Tex is pretty open stanced from the right side too

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

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....uqqmfaFN/1

    Nicely done by (the good) Joel Sherman. If you’re waiting with bated breath for the Yanks to make a move by Saturday, I highly recommend reading it. The Yanks will have no problem cutting deals in August if need be. It’s also smart to wait and see what those needs actually are. It’s silly to get a reliever and DH if Aceves, Marte or Nick Johnson come back healthy. Also, Posada’s knee issue means he’ll need time @ DH for a while, if not longer.

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

      BTW-That’s the correct spelling of “Bated”. It refers to short, quick breaths. Not ‘Baited’ which would be how you smell after eating worms.

      • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        DAMNIT NOSTRA, YOU JUST LOVE THROWING YOUR HIGHER LEVEL EDUCATION IN OUR FACES!!!!111!!!

        (Lowercase added to stay within commenting guidelines)

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

          Nah, I just had to get in my little ‘bait’ joke.

      • Poopy Pants

        ‘bated

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

      You can NEVER have enough pitching. I don’t care what the status of guys on the DL are…if you can get some some relief help and not give up much/anyting, i’ll do it every day and twice on sundays.

      DH is a bit more touchy. I think its fair to want to leave that spot open for a Posada. That doesn’t really pump me full of joy because that means more Cervelli. but whatever. I really don’t think you can sit here and say, “well nick johnson MAY come back” and that be your reason for not getting a guy like Dunn though. If the right deal is there for Dunn (or anyone else you see as a DH type) and Cash feels good about it, You do it and worry about Nick Johnson when that time comes.

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

        No, you totally misread what I said. I’m simply saying that a month from now, you’ll have a better idea of where those guys are health-wise. Not “expecting” anything, just saying you’ll have more info to work with.

  • Jack

    Heh. The look on A-Rod’s face there was priceless.

  • Dalelama

    Damn more warning track power

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

    Everything to LF dies, how annoying

    (A-Rod will promptly hit a bomb to LF to prove me wrong right???)

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

      Alex will hit this HR in late August.

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

        of 2011.

      • forensicnucchem

        He’ll hit it in the first couple innings in Tampa, and then go into beast mode for a couple weeks.

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

      But apparently not everything to RF!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    dontcha know.

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice, Jobasurance…

  • Xnyles

    Cano Is going get a lot of money in the future

  • Jack

    Robinson Cano is good at baseball.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fucking love you, Robbie.

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

    Obviously he’s in the midst of a career year, but when was the last time the Yanks had an offensive 2B like Robbie? Joe Gordon? He’s better than Knobloch, better than Gallego, better than Willie was. I can’t think of one, maybe there was one in the 60s.

    • Frigidevil

      Ummm….Soriano? Not as consistently awesome, but more flashy.

    • forensicnucchem

      An argument could probably be made for some of Soriano’s time.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Cano’s worst year is better than Richardson’s average year.

      Sounds like you’ve got a post for tomorrow, btw!

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

        Actually, I’m booked up for a few days. If you want it, go ahead.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Nah, I’ve got something Moseley related in line.

  • boogie down

    I really liked that alternate-angle replay of Cano’s HR

  • Frigidevil

    6 rows back? Psh, could’ve gone 2nd deck if he tried

  • larryf

    So are we going from Dustin to Justin next inning? or Chop first?

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

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-deal.html

    I don’t want to hear another word about Bernie Madoff from Mets fans. The Texas Rangers are BANKRUPT and they’re wheeling and dealing, while the Mets aren’t even mentioned in most deals.

    The Mets just aren’t willing to make any deals, for whatever reason. They’ve become the LA Clippers of the NY Baseball scene.

  • All-Star Carl

    Thank you Cervy

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

    Wow, a Cleveland outfielder didn’t make a miracle play!

    • Kit

      Seriously. I was like “What, no ninja power slide?”

  • forensicnucchem

    Well Poster, they each got one (Jeter’s liner and Cervelli’s bloop).

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      True. True.

  • Cecala

    Come on hurry this game up! Jersey shore is on in 10 minutes!

    • Pat D

      I’ve never watched that show, but I’ve heard enough about it to know that if all those people died in an explosion or something, i’d probably chuckle.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        chuckle? really? that’s mean…
        Because I know I would laugh out loud like a maniac.

      • Cecala

        So would the world, nobody really likes them, its just funny because they are everything people strive to not be in life.

        • Pat D

          Then why do you watch? Please don’t tell me it’s one of those “it makes me feel better about myself” or “it’s just so bad I can’t turn away” reasons.

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

    Oh no I like Carlos Santana. Be okay. :(

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Andy is disappointed in you.

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

        Andy is a very caring man who would want him to be okay too!!!

  • Kit

    Posada feels no sympathy?

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Why do you think they call him Sado? You really think it was a mistake? His name is Sado because he is sadistic.

      /bullshit artist’d

      • Kit

        I liked this. Despite the lies.

  • All-Star Carl

    Grandy Man baby

  • Cecala

    Smith to be DFA’d?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Time to drop an A-bomb on this team.

  • rek4gehrig

    alright..CHoP can come into the game after this half inning

  • Jack

    CentaurSlam time.

    • Jack

      Eh. Good enough.

  • All-Star Carl

    Atta boy Alex

  • YankeesJunkie

    Just another two run single. What a piece of trash.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Joba Proofed.

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

    This is just, ugly, ugly Baseball. Can’t wait to play the Rays.

  • larryf

    Is cameron Diaz in the stands?

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

      Woah, Cameron Diaz is dead?

  • SF Yanks

    And the law of numbers restores order in the universe.

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

    Well that was really a very nice inning

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

    Cameron Diaz is dead?

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

      ugh. reply fail.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Cano is sympathetic.

  • All-Star Carl

    2007 A-Rod on this team. Make it happen.

  • larryf

    16 hr 137 rbi’s 2010 final stats

  • Gonzo

    Let’s talk turkey. Can we trade Mosely for, saaaaaay, Justin Upton, Dunn, or Downs now?

    Just kidding before I get roasted.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Did not know interleague play was still going on.

  • All-Star Carl

    Wilson Ramos for Matt Capps? What?

    • Gonzo

      No way, seriously?

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

      ahahahahahahahahahahaha

      :: pause ::

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

      Please tell me this is happening, I will LOL 4-eva.

      • All-Star Carl

        It happened. Wow.

    • phughesisgod

      Haha. Please, let that happen. The Nationals just pulled off a HEIST! if that is true.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      They could likely get better than that for Ramos. Wow.

      • forensicnucchem

        I don’t really know anything about Ramos, but his numbers don’t look overly impressive, while Capps is pretty good. What’s the deal with Ramos?

        • Gonzo

          Rizzo just flipped a non-tender offseason signing to a top-100 prospect. That is no small feat. He is having a bad year, but I still think Ramos will be a top-100 prospect.

          Again, catcher is a big deal. Didn’t we learn that on a DoTF thread?

          • forensicnucchem

            haha, yeah but truthfully I might be ok with dealing Romine for Capps, and Ramos is obviously blocked anyway (and older than Romine), so what’s the big deal against the Twins?

            • Gonzo

              Two things, they could have gotten a better return than Capps. Capps has never had a FIP below 3.00 in his career and had one close to 5 last year. He is not a consistent performer, and he isn’t that much of a performer. If you take out the Save category and look at his numbers, he’s not someone you trade a top 100 prospect for. Look at the Haren deal. Ramos might have more value than anyone in that deal.

              • forensicnucchem

                Eh, I’ll take your word for it, not worth arguing about since it’s not our guy, but his numbers just don’t do it for me. Might even be less impressive than Romine’s numbers because he’s older. But oh well…

                • Gonzo

                  No worries, but try to find 22 year old catchers in AAA in general. There aren’t really any. There is a reason out of all the prospects across ALL leagues and levels Ramos rated #58 by Baseball America pre-2010.

    • MirrorOnTheCeiling

      No way the Nats deal Dunn now because they will expect the world for Dunn nom that they got a prospect as good as Ramos for Capps.

      • Gonzo

        I know Ramos is having a bad year in AAA, but holy smokes. Rizzo just showed his old team, the Dbacks, how it’s done.

  • larryf

    D-Roba,Choppa, Joba and on to Tampa

  • Peedlum

    Why are Gaudin and CHoP on the team if they are not going to pitch in a blowout against a crap team. Shouldn’t Robertson be used in situations that matter a little more?

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

      Maybe CHoP is being held back for a possible deal. Cash is shopping him, you know. :wink:

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I don’t quite know what to make of Justin Tuck doing an ad for a dumpster company…

  • forensicnucchem

    Apparently the lead is even ‘Thames in the outfield’ safe.

  • larryf

    7 runs after 2 outs! we must always keep the faith. and Thames will go in for defense in the 8th? Huh?

  • Pat D

    Anyone see Wallace Matthews’ tweets during this game? Gee, I wonder if doesn’t like ARod or something?

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

      They are fucking ridiculous.

      • Pat D

        Yea, apparently Alex Rodriguez is never going to hit another home run since Ramiro Pena is going to get to 600 first.

    • forensicnucchem

      For those of us who aren’t twits (:-)), got any samples?

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

        One was like “Who hits #600 first, A-Rod or Ramiro Pena?”

        • forensicnucchem

          Ah, yup, total schmuck.

          • Pat D

            Hey, I’m not a twit. Just saw it on ESPN.com.

            • forensicnucchem

              Sorry, just assumed. You know what happens when you do that…

              • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                Odd Couple reference?

                • forensicnucchem

                  Don’t know about that. I was just going for the normal ass out of u and me thing.

                  • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                    That’s from the Odd Couple.

                    • forensicnucchem

                      Oh, I had no idea.

  • Carlosologist

    So Wilson Ramos for Matt Capps. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Carlosologist

      Now that I’ve calmed down, I think the Nats got a really good deal. Ramos should be knocking the door when Pudge retires after next season.

  • nsalem

    Teixeira has finally passed Cervelli in batting average.

  • Total Dominication

    Why the fuck is our set-up man being used with an 8 run lead right before one of the biggest regular season series of the year.

    • forensicnucchem

      My only guess is he didn’t want him going into Tampa with 3 straight days off…

    • forensicnucchem

      Plus, don’t be surprised if Joba is in the 8th again in Tampa. Robertson was warming during the 6th when it was still close with guys on vs. Moseley.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        Someone made a good point the other day. Roberston seems to be Joe’s “fireman,” the guy he uses when there are runners on. Joba will probably get the call to start a clean 8th inning.

        Time will tell.

        • forensicnucchem

          Yup, totally agree with that. And really, it’s a good use of your best (non-Mo) reliever.

  • Total Dominication

    11 walks, wooowowowow.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    I love destroying the Indians.

  • Total Dominication

    Wow, noooow he gets a hit, this bp is really bad.

  • Total Dominication

    With 12 walks, 10 runs is almost paltry.

  • nsalem

    Some of Robertson’s last few bad outings have been with 3 or more days rest. Probably needed some work to get ready, he could probably pitch twice over the weekend.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    This is all payback for Tomlin’s cocky rage inciting smirk.

  • Total Dominication

    That was a strike?

  • SF Yanks

    Damn, Alex is getting some prime RBI opportunities. I’d like to see him take advantage of this.

  • Jack

    Come on, Al.

  • Total Dominication

    OK, this is getting a bit ridiculous.

  • All-Star Carl

    Hanger down the middle.

  • forensicnucchem

    Don’t worry A-Rod. It’ll be much sweeter against the Rays.

  • Accent Shallow

    DFA-Rod.

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

      icwudt!

  • Jersey Johnny

    Arod, you choker!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    That looked Laporta-ish.

  • Accent Shallow

    Yessss, position player pitching!

    Yessss

  • Total Dominication

    I’m feeling a dillema, if the inning keeps going and A-rod homers off a 3bmen, does it feel cheap?

    • Accent Shallow

      It will lead some article tomorrow, as proof that A-Rod isn’t a real man.

  • Eirias

    There are few things I like more than a position player pitching.

  • Total Dominication

    That’s a story to tell his grandkids.

  • Total Dominication

    Ohhhh Swish.

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

    Swisher’s gettin’ fined in kangaroo court!

  • Accent Shallow

    Nick Swisher strikes out against a position player? Somewhere, Peter Gammons sheds a single tear.

    /it’s the circle of life

  • Kit

    That was hilarious.

  • Total Dominication

    For me, that was the most enjoyable 1-2-3 inning by the Yankees offense ever.

  • James A

    RAB goes back to back, and is belly to belly!

  • Cecala

    Anyone else think that A-Rod has Jersey Shore recorded?

  • keith

    Holy shit!? A commercial? Really?

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Holy crap, Wallace Matthews needs to shut up: “Andy Marte is pitching better than Damaso Marte ever did”

    WHAT!?!?! Do you watch baseball?! Ever?!

    • All-Star Carl

      Just looked at his twitter. He has 1500 followers. Why are you following that man?

      • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

        I’m not anymore!

    • Pat D

      Yea, he’s also added that the Indians sold 5400+ walk up tickets tonight based solely on $1 hot dogs (maybe true, but I guess potential of history isan’t an allure?) and that ARod also failed to pass Lou Gehrig for all time grand slams.

      Who did this guy work for before ESPN NY? No one?

      • Jack

        Yea, he’s also added that the Indians sold 5400+ walk up tickets tonight based solely on $1 hot dogs

        I hate Wally as much as the next guy, but I’m pretty sure that one was a joke.

  • Gonzo

    Take that Bill Hall!

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

    Thames at 3B. LOLOLOL

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Andy Marte for Rolaids Relief award ZOMG Trade Joba for Andy Marte!

  • Total Dominication

    That……was……awesome.

  • Total Dominication

    How do you walk a guy on 4 pitches in a 10 run ballgame?

    • All-Star Carl

      Sterling is heated

    • forensicnucchem

      How about doing it twice in a row?

  • Total Dominication

    He’s got to try to steal, right?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    In re: Thames at third:

    Moving from the OF to 3B SUCKS. I had to play third one game this year and it as fucking insane. I did not like it one bit.

    • Cecala

      They put me at third for my slow pitch softball league…I caught all the balls it was throwing to the girls that was a problem. I would try to slow up my throw last second and wind up handcuffing myself. The OF is so much more fun.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, 3B in slow pitch softball is NO FUN. There is literally no time to react to anything. I’ll stay in LF, thank you very much!

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

      Yeah, third is no joke. I did the same thing in high school. I pitched and played OF, but I played third one game and almost got killed by routine grounders.

    • Carlosologist

      I’m left-handed so I’ve only played the OF and first. But third must be hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      I play third in my softball league and played third and second in high school.

      Gotta love the hot corner! I definitely come out with about a bruise a game. Gotta just knock em down, ha.

  • Total Dominication

    Way to boost your trade value Chop.

  • Carlosologist

    LOL Thames at third. Apparentlty WalMatt didn’t see Marte in the post season.

  • All-Star Carl

    Bye bye Chop. I gave you a lot of chances. You fail.

  • forensicnucchem

    I was going to say Park has actually been pretty good lately.

    Then he had to go and have a second inning…

    • Total Dominication

      Ditto.

  • All-Star Carl

    LOL THAMES!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Oh dear.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Best moment of the year right there.

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, made the hard part well, then bombed the easy part…

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

    Shit! Thames had the hard part down, airmailed the throw on the easy part.

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      That might, just might, have been the worst throw I’ve ever seen ever.

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

    That might have been one of the top 10 funniest things I’ve ever seen on a baseball field.

  • Total Dominication

    HAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAH

  • Kit

    Oh Thames. I can’t even be mad at that. You tried. And failed.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Chan Ho is not going to make any friends in this inning. Just brutal.

  • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    This inning is so bizarre.

  • Will (the other one)

    I’m so upset I can’t see what’s going on right now. I feel like I’m really missing out…

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

    I’m not even mad. This is impressive.

    • Kit

      I’m really amused. I didn’t think I could be amused by this mess, but alas. It might get really ugly in a minute though. I probably won’t be laughing if they don’t get another out soon.

      • Total Dominication

        Ridiculously large leads really put perspective on a situation.

        • Kit

          Yup.

  • Total Dominication

    Mosely being the only good pitcher in a game? WTF? Well, D-rob did his thing I guess.

  • hogsmog

    Ewwwwwwww….

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Andy Marte 1 IP, 0 runs. Chop has 3 runs in more IP.

    How can CHoP live this down.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Why does Girardi leave CHoP in there

    • Pat D

      Because you’re going to take him out…why?

  • forensicnucchem

    Has Albaladejo’s 10 days expired yet???

  • Jack

    Park blows.

  • All-Star Carl

    Jesus about time.

  • Pat D

    I wasn’t in favor of dumping Park.

    I’m not sure there’s a debate now.

  • forensicnucchem

    Geez, almost made that into a save situation.

    And Park looks pissed…

  • Cecala

    I thought Swisher was going to drop that…

    So much for trading CHoP

    • JLew

      For 150 specially marked baseballs for A-Rod.

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

    Yankees win. :D

  • Total Dominication

    Seriously, 3 walks with a 10 run lead, is….dare I say it, unacceptable. I want Albie up and CHop down and gone. This is ridiculous.

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Don’t you think it’s more unacceptable when the game is within one run or in a tied game?

      • JM

        I think what he means is that if you have THAT big a lead, just let them hit the ball, don’t try to get too fancy with all the breaking balls he threw.

        • Total Dominication

          This.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    And that has to be the end of Park in pinstripes. I liked the signing and it just didn’t work out. Remember when he pitched three scoreless relief innings in Boston in the third game of the series? That was pretty cool. And then he talked about diarrhea. That was funny.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    You’d think that after 15 years that Jeter wouldn’t look at the camera so nervously all the time.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Chan Slut Park is done for. I hate him. I fucking hate him.

    • Ross in Jersey

      whoa, easy there fella

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

      Really?

    • poster on a different computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Dude…

    • Cecala

      Where is this said “Slut Park”?

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        I’m looking for the Nymph Park.

  • Mark

    Cash please Albaladejo, thanks.

  • BadaBling

    DFA Park now please! Was that performance supposed to boost his “trade” value. Weird game!!

  • I Am Not The Droids You’re Looking For

    Well that was fun.

    /awful

  • Jerome S

    Tsk Tsk. Haven’t we known for a long time now that even if CHoP has a lights out first inning, his second inning will always suck?

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, Brian Roberts is back, who knew???

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Gave in and got a Twitter.