Jul
31

Game 103: Fat Elvis is in the building

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It sure was a busy trade deadline for the Yankees, with the biggest pick up being the man you see above. Lance Berkman steps right in as the Yanks’ new designated hitter, and his impact is immediately noticeable. He’s batting second in tonight’s lineup, pushing both Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher down towards the bottom third of the order. On days Jorge Posada catches, you’re looking at a lineup that could hurt you one through nine with zero breaks for opposing pitchers. Heck, Derek Jeter is the team’s worst offensive regular right now.

In other news, the Yanks are playing a pretty big game tonight. They dropped the opener last night on one bad Phil Hughes pitch, but lost among the bad pitch and the trade deadline was that the Yankees had just one hit after the 1st inning. That simply can not happen again, and I’m sure Fat Elvis will do a long way towards making sure it doesn’t. A win restores the Yanks’ two game lead in the division, a loss puts them in a tie with Tampa.

Here’s tonight’s starting nine…

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

And on the mound, it’s Javy “score me some damn runs” Vazquez.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET, and can be seen locally on YES and nationally on MLB Network. Enjoy the game, folks.

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

    Lance looks good in pinstripes. They’re, you know, slimming.

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

      And yet, this team is definitely deep and thick.

      /JohnHart’d

    • Carlosologist

      We won’t actually see him in pinstripes until next week against the Jays. I’ll be attending the second game of that set. It’s very exciting.

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

        I’ll be at Tuesday’s game too. Where you sitting?

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

          This feels like I’m watching an episode of “To Catch A Predator” unfolding live before my eyes.

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

            I’m not a cougar, ass.

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

              You know I’m just messing with ya.

              I’ve been in Rebecca’s presence, I can vouch for her for anything.

          • Steve O.

            Haha, well played.

            I’ve actually seen that show on multiple occasions.

        • Carlosologist

          Oh wait, I just remembered that we got tickets to the Wednesday matinee. Apologies for the misleading information. But, my dad and I are sitting in section 129, row 30.

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

            Good job, kid. Play it cool, pretend you’re not onto her. Don’t let her buy you any alcohol.

            • Steve O.

              He’s on a roll.

              /SeeingWhatHeSaysNext’d

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

                Hold on, lemme go let Sensitive RAB Guy’s wife know I’m in here slinging the good shit.

            • Esteban

              This has been a long undercover assignment by carlosologist, pretending he’s 14 for months now

          • forensicnucchem

            Oh wait, I just remembered that we got tickets to the Wednesday matinee. Apologies for the misleading information.

            Translation:

            Uh oh, this isn’t looking good. Quick, make up an excuse, apologize, and back away slowly.

        • Steve O.

          You New Yorkers are so lucky, being in New York and all. I’m in NC and can only catch interleague games versus the Braves, which never happens.

          • forensicnucchem

            I hear ya. The main games I get to go to are in Anaheim, and we all know how well those usually go…

            • Francisco

              At least you can attend games, I’m in Guatemala :(

  • forensicnucchem

    A-Rod gets #600 in the 3rd inning tonight with one on and one out to make it a 4-0 game.

    Hey, if you’re going to make out there predictions, go big or go home…

    • Pete

      Like HR #300, HR #600 will be hit at Tropicana field. Unlike #s 300 and 400, it will not be to opposite field. Unlike #500, it will not be down the line. #600 will be a MASSIVE shot to straightaway left reminiscent of his 53rd HR (a GS) of 2007, which hit a catwalk over the seats in left field.

  • Slappy White

    cant we go with Puma over Fat Elvis

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

      Fat Elvis >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Big Puma

      • Slappy White

        I dont know , when I think of Fat Elvis it makes me ill,but Big Puma, Thats a bad ass cat

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

          Puma sneakers don’t go with the Bronx.

    • forensicnucchem

      I like Fat Elvis better, if only for the ‘Fat Elvis has left the building’ homerun call.

      • Slappy White

        that would kick ass

  • Carlosologist

    We’re obviously going to be no-hit because Javy is on the mound and we can’t score runs for him and the pitcher tonight just threw a no-hitter.

    /hopingforreverselock’d

  • Slappy White

    Over/under on the use of Deep and Thick on tonights thread ?

    • Carlosologist

      I’ll take the over with 20.

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

      50. I’ll take the over.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Brian Cashman: Great GM trader, or best GM trader?

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

      I dunno, Ned Coletti’s giving him a run for his money. When you can trade Carlos Santana, Andrew Lambo, James McDonald, Brett Wallach, Lucas May, and Blake DeWitt for Casey Blake, Octavio Dotel, Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot, and Scott Podsednik, well, you’ve just got to do that.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        That was sarcasm right? I haven’t followed the non-Yankee deals being stuck in a car for 8 hours, but I’ve been hearing the deal sucked for the Dodgers especially so I’m going with that.

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

          Yes, sarcasm. Thought I laid it on thick enough. FailME.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    damnit…we have fat elvis now and still cervelli finds a way to get in the lineup. Damn you posada and you’re old body.

    oh..and i’m not really sure how the yankees will find a way to win games with Thames still here and Curtis in AAA. ::rolls eyes::

    • forensicnucchem

      Yeah, because that exactly what I was saying.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

        haha you got it…you got the sarcasm.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    anyone want to guess what # Wood would be getting? obviously #34 and 43 is taken. I would say he would choose #39.

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

      #99.

      /Bruney’d

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Wood could be wild at times. sounds awesome. lol.

  • forensicnucchem

    For the number junkies among us, Lance Berkman will don 17, and Austin Kearns will carry 26 on his back. I guess John Flaherty and El Duque won’t live to see their pinstriped numbers retired.

    Late addition from the prior post, I wonder if they’ll beat that into the ground like they do with O’Neill and 21…

    • forensicnucchem

      Damnit, failed again…

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

        What were you trying to do? Maybe I can help.

        • Slappy White

          Damn, that was very polite

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

            SHUT THE F#$% UP YOU ASS!!!! I’M TALKING TO FORENSICNUCCHEM!!!!

            /irony’d

            • Slappy White

              thats more like it

        • forensicnucchem

          I got it now I think. Spelled out bold instead of using b. Never done my own webpage or anything beyond some C++ (many years ago), so I’m trying to pick it up now just for some use here.

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

            Yeah. Quick and dirty:

            Bold – <b></b>
            Italics – <i></i>
            Strikeout – <strike></strike>
            Quote/cite – <blockquote></blockquote>

            Those are probably all you need.

            • forensicnucchem

              Thanks.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I’ll take Jeter over Cervelli. Sure Cervelli isn’t really a regular but damn he sure is playing a lot. Too much for my tastes.

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

    (new prospect crush)

    (in addition to the ones I already have)

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=570717

    • bonestock94

      Born 1992, holy crap I’m not even old and that makes me feel old.

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

        In 1992 I played the Wicked Witch of the West in the Kindegarten play.

        I still have the hat.

        • bonestock94

          I think I was either in kindergarten or 1st grade then.

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

          In 1992 I personally organized a field trip for 100 of my high school classmates to go see a matinee of Malcolm X.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Born 1991… maybe I should start playing baseball again in College… already missed my high school draft year.

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

          Jesus I feel so bloody old. I was born in the 1980s, man, the 1980s!

      • Brooklyn Ed

        in 1992, i was in the 2nd grade picking on girls. yeah i was a very shy kid.

      • Pat D

        Born in 1981, stop making me feel old!!

        • Brooklyn Ed

          hmm….ghostbusters came out 2 months before i was born. LOL

          /1984′d

          • Pat D

            Yea, I’ll be 30 in 6 months and I’ll have to stop bullshitting myself that I’m still young, relative to what I’ve accomplished in life (nothing).

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

              Don’t feel so bad, Pat D. You did that one thing that we all agreed never to talk about again for national security reasons, that was pretty awesome.

              • Pat D

                I’m telling this to my dad right now.

                He’s not getting the joke.

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

                  Doesn’t matter. Those evildoers deserved to die. Hold your head up high, friendo.

          • bonestock94

            When I was born the Red Sox lost in the WS. Unfortunately it also meant the Mets won.

            • Total Dominication

              The ass whole Mets at that.

              • Total Dominication

                *asshole

                /brainfart

      • Carlosologist

        In 1992, I was nonexistent.

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

    do I want to know how this deep and thick thing started?

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

      John Hart said the Yankees had a “deep and thick” lineup on MLBN today

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

        Oh my Jesus Montero.

        Deep and thick. Uh huh.

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

          Bitches love that shit, yo.

  • Carlosologist

    Raise your hand if you forgot Tino Martinez worked for YES.

    (raises hand)

  • Slappy White

    I want beleive that we’re really deeper and thicker until I hear Suzyn Waldman say so

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

      It’s all about A-Rod’s special balls.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Jeter grounding out on the first pitch? Probably the most predictable thing in baseball.

    /shotatJeter’d

  • Ross in Jersey

    New lineup… same old Jeter.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    That one was almost a hit. Keep swinging at the first pitch!

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, that’s a very shiny helmet.

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

      Urinal fresh.

      /HomerSimpson’d

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

    If he doesn’t hit a homer here, he’s a bust and we should have gotten Dunn.

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

    I’m starting to hate Derek Jeter.

    • forensicnucchem

      That wry little smile he always has while jogging back to the dugout really bugs me for some reason.

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

        Not to be rude or anything but he’s pretty much had that for his entire career. It probably only bugs you now because he’s having a crappy year.

        • forensicnucchem

          Well, it’s bugged me for awhile, but yeah, it’s moreso now that he’s kinda sucking.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Someone tell him it’s 2009.

      • Pat D

        Someone tell him it’s 1999.

    • Total Dominication

      I have to say, as long as we win the WS, I’d much rather win despite Jeter then win with the help of Jeter. The difference? About 60 million dollars. Of course, if we lose, and Jeter sucks in October, it’s a different story.

    • whozat

      don’t worry, the 4/100 deal he’s about to sign this offseason will make you feel better, as will the litany of assholes responding to any skepticism with “ARE YOU STUPID!??! IT’S DEREK JETER!! DEREK FUCKING JETER! THEY SHOULDA PAID HIM MORE THAN AROD GETS!!!”

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        /Heyman’d?

        Or was it /Olney’d?

      • forensicnucchem

        ietc

      • Total Dominication

        He won’t get that, not anymore.

  • Total Dominication

    Why is our worst regular batting 1st?

    /not sure whether to be happy or depressed by this

    • Ross in Jersey

      So he can’t ground into a DP in the first inning?

      • Total Dominication

        I was reffering to batting on the other side of the order.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          Imagine the shit Girardi will get from the fans. Even if it makes sense, fans won’t want anything to do with ‘insulting’ Jeter.

          • whozat

            And I hate that I know it’s impacting team decisions.

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

              /CalRipken’d

            • forensicnucchem

              +2

  • Brooklyn Ed

    seriously…berkman does look weird with the gray uni

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn Jeter…

    Go Berkman!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Bust.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

    A flyout?! Why didn’t we get Dunn!!!!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    At least he had a 6 pitch AB, something we haven’t seen Jeter do in what seems like forever.

  • bonestock94

    BUST

  • xnyles

    DAMN the shift

  • Total Dominication

    Fucking Longoria.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Jeter’s 66% GB rate has to regress at some point right?

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

    I’m sorry, it’s literally impossible to make me want to buy any of your product with those ridiculous commercials, Izod.

  • Ross in Jersey

    I wish we had a leadoff hitter like that.

  • Slappy White

    /2009 Swish’d

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    God damn.

  • xnyles

    AHHH the most annoying play

  • Carlosologist

    I wish we had a Carl Crawford-type leading off.

    Oh wait…

  • Hummingbird S.

    damn, not a good start.

  • Pat D

    I think they should have maybe been expecting that…

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

    Quick, somebody steal Evan Longoria’s hat!

  • Slappy White

    ENOUGH….DEREK JETER WILL COME THROUGH FOR US WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST……I hope

  • Ross in Jersey

    And this is when the Rays look about a hundred times better than the Yankees.

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

      Teams that are winning games at a certain time tend to look better. Shocking, really.

    • Slappy White

      but…they are not

    • rek4gehrig

      Looks are deceiving

  • nathan

    Watching the Sox-Tigers game on Fox.

    Announcer: Ken Rosenthal the Dodgers were very active during the deadline

    Ken: Thats right, very active (D)dick.

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

    I’m actually not even mad. Javy getting Longo to *only* sac fly has to be considered a win.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Even with the correctly guessed pitch out.

    • whozat

      If cervelli can’t throw a guy out, even on a pitchout, what value does he have to this team?

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        His .400 AVG with RISP.

        /MSM’d

        • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

          He’s so CLUTCH!!!!

    • forensicnucchem

      Yup, though I don’t see the perfection in that throw that they did. It was up and slightly to the 3rd base side.

      • rek4gehrig

        Yeah. And both Kay and John called it a good throw. Better throw would’ve been to first base side

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

    Heard this: Carl Crawford is fast.

    /Olney’d

  • Slappy White

    Gardy, pay attention, you are fast too

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      … and white, so that means you are gritty. Use that Grit!

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

    Oh I forgot the whole #600 thing. Oy.

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

      PUMA WATCH!!!!

    • Slappy White

      how could you forget the special balls ?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod probably has the biggest strikezone. That’s so god damn annoying that the bais against him can actually be sued against him in game. Where are my robots?

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

    Deep and thick, Alex

  • smurfy

    Kay and Flaherty were talking about Matt Joyce’s homer last night, correcting themselves for having held it as a mistake by Phil. Eiland said it was a great pitch, give the credit to Joyce.

    I had noticed by scanning the papers over the last couple weeks that Matt had won several games with clutch hits. He seems to have the “it” factor, and I am glad he didn’t get replaced by Dunn.

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

      Plus he’s hot.

      /bexy’d

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

      /SixDegreesOfEdwinJackson’d

  • Slappy White

    WTF are they booing ? fuckin redneck cowbell ringers

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    A-Rod worked a good at-bat there.

    • BigBlueAL

      For the most part since #599 he has had alot of good at-bats just no HR’s.

  • xnyles

    WOOOOOOOO CANO

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Beast.

  • Slappy White

    DEEP AND THICK

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

      This needs to be on a t-shirt. Immediately.

      • Slappy White

        gotta be a street vendor listening somewhere

  • Kit

    Yeah, Robbie.

  • forensicnucchem

    Yeah Cano. Let’s go now boys!!!

  • Zack

    Whenever i see Phil Coke, i’m thankful the Yankees have a facial hair policy. Could not see that mess every day

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

      He is a ridiculous mess since going to the Tigers. He just looks awful.

    • Kit

      He looks like a trucker. And a rapist. It’s really gross.

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

      I want that facial hair policy enforced for Old Timer’s Day as well.

      I’m looking at you, Goose.

    • forensicnucchem

      The fact that he’s on his way to blowing the game against the Sox certainly doesn’t help.

      • Zack

        That too

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano set this up perfectly.

    Swish at the dish!

  • Carlosologist

    Phew, I don’t owe forensicnucchem a hot tub full of blonde, bodacious women.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1000539

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

      I would have enjoyed watching you attempt to procure such a thing.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Good ol’ Billy Goat isn’t going to no hit us.

    • forensicnucchem

      haha, I’ll take the win instead though.

      And forensic is shorter for those of you who don’t want to type so much. ;-)

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

        I’ve always wondered about your name. Is it short for Forensic Nuclear Chemistry?

        And, if so… what the #$%# is Forensic Nuclear Chemistry?

        • forensicnucchem

          Wow, not bad, people don’t usually get the second part. It’s for Forensics and Nuclear Chemistry. It’s from when I couldn’t decide what to do with my life many years ago.

          • forensicnucchem

            meant to say Forensics and Nuclear Chemistry separately. No, there is no forensic nuclear chemistry.

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

            Nice.

            • forensicnucchem

              Yeah, it works. I used to post on ESPN’s message boards as forensicyankees or 4nsicyankees (again, shorter), but for some reason didn’t do that here (guess it’s a given that I’m a Yankee fan if I’m on here).

          • BigBlueAL

            If you have vast knowledge of Forensics and Nuclear Chemistry, you are way too smart for this site. lol

            • forensicnucchem

              haha, don’t really agree, but thanks though.

    • smurfy

      that was one choice offer. I almost wanted to see it happen.

  • rbizzler

    Yikes, Coke with the IBB to Youk to bring up Papi w/ the bases loaded and the Sox down 2.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      And gives up the walk-off.

      • rbizzler

        Figures. Where is that dude who has been crying over Coke. I am sure he will be MIA for the time being.

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

          Pretty sure that was the now-banned Cookiepuss/Muffindick.

          • rbizzler

            Ahhh, I see. Definitely won’t be seeing him anytime soon. Although, I am pretty sad about being proven right.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Swing the bat fool

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah can’t complain.

  • xnyles

    Wow that curve was viscous

  • BigBlueAL

    We are now gonna hear from YES about how Swisher cant bat 6th for the rest of the season.

  • Total Dominication

    Striking out after getting to 3-0 is very frustrating.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    That was out Maddon.

  • Mike From South Beach

    Wow, Papi with the bases clearing double in the bottom of the ninth off of Coke.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Good job Coke, Ugh.

    • Pat D

      Nice, always a good move to put the winning run on base.

      • forensicnucchem

        Yeah, but if you’re stuck with Coke, you’d rather have him facing Ortiz with a possible double play than Youkilis.

        • Pat D

          It’s an arguable position. I’m of the opinion you just don’t put the winning run on. Especially with a guy who can hit the ball very far coming up.

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

      But I was specifically told by a reliable authority that Phil Coke was worth more than Curtis Granderson all by himself. This new information you provide me thus does not make sense.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        /muffindick’d

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

    There you go, Grizzle.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    We’ll counter with our own sac fly.

  • xnyles

    Yea good at-bat

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Javy Happy

  • Total Dominication

    “If Granderson doesn’t start hitting…” Where’ve you been fool?

  • BigBlueAL

    Austin Jackson is gonna play LF vs LHP for the Yankees according to Kay.

  • Carlosologist

    Kay FAIL. Just called Granderson Austin Jackson. Are they all the same to him?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      And earlier on the season I think he mixed Granderson with Mike Cameron too.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Jim Leyland is a terrible manager. He put in his best reliever yesterday in a none-save situation in the 8th and left him in for 59 pitches. Today he was forced to go to Phil Coke who promptly lost the game. Pretty predictable.

    • Pat D

      Definitely not a shining moment for him.

    • JohnnyC

      The same terrible manager who out-managed Joe Torre in the 2006 ALDS?

      • Total Dominication

        Doesn’t take much to out-manage Torre.

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

          OH SNAP!!!!111!!!

    • rek4gehrig

      .and put the winning run on base

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

    Cadillac’n.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    of course Cervelli hit the ball hard and it was caught. payback for those 45 hoppers thru the holes.

    • Pat D

      I was hoping BJ would take 3 steps in first and then it would go over his head.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I can’t wait to see a lineup that has Posada catching, Berkman DHing, and more importantly Cervelli on the bench. I love Cervelli, but geez.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Gotta go with Astros.

    • Pat D

      I think I’d say Royals.

      Then again, I think Wallace will hit and he alone is probably worth more than any of the Royals’ pickups.

  • Slappy White

    why are the red sox not one of the trivia choices ? They picked up a soon to be third string catcher

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Wow, Kay learned to read fly balls.

    • JohnnyC

      When do you think Swisher might master that skill?

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

    Oooooh, that’s a really good Toyota Text Poll.

    “Of the Sellers at the trade deadline, who did the best?”
    D-Backs, Royals, Indians, Astros

    … can I go off the board and pick either the Nats or the Pirates? Getting Lambo/McDonald for Dotel and getting Ramos/Tatusko/Roark for Capps and Guzman, those are dynamite pickups.

    • Pat D

      I will say that the D’Backs really didn’t get much of anything, nor did the Indians. I think the Pirates and Nats are probably better choices.

      The Nats would have been runaway winners had they been able to trade Dunn for what they wanted.

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

        Yeah, the Indians being on there didn’t make sense. Giovanni Soto, Corey Kluber, and some PTBNLs for Peralta, Westbrook, Wood, and Kearns? Meh.

        The D-Backs did well, though, IMO. Hudson, Holmberg, Skaggs, and Corbin + Joe Saunders’s above league average reliability is a good haul of quality pieces for Haren and Jackson. They might not have gotten every single possible drop of blood from the Haren turnip, but they did well in adding young talent, IMO.

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

      Is it strange that I feel like the Royals actually did a pretty good job during the trading deadline? They actually dumped some of their deadweight veterans. You could make a good case they sold high on Podsednik and Farnsworth, too.

      Washington getting Ramos for Capps is a win times thirty times ten million though. No question.

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

        Yeah, I like the Royals haul as well. Just like the impact pieces the Nats and Pirates brought in a bit more.

    • Carlosologist

      I’d go with the Nats. If they can extend Dunn, they will have all the pieces in position to make a run for the NL East in 2012.

    • Chris

      The Nats didn’t trade Dunn, so they’re automatically eliminated.

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

        Meh, not trading him was probably a good thing. That franchise needs to extend Adam Dunn and keep him around anyway.

        • Chris

          They haven’t worked out an extension yet, so why would you assume they’d resign him before the end of the season? They should have pulled a deal like the Orioles did with Ponson – trade him at the deadline then resign him in the offseason.

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

            What makes you assume they’d be able to resign him in the offseason? Maybe they trade him somewhere and he loves it and signs an extension.

            Cuts both ways.

  • rek4gehrig

    I like this Javy

    • Carlosologist

      He’s been dynamite since the four game set in Detroit.

  • Slappy White

    Did anyone else notice that PA announcer ? WTF?

    • Carlosologist

      It’s the Trop. There’s a lot of weird shit that goes on in that dome.

  • Total Dominication

    He’s not going to set-up for Mariano idiot.

  • forensicnucchem

    That was not a swing, damn ump.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Just for the record: if Kerry Wood becomes “the 8th inning guy” we’re in trouble.

    • Slappy White

      Who is ?

      • Total Dominication

        Joba or playing to match-ups with D-rob/Logan.

        • Slappy White

          Unpredictable Joba > than Wood ????

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

            Probably, yes.

          • Cy Farnsworth

            David Robertson, Damaso Marte > Unpredictable Joba > Wood

    • Zack

      Yeah, because our eighth inning guy was great last postseason…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    “Putting their civilian clothes on,” “A microcosm of life…”

    Kay is in rare form tonight.

    • xnyles

      “It was weird”

    • Carlosologist

      Blind squirrel, nut
      Broken clock right twice a day.

  • rek4gehrig

    Un-ring the Mink

  • forensicnucchem

    I’d love to see the list of accepted phrases given out to the media before each season:

    Joba Rules
    8th inning guy
    Jeterian

    etc.

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

    Actually a really good at-bat by Jeter but he Kd of course. ;_;

  • forensicnucchem

    Of course, they have to talk about Flaherty’s 17…

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

    Post-Flaherty #17s:

    Nick Green 2006

    Shelley Duncan 2007
    Jeff Karstens 2007
    Chris Basak 2007

    Justin Christian 2008
    Shelley Duncan 2008

    Steven Jackson 2009
    Kevin Cash 2009
    Jerry Hairston, Jr. 2009

    Chad Moeller 2010

    • rek4gehrig

      Uh oh

    • Carlosologist

      If I can make it through the hells of the bush leagues, I’ll wear 17 in the Bronx if I’m given the opportunity to play for the New York Yankees.

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

    I really wish Kim Jones would hire a stylist. YES must not pay her enough.

    • rek4gehrig

      and/or a make-up artist. That blue lipstick is creepy

    • Brad Toughy

      I don’t find Kim Jones attractive. Am I alone?

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, I’m shocked that Cashman said the moves are upgrades. I fully expected he would say ‘Boy, I sure am an idiot. I wish I hadn’t made any of those trades.’

  • Cy Farnsworth

    …are we SURE that Kearns is a better hitter than Colin Curtis?

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

      What in Curtis’ track record suggests he can hit at the ML level?

    • Chris

      Yes.

      Colin Curtis has a career .710 OPS in the minors and hasn’t had a season over .725 since his first (half) season in 2006. Kearns has a career .779 OPS.

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

        That.

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

    Gardner woulda had it. Wait … what?

  • Carlosologist

    Gardner woulda had that.

  • All-Star Carl

    Horrible Job by BG.

  • rek4gehrig

    Jaso again?

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

    Whoah, Gardner, why did you dive for that? You’re smarter than that o_O

  • BigBlueAL

    Gardner just turned a single into a triple with 1 out. Not smart.

    • BigBlueAL

      Actually probably a double.

  • xnyles

    Good try Brett

    • whozat

      Good try Dumb play that cost a run Brett

      Fixed that for you.

  • forensicnucchem

    Damn Joe Maddon using these uncharacteristic moves like having a guy who actually gets on base bat leadoff.

    • whozat

      It’s crazy, but it works, so hey…

  • Pat D

    Dumb play by the Gritster.

  • whozat

    …did a catcher just triple?

  • rek4gehrig

    Shut up Jones, please

  • Jose the Satirist

    Big Puma >>>>>>>>> Fat Elvis

    • Alex S

      sex panther>>>>>>>>>Big Puma

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

        “Deep and thick” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sex Panther

        • Pat D

          60% of the time it works…every time.

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

    Post El Duque #26s:

    Jon Lieber 2003

    Orlando Hernandez 2004

    Mark Bellhorn 2005
    Rey Sanchez 2005

    Sal Fasano 2006
    Terrence Long 2006
    Mitch Jones 2006
    Koyie Hill 2006
    Wil Nieves 2006

    Wil Nieves 2007
    Jose Molina 2007

    Jose Molina 2008

    Jose Molina 2009

    Nick Johnson 2010
    Kevin Russo 2010
    Greg Golson 2010

    • Carlosologist

      NJ had the most upside out of that lot. Other than that there was an extremely large mustache and Cervellian surplus.

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

        Kearns looks out of place with #26. It’s nothing but backup catchers and utility infielders.

    • Pat D

      How did I not notice that Johnson wore 26 and then so did two other guys already this year?

      • forensicnucchem

        I’m in the same boat. Totally forgot what NJ wore. It’s been awhile…

    • forensicnucchem

      Did I miss something? If NJ ‘has’ it this year, then how does Kearns have it?

      • Carlosologist

        NJ switched to his old 36 in May before his injury.

        • Pat D

          Yea, I forgot that too. Thanks to BRef for reminding me.

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

          That too.

        • forensicnucchem

          Ah, forgot about that. Out of sight, out of mind I guess. Thanks much.

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

        NJ’s not on the active roster. Once you go down, you lose your rights to the number.

    • forensicnucchem

      I also love how El Duque makes the post-El Duque list. Did I see an article the other day that he’s still pitching somewhere at like 45 years old?

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

        I wouldn’t be surprised.

        Oil Can Boyd is attempting a comeback. Yes, at 50.

      • Carlosologist

        He’s still playing with the Nats AAA team I believe.

        • forensicnucchem

          BR has him in their rookie league, but with only one game pitched. The article I saw was probably for that one game.

  • Pat D

    Is it just me or does Berkman also look like Bruce Campbell?

  • Carlosologist

    Kay just pulled a Salty Buggah.

  • forensicnucchem

    lol at the camera panning out when talking about Berkman’s ‘fat’.

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

    If they don’t bring the infield in that might have been a catch.

  • Carlosologist

    Clutch GIDP induced by Javy.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Vazquez has gotten into a lot of trouble so far, but he’s also been making big pitches.

  • rek4gehrig

    Kay pay attention…Tex bats before Arod

    • Pat D

      You dare to contradict Michael Kay?!?!?

  • All-Star Carl

    Tex looks really wide in the Box

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

      TWSS

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

    Trivia answer: Buehrle?

    • Pat D

      Question?

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

        Last pitcher to start against the Yankees in his first start following a no-hitter.

        • Pat D

          Wilson Alvarez. LoHud had this earlier.

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

            why thank you kind sir. :)

            • Pat D

              I do what I can.

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

      Nevermind, it’s not Buehrle.

  • Pat D

    That Bangladesh sign? Absolutely retarded.

  • Carlosologist

    I think the Rays play the most aggressive shift against Teixeira.

    • forensicnucchem

      He has a .644 OPS against them, so they’re doing something right against him. Only the Angels and Tigers are lower.

  • All-Star Carl

    We look so bad against this team.

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

      ROBBIE DOESN’T

      • Kit

        This.

      • All-Star Carl

        He’s our best player :)

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

      Were you whining about this two weeks ago at the Stadium? Probably not.

      • All-Star Carl

        No

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

          Yes, well, teams that are losing games generally tend to look worse than the teams that are winning them.

    • Hummingbird S.

      The Rays have great pitching. That makes other teams look bad.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Cano’s gotta carry this team.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Cano is beating as usual.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      I meant to say “beasting” but I guess beating works too…

  • Carlosologist

    Cano has the sweetest lefty swing since Bonds.

    • JoeC

      I agree

  • Cy Farnsworth

    When Cano’s hitting the ball the other way with authority, he’s scary good.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Swish. You need to come through here.

  • Carlosologist

    That thing on Garza’s chin had one big pointy hair on the end.

  • forensicnucchem

    Flaherty sounds so surprised that there are more RBI opportunities when you’re batting behind someone with a .390 OBP instead of a .330 OBP.

    It’s almost like RBI are based on other players in front of you instead of just yourself.

    • Carlosologist

      It also almost like how the pitched ball slows down when it gets to home plate.

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

        Wait, what?

        /McCarver’d

    • BigBlueAL

      I dont think Flaherty majored in Nuclear Chemistry.

      • Carlosologist

        Or in forensics.

        • forensicnucchem

          Geez, I’m going to regret this now, huh? :-)

          There were just too damn many Pat’s on here already.

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

            I blame Lady Gaga.

  • claybeez

    Man, crickets in here when it comes to A-Rod’s suckitude. Saving it up for Jetes?

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

      How long as A-Rod’s suckiness lasted? How long has Jeter’s? Okay then.

      • Slappy White

        that

      • whozat

        ARod has been bad for about two months, looking at his splits. Course, Jeter’s been a) worse, and b) bad basically all season.

      • claybeez

        Okay. Yourself. I know you love Keith Law, Mike, and your impression is spot on lately! Guys were bashing Jeter after ’08. Then in ’09 all is forgiven. Now, he’s struggling again. Maybe, he’s done. He is blowing. But, I wouldn’t count him out. And A-Rod. He’s helping the most in RBI. Your favorite stat.

        Seriously, I take it lightly. Tongue in cheek. But, there is a gap here, maybe generational. Most guys on here are just as much fan boys of A-Rod as the Jeter fan boys they crack up over. To me, Jeter, Mo, Bernie, Posada, Andy and others (El Duque, Leyritz…) ended an 18 year long nightmare during my youth. I’ll always appreciate them even when frustrated. Maybe that’s my bias, but you have yours.

        A-Rod’s power numbers are down. I believe his ISOD is down. I’m pulling for him, but sorry I’m just as/more worried about a guy with a hip injury at 35 (see Lowell) who’s around 7+ more years and potentially in decline than I am a 2-4 yr deal for Jeter. Jeter may already be in Cooperstown while A-Rod’s still on the field. I’m not wishing A-Rod ill. I want him to bounce back. But, how bout a little balance?

    • Carlosologist

      If Alex’s career 106 WAR sucks, I don’t know what’s good.

      • claybeez

        Don’t remember saying this. Strawman, much?

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

    I’m still curious as to what number Kerry Wood wears. He’s worn 34 his entire life in the bigs, but it’s taken (AJ) and 28 through 38 are all either currently in use or permanently retired.

    He can’t invert it, either, since 43 is Marte. And half of 34 is 17, now issued.

    27?
    25 (which would be one less than 3 and one more than 4)?
    47?
    68 (34 doubled)?

    No good choices.

    • Pat D

      Ummm…who’s using 35?

      • Pat D

        And I think Teix might want to keep 25.

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

          Whoops, my bad.

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

        Touché.

        Until the team has the balls to start issuing them, I’m considering 6, 21, 35, 51, 55, to all be quasi-retired.

        • Pat D

          I can’t see any of those numbers actually being retired except 6 and 51.

          And 6 will only be retired when someone says, “I’m sorry.”

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

            I’m with you, but if the team refuses to issue them, it’s effectively the same thing without the pomp and circumstance (and permanence).

            • Pat D

              Well, 21 is the only one that’s really entered that territory. I think they’re waiting on Bernie for 51 to be retired, or maybe for him to finally appear on the HOF ballot.

              It’s been less than 2 years for 35 and less than 1 for 55, so I’m not sure.

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

                True. We’ll see.

                • Pat D

                  Meanwhile, BRef doesn’t show numbers of manager, so I still don’t know what number Joe McCarthy wore.

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

                    McCarthy didn’t wear a number. When Bill Dickey replaced him, he became the first Yankee manager to wear a number.

                    http://yankeenumbers.com

                    Live it, love it.

                    • Pat D

                      Thanks!

                  • forensicnucchem

                    According to wikipedia, he chose not to wear a uniform number with the Yanks and Sox.

        • forensicnucchem

          I would hate retiring all those numbers. I just think it’s getting pretty out of hand at this point.

          • Pat D

            Numbers whose retirement could/should be questioned: 1, 9, 10, 15, 23, 32, 44, 49.

            • forensicnucchem

              Can’t argue too much with 23 and maybe 49 being retired. But the others sure.

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

                If you’re taking #9 down for Maris, that’s fine, but leave it up for Nettles.

                • claybeez

                  Agreed. When’s he get his due?

              • Pat D

                I actually think Guidry’s number being retired is the worst, actually.

                For Martin, Maris, Rizzuto, Munson, Mattingly and Howard, their numbers were retired purely for overly sentimental reasons.

                For Reggie, it was just the postseason stuff, but for a guy who only played 5 years for the team, it’s somewhat excessive.

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

            I love it. Embarrassment of riches, yo. Glaring ostentatiousness. I love being the only team in baseball good enough to worry about running out of numbers for Spring Training.

            I want #6, #11, #15, and #51 retired immediately.

            • Pat D

              11 and 15?

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

                Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing.

                • Pat D

                  It is slightly strange their numbers aren’t retired, being that they are in the HOF. But I don’t see it happening, and I’m sure they won’t retire 15 again.

    • Slappy White

      Is 102 taken ? Its 34 tripled

    • Jose the Satirist

      6

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

        There would be some sort of cosmic justice to giving the number of a manager who broke good pitchers with horrid overuse to Kerry Wood.

    • Carlosologist

      Give him 21 for the shits and giggles.

    • BigBlueAL

      He could go with 77 (3+4=7).

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

        I like that.

        • Slappy White

          You dont like 102 ? It makes the roster look Deeper and Thicker

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

            You make a compelling argument, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

    • j

      ah the great wood mystery.

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

        ah the great wood mystery.

        TWSS

        • j

          along with the deep and thick yankees, its must see tv

    • forensicnucchem

      61? Adds up to 7. Don’t know why he wears 34. Although, I don’t know if you’d want to have 61 out there again so quickly. It didn’t go so well for the last guy…

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

        Yeah, I was staying away from the Park-stink.

        • forensicnucchem

          Well then go with 70.

    • Carlosologist

      Someone should give Kerry Wood 36. Then, when he leaves after the season with his very first World Series ring, you give 36 to Cliff Lee.

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

        I doubt we’d actually give #36 away until Nick Johnson is actually legally dead (or his contract option is declined).

        • j

          that’d be in poor taste if nick the stick actually died soon.

        • Carlosologist

          Didn’t you say that if someone if 60 day DLed that they lose their rights to the number? That’s why I suggested 36.

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

            True, but it’s still common courtesy. If Nick hadn’t given up #26, they probably wouldn’t issue it.

  • All-Star Carl

    Did Michael Kay ever check the teams Javy was on?

    • Pat D

      That’s not important. What’s important is that his radio show is on 1050 ESPN.

      • j

        From 3-7!

  • Alan

    Can someone please get Garza a pair of scissors?

  • whozat

    did javy throw an eephus on the second pitch?

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

    I like how even Vitale’s shirt is loud.

  • BigBlueAL

    I wonder if Linda Hogan and her fiance are at the game tonight.

    • j

      combination of linda mcmahon and hulk hogan?

      it does make sense.

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

    Oh my God Phil Coke STILL does that thing with the pointing on what he thinks is a pop-up

    • Pat D

      I love how neither Jackson nor the LF appeared to want to, ya know, FIELD THE BALL!!!!

  • Slappy White

    No Kay, those are NOT trades

  • forensicnucchem

    It was nice of Boesch and Jackson to discuss who should pick up the ball at the wall for awhile there.

    • Pat D

      Beat me to it, dammit!

      • forensicnucchem

        haha, sorry. Great minds you know…

  • The Goose

    Ugh. I feel for Javy. Hate this.

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

      He needs more tRA.

      • Carlosologist

        If Javy had a good tRA, he could be like Joe Saunders and could net us Dan Haren or someone like that.

  • smurfy

    Garza looks moorish. His goatee looks like the Pharaoh.

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

      I don’t think the Moors and the Egyptians were the same people.

      • Pat D

        Indeed.

      • smurfy

        I’m kinda vague about the Egyptian racial identity way back then. Moorish or arabic doesn’t seem too far off. But, please, improve my education.

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

          I’m not talking about race, just ethnicity. The Moors were descended from the Arabic Berbers, and both the Berber people and Arabic people in general are ethnic groups that coalesced much later than the Nubian/Kushite/Ethiopian roots of Ancient Egypt.

          The link isn’t strong enough to claim they’re the same people.

          • smurfy

            wow, sounds like you know something, tommiesmithjohncarlos. I’ve heard of Nubian, seen the sarcophogii of dead pharoahs, and the wall art, but beyond that it’s all unrequited curiosity. Ethiopian? Kushite? as in Hindu-Kush? Sounds like a gem of information, please. And what is the distinction you make between race and ethnicity?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Someone tell the Yankees Javier Vazquez isn’t pitching.

  • BigBlueAL

    Was anybody here hanging out with Snookie when she got arrested yesterday?

    • Peter

      What exactly is the Jersey Shore show? I hv never watched it but is it just another show where the camera follows aimlessly as non-descript lead their lives and gain publicity for it?

      • BigBlueAL

        Are you sure you have never seen the show because you nailed the plot perfectly!

        • Peter

          Lol, never.

  • baby carlos

    power hitting, run padding Yankees… good thing they outscored the indians in the last game to keep that RS number high.

    • whozat

      You’re right, they’ve totally lucked their way to the best record in baseball.

      • baby carlos

        Yes, that is a great response. Beating up on Baltimore, Toronto, KC, Seattle has nothing to do with it. My fault.

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

          Would you rather they not beat the bad teams? They can’t control their schedule.

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

          Show me a good team who doesn’t beat up on weaker competition and pretty much break even against good competition.

          Go ahead, I’ll wait.

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

            Seriously. Why do people only bring this up when it comes to the Yankees? I blame WasWatching

            • Pat D

              Yea, cuz the Rangers don’t play so many times against two barely .500 teams and one terrible team, right?

              Whereas the Yankees have one terrible team, one .500 team, and two really good teams.

            • Pat D

              Oh, and once again, fuck Was Watching.

              You mess with Dave Winfield, you mess with me.

        • Slappy White

          Doesnt everyone in the league play the same teams ? They have the best record because they have been the best team so far. And now they are Deeper and Thicker….(using it every time I see a chance)

        • Peter

          Beat the bottom feeders : Was supposed to happen
          Lose to the bottom feeders: Sky is falling

          Beat the contenders: Lets c if they do it tomorrow
          Lose to the contenders: they suck

          – Doesnt this suck the fun out of watching a game for entertainment?

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

            PLAYOFF PREVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            /lastyear’d

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

      We’re losing and the offense doesn’t look great. Hey, baby carlos, fancy seeing you here.

      • baby carlos

        just checking to see how the game is going and see that they have 2 hits. Figured the blistering they had towards the end of last nights game would carry over…Oh wait, that is right they had 1 hit after the first….

        But Matt Garza is a stud and did throw a no hitter so…”that is baseball”

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

          Yeah, sure, you’re just “checking in”. You’re not constantly lurking during every game to see when the Yankees are struggling so that you can make a beeline to RAB and bitch and moan about how flawed we are. It’s a total coincidence that when the team is doing well, you’re never here “checking in” during those moments, huh?

          (rolls eyes)

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

            Pretty much. And seriously, baby carlos, how many times have people said this about you?

            • baby carlos

              Dude, I could be positive all the time and would still catch shit. There are 5 people allowed free range to basically paraphrase all the negative comments and the ass kissing public says”yep, good point”. So like it really matters.

              It is like people, inherently evil and self serving. If you think people are naturally nice and have good intentions, you become a fool for their fodder.

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

                Or you’re just an asshole.

          • baby carlos

            perspective, I guess yours is slanted to just the negative ones I make. Understood….

        • whozat

          a) Matt Garza _is_ a very good pitcher, especially when he’s on.
          b) hey, how’re the power-hitting yanks doing now? Maybe Tex should’ve sac bunted.

          • baby carlos

            Matt Garza is a good pitcher, not a very good pitcher… and when you add “when he’s on” well I would hope at this level any player “when they are on” would be good.

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

              So you understand then why the Yankees sometimes do, in fact, lose?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    The sooner the Rays go into another ballpark, the better.

    • Kit

      The Trop is so ugly it hurts my eyes.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Seriously, how did the MLB approve Tampa’s expansion bid knowing that they were gonna be playing in the Trop?

      It’s probably the worst baseball venue I’ve seen.

  • Dalelama

    On the NY broadcast does Garza have one wild hair sticking out from his goatee?

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

      Yes, it’s disgusting.

      • Dalelama

        Yippie we finally agree on something!!! LOL

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

          I think we also agreed The French Connection was pretty awesome. Two things! Two!

          • Dalelama

            I like your spunk though….

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

              I like your spunk though…

              TWSS

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

              That’s what she said?

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

                Too slow.

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

                  That’s what she said.

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

                    Well played.

  • The Goose

    Frick frick frick

    • Carlosologist

      /Elliot’d

      What’s funny is that me and my best friend, a Mets fan, were watching Scrubs before the game.

      • The Goose

        Lol good show.

        Too bad those three words describe the game so far

      • whozat

        God, I used to have the biggest actress-crush on her. Then she got too skinny as she got older. Sad.

  • j

    please some regression on crawford’s day. please.

    • Jon

      while it’s great that statistical recognition is going mainstream, it maddens me how many people cannot grasp regression. just as there is no such thing as the “law of averages”, crawford does not experience regression in just a couple of at-bats. regression to the mean requires a substantial sample size.

      /frustratedrant’d

  • j

    cmon offense…

  • All-Star Carl

    Yankees break out right here.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup…3 runs

      • Hummingbird S.

        Let’s see some hits first.

        • rek4gehrig

          I believe before I see :-)

    • Cy Farnsworth

      So far, so good.

      • rek4gehrig

        1 more :-)

        • rek4gehrig

          And there is the 3rd run.

    • baby carlos

      nope…. not against the Rays.

      • baby carlos

        Damn spoke to soon. Tex to give me a Karmic slap in the face..

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Pwned.

      • rek4gehrig

        Ya think?

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

        ROFL the Yankees just told you to STFU hardcore, dude.

    • The Goose

      Good call, champ.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    The Indians? Again the mass Yankee fans makes me shed a tear.

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

      That made no sense.

      None. There were 3 good options and one bad one, and the Yankee fans picked the bad one.

      • Pat D

        Well, they did provide the Yankees two players…

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Yay Jetes.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Big hit Puma!

    Aaaand he pops out. :(

  • whozat

    Nice, Jeet. Now, let’s DO something!

  • Esteban

    yankees must capitalize, Jeter got on base!

  • Dalelama

    Can anybody remember the last time Jeter pulled a ball over the head of an infielder ?

  • http://www.nysportsballs.com www.nysportsballs.com

    tee off on this fastball. He’s throwing it a lot. Attack early in the count, let’s go.

  • j

    OOOH TEX!!!!!!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    TEIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    <3 Tex.

  • Kit

    TEX!!!! And it was CRUSHED.

  • Alex S

    TEXY!

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

    Tex murdered that baseball.

  • Dalelama

    Tex!!!!

  • claybeez

    Waddya say, Alex? Now is as good a time as any.

  • EFF

    By God, it’s Tex!!!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    You Texy Thing

    • rek4gehrig

      LOL. I like that

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

    OH SHIT GOOD THING RUN-PADDING MARK TEIXEIRA CRUSHED THAT ONE TO KEEP OUR RUNS SCORED NUMBER HIGH!!!!

    /TheoreticalBabyCarlos’d

  • j

    man… alex has been just missing on so many pitches since 599…

  • Esteban

    WOOOO TEIX!

  • http://www.nysportsballs.com www.nysportsballs.com

    An A-bomb?

    • rek4gehrig

      A Cano bomb

  • ZZ

    Kevin Long is an incredibly good hitting coach.

    The Yankees have had a clear plan this inning and have known what was coming.

    The first pitch Garza threw to Jeter it was strange because it looked like Jeter was determined to swing at that pitch. It wasn’t like he reacted to the pitch and swung. The ball left Garza’s hand and immediately Jeter went to swing.

    Then a very patient hitter in Berkman swings at the first pitch fastball and pops it up.

    Finally, Teix swings at the first pitch fastball and crushes it.

    They were waiting for the first pitch fastball. They knew it was coming and it paid off.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup…Yanks usually get to starting pitchers in the 6th

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

        When they’re at their weakest.

        Baseball is a game of patience.

      • forensicnucchem

        They’ve actually scored more runs in the 3rd, 4th, and 7th innings than the 6th. But the basic point still stands, that they take time to adjust and see a pitcher a time before hitting.

  • Esteban

    Jokes aside do yall think 600 is messing with ARod?

    • All-Star Carl

      I do.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Ehh not really. Maybe to some extent but not yet.

    • Esteban

      And I haven’t looked at his HR distribution this year so I have no idea if this is an abnormal homerless stretch this year.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        No it’s not near his season high stretch without a home run. Quite far I think.

    • Pat D

      Somewhat.

    • whozat

      He’s kinda been in a two month slump. This doesn’t seem like it’s out of the norm for him right now.

    • EFF

      Once he gets 600, he’ll go on an absolute tear. TRUST IN A-ROD.

    • Dalelama

      Off course he underperforms under pressure…

      • Carlosologist

        2009 postseason says hi.

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

        Like the 2009 playoffs!

        Oh wait

      • Esteban

        LOL, I think someone is impersonating Dalelama here, because this can’t be a real comment.

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

          I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he’s being tongue-in-cheek.

          • Dalelama

            Not at all, just look at his post seasn vs. reg season stats with yanks, took him forever to hit 500, and i think 2 or 3 years ago he tied the April home run record with 5 or 6 games left and didn’t get it…admiitedly i am still bitter he left Miguel Cairo stranded on third with one out against the Sox in game 4 in the bottom of the eighth with Mariano warming up…believe it or not i knew we were in trouble then…one of those things in sports that when you let a team off the hook it comes back to bite you…my mental scars still haven’t healed from that Bosux series and I still blame Arod!!! LOL

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

          It can, from him. Trust me.

      • lenn

        Last year’s playoffs disagrees with that.

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

        /sarcasm’d

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          /a 50-50 Guess’d

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

            /PeterAbraham’d

      • Esteban

        He’s no David Ortiz, right Dalelama?

  • Carlosologist

    Sensational HR from Teixeira.

  • All-Star Carl

    Cano expands the zone to get to 3-2 only to strike out looking.

  • BigBlueAL

    You dont see Cano striking out looking much.

    • whozat

      Ump’s been giving the outside corner liberally, but that was too close to take.

  • Esteban

    Even after that K, good lord, did anyone think Cano would be batting .333/.388/.572 at this point in the season? We all thought he was capable, but he’s just a monster now.

    • All-Star Carl

      We all knew he could. It was just a matter of Cano putting it together. Now he’s the best player on the team.

  • monty burns

    anyone know Garza pitch count?

    • whozat

      96

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

        Daddy likes.

    • Esteban

      96, 66 strikes

    • Cy Farnsworth

      He’s close to 100, but he’s got a rubber arm. We’ll definitely see him for the 7th.

  • All-Star Carl

    Yankees will add a lot more runs in the 7th.

  • monty burns

    Garza has maybe one more inning in him. I’d rather we hit him then their pen.

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

    Is Qualls in the Rays pen tonight? Just curious.

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

      I heard he is, but I can’t imagine he comes into a close game.

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

    DAMN.

    That was crazy.

  • http://www.nysportsballs.com www.nysportsballs.com

    nice shut down inning Javy

  • monty burns

    hit the fucking C ring

  • forensicnucchem

    Javy just couldn’t go one game without a homer…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I would like Javy so much more if he didn’t give up so many big flies.

    Joyce again :(

  • Carlosologist

    Oh my God, Joyce hit that one a mile.

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

      Mirandaesque.

      • Carlosologist

        Wasn’t Miranda’s more of a long line drive. That one was hit to the moon.

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

          Yeah.

  • Pat D

    Fuckberries.

  • rek4gehrig

    Darn it

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Matt Joyce has now gained the reputation of Yankee killer and will never lose that title.
    Also, Javy is pissed.

  • EFF

    Damn, that was drilled.

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

      It was a John Daly “grip it and rip it” job.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    hmmmmmmm

  • Esteban

    MATT JOYCE AHHHHH.

    sixdegressofedwinjackson

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

    This is all my fault for going on about how hot Matt Joyce was before ;_;

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

      OH SO IT’S YOUR FAULT!??!??!??!

    • Pat D

      Dammit, bex! You have betrayed us!

      • Carlosologist

        For the sake of the meme, she also betrayed Andy.

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

          Andy knows I love him desperately.

    • Kit

      He is pretty effin’ hot. I just really hope he dies right now.

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

        Totally agreed >:(

  • Peter

    Matt Joyce is a lean-sharp thorn.

  • Mosh

    Matt Joyce has lighttower power. Somebody on here yesterday was all amazed that he crushed one.

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

      He was swinging out of his shoetops, too.

    • Carlosologist

      They must have not seen his CF grand slam in Minnesota.

  • monty burns

    Time to light up Garza. 3 runs should do it.

  • All-Star Carl

    Seems like every series we have at least one scrub hitting us well.

    • lenn

      But, he’s not a scrub.

    • Carlosologist

      Matt Joyce in the minors: .275/.362/.466

      Matt Joyce: Not a scrub.

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

    This game: we’re still gonna win it.

    Fat Elvis comes through in the clutch.

  • Esteban

    Did Tampa or Detroit win the Edwin Jackson/ Matt Joyce trade then? I say it worked out all right for both teams.

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

      I’d agree. Win-win.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Let’s go Yanks. This is the inning to put up a crooked number–we’ve got a better chance against a tired Garza than their bullpen.

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

    Work that pitch count, Nick.

  • All-Star Carl

    Swish!!!!

  • j

    SWISH!!!!!

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

    BOOOOOOOYAH!!!!

    (opens bat-wings)

    • Kit

      This cracked me up.

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

        It’s so my new favorite YouTube clip.

        Instant classic.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Nick Swisher just crushed a MEATBALL.

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

    And Nick Swisher says “Joyce who?”

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    SWISHHHH!!!!

  • Kit

    Nick!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Hell. Yes.

    Swisher Sweet.

  • monty burns

    I love Swisher
    the Rays killer.

  • bonestock94

    wooooooooo

  • Esteban

    Wait why is Carlos Pena out? I’m watching on Gameday

    • Kit

      They haven’t said yet.

  • claybeez

    Nice Swish. Not gonna fool him a 3rd time

  • baby carlos

    well look at that… the “very good pitcher when he is on” seems to be just a good pitcher that he is….

    Think you guys call that regressing to the mean.

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

      Your consistent failure to be pithy or relevant is humorous to me.

      • baby carlos

        good thing I am not worried about your sense of humor.

        But, I can’t wait to see the major props you’ll get for your comment…. Congrats.

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

            LOL!!!! Nicely played. Did you update the Wiki page before you posted the link so that it would favor your comment?

  • forensicnucchem

    Swisher knew the curve was coming again for the 3rd straight AB. How he got up to that one I don’t know though. Impressive…

  • FIPster Doofus

    For a regular-season game, this is pretty fuckin’ epic.

    • j

      1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4

      yeah pretty good game.

  • ZZ

    I figure I will just copy and paste part of my comment from above

    Kevin Long is an incredibly good hitting coach.

    The changes Swish made in just one offseason are amazing.

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

      All of that.

  • j

    garza’s really bendy.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    That got it Cerv…

  • baby carlos

    Love Cervelli, but if he didn’t think that was a strike, that should worry the pitchers.

  • bonestock94

    Don’t blame the ump for sucking balls.

  • Carlosologist

    Swish has been gravy all season. The fact that he’s improved from a low average, Three Outcomes player to a high average version is impressive. I’m confident K-Long can work his magic on Grandy like he did with Swish. Also, Gardner’s IsoD of .100 is lovely.

  • Peter

    I bet Kenny Williams doesnt watch Yankee games and doesnt pick up Cash$$ calls anymore. What a trade.

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

    I’m anticipating the Lance Berkman/Chad Qualls matchup that we’re going to win.

    • Carlosologist

      Berkman hits a mammoth two-run homer and we go to sleep happy.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Note to Michael Kay: Nick Swisher adjusting to Garza’s curveball isn’t “the game within the game.”

    It’s just the game.

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

      It’s Beyond Baseball™.

  • monty burns

    These players need to move in with Long this offseason
    Gardner
    Cervelli
    Granderson
    Teix

    Just all get a hotel in Tampa.

    • Peter

      Did you leave out the leadoff guy?

      • Slappy White

        Steinbrenner’d….(the third baseman)

        • Peter

          Lol

    • Carlosologist

      But Gardner and Teixeira have been doing well…

    • ZZ

      Why Gardner?

      • Cy Farnsworth

        Because he has lots to improve, so he can go to Another Level ™

    • forensicnucchem

      What’s wrong with Gardner and Tex (after April)?

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Well I assume they want Teix to be a beats hitter in April so he wants Long to work on his swing to get it back to form early. And I don’t know about Gardner.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I know the bullpen’s a man short tonight, but I’m nervous about another inning from Javy.

  • baby carlos

    interesting

  • monty burns

    Yes Teix
    I am tired of his slow starts.

    • Slappy White

      +1

  • Peter

    Has kerry wood joined the team or is he in transit?

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

      In transit. We’re playing with a 6-man bullpen tonight.

      • Peter

        Interesting, then why DFA Park before Wood arrives.

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

          Because you have to. 40 man moves must be made immediately upon completion of the transaction.

          The only other option was to DFA someone else to wait a day to DFA Park, and that would mean we lose two players instead of just one.

          • Peter

            Oh wow. I didnt know that, I didnt know that he had to go into the 40 man immediately (but it kind of makes a lot of sense). Its not the same as callups to the 25 man. thanks for the info.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I’m almost certain he’s unavailable tonight.

      We’ve gotta hope that Boone can get two outs, and then go to Robertson in the 8th.

    • Kit

      I think Kim mentioned he was in transit during the BP show.

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

      He won’t be there until at least tomorrow.

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

        I like how it’s “at least”, implying that Cleveland is a third world country and shit and you can’t guarantee actual flight service or running water being available within 24 hours notice.

        • Peter

          Lebron’s departure caused Cleveland to shutdown a couple of terminals at the Hopkins airport.

        • Slappy White

          thats why Lebron left

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

          WTF is “Cleveland”?

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

            I love how ARod’s pursuit of #600 on the road has birthed this great new meme.

            • Carlosologist

              Shit, I remember you and I initiated this meme but I can’t remember which thread.

          • Peter

            I used to live in Akron. I cant tell you how much Lebron meant to that area. You should watched the local newscasts when Cleveland landed the #1 pick. Until he arrived the cavaliers local tv ads used to invite fans to watch “Darius Miles”.

            My Jake field experience: Once when i went to an A’s-Indians game there were so few seats occupied, that they moved folks from the top tier to the lower ones. I got moved from the $5 400 level seats to 1st base side 100 level seats. I think it was maybe 8-10K occupancy.

            • Peter

              * should have

        • Kit

          He was actually in Toronto, not Cleveland. I don’t know if that means he has to head back home before traveling to Florida, which is why he’s delayed, but Cleveland played in Toronto.

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

            Touche. My retort: Toronto should be EASIER to get out of than Cleveland, since it’s a real actual city and shit.

            • Kit

              I think Canadian cities are just as bad as Cleveland.

        • Pat D

          He was in Toronto, hence a different country.

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

    This is less than ideal.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    walks #9 hitter on 4 pitches.

    /when you know a pitcher is ready to come out.

  • monty burns

    Jeter is jeter at this stage he will not change.
    Gardner is still not fully developed as a hitter. His power this year is a sign that he can be a 280s guy with 10-12 hrs a year.

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

      Please use the reply button. Thanks in advance.

    • Carlosologist

      Reply button: Use it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hip Hop Hooray!! Old-school at the Trop.

  • forensicnucchem

    I know he’s been pretty good lately, but I just can’t avoid thinking about Logan’s prior suckiness everytime he comes in a game.

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

      It’s post-traumatic stress disorder. Let it go, man.

      Woooo-sah. Woooooo-sah.

  • monty burns

    Please be the good Logan not the scrub.

  • claybeez

    Good job by Logan

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I really like this Boone Logan.

  • All-Star Carl

    Logan. GJ.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Boooooooooooooooone.

  • Carlosologist

    Remember when Boone Logan sucked and everybody called for his head?

  • All-Star Carl

    Fastball up. Change up down.

  • bobtaco

    Whose gonna hit some Benoit balls?

    \TSJC-nip

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

      Man, Sensitive RAB Guy’s wife is gonna sleep like a baby tonight.

      • bobtaco

        ;-)

  • ZZ

    Logan’s fastball is extremely tough to hit as a LHB when he throws it for strikes and as long as he throws strikes with that fastball his ok slider will be effective as well.

    If he has refined his control he is going to be a better pitcher than Coke.

  • forensicnucchem

    A-Rod game winning HR this inning? PLEASE…

  • monty burns

    Fat elvis goes deep here.

    • Pat D

      Ehhhhh, not so much.

  • Total Dominication

    This series is awesome, minus the loss, and how about this Boone Logan motherfucker?

  • ecks

    Anyone know how many runs we’re losing over the rest of the season by not having the optimal batting order out there?

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

    Bah.

  • Total Dominication

    Uhg, not a sparkling debut, the tabloid media will go insaine.

    • Total Dominication

      *insane

  • monty burns

    OK Berkman will need some time to adjust.

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

    Bust

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

    Berkman is now a bust!!!

    • baby carlos

      I love channeling negative comments through you.

      baby carlos’d

  • Cy Farnsworth

    When exactly did Joaquin Benoit become unhittable?

    I’m being 100% serious, he’s on Another Level ™ /Flaherty

    • All-Star Carl

      haha

    • forensicnucchem

      May 6th.

  • Esteban

    Berkman sucks, what a terrible trade

    /troll’d (was gonna call out people but decided against it)

  • hello9

    I know there’s a game on and fat elvis is a bust and yadda yadda but Tim Redding of all people may force the yanks hand into giving him a spot start. The guy’s been a beast.

    Also everybody point and laugh at Casey Kelly!

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

      What happened to Casey Kelly?

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        He’s been sucking this year.

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

          He is letting them hit him. There is no other explanation

      • hello9

        3 innings 7 runs today

        To be fair he’s still a great prospect and has excellent stuff – and he’s pretty young and only recently converted to a full time pitcher. However, he’s approaching an era near 5.5 at this point and obviously isn’t the uberprospect that sox folks were hyping him to be (i’d even argue kalish or iglesias are their best prospects right now).

        Nice to see DRob getting back in the flow.

  • monty burns

    Drob or Joba?

  • Total Dominication

    This is the most I’ve been excited about a game since the WS.

  • monty burns

    I go to Joba here because like the article in here Joba is better with no one on base
    Where Drob is a fireman type

    • Total Dominication

      Me too.

    • ZZ

      Don’t want to mess around with Longoria and Joyce coming up in the inning. Going with your best non Mo reliever for the teams best hitters.

      • forensicnucchem

        This would’ve been my thought process too.

  • Total Dominication

    Uch, I woulda put in Joba.

    • All-Star Carl

      After 2 innings yesterday? I would stay away from Joba as long as I could.

  • bobtaco

    Joba to teh 10th

  • lily-bk

    its amazing how bad th yanks look against tampa….very frustrating

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

      Were you saying this two weeks ago at the Stadium?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      You do know the Rays are the second best team in the majors?

    • ZZ

      Funny because this is a tie game, so I could say the exact same thing about the Rays.

      It is amazing how bad the rays look against the yanks.

      • Kit

        Well done.

    • Total Dominication

      You mean the team the Yankees perform the worst against is the best team they face? Go figure!

  • Total Dominication

    One of the best players in baseball? MVP candidate? All better descriptions and more glowing than “all star”.

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

      /OmarInfante’d

  • Peter

    Well Joba did pitch 2 innings though he didnt waste many bullets.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I like Robertson here. Joba went 2 innings yesterday, this gives us the chance to get him a night off if we score in the 9th.

  • monty burns

    that C ring homer is in the 500ft range of a normal stadium.

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

      Yeah, that Joyce homer was impressive. I’m not even mad, that was amazing.

    • Slappy White

      C ring, Benoit balls, deep and thick….wtf?

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

        We also added some Puma and some Wood today.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Let’s see the 2-2 curve.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Thank you.

      Outstanding work from the Yankees pen so far.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    GJ, D-Rob.

  • The Goose

    D-Rooooooooob

  • Total Dominication

    Good, he’s ready for the 9th if we don’t score.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    D-Rob is doing his best to defend his K/9 crown.

  • forensicnucchem

    Robertson = unhittable

  • Esteban

    K-Rob is baaaaack.

    • Total Dominication

      He’s been back since mid-May, where you been?

  • Pat D

    Gotta love Linda McMahon campaign ads.

    • tatedoggfatha

      Love Linda McMahon campaign ads? OOOOOOHHHHH YEEEEEAAAAAH!!!

      • Pat D

        Dig it!

    • BigBlueAL

      She should have he daughter Stephanie McMahon in her commercials.

      • Pat D

        She’s not that hot anymore. After two kids and too much time “getting fit” with Triple H have left her looking…not so good.

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

          You guys sound like crazy morons to me.

          /HanSoloPeterGriffin’d

          • Pat D

            Yea, that’s what a longtime, but retired WWE fan sounds like.

        • BigBlueAL

          Good point. They should have Miss Elizabeth in her commercials.

          • Pat D

            Uhhhhhhhhh………not sure if serious?

            • BigBlueAL

              Weak attempt at humor. Only WWE Diva’s name I know now is the french girl, I think her name is Maryse. Just thinking of a hot WWE female from back in the day and nobody was hotter than Miss Elizabeth.

          • Poopy Pants

            Yeah…Elizabeth is dead. Pretty sure it was suicide.

            • BigBlueAL

              Think she overdosed on pills or something in Lex Luger’s house.

              • Poopy Pants

                That sounds about right.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Gotta love Linda McMahon campaign RAB ads.

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

    OOOOOOOOH SHIT RIVER AVE BLUES AD DURING LATE INNINGS TIE GAME PRIMETIME!!!

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    RAB commercial during 9th inning of critical play-off implication game. Very exciting.

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

      BOOOYAH!!!

      (opens bat-wings)

  • hello9

    D-Rob is worth every penny just for the spit takes he’ll force out of peripherals obsessed baseball fans.

  • Pat D

    Isn’t that a ball he should have driven quite a ways?

    I don’t think he’s hitting 30 HR this year.

  • BigBlueAL

    Man, an 89 mph kill me fastball right down the middle and Arod pops it up to SS.

  • All-Star Carl

    Pop up after pop up. God this is horrible to watch.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Who’s forcing you?

  • Total Dominication

    Little under it.

  • All-Star Carl

    Cano!!!!!!!!

  • monty burns

    Where Wood fits in
    Playoff BP
    Mo closer
    Wood Drob setup
    Logan/Marte Loogy
    Hughes Matchup strike out
    Joba longman?

    • Total Dominication

      MO closer
      primary Hughes- setuo
      D-rob -threat diffuser
      Joba secondary setup
      Marte/Logan Loogy
      Wood -longman

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Robbie!

    A laser!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Pat D

    Robinson Cano is good at baseball.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Don’t ya know.

  • forensicnucchem

    CRUSHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • claybeez

    That was beautiful. Giving me chills.

  • Kit

    ROBINSON CANO coming through!

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

    WE.
    WILL.
    NOT.
    BE.
    STOPPED.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    DONTCHA KNOW

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

    Motherfucker no he didn’t.

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

      I’ll see your Matt Joyce and raise you a Lazy Dominican.

  • The Goose

    Robby Cano, don’t ya know!

  • Total Dominication

    Robinson Cano is officially back on fire!

  • monty burns

    Warm up the Sandman.
    thank you robbie.

  • rek4gehrig

    I’m speechless

  • Carlosologist

    ROBBIE WE LOVE YOU LONG TIME

  • Alan

    Holy crap, that ball went a LONG way.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    CANO HAVE MY BABIES, PLEASE.

    • The Goose

      Hahaha so wrong

  • Pasqua

    Even better? Robbie Cano is DONATING that homerun to Alex Rodgriguez!

    #600 baby!!! Our national nightmare is over!

  • baby carlos

    crushed….other yankees can only admire.

  • hello9

    fuck me for living in DC and not getting to see the experience that is Hollywood Cano.

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

      If only he was as good as Dustin Pedroia… if only.

    • Alan

      What? I’m in the DC market, as well. Its airing on the MLB Network for us.

      • hello9

        The gf and her roomies still haven’t gotten mlb network despite my 40 minute ppt presentation on the value it would add to their townhouse.

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

          I admire your relentlessness.

          (TWSS)

        • forensicnucchem

          You appear to have a computer though. Why not try getting mlb.tv?

          • hello9

            what is this mlb.tv that you speak of?

            googling now

            • forensicnucchem

              It’s basically MLB Extra Innings on your computer. I don’t have it, but I believe several people on here do.

          • hello9

            Not bad, 40$ a yr.

            Thanks man.

            • forensicnucchem

              I do what I can. :-)

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

    Heh, with the homers and the clutch, Robbie is just fucking with A-Rod’s head now. ;P

  • forensicnucchem

    The wind must be blowing out tonight. Homers are getting crushed.

  • BigBlueAL

    That was a fucking BOMB.

  • smurfy

    damn. What would we do without Robbie.

  • Total Dominication

    Was Cano on the potg poll, because he has 2 doubles and a game winning (Mo-willing) HR.

    • rek4gehrig

      He wasnt…silly to have it so early

  • Peter

    Me thinks Arod wants to hit #600 @ YS.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    MVP!!!!!!!

  • ecks

    CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

    Why did “MVP” get eaten by the spam filter?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      I don’t know. I’ve tried a billion times.

      • ecks

        Hahaha IETC

  • Total Dominication

    TOTAL DOMINICATION

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

      /self-reference’d

      • Peter

        Nice

      • Total Dominication

        Hey, I took this name just for these situations.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Let’s wrap this baby up. Enter Sandman.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gardner with a classic expression to Cano’s HR.

  • Sleepykarl

    Didn’t Miranda hit the scoreboard with his first ML HR?

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

      I think Miranda’s first ML HR was the longest HR in Trop Field history.

  • ecks

    Damn that fine swing. On the team, only A-Rod’s is sweeter.

  • Slappy White

    We need to find a way to hack into the Trops sound system and cue Enter Sandman…..we can do it , we are deep and thick

  • Pat D

    Nothing like blasting Enter Sandman on your computer when it can’t play for real.

    • Nintendo vs Sega

      lol

    • hello9

      this is a good call (added to grooveshark)

  • tatedoggfatha

    Let’s go Mo!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    This lineup proves it’s deepness and thickness.

  • Esteban

    If Cano doesn’t get some serious MVP talk, I’m gonna be as mad as I can get about MVP voting (not much, but still)

    • hello9

      I’ll bring the pitchforks. The only guys ahead of him in WAR are 1st baseman.

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

      If Cano loses out to Josh Hamilton, I wouldn’t complain. But he probably should beat out any other candidate thus far, even the twin titans of 1B of Miggy and Morneau.

      • hello9

        unfortunately they’ll probably just look at ops and all three will finish ahead of him

      • Pat D

        Morneau’s been out for so long, unless he has a monster last however many weeks he’s able to play, I don’t think he’s much of a candidate now.

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

          I put nothing past BBWAA voters.

          Nothing.

          • forensicnucchem

            I wonder where Edinson Volquez will finish in the ROY voting this year.

        • Total Dominication

          Cano was still .1 behind him in WAR going into tonight. Probably ahead by now, but still.

      • Chris

        Personally, I couldn’t vote for a 1B this year. There are so many good ones that I find it impossible to say that one is more valuable than the 2nd or 8th best 1B. In fangraphs parlance, this means that the positional adjustment for 1B has become way too little (should be more negative).

        For example Cabrera, Votto, Morneau, Youkilis, Huff, Pujols, Gonzalez, Fielder, and Teixeira are basically interchangeable this year. In contrast, for LF Hamilton really stands out and for 2B Cano stands out.

  • Kit

    It’s okay, Lance. Kevin will fix you.

    • monty burns

      lol

  • All-Star Carl

    S-Rod? Just stop Michael Kay. Please.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    It’s sad how the crowd is louder cheering for the Yankees than the Rays.

    Though I do appreciate that the Yankees fans in Florida didn’t bring cowbells.

    • Kit

      I was actually having a difficult time making cupcakes and figuring out what was going on based on crowd reaction earlier. I’m not used to the Rays having more than 5 fans cheering for them at home.

      /unnecessarily bitchy.

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

        I want some of your cupcakes, Kit.

        /doubleentendre’d

        • Kit

          You both disturb and amuse me.

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

            I’ll take that as a compliment, thank you.

            • Kit

              I was hoping you would.

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

    Get ‘em, Mo.

  • Adam

    haha awesome. Robbie hit it right near the Dominican flag hanging in the crowd.

    • Kit

      I noticed that too. He’s awesome.

  • forensicnucchem

    A-Rod sitting between Cano and Tex asking for the extra distance from their homers to create one for him.

  • monty burns

    One more and we walk out of Tampa in first place regardless of tomorrows outcome.

  • All-Star Carl

    Dammit :(

  • Total Dominication

    The only hit that Mo can give up.

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

      Officer Palumbo: BULLETS!!! MY ONLY WEAKNESS!!!

      HOW DID YOU KNOW!!!

      • Total Dominication

        I was reffering to broken bat bloopers.

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

          I know, just riffing.

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

    Damn broken bat bloopers. Oh well, comes with the territory.

  • monty burns

    I hate those broken bat hits against Mo.

  • ZZ

    It is amazing how bad the Rays look against the Yankees.

    Mariano showing Soriano how it’s done.

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

      It is amazing how bad the Rays look against the Yankees.

      ZZ with the pwnage.

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

      Ugh this makes my joke look so uncreative ;_;

  • All-Star Carl

    YEs!!!!!!!!!!

  • bobtaco

    yes

  • claybeez

    Good win. Good game. Good baseball.

  • monty burns

    1st place is safe

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

    Great, great, great, great, great win

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

    We look so terrible against the Rays.

    • Pat D

      Damn right we do. It’s so depressing.

  • V

    Am I the only one thinking the Blue Jays and Nationals are going to regret not trading their trade chips at the deadline? Do the Blue Jays even take advantage of their draft picks?

  • Total Dominication

    This series might be the epicest? 3 game series in a long time.

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

      I know it was a four-game series but that Yankees/Sox series in August last year was freaking incredible. Same with the Reds/Phils series right before the ASB this year.

      • Total Dominication

        Yeah, I was thinking of the Sox series, so that’s why I said 3 game.

  • smurfy

    yow, what a great game we got.

  • Peter

    The mediocre team has beaten the better team. Its called Fluke.

    / baby Carlos’d

  • forensicnucchem

    Great win Yanks!!!

  • The Goose

    That’s how you win right there.

    … And look, no amateurish celebrations for a game in July. That’s class.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      It always amazes me how Mo shows no emotion for anything other than a title clinching game. If I had his talent, I’d be fist-pumping like nobodies business.

      • The Goose

        Yea no kidding. Like I said, that’s class.

    • Poopy Pants

      Did you have a Cano filter on your TV???

  • monty burns

    Boo Hoo Rays 7 game winning streak…toast.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Leaving Tampa still leading the division.

  • Total Dominication

    Soriano is having a decent year KIm, but it seems like a pretty random and some what exaggerated statement for the situation.

    • Total Dominication

      Wow, I was thinking she said Soriano (alfonso) instead of Cano, epic fail.

  • rek4gehrig

    Order restored

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano is the best post-game interview by far. lol

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      It has to piss pitchers off so bad to hear that voice coming out of the guy that just destroyed them.

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

    That was the deepest, thickest win of the season.

    • Total Dominication

      That will get old never.

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

        I want LL Cool J to come out of retirement to record the track “Deepest, Thickest” in honor of this Yankees lineup.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geU8D8Oywos (Safe For Work, Not Safe For Life)

        • Total Dominication

          God, non-melodic rap is just so bad.

        • Total Dominication

          I don’t think you need to say safe for work at 10:30 on a Saturday.

          /nit-pick’d

          • forensicnucchem

            Hey, not everyone gets to work a ‘normal’ schedule.

            • Total Dominication

              OK, but if you’re a nightgaurd or something, chances are noones at work to see you, and if your at a fastfood joint, you don’t have a computer. If your at the hospital or a office job, and for some reason are there at this time, you probably are so busy you ain’t watching.

              /debate champion’d

              • forensicnucchem

                Ok, I guess I’ll give it to you since I’m kind of a combination of a couple of those reasons.

    • http://www.pileofwit.com The Doctor

      BOOOYAH!!!

      (opens bat-wings)

      /stolen’d

      //sorry

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

        You’re not stealing it, you’re growing it. I approve.

    • Slappy White

      anyone got a total on Deep and Thick comments ?

      • Total Dominication

        20, including this. I must say, I’m dissapointed with you people.

        • Slappy White

          I know at least 10 were mine. I cant say it enough. Im goin out now and spread the deep, thickness to the masses

          • Total Dominication

            The number has gone way up.

            • Total Dominication

              *It’s thickened and deepened.

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

          I blame myself.

          I went with

          OH SHIT GOOD THING RUN-PADDING MARK TEIXEIRA CRUSHED THAT ONE TO KEEP OUR RUNS SCORED NUMBER HIGH!!!!

          and

          WE.
          WILL.
          NOT.
          BE.
          STOPPED.

          when both the Tex homer and the Cano homer should have been

          DEEP AND THICK!!!!!!!

          That’s two big missed opportunities for me. My D&T average with RISP average just went down.

          • Slappy White

            new stat for RAB…D&T average

  • hello9

    HOW MY ASS TASTE GARZA!!!!!

    • goodbye

      I do not think Garza is thinking about your ass.

  • Esteban

    Great win. The Yanks looked great tonight, showing why they’re the class of the league.

    Amidoingthisright?

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

      Not enough deep and not enough thick.

  • smurfy

    I think Mo’s WAR just thickened.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Did it deepen too?

      • smurfy

        oh, yes, judged by the lumps in their throats, bwa ha haa. They couldn’t swallow, just cry, poor things.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Deep and thick win tonight. Love it.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    What a fantastic win. Definitely one of the more exciting game of the year.

  • Tom Zig

    VolCANO erupted on Rafael Soriano

    • Brad Toughy

      Laying it on thick, nice.

  • forensicnucchem

    With CC going tomorrow, it’d be so awesome to come back and win this series.

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

      Yup. CC is thick, and he goes deep. He fits this team perfectly.

      • forensicnucchem

        haha, walked right into that one…

  • Total Dominication

    Apparently the song “Hey Joe” played when Girardi replaced Javy.

  • BigBlueAL

    Brad Lidge just blew the game by giving up a walk-off HR to Ryan Zimmerman.

  • Total Dominication

    We are heavy favorites tommorow, but you I’ve heard baseball can be quite unpredictable at times.

    • Slappy White

      “You just cant predict baseball”…..Sterling’d

  • Total Dominication

    From Pinstripe Alley “Since May 8th, Houdini has pitched to a 2.22 ERA”

  • hello9

    Remember when Mo was finally going to start regressing this year? Batters’ OPS against this year: a Kevin Cash’esque .394
    The best in Mo’s career.

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

      Dude, the guy is 40 and an absolute freak of nature. It’s fair to wonder, and you’re glad to be wrong.

  • Total Dominication

    Mo has the best era of his career by a whole .45, and his best WhIp buy .025, and his best era+ by 110.

    • hello9

      its too bad this is the year of the no hitter of we’d hear cy rumblings again

  • nsalem

    All Yankee hits XBH

    • nsalem

      Life Begins at 40

  • monty burns

    Dear Mo
    Please tweek Woods cutter to be just like yours.

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

    Rays are 19-7 in July. Three of those seven losses were to the Yankees. Obviously, the Rays just can’t beat the playoff-caliber teams. And they look so bad against the Yankees. :(

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist. DEEP AND THICK. That better?)

    • nsalem

      I think we were also. we didn’t lose two games in a row all month.

  • LeggoMikeGallego

    Does anyone have a link to video of Salty balls throwing 5 hoppers back to the mound?

  • danny

    LOL at arods post game interview

  • forensicnucchem

    A-Rod having fun making fun of himself in the postgame interview. I love it.

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

    http://nomaas.org/2010/07/cashmans-got-wood/

    They’ve gone longer between blasts than Alex has, but this one is just dah bomb.

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

      Is that Kerry Wood in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

  • LeggoMikeGallego

    So who are the potential waiver candidates for utility infielder and possibly innings eater SP? Obviously pretty bottom of the barrel either way since we’ll be claiming last or next to last.

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

    Huge win. D Rob’s outing was really impressive.

    • smurfy

      yeah, bo. He was.