Jul
03

Game 80: In which the Yankees will try to win 0 to -1

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Photo Credit: Seth Wenig, AP

Can the Yankees score a run? What about more than one? Can Andy Pettitte throw nine innings with a shaky bullpen behind him and Mariano Rivera having pitched in each of the last two days? Can a Yankee catcher stop a ball in the dirt, maybe even throw a baserunner out? This, and more, will be answered on this beautiful New York afternoon.

Here’s the starting nine…

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

And on the mound: Pettitte, Andrew Eugene.

Even though it’s Saturday, this one’s not a FOX game, thankfully. First pitch is set for 1:05pm ET, and can be seen on YES. Try not to pull your hair out.

Categories : Game Stories
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    If I pull any more hair out, I’ll go bald.

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

    Worst text poll ever.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    These day games suck….at least when I’m at work.

  • Jose the Satirist

    “maybe even throw a baserunner out?”

    I’m hopeful. They are down to 16.7% CS as a team.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    El Maquinito is 3-4 (so far), and with two innings left may get another AB.

    Just another day of the .459 average!

    (There’s also another PB. And I should probably shut up before this gets old)

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      All his PB’s have been with a LHer on the mound.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’m really rooting for Sanchez. I used to be hoping for him to be signed by the Yankees. Then I was waiting for him to be in the minors. Now I’m hoping he can just keep continuing his success.

  • http://canyonofheroes.wordpress.com/ matt montero

    It’s gonna be interesting to watch the YES guys try to talk about American history from the poll

  • phughesisgod

    So you mean, I dont have to listen to Buck and McCarver today? CLUTCH! My head can survive another day!

  • phughesisgod

    Anyone else miss the days when YES showed games from the Yankees farm system on off days or when the Yankees game was earlier or later in the day? I mean, I would love to watch some Tampa, Trenton and Scranton games, maybe throw alittle Charleston, SI and GCL in there…

    • Cecala

      I would really love to see a GCL game, that team looks awesome.

    • JPK

      they used to just show a few Clipper games when they had ZERO prospects there.
      I think part of the reason they don’t show like showing the minor league games is they don’t want to get the fan base too high or too low on any given prospect based on a few random games. The other obvious reasons are the production costs of broadcasting from stadiums and parks that are not set up for it.
      I wish they would put them on more especially on off days.

  • Cecala

    Is it just me or have Buck and McCarver become more tolerable? They don’t irk me as much as they used to. Then again it could be due to the more ESPN games or the horrible umpiring endured this season.

    • http://clothinglegends.com Yanks Fan In Texas

      Still incredibly intolerable. McCarver and Joe Morgan are the worst by far.

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

    My parents just got HD TV yesterday. Hello Andy Pettitte in HD.

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

    2-0? Game over.

    • camilo gerardo

      ouch

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

      I know what you mean, but seriously?

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

    2-0 fastball to Bautista? You deserve it, Andy.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Meh. It was off the plate. Bautista just somehow got to it.

  • JPK

    how does Cito Gaston get away with putting a lineup together that has Nick Green DHing and John McDonald in LF????? Maybe he is trying to trick the Yankees into thinking it’s still interleague play.

  • Poopy Pants

    BUT THEY STILL HAVE TEH BEST RECURD IN THE LEEGE!!!

    But they are also 2 games from not even being the wild card team…and they’re spending more than anyone.

    • bonestock94

      The talent is there, the “sky is falling” view of things is dumb with this roster. Playing like shit and having the best record in the league is great, imagine when they, you know, play to their full potential.

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

        It hasn’t been that fun to watch the Yankees of late but the negativity by really rational, awesome people when anything bad happens is getting absurd.

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

          Heh, I assume that includes me. I’m just venting, frustrated as hell.

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

            It does, and I totally understand. I’m just being honest here because you are awesome and I’d rather be honest than passive-aggressive.

            • Poopy Pants

              Honesty isn’t always welcomed here, unless it’s about Boone Logan or Cervelli.

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

                I love how you barely post here except to tell us all what we think. Thanks, Poopy Pants, we couldn’t do it without you.

  • bonestock94

    Can someone give me an educated assessment of Bautista? I look at his career stats and scratch my head…

    • Jose the Satirist

      His power has come out of nowhere. He claimed he overhauled his swing in March of this year. He no longer feels like he is always behind, he goes up there in attack mode.

      • Pat D

        It’s fluky. Basically he’s Gorman Thomas or Rob Deer or any other of those all or nothing guys.

        And, no, Adam Dunn is better.

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

    Where did that miss. ;_;

  • Pat D

    I’m not sure I can take subpar play today. I might decide doing yard work in upper 80 degree temperatures is more appealing.

  • BigBlueAL

    Great start to this game.

  • Pat D

    Yikes, the outfield looks tremendously horrible.

    Maybe these extra-cirruclar activities are not a good idea. Oh, wait, that’s right, they’ll make money.

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

    HUFFMAN FLOP.

  • camilo gerardo

    i thought we were screwed there. nice catch huff, man

  • Pat D

    Huffman might have saved a couple of runs after almost costing a couple of runs.

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

    man i turn on the game and see the yanks down already 2-0? o_O

  • BigBlueAL

    Huffman providing the spark!!!!

  • Ivan

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    great play Huffman!!

  • JPK

    great recovery, Huffman is a good athlete for a big guy

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    That could have been a lot worse

  • Pat D

    “Gets out of it by just allowing 2 runs.”

    Because when you make that statement, it makes it sound…ok?

  • Ivan

    Ok Guys, if u see a fastball, Crush it!!!!

  • JPK

    not sure what the #’s say but I haven’t been a big fan of DHing Swisher. Would rather see Granderson get a day off.

  • Pat D

    Any day now, Teix.

  • Jimmy

    Never seen a team sit on a fastball and a change at the same time. Yankees have yet to make an adjustment all year.

    • Ivan

      It’s not that easy.

      • Jimmy

        For the Yankees obviously its not. Every lefty has came in with the same approach. Same results every time.

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

    0 for 23 with RISP. I mean, you’d think ONE ball would dunk in by accident in that time.

    • Ivan

      What are the chances of that like seriously.

    • Pat D

      You’d think that.

      But I’m starting to think that it’s just further proof that everything is random and nothing can be counted to change just because it “should.”

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

    lol why the heck do you swing at that, alex?

  • Pat D

    In other news, today is the 147th anniversary of Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.

    But the re-enactment is tomorrow.

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

    0/23, ewwwww. At least there’s regression to the mean…?

  • Pat D

    That is a terrible poll question. First of all, Adams, Franklin and Jefferson shouldn’t be on the list because they didn’t fight any battles.

    The other choices should be people like Marquis de Lafayette, Benedict Arnold (yes, really, he was the hero of Saratoga), the foreign guy who trained the army who’s name is escaping me, and any other number of generals who actually devised battle plans and fought.

    And, yea, what does this have to do with baseball?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i hope we can score more than Toronto this game

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

    Fudgie The Whale > Cookie Puss >>> Cookie O’Puss

    Carvel rules.

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

      Carvel cakes are so insanely good

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ugh, don’t ever do that again, Kay.

  • Mike HC

    I don’t know who ended up winning that Fourth of July contest, but after reading the entries, if Jose the Satirist didn’t win, it would have been highway robbery.

  • baby carlos

    Good Grief…. turn on the game read the thread and 2-0 already. This is like one of those USA Network movie marathons where you see the same show over and over and over….

    I can’t wait for us to play real teams like Boston and Tampa – we can at least beat them.

    well good luck yankees, papers will have a field day with you tomorrow if you drop out of first place – first headline PANICK STRIKES NYC AREA ON 4TH WEEKEND (yankees squander 1st place lead) – My money is on the Post using that headline.

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

      baby carlos is the most positive person on the Game Thread. :: head explodes :: (sorry, bc. I am teasing.)

  • Pat D

    Robbie’s been hurting my fantasy team big time this week.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    nice atbat for Robbie

  • Pat D

    Wow, anyone else running…

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    so who will be the magical Yankee to snap the RISP streak???

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

    That ball played the shit out of Bautista. That would have been a triple for all non-38-year-old catchers.

  • Pat D

    Can anyone verify if Singleton is telling the truth on that memory?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    good contact for Curtis.. screw you BABIP!!

  • SF Yanks

    Are they nearing an o-fer record with RISP?

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

      Maybe, but I know the Phillies went 0 for 30-something earlier this year, during that three game shutout streak.

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

    I would assume Huffman goes down for Thames. You can’t have THREE outfielders, one infielder, and one catcher on the bench.

    • Pat D

      But why not Russo or Curtis? Just because Huffman seems to equal to Thames?

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

        Exactly.

        • Pat D

          Yea, he just gave me a painful reminder.

  • Mike HC

    Tex’s career pre all star break triple slash: .271/.365 /.501

    This years pre break triple slash: .232/ .345/ .409

    I put this offensive slump on Tex’s shoulders. He has gotten a pass because he always slumps in the beginning of the year, but never anywhere even close to this. It is getting to the point where he is a legit problem and the offense is just not the same with him hitting like this.

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

      A slump like this isn’t one player’s fault.

      • Mike HC

        Agreed for sure. But I feel like Cano has put his time in carrying this team. ARod has been has had his moments and a great May. Swisher has been mashing. Jeter and Jorge have done their part as well (although Jeter could surely pick it up.

        I just feel like this was the time, going into the break, for Tex to carry this team. Its was turn and he is simply just not heating up.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Logic fail

      • Mike HC

        If Tex was having a “normal” year for him, I don’t think we are in this slump. My opinion.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          So everyone else is suddenly playing a lot better if Tex was having a more productive year?

          How does that make sense? Yeah, sure Tex hasn’t really heated up and tore the cover off of the ball, but a slumping team is never one player’s fault like Axisa said.

          This whole thing isn’t Tex’s fault. Burnett was pitching horribly for a while. The bullpen still needs to get it together. And there are many other problems besides Tex.

          Tex doesn’t suddenly solve all of this even if he tries to carry the offense. It helps, but it doesn’t guarantee wins.

          • Mike HC

            Yea, of course it is a team effort. I don’t literally mean Tex is the only reason for the slump. But my point is that every other part of the team (maybe minus the set up men) have had their stretches of carrying the team, especially starting pitching. I think it is Tex’s job to carry this offense at points. He has yet to do it.

            And as I am writing this, Tex gets a big hit, and boom, no more offensive struggle. Like I said, ha.

            • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

              Hahaha yeah.

              I see your point better now. I just misunderstood.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Woo, more squandered opportunities.

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

    that changeup is filth

  • bonestock94

    It’s gone from enraging to entertainingly bad.

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

    Yankees you are making me sad right now.

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

      Happy thoughts.
      http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.t.....kkr1hJY%3D
      (dudes, you won’t care about this.)

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Thanks for the warning. I almost clicked the link

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

          It’s not like it’s porn, I just don’t think the gentlemen of RAB will react like the ladies would. =P

          • Pat D

            I clicked on it. I figured it was something related to Twilight, which horrifies me.

            Then I saw the picture and I just felt unclean.

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

              Ewwww Twilight, no

              • Pat D

                If only that was everyone’s thought. Two biggest opening days in box office history. Makes me feel good about the future of the motion picture.

          • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

            I figured that much.

  • Pat D

    I think this 3D shit needs to end.

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

      Not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s the next big thing, 3D TV’s and shit are going to replace HD sets rather soon.

      • Pat D

        Mo help us all.

        Go ahead, people, buy up this 3D crap. When your eyes are ruined, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.

  • Jimmy

    Were the Phillies bad for over a month like the Yankees have been?

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

      17-23 in their last 40.

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

      They were worse. Utley had an OPS in the .400s for about a month. He was probably hurt, but it was obviously bad.

    • Ivan

      The Phillies are alot worse ande played in the inferrior league.

      Phillies slump>>>>>>Yankees Slump

  • Pat D

    Kay just stole my “consistently inconsistent” phrase. I should sue him.

  • Ivan

    All im going to say is this, the Yankees offense (or the entire team) is not playing well, however, we all know their going to be peaks and valleys in a 162 game season and we all know it’s going to be a dog fight in AL East, because after all nobody is pulling away from the division. The Yankees are just weathering the storm of suckitude right now.

    /Yankee Fan trying to be optimistic’d

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

      These are pretty much my thoughts, but the storm of suckitude, well, it sucks.

  • Pat D

    Does anyone still care about the Predator “franchise?”

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

    Now, should Brett steal despite the inevitable 0-for-3 with RISP, or stay on first and hope for a two run homer?

    • Pat D

      Shouldn’t he steal just because he should steal?

      Oh, LHP, never mind.

    • ARX

      Steal. I’m getting a GIDP vibe here.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      might be tougher to steal off a lefty in Romero..but might as well give it a shot.. he’s a great basestealer in terms of %..

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    nice hit for Gardy.. baserunners every inning so far..

    *twittles thumbs*

  • ARX

    BAH…so close.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    if Swisher bunts……………………………..

  • Reggie C.

    Is Eric Bedard confirmed to be pitch against the Yankees in Seattle along with Lee and Felix too?

    Damn. We’re gonna get swept.

  • DJH

    Can we break out here?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    *face palm*

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ugh, bunting? Can we not give up outs right now?

    • Pat D

      Hey, didn’t the Dodgers show you just how effective those bunts are?

  • SF Yanks

    Alright, now’s the time to break out of this shit. Gardner and Jete both on with no out and the heart coming up. Regression is just too damn likely to keep this up.

    • SF Yanks

      Even better. Loaded. Tex, Arod, Canot. Get. It. Done.

  • Pat D

    Woo hoo. Hit with RISP. But no freaking run!!!

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

    A hit with RISP!

    Bases loaded, no outs. We saw this movie in the 3rd inning yesterday … alternate ending maybe?

    • Pat D

      So far, yes.

  • ARX

    We have to score here…right!? Can’t strand the bases loaded again…RIGHT??

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

    A hit with RISP but they can’t score.

    Oooof course.

  • Jimmy

    Yay!

  • DJH

    Even a base hit with RISP doesn’t score anybody.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    It’s about time!

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

    !!!

  • ARX

    YES! RUNS!!! Thank you Tex

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

    woohoo texy’s back!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    about fuckin time (let’s keep count of how many of these posts there are. LOL )

  • Reggie C.

    Teixeira actually got a hit off JC Romero? Borderline Miracle.

  • Pat D

    Teix got my message.

    Zing!

  • Ivan

    Lets go offense!!!

  • DJH

    Tex! Finally some runs!!

  • Mike HC

    ARods turn now

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

    wh-what was that??? There were like guys on base and we hit the ball and they crossed home plate I don’t get it?!?!??!?!

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    It’s about time…

  • ARX

    ….OK. We’ll take it.

  • Little Bill

    “2-0? Game over.” – Mike Axisa in the top of the 1st inning for the best offense in the league.

    • Pat D

      Red Sox have more runs.

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

    damn alex has lost a lot of speed

    2007 a-rod beats that throw

  • Reggie C.

    Arod shouldnt get the rbi on that one, right? Error on Romero?

    • Pat D

      If my Dad was here watching, he would have called that Davey Lopes defense.

  • DJH

    We actually got a break!

  • bonestock94

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • SF Yanks

    This I like.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, good bye RISP slump.

    • Pat D

      Hopefully. It is, after all, just one inning.

      I’m liking the fact they’ve had some hard hit balls off Romero more than anything else.

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

    great job cano

  • Mike HC

    And the RISP avg correction. Gotta love it

  • ARX

    Hey look its the Yankee offense. Hope they enjoyed their vacation, they certainly look refreshed.

  • Pat D

    Romero is pissing on the mound.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      More like diarrhea.

      • Pat D

        Not literally pissing.

        But you knew that.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

          I know, but I wanted to bring our friend CHoP into the conversation.

  • ARX

    Holy shit, 62 pitches…Blue Jays bullpen, get your affairs in order.

  • ARX

    Heh. Too bad its Huffman next.

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

    wow that 1st base umpire has a damn good eye

    what a great call

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

    wow what a collapse

    more runs please

  • Pat D

    Yikes.

  • Jimmy

    Thanks for hitting Huffman

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

      thats exactly what i was thinking

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

    That looked painful.

  • ARX

    Bases clearing triple?

    • whozat

      The only thing better :-)

  • ARX

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!

  • Jimmy

    BG GRAND SLAM!!!

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

    AHHAHAHAHAHA

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Gardy!

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

    GRIT SLAM!

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, the look on Romero’s face.

    Incredible.

  • Zooboy

    A Grit-slam!!!!

  • Mike HC

    wowowowowowowowowwowowowo

    Happy I didn’t give up on this offense to do yard work, ha.

  • Ivan

    GARDNER!!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    I predicted that.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Grandslam by the Gritster!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    THE GARDY MAN CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    I don’t believe… what I just saw…

    • Pat D

      We’ll see you tomorrow night!

      Oops, wrong quote.

  • Jack

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    *breathes*

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Poopy Pants

    wow!

  • Chip

    GRITGASM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I have to go clean myself up now.

  • Adam

    Collectively off the ledge yet?

  • Pat D

    Wow, the somewhat cocky trot to first base. Love it.

  • ARX

    I almost fell out of my chair, I’m laughing so hard right now

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

    Brett Gardner now has more home runs than American League Home Run Derby vote leader Joe Mauer.

    I am still, like, shaking. Did that really just happen O_O

    • Dave

      And tied with Nick Markakis

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

      that fact pains me, especially cuz i chose mauer with my first round pick in both leagues

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Eh, I’d never go with a catcher for my first round pick, but I don’t blame you.

      • Pat D

        Some idiot in my league dropped Justin Morneau for some reason. Now I have him and Pujols.

        And I’m still in fifth place.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          That’s really weird. I have Morneau. No way I’m dropping him.

  • Poopy Pants

    Dooes anyone think Sterling was panicking during the at-bat to come up with a terrible Gardner GS call?

  • j

    gardner has NO power.

  • zzzzzz

    so ok, brett no power gardner hits a grand slam after about 2 years of playing time, but derek jeter went like 12 years before hitting his? what gives?

    unreal.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    7 runs in previous 40 innings

    8 runs in the 3rd inning!!!

    • Pat D

      You just can’t predict baseball.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Okay seriously, that’s not fair… I went to the bathroom to drop one and Gardy hits a grand slam.

    • Pat D

      Now you can call it “taking a Gardner slam” or something.

      • j

        i gotta drop a huge gardner.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        LOL, I could and I should.
        Just love everything Gardner brings to the table as a baseball player.

    • Accent Shallow

      Would you mind spending the rest of the season on the bowl?

      Thanks.

  • Ivan

    I guess the yankees got tired of RAB bitching about the offense uh.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      They’ve been huddling around the computer at night browsing through the comments.

      • Pat D

        So long as they don’t go Jay and Silent Bob on us after the season…

  • Adam

    Also, that was a downright Damon-esque swing and dinger.

  • Sean C

    I’m kinda disappointed… I wanted the inside the park grand slam. Brett gave up on his grit.

    • Pat D

      Denard Span wasn’t playing the outfield.

  • Adam

    Umm was Kenny just describing David Cone’s exploits in the Mets’ bullpen or the Yankees’ offense?: “The pressure was building up and it just exploded.”

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    How many grandslams do the Yankees have this year?

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      8

  • Pat D

    Jeez, Derek, get a friggin’ hit!

    You want to limp to 3000?

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

      He’s clogging the bases to 3000!

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

        maybe he’s trying to get to 3000 walks? :p

  • Mike HC

    Wait, according to Kay, Gardner also can hit homeruns if he really wants to, but chooses not to?

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      /Ichiro’d

  • Frigidevil

    If I didn’t see it for myself i wouldn’t have beleived my phone. Britt? PRISINT!

  • Jake H

    Can’t complain when Gardner hits a hr. Now Andy just needs to finish them off.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      That is if he still remembers how to pitch after sitting in the dug out for so long.

  • Zooboy

    Sterling: “Gardner started it with a single, and climaxed it with a grandslam.” Was he talking about baseball? (Blushes.)

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    was gardners grandy a cheepie?

    • Jimmy

      Naw it was about 330 into the wind

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

        that had to be farther than that

        maybe 345

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Eh, not really. It wasn’t a 400ft shot, but it didn’t just make it either. The rightfielder didn’t really go after it if that helps.

  • Jimmy

    Andy is like Brah I need to pitch

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Andy’s gotta be rotting away on the bench.

  • Jimmy

    Man what if Tex takes a walk then A-Rod hits another slam this inning?

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

    oooooh cmon a-rod slam??!!?@((*??

  • Chip

    One more ball and then grand slam numero dos for the inning?

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

    Don’t do it Alex. Don’t be mean Alex…

  • ARX

    OK A-Rod, you gonna let Gardner show you up? You have more power than that pipsqueak, right?

  • ARX

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Hey, come on, A-Rod totally planned that.

  • Pat D

    Oh, you have gotta be effing kidding me.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    A-Rod’s popups FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • whozat

    Is this a little league game??

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

    lulz

  • Pat D

    That has to be an error.

  • zzzzzz

    weirdest. inning. EVER.

  • Zooboy

    No fair: A-Rod yelled “HA!”

  • Ivan

    Wow, Tallet was lucky there. A-Rod had like 3 very good swings there in that AB.

  • Pat D

    He totally Enrique Wilson’d that.

    The Blue Jays will immediately trade for Raul Mondesi after this game.

  • whozat

    Ales just missed three good pitches to hit in that AB. He’s kinda gotta do better than that…

    • Chip

      He hit a bases-clearing double (in the books), can’t complain about that!

  • Chip

    O man, I needed this

    • ARX

      We all needed this.

  • ARX

    Did we even score 11 runs this whole WEEK before this inning? Good grief this is the craziest inning in recent memory.

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

      Nine, actually.

  • whozat

    Ahhhhh…well struck ball, Robbie

  • DCBX
    • Pat D

      Love that cartoon.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Only eleven runs? Scrub offense.

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

    Luis Castillo got traded to the Blue Jays and is now an outfielder?

    • Pat D

      No! No! My comment was funnier! I’m not taking this lying down!

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      Have you been hanging around a Mets fan for too long? That´s a dream scenario for them.

      • Pat D

        Some guy called Francesa about a week ago and said Carlos Beltran won’t help them much and that he’ll disrupt what they have going.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    BJs have been out in the sun for too long.

    • Pat D

      Uh………………………………..so many things that could be said.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    So yeah, eye black REALLLY helps with the sun… put some SHADES ON!!!

    • ARX

      Yknow, just not today or tomorrow.

  • Jake H

    Hopefully the offense now will start clicking. They needed this game.

  • Ivan

    Most Runs in a inning since 05? Isn’t that the game where when Pinella was managing, if you read his lips he said “Why Don’t you put it on a fucking tee” lol…

    • Pat D

      Sure was. I think they won that game 20-11.

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

    that was a HIGH-Larious inning of baseball

  • Jimmy

    nice shut down inning

  • Pat D

    Trivia answer: Brian Roberts/Miguel Tejada and Jeff Kent/Rich Aurilia.

  • I Voted for Kodos

    I stepped out for a moment to give a buddy a hand as the Yankees were just coming to bat. 35 minutesish later I came back to see Cano line out to right. I assumed several innings had gone by, until I looked at the score.

    That was awesome.

  • Dave

    Who wants more runs? This guy.

  • bonestock94

    So, I missed the greatest inning ever grocery shopping. Bummer.

  • baby carlos

    Bloody hell… the one day I can’t watch the game only get updates and fuzzy radio coverage, the Yankees decide to explode. Fuck me.

    Lesson learned – stick to the radio.

    By the way, apparently hitting like a slump is contagious – Suzyn Waldman.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Randy Wells has a no-no through 6 innings.

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

    wow it’s 83 here in htown and 98 on the field at the bronx?

    incredible

  • Pat D

    The slump is back.

  • baby carlos

    Mike Axisa – think it was you who put out the article on Gardner being more important to the yankees than anyone imagined. well done.

    Have the winning lotto numbers by chance fucking tired of working all the time.

  • Mike HC

    Whenever people talk about Moose and now Pettitte walking away from the game on top, I think the money aspect gets lost a little bit. They are not only “wasting” their baseball ability, but they are also passing up millions of dollars. I don’t care how much money you have, it has got to be tough to turn down a 10+ million dollar deal.

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

      agreed. you never hear someone complaining about having too much money

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Mark Brunell and Antoine Walker nod in agreement.

        • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Lenny Dykstra, Mike Tyson & MC Hammer

          We agree

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

    i always love hearing about that john mcdonald story

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

      It’s one of my favorite parts of the 2010 season so far. Just a wonderful, wonderful story.

    • Jairus

      What mcdonald story?

  • Total Dominication

    Encarnacion walked across Andy’s mound!

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

      I’m biting my internet tongue really really hard to stop myself from saying what I want to say.

  • Total Dominication

    Adams should’ve won.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Jeter, a double play??? that’s rare

    • whozat

      I felt the same way, but then someone did an article showing that, actually, he’s behind the D-P pace he was on in several previous seasons.

      But it still feels like he does it once a game.

  • Total Dominication

    Can we hit Gardner leadoff, please???

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

    Alex Gonzalez???

    ugh

    he and bautista are KILLING the yanks this season i believe

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

    boy wells has fallen waaaaaaay back to earth

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

    Andy Pettitte has given the Yankees length this year. No comment.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      Since this is coming from you Bexy…there is more to this message than it seems.

    • Zooboy

      The team also benefits from the fact that he pitches into the late innings of ball games.

    • Jake H

      Andy has been great this year. I wonder if he will come back for 1 more season now because of this year.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        I assumed he would anyway, so yea I think so

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        You ruined the sexual innuendo extravaganza!

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

          Seriously, dude, what a bummer. ;_;

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

    This game as Dustin Moseley written all over it. Also…

    Russo at third
    Pena at short
    Huffman moves to first
    Curtis to right

    • Chip

      All of these things are completely cool with me, give me a blowout or give me death

  • Jake H

    Good job Andy. Is this lead BP proof ?

  • Chip

    Yeah, I wanna see Moseley get the save in this one

  • whozat

    It seems tough to get the ball out to LC at YSIII, I must say.

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

    wow mosley sure doesn’t walk people

    i like that trait

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

    Moseley’s from Texarkana, eh? Wonder if he knows the Heathcott’s.

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

      ha it depends on which side of texarkana :p. the ark side, or the TX side

  • Jimmy

    atta boy Mosely

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

    now that was a damn impressive inning

    5 pitches, 1K

    • Chip

      2 broken bats, zero balls

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        I was really impressed by the 2 out of 3 broken bats.

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

          It was Mariano-esque

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

            Is anyone tracking how many broken bats MO has induced per batter/AB/pitch?

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

    That was quite an impressive inning from Moseley.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      send him to teh 8th!

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

    Moseley to the 8th!!!!!

    /hysterical overreaction’d

  • Chip

    Moseley is obviously the heir to Rivera, look at the movement! The broken bats!

  • DJH

    Dustin to teh 8th!!!

  • Chip

    Hmmm, are we sure they didn’t just call up Melvin and call him Moseley so the other teams wouldn’t see it coming?

  • DJH

    With a 5 pitch inning he’s giving himself a shot at the save.

    • Chip

      I’ll bet they’ll let him go 60-70 pitches. He was supposed to make a start two days ago so I would think he’s more than capable of going 100

  • Zooboy

    Moesely Rules.

    • Zooboy

      (Spelling rues.)

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

    Dustin to teh 8th!!!!!!

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

    wait why the hell do you put in CHoP?

    • Accent Shallow

      He can’t be off the roster fast enough.

      Dreck.

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

        amen

  • Accent Shallow

    This is the only situation where Chan Ho park should be pitching — up or down 8 runs.

    (And I’d rather see Moseley here. He at least might help the 2010 Yankees)

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

    posada at 1st!

  • Adam

    Umm really Posada at first? Aren’t they supposed to be protecting him from getting hurt?

    • Chip

      Hmmmm, catching easy throws from your fielders vs getting nicked with 90 mph foul balls………I’ll put him at first

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

    I needed that, Yankees. Thank you.

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

    Great fucking win

    the only downside is that a-rod and grit gutner’s RBIs have destroyed me today in fantasy

    • ARX

      I’m still kicking myself for not picking up Gardner when he was still available in my league. At the time, I figured “nah, my OF is ok, and he’ll cool off soon.” Damn!

  • ARX

    When I left to go to the store I was afraid I might miss another grand slam or something :-D Great win, very cathartic.

  • whozat

    I kind of love Bob Lorenz

  • Captain Jack

    That was refreshing.