Jul
06

Game 83: All Star vs. All Star

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Are they serious with those unis? (Photo Credit: Ben Margot, AP)

So we’ve got ourselves an intriguing little pitching matchup tonight. Everyone knows about CC Sabathia and his ridiculous levels of awesomeness, but what about Trevor Cahill? The 22-year-old got rocked in his first start of the season (eight runs in five innings against the Blue Jays), but since then he’s pitched to a 2.22 ERA and held opponents to a .201/.269/.294 batting line in 77 IP. He’s got a Kevin Brown-esque turbosinker that has generated ground balls 54.3% of the time this season, but if the Yankees are patient, Cahill will work himself into trouble (just 43.6% of his pitches have been in the zone).

Here’s the lineup that will face Oakland’s lone All Star representative…

Gardner, LF
Jeter, SS
Teixiera, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, DH – third time he’s DH’ing in the last four games, could he be nursing something?
Posada, C
Granderson, CF
Curtis, RF

And on the mound, CC Sabathia.

Another late one, with first pitch scheduled for 10:05pm ET and can be seen on YES.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Maybe the Yankees are showcasing Curtis to trade him?!

    /totally untrue
    /irresponsible rumor mongering

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 (The Real) James

      Curtis doesn’t want to be in NY anyway…wants to play with Lebron, Wade and Bosh in Miami.

      Also…pretty sure he hates the fact Donnie Walsh is rolling around in a wheel chair.

      /Woj’d

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

    Bottom 6th: Rays 2, Red Sox 1

    Youkilis left the game with right ankle pain, the Sox announced. That’s the extent of our information.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....tra_bases/

    Hope that’s vague enough for everyone.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      My question is, did he cry and whine about how the sand/dirt was too slippery?

  • Total Dominication

    Do the Angels let Weaver play in the ASG or not?

  • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

    I predict CC will dominate this time. I think he’ll throw another CG, but this time he exits with a victory.

  • Total Dominication

    Can’t the Yankees tell Cano not to participate.

    • Tom Zig

      This

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

      Can’t the Yankees just wrap Cano in bubble wrap? We can’t afford to take any chances with him!

      • Total Dominication

        I’m not saying I agree, just that they shouldn’t complain about it if they can stop it.

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

    Be healthy, Mo =(

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      I hope Mo doesn’t miss more than three games with the knee inflammation.

  • ultimate913

    Holy crap. I just heard a fan fell over 50 feet from the 2nd railing at the Rangers/Indians game. All players were taken off the field. omg. That’s sounds f-ing scary. Please be all right, person. Please.

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      Oh my God that’s terrible. You have to hope for this person to make it.

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

      Wow, that’s terrifying. :( :( :(

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

      please be okay…

    • ultimate913

      I’m hearing that it was only(better lower than 50) about 25 feet and that the fan was conscious when taken out on a stretcher. Good to hear.

  • Total Dominication

    I thought Cust was DFA’d.

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      He accepted the assignment to AAA and was called up sometime later.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy shit, Bay.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And Davis makes up for it with a nice play. One more for the CGSO!

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

      What’d Bay do?

      Also Johan Santana is a badass, I’ll say it again.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Made an error on a really easy catch that would’ve been out number two.

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

        He pulled a Luis Castillo.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I want Cano to win the MVP, but Curry’s reasoning there was really weak.

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      What was it?

      • Total Dominication

        Cano’s ben similar to JM, but Cano has picked up the Yankee offense.

    • TheLastClown

      I can’t watch YES…what was his reasoning?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        What TD said above: Cano’s carried the Yankee offense at times and what not. Morneau’s done exactly the same thing.

        • Accent Shallow

          If we’re using silly sportswriter logic, Morneau has one MVP he doesn’t deserve, so he’s gonna have to make Albert Pujols look like Babe Dahlgren to win one now.

  • Total Dominication

    Curry is such an idiot on everything. Cano get’s teh edge because he plays second, not because he has a “weak” offense. Johnson should be the Cy Young right now. Lee has 1/10th the bb’s of Price. Also, is Heyward really teh best NL rookie? He’s been sucky.

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

      Heyward: .251/.366/.821, 122 OPS+. And that’s including a HUGE slump because he was playing hurt. Totally not sucky at all.

      • Total Dominication

        Yes’s stats made him look bad, sorry.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Even with the edge in position, Moreanu (4.8) is besting Cano in WAR (4.4) right now.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Yea, but Morneau already won an undeserved MVP, so it only makes sense that he won’t win when he does deserve it.

        • poster on another computer

          Which WAR?

          As I believe Steve H pointed out in his blog, WAR is not the best indicator of a player’s value because we have alternate and sometimes confliting WARs being calculated.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I used FG WAR.

            On B-Ref, it’s 5.1 for JM and 4.5 for Cano.

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

            Doesn’t matter how you slice it–Morneau is ahead 5.1-4.5 in b-ref WAR, and Morneau is ahead 4.8-4.2 in Fangraphs WAR.

            • poster on another computer

              One shows a discrepancy that may or may not be made up for in UZR margin of error. The other, I have no idea.

      • Total Dominication

        Isn’t Cano at 4.5?

        /nitpicked

      • Accent Shallow

        And isn’t 4 runs within the UZR margin of error?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Heyward hasn’t been sucky (122 OPS+), but Jaime Garcia has been ridiculous.

      • Total Dominication

        Right, now I remember him. He should be the winner as of now.

  • Tom Zig

    The club already has several impact players on the disabled list, including Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, Jason Varitek, Josh Beckett and Jacoby Ellsbury.

    One of these things is not like the others.

    • Total Dominication

      Victor Martinez?

      • Tom Zig

        Minorities in Boston? Who Knew?

      • Kiersten

        touche.

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      Jason Varitek.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        BUT THE MANAGING OF THE PITCHING STAFF!!

  • ultimate913

    Lebron to have a press conference on Thursday at 9 on ESPN in a one hour special. Anyone else excited?

    • poster on another computer

      We have to wait all the way until Thursday?

      Awwwwww,

      /Takes out burrito, wipes down microwave

      • Total Dominication

        That meme has really been making a comeback recently.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Me. For it all to be over.

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      I’m going to miss it.

    • Apollo22237

      It will be interesting to see what the ratings will be for that.

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

      It’s gonna be *hilarious* isn’t it

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      9am or 9pm?

      • Apollo22237

        It has to be 9pm right? I’m sure ESPN wants this to dominate Primetime.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          I would think so…

          But ESPN is Lebron’s b%#*!, so he makes the rules.

      • ultimate913

        PM

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So Posada’s back in and Swisher is still batting sixth while Gardner leads off? Not sure if I’m thrilled about this.

    • forensicnucchem

      Posada hasn’t been hitting since his DL stint and it drops Granderson lower. What’s wrong with putting the better players higher?

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Well, Posada has a .267/.373/.483 line.

        • forensicnucchem

          .203/.337/.351 in June.
          .231/.375/.308 in July.
          .227/.354/.409 in last 28 days.

          And the one I actually just noticed, unrelated to his injury:

          .198/.324/.384 on the road.

          Also worse vs. righties than lefties.

          • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

            Eh, I won’t pay too much attention to July numbers, but his numbers in the past month are pretty awful. Pretty bad road stats as well.

            I’m sure he’ll bounce back. I wouldn’t start worrying just yet.

            • JohnnyC

              He’ll turn 39 this summer. I’d be worried big time. He hasn’t been able to stay on the field for more than a few weeks at a time since 2008.

              • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

                He was healthy enough to play in 111 games last season. Can’t really ask for much more than that from an aging catcher. And he played very well at that.

                And I wouldn’t start worrying just yet. “Just yet” being the keywords. He’s been a productive player for a long time now, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he went on to have a good second half. No, he’s not an everyday catcher at this point it seems, but he can still help this team.

                Every player has had a bad month before, so I won’t chalk it up to him being a zombie. Let’s wait some more time before freaking out.

      • kunaldo

        swisher = better player, no?

        • forensicnucchem

          Yes, that’s why I’m saying bat him ahead of Posada. Batting second is ok, but at 6th he’s behind guys who get on base at a better clip to help drive guys in.

          Of course, the move we all know will never happen would be dropping Jeter a bunch and putting Swish 2nd.

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

    Let’s show this guy what a good lineup does to a decent pitcher.

  • Apollo22237

    Well, Gardner worked him at least, so that means Jeter will swing at the first pitch.

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

      ha wrong

      • Apollo22237

        Hehe. Jeter is doing good too.

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

    62 degrees… can I please go to Oakland right now?

  • forensicnucchem

    Reverse lock tonight? Yanks facing a pitcher they haven’t seen before and CC facing a team he’s struggled against.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      The Yankees are going to win 1-0 on a Brett Gardner Homerun. Joba will also pitch 4 shut out innings (8th-12th inning.)

  • pat

    18 pitches thru .1 innings. Me likey.

    • pat

      OK 19 thru .2

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jeter didn’t look very comfortable in that AB.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Jeter’s days as a Yankee are numbered!

      The end is near Matt!!

      /pointless comment’d

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Teix’s OBP is now average. That was fast.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wasn’t that pitch in the exact same spot as the pitch before it?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I have the worst feeling Suzuki will hit another Sabathia homer…

  • pat

    Revenge!

    Sort of.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    CCs looking sharp early. It remains to be seen whether the A’s or the ump will make him work harder.

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

    Stupid Oakland

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      Cute story, my ex-girlfriend from SF during a trip back to SF with me would point in the general direction of Oakland and say “stupid Oakland” followed with a string of obscenities. Wait…is that story cute?

      But yeah, Oakland sucks and the frigging stadium makes me want to throw up.

  • Reggie C.

    Alright Alex. Time to stomp all over these As.

    • Reggie C.

      Damn. He’s making the weakest contact.

  • forensicnucchem

    Obviously he scores anyway, but I’d love to see just one game where Yanks catchers don’t have an ‘easy’ pitch go off their glove to the backstop.

    And what’s with not even bothering to throw with Crisp stealing? The A’s broadcast didn’t show the jump, but this is getting pretty ugly.

  • Kiersten

    Rays made that a little too exciting.

  • forensicnucchem

    Maybe the homerun derby will actually get Cano’s swing fixed since he hasn’t hit for a couple weeks now. Hope for the best!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    OMG the game is over. This team can’t hit!1!1

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

      I literally saw someone say “a perfect game through 2 is unacceptable.” AAHHHHHHH

    • Hummingbird S.

      Sarcasm aside, this 1 run lead seems a lot bigger when you consider how the offense has been hitting lately and who they are facing.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Not like they scored 11 runs in one inning mostly against one of the best pitchers in the league three days ago.

        • Tom Zig

          the only problem was that the other 7 innings they fell asleep

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Oh noes. Eh, it’s still way too early to think of that stuff, but I get what you’re saying.

  • Jimmy

    A-Rod looks pathetic offensively.

    • lenn23

      Real pathetic!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Let’s just go ahead and pretend those “Send Swish” commercials never happened.

    At least Kay isn’t here to cackle at them.

  • forensicnucchem

    lol, the A’s announcers talking like they’re going to make the playoffs.

    That’s so cute…

    • JohnnyC

      They don’t realize it’s that time of the year, every year, when Billy Beane sorts out which third of his roster to trade away for those prospects he hasn’t been able to draft and develop since the beginning of the past decade.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I don’t know why, but I hate> Rosales.

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

      He tried to bunt to break up Hughes’ no-hit bid last time we were in Oakland, no?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Did he? I think it’s the whole sprinting home runs thing. That annoys me.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Speaking of the sprinting home runs, why isn’t he celebrated for his grit?

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I’m pretty sure he did get celebrated the two times I know he did it.

    • forensicnucchem

      The A’s broadcast just did a mailbag with a guy who said he loves Rosales and the announcers went on for a few minutes discussing how nice a guy he is and how great it is to have him on the team.

      They would not be happy with you right now…

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Hey, sport: what has two thumbs and doesn’t give a crap?

        Bob Kelso. Nice to meet you.

        /Scrubs’d

        And I’m sure he’s a nice guy but there’s just something about him that bothers me.

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

    That dude looks like an uglier Nomaaaahhh

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I thought the same thing! I was wondering if it was just me.

      Excluding the uglier part. For a second I thought that was Nomar.

    • JohnnyC

      That’s not even possible.

  • forensicnucchem

    Posada should be batting higher in the lineup!!! ;-)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m getting bummed about Curtis.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      He can’t handle New York! Worst trade ever!

  • Rose

    http://www.hovied.com/entertai.....76543.html (SAFE)

    Doc Brown has this date in his car in Back to the Future!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That 2-0 pitch looked high, no?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I like it when umps aren’t afraid of calling high strikes.

    • Apollo22237

      I was just thinking about how his strike zone seems a little high, nothing wrong with it though.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Do I hear vuvuzelas?!

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      soooo lucky I’m stuck with Gameday right now (too lazy to go to roof).

  • forensicnucchem

    If there was EVER a time for Jeter to break that RBI-less streak, this has to be it.

    Come on Jeter!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Yankees haven’t hit a single ball in the air the whole game. Odds of sac fly–low

    here’s hoping for a hit

  • Jack

    Triple steal. They’ll never see it coming.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Haha ietc.d

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Erase the “.d,” don’t know where that came from.

  • pat

    Year of the GS?

    • pat

      Bah.

      • Jack

        Rod has a chance now.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Hell, I’ll take it.

  • Jimmy

    Jeter almost GIDP

  • forensicnucchem

    Geez, just barely beat it. That would’ve figured…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh, Derek.

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

    thankfully it wasn’t a DP. Now we need to get a hit with runners in scoring position.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Oh no…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    CHARGE THE MOUND!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    DAMN. IT.

    be okay Teix.

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

    Oh God. TEX BE OKAY BABY.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, they didn’t need that.

  • pat

    Fuck me.

  • HIP HIP JORGE

    Ouch for TEIX.

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

    That looked like it hurt a lot.

  • Apollo22237

    It must have hit a good spot because it didn’t seem too hard.

  • Jimmy

    HAHA TEX

  • Kiersten

    Cmon AROD!!!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    That is a serious kidney punch

  • Ivan

    That doesn’t feel good.

  • TheLastClown

    Oof. Definitely knocked the wind out him, but old boy’s gonna be fine it looks like.

  • Reggie C.

    I can’t believe they’re wearing jackets over there … how i hate California’s good weather.

  • forensicnucchem

    Ok A-Rod. Put a good swing on it. Make him pay!!!!!

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Tex hits a homerun later in the game.

    Book it.

  • TheLastClown

    Out of.

  • Apollo22237

    A-Rod needs to pretend Teix was INT walked…

    • TheLastClown

      And so he does!

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

    They are making him work a ton.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Bases loaded walk or a Grand Slam! LETS GO!!!!

  • Apollo22237

    Year of the GS!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    It’s an A-Bomb!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh HELL YEAH.

  • forensicnucchem

    WWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    That’s how you punish a team for hitting the guy in front of you.

  • Ivan

    You kinda saw that coming…

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Year of the Grandslam!

    Number 9!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Year of the Grand Slam!!!!!!!

  • HIP HIP JORGE

    An A bomb from Arod

  • Jack
  • pat

    OOO SEXY TIMEEE

  • Reggie C.

    AROD STOMP!

  • Accent Shallow

    So, A-Rod: still good at baseball.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    I LOVE ALEX RODRIGUEZ!!! I’M STRAIGHT BUT I LOVE ME SOME A-ROD!!!

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Agreed

    • forensicnucchem

      +1

  • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

    What’s that, 3rd of the year. Fucking Beast.

  • Kiersten

    ARODDDDDDDD!

    The year of the grand slam – I approve.

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

    A-Rod just looks so bad in these at-bats!!!!

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    A-Rod is pretty good at hitting baseballs. Could make a fine career out of it.

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

    Year of the Grand Slam.

  • forensicnucchem

    LOL, the second he hit it, A’s announcer: “And that baby’s gone.”

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Haha Flash’s call was pretty funny.

    John Sterling he is not.

  • Accent Shallow

    I guess that’s to be expected if you throw an 89 mph fastball middle in.

  • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

    FUCKING RIDICULOUS. 9 GSes on the yeat.

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

    the year of the GS continues.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Chances Alex breaks the GS record this season?

  • Reggie C.

    Cahill’s FB is the kid’s WORST pitch. shoulda thrown him a change.

    • TheLastClown

      3-1 bases loaded? When he couldn’t get it over 3 pitches in a row?

  • http://fmylife.com JobaJr
  • Kiersten

    I love no-doubters.

  • rek4gehrig

    Dont u dare, I repeat, dont u dare load the bases for my Yankees

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

    Offense seems to be putting together a lot better at bats since that 11 run inning.

  • Jimmy

    A-Rod must have read me post :(

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    There goes A-Rod showing his 24-1 mentality. He just killed the rally by hitting that grandslam. That guy only thinks about himself I swear.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I’m joking of course. I’m sure someone will think I’m serious..

      • TheLastClown

        Nah, it’s deeply ingrained in the meme-cabulary.

    • Apollo22237

      This is funny because I was just telling the kids on my team tonight about the homerun killing the rallies and how I would rather string the hits together. We just have to deal with A-Rod’s selfishness though.

  • TheLastClown

    So whaddya think guys? His power’s gone, amirite? Sucka ain’t got no juice?

    • Jack

      He looks like a first baseman.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Still gotta get that SLG up to .500, but he’s getting there.

  • matt s

    Ricky Henderson right behind home plate 3 rows back?

  • Hummingbird S.

    grand slam is really our thing this season.. I like it!

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

      2009 – The Year of the Walkoff
      2010 – The Year of the Grand Slam
      2011 – The Year of the No-Hitter (wait that’s this season)/2009 and 2010 combined!

      • Jack

        2009 – The Year of the Walkoff
        2010 – The Year of the Grand Slam
        2011 – The Year of the Walkoff Grand Slam

        • TheLastClown

          Tsk Tsk Tsk…you know you can’t do what you’re trying to do.

          • Jack

            ?

            • TheLastClown

              You, sir, were engaged in the impossible act of predicting baseball.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        2009 – The Year of the Walkoff
        2010 – The Year of the Grand Slam
        2011 – The Year of the Jesus (Montero)
        2012 – The End of Days

  • forensicnucchem

    Ok CC, mow through them now…

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

    Sorry I’m late… I had a thing.

    This just in: Trevor Cahill done fucked up.

    • Jack

      He shouldn’t have stepped on Braden’s mound.

    • TheLastClown

      He got Centaured in half.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      That thing? Or the other thing?

    • theyankeewarrior

      No excuses. Chat like a champion.

      /John Ryan’d

  • Kevin G.

    Year of the Grand Slam is better for the Pythag than the year of the Walk-Off.

  • Jimmy

    Great DP by CC

  • pat

    CC ate that shit up, as CC is wont to do.

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice CC. That’s big.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Are the Yankees just trying to create a solid utility bench player? Seems like every career infielder prospect is being thrown into the outfield.

    Smart tactic if it works out I guess.

    • Apollo22237

      Maybe preparing in case they need 3 catchers in the future again?

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      In the quest for an ultra utility man under control for the better part of a decade. Better than giving up a prospect of any sorts for a rental player on a 1 year deal.

  • Jimmy

    Then CC shows his speed covering the base better than anyone I have ever seen.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    5 runs on 3 hits. I love it!

  • HIP HIP JORGE

    Johnny Damon bringing back memories walk off jack in the bottom of the

  • HIP HIP JORGE

    11th

  • theyankeewarrior

    How about Alex eh? Shades of his opening day blast from ’06.

    I just got back from the SWB game. Shook Montero’s hand. Dude is a beast for a 20 yr old. Not that any of you don’t know what already. Of course, tonight was his day off. Now I’m forced to go back tomorrow. Nova struggled early, then coasted through 6.2 innings. Albie looked solid again, banging out a 5 out save. Eduardo played 3B again. Jorge Vaz hit a bomb to CF (410 ft) off a lefty. Miranda hit a nice 2B to the opposite field gap. 3-2 win over Rochester.

    /MybestimpressionofAxisa’d

    • pat

      Not enough seething hatred for Nunez.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Nunez actually almost blew the game by not taking away the 3B line with 2 outs on the bottom of the 9th. A ball was hit hard down the line with a runner on first and was foul by maybe one half an inch. It rolled all the way to the wall. The rest of the AB, (ended with a K) he was positioned almost on the line.

      Probably the coaching staff’s mistake as well. But it’s clearly a no doubles defense situation. esp with a righty up.

      BUST

  • Jose the Satirist

    Franco, Wagner. Who is the last one?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Wetteland? I’m drawing a blank.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Lee Smith?

    • Apollo22237

      Im just throwing it out there, but maybe Eckersley. How close is Rivera to 10 saves for Girardi.

      • Apollo22237

        I meant 100 of course.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          He has 102. I guess he is an answer

    • forensicnucchem

      What was the question?

      • Jose the Satirist

        3 pitchers with over 100 saves with two different managers.

        • forensicnucchem

          Thanks, what was the answer?

          • Jose the Satirist

            Franco, Mo, and Mesa.

            • forensicnucchem

              Wow, Jose Mesa. Never would’ve gotten that one.

              • Jose the Satirist

                I know, he was tough. He played for 8 teams. I would’ve never guessed he got 100 with 2 different managers.

                • forensicnucchem

                  Yup, looks like he barely made it with both.

      • Apollo22237

        What 3 guys have 100 saves for 2 different managers I believe was the question.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Shit, I forgot about Willie Randolph. I failed, 1 out of 3.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    You’ll get him next time Swish!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    CC looking good!

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

      That’s how we do it in the 2-oh-9.

      /Braden’d

  • Jimmy

    53 pitches. 6 ks.

  • forensicnucchem

    A’s announcer: “Just don’t want Sabathia to find a groove”

    Me (after watching him school Kouzmanoff and Ellis): “HA, too late!”

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

    holy shit i just saw the a-rod grand slam. wow that was a MASH

  • Jimmy

    That’s so gay commercial wth?

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

      Please stop with the homophobic slurs. Gay is not a synonym for bad. We’ve matured beyond that as a society.

      • Jimmy

        Did you just see that commercial?

        • pat

          I didn’t see it but was it the one with Wanda Sykes?

          • Jimmy

            Yeah. WTH is that? Is it a new campaign?

            • pat

              Not brand new but relatively new. I saw it once or twice last year. Doesn’t play very often tho.

              • Jimmy

                Thanks.

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

          I saw several commercials, none of which were “gay”, whatever that is supposed to mean.

          • Jimmy

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0

            You’re not understanding what I’m typing. Watch the video.

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

              Ah, okay. Rock on, then, Wanda!

              I didn’t see that one, no.

          • pat

            IIRC it features a bunch of whippersnappers in a diner or something and they’re calling stuff gay and Wanda Sykes basically says what you just said.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Linda McMahon running for senate? WOW. Vince must be proud!

    • Apollo22237

      Everytime I see that commercial I hope that no little kids are watching when she says that wrestling is fake. Of course I guess a little kid wouldn’t be listening to what Linda McMahon has to say in the first place.

      • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

        WHAT!?! WRESTLING IS FAKE?!?!?

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

          I hate to break this to you, BadaBling, but… Jesus dies at the end of The Passion of the Christ.

          • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

            But like Tex when got plucked by that pitch, he did rise again! We can’t say the same about Mel Gibson’s career!

        • Apollo22237

          Ha, that made me laugh. I’m surprised that not everyone figures it out when Rey Mysterio beats 7ft tall people regularly. He is the Brett Gardner of WWE, that gritty SOB.

          • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

            Until he lost his mask, then he just became a smaller, slightly better looking, tanner version of Shawn Michaels.

          • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

            C’mon CC strike this fool out!!

        • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

          On the real though, the McMahon family has certainly shown they know what it takes to run a successful business. If I lived in CT, she’d get my vote!

          • Apollo22237

            I am actually thinking about voting for her, for the same reason, but the problem for her is that the person sheis running against is pretty popular in CT, so she is screwed.

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

              Her “McMahon Jobs Plan” makes me laugh. I added the quotes so that I could say it with a straight face.

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

            Step 1: obtain massive amounts of steroids
            Step 2:
            Step 3: PROFIT!

            • pat

              Step 2a. Make sure all your wrestlers are signed to contracts as independent contractors so you don’t have to pay any sort of health or retirement benefits.

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

    CC seems a little pissed. He is on now.

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

      Angry teddy bear rawr.

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

    man i hate cheap hits

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

    CC, c’mon.

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

    holy crap what a great catch!

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

      Looks like the back feels fine.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Nice catch Tex!!! His back must feel fine, good to see!

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice play!!!

  • Jose the Satirist

    Was that Pete Abe next to Rickey? It had to be his clone.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Lot of birds flying around. Hitchcock in the house.

  • forensicnucchem

    Come on CC, end this inning.

  • pat

    Plz not a live by the die by the moment.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    C’mon CC strike this fool out!!!

  • Apollo22237

    Damon hit a walkoff. Stupid Cashman, if he was on this team we would be 70-12, with the 12 losses coming from Matsui’s non-presence.

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

      Last time I checked, Austin Jackson was hitting .400/.500/.600.

      /thatoneguy’d

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

    I said c’mon CC :(

  • Ivan

    Lets go CC.

  • Vinny the Bull

    HELL yeah.

  • Ivan

    NICE!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    THAT WAS GREAT! CC is the MAN!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Something tells me Barton didn’t like that call.

  • Jimmy

    what an epic bat smash

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

    Oh snap. Goodbye.

  • Adam

    Apparently the A’s as a team need their mouths collectively washed out with soap.

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

      Ump to the A’s: GET OFF MY PLATE

  • forensicnucchem

    Anyone have quick access to Brooks on that pitch?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    the best part? it was a strike

    • forensicnucchem

      Just what I wanted to see. Thank you.

  • Apollo22237

    I’m surprised the ump didn’t throw him out for slamming the bat. Good restraint.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      He did throw him out

    • Apollo22237

      Ok I’m stupid, he did, I missed the ejection, I assumed the coach came out to save Barton.

    • Gwen

      I think he did. Oh, Ken just said it.

    • forensicnucchem

      Huh? He did throw him out.

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

    CC with the bases loaded: “Lemme throw this pitch on the outside corner and see if the ump will give me a close call.”

    Cahill with the bases loaded: “Lemme throw the ball right down the middle of the plate to the active home run leader with 20+ career grand slams and see what happens.

    CC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cahill

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

      Dying of the lulz.

      • ecksodia

        I would second this, but I’ve already died.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Looked like a strike to me.

    Even if it was a mile off the plate, you don’t slam your bat on the plate. Getting yourself tossed isn’t gonna help your team come back.

    I suppose Barton’s been taking lessons from the Dallas Braden school of etiquette.

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

      THAT’S HOW WE ROLL IN THE TWO-OH-NIZZINE, YOU BIZZNITCH

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        Give it a few days before Barton’s grandmother pops up talking trash…

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

    ZZ FUCKING AWESOME!!!

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

    Cranky As update:
    – Duscherer… that’s spelled wrong
    – Dallas Braden
    – Daric Barton
    – Rosales? I feel like he had a shitfit in the last series?

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    yesterday i decided to go to see the mets play the reds with my sister and shes a mets fan so i said yea its baseball and the Yankees weren’t in town but the point is wow what a amazin stadium its is. it was my first time in citi field and i walk around the whole ballpark its a billion times better then shea lol.

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

      I agree, Citi is awesome and Shea sucked.

      Please mix in some punctuation, though. Makes the writing much more tolerable. Thanks in advance.

      • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

        Sorry i was in my fone.

        • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

          On*

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

            No problemo.

  • Vinny the Bull

    A-Rod. Beast.

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

    AROD ON FIRE!!!

    HOLY SHIT

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Alex the Great conquers again!

  • pat

    SUCKA GOT NO JUICE

  • Apollo22237

    A-Rod is not a home run hitter.

  • Adam

    Umm…he’s ba-a-a-ack.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Does he get to 600 before the break?

    • Jack

      I say he gets it tonight.

      • Jose the Satirist

        5 HRs in one game? Most likely never going to happen. You will be HBP in any AB after the 4th.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Arod better pee in a cup after this game.

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      Ouch!

  • Jimmy

    Gonna say A-Rod sucks every game thread from now on.

  • HIP HIP JORGE

    On fire tonight folks.

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

    A-Rod still looks so bad in these at-bats!

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    YES!!! My man crush on A-Rod continues. Dead center! NICE!

  • forensicnucchem

    Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  • ANSKY

    Crisp would’ve needed a rocket up his ass to catch that one!

    /Doyle’d

  • forensicnucchem

    Who’s the guy who said he should’ve thrown him a change-up last time instead of the fastball? Guess what that was? :-)

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

      Against Alex, even when you win, you lose.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Gotta love that centaur.

  • Jimmy

    600 in Seattle

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Now that would be ironic. Take note, Alanis Morrisette.

      • usty

        I always thought that about the song, but wouldn’t a song called “Ironic” full of things that aren’t actually irony be ironic?

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

          … but wouldn’t a song called “Ironic” full of things that aren’t actually irony be ironic?

          I guess irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

          /Shatner’d

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Almost got him Swish, nice swing!

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

    DAMN, i thought swisher had that shit gone

  • Apollo22237

    Swisher just doesn’t want the All-Star game bad enough…

  • pat

    Fuckin piece of crap Sterling just sterling’d himself.

    • Vinny the Bull

      That ball is high, it is far, it iiiiiiisssss…… caught behind the plate in foul territory.

  • rek4gehrig

    Take that (Braden)!!!!!

  • Vinny the Bull

    Teix never would have looked good in red. +10, for Brian Cashman.

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

      Nobody looks good in red. Ever.

  • Adam

    The games where everything clicks are just wonderful.

  • HIP HIP JORGE

    Teix or Tino on one???

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Big Tex with the slick glove, that was just plain out pretty.

  • forensicnucchem

    Tex seems faster when he’s playing defense than when he’s running the bases. Amazing…

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      Agreed!

  • Apollo22237

    That’ll teach you to have room in foul territory.

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

      That’ll teach you to play in a decrepit football stadium from 1968.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Teix with the beautiful foul territory plays.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    So who does CC drill for payback? Or did A-Rod already handle that…

  • Adam

    The Yankees are showing the A’s how they roll in tha 9-1-4 and 2-0-1 tonight, beyatches!

    • Gwen

      I’m not quite sure I understand this seeing as how that’s Westchester County and Jersey…shouldn’t it be the 718 or 646?

      • pat

        Heh, I was thinking 212 and 718.

      • Adam

        Because most of the players live in either Westchester or Jersey (while there are some in Manhattan, of course, I doubt there are any in any 718 areas). And because it is just as pathetic as Braden’s notion of the 2-0-1.

        • Gwen

          Ah…okay. I was just confused as hell there.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Is this the fourth oldest ballpark still in use (Wrigley, Fenway, Dodger…Oakland?)

    • Pat D

      No, Anaheim is older, but has been heavily renovated.

  • Pat D

    Yay, River Ave Blues in-game ad!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages…welcome to the A-Rod and CC Show!

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

    the kurt suzuki dick slobbering has got to stop

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

      HE SHOULDA GONE TO THE ALL STAR GAME!!!!

      Oh, he’s only hitting .252/.307/.420 (.322 wOBA/101 wRC+)? Nevermind, then.

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

        he’s not that great, but JF has a giant crush on him

        • forensicnucchem

          I can’t hear what they’re talking about. But I can just imagine the BS that Flaherty is spewing about yet another blah catcher.

  • pat

    Still can’t hit teh lefties.

    • Apollo22237

      Only a single… he is worthless.

  • Jimmy

    Nice hitting Grandy. I would love to see him do that more.

  • CTyankee

    Singleton reading fangraphs?

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Should every MLB team be represented at the All-Star game? Hell no. That’s like saying because your a specific sex or race you should get a job. IMO, the best players should go, even if they’re all on the same damn team. An All-Star is an All-Star is an All-Star.

    • Pat D

      I have liked it, but I’m now of the opinion that it has run its course. When there were only 8 teams, even when only 12 teams in each league, it was ok. Now there’s just too many teams in both leagues.

    • pat

      I hear what you’re saying, but it’s all about the loot. Papa Bud wants every TV market to have a reason to tune in.

      • Pat D

        So Pittsburgh will tune in because of Evan Meek? Oakland because of Trevor Cahill? Baltimore because of Ty Wigginton?

        • pat

          Well maybe not the reliever so much as Wigginton or Cahill. If I were an Athletics fan I’d watch just to see by boy pitch. granted I might be a little more into it than the average baseball fan, but it’s more of a draw than not having someone from my own team on it.

          • Pat D

            I just don’t think that the fans of the teams that are having miserable or mediocre years are going to care about a non-star player being their All-Star. Of course, you won’t be able to prove this in terms of television ratings until it’s actually changed.

        • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

          I understand the reasoning but I vehemently disagree with it. It illustrates, to me, whats wrong with our country. The best players should earn the right to be called an All-Star for the rest of their career, not because the A’s or O’s needed a representative for the game. Not to say Cahill doesn’t deserve to be an All-Star but Wigginton, no thanks.

          • rbizzler

            I really don’t think that having each team represented at an exhibition game is representative of societal problems. Unless you consider capitalism a problem. Like I said below, the inclusion of a player from every team guarantees fan interest in every market.

            For every hardcore baseball fan I know, there are many more people that just follow the local team. MLB is just guaranteeing that each team has someone to celebrate in the media for the game and that fans have a (local) reason to tune in.

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

          So Pittsburgh will tune in because of Evan Meek? Oakland because of Trevor Cahill? Baltimore because of Ty Wigginton?

          Shit, if I was a fan of Pittsburgh, Oakland, or Baltimore and you told me there’d be a nationally televised exhibition game guaranteed not to have any Pirates, A’s, or Orioles in it, that would be a big incentive to watch. That’s actually a good thing.

          The less Evan Meek I’m forced to watch, the better.

        • rbizzler

          That is the basic idea. It gives the local beat guys and columnists a local guy to write about and it gives fans something to look forward to (outside of seeing all of the talent from other teams).

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

      Should every MLB team be represented at the All-Star game? Hell no. That’s like saying because your a specific sex or race you should get a job.

      I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy that strip clubs only hire women dancers.

      • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

        LOL, I guess there are exceptions. Well played TSJC, well played!

        • Pat D

          Yes, good point.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I think every team should be represented. Despite all the “it counts!” garbage, the All-Star game is still about the fans. Let everyone have a player from their team there.

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

        I’m telling you, fans of shitty teams don’t want to see their shitty players in the All Star Game. They want to see good players.

        There’s a reason attendance at Royals games doubles when the Yankees/Red Sox are in town: the fans get to see players they actually like.

        • Pat D

          Yea, supposedly the attendance here tripled?

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

    OMG @ that guy running to first. Ahahahaha.

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

    WOO HOO!!

  • Jimmy

    A-Rod is doing everything

  • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

    So I hear A-Rod hit two homers?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Heck of a game for Alex

  • Cy Farnsworth

    OK, I’ll do it because Kay isn’t here to:

    OH WHAT A PLAY BY ALEX!!!

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

    A-Rod: Fuck you and your t-shirts, Oakland.

    • Pat D

      Dallas Braden: (whining like Luke Skywalker in Star Wars) But I didn’t ask for those shirts to be printed!

  • Jack

    Alex Rodriguez is good at baseball.

  • forensicnucchem

    He can do it all!

  • Vinny the Bull

    6 straight balls, eh?

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    A second hip surgery? HA! The Centaur is like Wolverine, he heals himself! Amazing play!

  • Apollo22237

    Obviously this pitcher is in the majors so he has done something right, but he seems to be very lazy. He is not following through and is straight up and down.

    • Vinny the Bull

      I was just gonna say, he looks like he’s all upper-body, hardly any leg in his delivery.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Watching Ross pitch makes my elbow hurt…I know its been brought up in the past but man that form is all arm.

    • Apollo22237

      Exactly… and the funny thing is he is still throwing 98 MPH without any body behind it.

      • Pat D

        Tommy John surgery is in his future.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

          TJ surgery being one of the many surgeries he’ll probably go through. He is going to suffer a plethora of arm problems….

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        hitting 90s driving with legs/arms/body slowly is strenuous to the arm, imagine how much strain is on the arm with 90% arm and 10% legs…

        I wince when I imagine myself pitching like that. I’ve been taught to drive with the whole body using the legs and all, Ross’ mechanics is the exact opposite of all that.

  • Manimal

    This guy has the worst mechanics I have ever seen… How do his elbow ligaments not snap with every pitch?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    What the hell kind of delivery is that?

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      One that requires a whole lot of arm and a tiny bit of legs…

  • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

    This Alex Rodriguez guy has a promising future. I can just feel it.

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

      He’s washed up and can’t possibly return to form. Best days are hopelessly behind him.

      /Bret’d

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Double clutched and still got him. So lazy

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

    cano, the guy can’t throw three straight strikes…..

    ugh

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    That’s the smartest thing an A’s pitchers done all night, walk A-Rod. He’s locked in. Double steal time!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      …or a weak ground out to second for a double play.

  • Jimmy

    Man Cano needs a day off.

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      Let him play through it, he has had some hard hit balls hit right at guys the past couple of games. He’s gonna have a break out game tomorrow!

  • Apollo22237

    I enjoy how we are all complaining about this guys delivery. We should teach him a lesson or two.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      My friend’s little brother has better mechanics than him…its painful to watch Ross pitch.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      If you’re gonna be all arm action, you should at least stride towards the plate. Yeah, he’s in the majors and I didn’t pitch past high school. But it doesn’t take Dave Eiland to see that his arm gets put under tremendous stress and his control suffers from throwing like that.

      That delivery almost defies physics.

  • Jimmy

    Wow at the Rockies

  • Apollo22237

    The Home Run Derby has already screwed up Cano’s swing… what the hell.

  • Pat D

    Wow, I just listened to the words in that WB Mason commercial. It’s kind of insulting, really.

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

      What did it say?

      • Pat D

        Talking about how in this tough economy, it’s important to save money, and that’s why the Yankees use WB Mason for all the stuff that WB Mason provides.

        It reminds me of when Big Stein threatened to cut common employee’s dental plans when they introduced the luxury tax.

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

          But Hank’s wasting away. He’s down to a C cup.

          • Pat D

            That’s a good thing. Both for those who have to look at him and for his own health.

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

    Cano’s 0-for-4, he’s obviously been affected by his participation in the home run derby!

    • Apollo22237

      Haha, great minds.

      • Pat D

        Yea, count me thrilled that he’s participating.

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

    Holy shit. Rockies score SIX in the bottom of the ninth to tie it up. O_O

  • Jimmy

    CC it’s Coco Crisp. Just throw it down the pipe.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    I wonder how much longer they let CC go.

    • Pat D

      He should really be out now.

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

    How a stadium this gigantic doesn’t have actual bullpens is beyond me. Seeing relievers warming up in the middle of foul territory just seems weird now.

    Tres 80s.

    • Adam

      We can only hope for the bullpen cart as well. Especially one shaped like a baseball.

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

        I want our Yankee bullpen cart shaped like a WS trophy, plated in solid gold and encrusted in diamonds.

        • Pat D

          Sounds like something just to piss off the fans of every other team.

          I like it!

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

            Perhaps we can throw some ropes on it and get it pulled by dirty destitute Boston street urchins.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Why keep making CC work with a 5 run lead? Turn it over to the pen.

  • Adam

    Wow, pointed out on the LH blog:

    “Only 4 percent of Alex Rodriguez’s at-bats have come with the bases loaded, but he has 36 percent of his RBI with the bases loaded.”

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      Grade A-Clutch-Rod!

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I mean, there are by definition two runners in scoring position every PA with the bases loaded. Those situations should always account for a disproportionate number of a player’s RBIs

  • Jimmy

    9 runs for the rockies to win the game wow

    • Pat D

      Oh, to be in the St. Louis clubhouse.

      • Pat D

        Does anyone know if Jim Tracy had another one of his very awkward celebratory fist pumps?

  • forensicnucchem

    I know CC’s a beast, but I might take him out now before one more AB against Suzuki.

    • forensicnucchem

      I like when I’m wrong like that.

  • Jimmy

    10 k’s for CC

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

    Stat padder.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I wish I could be in Oakland, because CC deserves a standing ovation.

    • Apollo22237

      He got one anyway.

  • pat

    Gotta let the big bear eat.

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

    Rockies down 9-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, win 12-9.

    That’s uh, crazy.

    • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

      You can’t predict baseball!

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    10Ks, nice! Out RUNS Giradi before he tries to hurry back to the mound to make it 11.

  • Apollo22237

    Percentage on how many of the fans there are pro-Yankee? The standing O after CC was taken out seemed to show 90% Yankee fans, haha. All the Oakland fans have left by now anyway.

    • Pat D

      Oakland…fans. I’m not sure I know what this is.

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

        The Oakland fans won’t be released from prison until September when the NFL season starts again.

        • rbizzler

          Nice cheap shot, Tommie.

          • Jimmy

            CC is a Raiders fan :)

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

            I give because I love.

            • rbizzler

              Speaking of giving because people love (purple drank), does Russell get a roster spot this year (specifically in the NFL)?

              • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

                Maybe in the CFL, AFL or NFL Europe.

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

                No. His foolish sizzurp arrest has closed the door on his fat, out of shape NFL career hopes.

                Welcome to the UFL, Jamarcus.

      • HIP HIP JORGE

        I was at a blue jays oakland game in oakland a couple years back, payed attendance was just over 9,000. Games there are beyond painful.

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

    wow robertson just threw 94

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama
    • Apollo22237

      I like how near the very end there is a little bump up towards the Rockies, and then the graph said, oh wait they still have no chance, I’ll go back down.

    • rbizzler

      Talk about being brought back from the dead…

    • forensicnucchem

      The Giambino!!!

    • pat

      If the WE was 100% does that mean a 9 run 9th inning comeback has never happened before?

      • pat

        Bah, that was the final WE, not the beginning of the 9th.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Great job Franklin–has anyone ever had a worse WPA from one game?

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

      I wonder what game had the most vertical line ever. FG only goes back to 1974, but apparently on May 23, 1901 the Cleveland Blues scored 9 runs with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Washington Senators 14-13.

  • Reggie C.

    PREDATORS looks so damn good. I’m ready for a an actual good action movie this summer.

  • Jimmy

    wow Tex

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Way to be Tex.

    This game has just been all kinds of awesome.

  • Apollo22237

    If I was the Athletics I wouldn’t even come out for the last out in the 9th. After that catch, and the rest of Teix’s it is just not their night.

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    The Tex Show continues, nice grab!

  • Jimmy

    Great Job CC A-Rod D-Rob

  • Apollo22237

    A-Rod only had 5 of the 6 RBI’s… bum.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

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

    Excellent win :)

  • forensicnucchem

    Great game!

  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    Great game! Nice pitching, great D and two A-BOMBS from A-ROD!!

  • forensicnucchem
  • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

    A-Rod called CC a horse, it takes one to know one.

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

      They love playing the Phillies, if you catch my drift.

      • http://www.myspace.com/addonizio BadaBling

        Zing!!

      • pat

        They both love smoking weed!

        /didn’t catch drift.
        //passed it to Pawlikowski.

  • forensicnucchem

    Now they just need to not have a repeat of the last series in Oakland where they didn’t seem to show up for the last game.

  • pat

    Funny story: Our two biggest players of the game are making more than the entire Oakland payroll.

    Athletics:$50,839,900

    Arod: $33,000,000
    Sabathia: $24,285,714

    Lulz.

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

    great effing win

  • Sean C

    Just got home from a shit day at work to the glory of A-Rod and CC. The Yankees sure do know how to make me feel better about, well, everything. That’s 7 straight Wins for the big guy. And Boston lost (but at the cost of a Rays win), but still, I like it when Boston loses.