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.

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502 Comments»

  1. Maybe the Yankees are showcasing Curtis to trade him?!

    /totally untrue
    /irresponsible rumor mongering

    • 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

  2. 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.

  3. Total Dominication says:

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

  4. Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

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

  5. Total Dominication says:

    Can’t the Yankees tell Cano not to participate.

    • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

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

  6. ultimate913 says:

    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.

  7. Total Dominication says:

    I thought Cust was DFA’d.

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

  9. Total Dominication says:

    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.

  10. Tom Zig says:

    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.

  11. ultimate913 says:

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

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

    • forensicnucchem says:

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

      • Angelo says:

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

        • forensicnucchem says:

          .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.

          • Angelo says:

            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 says:

              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.

              • Angelo says:

                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 says:

        swisher = better player, no?

        • forensicnucchem says:

          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.

  13. Jake H says:

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

  14. Apollo22237 says:

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

  15. bexarama says:

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

  16. forensicnucchem says:

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

  17. pat says:

    18 pitches thru .1 innings. Me likey.

  18. Jeter didn’t look very comfortable in that AB.

  19. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

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

  21. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  22. pat says:

    Revenge!

    Sort of.

  23. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

      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.

  24. Reggie C. says:

    Alright Alex. Time to stomp all over these As.

  25. forensicnucchem says:

    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.

  26. Kiersten says:

    Rays made that a little too exciting.

  27. forensicnucchem says:

    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!!!

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

  29. Jimmy says:

    A-Rod looks pathetic offensively.

  30. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

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

  31. forensicnucchem says:

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

    That’s so cute…

    • JohnnyC says:

      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.

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

  33. bexarama says:

    That dude looks like an uglier Nomaaaahhh

  34. forensicnucchem says:

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

  35. I’m getting bummed about Curtis.

  36. Rose says:

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

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

  37. That 2-0 pitch looked high, no?

  38. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  39. Do I hear vuvuzelas?!

  40. forensicnucchem says:

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

    Come on Jeter!!!

  41. JGS says:

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

    here’s hoping for a hit

  42. Jack says:

    Triple steal. They’ll never see it coming.

  43. pat says:

    Year of the GS?

  44. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Hell, I’ll take it.

  45. Jimmy says:

    Jeter almost GIDP

  46. forensicnucchem says:

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

  47. Jake H says:

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

  48. Cy Farnsworth says:

    CHARGE THE MOUND!!!!!

  49. Reggie C. says:

    DAMN. IT.

    be okay Teix.

  50. bexarama says:

    Oh God. TEX BE OKAY BABY.

  51. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, they didn’t need that.

  52. pat says:

    Fuck me.

  53. HIP HIP JORGE says:

    Ouch for TEIX.

  54. Jake H says:

    That looked like it hurt a lot.

  55. Apollo22237 says:

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

  56. Jimmy says:

    HAHA TEX

  57. Kiersten says:

    Cmon AROD!!!

  58. JGS says:

    That is a serious kidney punch

  59. Ivan says:

    That doesn’t feel good.

  60. TheLastClown says:

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

  61. Reggie C. says:

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

  62. forensicnucchem says:

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

  63. Angelo says:

    Tex hits a homerun later in the game.

    Book it.

  64. TheLastClown says:

    Out of.

  65. Apollo22237 says:

    A-Rod needs to pretend Teix was INT walked…

  66. Jake H says:

    They are making him work a ton.

  67. BadaBling says:

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

  68. Apollo22237 says:

    Year of the GS!!!

  69. Cy Farnsworth says:

    It’s an A-Bomb!

  70. forensicnucchem says:

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

  71. Jake H says:

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

  72. Ivan says:

    You kinda saw that coming…

  73. Angelo says:

    Year of the Grandslam!

    Number 9!

  74. JGS says:

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

  75. HIP HIP JORGE says:

    An A bomb from Arod

  76. pat says:

    OOO SEXY TIMEEE

  77. Reggie C. says:

    AROD STOMP!

  78. Accent Shallow says:

    So, A-Rod: still good at baseball.

  79. BadaBling says:

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

  80. JobaJr says:

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

  81. Kiersten says:

    ARODDDDDDDD!

    The year of the grand slam – I approve.

  82. bexarama says:

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

  83. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

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

  84. Mike Axisa says:

    Year of the Grand Slam.

  85. forensicnucchem says:

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

  86. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Haha Flash’s call was pretty funny.

    John Sterling he is not.

  87. Accent Shallow says:

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

  88. Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

    FUCKING RIDICULOUS. 9 GSes on the yeat.

  89. Jake H says:

    the year of the GS continues.

  90. Chances Alex breaks the GS record this season?

  91. Reggie C. says:

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

  92. Kiersten says:

    I love no-doubters.

  93. rek4gehrig says:

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

  94. Jake H says:

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

  95. Jimmy says:

    A-Rod must have read me post :(

  96. Angelo says:

    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.

  97. TheLastClown says:

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

  98. matt s says:

    Ricky Henderson right behind home plate 3 rows back?

  99. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  100. forensicnucchem says:

    Ok CC, mow through them now…

  101. Sorry I’m late… I had a thing.

    This just in: Trevor Cahill done fucked up.

  102. Kevin G. says:

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

  103. Jimmy says:

    Great DP by CC

  104. pat says:

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

  105. forensicnucchem says:

    Nice CC. That’s big.

  106. Angelo says:

    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.

  107. Jimmy says:

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

  108. BadaBling says:

    5 runs on 3 hits. I love it!

  109. HIP HIP JORGE says:

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

  110. HIP HIP JORGE says:

    11th

  111. theyankeewarrior says:

    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 says:

      Not enough seething hatred for Nunez.

    • theyankeewarrior says:

      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

  112. Jose the Satirist says:

    Franco, Wagner. Who is the last one?

  113. BadaBling says:

    You’ll get him next time Swish!!

  114. BadaBling says:

    CC looking good!

  115. Jimmy says:

    53 pitches. 6 ks.

  116. forensicnucchem says:

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

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

  117. Dela G says:

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

  118. Jimmy says:

    That’s so gay commercial wth?

  119. BadaBling says:

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

  120. Jake H says:

    CC seems a little pissed. He is on now.

  121. Dela G says:

    man i hate cheap hits

  122. Dela G says:

    holy crap what a great catch!

  123. BadaBling says:

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

  124. forensicnucchem says:

    Nice play!!!

  125. Jose the Satirist says:

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

  126. Vinny the Bull says:

    Lot of birds flying around. Hitchcock in the house.

  127. forensicnucchem says:

    Come on CC, end this inning.

  128. pat says:

    Plz not a live by the die by the moment.

  129. BadaBling says:

    C’mon CC strike this fool out!!!

  130. Apollo22237 says:

    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.

  131. bexarama says:

    I said c’mon CC :(

  132. Ivan says:

    Lets go CC.

  133. Vinny the Bull says:

    HELL yeah.

  134. Ivan says:

    NICE!!!!

  135. BadaBling says:

    THAT WAS GREAT! CC is the MAN!!!

  136. forensicnucchem says:

    Something tells me Barton didn’t like that call.

  137. Jimmy says:

    what an epic bat smash

  138. bexarama says:

    Oh snap. Goodbye.

  139. Adam says:

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

  140. forensicnucchem says:

    Anyone have quick access to Brooks on that pitch?

  141. Apollo22237 says:

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

  142. 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

  143. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.

  144. Dela G says:

    ZZ FUCKING AWESOME!!!

  145. bexarama says:

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

  146. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    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.

  147. Vinny the Bull says:

    A-Rod. Beast.

  148. Dela G says:

    AROD ON FIRE!!!

    HOLY SHIT

  149. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Alex the Great conquers again!

  150. pat says:

    SUCKA GOT NO JUICE

  151. Apollo22237 says:

    A-Rod is not a home run hitter.

  152. Adam says:

    Umm…he’s ba-a-a-ack.

  153. JGS says:

    Does he get to 600 before the break?

  154. Jose the Satirist says:

    Arod better pee in a cup after this game.

  155. Jimmy says:

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

  156. HIP HIP JORGE says:

    On fire tonight folks.

  157. bexarama says:

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

  158. BadaBling says:

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

  159. forensicnucchem says:

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

  160. ANSKY says:

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

    /Doyle’d

  161. forensicnucchem says:

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

  162. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Gotta love that centaur.

  163. Jimmy says:

    600 in Seattle

  164. BadaBling says:

    Almost got him Swish, nice swing!

  165. Dela G says:

    DAMN, i thought swisher had that shit gone

  166. Apollo22237 says:

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

  167. pat says:

    Fuckin piece of crap Sterling just sterling’d himself.

  168. rek4gehrig says:

    Take that (Braden)!!!!!

  169. Vinny the Bull says:

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

  170. Adam says:

    The games where everything clicks are just wonderful.

  171. HIP HIP JORGE says:

    Teix or Tino on one???

  172. BadaBling says:

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

  173. forensicnucchem says:

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

  174. Apollo22237 says:

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

  175. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Teix with the beautiful foul territory plays.

  176. BadaBling says:

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

  177. Adam says:

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

  178. JGS says:

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

  179. Pat D says:

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

  180. BadaBling says:

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

  181. Dela G says:

    the kurt suzuki dick slobbering has got to stop

  182. pat says:

    Still can’t hit teh lefties.

  183. Jimmy says:

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

  184. CTyankee says:

    Singleton reading fangraphs?

  185. BadaBling says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • pat says:

          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 says:

            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.

        • BadaBling says:

          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 says:

            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.

        • 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 says:

          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).

    • 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.

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      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.

  186. bexarama says:

    OMG @ that guy running to first. Ahahahaha.

  187. Jimmy says:

    A-Rod is doing everything

  188. Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

    So I hear A-Rod hit two homers?

  189. JGS says:

    Heck of a game for Alex

  190. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

    OH WHAT A PLAY BY ALEX!!!

  191. bexarama says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

  192. Jack says:

    Alex Rodriguez is good at baseball.

  193. forensicnucchem says:

    He can do it all!

  194. Vinny the Bull says:

    6 straight balls, eh?

  195. BadaBling says:

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

  196. Apollo22237 says:

    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.

  197. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

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

    • Apollo22237 says:

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

      • Pat D says:

        Tommy John surgery is in his future.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

          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) says:

        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.

  198. Manimal says:

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

  199. Cy Farnsworth says:

    What the hell kind of delivery is that?

  200. Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

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

  201. JGS says:

    Double clutched and still got him. So lazy

  202. Dela G says:

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

    ugh

  203. BadaBling says:

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

  204. Jimmy says:

    Man Cano needs a day off.

  205. Apollo22237 says:

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

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

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      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.

  206. Jimmy says:

    Wow at the Rockies

  207. Apollo22237 says:

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

  208. Pat D says:

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

  209. bexarama says:

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

  210. bexarama says:

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

  211. Jimmy says:

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

  212. BadaBling says:

    I wonder how much longer they let CC go.

  213. 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.

  214. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  215. Adam says:

    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.”

  216. Jimmy says:

    9 runs for the rockies to win the game wow

  217. forensicnucchem says:

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

  218. Jimmy says:

    10 k’s for CC

  219. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  220. pat says:

    Gotta let the big bear eat.

  221. bexarama says:

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

    That’s uh, crazy.

  222. BadaBling says:

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

  223. Apollo22237 says:

    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.

  224. Dela G says:

    wow robertson just threw 94

  225. Reggie C. says:

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

  226. Jimmy says:

    wow Tex

  227. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Way to be Tex.

    This game has just been all kinds of awesome.

  228. Apollo22237 says:

    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.

  229. BadaBling says:

    The Tex Show continues, nice grab!

  230. Jimmy says:

    Great Job CC A-Rod D-Rob

  231. Apollo22237 says:

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

  232. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

  233. forensicnucchem says:

    Great game!

  234. BadaBling says:

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

  235. BadaBling says:

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

  236. forensicnucchem says:

    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.

  237. pat says:

    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.

  238. Dela G says:

    great effing win

  239. Sean C says:

    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.

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