Game 85: Hello, Seattle. We meet again

Nick Johnson feels pain in surgically repaired wrist
Sanchez keeps on hitting in GCL Yanks win
A seafaring Moose. Credit: AP Photo, Ted S. Warren

When last the Yankees met the Mariners, it was a different time. The World was more innocent and care-free. We knew nothing of LeBrons and All Star Votes. We had only an inkling of the days and wins to come against Oakland and Toronto. Ah, last week, how I miss you.

Due to the idiosyncrasies of the schedule, the Yankees and Mariners are squaring off for a four-game set this week to rush headlong into the All Star Break. The two teams met each other in a three-game set in the Bronx that wrapped up one week ago today. Unfortunately, Cliff Lee is still a Mariner, and he’s set to pitch tomorrow.

Before we get to Lee, though, All Star Andy Pettitte and the Yanks’ starting nine have to get through Jason Vargas. On the surface, Vargas has some good numbers. He’s 6-4 with a 3.22 ERA, but those mask a low strike out rate and a .263 BABIP that’s a good .030 lower than league average. He’s found success by limiting the walks (2.3/9 IP) and home runs (0.7 HR/9 IP), and the one-time member of the New York Metropolitans relies on a good change to keep hitters off balance.

The Yankees, off a sweep of the A’s, will look to keep their winning streak alive. Number 46 takes the mound, and he’s 10-2 with a 2.82 ERA. Lately, Pettitte hasn’t limited the long ball, giving up 6 HR over his last 40 innings, but most haven’t caused much damage. He’ll have the spacious Safeco outfield — and the Yanks’ steller outfield defense — behind him.

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF
Ramiro Pena 3B – His 2-for-4 last night raised the OPS+ all the way to 32.

Andy Pettitte P

First pitch is at 10:10 p.m. ET, and this one’s on the YES Network.

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  • forensicnucchem

    Finally, almost baseball time. No more of this Lebron crap.

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

    Breaking news: The Nets will still suck

    • ARX

      Breaking news: The Nets Knicks will still suck
      At some point, you just run out of words to describe how awful being a Knicks fan has been for the last decade. Even the Jets give ya a thrill every once in a while.

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        I’m a Knicks fan, and I didn’t truly believe LeBron would come to New York. The honorable move was to stay in Cleveland. The business move was New York. The coward move is to go to Miami where he plays second fiddle to Dwyane Wade, and the Heat have the worst bench in the history of the NBA.

        My only fear though is that the Knicks blew this because of Eddie Curry. If they could have had the cap space to lure Wade and Bosh but didn’t because of Curry’s $12 million mess, they truly blew it.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Meh if their bench is somewhere near league average they’ll win it. Look at the Celtics, they managed fine and their big 4 wasn’t even that spectacular. Their bench sucked too.

        • ARX

          Oh don’t get me wrong, I didn’t really believe it either, oher than that tiny “there’s always hope” corner of my brain. It’s just breathtaking to step back and realize that for all intents and purposes, after taking a chainsaw to the roster and clearing so much cap space, the Knicks are about to come away with next to nothing. Unless they really think they’re doing anything significant with Amar’e…

          Bleh, screw it, bring on the Yankees.

          • ARX

            Though TBH, I feel worse for Cleveland…

        • billbybob

          I don’t think he’s a coward at all. He is going to take LESS cash to sign with the Heat. Tell me when that has ever happened? It says to me that the guy just wants to win, and I can’t blame him for that.

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

            He is a coward. Would Kobe knowingly play 2nd fiddle to D-Wade? Would MJ ever go to a team that already had Magic Johnson?

            LeBron is no longer confident in his skills. If he was, he would have created his own legacy.

            • Mike HC

              Exactly. He is saying that he is no better than any other of the top guys. He is just one of the top players and not thee top.

              • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

                Random comment questioning a player’s mental toughness based on a free agency decision.

            • Poopy Pants

              So that makes Jeter a coward for letting A-Rod and CC on his team.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

          http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5364549

          Ian O’Connor agrees with you, I’d suggest somehow rectifying that.

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

        At least the Knicks play at MSG.

        The best thing the Nets have is a crazy Russian billionaire owner…

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Plus one of the best coaches, with a few first rounders already with good young players and a hell of a lot of cap space.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      At least they have a lot of picks and a good core. But they’ll still suck.

      • Pat D

        The Knicks are still doomed for quite some time. Are we just going to go through this crap with Melo next year?

        The Knicks will not be good until Dolan sells the team, which will be never. I remember the April Fool’s joke where RAB posted Dolan buying the Yankees. If that should actually happen, I would contemplate suicide.

        • billbybob

          Sounds like the NBA’s next CBA will have lower maximum salaries for free agents, so Melo would be an idiot to pass on the $65 million for 3 years offered by the Nugs.

          • Pat D

            Well if you believe what’s being said, he’s not too happy there anymore and if you believe Stoudemire, Melo is “desperate” to play in NY.

            • billbybob

              I think it is more likely that Amare is “desperate” to recruit somebody else to the Knicks.

              • Pat D

                I agree.

        • Bob Stone

          I understand that completely.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Heh the Nets owner tried but Dolan wouldn’t budge. You’re right he’ll never do it.

          And if somehow he did get the Yankees I won’t contemplate suicide tough. I’ll just do it.

    • Sam

      (The guy who sat next to you at Foreman V. Cotto)

      God Willing.
      The only. Only way that I would hate him more is if he signed with New Jersey,
      Then again, the NBA would still be watchable…

  • Salty Buggah

    Twitter error: The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it.

    I blame LeBron

  • Kiersten
    • Pat D

      As my best friend who lives in the general Cleveland area will tell you, the people out there are not the smartest in the world.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      Everytime I watch Cleveland/Boston games at the Jake there’s always a ton of Red Sox fans, it’s good to know that they at least live in Cleveland and didn’t make the trip down from New England.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Well, at least Joe Mauer will be a free agent at the end of the season. With all these expiring contracts maybe the Yankees can pry his heart away from Minnesota….

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      He signed a huge extension a few months ago. Huge.

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

      Not sure if serious.

      • Pat D

        Joker pic?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Sarcasm? He signed a long ass extension months ago.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Did the sarcasm detector break?

      Of course I was kidding!

  • Mike HC

    Thank God for the Yanks.

    I’m sick over the LeBron news. I should have known better.

  • Kiersten

    So what’s worse – LeBron or Favre?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Favre by far.

      • Pat D

        Favre, because he’s totally out for himself.

        LeBron, I think, does still buy into a team concept at least somewhat. Of course, he made himself more important than the game with this circus.

        • kmarx

          Has any other professional athlete ever used the term “My Team” and not been referring to a group of other professional athletes.

          • Pat D

            Probably.

    • ARX

      Favre, by such a wide margin that Lebron isn’t even in the conversation.

    • Kiersten

      To be clear, I didn’t really mean as a person, I meant more in terms of all the hoopla.

      I still agree with Favre though.

    • Sam

      Well, within the first few minutes of being a “team guy” by going to Miami he referred to himself in the third person. I bet Gary Sheffield, Jalen Rose and Sam the Commenter are all about that.

  • Ivan

    FUCK YOU LEBRON, YOU FUCKIN COWARD.

    /Disgruntled Knick/basketball fan’d

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

    Has anyone considered the possibility A-Rod hits #600 in Seattle and how utterly epic that would be?

    • Pat D

      Unlikely, but deliciously ironic.

    • Kiersten

      He’s gonna hit it on Old Timers’ Day. Because you know, the history, but mainly cause I’ll be there.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I willed him to hit #500 when I was there. Don’t see why you can’t do the same.

        • Pat D

          I missed that game due to the Fox blackout. I was quite pissed.

    • Bob Stone

      Hadn’t thought of that, but you’re right. That would be epic. I don’t think it will happen though.

  • Reggie C.

    David Lee sign-and-trade to Golden State will land the Knicks Anthony Randolph. Never watched a GS game. Maybe once long ago, but I honestly cant remember.

    Solid pick-up at the C/PF spot for the Knicks?

    • billbybob

      Meh, seems like a project to me. I guess they didn’t want to spend their cap space on both Amare and Lee, as having both of them is redundant.

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

        Lee and Stoudamire are the same player. In fact, a study done by many “sabermetric” basketball sites show that Lee is the better player.

        Knicks just wasted money. lots of it. Randolph also plays the same position as both Amare and Gallanari. SF/PF. Amare is the worst defensive center ever lol.

        Im done with watching basketball. Like RAB said, 3 players makes not an unstoppable baseball team, but with only 5 players on the court, 3 of the best will be unfair.

    • Mike HC

      He is 20 and just an extremely raw athlete. Think Ty Thomas.

  • Kevin G.
    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, that’s funny.

  • Bob Stone

    Stephen A. Smith said on Francesa’s show that Lebron will sign a five year deal with the Heat with an out at three years. Then he will sign with the Brooklyn Nets or the Knicks. I think there is something to that idea.

    That course of action gets Lebron a few Championships (good possibility) and then he REALLY cashes in big time in New York.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Anyone else sick and fucking tired of this Linda McMahon ad?

    • Pat D

      As a longtime wrestling fan who has grown tired of WWE in general and thinks it’s pathetic that she’s running for office…ABSO-FUCKING-LUTLEY!!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I have Caller ID hooked up to the TV (I don’t know if everyone’s does that). I was watching TV one day and the phone rings, and all I see on the TV screen was “LINDA MCMAHON calling – 555-5555″ etc…

      I agree, it’s annoying.

  • Kiersten

    You know what Seattle, you’re right, making everyone on the East Coast wait til 10:05 p.m. for the game isn’t bad enough, why don’t you go ahead and make it 10:10.

    • Pat D

      Person from Seattle: “What’s the east coast? Is that Japan?”

      /Nintendo owners’d

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

    So, who is this guy?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wayne Gretzky? On steroids?

  • kmarx
    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Obviously, he wants to join the Yankees when he becomes a free agent. Duh!

  • Jimmy

    way to go Jete! Keep it going Yanks!

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

    man i still can’t believe that lebron chose the heat

    oh well

    on to the yanks

    • Reggie C.

      Seriously.

      I had to crank the AC up to chill out. Shoulda braced myself better.

  • Reggie C.

    Are the Yankees seriously going to pass on this year’s international class? I don’t think the team has made one signing.

    Are we waiting on Roughned Odor’s price to drop? Not sure who else was in play.

  • Kiersten

    When do they announce the starters for the ASG?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      A week ago. It was all the folks we voted in. Cano and Jeter are the Yanks’ starting representatives.

      Unless you mean the starting pitchers.

      • Kiersten

        yeah, yeah you knew what I meant.

  • I Voted for Kodos

    Celebrating the all star birth with a single.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Ichiro has game.

  • Kiersten

    Omg that girl Ichiro ran into was just holding a brush. At a baseball game.

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

    oh well, cmon a-rod

  • Jimmy

    Way to fail Tex.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /Jeter’d

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

    Bah, should have scored there

  • Kiersten

    A-Rod definitely just FISTED that ball.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Like how Lebron FISTED cleveland?

  • Jimmy

    God Tex just killed what could have been a big inning.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Shitty.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Stupid moose…

    • Pat D

      Who are you, Boris Badenov?

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        Man, I’ve never watched The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show…but I somehow got that reference.

  • Bob Stone

    C’mon Andy – Keep it going.

  • I Voted for Kodos

    Looking at Seattle’s lineup amuses me. It’s Ichiro and a bunch of meh this year.

    • Pat D

      What are you talking about, they’ve still got Griffey!

      Oh, wait…

      • I Voted for Kodos

        He can sleep on his own couch now.

  • Kevin G.

    LeBron didn’t go to Miami to win a championship. He went because he wanted to be on the next season of Jersey Shore.

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

    BRETT GARDNER!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Get owned Ichiro!

  • Bob Stone

    Great play Brett

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    You do NOT run on Brett Gardner!

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      Only Gardner CAN RUN ON YOU!!

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

    Brett Gardner rules.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    The Cannon!

  • I Voted for Kodos

    Gardner is good.

    • Total Dominication

      Alex Rodriguez is payed a lot of money.
      George Bush was not a good president.
      Arnold Schwartzenager is strong.
      Bill Gates is smart.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Ichiro thought it was Damon in LF.

    • Bob Stone

      ietcvm

  • I Voted for Kodos

    Pettitte gives up two hits, and still gets through the inning with 10 pitches.

    That can’t be common.

  • rek4gehrig

    Mariners dead LAST in the league wrt runs scored? Yanks must take this one

  • Jimmy

    Curtis should steal. Guy has a big leg kick.

    • Jimmy

      NM he has a good slide step.

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

    D’awww Pettitte family :3

  • Kiersten

    22 pitches through 2 innings? I like.

  • Total Dominication

    2 innings, 22 pitches.

  • Drew

    Broussard is my new best friend. He’s saying the same thing as me. To crucify a guy for taking less money is contradictory to every negative report we’ve heard over the past ten years.

    • Esteban

      says the Heat fan.

      Youre probably right though. Maybe Lebron really does just want to win.

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

    andy is dealin

  • Jimmy

    Stop with the damn first pitch swinging.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Per B-Ref, when Jeter swings at the 1st pitch: 382/397/569

      Memo to Jeter: Keep swinging at the 1st pitch.

      • Drew

        AKA, let us watch, let him do.

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

    swish!

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

    a-rod slam??

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

      lol i just noticed bases werent loaded

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Lets go A-Rod.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jeter and Rodriguez need to not do what they just did.

    • UWS

      On the other hand, Pettitte needs to continue doing exactly what he just did :)

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

    andy p is cruizin

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

    So Pettitte’s “excited.” BEXYBAIT.

    • Ross in Jersey

      man, that’d be hella awkward on the middle of the mound

  • Jimmy

    Really want Cano to win the batting title this year. I don’t want the guy from Detroit to get it.

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

    jopo!

  • Total Dominication

    Grandy heating up!

    /likely overreaction

    • Mike HC

      He will go on a hot streak at some point this year.

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

    what the heck is up with that train

  • Total Dominication

    Damn.

  • Jimmy

    Wow this is just pathetic. Leaving men on every inning.

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

    man i would’ve pinch hit joe girardi for pena there

    ugh that guy is terrible

  • Total Dominication

    Grrrrrrrr.

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

    Guys, score with RISP for Andy please? Thanks

  • Hummingbird S.

    major fail with RISP, as usual.

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

      Hummingbird S. in the hoooouse

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Seeing as they are 2nd in MLB in runs scored, that would seem to indicate that 1) they score a shitload of runs with solo homers or a runner on 1st, or 2) they score a decent amount w/ RISP.

    • Ross in Jersey

      This just in, when you lead the league in wOBA you’re going to have a lot of guys on base, and thus more chances to leave runners stranded.

  • Tom Zig

    6 hits and no runs? Who is pitching? Dice-K?

    • Ross in Jersey

      If Dice-K was pitching it’d be 6 hits, 6 walks, and no runs.

  • Jimmy

    wanted to see the highlight of him sleeping in the clubhouse.

  • Total Dominication

    DP!

  • Bort

    Why isn’t Thames DHing?

    • Total Dominication

      Dunno.

      • Jimmy

        Why are they first pitch swinging? Why?

        • Jimmy

          sorry didn’t mean to post that here.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Cuz Alex is better than Thames?

      • Total Dominication

        Seriously? I had no idea.

  • Will (the other one)

    Dandy’s dealin’.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Swisher will not be stopped.

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

    Swish, you already got voted in, man ;)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Getting a little annoyed w/the first pitch swinging…

    • Ross in Jersey

      Why? They’re getting a bunch of hits, just have to string a few together.

      • Jimmy

        Work the count for a better pitch. Get the starter out of the game.

        • Ross in Jersey

          They have 7 hits, they’re getting plenty of hittable pitches and doing what they should with them. Again, just a matter of stringing a few together.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Meh, end result wasn’t there but that was a great at-bat by A-rod. Wasn’t fooling him. Figure they gotta get to this guy eventually.

  • Total Dominication

    Good ab.

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

    holy shit swisher

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

    great job cano

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    I hate Franklin Gutierrez.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      That was an inside the parker…

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

    Oh eff you Gutierrez

  • Tom Zig

    8 hits and no runs. Houdini!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Vargas pitching the ugliest shutout ever.. amazing that we still haven’t scored.

  • Jimmy

    This would be a terrible loss

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

    Aaagh come on Andy

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

      Sobbing. WTF??

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

    can pettitte not throw to any base??

    i find it fucking incredible

  • Ivan

    WTF!!!!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Wow, 2 lucky hits and again Andy fucking fails to throw to 1st on a bunt. Unrela.

  • Jack

    The pull-back-the-bunt-and-swing-away was my move in little league.

    There’s a reason no one’s paying me to play baseball.

  • baby carlos

    Offense owes Andy big time… Fucking hate teams like Seattle. They only show up to play the Yankees other wise they suck like the suck ass team they are.

  • Tom Zig

    intentional walk to get to mr. 2 true outcome?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Strange, I remember Andy being good at fielding his position…

    • baby carlos

      Knoblach’d

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

    This move terrifies me ;_;

  • baby carlos

    strike this fucker out.

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

    holy shit what a strikeout!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I love this ump’s strikeout move.

    Reminds me of Leslie Nielsen in the Naked Gun.

  • baby carlos

    Fuck you Branyan,,, Dont’ ever step out on Andrew again.

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

    andy pettitte FTW!!!!

  • claybeez

    Huge! Andy’s got ‘em.

  • Tom Zig

    epic turnaround

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

    Andy Pettitte I love you, offense get your heads out of your ass.

  • Jack

    Way to be Andy.

  • Yanks99

    Why was that an earned run? Wasn’t it scored on an error?

    • Tom Zig

      yes. therefore unearned, doesnt matter if it was pettitte’s error

  • Jimmy

    really 1 damn pitch again?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    LOL, my neighbors pounded on their walls because I screamed “YEA!!!!” too loud when Andy got out of it.

  • Esteban

    Well look at that, another groundball by Jeter. I’m shocked I tell you, shocked!!

  • baby carlos

    I can’t believe they are getting shut out. WTF!!!!!

    A run please, anyone….Can’t be that hard your the freakin Yankees.

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

    great eye swish!

    bring em home texy

  • baby carlos

    Title of this thread should have been, Seattle We Meet Again… Same game, same results….

    C’mon Yankees.

    • rek4gehrig

      ..and this is supposed to be the game that we should win.

      • baby carlos

        which is why we are not… God they are frustrating with the playing to the level of the opponent.

        • Ross in Jersey

          They just beat up on the A’s so… yeah.

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

          Did they do that in Oakland?

          Sometimes sucky games happen. Not that this one is over.

  • Ivan

    Lets Go offense!!!

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

    this is unreal

    i sat vargas thinking the yankees would destroy him

    ugh

  • baby carlos

    Cy Vargas…. Staten Island run production.

  • Tom Zig

    srsly

  • Total Dominication

    8 hits and no runs makes Andy a sad boy.

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

    cmon andy, dont come unglued

    • Esteban

      ha i like your bio on twitter. except for the rockets part, I co-sign that list.

    • rek4gehrig

      Cmon Offense…get unglued

  • Tom Zig

    walking Casey Kotchman is unacceptable.

  • Total Dominication

    8 k’s, wow. Pretty low pc as well.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Something about Ichiro using DJ Khaled as his batting music just cracks me up.

  • Tom Zig

    I find Ichiro to be quite overrated.

  • Total Dominication

    Was going home for 3 years really worth having to be second to Ford all your life Andy? Was it really?

  • Tom Zig

    I hope whatsamattau keeps vargas out there for another inning

  • rek4gehrig

    Can we score some runs, please? We only need 2….Mariners cant hit to save their lives

    • Tom Zig

      Yeah but Andy can’t field his position this year to save his life.

      • rek4gehrig

        But he can pitch

  • Total Dominication

    Lead off 4 pitch walks, mmmmmmmm, delicious!

  • Ivan

    Come on Offense.

  • Total Dominication

    Did Cano just get a hit? Is teh slump over? Return of the MVP?

  • The Intangibles

    Flash might be the worst announcer in Major League baseball.

    • Ross in Jersey

      I like him and Kenny together. Though maybe it’s just nice not to have to listen to Kay.

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

        Flash + Kenny + West coast late start times = zzzzzz

        • rek4gehrig

          + 9 hits, no runs

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

            That is the opposite of zzzz because it is infuriating

    • Esteban

      How dare you! John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are much much worse.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      There are worst…

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I find him relatively harmless. Just boring as all getout.

  • Total Dominication

    Does A-rod steal?

    • Total Dominication

      Well, that was a sorta steal.

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

      That worked…

  • Total Dominication

    Good job by Cano not attempting any sort of base running manuever.

  • Esteban

    Of course that lazy Dominican Cano didn’t move up behind A-Rod. Wait A-Rod’s Dominican too? Then I don’t know what to think.

    • Total Dominication

      A-rod was born in America though. Doesn’t count.

      • Esteban

        So you learn to be lazy in the Dominican Republic then? Makes sense.

  • Esteban

    Huzzzah a run!

  • Jimmy

    way to go Cano.

  • Total Dominication

    Damn, at least we scored, but way to kill the potential rally.

  • Ross in Jersey

    If you thought Posada wasn’t going to ground into a DP there, please raise your hand.

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

      (hand raised)

      At least we got the run in.

    • Total Dominication

      Me, Posada barely grounds into the dp.

  • Ivan

    Should of gotten more than 1 run.

  • rek4gehrig

    DP looms large

  • damn yanks

    Im just glad he didnt k…. he did not have a feel for that curve

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Ichiro has an absolute cannon. Look at that throw back in, Grandy would’ve been out by a mile.

  • Total Dominication

    Russo up next.

  • Esteban

    Granderson be leaning

  • Jimmy

    Why swing? Why?

  • Total Dominication

    Most depressing game tying inning ever.

    • Esteban

      true that

  • Esteban

    I think lots of people here want Jerry Hairston, but you know, he has a .286 OBP. That’s turrrrible.

    • Total Dominication

      People want Yankee Jerry, who is not normal Jerry.

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

      Yeah, he hasn’t been very good at all. I mean, a good bench piece, but really.

  • damn yanks

    Oh come on… that was a strike

  • Jimmy

    wow great strike zone.

  • Total Dominication

    4 walks? Eesh.

  • Ivan

    Gotta challenge Figgins there.

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

      Strike zone is terrible.

      • damn yanks

        Yea that was not on andy…

  • Esteban
  • damn yanks

    How much money did Figgins pull down?

  • damn yanks

    They better not pull Andy for Joba this inning… Keep figgins at first..

  • Ivan

    One more to go.

  • Total Dominication

    Andy for the CG?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Hells yeah Andy.

    Let’s win this thing.

  • damn yanks

    BAM! nice job andy

  • Ivan

    Terrific job Pettitte. Terrific.

  • Esteban

    Andy Pettitte: Good at baseball

  • Jimmy

    wow Andy was fired up.

  • Hummingbird S.

    what a gem from Andy tonight… we better score and give him a win.

  • Jimmy

    ball 4

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Aardsma’s a good pitcher so he deserves some credit…but Russo is completely worthless at the dish.

  • Esteban

    Yea, as bad as Jerry Hairston’s been, he’d def. be an improvement over Pena and Russo

  • Pat D

    Yay, for the Yankees to win tonight, it’s going to hurt my fantasy team…

  • Jimmy

    Swish!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I’m so glad we Sent Swish ™

  • Esteban

    Swisherhouse

  • Ivan

    Macho Man Voice: Oh YEAH!!!

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

    i love swisher

  • Jack

    I love you Swish.

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

    wow tex

    wow

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Time for A-Rod to clutch it.

  • Jimmy

    Tex you should be ashamed of yourself. ASHAMED.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Goddamnit Tex.

    Not the time for a popup.

  • baby carlos

    Jesus Christ…. the one I can depend on…Tex

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

      I imagine baby carlos reacts to Tex failing in a big situation like I did to these new Andy Pettitte Dove men skin care ads.

      • Esteban

        wow… just wow haha

      • Jack

        Touching himself?

      • baby carlos

        Don’t know if it is the same, since I have no idea how you reacted… but it is like more like the reaction George Lopez describes when he was a kid and forced to do something..

  • Ivan

    Wow Tex, that was just pathetic.

  • Esteban

    Yay Teix!

  • damn yanks

    damn it tiex….

  • Jimmy

    Alex!!!!!!!!

  • damn yanks

    AROD… THANK YOU FANTASY GODS!!!

  • Jack

    I love you Al.

  • baby carlos

    TEX!!!! THAT IS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO.. NO POP UP

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

    and a-rod delivers

  • Esteban

    A-Rod >>>>>

  • Ivan

    ALEX MOTHAFUCKIN RODRIGUEZ!!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    A-Rod looked downright Jeterian ™ there!

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Haha, I beat Singleton and Flash to it by a solid 2 minutes.

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

    Pad those fucking stats, baby.

    • Esteban

      so selfish!

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

    that swing was jeterian

  • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

    This is why you watch baseball folks.

  • baby carlos

    Since last year, ARod has become a machine in critical situations. Well done ARod…

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      He’s always been a machine in critical situations. Actually he’s a damn machine in general.

      • Esteban

        Yea, a machine padding his stats.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

          Stat padding cyborg centaur FTW

          • baby carlos

            think Mariano is the cyborg…indestructible.

            • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

              MO is omnipotent, he doesn’t need no stinking steel body.

              • baby carlos

                Oh… he has a body of steel….. in fact so much, Superman is his bitch, God looks to him for advice, and with a blink, he makes Glenn Beck cry….

                • Jack

                  What doesn’t make Glenn Beck cry?

      • Esteban

        Hey to the Knicks fans, thank god we have the Yankees (and good football teams). Imagine being a Cleveland fan.

        • Esteban

          ahh wrong place

      • Jack

        I no machine, I just Albert Alex.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A-ROD!!!!

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

    A-Rod. <3

  • CNight_UP

    CLUTCH-ROD

    • 28 this year

      that sounds wrong.

      • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

        IETC.

  • Total Dominication

    Remember when the Yankees were like 0-5 in 1-run games?

    • Apollo22237

      Well, its not a one run game at the moment anymore hehe.

      • Total Dominication

        Good point.

        • Apollo22237

          I’m sure its always A-Rod’s fault, not wanting to keep it close and selfishly adding multiple RBI’s at a time.

  • Total Dominication

    Fear doesn’t slump.

  • PaulF

    This is an unbelievable game. Even before they went ahead this was one of the best games of the year. Andy and swisher have been a joy to watch.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Screw that, way too many runners left on base.

      I do love watching vintage Andy though.

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

        That. Way too many stranded baserunners. But God Andy Pettitte is so so so good this year.

      • PaulF

        I don’t know, I was never really worried. I’d rather leave runners on then get totally shut down.

  • Total Dominication

    Posada needs a day off….oh wait?

    • Total Dominication

      *oh wait.

  • Total Dominication

    What was with the stadium announcer voice?

  • Ivan

    Lol at the last swing Kotchman took on that cutter.

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

    this at-bat never ends

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

    C’mon Mariano.

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

    just hit kotchman and move on… haha

  • Total Dominication

    Against anyone else, Kotchman would’ve already homered.

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

      twice!

  • Apollo22237

    C’mon, submit to God.

  • Ivan

    Good Dammit Kotchman just retire already.

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

    OMG Kotchman make an out dude.

    • Ivan

      He just prolonging the eneviatble(I know I spelled it wrong)

  • Ivan

    Finally.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That’s why he’s Mariano Rivera, and you’re Casey Kotchman.

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

    mariano added an extra bit of juice on that one, 93 MPH

  • Total Dominication

    Did you really have to ask who would win? Really?

  • Apollo22237

    Mo is greater than the hatred of 1000 Lebrons.

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

      ROFL. Well done.

  • Apollo22237

    That is how an at-bat should go.

  • Total Dominication

    When Damon faces Rivera, bat companies must be really happy.

  • Apollo22237

    Yes, good idea, bunt against the one pitcher who can actually field his position and throw to 1st base.

    • Total Dominication

      Mike Mussina would like to have a word with you.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Ballgame over! Yankees Win!

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

    YANKEES WIN!

  • Jimmy

    this win was ok. Should of had more runs.

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

      C+

      /Lombardi’d

  • baby carlos

    Cyborg Mo 1, Rainier the Moose not shot dead by Sarah Palin 0

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

      You might harp on Teixeira way too much but you are freaking hilarious.

    • Ivan

      LOL..IETC.

  • Ivan

    Good win.

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

    But I thought this was a terrible loss????

    Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera <3

    • Total Dominication

      No love for perfect Swisher?

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

        Ugh how did I forget him? I stink. Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, Mariano Rivera <3

  • claybeez

    Important W with Felix and Lee coming up

  • PaulF

    That game was awesome. I love Pettitte, Swisher, and A-rod