Game 90: Bob Sheppard’s day at the park

2010 Old Timer's Day Thread
Yankees interested in Wes Helms

Bob Reads a Poem

While the Yanks honored Bob Sheppard last night by silencing the public address announcer — including the between-innings barrage of scoreboard noise — George Steinbrenner took center stage with constant video tributes and a longer piece reflecting on his legacy prior to the game. Today, it’s all about Bob, as the Yanks’ dearly departed voice will be feted this afternoon. After airing a pre-Old Timer’s Day video tribute, the team will put on a special performance during the 7th inning stretch to remember the 57-year veteran of Yankee Stadium.

With another emotional day on tap, the Yankees will get down to business on the field this afternoon, and it should be another good one. Fresh off of their thrilling 5-4 walk-off last night, the Yanks will send the streaking A.J. Burnett to the mound. On the season, Burnett is an unimpressive 7-7 with a 4.75 ERA. His K/9 IP is down to 6.8 and his K/BB ratio is 1.76. But after a terrible stretch in June, Good A.J. has come roaring back. Over his last 13.2 innings, he’s allowed just a pair of earned runs on nine hits and five walks while striking out nine.

The Rays, however, have a bunch of good left-handed hitters who could give A.J. problems, and he has not pitched too well against Tampa this year. He’s 1-1 vs. the Rays in 2010, but he’s allowed eight earned runs in 13.2 innings while surrendering 13 hits and seven walks and striking out just five.

Opposing Burnett will be Jeff Niemann, another live arm in the Rays’ rotation. He’s 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA, but he’s outpitching his FIP by a considerable amount. With that mark of 4.21, he could be in for a regression against a good-hitting Yankee team playing in front of a boisterous crowd.

This one’s on FOX, and it’s supposed to start at 4:05 p.m. Game time temperatures are expected to be in the low 90s.

2 Jeter SS
33 Swisher RF
25 Teixeira 1B
13 Rodriguez 3B
24 Cano 2B
20 Posada DH
14 Granderson CF
29 Cervelli C
11 Gardner LF

34 Burnett P

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2010 Old Timer's Day Thread
Yankees interested in Wes Helms
  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    This will be a good test to see if AJ is really committed to using his changeup more. With a lineup full of lefties, it might be his best bet.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I’ll be looking for that as well. Of course, if his curve is on, he won’t need the change.

  • Cecala

    Tampa got the Burnett-Cervelli matchup again. Hopefully they wont steal as many bases…

  • Pete

    Yankees, or The Great Gatsby? Only AJ can decide…

  • Ross in Jersey

    You know, I was at the game and I didn’t realize it because everything was so emotional, but there was no roll call done by the fans yesterday. A nice gesture of respect and further prove why Yankee fans “get it”.

    • Apollo22237

      They did a silent roll call, they put up a board and had the bleacher creatures sign it I think.

      • Apollo22237

        http://twitpic.com/25ykmy

        Here’s the pic

        • Ross in Jersey

          Wonderful. The whole day yesterday was perfect. So glad to have been there.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Good stuff.

  • Apollo22237

    To honor Bob Sheppard, they should silence the Fox booth for the entire game.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      Yes yes they should, don’t let the evil imp known as Rosenthal pop up in front of any cameras. Tie Rosenthal up, put him a burlap sack and drop him off somewhere in Central Jersey. Then apply ball gags to both Buck and McCarver. But knowing McCarver, he’ll chew and swallow the gag just so he can say something stupid.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        Well I’ll be darned, no Buck!

    • Not Tank the Frank

      + 1

      They did that at some point last season and it was absolute bliss.

    • Ross in Jersey

      signed. I remember when they did a silent half-inning (I think it was for Veteran’s Day?) and it was the best Fox broadcast ever.

      • Apollo22237

        I’m not sure when it was, but it was pretty cool.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        It was beautiful, until they started to talk again…

      • Not Tank the Frank

        We all remember the greatest moment of the season!

      • Carlosologist

        It was after Ernie Harwell died. That was also the day Tex went deep three times at Fenway.

        • Ross in Jersey

          Yup, that was it. Good catch.

    • boogie down

      hahaha yes!

  • Cecala

    Who the bloody hell is this guy?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Hope that walk off last night will create some momentum for the offense and AJ gives us a quality start. Time to increase that division lead, make the Boss and Bob Sheppard proud.

  • Jimmy

    Great Dodgers vs Cardinals for me :(

  • Carlosologist

    The Yankees ALWAYS play great baseball after the death of a close person to the organization. (See: Thurman Munson)

  • Ross in Jersey

    Well, at least there’s no Joe Buck for this game. Now if only they could get someone to replace ‘ol Timmy.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      I guess we gotta take the good with the bad.

  • Apollo22237

    Wait… did they actually talk about mechanics and baseball terms in the scouting report on Burnett…

  • Cecala

    Thank you McCarver for telling me that island is not spelled Eiland

    • Apollo22237

      Haha, I thought the same thing. Any humor(which was none) that was there was lost with McCarver struggling to differentiate the spelling of Eiland.

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

    Changeup!

    • Ivan

      90 MPH Change up?!

  • Ivan

    Was that a slider?

  • Carlosologist

    Gasp! A changeup!

  • Ross in Jersey

    That was the change wasn’t it? Made Crawford look silly.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Note to Tim McCarver:

    That mysterious super pitch is called a “curveball.”

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Make that “changeup.”

      Whatever, McCarver’s still an ass.

    • ZZ

      Changeup

    • Carlosologist

      The velocity was 90 MPH. It was a changeup.

      • rbizzler

        Gameday is calling it a sinker. Whatever it is, that pitch is nasty and should be broken out more.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

          To my knowledge with that velocity, the only thing in mind that moves remotely like a sinker is the 2-seam FB.

          AJ has the 2-seam in his arsenal, right?

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Good velocity, good location, good movement so far from Burnett.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I love when I speak too soon.

    • Apollo22237

      Please remove location from your analysis, haha.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Poor location, poor defense.

    Bad news bears.

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

      What was wrong with the defense? Where they supposed to hug the wall?

      • Ross in Jersey

        It did look like Swish took a weird route to the ball, but I don’t think he woulda cut it off in time to keep Longo at 3rd.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        If Swisher took a better route to the ball I think he could’ve cut it off before it got to the wall. Longoria may have scored anyway, but he could’ve at least stopped Pena from advancing.

  • Ivan

    Wow I thought that was a pop fly.

  • Pete

    dang nabbit.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Wait, Pena did something other than strikeout or homer? Must be his stunt double.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Hold it down AJ, you can do it.

  • Jimmy

    Man they scored fast.

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

    Another changeup!

    • rbizzler

      Is that really his change? Like I said upthread, Gameday has it as a sinker. Whatever it is, me likey.

  • Apollo22237

    Game over… Our offense hasn’t even scored a run yet.

  • SF Yanks

    McCarver has miscalled both changeups so far. Lets see if he many times he botches that one.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      He keeps insisting that the pitch is a split finger fastball.

    • SF Yanks

      Kind of like how I botched that sentence.

      HOW many times he botches that one.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    McCarver makes me miss Kay, I’m dead serious.

  • Carlosologist

    Let’s see a one run deficit against a pitcher who is pitching way over his head and is due for regression.

    I like it. Go torch Niemann Yanks.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      Heh, Benoit from last night is a good example of pitchers who are due for regression.

  • Phranchise

    alright so are we sure its a changeup? mccarver keeps saying its a friggin splitter but i doubt that

    • Apollo22237

      Its the gyroball

      • rbizzler

        mmmmm, cucumber-yogurt sauce.

        /bad food joke

      • Not Tank the Frank

        IECT

    • SF Yanks

      It’s McCarver. You’re smarter than him no matter how smart you are.

      • Phranchise

        oh i know that.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Cervelli can’t do anything right behind the plate, AJ gives up a homer to the #9 hitter. Eiland can’t do everything, apparently.

  • Ivan

    Yo Jeter really needs a day off.

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

      He just had two off. This is who he is at this point. Shortstops his age aren’t supposed to be good. I guess we’re lucky he’s still as productive as he is.

      • Phranchise

        i dont buy that. im not expecting him to be great and i accept that he is in decline, but i wouldnt be suprised to see him end up a little over 300 by season’s end

        • rbizzler

          No matter how he ends the season, a ‘day off’ really is not the answer to anything concerning his struggles.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Pena “earned his masters in soft hands at the school of hard knocks.”

    You literally can’t make this stuff up.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Note: I’m pretty sure that McCarver isn’t accusing Pena of being a pervert, it just sounds that way.

  • esteban

    I do NOT like Kenny Albert as a baseball announcer.

  • Cecala

    Pena earned his masters in soft hands

    • Cecala

      refresh fail

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      I was just about to comment on that…
      Seriously McCarver, do you have a Masters in being lame?
      They need to have that cricket sound byte on hand for McCarver.

      • SF Yanks

        I would laugh hysterically.

  • Carlosologist

    Someone should FJM Tim McCarver.

    • Cy Farnsworth
      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        C’mon AJ, don’t let the fool Upton get on base.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

          REPLY FAIL….

  • Jimmy

    Would Jeter/A-Rod stop grounding out to short/third? So annoying.

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

    … I miss Jose Molina.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That was pretty ugly.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      At least the SB didn’t come back to haunt him.

      Joe Girardi’s face right now says it all.

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

    Damnit.

  • Jimmy

    number 9 hitter folks

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

      So’s Brett Gardner.

      The AL East >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> regular divisions

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Yikes AJ, gotta hold them down.

  • Poopy Pants

    Javy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> AJ

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

    Two outs again. Finish a fucking inning, A.J.

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

      Honeymoon’s over, eh?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    ridiculous

  • Ivan

    Bad job there AJ.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I feel a meltdown coming on…

  • Captain Jack

    AJ should wear the 2009 WS Jersey every start to make me hate the contract less.

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

      He should by a 13″ flat panel TV, chain it around his neck, and have it play a loop of Game 2 of the 2009 World Series.

      • Captain Jack

        Flavor Flav has a clock, AJ could have a TV…powering that fucker will be a bitch though.

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

          Maybe 13 inches is too big.

          (TWSS)

          Perhaps he should do just a little 5″ digital picture frame; you can power those with some AA batteries.

          • Captain Jack

            A couple of Energizer Lithium Batteries and he’s good for AT LEAST two starts.

  • rek4gehrig

    Mr. Hyde has arrived

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      Lets hope Dr. Jekyll shows up the rest of the way.

  • Tom Zig

    So Eiland is back and Cervelli is catching and bad AJ still shows up…so are just going to call AJ stupid now? Is that the prevailing theme of the MSM?

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

      I think the “too much rest” excuse might fly in this one because of the break.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Shoulda never had a chance to hit a homer. If we had a backup catcher who could do anything – literally anything – right behind the plate, Barlett is out by a mile. Please, no more Cervelli!

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

      So, are we trading for John Buck? Pudge Rodriguez?

      … that’s all I got. Just those two names.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I’m fine with Chad Moeller. Neither him or Cervelli hit, but at least Moeller knows how to play defense worth a damn.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          whoa

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

          Chad Moeller makes Frankie Cervelli look like Mike Piazza.

          • Ross in Jersey

            I’m just trying to be reasonable. I don’t care if Cervelli doesn’t hit, but to be on this club he MUST play at least better-than-average defense and he’s just not cutting it anymore.

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

              Sure, but I’d still rather have Cervelli’s bad but not horrible defense and bad/near horrible bat than Moeller’s solid but not amazing defense and Varitekian non-bat.

              • Spaceman.Spiff

                ESPECIALLY when the backup catcher on this team would be forced to play more than just once or twice a week. Moeller’s bat in the lineup 3 times a week minimum makes me shudder.

      • Captain Jack

        I already had to root for Pudge Rodriguez once, not happening again…pay the division premium and get Buck. Though if The Greek can turn Alex Gonzalez into Yunel Escobar I’d imagine he could turn John Buck into someone that has a realistic shot of starting for him.

      • Hummingbird S.

        where’s Molina?

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

          Backing up John Buck.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    The thing I love the most about Allen James is that he never lets anything fluster him. If he hits a batter, he’ll just let it go and go back to throwing quality strikes.

    Only 3 1/2 more seasons…

  • Wes

    Is it just me or is AJ showing that his 5-year contract IS A BIG MISTAKE?

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

        How long does he get to ride that gravy train, though?

        Paying for past performance is always a bad idea.

        • Captain Jack

          To be fair the Yankees paid for THAT performance too.

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

            I know, I’m just saying, what he did last year for that one game was nice, but that’s only going to placate the ravenous mob for oh so long.

            And it’s not like the rest of his games last year were stellar.

            • Not Tank the Frank

              Don’t forget he throws pies.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I hated it since day one. But as long as Cashman realizes (and I think he does) that he wouldn’t be the # 2 starter on this team for long I think it’ll be fine. He’ll be a good, if not vastly overpaid, 4/5 starter.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Welcome to the Yankees, the only team in the league that can afford bad multi-million dollar contracts. It’ll be fine.

      • Wes

        It’s painful. Burnett is not a #2 right now and shouldn’t be considered as such. I agree with you completely. Cash has to know this. AJ is the #4 on this team now behind CC, Hughes, and Andy. I’d almost say Vasquez is better right now. Next year, I can’t wait because AJ is exposing himself as the weak link and has been since mid-May.

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          Almost say Vazquez is better? Almost?

  • Ivan

    Just missed a homer there.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    He’s going to win a batting title!!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    LOL, it would’ve been nuts if that was a homerun. But that is some WRIST power.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it’s bad, but I guess it could’ve been worse..
    we’ll get those runs back in the next inning

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

      That’s the spirit.

      • Hummingbird S.

        and we did get those runs back..

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    geez.. Cano.. what a hitter

  • Jimmy

    wow mkay has a huge head

    • rbizzler

      I have to say that I am impressed that he landed a woman as attractive as his fiance with that gigando dome.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        Maybe Jodi has a big head fetish and I mean the head upstairs.

        • rbizzler

          Way to keep is classy. Nice work.

      • Captain Jack

        Maybe the head matches the neck…

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Tim McCarver has no idea that a pitch called a changeup exists.

  • Across the pond

    Kay’s engaged???! What will Kim think?

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      Leads me to ask everyone this:

      Kim Jones or Jodi Applegate?

      • rek4gehrig

        Kim…hands down winner

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Ew.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        Other: WB Mason

        WHO BUT!?

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Jodi twice at night and once in the morning.

        • rbizzler

          Agreed.

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

            I’m going to have to jump on the Jodi side here.

      • Across the pond

        Kim, every day of the week..and twice on Sunday.

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

        Leads me to ask everyone this:
        Kim Jones or Jodi Applegate?

        http://blog.nj.com/njv_zohar_l.....ewster.JPG (safe)

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

          LOL TSJC, c’mon be a sport and pick one.

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

            I wouldn’t hit either of them with Bea Arthur’s dick.

            • Ubu

              ……prude ;-(

              P.S. Kim Jones my boo forever!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I’m almost surprised to see Kay watching the game with his girlfriend instead of Kim Jones.

  • Ivan

    He’s no Ross Ohlendorf.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    If Gardner bunts I’m gonna break something

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Whoops, forgot about Frankie

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      LOL if it happens please do everyone a favor and break McCarver’s neck, it should be easy to break.

  • Tom Zig

    So glad we decided to have an auto-out in the lineup

  • Not Tank the Frank

    It’s about time for Cervelli to hit a HR I believe.

  • ZZ

    Number 9 hitters have a 137 sOPS+ vs Yankee pitching this year.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Cervelli’s due for a HR

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

      Pfffft.

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

    Two runners, slow pitcher, RHB up … double steal?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      No need to give Tampa’s defense a chance to bail Niemann out.

    • Ross in Jersey

      No need, Niemann clearly feared Cervelli’s sub-500 OPS since May.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Niemann has a 2-1 Ball-Strike ratio right now…yikes

    • rek4gehrig

      He’s begging for trouble

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Billion with a B…

  • Ivan

    Don’t swing Cervelli.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    LOL JAMES BOND!!!

  • Tom Zig

    Is Niemann supposed to be really good? or is he just having an unexpected good season?

    • Ross in Jersey

      As said in the game post, he’s doing well but he’s outpitching his FIP by a good margin so he’s due for some regression in the second half. He’s not bad by any means, though.

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

      A little from Column A, a little from Column B.

      • Tom Zig

        was his ceiling as a prospect like a #3?

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

          Yeah, possibly a fringy #2.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      He’s got great stuff, but he’s had a lucky season.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      he was in futures game

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

    It was right down the middle, Brett.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    SECRET AGENT GGBG!!!

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

    Business: we’re in it.

  • Ivan

    Good hitting by Gardner.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Brett Gardner is a stud.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Grit being Grit!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Brett Gardner loves WPA graphs

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Grit overload.

  • rek4gehrig

    Someone up in the BP? Pour quoi?

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

      No, too early.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Yay Brett.

    Uh oh, is AJ hurt?

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I would be mortified…

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

    Uh oh, AJ might be hurt.

    • Captain Jack

      Yeah I’ve expected as much for a while now.

  • Jimmy

    What happened to AJ?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    ummmm… Moseley warming up????

  • Tom Zig

    Brett Gardner’s secret to success this year was growing hair

  • Apollo22237

    Number 9 hitters doing the damage today so far.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    More runs please.

  • esteban

    GRIT GIRTNER

  • Wes

    AJ is not coming back to pitch in the 3rd.

    • rek4gehrig

      I guess Mr Hyde just left the building

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

      Yes he is.

  • Captain Jack

    Shit Moseley’s getting warm

  • Total Dominication

    Gritster!

  • Jimmy

    So he sits down lol

  • Cy Farnsworth

    What does it say that I’m a little disappointed to hear “now Moseley sits down?”

  • Ross in Jersey

    And now he’s sitting down, what’s going on?

  • Ivan

    Jeter really needs a Day off.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    man Jete

  • rek4gehrig

    Jete needs to get UN-engaged..enuff is enuff

  • esteban

    DJ needs to pick it up. Definitely struggling right now.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Wow Jeter sucks right now!

  • Tom Zig

    6 pitches, 2 outs

  • Poopy Pants

    I guess a K is better than a GIDP, Jeets.

  • Jimmy

    Happy Jeter didn’t gidp but man he doesn’t look great at all. No way one could fall off like this in a year. Maybe hes hurt.

    • rek4gehrig

      He’s engaged

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        This.

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

          Look what it did to Tiger Woods.

          /halfkidding’d

          • rek4gehrig

            LOL. And Pete Sampras and Roger Federer and Andre Agassi and Matts Wilander and Ivan Lendl (all tennis players though)

          • Tom Zig

            What did Tiger Woods get for Christmas?

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

      He’s gonna make this contract situation really, really interesting.

      Whether he starts hitting again or not, frankly.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      He’s not hurt. It’s a sharp regression from the season he had last year, which was really quite unbelievable given his age.

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

      No way one could fall off like this in a year.

      Oh yes he can. It’s actually fairly common for middle infielders. Roberto Alomar went from a .956 OPS in 2001 to a .708 OPS in 2002 and was never good again.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        I’d like to wait a little longer than half a season before we declare Derek Jeter’s career over.

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

          So would I, but I’m not optimistic about a rebound.

      • Captain Jack

        Didn’t he have AIDS though?

        • rek4gehrig

          Hey

          • Captain Jack

            I was asking a serious question, I wonder if the decline was AIDS related…there’s nothing funny about AIDS.

            totally serious here

            • Not Tank the Frank

              What?

    • Bobtaco

      I think it may be his eyes. Looks like he is not seeing the ball well.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Oh come on

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

    I’m straight, but I’m not gonna lie: I’m getting excited thinking of all the things Carlos Peña could do to me with those soft hands of his.

    Sincerely,
    Tim McCarver

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Ooooh my I think I just sprung a leak!

  • Captain Jack

    It’s not DJ I worry about it’s AJ…

  • Carlosologist

    I really don’t want to see the Jeter negotiations this winter. Is it just me or is Jeter at the end?

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      it’s hard to think after last year’s performance that he could suddenly lose it ALL so suddenly

      • Carlosologist

        Roberto Alomar:

        2001 (Age 33): .336/.415/.541/.956
        2002 (Age 34): .266/.331/.376/.708

        • Ubu

          please can you provide someone besides Ol’ Mr. Spitter? I still think playing for the Mets might have warped his sanity. Its happened many times before.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i have no confidence that AJ Burnett will get another hitter out in this game

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Sadly prescient.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Seet Lord

  • Pete

    gold glove catcher right there

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Where did the myth that Cervelli is a good defensive catcher start?

    Not saying that he necessarily could’ve done better with that one, but he’s generally pretty poor.

    • Captain Jack

      After years of watching Posada, it was something that Michael Kay started.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        And he got a lot of praise from Mike Piazza at the WBC. Another well-known defensive catcher.

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

      Baseball America.

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

    Frankie Cervelli is playing himself back into the minors.

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

    Another great play by Cervelli.

  • Pete

    good god they’re smoking everrrrything.

  • esteban

    Kenny Albert is AWFUL.

  • Ivan

    Boy Burnett looks he doesn’t have.

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

    A.J. Burnett is about to get himself Oliver Perez’d.

  • Wes

    I’m curious to see what his injury is.

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

      Agita.

      • Captain Jack

        Boys don’t have agita.

  • Carlosologist

    AAAHH AJ’s HURT

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Fine with me. Give Nova a shot. Maybe he can actually keep his team in the game for a few innings.

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

      Where were you in his previous 3 starts when he pitched well?

      • Captain Jack

        His ERA is just south of five…it’s safe to say that AJ’s blown lately.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Rooting for the team like I do every game. But I’m not required to like AJ Burnett. And I don’t.

      • Hummingbird S.

        and what about the other starts when he was horrible. It’s pretty hard to defend AJ this season.. he’s been pretty bad.

  • Jimmy

    DL that scrub

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

    So if AJ misses time we’ll get to see Ivan Nova up?

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

      I bet it’s Mitre. He’s due to come off the DL Tuesday.

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    They’re saying Booornett.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Hahaha awesome

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    if there were really any true concerns about his health, why was he sent back out there?

    think back to what we did with CC last year in Florida… have we forgotten that like CC, we also have a long term investment in AJ as well??

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

      I don’t think it’s anything serious, they wouldn’t have sent him back out there. Maybe it’s his stomach, or his foot again.

    • Jimmy

      CC went back out. They had a vet behind the plate though. Posada told him to leave the game.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        wasn’t CC pulled in the 1st inning, after the first batter of the game if i’m not mistaken?

        • Jimmy

          Naw, he pitched into the 2nd.

          GJ Mosely

  • phughesisgod

    If Burnett is hurt, and has to miss time, who will be called up to start in his place? Nova? Redding? Z-Mac?

    • rek4gehrig

      It’s his head that is hurt…

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

      We’re trading Jesus Montero to the Rangers for Cliff Lee.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Tim Redding… now that would be a fun game.

      • phughesisgod

        Well, by the looks of it, it seems like Z-Mac is the one in line, since he goes tonight for SWB. So I would have to think him or Nova gets the call if Burnett is in fact hurt.

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

          Nah, Mike’s right, it’ll be Sergio Mitre. He’s already made his rehab start in Scranton, and he’s on the 40 man (unlike Z-Mac).

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Nah. I think Mike already made the case for Mitre as he’s due to come off the DL on Tuesday anyway. Plus Girardi has platonic man love for Mitre.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Looks like this will be a game when you can pull the regulars after 5 innings.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Huh?

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i don’t think so

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Cano and Jeter really turn 2 better than just about anyone else in baseball.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      definitely

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Great job by Moseley.

    Niemann’s been all over the zone today, the Yankees are still in alright shape. They should be able to put up a few runs on him.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      Indeed. Moseley really came through and made his pitches.

      I have full confidence in us scoring a shitload of runs today

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    good job guys! game could’ve gotten out of reach in that inning

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Dustin Moseley…All Star.

    And on the bright side, it doesn’t look like big Jeff Niemann has what it takes to keep this offense down today.

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

      Dustin Moseley…All Star.

      Well, Omar Infante was.

    • Reggie C.

      If the ‘pen can keep the Rays lead at 2-3 runs, I think we’ll tag Niemann for another couple runs.

      Fingers crossed.

  • boogie down

    Shit, I thought A-Rod was going to launch that hanger.

    • Jimmy

      Can’t believe he his only hitting .267

    • Reggie C.

      You talking about that first pitch of the at-bat right?

      Yeah … my jaw dropped when Arod swung and missed on that 85 mph right-in-the-middle-of-the-zone pitch.

      • boogie down

        Yup, as it was approaching the plate I got all giddy, only to be brought back down to Earth.

  • Wes

    In other news…Yanks are rumored by Ken Rosenthal and Buster to be going after Jose Bautista.

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

      Links?

      I remember reading Buster say that Bautista would be a good pickup and a good fit, but I never heard info we were actually going after him.

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

      Linkage?

    • bonestock94

      I just puked all over my keyboard

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I like the idea, but given that he’s due for a big regression and the Blue Jays will probably demand a high price to keep him in the division, it’s probably not worth it.

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

        He’s hitting .190/.314/.379 since the two homer game off Burnett.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        a regression already batting .234? good lord keep us away!!!!!!!!!1

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

      Yeah a link would be nice. I checked his twitter and FoxSports. Nothing showed up.

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

        MLBTR and ESPN also have nothing on the matter.

        I call BS.

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

        Oh I foudn it. It’s not a rumor really. It’s a dumb article.

        http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....ast-071610

        Go to the Yankees section under ideal trade acquisition.

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

          Yeah, what Sucka Got No Juice said there is not remotely a “rumor” that we’re “going after Jose Bautista”.

          Thanks for the detective work, JWZ.

      • Wes

        I shouldn’t have said going after, rather “interested in”…

        From Rosenthal

        “Bautista leads the majors with 24 homers and is tied for the AL lead with 54 walks. He could play third if A-Rod needed time off and serve as a right-handed hitting alternative to Gardner or Granderson in the outfield. Gardner could play center if Bautista was in left.”

        Buster mentioned it in an article on Insider. “He’s an ideal utility man who could feasibly be in pinstripes soon. The Jays wants high value for him because of his strong production and his low club option for 2011. The Jays are said to be interested in a few of the Yankees’ prospects including young catcher Jesus Montero, outfielder and designated hitter Juan Miranda, and coveted shortstop Eduardo Nunez”

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

          Much better.

          I’d much rather be interested in Jose Bautista than “going after” him. Although I’d rather not be interested in him at all.

          • Wes

            Their asking prices for Jose Bautista are ridiculous.

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

              It only takes one sucker.

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

              And since both teams are in the AL East it’s definitely Montero or GTFO.

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

    I can’t believe I’m watching Dustin Moseley pitch for the 2010 Yankees. This feels like 2006-2008.

    • Hummingbird S.

      at least it’s not Ponson

      • JobaTheHeat62

        Ponson and Rasner…Worst rotation ever!!!!!

    • Jimmy

      We have Mitre pitching for us 2 years in a row now :(

      • mike c

        mitre has been very decent this year minus the injury… he definitely is deserving of the chance for the spot start

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

          Further time for recovering form TJS does that to people.

          • mike c

            does what, makes them better? i was just saying that mitre’s pitching this year has been much better than his career numbers have ever been, he’s even getting some decent velocity on his FB (90-92)

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

      Well hey Guadin and Mitre pitched last year for us. These guys are on every team. Thankfully the Yankees don’t send these guys out every fifth day.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Watching the Cubs perpetually self destruct makes me think that we really dodged a bullet by not pursuing Lou Piniella.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Yeah Tim, Torre had absolutely nothing to do with the way he left the Yankees. Fucking moron.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    down in the zone moseley, down

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Did Tim McCarver really just compare George Steinbrenner to Hitler?

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

    Oh good, now McCarver’s preaching about Torre.

    • esteban

      seriously Tim shut up.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      It takes a special brand of stupid to make me consider switching TO john sterling.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Silence>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Baby Babbling>>>>>>>>>>>>John Sterling >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tim McCarver

      • esteban

        Let’s not get carried away. I heard they use broadcasts of Yankees games with John and Suzyn to torture prisoners at Guatanamo.

  • Jimmy

    No one told Joe Torre to write that stupid book Tim!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    McCarver do everyone a favor and just STFU already.

  • j

    mccarver’s got to shut his old face up and retire from his reputation as a disgrace to baseball broadcasting.

  • Andrew

    So according to McCarver the Yankees were supposed to have a parade celebrating Torre’s 12 years, after he rejected a contract offer to return as manager? And then wrote a book ripping the current GM and current cleanup hitter? Umm…

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

      Not to mention gave out secrets to many others.

  • Jimmy

    We’re looking at the greatest Ray to ever live folks.

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

      But they retired Wade Boggs’ number!

    • JobaTheHeat62

      our third baseman can hit .40 points lower and still be better…

  • JobaTheHeat62

    lots of pitches this inning

  • Reggie C.

    Michael Kay and Jodi Applegate engaged?! I tip my hat to Mr. Kay. Didn’t realize Kay made that much bank…

    Just kidding. I like Kay and wish him the best. His radio show gets me through a rough work afternoon every now and then.

    • esteban

      really? Not bad Michael, not bad.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I hate that play. Just go to second, you had plenty of time A-Rod.

  • esteban

    How is that not out of the baseline???

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

    What’s the point of having a baseline? He was on the fucking grass.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      “No,” said McCarver in the smarmiest voice ever.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        i loved that response from him

        i would’ve appreciated it further if he could elaborate and tell us exactly how that’s not out of the baseline and how A-Rod is so out of place to even suggest that the runner was. a pretty big play in this game.. it was almost like a ‘matter of fact’ response like it was so obvious that he was not out of the baseline

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          Somehow, McCarver is more intolerable without Buck. Without Buck he thinks he’s big man in the booth and spouts off more it seems like.

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

    Nice play, Nails.

  • Jimmy

    Oh you can run in the grass now?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    what exactly IS the base line if that’s not out of the baseline?? he was on the grass..

  • Ivan

    Kinda of a big batter here so far.

  • Andrew

    The grass does not = baseline. McCarver of course, adamant that he was in the baseline. Unreal. This game is like Chinese water torture.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Fucking McCarver and his tone of voice regarding that fucking joke of base running. Really McCarver? Fucking prick.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      So dismissive, how about you actually look at the screen and analyze what the replay shows Tim.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        Sometimes I wonder if he is really blind and just making things up as he is going along.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i mean i’m really serious.. he was so adament about it.. why not an explanation??? lol..

  • Cy Farnsworth

    The middle of Tampa’s order has been up this half inning with a chance to blow the game wide open.

    Can we please, PLEASE talk about baseball for a minute?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Not that I don’t find McCarver’s comparison of the Yankees to Hitler and Stalin interesting, of course.

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

    Speaking about Yankee rumors looks like there’s rumors for the Marlins Wes Helms on MLBTR…

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

      I have a post up.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Oh come on. Even Pena thought that was strike 3.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      “CLEARLY inside,” said McCarver with all the definitiveness he could muster.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Is it me or was that a bad play by A-Rod? Forget about the runner and go quickly to 2nd. At best you turn two, at the least there are runners on 1st and 3rd instead of two runners in scoring position.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I think it was a very bad play because it looked like he definitely had time to turn 2.

      In A-Rod’s defense though, the runner clearly left the basepath.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Yeah the runner did. I don’t see it as a defense though. You can’t bank on the ump giving you a call.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    that was like a 35 pitch inning

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

      It’s Dustin Moseley. It’s gonna take him 35 pitches to have a good inning against a good lineup.

  • waka flocka

    I am usually not one for bias but McCarver is just making it blatantly obvious.

    Great job by Mosely there.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Dustin Mosely… Stopper.

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

    Nice job, fellas. The umps didn’t want to help you, but you got three outs anyway. I’m proud of you.

  • Reggie C.

    Nice job Moseley.

    Now lets give Niemann alittle more of a challenge than the previous inning.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Mosely holding it down, despite Cousins not calling that out. I guess base runners can now run from 2nd to 3rd via the grass.

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

    I questioned that Mosely was up only for the fact his contract demanded it or he had to leave but he can be useful. I wouldn’t be surprised if Towers had the say on this one.

    • mike c

      of course he’s useful when we don’t have aceves or mitre… if moseley wants to be a yankee he better start pitching his ass off because it’s all downhill from here if he can’t hang. so far, so good though– picking up after AJ against the rays is quite the litmus test

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i am glad i dont get this game on FOX today…its sounds like Tim is in rare form. How on Earth do they still let him call games?

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      He’s worse today than maybe he’s ever been. I actually wish Joe Buck were here to keep his ego-filled preaching down to a minimum.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      This is the most annoying that I can remember McCarver being in a long time.

      He’s literally not talked about the game since Burnett left–right now he’s telling a story about Dan Rather’s entry level salary. This is out of control.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        If I were a blind man listening to this broadcast, I would have no idea what has happened in the last 30 minutes.

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          He literally refuses to talk about the game.

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

            Which further reinforces my theory that is he really blind and he can’t see anything, just making up shit as he goes along.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

          If someone blind was listening to the broadcast, they would’ve thought it was the international crochet competition finals.

  • Jimmy

    Why Posada!

  • waka flocka

    Granderson has been such a disappointment this season. Easily the biggest let down of the season.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      I’m not in disagreement but also see AJ Burnett, Derek Jeter, Nick Johnson, Joba, etc.

    • Will (the other one)

      Really?

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

      Easily? I would say Jeter’s ~150 drop in OPS is the biggest letdown.

      • waka flocka

        Jeter is a close second but I am also operating under the mindset that the man has to decline at some point. I think at the end of the season he will have an OPS+ of 105 or so. Kind of like his 2008.

        Granderson is disturbing because if he continues this it will be his fourth straight year declining.

        Johnson…well I was one of the skeptics who didn’t like the signing. Unfortunately I was correct.

    • mike c

      nick johnson for sure

    • Ross in Jersey

      GW homer against Papelbon, GW homer against Pelfrey, GW homer against Arizona in extras, singled off a lefty last night and scored the winning run… yeah you’re right he’s done nothing and DEFINITELY doesn’t have a track record that might make you think he’ll turn it around.

  • Reggie C.

    Thank you Frankie!

    This lineup had fallen back in sleep mode against Niemann

  • Cy Farnsworth

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TALK ABOUT BASEBALL

    Nobody cares how the Dodgers did PA announcements in 1936!!!!!!!!!!

    • Will (the other one)

      But…but…Kennesaw Mountain Landis IS baseball!

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

    Gutsy move Cerv.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

      i like it.

  • Ivan

    Cervelli with the Steal!!!

  • Wes

    Can DJ do it?!?!?!

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

    Oh damn I lvoe Cash. Yankees will not trade Jesus for ANYONE on the trade market. Cliff Lee was a special case. I can breathe again.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5387715

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Gardy’s at-bats are becoming a lot of fun to watch.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      Jeter’s on the other hand……………………………..

  • mike c

    we’re long overdue for a RBI single to right from the captain

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    I expect something good from the Captain here. Please.

  • Ivan

    Good AB by Gardner, especially considering he was down 0-2.

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

    Well at least they cleared the pitcher.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Ouch.

      • Ubu

        ohh, low blow, Axisa. Not cool.

  • Ross in Jersey

    lol, Gardner works like a 9 pitch walk and Jeter grounds on the first pitch. Just wow.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Good God have mercy…1st pitching swinging there, Jeter? Really

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I wouldn’t really even call that a swing. He kinda poked at it.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Okay, I’m sold. I’m going out to buy a box of Wheaties Fuel RIGHT NOW.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I’m not sure whether contract negotiations are getting easier or harder for the Yankees. I want to say easier, or atleast the request for years will decline, which is beneficial

    • Arman Tamzarian

      RE: Jeter

    • mike c

      referring to jeter? the only thing beneficial to the yankees regarding that contract is if he picks up the hitting more, which i totally believe he will soon … the captain’s here to stay

      • mike c

        expect 20/3 deal with a mutual option for a 4th

  • phughesisgod

    Who the hell is in the booth with McCarver? Its not Buck, I know that. But who ever it is just climbed up my list of worst announcers in baseball and is know in competition with the exclusive club of Buck, McCarver, Morgan and Miller.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      Alberts, Kenny Alberts.

  • Reggie C.

    DJ needed more down time during the AL Star break. If there’s a Yankee that shouldn’t have played , that should’ve been DJ. He’s an automatic ground out.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      For what though? He hasn’t looked good all year

  • Jimmy

    What in the world Jeter ended the inning that fast!??!

  • Wes

    AJ…lacerations on right hand.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Kinda pressing our luck with Mosley here aren’t we? Dude’s thrown a ton of pitches and been skating on thin ice..

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

      Better a tired Mosley than Boone Logan.

  • Ivan

    Where was that pitch?

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      “Clearly inside,” Tim McCarver.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    AJ’s been playing with Kyle Farnsworth’s dog again!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Oh good, first and third with no outs before you can blink an eye. Keeping Mosley in when you have a fully rested bullpen was such a good idea!

    • phughesisgod

      Yeah, because Chad Gaudin, Chan Ho Park, Boone Logan and Joba Chamberlain are clearly better options…

      • Ross in Jersey

        Why are they here then? Hit after hit after hit…

        • phughesisgod

          I dont know why they are here. They shouldnt be here. But they are.

      • Ross in Jersey

        And there’s your ballgame. I’m sure all those guys would have given up another 4 runs.

        • phughesisgod

          Obviously, you havent been watching the Yankees this year. If that was Park, the score would be 10-2 right now. It would be 8-2 with Joba, Logan it would be 9-2 and Gaudin it would be 9-2 as well. At least Mosley can pitch multiple innings.

          • Ross in Jersey

            There’s a difference between letting him throw multiple innings and taking him out before the game gets out of hand. Fresh arm, even if it’s of the Gaudin variety, is better than a tired Mosley.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Thanks for the free 2 strikes, Maddon.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    I don’t know about you guys, but i’m so glad the Yankees have Boone Logan, Chad Gaudin, Chan Ho Park and Dustin Moseley on the same 25 man roster. #not

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    McCarver, there are a lot of things you’ve never seen before.
    For instance my fists traveling towards your face at blazing speed.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Or, a tangent he didn’t want to pursue.

  • Jimmy

    Can we get another pitcher in the game thanks.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Boone Logan? Have fun.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Can’t be worse though.

        • mike c

          he’s actually been very decent since he was last recalled from AAA. he’s cut down on the BB’s and has been throwing a lot of strikes

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

    YES!!!!!! Boone Logan warming up! Mitre can’t come back sooner.

  • Captain Bawls

    I’m in Colorado, and the only feed of the game I could get is with Spanish announcers. Judging by the comments, I lucked out.

    • Andrew518

      Always the safe bet, I actually hope the game is on the spanish channel

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

    No doubt? That’s a cheapie.

  • boogie down

    wow

  • esteban

    UGHHHHHHHHHHH

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    alright.. clock just struck midnight on Moseley

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Goddang, it is fucking Brignac!!! Brignac!!!!

  • mike c

    cya moseley, it was nice knowing you

  • Ivan

    Meh..not surprised.

  • waka flocka

    Alright. Time to go to work. See you later fellas.

    • esteban

      Oh leh do it

  • Cy Farnsworth

    And with one swing of the bat, listening to Tim McCarver is officially no longer worth it.

    I can live with 2 out of 3.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Really? Reid Brignac?

    • Mo

      “Really? Reid Brignac?”

      Brignac has some pop and potential. As a 20 yr old in A+ & AA he hit 24 hrs.

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

    Damn. If only Jon Albaladejo could go multiple innings.

  • Captain Bawls

    Brignac has doubled his HR tally today

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I guess if there’s any positive to our bullpen getting pounded, maybe Cash will begin the bullpen overhaul. Hopefully, he’ll get creative and try Nova, Albi, etc.

    • claybeez

      I, too, hope so.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    thank goodness for yesterday’s game

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Game over!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Seriously now, how many times do I have to hear the name Reid Brignac?

  • claybeez

    I was always confused as to why the Yanks wanted Moseley on the team so badly. What was it in his track record?

    Not sure which is inducing sleep more – McCarver, the Yanks’ offense or the muscle relaxer I took.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Is your name a reference to Raybeez?

      • mike c

        demonstratin’ my style

        • Arman Tamzarian

          Don’t forget the struggle, Don’t forget the streets! In 96, Warzone was playing in Albany, but half the place, including myself were in the back watching the Yankees wrapping up the world series. Last time Warzone played in Albany before Ray passed away

      • claybeez

        Nope. Never heard of him/her/them/it.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Did all the other bullpen arms take off today? Is this how they honor Torre, by letting Mosley throw about 458 pitches?

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Kenny Albert – “Brignac has never had a 2 HR game”

    You don’t say.

  • Hummingbird S.

    and with Price going tomorrow, not sure we can win this series.

    • Mike from South Beah

      Well, I am happy that you are not employed by the NY Yankees.
      That attitude belongs in Queens.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    162 game season can mask this pathetic bullpen. But the Yankees ain’t winning shit once the playoffs start!

    • Tom Zig

      Well in fairness, Mosley, CHoP, Gaudin and Logan will not likely be on the roster for the postseason. Well at least not all. Maybe one.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      Man you and your undying optimism!

  • Tom Zig

    7 pitches seen by Jeter. Cool.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Have his skills declined badly or is his approach off?

      • Tom Zig

        Well he seems insistent at swinging at the first pitch and rarely takes a pitch.

  • Jimmy

    This is what happens when you leave men on in the 2nd and 4th. So annoying. The Yankees outside of a couple have decided they didn’t want to play today.

    • ZZ

      Yep. They had a team meeting before the game about it and everything.

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

        ARod and Cano were the ringleaders. Those lazy Dominican bastards.

    • Hummingbird S.

      you can complain about the offense all you want, but this game is on the pitching. AJ is horrible and Moseley managed to be even worse..

  • mike c

    i feel like every time this year we’ve seen a game like this, it’s always been a 4 run rally in the bottom 9th to lose by 2– i smell a clutch posada grand slam this inning to make this game interesting again

  • iloveyanks

    Asuming we make the playoffs, what do you all think the chances of AJ making a start in the playoffs is?

    • Tom Zig

      100% if he is healthy.

    • bonestock94

      100% barring any injury. Our #2 starter will always pitch in the playoffs.

      • rek4gehrig

        By the end of the season, he’ll be the No. 4 starter

        • bonestock94

          Yawn

      • ZZ

        Our #2 starter will always pitch in the playoffs.

        iloveyanks asked about Burnett, not Pettitte.

        The 4 best starters at the end of the season will get the ball.

        Whether AJ is one of those 4 at seasons end remains to be seen.

        • bonestock94

          We’ll see I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Moves i would like to see between now and 1:00 tomorrow: Alby up. Moseley gone. kthx

  • phughesisgod

    This bullpen overhaul cannot come soon enough. The only people that should stay here are Mo and maybe David Robertson. Oh and Aceves(when he is healthy) and maybe Sergio Mitre.

  • Tom Zig

    If Jeter isn’t going to take pitches he shouldn’t be in the leadoff spot. Idc about his feelings.

  • Ivan

    The comeback begins.

  • bonestock94

    It’s fox, their asshole commentating wills them to lose (in the regular season).

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

    Hey, Tex is still hot!

    Look, fellas, a silver lining!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Who wants pie? #onlydown5

  • Ross in Jersey

    Fox and day games are like this team’s kryptonite or something

  • claybeez

    When A-Rod looks bad these days, he looks as bad as I can ever remember him looking.

    • Jimmy

      You guys think hes done being an elite player?

      • mike c

        absolutely not

      • claybeez

        Honestly, I have no idea. I’m certainly concerned. A lot depends on whether it’s due to the hip and, if so, whether the hip will ever be better than it is today. With what, 7+ years left on his deal, I’m as concerned about him as I am Jeter. At least Jeter’s deal is expiring.

  • Jimmy

    Great Gaudin is in

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

      Somebody’s got to pitch these innings, might as well be him.

  • Jimmy

    Pie plate! Omg this guy is stupid.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    TIM MCCARVER, I HATE YOU

  • mike c

    okay… the pie face laceration discussion is officially the stupidest thing i’ve heard from these numbskulls

  • Will (the other one)

    So, SO glad McCarver has latched onto the pie-plate laceration theory. This should be good for about two innings or so.

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

    Maybe A.J. lacerated his fingers last night delivering that pie.

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

      Heh. I was being stupid. Tim was just being himself.

    • mike c

      maybe he had pie residue on his hand and a hungry dog tried to eat his fingers

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

        was it Kyle Farnworth’s pooch?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    Hey McCarver, it was Colonel Mustard with the candelabra in the study.

    Do they honestly think the pie was a real pie?

  • Andrew518

    I’m going to have to look in the mirror…I’m afraid McCrarver might have just caused my head to explode

  • Hummingbird S.

    it’s amazing how many awful pitchers the best team in the majors can fit in a 25-man roster.

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

      “it’s amazing how many awful pitchers the best team in the majors can fit in a 25-man roster when 42% of the opening day bullpen is on the disabled list.”

      Fixed.

      • mike c

        42% injured > #42 injured
        just sayin’

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

          No argument there.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    I’ll throw Tim a bone. It’s wayyyyyy past his bed time.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    What the bleep is wrong with Cashman? Fix this shitty ‘pen!

    • esteban

      unwraps burrito, wipes down microwave.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

      You only come out when things are going bad eh?

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

      Prediction time:

      The 2010 Yankees playoff 11-man pitching staff.

      Starters (4): CC – Pettitte – AJ – Vazquez
      Relievers (7): Mo – Hughes – Joba – Robertson – Marte – Albaladejo – Mitre

      Fixed.

      • mike c

        likely scenario but maybe sanchez instead of alby.. speaking of starting playoff rotation, i was thinking that hughes might be the #4, and perhaps keep vazquez in there as bad AJ insurance. just a hypothetical situation but being able to pull burnett early when you know he’s going to stink could be very helpful

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

          likely scenario but maybe sanchez instead of alby..

          Romulo’s 2010 K/9 and BB/9: 7.74, 5.1
          Albaladejo’s 2010 K/9 and BB/9: 11.91, 2.4

          Albie >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Romulo

          speaking of starting playoff rotation, i was thinking that hughes might be the #4, and perhaps keep vazquez in there as bad AJ insurance.

          All logic still points to Hughes in the pen and both AJ and Vazquez in the 4-man playoff rotation. Hughes has demonstrated that his stuff plays up in relief, he’s done it recently (and well), and he has innings limits. AJ and Vazquez in the bullpen would be a bit odd.

          And I know Hughes pitching far better than AJ at the moment, but assuming that that will remain that way for the rest of the year is dicey. Young pitchers are prone to hitting a wall when they pitch more than they’ve done before. Don’t forget that Hughes only threw around 100 frames last season.

          • mike c

            true, perhaps then hughes could act as AJ’s backup/long relief in the pen, and keep us in the game when bad AJ is finished early on like he was tonight. gee having 5 real starters seems like quite a luxury compared to last year, i like our odds

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

              Or Sergio Mitre serve as the AJ insurance, and Hughes can dominate the 8th inning.

              • mike c

                whatever works, i still believe that joba will be able to grunt and fart his way through his problems and take the 8th with success though

  • claybeez

    Must be great for the young viewers to hear how the host is Twitterignorant.

    • Andrew518

      Scariest part is he is getting paid probably more than I’ll make this year to announce this game…
      Second scariest part, this game is so out of hand that I’m reduced to commenting on the announcers

  • Jimmy

    Brignac has 5 rbi. Poor us. I remember when A-Rod use to have games like that. People would complain about him piling on. Some piling on would be great right now.

    • esteban

      Not sure if serious.

      • Jimmy

        You don’t remember A-Rod hitting home runs in inning 1-8 then getting Booed for striking out in the 9th.

        • esteban

          I think (I hope) I took the comment the wrong way.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    There you go McCarver and his band of fucking morons, that solved your fucking great mystery.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash)

    We ain’t going down without a fucking fight.

  • Carlosologist

    JORGE! Just keep chipping away.

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

    At least Posada is starting to swing the bat.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Good thing we have Gaudin and Moseley to keep us in the game. Wait..what.

  • Longo

    Sadahar oh…really? Nice job by tim

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

      will give him credit if he meant Sadaharu Oh. But i doubt he did.

  • claybeez

    Really wanted Granderson to do well, here. Now, I can’t help but wondering what his trade value is.

    • Tom Zig

      Nothing.

      • claybeez

        Gotta believe it hasn’t fallen THAT far.

        • Tom Zig

          Correction:

          Nothing that would make it worthwhile to trade him for. You put him on the block, what you maybe get a C level prospect in return?

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

        We’ll find out what his trade value is when we consider thinking about contemplating trading him, which we might possibly do a few years from now, maybe.

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

      He is hitting ~.290 over the last two weeks or so.

      • claybeez

        Is that worth believing in? Maybe trade him when he gets hot for a bat on the market?

        • Tom Zig

          No.

        • Tom Zig

          Yes that is worth believing in. No we should not trade him. Why would you trade a good defensive outfielder who can hit for power who is in his prime and has a reasonable contract, but just happens to be having a bad year?

          • Andrew518

            My crystal ball suggests he’ll bounce back next season, but hopefully before that, gave up too much to get him to get what his return would be at this point.

          • ZZ

            Of course the Yankees will explore trade possibilities if Granderson continues to perform this way.

            Don’t be ridiculous to think Granderson is some sort of untouchable lock to remain with the Yankees.

            The Yankees are always looking to improve the team as they should, especially since they have an aging offense.

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

              Don’t be ridiculous to think Granderson is some sort of untouchable lock to remain with the Yankees.

              I don’t think Granderson is an untouchable lock to remain with the Yankees. I do think that Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner are smart enough to not overreact and act hastily or imprudently and just give up on Granderson at any point during this season, though. They’ve both demonstrated patience and evenhandedness on numerous occasions, and those traits point towards the Yankee braintrust not even contemplating putting Granderson on the block or making an upgrade that pushes him out of the starting lineup at any point during this season.

              • ZZ

                Wait, are we talking about this season or in the offseason?

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

                  ZZ, it’s the Yankees. We’re always talking about now. If there’s something wrong with the team, the fans want the solution to materialize yesterday; tomorrow’s too late.

                  • ZZ

                    Oh, my fault.

                    I was talking about this offseason.

                    I don’t see why they would trade him in season, because even if they brought in another OF they need a DH anyway and would just rotate the 4 and maybe platoon Granderson.

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

                      I doubt we’d even put Granderson on the market this offseason either. We’d go at least one more year and see if he gets better with the NYC experience and without the hammy injury.

                    • ZZ

                      I don’t think they will put Granderson on the market or trade block like saying we really want/need to trade him.

                      But, I think they will explore trade scenarios if they have a target in mind to improve.

                      And given his performance last year and this year it won’t surprise me if they find a player that they think makes the team better.

    • Tom Zig

      Why would you sell low?

      • claybeez

        Don’t remember saying to sell low. I’d consider seeing what his market value is and selling depending on what he could bring back. That all depending on who’s available to take over LF.

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

          I’d consider seeing what his market value is and selling depending on what he could bring back. That all depending on who’s available to take over LF.

          Thanks for the advice. I’ll take you up on it, maybe, in a year or two. Maybe.

          For now, though, I’m going to ride my Granderson bet for the next few seasons and not make a panic move. Thanks.

          Sincerely,
          Brian Cashman

          • Andrew518

            The guy has tallent, just having an off year, all his flaws were well known goihg into this, honestly I don’t think there is a GM in baseball who wouldn’t want him in his line up

            • ZZ

              I have been a big Granderson supporter, but this is not exactly an off year.

              Given his performance last season and the increased % of LHP he has seen this season, his stat line is entirely unsurprising.

          • claybeez

            You’re not Cash.

            Asking for an assessment of value is clearly not a statement that said player’s value is low. If I would have said SELL, SELL, SELL for a hill of beans then I could understand your response.

            Let me put it this way so that I can stop being misrepresented; if Granderson has value to a team that believes in his career numbers over his poor 2010 why not consider selling and grabbing someone on the market? If, however, he only merited a C+ prospect then, of course, it’s a no-brainer to pass.

            I guess I was inclined to think Grandy has more value than the responses recieved seem to suggest.

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

              Let me put it this way so that I can stop being misrepresented; if Granderson has value to a team that believes in his career numbers over his poor 2010 why not consider selling and grabbing someone on the market?

              Answer: because we don’t care. We’re riding our bet. We’re not going to attempt to discern his trade value now, because it’s too soon to even contemplate selling him at all.

              Your question is moot.

              • claybeez

                You don’t care. Who is this “we”? You’ve got some ego. You’re not above anyone else despite always acting like it. Let me know when you’re handed the title of Thought Police Officer.

                If I care then someone does. If I want to bounce an idea off others or engage in theoretical discussion, it is my prerogative. If you don’t like what I have to say, feel free to ignore as often I do for you. If no one responds then I’ll know that it’s not a discussion others want to engage in. I have no need for you to tell me what has merit and what doesn’t.

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

                  I’m not the only one here who’s taking you to task for asking questions we all see as fairly irrelevant and moot.

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

                  If I want to bounce an idea off others or engage in theoretical discussion, it is my prerogative. If you don’t like what I have to say, feel free to ignore as often I do for you.

                  You’re absolutely right, it’s your perogative to engage in theoretical discussion and bounce ideas off of others.

                  You did so, and the idea we bounced back is “your idea is dumb and your theoretical discussion is moot.”

                  Don’t be mad at us that we all thought your idea was dumb and your theoretical discussion was moot. That’s not our fault.

                  • claybeez

                    No one said it was dumb, except you, because you’re the biggest know-it-all on the board. It is your fault that whenever someone presents a point of discussion you don’t agree with you feel the need to ridicule and be snarky. You can manage a conversation as long as someone comes around to your viewpoint, but you can’t manage a disagreement without some put down or other. If you were as wise as you pretend to be you’d be better able to deal with disagreement.

                    I have no problem with being told Granderson’s value is low and it would be the wrong time to trade him. That’s feedback I was looking for. I appreciate the reactions. However, your dismissiveness and constant condescension is not appreciated and paints a portrait of the type of person you really are.

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

    ZOMG A JETER HIT!!!!1

    Man, I miss those.

    • Carlosologist

      I want to try and believe that this is the beginning of a great second half for Jeter, but I can’t.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Fun Fact: Immediately after completing the Swisher trade, Brian Cashman said goodbye to Kenny Williams and left him in a hotel bathroom full of Ice Cubes with a note reading “Call 911″.

  • Jimmy

    This ump has been pretty good today.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    C’mon Yanks, lets blow this shiet open.

  • Jimmy

    Rally Killas!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    OMG, fucking Strasburg “beyond baseball” commercial….really?

    • Jimmy

      Almost as annoying as that Pujols one.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Hey look, its BENOIT!!

  • Carlosologist

    Tex goes yard again?

    • Carlosologist

      Guess not.

  • Carlosologist

    I’m going to murder the next person to talk about A-Rod and the ASG.

  • boogie down

    I want to slap Tim McCarver in the face.

  • Carlosologist

    Yay a BB. Now if Cano goes deep, we’re only down two.

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

    Damn yo, Benoit really tips his pitches. Taps his glove when throwing a fastball, but not on offspeed stuff.

  • Jimmy

    Pulling an outside change up.

  • Jimmy

    That is the game. T

    • Carlosologist

      /Fritoman’d

  • ARX

    Getting our skulls bashed in on a FOX game…thought we left that habit behind. 2 out of 3 aint bad :/

    • Tom Zig

      with Price pitching tomorrow? Yeahhhhhh

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

        Andy Pettitte’s not chopped liver, you know.

      • ZZ

        Giving up on a game the day before it is even played. Got to love Yankee fans.

        2004 sure did a lot of damage on this fan base. So many more paranoid bridge jumpers than ever before.

  • ZZ

    BTW for those that want to watch the Sox game after this, Extra Innings is free right now.

  • Jimmy

    1-6 with risp :(

  • Carlosologist

    Vintage A-Rod power there.