Jul
17

Game 90: Bob Sheppard’s day at the park

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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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590 Comments»

  1. Steve H says:

    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 says:

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

  2. Cecala says:

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

  3. Pete says:

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

  4. Ross in Jersey says:

    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”.

  5. Apollo22237 says:

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

  6. Cecala says:

    Who the bloody hell is this guy?

  7. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    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.

  8. Jimmy says:

    Great Dodgers vs Cardinals for me :(

  9. Carlosologist says:

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

  10. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  11. Apollo22237 says:

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

  12. Cecala says:

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

    • Apollo22237 says:

      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.

  13. Ivan says:

    Was that a slider?

  14. Carlosologist says:

    Gasp! A changeup!

  15. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  16. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Note to Tim McCarver:

    That mysterious super pitch is called a “curveball.”

  17. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  18. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Poor location, poor defense.

    Bad news bears.

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • Ross in Jersey says:

        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 says:

        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.

  19. Ivan says:

    Wow I thought that was a pop fly.

  20. Pete says:

    dang nabbit.

  21. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  22. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    Hold it down AJ, you can do it.

  23. Jimmy says:

    Man they scored fast.

  24. Mike Axisa says:

    Another changeup!

    • rbizzler says:

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

  25. Apollo22237 says:

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

  26. SF Yanks says:

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

  27. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  28. Carlosologist says:

    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) says:

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

  29. Phranchise says:

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

  30. Ivan says:

    Yo Jeter really needs a day off.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  31. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

    You literally can’t make this stuff up.

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  32. esteban says:

    I do NOT like Kenny Albert as a baseball announcer.

  33. Cecala says:

    Pena earned his masters in soft hands

  34. Carlosologist says:

    Someone should FJM Tim McCarver.

  35. Jimmy says:

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

  36. Cy Farnsworth says:

    That was pretty ugly.

  37. Jimmy says:

    number 9 hitter folks

  38. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    Yikes AJ, gotta hold them down.

  39. Poopy Pants says:

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

  40. Mike Axisa says:

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

  41. A-Rod's Hip says:

    ridiculous

  42. Ivan says:

    Bad job there AJ.

  43. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I feel a meltdown coming on…

  44. Captain Jack says:

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

  45. rek4gehrig says:

    Mr. Hyde has arrived

  46. Tom Zig says:

    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?

  47. Ross in Jersey says:

    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!

  48. Not Tank the Frank says:

    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…

  49. Wes says:

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

  50. Ivan says:

    Just missed a homer there.

  51. Not Tank the Frank says:

    He’s going to win a batting title!!

  52. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  53. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  54. A-Rod's Hip says:

    geez.. Cano.. what a hitter

  55. Jimmy says:

    wow mkay has a huge head

  56. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  57. Across the pond says:

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

  58. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  59. Ivan says:

    He’s no Ross Ohlendorf.

  60. Cy Farnsworth says:

    If Gardner bunts I’m gonna break something

  61. Tom Zig says:

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

  62. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  63. ZZ says:

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

  64. A-Rod's Hip says:

    Cervelli’s due for a HR

  65. Mike Axisa says:

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

  66. JobaTheHeat62 says:

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

  67. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    Billion with a B…

  68. Ivan says:

    Don’t swing Cervelli.

  69. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    LOL JAMES BOND!!!

  70. Tom Zig says:

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

  71. Mike Axisa says:

    It was right down the middle, Brett.

  72. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    SECRET AGENT GGBG!!!

  73. Ivan says:

    Good hitting by Gardner.

  74. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Brett Gardner is a stud.

  75. A-Rod's Hip says:

    Grit being Grit!!!

  76. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Brett Gardner loves WPA graphs

  77. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Grit overload.

  78. rek4gehrig says:

    Someone up in the BP? Pour quoi?

  79. Ross in Jersey says:

    Yay Brett.

    Uh oh, is AJ hurt?

  80. Mike Axisa says:

    Uh oh, AJ might be hurt.

  81. Jimmy says:

    What happened to AJ?

  82. A-Rod's Hip says:

    ummmm… Moseley warming up????

  83. Tom Zig says:

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

  84. Apollo22237 says:

    Number 9 hitters doing the damage today so far.

  85. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    More runs please.

  86. esteban says:

    GRIT GIRTNER

  87. Wes says:

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

  88. Captain Jack says:

    Shit Moseley’s getting warm

  89. Total Dominication says:

    Gritster!

  90. Jimmy says:

    So he sits down lol

  91. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  92. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  93. Ivan says:

    Jeter really needs a Day off.

  94. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    man Jete

  95. rek4gehrig says:

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

  96. esteban says:

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

  97. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Wow Jeter sucks right now!

  98. Tom Zig says:

    6 pitches, 2 outs

  99. Poopy Pants says:

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

  100. Jimmy says:

    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.

  101. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Oh come on

  102. 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

  103. Captain Jack says:

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

  104. Carlosologist says:

    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 says:

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

      • Carlosologist says:

        Roberto Alomar:

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

        • Ubu says:

          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.

  105. A-Rod's Hip says:

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

  106. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Seet Lord

  107. Pete says:

    gold glove catcher right there

  108. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.

  109. Frankie Cervelli is playing himself back into the minors.

  110. Mike Axisa says:

    Another great play by Cervelli.

  111. Pete says:

    good god they’re smoking everrrrything.

  112. esteban says:

    Kenny Albert is AWFUL.

  113. Ivan says:

    Boy Burnett looks he doesn’t have.

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

  115. Wes says:

    I’m curious to see what his injury is.

  116. Carlosologist says:

    AAAHH AJ’s HURT

  117. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  118. Jimmy says:

    DL that scrub

  119. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  120. Dirty Pena says:

    They’re saying Booornett.

  121. A-Rod's Hip says:

    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??

  122. phughesisgod says:

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

  123. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  124. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  125. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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 says:

      Indeed. Moseley really came through and made his pitches.

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

  126. A-Rod's Hip says:

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

  127. Not Tank the Frank says:

    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.

  128. boogie down says:

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

  129. Wes says:

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

  130. Mike Axisa says:

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

  131. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  132. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  133. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    down in the zone moseley, down

  134. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Did Tim McCarver really just compare George Steinbrenner to Hitler?

  135. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh good, now McCarver’s preaching about Torre.

  136. Jimmy says:

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

  137. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    McCarver do everyone a favor and just STFU already.

  138. j says:

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

  139. Andrew says:

    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…

  140. Jimmy says:

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

  141. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    lots of pitches this inning

  142. Reggie C. says:

    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.

  143. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  144. esteban says:

    How is that not out of the baseline???

  145. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Spaceman.Spiff says:

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

      • A-Rod's Hip says:

        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 says:

          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.

  146. Jimmy says:

    Oh you can run in the grass now?

  147. A-Rod's Hip says:

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

  148. Ivan says:

    Kinda of a big batter here so far.

  149. Andrew says:

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

  150. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  151. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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 says:

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

  152. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  153. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  154. Not Tank the Frank says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  155. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    that was like a 35 pitch inning

  156. waka flocka says:

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

    Great job by Mosely there.

  157. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Dustin Mosely… Stopper.

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

  159. Reggie C. says:

    Nice job Moseley.

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

  160. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  161. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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 says:

      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

  162. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          He literally refuses to talk about the game.

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

            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) says:

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

  163. Jimmy says:

    Why Posada!

  164. waka flocka says:

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

    • Spaceman.Spiff says:

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

    • Will (the other one) says:

      Really?

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • waka flocka says:

        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 says:

      nick johnson for sure

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      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.

  165. Reggie C. says:

    Thank you Frankie!

    This lineup had fallen back in sleep mode against Niemann

  166. Cy Farnsworth says:

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TALK ABOUT BASEBALL

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

  167. Ivan says:

    Cervelli with the Steal!!!

  168. Wes says:

    Can DJ do it?!?!?!

  169. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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

  170. A-Rod's Hip says:

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

  171. mike c says:

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

  172. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    I expect something good from the Captain here. Please.

  173. Ivan says:

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

  174. Mike Axisa says:

    Well at least they cleared the pitcher.

  175. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  176. j_Yankees says:

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

  177. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  178. Arman Tamzarian says:

    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

  179. phughesisgod says:

    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.

  180. Reggie C. says:

    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.

  181. Jimmy says:

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

  182. Wes says:

    AJ…lacerations on right hand.

  183. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  184. Ivan says:

    Where was that pitch?

  185. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  186. Ross in Jersey says:

    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 says:

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

      • Ross in Jersey says:

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

      • Ross in Jersey says:

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

        • phughesisgod says:

          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 says:

            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.

  187. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    Thanks for the free 2 strikes, Maddon.

  188. j_Yankees says:

    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

  189. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  190. Jimmy says:

    Can we get another pitcher in the game thanks.

  191. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  192. Captain Bawls says:

    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.

  193. JobaWockeeZ says:

    No doubt? That’s a cheapie.

  194. boogie down says:

    wow

  195. esteban says:

    UGHHHHHHHHHHH

  196. A-Rod's Hip says:

    alright.. clock just struck midnight on Moseley

  197. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  198. mike c says:

    cya moseley, it was nice knowing you

  199. Ivan says:

    Meh..not surprised.

  200. waka flocka says:

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

  201. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.

  202. j_Yankees says:

    Really? Reid Brignac?

  203. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn. If only Jon Albaladejo could go multiple innings.

  204. Captain Bawls says:

    Brignac has doubled his HR tally today

  205. Arman Tamzarian says:

    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.

  206. A-Rod's Hip says:

    thank goodness for yesterday’s game

  207. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Game over!

  208. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  209. claybeez says:

    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.

  210. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  211. j_Yankees says:

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

    You don’t say.

  212. Hummingbird S. says:

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

    • Mike from South Beah says:

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

  213. Nintendo vs Sega says:

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

  214. Tom Zig says:

    7 pitches seen by Jeter. Cool.

  215. Jimmy says:

    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.

  216. mike c says:

    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

  217. iloveyanks says:

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

  218. j_Yankees says:

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

  219. phughesisgod says:

    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.

  220. Tom Zig says:

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

  221. Ivan says:

    The comeback begins.

  222. bonestock94 says:

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

  223. Hey, Tex is still hot!

    Look, fellas, a silver lining!

  224. j_Yankees says:

    Who wants pie? #onlydown5

  225. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  226. claybeez says:

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

    • Jimmy says:

      You guys think hes done being an elite player?

      • mike c says:

        absolutely not

      • claybeez says:

        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.

  227. Jimmy says:

    Great Gaudin is in

  228. Jimmy says:

    Pie plate! Omg this guy is stupid.

  229. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    TIM MCCARVER, I HATE YOU

  230. mike c says:

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

  231. Will (the other one) says:

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

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

  233. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

    Do they honestly think the pie was a real pie?

  234. Andrew518 says:

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

  235. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  236. j_Yankees says:

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

  237. Nintendo vs Sega says:

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

    • esteban says:

      unwraps burrito, wipes down microwave.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

      You only come out when things are going bad eh?

    • 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 says:

        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

        • 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.

  238. claybeez says:

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

    • Andrew518 says:

      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

  239. Jimmy says:

    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.

  240. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

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

  241. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > The Flash) says:

    We ain’t going down without a fucking fight.

  242. Carlosologist says:

    JORGE! Just keep chipping away.

  243. Mike Axisa says:

    At least Posada is starting to swing the bat.

  244. j_Yankees says:

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

  245. Longo says:

    Sadahar oh…really? Nice job by tim

  246. claybeez says:

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

    • Tom Zig says:

      Nothing.

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • claybeez says:

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

        • Tom Zig says:

          No.

        • Tom Zig says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

            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.

            • 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 says:

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

                • 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 says:

                    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.

                    • 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 says:

                      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 says:

      Why would you sell low?

      • claybeez says:

        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.

        • 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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

            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.

            • 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 says:

                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.

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

                • 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 says:

                    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.

    • Carlosologist says:

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

  247. Joe West's Music Career says:

    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″.

  248. Jimmy says:

    This ump has been pretty good today.

  249. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

    C’mon Yanks, lets blow this shiet open.

  250. Jimmy says:

    Rally Killas!

  251. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

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

  252. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

    Hey look, its BENOIT!!

  253. Carlosologist says:

    Tex goes yard again?

  254. Carlosologist says:

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

  255. boogie down says:

    I want to slap Tim McCarver in the face.

  256. Carlosologist says:

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

  257. Mike Axisa says:

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

  258. Jimmy says:

    Pulling an outside change up.

  259. Jimmy says:

    That is the game. T

  260. ARX says:

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

  261. ZZ says:

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

  262. Jimmy says:

    1-6 with risp :(

  263. Carlosologist says:

    Vintage A-Rod power there.

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