Jul
21

Game 93: Getting back on track

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Matsui hit a HR in his first game back at Yankee Stadium last night. (/Gary Cohen'd) (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It’s only been four games, but the Yankees’ starting pitchers have been a bit off since returning from the All Star break. It started with CC Sabathia‘s shaky, though not terrible, effort against the Rays on Friday, even though he was working on normal rest. A.J. Burnett got knocked around before knocking himself out of Saturday’s game on ten day’s rest, while Andy Pettitte didn’t have his usual command before getting hurt on the same amount of rest the next day. Phil Hughes, working on 11 day’s rest last night, got smacked around pretty good himself.

So today the ball falls into the hands of Javy Vazquez, who by all accounts has been no worse than the team’s second best starter over the last seven or eight weeks. But there is a problem when Javy pitches: the Yankees never score any runs. Ever. They’re scored a total of 30 runs in his last 11 starts (2.72 per), and were held to two runs or less a whopping six times during that span. It’s not like he’s been lined up against aces either, I think the guy’s just cursed.

Joel Piniero, who’s on a nice little roll of late (2.10 ERA, 3.59 FIP in his last seven starts) will be a tough matchup today. He won’t beat himself with walks and chances are the team will beat his sinker into the ground. Gotta hope Piniero leaves a few pitches up the zone and the Yanks capitalize.

Here’s the lineup, which needs a real DH like nobody’s business…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixiera, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Miranda, DH
Granderson, CF
Cervelli, C
Gardner, LF

And on the bump, it’s Javy Vazquez.

It’s a getaway day for this short two game set, with the game starting at 1pm ET. You can watch on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Ross in Jersey

    To be fair, Gary Cohen doesn’t have much to cheer about these days. Reading that Matsui hit a home run was probably the highlight of his month. Why not add a bit of creative (if fabricated) flair?

  • Apollo22237

    Hah, very funny caption. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to hear that piece of information.

  • rebecca from phone

    Jesus(,) we need a dh

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

    Prediction: Juan “Gone” Miranda goes deep today.

    • Pete

      seconded. Cano, too.

      • Tom Zig

        A-rod hits #700

        No that’s not a misprint.

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

          I want ARod to break Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten’s record.

    • Once and Future Lurker

      Nice.

  • Carcillo

    Since I didn’t watch the Mets last night, I’m guessing Cohen said that even though the Angels have already visited Yankee Stadium this year, along with Matsui already having homered during that series?

    If so, that’s some bad fail on Cohen’s part.

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

      Yep, and then he went on to talk about what a special moment it must have been for Godzilla.

      • Pat D

        Does he think he’s Leonard from Memento or something?

        Oh, and go see Inception.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      That’s the thing about Mets announcers and Mets fanboys/broadcasters on WFAN. They don’t watch the Yankees AT ALL, yet think they can provide insightful comment on them. It’s disgraceful really. I’d rather have them be honest and just come out and say, “Look, I’m a Mets fan and I don’t pay any attention to the Yankees at all. I watch six Yankee games a year…the six times they play the Mets. So…I’m not even going to try to comment on the Yankees.” They might get fired, but at least it would be honest.

  • forensicnucchem

    Good numbers today:

    Swisher vs. Pineiro: .360/.433/.520 in 31 PA’s
    Cano vs. Pineiro: .615/.615/.846 in 13 PA’s

    Hunter vs. Vazquez: .209/.244/.372 in 45 PA’s

    Bad numbers today:

    Tex vs. Pineiro: .216/.310/.486 in 42 PA’s (not bad power)
    A-Rod vs. Pineiro: .152/.200/.182 in 35 PA’s (yikes)
    Granderson vs. Pineiro: .071/.176/.071 in 17 PA’s (yikes again)

    Abreu vs. Vazquez: .316/.384/.803 (10 HR’s) in 86 PA’s (Holy Schnikes)

    Can’t help but think that with Hunter and Matsui (1-8 against Javy) behind Abreu, there shouldn’t be anything even close to the plate against him.

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

      Hasn’t Bobby already hit like three home runs this year off of Javy?

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

        I think it was one with a double. Could be wrong.

      • forensicnucchem

        One, he’s 4-5 with 2 singles, a double, a homer, and a lineout against him. All three of the non-homers were called line drives too by BR.com.

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

      Heh, GMTA. Too slow on my part.

      • forensicnucchem

        It’s all good. I’m a sucker for hitter/pitcher match-ups. I have to check them every game for starters, and typically even check them for most relievers.

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

          GET OUT OF YOUR MOTHER’S BASEMENT YOU NERD

  • baby carlos

    losing 6th season series in 7 years needs to be avoided today.

  • Pat D

    Let’s see.

    Pineiro, April 14 @ Yankees: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

    Pineiro, April 24 vs. Yankees: 6 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

    I’ll take Option B, please.

  • forensicnucchem

    And we get to see Matsui ‘roaming’ LF today!

  • Rose

    Yesterday was pretty embarrassing to watch a young mediocre rookie pitcher seemingly adapting to the veteran Yankee line up instead of the opposite taking place.

    That being said, the line up looked abismal yesterday and if they looked that bad against somebody irrelevant – somebody who’s significantly better may suggest a problem.

    Let’s hope for good Javier Vazquez today! Hopefully Phil Hughes hasn’t tagged Javy just yet. AJ apparently tagged Hughes quite quickly however…so we could be in for a treat :/

    • Tom Zig

      Yesterday the meme won. There is still time left in the season for the Yankees to correct that. They were able to last year.

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

      if they looked that bad against somebody irrelevant – somebody who’s significantly better may suggest a problem.

      Orrrr they could beat him up like they did David Price (and Jeff Neimann to an extent). #ycpb

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

      Why does everyone say games like that are “embarrassing?” Every team loses games like that. Every single one.

      • Rose

        Yeah, and everybody is embarrassed once in a while too.

        • Ross in Jersey

          All 3 of these things happened last night:

          1) Hughes got hit hard and the Angels beat up the back of the Yankees pen, winning 10-2

          2) The Rays blew leads in the 9th and 12th innings before losing to the Orioles.

          3) The Red Sox lost to the As after getting out to a 4-0 lead, partly because of a balk that put the winning run in second.

          All things considered, I’d say the Yankees loss was the least embarrassing. And that’s not even mentioning the Dodger fiasco, or the Mets.

          • Rose

            Yeah obviously. When compared to these things but I wasn’t really evaluating it that way. Plus, everybody has their own scale of what is embarrassing, what isn’t, and anything in-between.

            Tripping on the sidewalk could be a major embarrassment to some people and others couldn’t care any less. It’s all relative.

      • Tom Zig

        Last night was one of those throw your remote at the TV games.

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

        It stunk but I’d rather just flat-out lose than what happened to the Dodgers last night… but it’s kinda nice to have losses, no matter how bad, only count as one loss, haha.

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

        Why does everyone say games like that are “embarrassing?” Every team loses games like that. Every single one.

        UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!

        • SK

          IETC

  • GermanYankee

    //Matsui hit a HR in his first game back at Yankee Stadium last night.//

    nope. The Angels have been here in April so it wasn’t his first game back in Yankee Stadium ;)

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

      That’s the point of the joke. Gary Cohen was wrong.

      • GermanYankee

        ahhh right. Haven’t seen that when I first read it. Shame on me :(

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

    Robinson Cano, career v Joel Pineiro:

    .615/.615/.846 (8 H, 2 2B, 2 K, 0 BB in 13 PA)

    Nick Swisher, career v. Joel Pineiro:

    360/.433/.520 (9 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SH, 5 K, 3 BB in 31 PA)

    Everybody else is pretty bleh; this isn’t a good matchup for us (historically). And he owns ARod (.152/.200/.182 in 35 PA) and Granderson (.071/.176/.071 in 17 PA).

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

        Nobody makes me bleed my own blood.

        NOBODY!!!!!

        • Meat Loaf

          You only get two more movie references that have Vince Vaughn in them today, TSJC. Use them wisely.

          • Meat Loaf

            English from an English teacher fail. I love summer.

  • Carlosologist

    Let’s hope the Yanks completely dominate Piniero. Also, if Cash ninjas Ruben Amaro for Werth, what would be the OF alignment? I was thinking it would be:

    LF Gardner
    CF Granderson
    RF Werth
    DH Swisher

    • Ross in Jersey

      incoming calls for Granderson to sit

    • Tom Zig

      sounds about right.

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

      LF: Thames
      CF: Curtis
      RF: Peña
      Bench: Swisher, Granderson
      8th inning pinch-hitting specialist: Werth
      8th inning pinch-runner for the 8th inning pinch-hitter: Gardner

      /championship’d

      • Apollo22237

        Cashman wants to improve the bench. Here is how to do it.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Nice play!!!

  • rebecca from phone

    If you want to know what embarrassment is, go ask the dodgers

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

      Or the Mets. Eleven straight games with no more than four runs.

      Also, they’ve played 94 games this year. Jason Bay has hit homeruns in four of them.

      • Tampa Yankee

        I saw a stat the Pelfrey was the 1st pitcher since 1900 to allow 50+ baserunners while getting less than 50 outs over a 4 start stretch (or something like tht)

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

        Also, they’ve played 94 games this year. Jason Bay has hit homeruns in four of them.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3fjGvRX5cg (NSFW)

      • forensicnucchem

        Unfortunately, one of those 4 games was to beat us.

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

          It’s Jason Bay, it was gonna happen. I consider ourselves lucky that it was just the one game and not all six games we played against the Mets.

          • forensicnucchem

            True.

    • Carlosologist

      They lost a series against the Giants. :D

      However it was one of the weirdest series ever.

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

      Brain twins (though you beat me to it, I just didn’t see it):

      http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-980293

      • Rose

        Ohhh you mean the Brain Busters…I was scratching my head there for a minute

  • Tampa Yankee

    Man, watching the Rays game on MLB.com and seeing Upton strike out on 3 pitches again makes me wonder what the hell happened to him. Does he just want out of TB so badly he is tanking it?

    • Rose

      There must be something with that farm system and certain highly touted OF prospects. Delmon Young had been a disappointment for quite a while too (although he’s much better this year).

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        I don’t think it’s the farm system. They’ve developed plenty of good players. Longoria, Price, Shields, Zobrist, Crawford, etc..

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Although they really didn’t “develop” Longoria.

          They drafted him in ’06 and was was in the show in ’08.

          • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

            Yeah I know, but he still counts. I understand what you’re saying though.

        • Rose

          I was trying to make a more general connection but didn’t want to come across as racist because when I original wrote it – it may have been misinterpreted…so I just put what I could down.

          Obviously, it has absolutely nothing to do with skin color but some people jump the gun when you make a negative comparison like that. Just didn’t want avoid that from happening.

          I meant to say similar prospects like Delmon Young as well.

    • baby carlos

      Another one of those cases where 1 or 2 of a players tools gets Peter Gammons’d and turn the prospect into Hall worthy.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He’s lazy like Cano, but doesn’t get the same results!

      …and he always seems to be in the doghouse.

      • baby carlos

        yep… he is in the doghouse. But he does seem like he is an arrogant asshole, so it may be well deserved.

        Coach Norman Dale would not just randomly target a player.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        You’re messing with things here, man. BJ Upton isn’t dominican, therefore he isn’t lazy.

        • Pete

          no, he’s toolsy and athletic and a showboat

          /damn it i hate it when stereotypes are true’d

          • Pete

            *should be noted that i only meant that this stereotype was true in the instance of BJ Upton, not all black players

  • Gsuss

    I really kinda disagree on the “real DH”. A platoon with Miranda/Thames isn’t the worst thing ever. They both hit the opposite pitcher well and could work. Remember, an All Star at every position isn’t necessary. While I would salivate over Adam Dunn hitting at Yankee Stadium, I’m willing to ride the Miranda/Thames wave….for now.

    //In two weeks, I’m with you.

    • Kiersten

      Remember, an All Star at every position isn’t necessary.

      You’re right. But we have a shortstop and centerfielder currently in season-long slumps, and our 3-4 hitters aren’t hitting as well as they should be.

      Hence, we need a real DH.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Teixiera has been fine for a while now….

        And Alex is having a down year, but he hasn’t been terrible either.

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

      Agreed.

      • Brad Toughy

        The Yankees don’t NEED a DH, but it would considerably lengthen the lineup and improve the team.

        There’s probably not a need for Cashman to overpay, but if the price drops to a reasonable level on someone like Adam Dunn, then he should pull the trigger.

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

          Oh, most definitely. If you can buy a legit DH bat without paying much of anything, you do it. But that’s not likely, is it?

    • Rose

      an All Star at every position isn’t necessary

      Mercy does not exist in this dojo!

      /John Kreese’d

  • forensicnucchem

    I can’t stand listening to the Angels’ broadcasters. They’re really up there with the worst in the game.

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

      Yep. I have no idea how GQ or whatever it was rated them as one of the five best. I used to like Victor Rojas on MLBN but he’s frigging annoying now.

      • forensicnucchem

        Yup. One thing that stuck out to me yesterday was when Posada went out to talk to Hughes once, they went all Joe West saying it’s absurd and no wonder their games take so long. Then, later in the game, they lauded Mathis for going out to make sure he was telling the pitcher to remember his mechanics and pick the right pitch.

      • baby carlos

        Um it was GQ…their selection of Vin Scully is like saying New York is hot and muggy in the summer.

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

          Heh.

          Not a stretch to say Scully is the best broadcaster in baseball, but other than saying the Angels’ broadcast was among the best, I thought their list was pretty good.

    • Kiersten

      A first inning run. Javy must be stoked.

      • Kiersten

        Reply fail.

  • GermanYankee

    Matsui playing in left? That’ll be interesting.

  • Klemy

    Waldman introducing Sterling as “the voice of the Yankees” especially hurts more now.

  • Apollo22237

    The old “bunt foul on purpose in order to get the 3rd baseman in and the pitcher to throw another strike in case you bunt again so you can hit it back up the middle” play.

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

      The Mariners did that against Andy, I remember pretty clearly. That’s probably the only way the Mariners can get a hit though. OH SNAP

  • Pete

    A-Rod’s gonna turn that play into a 3 HR, 9 RBI game, reverse-cano-style

    • YankeesJunkie

      He is already done that to the Angels, time to up the ante. 4 HR 13 RBI.

  • forensicnucchem

    He got Abreu out!!!

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

    Gardner woulda had it.

    • baby carlos

      Yes but then what else would there be for Granderson to do….

  • Klemy

    That Granderson is a terrible centerfielder.

    /sarcasm

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Than you, Death Valley.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Sweet inning Javy

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 3.5 Dave Duncan references today.

    There’s one.

    • Apollo22237

      2

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Eh, IDK if I’d count the one Kay made.

        • Apollo22237

          haha, I know, it was just funny because as I read your post, Kay mentioned Duncan.

  • Carlosologist

    Jeterian!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Judging from some of the posts I’ve seen, as Granderson got to wall on that ball Gardner should have been already standing there, leaning against the fence, chewing a carrot.

    • Pete

      haha. I would love it if that happened

  • Pete

    I hate manufactured beards. Beards are supposed to be an indicator of manliness – like, man that dude is gruff; look at his beard! But when it’s all manicured like that, it defeats the purpose. It’s like having all the ugliness of a beard without any of the manliness of a beard.

    /rant’d

  • YankeesJunkie

    Vote on when Matsui breaks his knees under his own knees. I say 6th inning.

  • Meat Loaf

    Matsui in the field. This isn’t one of those RAB April Fools jokes, is it? My heart can only take so much.

  • Carlosologist

    Swish should hit one to left so it goes over Matsui’s head and it’s an automatic triple.

  • All Star Carl

    Stop trying pull that Sinker. You’ll GIDP.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Only if it were that easy….

      I mean, if it was, pitchers like Chien-Ming Wang would’ve never made it in this league.

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

        It’s easy: just don’t swing at the pitches you can’t drive. Then drive the one you can. Simple.

        Sincerely,
        Manny Ramirez

  • Apollo22237

    Matsui will make a diving catch in Left today. I will just ignore the fact that him making a diving catch means a normal outfielder would be to the ball easily anyway.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    There is no way that should’ve been a double. Bad play by Rivera.

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

      That’s just classic Angels baseball, my friend. Solid defense and always taking the extra base.

      Wait, what?

  • forensicnucchem

    Tex says ‘Shift this’.

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

    Look at Tex with the hustle double.

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

    ZOMG WE’RE OUT-ANGEL-ING THE ANGELS

    • baby carlos

      only if Granderson tries to bunt leading off the 2nd

  • claybeez

    Good baserunning there.

  • Apollo22237

    I forgot that wasn’t abreu in the field, he has a much better arm than that.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Mark Tex baby.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tex is hooooottttt

    … with the bat, I mean.

  • forensicnucchem

    Let’s go A-Rod, get the offense going today!

    • forensicnucchem

      Well, it’s one. Let’s see if Cano keeps his numbers against Pineiro going here…

      • forensicnucchem

        Well, I guess this was predictable.

  • YankeesJunkie

    That is $20 million dollar base running right there.

  • ZZ

    I thought Teix was too lazy to make changes to his swing/stance unlike Swisher.

    Looks like Juan Rivera is taking lessons from Torri Hunter on how to play the OF.

    Great baserunning by Teix.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Diving/sliding clearly means effort.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        (yes this is sarcastic)

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    TEH RUN SCORED!!!!!!1111

  • DJ

    A-Rod just bothered. He just saw Tex run into a double and now he jogs down the line. O well he got his RBI

  • Carlosologist

    More IBBs for Robbie!

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

      Respect.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano is getting the Barry Bonds treatment as of late, and he isn’t as hot as he was in the beginning of the season.

    • DJ

      Barry Bonds treatment lite lol

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Crazy to think that Cano wasn’t even a top 100 prospect in 2005.

    • forensicnucchem

      Well, he does have terrific numbers against Pineiro and nobody really batting behind him. It’s a pretty easy call.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I know Miranda isn’t major league tested, but he is a lefty with a lot of power, pretty big risk putting another runner on in front of him, especially in the first inning.

        • forensicnucchem

          Eh, he’s at .222/.300/.407 (smallish sample). He does nothing for me. I’d take that trade off all day long if I’m them.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Fun Fact: A-Rod makes $3400 an hour. Even the hours he is not playing baseball.

      • Ross in Jersey

        CC Sabathia averages around $48,000 per pitch.

        • Apollo22237

          Did you add an extra zero? A that number a 100 pitch game would be 4.8 million a game.

          • Ross in Jersey

            Er, yeah, nevermind, I’m an idiot. it was something around $5,000.

            • Apollo22237

              I feel bad for C.C. now. Poor guy only gets 5 grand a pitch.

              • Ross in Jersey

                I know right? He only matches my yearly salary in one game, instead of doubling it. How does the poor guy feed his family?

                • Ross in Jersey

                  doubling it on 2 pitches, that is, lol

                  actually, nevermind, my brain is shot today. Ignore anything my dumb ass says.

                  • Apollo22237

                    Lets just say he makes more money than both of us.

  • Yankee1010

    Banuelos and Brackman are pitching pretty well so far today.

    Brackman: 3 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks, 4-0 GB/FB

    Banuelos: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 Ks, 2-1 GB/FB

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      This what’s wrong with you people!

      None of you will ever understand what DotF means to me! :(

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

        DOTF SPOILER ALERT
        ——————-
        Banuelos and Brackman are pitching pretty well so far today.
        Brackman: 3 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks, 4-0 GB/FB
        Banuelos: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 Ks, 2-1 GB/FB
        ——————-
        END OF DOTF SPOILERS

        Better?

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          I’d be amused if people wrote “DOTF SPOILER ALERT” before the person stated their said spoiler.

    • Tom Zig

      way to jinx it

      Manny has given up 3
      Brackman gave up 1

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        And it continues!

      • Yankee1010

        Brackman had already given up the 1 run – it wasn’t earned. And Manny’s 3 runs weren’t earned either.

        Banuelos finished with 5 ip, 5 h, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB and 10 Ks.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          10K’s in 5 innings? Nasty.

          And this is why ManBan is my favorite pitching prospect.

  • Carlosologist

    My reasoning as to why Tex is smoldering: He finally cut his hair.

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

    Nice play, Tex.

    I’ve got a good feeling about today.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I’ve got a good feeling about today.

      Stupid Black Eyed Peas song just got stuck in my head because of this comment.

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

        FERGALICIOUS!!!!

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I like this version of Javy Vasquez.

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

    Love it Javy. Love. It.

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

      We traded the guy who succeeded for the guy who failed, Mike. Never forget that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice easy inning there; time to score more.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Some random Blue Jay fan:

    on fan 590 Scott Downs (and John Buck) were traded for Brett Lawrie

    … Hasn’t been confirmed anywhere else though.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      delete that, it was some joke on the blue jays board

      god do i feel stupid.

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

      Was it one of the fake umpires? They seem trustworthy.

    • Ross in Jersey

      The Brewers kid? Doesn’t sound right.

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

      That makes no sense for the Brewers.

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

        Maybe the city of Milwaukee is about to pass a “No Canadians” policy, and the Brew Crew simply has to cut bait.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ouch; Frankie was clearly guessing wrong there, haha.

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

    Thanks for trying, Frankie.

  • forensicnucchem

    Leave it to Grandy and Cervi to see 5 pitches total. At least Gardner is usually good for a bunch of pitches.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Granderson hit the ball decently, though.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Curtis Granderson lines out to center fielder Torii Hunter.

    Did he get robbed?

    • forensicnucchem

      It was routine.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Thanks.

        Do the people watching the game like to clarify what is happening on the field for the gameday followers or is that annoying?

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

          I don’t mind. Just don’t expect a play-by-play.

        • forensicnucchem

          Doesn’t bother me either.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          It’s cool. I know I don’t have a problem with it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy hell, those two little boys looked miserable.

    • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      It’s a bit hot out.

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

    Kim Jones needs a stylist.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Kim Jones needs Dela G.

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

    Gardner woulda had that.

    • forensicnucchem

      You have that set as an autotext shortcut now or something? ;-)

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gardner would have had that.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Sad Face.

    Curtis Granderson thru 68 games in 2010: .233/.302/.392, 7HR, 24RBI.

    Melky Cabrera thru 68 games in 2009: .291/.354/.447, 7HR, 28RBI.

    (note that i don’t want Melky back just looking at what he did in CF last year vs what Curtis is doing in CF this year.)

    • Rose

      Meh.

      The line numbers don’t matter as much as the RBI and runs scored do. That’s what it’s all about right there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Melky gunned a guy down at home last night with a perfect throw too. And it was like a split second type of play, where everyone basically thought Melky had no chance.

      But he nailed him. Brought back good memories.

      (nothing of this has to do with wanting him back, just good memories of the Melkman.

  • baby carlos

    frigid in the booth and blasting air… Michael your a pervert

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Time for my ritual post-3rd inning Michael Kay-induced shower.

  • boogie down

    Kay has a creepy vibe when he’s talking to Kim Jones, IMO.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Agreed.

    • Rose

      What’s wrong with uncontrollably licking your lips and rubbing your hands together when talking to women?

      I even do it on here…

      • boogie down

        If he were to actually do that I’d love to see Kenny and Paul’s expressions while Kay’s talking.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Maybe he’s overdoing it because he knows he won’t be able to once he’s married.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gardner would have flew up and got that ball on its apex.

  • Rose
    • Jose the Satirist

      I wish there was a way I could figure out how many times you have posted this exact same picture. I can think of like 10.

      • Rose

        haha you have to admit it’s a funny picture…and it represents my sentiments very well

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

          Frankly, it’s the sparkly Betty Boop picture that scares me more.

        • Jose the Satirist

          For my sanity I beg you to find a new picture to post instead.

  • Ross in Jersey

    If they Angels played 9 catchers against us I’m pretty sure we’d lose every game by the score of 43-12.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Its amazing how fast Javy went from “Bench him, trade him, he sucks,” to our number two starter. Cashman has gotten a ton of crap for this past off season, but that trade was a clear, sure winner.

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

      Wrong. The only thing that matters is that one pitch in 2004. Nothing else is relevant at all when discussing Javier Vasquez.

      • Jose the Satirist

        I’m still mad that he loaded the bases and then gave up that grand slam. I’ll never forgive him for that.

        • Tom Zig

          haha

          fun fact: Javier Vazquez was 1-0 in the 2004 ALCS

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          I hated 2004. I’ve tried to erase it from my memory.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Yeah, some people just live in the moment too much.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Remember when people were calling for Tex to be moved down in the lineup? Funny how that talk has gone away, too :P

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

        Boverreacting: It’s faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        ha, yea, he is back to normal now for a month.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I don’t know why but these Coors ads really rub me the wrong way.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    He will not be stopped.

  • S.King

    july 21, game 93: the day Jeter turned it on

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, send him…

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

      Nah, not with no outs.

      • forensicnucchem

        Normally I totally agree, but once Thompson saw the throw clearly toward 2nd, he could’ve turned it on again and jogged home. Doesn’t matter now though.

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

    Nick Swisher would show you his feminine side. If he had one.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Sharks have a week dedicated to him.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Come on Yanks.

  • Ross in Jersey

    @KenTremendous Sad news out of Philadelphia: Jamie Moyer will go on the 15-day DL with a strained he died eight years ago.

    I miss FJM so much :(

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

      His Twitter is fucking annoying at times (it’s like 75% potshots at Jeter, he comes off as way more obsessed with the Yankees than a Red Sox fan) but:

      Bad news from New York: Pettitte on 60-day DL with a Grade-1 strain of his How Is He Still Good? muscle.

      I lol’ed.

  • Tampa Yankee

    I heart Swisher

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

    Texual healing.

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

      I wanna Tex you up.

      • Rose

        Let’s talk about Tex, baby.

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice Tex.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love that the ball Tex should have a double on goes for a single and vice versa.

    You know, Susan…

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    There we go.

  • Klemy

    This just in, Tex is no longer struggling with the bat.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tex is almost batting .260!!

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

    WHY IS HE STILL BATTING THIRD

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      Because Girardi is a stubborn idiot. The more questions he receives about moving Tex, the longer he will keep him in that slot.

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

    Damn, I thought he had that one.

  • Esteban

    TEIX woo

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /YES camera tease’d

  • claybeez

    Kay with his best Sterling impression.

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Wonder if Sterling just Sterling’d himself.

    • Klemy

      Yes. Yes, he did.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Eff you Michael Kay, I was texting “599″ to my buddy….

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    lol micheal kay

  • Carlosologist

    Damn. That was off the end of the bat.

  • Klemy

    Jesus. Sterling just wet himself on Arod’s flyout, thinking it was 599 there.

    • baby carlos

      one word – Depends

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

    Tex has reached base in 37 straight games.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A-Rod’s HR/FB% is almost TEN percent down this year. I cannot wait for the correction.

    • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

      isn’t he making more contact with a higher LD % though?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Contact is slightly up, line drive is slightly down.

        • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

          gotcha
          thanks

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

    I admit to thinking that was #599 off the bat, Kay-style. He’s hitting #600 tomorrow though, guys, because I won’t be able to watch the game.

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    now that ones gone

    WOOT CANO

  • Tom Zig

    MoNsTeR

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie Baseball!

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

    Pineiro’s getting tattooed. Everything’s hit hard.

  • claybeez

    This young man is GOOD!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Dontcha know.

  • baby carlos

    Scoiscia, perhaps you might want to stay with the IBB.

  • forensicnucchem

    SWEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And that’s why I take the matchup with Miranda all day long if I’m them.

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Ah yes, the obligatory A-Rod “Cano stole my homerun” reaction shot.

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

    YOU SHOULDA INTENTIONALLY WALKED HIM AGAIN

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cano knew it. Love it.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Soooo that’s why they were intentionally walking Cano.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    It ALWAYS feels good to beat the shit out of the Angels.

  • Yankee1010

    Are they all over him right now? Was Cano’s as crushed as Gameday makes it seem?

    • YankeesJunkie

      It went on the center field side of the Yanks pen so it was hit a long way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Yup. No doubter off the bat. Cano was preening right after he hit it

  • Klemy

    So Cano is hitting about .690 off Piniero now?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Cano knew that right away then Harkey showed Joba what they see when he pitches every third time out.

    • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      +1

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano! Show ARod how it’s done!

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    ugh miranda

  • Tampa Yankee

    Tex and Robbie must have received the memo about giving Javy some run support!

  • forensicnucchem

    Rally Monkey Soap Dispenser Night is coming!!!!!

    Funny that it looks more like a duck though.

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    thanks for helping grandy hideki

  • Rose

    In the Year of the Boar and Robinson Cano

    • Kit

      Amazing reference.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Everything if finding a hole today. As opposed to yesterday, where everything seemed to find a hole for them.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      My Junior High School-type answer to that would be, “The Angels are quite adept at finding holes, heh, heh” Yes, I used the word “adept” quite often in high school.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        nice. I would have went with, “the Angels are used to balls finding their holes”

  • Ross in Jersey

    Bases loaded with Cano at the plate: Does Scoisiaball say IBB him anyway?!

  • baby carlos

    Napoli looks as annoying and Varitek

    • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

      except he can actually hit

      • Rose

        [grabs microphone]

        What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean…

        A GOOD START!

        http://instantrimshot.com/

        Thanks, I’ll be here all night!

  • forensicnucchem

    So nice to see Matsui out there…

    • baby carlos

      Yep… Yankees failed and should have resigned him.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Not you again…

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

          He’s kidding this time. I hope. =P

          My Twitter feed exploded with “WE DISRESPECTED MATSUI!!!!! WHY DIDN’T WE RESIGN HIM!!!!!!” yesterday when he homered. I understood the arguments both ways (though I didn’t want anything to do with him, honestly, if he insisted on playing the field which he supposedly did) but guys, he’s having an awful year. If he was on the Yankees we’d be whining and bitching about how Cashman is a sentimental fool.

        • baby carlos

          that was a brilliant comment. Did your Coco Puffs decoder ring give you that answer or your Magic 8 ball before the blue liquid spilled all over?

          • baby carlos

            meant for Ross (I am really Snooky from Jersey Shore)

      • Pete

        sarcasm, right?

        • baby carlos

          Yes, total sarcasm. Love Matsui but his time has passed.

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

    Angels defense. Fundamentally sound.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Granderson brought his bat today, good job.

    • forensicnucchem

      Well, it helps that it’s Matsui out there.

  • Klemy

    So, Javy appears to not be cursed with no run support today.

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

    Thanks for Mats in the outfield, Scioscia.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    geez…watching Matsui charge that hurts my knees.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /hopes for a patented Cervelli 25 bouncer up the middle to score Curtis

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      hahahaha

      or the, “get it one inch over the infielders glove liner/floater

      • claybeez

        I think Gardner’s got that one trademarked

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

    This Matsui-Hunter-Rivera OF alingment reminds me of the halcyon days of Matsui-Bernie-Sheffield-Womack-Guiel.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I had just forgotten about Tony Womack and now you had to go remind me? You just ruined my day.

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

        Lemme cheer you up:

        We could have signed Tony Womack to play CF this offseason, but we didn’t. Instead he signed with the Mariners and changed his name to “Chone Figgins”.

        • Rose

          And another little tidbit that will blow your hair back…

          Before he was Tony Womack? He was known as Tom Gordon.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Hey, if the Yankees had signed a good secondbasemen that year, Cano wouldn’t have been called up that year! :)

    • Klemy

      /wakesupinapuddleofsweatandshaking

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

      Aaron Guiel was fucking awesome.

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

        AFFLECK YOU DA BOMB IN PHANTOMS, YO!!!

        • Rose

          Word, bitch. Phantoms like a mallfucker…

      • Will (the other one)

        Dude ISO’d .200 in pinstripes. Word.

        (ANYONE WHO MENTIONS SAMPLE SIZE WILL BE ELIMINATED)

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Hahaha ietc.

    • Tom Zig

      how about LIDR Bubba Crosby who actually had a significantly negative UZR?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Remember Matsui in CF in 2005?

      (shivers)

  • Pete
  • forensicnucchem

    The Angels broadcasters just said Pineiro needs to hold it here because they’ve had some very good swings of Javy. I must’ve missed most of those.

  • boogie down

    So Cano should have a hot streak coming along soon, right? Heading into today, his July line was .222/.306/.444. However, he had a 7-game hitting streak prior to last night, during which he went 9-28 after starting the month just 3-23. Perhaps the streak is already underway…

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      He scorched a few balls yesterday too, but nothing was falling.

  • CS Yankee

    Wondering what’s more surprising so far today:

    Jeet’ being 2-2
    Granderson having a hit

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Granderson having a hit. His OPS was at .691 before that.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      Lately…I go with the Yankees actually scoring some runs and the starter having reached the fourth inning without giving up a run.

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

        Lately…I go with the Yankees actually scoring some runs

        Someone didn’t watch the Rays series. (the pitcher thing, I’ll give you that.)

      • Ross in Jersey

        The Yankees actually scoring some runs

        Whaaaaat?

        In the 5 games since the break including today, they’ve scored 5, 5, 9, 2, and 5 runs.

    • baby carlos

      Jeter taking more than 1 pitch.

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

    Easy trivia. Moyer and Zito.

    • Rose

      What was the question? I’m at work…just curious.

  • Adam

    This is my first time listening to the radio broadcast in years (am out of market and watch the games online) and I had nearly forgotten how much I missed stories such as “Francisco Cervelli was given some DVDs of ‘The Frisco Kid’ to watch.”

  • Ross in Jersey

    Where’s that guy who said the team who had huge holes and were at risk of missing the playoffs? I’m guessing he’s nowhere around today.

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

      DECLINE IS IMMINENT TEX AND CANO AND AROD WILL ALL FALL OFF A CLIFF

      • Carlosologist

        /Bret’d

        • Rose

          THERE IS ALSO NO WAY THAT ANY OF THE PLAYERS IN SLUMPS WILL EVER COME OUT OF THEM THOUGH

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

        And Granderson was the WORST TRADE EVER HE’S 29 DECLINE PHASE DECLINE PHASE

  • YankeesJunkie

    Guess: Moyer

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

      It’s SPOILER ALERT Moyer and Zito.

      • YankeesJunkie

        You bastard!!!!

      • forensicnucchem

        I’m guessing the question was who are the only pitchers to beat all 30 teams? Here’s hoping that list goes to 3 after today.

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

          Yep. Me too. I think Pettitte has 29 teams defeated, hopefully he never gets to 30 though…

          (I checked, he never beat the Giants either.)

      • Jose the Satirist

        I’ve had DOTF and the trivia ruined for me. Rosebud is the sled.

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

          Verbal Kint is Keyser Soze!!!!

          • boogie down

            Vader is Luke’s dad!!! I lose.

    • YankeesJunkie

      and Wakefield

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

    Gardner would’ve………

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Random aside, just reading the words “testicular contusion” regarding Carl Crawford is enough to put me into the fetal position.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Always wear a cup, kids.

    • Carlosologist

      Every man must feel bad for him.

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

        Every PERSON. I’m not a dude but I’m like ow, OWWWWW every time I read that.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      That made me cringe.

    • Rich M
    • Adam

      At first I thought that said testicular confusion.

      • Tom Zig

        yeah they are confused as to why he didn’t wear a cup.

    • Rose

      You think that’s bad…you should see how certain nurses put in a catheter…

      One of my buddies is in med school and did a internship at a city hospital near by…told me the story of how he always thought the process was done very carefully…and then this big large woman grabbed it and kept squeezing it only to follow with attempting to jam the catheter in as if she were a 3 year old playing with building blocks.

      I curled up for quite a while on that one. Built up an immunity to the story though I believe…still makes me a little nauseous however.

  • Adam

    Oooh, Sterling, “can’t predict baseball” story! Everyone take a drink!

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

    36 pitches for Javy through four.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      28 strikes, 9 balls.

      Studly.

      • B-Rando

        Rock of the rotation.

        /Optimistic’d

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    36 pitches through 4 full innings. Damn.

  • Tom Zig

    yikes Bobby Abreu’s OBP is down 40pts from last yr

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Bobby Abreu’s wall alertness is up 40ft from last yr.

      • theyankeewarrior

        “Like”

      • Chris

        I loved yesterday how he was afraid of second base. Apparently the wall aversion was just a sign of what’s to come.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, but his IsoD is only ~10 points off his career average so it’s not as ugly as it looks.

      • Tom Zig

        can we trade for him to be our DH?

        (ducks)

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

        Yep. I think it’s mostly a result of his batting average being much lower than it usually is for whatever reason (BABIP? Fangraphs sometimes makes my computer implode so I’m not checking it right now).

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          .302 BABIP compared to .344 career.

          • Chris

            He’s getting older, so that may not simply be bad luck.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              LD% is a few ticks off of where it should be, so we can surmise that he’s not hitting the ball as hard as he used to.

    • forensicnucchem

      So is Matsui’s.

      As an aside, I just looked at Matsui’s career stats on ESPN for the first time in forever, and they have the Japan numbers on there. I don’t think I’ve seen that before. That’s pretty cool.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        It is cool. After all these years with the Yankees, it’s easy to forget how dominating he was over there.

  • Across the pond

    Pettitte one of them?

    • YankeesJunkie

      No

    • Jose the Satirist

      Pettitte never beat the San Francisco Giants.

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

        Or the Yankees.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Good call. I forgot to check to see if there was a team that he never pitched against. My bad.

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

          And he only beat the Astros this year.

  • boogie down

    3-3! The sky is un-falling!

  • forensicnucchem

    Just his second 3-hit game since May.

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    The BABIP gods are smiling on Derek Jeter today.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s about damn time.

  • Carlosologist

    Now this is the Jeter we’ve all come to love.

  • larryf

    Is it time to move Robbie out of the 5 slot? 3rd? 4th?

    • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      No, it’s time for someone to get hot behind him for some protection. As much as we love to make jokes about the intentional walks, they’ll get old real quick if nobody can make teams pay.

    • YankeesJunkie

      No. No reason to move Robbie from the #5 with such success especially when A-Rod and Tex are in the #3 and #4.

    • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      Case in point. Another IBB.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Am I getting old or is history repeating itself?

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

    Gorgeous. Swish waited on the breaking ball, smoked it back up the middle. Stick that shit on a training video.

    • Adam

      But Fred McGriff still needs the royalty checks…

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    3B and HR for the cycle Texy!

  • Will (the other one)

    Hope this isn’t too off-topic, but has anyone been checking in on the Rays/O’s game? They just ran a graphic on James Shields’ averages each time through the lineup that’ll make your head spin.

    • Ross in Jersey

      The Orioles have given them a lot of trouble. Old man Tejada wore them out yesterday.

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

      Yeah, they showed it when he faced the Yanks last week.

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

      What was it? I remember they were saying that in the game he pitched against the Yankees too. But he’s Big Game James so it’s okay.

      • forensicnucchem

        The short version just looking at BR right now:

        1st time: .675 OPS
        2nd time: .801 OPS
        3rd time: .902 OPS

        I didn’t see it last time it was brought up. That is pretty drastic.

  • Tampa Yankee

    I heart watching the Rays blow leads vs the O’s

  • All Star Carl

    Tex opp field wow

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Great job, Tex.

    #599 please!

    • theyankeewarrior

      Someone on the Yankees has 598 HRs?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    So I guess Teixeira’s not washed up?

  • Yankee1010

    Are some of these balls to LF “Matsui specials?”

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

      That one by Tex wasn’t. Legit double into the corner. Just inside the line.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Teixiera has had enough of your fucking shifts.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tex has a double double, take that Lebron James!

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, Tex going the other way batting lefty. Nice!!!

    And it’s painful to watch Matsui out there. At least it would be if he was doing it for our team.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Don’t try to pull that, Alex!

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

    Feared.

  • CNight_UP

    really, really really lame

  • All Star Carl

    Bondz

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cano is so feared.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, guess A-Rod’s numbers against Pineiro weren’t a fluke…

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie Baseball: Feared.

  • Nate

    Soooo I’m watching Gameday at work, and just broke out laughing hysterically with that second IBB to Cano.

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    My fantasy team does not appreciate the missed RBI opportunity.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Time for Miranda’s HR?

  • camilo gerardo

    here is your predictions ts!

  • Will (the other one)

    Piniero helping out my fantasy team by taking away a stellar RBI chance from Cano. Thanks, dick.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Miranda’s gonna get a fastball to turn on here.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Turned on it too much, haha.

  • Esteban

    Cano getting the Jim Rice treatment

  • forensicnucchem

    That was ugly.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    GRAH! Miranda, why didn’t you hit a grandslam!!

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    *grumble*

    I can has Jesus?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      no touchie until september

  • Esteban

    HUZZZAH, FJM is doing Deadspin again. It’s Christmas in September (9/22 to be exact)

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

      Yaaaay!

      Excited to hear how Brett Gardner sucks. ;_; (No, seriously, I love FJM. I’m psyched.)

    • forensicnucchem

      I don’t read deadspin, though I loved FJM. You mean they’re writing an article on there, or a full-time kind of gig?

      • Esteban

        they’re taking over for a couple days. They did it last year too.

  • baby carlos

    Think this is the most run support the Yanks have given Javy. Nice to see, finally.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Put that kid in CF.

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

    I think we found our replacement for Pena.

    • forensicnucchem

      Gardner woulda had it.

  • Yankee1010

    I know Jesus doesn’t have to be on the 40 man until this offseason, but if they continue to have DH production like this (and I think Miranda should get another week or so), don’t they have to add him in September? I’m OK with waiting until Scranton finishes their postseason, but at that point, why not bring him up? I know it will require a roster move and start his clock, but if he keeps mashing, don’t they have to do it?

    This is assuming that they don’t pick up a DH in a trade.

    • YankeesJunkie

      No reason to call up Jesus so early he is only 20 in AAA and has only been hot for the last month of the season. The most prudent way to go about Montero is let him play out the season in AAA and watch him progress from there.

      • Yankee1010

        Did you read what I wrote? I said after his season in AAA.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Stop laughing, Pena. He’s fielding just as well as you are.

    • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      +1

      T-Rock.

      • Jose the Satirist

        #21 T-Rock

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Beautiful.

  • Carlosologist

    Damn, that ballboy has hands.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    That’s a pretty play.

  • Adam

    *shiver*

    Feinsand on radio talking about post-trade deadline trades, “You can have Esteban Loiza walk through the door.”

    That just made my stomach hurt.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bunting when down six runs: GREAT BASEBALL!

    • forensicnucchem

      ‘Smart ball’

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

    just turned on the tv

    good to see the yanks on mlb network. looks like Javy has been rollin

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Well not anymore. Thanks, Dela. Way to blow it.

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

        my bad, i bring bad karma anywhere i go

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

        It’s all his fault with his magical wizard powers

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

    and the angels score immediately

    what a lucky ass hit

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

      I believe that is known as an “Angel” hit.

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

        lol the angels wont give up at all on these at-bats

  • forensicnucchem

    Everyone talking about 37 pitches through 4. He’s now got 15 pitches this inning through 2 batters.

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

      Baseball is fun sometimes.

      • forensicnucchem

        24 pitches, 3 batters, 3 runs, 0 outs is NOT fun…

        • forensicnucchem

          28 pitches, 4 batters, 4 hits, 3 runs, 0 outs, with Abreu on deck now.

          Yikes…

    • Jose the Satirist

      The curse of the Montero Watch strikes again.

  • Tom Zig

    Bobby Wilson really?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Aaaannnnndddd there’s Home Run Javy.

    Man I wish the guy could limit those a little.

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

    yikes, that sounded gone when he hit it

    boy i walk in the door and the angels score…

    :(

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

    Ew.

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Teix should have hit this guy harder.

    /totally joking

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

    Quick … BOOOOOOO!!!

  • baby carlos

    At least it is a save situation for Mo.

  • Carlosologist

    I hope Tex kills Wilson at home like he did in Anaheim.

  • MikeD

    Javy seems to have lost it in quick order. Hopefully order can be restored equally as fast.

  • forensicnucchem

    If only there was someone in the shape of a major league hitter behind Cano. This game might’ve been over already.

  • JSquared

    I blame it on Miranda not taking the bases loaded walk he was given…

  • YankeesJunkie

    WTF!!!

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

    man this ump does not give the corners at all

    cmon javy

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Is calling a Hispanic guy a “Mike Scioscia type player” sort of like calling a white guy “scrappy?”

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Sort of like how Dustin Pedroia “plays the game the right way.”

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Aye!

  • JohnnyC

    Miranda’s AAAA. Let’s not kid ourselves.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Ok, that’s enough hits. Time for an out now, ok?

  • Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Hello, Boone. We meet again.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well this isn’t as fun as the other four innings.

  • Carlosologist

    I hate Erick Aybar. Does anybody else hate him?

    • Kit

      Yes.

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

      I hate him because he spells his name wrong.

    • nathan

      He fits very well as an angel.

    • JohnnyC

      Typical Sciosia-type player. Yes, eminently hateable.

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

      Who doesn’t.

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

    a double play would be nice

  • JohnnyC

    Javy looking a gift horse in the mouth.

  • All Star Carl

    Unbelievable. How can you call for that many fastballs in a row.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Fastball. 87 mph.

    ehhhhhh

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

    cmon javy, stop throwing fastballs all the time

  • nathan

    I think it was getting too easy for Javy, so he just wanted to pitch in some tight spots.

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

      /JackMorris’d

  • YankeesJunkie

    Finally!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    Woohoo! An out.

  • Will (the other one)

    Lower-case “t” is for TIME TO LEAVE, Dela!

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

      lol ok i’ll change the channel

      • camilo gerardo

        No, get out!

  • JohnnyC

    Too early to go to the bullpen? Or do you let him potentially throw more than 45 pitches in one inning?

  • forensicnucchem

    Yikes, that first pitch was begging to be a homer. Thank you for taking it.

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

    damn that was an incredible save by cerv

  • ZZ

    Not including that HR, number 9 hitters have a 140 sOPS+ against Yankee pitching.

    I don’t know what is up with this team and 9th place hitters.

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

      SEE: Brett Gardner

      Although he only has an OPS+ of 120…

      • forensicnucchem

        His sOPS against #9 hitters is an insane 183!!!

      • ZZ

        Brett Gardner plays for the Yankees.

        How does he effect how Yankee pitchers perform against other team’s 9th place hitters?

        • Rose

          What? I don’t understand the question you just made up.

          Brett Gardner is predominantly the Yankees #9 hitter and he’s hitting very well too.

          I don’t know where you came up with your question. I was just comparing the Yankees successful #9 hitter to other teams #9 hitters ALSO being coincidentally successful against them.

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

            I don’t know where you came up with your question. I was just comparing the Yankees successful #9 hitter to other teams #9 hitters ALSO being coincidentally successful against them.

            Were you?

            • Rose

              I tried to insert the sparkly betty boop picture here to be clever but apparently they blocked me from ever using it again because you didn’t care for it.

              You abusing your pull around here Thomas? lol

          • ZZ

            Oh nevermind. I get what you are saying now.

  • Esteban

    What the F*** is a Bobby Wilson?

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

    Thanks, Aybar. Angels baseball.

    • Joe D.

      They play the game the right way, Mike.

      /Caughtstealingatthirdwithsrugglingpitcheronmoundandoneofyourbesthittersatplate’d

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Angels baseball! ™

  • Kit

    Nice. Good job, Cervelli.

  • All Star Carl

    Javy looks sunburned.

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

    Cervelli’s defensive regression to the mean is in effect mode like Al B. Sure.

  • forensicnucchem

    How can you hate Aybar when he does something that stupid to help you out???

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Alright, get the runs back now.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, that was a quick turn of events for the better…

  • Carlosologist

    Yanks regressing to the mean with runners trying to steal.

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

    Angels baseball <3 <3 <3

  • Tampa Yankee

    Fundamental Angel-style baseball!

  • Adam

    Thanks Erick!

  • Yankee1010

    Fundamental baseball right there. Anytime you’re down 3 with a starter starting to struggle, you have to, just have to, get thrown out stealing.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Gamecast says Eric Aybar was “caught stealing” what does that mean?

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

      Gamecast says Eric Aybar was “caught stealing” what does that mean?

      Andy Stitzer: Is it true that if you don’t *use* it, you *lose* it?
      Health Clinic Counselor: Is that a serious question?
      Andy Stitzer: No, it wasn’t.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Awwwww me so stupid!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So this is all Dela G’s fault, right?

    • Jose the Satirist

      The Yankees are going to blame the Jews in their true Nazi style.

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

        THAT’S NOT HOW YOU TREAT THE GREAT JOE TORRE, YOU FASCIST KRAUTS!!!!

        Sincerely,
        Tim McCarver

  • YankeesJunkie

    That was a pretty awful half inning. Time to score four more runs and give Javy some more room.

  • ZZ

    Why in the world would you run there potentially sacrificing an out when there is a pitcher on the mound who has thrown that many pitches in 1 inning?

    This Angels team is just full of dumb.

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

      Mike Scoscia: the smartest man in baseball.

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

    i seriously just turned the channel to ESPN, and javy gets 2 quick outs

    incredible

  • Tom Zig

    booo that man!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    What a AB there from Grandy.

    • theyankeewarrior

      He doesn’t hit lefties well. We all know tha…

      …wait what?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    That play had to have hurt ARods arm a bit. That was a legit collision

  • theyankeewarrior

    Haha I love all the fundamental Angels Baseball comments

    • Tom Zig

      Fundamentangels

      /TSJC?

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

        I approve of this honorific attribution.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    No, Michael the second out at third is not acceptable. Making an out at third is NEVER acceptable.

  • forensicnucchem

    Even the homerific Angels announcers bashing the hell out of Aybar. That’s when you know it was an amazingly stupid play.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Is it the manager Kay? Or the fact that all those are big market clubs? Um …

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

    Good time for Cervelli’s bi-weekly contribution to the offense.

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

    does anyone else think pineiro looks like sergio mitre???

    CERVELLI!!

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

      I don’t see it.

      I think he looks like the fifth member of All*4*One, though.

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

        lol man i havent heard the all-4-one reference in a while

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

          DIG!

    • Kit

      I actually thought Francisco Rodriguez looked like him when he was pitching yesterday, just fatter and uglier.

  • forensicnucchem

    Matsui!!!

  • Tom Zig

    John Sterling says Tex has 3 doubles
    Gameday says Tex has only 2 doubles

    Someone is lying to me

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

      It’s President Obama.

      The death panels are real.

      • Jose the Satirist

        I’ve seen the FEMA camps. They are located underneath Yankee Stadium.

      • Esteban

        I blame the Journolist. It’s a coverup.

      • Tom Zig

        9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB!

      • Rose

        Don’t use logic or reason! Politicians care about your health and they most certainly never ever lie! I’m all out of bread! Obama promised me that I’d never have to go to the store to get moooore!

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

          Not gonna touch that one.

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

    lol mike kay is effing hilarious at times

  • CNight_UP

    thats flat out an awful job behind the plate…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Wow, that was an awful call for strike 3. Jeter should be on 1st.

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

    that was not a strike

    BS

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

      WHY ARE YOU WATCHING DELA???? ;P

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

        lol good question…

        i’ll change it to espn, i promise

  • JohnnyC

    Not only was that pitch low, it was outside as well.

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

      Both shallow and pedantic.

      /PeterGriffin’d

      • Kit

        That’s just morbidly obese.

      • Jose the Satirist

        I don’t mean to go on a rant here, but this umpire’s zone makes about much sense as Beowulf having sex with Robert Fulton at the First Battle of Antietam. I mean when a Neo-Conservative defenostrates, it’s like Rescalnikov Fillibuster deoxymonohydroxinates.

        • Kit

          what the hell is a “rant”?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    On a completely off topic note, I love how this ump just punches his fist out for a strike. No need to look like Leslie Nielsen out there.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well I am glad to know that Michael Kay will be talking to Donovan about the United States great run. That will continue as Andy Pettitte will talk to Andy Pettitte and the 2008 season.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I just can’t put this start into words right now.

    • YankeesJunkie

      KRob strikes again!

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

    Next Wednesday is a time of great glory and wonder hooray

  • nathan

    Swisher, Cano and Tex all have more HRs than ARod. Just hope he is not nursing anything and comes up lame in October.

    Also, I wonder whether the odds of ARod not cracking the Bonds record has gone up significantly in the last few weeks.

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

    “… and Torii Hunter leads off with a leadoff double in the 6th inning.”

    Wordplay at its finest, Michael. Bravo.

  • All Star Carl

    I hate how Javy’s fastball has that tail on it. Kinda like hes throwing a flat sinker.

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

    Well this is not ideal.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    SMH

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, saw that coming.

    Ugly pitching two days in a row against a team not scoring.

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

    Bitch.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    It’s a Thrilla! By Godzi—oh wait. Damnit Javy.

  • CS Yankee

    What’s with all these Angel leadoff two-baggers?

  • All Star Carl

    Again poor pitch selection. 0-1 count and they don’t throw a change up? Terrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Its amazing how fast your number two starter can turn into “bench him, trade him, he sucks.”

    haha

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Well, Susan….

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

    What the…

  • Esteban

    Poop.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    but- but- but…the run supportz.

  • nyc

    yucky starting pitching

  • Ross in Jersey

    Clearly Javy was just overwhelmed by early run support. Couldn’t let that stand.

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

      He’s just getting his Jack Morris on.

      He’s going to get he win today, and it’ll make me laugh.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Awesome

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I dislike this game now.

    • Tom Zig

      amen

  • S.King

    oh c’mon… this is getting ridiculous

    and frickin matsui hits a home run in his first game back at yankee stadium

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

      and frickin matsui hits a home run in his first game back at yankee stadium

      DAMNIT, HE KEEPS DOING THAT!!! SO ANNOYING!!!!

  • forensicnucchem

    2 homers in two days for Matsui.

    His last 2 homers took him a month and a half to hit.

  • JohnnyC

    Would losing today’s game be embarrassing?

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

    wow i just turned the channel back to the game and javy gave up a homer??

    yikes :(

  • CS Yankee

    Predicted winner percentage has gone from mid-90′s down to 67% now.

  • Klemy

    Javy was pitching to the score.

    /jack morris’d

  • Will (the other one)

    Boy…that escalated quickly.

  • forensicnucchem

    Should we start a pool on who ties the game up off Joba later? ;-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      I will take “nobody”

  • Ross in Jersey

    Bad pitching I can take, but I am so so tired of giving up home runs to guys who shouldn’t be hitting home runs. Wilson stinks, and I don’t care how good the Ghost of Hideki Matsui was last year. Cheap home runs turn laughers into nail biters.

    Keep it in the fucking park.

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

      Agreed. It sucks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Matsui is a “guy who shouldn’t be hitting home runs?” I don’t think so. That guy can flat out hit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        And he has an amazing porn collection. So that has to count for something too

      • forensicnucchem

        Flat out hit? He had 9 whole homers coming into this series. He had 2 homers in the last month and a half.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

          He was the WS MVP last year. I don’t think he forgot how to hit based on one half of a season where he still has hit 12 homers. Just me though.

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

            He was the WS MVP last year.

            David Eckstein was the WS MVP in 2002. Being the WS MVP and being a good hitter are not equivalent. You should use a different piece of evidence to demonstrate Hideki Matsui’s purported hitting prowess.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

              I was going for the quick route and assumed he watched Hitdeki during his 7 year Yankee career where he hit 140 home runs.

  • Carlosologist

    I go upstairs to drop one down and I come back and I see Matsui rounding the bases.

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

      You’re not allowed to go to the bathroom ever again!!!

    • Klemy

      I walked from the car to the office cubicle and I knew it happened, because I heard his knees running 360ft.

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

    “CC sabathia always gives length…”

    hi-larious mr kay

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Little harder when you’re not facing the M’s or a NL team.

  • JohnnyC

    Somehow the thought of Sergio Mitre completing our rotation doesn’t sit well with my stomach. Add to that our unsettled bullpen and we’ve got some issues.

  • Yankee1010

    Sure looks like D-Rob is getting squeezed a bit.

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

    Whaaaaaaaaa the Yankees have issues. If they were down 5-0 and just scored six runs, people would feel a whole lot better even though we’d be sitting in exact same situation.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

      probably not as Javy would have still given up those 5 runs.

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

      I only remember whatever just happened in the past 10 minutes AND bad shit that happened 6 years ago.

      Sincerely,
      Yankee fans

    • forensicnucchem

      It’s all about the Mo! And I don’t mean the closer. It’s also about the missed opportunities, despite putting 6 on the board.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Angels Baseball.

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

    that was a brilliant bunt

  • CS Yankee

    Pitch to da GIDP, Drob!

  • All Star Carl

    Keep calling for fastballs.

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

      Yeah, he should definitely break out the knuckleball.

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

        Nice play, Grandy/ARod.

      • All Star Carl

        Curve would be great you think?

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

    ATTABOY DROB!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Nice job battling back by Robertson.

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

    Wow, marvelous throw by Gardner.

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

      Oh holy shit, I thought the run scored.

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

        Hah. You were trying to be snarky and sarcastic but ended up being genuine and right.

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

    he wasn’t tagged out??

    • All Star Carl

      Bad throw by Alex

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

      No, he got back.

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

        yeah x-mo agreed

  • CS Yankee

    The real Wilson (.207 BA) returned (not the 2-2, 1 HR)…thank god

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Damn, I thought Aybar was about to give us a freebie with some Angels baseball ™

    If A-Rod puts that throw closer to the bag we’re out of the inning.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      *Rivera

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, better throw by A-Rod and he’s out. Damn…

  • Ross in Jersey

    More runs please. I’m at work and I’d rather not sweat through my shirt thinking about a Joba v. Angels matchup.

  • Rose

    Well there you have it. AJ successfully tagged in Hughes who successful tagged in Vazquez.

    It’s like that movie Fallen with Denzel Washington and John Goodman. They brush each other on the way out of the stadium and pass along the bug

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

      I shudder to think of what your DVD collection looks like, Rose.

      • Rose

        haha due to the quality or quantity?

        The quantity is quite breath taking…

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

          The quality. Nobody quotes/cites more bad movies than you do, Rose. How you don’t have PTSD is beyond me (although perhaps you do.)

          • Rose

            PTSD from what exactly?

            The quality of my collection is immeasurable.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        Fallen was a pretty good movie. It would not make my DVD collection cut (if I still had one really), but I would not argue with that choice.

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

      And Pettitte successfully tagged in … Nick Johnson or something?

      • Rose

        lol perhaps!

    • Kit

      Thank you, Juan. We appreciate that.

      • Kit

        Sorry. I don’t know what just happened. I didn’t mean to reply to this. Must have hit the button by mistake.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That’ll do.

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

      Record-setting win: intact.

    • CS Yankee

      That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

      /babe’d

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

    Alright alright. Score a run or two now.

    • CS Yankee

      X5

  • YankeesJunkie

    Finally!

  • baby carlos

    Whew… Almost Angel’d in a single inning.

  • claybeez

    Well, that was nerve-racking.

  • CNight_UP

    Can I has more runs????

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

    funny

    i change the channel to the NHL network, and DROB gets out of trouble

    i swear i am yankee kryptonite

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    lucky

  • forensicnucchem

    Whew. Now, need the middle of the order to do it yet again… Maybe with A-Rod involved this time.

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

      599 time.

      • CS Yankee

        plus 600…in the same inning

        /wantitallandrightnow’d

        • http://fmylife.com Bryan

          plus 600…in the same inning at bat.

          Fixed.

    • forensicnucchem

      Ugh, Piniero is still in though.

  • Rose

    That bastard Danny Glover over there…I just know he’s going to put in Mel Clark and then we’re all doomed.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    So we’re gonna try to go Boone to Joba?

    Yeah, we might need a few (dozen) insurance runs.

  • CNight_UP

    I fucking hate Erik Aybar….

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

    goodness, that was quick as hell

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s go, bullpen. Enter beast mode.

  • baby carlos

    I like those innings where we make the pitcher work.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Can we please not let Joel Pinero get through an easy 6th inning?

    • theyankeewarrior

      nevermind

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, it’s immensely frustrating that Pineiro actually got through six innings after all that.

    • theyankeewarrior

      How are the Yankees in the bullpen while the Angels still have their starter on the mound?

      • All Star Carl

        Javy meltdown

        • Jose the Satirist

          I think it was rhetorical.

      • forensicnucchem

        Home Run Javy.

  • Yankee1010

    Is Boone Logan seriously coming in? For Abreu? And then Hunter and Matsui? Awesome.

    • MikeD

      It’s either him or…Joba. We’ll no doubt see both before it’s all over.

  • forensicnucchem

    Does this inning have reverse lock written all over it?

    • forensicnucchem

      All things considered, not bad. Though not really reverse lock, they’re not hitting lefties like they used to.

  • Ross in Jersey

    nothing like a 1-2-3 inning after blowing a big lead to bring out the doom and gloomers from the woodwork.

  • Steve

    Would you package Romine to get Soria?

    • Tampa Yankee

      Not at all

    • Rose

      No.

    • theyankeewarrior

      I think it depends on the package. I think it would take another Romine-level prospect and maybe a couple throw-ins.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Am I crazy? Aren’t they asking for the world for Soria?

    • forensicnucchem

      I would, though I would almost always take the established major leaguer side of a trade considering the Yanks way of handling and making prospects work. I have no confidence in that facet of the organization. That’s why I’d trade Montero for a bunch of guys too.

      • Rose

        for a bullpen arm though?

        Catching Prospect of Romine’s caliber > MLB ready bullpen arm

        • forensicnucchem

          He’s not a regular bullpen arm. He’s a great pitcher who has shown some staying power. I’ll take that over a AA catcher who’s never broken an .800 OPS.

          And wow, I thought I’d get called out on the Montero comment much more than Romine. Oh well.

  • forensicnucchem

    There seems to be a nervous silence here.

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

      Do you blame us? =P

      • forensicnucchem

        haha, not one bit.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Good Joba’s in. Let’s get this SOB confidence back up.

  • Steve

    I say Joba does the job here and in the 8th… Who is with me?

    • CS Yankee

      Gamecast is…75% NYY win projected (up from 67%)

  • Pete

    this should be interesting

  • Tampa Yankee

    Joba coming in to pitch in the 7th?!?! OMG!1!11!! WHO WILL PITCH THE 8TH!1!11!!

    Or

    Joba coming in to pitch in the 7th obviously means Girardi is sending him a message.

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

    Joba, you can do this.

  • mike

    I’m having an “Oh No” moment

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

    I’m okay with a walk to Napoli. He’s killed the Yanks.

    • baby carlos

      It is the double to Rivera that Joba can give up that is the problem.

  • Steve

    Awesome,,, that run doesn’t mean anything….v

    or

    The defense showing complete faith in Joba

    • Steve

      My bad they knew Joba was walking Napoli so why waste time…

  • Mike from South Beach

    Did the Yankees get the memo about playing 9 innings today?

  • baby carlos

    How about, I can’t make Mo get 7 outs.

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

    Wow, no 3-2 slider.

  • forensicnucchem

    Napoli: 2-4 with a double and two walks off Joba
    Rivera: 2-7 with 2 K’s off Joba

    I’ll take my chances with that walk…

  • CS Yankee

    Napoli is now 2-4 with 3 BB’s against Joba

  • forensicnucchem

    Ugh, again…

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Ah Fuck…

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

    Bah. Bullshit hit.

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

    You gotta be kidding me with that one

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can anything go right?

  • ZZ

    lol. Award 1 point to the Joba has been unlucky crowd.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This inning makes me hate the save rule.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Now I hate it a little less, but you know what I mean.

      • forensicnucchem

        But, the way Mo’s feeling, they wouldn’t use him, sit for an inning, then use him again. So, would you rather that one out or 3 outs sometime later on?

  • S.King

    it just looks to me like joba doesn’t have an out pitch that is in the zone

    • CNight_UP

      Most pitchers dont have an out pitch in the zone…

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Good. I’m liking this.

  • forensicnucchem

    There you go Joba. Nice job. Still need 3 more outs though.

  • baby carlos

    Watching Joba pitch is like waiting on a pregnancy test.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Joba got out of it without any hard hits so that was good.

    Any chance on a spillover thread?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Nice! How did that play at 3rd look? Routine?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yes.

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

      Yeah, it was an easy ground ball.

  • Steve

    Score some runs please…

  • CNight_UP

    ughh, kate smith…

  • Carlosologist

    PHEW.

    Joba almost gave me a heart attack.

  • All Star Carl

    Kinda forgot we have Mo in the pen.

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

    cano why would you swing at that???

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

      He must have trouble with Shields. Did the same thing last night.

      • forensicnucchem

        Cano is 1-13 off Shields.

    • theyankeewarrior

      He was up last last night watching old tapes of Melky

      • theyankeewarrior

        late** last night

  • nathan

    Serious qn: 8th inning Joba or someone else?

    • Tim

      Who else did you have in mind?

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

      Joba, it’s gotta be. They’re not bringing in Mo for two.

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

    oh and scot shields works very very fast

  • forensicnucchem

    Cano being antsy to swing plus Shields owning him is not a good combo…

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

      You know who else owned Cano? George Sherrill. Pitcher/batter matchups are fine but they are not gospel.

      Though that wasn’t a great at-bat by Cano.

      • forensicnucchem

        Nothing’s gospel, but they can tell you things.

        • forensicnucchem

          Things? Trends is a better word. Yuck.

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

    There you, Juanathan.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    What’s the Sterling call for that one? Miranda rights?

    • Adam

      Juan Gone. Seriously.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tommie = Ms. Cleo.

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

    MIRANDA!!!

    FUCK YES!!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Thank you Juan!!

  • Gsuss

    Said it before the game..let’s just give Miranda a chance eh?

  • Pete

    **air-fives TSJC**

  • Carlosologist

    Damn, Pete and TSJC were spot on with the predictions.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Thank you Miranda.

  • claybeez

    Huge HR. Nice job, Miranda.

  • Joe D.

    “Who you callin AAAA, mofo?”

    – JuAn MirAndAA

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Dunn who? Jesus who?

  • forensicnucchem

    Oh, so all it took was for the bases to be empty. :-)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Goddammit, Kenny.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    (exhales…)

  • S.King

    juan gone

  • Tim

    Bonus points to tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder for his Miranda prediction!

    • Pete

      **sheds a single tear**

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

    here comes the offense :)

  • Rose

    Joba = a younger Kyle Farnsworth who can’t throw as hard.

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

      joba can throw 98-99 like farnsworth…

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

      Nah, he’s not nearly as homer prone.

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

      Joba = a younger Kyle Farnsworth who can’t throw as hard pitcher who’s development is incomplete.

      Fixed.

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

        Joba = a younger Kyle Farnsworth who can’t throw as hard pitcher who’s whose development is incomplete.

        really fixed

        /dick’d
        /only because I know TSJC loves me… kinda’d
        /sorry to that one guy who found this insulting’d

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

          Thanks. I always mess that one up.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Don’t sleep on Juan Miranda, folks. Dude has serious power.

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

    That was almost a disastrous double play. Phew.

  • Carlosologist

    Was that a Cervellian hit?

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

    wow that was close

  • Tim

    I think Scioscia uses Scot Shields too much. His arm practically fell off last year. Maybe the Angels should trade him to the Dodgers, and let Joe take care of his arm.

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

    are you fucking serious?

  • Klemy

    Seriously? Thrown for that?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Brett with the rage!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Umps wrecking games.

  • Tim

    Did Gardner just get ejected in the middle of an at bat?

  • Carlosologist

    Fucking ump. Threw Gardner out.

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

    Fuck umpires.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Gardner gets tossed? Come on.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Ok this is where I need details! What’s going on?

    • forensicnucchem

      Gardner didn’t like the strike call, turned around to ask the ump about it, and a few seconds later he tossed him.

      The same ump who tossed Girardi too quickly last night.

  • Kit

    What the hell, ump?

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, he’s got a crazy quick (i.e. terrible) hook.

  • Yankee1010

    Was the ejection legit? Or was is just residual crap from the Yanks being pissed with this crew during the series in Toronto and last night?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Paulie callin’ out the ump. Love it.

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

    O’Neill drops a “bullcrap” on the air.

    • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

      i had to do a double take HAHA

  • YankeesJunkie

    O’Niell: “Bullcrap”

  • Phishin’

    at work, not watching…but there seems to be something with the umpiring crew that doesn’t particularly like Yankees in general

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

    Jeter does get some nice privileges from umpires…

  • CS Yankee

    You can’t eject Grit, WTF?

  • jonathan c.

    Haha, O’Neill: “It’s such bullcrap when something like that happens.”

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

    that ump is BS. how could you throw him out with an 0-2 count and he seemed to be harmless?

    good god

  • MikeD

    So is this still Gardner’s AB if his replacement strikes out? What if he gets a hit?

    • forensicnucchem

      I believe any out would go to Gardner, any hit would go to Curtis.

      • MikeD

        Thanks, and that would make sense. I think if there was only one strike on Gardner than the AB, either way, would go to Curtis. Two strikes, any out is against Gardner. I think.

      • Rose

        What about the walk?

  • Carlosologist

    I really want to know what Gardner said.

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

    CURTISS!!!! FUCK YOU UMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Ha!

    I love it!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Gardner planned that shit.

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

    Colin muthafuckin’ Curtis.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

    Gardner who?

  • camilo gerardo

    Yea, CC the 3rd

    • camilo gerardo

      **of current baseball playas. I think sabathia has a jr

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

    colin curtis is amazing!

  • Pete

    I did NOT see that coming

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

    Even the umps can’t stop this team.

  • forensicnucchem

    I love this ump. ;-)

  • Klemy

    “I’ll C.C. you later!” Really Sterling? I mean, really?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gardner meant to get ejected.

  • Carlosologist

    Curtis is like, “FUCK YOU”

  • Adam

    F YOU UMPIRE!

    Ok Sterling’s call, “I’ll see, see you later!” (Get it…Colin Curtis…C.C., see, see)

    • Joe D.

      Awww, I guess it was too much to hope for

      “COLINOSCOPY!”

      or “A COLIN CLEANSING!”

      Darn.

  • Ross in Jersey

    I personally enjoyed Kenny’s dual meaning’d “You have to be careful what you say” after O’neill dropped the bullcrap.

    • Poopy Pants

      How ’bout Kenny shuts up. God forbid someone says something honest.

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

    Hilarious.

  • claybeez

    Way to step-in and step-up Curtis!

  • Paul

    lmfao Curtis just **** on the umpire!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Game ball!

  • Kit

    That was a message to the umpires! Yay Colin! Get your curtain call!

  • Yankee1010

    And Curtis tells Emmel, “Up your butt with a coconut!”

  • Mike from South Beach

    Colin Curtis: The Man, The Myth!

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    wow that was epic

    lol@arod shove

  • CS Yankee

    Eat that Emmel!

  • Ross in Jersey

    haha, Curtis! (Damn you, streaming delay!)

  • Phishin’

    Karma Kramer??

  • j

    i love coming to RAB just to see the comments after a crazy big moment like that.

    • Klemy

      To me, it’s part of the game experience now. lol

  • Pat D

    So the same up quickly ejects Girardi last night and now Gardner today.

    What are the odds that baseball is forced into issuing a release where they say that they will look into the actions of said umpire, while of course not really doing a damned thing.

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

    what a great F You to the umpire

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

    COLIN CURTIS!!!!!!!! And he came in with an 0-2 count and everything :’)

  • CS Yankee

    …and the rout returns (whew).

  • MikeD

    It would have been funny if Gardner took the curtain call as an F.U. to the ump.

    • forensicnucchem

      haha

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

      wearing the bobby valentne disguise mustache and glasses

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

        Amazing. A. maz. ing.

    • Mike from South Beach

      That would of been epic.

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

        That would of have been epic.

        /friendlyhelpout’d

    • Adam

      Aussie pitcher, somewhere Mark Hutton is very happy for his trail blazing path.

  • forensicnucchem

    The Angels feed it showing footage of Scioscia in the dugout. He’s all pacing, throwing cups, muttering/yelling shit. He’s pissed. It’s such a pretty sight.

    • Klemy

      My dog could die and my wife could leave me. Seeing video like that would still cheer me back up.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Another day off for Mo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    I just got a delivery, and when the delivery guy was here, the game was in the background when Miranda went deep.

    The delivery guy said something like Boone Logan has a real future with the team because of his “look,” and referred to Miranda as “that big kid out of high school.” I played along. Why even start.

    The difference between RAB Yankee fans, and your everyday fan, is quite large.

    • Klemy

      My father-in-law tells me every time that Joba messes up that it’s all because they tried to make him a starter.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        ha, if that was my father in law, I would be a B-Jobber all the way around him, ha.

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

          Mike HC’s father in law: They never should have converted Joba to a starter, they should have left him a reliever.
          Mike HC: YOU’RE AN IDIOT WHO DOESN’T KNOW SHIT AND YOUR DAUGHTER IS A CHEAP WHORE WHO TRAPPED ME!!!! Can you pass the potato salad, please?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

            hahah.

            hahhahaha.

            I have no response. Funny.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

              AND YOUR DAUGHTER IS A CHEAP WHORE WHO TRAPPED ME!!!

              I think that is the line that really got to me. I’m still laughing.

      • MikeD

        Tell him that it was the other way around. Joba was messed up by converting Joba from a starter to a reliever. And if that doesn’t work, what Tommie said….

    • DJ

      hahaha thats hilarious

  • Steve

    That inning was brought to you by SWB!!

    • j

      brought to you by cashman, oppenheimer and co.

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

      WHO BUT!

  • aznsensation

    here comes the joba blow up

  • nathan

    Now we know what situations that Colin Curtis prefers to get an at-bat in.

  • All Star Carl

    Javy gon get the win if Joba can hold on.

    • All Star Carl

      This means he would have beaten every major league team.

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

    i voted for curtis

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    This game has been a roller coaster ride.

    • Klemy

      And apparently it’s going to stay that way. lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        ha, yea. Dodged a bullet there.

  • Ross in Jersey

    I dare someone to find me the last time a guy was pinch-hit for mid at-bat and the pinch hitter went on to hit a homer.

    • MikeD

      I’m sure the folks at Elias have their computers crunching away as we speak…err, write.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Haha Mo looks pissed to be stretching.

  • All Star Carl

    Man Joba sucks

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

    ugh

    mariano shouldn’t have to warm up!

    • Tom Zig

      I can’t wait to read the Halo’s Heaven game recap.

      THE YANKS PAID OFF THE UMPS AND RIVERA THROWS A SPIT BALL

      • Tom Zig

        not supposed to be a reply

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

    attaboy joba!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, I thought for sure Joba would go outside slider.

  • B-Rando

    ughhh Joba…cmon man, you can do this

  • Carlosologist

    Hunter chased the cheese.

  • Rose

    I saw Colin Curtis hit a home run back in 2010 and all I got was this stupid shirt

  • DJ

    Let Joba pitch the 9th so he can’t pitch tomorrow.

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

      Joba + three innings = TERRIFYING THOUGHT.

      (Yes I know he was a starter. Don’t tell me this isn’t a terrifying thought.)

  • forensicnucchem

    This inning is A-Rod’s last chance to be the last one to join the party (combining Curtis/Gardner).

    Do it up!!!

    • forensicnucchem

      Or not.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I’m feelin the A-Rod tack-on

  • Klemy

    Bobby must’ve not realized the wall was there.

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

      Heh, it wasn’t Bobby.

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

      Wasn’t it Rivera?

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

    barry bonds had 120 IBBs in a season???

    holy shit

    • DJ

      Steroids boost all stats not just HRs lol

    • camilo gerardo

      that gets you a rap song about you

      “here’s another hit, barry bonds”

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

        that song is incredible

        lil wayne killed that song

    • Carlosologist

      Yeah. That was the same season he walked… wait for it… 232 times.

  • Brendan

    According to Rosenthal Yanks looking at Johhny Peralta. I’d take an A-Rod/Jorgie 2 headed DH Monster. What would you guys think? PS-That Curtis stuff was awesome. The Umps are a disgrace. I think Paul Emmel may be Scoscia’s brother-in-law

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

      A-Rod should play third with Peralta DHing. That guy fields like he has hooks for hands.

    • camilo gerardo

      I’ll be super cereally pissed if Alex doesn’t play 140 Games at 3b for the next 5 years at least

    • forensicnucchem

      Eh, he’ll out-produce Pena, but I wouldn’t want him starting at all, if that’s what you mean by your 2 headed DH.

  • All Star Carl

    woooo ups baby

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

    I can’t imagine that was a fun experience for Hideki.

  • Ross in Jersey

    I was about to post about how I’m glad the Royals are coming in with their terrible offense, and then I saw they lead the league in batting average at .281? What the F! (Though they’re 13th in OBP and 23rd in runs scored, so shows you how worthless batting average is)

    Still, that surprised me. Oh well, we should still give em the broom.

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

      Yeah, pretty much. They hit, but most of what they hit are singles.

    • forensicnucchem

      They’re playing .500 ball for over a month now. Not great, but still better.

      3 out of 4 is always a nice result in a 4 gamer.

      • forensicnucchem

        Prior to their last series before the ASB, they were playing .500 ball since the first week of May.

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

          They were 32-22 from May 9th to the start of he Seattle series.

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

            Aaaaaaaand I just realized you were talking about the Royals. My bad, yo. That’s the Yanks’ record.

            • forensicnucchem

              Well, since you admitted the error of your ways, I guess I’ll let you continue to have your commenting rights. :-)

  • Carlosologist

    Mo has got hops.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

  • claybeez

    I enjoyed the way they turned back the Angels’ momentum and Shield’s head.

  • B-Rando

    MO is so damn good.

  • Brendan

    Mike, I agree about Johnny. But I think the plan with him or a Wigginton type is get A-Rod a minimum of 2 games a week at DH. I think Cash believes less time in the field will help A Rod’s power numbers

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

    great win

    • Mr. Sparkle

      More like a win. I wouldn’t go around bragging about this one.

  • forensicnucchem

    Nice win Yanks!

    Now take care of business against KC and Cleveland. 6-2 shouldn’t be too much to ask for.

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

    After all the excellent pitching Javy did resulting in losses and NDs, I really don’t mind him getting a win while he pitched pretty crappily. (I never mind Yankees pitchers getting wins, actually =P)

  • Rose

    Dad?

  • Pat D

    Kinda glad I didn’t see any of this game. I counted several times where I might have lost it.

  • Ross in Jersey

    David Ortiz in July: .222/.391/.377 1 HR 6 RBI 16 Ks. Give him an extension!!! He gets on base!

    • Tom Zig

      I’ll take him next year if he’ll play for cheap just to spite the Sawx

  • Rob D.

    Is it just me, or was Javy not as awesome at the beginning of this game as every single person commenting on camera is saying? He was having quick innings, but he wasn’t missing bats and he was giving up a lot of long fly balls. I was a little surprised he made it through the first 4 innings unscathed.

    • Ross in Jersey

      BABIP giveth, BABIP taketh away.

  • Tom Zig

    Let’s go Oakland

    Clap, clap…clap clap clap

  • Tom Zig

    whoa Buchholz doing it all today:

    a wild pitch, a balk, 3 walks, 2 HRs and already at 75 pitches

  • The Goose

    There was that little blip before this post about Brian the Ninja Cashman potentialy landing Werth. If that has any truth to it, bring him on. Better us than TB landing him. Thoughts?